Sderot Train Station by Ami Shinar – Amir Mann Architects and Planners

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 8:37 pm | Urban

A new train track was recently built to connect the cities of Ashkelon and Beer-Sheva and the practice of Ami Shinar – Amir Mann Architects and Planners was commissioned to create a train station in Sderot, Israel along the track in a town that is only seven kilometers to the east of the Gaza strip. The frequent bombings make the setting of the project a delicate matter and the designers had to find a style that would be highly resistant…

Fine Arts Museum by Estudio Hago

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 7:34 pm | Museums

The Estudio Hago architectural practice was commissioned in2014 to extend the Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz, Spain so that a new environment would provide a better interaction with the city as well as offering an improvement of the way in which the cultural content is exhibited. The existing museum is in a listed building set in the center of the city with the extension adding two new buildings linked by a courtyard and opening toward two different streets. The layout…

House b2 by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 2:05 pm | Homes

This impressive residence is called House b2 and is in a wonderful natural setting with a eucalyptus forest on one side and desert mountains on the other, sitting at a distance of only 46 kilometers from Lima, Peru. The project is built on a lot of 7500 square meters by the architect Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos to the north-east corner of the site to provide access to the closest road and ensure the best use out of the extensive land.…

Y111 Hotel by Estudio FWAP Arquitectos

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 1:01 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Y111 Hotel located in the center of Cordoba, Argentina was designed by the Estudio FWAP Arquitectos with a style that wants to add a contrasting element to the restored heritage buildings of the 19th century center. The Yrigoyen Hotel faces the Archdiocese of Cordoba and acts as a gateway that enhances the qualities of the building while also trying to bring a modern reply. The building used to host the Museum of Natural Science and the first four floors…

E.Leclerc Shopping Mall by Atelier REC

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 11:57 am | Stores / Showrooms

The E.Leclerc is a shopping mall located in La Teste-de-Buch, France with a design by the Atelier REC that features a waving white façade to attract attention, combined with wooden tones for a soothing exterior. The designers wanted to change the idea of the typical mall where waste predominates with an alternative architecture focusing on the environmental qualities so that the whole project would be more economical in its use of energy while also providing a calm and comfortable tone…

Fuglsang Cuts by CEBRA

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 10:55 am | Other

Fuglsang Cuts is a housing complex located in Herning, Denmark that was designed in 2005 by the CEBRA architectural practice with a flexible concept that would permit the integration of several accommodation units in the same idea. The complex is comprised of five blocks that can be adapted to the particular needs of each inhabitant so that it would attract a large segment of persons with the core of the concept being the central staircase with a parking area on…

Apartment in Kvarnholmen by Concept Stockholm

By : lau | 25 Nov 2014 9:23 am | Apartments

Kvarnholmen is a neighborhood of Stockholm, Sweden where this amazing large apartment is located in an industrial building from 1912 that offers a distinctive, classical aesthetic to the urban setting due to the brick façade. The maisonette spreads over a surface of 159 square meters and its interior design was created by the Concept Stockholm architectural practice to give character to the tall ceilings with large windows. The interior offers an overview of the surroundings from each room with a…

M68 Apartment by Widawscy Studio Architektury

By : lau | 25 Nov 2014 8:20 am | Apartments

The M68 Apartment located in Sosnowiec, Poland was designed by the Widawscy Studio Architektury practice with an elegant contemporary aesthetic for a family that appreciates minimalism and high quality materials. The apartment spreads over three floors and on a surface of 120 square meters in the center of the city with a large living area on the first level. The entrance was quite narrow and the designers had a hard time to reach a pleasing solution to it with a…

Väven Cultural Center by Snohetta and White Arkitekter

By : lau | 25 Nov 2014 7:16 am | Other

The Vaven Cultural Center in Umea, Sweden was opened to the public on the 21st of November 2014 featuring a design created by the Snohetta architectural practice in collaboration with White Arkitekter that brings together several mixed-use buildings on the riverfront. The name Vaven comes from the work waves in Swedish and it is a part of a larger regeneration project named “city between the bridges”. The complex includes a hotel, a conference center, a theater, museum and library brought…

Tetris House by Studio MK27

By : lau | 22 Nov 2014 4:31 pm | Homes

The Tetris House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil is a minimalist residence designed by Studio Mk27 with a wooden box shape toward the east that is placed into a ceiling in the front to create an efficient yet complex interior layout. The entrance and the backside are connected through a living room where the space is delimited by a wood shelf with a fireplace and library. This is also where you find the washroom, stairs and dining area opening to…

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