A-Frame Rethink by Bromley Caldari Architects

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 2:47 pm | Homes

A-Frame Rethink is a residential project completed by the Bromley Caldari Architects practice in 2013 and it involved the transformation of a beach home built in the 1960s which is located on the Fire Island in New York, USA. The original envelope was broken and it had a sculptural staircase which connects the three floors while also splitting the middle of the home. The four bedrooms were crammed and leaking so they weren’t much of a vacation home at all…

Rector Office of the University Campus of Vigo by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

By : lau | 17 Apr 2014 2:41 pm | Offices

The architectural practice of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT designed the Rector Office of the University Campus of Vigo with a concrete façade and a program which hosts the chancellor’s and vice-chancellor’s offices, the press office, the general secretary, administrative personnel and meeting rooms with a radial layout. The shape of the structure is that of a rectangle and it follows the guidelines dictated by the classroom building next to it with a concrete façade in which the texture resembles the decomposition…

Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:33 pm | Homes

Located in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Float House is a single floor residence designed in 2013 by the Pitsou Kedem Architect practice. Spreading over a surface of 550 square meters, the house has a continuous space with the internal courtyards dividing it along with removable partitions to define the different functions. There are two thin roofs connecting the courtyards and the spaces together and they seem to be floating since they are only supported in a single central point. The…

The High Line by Design Development

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:26 pm | Apartments

The Design Development is a studio based in New York City and they created the High Line project in 2013 consisting of the refurbishment of an apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the West Chelsea arts district of New York City. The interior is minimalist with clean lines and it has a bright and spacious living area with custom designed millwork and custom mixed paints by the Farrow & Ball studio. The white walls and ceiling were chosen…

Ace Hotel London by Universal Design Studio

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:21 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Universal Design Studio designed the Ace Hotel on the Shoreditch High Street in London with a focus on traditional craftsmanship to integrate the project in the historic context and heritage of the neighborhood. The hotel has 258 guest rooms, a restaurant, Hoi Polloi, a large lounge and reception area with retail units, a bar, a café, an art gallery and an event space on the seventh floor. The materials are chosen to continue the East London’s tradition for skilled…

Donny’s Bar by Luchetti Krelle

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:15 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Donny’s Bar was designed by the Luchetti Krelle in Sydney to look like a New York loft, although the project is located in the northern beachside suburb of Manly, Sydney, Australia. The project combines a rustic and industrial atmosphere which was created with reclaimed timber boards and mesh fences. The lights are dim and the bar also serves food, incorporating some Asian elements that want to make the place reminiscent of “a back alley in Chinatown”, as the designers described…

Southampton Beach House by Alexander Gorlin Architects

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:12 pm | Homes

The Practice of Alexander Gorlin Architects designed the Southampton Beach House in New York, USA with a modern style that seeks to integrate with the surroundings. The project was created in 2008 as a summer retreat so luxury was more important than functionality and the home only needed to provide optimal conditions for the season, thus it has a lot of openings to the outdoors through the large terrace and the roof deck. The materials used are European limestone and…

Shang Xia flagship by Kengo Kuma

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:07 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Shang Xia flagship store located on the historic 6th arrondissement of Paris, France was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with a combination of traditional Chinese and contemporary Parisian aesthetics. The interior has the walls clad in white ceramic panels and there are 6000 wafer thin pieces on the ceiling to cover the entire area of the store which spreads over a surface of 134 square meters. Each wafer has the dimension of 40mm x 150mm. The impressive coating…

Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum by Sunlay

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:04 pm | Uncategorized

The Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum was completed in 2008 with the aid of the Sunlay architectural practice who modified the original structure so that the building’s outline was reformed. Located in Tianjin, China, the museum was designed as a “walking building” since it offers a layout that gives a view toward various changing sceneries. The designers wanted the structure to reflect the existing landscape and thus to integrate in it rather that stand out. Access to the museum is…

Chongqing Clubhouse by Pure Architecture

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:01 pm | Other

The Chongqing Clubhouse is a part of the Greenland Bund Center project together with 23 commercial buildings which were originally used as a real estate sales center for the project and it was designed by the Pure Architecture practice. The project is located on the south side of the mountain in the Hong’en Temple Forest Park in Chongqing and it offers a view toward the Jialing River acting as a connective element between the river and the mountain with an…

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