Tensai Offices by Atelier de Arquitectura

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 8:40 pm | Offices

TENSAI is a manufacturer of domestic and industrial refrigeration equipment and their new office located in Leca Da Palmeira, Porto, Portugal was designed by the Atelier de Arquitectura practice (ADA) in 2009. The structure is close to the Atlantic Ocean and occupies two former residences built in the early 20th century which were unified under a single roof to improve the functionality of the office while maintaining the scale and proportion of the original buildings to integrate into the urban…

Rock Copper Glass by cdrg+RedTeam

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 7:34 pm | Homes

The Rock Copper Glass is a rustic residential project remodeled by the architectural practice of cdrg+Red Team (Canadian Disaster Restoration Group) and it is a mountainous region of Canada. Spreading over a surface of 5500 square feet, the designers wanted to evoke the comfort and rustic elements present in a mountain retreat while also integrating the contemporary touches. There is a large amount of natural stone inside with BC fir and raw metal to ensure the wanted setting and this…

Charming Industrial Loft With Gothic Accents by Marco Pecota and Ilse Gudino

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 6:25 pm | Apartments

This apartment in Toronto, Canada was designed by its owners Marco Pecota and Ilse Gudino who are an industrial furniture designer and a professional flamenco dancer, creating an impressive and highly personal setting. The apartment has a surface of 2700 square feet and was packed with the things they love such as gothic pieces, industrial elements of Spanish touches. The wing of an old Cessna aircraft wing is hanging from the ceiling to go through two of the rooms due…

G-Tower by HAEAHN Architecture

By : lau | 29 Oct 2014 5:20 pm | Skyscrapers

The Songdo G-Tower located is a new government and office building in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, South Korea and it was designed in 2013 by the practice of HAEAHN Architecture in collaboration with Designcamp Moonpark dmp, Sung Architects and TCMC Architects & Engineers. The building has four atriums to connect with the sky garden and the façade includes several diagonal lines to add a dynamic element that also opens the structure to the outdoors permitting more natural light inside.…

Luxurious apartment in Kiev by Irena Poliakova

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 7:48 pm | Apartments

The designer Irena Poliakova created this enormous 400 square feet apartment in the center of Kiev, Ukraine to combine decadence with luxury into a beautiful setting. The opulence begins from the entrance, done through a private elevator with abstract sculptures on the two sides and its own chandelier to give access to the bright and neutrally colored living room with plush sofas and an integrated dining room with purple upholstered seating for a touch of diversity. There is a particular…

Tula House by Patkau Architects

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 5:17 pm | Homes

The Tula House is a private residence designed by the practice of Patkau Architects in 2012 and it is located on Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada at the edge of a cliff with a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. The irregular site with basalt hills provide a view toward the mountain ranges of the mainland as well and the house gives access to a beach below it. The spatial layout of the house and its geometry want to…

El Blok Hotel by Fuster + Architects

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 3:11 pm | Hotels & Spas

The impressive El Blok Hotel is a project designed by the practice of Fuster + Architects with a dynamic concrete façade that wants to recreate the aesthetic of a coral block with an evocation of the shape, density and porosity of the reefs near the shore of the town of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. The boutique hotel has 23 rooms with dining facilities, a roof terrace with Jacuzzi and a glass fiber exterior reinforced by concrete panels that filter the natural…

Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito/UAo

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 2:07 pm | Museums

The Science Hills Komatsu hosts a science museum and a communication center built on the site of a former factory of a construction and mining company in Ishikawa, Japan with a design created by the architectural practice of Mari Ito/UAo (Urban Architecture office). The project employs a minimalist aesthetic with an industrial tone to evoke the heritage of the city and it spreads over four floors with a wave-like geometry that wants to integrate into the urban landscape with mostly…

Apartment in Hague by Global Architects

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 1:04 pm | Apartments

The Global Architects practice designed this apartment located on the top floor of a residential building in Hague, The Netherlands and their aim was to restore the traditional function of the space while also bringing the contemporary comfort and efficiency into the mix. The main part of the apartment features a large area where the living room and dining room area located with two closets built in along the walls to ensure sufficient storage space as well as a hidden…

166 The Kingsway

By : lau | 28 Oct 2014 12:00 pm | Homes

The 166 Kingsway project is a residential project located close to Toronto in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and it features a modern aesthetic with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a landscaped exterior. The house is currently on sale for the price of 2.4 million dollars and it spreads over a surface of almost 4000 square feet with three floors if you consider the basement. The color palette is predominantly black and white with several red touches to bring elegance and diversity…

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