Vista Clara Residence by lineaaquitectura.mx

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Homes

The Vista Clara Residence takes its name from the location on the La Vista Country Club which is one of the most exclusive areas of Puebla, Mexico and the contemporary home was designed by the practice of lineaaquitectura.mx on a sloping site. The residence spreads over a surface of 635 square meters with the main entrance placed on the middle floor and also accessible from the garage level through a staircase. The natural slope allowed the designers to create a…

Paasitorni Hotel by K25 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Paasitorini was a fortress that was originally built for the Helsinki labor movement and in 2012 it was transformed into a hotel by the practice of K25 Architects adding a new wing to the early 20th century and 1950s facades. The project is made of granite and the new wing curves to act as a transitory piece with a façade made of ivory white bricks. Two of the sides act as filtering layers between the rooms and the inner…

Barão de Pirapitingui Apartment by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Apartments

The Barao de Pirapitingui Apartment located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed in 2011 by the practice of Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto with a contemporary style that integrates some of the features of the building in which it is set. The apartment is in one of the buildings designed by Botti Rubin with a brutalist architecture that is inspired from the trend of the 1960s. The loft spreads over a surface of 300 square meters and it is…

Sava footbridge by Arhitektura d.o.o.

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Bridges

The Sava Footbridge located in Radovljica, Slovenia was designed in 2007 by the Arhitektura d.o.o. practice, the same studio that designed the Ribja Footbridge in Ljubljana which we covered here. The bridge crosses the Sava canyon at Bled and its main purpose was to provide an additional crossing for the hikers in the area. The simple design with transparent edges permits a good view of the water and natural around the structure so that the passers-by can admire the surroundings…

La Brea Bakery by SF Jones Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 8:15 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The La Brea Bakery is located in Los Angeles, California and it was designed by the practice of SF Jones Architects with bread as the main theme of the location. The project spreads over a surface of 4750 square feet as the new flagship location of the bakery and the owners wanted a setting that serves as a jewel case for the wares. The bakery has a 25 year history and the designers wanted to show their legacy in the…

Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 7:15 pm | Homes

The Riverview House is located in Sydney, Australia and it was designed by the architectural practice of Bennett and Trimble for a young family with a central courtyard that offers a view from the street all the way to the backyard. The roofline was sloped toward the northeast corner so that more natural light can pass into the courtyard and inside the house, with steel sun shades above the windows placed to add a bit of complexity to the minimalist…

Rounded Loft with Flowing Floor Plan by A1 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 6:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment was designed by the practice of A1 Architects to bring together the living areas beginning with the entrance and continuing through the kitchen, lounge, dining space as well as on the upper floor where the private section of the house is located. The same color palette and choice of materials continues from one zone to the next so that the entire project inspires the same feeling of comfort and security. The earthly tones are predominant with wood…

Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Yew Tree House by Jonathan Tuckey Design

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 1:15 am | Homes

The beautiful Yew Tree House located in Oxford, England was created by the architectural practice of Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects to remodel and bring up to date a Grade II listed cottage while also extending it. The designers added a contemporary extension that integrates well into the environment, with its interior occupied by a kitchen and dining area. The extension is supported by steel beams and has ply flat roof to appear closer to a pavilion…

Friendly Nordic Duplex

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Apartments

This bright contemporary apartment is organized in a manner that is typical for the Nordic design with rustic elements such as the exposed beams and brickwork for a warmer ambiance and a way of supporting the angled roof. Spreading over a surface of 85 square meters, the duplex has a double height living area with the dining space and kitchen integrated into a single open plan where the predominant tone is gray with accents of green or orange. More texture…

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