SWING TIME by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 4:39 pm | Other

Swing Time is an interactive playscape installation located at The Lawn on D in Boston, Massachusetts until the 31st of October and it was designed by the practice of Howeler + Yoon Architecture with 20 swings in the shape of rings and with interior illumination. The installation is an intermediary between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the D Street which provides an experimental public space that is both a playground and a way of bringing people together into…

Lake House by Mutabile Arquitetura

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 3:33 pm | Homes

The Lake House was designed by the practice of Mutabile Arquitetura in 2012 and it is located in Capitolio, Minas Gerais, Brazil on the edge of Lake Furnas so the layout is highly open to provide a view of the surroundings from all rooms. The circulation paths were marked with overhead illumination and there are three sections into the residence defining the social area, the family room and the guests’ area. A ramp gives access to the social area with…

Small Flat In Geneva by Freaks freearchitects

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 1:25 pm | Apartments

The practice of Freaks freearchitects designed the this small apartment as an attempt of creating the largest possible living space into the limited available setting located in Geneva, Switzerland by employing a simple and clean aesthetic. The interior spreads over a surface of only 35 square meters and it is organized into two zones, one hosting the living space, while the other is where the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and closed are located. The dark blue resin on the floor is…

GL Events Headquarters by Studio Odile Decq

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 12:22 pm | Offices

The French headquarters for the GL Company which specializes in events management were designed by the Studio Odile Decq between the rivers of Rhone and Saone in the city of Lyon with two main volumes suspended on large crossing beams on the fourth floor. There is an 86 degree shift of the two main volumes and a large atrium acts as the directional space which gives access to the various internal programs. Glass walls create subdivisions that maintain a visual…

Hotel in the Douro Vineyards by Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 11:21 am | Hotels & Spas

The practice of Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos transformed the beautiful Casa da Calcada, which is one of the most impressive homes in the region with an aesthetic inspired from the 16th century scholar architecture, into hotel rooms. The Casa is located in the vineyard village of Provezende in the Douro region of Portugal and it has a symmetric displacement that defines the street with the aid of a chapel and small square. The property used to host several…

Riggs Place Residence by Soler Architecture

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 2:16 pm | Homes

The Riggs Place Residence located in the Westchester are of Los Angeles, California was designed by the practice of Soler Architecture with a highly open contemporary aesthetic that combines a large array of colors and materials for a welcoming and joyful ambiance. The structure has an L-shaped layout around the outdoor swimming pool and the rear side of the house opens to the large yard with a great view of the city and nearby mountains. Spreading over a surface of…

Beijing Fantasy by Dariel Studio

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 1:12 pm | Interiors

Called Beijing Fantasy, this original interior was designed by the Dariel Studio with a rich choice of bright colors and contemporary furnishings to provide a setting that suits the client’s eccentric personality. The project is located in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, China and it spreads over a surface of 1500 square meters, making it enormous enough to fit all kinds of amenities. The penthouse needed the unification of twelve apartments to provide the space and it covers the two…

Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 12:07 pm | Other

Shoffice is the name of a project designed by the Platform 5 Architects practice which combines a shed with an office space as a garden pavilion hosting a small office along a garden storage space to the rear of a home built in the 1950s and located in St. John’s Wood, City of Westminster, London, UK. The design was done in 2012 and its sculptural shape integrates perfectly into the garden while also maintaining a constant visual connection with it…

Montecito Residence by Barton Myers Associates

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 11:03 am | Homes

This highly open and contemporary residential project located on the hills above Montecito, California was designed by the architectural practice of Barton Myers Associates to take advantage of the beautiful site with large boulders and oak trees. The slopes gave the designers an opportunity to create two separate wings, ensuring a truly open layout in the living area which integrates the dining area and the kitchen to provide access to another main dining and lounge area outdoors. The private wing…

Carehotel Middelpunt by Architectuuratelier Derien12

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 9:58 am | Hotels & Spas

The Middelpunt Carehotel located in Middelkerke, Belgium is a project designed in 2013 by the practice of Architectuuratelier Derien12 along the coastline at a distance of only 400 meters from the shoreline, providing a pilot project for a holiday care residence created specifically for persons with disabilities or in need of extra care so that they can also enjoy a great vacation. The project tries to take the visitors’ minds off the daily concerns and replace them with a pleasant…

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