Marronnier Park by METAA

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The Marronnier Park in Seoul, South Korea was designed in 2013 by the METAA architectural practice as a public space for the community that also brings a unity to the urban landscape through the way in which it connects the nearby facilities. The designers removed the unnecessary facilities so that only the needed information center and toilet remained as well as the outdoor theater to improve the cultural significance of the area. The landscape was also minimized to preserve the…

LR Sustainable House by Tecto Architecture

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 11:29 am | Homes

The Tecto Architecture practice designed the LR Sustainable House located in Buzau County, Romania with a style in which the orientation and shape of the building try to take advantage of the natural light. The south side is glazed and the location on the highest part of the site allows the home to enjoy a great view of the surroundings with the forest and plains nearby. The curves of the natural terrain were left unmodified so that the structure wouldn’t…

Snow Hotel by 1990 uao

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 10:21 am | Hotels & Spas

The Snow Hotel in Seoul, South Korea was designed by the 1990 uao architectural practice with an extreme focus on details, starting with the materials, joining and harmony of the whole so that the end product would be highly balanced but with a geometry that seems almost surreal. The flooring has a material that was applied on the walls as well and a part of the walls are connected with the ceiling and floor to reflect on one another and…

Trendy Interior by Robert Kolenik

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 9:10 am | Interiors

This highly luxurious contemporary residence called ‘t Gooi features an interior designed by Robert Kolenik with the most elegant finishes and an open layout that combines neutral tones of gray and white with wooden surfaces. The living area has a fireplace in its center and the dining area is made more interesting through the addition of a chandelier in the shape of a branch. There is a secondary fireplace comprised of a modern chimney and a weathered wood base with…

38beams by Olson Kundig Architects

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 8:02 am | Other

The tenth edition of the Design Miami 2014 event will feature a show collector’s lounge designed by the practice of Olson Kundig Architects who brought together a large range of design elements taken from the region of the Pacific Northwest. The project they created is entitled 38beams and it is comprised of laminated timber beams stacked together to a height of 4.5 meters. The beams were originally used in the construction of a building in Los Angeles after which they…

Casa Costa Azul by Cincopatasalgato

By : lau | 9 Dec 2014 11:55 pm | Homes

The Casa Costa Azul near San Salvador, El Salvador is a project combining modern and vernacular elements into a balanced setting that is quite ideal for the temperate climate of the coast, allowing the inhabitants to take advantage of the beautiful weather and maintain constant visual connection with the beach. The project was designed by the Cincopatasalgato architectural practice with a thatched roof and timber pylons in the center, to connect with the open courtyard from the living area and…

Contemporary Apartment in Macau by PplusP Designers

By : lau | 9 Dec 2014 10:55 pm | Apartments

The PplusP Designers studio began a project entitled Deep in Nature and it is comprised of a beautiful apartment in Macau which takes its inspiration from the shapes and colors of nature for a balanced and cozy interior. Since trees are essential to the health of our lifestyle the designers took their form as the main theme of the apartment with the idea of creating a peaceful home for the inhabitants. The interior layout is open and bright, with white…

Kayak Club by Gril Kikelj Arhitekti

By : lau | 9 Dec 2014 9:55 pm | Other

The Kayak Club in Celje, Slovenia was designed in 2011 by the practice of Gril Kikelj Arhitekti in a beautiful region near the Anski Vrh hill and the Savinja River, an ideal setting for kayaking. The project began construction after the original club premise burned down and the new design can bring a contemporary approach to the purpose of the building. The main shelter has the roof shape inspired from an overturned boat and the ground plan resembles a kayak…

The Library by COBE

By : lau | 9 Dec 2014 8:53 pm | Other

The COBE architectural practice designed this contemporary project called simply The Library in 2011 located in Copenhagen, Denmark to extend the existing culture house with a new concert hall and library after winning the first place in a competition began in 2009. The project is located in the north-west area of Copenhagen and the concept wants to provide a setting where you can experience a lot of cultural events, and not only a venue where you go in search for…

38/F-39/F Mandarin Oriental Apartments by PplusP Designers

By : lau | 8 Dec 2014 11:55 pm | Interiors

The 38/F-39/F Mandarin Oriental Apartments is a project located in Macau with an aesthetic created by the PplusP Designers which began from the tranquil elements of nature, combining them with the comforts of contemporary living. The entrance has several leaves seeming to float and orient the view of the visitors to the ceiling. The next zone is the living area where tree patterns with autumn leaves project to reflect the light seeming to pass through the canopy. The dining room…

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