4 Springs Lane by Robert M. Gurney Architect

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 11:13 am | Homes

The practice of Robert M. Gurney Architect designed the 4 Springs Lane residence in Rappahannock County, Virginia, USA on one of the hills of the site with a view of the meadow at the base of the woodlands. The residence is organized as several linear volumes that were placed to take advantage of the Blue Ridge Mountains view and the volumes act as a threshold between the landscaped exterior and the forest edge. The linear layout ensures easy access to…

Matrix Residence in Taipei by M.Y. Interior Design

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 11:07 am | Apartments

The Matrix Residence is a contemporary project located in Taipei, Taiwan and created by the M.Y. Interior Design studio with an open floor plan that uses the furniture to set the layout of each area instead of partitions. The lounge area continues with a small dining area, bar and kitchen with a gray floor and white walls as well as wooden touches for a cozy ambiance. The home entertainment area is comprised of an LCD TV and projector with the…

Innovation Science and Technology Building by Santiago Calatrava

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 11:04 am | Education

The famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava brought his extensive knowledge and imagination into the design of the Innovation, Science and Technology Building for the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland to create a stunning sculptural building with lightweight aluminum trellis to reduce the solar gain by up to 30%. The most impressive part of the design is probably the robotic roof that moves and the interior combines concrete, glass and aluminum to define the 200000 square feet of space into an…

The Capital One Lab by Studio O+A

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 11:00 am | Other

The Capital One bank commissioned the Studio O + A to design a space where the employees can solve the management problems related to their work into a setting that features an aesthetic closer to that of a design studio rather than a bank and this Lab is located in San Francisco. The color palette is rich and joyous to set the playful tone and there is even a sleeping nook as one of the central features, accessed via a…

Fortune Plaza by P&T Group

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 10:56 am | Skyscrapers

Fortune Plaza is a skyscraper designed by the P&T Group in 2014 hosting office spaces, apartments, retail stores and a five star hotel located at the Third Ring Road in the CBD area of Beijing, China. The building is the second tallest one in the city with 60 floors and a height of 267 meters with a large landscaped park surrounding it. The design tries to interact with the surrounding buildings which have inclined façade planes and curved corners. The…

Mölle House by Elding Oscarson

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 10:53 am | Homes

Located in Molle, Sweden, this residential project offers a minimalist two floor structure designed by the architect Elding Oscarson in 2013 for a single family. The region of Molle was once considered a landmark for forward thinking since its beach was one of the first to allow men and women on the same surface, but later on the inhabitants became less inclined to experiment. The architect wanted to revive the original spirit of the place through an open-minded design that…

Interior Renovation of an Apartment in Les Corts by Sergi Pons

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 10:50 am | Interiors

This apartment was originally built in the nineteenth century and it is located in the Les Corts neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain currently owned by single person with two cats. The owner commissioned the Sergi Pons architectural practice in 2014 to refurbish the space since the original layout was filled with partitions and a chaotic placement of rooms and hallways. The original wooden beams and stone wall were exposed to bring a rustic quality to the interior which creates a strong…

Communication and Information Center by Paleko Arch Studija

By : lau | 15 Aug 2014 10:46 am | Education

This Communication and Information Center located in Vilnius, Lithuania was designed by the practice of Paleko Arch Studija and manufactured by Hunter Douglas who is the world leader in window coverings and a large manufacturer of architectural products. The contemporary structure hosts the Vilnius University Library and it s Science communication center with a quiet and green environment surrounding it. The university campus will bring a lot of new educational facilities on the site and the pinewood near the library…

CONDO /_\ Attic Space by KASIA ORWAT home design

By : lau | 12 Aug 2014 8:37 pm | Apartments

CONDO /_\ Attic Space is a residential project located in Poznan, Poland with an interior created by the KASIA ORWAT home design studio under a limited budget that required custom solutions to create a functional space. The attic loft spreads over two floors with the lower one integrating different areas into a single space to make them more spacious. The location of the attic allowed two windows to be placed on the façade wall, one of them vertical and the…

X2 River Kwai by agaligo studio

By : lau | 12 Aug 2014 8:34 pm | Hotels & Spas

X2 River Kwai is a resort located on the Kwai Noi River in Nong Ya, Kanchanaburi, Thailand and it was designed in 2014 by the agaligo studio with a modern interior and stunning views toward the mountain range and river. The structure is surrounded by rice paddies, sugar cane plantations, temples and villages, offering a restaurant and bistro, a library as well as an outdoor deck with an infinity swimming pool, all of the spaces created with elements from the…

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