Tribeca Penthouse by Axel Vervoordt

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 6:48 pm | Apartments

The designer Alex Vervoordt created this cozy Greenwich Hotel penthouse in2014 which is located in Tribeca, New York, USA to offer a different kind of retreat to the guests of the hotel with an aesthetic that uses local materials like stone or reclaimed wood. The designer collaborated with the architect Tatsuro Miki to bring an ancient Japanese style into the mix for a peaceful setting that spreads over a surface of 6800 square feet. The fixtures and furnishings are antique…

127-key Citadines Michel Hamburg apart’hotel by BuckleyGrayYeoman

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 5:44 pm | Hotels & Spas

The 127-key Citadines Michel Hamburg apart’hotel in Germany was designed by the BuckleyGrayYeoman architectural practice from London with an aesthetic inspired from the industrial and shipping heritage of the area combined with contemporary interiors. The designers employed efficient materials and rich textures to ensure a sophisticated setting for the luxury hotel and the project is close to the city center and to the St. Michaelis Church which is one of the landmarks of Hamburg. The surroundings of the hotel are…

Jury Café by Biasol Design Studio

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 4:39 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Jury Café located inside the Pentridge Village which was formerly Pentridge Prison, a historical site in Melbourne, Australia was created by the Biasol Design Studio with several raw materials blended together for a fresh look. The prison was decommissioned in 1997 but the designers wanted to evoke the dark past of the site while also giving a new purpose to the interior. The interior employs rich colors to contrast the light timber and dark bluestone walls and the materials…

Contemporary Renovation of a Rural Home by Dom Arquitectura

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 3:38 pm | Homes

The practice of Dom Arquitectura renovated this historic residence located in La Cerdanya, Spain in a dense rural core with 20 houses surrounded by agricultural fields and meadows. The house offers a view of the Cadi and has a valley nearby. The village integrates old barns and stables with the houses and a group is formed by a haystack, barn, warehouse, small house and badiu which belonged to the client that wanted to transform them into a home with several…

SF18 Apartment by FFWD Arquitectes

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 12:04 pm | Apartments

The SF18 Apartment is an elegant loft in a historic building located on Placa Sagrada Familia in one of the Eixample buildings in Barcelona, Spain and it was recently completely refurbished by the practice of FFWD Arquitectes to maintain the timeless charm while also bringing the comforts of contemporary living into the project. The original details were preserved but the layout brought more light inside and made the rooms more spacious by creating a living area, dining room, library and…

Reims Archives by Harmonic + Masson & Associes

By : lau | 13 Nov 2014 11:02 am | Other

The Reims Archives in France was designed in2008 by the architectural practice of Harmonic + Masson & Associes after winning the competition for the project to reconstruct the annex of the Marne departmental archives with a new structure that is located opposite to the old one. The project was finished in 2014 and the project is a modern research hub as well as an information center that extends the storage space from seven to 18 kilometers. The enormous size of…

Water Lily House by Guz Architects

By : lau | 12 Nov 2014 7:43 pm | Homes

The practice of Guz Architects has a unique approach to contemporary design with their integration of Asian features and abundant natural elements into a tranquil residence such as the Cluny Park House (covered here) and the Water Lily House follows the same carefully considered minimalism with a central water court. Located in Singapore, the house connects with the water court from each of the interior rooms and planted roof gardens surround the structure to make the residence a part of…

Pantone Hotel by and Michael Penneman Olivier Hannaert

By : lau | 12 Nov 2014 6:40 pm | Hotels & Spas

Hotel Pantone was opened in 2010 and it has a décor created with the aid of the Pantone color matching system with an interior designed by Michael Penneman in collaboration with the architect Olivier Hannaert. Located in Brussels, Belgium, the hotel spreads over seven floors and has 59 rooms with a large variety of color schemes so that you have a large selection available to suit the different purposes of your visit. The project has the aim of transforming the…

SND Fashion Store by 3GATTI

By : lau | 12 Nov 2014 5:38 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The SND Fashion Store is an impressive retail project designed by the architect Francesco Gatti from the 3Gatti practice and it is located in Chongqing, China. The project began from the idea of hanging all the items inside from the ceiling so that you could circulate freely through the 180 square meters of the project, so the designers used a simulation software that would create the elastic ceiling with the properties of the real materials. The illumination, sound, sprinklers, cameras,…

House in Shatin by Millimeter Interior Design

By : lau | 12 Nov 2014 2:06 pm | Homes

The Milimeter Interior Design studio created the House in Shatin which is a region of Hong Kong to replace an existing house built 40 years ago with a contemporary residence with a more open and more efficient layout. Spreading over a surface of 5100 square feet, the house has two floors and a living area which integrates the dining area and open kitchen while also extending to the landscaped back garden which is enclosed from the views of the neighborhoods.…

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