Animated Duplex Showcasing a Colorful Design Scheme by Juliana Baumhardt Arquitetura

By : lau | 12 Mar 2014 8:28 pm | Apartments

This duplex was designed by the practice of Juliana Baumhardt Arquitetura with a beautiful contemporary style and an open plan setting located in a glamorous district in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The living area integrates the kitchen and dining space and the colors throughout are predominantly neutral with shades of gray on the floor and white on the ceiling and walls but the ambiance is enriched with touches of color provided by the furniture of the artworks so the resulting space…

Analog Folk offices by DH Liberty

By : lau | 12 Mar 2014 8:21 pm | Offices

The DH Liberty architectural practice in London converted this Shoreditch warehouse into an office space with an installation composed of reclaimed bottles as one of the main attractions. The office has a new mezzanine level and a glazed glass façade to let the exposed brickwork to be visible from outside as well as the iron columns that create an industrial aesthetic. The project hosts the Analog Folk advertising agency and they wanted a space that would combine the traditional values…

Queens Museum by Grimshaw Architects

By : lau | 12 Mar 2014 8:18 pm | Museums

The Queens Museum in New York City was expanded and refurbished by the international practice of Grimshaw Architects with a capacity that doubles the original one while also adding a new branch of the Queens Library that will be completed during the second phase of the project. The designers won the competition for the scheme in 2005 with their project that stands out through the use of a multimedia façade comprised of a series of glass panels that span the…

Via Verde by Dattner Architects + Grimshaw Architects

By : lau | 12 Mar 2014 8:16 pm | Other

The Via Verde is a residential development that won the international New Housing New York Legacy Competition sponsored by the New York City HPD, the AIA New York, NYSERDA and Enterprise Community Partners. The project was designed through the collaboration of Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects and it consists of 222 apartments placed in three distinct building types, with a 20 floor tower toward the north, a 6 to 13 floor duplex apartment component in the center and 2 to…

Green Lantern by John Grable Architects

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:35 pm | Homes

The practice of John Grable Architects designed the Green Lantern house with sustainable elements integrated into the project for a client who was concerned about the environment and the home is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of San Antonio, USA. The project combines traditional techniques with contemporary ones to integrate into the historic surrounding and the exterior seems like a series of pagodas with abundant use of wood as a finish and the overhangs and arbors are a…

A Stylish Apartment in Heraklion by Constantinos Moraitakis

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:28 pm | Apartments

The designer Constantinos Moraitakis designed this minimalist apartment located in Heraklion, Crete with clean shapes and a simple geometry that focuses on functionality and ergonomics. The overall design of the apartment is modular, with the kitchen, dining room and office clearly defined but also using elements that integrate them into the same homogenous ambiance. The designers explain their design with an analogy to the biological organism that functions as a whole prescribing “less matter and more spirit” so that the…

The Sustainability Treehouse by Mithun

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:23 pm | Other

The Sustainability Treehouse is a unique landmark in the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, USA and it was designed by the Mithun architectural practice with an environmentally friendly perspective and high-performance facilities. The Treehouse offers educational and meeting spaces that improve the exploration and understanding of the surrounding ecosystem with several levels beginning from the ground to the tree canopies. The structure is built with a Corten steel frame and it reaches impressive heights with sustainable elements integrated such…

The Audi Quattro Festkogl Alm by Designliga

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:19 pm | Other

The Audi AG and the Obergl-Hochgurgl Ski-Lift Company collaborated to create the Festkogl Alm alpine resort with the aid of the Designliga studio offering a daring contemporary design with a combination of automotive elements. The project is located in the Austrian Alps and this is a region where Audi showcase their all-wheel drive and their integrated technology through a “Quattro experience” created by Obergl-Hochgurgl so it was a great setting for the project with its severe and challenging conditions. The…

Kalorias – Children’s Space by estúdio AMATAM

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:15 pm | Other

The estudio AMATAM designed the Kalorias children’s space in Linda-a-Velha, Lisbon, Portugal with an aesthetic that tries to explore time and space to find the images which stimulate imagination the most. The project is a refurbishment that acts as a retreat for young people and the designers used color as a way of stimulating their spatial and visual perception through the use of color psychology. The space is inside the Kaloria Health Club complex and it is defined by two…

Apartment Renovation in Moscow by Vladimir Malashonok

By : lau | 11 Mar 2014 6:01 pm | Apartments

Located on the south side of Moscow, Russia, this apartment was renovated by the designer Vladimir Malashonok to host a family of two into a highly elegant and modern space that combines the white and wooden tones into a warm interior. The renovated apartment offers all the amenities needed for a couple with a large hall, guest lavatory, a cabinet, master bedroom with a bathroom and gym, while the kitchen, living room and dining area are all integrated into a…

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