Heathrow Airport’s New Terminal 2 by Luis Vidal + Architects

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 4:29 pm | Airports

The Terminal 2 of the Heathrow Airport in London, UK was opened at only 10% of its capacity which means a rate of 6000 passengers each day until it is completed. The project was designed by Luis Vidal + Architects who worked in collaboration with Pascall and Watson and Foster + Partners to renovate it into a mixed-use venue which contains 17 restaurants and 33 retail spaces as well as free WiFi for the travelers. Terminal 2 wanted to offer…

Aldea House by Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 4:17 pm | Homes

Aldea House was designed in 2012 by the Seijo Peon Arquitectos y Asociados practice in front of a golf course in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico and it is surrounded by a large amount of native trees which were preserved during the construction. The preservation meant that the exterior would be highly complex and none of the traditional U shape, L shape or two volumes solutions were viable. This led to a project where multiple habitable rooms have been filtered between the…

Glass House by Meulen Architects

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:43 pm | Homes

The Nico van der Meulen Architects practice designed this Glass House for a family with four children and they created a contemporary mansion which ensures an informal lifestyle on a large scale. The home contains a formal lounge, a large open plan family room, a dining room for up to twenty guests, a playroom next to the kitchen, breakfast room, lanai, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a splash pool for the children, gym and kitchen with pantry, walk-in-cold rooms,…

Luxurious Soho Loft

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:34 pm | Apartments

This luxurious and elegant residential loft is located in Soho, New York City, offering a cozy retreat which combines modern and traditional design elements to escape the fast pace of the city life. The main materials inside are wood, brick and stone to ensure a large array of textures and a warm tone. The apartment is currently for sale at the price of 4650000 dollars and has a surface of 2500 square feet. The living room has an open layout…

Sneakerboy Store by March Studio

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:31 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The March Studio designed the Sneakerboy store in Melbourne, Australia with a circular doorway that gives access to a passage with shoes lined on both sides and a style which is similar to that of an underground train station due to its tunnel interior with polished concrete floor and exposed ceiling. Sneakerboy Store offers high-fashion labels like Balenciaga, Maison Martin Margiela and Lanvin as well as sporting brands like Nike and Adidas, all of them split into rows of floor…

Yunnan Hotel Complex by Kengo Kuma

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:27 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Yunnan Hotel Complex provides luxurious accommodation opportunities in the area of Yunnan, China with swimming pools, spa facilities as well as several private villas nestled in the hills overlooking the valley below and set in a splendid natural environment. The project was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with semi-opaque cladding and timber on the façade to integrate well with the adjacent Yunnan Sales Center that was also designed by the same firm. The large surface of the…

Evoluon by Louis Lakff

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:25 pm | Historic Buildings, Museums, Other

The Evoluon is a conference center and former science museum located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and it was designed by the architect Louis Lakff in 1966 after a commission by Dr. Frits Philips who made the first sketches. Due to its unusual UFO-like shape the project became a landmark for the city and it attracted a large number of visitors with its interactive exhibitions which were quite rare during the 1960s and 70s. The museum lost some of its popularity…

Nestlé Headquarters by Park Associati

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:21 pm | Offices

The Nestle Headquarters in Milan, Italy were inaugurated in April 2014 and they were designed by the Park Associati architectural practice in the Milanofiori Nord area. The project is called U27 and it was based on an analytical approach for the access system with pedestrian walkways and roads relating to the climatic factors and context. The building acts as a link to a forested area to the north and this enabled a visual permeability maintained for the routes around it.…

Ipês House by Studio MK27 & Lair Reis

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 1:17 pm | Homes

The Ipes House located in Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed by the Studio MK27 in collaboration with Lair Reis as a contemporary residence with a simple geometry and a lot of openings to integrate the interior with the beautiful surroundings. The project is made from raw concrete combined with wood to bring some warmth and to differentiate between the two floors. The upper volume is made of concrete and it seems to float atop a glass volume, creating an impressive…

Spordtgebouw by NL Architects

By : lau | 5 Jun 2014 12:57 pm | Other, Sport Arenas

Spordtgebouw is the name of a project designed by the NL Architects practice in Dordrecht, The Netherlands and it acts as a combined sports facility for three separate schools located in the Leerpark so that the quality of the sports education can be improved, enhancing the complexity of the venue. The halls can this way be differentiated and thus they can be better adapted to host specific functions such as a Dojo. During the evening and weekends the halls are…

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