Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 7:15 pm | Homes

The Riverview House is located in Sydney, Australia and it was designed by the architectural practice of Bennett and Trimble for a young family with a central courtyard that offers a view from the street all the way to the backyard. The roofline was sloped toward the northeast corner so that more natural light can pass into the courtyard and inside the house, with steel sun shades above the windows placed to add a bit of complexity to the minimalist…

Rounded Loft with Flowing Floor Plan by A1 Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 6:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment was designed by the practice of A1 Architects to bring together the living areas beginning with the entrance and continuing through the kitchen, lounge, dining space as well as on the upper floor where the private section of the house is located. The same color palette and choice of materials continues from one zone to the next so that the entire project inspires the same feeling of comfort and security. The earthly tones are predominant with wood…

Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Yew Tree House by Jonathan Tuckey Design

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 1:15 am | Homes

The beautiful Yew Tree House located in Oxford, England was created by the architectural practice of Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects to remodel and bring up to date a Grade II listed cottage while also extending it. The designers added a contemporary extension that integrates well into the environment, with its interior occupied by a kitchen and dining area. The extension is supported by steel beams and has ply flat roof to appear closer to a pavilion…

Friendly Nordic Duplex

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Apartments

This bright contemporary apartment is organized in a manner that is typical for the Nordic design with rustic elements such as the exposed beams and brickwork for a warmer ambiance and a way of supporting the angled roof. Spreading over a surface of 85 square meters, the duplex has a double height living area with the dining space and kitchen integrated into a single open plan where the predominant tone is gray with accents of green or orange. More texture…

Konya City Stadium

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Stadiums

The Konya City Stadium in Turkey was designed in 2014 by the practice of Bahadir Kul Architects with a total surface of 450.000 square meters incorporating a sports hall, swimming pool, velodrome and a concourse. The stadium is at a distance of 9 kilometers away from the center of the city and a railway system ensures access to it aside from the public transport. The façade is green and white which are the colors of the local team and the…

Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Homes

The Mirror Houses are two vacation rental homes located in the South Tyrolean Dolomites of Italy and their highly impressive design was created by the practice of Peter Pichler Architecture with mirrors on the backside to reflect the landscape back. The houses offer a great view of the nearby vineyards and of the mountains from the interior that was created to provide optimal daylight and natural ventilation. Each of the houses has a single bedroom and they reflect each other…

Garage Loft by Studio OxL

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment located in Arnhem, The Netherlands was transformed by the Studio OxL from an old carpenter’s workshop into a residential unit with sufficient room for the owner’s electrical sports car, so he can simply drive all the way to the couch. The workshop was flanked by a factory building so no windows could be implemented on the sides and thus the designers introduced a large patio with double layered glass surfaces to bring the needed light inside. The…

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 8:14 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Palacio de Hierro Antea is a department store with a box volume and it is located in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. The project went through a refurbishment of its façade in 2014 which was completed by the practice of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. The designers wanted to create more diffuse limits to give the impression of a floating structure and they employed horizontal elements with several sections and dimensions for this purpose all leading to the framing of the main…

Tube Station Praha Střížkov by Patrik Kotas Atelier

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 7:12 pm | Urban

The Praha Strizkov tube station located in Prague, The Czech Republic was designed in 2008 by the Patrik Kotas Atelier to improve the public transport infrastructure in the constantly growing city. The project is easily noticeable due to the impressive façade manufactured by Schuco and there is a constant visual connection with the outdoors due to the glazed surfaces of the building. The aesthetic chosen for the project is a futuristic one in which there is a main hall with…

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