Esas Aeropark by Tabanlioglu Architects

By : lau | 27 Oct 2014 11:04 am | Other

The Esas Aeropark designed by the practice of Tabanlioglu Architects in 2013 is located on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey between two parallel roads and it is comprised of two separate buildings that adapt their height to the topography of the site. One structure has seven floors and the other has nine floors to host the office and residential floors as well as the Pegasus Airlines work areas. The residential units have a surface between 60 and 120 square…

66MRN-House by ONG&ONG

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 8:39 pm | Homes

The 66MRN-House is a contemporary residential project designed by the ONG&ONG architectural practice in Singapore near Stevens Road with an aesthetic that takes its inspiration from the Zen philosophy to create a balanced home. There are two main volumes that comprise the structure, one in front hosting the social areas like the living area and dining spaces, while the back volume contains the service functions and the kitchen. Each block has a specific texture provided by the main materials, so…

ESO Hotel by Auer + Weber + Assoziierte

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 6:36 pm | Hotels & Spas

The European Southern Observatory Hotel was designed by the architectural practice of Auer + Weber + Assoziierte in the Atacama Desert of Chile after winning an international competition in 1998. The ESO operates a Very Large Telescope, one of the largest in the world and is located in extreme climate conditions so the scientists needed appropriate lodging to relax between working shifts. The designers created a literal oasis in the middle of the desert with landscaped courtyards, a swimming pool,…

Marco Polo Tower by Behnisch Architekten

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 5:33 pm | Other

The Marco Polo Tower is next to the Unilever headquarters and both buildings were designed by the practice of Behnisch Architekten in HagenCity, Hamburg, Germany on the Elbe River with a height of 55 meters and a sculptural façade. The tower has 17 floors above ground and each of them was turned several degrees from the axis to ensure a complex exterior that allows a good view of the harbor and city skyline from each of the 58 apartments. The…

University Library by a02 Atelier

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 4:28 pm | Education

Located in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, this University Library was designed by the practice of a02 Atelier in 2013 for the Catholic University as a part of the campus design which began in 2006 with a competition. The entire campus will host the residence halls, the structures of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, of the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law building, a chapel, a new auditorium, concert hall and underground parking. The library hosts around 700000 volumes and there…

Canyon Vista Residence by Robinette Architects

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 3:25 pm | Homes

The Canyon Vista Residence located in Oro Valley, Arizona, was designed by the practice of Robinette Architects in 2012 and it is inhabited by retired professionals that wanted to enjoy the beautiful natural landscape. The home is on a site with steep hills and boulders with the landscape of the Sonoran Desert surrounding it. The designers created a contemporary project with sandy tones that want to integrate into the setting as well as sustainable features to ensure a LEED certification.…

Refined Scandinavian Apartment

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 2:37 pm | Apartments

This cozy apartment located in Vasastan, Stockholm, Sweden is a contemporary space where some turn-of-the-century elements were integrated for a more comfortable and unified ambiance. The spaces are connected through the wooden parquet flooring which goes from the entrance hall to the lounge and kitchen which was sanded and varnished to last a long time. The apartment spreads over a surface of 102 square meters with large ceilings, a fireplace and a bright open layout with three generous windows in…

Rambla House by LAND Arquitectos

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 12:10 pm | Homes

The Rambla House was designed in 2012 by the LAND Arquitectos practice and it is located in Zapallar in the Valparaiso Region of Chile as a weekend retreat on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Spreading over a surface of 1323 square feet, the house has an interior that features a highly open layout to communicate constantly with the outdoors while also ensuring the protection of the inhabitants from the harsh climate of the coast which has strong winds and…

Adelphi Hotel by Fady Hachem

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 11:18 am | Hotels & Spas

The Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia was recently redesigned by the architectural practice of Fady Hachem with a dazzling interior that is both bold and original. The hotel was repurchased in 2013 and this is when Fady Hachem were commissioned to refurbish it with an aesthetic that would make an impact while also ensuring the overall functionality of the project. The designers began from the idea of creating the first dessert themed hotel in the world and this led…

Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room by MINAX

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 10:12 am | Other

This impressive tea room was created by the MINAX design studio for the 2014 China International Aquilaria Culture Exposition and Living Space Exhibition as the ultimate space to perform the tea ceremony with lotus and bamboo as the main elements. The project is made from 500 bamboo pieces with six centimeters in diameter and they have different heights to create a sculptural setting which follows the shape of the ellipsoid space placed inside a cube. The bamboos have spot lamps…

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