Northern Rivers Beach House by Refresh * Architecture

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 11:25 am | Homes

The Northern Rivers Beach House located in South Golden Beach, Australia was designed in 2014 by the Refresh * Architecture studio as a part of a dual occupancy development with an efficient layout and sustainable elements incorporated. The design was created with subtropical features for a temperate climate so there are extensive balconies and outdoor vistas with a combination of metallic sheets and wooden surfaces for the façade. The balanced exterior wants to integrate with the landscape around it but…

Youth to Youth by batlab

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 10:23 am | Apartments

The Youth to Youth located in Budapest, Hungary is a contemporary loft created in 2014 by the batlab architectural practice and it is inhabited by a young couple so the designers could try out daring concepts like the bright colors or the two stairs bedroom to reduce the need for space. The bed stands above the door since it was what the clients wanted and it led to a complex geometry inside that extends to the corners of the room…

Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 9:20 am | Other

The Tepoztlan Lounge is one of several buildings available for rent as communal gathering spaces for parties or more formal events and the project was designed by the architectural practice of Cadaval & Sola-Morales. The region is occupied by a small town standing in the rocky landscape to the South of Mexico City and it still has a well preserved historic center with deep roots that were described and praised by artists who chose it as their weekend retreat. The…

Fiona Stanley Hospital by HASSELL

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 8:19 am | Other

The Fiona Stanley Hospital located in Perth, Western Australia was designed by the HASSELL studio in collaboration with the architects Silver Thomas Hanley and Hames Sharley to create a cohesive relation with the nearby landscape with a tessellated façade and expansive green vistas incorporated. The project spreads over a surface of 140,000 square meters and it also includes a lot of public green areas with relaxing vistas. The designers asked the help of Dr. Roger Ulrich who determined that the…

Chelsea Penthouse by Architecture in Formation

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 10:13 pm | Apartments

This duplex penthouse is a sleek and contemporary project located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City and it features a design created by Matthew Bremer from the Architecture in Formation practice. The project spreads over a surface of 1500 square feet and features modern tones with a sophisticated ambiance defined by the digital fabrication methods such as CNC milling for the wall panels that try to recreate the Manhattan nightscape lights with white tones that are backlit with…

Casa SJA I by CDM Arquitectos

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 9:09 pm | Homes

The Casa SJA I located in Michoacan, Mexico is a luxurious residential project designed in 2012 by the CDM Arquitectos practice with an aesthetic that combines traditional and contemporary building techniques and materials to allow the structure to be well integrated into the natural landscape. The house is at the center of a bay on the Pacific Ocean and stands at an altitude of only 20 meters above sea level, so the designers created a balanced layout which would interact…

K West Hotel & Spa

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 8:01 pm | Hotels & Spas

The K West Hotel and Spa is the name of the reinvented BBC Building Kensington House built in the 1960s and recently redesigned to update the interior and reflect the rich musical heritage of the venue in London, UK, where celebrities like Bob Marley, Bowie, The Kinks, Roxi Music and plenty more played or were guests. The transformation into a hotel made it become even more sought after by the musicians playing at nearby venues like O2 Shepherds Bush Empire…

Miranda Law Firm by Rita Pinto Ribeiro

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 6:57 pm | Offices

The Miranda Law Firm designed by the Rita Pinto Ribeiro architectural practice in 2014 is located in one of the iconic office buildings of Lisbon, Portugal and is the headquarters of an international law firm, incorporating meeting rooms, an auditorium and an outdoor patio that can serve as a group office or lounge area. The project is spread over four floors with a surface of 1000 square meters each and the arc shape of the building plan is emphasized by…

Olive House by LOG-URBIS

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 5:51 pm | Homes

The Olive House located on the Pag Island, Croatia was designed by the LOG-URBIS architectural practice as embedded in the slope to the southwestern side of the Stara Novalja Bay coast so that it can hardly be noticed from the sea, making it quite unique. The residential project spreads over a surface of 6028 square feet with an opening toward the Mediterranean and is built with traditional Pag stone and wood for the window shades and ship decks. The sloping…

A House in a Moshav by Rotem Guy Interior Designer

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 1:13 pm | Homes

The Rotem Guy interior designer was commissioned to bring up to date a residential project from the early 1950s located in the Porat moshav in the Sharon plain in the central part of Israel. A moshav is a cooperative agricultural community that was pioneered by the Labour Zionists and this wan was built for a Jewish immigrant family coming from Libya. The original structure was quite typical for the houses built by the Jewish Agency in 1951, meaning it was…

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