The High Line by Design Development

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:26 pm | Apartments

The Design Development is a studio based in New York City and they created the High Line project in 2013 consisting of the refurbishment of an apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in the West Chelsea arts district of New York City. The interior is minimalist with clean lines and it has a bright and spacious living area with custom designed millwork and custom mixed paints by the Farrow & Ball studio. The white walls and ceiling were chosen…

Ace Hotel London by Universal Design Studio

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:21 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Universal Design Studio designed the Ace Hotel on the Shoreditch High Street in London with a focus on traditional craftsmanship to integrate the project in the historic context and heritage of the neighborhood. The hotel has 258 guest rooms, a restaurant, Hoi Polloi, a large lounge and reception area with retail units, a bar, a café, an art gallery and an event space on the seventh floor. The materials are chosen to continue the East London’s tradition for skilled…

Donny’s Bar by Luchetti Krelle

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:15 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Donny’s Bar was designed by the Luchetti Krelle in Sydney to look like a New York loft, although the project is located in the northern beachside suburb of Manly, Sydney, Australia. The project combines a rustic and industrial atmosphere which was created with reclaimed timber boards and mesh fences. The lights are dim and the bar also serves food, incorporating some Asian elements that want to make the place reminiscent of “a back alley in Chinatown”, as the designers described…

Southampton Beach House by Alexander Gorlin Architects

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:12 pm | Homes

The Practice of Alexander Gorlin Architects designed the Southampton Beach House in New York, USA with a modern style that seeks to integrate with the surroundings. The project was created in 2008 as a summer retreat so luxury was more important than functionality and the home only needed to provide optimal conditions for the season, thus it has a lot of openings to the outdoors through the large terrace and the roof deck. The materials used are European limestone and…

Shang Xia flagship by Kengo Kuma

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:07 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Shang Xia flagship store located on the historic 6th arrondissement of Paris, France was designed by the Kengo Kuma architectural practice with a combination of traditional Chinese and contemporary Parisian aesthetics. The interior has the walls clad in white ceramic panels and there are 6000 wafer thin pieces on the ceiling to cover the entire area of the store which spreads over a surface of 134 square meters. Each wafer has the dimension of 40mm x 150mm. The impressive coating…

Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum by Sunlay

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:04 pm | Uncategorized

The Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum was completed in 2008 with the aid of the Sunlay architectural practice who modified the original structure so that the building’s outline was reformed. Located in Tianjin, China, the museum was designed as a “walking building” since it offers a layout that gives a view toward various changing sceneries. The designers wanted the structure to reflect the existing landscape and thus to integrate in it rather that stand out. Access to the museum is…

Chongqing Clubhouse by Pure Architecture

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:01 pm | Other

The Chongqing Clubhouse is a part of the Greenland Bund Center project together with 23 commercial buildings which were originally used as a real estate sales center for the project and it was designed by the Pure Architecture practice. The project is located on the south side of the mountain in the Hong’en Temple Forest Park in Chongqing and it offers a view toward the Jialing River acting as a connective element between the river and the mountain with an…

Amsterdam Apartment by DENOLDERVLEUGELS

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:18 pm | Apartments

The DENOLDERVLEUGELS studio renovated this apartment in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, occupying the top three levels of a building complex from 1925 and being inhabited by a Dutch family who lived abroad for a lot of years and decided to create their home here. The apartment spread over two floors originally and the original closed structure was transformed into a transparent space spreading over 300 square meters. The attic of the building was unused for a long time and the designers…

DROP XL modules by In-tenta

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:14 pm | Other

DROP XL are modules designed by the In-tenta studio in Barcelona and they are a part of the modular micro-architecture trend so that they can be easily transported and placed in various places, making them ideal for Eco-tourism. The modules are created with sustainable features and they offer a different housing solution for the travelers that want to try something different from the typical hotels while also having access to the same comfort and quality of design. The DROP XL…

Hôtel Chavanel by Peyroux & Thisy

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:11 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Peyroux & Thisy studio designed the Hotel Chavanel in 2013 and it is located in Paris, France in the Madeleine quarter which is one of the historic centers of the city. The renovation lasted several months with a contemporary look and refined fabrics and materials set on a mellow backdrop that ensures the relaxation of the clients. The architects Anne Peyroux and Emmanuele Thisy collaborated with the owner Sophie Charlet to create a setting inspired by lacework so that…

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