Chinatown Loft by Buro Koray Duman

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Mar 2015 9:34 am | Apartments

This loft was completely refurbished by the Buro Koray Duman architectural practice with a sculptural style and a much more open layout. The project spreads over a surface of 750 square feet and is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. The original space had three dark bedroom built during the 1980s and the layout was transformed into a single bedroom loft with a bathroom and a half sitting on the fifth floor of a corner tenement building…

Fujigaoka M by Sinato Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Mar 2015 10:05 pm | Apartments

The Fujigaoka M apartment located in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan is a very well structured contemporary home designed in 2014 by the Sinato Architects practice for a married couple to renovate a part of a residential complex built 26 years ago. The walk in closet with the bedroom next to it have been placed on the two sides of the load bearing wall and this permits a connection with the southwest windows to create an L-shaped space where light…


Sardinera House by Ramon Esteve Estudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Mar 2015 9:19 am | Homes

The Sardinera House located between El Portixol and Cala Blanca, Spain is a contemporary seaside project created in 2014 by the Ramon Esteve Estudio atop a hillside to offer a great view of the surroundings. The concrete walls define the layout with openings and panoramic views on the most picturesque sides and verandas to enclose the large terrace. Cantilevered areas increase the tension of the structure and give the impression of a floating but imposing building at the same time.…

The Adidas headquarters in Germany by Kinzo

By : Mark V | 8 Mar 2015 12:33 pm | Interiors, Offices

The new Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany is quite the sight to see. The designers from KINZO encapsulated the brand in a very peculiar style. The courtyard is covered with glass walkways that copy the laces of sport shoes, being positioned in an intertwining way. Kinzo has designed everything: from the inner courtyard glass walkways to the interior design and pieces of furniture-everything is custom made. The headquarters have all the necessary facilities and it allows team play as well.…

King by Adolfsson & Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Mar 2015 2:22 pm | Offices

The King games developer commissioned the architectural practice of Adolfsson & Partners to design their new office space in Norrmalm, Stockholm, Sweden in 2015, creating a very diverse and joyful setting which looks like a playground for the children. Given the type of games developed by the company such as the famous Candy Crush Saga, the designers opted for an interior that seems to come out of their 200 games so that the future games they develop would be inspired…

Royal Barriere Elizabeth Taylor suite by Kirei Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Mar 2015 9:40 am | Interiors

The Hotels Normandy and the Royal Barriere were created by the owner of the Maxim restaurant in Paris, Eugene Cornuche to offer a luxurious hospitality venue in one of the most glamorous towns in Normandy, namely Deauville, France. The Royal Barriere dates from 1913 and has 253 rooms with most of them still maintaining the ‘directoire’ style of the post-French revolution era until the Kirei Studio was commissioned to revamp the image of the hotel so that it would be…

Mehr House by Krishnan+Parvez+Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Mar 2015 9:43 pm | Homes

The Mehr House located in Raigad, India is a weekend home created in 2013 by the practice of Krishnan+Parves+Architects as a part of a gated community near Kalote Lake to integrate with the surrounding village. The purpose of the residence defined the layout and aesthetic approach with large volumes, natural stone surfaces and a spacious interior. The finishes are durable and need no maintenance, the abundant glazed areas can be optimized through screens and there are verandas with service courts…

Cordée des Alpes

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Mar 2015 10:41 am | Hotels & Spas

Cordee des Alpes is a hotel located in the center of Verbier, Switzerland that is at an altitude of 1550 meters above sea level and is one of the best places to ski in the world with over 410 km of ski runs and 90 ski lifts for all levels of complexity. The hotel is close to the restaurants, nightclubs and shops of the region with the Medran gondola at a distance of only 15 minutes by foot. The Cordee…

Footballer’s Apartment in Lviv by ARS-IDEA

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Mar 2015 5:33 pm | Apartments

The Footballer’s Apartment is a setting defined by the occupation of the inhabitant and it is located in the center of Lviv, Ukraine with a design created by the ARS-IDEA studio. The project spreads over a surface of 1300 square feet and each space has details taken from his lifestyle while also ensuring a comfortable ambiance. The original layout had two bedrooms and they became an open plan studio that combines the living room with the kitchen, leaving room for…

Comedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Mar 2015 8:48 am | Landmarks

Comedie de Bethune is the name of the National Drama Theater in Locon, France which went through a complete refurbishment in 2014 with the aid of the Manuelle Gautrand Architecture practice to extend the space with a needed rehearsal room for the artists. The layout was configured to ensure natural flow from the dressing rooms to the backstage and state control areas, leaving the narrowest areas for the other functions such as the lobby, administration, technical rooms and toilets. The…

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