Provença Apartment by NUG

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 4:00 pm | Apartments

The Provenca Apartment located in Barcelona, Spain was designed in 2013 by the NUG architectural practice with the center serving as the lighting and organizational core of the project. Spreading over a surface of 143 square meters, the loft extends to interior courtyards and the facades were already in good shape so they didn’t need too much refurbishing. The main part of the renovation was the center where the excessive separations were removed to allow a more efficient and more…

Pier55 by Thomas Heatherwick

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 3:09 pm | Other

Pier55 is a public park doubling as a performance space in the Lower West Side of Manhattan, New York and it will replace the dilapidated pier 54 with a project created by the English designer Thomas Heatherwick. The pier will be set between the pile fields of pier 54 and 56 with construction planned to begin in 2016. The entire cost of the project will be of over 130 million dollars and will be funded by the Diller-von Furstenberg family…

The Groove by Synthesis Design + Architecture

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 2:08 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Groove is an extension of the Central World Shopping Center in Bangkok, China which is one of the largest shopping malls in the world and it was created by the practice of Synthesis Design + Architecture in 2013. The aesthetic if the extension wants to capture the atmosphere of the alfresco dining experience and the café culture in Europe but with the intimacy of the Soi’s. The façade of the project faces the Ploenchit Road and the BTS Skytrain…

The Montblanc House by Studio Velocity

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 8:49 pm | Homes

The Montblanc House takes its name from the shape it features and it is located in Okazaki, Japan with a design created by Studio Velocity to contain a small beauty shop on the first floor as well as a home for a family of four. The owners wanted a relaxing setting into a peaceful residential area and since most of the houses in the vicinity have two floors and are really close they had to consider a way of still…

Luxury Penthouse in the Strata Building

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 7:45 pm | Apartments

This exquisite penthouse is located in London, England in one of the tallest apartment buildings in Europe and it offers a stunning panoramic view of the city skyline with the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, St Paul’s or the Olympic Stadium from the Strata building’s 37th floor. The slanted glass walls bring sufficient natural light inside and the open floor plan ensures easy passage through the interior. The Strata building has 148 meters in height and 43 floors…

UTC Cambridge by Hawking\Brown

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 6:42 pm | Education

The UTC Cambridge is a new center for biomedical and environmental science in UTC Cambridge, England with a design created by the international architectural practice Hawking\Brown in 2014. The project spreads over a surface of 5300 square meters where it incorporates a syllabus and a unique environment for the teaching of teenagers. The designers wanted a setting that would be inspirational and would prepare the pupils for their future so the industry and higher education were some of the sources…

Epic Society by Alexandra Avram

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 5:38 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Epic Society is a night club located in Timisoara, Romania and it features a design created by Alexandra Avram with an eclectic atmosphere combining oak, birch and various fabrics along with custom made sofas, plexiglass and fiberglass details. The project brings contemporary design into the mix with vintage elements and futuristic ones with ceiling messages, iron and glass, wanting to provide an escape from the daily urban settings into a place of wonder. The centerpiece is the DJ booth in…

S-House by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 4:35 pm | Homes

S-House is a project designed in 2013 by the practice of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects and it is located in Oomiya, Saitama, Japan, featuring a complex and contemporary geometry to capture the various activities and offer diversity to the inhabitants. There are two floors with a surface of 50 square meters crossing over on a site with a surface of 100 square meters and each level was quartered. The eaves at the center of the ceiling height intertwine with the elevated…

Open-Space Studio in Cordoba by Martha Ramirez

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 3:32 pm | Apartments

This studio apartment is in the Codroba countryside to the south side of Spain and it offers a contemporary design with an open layout that makes the most of the limited space available. The project spreads over a surface of 42 square meters and it was created by the interior designers Martha Ramirez with a completely open floor plan that only has a separate area which is the bathroom. The living room combines rich colors with the white walls and…

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge by RFR

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 2:31 pm | Bridges

The Leon Blum Viaduct is a bridge across a high speed rail station and the Boivre river valley in the center of Poitiers, France featuring a design created by the RFR architectural practice in 2014 as a line that connects the historic part of the city to the east with the suburbs toward the west. The bridge is a part of a larger urban renewal program that includes the recently built theater and it replaces a pedestrian structure to incorporate…

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