The Otter Cove Residence by Sagan Piechota Architecture

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 2:02 pm | Homes

The Otter Cover Residence located on a rocky outcrop with an overview of the ocean in Carmel, California was designed by the practice of Sagan Piechota Architecture as a contemporary home that integrates with the natural landscape by extending it. There are two wings in the project, with almost half of the living space placed underground and the site was split to give room to a courtyard. The east side was designed to secure the privacy of the inhabitants since…

39 Sqm Apartment in Savedalen

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 12:57 pm | Apartments

Located in the Savedalen suburb of Gothenburg, Sweden, this small apartment is close to the Vallhamra square with beautiful green areas surrounding it and a highly efficient contemporary interior designed to ensure a cozy and comfortable stay. The entrance hall is on the second floor of the house with the entrance hall leading into the main living area and this is where a lot of storage areas have been places. The living area is bright and spacious with the dining…

White Sails Hospital & Spa by Vasily Klyukin

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 11:55 am | Other

The White Sails Hospital & Spa is a beach front urban project planned for the Tunisia Economic City as a medical facility and an international clinic designed by the architect Vasily Klyukin with a ship-like exterior with the sails hosting the labs, preventive care centers and a wellness spa. The idea behind the project was to provide a hospital which you wouldn’t be afraid to visit, “I would kile to show a hospital where there is no room for fear”…

Canal House

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 6:51 pm | Hotels & Spas

Canal House is a hotel located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and it consists of 23 rooms located into merchants’ houses built in the 17th century. The design brings the interiors into the present with a glamorous and contemporary aesthetic which is inspired by the Dutch art and history, following the dark palette of the famous paintings and the silks and velvets available to the traders from the old days. The original features which could be restored…

Tea-Art by J.C. Architecture

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 4:47 pm | Apartments

The Tea-Art project consists of an apartment located in the crowded area of Taipei, Taiwan which was designed by the practice of J.C. Architecture with an open floor plan and a contemporary interior located on the third floor of a residential building. The color palette is neutral with white ceiling and walls, a gray floor and accents of wood for some texture. This combination receives a contrast from the black furniture pieces but the overall atmosphere is balanced and cozy,…

Luxembourg House by Richard Meier & Partners

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 3:43 pm | Homes

The Luxembourg House is a luxurious residential project designed by the Richard Meier & Partners architectural practice on a sloped site with a forest surrounding it and the structure incorporates several sustainable elements that ensure its efficiency. The house spreads over three floors to provide panoramic views of the surroundings and its orientation was determined by the solar gain as well as to shield it from overheating. The layout has an L shape with the private rooms toward the north…

Square Headquarters by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 2:38 pm | Offices

The new headquarters of the TEXTSquare company located in San Francisco, California was designed in 2013 by the architectural practice of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as a way of holstering the transparent and open corporate culture while also remaining inside the framework of the company so that it can grow and adapt further. The headquarters spread over a surface of 175000 square feet and over four floors that want to connect the Square brand’s functional levels into a contemporary design. The…

Apartment with Green Walls by SVOYA Studio

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 1:33 pm | Apartments

This elegant contemporary apartment is located in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine and was designed by the SVOYA Studio with a view toward the Dnipro River from the large array of windows as well as with a touch of nature inside provided by the green walls. The furnishings inside have vintage tones and they bring additional comfort with the combination of contemporary art and natural touches. The layout is open and consists of the living area with kitchen and dining room integrated which…

Redline by Pietri Architects

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 12:30 pm | Other

Redline is the name of an apartment building located in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France which was designed in 2014 by the practice of Pietri Architects around a central courtyards with balconies to interact better with the outdoors. The garden area offers a safe haven in the middle of the urban setting, while the balconies offer a view toward the sea. The inner part of the building contrasts the white finish of the exterior with an incision covered in bright pink and…

Zeb Pilot House by Snøhetta

By : lau | 22 Sep 2014 10:43 pm | Homes

The Zeb Pilot House located in Larvik, Norway is a contemporary residence designed by the Snohetta architectural practice who is an active partner in the Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and thus they collaborated with SINTEF, ZEB, Brodrene Dahl and Optimera to design a single family home with zero emissions, as a demonstration platform for the building methodology and for learning. The house is extensively monitored to improve the understanding of building performance and the house satisfies the criteria…

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