Hover House 2 by Glen Irani Architects

By : lau | 1 Sep 2014 7:10 pm | Homes

Hover House is a series of residential projects located in Venice, California and the second structure was designed by the Glen Irani Architects practice as a large volume hovering above the natural landscape surrounding it. The large structure separates the serene backyard from the front side with the first level massing along the side instead of in the front. The residence spreads over a surface of 4000 square feet with four bedrooms, a living area extending to the outdoors without…

Sky Loft by KUBE architecture

By : lau | 1 Sep 2014 6:05 pm | Apartments

The Sky Loft located in Dupont Circle, Washington, USA was designed in 2014 by the practice of KUBE architecture as a two floor apartment with a bright open interior in which frameless transparent glass railings and a large skylight increase the sense of space. The main two floor center of the apartment sets the tone for the entire layout, with the kitchen, bathroom, closets and staircase being kept to the edges so that the minimalist aesthetic is preserved. The kitchen…

NAB Docklands by Woods Bagot

By : lau | 1 Sep 2014 5:02 pm | Offices

The architectural practice of Woods Bagot designed the new office for the National Australia Bank and it is located on the 700 Bourke Street in Docklands, Melbourne, Australia between the Southern Cross Station and the Etihad Stadium as well as between the already existing workplaces of the bank on the same street. Since the site has a triangular layout, the predominant geometrical shape is that of the triangle with the atrium in the center and three fissures that go down…

Hyundai Card Travel Library by Wonderwall

By : lau | 1 Sep 2014 10:18 am | Other

The members of the Hyundai Card received a new Travel Library located in Seoul, South Korea which features a design created by the Wonderwall architectural practice in 2014. The concept of travel defines the entire project as a Stock of Curiosity. There is a café inside and the Travel Library invites the visitors to explore the space in a manner similar to that of travelling, going from one experience to the next, each with its own objects and characteristics. The…

Churchill Residence by Rosevear Architects

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 11:41 am | Homes

The Churchill Residence is a single floor contemporary home designed by the Rosevear Architects practice in 2013 and it is located at the Dolphin Sands to the east coast of Tasmania offering a stylish interior with floor to ceiling windows that maintain a constant connection with the natural surroundings while also ensuring abundant natural light inside. The southern side of the house is completely glazed to provide a view of the Freycinet Peninsula without increasing the heat indoors too much.…

Emperor Qianmen Hotel by asap

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 10:35 am | Hotels & Spas

The Emperor Qianmen Hotel located in Dongcheng, Beijing, China was designed in 2013 by the asap architectural practice on a site which was formerly occupied by a public bath, so the interior still evokes the spirit of the original place. The designers described their work as follows: ”The design is organized not by spaces and circulation but by emotions and dreams; not by materials and details but by illusions and memories.” This is portrayed in each space, beginning with the…

HECTAAR Office Building by CAAN Architecten

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 9:29 am | Offices

HECTAAR is a property development company and their new office building in Roeselare, Belgium was designed by the practice of CAAN Architecten on a corner site which was formerly occupied by a fueling station so it is on a large traffic intersection where the architectural styles vary greatly. The designers stacked several volumes onto one another with different orientations to offer varied viewpoints. The first floor goes beyond the building line and the complex is withdrawn on the ground floor…

Paddington Residence by Ellivo Architects

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 8:27 am | Homes

The Paddington Residence is a project designed by the Principal Mason Cowle of the Ellivo Architects practice for him and his family as a contemporary retreat located in a historic neighborhood in Paddington, Queensland, Australia. The lot has a small slope and a 100 year old fig tree resides here which provided ample shading. The entrance into the site starts at the top of the slope with the canopy of the tree protecting it and you get into the kitchen…

Nomads

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 8:09 am | Apartments

The sleek Nomads apartment is a beautiful space located in the heart of Berlin, Germany with manly tones of charcoal gray and dark brown, offering a perfect setting for a short visit into the city. You can rent the space for a short term, even for only two days and up to one month. The apartment spreads over a surface of 150 square meters and you can access it via an elevator. There are three bedrooms with double beds, a…

PortMiami Tunnel by ArquitectonicaGEO

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 7:05 am | Highways, Other

The PortMiami Tunnel opened on 3rd of August 2014 to complete a one billion dollar project of infrastructure that was thirty years in the making with the aid of an international architecture team in which the ArquitectonicaGEO practice based in Miami was a member. The project has two tunnels underneath the Government Cut shipping channel with a length of 4200 feet that connect the PortMiami on Dodge Island to the I-395 through the MacArthur Causeway as well as adding 362…

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