Konya City Stadium

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Stadiums

The Konya City Stadium in Turkey was designed in 2014 by the practice of Bahadir Kul Architects with a total surface of 450.000 square meters incorporating a sports hall, swimming pool, velodrome and a concourse. The stadium is at a distance of 9 kilometers away from the center of the city and a railway system ensures access to it aside from the public transport. The façade is green and white which are the colors of the local team and the…

Mirror Houses by Peter Pichler Architecture

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Homes

The Mirror Houses are two vacation rental homes located in the South Tyrolean Dolomites of Italy and their highly impressive design was created by the practice of Peter Pichler Architecture with mirrors on the backside to reflect the landscape back. The houses offer a great view of the nearby vineyards and of the mountains from the interior that was created to provide optimal daylight and natural ventilation. Each of the houses has a single bedroom and they reflect each other…

Garage Loft by Studio OxL

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Apartments

This contemporary apartment located in Arnhem, The Netherlands was transformed by the Studio OxL from an old carpenter’s workshop into a residential unit with sufficient room for the owner’s electrical sports car, so he can simply drive all the way to the couch. The workshop was flanked by a factory building so no windows could be implemented on the sides and thus the designers introduced a large patio with double layered glass surfaces to bring the needed light inside. The…

Palacio de Hierro Antea Façade by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 8:14 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Palacio de Hierro Antea is a department store with a box volume and it is located in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico. The project went through a refurbishment of its façade in 2014 which was completed by the practice of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos. The designers wanted to create more diffuse limits to give the impression of a floating structure and they employed horizontal elements with several sections and dimensions for this purpose all leading to the framing of the main…

Tube Station Praha Střížkov by Patrik Kotas Atelier

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 7:12 pm | Urban

The Praha Strizkov tube station located in Prague, The Czech Republic was designed in 2008 by the Patrik Kotas Atelier to improve the public transport infrastructure in the constantly growing city. The project is easily noticeable due to the impressive façade manufactured by Schuco and there is a constant visual connection with the outdoors due to the glazed surfaces of the building. The aesthetic chosen for the project is a futuristic one in which there is a main hall with…

Innie & Outie by William O’Brien Jr. Architects

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 3:00 am | Homes

The Innie & Outie is a group of residential structures with two types of courtyard buildings which were designed to remind the passers-by of the primitive formations with an aesthetic created by David Moses, Nicole Wang, Travis Williams and Linda Yifei Zhang from the practice of William O’Brien Jr. Architects. The project is located in Qingpu, Shanghai, China and basic construction techniques were employed for the homes, juxtaposing the warm wood against the gray façade for a stronger impact. The…

Luxury Apartment by Callender Howorth

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 1:45 am | Apartments

This luxurious contemporary apartment located in Nice, France was created by the interior designer Callender Howorth from London to bring up to date a space that wasn’t renovated in over 50 years, so it needed extensive modifications. The south of France is a great area and the apartment proved to be a great investment for the client due to the splendid location. The designers removed the unnecessary partitions inside to improve the efficiency of the layout and ensure a visual…

Warriors Arena by MANICA architecture

By : lau | 16 Dec 2014 12:45 am | Sport Arenas

The practice of MANICA architecture collaborated with Snohetta at the creation of a new arena that would serve as the home of the Golden State Warriors basketball team in San Francisco improving the original design with a new look. The first plan was criticized for having compositional elements that allude to the shape of a toilet, so the designers reconfigured the project after which it was presented to the citizens’ advisory committee for approval. The original site was on the…

Soft Luxury for Endutex at C!print by Egue y Seta

By : lau | 15 Dec 2014 11:45 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Soft Luxury for Endutex at C!print is a retail space located in Madrid, Spain that was designed by the Egue y Seta architectural practice as a space where Endutex can display all of their catalogue while still staying on a limited budget. The designers considered that a retail area that is renovated each season is a wasteful solution and thus efficiency and comfort were their primary concerns. The luxurious space has all finishings and coverings created by Endutex with…

Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport

By : lau | 15 Dec 2014 10:45 pm | Airports

The Air France Business Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, France was created through the collaboration of the French Brand Image Consultancy and the interior designer Noe Duchfaur Lawrence, while Hunter Douglas was the manufacturer for the elegant and cozy ambiance. The lounge has Luxalon 30BD Linear ceilings with the lights hanging from them atop the tables and seats for a homogenous and bright atmosphere. There are several abstract tree-like lamps intermixed with the seats for additional…

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