House in Nova Lima by Saraiva + Associados

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:55 pm | Homes

This luxurious residence is located in Nova Lima, at a distance of 22 kilometers from Belo Horizonte which is the capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil and it was designed by the Saraiva + Associados architectural practice in collaboration with Piantina Architecture who took care of the interior. The opulent house is divided into four distinct blocks which are connected through a special steel passage which is coated with reflective glass and in the center is the large garden and swimming…

Taboo Spa by Cecconi Simone Inc.

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:51 pm | Hotels & Spas

Taboo Spa is a project designed by the Cecconi Simone Inc. studio with volumes, sightlines and light which work together to offer an immersive wellness experience with East Asian influences although it is located in the region of the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario, Canada. The interior is open, there aren’t any partitions and privacy is ensured through retractable curtains complimented with millwork elements and a complex illumination system coming from the ceiling and floor which adds extra depth to the…

Modern Family Apartment in Taiwan by House Design

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:45 pm | Apartments

The House Design studio from China designed this highly functional family apartment in Taiwan to disguise the small size while also taking care of the needs of the inhabitants and offering a modern setting with vibrant colors and natural elements integrated. The large TV is the central element in the living areas with a cooking zone and an office space nearby, and the TV can rotate to face different directions so that it can always be viewed, no matter the…

Swedbank by 3XN

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:39 pm | Offices

Swedbank is a project located in Landsvagen, Sundbyberg, Sweden and it was designed by the 3XN architectural practice as an office space reflecting the values of openness, simplicityand care, which are the main profile characteristics of the organization. The transparent structure is folded with a triple-V layout which breaks the volume to create a democratic environment which centers on the new head office building. The triple-V setting allows the employees to interact better with each other due to the working…

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Institute Offices by Sergey Estrin Architectural Studios

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:29 pm | Offices

The Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Institute Offices in Moscow, Russia were designed by the Sergey Estrin Architectural Studios with a modern atmosphere which offers a great working environment while also making the employees feel calm and cozy. The reception desk is the focal point of the entrance with its glowing acrylic glass and the ambiance is enriched by copper walls which try to define a new aesthetic which shies away from the typical offices, employing bright colors and the…

Pantanal Arena by GCP Arquitetos

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:24 pm | Sport Arenas

Located in Cuiaba, Mato Grosso, Brazil, the Pantanal Arena was designed by the GCP Arquitetos practice on an area of over 300000 square meters to give access to a plaza with a play area, walking track, restaurants and bars along with landscaping and a reflecting pool. The stadium can host 42968 spectators during soccer matches and the modular structure can be adapted to host 27000 spectators so that the maintenance costs would be reduced when the minimum 40000 spectator establishments…

Hotel Kapok by Goettsch Partners

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:19 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Goettsch Partners architectural practice designed the Hotel Kapok which is adjacent to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex and it offers 242 rooms spread over 19 floors with a design that tries to provide the guests with a unique spatial quality through the elimination of the typical hotel corridors. Instead of corridors, the designers created a pinwheel plan which permits a glass encasing around the core of the hotel so that the light passed deeper into the floor…

Residence V02 by Viraje Arquitectura

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:16 pm | Homes

Residence V02 is a minimalist home designed by the architect Julio Vila Cortell in collaboration with the Viraje Arquitectura practice and it is located in Valencia, Spain with a clean geometry which brings a contemporary vibe into a historic neighborhood. The color palette uses only tones of gray and white to provide a minimalist exterior while inside it offers a great background for the art pieces as well as making the areas seem more spacious and brighter. The living area…

Reforma Offices by Paola Calzada Arquitectos

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:12 pm | Offices

The Paola Calzada Arquitectos practice was commissioned in 2013 to renovate a house built in 1980 on Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico and transform it from a residential project into a corporate one that would host the Reforma Offices. The house spread over a surface of 1000 square meters and there was an additional small storage and service area with a surface of 300 square meters. The designers recycled the volumes for their spatial values and the materials were chosen…

Marco Balestri House by Simone Micheli

By : lau | 27 May 2014 7:04 pm | Homes

The Marco Balestri House is a project designed by the architect Simone Micheli and it is located in the new Lambrate district of Milan, Italy, offering a place where the inhabitants can integrate fashion, design, culture and human relations into their daily lives. The open home provides a lot of flexibility with the objects and surfaces being placed in new ways to add a new dimension for the interior, one which is out of the social conventions. The resulting project…

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