Frick Residence by Laurie Frick and KRBD

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 7:51 pm | Homes

The Frick Residence was designed by the artist Laurie Frick in collaboration with the KRBD architectural practice and it combines a single bedroom and two bathroom home with a home studio located in Barton Heights, Austin, Texas. The site had the original home relocated and a Diadora Cypress tree hindered the use of the front side, while the back side left sufficient room for a swimming pool and the existing oak tree. The structure is created with 16’ steel bars…

Apartamento em Braga by CORREIA/RAGAZZI arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 6:47 pm | Apartments

This apartment is located in the city of Braga, Portugal and was designed in 2013 by the CORREIA/RAGAZZI arquitectos practice based in Porto to remodel two apartments and transform them into a duplex loft which would be inhabited by a family. The layout has a social floor comprised of a kitchen, laundry, living room, guest bathroom and suite as well as a terrace and the upper level which has three suites, one for the parents and the other two for…


RedDot Hotel by Steven Wu + Wang Pe-Jen

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 5:42 pm | Hotels & Spas

The architectural practice of Steven Wu + Wang Pe-Jen transformed this hotel in Taichung City, Taiwan into a contemporary looking Reddot Hotel that evokes some elements of the region’s past with a careful choice of materials and decorative pieces. The red brick and pebble surface were chosen as the only cladding materials that would ensure a consistent dialogue with the context and bring back memories of the past. The original layout was abandoned for a more efficient and open one…

Flask and the Press by Alberto Caiola

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 3:35 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Flask and the Press is a contemporary lounge hidden behind the façade of a sandwich shop and it is located in the heart of the former French Concession in Shanghai with a design created by the architect Alberto Caiola. The two projects are a juxtaposition of light with darkness, discreet and extrovert trying to bring a breath of fresh air into a city that “has already seen its fair share of hidden speakeasy-themed bars and lounges” as the designers said.…

Bediff Exhibition Space by Estudio BRA arquitetura

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 2:34 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Bediff Exhibition Space located in an industrial complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil and it was designed by the Estudio BRA arquitetura to replace a former stamping factory with exhibition spaces. The project contains a reception area, a closed showroom, a meeting room and a bar all of them set into a minimalist ambiance. The solid bricks of the original structure were covered after the several renovations and auxiliary structures were added made from steel and concrete. The interior layout…

House Of Turquoise by Melissah Weigal

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 11:48 am | Homes

This house is the residence of the interior designer Melissah Weigal and she designed the project herself with coastal elements and a very open layout communicating with the pleasant climate of Anglesea, Victoria, Australia. The designer called her home House Of Turquoise due to the tones she chose and it gives access to a nearby beach. The interior is breezy and bright with a living area that combines white ceiling and walls with extensive glass and light wooden flooring to…

Gran Cruz Winery by A. Burmester Arquitectos Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 10:43 am | Other

The Gran Cruz Winery as well as the Logistics Storage Center located in the Douro wine region in Alijo, Portugal was designed by the practice of A. Burmester Arquitectos Associados by recovering a degraded garden area. The region was declared a World Heritage area and the industrial purpose of the unit dictated the aesthetic approach, so that each area would be as functional as possible with the wine storage spaces separated for Douro and Porto. The project works with grapes…

Le Monde Headquarters by Snohetta

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 9:38 am | Offices

The new headquarters for the famous French newspaper Le Monde will feature a design by the Snohetta architectural practice which won the competition for the project after competing with internationally renowned studios such as Shigeru Ban Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, Manuelle Gautrand, Hardel and Le Bihan, Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Renzo Piano and 3XN. The newspaper plans to move in 2017 and their new site is an open and easy to reach one that is divided into two parts. The designers took…

Nest House by Gerado Ars

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 8:14 pm | Homes

The Nest House located in Alvarado, Mexico is a contemporary residential project designed by the architect Gerado Ars for a retired couple and their growing family in an area that permits sufficient spaces for gardening or recreational activities. The designers blended the Chiapas and Veracruz culture into a single project sitting on a hill in the Playas del conchas gated community that offers a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. There are gardens around the house communicating with the…

Hat Club SoHo by theUPstudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 7:11 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Hat Club SoHo designed in 2013 by theUPstudio is located in Manhattan, New York and it offers an adaptable retail space which hosts the merchandise into 420 modular boxes that can be adapted to the current needs of the company. There are a lot of hat shelves on all the walls and they surround the entire space that spreads over a surface of 1000 square feet. The Hat Club is a membership based store that opened in 1992 in…

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