Architect’s Studio by Spaces Architects

By : lau | 22 May 2014 5:39 am | Offices

The designer Kapil Aggarwal from the Spaces Architects practice created the Architect’s Studio project which hosts his company in a basement spreading over two levels hosting an open office. The project wants to be relaxing and functional while also offering a suitable environment for the employees with the main cabin attached with the conference area at the rear to ensure privacy and also maintain a visual connection with the front office. The front side of the office space is narrow…

Pool House by +tongtong

By : lau | 22 May 2014 5:35 am | Homes

Pool House is a project designed by the +tongtong architectural practice with a multifunctional layout and it is located in Toronto, Canada. The house spreads over a surface of 1000 square feet and it has an open floor plan which can transform the space into a guesthouse, an entertainment space, an event venue or a work studio, since it can be easily adapted. The large swimming pool next to the house is a predominant element and thus it gives the…

Mighty Mouse apartment by Nicholas Gurney

By : lau | 22 May 2014 5:29 am | Apartments

The Mighty Mouse project is a compact apartment designed in 2013 by the architect Nicholas Gurney and it is located in Woolloomooloo, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. The project spreads over a surface of only 27 square meters and the designer created it as “an exercise in modest, low cost, good quality design that can be afforded” as he confessed. The contemporary apartment wants to provide an urban living solution for the fastest growing demographic which area families comprised of…

Denver Union Station by SOM

By : lau | 21 May 2014 8:02 pm | Other

The historic Union Station in Denver, Colorado is a Beaux Arts project which is located on the edge of the central business district of the city and it was expanded by the SOM architectural practice so that it would become a major regional transportation hub. 20 acres of the former rail yards were converted into an urban transit district which directs light rail, commuter and intercity rail, as well as bicycles, bus routes and pedestrian pathways. The central point in…

Arena Do Morro by Herzog & De Meuron

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:58 pm | Sport Arenas

Arena Do Morro is a permeable gymnasium in the Mae Luiza region of Brazil and it was designed by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural practice as a venue for public events. The project combines traditional elements to create the unifying roof which is a symbol of the physical and social activities going on in the town as well as adding a new landmark for the region. Instead of offering a uniform project, the structure is comprised of a series…

Apartments Ter Huivra by Claus en Kaan Architecten

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:54 pm | Apartments, Homes

This apartment block called Ter Huivra is located in the center of Joure, Friesland, The Netherlands and it was designed by the practice of Claus en Kaan Architecten as an atypical complex with patio homes as well as apartment spaces. The first interesting element in the design is the amoeba-like aspect of the homes and apartment block which feature curving lines on the façade to integrate into the urban and natural surroundings. The shape is soft and it reflects the…

AL Rio de Janeiro by Arthur Casas

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:50 pm | Homes

The Al Rio de Janeiro project is a contemporary residence designed by the Arthur Casas architectural practice and it is located near the Pedra da Gavea dome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, offering a minimalist interior with large windows and a stunning view of the ocean. The house belongs to Alex Lerner which is the host of a television show in Brazil and he bought the land in 2009 after which he met the modernist architect Arthur Casas and he…

Apartment in Singapore by KNQ Associates

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:43 pm | Apartments

The architectural practice of KNQ Associates designed this elegant contemporary apartment located in Singapore with a minimalist aesthetic and a light interior which can incorporate the artifacts which the owners collected over the years. The color palette was chosen to adapt to the high floor of the apartment which overlooks the city, so gray-blue, white and brown are the predominant tones. The living and dining areas are created with unrefined cement screens and stone tiles to add a casual, or…

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:38 pm | Other

The architect Carl-Viggo Holmebakk designed the Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint in Stor-Elvdal, Norway so that the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings from a platform inspired by the pine trees growing in the forest on the nearby hillside and on the mountains in the distance. The platform tries to impact the environment as little as possible, so the strategies that would imply a traditional platform were left out. The ground in the area was frosted only at a depth…

Spacious Apartment Gets A Sustainable And Luxurious Update by Michaelis Boyd Associates

By : lau | 21 May 2014 7:34 pm | Apartments

This impressive apartment on Archer Street in London, England was designed by the practice of Michaelis Boyd Associates, completely rebuilding the original project so that it would ensure a fully sustainable space. The project spreads over a surface of 114 square meters and it has a single bedroom with a very warm and cozy ambiance. The materials used in its design are all natural, and UK sourced products to ensure an environmentally friendly space. The apartment is on the fourth…

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