Zimmer Head Office by Gray Puksand

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:26 pm | Offices

Zimmer is a world leader in musculoskeletal health solutions and their headquarters in Australia were designed by the Gray Puksand architectural practice with two floors hosting the office spaces and an additional level for the warehouse and logistic departments as well as the staff facilities. The company stayed in an office for ten years before moving into this one and this meant that some serious changes could be implemented to improve the company’s growth and efficiency. The client wanted a…

Caffè dell’Oro

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Caffe dell’Oro is a dining venue in Florence, Italy, only a few steps away from the Portrait Firenze Hotel and near the Medieval Ponte Vecchio. The Caffe dell’Oro is a part of the hotel and it offers a break on the banks of the Arno River with an overview of the gold workshops. The dining experience offered here is cooked only with the best ingredients by the executive chef Peter Brunel who received a Michelin star when he was 28…

Tahan Villa by BLANKPAGE Architects

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:17 pm | Homes

The Tahan Villa is located near the Bay of Jounieh in Kfour, Lebanon and in order to take advantage of the beautiful view, the designers from the BLANKPAGE Architects practice created several platforms below and a suspended horizontal box above which respects the sloping terrain but still allows the inhabitants to have a panoramic view. The rocks nearby gave the inspiration for the structure which appears as a massive volume that seems to hover above the landscape. The project also…

Tiny Studio Outside Madrid by Berio Bernardini Arquitectos

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:08 pm | Interiors

This small studio is located in a mountainous region outside Madrid, Spain and it hosts a family of three under a design created by the practice of Berio Bernardini Arquitectos. The project spreads over a surface of 269 square feet where the designers replaced the original space with two wooden boxes that create the living room and the bedroom. Due to the small size, a lot of space saving solutions had to be implemented like the folding table which is…

Auditorium Of Bondy by PARC Architectes

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:05 pm | Other

The Auditorium of the city of Bondy, France was designed by the PARC Architectes practice as a landmark for the outskirts of Paris and it hosts the Radio France Choral Singing Conservatory as well. The project has a hangar-like architecture with an undulating metallic encasing that opens to its surroundings through several arches to permit natural light inside and to connect with the city. The interior has a carefully considered acoustic to serve its main function and the simple aesthetic…

House In Costa Brava by Garcés – De Seta – Bonet

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:34 pm | Homes

This residential project in Costa Brava, Spain was designed in 2012 by the Garces – De Seta – Bonet architectural practice and it is located on a site with a sloping terrain that provides a good view of the nearby sea as well as abundant natural light entering the home. The designers set the house linearly to occupy the waterfront and the basement level was extended to permit the maximum length possible. The swimming pool is completed with a pergola…

Telegraph House by KHN Design

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:29 pm | Homes

This exquisitely elegant penthouse is located in Ruthland Gardens, London, protected by the only private gated road on Knightsbridge and it features an interior created by the KHN Design studio with dark tones combining the timeless and the modern aesthetic into a delightful mix. The apartment spreads over a surface of 440 square meters filled with striking colors that alternate the masculine and feminine tones for a dynamic and carefully arranged interior. The furniture items are classical and chosen for…

La Fromagerie by Vincent Coste

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:17 pm | Stores / Showrooms

La Fromagerie is a concept store designed by the architect Vincent Coste in 2014 in the historical district of Aix-en-Provence, France in the center of a Benedictine cloister. The concept store sells wine and cheese with tasting areas that allow you to enjoy ”les meilleurs ouvriers de France” in a sustainable and informed manner. The project spreads over three floors designed in a contemporary aesthetic combined with rustic elements. The ground level hosts the cheese area and the sale of…

Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge by RO&AD

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:12 pm | Bridges

The Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge designed by the RO&AD architectural practice is located in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands to pass over the moat built by the Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn in the 18th century giving access to the Ravelijn op den Zoom fortress. The fortress is used for different small events today and this passage ensures an additional way of accessing the small island so that the guests are easier accommodated while also improving the…

Casa Futebol by Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux

By : lau | 15 Jul 2014 6:08 pm | Other

Brazil spent 3.6 billion dollars this year for the World Cup venues and some of them were left empty afterwards as a burden rather than a source of profit, so two architects came up with the interesting idea of converting the stadiums into residential blocks that would provide affordable housing solutions. The project is entitled Casa Futebol and it was created by the French architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux who were proposing solutions to different architectural issues each…

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