Nautical Lines Residence by Greg Shand Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2015 12:00 am | Homes

The Nautical Lines Residence surely deserves its name since it is a waterfront property in Singapore featuring a waving geometry and a design created by the Greg Shand Architects practice as a backdrop in a region filled by contemporary residential units. The curved elements on the road side set the tone for the overall nautical theme and the back side offers a view toward the ocean. The ceiling was clad in recycled teak wood to remind us of a boat…

AM Apartment by SuperLimao Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 11:00 pm | Apartments

The AM Apartment located in Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed by the SuperLimao Studio for a singly young executive who loves to cook and to entertain guests. Spreading over a surface of 180 square meters, the project went through several interventions for a larger array of recreational facilities. The lobby has a RGB lighting system to set the mood for the entire apartment and it then continues with ten door viewers, each of them offering a different Kama sutra image.…


Cheering Restaurant by H&P Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 10:00 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Cheering Restaurant is a project created by the H&P Architects practice with a design that is inspired from the ancient trees present through the Hoan Kiem district in the ancient city of Hanoi, Vietnam. The restaurant has a total floor area of 1000 square meters and its main structure is defined by the large wooden canopy sheltering the interior and at the same time creating a continuation of the areas from a dining area to the next. The timber…

Odette Winery by Signum Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 9:00 pm | Other

The Odette Winery designed by the practice of Signum Architecture is the third winery of the Plumpjack group and it is located in the Napa region of California, USA, offering a feminine aesthetic that visually represents the elegance of the wines produced here. The facility has an exterior with sweeping lines reminiscent of a swan’s wing and the name comes from a ballet character by Tchaikovsky. The natural environment communicates well with the façade due to its organic shape and…

MZ House by Basiches Arquitetos Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 8:00 pm | Homes

The MZ House designed by the practice of Basiches Arquitetos Associados is located on the seacoast in Guaruja, near Sao Paulo, Brazil and is comprised of a leisure pavilion that was restored with the original framework while the rest of the areas were removed to leave more room for the main zone. The pavilion is seen as a single element from outside with the walls and flat concrete standing out, while from inside the partitions made of timber coating help…

New Concordia Wharf Apartment by Inside Out Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 7:00 pm | Apartments

This apartment is built in the place of a former Grade II listed warehouse dating from the 19th century and it is located close to the old Bermondsey Docklands of London, England, featuring a design created by the Inside Out Architecture practice. The interior was restored to bring out the industrial charm while also incorporating the contemporary technology and large windows for the needed natural light. The wooden beams and ceiling was left exposed as well as the brickwork for…

Aesop’s store no. 100 by Snohetta

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 6:01 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Aesop is a company offering a large array of products for the skin, hair and body and they recently celebrated the opening of their 100th store which features a design created by the Snohetta architectural practice. Located in Prinsensgate, Oslo, Norway, the store spreads over a surface of 66 square meters and its main source of inspiration was the sensory experience offered by the products, so the materials and surfaces were the primary elements defining the space, some of…

Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 by Vertice Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jan 2015 6:30 pm | Homes

The Casa Playa Las Lomas I-05 located in Cerro Azul, Peru was designed by the Vertice Arquitectos practice to offer a panoramic view of the nearby ocean from a rocky and sandy hill site reaching a height of 48 meters above sea level. The house is comprised of two parallel volumes that would ensure a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean and there is a central circulation axis bringing them together leading to the swimming pool that overlooks the…

Apartment H+M by Studio destilat

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jan 2015 5:25 pm | Apartments

The Apartment H+M located in the 15th district of Vienna, Austria was designed by the Studio destilat to adapt a turn of the century space into a contemporary loft with classical elements. The apartment spreads over a surface of 1400 square feet and the historical parts were preserved to bring more complexity into the setting. The living room and kitchen were integrated into a single space and transformed into a children’s bedroom while an additional bathroom was added here with…

Musee Des Confluences by Coop Himmelb(l)au

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jan 2015 4:10 pm | Museums

The Musee Des Confluences located in Lyon, France is the centerpiece of a regeneration project created by the Coop Himmelb(l)au architectural practice at the junction of the two main rivers in the area, bringing a new dynamic and highly modern landmark in the region. The scheme incorporates the areas of technology, biology and ethics, serving as a leisure space as well as a museum and thus offering one of the main public gathering spaces of the city. The Plinth, the…

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