Hello House by OOF! Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 5:35 pm | Homes

The Hello House located in the Richmond suburb of Melbourne, Australia was designed by the practice of OOF! Architecture in collaboration with the artist Rose Nolan who created the brick wall façade with the large Hello written on it. The project used to be a home from the Victorian era with a shop integrated next to it and the project became a contemporary one with the addition of the interactive HELLO sign. The shop became a creative studio and the…

Flats Renovation by EMBT

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 4:30 pm | Interiors

The practice of Enric Miralles – Benedetta Taqliabue (EMBT) was commissioned to renovate eight apartment units located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter in Spain, bringing the spaces to contemporary standards. The building went through extensive transformations during the Renaissance, Baroque and early 20th century while also being located in an area with a lot of historic buildings that were reconstructed after the bombings or fires that happened in the former century. The designers sought to create a cozy setting that reminds…


Capsule Hotel along the Seine by Menomenopiu Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 3:28 pm | Other

The city of Paris is always highly populated with tourists and their increase led to a lot of the urban areas being transformed into residential units, so the practice of Menomenopiu Architects came up with a solution that transforms the banks of the Seine River into short-term housing for visitors. The designers took their inspiration from the booksellers that can be found along the river and from the Japanese cabin hotels, building several small houses that are installed on platforms…

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra by Konior Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 2:26 pm | Other

The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra was designed by the Konior Studio in 2014 in the city of Katowice, Poland in a region that used to be a post-mining wasteland that went through the most extensive revitalization project in the country. The master plan wanted to redirect the abandoned site toward a cultural purpose since such an attempt would stimulate the entire region. The international competition for the design of the NOSPR Project was won by the Konior Studio with…

Vista Clara Residence by lineaaquitectura.mx

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 12:15 am | Homes

The Vista Clara Residence takes its name from the location on the La Vista Country Club which is one of the most exclusive areas of Puebla, Mexico and the contemporary home was designed by the practice of lineaaquitectura.mx on a sloping site. The residence spreads over a surface of 635 square meters with the main entrance placed on the middle floor and also accessible from the garage level through a staircase. The natural slope allowed the designers to create a…

Paasitorni Hotel by K25 Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 11:15 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Paasitorini was a fortress that was originally built for the Helsinki labor movement and in 2012 it was transformed into a hotel by the practice of K25 Architects adding a new wing to the early 20th century and 1950s facades. The project is made of granite and the new wing curves to act as a transitory piece with a façade made of ivory white bricks. Two of the sides act as filtering layers between the rooms and the inner…

Barão de Pirapitingui Apartment by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 10:15 pm | Apartments

The Barao de Pirapitingui Apartment located in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil was designed in 2011 by the practice of Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto with a contemporary style that integrates some of the features of the building in which it is set. The apartment is in one of the buildings designed by Botti Rubin with a brutalist architecture that is inspired from the trend of the 1960s. The loft spreads over a surface of 300 square meters and it is…

Sava footbridge by Arhitektura d.o.o.

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Bridges

The Sava Footbridge located in Radovljica, Slovenia was designed in 2007 by the Arhitektura d.o.o. practice, the same studio that designed the Ribja Footbridge in Ljubljana which we covered here. The bridge crosses the Sava canyon at Bled and its main purpose was to provide an additional crossing for the hikers in the area. The simple design with transparent edges permits a good view of the water and natural around the structure so that the passers-by can admire the surroundings…

La Brea Bakery by SF Jones Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 8:15 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The La Brea Bakery is located in Los Angeles, California and it was designed by the practice of SF Jones Architects with bread as the main theme of the location. The project spreads over a surface of 4750 square feet as the new flagship location of the bakery and the owners wanted a setting that serves as a jewel case for the wares. The bakery has a 25 year history and the designers wanted to show their legacy in the…

Riverview House by Bennett and Trimble

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 7:15 pm | Homes

The Riverview House is located in Sydney, Australia and it was designed by the architectural practice of Bennett and Trimble for a young family with a central courtyard that offers a view from the street all the way to the backyard. The roofline was sloped toward the northeast corner so that more natural light can pass into the courtyard and inside the house, with steel sun shades above the windows placed to add a bit of complexity to the minimalist…

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