Dragspelhuset by 24H-architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jun 2015 5:24 pm | Homes

The Dragspelhuset is an extension to the original cabin that dated from the late 1800s sitting on the shore of the Ovre Gla Lake in the reserve of Glaskogen, Sweden and it is a project created by 24H-architecture built in 2004. Due to the building regulations building is not allowed near the shore but this building was already there so this was an exception. The architecture firm created an extension that is able to adjust according to the climate surrounding…


Prime Nature Residence by The Department of Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jun 2015 11:22 am | Homes

Designed by The Department of Architecture located in Thailand, this contemporary residence in Bangkok tries to offer an open home, without caring about privacy and thus having no walls or fences but allowing a great view and ensuring the residents have their private lives secured through the way the building was planned. Each home in the community tries to find alternative ways of ensuring privacy and renounce the obstructions that walls bring. With a lot of verandas inside and courtyards,…

Basque Culinary Center by Vaumm Arkitektura

By : Mark V | 2 Jun 2015 5:18 am | Education, Infrastructure

A unique building, for both its purpose and for its design is the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian, Spain. Designed by Vaumm Arkitektura, this edifice is a center and monument of Spanish cuisine. Here there is a joint effort of students, researchers, companies and government towards the improvement of the culinary tradition and the building aims to give inspiration, shelter and support to its visitors. The design gives the impression of a stack of five dishes from afar, one…


Tea Houses by Swatt | Miers Architects

By : Mark V | 1 Jun 2015 11:06 pm | Homes

Swatt Miers Architects completed in 2009 this Tea House design in Silicon Valley, California. Actually they designed three tea houses in a grove of Oak tree where one can find shelter and tranquility while enjoying a cup of tea. The tea houses are designed as minimalist glass pavilions with a steel frame and are set on raised surfaces. Lying in-between the oak trees, the houses are of different sizes and each of them has its own set role. One is…

South African Villa by Nico van der Meulen

By : Mark V | 1 Jun 2015 5:02 pm | Homes

Nico van der Meulen Architects have designed this amazing contemporary home in the heart of South Africa with cutting edge technology and eco friendly materials. The layout of the home centers around the double volume living and dining area which is placed on a platform to enhance the views towards the garden. The kitchen is more private and not entirely enclosed leading to the indoor pool area. The indoor pool area and living area are enclosed with stacking frameless glass…

Clerkenwell Loft by KMK Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2015 10:58 am | Apartments

This impressive contemporary loft can be found on Pear Street, in the Clerkenwell area of London and it was designed by the local practice of KMK Architects Ltd. The apartment is spread over three floors with a highly functional design that has terraces towards the south on all the levels. The location also ensures a lot of street parking space and the chic design combines efficiently minimalism with elements of style to ensure a comfortable but not over pretentious interior.…

Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez by Studio Ory

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2015 4:56 am | Hotels & Spas

Located on the magnificent French Riviera in Saint-Tropez, the Hotel Sezz was designed by Studio Ory to offer all the comfort the guests might want nestled in the elegant and luxurious shape that also takes care of the environment through several ecological additions. The starting point was the ruin of a 3 star hotel which was completely transformed through the vision of Jean-Jacques Ory into a haven of relaxation that carries his signature throughout. The hotel presents itself as a…

Celio Apartment in Rome by Carola Vannini Architecture

By : Mark V | 31 May 2015 10:50 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The practice of Carola Vannini Architecture did a wonderful job reorganizing this apartment in the Colosseo area of Rome, Italy. The apartment enters into the kitchen and living room,which are designed as connected for extra space. This body is planned as a separate volume from the rest of the house, and is separated from the ceiling and floor through a line of LED lights that give a terrific effect. The kitchen also has a couple of sliding glass doors for…

pavilion of dream terraces by H&P architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:45 pm | Other

This building is just a concept for now but it looks wonderful and original, trying to offer a modern approach to the traditional Vietnamese architecture. Since Vietnam is known for its wet rice cultivation and the way they grow it is on terraced fields, this part of Asia was also settled on agriculture and it has become its tradition. The practice of H&P architects designed the Vietnam Pavilion for the 2015 Milano Expo and tried to incorporate agriculture and architecture…

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf by MAGK illiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 10:39 am | Education, Urban

The south region of Vienna issued a competition in 2008 for the creation of a new child care centre due to the increased birth rate and the project involved the extension of the 19th century “Grunderzeit” school by the addition of eight primary school classes, an after-school care club and a kindergarten equipped with a kitchen. The project was won by the MAGK illiz association of architects and their project proposed a breaking up of the structure into L-shaped bodies…

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