The Schuman Bridge by Explorations Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 8:05 pm | Bridges

The Explorations Architecture practice created a new connection to the historic center of Lyon, France with a bridge set between two other bridges from the early 19th century that cross over the Saone River. The bridge features two arches defining the open area above the water that acts as a small public area and viewpoint for the pedestrians. The Schuman Bridge, as it is called, is very light to become a part of the landscape and the supporting structure is…


NAU Restaurant by Sandra Moura

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 2:17 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The NAU Restaurant located in Brasilia, Brazil is a luxurious venue standing next to the Paranoa Lake and it was designed by the architect Sandra Moura in 2013 to bring a harmonious presence that creates a transition between the nearby sea and the concrete urban landscape. The designer began with the Mangai restaurant which was already completed for the same chain owning the NAU so the two projects were joined since they were occupying adjacent sites with only ten meters…

Schuler Villa by Andrea Pelati Architecte

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 1:12 pm | Homes

The Schuler Villa located in the village of Boudry, Switzerland was designed by the Andrea Pelati Architecte practice in 2010 as a dark monolithic structure standing on a narrow plot with collective housing surrounding it as well as a church and an older mansion. The structure spreads over three floors and is in the center of the village so the designers tried to find a solution to the limited openings while also ensuring the privacy of the inhabitants. The social…


Tokyo Loft by G architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 12:09 pm | Apartments

The Tokyo Loft designed by the G architects practice in 2014 is a unique apartment in the heart of the city and it replaces a 37 year old attic loft in a building with sloping ceilings and a raw industrial interior. The location is great due to the low rise apartment complex and easy access to a major highway so the designers converted the sloping ceilings into skylights to offer an unobstructed view of the surroundings and resolve the natural…

“Tournesol” Swimming Pool Refurbishment by Urbane Kultur

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 10:28 am | Other

The “Tournesol” Swimming Pool located in Lingolsheim, France was designed by the Urbane Kultur architectural practice in 2014 to update the 183 pools built in the country during the 1970s by Bernard Schoeller. The elegant structures have a good relationship with the surrounding due to the large sliding doors that provide sufficient natural light and the self sufficient domes make extensions quite difficult to create. The designers wanted to preserve the simple and efficient original design, so the extensions built…

Daocheng Yading Airport by GUD Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 9:25 am | Airports

The Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest-altitude civilian airport in the world at three miles above sea level and the placement of the project allows significant cuts in travel time to the remote region of Sichuan, China. Created by the GUD Group in 2013, the airport is on one of the largest ancient glaciers of Tibet Plateau and it incorporates flight terminals, an air traffic control building, a fire control center, storage warehouse for the cargo, a gas station and…

House Between The Trees By Architect Šebo Lichy

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 3:50 pm | Homes

The House Between The Trees is a residential project in Slovakia created by the Architect Sebo Lichy with a style inspired from the Tugendhat Villa of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that is recorded on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The terrain is surrounded by trees that defined the geometry of the house with its glass walls that allows constant visual contact with the garden nearby and also a great view of the region. The designers explain that…

Capitol Hill loft by SHED Architecture & Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 2:45 pm | Apartments

This loft in Seattle, Washington was remodeled by the SHED Architecture and Design studio to better suit the young couple inhabiting it and that their daily living patterns. The Capitol Hill loft spreads over a surface of 1702 square feet and it located in the 1310 East Union Building designed by the Miller Hull Partnership practice and receiving multiple awards. The original layout though lacked sufficient storage areas and the oversized hallway was taking too much space, so the designers…

Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 1:42 pm | Homes

The Fiii Fun House located in Buenos Aires, Argentina is an unconventional restaurant/café that is designed by the architect Iris Cantante as a setting where children and parents can enjoy themselves at the same time and in the same setting. The concept began with Mariela Vergagni and Diego Cores who are parents and thought such a place would be desired for more families, so they asked some expert help and ended up with the Fiii Fun House. The restaurant spreads…

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Safdie Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 12:31 pm | Museums

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas was designed in 2011 by the Safdie Architects practice to serve as a cultural center as well and it is comprised of two suspended wood buildings that span the ravine with a creek to create two ponds. The structures act as dams and as bridges that protect the natural landscape while the materials chosen for the buildings have been taken from the region and are comprised of wood, fieldstone and…

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