Maison des Fondateurs by BIG

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 6:06 am | Museums

The Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has commissioned the BIG architectural practice to expand their headquarters at the historic workshop complex in Vallee de Joux, western Switzerland where they first began their work in 1875. The extension project wants to add a spiraling museum rising from the landscape in order to welcome the visitors and offer a new attraction to them. The project designed by the practice of Bjarke Ingels is comprised of a pavilion which spirals into the ground with…

The Terraced House by Shaun Lockyer Architects

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 6:03 am | Homes

This Terraced House in Brisbane, Australia was designed by the practice of Shaun Lockyer Architects with the idea of providing a family home where the owners can live a happy life. The structure has a very complex geometry which tries to integrate with the landscape, so it creates an elevated courtyard to the side which was originally occupied by a post-war cottage. The cottage was refurbished and extended with a contemporary aesthetic. The house has a bright interior with an…

Noble Quran Oasis by Mecanoo

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 5:53 am | Other

The Noble Quran Oasis competition which wants to create a spatial and visual experience in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, received a proposition from the Mecanoo architectural practice from the Netherlands and it involves a structure which references the ancient Islamic cities through its poetic aspect that are inspired by the Arabic calligraphy. The arid landscape wants to encourage growth through culture and the structure takes care of the guests by ensuring an intimate retreat. The city is located in a…

Juulsbjergparken by RAVN Arkitektur

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 5:50 am | Other

Juulsbjergparken is a housing complex designed by the RAVN Arkitektur practice in 2013 and it is located in the Bredballe countryside, near Vejle, Denmark, combining two-floor townhouses with flats that offer an overview of the surroundings from their terraced layout. The terraces and patios are all oriented toward the south where there is a forest and from an architectural point of view they are quite simple, spreading over one or two levels to ensure appropriate settings for different needs. There…

FG Residence by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 3:04 pm | Homes

FG Residence is located in Araraquara, a city in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil and it was designed by the Reinach Mendonca Arquitetos Associados practice in 2011 with a contemporary style. Spreading over a surface of 1099 square meters, this country home is inhabited by a family which spends some of the seasons in their hometown, so it is oriented toward relaxation. The living areas are large and with an open layout organized in an L-shape to face the…

Castro Café by Romi Khosla Design Studios

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 3:00 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Castro Café is located in a University Campus in New Delhi, India and it was designed by the Romi Khosla Design Studios in 2010 as a social hub for the campus. The project spreads over a surface of 890 square meters and it is near the Auditorium, Cultural Center and Mass communication venue. Although the conditions of the region are extreme since summer can have temperatures of over 45 degrees centigrade and winters go below 5 degrees, most student canteens…

Wieden+Kennedy New York Office by WORKac

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 2:56 pm | Offices

The offices of the Wieden + Kennedy advertising agency in New York were designed by the WORKac architectural practice with an aim of reducing the individual workspaces to a minimal to open up enough room for different collective spaces. The office spreads over a surface of 50000 square feet and most of it is occupied by meeting spaces or gathering areas with various sizes and privacy levels since these are the most efficient and important zones in an advertising agency.…

Residence in Ancient Korinthos by Spiros Papadopoulos Studio

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 2:50 pm | Homes

The Spiros Papadopoulos Studio designed this residential project in Ancient Korinthos, Greece on a site which featured a 12×12 meter excavation area in the southern side and this determined the layout of the entire home. The building sought to integrate itself with the historic surroundings at a symbolic and at a functional level. The square shell encloses the entire structure and is a borderline for the excavation area. Inside the shell the house was constructed as an independent building with…

The Devoid Tower by Daniel Caven

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 2:47 pm | Skyscrapers

The Devoid Tower is a project created by Daniel Caven to explore ways in which passive systems can be introduces into the high-rise design to take advantage of the location in the River North area of Chicago which has abundant sunlight and a windy climate. The central volume was pierced by a void after testing the structure with parametric and environmental analyses so that it is adapted to the environmental conditions of the region. The energy and wind tests showed…

Scandinavian Apartment Defined by Exquisite Taste

By : lau | 14 Jun 2014 2:44 pm | Apartments

This impressive yet simple apartment is located on the Hvitfeldtsgatan street in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden and it follows the typical aesthetic choices of Scandinavian design to great success. The minimalist design integrates the living room with the kitchen to increase the space inside while allowing natural light to enter through the numerous windows on the inclined walls. There are two bedrooms and the most attractive part of the apartment is the dining area which is placed in a…

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