Comete Jewelry Store in Milan by Studio Apostoli

By : Mark V | 5 Jun 2015 6:15 am | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

Studio Apostoli is a company known for its projects that revolve around the field of concept design. They designed the wonderful Comete Jewelry Store located in Milan, Italy- the store representing the famous brand Comete. The designers were inspired from the motto of the company “Romanticamente schierati” (lined up in a romantic way) when they chose a combination of styles to encapsulate both feelings and emotions and reasons and rationality into one big design. The design does have an impact…


Pushkinsky cinema by za bor architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 12:10 am | Other, Urban

The Russian designers Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev of the practice of za bor architects updated the Pushkinsky cinema as a renovation of the original cinema which preserves the original historical volume while adding modern elements of expression linking the old and the new through the shape and the materials used. The cinema was originally opened in 1961 with the name of Rossiya Theatre as the first post-war building in Moscow. It had 3000 seats and still hosts the Russian…

The new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:08 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The brand new Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects and, just a couple of days after it was finally opened, almost everyone considers it as being one of the most beautiful libraries in the whole world. The main focus is on the grand atrium, a massive impressive five story space that copies the style of the famous modernist MC Esher. The colour palette of this library is neutral but the books do seem to have a surreal effect…


JWT Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 12:05 pm | Interiors, Offices

The company JWT that stands for J. Walter Thompson is one of the most famous advertising agencies in the world. Probably that’s why they wanted new headquarters and a new image and this is when Clive Wilkinson Architects stepped in and took care of the project. The new headquarters can be found in New York and the Wilkinson Architects collaborated with DEGW –that made some research to see what the client envisioned about the company- and also with HOK New…

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:03 am | Education, Infrastructure

iArc Architects designed the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. The project aimed toward an optimization of the buildings energy conservation and the nearby Kyonghi Palace also had to be taken into account as a possible discrepant monument next to an ultramodern neighbor. The Institute has a square shape and is covered by reflecting glass, thus having a minimalist, even plain, exterior which quite literally reflects the surroundings as was required. The interior on the other hand…

The Mercedes House residential project by Ten Arquitectos

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 11:55 pm | Other

The guys behind architectural firm Ten Arquitectos have designed a beautiful project called the Mercedes House on the western edge of Midtown Manhattan in New York, USA. The project is a massive zigzagging block that bends in order to preserve the urban design of the streets and through this it also manages to offer the inhabitants access to the views and light that they need during the day. Overall it covers three quarters of a block, and thus it will…

Dom Arquitectura Office in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 5:48 pm | Interiors, Offices

Located in Barcelona, in the past this architecture studio functioned as a store, thus being isolated from the outside. The plan was to completely change the design and structure of the building. The interior space was opened, continuous glass was used and open iron carpentry without the use of studs to let the natural light fill the space. Even if the space seems open now, thanks to dark gray screens the space has privacy, too. The iron is gray painted…

The uber-stunning O-14 Tower in Dubai

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 11:45 am | Skyscrapers

It’s a 21 stories high tower and it’s located in the middle of the business area in Dubai. The structure of the building is made out of concrete and the façade has beautiful designs that seem to have the texture of lace, making the building be open to views, light and air. It has a modern aspect, lacking the normal columns and walls that are found in most towers nowadays. There are modulations on the façade of the tower-on its…

Daegu Gosan Public Library by Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2015 5:41 am | Education, Other

The Daegu Gosan Public Library was designed by the architects Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Adrian Yau as a portrayal of knowledge through a temple where it is shared and spread. It is designed as a place where ideas can be shared and information can be accessed either in the form of books or the newer mediums of digital information which are extremely popular in Korea in general. The library also focuses on the local culture trying…

UFCU Ben White Branch in Austin, Texas

By : Mark V | 2 Jun 2015 11:28 pm | Other

University Federal Credit Union’s Ben White Branch in Austin, Texas was designed by the firm of Jackson and McElhaney Architects with the idea of giving shape to the environmentalist mission of the credit union. The way they wanted to enliven this is through the way in which the building adapts and responds to its surroundings. They paid careful attention to its orientation, the kind of glass they used and the way it was compartmented, the shade and lighting, and also…

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