Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão by OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 5:16 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Linx Hotel International Airport Galeao in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was designed by the practice of OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo in 2013 near the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport to attract tourists, business people and persons in transit. The hotel has two separate buildings to host the social areas and services in a separate volume from the apartments and they are connected through a walkway on the first two floors. The proximity to the airport imposed some height limitations…

Nagyerdo Football Stadium by BORD

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 5:07 pm | Stadiums

The Nagyerdo Football Stadium in Debrecen, Hungary was designed in 2014 by the BORD architectural practice in the middle of a forest which is in the heart of the city with protected oak trees. The Nagyerdo wild forest is a part of a large-scale reconstruction and the stadium is a part of the development to draw the area into the city circulation as a city park that would provide a new green area. To encourage a healthier lifestyle, the area…

Geodesic Dome by NRJA

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:56 pm | Other

The NRJA (No Rules Just Architecture) design studio proposed a project for a 120 square meter Geodesic Dome that can be erected anywhere due to its prefabricated off-grid design that is well insulated and self-supporting. The dome is well insulated; there is a solar collection system and a rainwater collection system on the roof that would make the home suitable for locations ranging from the desert to the coldest areas. The layout of the dome ensures natural ventilation and there…

Yacht Club De Monaco by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:52 pm | Other

The Yacht Club De Monaco in Monte Carlo is the centerpiece of the remodeled harbor and it was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice next to the water’s edge to provide new sporting and social facilities. Entrance to the complex is made via a glazed courtyard giving access to the first floor where the club room, bar restaurant and a swimming pool area located. On the next level there are office spaces for the executive staff and several…

High Country House by Luigi Rosselli Architects

By : lau | 25 Jun 2014 4:49 pm | Homes

Armidale in New South Wales, Australia is a city where rural life and culture meet so this High Country House tries to combine the two into a contemporary expression of the surroundings with a design created by the Luigi Rosselli Architects practice. The clients themselves have a flourishing agricultural business and also occupy white collar jobs, so their home is a reflection of their lives, overlooking a valley from a peak at a height of 1000 meters. The climate in…

House Birkensee by LABVERT

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:28 pm | Homes

House Birkensee is a duplex located on a lake to the south of Vienna, Austria and it features a design created by the LABVERT architectural practice. The main purpose of the home is to be a summer vacation residence and due to its natural environment the designers used a lot of glass surfaces to provide a direct access to the outdoors and a permanent view of the lake. The foundation of the home is a wooden deck and two large…

Paris Apartment by Antoni Associates

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:25 pm | Apartments

The Paris Apartment spreads over an entire floor of a historical building in the sixteenth district of Paris and it features a design created by the Antoni Associates architectural practice in 2008 which combines the undertones of Africa with the romantic aesthetic of the city in which it is located. Entrance to the penthouse is tone through a lower level into a foyer and it gives access to the guest bedroom suite as well as to the double volume library…

Smena Fitness Club by za bor architects

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:21 pm | Other

The Smena Fitness Club in Moscow, Russia was designed in 2014 by the Za Bor Architects practice and this is their third sports related project, envisioned as a large fitness venue with high quality equipment and an original aesthetic. The project began after the client spent almost half a year to find a suitable premise for the Club since they needed a space with high ceilings and good insulation. Located on the fourth floor of the Steletskaya Sloboda business center,…

S-House by SDeG

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:13 pm | Homes

S-House is a project designed by the SDeG architectural practice with a bulbous aesthetic that clearly makes it stand out from its neighboring structures in Chennai, India. The choice for the style was due to the rigid edges of the site and the apparently gelatinous concrete envelope has double walls to mitigate the heat gains. There are also air gaps and a customized glazing management system to provide natural ventilation. The home spreads over a surface of 110 square meters…

Mauritshuis museum in Hague by Hans Van Heeswijk Architects

By : lau | 24 Jun 2014 5:09 pm | Museums

The Mauritshuis museum in Hague, The Netherlands which was built in the seventeenth century as a private residence for Count Johan Maurits needed to undergo extensive renovations during the last two years which was carried out by the practice of Hans Van Heeswijk Architects. The museum hosts a collection of artworks created by artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Steen or Rubens and the number of visitors along with the needs of modern day required some updates to be made such as…

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