SSENSE Office by Humà Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2014 1:20 pm | Offices

The Ssense designer of clothes, shoes and bags commissioned the Huma Design studio to create their new office on the top of the 333 Chabanel building in Montreal, Canada to replace a former textile factory. The project contains an office space, studio and warehouse all with a contemporary aesthetic that is transparent and minimalist. The industrial elements of the factory are balanced with refined materials and the color tones are neutral black and white to follow the graphic signature of…

Lavazza by Studio Fabio Novembre

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2014 12:20 pm | Other

The Lavazza coffee manufacturer commissioned the Studio Fabio Novembre to design their stand at the Salone del Gusto located in Terra Madre, Italy where they unveiled the 2015 calendar with portraits of the African Slow Food Presidium producers taken by Steve McCurry. The stand took its inspiration from the purpose of the calendar which wants to offer a glimpse into the African continent with the Earth Defenders protecting their land. The idea was to bring the visitors into a setting…

Crump House by Room 11

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2014 12:18 pm | Homes

The Crump House is a warm contemporary residence set in the middle of the natural landscape in Tasmania, Australia and it was designed by the Room 11 architectural practice with an orientation toward the north to take advantage of the expansive views of the Derwent River and the nearby city of Hobart. Spreading over a surface of 1453 square feet, the house has a layout spread over a single floor with the living areas shaded by the overhanging roof and…

Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2014 10:18 am | Other

The Hudson Yards is a Master Plan designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates architectural practice to transform a desolate area of New York into a contemporary neighborhood with residential areas, offices, hotels and retails spots. The project is planned for 2018 but we already have renderings of the buildings with dynamic spaces between them. The designers want a zone where the housing offers are reasonable, with the latest sustainable features, great cultural features and a diverse architectural mix. The…

A Nomadic Micro-city by Stephane Malka

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2014 9:17 am | Other

The architect Stephane Malka wrote a book entitled ‘Le Petit Pari(s)’ in which he described a micro-city built as a voluntary ghetto as a response to the economic downturn and the dependency on mass production, offering a project that incorporates upscale volumes in a modular active system. The spaces are accessed through footbridges and were mounted on scaffolding so that it can be readapted with ease to provide other configurations. Public spaces were mixed between them and the residents are…

Casa Vogue by Alessandro Sartore

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Dec 2014 1:30 am | Homes

Casa Vogue is a residential project designed by the architect Alessandro Sartore to integrate into the natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the plants allowed to pass through the structure and thus bring more texture into the living areas. The project was designed for a dentist and art collector who wanted a house that had some of the characteristics of a showroom but with the warmth of a family retreat instead of the magazine cover look that is…

The World’s Largest Starbucks Store by Liz Muller

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Dec 2014 12:30 am | Stores / Showrooms

Starbucks opened a new store in its hometown of Seattle where it was first opened in 1971, to provide the city with the largest Starbucks coffee store in the world, located in the Capitol Hill of Seattle, Washington. The company has over 23000 stores throughout the world and this new location wants to bring the best to the city that started it all with two coffee bars, an in-house kitchen, a shop, a library with 200 books spanning over two…

Madrid Penthouse Exuding Rustic Flavor

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Dec 2014 11:30 pm | Apartments

This impressive penthouse is located in the center of Madrid, Spain although its design evokes a rustic style with bright interiors and a large terrace with an overview of the urban landscape. Each room is richly colored with bright accents and potted plants for a luxuriant, eclectic ambiance. The living area integrates the kitchen and home office with several wooden columns preserved from the former space in the places where the separating doors used to be. The modern furniture pieces…

The Nelson Bar by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Dec 2014 10:30 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Nelson Bar located on the bayside area of St Kilda, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, was designed by the practice of Techne Architecture + Interior Design as a setting where the customers can enjoy a large selection of drinks in a raw, rustic atmosphere. The client wanted a relaxed ambiance with a maritime theme to fit outdoor location, so the designers chose a timber clad with a large Kraken on the wall and recycled timber materials for a…

House in Rubianes by Nan Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Dec 2014 9:30 pm | Homes

The House in Rubianes is a small residence located in Pazo de Rubianes, Pontevedra, Spain which was designed by the practice of Nan Arquitectos as a concrete block with glass to connect it with the surrounding natural landscape, so that it could serve as a holiday retreat. The project spreads over a surface of 49 square meters and has parallelepiped geometry at the ground floor with an opening toward the south. The design is eco-friendly, minimalist and focuses on efficiency…

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