Luanda Multisports Pavilion by Berger Arquitectos

By : lau | 8 Nov 2014 3:25 pm | Sport Arenas

The Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Angola was designed by the practice of Berger Arquitectos to improve the quality of life in the region while also promoting the prosperity of the area and its cosmopolitan life. Angola was selected to be the first African country to host the rink Hockey World Cup in 2013 and this pavilion was created to serve as the main venue for the competition, as a symbol for the event. The pavilion has a capacity of 12000…

Villa Snagov by DOOI Studio

By : lau | 8 Nov 2014 2:14 am | Homes

Villa Snagov is a residential project designed by the DOOI Studio on a narrow site that is placed between a forest and a lake in Snagov, Romania to provide the owners with a quiet natural setting. The designers employed a contemporary approach with a complex geometry and extensive glass surfaces since there isn’t any concern for privacy in the area. The project developer Daniel Ciocazanu explained the creative process thus: “the starting point was the intention to offer that feeling…

Photo Loft by Rad Design

By : lau | 8 Nov 2014 1:10 am | Apartments

The Photo Loft was named this way because it is inhabited by a photographer and it is located in Toronto, Canada, featuring an interior created by the Rad Design studio that completely demolished and rebuilt the project. The extensive renovation contains custom shelves and displays to exhibit the extensive antique camera collection of the owner as well as his books. The predominant materials inside are reclaimed wood and metal to combine a warm tone with industrial features. The bedroom has…

Hotel Basiliani by Domenico Fiore

By : lau | 8 Nov 2014 12:07 am | Hotels & Spas

The Basiliani Hotel was designed by the architect Domenico Fiore on an uneven site in Matera, Italy with a beautiful exterior and a warm ambiance inside to ensure the complete comfort of the guests. The hotel is in the heart of Matera Sassi which is one of the oldest settings with evidence of human occupation from the Neolithic Age and the designers wanted to explore this fact by employing a minimalist aesthetic which is inspired from the traditional cave-houses to…

Syzygy Office Frankfurt by 3deluxe

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 11:03 pm | Offices

Syzygy is an international digital marketing agency and their office in Frankfurt, Germany was designed by the award winning architectural practice of 3deluxe in 2012 that transforms the interior of a building in central downtown into an inspiring working environment. Spreading over a surface of 950 square meters, the designers tried to integrate the corporate culture of the company into the setting so a free-form structure was integrated into the existing design to create a unified setting planned with a…

Esquimalt house by Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 9:59 pm | Homes

The Esquimalt House was designed the architectural practice of Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses and it is located on a steep site that offers a view of downtown Vancouver, the Lion’s Gte Bridge and Burrard Inlet. The street and the main floor have been divided into three distinct areas to create a transition between the downward path beginning with several concrete platforms passing through an ornamental orchard and then with a staircase to the courtyard. The courtyard has reflecting ponds to…

RE-USE by Global Architects

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 8:55 pm | Apartments

The RE-USE project is located on the top floor of a Dutch mansion from 1902 and the practice of Global Architects was commissioned to restore the traditional function of the rooms without interacting with the spatial experience. The apartment needed several contemporary features and the main area is the space containing the living room and dining area with two minimalist closets built along the walls to ensure sufficient storage space as well as a hidden fridge. There is natural light…

Tavira Hotel Extension by Campos Costa Arquitectos

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 7:50 pm | Other

The practice of Campos Costa Arquitectos was commissioned to add an extension to the Hotel of Tavira, Portugal which was built in 1971 by the architects Barros Da Fonseca and Paiva Lopes with an aesthetic that is characteristic for the period. The extension preserves the identity of the original structure while adding extra functionality as an outdoor terrace with a timber roof canopy and offering an overview of the swimming pool. The extension is at the rear of the hotel…

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction by Botao Landscape

By : lau | 7 Nov 2014 6:48 pm | Urban

The Town River in Zhangjiagang, China has a length of 2200 meters with a width of 12 meters and nearly half of it was covered by sewage since the 1990s leading to an environmental threat so it needed extensive redesign which was carried out by the Botao Landscape studio. The designers wanted to start from the concept of a City Parlor as the center of a commercial area that would also ensure pollution control and the recovery of the natural…

Center Court Villa by DADA Partners

By : lau | 5 Nov 2014 9:31 pm | Homes

The Center Court Villa located in New Delhi, India was designed by the architectural practice of DADA Partners with a contemporary style that is open to the backyard while also integrating a lot of luxurious features. The project has no less than six bedrooms and a large living area with glazing surfaces and sliding screen doors that ensure a visual connection with the two courtyards, one to the north and the other one to the south. There are two parallel…

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