House in Hamble-le-Rice by LA Hally Architect

By : lau | 15 Sep 2014 11:04 pm | Homes

The House in Hamble-le-Rice is a Bauhaus home commissioned in the 1930s by the original starter of the famous tea company Sir Thomas Lipton as a part of the Crowsport Estate which was a group of homes designed by the architect Robert Cromie with an overview of the nearby marina. The home required a renovation due to its age and also an extension with a roof terrace to permit a better integration with the surroundings, so the practice of LA…

Harbin Taiping International Airport by Hassell

By : lau | 15 Sep 2014 10:01 pm | Airports

The Harbin Taiping International Airport in China was designed by the architectural practice of Hassell in 2010 with a capacity of 45 million passengers and a high quality aesthetic that acts as a gateway and hub for the region of North East China. The design began with a competition which was won by Hassell in collaboration with CNARDI, AYD and AIRBIZ and it was inspired by the identity of the city which is renowned as an “ice city”. The city…

The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

By : lau | 15 Sep 2014 8:57 pm | Offices

The Leadenhall Building located on 122 Leadenhall Street, London, England was designed in 2014 by the architectural practice of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for the British Land Company plc and Oxford. The office spaces have the shape of simple rectangular plates that reduce their depth by 750 milimetres to the apex. The structural tube is linked to the office levels and there isn’t any need for an additional vertical column. The support core to the north was designed as…

Devon Energy Center by Pickard Chilton

By : lau | 15 Sep 2014 7:53 pm | Offices

The Pickard Chilton architectural practice designed the Devon Energy Center in 2012 to consolidate the workforce into a single facility located in Oklahoma City, USA. The project doesn’t mean the structure alone, there are also several landscaped plazas and a park to improve the overall aesthetic and the tower has a three-sided footprint which permits it to stand out as a landmark from all the greater Oklahoma City. The tower spreads over fifty floors with a curtain wall that is…

Contemporary Bangkok Residence by Architects DBLAP

By : lau | 13 Sep 2014 5:13 pm | Homes

The practice of Architects DBLAP designed this two floor residential project with a series of interconnected volumes that offer a great view of the beautiful green site in Bangkok, Thailand. The home is structured around an inner courtyard which can be reached from all the rooms and the extensive use of glass surfaces permits the inhabitants to have a visual connection with the surroundings as well as filling the interior with natural light. The open layout doesn’t hinder the need…

Elegance with Central Park Views

By : lau | 13 Sep 2014 2:09 pm | Apartments

This apartment is on 15 Central Park West in the Upper West Side of New York and it provides the inhabitants with a stunning view of the Central Park, Hudson River from a wonderful contemporary setting. Spreading over a surface of 2761 square feet, the loft hosts an open living room, a dining area, library which can be converted into a third bedroom and all of them provide a view of the outdoors. The gourmet kitchen is easily accessed from…

The Clubhouse at London’s Mayfair by Area Sq.

By : lau | 13 Sep 2014 1:04 pm | Other

The Clubhouse located on 11-14 Grafton Street in London, UK is a private members’ club in the London’s Mayfair to provide the missing element between a business lounge and boutique hotel with a contemporary design created by the Area Sq. architectural practice. The open layout with coffered ceilings has recessed directional illumination and a bespoke staircase connects the two floors together. The interior focuses on flexibility and luxury with lounge spaces, informal meeting spots, high quality meeting rooms, boardrooms, desks…

Bookowski by KASIA ORWAT home design

By : lau | 13 Sep 2014 12:02 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Bookowski bookshop was designed by the architectural practice of KASIA ORWAT as a multicultural space where you can read, browse or listen to vinyl records into a contemporary setting that is highly functional even if the budget was limited. The layout was difficult to make efficient since the walls and floors finishing has to be preserved, so the designers used a modular shelving system similar to the ones found in IKEA which were distributed in a manner which can…

Brunnen 12

By : lau | 12 Sep 2014 10:23 pm | Apartments

Brunnen 12 is a luxurious contemporary apartment located in Mitte which is the central borough of Berlin, Germany and it is enriched by a dazzling collection of contemporary art as well as by the original design furniture pieces that can be seen throughout. The loft spreads over a surface of 135 square meters with a master bedroom, guest room, home office, living room and two bathrooms. There is a balcony allowing the inhabitants to enjoy the urban surroundings and the…

The Cyclops by NIO architecten

By : lau | 12 Sep 2014 9:19 pm | Other

The NIO architecten practice was commissioned in 2001 to design 12 sound barrier houses located on the road from Diependaal, Noord, The Netherlands as a part of a soundproof embankment in an exclusive residential district residing in the Hilversum woods. The site isn’t very welcoming, but the impressive design of the house brought customers to the project so the accommodation was a solved problem several years before finishing the structures. The noise level was reduced due to the screen of…

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