Theater De Stoep by UNStudio

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 2:05 pm | Other

Theater De Stoep opened on the 9th of October 2014 and it functions as a prominent cultural venue in the city of Spijkenisse, The Netherlands, featuring a design created by the UNStudio with a composition that wants to bring together the disparate elements of the interior programs with the aid of a white roof shape that stands out above the lower glass volume. There are two separate auditoriums and the clients wanted to “create a world of illusion and enchantment”…

Majunga Tower by Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 1:02 pm | Skyscrapers

The architectural practice of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes reinvented an office block tower in La Defense, France, by bracketing three vertical bands together into the articulated facades to create an asymmetrical 195 meter high tower that spreads over 39 floors. The three bands have different thickness and they define the resulting volume through an autonomy of shape, responding to the specific context of the tower with a base that connects it to the esplanade and with the gardens below while…

Cedar Park House by Peter Cohan

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 11:57 am | Homes

The Cedar Park House located in Seattle, Washington was designed by the architect Peter Cohan on a steep site that provided a great view while also collecting the water that could destabilize the slope so that it is strengthened, and all this with a minimal amount of energy. The concrete walls of the structure were cast on site and they define the main outdoor and indoor areas, improving the connection between the two. The walls form a Y shape that…

Victoria Brown Bar & Restaurant by Hitzig Militello arquitectos

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 10:52 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Victoria Brown bar and restaurant located in Buenos Aires, Argentina was designed in 2013 by the practice of Hitzig Militello arquitectos with a strong personal taste created according to the choices of the client to evoke specific steampunk elements. The restaurant was designed with a target audience in mind, so the period elements and sophisticated furnishings are combined with complex mechanisms and a dark, mysterious atmosphere. There are several “secret” doors clad in the brick of the hallways and…

Music Conservatory in Melun by DE-SO

By : lau | 11 Oct 2014 9:47 am | Education

The DE-SO architectural practice designed the Music Conservatory for the city of Melun, France with a modernist aesthetic that integrates with the surroundings, offering a music box-like structure with brick walls and a copper aluminum alloy cladding. The geometry fits well into the site and emphasizes the skyline, while the golden openings bring out the façade. The designers explain their choice of materials and tones as follows: the dark brick evokes the permanence of the building, while the copper-aluminum alloy…

Stylish new Villa in Vista Alegre, Ibiza

By : lau | 8 Oct 2014 10:35 pm | Homes

This luxurious and highly exquisite villa was recently built in the Vista Alegre gated community of the Ibiza Island, Spain and it offers direct access to the southern coast as well as an extensive terrace with a large swimming pool, barbecue, outdoor kitchen, alfresco dining, landscaped terraces and a great view of the coastline. The villa has four bedrooms, an open living area, a professional kitchen and the finishes and materials chosen for the design are all of the best…

Confetti Swimming Pool for the Grecotel Caramel boutique resort by Linea Light

By : lau | 8 Oct 2014 9:28 pm | Other

The Linea Light illumination company designed elegant Confetti Swimming Pool of the Grecotel Caramel boutique resort complex on the northern coast of Crete, Greece to enrich the holiday experience of the guests with a dazzling and relaxing setting. The large terrace has columns and exotic plants to bring out the spirit and tradition of the island with a combination of ancient and contemporary elements. The name of Confetti Pool comes from the illumination elements at the bottom of the pool…

Industrial-Style Loft in San Francisco

By : lau | 8 Oct 2014 8:32 pm | Apartments

Located on 355 Bryant 103, South Beach, San Francisco, this beautiful apartment was recently sold for the sum of 1.4 million dollars and it features a timeless aesthetic with two separate bedrooms, sleek finishes, a dramatic atrium ceiling and a spacious outdoor patio all in the center of the technology area of the city. Spreading over a surface of 2200 square feet, the interior is very warm and cozy due to the extensive use of red exposed brick and wood…

Sprint Accelerator by RMTA

By : lau | 8 Oct 2014 7:25 pm | Offices

The Sprint Accelerator is a collaborative space designed by the RMTA architectural practice in the Fortune 500 company for Sprint Corporation and it wants to act as a beacon for technology and entrepreneurship in the area on Kansas City, bringing ten companies each year for three months of intensive work to develop their ideas on subjects ranging from mobile software to the healthcare industry. After the three month program, the start-up companies can pitch their ideas to several established companies…

Cheese Bar at the Melia Sarria Hotel by estudiHal

By : lau | 8 Oct 2014 6:21 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Melia Sarria Hotel features a cheese bar designed by the estudiHal architectural practice with a vertical garden located in Barcelona, Spain to occupy the ground floor of the building with a great meeting point and dining venue. The project spreads over a surface of 400 square meters and has a great façade comprised of a wooden framework that has several patterns continuing indoors. The entrance is continues with a lounge where the visitors can rest comfortably and the central…

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