Sea Facing Penthouse by Abraham John Architects

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:46 pm | Homes

The Sea Facing Penthouse is a project designed in 2011 by the practice of Abraham John Architects in Mumbai, India and it offers a highly contemporary residence which integrates well with the surroundings while also ensuring a comfortable living for its inhabitants. The project spreads over a surface of 3500 square feet and it combines two former apartments on the top floor of an older building, bringing the home up to date through fresh colors, natural textures, improved illumination and…

Mash by Ninetynine

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:28 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Mash bar in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was designed by the Ninetynine studio with boards made of compressed wood and a low ceiling that makes the tiny space feel even smaller but with a cozy ambiance. The bar is probably one of the smallest ones in the city with a surface of only 32 square meters and making it functional proved to be a challenge. The entire space inside is covered with oriented strand boards (OSB) which are made of…

Curzon boutique cinema in London by Afroditi Krassa

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:25 pm | Other

The new cinema in the Curzon boutique cinema chain of London, UK was designed by the Afroditi Krassa interior studio with a classical aesthetic which tries to reinvent the movie experience. The cinema curtains on the shopfront used to be a projection screen and the marquee was built in a digital format to be able to display static images as well as dynamic ones. There are four levels with a staircase bringing them together and the designers wanted a different…

Casa Kopche by Grupo Arquidecture

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:22 pm | Homes

Casa Kopche is a residential project designed by the Grupo Arquidecture practice and it is located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico offering an imposing white structure which acts as a contrasting element to the surrounding green courtyards. Spreading over a surface of 434 square meters, the house has a very open layout to maintain constant connection with the natural landscape and to allow abundant natural light to fill the interior. The main entrance has a stone wall protecting it from the…

Apartment D by Ippolito Fleitz Group

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:17 pm | Apartments

The Ippolito Fleitz Group designed the Apartment D in Stuttgart, Germany in 2011 for a young family and they used a neutral color palette with bright tones to make the loft seem more spacious as well as integrating the different areas into a cohesive whole. The interior geometry is highly complex and although the decorative elements are minimal the spaces appear as diverse with a contemporary aesthetic combining elegance with industrial touches. The floor plan has a rectangular layout and…

Hankook Technodome by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:13 pm | Uncategorized

The Hankook Technodome in Daejeon, Korea recently broke ground and it features a design created by the Foster + Partners architectural practice as an office area with fully developed laboratories to promote collaboration and innovation for the large number of technology and engineering corporations in the country. The layout of the building is arranged as a hand, with five fingers that host parallel work stations and industrial units. This position ensures the best interaction between the research labs and the…

The Vibeeng School by Arkitema Architects

By : lau | 18 Jun 2014 5:10 pm | Education

The Vibeeng School in Haslev, Denmark was designed by the Arkitema Architects practice with a playful red exterior and several external education zones to reduce the energy requirements for the project. The primary school is class 1 and it integrates various sustainability elements to increase the overall efficiency while also stimulating the children to learn in a challenging environment. The roof hosts skylights toward the north to improve the natural light inside and there are also several solar panels to…

Manerba del Garda by C+ farinaro lepore architetti

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 12:32 pm | Homes

Manerba del Garda is a residential project designed by the C+ farinaro lepore architetti practice in 2009 and it is located in Solarolo, Italy. The house uses a simple rectangular geometry and a façade composed of rocks to integrate with the landscaped surroundings. There aren’t too many openings toward the road side and the entrance here is made through a passage underground so that the home appears as a mysterious block for the passers-by and this ensures the privacy of…

Yelp! Headquarters by Studio O + A

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 6:22 am | Offices

Yelp is a multinational corporation which operates as an online urban guide and their headquarters in San Francisco, California was designed by the Studio O + A after they moved from a smaller site to a high-rise building in the Financial District. The project was designed as a vertical campus that would facilitate the interaction between the employees. The eighth floor has a fully equipped coffee shop, the fifth floor has a break room with window seating and there are…

HT Apartment by Landmak Architect

By : lau | 17 Jun 2014 6:12 am | Apartments

The practice of Landmak Architect refurbished this home called the HT Apartment in Hanoi, Vietnam and it is on the eleventh floor of an old condo building which is a part of the resettlement housing group, so it provided a highly inefficient layout that required a lot of work to make functional. The apartment spreads over a surface of 83 square meters and it had pool illumination and ventilation but the location of the project is relatively central and thus…

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