Qods Mosque by Arash G. Tehrani

By : lau | 27 Jan 2015 7:21 pm | Monuments

The Qods Mosque is located in one of the most crowded areas of Teheran, Iran and it was renovated in 2011 by the architectural practice of Arash G. Tehrani with an aesthetic that improved the overall functionality of the project while also removing the non-Islamic elements present in the former construction. The tent-shaped building had an unfinished minaret and the designers added a semi-transparent façade that would somewhat cover the structure while creating a skyline defined by a dome, gate,…

Villa G by Audrius Ambrasas Architects

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 4:52 pm | Homes

The Villa G residential project is an impressive project created in 2014 by the practice of Audrius Ambrasas Architects and it is located in Vilnius, Lithuania in the Pavilnian Regional Park, offering an exterior that has fluid shapes and natural materials to integrate perfectly into the landscape. The roof curves to connect with the ground and there are timber pergolas extending the shape of the main structure to add an overall interesting and unusual geometry to the whole. The layout…

Jovial Office Building Design by Resignation Media

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 3:40 pm | Offices

theCHIVE is a comical entertainment site and their office space in Austin, Texas was redesigned by the Resignation Media studio who also redesigned the office of the Resignation Brewery beer line and the Chive Charities non-profit philanthropic organization that are all located in the same building. The office project spreads over a surface of 14,000 square feet and it was renovated over a period of 18 months to provide community lounges, bars and beer chutes along the work spaces as…

Rio Perdido by C2 Arquitectura, Vida Design Studio, Project CR+d, Garnier Arquitectos and Ousia Design

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 2:40 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Rio Perdido hospitality concept is located close to a thermo-mineral gorge in Costa Rica and it features eight registered springs, multiple pools and two ecosystems spreading over a surface of 600 acres and designed through the collaboration of C2 Arquitectura, Vida Design Studio, Project CR+d, Garnier Arquitectos and Ousia Design. The project began with a “respect policy” which stated that the site would be left as is, so no land movement was made for the construction. The construction materials…

Nokia Headquarters in Sunnyvale

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 1:40 pm | Offices

The Nokia is a leader in network infrastructure, location-based technologies and advanced technologies with a new Headquarters opened recently in Sunnyvale, California that wants to make its employees feel as comfortable as possible. The interior wants to recreate the peace and coziness you have at home, so instead of using the neutral tones that are usually seen in an office environment, they opted for rich colors and a strong palette that leaves a lasting impression on the visitor. The work…

El Patio House by Lucas Mc Lean

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 12:34 pm | Homes

The El Patio House is a residential project located in the gated community of Costa Esmeralda on the Atlantic coast at a distance of 390 km from Buenos Aires, Argentina and it features a design created by the architect Lucas Mc Lean in 2013. The designer had the layout set around small space that is sheltered to protect it from the strong winds and winter cold. The holiday home had to be available for use in all seasons, so the…

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Lyons and Conrad Gargett

By : lau | 24 Jan 2015 11:32 am | Urban

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital located in the Southbank Precinct of Brisbane, Australia is a specialist pediatric teaching facility with an exciting façade that ensures tertiary and quaternary health services in a structure spreading over 12 floors that was designed through the collaboration between the Lyons architectural practice and Conrad Gargett. The bright colors, with green and purple tones, integrate well into the nearby parklands and are joyful enough for a space designed with children in mind. The roofs are…

An Architect’s Apartment in Beirut by Karim Andary

By : lau | 22 Jan 2015 3:09 pm | Apartments

The architect Karim Andary created his dream home in Beirut, Lebanon after spending a period of over 20 years in Paris, so after living in small apartments he wanted to take advantage of the existing space by maximizing the layout. The living spaces created are very modern and feel spacious due to the removal of any partitions and a linear layout continued with large windows. The wall in the lounge area brings a sculptural element to the interior while also…

Eagle View Suite at the Iso Syote Hotel

By : lau | 22 Jan 2015 1:05 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Iso Syote Hotel in Finland offers a suite that provides a great view of the nearby national park through a structure spreading over two floors in which even the roof is made of glass so that you enjoy the beautiful landscape from a setting where all the amenities are taken care of. The Eagle View Suite is in the southern wing of the hotel and it has a living room with fireplace on the ground level as well as…

Leo Burnett Moscow by Nefa Architects

By : lau | 22 Jan 2015 12:01 pm | Offices

Leo Burnett is an advertising company founded in 1935 in Chicago and it currently has 85 offices with over 9000 employees, and their new office in Moscow, Russia was designed by the practice of Nefa Architects in 2014 to represent the signature style of the brand. The designer Maria Yasko explained the thinking process and said that “the idea to use glasses as the central expressive feature of this space was not born at once” and they considered the stars…

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