Family House J20 by DAR612

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:50 pm | Homes

DAR612 is the name of the architectural practice who designed this residential project located in Zagreb, Croatia called simply Family House J20 for a family of four. Completed in 2010, the large home is sited on a gentle slope and thus a T-shaped floor plan was chosen to permit a view from both levels and a maximum orientation toward the south and west. There are two elements juxtaposed to define the main structure, namely a longitudinal wind with a white…

Lomocubes by Motta Papiani Architetti

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:48 pm | Other

Lomocubes is the name of a condominium designed by the Motta Papiani Architetti practice overlooking the shore of the Lugano Lake on Via Sassa in Massagno, Switzerland and it wants to push forward the standards for residential living through the connection between the interior and the surroundings from each unit’s living room. The project was completed in July 2013 and the apartments were reserved to a selected clientele. The structure combines top-quality architecture with a sophisticated environment to create a…

Aldeia do Mato Nautic Club by Cannata e Fernandes

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:42 pm | Other

The Aldeia do Mato Nautic Club located in Abrantes, Portugal is the result of combining self-sufficient design with innovative technology that would ensure its mobility. Designed by the Cannata e Fernandes architectural practice in 2005, the modular structure can be easily installed in different places without altering the original construction too much and with as little impact to the environment as possible. The modules have a total surface of 27 square meters and were created to provide housing solutions in…

Blood Center by FAAB

By : lau | 17 Jul 2014 12:39 pm | Other

Located in Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland, this project was created by the FAAB architectural practice in three phases, beginning with the construction of the new Regional Blood Center building, creating a shelter for a mobile blood center bus afterwards and in the end creating space for the first specialized Center for Blood Cancer Diagnostics in Poland. The first phase of the project was completed in 2013 with the blood collecting unit, patient rooms, storage spaces, medical laboratories and blood radiation laboratories,…

Casa Val by Jaime Rouillon Arquitectura

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:49 pm | Homes

Casa Val is located in San Jose, Costa Rica and it was designed in 2012 by the Jaime Rouillon Arquitectura practice with an imposing modern aesthetic that offers a great view from each room of the home. Spreading over a surface of 560 square meters, the residence is on a sloping terrain that is enclosed with a stone wall, but due to the vertical development this doesn’t hinder the view, while ensuring the privacy of the inhabitants. The complex geometry…

Streamsong Resort by Alfonso Architects

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:45 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Florida, USA was designed in 2014 by the Alfonso Architects practice with a design that is inspired by the paleontological history of the place featuring a vertical stacking program. The lodge has four layers: the Submersion, below the water, the Bank where the water and land come together, the Canopy, in the shape of a sheltered aviary home above the trees, and the Sky. The Submersion hosts the AcquaPietra spa, the SottoTerra fine dining…

Zimmer Head Office by Gray Puksand

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:26 pm | Offices

Zimmer is a world leader in musculoskeletal health solutions and their headquarters in Australia were designed by the Gray Puksand architectural practice with two floors hosting the office spaces and an additional level for the warehouse and logistic departments as well as the staff facilities. The company stayed in an office for ten years before moving into this one and this meant that some serious changes could be implemented to improve the company’s growth and efficiency. The client wanted a…

Caffè dell’Oro

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Caffe dell’Oro is a dining venue in Florence, Italy, only a few steps away from the Portrait Firenze Hotel and near the Medieval Ponte Vecchio. The Caffe dell’Oro is a part of the hotel and it offers a break on the banks of the Arno River with an overview of the gold workshops. The dining experience offered here is cooked only with the best ingredients by the executive chef Peter Brunel who received a Michelin star when he was 28…

Tahan Villa by BLANKPAGE Architects

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:17 pm | Homes

The Tahan Villa is located near the Bay of Jounieh in Kfour, Lebanon and in order to take advantage of the beautiful view, the designers from the BLANKPAGE Architects practice created several platforms below and a suspended horizontal box above which respects the sloping terrain but still allows the inhabitants to have a panoramic view. The rocks nearby gave the inspiration for the structure which appears as a massive volume that seems to hover above the landscape. The project also…

Tiny Studio Outside Madrid by Berio Bernardini Arquitectos

By : lau | 16 Jul 2014 5:08 pm | Interiors

This small studio is located in a mountainous region outside Madrid, Spain and it hosts a family of three under a design created by the practice of Berio Bernardini Arquitectos. The project spreads over a surface of 269 square feet where the designers replaced the original space with two wooden boxes that create the living room and the bedroom. Due to the small size, a lot of space saving solutions had to be implemented like the folding table which is…

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