K West Hotel & Spa

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 8:01 pm | Hotels & Spas

The K West Hotel and Spa is the name of the reinvented BBC Building Kensington House built in the 1960s and recently redesigned to update the interior and reflect the rich musical heritage of the venue in London, UK, where celebrities like Bob Marley, Bowie, The Kinks, Roxi Music and plenty more played or were guests. The transformation into a hotel made it become even more sought after by the musicians playing at nearby venues like O2 Shepherds Bush Empire…

Miranda Law Firm by Rita Pinto Ribeiro

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 6:57 pm | Offices

The Miranda Law Firm designed by the Rita Pinto Ribeiro architectural practice in 2014 is located in one of the iconic office buildings of Lisbon, Portugal and is the headquarters of an international law firm, incorporating meeting rooms, an auditorium and an outdoor patio that can serve as a group office or lounge area. The project is spread over four floors with a surface of 1000 square meters each and the arc shape of the building plan is emphasized by…

Olive House by LOG-URBIS

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 5:51 pm | Homes

The Olive House located on the Pag Island, Croatia was designed by the LOG-URBIS architectural practice as embedded in the slope to the southwestern side of the Stara Novalja Bay coast so that it can hardly be noticed from the sea, making it quite unique. The residential project spreads over a surface of 6028 square feet with an opening toward the Mediterranean and is built with traditional Pag stone and wood for the window shades and ship decks. The sloping…

A House in a Moshav by Rotem Guy Interior Designer

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 1:13 pm | Homes

The Rotem Guy interior designer was commissioned to bring up to date a residential project from the early 1950s located in the Porat moshav in the Sharon plain in the central part of Israel. A moshav is a cooperative agricultural community that was pioneered by the Labour Zionists and this wan was built for a Jewish immigrant family coming from Libya. The original structure was quite typical for the houses built by the Jewish Agency in 1951, meaning it was…

Parque Toreo by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 12:09 pm | Other

The Paque Toreo is a mix-use complex located in Naucalpan, Mexico which is the most developed suburban area to the north of the Federal District and it was completed in the winter of 2014 with a design by the Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos practice. The project wants to be a landmark and focal point of a larger reorganization master plan that wants to begin the economic and social recovery of the Toreo-Naucalpan corridor as well as of the Toreo-Reforma zone. The…

Taipei Univesity Library by LIAO Architect & Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 11:07 am | Landmarks

The Taipei University Library located in the Sanxia district of New Taipei City, Taiwan was designed in 2014 by the LIAO Architect & Associates practice to emphasize the culture and history of the region which was important for porcelain art. The designers changed the typical single-entrance, vault-like library layout with a more open one which encourages free flow and easy access to knowledge and aside from the books, the space gives access to all the media sources possible for the…

DATRI & DASA Homes by [mavarq]

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 12:50 am | Homes

The [mavarq] architectural practice designed the Datri and Dasa residential projects located in Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo, Mexico as two parts of a whole sitting on two adjacent plots. The exterior had to be similar, but the interior layout required different planning, since the DASA house needed continuous open spaces, easy access to the outdoors and an entertainment area on the upper level, while the DATRI house needed to have more partitions. The houses are occupied by two brothers during…

Apartment in Moscow by Yevhen Zahorodnii

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 11:47 pm | Apartments

The architect Yevhen Zahorodnii designed this elegant contemporary apartment located in Moscow, Russia with an open layout that wanted to preserve the connection between all areas of the apartment with a cohesive ambiance. Spreading over a surface of 1184 square feet, the apartment contains a living room with the kitchenette integrated, a hallway, two bathrooms and bedrooms. The bright walls make each area seem more spacious and dark granite panels bring a contrasting touch that also creates an elegant vibe.…

Admiral Music Lounge by IDEA International

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 10:43 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Admiral Music Lounge located in Giessen, Germany was designed by the IDEA International architectural practice in 2014 receiving international celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Rihanna or Eminem. The project had a dazzling opening with a fashion show and the new look makes the famous nightclub appear brighter and better than ever with improved light and sound systems. The dance floor was created to be unique since it is a 3D installation with the DJ area made entirely…

Suspended Walkway Between Buildings by Zalewski Architecture Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 9:41 pm | Other

This suspended walkway offers an original and exciting new way of accessing buildings through a walk-on balcony above the center courtyard of a structure located in Gliwice, Poland and it was designed by the Zalewski Architecture Group. The courtyard is quite dull and the view from the third floor office needed some diversity, so the designers added a green path to change the view of the inhabitants as well as bring them a new way of relaxing or taking a…

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