Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

By : lau | 12 Dec 2014 10:18 am | Other

The Hudson Yards is a Master Plan designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates architectural practice to transform a desolate area of New York into a contemporary neighborhood with residential areas, offices, hotels and retails spots. The project is planned for 2018 but we already have renderings of the buildings with dynamic spaces between them. The designers want a zone where the housing offers are reasonable, with the latest sustainable features, great cultural features and a diverse architectural mix. The…

A Nomadic Micro-city by Stephane Malka

By : lau | 12 Dec 2014 9:17 am | Other

The architect Stephane Malka wrote a book entitled ‘Le Petit Pari(s)’ in which he described a micro-city built as a voluntary ghetto as a response to the economic downturn and the dependency on mass production, offering a project that incorporates upscale volumes in a modular active system. The spaces are accessed through footbridges and were mounted on scaffolding so that it can be readapted with ease to provide other configurations. Public spaces were mixed between them and the residents are…

Casa Vogue by Alessandro Sartore

By : lau | 11 Dec 2014 1:30 am | Homes

Casa Vogue is a residential project designed by the architect Alessandro Sartore to integrate into the natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the plants allowed to pass through the structure and thus bring more texture into the living areas. The project was designed for a dentist and art collector who wanted a house that had some of the characteristics of a showroom but with the warmth of a family retreat instead of the magazine cover look that is…

The World’s Largest Starbucks Store by Liz Muller

By : lau | 11 Dec 2014 12:30 am | Stores / Showrooms

Starbucks opened a new store in its hometown of Seattle where it was first opened in 1971, to provide the city with the largest Starbucks coffee store in the world, located in the Capitol Hill of Seattle, Washington. The company has over 23000 stores throughout the world and this new location wants to bring the best to the city that started it all with two coffee bars, an in-house kitchen, a shop, a library with 200 books spanning over two…

Madrid Penthouse Exuding Rustic Flavor

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 11:30 pm | Apartments

This impressive penthouse is located in the center of Madrid, Spain although its design evokes a rustic style with bright interiors and a large terrace with an overview of the urban landscape. Each room is richly colored with bright accents and potted plants for a luxuriant, eclectic ambiance. The living area integrates the kitchen and home office with several wooden columns preserved from the former space in the places where the separating doors used to be. The modern furniture pieces…

The Nelson Bar by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 10:30 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Nelson Bar located on the bayside area of St Kilda, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, was designed by the practice of Techne Architecture + Interior Design as a setting where the customers can enjoy a large selection of drinks in a raw, rustic atmosphere. The client wanted a relaxed ambiance with a maritime theme to fit outdoor location, so the designers chose a timber clad with a large Kraken on the wall and recycled timber materials for a…

House in Rubianes by Nan Arquitectos

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 9:30 pm | Homes

The House in Rubianes is a small residence located in Pazo de Rubianes, Pontevedra, Spain which was designed by the practice of Nan Arquitectos as a concrete block with glass to connect it with the surrounding natural landscape, so that it could serve as a holiday retreat. The project spreads over a surface of 49 square meters and has parallelepiped geometry at the ground floor with an opening toward the south. The design is eco-friendly, minimalist and focuses on efficiency…

Micro Apartment by Vertebrae Architecture

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 8:27 pm | Apartments

The Vertebrae Architecture practice created this highly modern and efficient micro apartment in 2014 with a total surface of only 330 square feet but a completely functional interior located in Venice, California, USA. The color palette chosen is a neutral one with minimal tones so that the attention of the inhabitants focuses on the overall space instead of single items. Despite the really small size, the apartment has all the necessary programs incorporated with the kitchen connected to the bedroom…

Marronnier Park by METAA

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The Marronnier Park in Seoul, South Korea was designed in 2013 by the METAA architectural practice as a public space for the community that also brings a unity to the urban landscape through the way in which it connects the nearby facilities. The designers removed the unnecessary facilities so that only the needed information center and toilet remained as well as the outdoor theater to improve the cultural significance of the area. The landscape was also minimized to preserve the…

LR Sustainable House by Tecto Architecture

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 11:29 am | Homes

The Tecto Architecture practice designed the LR Sustainable House located in Buzau County, Romania with a style in which the orientation and shape of the building try to take advantage of the natural light. The south side is glazed and the location on the highest part of the site allows the home to enjoy a great view of the surroundings with the forest and plains nearby. The curves of the natural terrain were left unmodified so that the structure wouldn’t…

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