Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum by Sunlay

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:04 pm | Uncategorized

The Tianjin Qiaoyuan Bridge Culture Museum was completed in 2008 with the aid of the Sunlay architectural practice who modified the original structure so that the building’s outline was reformed. Located in Tianjin, China, the museum was designed as a “walking building” since it offers a layout that gives a view toward various changing sceneries. The designers wanted the structure to reflect the existing landscape and thus to integrate in it rather that stand out. Access to the museum is…

Chongqing Clubhouse by Pure Architecture

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:01 pm | Other

The Chongqing Clubhouse is a part of the Greenland Bund Center project together with 23 commercial buildings which were originally used as a real estate sales center for the project and it was designed by the Pure Architecture practice. The project is located on the south side of the mountain in the Hong’en Temple Forest Park in Chongqing and it offers a view toward the Jialing River acting as a connective element between the river and the mountain with an…

Amsterdam Apartment by DENOLDERVLEUGELS

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:18 pm | Apartments

The DENOLDERVLEUGELS studio renovated this apartment in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, occupying the top three levels of a building complex from 1925 and being inhabited by a Dutch family who lived abroad for a lot of years and decided to create their home here. The apartment spread over two floors originally and the original closed structure was transformed into a transparent space spreading over 300 square meters. The attic of the building was unused for a long time and the designers…

DROP XL modules by In-tenta

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:14 pm | Other

DROP XL are modules designed by the In-tenta studio in Barcelona and they are a part of the modular micro-architecture trend so that they can be easily transported and placed in various places, making them ideal for Eco-tourism. The modules are created with sustainable features and they offer a different housing solution for the travelers that want to try something different from the typical hotels while also having access to the same comfort and quality of design. The DROP XL…

Hôtel Chavanel by Peyroux & Thisy

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:11 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Peyroux & Thisy studio designed the Hotel Chavanel in 2013 and it is located in Paris, France in the Madeleine quarter which is one of the historic centers of the city. The renovation lasted several months with a contemporary look and refined fabrics and materials set on a mellow backdrop that ensures the relaxation of the clients. The architects Anne Peyroux and Emmanuele Thisy collaborated with the owner Sophie Charlet to create a setting inspired by lacework so that…

Disseny Hub Barcelona Offices for the Museum FAD & BCD by BAAS Arquitectura

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:43 pm | Offices

The BAAS Arquitectura practice designed the Disseny Hub Offices for the Museum FAD and BCD on the Placa de les Glories Catalanes 37 in Barcelona, Spain with an efficient layout and typical decorative elements for the region. The interior of the project is mostly defined by wallpaper collages to enrich the spaces and they are present in each of the multi-function rooms to symbolize design, fashion and the passing of time, as the architects have described their purpose. The small…

Situla Model Apartment by GAO Architects

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:39 pm | Apartments

Situla Model Apartment is a project designed by the GAO Architects and it is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The project has an open living area with a transparent curtain wall separating it from the hallway and the kitchen was placed in the center to be the heart of the apartment. The kitchen counter is made of oak wood and it has a construction pier as a base around it serving as a multifunctional element that can be either a cooking…

Casa Diaz by PRODUCTORA

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:34 pm | Homes

Located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, the Casa Diaz is a residential project designed by the PRODUCTORA architectural practice offering a structure which maintains a constant connection with its surroundings through a system of elongated rectangular volumes set on three different levels. The house is near a large lake and thus the side facing it is completely open. The sloping plot determined the stacking of the volumes and the zigzag placement was chosen to allow a generous space between them…

Bagnolet Town Hall by Jean-Pierre Lott

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:11 pm | Other

The Bagnolet Town Hall in France was designed by the architect Jean-Pierre Lott as a part of a larger project of urban regeneration for the suburb of Paris and the designer had to develop the hall as well as its plaza so that a closer connection with the buildings surrounding the site. The project is comprised of three sculptural slabs and the façade was scaled to the size of the existing town hall designed with a neoclassical aesthetic. There is…

Himalesque by ARCHIUM

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:09 pm | Other

The ARCHIUM Studio designed the Himalesque project in Jomsom, Nepal in the plateau set against a natural backdrop to offer a refuge from the local natural conditions and they employed a traditional aesthetic to solve the problems of the structure using a thick outer skin made of stone. The boundary wall divides the enclosed space to separate the various programs and functions and a gap can be made between the stone wall and the glass wall to create an inner…

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