S-House by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 4:35 pm | Homes

S-House is a project designed in 2013 by the practice of Yuusuke Karasawa Architects and it is located in Oomiya, Saitama, Japan, featuring a complex and contemporary geometry to capture the various activities and offer diversity to the inhabitants. There are two floors with a surface of 50 square meters crossing over on a site with a surface of 100 square meters and each level was quartered. The eaves at the center of the ceiling height intertwine with the elevated…

Open-Space Studio in Cordoba by Martha Ramirez

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 3:32 pm | Apartments

This studio apartment is in the Codroba countryside to the south side of Spain and it offers a contemporary design with an open layout that makes the most of the limited space available. The project spreads over a surface of 42 square meters and it was created by the interior designers Martha Ramirez with a completely open floor plan that only has a separate area which is the bathroom. The living room combines rich colors with the white walls and…

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge by RFR

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 2:31 pm | Bridges

The Leon Blum Viaduct is a bridge across a high speed rail station and the Boivre river valley in the center of Poitiers, France featuring a design created by the RFR architectural practice in 2014 as a line that connects the historic part of the city to the east with the suburbs toward the west. The bridge is a part of a larger urban renewal program that includes the recently built theater and it replaces a pedestrian structure to incorporate…

Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 7:16 am | Other

Bibliotheque du Boise is a library set between Thimens Boulevard and Marcel-Laurin Park in Montreal, Canada and it was designed by the Lemay architectural practice who is one of the leading integrated environment design firms in Canada after their acquisition of the Daniel Arbour & Associes, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. The livrary has a surface of 5000 square meters and was created to integrate perfectly with the surrounding landscape, since it serves as a connection point with the…

Water Tower Transformed into a Home by Bham Design Studio

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 9:12 pm | Homes

The small village of Steenokkerzeel in Belgium features a water tower built between 1938 and 1941 that was out of use and it was recently bought by the local businessman Patrick Mets who transformed it into a modern residential project with the aid of the Bham Design Studio from Brussels. The tower has a height of 30 meters and it was converted into a family home in 2007 after being abandoned for decades. The different levels are connected through a…

Vintage Modern Loft – Vancouver’s Brewery District

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 8:09 pm | Apartments

This cozy loft located in the brewery district of Vancouver combines industrial and vintage elements into a modern setting created by theMACNABS real estate brothers. The project was created in six weeks as a family affair with the interior design done by Judy Weber while the concept design is by Jordan and Katie Macnab. The apartment has a double height living area with a view of the Northshore and a patio which is quite a rare sight in the Vancouver area.…

The New Lobby at Swissôtel Zurich by IDA14

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 7:06 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

The New Lobby at the Swissotel in Zurich, Switzerland is an impressive feat of elegance and modern design with a unique atmosphere that combines the new with the timeless while also adding new areas such as a library or working area for business travelers. The lobby is the first place you see when entering into a hotel and it is also the last area you see when leaving, so a comfortable setting and an efficient layout are essential. The new…

Screenworks office by HLM

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 6:04 pm | Offices

The Screenworks office is a business setting for new and emerging companies in London, UK and it features a design by the HLM architectural practice with organic furnishings and industrial tones blended together into a modern mix. The project begins on the ground level with a reception foyer that is in direct connection with the former industrial use of the building where radio and television sets used to be manufactured. The gray concrete floor continues the industrial aesthetic and you…

PM Residence by Spagnuolo Arquitetura

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 5:00 pm | Homes

This modern apartment is located in Londrina, in the Parana state of Brazil and it was designed by the practice of Spagnuolo Arquitetura in the corner of a residential area with palm trees around to ensure privacy and a natural setting. The designers blended organic elements into the project with two facades toward the streets to protect the living areas from the passers-by and the volumes are predominantly made from stone, wood and glass. From the entrance you reach the…

An apartment by the Baltic Sea by Cobo Design

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 3:56 pm | Apartments

The Cobo Design studio created this contemporary apartment located by the Baltic Sea in Gdynia, Poland, after going through a demolition stage that would allow the inhabitants to have a more open layout. The kitchen and living room are integrated into a single space and a long mirror in the entrance hall adds more light indoors as well as making it more spacious. The master bedroom has two additional long windows and you can see a predominantly neutral tone in…

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