Refined Scandinavian Apartment

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 2:37 pm | Apartments

This cozy apartment located in Vasastan, Stockholm, Sweden is a contemporary space where some turn-of-the-century elements were integrated for a more comfortable and unified ambiance. The spaces are connected through the wooden parquet flooring which goes from the entrance hall to the lounge and kitchen which was sanded and varnished to last a long time. The apartment spreads over a surface of 102 square meters with large ceilings, a fireplace and a bright open layout with three generous windows in…

Rambla House by LAND Arquitectos

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 12:10 pm | Homes

The Rambla House was designed in 2012 by the LAND Arquitectos practice and it is located in Zapallar in the Valparaiso Region of Chile as a weekend retreat on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Spreading over a surface of 1323 square feet, the house has an interior that features a highly open layout to communicate constantly with the outdoors while also ensuring the protection of the inhabitants from the harsh climate of the coast which has strong winds and…

Adelphi Hotel by Fady Hachem

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 11:18 am | Hotels & Spas

The Adelphi Hotel located in Melbourne, Australia was recently redesigned by the architectural practice of Fady Hachem with a dazzling interior that is both bold and original. The hotel was repurchased in 2013 and this is when Fady Hachem were commissioned to refurbish it with an aesthetic that would make an impact while also ensuring the overall functionality of the project. The designers began from the idea of creating the first dessert themed hotel in the world and this led…

Lotus & Bamboo Tea Room by MINAX

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 10:12 am | Other

This impressive tea room was created by the MINAX design studio for the 2014 China International Aquilaria Culture Exposition and Living Space Exhibition as the ultimate space to perform the tea ceremony with lotus and bamboo as the main elements. The project is made from 500 bamboo pieces with six centimeters in diameter and they have different heights to create a sculptural setting which follows the shape of the ellipsoid space placed inside a cube. The bamboos have spot lamps…

Rabbit’s Tale by TidTangStudio

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 9:04 am | Offices

The TidTangStudio designed the office for the Rabbt’s Tale Co Ltd. digital creative agency in 2013 and it is located on the Phon Piya Alley of Bangkok, Thailand. The space is located in a building that used to host a two floor penthouse and there are spiral stairs in the center limiting the zones but also ensuring a connection between them. The company’s name evoked the idea of a group of people who enjoy creating stories and thus the designers…

The Toda House by Kimihiko Okada

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 8:01 am | Homes

The Toda House located in Hiroshima, Japan was designed by the architect Kimihiko Okada in a residential area developed on a perch that offers an overview of the Inland Sea and of Miyajima, so the project stands high above the ground level to take advantage of the sights. The owners wanted a home that would have a view over the roof of the neighbor house and since the residence is on the edge of the area it needs some space…

La Brea Affordable Housing by Patrick Tighe

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 4:47 pm | Homes, Other

The architect Patrick Tighe in collaboration with John V. Mutlow created the La Brea Affordable Housing project in West Hollywood, California in 2014 and is comprised of mix-use spaces with low prices for the former homeless LGBT youth and for people with disabilities. The building has a total surface of 50000 square feet and is placed to the north of the Santa Monica Boulevard in the City of West Hollywood. There are 32 apartments in total with a central courtyard…

Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 3:44 pm | Education

The Rotman School of Management is a part of the University of Toronto, Canada and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of KPMB Architects to host one of the most innovative business schools in the world. The school was rapidly successful due to the Integrative Thinking curriculum and this led to the need for a larger setting which was conceived as a global hub that would help the core philosophy of The Rotman School, namely to promote creativity…

Minimalist Apartment in Gdynia by Design Studio Dragon Art

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 9:13 pm | Apartments

This minimalist contemporary apartment was created by the Design Studio Dragon Art for a family of four and it is located in Gdynia, Poland. The designers were highly attentive at all the small details of the interior and most of the storage areas such as cabinets or closets were hidden behind panels or doors that open under pressure so that the visitors can only see the simple and clean layout. The loft is composed of two smaller ones that were…

Door19 by ArtKvartal

By : lau | 22 Oct 2014 8:06 pm | Other

Door19 is a restaurant, modern art gallery and bar all at the same time and it is located on the last floor of ArtHouse on 19 Serebryanicheskaya, Moscow, Russia with a design created by the ArtKvartal architectural practice. The project wants to bring the best street artists in Moscow and Europe together to decorate the uninhabited penthouse of the new ArtHouse building with ceilings of 12 meters in height. The setting was highly popularized by the Moscow press and even…

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