Whistler Public Library by Hughes Condon in Canada

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 12:15 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The Whistler Public Library is located in Whistler, BC, Canada and it was designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects. Next to the library you can find the largest park in this village and a pedestrian space also known by the name of Village Stroll. The project that involved the design of this library aims to offer facilities to the locals and tourists and to the people that love to spend time in the outdoors or people that want to enrich…

Cloister by Fabien Capello for Urban Office Monks

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 6:08 am | Other

Fabien Capello is a London-based furniture designer that not only plays with ideas when it comes to the design of some project, he also plays with words. His latest project is entitled : Cloister and it`s a very interesting choice if we look at the etymology of the word. ”Cloister” derives from “Claustrum” that is the Latin word for barrier, fence or enclosure. It also functioned as a verb that means to isolate from the word. The architectural cloister could…


Barra Funda I Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil

By : Mark V | 16 May 2015 12:05 am | Apartments, Interiors

The Barra I Funda apartment is located in the residential area of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a brand new building and it was designed by Kwartet Arquitetura. The owners of this apartment plan to have kids and they wanted a welcoming atmosphere, but since they are used to travel a lot, they want this place to act as a sanctuary as well. The living room has a special area called the “travel corner” where the couple can exhibit the things…

White Canvas by Kamat and Rozario Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 May 2015 6:04 pm | Offices

The White Canvas firm is an independent advertising agency and the practice of Kamat & Rozario Architecture used the name of the client as a motif in their design. They also tried to give an analogy to the Absolut Vodka Campaign in which artists had to express their ideas on a blank canvas shaped as a bottle. The client wanted several closed rooms for different meetings and discussions and each of these spaces was designed as a different canvas space,…

Modern house in Paço de Arcos, Lisbon

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 12:01 pm | Homes

This house acts as a shape-shifter since it was built out of several materials to recreate the idea of having various forms. It has been built on a sloping site in Alto do Lagoal in Paço de Arcos. Broad plain surfaces and some tension spaces were combined and used so that the light could reflect on the objects highlighting the geometry-thus creating a very nice illusion that the house actually changes shape and form during daylight. The client demanded that…

The Greenland Group Suzhou Center by SOM

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 5:57 am | Skyscrapers

The American architectural practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was the winner of a competition for designing a skyscraper in China. Their project for the Greenland Group Suzhou Center offered a design that incorporates into the building a tremendous window covering thirty floors. The multiple-purpose tower will be set next to the Taihu Lakein Wuijang and it will become a landmark for the city with its window that covers a third of the building and is set towards the old…

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 11:53 pm | Other, Urban

This project is located in Minhang and it is the largest single investment that the Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. made in China so far and it features a structure that spreads over a floor area of around 297000 square meters on a site of 119000 square meters. The project is designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Aedas and it began construction this year after a ground breaking ceremony. There are two sites planned, one is the Mapletree Business City…

Norwegian Office Residence in Sri Lanka

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 5:52 pm | Interior Design

The interior design firm of Dis. Interiørarkitekter designed the Norwegian Office Residence in the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The ideas they implemented aimed at offering a Scandinavian feeling to the interior and also offer a lot of functionality in a contemporary design. The clients, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wanted to promote the Norwegian design through the furniture, the lighting and the overall aspect of the residence. The designers tried to provide o contrast between the…

New Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany

By : Mark V | 14 May 2015 11:51 am | Landmarks, Museums

Another project led by Daniel Libeskind pops up. A decade has passed since the Jewish Museum opened in Berlin(another work done by Libeskind).Now the architect is in charge with the Dresden’s Military History Museum. Rumour has it that the projects are similar in more ways than one. The impact of the buildings is violent because the design fits the avant-garde pattern and the structure is pre-modernist. The main purpose of the design is to stay focused on history. Both museums…

Indigo by Bo Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 5:47 am | Homes

The architectural practice of Bo Design designed this chalet called Indigo with a raw modern look that combines marvelously the urban and new with the natural and organic aspect. The exterior is made from stone and wood in a rustic manner mirroring the surrounding and also offering a sturdy look. The interior on the other hand is very modern and hosts everything a home should have, all in a tasteful design that hints to the exterior butoffers a milder and…

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