Rabothytta by Jarmund/Vigsnaes

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 10:13 pm | Other

Rabothytta is one of the 500 refuges in Norway and it provides a remote retreat for the trekkers passing through the Okstindan Mountains near the highest peak of the country which is Oksskolten. The hut was designed by the architectural practice of Jarmund/Vigsnaes for the Norwegian Trekkers Association and the isolated site provided a difficult problem for the construction team. The designers created a compact structure that wouldn’t have any protruding parts that could be disturbed by the weather and…

Trendyol Headquarters by Habif Architecture

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 9:06 pm | Offices

Trendyol is the largest fashion e-commerce company in Turkey and its headquarters were designed by the practice of Habif Architecture in 2013, trying to create a parallel between the company’s philosophy and the interior of the office. The interior has an open layout that ensures easy access to the social spots and there are several axes which organize the units along with a rail system that allows easy transport. The entire headquarters spreads over a surface of 6000 square meters…

Taichung Condominium Tower by Richard Meier & Partners

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 7:58 pm | Skyscrapers

The Taichung Condominium Tower is the first building designed by the architectural practice of Richard Meier & Partners in Taiwan and it is located close to the center of Taichung in proximity to the Taichung City Hall, Opera House and Convention Center, being planned to be completed in 2018. The project has a height of 163 meters and will host 110 apartments. The tower is actually comprised of two smaller towers that communicate via a central core and the northern…

Paradox House by KLab Architecture

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 6:52 pm | Homes

The practice of KLab Architecture designed the Paradox House in 2013 which is located in Peania, Athens, Greece, a picturesque setting that provides ample opportunity for great views. The residence spreads over a surface of 250 square meters and is inhabited by a young family. The layout of the interior is open and tries to bring as much light inside as possible, so the angles of the structure were carefully considered to protect the home from the northern winds while…

Afrykarium Oceanarium by Arc2 Fabryka Projektowa

By : lau | 15 Oct 2014 5:49 pm | Other

The Afrykarium Oceanarium is a monolithic structure located in Wroclaw, Poland which was designed by the local architectural practice of Arc2 Fabryka Projektowa and it depicts the highly varied marine life of Africa in its five halls. The structure is made of black concrete and has a surface of 160 x 60 meters to match the dimensions of the centennial hall across a small park. The façade toward the east has a void in its curved shell to leave space…

House Van der Watt by Wolff Architects

By : lau | 14 Oct 2014 2:17 am | Homes

The practice of Wolff Architects designed this residential project in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa in collaboration with botanists so that a clearing could be found in the protected vegetation of the region to host the new house. The residence was oriented to take advantage of the best views and it integrates into the natural setting with three separate blocks that have a fairface cement brick façade as the rocks around it. The separation into three blocks was done…

Penthouse B by Edward Siegel

By : lau | 14 Oct 2014 1:13 am | Apartments

The Penthouse B in Soho, New York City is a luxurious home refurbished by the architect Edward Siegel in collaboration with the interior designer Ernest de la Torre which transformed the duplex from a raw space into one that is inspired from the East-Asian aesthetic, modernism of the 1960s and the art deco. The penthouse features three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and no less than four outdoor terraces to provide a stunning view of the surrounding urban landscape. The…

Kezmarske Hut by Atelier 8000

By : lau | 14 Oct 2014 12:10 am | Other

The competition for the design of a lodge on the high Tatra Mountains of Slovakia had a proposal by the Atelier 8000 architectural practice called Kezmarske Hut and it has the geometry of a cube volume rotated on one of its corners. The hut features an autonomous design that ensures its function throughout the year so that it can host adventurers during all seasons and its sustainable elements provide all its needed energy supply. The pictures will easily show you…

VicSuper Workspace by Gray Puksand

By : lau | 13 Oct 2014 11:06 pm | Offices

VicSuper is a non-profit superfund run that has five advice centers spread through Australia and their head office is located in Melbourne with a design created by the Gray Puksand architectural practice to emphasize the company’s values into an open layout and efficient setting. The VicSuper are renowned for their concern about the environment, so the entire office is filled with pots of plants to provide fresh air while also bringing a natural tone to the predominantly neutral interior. The…

Tokinoie by ASOstyle

By : lau | 13 Oct 2014 11:01 pm | Homes

The ASOstyle architectural practice designed this residential project called tokinoie which is located in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan and features an aesthetic that wants to serve as a healing home for a family that wanted to honor the memory of their ancestors. The property was previously owned by the father of the inhabitants and, as an act of remembrance, the designers reused the materials of the old home to incorporate them into a more contemporary design so that the…

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