Alston Bar & Beef

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 11:27 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Alston Bar & Beef is a new restaurant located in the catacombs below the Central Station of Glasgow, Scotland featuring a design created by the Jestico + Whiles architectural practice for the Glendola Leisure food and drink group which opened this summer. The restaurant specializes in Scottish steak produced locally and its bar offers a selection of the finest specialist gins in a setting with 80 seats decorated with a classical vibe. The name Alston comes from Alston Street…

GoDaddy Silicon Valley Office by DES Architects + Engineers

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 10:23 pm | Offices

GoDaddy is the largest domain name registrar in the world with over 12 million customers and over 4000 employees, and their new office in Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, California was designed in 2014 by the practice of DES Architects + Engineers to host a space which represents the company’s culture and philosophy. The space is connected through corridors that remind us of racetracks which even offer push-pedal-go karts that ensure easy, and fast, circulation from an area to another while also…

City Hall in Quebec by Affleck de la Riva Architects

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 9:18 pm | Other

The City Hall of Quebec, Canada moved into a historic convent built in 1881 after refurbishing it and adding a contemporary extension with the aid of the practice of Affleck de la Riva Architects. The project serves as the city hall and municipal offices with an aesthetic that wishes to create a dialogue between the heritage structure and its contemporary addition. The extension hosts an entry lobby, an elevator and a glazed staircase. The structure has a secondary entrance from…

Can Mo by Atlant del Vent

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 7:11 pm | Homes

Can Mo is a residential project designed in 2011 by the architectural practice of Atlant del Vent in the Balearic Islands of Spain, in a setting offering a stunning view and direct access to the Mediterranean Sea. The white exterior with flat roofs is typical for the region and the surrounding vegetation ensures a picturesque and protected environment where privacy is not an issue, so the designers implemented several outdoor terraces with covered areas for extra shading. The interior is…

Academy of Art Crafts by LCR Architects

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 6:07 pm | Education

The Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA) located in Auzeville-Tolosane, France is a project designed by the LCR Architects practice in 2013 to include the main building, the Technical Academy of Photography and Game Design as well as the student housing units in the same campus at a distance of 15 minutes from the center of Toulouse. The project has two levels of parking spaces where there are 55 reserved spots for the school and 60 for the residents. The entire…

Deronda Residence by Space International

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 12:10 am | Homes

The Deronda Residence located in Los Angeles, California close to the Beachwood Canyon, was designed by the architectural practice of Space International on the footprint of a previous structure. The residence is in the Hollywood Hills right under the Hollywood sign’s passing shadow and the structure has two rectangular volumes defining the main house which are shifted off each other’s axis to create a complex geometry and make the interior program stand out. The living areas are on the ridge…

Studio Kippenberger

By : lau | 8 Sep 2014 11:04 pm | Apartments

Studio Kippenberger is the agency that revolutionized audio videography and this space used to be the creative quarter of the firm located in Kreuzberg, Berlin and is currently put on sale for the sum of 1.2 million Euros. The apartment has the unique feature of incorporating a car elevator which permits the owner to exit the automobile straight to the fourth floor where the loft is located. The bright interior has an open plan living area with a working space…

Textured Tower by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

By : lau | 8 Sep 2014 10:01 pm | Other

The sculptural Textured Tower is a project designed by the practice of Coll-Barreu Arquitectos in 2012 for fire training and it is located in Miribilla, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain, proving that a simple training space can become a ground for experimentation and discovery. The tower has a height of 32.5 meters and its concrete structure compresses the project with a framework assembled by industrial procedures but covered in handmade external molds. The instruction given were minimal and only as recommendations, so…

Beef & Liberty by Spinoff

By : lau | 8 Sep 2014 8:56 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Beef & Liberty is an impressive gourmet burger restaurant located in Hong Kong which features a design created by the Spinoff studio with an art wall done by the street artist Cyrcle with a classical vibe of dark brown and gray tones to portray a mythological scene. The restaurant is in an area where there are a lot of boutiques and cafes so the large flow of people needs a lot of seats and an open layout that would ease…

Office and Showroom of Architectural Workshop Sergey Makhno

By : lau | 8 Sep 2014 7:51 pm | Offices

This elegant showroom and home-workplace was designed by the architectural workshop of Sergey Makhno and it is located in Kiev, Ukraine, offering a different working environment in which the clients and the employees feel inspired at the same time so that they feel the need to experiment and break boundaries. The studio has a surface of 200 square meters with a rich choice of materials varying from concrete, stone and glass to copper, bronze and several wood types. The sanitary…

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