Tokyo Loft by G architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 12:09 pm | Apartments

The Tokyo Loft designed by the G architects practice in 2014 is a unique apartment in the heart of the city and it replaces a 37 year old attic loft in a building with sloping ceilings and a raw industrial interior. The location is great due to the low rise apartment complex and easy access to a major highway so the designers converted the sloping ceilings into skylights to offer an unobstructed view of the surroundings and resolve the natural…

“Tournesol” Swimming Pool Refurbishment by Urbane Kultur

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 10:28 am | Other

The “Tournesol” Swimming Pool located in Lingolsheim, France was designed by the Urbane Kultur architectural practice in 2014 to update the 183 pools built in the country during the 1970s by Bernard Schoeller. The elegant structures have a good relationship with the surrounding due to the large sliding doors that provide sufficient natural light and the self sufficient domes make extensions quite difficult to create. The designers wanted to preserve the simple and efficient original design, so the extensions built…

Daocheng Yading Airport by GUD Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 9:25 am | Airports

The Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest-altitude civilian airport in the world at three miles above sea level and the placement of the project allows significant cuts in travel time to the remote region of Sichuan, China. Created by the GUD Group in 2013, the airport is on one of the largest ancient glaciers of Tibet Plateau and it incorporates flight terminals, an air traffic control building, a fire control center, storage warehouse for the cargo, a gas station and…

House Between The Trees By Architect Šebo Lichy

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 3:50 pm | Homes

The House Between The Trees is a residential project in Slovakia created by the Architect Sebo Lichy with a style inspired from the Tugendhat Villa of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe that is recorded on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. The terrain is surrounded by trees that defined the geometry of the house with its glass walls that allows constant visual contact with the garden nearby and also a great view of the region. The designers explain that…

Capitol Hill loft by SHED Architecture & Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 2:45 pm | Apartments

This loft in Seattle, Washington was remodeled by the SHED Architecture and Design studio to better suit the young couple inhabiting it and that their daily living patterns. The Capitol Hill loft spreads over a surface of 1702 square feet and it located in the 1310 East Union Building designed by the Miller Hull Partnership practice and receiving multiple awards. The original layout though lacked sufficient storage areas and the oversized hallway was taking too much space, so the designers…

Fiii Fun House by Iris Cantante

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 1:42 pm | Homes

The Fiii Fun House located in Buenos Aires, Argentina is an unconventional restaurant/café that is designed by the architect Iris Cantante as a setting where children and parents can enjoy themselves at the same time and in the same setting. The concept began with Mariela Vergagni and Diego Cores who are parents and thought such a place would be desired for more families, so they asked some expert help and ended up with the Fiii Fun House. The restaurant spreads…

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Safdie Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 12:31 pm | Museums

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas was designed in 2011 by the Safdie Architects practice to serve as a cultural center as well and it is comprised of two suspended wood buildings that span the ravine with a creek to create two ponds. The structures act as dams and as bridges that protect the natural landscape while the materials chosen for the buildings have been taken from the region and are comprised of wood, fieldstone and…

Northern Rivers Beach House by Refresh * Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 11:25 am | Homes

The Northern Rivers Beach House located in South Golden Beach, Australia was designed in 2014 by the Refresh * Architecture studio as a part of a dual occupancy development with an efficient layout and sustainable elements incorporated. The design was created with subtropical features for a temperate climate so there are extensive balconies and outdoor vistas with a combination of metallic sheets and wooden surfaces for the façade. The balanced exterior wants to integrate with the landscape around it but…

Youth to Youth by batlab

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 10:23 am | Apartments

The Youth to Youth located in Budapest, Hungary is a contemporary loft created in 2014 by the batlab architectural practice and it is inhabited by a young couple so the designers could try out daring concepts like the bright colors or the two stairs bedroom to reduce the need for space. The bed stands above the door since it was what the clients wanted and it led to a complex geometry inside that extends to the corners of the room…

Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 9:20 am | Other

The Tepoztlan Lounge is one of several buildings available for rent as communal gathering spaces for parties or more formal events and the project was designed by the architectural practice of Cadaval & Sola-Morales. The region is occupied by a small town standing in the rocky landscape to the South of Mexico City and it still has a well preserved historic center with deep roots that were described and praised by artists who chose it as their weekend retreat. The…

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