Casa Lomas II by Paola Calzada Arquitectos

By : lau | 23 Aug 2014 9:10 am | Homes

Casa Lomas II is a luxurious residential project designed by the practice of Paola Calzada Arquitectos in 2013 and it is located in Mexico City, Mexico, maintaining the orientation of the original structure created in 1976 to take advantage of the great view without any concern about privacy. The renovation created a more open layout and wanted to improve the transition between the outdoors and the interior with courtyards, gardens and terraces visible from each room. The unnecessary partitions were…

Rabot Tourist Cabin by JVA

By : lau | 23 Aug 2014 9:06 am | Homes

The Rabot Tourist Cabin is a part of the Norwegian Trekking Association and it was designed by the JVA architectural practice to be included in a system of lodging facilities spread through the country, this one being close to the glacier at Okstindan at an altitude of 1200 meters above the sea level. The climate in the region is very harsh and thus the structure had to withstand heavy winds and snow, having a secondary hut at a distance of…

Two-Room Swedish Apartment

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 7:17 pm | Apartments

This impressive apartment in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden is located in an Art Nouveau building and it features a small but efficient contemporary setting with a welcoming atmosphere and a lot of decorative elements to create a distinct setting. The apartment spreads over a surface of 57 square meters and it is comprised of two rooms and a kitchen with additional attic space for storage. The living area is bright and open with white walls, ceiling and flooring as…

CocaCola Headquarters in Berlin by NPS Tchoban Voss

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 7:11 pm | Offices

The Coca Cola Headquarters designed by the NPS Tchoban Voss architectural practice in 2013 is located on Stralauer Allee 4 in Berlin, Germany on the site of the former Osthafen and next to the River Spree, an area that has access to great public transport and is highly popular for its attractions. The structure spreads over seven levels and its aesthetic adapts to the surrounding urban landscape but built with unique features and highest standards of design. The shape of…

Breath Box by NAS architecture

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 7:07 pm | Other

This unique project was designed by the NAS architecture practice for the Festival of Lively Architecture which is held annually in La Grande Motte, France and it consists of a waterfront pavilion called Breath Bow as a means of activating your senses while interacting with it. There is a reflective wall toward the sea recreating the water’s images and while the wind creates ripples you can also experience them on the wall. The interior has graphic light patterns that modify…

Yerger Residence by Chen + Suchart Studio

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 7:03 pm | Homes

The Yerger Residence was designed by the Chen + Suchart Studio and it is located in Phoenix, Arizona with a view of the Camelback Mountain which the project tried to capture through a concrete base with a floating steel clad volume above it. The entrance from the street side is accompanied by a koi pond and a negative edge pool can be seen and accessed from the main public areas as well as from the master suite. The sliding glass…

Koltsovo Airport by Nefaresearch

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 6:55 pm | Airports

The VIO lounge of the Ekaterinburg Airport was designed by the Nefaresearch architectural practice for persons who have to travel often and spend a lot of time in airports between check-in and flights so the lounge becomes a second office space for them. Two oval structures with a complex geometry define the lounge and the largest one hosts the bar and a food court where you can work on your laptop or enjoy a cup of coffee on a cozy…

Waterfall House by Dick Clark + Associates

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:59 pm | Homes

The Waterfall House located in Austin, Texas was designed by the architectural practice of Dick Clark + Associates for a single family and it combines a contemporary aesthetic with efficient design and a great integration with the surrounding landscape. Standing on the hills to the west side of Austin, the residence offers an overview of the city skyline and this was achieved through a raised foundation. The eastern façade hosts the main areas and this is where the transition from…

Saint-Lazare priory by Agence Jouin Manku

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:54 pm | Other

The Saint-Lazare priory in the city of Fontevraud, France was recently refurbished by the Agence Jouin Manku to transform its interior into a hotel and restaurant as a part of the redevelopment of Fontevraud Abbey and its four priories dating from the Middle Ages. The stone structure was complemented with wood, metal and various fabrics that bring a contemporary tone to the original structure which was used as a hospital and hospice for nuns until the 1980s when it was…

London Penthouse Apartment by Amos and Amos

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:50 pm | Apartments

Located on 21 Wapping Lane in London, UK, this penthouse apartment was refurbished by the architectural practice of Amos and Amos who were appointed by Ballymore to redesign the space as a luxurious contemporary residence that takes advantage of the splendid views. The metropolitan aesthetic is suitable to the location and the layout was designed to create a hierarchy inside with the master suite as the top priority, simulating the amenities available at the luxury boutique hotels. You have access…

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