Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:30 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Boa Nova Tea House in Matosinhos, Portugal was created in 1963 by the architect Alvaro Siza and he recently renovated the project to host a restaurant with the same setting as the original space. Access to the tea house is made via several platforms and stairs that bring the clients into a sheltered space with a low roof canopy. The painted concrete walls protect from the strong sunlight while also opening toward the surrounding landscape and offering glimpses of…

Interior DI by INT2 architecture

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:28 pm | Interiors

The INT2 architecture studio visualized this private residential suite called Interior DI in 2014 which is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia for a young couple, creating a large open living area with the functional areas well defined and with a bedroom placed in a separate room. The apartment had a balcony which was integrated into the apartment to extend the living area with the dining zone and a large window offering an overview of the forest. The living area includes…

New Theatre in Montalto di Castro by MDU Architetti

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Other

The New Theatre in Montalto di Castro was designed by the practice of MDU Architetti in 2012 to express the experience of attending the theatre through architecture as well as to create a landmark in the area that is located in the Montalto Province of Viterbo, Italy. The region has an Etruscan history and is currently near the largest power plant in the country, so the designers integrated the two contrasting backgrounds into their design, creating a large concrete monolith…

Unusual Family Residence Design by Izquierdo Lehmann

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:30 pm | Homes

This impressive project is a residential structure located in Vitacura, Chile and it is overlooking the Andes Mountains and the valley of Santiago. The project was designed by the architectural practice of Izquierdo Lehmann and it spreads over a surface of 983 square meters with a rounded interior courtyard as the focal point of the home. The large property is inhabited by an older couple and their large family that comes to visit often. The living area, dining room, kitchen…

Costa Blanca Apartment by A-cero

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:27 pm | Apartments

This minimalist penthouse was designed by the A-cero studio with a bright interior that features a complex geometry and it is located in Costa Blanca, a town of the coast of Valencia, Spain. The apartment has a surface of 175 square meters and a terrace of 43 square meters along with a hallway of 6 square meters that gives access to the home. The living room and kitchen integrate together in an open space and there is also a pantry,…

Zefi’s Bar by Anna Dodonova

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:22 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The Zefi Bar on King’s Road in London, England was designed by Anna Dodonova as a place where the clients can relax in a comfortable ambiance with elegant vintage touches that try to create a perfect spot for a good time. The location of the spot was taken into consideration and the designer tried to capture the local history with a style and furniture that have a timeless feeling without going all the way with the vintage theme as is…

Northeast Asia Trade Tower by Kohn Pedersen Fox

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:19 pm | Skyscrapers

The Northeast Asia Trade Tower is a part of an urban regeneration project developed by the POSCO Construction and Engineering contractors and designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox architectural practice as the tallest building in South Korea. The project took eight years to build and it recently opened in the Sondgo International Business District of Incheon. The tower has a height of 305 meters and it will contain dining spaces, meeting rooms, office spaces and a hotel with 423 rooms.…

Magic Mountain Lodge

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:15 pm | Other

The Magic Mountain Lodge is an unusual hotel located in the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in the Patagonia region of Chile and is offers a mountain-like resort with 13 rooms that have dormer windows offering an overview of the eco-tourist location and a stone façade covered in vegetation and stone. There is a water spot pouring over the roof to water the plants on the hotel and the base of the building. The idea for the design came from a local…

Villa CP by Zest Architecture

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 12:10 pm | Homes

The Zest Architecture practice renovated a former farmhouse in Girona, Spain, transforming it into Villa CP, a project that combines the rustic elements, such as the rough stone walls and beams on the ceiling, with a contemporary interior. This project was presented by the designers in the Biennale of Venice 2014 in Palazzo Mora at the Time Space Existence exhibition organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation. The original stone walls were rebuilt to expand the openings toward the surroundings…

Capilla Santa María de los Caballeros by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

By : lau | 18 Jul 2014 11:38 am | Other

Capilla Santa Maria de los Caballeros is a catholic temple for the Gimnasio Campestre and the community in Bogota, Columbia with a design created by the MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo practice to spatially express the contact between the human and the divine through a levitating deck and an undermined space. The undermined space contains the worldly activities of the church and they were created with the idea that “we are seed from another land”, so each part of the program…

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