Pluk by Tjep

Tjep designed this colorful take-away restaurant called Pluk that offers fresh juices, yogurt shakes and special salads that customers can compose by themselves. The essence of the restaurant is to enjoy good food. The interior tries to reflect the juxtaposition of health and fun. The counters contain fruits and vegetables in three color groups. The fruits and vegetables are actually fake, but because of the whole counter becomes simply delicious. Read more [...]
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La Casa Azul by Herme Ciscar & Monica Garcia

La Casa Azul Vinos & Rooms, designed by Herme Ciscar & Mónica Garí­a, is a little hotel with only three rooms located in the heart of Valencia, Spain. The hotel greets it guests with a ground floor wine shop instead of a reception desk, where you may find glamorous books and delicate pieces of art related to the wine cult. All the spaces of this four-storey buildings pay tribute to the city from different eras and perspectives. The terrace, a cool and calm place, provided a wonderful view Read more [...]
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TNT Postal Stores by Merkx + Girod

Merkx + Girod have designed new postal stores for Dutch logistic company TNT. In the new design the service desks in the center of the shop, rather than behind counters, and logistics that would normally be hidden away are visible to customers. The store also incorporate self-service machines in black units around the edge where customers can weight, stamp and post their own mail. Customers can also design their own stamps and send digital postcards. All the photos are from the TNT Postal Read more [...]
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Living Room by Seifert Stoeckmann

Located in the historic district of Gelnhause, Germany, Seifert Stoeckmann projected the Living Room, as the house is dubbed, that rethinks the roles of private and public life, while injecting ornamental and natural elements into modern architecture. Clad with a powder-coated-aluminum skin, the house is perforated by 52 windows set in a checkerboard pattern. The interior elements escape traditional boundaries: you are greeted by a rocky ground-floor landscape, as if the house has grown up Read more [...]
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Multi Family Housing by Taller 13 Arquitectos

Taller 13 Arquitectos (Elias Cattan + Patricio Guerrero) projected a multi family housing building located in central Cuauhtemoc neighborhood, Mexico City. The six storey building springs up from a rectangular lot with 8 living units: 3 duplex and 5 simplex with 5 different typologies. Natural lighting and ventilation were taken into account to maximize the interior comfort. Eco technologies were used, as rain water caption, reuse and recycle. Green roof garden with low maintenance plants, Read more [...]
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Mountain Chalet by EM2N

Located in a beautiful swiss mountain meadow, which in summer is used as pasture and in winter as a ski run, EM2N decided to stretch the house upwards in order to capture the spectacular view from all sides. Apart from a gravel driveway, no fence, no embankment or ditch, nor any landscaping alter the area. In its external appearance, the building varies from its dark wood planking and small window openings to huge panorama windows. Inside, instead of separating walls, there are vertical Read more [...]
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Observation Deck in Pinohuacho by Rodrigo Sheward

Rodrigo Sheward designed this beautiful observation deck located at the highest level of Pinohuacho, Chile, and faced with the Villarrica volcano. The volume of 40 tonnes is 7 meters long x 3,6 meters wide x 3 meters high, built from 96 pieces of wood. Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Bela Cintra by Triptyque

I found another amazing bookcase, like the one I posted a few weeks ago, created for a private apartment in Sao Paulo by Brazilian firm Triptyque. The bookcase serves as bulkhead in this apartment, since it winds all the way through the whole place, serving as entertaiment system, bookshels, etc. Via io9 Read more [...]
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Planar House by Steven Holl Architects

This private residence, designed by Steven Holl Architects, is thought to be a part of the great 20th century contemporary art collection of the owners. Constructed of tilt-up concrete walls, the flat and rotated nature of the walls merges with the simple orthogonal requirements of the interiors for art. The house is a vessel for the art collection hidden behind a perforated sheet of Cot-Ten steel. Via materialicious Read more [...]
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Olivino Delicatessen Shop by Pierluigi Piu

Olivino is a delicatessen shop designed by Pierluigi Piu complementary to the Olivomare Restaurant, with which it shares the appealing aubergine colored shopfront. The shop is limited within 40 square meters room facing the public, were a staircase protected by a full height frame-less glazed partition leads to the storage located in the basement. The perimetrical wall, adjacent to the staircase, is entirely covered by a cladding finished with a double layer of thick opaque laminated plastic Read more [...]
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