Switch Building by nArchitects

nArchitects designed the Switch Building, a seven storey apartement and art gallery building in the New York. The building consists of four floor apartments, a duplex penthouse and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels. From the inside, the bay windows provide deep window seats surrounded by warm hardwood. At the rear of each apartment, the living space extends out to large balconies, which also shift side to side, creating double height spaces between balconies that Read more [...]
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Kult Office by FARMWORK

To avoid producing boring cubicles, FARMWORK decided to return to the uncertainty and excitement of the classroom laboratory for this PR and advertising agency. The office is designed like a lab. Staff work at rows of lab benches, and the pantry and entrance gallery are designed like gas extract chambers, only here, these are painted a mesmerizing blue. The ceiling is a vas sea of test tubes that form a lighting installation spelling out the name KULT. Sitting on the shelves alongside magazines, Read more [...]
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Ninetree Village by David Chipperfield

David Chipperfield designed this luxury housing development located in a small valley, bordered by a dense bamboo forest, near the Qiang Tang River in Hangzhou, China. Twelve individual volumes are arranged in a chessboard pattern to create the maximum amount of open space for each building. The buildings adapt to the topography, creating a flowing landscape through a slight turning of the blocks. All buildings are linked to an underground car park, enabling the site to be free from vehicles Read more [...]
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Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Arquitectos Office

The new office of Gonzalo Mardones Viviani Arquitectos is located in the Office Building Vanguardia located in Santiago, Chile, that was designed by them. The entire building is made with a single material, steel painted in white. You can find it inside and outside of the building, even in the hall access, a six heights space with interior balconies. The architecture office is an open L shaped plan around a courtyard of 11 x 11 meters which represents the extension of the workshop and offices. The Read more [...]
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Two Kindergartens in Tromso by 70ºN Arkitektur

The project by 70ºN Arkitektur is a result of an architectural competition for two kindergarten in Tromso, Norway. The kindergartens have been built to have the possibility of variety in the use of rooms. With very simple moves one can change each room into new rooms of various sizes and functions. There are several options for combinations and joint actions of rooms and spaces. One of the main ideas is that each base has two adjustable walls, fixed in one end and wheels on the other, that Read more [...]
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Rural Route by Ronald Hernandez, Marcelo Valdes & Osvaldo Veliz

Ronald Hernandez, Marcelo Valdes & Osvaldo Veliz, all three architects students in the University of Talca, Chile, projected and builded seven wooden modules placed in an old rural route. The seven modules are used as information points and, specially, as places to rest. Via designboom Read more [...]
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Leon City Funeral Chapel by BAAS Arquitectes

The Funeral Chapel is located Leon, Spain, in front of a large green area and close to a residential neighborhood. To integrate the building into the natural environment, BAAS Arquitectes decided to bury it under a pond of water. The waiting room opens to a large slope of ivy and birch, and is characterized with varnished wood, carpets and large indirect lighting to enhance their comfortable appearance. The rooms are naturally illuminated through some courtyards with water that gives privacy Read more [...]
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Majik Cafe by Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid continues his philosophy of creating a digipop digital nature and a seamless world that excites all the senses with Majik Cafe, a new restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia. The dynamic patterned glass bar changes color and mood throughout the customer’s stay. The restaurant is brought into the 21st technocentury with a scrolling LED message board above that displays customer’s text messages. Cutout faces frame the entrance to the DJ Kreemy booth lounge area. Profile mirrors reflect Read more [...]
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Fornarina Las Vegas by Giorgio Borruso Design

Giorgio Borruso Design projected a surrealistic ambience of amoeboid shapes for the italian shop of Fornarina in Las Vegas. To fight the barnlike 218 square meter rectangular space with 9 meter high ceilings, Borruso designed a series of viscerally organic shapes dominated by four large, hooded, tentaclelike objects hanging from the ceiling. Each one harbors a steel spine carrying LED lighting fixtures and aluminum tubular frames, which in turn support custom acrylic, spherical protuberances Read more [...]
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