Basque Health Department Headquarters by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

The new Basque Health Department Headquarters created by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos is located in Bilbao, Spain, at the crossroad of two important streets. The double facade solved not only urban requirements but also those concerning energetic, fire-resistant and acoustic insulation from outside. The construction techniques, the operation of the building, the energy exchange, the city and also the very fact, the desire to be… take part in the system definition, but never the elevation or the Read more […]
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J House by Isolation Unit & Yosuke Ichii Architect

The J House, designed by Isolation Unit & Yosuke Ichii Architect, is a private residence for a married couple with three children in a suburb of Kagawa, Osaka, Japan. Two boxes are studiously inserted into the single plain volume in order to create generous space in between. The created rooms are continuously interconnected, so that one can always perceive the existence of the other in the next room. At the same time, the insight is limited in order to secure the privacy. Although most Read more […]
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Julie Sohn Boutique by CCT Arquitectos

CCT Arquitectos projected the Julie Sohn Boutique located in Barcelona combining elegance with edginess. The store flows around a central multifamily entry. While one arm of this U-shaped space terminates in a shop window, the other serves as the store entrance. The architects rehabilitated the brick walls, barrel-vaulted ceiling, and concrete floors, and pulled their interventions away from the historic frame. In the entrance, a steel gangplank traverses a 1,5 meter tall basement, flanked Read more […]
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Merus Winery by UXUS

The Merus Winery, designed by UXUS, is located in the Napa Valley in California. The winery combines a minimalistic design together with modern architecture, to give it a highly refined and exquisite look, far more elegant and graceful than some of the most renowned restaurants in the world. Via The Cool Hunter Read more […]
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CoolBoom on Facebook

Good news! CoolBoom is now on Facebook. I know it doesn’t look as nice as the real page, it doesn’t have photos and it’s a bit messy… but don’t worry! I’m still learning how it works. In the mean time you can become a fan if you like
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Weekend Links January 23

Fashion And Architecture Design Miami Chat Shows: Julia Lohmann, Aranda/Lasch, Arik Levy, Paul Cocksedge & Campana Brothers. A new External Skin inspired by the flux of the Seine River. Cityscope is an installation that reflects the city of Cologne. Britain’s Royal Mail created a Set of Ten Stamps celebrating 20th century British design classics. Keiko+Manabu have created an installation called Heart of Shapes. Designs For Living is an original 1961 Playboy article about Read more […]
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Openhouse by XTEN Architecture

XTEN Architecture designed this amazing house located in the Hollywood Hills, California. The house is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below. Retaining walls are configured to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create gardens on two levels. The front, side and rear elevation of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between Read more […]
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Wine Bar Torres by Estudi Arola

The Wine Bar Torres, designed by Estudi Arola, is situated in La Roca Village, an outlet shopping centre near Barcelona, Spain. The Wine Bar Torres is the new concept store and restaurant projected for the world famous Torres Wine Cellars. This new wine bar immerses you in the world of viniculture, combining a store with a tapas bar and restaurant serving typical dishes and offering the possibility of savoring Torres’ wines. The space design is evocative of a wine cellar, with a dark atmosphere Read more […]
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Dune House by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

Pereira Miguel Arquitectos designed this beautifully integrated house located in Comporta, Portugal. At first sight the house feels like a shelter that sits in its surroundings as if it had always been there, but looking completely fresh, cool, new and spectacular. The undulating shape echoes the gently sloping sand dunes, and its hard and angular surface planes contrast beautifully with the rounded shapes of the surrounding trees. Although it seems that the house was built into the existing Read more […]
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Neil Barrett Store by Zaha Hadid Architects

For the new Neil Barrett Store in Tokyo, Zaha Hadid Architects created a circular passage allowing the customers to experience the space in multiple ways and interpretations. The design shifts between architecture and sculpture, where a compact mass of surface layers unravel and fold to form the shelving display and seating. The concept of the store plays with the complementary characteristics and the related dualism between male and female. The furniture piece on the ground floor is designed Read more […]
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