Pio Pio Restaurant

Since transparency is common and expected in the New York City gastronomic experience, Sebastian Mariscal Studio wanted to lead and transport people to a different place, a Latin American place. The L-shaped plan provides an opportunity to divide the space into a progression of smaller experiences until it opens up into the main dining space. Spatially, each alcove channels your experience to the rich materials, and only as you move through it, does it unfold the the flavors of Latin America. The Read more [...]
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The Architect

The Architect is a harrowing and ultimately human story of two very different families. Leo Waters (Anthony Lapaglia) is an idealistic architect and patriarch of an affluent, suburban Chicago family. Tonya Neeley (Viola Davis) is a pragmatic activist who is trying to keep her family together while living in one of the city’s most drug and crime-infested public housing projects. As part of her ongoing campaign to have the project torn down and decent housing built in its place, Tonya Read more [...]
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Backyard House

SHED designed this modern, efficient and livable house overlooking downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay. A blend of inspiring spaces and unique modern finishes with strategically placed glass walls that bring the outdoors in while maintaining a sense of privacy and seclusion. Unobstructed views of downtown and Elliott Bay make a great backdrop for the rooftop deck. The house is Built Green certified with the environment and a sense of community in mind. Special Read more [...]
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Weekend Links March 14

Modern Pedestrian Bridge crossing above the high-speed railway. Studio Banana TV: Fishermen Departments in Galicia. Sears Tower architect, Bruce J. Graham has died. Winners of the 2010 Skyscraper Competition. The prominent North Caolina architect Herb McKim died. Hadid’s Broad Museum will finally break ground on March 16. 2 (or 3…) questions for Propellor Design. Richard Hutten’s 18 year of playing. Frank O. Gehry talks about his scandalous house. Urban Forest Read more [...]
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Marta Massada House

Portuguese architecture firm spaceworkers transformed a typical house in the city of Oporto, into a new cosmopolitan house preserving its identity. Here is the project description: Intervening in a typical habitation of the Oporto urban tissue it’s by itself a reason for the memory theme run through our thought, as the memory itself begins to delineate like a program, a “tool” capable of function as a moderator element between the “old” and the “new”. This project tries to recreate Read more [...]
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Family House in Obama

Suppose Design Office recently finished a family house in the city of Obama, in the Fukui prefecture on the sea of Japan. The client – the director of a clinic opposite the house – wished to combine openness on the ground floor to allow for parking spaces for this clients with a more protected first floor living spaces. Kitchen space, bathrooms, study corners and storage are strategically placed at the perimeter of the site to form a buffer around the living areas and bedrooms. Light and Read more [...]
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Jackie Su Restaurant

German design studio RAUMINRAUM designed the interior of the Jackie Su Restaurant located in Bremen, Germany. The asian street kitchen character with a contemporary and clear interior is used for this small restaurant in Bremen’s city center. Concrete walls with an artwork presenting a smiling Jackie Su, bring red Asian characters while the large suspended acoustic ceiling and unclad air-conditioning ducts emphasize the urban ambience. Photos by Nikolai Wolff Via Read more [...]
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