CP Apartment

BAAS Arquitectes projected this beautiful apartment in Barcelona using just two materials: larch wood and a white color scheme. Here is the project description: Redevelopment of a mezzanine in Barcelona. The height of surrounding buildings and leaf cover of neighbouring trees mean only a cool watery sunlight filters through, much the same as in northern Europe. Houses in these countries use wood and candles to achieve a warmer homely atmosphere.  Wooden floor and ceilings. Like an ice Read more […]
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East Hotel

CL3 Architects projected the East Hotel, a business hotel, located in a residential / comercial neighborhood in Hong Kong. Here is the project description: The East Hotel takes a different look at hotel design by planning from the inside-out. The interior designer was appointed early in the design process, 4.5 years ago, to carry out the space planning of the rooms and public areas, consisting of the entrance, lobby reception, all day dining, health club, 339 guestrooms, 6 suites and a Read more […]
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Pitman Dowell Residence

Michael Maltzan Architecture projected the residence for two artists located 24 Km north of Los Angeles at the edge of Angeles forest. Inspired by geometric arrangements of interlocking polygons, the new residence takes the form of a heptagonal figure whose purity is confounded by a series of intersecting diagonal slices though space. Bounded by an introverted exterior, living spaces unfold in a moiré of shifting perspectival frames from within and throughout the house. An irregularly shaped Read more […]
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Art4d Pavilion at ASA2010

Apostrophy’s created a unique pavilion at the ASA2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, for publisher Art4d consisting on five different zones: (R)ead is a space for reading and choosing which is to buy. (R)esting is a spaces for resting, sitting, lying and sleeping. The 4d pillows are put in this space. The form of it allows the people to adjust its size for sitting and sleeping. D(R)ink is a space for making and drinking coffee. A coffee machine is put there. Anyone can drink. T(R)ade is Read more […]
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Weekend Links July 10

Drawings by Clo’e Floirat’s documenting her thoughts on design in Berlin First of all I would like to apologize for the lack of posts this week… It has been a really crazy week. And now let’s go to the long link list. Hope you find it all interesting! Wallpaper* Architects Directory 2010. Vidafine interviews Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In the mind and heart of Droog Design. Axor bathroom collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Normal Foster at 75 interview. AD Interviews: Read more […]
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Earl’s Gourmet Grub

FreelandBuck projected Earl’s Gourmet Grub, an artisanal deli and gourmet market in Los Angeles. Here is the project description: Architectural computation is generally promoted in relation to high-tech building systems and iconic towers. Earl’s Gourmet Grub is a test case in how computational architecture can enrich everyday use. The restaurant was designed with contemporary technology to fit an old-world sensibility inspired by its food. Torquing ceiling surfaces and inscribed digital Read more […]
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Urrezkoenea House

Peña Ganchegui y Asociados projected this unique house located near the Cantabric Coast in Getaria, Spain. Here is the project description: In a plot with a steep slope towards the North, aligned to the coast and therefore with full enjoyment of the view of the Cantabric sea, the building is situated close to the local access road, albeit at sufficient distance to ensure the maximum of sunlight by moving away from the shadow of the adjacent trees. It looks like a departure but, in effect, Read more […]
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House V

Architekturbüro Jakob Bader projected a red large house on a small plot. Here is the project description: House V is a large house on a small plot of land and an even smaller budget. On the outside it is very red and on the inside very raw. The house is well insulated and includes a geothermal pump and air-handling system minimising operation and maintenance costs. House V is not specifically an “Environmental” house but rather just simple and smart. Arrival at House V is from the Read more […]
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Impression of the Infinite

Impression of the Infinite is a landscape installation created by metamorphOse for the firm Technilum on the occasion of the Heureuse Coincidence, a yearly festival of contemporary architecture. Here is the project description: An installation though doesn’t necessarily involve building new volumes or making a large scale construction. It can also include the notion of modifying a point of view, which will have an impact on the way we perceive a given area; a simple gesture which does Read more […]
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Home 07

i29 Architects designed this single-family apartment for four people situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam. The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air. A kitchen in combination with cabinets from floor to ceiling has laser-cut front panels, all spray painted white. This pattern results in a dynamic mixture of open and closed cabinets, the Read more […]
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