NYC Residence

Stefan Boublil designed this apartment on the 61st floor on a metropolitan tower in New York that overlooks Central Park. Here is the project description: Combining 3 smaller apartments into one at one of new york city’s most coveted uptown addresses, we delivered a stunning new dwelling on the 61st floor of the metropolitan tower. Every single room is constructed so that the postcard view of central park is the star. With a built-in wraparound sofa, a secret door in the solid walnut Read more [...]
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Copenhagen Penthouse

Norm Architects renovated the apartment to create the feeling of a private hotel suite for a Danish couple. Here is the project description: The basic idea for the renovation of this Copenhagen apartment was to create the feel of a private hotel suite for a Danish couple living in Spain. As the owners travel a lot, we wanted to create a calm and pure structure that was ideal for relaxation. Everything but the floors and the main structure was redone and we used the existing elements Read more [...]
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Casa de Leça

Portuguese architecture firm EZZO transformed a common building with no pretensions into a modern home. The exterior design of the volume is influenced by the addition of metal structures and wood coating, giving a different identity to the house. The number highlighted in the facade is only used to name the place occupied. Inside, the only new spaces are the kitchen, garage and laundry. Via arquiTOUR Read more [...]
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POS Showroom

Architect and designer Elena Tsoka designed the new studio that looks like a showroom for POS, Private Outlet Studio, in Maroussi, Greece. Here is the project description: The whole concept was to create a “shell for the studio” that looks more to an exclusive private showroom than to the usual outlet stores. We practically accepted the unusual shapes we found at the premises and played around them using osb wood, black and white surfaces, palettes and the lights. In this way, we created Read more [...]
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Havaianas Store

Isay Weinfeld designed the first Havaianas Store in Brazil with a cool, casual, comfortable style, just like the brand. The store has an informal atmosphere, totally open to the street, almost as an extension of the sidewalk, without door or windows, with plenty of natural light and green. At street level there is only a small sitting area and a mezzanine that looks over the entire store. The level below that occupies the double height space, is defined by independent elements: a stand Read more [...]
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SelgasCano Architecture Office

Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano has designed their own office in the middle of the woods near Madrid. A curved window made of transparent acrylic forms the north-facing wall of the tunnel-like space. The opaque, south-facing wall, offers shade to the working area from the direct sunlight. The office is provided by a weighted pulley mechanism at one end of the tunnel that allows varying degrees of natural ventilation. Photos by Iwan Baan Read more [...]
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Hatched Restaurant

Outofstock recently completed the interior of Hatched, a casual restaurant in Singapore that serves breakfast all-day. The restaurant is located in a fifty-year old student dormitory building next tot he National University of Singapore’s Law Campus, serves up a curious array of egg-inspired dishes and desserts catering to a youthful target audience. The intent behind the design was to create a cozy and fun dining atmosphere which identifies with the restaurant’s theme of breakfast and Read more [...]
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Weekend Links August 08

Metropolis by Simon McWilliams Exhibitors from New Designers Talk About Sustainability. Architecture & Design Film Festival 2010. OpenBuildings is a new online database that organizes architecture’s finest examples from around the globe. Talks at [D3] Design Talents: [D3] Contest Winners and Eric Degenhardt. Calatrava unveils design for Major Denver Airport Project. The Calls Winning Proposal by Fletcher Crane Architects. Urbanized is Gary Hustwit’s third design documentary. Design Read more [...]
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Kensington Residence

David Jameson Architect Inc. renovated this house for a young family located 8 kilometers north of Washington DC among a subdivision of utilitarian post war houses. The 210 square meters residence takes the form of a simple mass whose purity is interrupted by the void space of a carport. Bounded by an introverted exterior, luminous living spaces unfold in a series of interlocking volumes intersecting diagonal slices through space. Cement board sheets are sheared into abstract siding shingles Read more [...]
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The Narrow House

Architec Bassam El Okeily projected this curios house located in the small city of Bilzen, Belgium, with a wide glass front that fills the building’s modest width and stages the cubistic interior. Here is the project description: The house has a closed ground floor exterior ( topped by a total transparency in glass. The display window reveals two balconies in skewed positions projection from a white façade. 
The lower balcony contains a reading corner for a library belonging to the Read more [...]
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