Serrano Apartments

Luxury, comfort, design and quality have been joined in eight new flats designed by A-cero in the centre of Madrid. Here is the project description: They are in an old four storey building. Such are these apartments’ conditions, property of the Group VP Hotels, that all have been rented before being completely equipped. In each level are two houses with surfaces bigger than 185m2. Each house has a different distribution but everyone has the following rooms: four or more bedrooms Read more [...]
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Minimalist House

Shinichi Ogawa & Associates designed a minimalist court house for a couple in Itoman-shi, Okinawa, Japan. The house is composed of four vertical plates as exterior walls and one horizontal plate as a roof slab. A functional layout is created by inserting a void of 3×18 meters, which is the court for the house, and a wall-like furniture into the concrete structure space. The space composition is characterized by the division of the house into two areas by the wall-like furniture. The first Read more [...]
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L-Shaped House

NAT Architecten designed an L-shaped house that occupies a lot right between the street an the water. The side that faces the street is just one level and the side that faces the water is three level with a fully transparent facade. The ground floor is a loft-like space with a timber panel that divides the children’s place to play and the parents place to cook and meet with friends. The other two levels are divided between parent and children so they have their own privacy. Photos Read more [...]
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Weaving Walls

Design Systems Ltd. from Hong Kong kindly send us their last project, Weawing Walls, a multifunctional space for a young fashion brand, which has been awarded with the Red Dot Award 2010. Here is the project description: Located in Dongguan, China, this project transformed a used factory building into a multifunctional space that consists of a showroom, a catwalk, and a design office for a young fashion brand, around 1200sqm. By jumping into the future to determine how the franchise Read more [...]
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Vienna House of Music Competition

ArchMedium is organizing a new architecture competition for all architecture and related careers students to design a new building, the Vienna House of Music knowing the importance of Vienna’s past and future. Description of the competition: The House of Music is a new type of music school for Vienna that should be an important link between past and present of the city.  The building will have to resolve two separate programs, a music school / conservatory and a new public space that Read more [...]
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Nature Factory

Suppose Design Office designed a new attractive scenery with plumbing and fashion items to show that such primarily functional things actually are more diverse and also have higher value. The complex plumbing, trailing by the wall in all directions, covers all over the space. It is like a tree grown over a long time. An atmosphere like a natural arbor is created in the space covered with artificial plumbing. Via SpaceInvading Read more [...]
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31 Blair Road

ONG&ONG renovated an Art Deco style terrace house into an austere neutral living space in Singapore. Here is the project description: Many historic elements were left untouched in the 306 square meter space, retaining the site’s historical essence and providing a quaint contrast to the unit’s modern interior. 

What distinguishes this conservation house from most others is the unorthodox first floor layout which places the kitchen and dining space right at the entrance. This Read more [...]
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Fredensborg House

NORM Architects recently completed this house located on a sloping property north of Copenhagen, built on five small plateaus connected by steps, reflecting the shape of its surrounding terrain. As you enter the central hall of the house a grand staircase welcomes you to the highest point of the property, consisting of three different plateaus connecting the master bedroom, the living area, kitchen and dining area that connects serenely in one continuous space. The different areas of the house Read more [...]
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Queen Shoes

Studio Guilherme Torres designed a pure white shoe store located in the city of Londrina in Brazil. Here is the project description: Pure white. White paint is the new kind of colour closely linked with the futuristic world. This is a completely personalized project jumping back to the architect’s youth references, from the Star Wars imperial soldiers wearing unblemished white, from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude – a crystal castle in the heart of the North Pole – to the masterpiece Read more [...]
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Weekend Links September 19

Studio Banana TV features Gas Natural Tower in Barcelona. Photos of the Venice Biennale Part 1 and Part 2. 5 building nominated for the 4th International Highrise Award. An intimate chat with Phillipe Starck. 2 or 3 questions for Black+Blum. Interview with designer Scott Wilson. Moriyama House by Office of Ryue Nishizawa video. Read more [...]
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