House in Paço de Arcos

Architect Jorge Mealha designed this house located on an impressively sloping site in Paço de Arcos, a neighborhood in Lisbon, using an arrangement of several solids trying to attenuate the overall mass. The house form proposes a dialogue between a range of different solids and voids, using light to draw or reflect on the surfaces, proposing a changeable reading of space and volumes during the day. The metal screening/shading devices, create large smooth textured surfaces on the facade Read more [...]
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Tanjong Beach Club

Takenouchi Webb designed the Tanjong Beach Club located on Sentosa island. Intended as an all day destination venue, the club brings together the elements of a hotel and private club with an all-day dining restaurant, outdoor bars and a large infinity edge pool. The overall concept for the building is a modern, tropical, open development that sits directly on the beach and dissolves the boundary between indoor and outside areas. The tropical modern design mixes elements of classic yacht clubs, Read more [...]
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Corten House

Marcio Kogan designed this unique urban house with a facade made of Corten weathering steel located near the largest park in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dialogue between the rusty texture on the outside and the stone, wood, white mortar and the glass build the space. The main entry door to the house is made of wood and, despite being of a color similar to metallic plates, the texture and the presence of the material itself, distinguishes the suspended steel box of the frontal facade. Read more [...]
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Weekend Links October 17

Illustration by Paul Rogers Dutch Design Week 2010 preview. Nordic Pavilion by Sverre Fehn video. A hot day with Christian Zuzunaga at Kvadrat and cool night with Lee Broom. Garden Pavilion by Office KGDVS + Bas Princen video. Dezeen podcast: Stefan Sagmeister at Vienna Design Week. New student category for Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Autodesk AutoCAD for Mac now available. Architects’ profession remains in difficult territory. The Grass Roofs of Norway. Alejandro Read more [...]
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Concrete House II

A-cero designed a big single-family house with a 1.600 square meter built surface in the outskirts of Madrid. Here is the project description: The first sensation that this house produces when people go into the plot is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and vegetable ramps that extend up to the roof. They are dyed in dark gray and contain, between them, vegetation areas that seem to climb towards the sky. The house´s façade show a spectacular organic view of Read more [...]
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Choisy-le-Roi Bridge

Jacques Ferrier Architects designed the new Choisy-le-Roi bridge that crosses the express railway lines and connects the port district to the town center. The 70 meter long bridge has a traffic lane in each direction contained within wide footpaths to either side. Connecting the recently rehabilitated port district with its housing, amenities, offices and imprimerie nationale workshops as well as avenue anatole france to the town centre, the bridge is an essential element in guaranteeing the Read more [...]
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B8 House

56.02 Architects designed the B8 House located in an area characterized for strong winds that run through the pacific coast. Here is the project description: All the “wet” areas and the BBQ are condensed in a one wall that runs through the entire south facade, this decision helped to create more flexible spaces. One of the main goals was to expand the constructed area, without increasing the original budget assigned to the house, to the related activities and situations that would Read more [...]
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The Salad Shop

Asylum designed this new fast-food / ready-to-go restaurant in Singapore with a slogan that reads “for herbivores, carnivores and everything else in-between”. Animal silhouettes created as the core design language reflects the bran philosophy. Passersby outside the restaurant are allowed glimpses of the interior through massive cutout shapes os forks and spoons on a plywood feature screen. While cement screed flooring and plywood fittings accentuate the organic space, graphic printed stools Read more [...]
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