Black House

Bakers Architecten designed a complex containing six apartment with semi-underground parking and the new premises of Baker Architecten in Utrecht. The building is a contemporary addition to an existing urban fabric, in which the notion of “living above work” has been accentuated by placing the dwellings in a solid volume on top of a glazed podium. An internal courtyard has been created by placing the black volume that contains the various maenad of access for the complex. The semi-underground Read more […]
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K0809|V36 House

Pasel.Hünzel Architects designed on a former industrial site close to the historical heart of the renowned university of Leiden a series of eleven town houses. The residence comprises two separate dwellings for mother and son, including two spacious and hidden patios. The dark pre-patinated zinc facade with its subtle disposition of seams gives the building a calm but yet spectacular appearance. Looking from the outside, the house appears rather compact and closed – a fortress in the Read more […]
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Supermarché Santé Avril

Tuxedo Agency designed this unique supermarket that offers biological food, beauty products, exclusivities, coffee and expert tips in Montreal, Canada. Here is the project description: The references to nature, the curves, the space and the choice of lighting are to enhance the customer’s comfort and his will to discover a selection of biological products. The colors and choice of materials (luminaire papier torchon) in the treatment of care cabins comes compliment the attention offered Read more […]
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Weekend Links November 13

RIBA warns against Prince’s Foundation Design Review Bid. Valencia Design Week & Feed 2010 – The best of Nude! video. Winners of the 2010 Australian National Architecture Awards. Architect Rem Koolhaas sets his sights on the East. Shanghai Expo 2010 draws to a close. Interview with Shigeru Ban by Martha Thorne. Foster’s Faustino Winery Opens in Spain. Rem Koolhaas, architecture’s man of the year video. Top 12 Impressive Atriums from around the world. About Daan Read more […]
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Bird in Hand

The lamp, designed by J.P. Meulendijks Design Studio for plankton, is a tribute to the universal art of hand shadows; making shadows on the wall using your hands to create birds, rabbits and other figures. Playing with light and hand shadows is a centuries old past time long before electric light was invented. “Bird in Hand” plays with this concept:  All of the hands are positioned to look like a flock of birds, flying out in circles. The shadows cast on the wall looks like birds. This results Read more […]
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Das Neue Kubitscheck

Designliga created the new interior and branding for a patisserie in Munich. The project involved revamping a 1950’s confectioner’s in line with the company’s new slogan “Fuck the Backmischung!”, meaning “Fuck the Cake Mix”. The inter is divided by long benches forming smaller enclosures and cakes are displayed in a jumble of boxes mounted on the wall above the serving counter. Via dezeen Read more […]
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Switch Apartment

Yuko Shibata created separate living and working areas in a Tokyo apartment by installing two mobile walls. Here is the project description: This is the interior design of a single home office. This room was previously used as a residential space. It was the owner´s intent that the floor plant could be changed to completely separate the living and office sections. This request was rendered impossible, due to the original structure being of box frame type reinforce concrete construction, Read more […]
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Mazzo Restaurant

Concrete Architectural Associates recently complete the interior of the Mazzo Restaurant in Amsterdam. Here is the project description: It’s a typical Amsterdam building: narrow and very deep spaces fused together with different floor and ceiling levels, which automatically provides a natural positioning for the restaurant. 
The first part has a five-meter high ceiling and faces directed outwards. The perfect area for a bar, where guests can order a fast espresso or have a drink at Read more […]
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City Hall Transformation

CSAR Architecture transformed an old city hall of the village of Noordwijkerhout, which also had been used as a bank, into one big family house. Here is the project description: The inside was completely stripped before rebuilding it. In the back façade new glass sliding doors have been installed as well as a roof light, so that a nice, bright dining room could be created. In one part of the house the floor had been lowered to create an extra layer. This floor has now been removed and Read more […]
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Wooden Seat

Andrzej Mazur created this unique and original wooden seat with iron curved legs. The way to change a simple sawmill waste into furniture. Sand casted iron items are referring to the tradition, introducing a functional seat in the world of furniture and paving the way to seek other uses for sawmill waste. “I have found  proportional oak leftover pieces at the wood mill. I gave them only few smooth lines and added iron elements which was just formality. I have received a stable piece of Read more […]
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