Combiwerk Delft is a Social Workplace (SW) company and offers custom work to people who, due to a physical, psychological or mental limitation, are not able to find a regular job. i29 interior architects made the interior design for their offices, restaurant, lobby and meeting areas.Despite the limited resources and a clear wish for a sober approach, the building and decoration had to radiate quality.
It had to convey attention and involvement, in order to stimulate a sense of pride in its users. An environment that supports that valuable work is being done here. The building was designed by VMX Architects and has a total surface area of 8500 m2. For the interior, which includes 4000m2 of office spaces, a company restaurant, the career square, entrance ways and a lobby, i29 interior architects was consulted. People with disabilities are often pigeon-holed. Such a ‘box’ is only a part of the story and often there are many nuances.
‘House in the Thicket’ based on an island in slo-fjord, in the south of Norway was built by Kasper Bonna Lundgaard, the architect himself for his mother and brothers.
kapsper Bonna Lundgaard explains what leads him to the construction of this house below:
My mother and my two youngest brothers needed a smaller and simpler house to live in. My youngest brother, Hans, has got Downs-syndrome. It was obvious that they should have a house that afforded less maintenance and fewer square metres. An other important aspect about the house where the need to make both a stimulating and a safe home for Hans.
The house is thought as a place to grow up and a place to grow old. I wanted to make a home where a life can be lived. A home with lots of places and situations, but with a small amount of heated indoor space. On the island where the house is situated, in the Oslo-fjord, in the south of Norway, there is a long, lush summer. Read More…
This single family house was built to replace an old barn in Dalheim, a village 20 km from Luxembourg.
Working in the volume of the original barn which butted up against another house, the design aims to remain modest and complementary to the ‘art-deco-rural’ style of the neighboring house. The basement of the barn with its vaulted cellar was maintained as a platform for the new house. This was also dictated by the presence of Roman relics in the local ground.
The house is developed on 3 levels.The ground floor is a very open space gathering the social living places, from the street to the garden: kitchen, dining and living room with a fireplace.
Renowned CC Arquitectos designed the Finestre Villas located in the popular seaside resort of Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo in Mexico. Finestre Villas is a complex of 8 luxury villas with cubic shapes that follows the topography of the 9.700sq.m. site.
Each villa is designed as a private residence with its own entrance and deck. The main attraction is that each villa possesses a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from every room.
Rested on South Dakota’s hills, the Ridge Road Residence were built by architectural firm StudioFour. Covered with black timber and dark reflective glass the Ridge Road house subtly adapts his architecture to the topography of the valley along the slope and blends within surrounding landscape . Designed to separate the private and public areas of the residence, the kitchen, dining and living rooms blend into one fluid space while the bedrooms are situated in a more private area of the house to keep calm and serenity while others are making noise in the public areas.
A simple brief and programming requirements, teamed with a dramatic site characterised by a steep slope and a single tea tree, enabled the design to become an exploration into enclosing the basic rituals of domestic life within restrained building forms…the form of the building becomes driven by the clients desire to separate the public and private zones of the residence.
In stark contrast to the surrounding houses, which attempt to cancel out the sloping topography by creating a podium level at which the outdoor areas sit exposed high above ground level, our design for this house adopts a gentler strategy, with the building form spilling down the slope to terminate in a series of terraced decks.
Without the original partition, the container limited by floor, ceiling and walls of an apartment of the 50′s placed in the heart of the old town of La Coruna, has another container of wood and glass, respecting the most relevant elements, floors and ceilings, which contrast with current models to coexist in an atmosphere of different tones of light.
Tokyo house by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects extension is nine metres high and less than two metres wide. The house is 1,738 square foot located in Tokyo, Japan accommodates two families who wanted to share common space. Instead of doorways, there are large openings in the walls between rooms and corridors, so that the families can communicate with one another from different parts of the house. At the mean time upper and lower frames eliminate the need for doors and make the most out of the narrow space, differentiate one room from the next as if an invisible shoji screen announces each entrance.
Long corridors on each floor of the three-storey house divide it into two uneven halves, which together contain enough rooms to accommodate two families. The slender side of the house contains kitchens, bathrooms, closets and a small bedroom, while larger bedrooms and living rooms occupy the wider half.
For the ’45 Faber Park,’ by Honk kong based architects Ong&Ong has particularly pay attention to a lot of details in this project. Dark grey metal cladding were used generously on the external facade, which oozes with modern, edgy vibes. To complement the edginess, natural materials such as timber-teak and teak strips were used throughout the whole house. The focal point in the entire house is the colossal spiral staircase which leads the rest of the interior architecture.
In line with the eco-theme, a skylight was constructed at the basement, which enables natural sunlight to stream in.
The priority of creating an open living space with a direct relationship to a large outdoor space became a driving force in the scheme. Therefore, much of the landscape was left untouched except for a big lap pool with timber slabs on the sides used as the sun deck.
There is clear connectivity between all main social areas of the house. The sliding, flexible doors open directly onto the lower garden. When slid back into the walls, the garden space is made one with the social space. The continuity of the house is fluid and works well with the externally clad travertine. Read More…
LA based ‘Synthesis,’ Design & Architecture studio have built a sculptural workspace made from prefabricated CNC milled birch plywood ribs. This piece of art contains all the integrated elements needed in a home office as an desk, sliding and hinged storage units, a printer and paper shredder, LED technology illumination for storage niche.
This home office for a private personal investment advisor responds to the clients brief of a discrete yet sculptural design solution for a home office by conceptually draping a dynamic surface over an orthogonal arrangement of the required home office elements including a work desk, storage units, printer, paper shredder etc. The fluid geometric form is articulated as a series of alternating CNC milled birch plywood ribs. The frosted storage Perspex storage elements are internally illuminated with LED’s to gently articualte the floating boxes within the fluid field of curved ribs. With a strict budget, this project was an exercise in reailizing complex geometries with limited finances.
The picturesque railway house is almost brutally shot through with a large Cortensteel volume.
The remains of numerous alterations have been removed, leaving a pure and characteristic brick cottage. This old section provides security and simultaneously connects all contiguous open spaces of the house. From the middle of the house you will experience long sightlines and a waterfall staircase connecting the various floors. Read More…
Kofunaki House two story house is a Zen and fullness interior created by Japanese ALTS Design Office.
The Architects have created a interior that offers a natural, soft and comforting ambience thanks to the omnipresence of light wood found on the flooring, on the ceilings and furniture. Natural white cotton curtains separate spaces with lightness while the omnipresence of the plants and nature breaks angles of the rooms. This house is a true haven of peace.
The‘Orb House’ built by Bojan Simic architects is located on a unique site descending rapidly towards the Yarra River and Yarra Bend Golf Course in Melbourne, Australia.
Created by the design studio edg, this brainstorming room with a pumpkin shape create an intimate space within a larger space.
Polycarbonate panels with transparent sections are used to bring the activity and energy of the two first floor meeting rooms into view. The wall partitions are constructed with two of these panels and are fitted around a steel structure. These partitions are illuminated by fluorescent tubes so that in the evening the meeting rooms resemble a light box with a futuristic feel.
A pumpkin shaped brainstorming room on the second floor is meant to encourage the collaboration and creative thinking of our designers. Ho says the concept is inspired by the fairytale “Cinderella” in which a pumpkin was magically transformed into a horse drawn carriage, making Cinderella’s dreams come true.
‘Shakin Stevens’ House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design is not only about a coloured front door but the experience of what’s beyond it. Conceptually beyond this green door, there are no doors; the newer space is about flow and continuity where delineation of space is soft nd less finite than expected from the street.
In a clear formal idea the rear composes 3 extruded white cubes that look essentially like they have been let go, landing like dice randomly on top of each other next to a Victorian ‘monopoly’) house. The 3 cubes, as with the existing villa, are composed so as to be immediately deciphered internally or externally and in clear programmatic zones all house different functions.
Yayoi Kusama well known for her colorful polka dots displays. This time Kusama has been commissioned by the famous French brand Louis Vuitton to create a collection of garments featuring Kusama’s obsessional polka dot patterns for a concept store.
The artist got inspired by the sea urchin bone structure as a structure for all the furniture. The sea urchin, when stripped of its thorns, has very impressive bone structure which Kusama has inspired to create this marine polka dots world.
This metal staircase by Francesco Librizzi Studio is just a pure masterpiece of graphics, design and simplicity. While being practical, like jewelry, it dresses and gives style to the room.
The staircase is made from 14mm-wide lengths of iron, which create ladder-like treads inside a rectilinear tower. Read More…
House V4, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil is the latest house realized by Brazilian Marcio Kogan architect. Most of the Marcio Kogans’ architectures have amazing structures proportions. This house was once again, has pure and modern lines.
The architects enjoy the concrete flat roof, to covered it with a wooden floor, plant on the back side some tall plants to give privacy and on the front side left on open view to the area. This gives a superb private terrace overlooking the surroundings.
Azuris Residence in Hamilton Island built by Dettorre Architects has simple, clean spaces that are carved out of robust masonry, ensuring longevity and low future maintenance in the sub-tropical climate. The design of the house responds to its spectacular location near the edge of the ocean and its site falling steeply away towards the water’s edge on hamilton island.
the design philosophy is based upon the emphasis on the eternal elements of sun, sea and air in combination with the materials’ textural quality and honesty which makes the house invisible from the surrounds. internal spaces wrap themselves around water and courtyards, capturing not only ocean views but also inward looking private vistas. Read More…