The new building by Lucio Serpagli Architect is by the side of the recent development of Borgo Val di Taro, in a large residential neighbourhood under urbanization.
The settlement, integrated in the mountains of the Taro Valley, appears as a core within a natural basin surrounded by the Appenine mountains. The building wants and creates new sight relationship with the urban context of the mountain chief town.
The cube shape and the compact volumeallow the architecture of the house a sight range as regards the particular topography of the mountain area where it is located; the patio on the ground floor, around which are the kitchen and the living room, interrupts the compactness of the structure giving light and air to the rooms.
Exbury Egg, installed on the shore of the Beaulieu River, UK, is a self-sufficient floating room that floats to the rhythm of tides. Conceived by artist Stephen Turner, and created with the help of Perring Architecture and Design, and SPUD design studio, it is has been built with the purpose of becoming a laboratory for studying the life of a tidal creek, a collecting and collating centre with integral storage & display areas.The egg uses solar technology for the electricity.
Our lighting design intent responded to the Architects request to create warm and home-like spaces, while expressing the architectural massing. We also gave special attention to the local foliage in the landscape to create a sense of a nature and peacefulness
The exterior lighting approach focused on the facade and landscape illumination. Approaching the main entrance, V-shaped roof supports conceal uplights which give the entry portal its warm, inviting glow. The stacked and cantilevered roof tops that arrange the facade are illuminated with the reflected glow of downlights, which also cast a bright warmth down the wooden and stone side walls. The pool area has back-lit decorative screens as the border around the top focal wall of the space. Illuminated wall niches create a mysterious sparkle above the water line.
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) is located in Marseille, France and have been designed by Rudy Ricciotti architect. This stunning building looks if it was manufactured from a giant algae. The play of light, due to the texture of the façade is just amazing and reminds an embroidery while bringing a marine atmosphere to the building. It gives you the feeling that the sea extended on the inside of the building. The shadows and light reminds the marine atmosphere.
For this first museum worldwide dedicated to the Mediterranean cultures, laying on the waterfronts of Marseille, at the Old Port entrance, on the former port jetty J4, the architect Rudy Ricciotti designed an exceptional building open on the sea, and able to install a dialogue between the two shores of the Mediterranean sea and open a new horizon for Marseille inhabitants. For the MuCEM, I wanted a place for a stroll and a place of culture, a popular museum offering a different trip through the Mediterranean Sea.
A 15,000m² mineral cube where concrete is king and gives all its strength and lightness to the building. A creation where Rudy Ricciotti pushed concrete to its limits: Nothing in this work is purely decorative. Everything is structural, just like a fish skeleton. We progress towards a dematerialization of the concrete structure which becomes delicate, long and thin, energetic like a coral rock.
This school bus has taken a totally new function and has been converted into mobile home. All surfaces, as well ground, ceilings walls have been covered with wood that brings warmth and intimacy to the interior. It includes all the comfort that you can find in a small apartment, as living room area, office area, bedroom, kitchenette.
Directors fromPrahran Hotel have committed Doug Maskiell, Andy & Matt Mullins and Tom Birch from Techne Architects to redesign the bar of the hotel. A fully glazed courtyard cuts through the interior, connecting all levels and allowing natural light in. The featuring a facade is constructed out of concrete culverts, linked together in a way that enable the patrons to sit within them to view and interact with the venue and its fellow patrons.
The design intends to add another unique and captivating venue to the ever evolving Melbourne Pub scene. Modern stools have been clustered around bar tables providing a contemporary and welcoming space for an after work drink. The bar extends over three floors and allowing the customer to choose between differente atmospheres.
The footprint is large, but with well-considered spaces that lend a feeling of intimacy. The large vestibule adorned with intricate wall furnishings leads to a contrasted space on the second level complete with a bar that gives ’30s design a modern twist. Ideal for private functions, upstairs is best described as the ‘speakeasy’ environment complete with smaller nooks and crannies for ‘tight talking’.
Ateljee Heikkilä based in Jyväskylä, Finland is a 220 square meter home studio and residence built for two designers. The atelier open up towards the lake of Päijänne while the backside by the road is more closed. The common areas are directed so as to enjoy the view of the lake while the bedrooms are located in the rear part of the house.
This cage spectacular staircase, was drawn by the architects ‘Dust’. The steps let in light through the drawings engrave in the metal. The engraved shapes on the metal steps form and reflect a play of light and shadow on the walls. This staircase is just a piece of art and of zen way rising towards the light.
The idea on Matias Silva & Arquitectos’ mind was to create a workshop-studio that would features the arts and the entertainment of a Greek philanthropist. This construction is a project that had for target to stimulate senses and which would be a place that allows people feel disconnected and isolated from the urban environment. The land is located in a large hill surrounded by nature, trees and abundant vegetation, and where at the mean time you can find spectacular views of the city.
We decided to make two separate locations that are located at each end of the ground and which are related by different internal routes, which were carefully designed.Location 1: Workshop room, kitchen-dining room, Desk-Bedroom, and Bath-Sauna. The internal organization of the loft was based on a concrete floor plan. From the inside you can see the city through a vegetal portico of double height.
Location 2: Barbecue area, pool, bathroom and cellar. This place generates a transversal section in the natural terrain and organizes the loft in a linear way.
Both locations are related through different paths creating rest and contemplation areas.
The materials chosen are mainly striated concrete blocks and metal structures lined in rusted steel. These materials simultaneously become supports for climbing plants that will eventually convert large concrete walls into plant (green) walls. To enhance the vegetation we took advantage of the slope in order to conduct the waters and water the vegetation.
The city of new York commissioned Garrison Architects to design the new facilities to submit some modular work to restore the beaches. The 37 permanent steel framed modular structures designed by Garrison Architects would be deployed at 15 sites in Rockaway Beach in Queens, Brooklyn’s Coney Island and Middland beach, Wolfe’s Pond Park, and Cedar Grove in Staten Island part of an overall rebuilding of the beaches following Hurricane Sandy. Each structure will be elevated above grade to resist destruction by future storms.
In order to meet such an aggressive design and construction schedule the building and the component are design as a system of modular component. Both modular and the elements installed within and upon it are systematized. Similar to the component approach of temporary automobile. Factory prefabricated was used to eliminate weather delay and allow for simultaneous preparation of the site and foundations.
The structure of the floating housing designed by NRJA architects has the shape of a barn. The focus is on the black facade and its minimalist shape. The foundation of the house ( buried under water) features: the water tank, gray Filtered water, diesel fuel tank, water tank and power generator. The house boat comprises two levels, the ground floor is the where the common area are: bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living-room while in the second floor is dedicated to private space with 2 bedroom and a work space.
The wooden window frames were replaced by stainless steel ones, that are invisible from the exterior and provide a more direct illumination of all the interior space. The irregularly shaped glass lantern runs through the upper floor and illuminates the indoor pool, as well as it separates two different areas of the living upstairs. All the other constructive and decorative elements suffered a complete restore, in order to fix existing pathologies that could affect the durability of the building.
The site of Villa Bloemendaal is situated close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike, in a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.
29 interior architects worked on the interior of a villa which was designed by Paul de Ruiter architects. A minimal approach to the materialisation and detailing of the building is a core value of both the interior and exterior design. The large expanses of glass and the patio result in maximum daylighting and give the inhabitants the feeling that the villa and the surrounding landscape are one. Read More…
Studio Boeri is now building the first vertical forest that willcontribute to purify the air in the cities, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect from radiation and acoustic pollution.
“Szklarnia” is the fifth and March (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
Usually, restaurant owners care about not having their establishment demolished, but here someone has made quite a mess…
At first glance, the “Szklarnia” looks like a demolished establishment. A place where the customers are not too well-behaved and release their gangster inclinations… But this is no “Fight Club”, but another interior in which the author’s fantasy is a pretext for creating an unusual decoration.
The Harris Pool residence realized by architects Marmol Radziner is a modern and minimalist construction built around the focal point which is the swimming pool. The house is open to the outside thanks to the sliding-glass panels and exterior steel canopies support Neutra’s vision of life in the desert being a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
Chair House has been entirely designed and decorated by Igor Sirotov Architect. The interior is decorated with dark colors on the walls to provide a cosy atmosphere. Decorators have combined concrete wood and stone. Architects allow have associate dark colors given that natural light comes from large glazed windows and skylights.
‘Apple’ already known for its minimalist technological design creations as the iphone, mac book, iPad being is now being engaged in edification of a campus to be at the forefront of technology and design.
‘Campus 2′ show that the futuristic building will have the same sleek curves and minimalist design as the iconic Apple Stores. Most of the new campus will be powered by solar panels and renewable energy sources. The cost of the building will cost billions. Because the glass in the building will not have a single straight edge piece of glass, the curved glass will have to be manufactured specially for the building, and will be curved to accommodate the building’s size, shape, and curvy dimensions.