House 205, designed by H arquitectes. At first it appeared that the site was not suitable for the construction of a house. However, removal of the surface layer of earth exposed a wide bank of rock upon which a house could be placed without damaging the surroundings. The following objectives, shared by the developer, were [...]
Archive for April, 2009
UK practice architect Foster + Partners has designed a new five-star hotel close to Heathrow Airport – Riva Hotel which to accommodate 577 hotel rooms. The Riva hotel features a distinctive layered glass shell, which floods the public spaces with daylight and contributes to a highly efficient energy strategy. The glass envelope is to act [...]
A-House is a single-family house located on a mews lane, in a Victorian suburb of Dublin, designed by Ireland based FKL architects. The house is an exploration of diagonal space within an orthogonal form and the possibilities of integrating environmental concerns at a fundamental level.
Osler House, designed by Brazil practice architect, Marcio Kogan. The plan of the Osler house is structured by a ground floor volume, a suspended volume and a deck with an outdoor pool. The box of concrete and wood on ground, houses the main suite, a bedroom, bathroom, the utilities area and the garage. The vertical [...]
A beautiful private house – Santa Ynez Residence, sitting atop a spectacular ridge with endless views over the Santa Ynez Valley, designed by Los Angeles architects Frederick Fisher and Partners. This truly unique, modern masterpiece graces the landscape with its dramatic design and reflective soul, and is a striking example of the essence of subtle [...]
A cool and elegant lamp design, Cosmic Leaf by British designer Ross Lovegrove, which will be presented by Artemide at the 2009 Euroluce exhibition in Milan. The Cosmic Leaf features its fluid form that illuminated from a light source from top to the meshed skin.
Another beautiful prefab home, designed by Marmol Radziner + Associates. The Palms Residence is located on a narrow, urban lot in Venice, CA. The home looks inward, incorporating covered decks and a small courtyard space, giving the structure a sense of privacy despite its location on an infill lot. The exterior of the home is [...]
Spanish architect Herreros has been awarded First Prize of the competition for the Munch Area in Oslo, Norway. The design was inspired by Edvard Munch’s statement I am more interested in the line, its rise and fall, than in color. + Text below provided by architect, Herreros Arquitectos introduction DIAGNOSIS AND POSSIBILITIES The competition for [...]
Spanish based furniture brand Capdell has released Eboli, designed by Vicente Soto. + Design statement, provided by Capdell Eboli: a byword of style and elegance The elegance evoked in this design by Vicente Soto is continued in its stool and bench versions. It maintains the characteristic profiles of the 18th century, dispensing with the ornamentation [...]
H-house, designed by Poland based architect, Tamizo architects group. The openings in the solid box are well organized and proportioned. Minimal design on the elevation as a result of complying the restrictions of the local law – maximum of 3 different materials on the elevation. + Text below provided by architect, Tamizo architects group Requirements [...]