An ecological sustainable design (ESD) study of over 11,000 m² mixed-used building situated in the Ravel sub-area of the Zuidas in Amsterdam, Netherlands, carried out by Dutch architect Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter and commissioned by the Government Buildings Agency. The sustainability strategies achieved by adopting green house principle, building’s orientation, functional organization, re-use of rainwater [...]
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Portuguese architect Francisco Portugal e Gomes recently has completed a Restaurant + House of Tea located in Porto, Portugal. + Project description below provided by architect, Francisco Portugal e Gomes This work is located in the granite peak of Antas in the south side facing the valley of Campanhã. The toponymy evokes that in this [...]
The Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi is targeting an opening in this coming October, 2009, designed by New York-based practice architect Asymptote Architecture. This is really an beautiful iconic building located in the site of Formula 1 on Yas Island, comprised of two towers linked by a bridge spaned over the Formular 1 track. The Yas [...]
Singaporean architect firm Wallflower Architecture + Design recently has completed a multi-courtyard house located at Six Ramsgate Road, Singapore. Due to its deep site, two big courtyards have been inserted in between the major spaces. A strong axis leads from the entrance foyer, swimming pool, formal living area, internal garden court and formal dining areas, [...]
Brazilian architect Arthur Casas has designed a Kosushi Restaurant in Cidade Jardim Shopping Mall, located in São Paulo, Brazil. + Project description below provided by architect, Arthur Casas Sushi Restaurant located in a Shopping mall with plenty of natural light and a “T” Floor plan. Lower Floor Plan courtesy Arthur Casas The Sushi bar was [...]
Jardim Paulista residence in São Paulo, Brazil, by Brazilian architect Arthur Casas. I personally like the stair well where featuring the floating of staircase on the minimal internal water court. It creates a pleasant experience when walking around the house. + Architect’s statement provided by Arthur Casas This house was constructed in two lots. One [...]
UrBan Homme, a face and body studio for men located in Singapore, designed by Singapore practice architect Design Act. The cocoon-like form provides the process of incubation and life-recuperating experience to every men emerging from it, connected by a floating bridge which leads to the rest of spa rooms.
Still remember our previous post of “NISHA” Bar-Lounge by Mexico city based architect Pascal Arquitectos? This time, Pascal Arquitectos has recently finished another new Nisha Bar Lounge located in Acapulco, Mexico. + Project description below provided by architect, Pascal Arquitectos BAR LOUNGE NISHA ACAPULCO This lounge bar, located in Acapulco, is an entertainment place dedicated [...]
Los Angeles practice architect Morphosis (led by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne) has designed the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology, located in Pasadena, California. The Cahill Center conceptually acts as an astronomical instrument, pierced by a vertical volume, tilted its lense to maximize the penetration of natural daylight [...]
Ao-Di Next Gene 20 Villa, by German-based Graft Architects. The villa is sited in the “Northeast Coast National Scenic Area”, approximately 50 minutes from Taipei city, Taiwan. Situated in the Snow Mountain range, with a great view of the Pacific Ocean. The villa was designed to be embedded in the landscape with panoramic view under [...]
House in Pozuelo Madrid, enveloped by a solid marble shell is to appear as an identity of protection. It stands out for its geometric purity, material sophistication and compositional elegance. Designed by Spain practice architect A-cero. + Project description below provided by architect, A-cero REPORT HOUSE IN MADRID The house is located in a 1-hectare [...]
French architects LAN Architecture has designed a headquarter office for Marchesini France in Paris. The new building is composed of two distinct volumes, one of volume contains flexible work spaces while the other encloses a showroom, maintenance space and storage areas. Entrance is defined by intersection of two volumes. The office spaces are raised above [...]