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Project • By HYJAPrivate Houses

Urban Villas

A Relaxing vibe was the driving thought behind the conceptualization of AA Urban Villas. The building itself was a mix used between a working space and a house. Lower levels are used for the work area where the owner works there. So the idea was to create a different surrounding resort feel like a house on the top floor. It was like coming home to a holiday home, a resort on a high cliff in Uluwatu, Bali. Ernest Theofilus Looking sunset on the pool deck in the afternoon. Makes the owner forget that they were living in the hustle-bustle of city life, after a hectic working hour. The land consists of 800m2. Inspired by resort villas, the building is separated into 2 blocks. Ernest Theofilus The front building consists of a Living,... More

Project • By ahb studioHousing

parallel villa

The parallel villa project is an experience of living in a space that consists of two main parts, reality and dream. To turn this idea into a project, half of the building was designed as aclosed space (for living, sleeping, etc) and the other half as a semi-open space (green space porch, swimming pool, sunbath, etc). Caption   More

Project • By ArchitectkiddOffices

Now 26

Architectkidd has completed the design of a building using steel tubing as its primary material. Spaceshift Studio The building, a production studio and offices for a television station, is a renovation of an existing structure. During the initial stage of the project, the removal of the old cladding exposed the existing steel structure along with the electrical and services installation. 19mm steel hollow tubes were selected as an economic and utilitarian material to compliment the structure and systems remaining in place after the renovation. Spaceshift Studio Spaceshift Studio Spaceshift Studio The use of steel tubing allowed the design to be developed ‘inside-out’. The tubes were used throughout the int... More

Project • By BuchanOffices

Cloisters

The redevelopment concept transforms a 1970’s single-level building, above a depressed retail precinct and underused courtyard, into a 5-star Green Star nine-storey A-grade office tower, enhanced retail plaza and significant urban space. Silvertone Photography Buchan’s principal design philosophy in transforming this unique heritage landmark is to create a vital and energising public domain. The new office tower consists of a simple stepped rectangular volume that maximises net lettable areas, flexibility and daylight access for office floors. The design of the new retail centre incorporates frameless glass shopfronts to a realigned arcade. This  now provides a direct vista from Hay Street through to St Georges Terrac... More

Project • By a-designstudioPrivate Houses

Second Lane Nawala Residence

Situated in a suburban residential area in Nawala, the site setting was ideal for a close-knit family. The overall architectural design of the residence takes a modern yet humble look and feel. Spreading across 3 floor levels, the common living lounge, pantry and dining, home office, and a guest bedroom is designed on the ground floor and family member’s bedrooms with en-suite washrooms on the first. The studio space on the roof top level was exquisitely designed for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Caption The richness of the residence is brought about by the use of subtle details such as the timber wall cladding which wraps around wide bear walls which further provides the interior a warm outlook. A similar groove details has... More

Project • By a-designstudioPrivate Houses

79 Rosmead Place Residence

The architectural design of the residence is a combination of  modern design details, maintaining the traditional elements. Situated in Colombo 7, the residence consists of a wide road frontage. The design aesthetic of the facade was critical ensuring the privacy of interior spaces whilst maintaining a methodical architectural language throughout the residence. The use of timber trellis work between the first floor level column grid severed the monotony from the ground level solid boundary wall, and further elevated the building facade. The magnificent mango and Araliya trees that protrude through the trellis facade softens the exterior appearance whilst adding a layer of natural shade to the residence. Amila Rathnayake The open... More

Project • By VertebralApartments

Chiapas 168

In the Roma district of Mexico City, four residential apartments rise up next to an ancient jacaranda tree.  Onnis Luque Steel planters run along a series of balconies that disappear between sturdy branches of purple flowers and hanging jasmine.  Onnis Luque A core system of vertical circulation divides the communal areas from the private ones. The middle of the building is connected by a stairwell. The pine wood steps are bathed in pale sunlight that streams in from a near window and transitions to a warm gold.  Onnis Luque To the south, a curtain of bamboo sweeps across the width of the back garden protecting views from outside gazes and filtering the intense light through its translucent leaves that emula... More

Project • By Localic StudioHousing

AN HOUSE - Serpong

A house for young married couple located in tangerang, indonesia.with a land area of ​​120 sqm processed in such a way to accommodate client needs. Caption the concept is to use a double ceiling to maximize the integration of outdoor and indoor spaces. Thus the room feels more spacious because the outer and inner spaces are well integrated.   The choice of material in the interior space uses a lot of concrete and white to give a clean impression in the room, besides that it makes the room feel more spacious. On the other hand, the choice of material for the exterior is predominantly dark in color to reduce the height of the building, so that it is not too conspicuous around the site. Caption       More

Project • By Yamini Krishna PhotographyIndividual Buildings

Aikya Signature

Aikya Signature is a stand-alone residential tower at Tardeo, in the heart of South Bombay.  This tower is personified by its geometric linear design and is supported by the sustainable systems which were organically incorporated into the design. An important aspect of this system is the façade of the building which is engineered in a way to protect the indoors from the tropical Mumbai climate. The east west orientation of the building provides ample  north light to the main living areas. This orientation of the building also naturally ventilates the structure. Yamini Krishna Photography Caption The site itself had a lot of space constraints while designing. By providing stacked puzzle parking ample green space w... More

Project • By PAIRWellness Centres

Polly's Place

Polly's Place is a spa dedicated to aesthetic cosmetology. For several years, it operated with two cabins for the endless treatments they carried out. The success of the spa made the space insufficient and it was necessary to move its headquarters. This was the ideal opportunity to carry out a project that reflected Polly's personality and had the possibility of expanding the services offered. Mauricio Salas In its 125 square meters of interior space, it has a reception, mani-pedi area, employee kitchen, bathroom, four cabins for multiple treatments and a semi-open terrace. The concept was to create a space that combined a contemporary aesthetic with classic elements that contextualized it and offered a subtle touch of sophistication.... More

Project • By HaalShops

Mariano Store

Mariano is a lean and basic menswear brand with a timeless approach and has a hybrid operation, with online and physical presence. Caption The goal of the physical store is to become a point of contact between customer and product, while communicating the brand values through the store design. Construction had to be very fast paced, therefore very simple construction techniques were used, communicating the brand simplicity through a palette of whites reinforced with different textures and soft lighting. Caption In order to frame and highlight the products, we detached the store volume from the mall alignment, and designed a see-through fabric panel in the facade that provides privacy to the inside while instigating customers.... More

Project • By Ebony and CoPrivate Houses

Coastal villa in the French Riviera

The peaceful bedroom boasts a Continental Oak Clear Grade floor in fixed width and naturally connects to the similarly toned outdoor terrace decked in a weathered silver-grey african mahogany. Caption Continental Oak Clear Grade planks in fixed widths (24cm), finished with Faded Silvergrey Natural Oil. Rift and quarter sawn African Mahogany planks, naturally weathered to achieve a silver-grey tone. Caption Caption More

Project • By Ebony and CoHousing

LAPSAS ALA

Contemporary comfort meets storytelling in this generous holiday home where Antique White Oak and Vintage Oak Wide Planks add history and character. The designer's pick is mix of Antique and Vitage Oak Pure Ultramatt Poly up 40 cm wide. Design: Studio Cache, London. Image Courtesy Ebony and Co Image Courtesy Ebony and Co Image Courtesy Ebony and Co Image Courtesy Ebony and Co More

Project • By Ebony and CoHousing

Donna Karan's Spa house

Soothing, stunning and spectacular, Donna Karan’s spa house is everything you’d want a summer home to be. Take a comfortable seat, close your eyes, and imagine yourself sitting on those extremely wide reclaimed Antique American Oak planks overlooking the Long Island seashore. Caption The designers picked Ebony and Co’s reclaimed Antique American Oak planks in spectacular sizes, with a width up to 40 cm. The chosen timber has a strong character and unique aesthetics: worm-, beetle- and nail holes, cracks and beautiful ageing patina. Caption Caption More

Project • By Doron Sheinman ArchitectsHospitals

Nof Yam Public Health Clinic

Text by Lior Galili | The new Health Clinic building in Nof-Yam is a two-story public facility built for Clalit, the main national health services provider in Israel. Located between the sea and a major highway, the building functions as an anchor of both stability and solidarity. Nimrod Levi The organization of the ground floor establishes the stable and harmonious nature of the building. Half delineated by columns, half wrapped by concrete walls, the ground plan, which is comprised of parking and reception areas, presents its visitors with the core character of the construction: a dialectic of shadow and light; of lightness and solidity; and—in a more subtle manner—of fixed and fluid structures. This former dialectic is... More