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Project • By noa* network of architectureHotels

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof

As the age-old adage goes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In South Tyrol, Saltaus, Apfelhotel’s young new generation of owners are breaking new ground while staying true to their traditional roots. noa*’s novel design and architecture evokes the vintage charm of this historical hotel while creating an oasis for the senses and shared moments. The apple, a fruit that originated in Kazakhstan and was brought to South Tyrol by the Romans, is central to the region’s cultural landscape.   The Torgglerhof lies at the mouth of the Passeier Valley, its roots run deep in classic apple cultivation culture. Over time, it became a spot for people wanting to linger, connect, and soak up the scenic views. It's here that... More

Project • By Studiopepe.Hotels

OKKO Hotel

Studiopepe was called by the hotellerie group OKKO to design the lobby and “Le Club” of their new Hotel in Paris, in one of a kind building, right inside the iconic "Gare de l’Est" station in Paris. “Le Club” is the heart of the entire Hotel, the place that characterizes the OKKO hotel chain. Overlooking the station, open 24/7, it welcomes guests who can use it according to their needs throughout the day, from breakfast to dinner: to relax, organize business meetings or simply listen to selected music on vinyls.   The layout is a reinterpretation of the free plan: a fluid space without physical barriers but with light and mobile dividing elements – such as curtains and partitions – ensuring f... More

Project • By H2R DesignRestaurants


H2R Design weaves balance and traditionintothe renovation of Persian Restaurant Anar in Souk Madinat Jumeirah H2R DESIGNwas tasked to renovate Persian restaurant Anar, in Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The brief was to revitalise the overall experience and to refresh the layout with natural flow, effervescence and personality. H2R Design designed a space that maintained the traditional spirit adding modern twists and feast-worthy tones.   Situated at the heart of the Souk, overlooking the magnificent Burj Al Arab and the tranquil water canal, Anar has for years, attracted diners with its music, aromas and delectable cuisine. However, having been open for over a decade, H2R Design identified its need for an update and the replenishment... More

Project • By Giovanni Mecozzi ArchitettoPrivate Houses


Here comes Mirella. Mirella is a house in the heart of Ravenna. It arises from the refurbishment of a typical dwelling of the old borgo San Biagio, a simple neighborhood, where you can still meet people chitchatting during summer evenings, sitting on the entrance steps of the house.   Mirella is a little introvert, though. It is constantly in the search of its inner garden.Mirella is soft, because the light is always filtered by the sequence of its interiors.Mirella is mysterious, but opens up into breaches through which you can see the sky.   The photos tell about its intimacy, revealed by the delicate gaze of Simone Bossi.   Mirella is the result of the renovation of a single-family building in the historic center of... More

NewsMaterialization • 28 Jul 2020

Café Got bar design embraces the urban vitality of Barcelona

With a long and active façade facing the street, Café Got is a spot where the city of Barcelona and Hotel Kimpton Vividora come together, inviting the community in. Credit: One Represent Agency The designers, El Equipo Creativo, were inspired by Ciutat Vella, and more specifically the Gothic Quarter and its street atmosphere, where little narrow streets lead you to unexpected plazas, patios, and entrances to residential buildings and stone, greenery and water are material essentials. It was decided to introduce these same elements to the design of the bar. Credit: One Represent Agency A double-height space with a cascade of glass lamps connects with the lobby area on the first level bringing a fresh and watery effe... More

Project • By Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedPrivate Houses

Pakkret House

A gigantic wall of 7.5 meter height at the front facing west is divided into several strips, various in sizes and thickness levels, parting and overlapping freely from different angles and directions. Covered by brownish-orange terracotta tiles, the wall stands high to support a translucent roofing panel where many small lights strung in rows like waves. These decorative elements on the front of the two-story house in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi not only shade the house from direct sunlight but also intentionally create an interplay between natural sunlight and the light after dark: a lively area of a conversation with light. The 96 sq.w plot is located behind the Sahakon 3 Market in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi. From the desire to expand the residence t... More

Project • By DA bureauRestaurants

HUNT restaurant

"HUNT" is a new restaurant, which was opened on the place of an oriental kitchen. The concept has changed radically: there was no trace from the rich Chinese restaurant. It became an all new place, unique in content and based on natural motifs - both in the kitchen and in the interior. The restaurant combines three concepts that are reflected in interior solutions - bar with fresh seafood, gastronomic and meat dishes.   The name "HUNT" has been interpreted in interior design: natural motifs and materials prevail here. Space is full of wood, stone, leather, clay decor, an abundance of dry plants. Hunt is historically about strong people, the rough side of nature, harsh rocks and endless fields. And this is also the associations that r... More

Project • By Barnacle StudioPrivate Houses

PIZ House

This old shack was formerly owned by a beloved character in the seaside suburb of Coledale, and seemed to embody his character within it. Neighbours were relieved when it became evident the cottage would not be demolished and curiosity grew as the new forms took shape. The new owners with their two young kids embraced ideas of authenticity and vibrancy, and sought an unpretentious house, economical in size with strong connections to the escarpment.   Within a tight budget, this project set out to rekindle the old cottage, peeling back a few layers and accepting its limitations, with the architectural focus on a new addition to the streetfront. This new living area acts like a periscope for the old house, capturing the northern sunlig... More

Project • By XUL ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Highgate Family Home

North London based XUL Architecture have renovated this family home in Highgate to allow for better circulation and light. This family home in Highgate had multiple circulation issues with different levels and spaces flowing in an uncomfortably-unordered manner. By addressing these issues, XUL was able to create a space which is usable and filled with light. Key to the refurbishment of this property was opening views from the front door through to the garden, drawing light in from both angles. A signature to all XUL projects is to consider the three directions of light that can be channelled into the building; from above, back and front of a property. XUL opened up the plastic skylight above the stairwell and replaced with a contemporary g... More

Project • By AMGArchitectsOffices

Clockwork Time

Clockwork Time (CWT) coworking space is located on the premises of former fermentation department ofStepan Razinbrewery in St. Petersburg, Russia. The red-brick building was constructed in 19th century. Interior design project was developed by AMGArchitects architecture bureau.   CWT provision of space varies toincludeseveral openspace areas,private offices for teams up to 13 people, conference rooms, and common areas of different types. There are also chill-out zones and meeting spaces to hold informal discussions in, coffee and tea spots, skype-rooms, a small lecture hall as well as a shared kitchen.   The main idea of the project is to adjust the traditional concept of office space interior to new requirements of today&rsqu... More

Project • By DLR GroupHotels

Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District

The historic Advance Thresher/Emerson-Newton building has been repositioned as the new Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis Mill District. Built in 1900 and 1904, the Advance Thresher building has been on the National Historic Register since 1977. DLR Group’s design for the interiors of the hotel draws heavy inspiration from Scandinavian home-works. Abstractions of quilting and weaving are present throughout the hotel’s artwork and in its fixtures and furnishings. Intentional about creating a design that is rooted in the building’s history without feeling overtly industrial, the interior of the hotel exhibits delicate and subtle touch points. Elements are custom-designed throughout to recall turn-of-the-century Scandinavian imager... More

Project • By BWM Architekten und PartnerHotels

ENTNERs am See

BWM Architekten steer clear of common Tyrolean clichés and take full consideration of the spectacular surroundings as they successively renovate and reposition the distinguished Entners am See hotel.Hotel Entners am See boasts an exceptional location right by Lake Achen and surrounded by the Karwendel mountains. Because it is nestled between the magnificent peaks in the west and the clear water of Tyrol’s largest lake in the east, the views and the light conditions in the hotel’s 40 rooms are extremely varied. BWM Architekten’s aim is to work with these conditions to bring out the best in the hotel.Let there be light“The ‘Achensee’ rooms face the lake, meaning that they have less natural light to b... More

Project • By Manetti Gusmano & figli - Sannini ImprunetaSecondary Schools

St. Augustine High School - San Diego California

Outdoor and indoor use of the terracotta tile MANETTI SANNINI for this High School project. More

Project • By CORE architecture + designOffices


CORE collaborated with Whitman-Walker Health, Fivesquares Development, and Selldorf Architects on the redevelopment of the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center Building at 14th Street NW.   The LEED Silver mixed-use development transforms the historic Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center Building and Belmont Garage into a six-story structure with a penthouse, 60,000 SF of office space, 78 apartments, 20,000 SF of ground floor retail and restaurants, a Cultural Center, and an outdoor public seating area. Liz’s exterior is characterized by a limestone façade and large windows framed by an array of colorful terracotta chamfers. The angle and length of the chamfer varies to allow for consistent window sizes and limestone width on all... More



A hotel that offers a genuinely local experience, with unique spaces that reflect the Barcelona lifestyle, with a chic, cheerful and fresh atmosphere, just like the city itself.   Kimpton Hotels are unique boutique hotels, with no uniform brand design, offering genuine and local experiences. Kimpton Hotels like to describe themselves as a brand that “offers luxury without the attitude”, with locally loved restaurants and bars and a very personal style. The briefing was to create a Hotel with a local approach, handcrafted and custom-designed, with unique spaces that reflect Barcelona’s lifestyle and architecture.   GENERAL DESIGN STRATEGIES The design strategy is to create a dialogue between the Hotel and Ba... More