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NewsNews • 28 Jan 2021

Native vegetation plays a key role in the design of Cork Trees House

Reflecting the fundamental role that native vegetation played during the project development phase, this Portuguese home by TRAMA ARQUITETOS integrates its exterior surroundings with the interior environment in a powerful way. João Morgado Locating on steeply sloping terrain, the site features a grove of centuries-old oak trees on the lower part of the site. The concept for the design started with the idea that the house should line through with the canopy of the cork trees, in a way that suggests a garden floating on the horizon. João Morgado The house is thus designed as a functional single floor in plan and occupies nearly the entire width of the plot. In addition to its strong connection to the surrounding oak... More

Project • By JG PHOENIXRestaurants

Time Memories

JG PHOENIX recently completed a new restaurant in Shantou City, Guangdong, China "The client and I are friends for many years. He has been involved in catering industry for decades and often recalls people's simple pursuit of the taste of food back to the late 1980s and the early 1990s. The taste of food in our memory is common and intimate, which inspired me in the design. For post-80s generation, home in memory is usually associated with terrazzo floor, old wooden furniture, black-and-white photos, old-style radio bathed in sunlight at dusk, and the aroma spreading from kitchen...Those simple scenes gradually came into our mind as conceiving the design. I believe that space is a place for emotional attachment. For this project, I tried t... More

Project • By Taller David Dana ArquitecturaApartments

Camilo Apartment

Camilo Apartment is a residential project where the selection of materials andfurniture broadens the user’s perception, in which lighting is not a separateelement, but implies the spirit of the space. The fundamental and discreetpurity of the materials create a neutral atmosphere of dialogue between all itselements.   Perceptible modern notes are created by a mixture of light and translucentelements, the play of these makes the continuity of the materials consistentand rhythmic, attributing elegance, comfort and functionality.   Perceptible modern notes are created by a mixture of light and translucentelements, the play of these makes the continuity of the materials consistentand rhythmic, attributing elegance, comfort a... More

Project • By MINGOTTI e GIORDANOPrivate Houses

AM loft

With a superb intervention from Mingotti-Giordano studio, a former shoes factory becomes the perfect place to live, where pure beauty, a green garden and clever choices combine with the metropolitan lifestyle of Milan.   A perfect mix of history and modernity sometimes becomes reality.This outstanding loft, the Milanese refugee of the architect Andrea Mingotti from Mingotti-Giordano architetti, a studio founded by him and the architect Filippo Giordano that deals with high-level residences and retail and counts, and among its clients important names of industry and art on an international level, is located in the Porta Romana area in Milan. It unveils all the beauty of a place with an historic soul: “It is part of an industrial... More

Project • By FrankFranco ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Deja View

The stories that lead, support, and are fundamentally behind our designs are often as interesting as the designs themselves. The story of this project is one of legacy, interpretation, and renewal. We were hired to re-imagine and transform a home from one generation to the next.   Situated on a wide lot in an established suburban neighborhood, the 30-year-old home underwent an extensive interior renovation. Purchased from her parents when they decided to downsize, the owners wanted to update the existing estate in order to suit their family’s modern aesthetic, and to better capture views of the lush ravine at the rear. For this reason, we’ve titled this project ‘Deja View’; the feeling of a familiar experience... More

Project • By TWA HotelHotels

TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport

Eero Saarinen’s iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City is among the most significant examples of mid-century modern architecture in the world. The landmark was shuttered for nearly 20 years after the airlines went out of business in 2001, but was later protected in 2005 when it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eventually, the terminal was saved when MCR and MORSE Development won the bid to turn the historic landmark into a hotel for the 21st century, which eventually opened in May 2019.  The historic Flight Center underwent a total restoration by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, LLP; the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Preservatio... More

Project • By Estudio Radillo AlbaPrivate Houses

R.A. House

The project is located in the state of Jalisco, south of the city of Guadalajara, in a neighborhood in the countryside. The commission specified a house for five people and it seeked to use the available land surface to its maximum potential. Starting from a full block, we encountered five trees of considerable scale. Their location and the clear decision of conserving them, marked the majority of the formal strategies of the project. Two of the threes, located in the front, defined the garage. Another one, in a side, gave way to the main access path, sectioning the built volume. The rest, located in the back, shelter and shade the terrace of the house.   From this point, we opened diverse patios, which -in between walls- create a di... More

Project • By Astet StudioRestaurants

Sea Wolf

The proposal for Restaurant Lobito de Mar in Madrid Submerges the ambience of the sea into the capital, where seafood is the main focus of this gastronomical space. The beach and sea of Malaga with its marine tones of green and blue, and the toasted colors of its sand and wildlife are intertwined in the interior of Lobito de mar. The space on the ground floor is divided into two separate ambiences however strongly connected with the same leitmotif, the sea.   In the first space, “The Bar Resalao”, materials and textures were carefully selected to evoke subtle reminders of the typical fish markets with a sophisticated contemporary twist. Cold and warm materials alternate in the space such as brushed steel, granite, mirrors... More

Project • By Olson KundigPrivate Houses

Tofino Beach House

Perched on the westernmost edge of Vancouver Island, Tofino is one of Canada’s favorite recreation destinations, where extreme weather conditions draw surfers and storm watchers year round. Nestled in a weather-beaten forest, this 2,500-square-foot beach house creates a connection between the drama of the nearby ocean and the sense of sanctuary provided by the trees. Composed primarily of one large room, the house is light-filled on the south side facing the ocean, and insular and protected on the other side, paneled in dark, rich wood. Nic Lehoux “The beach house is essentially one single room, with the emphasis on feeling connected to the ocean and the surrounding woods.” – Jim Olson, Design Principal at... More

Project • By Fabio FantolinoApartments

Casa Solferino

On the seventh floor of the "Casa Alta" of 1954 in the center of Turin, Fabio Fantolino signs Casa Solferino, an apartment where, more than other times, the attempt is to bring luxury close to design, a usually difficult dialogue between two worlds that tend to maintain an irreconcilable distance. The interior design choices of the whole project have been guided by a philosophy using the blue color as its flagship, accompanied and contrasted by rich and elegant upholstery and fabrics, simultaneously kept undertone using neutral colors and black walnut elements. The resin floor further enhances the iconic design elements and the color spikes. In the dining room, the shiny petrol blue table with champagne mirror edges is the main subject of... More

Project • By AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados LdaApartments

Apartment in São Vitor

This is a refurbishment of a duplex apartment in the center of Braga with 275 sqm.   The refurbishment consists in the demolition and construction of the interior walls in order to obtain larger spaces including the living room, kitchen and bedrooms.   There was a profound change in all the finishes of the apartment, including walls, ceilings and floors. All exterior frames havealso been changed to provide better thermic comfort.   The materiality of the house is characterized by the softness of the materials proposed through the use of natural walnut wood floors with walls and ceilings in a soft RAL 9010 tone.   One of the main objectives of this refurbishment was to create a large living room to enjoy the panor... More

Project • By Alessandro Bucci ArchitettiPrivate Houses

Gottardi House

From an old workshop to a private dwelling: renovation of a building in Faenza old town PRE-EXHISTENCE: an old workshop in the historical city centreDeserted buildings, distinguished by decadence charm, can become the scene of urban growth, even in small scale interventions. That is what happened to the building in vicolo Gottardi, in Faenza old town, few meters from one of the main streets of the city. Used in the past as a carpenter’s workshop, the building still preserves the characteristics and materials of a ‘raw’ place, such as concrete and unplastered bricks. It relates to the private courtyard through large stained glasses with distinctive steel frames. RENOVATION PROJECT: from workshop to private homeThe old bu... More

Project • By Elkus Manfredi ArchitectsOffices

Charles River Associates

Working closely with the CEO and employees of international consulting firm Charles River Associates (CRA), Elkus Manfredi Architects has transformed the company’s headquarters and four additional offices to express the firm’s culture, support the performance of its exceptional staff, and attract the world’s top talent.   Elkus Manfredi Architects’ transformativeworkplace redesign of CRA’s Chicago office at One South Wacker Drive unifies the company’s existing two-floor office and replaces the previously dim, dark, crowded environment with a daylight-filled, expansive workplace within the original two-floor footprint.   Elkus Manfredi’s Vice President and Workplace Strategist, Linda Ma... More

Project • By dmp arquitecturaHousing

Casa SH

The project consists of the remodelling of a house located in Mexico City. The two upper levels and the basement are organized around a central axis that orders and distributes public and private spaces; whose main function is to be the access conduit to them.  The initial party of the property sought to give all spaces natural lighting and ventilation, thus making the openings the main visual finishes, the integration of the public areas on the ground floor with the garden, were elements that were preserved at the time of redesign. The remodelling sought to potentiate the interior design of the house by unifying finishes through a neutral colour palette and materials such as walnut wood, raw viroc cinza, and San Gabriel black granit... More

Project • By FrajtSwimming Pools

Aqua relax centre

Complete interior design of VIP locker rooms with glass wardrobes. The graphic motif of the print on the glass is on the theme of flowers in blue and yellow. The main locker rooms are equipped with HPL cabinets with aluminum profiles. The color scheme of the main locker rooms is walnut wood. The reception desk in combination with the access turnstile helps the operation keep visitors' access and payments under contro More