Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Thu 26.1.

Cerrado House by Vazio S/A

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Cerrado House by Vazio SA

Photographer: Gabriel Castro

The Cerrado House was built at the foothills of the Sierra da Moeda, a mountain range in the state of Minas Gerais. The three-bedroom house has a rooftop pool and a wide staircase that leads to the rooftop terrace. The rooms are right under the swimming pool and have views of the sierra, the Cerrado and its twisted trees. Louvers on the northern and western faces protect against the inclement sun. (more…)

Graafjansdijk House by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

Photographer: Tim Van de Velde

In the 9th century, the Graafjansdijk (dike) protected parts of France and Belgium agaist the storm tides from the North Sea and the Western part of the river Schelde. Currently only a short strip of this dike remains in the rural surroundings of the seaside village of Knokke, near the border with Holland. (more…)

Wed 18.1.

LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant by Enter Projects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.01.2017 - Tagged as:

LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant by Enter Projects

Photographer: Brett Boardman

Enter Projects has recently been commission by Primo for Lot 1 Café & Restaurant, located at 20 York Street, Sydney CBD in the ground floor and basement of the 950sqm John Solomon building. Being in the coffee industry for 3 generations, the client enthusiastically embraced the design concepts, using patterns that delicately lace the infamous ‘Café latte’ as the primary design inspiration.

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Tue 17.1.

Design Icons In A Historical Context

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Design Icons In A Historical Context

Photos © Edward Beierle for Euroboden

Developer Stefan F. Höglmaier in collaboration with architect Peter Haimerl has achieved an unusual transformation of a historic farmhouse in Munich’s Alt-Riem district. Careful restoration on the one hand and a radical reinterpretation of the interior on the other also provided the perfect setting for the use of progressive Deque designer fittings by Dornbracht. (text by Detail)

 

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Low/Rise House by SAW

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Low/Rise House by SAW

Photographer: Bruce Damonte

Located on a half-acre lot in the heart of Silicon Valley, the house reimagines the suburban housing type through interlocking bars of shared and private program. The composition re-appropriates the traditional forms of the California ranch house and farm tower as tools of environmental performance and social interaction, deployed to create variable density, natural ventilation, solar energy generation, day-lighting, and immersion into the site. (more…)

Mon 16.1.

Bus Drivers Building by Benthem Crouwel Architects

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Bus Drivers Building by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Photographer: © Jannes Linders

The striking white bus drivers building on the bus station at Amsterdam Central houses a workspace, pantry and a canteen for bus drivers on the first floor. Because the canteen is located on this higher level, the drivers have a lot of privacy, with 180 degree views of the bus platform, the river IJ and Amsterdam North. On the ground floor there is space for storage, a technical area and toilets. The bus drivers building can be built in just three months.

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Fri 13.1.

Loyly Sauna by Avanto Architects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.01.2017 - Tagged as:

Avanto Architects

Photographer: Kuvio / Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. There are only 5,4 million Finns but 3,3 million saunas. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and more important part of new urban culture, many new public saunas are being planned. With Löyly (meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna) Helsinki will offer foreign visitors a public sauna experience all year round – a must when visiting Finland. (more…)

Mills, The Toy Management House by Andrew Maynard Architects

Photographer: Peter Bennetts Studio

The brief was to design a light-filled home that could hide the mess typically made by a small child, so we devised a floor that was a giant toy box. Mills is an extension to a single-level weatherboard terrace, where only the original facade and front two rooms remain. One of those rooms has been altered to incorporate a study and a bathroom. A large lightwell separates the original structure from the new extension, which has two bedrooms and a bathroom above an open kitchen, living, dining space. (more…)