Posts filed under 'Architecture'

Wed 18.3.

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans

Grotto, Bernyk Island by Partisans

The blue waters of Lake Huron, located north of Toronto, complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When Partisans team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context.

 

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Fri 27.2.

In Rude Health: new wellness projects

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

South African practice Metropolis Design’s Spa House, which overlooks Cape Town’s Hout Bay, gives the illusion of being suspended over its sizeable outdoor pool

South African practice Metropolis Design’s Spa House, which overlooks Cape Town’s Hout Bay, gives the illusion of being suspended over its sizeable outdoor pool

The word itself may have been coined relatively recently, but the ritual of ‘wellness’ – as a means of rejuvenating mind and body – has a long and healthy tradition. This hasn’t, as a number of recent projects demonstrate, stopped a bevy of architects internationally from rethinking how we take to the waters. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Tue 24.2.

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana (MX)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Balmori Rooftop Bar by Taller David Dana

Combining landscape, graphic design, furniture design and architecture, the contemporary Balmori Rooftop Bar by architects Taller David Dana is one of the rare rooftop bars in Mexico City.

 

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Mon 16.2.

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld (BR)

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Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Located in Porto Feliz, Brazil, Isay Weinfeld’s Fazenda Boa Vista Spa is a low-rise construction whose build-out follows the land contours and the boundaries of adjacent woodland.

 

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Mon 5.1.

Livraria Cultura by studio mk27 (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Livraria Cultura by studio mk27, photo: Fernando Guerra

Livraria Cultura by studio mk27, photo: Fernando Guerra

Located in Iguatemi São Paulo, Brazil’s oldest operating shopping centre, studio mk27’s Livraria Cultura invites shoppers to stay and hang-out.

 

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Sun 4.1.

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim (PT)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real by Camarim, photo: Nelson Garrido

Casa no Príncipe Real’s facade is a contemporary approach to the tiles covering the former building, located a few metres from the Garden of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, on a 41 m² plot that allowed for the construction of this small 5-storey urban house for a family.

 

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Mon 22.12.

House and Studio YC by RTA-Office (ES)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.12.2014 - Tagged as: ,

House and Studio YC by RTA, photo: Lorenzo Vecchia Photography

House and Studio YC by RTA-Office, photo: Lorenzo Vecchia Photography

House and Studio YC by RTA-Office, located in Castellcir, Barcelona, is divided into five main bodies, each isolated from the other, with its own orientation and its own views to the exterior.

 

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Camper Showroom / Office, Shanghai by Neri & Hu, photo: Shen Zhonghai

Camper Showroom / Office, Shanghai by Neri & Hu, photo: Shen Zhonghai

Drawing inspiration from the surrounding urban condition, the Camper Showroom / Office in Shanghai by architects Neri & Hu recalls both the spatial qualities and the vibrant activities characteristic of life in a typical Shanghai alleyway, called a “nong-tang.”

 

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