Posts filed under 'Architecture'
Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.03.2015 - Tagged as: Canada, sauna
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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Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.02.2015 - Tagged as: Spas, Wellness
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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Posted by Walter Phillips on 24.02.2015 - Tagged as: Mexico, 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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.02.2015 - Tagged as: Brazil, Isay Weinfeild, Spas
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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.01.2015 - Tagged as: Brazil, studio mk27
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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 04.01.2015 - Tagged as: Camarim, Portugal
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.
Posted by Walter Phillips on 22.12.2014 - Tagged as: RTA, Spain
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.
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.”