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Ivanhoe House in Melbourne, Australia by KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Located in the Inner suburb of Ivanhoe, sits a seemingly calm, unassuming modern suburban home in its moat of Australian granetic sand. The house is a clever orchestration of balancing tension that has created wondrous moments throughout. Makris house can be read as a conversation of dualities, of heavy and lightness, public and private and of light and darkness. The first expression of this tension can be seen from street façade, essentially two forms bifurcated by a double height black void, which forms a grand recessive entry. On the one side we have a solid, rigid, rectilinear form, seeming weighed down by its own mass. On the other, elevated from the earth by a shard of black glass, symbolic of emptiness or absence.

Image Courtesy © KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

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Artrovert: Conversations in Grey in Greater Noida, India by Anagram Architects

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Anagram Architects

Brief

Artrovert is our project to design a studio in a peri-urban artists’ colony, Kaladham, in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The 280 sqm. studio is built on a 300 sqm trapezoidal plot which is one of 216 arranged in an octagonal grid. Our client-collaborator is a multi-media artist whose politically charged works interrogate binaries, challenge representation and explore the anti-aesthetic.Equally unconventionally, her vision for her studio was not the typical introverted artist’s “cave” but rather an extroverted residency where the creation of art and the living of the artist are shared with her precinct. Acutely aware of Kaladham’s location at the urban edge, she hopes such an outward expression and blurring of territory would lay seeds of well-knit social networks for a growing community.

Image Courtesy © Anagram Architects

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: Artrovert: Conversations in Grey
  • Location: Greater Noida, India

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SPFF – S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory in Bergamo, Italy by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group 

The S.Pellegrino brand identity is deeply rooted in its origin in the San Pellegrino Terme: from the majestic nature, purity of the source and historical heritage, to the century-long development of craft and Italian way of life. As such, the new S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory should not be a radical superposition of new messages or foreign elements, but rather an enhancement and elevatation of the qualities that are already abundant in and around the river valley. BIG proposes an architecture that offers a fresh take on an ancient wisdom, revisiting the classic elements of Italian architecture and urbanism: the arcade, the viale, the piazza and the portico create an architectural environment where production and consumption, nature and architecture, outside and inside, and making and enjoying are integrated to elevate the experience for visitors as well as S.Pellegrino staff.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: SPFF – S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory
  • Location: San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy
  • Client: Sanpellegrino S.p.a.
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Jelena Vucic
  • Team: Lorenz Krisai, Edda Steingrimsdottir, Stephen Steckel, Julie Kaufman, Wells Barber, Derek Wong, Yang Yang Chen, Terrence Chew, Christopher Tron, Lawrence Olivier Mahadoo, Veronica Acosta, Ashton Stare, Gaurav Janey, Maria Eugenia Dominguez Bello, Supakrit Wongviboonsin, Adi Krainer, Josiah Poland, Jennifer Wood, Kelly Neill, Maki Matsubayashi, Francesca Portesine, Veronica Moretti, Gabriella Den Elzen, Denys Kozak, Kristian Hindsberg
  • Collaborators: Atelier Verticale, West8, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Front, Arup, Squint/opera, Mic, Big Ideas, Studio Piero Castiglioni
  • Size: 17.500 m2
  • Status: In Progress

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Macchiato Express Cafe in Paphos, Cyprus by HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

A low budget exterior cafeteria for a hotel in Paphos. We have used a neutral color scheme for the main objects of the Cafeteria but bold colors for the tents covering the whole space in order to amke it visible from far. This project was in collaboration with interior designer Leonidas Leonidou.

Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design

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The Smile Academy Dental Policlinic in Gaziantep, Turkey by Slash Architects

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: pRchitect communications

The Smiley Academy designed by Istanbul based Slash Architects is a unique clinic via its plain but yet surprising style where the greenery is involved within the dynamic, comfortable, living place.

The Smile Academy is a human based designed clinic altering the perception of a clinic being an uncomfortable, scary place and offering a peaceful environment for both the visitors and staff instead. Having these features, this policlinic creates a new style of “health space” for the city.

Image Courtesy © Slash Architects

  • Architects: Slash Architects
  • Project: The Smile Academy Dental Policlinic
  • Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Total Project Area: 320 sqm

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Literary Inn in Paraty, Brazil by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Jacobsen Arquitetura

The Project consists of a reform of a traditional hotel in the historical center of Paraty with relevant limitations to preserve the Historic and Cultural Patrimony and replacing the stigma of the previous development with a thematic hostel (with a differentiated atmosphere that continues to characterize the actual way of living e local hospitality). Given these circumstances we were inspired to create a cozy atmosphere using few materials that unite the environments for visual continuity, and that at the same time provides privacy for the guests. The Pousada Literária is the oficial hostel for Paraty International Literary Festival – FLIP.

Image Courtesy © MCA Estudio

  • Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
  • Project: Literary Inn
  • Location: Paraty, Brazil
  • Photography: MCA Estudio
  • Author: Paulo Jacobsen and Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Coordination: Ricardo Castello Branco
  • Team: Fernanda Maeda, Luiza Torres, Pedro Henrique Ramos, Maya Leal
  • Interior Design: Jacobsen Arquitetura
    • Author: Eza Viegas
    • Team: Isabel Benoliel and Priscilla Martins

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Hotel Barceló Emperatriz in Madrid, Spain by DCD Interiorismo

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: DCD Interiorismo 

The idea of creating a unique luxury space into a XXI century palace has been the connection of the all general esthetic of the hotel: noble material are used in actual way, contemporary furniture and lighting are melt together to create an elegant and sober set. The Empress Eugenia de Montijo and her great influence at her time is the muse inspiratory of the all project.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

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Restoration and implementation of Masseria Grottone in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

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Matryoshka house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Shift architecture urbanism

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

Matryoskha House transforms an early 20th century townhouse into two high-end apartments by radically opening it up. Situated in the center of Rotterdam, the house was in a derelict state due the previous owner’s conversion of it into a sub-standard workers’ hotel. Bothered by the neglect, a neighbor acquired the property and gave Shift architecture urbanism the commission to give it an extreme makeover.

Image Courtesy © NoortjeKnulst

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: Matryoshka house
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: NoortjeKnulst
  • Team: Thijs van Bijsterveldt , Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans, Thomas Grievink, Sara Frikech
  • Partner: Makina
  • Structural engineer: B2CO
  • Construction: 13 Speciaal
  • Interior construction: 13 Speciaal Metal cupboards, Ben Werkt Kitchen
  • Interior: DaphnaLaurens, FabriekNL, Intrigue collection, Michael Schoner, Os Δ Oos, Palau, Truly Truly
  • Year: 2017

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