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Hollywood house in Torino, Italy by Luciano Pia

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: Luciano Pia 

Hollywood House was a small popular theatre built in the XIX century as the all lot and now a residential building. It is located outside the Roman Walls and the historical centre, just in front of the Royal Gardens in a dominant position and a breathtaking view of the town centre, the hills and the Alps but in one of busiest street in Turin ( Corso Regina Margherita).

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: Luciano Pia 
  • Project: Hollywood house
  • Location: Corso Regina Margherita 104, TORINO
  • Photography: Beppe Giardino
  • PROJECT BEGINNING: 2007
  • END OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITE: 2014
  • LOT: 1.200 square metre
  • GROSS FLOOR AREA: 3.000 square metre
  • TERRACES: 400 square metre

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Casa Lote 31 in Mirandela, Portugal by ADOFF – Architects

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: ADOFF – Architects

Located in a context of urban expansion of a residential area of Mirandela, this lot had a set of well-defined rules, regarding deployment, volumetric and clearances. Given this, the design quickly developed into a compact and linear volume, organized on a square base plant, 11×11, where are drawn two floors.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo_Loureiro

Image Courtesy © Ricardo_Loureiro

  • Architects: ADOFF – Architects
  • Project: Casa Lote 31
  • Location: Mirandela, Portugal
  • Photography: Ricardo_Loureiro

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Family residence in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom by LLI Design

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: LLI Design

LLI Design have recently completed a total redesign of the ground floor of a newly built (c. 5 year old) detached house in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The clients, a young professional couple with 2 children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical, they wanted their home to be somewhere they could relax and entertain, but at the same time would function as a practical family home.

Image Courtesy © LLI Design

Image Courtesy © LLI Design

  • Architects: LLI Design
  • Project: Family residence
  • Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop

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The Investcorp Building for Oxford University’s Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College in England by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Founded in 1957, the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College serves as the University of Oxford’s facility for research and teaching on the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey from the 19th century to the present day, with its focus on the research of humanities and social sciences. The centre has been housed at 68 Woodstock Road (the former rectory of the Church of St Philip and St James, built in 1887) since 1978.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
  • Project: The Investcorp Building for Oxford University’s Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College
  • Location: Oxford, England
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Director (ZHA): Jim Heverin
  • Project Associates (ZHA): Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock
  • Project Architect (ZHA): Alex Bilton
  • ZHA Project Team (ZHA): Sara Klomps; Goswin Rothenthal; Andy Summers; George King; Luke Bowler; Barbara Bochnak; Yeena Yoon; Saleem A Jalil; Theodora Ntatsopoulou;
    Mireira Sala Font; Amita Kulkarni (more…)

CALVIN KLEIN VOYEUR HOUSE in SINGAPORE by REX

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: REX

Calvin Klein, Inc. continues to expand its global presence in Asia. The company celebrated growth in the region with its biggest event of 2014 in Singapore.

The affair, including presentations of the brand’s various collections (CK Collection, CK Platinum, CK Jeans, and CK Underwear), took place on the grounds of the abandoned Kallang Airport, closed since 1955.

Image Courtesy © Tom White

Image Courtesy © Tom White

  • Architects: REX
  • Project: CALVIN KLEIN VOYEUR HOUSE
  • Location: SINGAPORE
  • Photography: Tom White, Pyk Compact Camera Photography, Senatus, Jacky Ho, Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • Client: Calvin Klein, Inc.
  • Program: Temporary house for Calvin Klein, Inc. in an abandoned hangar at Singapore’s Kallang Airport, featuring thirty models displaying the brand’s various collections (CK Collection, CK Platinum, CK Jeans and CK Underwear), each with its own distinct room in the house furnished with pieces from the CK Home Collection
  • Personnel: Alysen Hiller, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Raul Rodriguez, Elina Spruza, AntarikshTandon, Cristina Webb
  • Area:300 m² (3,230 sf)
  • Status Commenced 2014;completed 2014

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Lausanne House in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: v2com

The project consisted in the renovation of a bungalow in Québec City, Canada. The owners wished to adapt their residence to their new lifestyle and the building needed a face-lift. Besides the addition of a complete floor and garage, the layout of the facade was carefully thought.

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

Image Courtesy © Hatem+D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Lausanne House
  • Location: Québec, Canada

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House in Lubliniec 2, Poland by Dyrda Fikus Architekci

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: Dyrda Fikus Architekci

The building is situated on a small 510m sq. plot, among a densely built-up residential area of  detached houses.

The residential street where the proposed house is located is of eclectic character. The formal and stylistic chaos of individual buildings is in opposition to the spatial order of the street. This divergence influenced the design concept, which favored the spatial context over the formal one, ie. it was more important to match to the order of the street (compact shape, emphasized building line, proportions of the edifice) than the form of the building itself. Regardless of it, the new house will always be just the next component of the existing stylistic chaos.

Image Courtesy © Bartłomiej Osiński

Image Courtesy © Bartłomiej Osiński

  • Architects: Dyrda Fikus Architekci
  • Project: House in Lubliniec 2
  • Location: Lubliniec, Poland
  • Photography: Bartłomiej Osiński
  • Design Team: Marta Dyrda, Radek Fikus
  • Area: 169 m2 / 169 sqm
  • Year: 2013

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“High Style in Shoe Heaven” in London, United Kingdom by Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

A perfect platform for Manolo Blahnik

Nick Leith-Smith Architects’ long-standing creative partnership with Manolo Blahnik continues with the brand’s largest global outlet to date in one of the world’s most celebrated department stores, Harrods. Designed by the architects in close collaboration with Manolo Blahnik himself, the new Manolo Blahnik London is located within the store’s fifth floor ‘Shoe Heaven,’ a 42,000 square foot salon dedicated to fine footwear.

Image Courtesy © Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design

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Boutique Penelope in Québec, Canada by Hatem+D

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

To celebrate the company’s 45 years of existence, the owners of Boutique Penelope wanted to not only expand their Place Ste-Foy business in Quebec City but also refresh its brand image through a new store design. The goal was to create a flow between the various spaces while preserving the existing display cases. Hatem+D Architecture used a logical and harmonious design concept to devise three distinct and well-defined zones. The “watches” section, in elegant black located in the back of the boutique, features a sales counter and a screen wall. In the middle, the white “jewelery” area illuminates the space with its counters and a repair workshop that’s cleverly delineated with frosted glass partitions. The balance between this opposition of black and white is smoothly interrupted by the champagne coloured gemstone station, a display overhung by a sculptural structure that resembles the facets of cut diamonds. The space is topped with a white acoustic module with recessed light fixtures, which brings an elegant contrast to the black ceiling. The large volumes and visual oppositions of this layout all blend together elegantly. Customers are offered an experience that’s both sophisticated and functional, and whose beauty is only matched by the refreshing and refined design.

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

Image Courtesy © Hatem + D

  • Architects: Hatem+D  
  • Project: Boutique Penelope
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Software used: 3ds Max studio (more…)

Cultural and Social Center of Valence in France by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: v2com

Project awarded by the International Union of Architects in 2013

The project speaks of a strong urban presence, with an institutional façade that aims at establishing an harmonious dialogue with the adjoining public square. Of major importance is its centrality in the neighbourhood, asserting itself as a meeting place for young people and the general public.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

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