It reflects the client’s personality in a frank manner. Considering that the client, who had dreamt all kinds of mysterious dreams only to overcome them while living in a house built on a rock of mystical forces at a high area of Gangbuk, Seoul, purchased the plot of a fortuneteller and a shaman beside a tall wall in Gangnam, this is a world that must be full of many unexplainable things. In contemporary terms, this building would be considered a mixed-use narrow house, combining a basement studio for the client’s son, a photographer, a reception area, as well as a residence for mother and son that has been equipped with a compact elevator to account for the weakened joints of the elderly.
In recent years, investor/owner Bouwinvest and real estate developer Top Vastgoed transformed the outdated buildings along the Amsterdam Nieuwendijk 196 and Damrak 70 and 80 into hyper-modern offices of international retailers such as Zara, JD Sports, and C&A. At the end of this year Primark will open their Dutch flagship store with its entrance in the Beurspassage. In total this project, known as Nowadays, will encompass an impressive 27.500 m2. This is an extraordinary large project for Amsterdam’s retailcenter, and – for Dutch standards – an enormously large and involved renovation of retail property in the city center. The completion of Nowadays, with its closing act the opening of the Beurspasssage and its artwork, will take place by the end of this year. Bouwinvest will have taken its final step in the largest Dutch inner city redevelopment of recent years.
Nail it is a nail-art studio located in Jalisco, Mexico.
Making reference to the colorful palette of nail polishing products, the project was designed with a strong palette to create an identity that could be replicated in any commercial space without loosing the feeling of the studio.
The house where our intervention took place consists of a villa located in the seaside resort city of Costa da Caparica. This is a specific and surgical intervention in a highly deteriorated villa from the seventies. Although the refurbishment seemed urgent the financial contention demanded that the substantial architectonic intervention was limited to the 1st floor, attic and terrace over the garage, the rest of the house being renovated in a simpler and more convenient way.
Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin
A detached house built on three levels and situated in a small rural village, in an agricultural context consisting of land planted with corn. The entrance opens directly onto the living area, through sliding windows overlooking the double height porch. The outdoor paving continues even inside the house, to emphasize the close relationship with the surrounding countryside. The project is based on the strong contrast between the outside of the house, more rustic and tied to local building traditions, and the interior, more contemporary, with smooth spaces arranged in succession, without interruption.
Beauty of orient lies in the lyric way of expressing emotions and its simple and natural nature. Such characteristics are not superficial symbols or cultural elements imposed on inner nature. Symbols and elements are not essential in design and they themselves only could not build up good designs! Beauty of Asia lies more in the flexible way of design.
In the village of Vlijmen this house was designed for an elderly couple, who wanted to keep on living in this house as long as possible. Therefore, most of the program is located on ground level, on top only a spare bed- and bathroom are being made. The box from the ground level is being perforated with voids, where a small patio, wooden Western Red Cedar parts, or windows were made. By making this rhythm, a car port and patio-shaped exteriors give the house an extra layer between in- and outside.
Cashify (formerly Reglobe) is a Gurgaon established online marketing firm primarily dealing in gadget. The office expansion resulted in moving to a larger office of approximately 10,000 sq.ft spread over two levels.
The requirement included more than 120 workstations, manager, meeting cabins and separate reception area with waiting spaces.
A garden, a lounge area corner, a tree, a chimney, windows facing onto an interior space that looks like an external one with branches that climb toward the ceiling, a comfortable and cozy place which looks like a nest.
There is not one style that can define it, it is not industrial, not radical chic, neither a trattoria, it does not follow trends, it is just like itself.
For those people who have a long experience of living in single-unit houses with a courtyard, it is a great challenge to change their life style and live in apartment houses.
Losing many of desirable advantages of single unit houses such as independency, fellowship with nature, existence of hierarchy and, natural ventilation and … is a trouble for the people who want to live apartment units.