Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Article source: v2com
In the Bazillion apartment, YCL Studio has drawn a clear line between the day and the night program of this pied-à-terre for two, while simultaneously blurring the conventional division between the ‘wet’ and the ‘dry’ part of a dwelling. The compact apartment, which comprises 45 square meters, is essentially one open space divided into two by a single, ceramic-clad wall. The dwelling is located in a new residential building in the Old Town of Vilnius and has been commissioned by a frequent traveller, who uses it for short stays in the capital of Lithuania.
Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas / AGROB BUCHTAL
- Architects: YCL Studio
- Project: Bazillion Apartment
- Location: Bazilijonų str., Vilnius, Lithuania
- Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas / AGROB BUCHTAL
- Design Team:Tomas Umbrasas, Aidas Barzda, Tautvydas Vileikis, Rokas Kontvainis, Justė Surplytė
- Ceramic Tiles: AGROB BUCHTAL, Schwarzenfeld, Germany
- Size: 45 sq.m.
- Completion: 2016
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Article source: Robot 3 Studio
Each ring road of Beijing is a rough division of social class. The invisible wall made up of power and wealth divides Beijing into pieces of fixed territories, some of which are inaccessible for majority of people in their whole life. Each territory has a stable hierarchical structure and complicated codes. Design is the way to overcome the obstacles and crack the code.
Image Courtesy © Deng Xi-Xun
- Architects: Robot 3 Studio
- Project: Metal Hut-Lucky Bar
- Location: Kexing West Road, No. 43, Changping District, Beijing, China
- Photography: Deng Xi-Xun
- Designers: Pan Fei, Wang Zhi
- Contractor: Beijing Jingchuanjiamei Decoration Co., Ltd
- Area: 76 sqm
- Design time: 2016.03-2016.04
- Completion time: 2016.05
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Hamburger Kunsthalle, presents ‘Mad About Surrealism’ with over 300 surrealistic works from Dalí, Ernst, Magritte, Miró and others. Most of the works have rarely ever been exhibited and some of them might never be on display again. The exhibition showcases the collections of four renowned surrealism collectors: Roland Penrose, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch.
Image Courtesy © Lotte Stekelenburg
- Architects: MAXWAN architects + urbanists
- Project: Exhibition design for the international exhibition Mad About Surrealism
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Photography: Lotte Stekelenburg, Artur Borejszo
- Client: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
- Partner in charge: Hiroki Matsuura, Rients Dijkstra
- Team leader: Giulia Sarah Bacci
- Team: Gabriella Georgakaki, Artur Borejszo, Aleksandar Hrib, Valentina Chiappa Nunez
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
It began with a simple enquiry. “Can we have a bird cage lift?” And so with this addition at its core, a once unexceptional dwelling on Sydney Harbour was transformed into an extraordinary waterfront townhouse. By reconfiguring the house around a revived grand stair with the new bird cage lift at its centre, accessibility, comfort, elegance and good living across five stories was made possible.
Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander
Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Article source: FFWD Arquitectes
In this flat situated in Barcelona’s Eixample, our starting point was an unfortunate period renovation from the 1980s.
At first glance, it seemed like the ’80s had erased all the original and distinctive elements of the space, which dates to 1875. But after some light “cleaning”, we uncovered some of the original elements, and realized they could be the soul for the new space. These elements were traditional Catalan hydraulic cement tiles, and exposed structural elements of the building, including exposed brick walls and the wooden beamed ceilings.
Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
- Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
- Project: Habitatge M11
- Location: Eixample, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
- Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
- Total Area: 70 sqm
- Project development: March to June’15; Interior
- Built: 1st fase: June to July’15. 2nd fase: October’15 to January’16
- Completion time: Interior works: January’16
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: KTX archiLAB
This design is a trial to work on one of the Japanese identity symbols. The Japanese flag was dismantled then reconstructed into a 3 dimensional space. It was arranged in a way that the ratio between the white and the red areas respects the same ratio in the national flag. Furthermore, due to the very low ceiling, clear mirrors were installed in slit shapes to ensure an extended visibility over its 2230mm height.
Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf
- Architects: KTX archiLAB
- Project: Flag Decomposition Recomposition
- Location: Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
- Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
- Client: Matsuo Gakuin
- Head Architect Designer: Tetsuya Matsumoto
- Area: 260sqm
- Date of Completion: February 2017
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: KEM STUDIO
The Two West space was as much about the design of the branding + communications company’s culture as it was the design of the space. Unexpected interaction with communal lounge and café spaces, oversized doors and large expanses of uninterrupted glazing make the company process visible to employees and client, increase collaborative work space and define the company culture through the design of the space. In the end, the space and architectural elements reinforce the companies brand and facilitates how they want their employees to work.
Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO
- Architects: KEM STUDIO
- Project: Two West KC & Two West LA
- Location: Kansas City, USA
- Software used: Revit
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: Edouard Brunet Architecte
Located in the city centre of Tours (France) the project consists in transforming the interiors of a typical post- World War II flat. The rather unpretentious and small flat has been revamped in order to maximise the sensation of space and give it more soul.
The flat’s surface equals 65 m2 and the external structure has been kept untouched. The existing building was built with basic materials, hence the medium quality. The heating / water and electricity conduits are visible. Since it was built, the flat has not been redesigned or transformed: the flat is partitioned, as it is usually the case for flats from this period.
Image Courtesy © Edouard Brunet Architecte
- Architects: Edouard Brunet Architecte (Edouard Brunet and Julie Duchateau)
- Project: DOM
- Location: Tours, France
- Auto-construction: Dominique Bouyneau (OAK Agencement)
- Surface: 65 m²
- Year of construction: 2016
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: Comelite Architecture & Structure
The main aspects of this design project were to keep the look simple and casual, with a modern and high class touch and with emphasis on the reception desk.
Masader Arabian decided to open a branch in Egypt and therefore purchased a floor of an apartment building. The Project Director, Mohammed Moktader was looking for an architectural company that would remodel and convert the apartment into an office. The two room apartment would have to be converted to an office with a reception, exhibition and waiting room, General Manager’s room, meeting room and rooms for the employees. The client was looking for a modern yet subtle look.
Image Courtesy © Comelite Architecture & Structure
- Architects: Comelite Architecture & Structure
- Project: Masader Arabian Office
- Location: Cairo, Egypt
- Client: Mohammad Abdul Moktader, Project Director & Business Development Manager at Water & Power Projects Co (WPPco.)
- Date: December 2015
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: TPG Architecture
International advertising and communications firm Havas worked with TPG Architecture for more than two years to identify an appropriate space in Manhattan into which the industry leader could move its creative and media staff. The client ultimately chose seven floors, totalling 260,000SF, at 200 Hudson Street. The new office brings together nearly 1,000 staff from Havas Worldwide and agency groups Havas (formerly Euro RSCG), Havas Media (formerly MPG), Tonic, Adrenaline and Socialistic agencies that had been in disparate locations throughout New York City.
Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel
- Architects: TPG Architecture
- Project: Havas Main Office
- Location: New York, USA
- Photography: Eric Laignel