\”Saul Z¬¬¬¬¬ona 14\” is a house with many charms. Under one roof, we combine fashion, design, art, objects and food. Here, a union of culture and commerce full of surprises and small treasures entices clients and visitors to take the time to enjoy diverse experiences. It is a place to meet, to stop for a drink at the café, to shop at the store or to visit the terrace to have a long meal or just sit to read. The design’s playful qualities draw from cultural references.
The Metroplex, a luxurious 9 screen multiplex cinema, opened this year in Hong Kong’s iconic Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Situated adjacent to the widely popular Star Hall, a 3600 seat scene of many major international concerts, The Metroplex is a self-operated independent cinema showing a wide range of films ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, to international award-winners, festival entries, local, specialty and independent films. Beyond its cutting edge technical advantages, Metroplex has the flexibility to cross platform live streaming, concerts & shows, multi-media conferences, and many other events. To support these presentations, the complex was designed to host premieres, dinners, cocktail parties, and business gatherings.
Article source: Taylor Kurtz Archtitecture + Design Inc.
The design strategies developed for the site build on the significant natural attributes of the immediate context while addressing several significant problems and missed opportunities that existed within the park. The following design initiatives were developed to address these issues:
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Hargood Close is a supported housing scheme in Colchester, (for vulnerable people in need of emergency temporary accommodation) providing a mix of apartments including studios, one and two bedroom dwellings, as well as family houses. The brief called for a mix of dwelling types that would provide more flexible options to help staff respond to the differing living requirements of changing tenants. In addition the brief specified improved space for both onsite and visiting staff, communal space, meeting rooms and a secure children’s play area.
The architectural idea of the building is derived from an inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design: Often in tall buildings, the sense of community amongst the occupants is challenged by the fact that you hardly ever meet your neighbours, except coming and going via the lobby and at the lifts.
The building commits 71 apartments (47 in social housing and 24 apartments for sale), a studio for guests, an huge atrium entrance hall with a collective coffee corner and terraces. Below the building is a parking, a bicycle parking and private storages. The starting point of the project where in fact two dwelling projects, with a small cycling path in between.
Located in an exclusive mall in the heart of Hong Kong. The brief is to elevate this restaurant into a playful and casual gourmet concept, and allowing customers not only a place to refuel, but to socialize with friends and colleagues, which is the true essence of urban lifestyle.
The luxurious Comwell Kellers Park Hotel & Spa is located in the surroundings of Kellers Park with wooded slopes and a view of Vejle Fjord. The existing turn-of-the-century hospital building is renovated and extended with two spatious glass-clad wings floating into the beautiful landscape.
Vestas’ new development centre in Aarhus is designed to concentrate the company’s development facilities under one roof. The development centre will contain office facilities for 500 staff members, as well as a showroom and large and small laboratories and test facilities. It has been designed in the form of a triangular building with glass facades, with clear and tinted glass in the closed panes. Adjacent to each horizontal bar are deep profiles which create dynamics and movement in the facade.
This project was for the design of the common areas of the residential complex Skyview located in Colonia del Valle in Mexico City. The spaces are: lobby, gym, children area, SPA, swimming pool and general circulations. The result maintains the contemporary atmosphere of all the complex, but with special elements for each area to create the individual functionality of each one.