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Hayvenhurst Folie in Encino, California by NEW THEME Inc.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source:  NEW THEME Inc. 

Originally contracted to restore a family’s mid-century home in Encino, California, NEW THEME Inc. was brought on to develop an inspirational, unique and didactic playhouse for the family’s children. The playhouse was inspired by the concept of a “folie”, which, amongst its many meanings, also refers to a small structure popular in France for recreational purposes. By naming it the “Hayvenhurst Folie”, it signifies an escape from not only the main house but also the energy grid of the neighborhood. The structure utilizes significant sustainable systems to achieve an off-the-grid energy profile that provides a scalable model of energy responsibility.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

  • Architects: NEW THEME Inc.
  • Project: Hayvenhurst Folie
  • Location: Encino, California, US


Baita Italia in Jilin, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Article source: SLOW Architects

The Italian word “Baita” refers to a place that allows climbers to have a break and regain their strength. This café located in Vanke Lake Songhua Resort is appropriately denominated as “Baita Italia” due to its remarkable place at the right beginning of the town center of the resort facing the mountain and the ski tracks, and its role in the cultural communication between Vanke and Italy.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Baita Italia
  • Location: Lake Songhua, Jilin
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Photoshop
  • GFA: approx. 500m2
  • Completion time: 2014.12



Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


The “green room” project originates from architect Daniele Menichini’s eco-sustainable and eco-friendly approach to the projects he develops for the horeca sector, as well as for other client areas.

Each concept is developed by means of a search for solutions and products that have the least possible environmental impact and maximum energy saving – a philosophy that does not preclude elements of development, innovation and technology.




Casa Playa in Golden Beach, Florida by OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Article source: OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

An exceptionally expansive and rarely available oceanfront retreat, 699 Ocean Boulevard offers a truly private escape from the moment one enters the property and is greeted by a three-level living green wall. A modern garden paradise, this home fully embraces elegant indoor-outdoor resort-style living with 6,000 square feet of terraces and a 5,000-square-foot spa and fitness level.

Image Courtesy © OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

  • Architects: OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design (Chad Oppenheim)
  • Project: Casa Playa
  • Location: 699 Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach, Florida, USA
  • Developer: Jacob Abramson, Miami Golden LLC
  • Sales and Marketing: Oren Alexander, The Alexander Team, Douglas Elliman
  • Listing Price: $36 million


House in Raizan-forest in ITOSHIMA, JAPAN by Rhythmdesign

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Article source: Rhythmdesign

The project is located in resort house area which is 30 minutes drive towards west from center of Fukuoka city, Japan. The site has over 14meters difference of elevation, and is the only one which remains original terrain.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: Rhythmdesign
  • Project: House in Raizan-forest
  • Location: ITOSHIMA, FUKUOKA pref., JAPAN
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura
  • Project Architect: Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Yuta Kinai
  • Structural Engineers: Kuroiwa Structural Engineers
Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Lighting consultant: USHIO SPAX FUKUOKA
  • Main contractor: HIROICHI corporation
  • Site area: 926.96m2
  • Building area: 118.58 m2
  • Gross internal floor area: 117.17 m2
  • Commissioned: October 2010
  • Completed: December 2012


Mountain Breeze Resort in Latakia, Syria by Ark-kassam Architects

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Ark-kassam Architects

Amongst the scenery of the majestic mountains of Latakia and in harmony with the Local surroundings and environment, ARK-Kassam architects designed the Mountain Breeze resort as a lead pioneer project of sustainable architecture in Syria.

Mountain Breeze Resort is located 950m above sea level, perched at Al- Qlayla Village, 40km north-east of Latakia and 30 km from Basil al-Assad international airport.

Image Courtesy © Ark-kassam Architects

Image Courtesy © Ark-kassam Architects

  • Architects: Ark-kassam Architects
  • Project: Mountain Breeze Resort
  • Location:  Latakia, Qlayla, Syria
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Max. Photoshop
  • Client: MBR Co.
  • Year: 2010
  • Total Built area: 15000 Sq. M


SHALAI resort_sicily in Linguaglossa, italy by studio19

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: studio19

An old historic noble house, located in Linguaglossa, Sicily (italy) near Etna volcano, restored, becomes a charming hotel.

In 2004 the owners decided to restore the 19th century building to obtain a resort.

The will was to maintain the old charm and insert the new functions with minimal impact; the owners asked to create an intimate atmosphere, a place to feel “at home”.

Image Courtesy © studio19

Image Courtesy © studio19

  • Architects: studio19 (Paola Mariotto, Lucia Papa)
  • Project: SHALAI resort_sicily
  • Location: Linguaglossa, italy
  • Project team: Elisa Pafumi, studio Deda, studio19
  • Floor area: 1.230 sqm


PUNTA IXTAPA in Zihuatanejo, Mexico by JSa Arquitectura

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: JSa Arquitectura

The complex has 102 apartments, of about 2,700-2,960 sq ft (duplex and simplex), in four towers, with different distribution layouts with a total area of 305,360 sq ft.

Inside the complex there are two swim clubs with three pools each, one pool for free swim, one for training, and one for kids. Each of these clubs has a multi-use room, with both, covered and open-air areas covering about 52,300 sq ft.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: JSa Arquitectura
  • Project: PUNTA IXTAPA
  • Location: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo,  JSa Arquitectura
  • Project Date: 2013
  • Type of projects: Resort
  • Design Team: JSª / Javier Sanchez, Francisco Martinez, Jorge Bracho,, Othon Reynoso, David Herrera, Sofia Villareal, Savlan Hauser.
  • Interior Design: Larissa Kadner, Raúl martínez
  • Number of units: 102 apartments
  • Average surface area: 94 units between  265  m2 and  270 m2,  and 8 units of  460 m2
  • Área total construida, Total surface area: 538,195 sq ft

Honeycomb RESORT in Bahamas by Bjarke Ingels Group

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Bjarke Ingels Group 

Albany is a modern paradise-like beach and golf resort community, located on the south coast of New Providence Island. The Honeycomb will be the tallest structure in Albany, making it a landmark in the resort, and a beacon from the ocean.

Image Courtesy © Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Honeycomb RESORT
  • Location: Bahamas
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Sören Grünert
  • Team: Benzi Rodman, David Spittler, Jenny Shen, Karen Shiue, Lujac Desautel, Romea Muryn, Brian Foster
  • Client: Tavistock Group,  New Valley LLC
  • Collaborators: HKS architects (local architect), Michael Diggiss Architects (executive architect)

Bacaro Restaurant of Amiana Resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam by Lib.A

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Lib.A

AMIANA On the Bay is the name of the resort which the restaurant was one part. The AMIANA RESORT is located in the north of Nha Trang City ,situated along the coast, looking out over beautiful Nha Trang Bay which is voted one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world.The rear of the resort is mountainside, which also contain outer approaches.

Image Courtesy © Lib.A

  • Architects: Lib.A
  • Project: Bacaro Restaurant of Amiana Resort
  • Location: Nha Trang, Vietnam
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