Casa Ortega By Estudio A0

April 10, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Sebastián Crespo   Architecture firm Estudio A0, have designed a brick, glass, and steel house in Sangolquí, Ecuador, that has two pavilions, one for the client’s own family and one for his parents.   Photography by Sebastián Crespo Walls of glass wrap around the house, while a wood deck follows the shape of the […]

Twisting band of copper-hued steel encircles sports centre in The Hague

March 15, 2018 India Block 0

A ribbon of bright, polished steel wraps around the curving roof of this sports centre by British practice Faulkner Browns in The Hague, Netherlands. Faulkner Browns designed the €50 million (£44,336,025) Sportcampus Zuiderpark to offer 33,000-square-metres of sports facilities, including a gymnastics hall, a beach sports hall with real sand, and a range of sports science

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HHF Architects adds pergola-like extension to traditional Swiss villa

February 24, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This extension to an historic villa in the Swiss town of Arlesheim by Basel-based studio HHF Architects features an expressed steel frame intended to provide a contemporary counterpoint to the house’s traditional architecture. The original villa was designed by Swiss architect Hans Bernoulli and completed in 1913. When its current owners bought it in 2013,

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Stainless-steel poles screen living spaces and gardens at South Korean home

January 8, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

Seoul studio Augmented Reality Architects has completed a house in the South Korean city of Gimhae featuring a facade formed of vertical metal poles that shields an interior arranged around a series of courtyard gardens. Augmented Reality Architects designed Steel Grove for a client who is interested in gardening and wanted to incorporate various outdoor

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Sliding glass doors open concrete house by Narch to views of national park near Barcelona

January 5, 2018 India Block 0

This family home by Narch is crafted from concrete slabs, steel columns and sliding glazing that permits views out over a Spanish nature reserve. The Spanish architecture studio designed Calders House for clients with two young children for a plot in the small village of Calders, which sits on the edge of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac

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AMO creates “open-ended” display system for Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum

December 22, 2017 Ali Morris 0

OMA’s research and design studio AMO has created a display system made up of 43 slim free-standing steel walls for the permanent collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. Called Stedelijk Base, the light and flexible display system features freestanding walls made from 15-millimetre-thick steel plates developed by Tata steel in the Netherlands. The laser-cut pieces are then coupled together to create

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Paul Cocksedge designs 33-metre-long garden canopy that mimics the path of the sun

December 8, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

London designer Paul Cocksedge has unveiled plans to build a structure in one of the world’s largest botanic gardens in Oman, which is based on the sun’s path across the sky. Cocksedge is working with engineering firm Arup to create the 33-metre-long sculptural steel canopy. It will offer shade to visitors to the soon-to-open Oman Botanic

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Dark-Stained Cedar Siding And Copper Panels Cover The Exterior Of This Mercer Island House

November 29, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Benjamin Benschneider   During his time as Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Rick Sundberg (who is now part of SKL Architects), completed the design of this modern home with a cantilever that’s nestled into a hillside on Mercer Island, Washington.   Photography by Benjamin Benschneider Dark-stained cedar siding wraps the exterior of the […]

Skýli mountain shelter is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions

November 15, 2017 India Block 0

Utopia Arkitekter has designed a tent-like shelter that could provide a cosy retreat for trekkers in the mountains. Called Skýli, which means shelter in Icelandic, the conceptual cabin is designed by Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter to withstand the extreme weather conditions of Iceland’s mountain landscape. Built from both steel and cross-laminated timber, it would sleep up to 15 mountaineers,

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Delicate Patterns Adorn The Walls Of This Bright Nail Salon Interior

July 28, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Jin Weiqi   Architecture firm ARCHSTUDIO, have recently completed Lily Nails, a nail salon in Beijing, China, that features a dark hot-rolled steel plate exterior with glimpses of a bright white interior that has delicate patterns.   Photography by Jin Weiqi Stepping inside the salon and away from the noisy mall that it’s […]

14 Creatively Designed European Cafes That Will Make You Crave Coffee

May 25, 2017 Keely 0

  Here are 14 examples of modern cafes that can be found throughout Europe that serve coffee, but also create a place for friendly gatherings and quiet solo moments.   1. Mimosa Architekti and Modulora have designed Proti Proudu Bistro, a unique cafe in Prague. With white perforated plywood, a grid is created to connect the […]

This Visitors Pavilion Is Surrounded By Glass And Water

February 8, 2017 Erin 0

Photography by Agustin Garza   Grupoarquitectura have designed the Hacienda El Barreno Visitors Pavilion that sits among the old stone walls of a hacienda (estate) in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.   Photography by Agustin Garza The pavilion, used by visiting guests and for events, has a large water feature that reflects the architecture and almost surrounds it at the […]