Fortunen completes toilet block with views of a Norwegian waterfall

July 3, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Bergen-based architecture studio Fortunen designed the small service building containing two restrooms and a technical room at the

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Gardens separate rooms wrapped in brick, stone and wood at Mexican courthouse

June 25, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

An oval stone wall encloses brick and timber volumes that offer varying levels of privacy and connection with the gardens at the centre of this courthouse in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, by Mauricio Rocha and Gabriela Carrillo. The courthouse was designed by Rocha and Carrillo’s architecture studio in response to a requirement to update all of Mexico’s justice facilities so that

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This House In South Africa Was Designed Around An Indoor Swimming Pool

June 8, 2017 Keely 0

Photography by Grant Pitcher   South African design firm Union3 have designed the interiors of this modern house that features an indoor swimming pool, multiple entertaining spaces and artwork throughout.   Tucked below the driveway, and partially hidden behind various trees and bushes, the slopped roof of the house is visible until you walk down […]

Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Ellena Mehl Architects disguises Provençal extension with grass roof and terraced landscape

June 1, 2017 Lizzie Crook 0

To subtlety extend a traditional Provençal farmhouse on the French Riviera, Ellena Mehl Architects has nestled a connecting building with stone and glass facades into a stepped hillside. The extension adjoins a 40-year-old farmhouse that is located in a historic hamlet in southern France, which has a distinct architectural typology. Despite its contemporary appearance, the

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Foster + Partners opens “one of our greenest Apple spaces yet” in Singapore

May 30, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Foster + Partners has built yet another tree-filled Apple Store, but this one also features hand-carved stone staircases. Singapore’s official ranking as the greenest city in Asia informed the design of Apple Orchard Road, the first Apple flagship in the city. Like Foster + Partners’ other recent Apple Stores, particularly the ones in London and Dubai, the building’s most prominent feature is

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This Seamless Sink Made From Stone Is Both Sophisticated And Durable

May 25, 2017 Keely 0

  A seamless sink in the bathroom is practical for many reasons – it makes cleaning much easier, it makes it less likely that dirt and grime will build up on the counters, and it creates a streamlined modern look. The Neos seamless sink, designed by Luca Marorano for Neutra, has all of the benefits of […]

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 […]