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Car Park One at Chesapeake, Oklahoma City, United States, Rand Elliott Architects

Car Park One at Chesapeake

The exterior of the building features staggered metal panels which function to screen views of the vehicles and provide airflow to qualify the building as an open parking structure. Internal ramps and screening vehicles from view is visually harmonious with the adjacent structures. The metal panels match details on the adjoining office building. Brise soleil […]

The Treehouse, Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium, Baumraum

The Treehouse

Text description provided by the architects. Sappi, The Flemish Forest and Nature Agency, the commune of Hechtel-Eksel and Proximity joined forces in a unique partnership to stimulate companies, politicians and organisations to embrace sustainability in their daily activities. What better way to do this than to build a treehouse? According to the […]

House am Oberen Berg, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

House am Oberen Berg

Text description provided by the architects. A house for life, behind protecting walls and with great openness towards the surrounding landscape – a generation villa „from which one never needs to move out again“, as the residents tell. When approaching the building via the access road an in-depth layered picture is discernible. The northeast side […]

House Heidehof, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

House Heidehof

Text description provided by the architects. The almost triangular shape of this plot with its long street front and an impressive plane tree worthy of protection at the rear necessitated an elongated building running parallel to the road. The expansive, wood-clad garage wall, the layers of garden and pool walls in front of the house […]

SU House, Stuttgart, Germany, Alexander Brenner Architects

SU House

On a plot in a villa quarter at the edge of a forest in the south of Stuttgart, a villa thoroughly designed down to the smallest detail was build for an art lover and her family. From the piazza at the entrance to the site a silvery garage structure leads past the upper garden with the lake and the “morning patio” with its pebble […]

Summer House on Andros Island, Andros, Greece, Couvelas Architects

Summer House on Andros Island

Text description provided by the architects. The property is located in the middle of a steep hillside west of Gavrio Bay. The only landmark in the area is the old lighthouse on the southern edge of the slope. The special characteristics of the landscape as well as the brief led to a solution of splitting the […]

Agile and Dynamic Offices for FEG, Prague, Czech Republic, Perspektiv

Agile and Dynamic Offices for FEG

Text description provided by the architects. The Perspektiv studio completed a large office project with an area of 7300m2 for the largest central European fixed-odds betting operator, Fortuna Entertainment Group, in the centre of Prague this autumn. The main task for architects was to create an agile environment for employees and to roof different divisions […]

W San Francisco, San Francisco-California, United States, Skylab Architecture

W San Francisco

Text description provided by the architects. W San Francisco is an electric urban oasis located in the bustling heart of San Francisco’s SoMa District. Boasting 401 guest rooms including 12 suites, the hotel offers a hip and stylish downtown retreat. As part of the highly anticipated Gold Fever hotel refresh, Skylab was enlisted to design […]

Shedia Home, Athens, Greece, Potiropoulos+Partners

Shedia Home

Text description provided by the architects. Rather than being concerned with achieving a certain aesthetic, the creative process behind the new space for the ‘Shedia’ street magazine was instead focused on its ability to serve as a fascinating socio-cultural catalyst. From the very beginning, this pro-bono project was driven by a powerful concept; that of […]

Rupee Bar, Seattle-Washington, United States, Heliotrope Architects

Rupee Bar

Owners Joe Sundberg, Rachel Johnson, and Patrick Thalasinos have opened their second restaurant on a small neighborhood street in Seattle. Rupee Bar, a follow up to the trio’s well-regarded restaurant Manolin-also designed in collaboration with Heliotrope Architects-was built entirely by the owners themselves. Inspired by the owners’ journeys […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Richard Bryant

ArchiTravel Interviews Richard Bryant

ArchiTravel interviews the architectural photographer Richard Bryant. Interview by : Alexios Vandoros Alexios Vandoros: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Richard Bryant: Architectural tourism is one of the big growth areas in the travel business. Of course this has existed since the wealthy of Europe began their “Grand Tours” in […]

Holiday Residence in Skiathos, Skiathos, Greece, P Arch Studio

Choosing the Right House Design for Family Travel

Author : Nicole D. Garrison Families who have the means often build vacation homes, usually at the beach or on a lake. These are places for the entire family and guests to gather and enjoy the outside and weather. Still, others, who enjoy winter sports, build or rent houses near the mountains for skiing, snowboarding, […]

COCO Art Villas Costa Rica, Bahía Ballena, Costa Rica, ARCHWERK, FormaFatal

COCO Art Villas Costa Rica

Text description provided by the architects. Art Villas Resort in Costa Rican jungle, with views of the Pacific Ocean, consists of three unique villas and one multifunctional tropical pavilion. The architects from the ARCHWERK studio are behind the architectural concept of Coco Villa and Wing. The architects from Refuel works designed the architectural concept of […]

Swisshouse XXXIV Galbisio, Bellinzona, Switzerland, Davide Macullo Architects

Swisshouse XXXIV Galbisio

Text description provided by the architects. Our design is an articulated construction meant for the enjoyment of the spaces for many years to come. From afar the building is a marker in the landscape, it expresses a meaning already suggested by its context. From close up, it is a collection of many things and from […]

I Tower, Seoul, South Korea, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Chiasmus Partners

I Tower

Text description provided by the architects. I Tower is located a few blocks from Gangnam’s business district, a symbol of modern Seoul that features a concentration of commerce, corporate and residential areas where one can find many digital design advertisement agencies. These characteristics of the location, and the emerging digital advertising brand’s demand for a […]

C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Höhler+Partner Architekten

C.A.R.L. Auditorium at RWTH Aachen University

Text description provided by the architects. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects design is part of the RWTH Aachen University’s major development strategy adding over 280,000m² of additional space to the campus, which is to form one of the largest research campuses in Europe. The new educational facility points to a more holistic understanding of learning and […]

Hexalace, Mohali, India, Studio Ardete

Hexalace

Text description provided by the architects. Hexalace is an open-plan commercial building made primarily for leasing purposes. In a tight commercial plot with challenging building norms, it became perceptible from the beginning that the concept would have to be manifested from the facade. Considering the arduous climatic conditions involving extreme heat, and the building front […]

Funke Media Office, Essen, Germany, AllesWirdGut

Funke Media Office

The newly opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which, like a well-proportioned body, is articulated as a consistent whole. Its head: the Funke Media Tower which also accommodates the News Wall, Germany’s largest LED video wall. Its fingers: the surrounding […]

Understory at The Spheres, Seattle-Washington, United States, Graham Baba Architects

Understory at The Spheres

Text description provided by the architects. Understory at The Spheres is a multifunctional exhibit and visitor center designed to tell the story of The Spheres, Amazon’s iconic and wholly unique insertion into the heart of Seattle. The exhibit unravels the complexity of the architecture and engineering and the very idea behind bringing people closer to […]

Galerie Perrotin, New York, United States, Peterson Rich Office

Galerie Perrotin

Text description provided by the architects. PRO’s first public art gallery – the New York flagship for Perrotin – involves the complete adaptive reuse and redesign of The Beckenstein Building. Constructed in 1890 and located at 130 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, the building has evolved from residential lofts to commercial use, and […]

Autentista Wine Bar, Prague, Czech Republic, FormaFatal

Autentista Wine Bar

Text description provided by the architects. The original assignment was to transform the vaulted interior of an Old Town house into an inviting and cosy place dedicated to the exquisite taste of natural wines. In other words, to fit the purpose of the Autentista Wine Bar. Mr Bogdan Trojak and Mr Antonín Suchánek, the bar […]

Holiday Residence in Skiathos, Skiathos, Greece, P Arch Studio

Holiday Residence in Skiathos

Text description provided by the architects. The house has been built on the island of Skiathos in Greece, at Profitis Ilias on a plot with a large inclination slope located 350.00m above sea level with panoramic view. The house is located in the zone allowed by law and within this zone in the smoothest part […]

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Foster and Partners

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno

Text description provided by the architects. Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design with an innovative, highly flexible […]

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft, Liestal, Switzerland, EM2N

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft

Text description provided by the architects. The Public Record Office is the collective memory of the political, economic and cultural life of a canton. Consequently, a suitable urban location and appropriate architectural expression are of central importance. The current location of the existing office, amidst smaller and larger residential buildings cut off from the town […]

Community Centre Aussersihl, Zurich, Switzerland, EM2N

Community Centre Aussersihl

Text description provided by the architects. A combination of several difficult circumstances formed the starting point for this project: the dramatic polarisation of the political parties for and against socio-cultural infrastructures, a building site that threatened to slip out of public control due to an open alcohol and drug scene but that was, at the […]

City Hall Borsele, Heinkenszand, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

City Hall Borsele

Text description provided by the architects. The municipality of Borsele in the Dutch province of Zeeland was founded in 1970 by the merging of 13 villages. Heinkenszand was assigned centre of this newly formed administrative unit and a new town hall was built for the 25.000 inhabitants. More then 30 years after the opening, the building was […]

Junky Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Junky Hotel Amsterdam

The Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer housing development, which was erected in the nineteen-seventies based on CIAM principles under the direction of Siegfried Nassuth, has been being overhauled since the mid-nineteen-nineties due to a wide range of social and structural problems. In this case, urban renewal means, above all, radically […]

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle, Zwolle, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle

Text description provided by the architects. At the dawn of a new era of neo-liberalism in Europe, social housing is once again regarded with increasing indifference. The implicit assumption is that apartments for the lower social classes ought to be small, cramped, dark, badly built and ugly. Architecture in the sense of a building art […]