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Christie’s San Francisco, California, United States, T.W. Ryan Architecture

Christie’s San Francisco

Text description provided by the architects. Christie’s commissioned T.W. Ryan Architecture to design a new flagship at 49 Geary Street in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. Established in 1982, Christie’s presence in San Francisco has long been integral to the auction house’s success. Their new space in the historic […]

The Brassworks, London, United Kingdom, Belsize Architects

The Brassworks

Text description provided by the architects. The Brassworks, located in a quiet mews close to Marble Arch, is a remodelling for the Church Commissioners of a former Victorian factory into a series of loft style apartments. It was originally built in 1819 as a brass instrument factory for Distin’s Military […]

Schuurman Group, Alkmaar, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Schuurman Group

The accommodation for the Schuurman Group is situated in the business area Boekelermeer in Alkmaar, a small town in the north of the Netherlands.  This prime location is visible from the highway A9 and is adjacent to a natural reserve. To profit from the qualities of the location, the building […]

Public Playground, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Public Playground

The design for a school, sport and public square is a pilot project, resulting from research into the potential of playgrounds for the public domain in 2007. The square is located on the Mullerpier in Rotterdam. It is a schoolyard for the primary school nearby, as well as a public square. There are different functions in the neighbourhood of the square, such as an […]

Primary School De Schatkamer, Zwolle, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Primary School De Schatkamer

The primary school ‘De Schatkamer’ is located in the Stadshagen district in Zwolle, and is surround by the Belvederelaan, the Wildwalstraat and a railway track. There is a series of magnificent oak trees on the site. The building follows the contours of the land in a kind of bow shape, […]

Mixed Use Maashaven, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Mixed Use Maashaven

Maashaven de Zuidpunt is a mixed-use building covering 10.000m2, whose principal occupant is the municipality of Rotterdam – Feijenoord. Two building volumes come together at the short end of the block where they form a massive, expressive brick superstructure that rests on a glazed volume containing the borough’s council chamber. […]

Ensemble Bloemershof, Dieren, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Ensemble Bloemershof

Text description provided by the architects. With the completion of the Bloemershof, the municipality of Rheden has been enriched with a new, multifunctional urban ensemble with a strong identity. Designed with and for its different users – the vocational school, sport facilities, fire station and housing – it creates a […]

Booster Pump Station, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Booster Pump Station

Text description provided by the architects. The Booster Pump Sation is located on the Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam. The building accommodates three Booster pumps, which collects all the sewage of Amsterdam East and passes it on to the new central sewage purification centre in Amsterdam West. The main function of the […]

Esprit Head Office Benelux, Amstelveen, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Esprit Head Office Benelux

Text description provided by the architects. TThe building houses the headquarters of the fashion label Esprit for the Benelux. Esprit is one of the largest fashion brands at the moment, with a young and dynamic image. The building was required to create a powerful and striking image and radiate the […]

Fire Station Doetinchem, Doetinchem, Netherlands, Bekkering Adams Architecten

Fire Station Doetinchem

Text description provided by the architects. Fire Station Doetinchem combines durability, functionality and an attractive living and working environment in a green oasis. The station is 24 hours operational and the building houses a mix of functions for living, working and sleeping facilities. A spatial development with various vistas makes […]

Saint John Baptist Chapel, El Hierro-Canary Islands, Spain, Beautell Arquitectos

Saint John Baptist Chapel

Text description provided by the architects. It is requested to draft a project for a building destined for the Catholic worship, in the type of a chapel or an hermitage dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The temple, according to the requirements of the property, allows a capacity of 40 […]

Cottage Pod Bukovou, Jiřetín pod Bukovou, Czech Republic, Mjölk Architekti

Cottage Pod Bukovou

Text description provided by the architects. The winter wind blows over Buková mountain. It travels from the North Sea across the German plains and gains strength in the rocky hills above church in Hejnice, to reach the other side of the mountains and talk about upcoming winter there. In these […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Nabil Gholam

ArchiTravel Interviews Nabil Gholam

ArchiTravel interviews the architect Nabil Gholam. Interview by : Christianna Tsigkou Christianna Tsigkou: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Nabil Gholam: Besides the positive elements of tourism in general which can always be beneficial to a country or a city especially of the second or third world, it has […]

Miroslav Kubík Gallery, Litomyšl, Czech Republic, Michal Motyčka

Miroslav Kubík Gallery

Text description provided by the architects. The reconstruction concept in the Miroslav Kubík Gallery in Litomyšl could be described with the following words: The gallery has a simple layout following an axis, which leads from the square to the garden. Individual spatial moments are based along this axis. An important […]

Family House in the River Valley, Znojmo, Czech Republic, Kuba & Pilař architekti

Family House in the River Valley

Text description provided by the architects. The plot is situated in a gap between family houses that form the banks of the Dyje River. Steep terrain of the plot has the original terrace landscaping with stonewalls. Above the opposite riverbank rises a rock wall; resting on the wall are the […]

RUSTONKA Office Complex, Prague, Czech Republic, CMC Architects

RUSTONKA Office Complex

Text description provided by the architects. Motto Triangular plot. Three sides, three objects. Refined geometry of three solitary buildings. Square with views. Green. Fountains. Art. Shadows, light, morning haze, sunset. Site The office complex is built on the area of the former Prague Joint-Stock Engineering Works, formerly Ruston Company, known […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Alberto Alessi

ArchiTravel Interviews Alberto Alessi

ArchiTravel interviews the Iatlian architect Alberto Alessi, on architecture and travel.* Interview by : Maria Anagnostou (video shooting and editing) and Sofia Tzereme Sofia Tzereme: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Alberto Alessi: It is very important to visit architecture. I wouldn’t use the word tourism, because tourism has […]

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

Car Park One at Chesapeake

Text description provided by the architects. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 house into three […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]