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Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj, Croatia, 3LHD

Hotel Adriatic

Text description provided by the architects. Adriatic is a unique hotel with art providing an unrepeatable ambient in which fantasy and reality interact through artistic interventions and everyday objects. The existing building situated on an attractive site next to the sea was constructed in 1913 as one of the first […]

Bužanova Apartments, Zagreb, Croatia, 3LHD

Bužanova Apartments

Text description provided by the architects. 3LHD in cooperation with the client, VMD model developed this housing block, Bužanova Apartments. The project is located five minutes walking distance from Kvaternik Square, in the centre of Zagreb. It is a quiet street with an abundance of greenery, but within reach of […]

New Courthouse in Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain, Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

New Courthouse in Pontevedra

Text description provided by the architects. This project was promoted by the board of the Galician Government. It is conceived with the intention of regrouping all the courts in the city of Pontevedra, while creating the space needed in the next years. The old building communicates with the new one […]

Swarn Jewellers, Panchkula, India, Studio Ardete

Swarn Jewellers

Text description provided by the architects. An all encompassing exclusivity is put forth by this jewellery retail store in Chandigarh, much like the idea of- The Gold Standard. The design was steered by the brief to embrace the idea of exceptionality and uniqueness to propound the brand’s identity – the […]

Paris La Défense Arena, Nanterre, France, Christian de Portzamparc

Paris La Défense Arena

Text description provided by the architects. Paris La Défense Arena, which stands at the foot of the Grande Arche, opened with a Rolling Stones concert that filled the 40,000-performance capacity stadium. The project was initiated and financed by Jacky Lorenzetti, President of Racing 92, who, following an architectural competition in […]

Showroom Plicosa, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Showroom Plicosa

Text description provided by the architects. Showroom Plicosa is in essence a palm tree, hut and lounger… a display of outdoor furniture for wholesalers, a space to sell outdoors comfort to those who know how best to sell it to us. It is able to change each season without ever losing its primordial condition, being outside as a sufficiently abstract space […]

Restaurant Aiueno, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Restaurant Aiueno

Text description provided by the architects. This project is the result of some unconsciousness mixed with a lot of admiration and also the izakaya project for the Can Kenji team. Which one is our Japan? It is the videogames and the lights of Tokio, the Japan of Frank Lloyd Wright, […]

Casa Forbes, Costa d'en Blanes, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa Forbes

Text description provided by the architects. A hillside of Costa d’en Blanes is the location of this house which has views over the entire Bay of Palma. In the way in which the hanging gardens of Babylon built a domesticated natural environment, the Casa Forbes provides the necessary horizontality in […]

Casa Forbes, Can Pastilla, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Casa es Carnatge

Text description provided by the architects. The materiality and formal logic of this single house are drawn from its location. Casa es Carnatge sits in front of the abandoned stone quarries of Son Mosson at the Palma Bay. Through a double stone skin facade we abstract inhabiting of the noise […]

Piso Pere IV 44

Text description provided by the architects. The idea of Piso Pere IV 44 was to use it as a tourist apartment for short but vibrant stays. Built-in wardrobe-desks are included in each one of the two, white and calm, double bedrooms. The bathroom has a burgundy technical floor. It is […]

Piso Parlament 19, Barcelona, Spain, Miel Arquitectos

Piso Parlament 19

Text description provided by the architects. The begining of this project, named Piso Parlament 19, was two windows looking at a party wall as the point of inflection, the time when serendipity arises, changes and directs everything. The architects decided to add to their usual strategy of ergonomic dodges a […]

Hotel Steigenberger Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria, GERNER GERNER PLUS.

Hotel Steigenberger Krems

Text description provided by the architects. The current expansion of the Hotel Steigenberger in Krems, which encompasses 32 rooms and indoor and outdoor renovations, is a good example of the high-quality, sustainable architecture for which GERNER GERNER PLUS. has stood for over 20 years. The spectacular landscape of the vineyards […]

Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Dokk1

Text description provided by the architects. Completed in June 2015, Dokk1 opened as the largest public library in Scandinavia housing a citizen service centre, office space, automated parking for 1,000 cars and new harbour-side public squares. Situated at the mouth of the Aarhus River in one of the most prominent […]

Katuaq Cultural Centre, Nuuk, Greenland, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Katuaq Cultural Centre

In 1992, an international design competition with 226 proposals gave Schmidt Hammer Lassen the first prize. Their concept was inspired by the dramatic Greenlandic landscape that includes winding fjords, moving glaciers, icebergs and in winter the inspiring, undulating northern lights. These elements are reflected by Katuaq Cultural Centre. The northern […]

ArchiTravel Interviews Thomas Holtkötter

ArchiTravel Interviews Thomas Holtkötter

ArchiTravel interviews the architectural photographer Thomas Holtkötter. Interview by : Maria Anagnostou Maria Anagnostou: What is the importance of architectural tourism? Thomas Holtkötter: In my opinion it’s very important. If people are talking about their holidays they are always mentioning buildings – the roman cathedral […]

Two Family Vacation House, Porto Rafti, Greece, MOB Architects

Two Family Vacation House

Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Porto Rafti at the eastern part of Attica, in a beautiful seaside area that lacks urban planning. The need to create internal views in order to avoid the anarchy of the surroundings was substantial in the design approach. On […]

NMR Facility, Utrecht, Netherlands, UNStudio

NMR Facility

Located on the Uithof Campus of Utrecht University, the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Facility is a small pavilion-like laboratory building. Eight spectrometers (high-frequency magnets) are included at the two-floor column free laboratory. The spatial layout of the building is decisively influenced by this, because the […]

Haus Jauch, Munich, Germany, Gruber + Popp Architekten

Haus Jauch

This house, built by the architects Bernhard Gruber and Doris Popp, is a remarkable paradox. It is as restrained as generous, it is as comfortable as sheltering-representative-open. The past and present, the great with the kids, the individual with the community is the meaning of house Jauch that true architecture […]

Mountain and Openings, Takarazuka, Japan, EASTERN Design Office

Mountain and Openings

Text description provided by the architects. The concept of this design was based in the idea of a house that acts as a mountain and an office that has a large opening. In other words, a topography without topography. The location of the building is an exclusive residential area on […]

Galileo Apartment Building, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

Galileo Apartment Building

The façade of Galileo Apartment Building that is located in Polanco achieves transparency and at the same time privacy by combining different crystal, wood and concrete opacities. A contrasted dialogue with the surrounding constructions takes place, setting as well a guideline towards […]

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology that is located at the centre of Mexico City has the world’s largest collection of ancient Mexican art. Ethnographic exhibits about Mexico’s present-day indigenous groups are also included in the museum. Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, along with Jorge Campuzano […]

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, United States, Allied Works Architecture

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) explores the blur zone between art, design, and craft today. Since 1991, the museum has been accredited by the American Association of Museums and focuses on contemporary creativity. It explores the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials […]

Minnaert Building, Utrecht, Netherlands, Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Minnaert Building

One big hall on the “piano nobile” of the Minnaert Building concentrantes all circulation space. It constitutes the communal gathering place and living room for all staff and students in this part of the campus and gives access to the restaurant, the study centre and the laboratories. In the middle, […]

House Karlsson, Västerås, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

House Karlsson

At the northern coast of the lake Mälaren in central Sweden sits this one family house. In this former recreational area, most of the small weekend houses has been either extended or replaced by catalogue housing. The simple constructions of rural buildings and the architecture of Swedish barns and warehouses […]

National Library of China, Beijing, China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

National Library of China

The award among contestants taking part in the bidding competition in 2003 was given to KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. The task to be fulfilled was to expand the existing library by adding a second tract to the building with a total space of 77,000sqm that was to house 12 million […]

Lowy Cancer Research Centre, Sydney, Australia, Lahznimmo Architects, Wilsons Architects

Lowy Cancer Research Centre

The new Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of NSW gain an award for the design of Lahznimmo architects and Wilson Architects through a short listed paid competition process. A joint venture between the University of NSW, Faculty of Medicine and the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) is this […]

Nicolás San Juan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Nicolás San Juan

Text description provided by the architects. Nicolas San Juan can be found at a central neighborhood in Mexico City. A corner site opens up to a structural façade that was co-designed with the structural engineers as a self carrying and seismic (earthquakes) performance in mind, inspired on local trees of […]

Rio Papaloapan, Mexico City, Mexico, Taller 13 Arquitectos

Rio Papaloapan

Multi-family housing development of 8 apartments with 5 different typologies. Natural lighting and ventilation are in use in every space’s design to increase the joy and comfort in the interiors. Some “eco-technologies” were implemented like rainwater storage, recycling and cascading of […]

Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark, Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Tietgen Dormitory

The meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type was the principle inspiration for this project. An urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly planned area is the simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory. The building’s […]