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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 as possible. The conception of the architectural idea was based […]