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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 […]

Polygon House, Skiathos, Greece, P9 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, etc. Those who […]

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 […]

Polygon House, Skiathos, Greece, P9 Arch Studio

Polygon House

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam

Text description provided by the architects. Community versus individuality: within post-war urbanism: Amsterdam Osdorp was built in the 1960ties and is since a few years in a process of urban renewal. The ambition of the program is to create a bigger variety of more individual housing types serving the middle […]

Balint House, Bétera, Spain, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Balint House

Text description provided by the architects. A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project. The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. […]

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center, Celldömölk, Hungary, Földes Architects

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center

Text description provided by the architects. Though Hungary, located in Central Eastern Europe, is not rich in active volcanos, a large expanse of the country used to be volcanic some 5 million years ago. However, this does help ensure good quality soil for high level wine production, one of Hungary’s […]

Sauflon Centre of Innovation, Gyál, Hungary, Földes Architects

Sauflon Centre of Innovation

Text description provided by the architects. The ethereal centre of innovation  project, unveiled in Hungary, stands for the mutual inspiration of science, technology and art. A twenty four meter passage surrounded by the reflections of reflections. Foldes Architects involved a glass sculptor to compose the illusion effects engaging the visual […]

The Long Brick House, Pilisborosjenő, Hungary, Földes Architects

The Long Brick House

Text description provided by the architects. The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from […]

Daycare in Zsámbék, Zsámbék, Hungary, Földes Architects

Daycare in Zsámbék

Text description provided by the architects. We meant this day care, designed for the small town of Zsámbék near to the capital, to be a building which can add value to this small-town and featureless residential built enviroment. We mixed the functionally strict floor plan of the créche with a […]

Miguel Delibes Space, Alcobendas, Spain, Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Miguel Delibes Space

Text description provided by the architects. The building hosts the Universidad Popular, the headquarters of the Photo España International Centre in Alcobendas, as well as a media library and a citizen’s advice service of the City Council. Inaugurated with the name of the famous Castilian writer Miguel Delibes, the new […]

Innocean Headquarters Europe, Frankfurt, Germany, Ippolito Fleitz Group

Innocean Headquarters Europe

The internationally operating advertising agency INNOCEAN with headquarters in Korea has moved into new European headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. A flexible and modern work world was created for the young, design-conscious company, which fits the different work zones within the agency. Dynamism and movement are key features […]

EBS-Electronic Based Systems Center (TU Graz), Graz, Austria, AllesWirdGut

EBS-Electronic Based Systems Center (TU Graz)

Text description provided by the architects. The new building of the EBS Center on the Graz University of Technology’s Infield grounds marks a kind of starting and end point. As a figurative punctuation mark, the built volume was articulated as a free-standing complex. The Center’s distinctive six-story east-side façade provides […]