Room 403 is a minimalist interior located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Kiri Architects. The space is characterized by an asymmetrical layout that is segmented by large rectilinear wooden volumes that serve as both partitions and storage. A triangular kitchen island provides abundant counter space as well as seating for dining and leisure. The space is further separated through split-level floori..
The stepped terrazzo floor, strip lighting and foggy mirrored walls inside this Beijing noodle bar designed by Office AIO are meant to mimic the urban makeup of the city of Chongqing.Chubby Girl is situated in Beijing's Xiang'Er hutong and, since 2015, has been locals' go-to spot for Chongqing noodles – a spicy street food dish that hails from the city of Chongqing in south-west China. When Offi..
Housed in a former hospital in the centre of Hiroshima, Japan, KIRO HIROSHIMA by The Shared Hotels is a pared-down boutique hotel that swaps extravagance for authenticity, and luxurious amenities for human connection. With a wealth of attractions to explore, from the nearby Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall and Atomic Bomb Dome, to the surrounding islands in the Seto Inland Sea, the hotel w..
About 3 kms from the city center, away from the urban grid, stands the Casino and Hotel Ovalle, founding a citadel in the middle of the valley of the Limarí. As well as the ancient inhabitants of the valley settled to the interior of the gullies; real cracks that striped the central plateau of the valley, this intervention aims to constitute a new gully on this new site. This crack seeks to give..
A compact and unitary figure, the new Tourcoing Police Hotel strives to combine three inseparable challenges: to translate the republican idea and represent authority, to secure and reassure a sometimes fragile public, and to offer comfortable and safe working conditions to police officers.A corner building and an architectural sign, the new Tourcoing Police Headquarters is turned towards the ci..
The owner, with more than 30 years of experience as he has been immersed in tea culture since childhood, wants to share the wonderful Taiwanese tea with more diverse groups of people in different ways. That’s why he came up with the idea of having a tea appreciation space where Taiwanese tea culture can extend its roots. Taking into consideration of the owner’s intention, we propose to set up te..
The project is located in Suzhou,the overall reconstruction area of the building's facade and interior is about 2000㎡, which is a multi-functional complex.Specifically, it can be divided into product exhibition area, office area, club experience reception and negotiation area.Before the reconstruction, the storefront is an ordinary old-fashioned single functional exhibition hall,and the first ta..
The two-floor extension that Studio Bright has added to this Edwardian family home in Melbourne includes fun features like a theatre-style sitting room and a pool that resembles a Roman bath.The Edwardian-era home is perched on the peak of Ruckers Hill in Melbourne's Northcote suburb, looking out over the city.Inside it had a conventional layout that comfortably accommodated the family's bedroom..
in a continuing critique of the skycraper typology, ODA new york re-imagines the role of high rises with its ‘seattle tower’. the occupant of a typical skyscraper is found isolated high above city streets, disconnected from neighbors and from the surrounding context. this shift toward vertical living has created a community of voyeurs and observers, rather than participants. this typology lacks ..
The colourful bedrooms that Note Design Studio has slotted beneath the roof of this Stockholm loft apartment are meant to resemble "life-sized building blocks".The Mantelpiece Loft had been purchased by a couple with two children, who were both keen to have separate bedrooms in their new home – but this proved impossible with the existing floor plan.Challenged with reconfiguring the loft's layou..
Perforated metal screens decorate this residential extension built by architecture studio Welsh + Major in a three-metre-wide gap next to a converted grain mill.Called Darling Lane, the white-painted extension was squeezed in next to a house built in an old warehouse in Sydney, Australia.Welsh + Major used the airspace over an existing garage to build a two-storey extension to add two more rooms..
steep-slope roofs top the volumes of TAA design's 'phu my garden' park in vietnam TAA design has arranged a cluster of volumes topped with steep-slope tile roofs into the ‘phu my garden’ park in vung tau, vietnam. the project is located in a new urban zone of the city’s port area, characterized by industrial buildings, residential blocks, and a lack of public spaces for the people. set on a 10.0..
located in chilean patagonia on the eastern bank of the rupanco lake lies ‘apus kankay’ designed by aguilo + pedraza. commissioned by a private client, the brief was to build a gathering place for family life. envisioned not as a house, but as a pavilion, the spaces can be used in different ways for different purposes. project name: apus kankayarchitecture firm: aguilo + pedraza architects: dieg..
L’Art Lounge Chair is a minimalist lounge chair designed by Melbourne-based studio Fomu. L’Art de Vivre range draws influence from mid-century French design with a focus on finding balance between art and function while using design principals and modern production methods to achieve seamless form and details. The piece is made in Australia, and constructed in American Oak with a plant-based fin..
A board-marked concrete chimney raises this house designed by US architecture firm Olson Kundig to "hover" above its surrounding in the Brazilian rainforest. Rio House was built for a couple that wanted a secluded retreat after many years of living in Rio de Janeiro.The 1500-square-foot (139.3-square-metre) house and its surrounding property is on the border of the Tijuca National Park, a tropic..