From the outset, the design was informed by a desire to challenge the organizational limitations of the typical vertical housing block. The objective was to expand, to blur, to make more dynamic the realm between public and private, interior and exterior, thereby creating new and more diverse possibilities for encounter between residents. We opted to divide the dwelling units between two separat..
Shedbox is a minimalist house located in Ghent, Belgium designed by Atelier Janda Vanderghote. The shed roofs are broken down. The existing concrete structure becomes the blueprint for the new plan. A new steel structure was developed between the old concrete structure. The concrete draws itself as a pencil line between “old” and “new.” The existing elements require a subtle interweaving of qual..
Hikarigaoka Apartment is a minimal apartment located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Sawada Hashimura. The basis of the studio is the fascination and faith for atmosphere created by physical construction with a thoughtful process. The practice is intended to hold that quality and provoke dialogues between people and place. The renovation sought to maximize space by creating custom built-in furnitur..
Australian based architect Ashkan Mostahim has completed the interior design of a small studio apartment that features a platform bed with plenty of storage.Designed for Sydney co-living space UKO, the small 204 square foot (18sqm) apartment has been designed in a way that lets the occupants customize their space when needed, and a big part of that is the platform bed hiding storage, a dining ta..
The brand YUN is a Korean eyewear brand that started in Berlin. YUN is a balanced brand that has both mechanical perfection and analog esthetic and embraces the different feelings of the East and the West. We wanted to complete the unique spatial experience of bringing about the coexistence of conflicting values with the minimal sensibilities of Korea in the East. We put ‘Dansaekhwa’ and nuance ..
The Sauerland-Museum, located in the historically listed „Landsberger Hof“, has been expanded to become Museum and Cultural Forum South Westphalia. To achieve this, the existing historical building from 1605 was extensively renovated in a first construction phase and the permanent exhibition was redesigned. Phase two comprised an extension building, located on the directly adjacent, 45-degree sl..
Architects Peter McNeil and Clarissa Nam have built two detached houses on a corner lot in Toronto to live in and use as a rental property.Semi Semi is the first home of McNeil and Nam, the co-founders of COMN Architects, which stands for Collaboration between Peter McNeil and Clarissa Nam.The project came about as a solution for their own housing needs, which they were trying to fulfil on a tig..
Roberto Oblatore and Valeria Soragni of White Houses Costa Dorada, together with interior designer Susanna Cots, have completed a house in Cambrils, Spain, and as part of their design, they included a wood slat accent that stands out from the surrounding stone wall. Not only does the wood slat detail provide visual interest, but it also hides a door that opens to the interior of the house. Takin..
MDF tiles and blue carpet are some of the simple materials that architecture studio Dvekati has used to furnish this office in Moscow, which takes cues from the pared-back aesthetic of Soviet modernism. Occupied by a PR agency called Rupor, the office measures just 45 square metres and is set inside a constructivist-style house that was built in 1927. Working with a tight two-month timescale, lo..
US firm Bates Masi Architects has lifted this New York home above the ground and added lower-level screens to let water pass underneath, helping ensure that "flooding becomes a non-threatening event".Named after the Mohegan tribe's word for ocean, the Kiht'han house is located in Sagaponack, a seaside village on Long Island. The home sits on a one-acre property that straddles agrarian and coasta..
It is a house intervention project. The owner who is an artist wishes to add the function of art studio to his house after its reconstruction. What is more, the work of art creating will not interfere the daily living at all should also be guaranteed. The house’s original volume will be used as daily living space still, while the new added one below the ground level will be a wider, more individ..
Project DD is a minimalist residence designed by Belgium-based architect Pieter Vanrenterghem. The space consists mainly of natural materials with a neutral color palette. Black accents contrast against the otherwise light interior. Most notable is the indoor lap swimming pool with large glazings surrounding the expansive room. Glass partitions were used for a portion of the interior in order to..
This is the 6 stories heights complex building which composed of residence, office, and retail premises. It is located on the boundary of city planning district and the district where downtown affectivity remains. Considering this site context, building which inherit the identities of those from downtown culture is planned with aspire to create the streetscape. All the sashes facing the frontal ..
New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC's maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city's Navy Yard neighbourhood.Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by local firm Studios Architecture with interiors by Parts and Labor Design.Located in the city's southern Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel has 225 guest rooms, an Italian restaurant called..