On the one hand simple masses, basic geometric shapes, admitted materiality and the time, esprit, airiness, elegance on the other. Clean solutions like these do not often occur in Slovakia. There are no borders for housing. It does not end with the interior but smoothly continues to the exterior. A house worthy of an investor who recognizes true qualities and an architect who can make a generous..
Tori Tori Santa Fe becomes the fifth project of the renowned Japanese restaurant chain in Mexico City, it is located on the ground floor of a corporate building in the Santa Fe neighbourhood. Inspired by the subtlety and sobriety of Japanese craftsmanship, with a serene and monochromatic atmosphere, the project seeks to emphasize the scale of the space with two suspended elements made of oak woo..
Special attention has been given to this small scale building, designed to house the changing facilities and lavatories of the tennis complex, in order to ensure it harmoniously blends in with its surroundings. This is achieved through a demonstration of the contemporary relevance of half-timbering, a traditional Norman structural principle. This type of construction presents the added benefit o..
House in Gakuenmae is a minimal home located in Nara, Japan, designed by Fujiwaramuro Architects. This terraced property in the foothills of the Gakuenmae district of Nara Prefecture faced several difficult conditions, including a retaining wall hemming the lot in on the north and south and a steep slope separating it from the road on the west side. The design work began with an inquiry from the..
Perched over the lake of the same name, Wallis Lake House by Matthew Woodward Architecture is an expression of contrasts, combining a linear formality with a relaxed and textural outlook. In its enviable location overlooking rolling hills and a green lush landscape, Wallis Lake House is an optimally perched replenishing abode. The contrasts inherent in the use of materiality and the further juxt..
Atelier Starzak Strebicki was asked by their client to re-imagine the children’s bedroom in an apartment for a family in Poznan, Poland.The bedroom, which has been designed for three children, has a floor-to-ceiling sliding wood door that leads into an open play area.Along one side of the bedroom is a custom-designed bunk bed made from light ash, that has room for all three of the children to ha..
Architecture practice Timmins + Whyte has added a double-height gabled extension to a 19th-century house in Melbourne, illuminating its formerly light-starved living spaces.Originally built in 1876, Lantern House formerly had a dark and poky interior that meant its owners – a young couple with two children and a dog – were longing for a home with an open-plan layout.A low-ceilinged extension tha..
Nestled in the grassy foothills of the picturesque Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic, this weekend house by Czech practice Pavel Míček Architects is a contemporary chalet that filters the area’s vernacular architecture though a lens of minimalist refinement. Constrained by rigid building regulations that dictated the shape of the building, the architects conceived the house as an elemental..
Yellow-tiled walls that recall grassy meadows and swampy purple ceilings appear inside this travel-themed restaurant at the centre of Amsterdam by Studio Modijefsky. Karavaan is an all-day restaurant and cocktail bar situated in Amsterdam's Kwakersplein square. Dutch practice Studio Modijefsky designed the 357-square-metre restaurant as a journey through five natural landscapes: a meadow, swamp,..
Ace Hotel has revealed the first photos of its new venue in Kyoto, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Los Angeles-based design studio Commune.Now open for bookings from April, Ace Hotel Kyoto is the brand's first hotel in Japan. It is housed within the former Kyoto Central Telephone Company, built by architect Tetsuro Yoshida in the 1920s.Kuma has overseen the building's conversion in..