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West Architecture’s first project was a suspended mezzanine in a living space, located in a former Methodist Church in Islington. In 2014 the practice was approached by new owners to reinterpret the original project, namely refurbishing the main space and extending the roof to provide additional accommodation.
Designed by Icelandic design studio Dodlur as a cross between a hotel and a hostel, ODDSON accommodate up to 230 guests across a mixture of basic and luxury rooms arranged along curving hallways.
"China, the ancient oriental culture synonymous. Through history of thousands of years, it bred the profound cultural conversation. From history, culture, art to architecture, to explore all aspects of the breadth and depth of its coverage, unfathomable".
The narrow lot is developed with maximum cubature and utilization: on the very top, the living space with a view of the Rhine valley and the Drei Schwestern mountain range. The sleeping quarters are retracted, cross-shaped reduced to the private spaces.
KAAN Architecten has moved to a new office, marking a page-turn for the expanding architectural practice. The new location is in the heart of Rotterdam, situated along the Maas river, just a few meters from the iconic Erasmus bridge and the firm’s award-winning project Education Center at Erasmus Medical Center University.
Villa Clessidra is a construction of much defined proportions. And as such it is also a bet. A bet in designing freedom within confinement. A bet in allowing continuity with the environment through an austere geometrical structure.
Ester Restaurant & Bar is located in a former loading dock of a two storey warehouse in Sydney’s Chippendale. Masterfully transformed by Anthony Gill Architects, this deceivingly simple interior pays respect to it’s semi-industrial context, resulting in a contemporary dining hot-spot with a robust and sophisticated feel.
The first new hotel on the Como Lake in decades, Il Sereno features 30 oversized suites all with their own furnished terraces and unobstructed lake views. Patricia Urquiola created a contemporary hotel with understated décor; a contrast to the classical designs that can be found around Lake Como.
Anchored to a steep site near the Yarra River, In-situ House has a strong respect for materials. Atypical to the surrounding neighbourhood, it returns craftsmanship and natural materials to the landscape, while still presenting a home of significant scale. It also challenges the typical planning of a Toorak family home.
Patricia Urquiola has conceptualized the interiors of the residents’ amenities at her first london-based development, and her first residential project. the design utilizes a mix of materials, including colored glass, timber, marbles, and bronze metals.