Chinese firm people’s architecture office has recently concocted the new ’21 cake headquarters’ for the popular gourmet pastry franchise in beijing. the two-layer light-grey office holds all the rich flavors of vibrant tones inside, topped with a large skylight. white surfaces on the interior act as backdrops for the laminated panes of primary colors, red, blue and yellow. depending on one’s position and sequence through the hallway, the overlapping planes visually overlap to create a different combinations of resultant hues spanning the range of the rainbow, illuminated by natural and artificial light. the furniture, also in vanilla tones, are fragments of geometries that can fit into one another as puzzle pieces, allowing for flexibility in reunion space and function. Read the rest of this entry →
Design for the Contemporary Art Museum in Buenos Aires coming from the drawing board of Prechteck architects. Going vertical the architects gave the facade a dominant sculptural shape. Read the rest of this entry →
Tucked into a quiet street and sheltered from the crowds is the Kube Hotel planted near Paris’ Montmarte. The hotel is housed in an antique Parisian building with a retro fitted modern facade which acts as the hotel’s concierge and assistance. The jolting entrance is the one of many bold concepts of the designers Raymond Morel and Christiane Derory who took the u-shaped building and gave it a mind bending revamp. Read the rest of this entry →
From New York City-based architects HWKN’s Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner comes Skygrove: a one million-square-foot design concept for a commercial office building that operates in a wetter world. Described by the designers as part environmental infrastructure and part vertical office park, Skygrove was conceived for a future where the natural environment is “predictably unpredictable” and the line between land and sea becomes increasingly blurred, particularly in coastal urban areas like New York City. Indeed, the architects note that “today’s binary coastal relationship of dry land opposing the sea will become blurred by rising sea levels, persistent coastal flooding, storm surges and tsunamis. Read the rest of this entry →
In the small town of Santpedor (Spain) studio David Closes Architects transformed the Church of the Convent of St. Francis 18 century in the audience and a multifunctional cultural space. The new building has united Church with modern construction, not interfering with the process of destruction of the Church. Read the rest of this entry →
I suggest you look at Hotel Topazz, which is located in the Austrian capital Vienna. This futuristic hotel was built with rounded windows and portholes on the project specialists of BWM Architects. Read the rest of this entry →
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