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Architects: amano design office Location: 3 Chome Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Architect In Charge: Yoshihiro Amano Area: 573.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Nacasa & Partners Inc. Structural Engineer: Rhythmdesign , Takushi Nakata Construction Firm: Nakano Corporation From the architect. This is a conversion project that totally renovated a 25-year old office building, located on a back street of Omotesando in Tokyo, in order to facilitate commercial functions.
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Last year, we went to the dark side and explored some pretty striking pieces of architecture. Remember those modern houses with black exteriors? Well, this time we went stark white (even though it’s after Labor Day) and rounded up some houses that not only had white exteriors, they had geometric structures. Enjoy! To help withstand long, hot Portuguese summers, the House in Possanco, designed by ARX Portugal Arquitectos, has a slanted, asymmetrical, white roof and e

This luxury bathroom decorating idea was designed fromEban. The entire shape and detail decoration from this furniture was inspired from the elegant look of furniture style. Using gold color application make this decoration look so amazing and high class. You can show your prestigious personality trough this decoration. We can both mix and match with our idea and inspiration to arrange this furniture look different and outstanding. The gold bathroom furniture designs were completed with the com

The following is a re-print from the newly relaunched Harvard Design Magazine. The new approach to the 17-year-old publication is the vision of recently appointed editor in chief Jennifer Sigler and associate editor Leah Whitman- Salkin, in collaboration with creative director Jiminie Ha (With Projects, Inc.). “Do You Read Me?” invites “reading” across disciplinary boundaries, and stakes out an expanded arena for architecture and design dialogue. In her Editor’s Note, Sigler explores 

Architects: Torafu Location: Nakano, Tokyo, Japan Production: Ishimaru Area: 64.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Takumi Ota From the architect. We performed the interior and exterior design for a gelato store that opened in a shopping street of Nakano, Tokyo, where customers can enjoy watching their order being prepared on the spot through a one of a kind performance whereby liquid nitrogen is mixed into a liquid concentrate of ice cream to produce gelato. The entrance features a glass fac

This South Yarra residence, located on Cassell Street, was designed with a personal connection to the client’s heritage. With a strong, rectilinear form, the house references an ancient Byzantine building thanks to Melbourne’s b.e architecture. The structure is made of natural stone giving it the feeling of being older than it actually is. It sits on a corner lot so the façade needed to stand out. They used 10 different sized slabs of travertine in two different tones and

Brooklyn based architectural photographer James Ewing has placed first in the American Photographic Artists’ APA Awards for architecture. The image, as Ewing describes, “was created to describe the verdant landscape that surrounds the Matrimandir temple and the community of Auroville.” “The land was in an advanced state of desertification when the Auroville project was started in the 1960s. Heavy erosion had removed most of the topsoil and left a barren scorched earth. Through many years of ca

Architects: Airhouse Design Office Location: Japan, 〒510-0089 Mie, Yokkaichi, Motomachi, 9−14 OHNO Architect In Charge: Keiichi Kiriyama Area: 128.0 sqm Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano From the architect. A piece of land in a Japanese persimmon (kaki) orchard was offered as the project area for a residential house. As the client wanted wide open spaces with high ceilings, a structure composed of a large roof set on top of seven thick columns was used. To secure copious glass windows, pri

Designed from Alexander Gufler, this berta chair series design was design for those who love to stay relax and enjoy they day with enjoy and joy feeling. The simple design from this furniture will look eye catching if we can both mix and match with our coffee table or a wooden dining table furniture. of we wanted to place this modern seating furniture idea for our terrace or hall way space, it will be better for us to match this furniture with glass coffee table furniture so that both chair and

We present to you 15 of ArchDaily’s most re-pinned pools on Pinterest; designs which resonate with the profound power of the aquatic. As Lao Tzu reminds us, “nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it,” not even architecture. Now come on in; the water’s fine. Fasano Las Piedras Hotel / Isay Weinfeld BT House / Studio Guilherme Torres Hacienda Bacoc / Reyes Ríos + Larraín Arquitectos House Pedralbes / BCarquitectos The Therme Vals

Architects: Hérard & da Costa Location: Neuville-sur-Seine, France Area: 328.0 sqm Year: 2009 Photographs: Philippe Ruault From the architect. The house is a parallelepiped composed of two areas – an insulated opaque area and a transparent unheated area. It has two faces, one is light on polycarbonate sheeting (garden side) the other is rugged, covered by opaque fibrocement sheets (street side). We chose fibrocement for it’s rocky aspect, similar to the stone houses just in f

Au Pain Doré is a minimalist interior located in Montreal, Canada, designed by Naturehumaine, as a bakery that’s located on the ground floor of a three-story building on Côte-des-Neiges. The renovation involves a complete re-organization of the interior, redesigned with an extension in the back creating a 1500 square foot unit. Au Pain Doré is inspired by the combined sale of baked goods and coffee in which the barista is the main focal point. The focus for the architects were

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