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Architects: Ghezzi Novak Location: Prolongacion Arenales, Miraflores, Peru Architect In Charge: Arturo Ghezzi Novak y Gustavo Ghezzi Novak Project Area: 800 sqm Photographs: Renzo Rebagliati From the architect. A 1600m2 lot in Miraflores was subdivided. The intervened lot is 800m2. It required a new main entrance with parking and a kitchen / laundry. The existing lot consisted of a large garden with trees, a swimming pool with a terrace and a timber frame bungalow with living room, bed

Airbnb rents some of the most fabulous apartments and homes around the world so it’s only fitting that their European hub be just as show-stopping. The company hired architect Heneghan Peng to design the Dublin offices as an open and creative space that reflects everything the company has to offer. While they tied in culture from various locations, they also reference Dublin with the reception area mimicking an Irish pub complete with a horseshoe bar. To get started, the archit

You’ve never seen Manhattan quite like this: Metropolis Magazine‘s Komal Sharma takes a look at “Little Manhattan“, a sculpture by Yutaka Sone which renders the famous island in 2.5 tons of solid marble. The power of the artwork lies in the play with scale: the initial impression of a huge marble block contrasts with the tiny, intricately detailed skyline forming a mere skin on top; the subsequent realization that this skin corresponds to the familiar vertical city brin

Architects: Collectief Noord Location: Antwerp, Belgium Design Team: Erik Wieërs, Dirk Somers, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Christopher Paesbrugghe, Elke Hoendervangers Year: 2011 Photographs: Filip Dujardin, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Courtesy of Collectief Noord Structural Engineering: Util Struktuurstudies Landscape: Land Landschapsarchitecten From the architect. Three pavillions and a house give shape to an urban garden in the city centre. Each pavillion is similar to the other, but differ l

In this delightful article on Metropolis Magazine, Christopher Hawthorne recounts his meeting with Deborah Sussman, the one-time protégé of Charles and Ray Eames whose work breaks the boundaries between graphic design and architecture. From her collaboration with Frank Gehry to her iconic designs for the 1984 LA Olympics, Sussman has come to define a curiously Californian style. You can read the full article here. Deborah Sussman: Breaking the Boundaries Between Architecture & Graphic Desi

Architects: Nobbs Radford Architects Location: Sydney NSW, Australia Architect In Charge: Sean Radford Design Team: Sean Radford, Alison Nobbs Assistant Architects: Trevor Black, Laura Bagnato Area: 250 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects Structural Engineer: Partridge Structural Interiors: Nobbs Radford Architects Contractor: Yuncken Construction From the architect. It was felt important from the outset that the new works drew from the original house as a ba

Architects: Perkins+Will Location: Bethesda, MD, USA Area: 320,000 sqft Year: 2014 Photographs: Alain Jaramillo Civil Engineer: William H. Gordon Associates, Inc Electrical Infrastructure: Johnson Bernat & Associates Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Protection: Affiliated Engineers Metro DC, Inc Structural Engineer: Cagley & Associates Jordan Honeyman: Landscape Architecture Debra Gilmore: Lighting Wiedlinger Associates, Inc.: Blast Resistance Miller Beam & Paganell

Architects: M2arquitectura Location: Barcelona, Spain Architect In Charge: Meritxell Lázaro & Mischa Essletzbichler Cost: 765 €/sqm Area: 85 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Gerard García Vilarrasa From the architect. The project consists in the refurbishment of a typical flat from the example of barcelona, working on the elimination of the classical narrow, dark and long corridor. We make a clear separation of the day and night are, putting in the middle part a long grey piece of furnit

For this month’s Where I Work, we head to São Paulo, Brazil, the home of architect and interior designer Diego Revollo who has been blazing trails in his hometown designing warm, contemporary spaces that dreams are made of. Whether Revollo is designing apartments or houses, the attention to detail is always spot on with his keen sense of combining materials, textures, and colors. His scope goes beyond residential though, and just last year, he designed the first Armani Casa stor

Architects: People’s Architecture Office Location: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China Principal: Hezhe, James Shen, Zangfeng Design Team: Yang bin, Lian junqin Area: 450 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of People’s Architecture Office (PAO) From the architect. Twin boxes of the Juxing Tower Showroom are shimmering spectacles projected from a homogenous grey mass. Devices of deception, these two boxes contain an interior that visually expands beyond its physical confines – verticall

Architects: Nicolas San Architecte Location: Seysses, France Area: 90 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Nicolas San Architecte From the architect. Densify a center of a village The town hall of Seysses wanted to rebuild the municipal senior citizen association premises, because it becomed too old and small. The choice of an abandoned urban plot is made, an associative room, replace clothes lines, containers and bins. The tiny size of the plot and its unique facade makes quickly r

Located within Yalding in Kent, the Trish House is clad in traditional Kentish black and white boards in such a way that creates a geometric facade full of interesting shapes. Designed by architect Matthew Heywood, the six-bedroom home sits back from the road and is surrounded by lush green gardens providing privacy. The windows provide unique views into the home, while keeping the interior nice and bright. The ground floor’s exterior is painted white while the upstairs is cov

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