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Architects: MUN Architects Location: Bangkok, Thailand Project Team: Charunwat Mauleekulprairoj, Witchawat Boonprasong, Podjanarit Nimitkul Year: 2013 Photographs: Chaovarith Poonphol From the architect. A 4 storey building renovation project in the center of Bangkok, an old typical office building is turned to a furniture showroom for a group of Thai furniture maker. Since most of the products are for home use, the interior has to create the feeling of being inside houses. Wood

Hidden behind a subtle brick facade in the Mile-Ex district of Montreal, Canada, is Le 205, a modern marvel inhabited by a designer father, his two sons, and a dog. The small 1950′s building was once a workshop that had fallen into disrepair before Atelier Moderno took over to create the perfectly designed house for the family of four. Off of a wide corridor is the open living space that includes the living room with a desk, a dining room, and a kitchen. The ceilings were kept

Architects: Takeru Shoji Architects Location: Chuo Ward, Niigata, Niigata Prefecture, Japan Area: 107.7 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Koichi Satake From the architect.  In 2012, an enormous amount of housing lots, 540 subdivisions in 17.30 ha of the high-density housing development area, was opened up for sale in Niigata, Japan. Even though regulated by the green coverage ratio with plenty of parks and the setback distance from the next house, the site gave us the feeling of neither espe

Architects: Sanaksenaho Architects Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu, China Design Team: Matti Sanaksenaho,Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Jari Mänttäri, Maria Isotupa, Tommi Terästö, Jaana Hellinen Structural Engineering: Tero Aaltonen +local engineers Area: 800.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo From the architect. The villa is part of CIPEA, China International Practical Exhibition of Architecture, exhibit. It takes place in Pearl Spring Tourist and Holiday Resort Zone. There is a lake in th

Architect Chet Callahan did a complete renovation on a hillside, Spanish Colonial home in Los Feliz, California for himself and his young family. When it came to the interior details, he brought on Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design to help turn the 1934 renovated house into a modernist’s dream. The house was already filled with lots of unique details and plenty of white. The only thing missing was color. Inspired by color blocking, they brought bold, graphic elements throughout g

As part of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne‘s Malmo Quay development masterplanned by URBED, AWP Office for Territorial Reconfiguration has designed a cycle hub and community hall with a gradually ascending ramp that leads to a lookout platform with views of the surrounding Newcastle Quayside and Ouseburn Valley. Though this distinctive ramp and lookout will be a landmark at a prominent location on the Tyne river, AWP states that “by revealing a new perspective of the city and the Valley,

Architects: Studio Velocity Location: Chiharada Kōryūjichō, Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan Area: 55.0 sqm Photographs: Kentaro Kurihara Site Area: 144.93m2 Total Floor Area: 110.56m2 From the architect. “Deconstruction of a multi-floored architecture”: A site with a two-storied main house is split in half and a new house for a young couple is going to be built on the vacant area. Although there is enough space within the surrounding environment and there are no approximate buildings,

We visit New York City to check in on the Union Square studio of architect and industrial designer Marc Thorpe who manages to bridge the gap between architecture, design, and technology. Collaborating with the likes of Moroso, Bernhardt Design, Target, and so many more, keeps this firm continually producing cutting edge work that will probably stay ingrained in your mind. In this edition of Where I Work, let’s take a look around office of Marc Thorpe Design, where you might spot

French firm Thibaudeau Architecte & Agence d’Architecture Guiraud-Manenc has earned second place for a competition to design the new tourism office for “Les Pays de Fontenay le Compte France.” Designed to encourage tourism in South Vendée, the design merges a contemporary style with a consideration for the historic and artistic identity of the area. A single story structure, the building is located within a public square in the city. It is composed of polished whi

Architects: Rolf Ockert Design Location: Clovelly NSW 2031, Australia Area: 450.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Sharrin Rees From the architect. Having seen some of our earlier work the owners of this extraordinary oceanfront site invited us to submit ideas about what a new house there could look like. They had lived in a simple cottage on the site for several years before and therefore had an intimate familiarity with the advantages and disadvantages of living in this spectacular but ex

AAmp Studio designed a place you could die happy. First, the design is a design lover’s dream and second, it’s a chocolate shop. Did you hear me? A CHOCOLATE SHOP. Compartes Melrose is the new shop for Los Angeles based chocolatier Jonathan Grahm whose Compartes company began in 1950 serving up handmade chocolates. The chocolate is still made by hand to this day. Let’s go! The Melrose location is the second retail space for the company and it serves as a concept sto

Architects: Kazuya Saito Architects Location: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Area: 105.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Yasuhiro Takagi Structural Design: Atsuhiro Nakahata Buider: Kyoei Housing From the architect. It is the duplex house built in the area letting you feel the tolerant expanse with a lot of temples, which has a history of more than 400 years. The client requested to enable to live by a wheelchair for their parent and the high ceiling space. We put a house to the west of t

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