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Architects: L+A arquitectos Location: Avenida Diego Vasquez de Cepeda, Quito, Ecuador Architect In Charge: Gabriela S. Anker Cárdenas, Aaron S. Leppanen, Luis Alberto Játiva, Peter C. Matthews Area: 740 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Sebastián Crespo Collaborators: Arq. René Muñoz Contractor: Max Vendrig Structural Engineer: Muebles ATU From the architect. The project is a 740 square meters renovation and addition to an existing Library located on the campus of Colegio Alberto Einstein (K

  Stuck on how to design a small room in your home? You are not alone. The good news is that there are many stylish ways to make a statement, even with limited room to work with. The possibilities for contemporary small room design are endless, when you apply the right tricks. Using a dark color to paint the furthest wall from the door can add depth to the appearance of a room, and also make a statement as soon as someone enters. Adding a mirror to the deepest wall can also create a subli

Architects: Veronica Arcos, Andrea Von Chrismar, Sebastián Yrarrazabal Location: Costanera Norte 3736, Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld, Daniel Ortiz Screenplay: Andrés Donoso, Sebastián Yrarrazabal, Carolina Costa. Clients: Andrés Donoso, Carolina Costa General Construction And Assembly: Luis Sánchez,Andrés Donoso Digital Manufacturing: NOT, CNC Studio Lighting: Camila Miralles From the architect. The commission for the

Architects: Smart Design Studio Location: Surry Hills NSW, Australia Design Team: William Smart, Glenn O’loughlin, Kirstin Lynam, Zig Peshos, Richard Storey, Troy Melville Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Structural Engineers: Benvenuti Consulting Structural Engineers Planner Mjb Urban Planning: Heritage City Plan Heritage From the architect. Austin is the refurbishment of a rundown warehouse into a new mixed development in the heart of Surry Hills. The existing

In New York City’s TriBeCa neighborhood, MODU took on the renovations of a three-bedroom loft to brighten up the inner part of the space in a project they call Inside Light. The loft, as with other typical NYC lofts, has a “deep” floor plan, which means the front and the rear are naturally lit by the windows, but the middle section is often dark. Generally that section serves as the service function area, but this loft’s middle section is where the kitchen is h

Architects: Metropolis Location: La Jolla, Peru Project Architect: José Orrego Herrera Project Area: 570 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Juan Solano Project Assistants: Elmer Ramírez, Juan Carlos Berrocal Construction: Alfredo Uccelli Structures: Jorge Avendaño Plumbing: Lincoln Gal’Lino Electrical: Jaime Alvarado Lighting: Trazzo From the architect. The project is located on Lot 50 block F-1, First Row, La Jolla Urbanisation, District of Asia, Cañete Province, Lima Department. The

Architects: Cynthia Seinfeld Lemlig Location: Chosica, Peru Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Juan Solano Collaborator: Luis Bellido Construction: Empresa “Llave en Mano” Structures: Prisma From the architect. The house is located in Chosica, in the sierra to the east of Lima. The Rimac River runs along the bottom edge of the property. There are two levels in the site, the first, upper level is related to the extension of the landscape, the lower level is related to the “vocal riv

Flavio Castro of FC Studio took this compartmentalized, family apartment and turned it into the perfect space for a young, single person in advertising. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the Maranhão Apartment now has one large open space to house the living room, TV room, and kitchen, instead of having them divided up as they were before. Thanks to the removal of walls, the space looks massive. The long, horizontal shelves help elongate the space, as does the continuation of the same li

Reposted from Huffington Post Not everyone wants the typical room service, continental breakfast, and double bed of a chain hotel. Whether you still harbor a childhood dream of living in a treehouse, or you love wine so much you’d give anything to sleep inside a giant empty wine barrel, there’s a crazy hotel out there that fits your vacation needs. Sometimes, something whacky is called for. Here are 15 of the world’s most eye-popping, weird, and wonderful hotels. –By Mag

Does your sofa stoke envy? Do guests marvel at its sight? Is your couch the first thing you want to get on the moment you make your way through the front door? Your home is your personal sanctuary, an abode of coziness and comfort. But, did you know that your interior arrangements can greatly influence how welcome or warm you feel in your own home? A room full of cozy cushions, soft couches, fluffy mattresses and calming colors can make you feel a lot more relaxed than one minus these elements.

Architects: William Rawn Associates Location: Boston, MA, USA Principal For Design: Cliff Gayley, AIA, LEED AP Area: 167,000 sqft Year: 2014 Photographs: Bruce T. Martin Photography Associate Principal For Design: Sam Lasky, AIA, LEED AP Music Technology Space Design & Performance/Dining Space Acoustical Design: Walters-Storyk Design Group Principal For Design: John Storyk, AIA Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Consultants Mep/Fp/It/Security Engineer: Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering Civ

Architects: Alter Arquitectura Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico Architect In Charge: Juan Carral Area: 1,000 sqm Year: 2008 Photographs: Onnis Luque , Luis Gordoa , Courtesy of Juan Carral Collaborators: Jesús Agis Construction: Juan Pablo Valdés Structure: Grupo SAI. Ing. Gerson Huerta García From the architect. 15-unit apartment building with 48 sqm per unit.  Entrance and parking in lower floor and 5 levels with 3 units in each floor. Concrete structure with same dim

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