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Jestico + Whiles designed a private villa in the heart of a village that sits close to Prague in the Czech Republic. Designed with five bedrooms for a family, the project also includes eco-friendly decisions and cutting-edge, smart technology. The home was designed to merge indoor and outdoor life, with boundaries that disappear creating an open and extended floor plan to the outside. The south facade is covered in windows and sliding glass doors letting natural light flood the inter

Architects: PANORAMA Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, China Area: 850.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Ng Siu Fung Design Team: Horace Pan, Nick Wong, Kenny Hung Writer: Horace Pan (Founder, PANORAMA) From the architect. This is a newly opened boutique hotel in Chengdu China. The project aimed at developing a new mode of business hotel that cross-over hospitality and art-related business to cater the expanding local market of art exhibition and auction. Inspired by the hotel name ‘Skytel’, an

“What is the role of the architect as a visionary; can the architect (or should the architect) assume the position of social or urban orchestrator? Can architecture’s presence in a technocracy promote a vision outside of its intentions?” – Professor Paul Robinson The thirty-second Piran Days of Architecture international conference will take place on November 22, organized around the central theme of Vision. The conference will explore a contemporary methodology for interpret

Link is an infill home designed by The Ranch Mine in Phoenix, Arizona. Aptly named “Link”, the redesign of the 2000 square foot home had to pass the The City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Committee before it was accepted to the historic Pierson Place neighborhood. The designers reinterpreted the existing houses by abstracting the scale, form, and massing of existing homes into a more contemporary fashion. Therefore, Link became a home that connects to both the storied

Porsche Design has narrowed down a list of 20 participating teams to six shortlisted firms for an invited competition to design a new luxury residential tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The project, which will be Porsche Design’s debut in European real estate, will include up to 200 apartments, ranging from “Porsche Design suites” to two-story townhouses and luxury penthouses. The teams moving on to the competition’s second round, include: 3XN (Copenhagen), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), MAD (C

Architects: Moca Architects Location: Nara, Nara, Japan Architect In Charge: Kanako Momma, Shinya Furukawa Structural Design: Manabu Ueda Area: 63.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Kai Nakamura From the architect. Concept This house is built in a residential area of Nara. It is a small house for a family of three, with a total floor area of 63 square meters. It is a concept based on the limiting total floor area and the surrounding houses.  A big roof, which rests on top of the three rooms,

Creativity is free for all. Since creativity is free for everyone, this bathroom sink design is called as the front-less washbasin since the front side of this basin is totally un-shapeable. More than that, the creative design of this bathroom appliance is come from the material and the furnishing system of the basin itself. Through the landscape of this stuff we can see the double style of this washbasin, directly. Come and see the complete layouts of this elegant bathroom appliance design and

Click here to view the embedded video. Encouraging young designers and architects to create and design innovative, sustainable solutions for the bathroom, the sixth edition of the international design contest jumpthegap, organized by Roca and the Barcelona Design Centre (BCD), has been launched at the Roca London Gallery with a presentation from the contest’s UK judge Tom Dyckhoff. An ideal platform for new generations to show their talent and visions for the bathroom of the future, jumpthegap

Architects: O- Office Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China Area: 1270.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: LIKYFOTO , Courtesy of O- Office Design Team: Jianxiang He, Ying Jiang, Jingyu Dong, Yunqiu Hu, Jiaming Dai Structural Engineer: Shuqi Wan Cost : 1.5 millions RMB From the architect. For the past decades, the Pearl River Delta Area (PRD) has experienced the ever fastest urbanization and grown into the so-call World Factory, producing more than 70% of the world’s daily products. Due to t

RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio have launched Winter Stations, an open international design competition challenging artists, designers, architects and landscape architects re-imagine the life guard stands on Toronto’s waterfront as “temporary wintertime installations” that “inject color, movement, humor and more into the landscape.” The theme is “Warmth,” and there is no limit to the size of the installation, but the jurors will take durability and constructib

Architects: N¬ha Dan Architects Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Nguyen Dinh Gioi , Nguyen Van Anh Design Team: Nguyen Phan Anh Tuan , Tran Minh Phuoc , Pham Thi Cam Van Area: 141.0 sqm Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki Structural Engineer: Do Thanh Tuan Contractor: Nha Dan Construction Lighting: Cara Vietnam From the architect. We proposed to balance the entire volume consisting of the bedrooms on one side with the swimming pool on the other. In the middle

Once a hippie hotel named Hotel Fox, the Hotel SP34 recently relaunched after undergoing a major renovation and expansion to become a boutique hotel in Copenhagen’s old Latin Quarter. One of three hotels in the Brøchner Hotels chain, Hotel SP34 features 118 simple rooms and sits about 100 meters from the Town Square Hall and the pedestrian street Strøget. The brand new interiors were done by Danish designer and architect Morten Hedegaard to be clean and comfortable, and the per

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