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When you live in a climate that’s pleasant and warm all year round, you’ve got the perfect scenario for a stunning open concept home.With every building that adopts an open concept, however, the challenge is to find innovative ways to still provide the residents with enough privacy to make them feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives.
A slender swimming pool runs along one side of this concrete house in western Austria by Marte.Marte Architects, offering bathers views towards the Rhine Valley.Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects designed the concrete house and pool for a sloped site overlooking the valley, which lies between the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the Swiss canton of St Gallen.
Designed by Lucas y Hernández-Gil, H71 is 200sqm apartment set on the border between Madrid‘s museum precinct in Paseo del Prado and the Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter), the model of the ancient city.
With a design concept taken from the store’s name, Endpiece is an optical store in Seoul, South Korea, designed by WGNB, in which the real hero is the hyper-scale chunky knitted wall. The best part? The wall isn’t just a pretty, just-cause gesture – but rather links closely to Endpiece’s brand identity.
Kuvasz house is set on top of a dune in the forest of Carilo, an area with few neighbors in front of an un-plotted forest reserve. From a conceptual point, Kuvasz was designed as a path that accompanies and rises to the sand-dune, touching the lot in a few spots, respecting and highlighting the current topography.
Overflowing with neutral tones throughout, the Minimalist Bachelor Apartment will stand out to those who deplore clutter and love free-flowing open spaces with great little design flourishes and features that make for a much more comfortable living environment.
The design is split into three main areas: the entry and reception, CEO’s office and the workspace. The proportions of the grand reception area invites visitors to experience the entry’s contemplative luxury, from stone floors to the curved geometries contrast with the hexagonal floor plate’s sharp edges.
This renovation project by Fala Atelier started with an unconventional request from an open minded couple within a very tight budget – to convert a windowless 200sqm garage in Lisbon into a house. The proposed intervention intends to allow a crystal clear experience of the existing structure, with real emphasis on it’s robustness and strength.
“OD” is the first blow dry bar in Yerevan, Armenia, created by a group of young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs. The primary goal was to create a new model of a beauty salon and to outline the lifestyle through the interior, to create an atmosphere that the customer is not used to.The OD Blow Dry Bar lies in a 1930’s neoclassical building, in the very center of Yerevan, near Republic Square.
Onsen is the realization of a 3-year build-out in San Francisco by us, Sunny and Caroline. The design is Japanese-inspired and the materials that we have collected over the years, dictated a lot of the design elements.