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Architecture firm extrastudio has transformed a former winery in portugal into a secluded two-storey home. the residence — photographed here by fernando guerra — is located in a small village south of lisbon, which, with its mediterranean climate and sheltered setting, created the ideal conditions for growing grapes and producing wine.
The house dates from the 1930s and went through many renovation during the years.When it was our turn to renew the the 200 square meter apartment our first step was to simplify everything we felt was too much, in terms of dimensions and materials. The task was to create a relaxed, soft environment and the main interior feature is a dark, low-lying base line that runs like a unifying horizon through the whole apartment.
Designing contemporary house extensions that complement an existing structure and also blend into a natural environment poses various challenges. But the Bergmeisterwolf architecture studio makes it seem effortless with this vacation home in Toscolano Maderno, on the West coast of Lake Garda.
Master planned by Solidere International and the Government of Ajman, Al Zorah is an area of the UAE to watch – very closely at that. There’s already a Nicklaus Design championship 18-hole golf course – the undulating fairways reminiscent of Scotland – with luxury residential projects taking shape, a marina, all surrounded by one million square metres of natural mangrove wetlands home to around 60 species of birds.
Melbourne based architecture and interior design practice, Robson Rak, are well known for their beautiful projects that not only look good, but feel good too. Providing a sense of warmth and well-being by creating architecture that is easy to maintain and nourishes the user for years to come is the practice’s main goal.
BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs. Rather than settling for mass-market anonymity, BECYCLE focuses on nurturing its unique identity and providing personal customer service.
Wedge-shaped chunks are carved out of the marble-clad volume of this house in Bangkok, Thailand, which was designed by local studio Openbox Architects.Openbox Architects chose white marble panels to clad the upper brick structure of the building, to gives the appearance of a solid volume.
C Penthouse is a minimal space located in Antwerp, Belgium, designed by Vincent Van Duysen. The concept of the project was to create an ‘urban loft’. The concrete ceiling and rough timber refer to the historical warehouses which have an architectural presence in the surrounding quay and the city.
The Stella Collective (TSC) have finished their first office fit out in the prestigious 259 George St building in Sydney. Although by the time TSC was done with it, ‘office fit out’ are the last words you’d use to describe it. It’s more ‘day spa meets fashion label HQ meets luxe retail space’. With their trademark fine, black steel shelving units, housing either a plant de jour or a sought after Aesop product, the space has got the Stella stamp all over it.
In the heart of manhattan, ‘times square diner’ is an interior renovated food destination competed by bluarch on 8th avenue, new york city. a conscious approach to details were taken to create a recognisable, yet inviting location that simultaneously instills the image of a diner and have the familiarity of a living room.