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Tria Arquitetura renovates São Paulo penthouse with sculptural staircase

January 28, 2023 Dan Howarth 0

A large variety of art and collectible design pieces populate this penthouse apartment in São Paulo, designed by local studio Tria Arquitetura, which also includes a sculptural staircase. The renovation of the 960-square-metre Frederic Chopin Apartment was led by architect Marina Cardoso de Almeida of Tria Arquitetura, who reconfigured the layout to make the most

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Urban Canyon Apartments / Common Practice + Studio AAAN

January 28, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

In the new urban district on Amsterdam’s Oostenburgereiland, a compact residential ensemble was realized on an exceptionally narrow plot along the blind side wall of a high parking building. Common Practice and Studio AAAN made the masterplan with 64 dwellings around a striking courtyard and designed two apartment buildings with special mid-rent housing, in which as many collective and private spaces as possible have a relationship with the serene courtyard.

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TT Eatery / FREYA Architects

January 28, 2023 Valeria Silva 0

The starting point for creating the cafe concept was the food that would be prepared there. The client came up with the idea of junk food, fast food, and a cafe for teenagers as there are so many schools and colleges around.

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Mecanoo cloaks Dutch house in pearlescent ceramic tiles

January 28, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Glossy ceramic tiles in shades of green and blue cover the twisting form of Villa BW, a house in the Dutch village of Schoorl designed by architecture studio Mecanoo. Delft-based Mecanoo, which is best known for its large-scale cultural projects, created the three-storey home to sit among a cluster of more traditional dwellings. Villa BW

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Residential Building Saler Homes / NAC Arquitectos

January 28, 2023 Pilar Caballero 0

This project is located on Antonio Ferrandis Street and is part of the P.P. Quatre Carreres. The location is especially privileged because it is located on the southern edge of the city, separating two radically opposite plots and scales, admiring the large expanse of an orchard that extends to the Albufera Natural Park and with visual continuity to the sea.

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Ten cabins with cosy interiors that frame views of nature

January 28, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

From Norway to New Zealand, this lookbook explores rural cabins with cosy living areas that are animated by natural materials and views out over wild landscapes. Cabins are a popular building typology with architects all around the world. Typically built from wood, the little shelters are ideally suited as peaceful retreats in remote locations. Their

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Villa Grimseiddalen / Saunders Architecture

January 28, 2023 Andreas Luco 0

There is a thoughtful degree of flexibility woven into the design of Todd Saunders’ houses. Importantly, his buildings allow for the possibility of change and adaptation as the needs of his clients gradually shift and alter over time. The concept of ‘future proofing’ is particularly important for clients building a family home for the long term. Like many of the families that commission Saunders, the owners of Villa Grimseiddalen, near Bergen, came to him with a commission for a dream home that would fulfill all of their ambitions for the present but also carry them into the future.