ARCHITECTURE | TRAVEL
Project: Villa Amazi | Architects: Original Vision Aarchitects | Location: Kamala Beach, Phuket, Thailand | Compleated: 2008
The Villa Amanzi is a Japanese-inspired modern home in Thailand that is suspended from the side of a cliff overlooking Kamala Beach. The house design was completed by architect design firm original Vision in December 2008. The construction of houses costing U.S. $2.8Mil. The amazing engineering and precarious position, attached to a sheer cliff drop, is belied by the serenity and stability of the house. Villa Amazi is available for rent here.
The defining elements are the rock and the view. They dominate at every juncture.
Via | Archdaily
I thought I share another beautiful loft with you today after this mornings post. Oriental Warehouse Loft is a project by studio Edmonds + Lee Architects and located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. Here is more on the renovation process from the architects: “Opaque guardrails at the sleeping mezzanine were replaced with frameless glass guardrails in order to provide a direct visual connection to the living room below. A large over-sized sheet of transparent glass further eliminates privacy in the master bathroom by allowing views into and out of the bathroom to the rest of the loft beyond. In contrast to the existing heavy-timber and rusticated brick structural shell which are left exposed, sleek new interior finishes were replaced throughout including wall and floor finishes, kitchen and bathroom mill work and a new steel cantilever stair that connects the living areas on the ground floor with the sleeping areas on the mezzanine.” What are the details you find most inspiring in the photos below?
ARCHITECTURE | INTERIORS
Industrial simplicity is what makes this space unique, the welcoming atmosphere just would not be the same without those delightful repetitions of warm wood, rough brick, and smooth stone. Major features like furniture, cabinetry, and even track lighting are arranged in a pleasant linear fashion that draws the eye without forcing it to settle. Simple, clean, beautiful lines, my favorite is seamless storage | bookshelf wall. Let us know which elements you would borrow from the RPG Loft in the comment below!
Project: OWEN Store| Location: Meatpacking District, NY, USA | Architects: Tacklebox arhitecture
Description by Architects : Located in the Meatpacking District, OWEN Store occupies an 1,800 square foot space that previously housed a meat storage facility, auto storage, and a floral shop. In response to the rich history of the space and through the juxtaposition of industrial elements with the handmade, we sought to create a place that is both familiar and timeless. Here a continuous surface, hand-built out of 25,000 brown paper bags, arches from floor to ceiling. The repetition of the paper bags results in a honeycomb-like structure that defines a warm, organic volume which sits within the existing industrial brick and concrete space. Additionally, all clothing, accessories, and jewelry are displayed on quartz slab tables, blackened steel hang-bars and steel and glass vitrine whose linearity and crisp details sit in contrast to the delicate texture of the paper arch beyond. Here at Arhitektura+ we find this idea creative and not to mention, highly affordable. Just don’t know what happens if someone leans on the wall?
the openings of the bags create a delicate honeycomb pattern
clean light fixtures contrast the texture of the walls and ceiling
25,000 paper bags line the walls of the store
the repetitious surface of paper bags wraps the walls and ceiling, enveloping visitors
Via | Tacklebox Architecture
Shoot: Mango September 2011 Campaign | Model: Isabeli Fontana | Photographer: Terry Richardson
Nighttime in Paris
–I am a bit delayed about this campaign but I love it so I had to share this shoot. Taking to the night for Mango’s
fall campaign lensed by Terry Richardson
, model Isabeli Fontana
plays femme fatale in these seductive images. The September advertisements showcase Mango’s dress line complete with fire engine red gowns and dark as night minis.
Via | Fashion Gone Rouge.
ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR
Project: 28 West Coast Grove | Architects: ONG & ONG| Location: Singapore, China| Compleated: 2011
Is it just me or are you here with me?. . . I can’t get enough of ONG & ONG beautiful architecture. I blogged about it here before. ONG&ONG has been in the architecture game since the early 70s, but this prestigious firm has only been doing interiors for just under a decade. We are blown away by the inspiring homes this company has created so far – including the Blair Road Residence. Seriously, would you ever think you will see second photo behind the heritage facade in the first photo.
TV and music appliances hide behind huge canvases in the lounge, easily revealed for entertainment purposes. A very surreal feature but we love it! What is your favorite part of the 55 Blair Road Residence?
Oh, weekend is almost here, my favorite time of the week! I wish you a fantastic weekend wherever you might be… See you back here on Monday! Also, Arhitektura+ has reached 1000 likes on facebook today. To our friends old and new following us there and here thank you for following our page. WE love having you here. ♥ I leave you with colour in Architecture for todays Splash of colour Friday. Xo, S-
Japanese Architecture Design House Color
Educational Centre in El Chaparral by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda.
Architecture of Sports and Leisure Center by KOZ architects in France
Ivanta Whitefield by WOW Architects Warner Wong Design
Avant Chelsea by 1100 Architect
Manuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design – Tokyo, Japan – Sugamo Shinkin Bank a Building
The University of Nottingham – Jubilee Campus extension by Make Architects
Haxi Town Plaza Building by Zeybekoglu Nayman Associates
Condorcet School by Jean Baptiste PIETRI
All images from here.
ARCHITECTURE | INTERIOR
Project: Hotel Barceló Raval | Architects: CMV Architects | Location: Barcelona, Spain | Compleated: 2008
Are you planning Europe trip this year? Maybe Barcelona? Then check this amazing hotel out! 4 Stars Hotel in la Rambla del Raval, Barcelona. The project is born with the specific volumetry marked by the “PERI” of the Raval of Barcelona, so an special attention is put in the direction of the axes of the elliptical marked plant. This way, depending on the direction towards which you travel or walk, the building is perceived in a more or less streamlined way.’ CMV Architects. You guessed where i will be staying next time I visit Barcelona
Via: CMV Architects
Project: Emily Summers’s California Desert Retreat | Location: California , USA | Interior: Emily Summers
I appreciate how Emily Summers, a Dallas-based interior designer, revived this 1969 Palm Springs property into a crisp, mid-century modern gem. The pops of color are refreshingly playful and the retro chairs are especially a highlight – each one so wonderfully distinct! I blogged about her work before, earlier last week and this beautiful pop of colour guest house. View more of her work here.
Interesting achievements of the photographer Stephanie Jung , a small spotlight on “Cities”, an amazing series of shots photographed in large cities such as Tokyo (one of my favorite cities) which offers an alternative reading to the excitement and planning of large cities. Available as the form of posters.
Via | Stephanie Jung