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Lucas y Hernández-Gil splits moods inside Madrid duplex apartment

October 16, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Casa A12 by Lucas y Hernández-Gil

An indoor courtyard with orange grass and shiny, silver curtains are some of the fun features that Lucas y Hernández-Gil has added to the basement of this Madrid apartment. Located at the heart of Madrid in the Malasana neighbourhood, Casa A12 has been overhauled by Lucas y Hernández-Gil to boast “two very different atmospheres”. While

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Trees poke out through the facade from inside block of Bangkok townhouses

October 16, 2019 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture practice Studionomad has built a block of five apartments in Bangkok with trees growing through the louvres of its facade. Called Lom Haijai, the project in the city’s Lad Phrao district was designed as an alternative to what Studionomad called “boxed air-conditioned building blocks” that dominate Bangkok. Instead, the units overlook a central courtyard

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M Building / Kennerly Architecture & Planning

October 15, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

With a novel approach to a difficult site, this mixed-use, multi-family project captures the optimistic spirit, craft culture, and quirky contrasts of San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. The site is a 75-foot sliver alongside the I-280 Freeway. What was previously a collection of blank warehouses on Indiana Street, engulfed in traffic noise, is now transformed into a duo of complementary residential buildings designed by separate architects.

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John Ronan creates affordable housing in Chicago with colourful balconies and a library

October 15, 2019 Jenna McKnight 0

A spectrum of vivid hues were incorporated throughout a mixed-use building in Chicago by John Ronan Architects that contains a public library at ground level and low-cost senior housing up above. The Independence Library and Apartments are located in the Irving Park district on the city’s Northwest Side. The area features a mix of historic and

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Very Studio brings light to Taiwan’s Sunny Apartment with vaulted ceiling

October 14, 2019 Natasha Levy 0
Sunny Apartment by Very Studio

Arches spring up across the ceiling of this apartment in Taiwan, which Very Studio has overhauled to appear more bright and spacious. Set within a residential block in the city of Taichung, the Sunny Apartment previously featured a light-starved living area with poor ventilation – a majority of the home’s windows had been isolated to

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Decorative tiled floors reveal original room layout of renovated Barcelona apartments

October 11, 2019 Ali Morris 0
Vallirana 47 apartment by Vora

Architecture studio Vora has created an interplay of old and new inside these five Barcelona apartments, by arranging walls to highlight the original patterned tile floors. Set inside a grey, austere residential building called Vallirana 47, the apartments have been overhauled by locally-based studio Vora to blend old and new elements. “We worked with the

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Heatherwick’s High Line condos named Lantern House after bulging windows

October 9, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Lantern House by Heatherwick Studio

New renderings have been released for British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s first residential project in the US: two towers that straddle New York’s High Line park with barrel-shaped windows. The residential towers are currently under construction on either side of the High Line, at 515 West 18th Street in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Although the project was

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KA161 Apartment / midnight green

October 9, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

Located in the stunning medieval city of Mechelen, this apartment renovation project takes advantage of its extraordinary context. Location, orientation and space have been decisive factors within the development and design process. The studio has been the executioner of every step of the process: development, design and construction. This exceptional combination of roles, and their related responsibilities have helped shape a fundamental basis for the studio’s architectural language.

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One Hundred East Fifty Third Street ‘The Duplex Residence’ / Foster + Partners

October 8, 2019 Paula Pintos 0

Located on the 10th and 11th floors of the tower’s base, the expansive two-floor home encompasses 6,646 square feet and is comprised of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a powder room, as well as a terrace unlike any other in New York City. Residents enjoy direct elevator access, arriving at either floor, to find a beautiful keyed rift-cut white oak door before stepping into their grand entry gallery lined in custom millwork. Situated directly off of the entry gallery, the home’s 5,272-square-foot outdoor space is the largest of its kind across one level in any Manhattan condominium and is the only private outdoor space in the entire building.

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Meret Oppenheim Hochhaus Building / Herzog & de Meuron

October 7, 2019 Paula Pintos 0

Site. SBB is one of Switzerland’s largest landowners. This national railway company owns land in prime locations of the urban centers across the country. This previously underutilized potential of real estate has been increasingly developed in the last years, thus contributing to the densification of urban centers around the main stations of Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, and other cities. Such densification and urban renewal project is the Meret Oppenheim Hochhaus, located in the Gundeldinger Quarter of Basel.