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Imposing and Modern Design of a College Campus in the City of Tuen Mun, in Hong Kong

By • Nov 10, 2017

This modern and imposing construction of a college campus, located in Castle Peak Bay, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, was designed by the architectural firm Rocco Design Architects Limited. The building, which covers a total ground area of 26,500 square meters, or 285,243 square feet, was built in 2016. It examines the compact urban conditions of Hong Kong in search of direct inspiration and creates, within a limited space, a miniature city, dense and connected. It maximizes space by focusing on verticality over horizontality, creating several levels that rise up to expand its interior.

Exterior view of the modern construction
Imposing design
Exterior glass walls

Among other features, it boasts a series of conference rooms, sky gardens, roof decks, and a gym.

Internal access ramp
Glass wall ramp
Interior gardens
Terraces
Aerial views of the garden
Campus interior
Relaxation area

A Student Boulevard rises to form a three-dimensional network of streets in the air that weaves and joins the different blocks and levels into a connected whole. From the boulevard, students can access a series of gardens and decks of various scales at different levels, a sloping green lawn, a student plaza, and a mini cafe, all with magnificent sea views and a pleasant and lively atmosphere.

The modern structure’s composition and construction resemble the inherent spirit of Chinese calligraphy, that is, the beautiful balance between the solid and the empty in elevation.

Views from inside the campus
Classroom corridors
Dining area with glass walls
Auditorium
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Modern Structure Houses not only an Art Gallery but also works as a Center for The Work and Communication of Artists

By • Nov 10, 2017

This modern structure that is located in Benxi Shi, a prefecture-level city located in the east of Liaoning province in the People’s Republic of China, was designed in 2016 by the architectural firm TAOA, under the leadership of Lei Tao, Bozhou Kang, and Zhen Chen. Together, they created a space that not only works as a local art gallery for cultural exhibition purposes, but also as a center for the work and communication of artists. It has four levels plus a basement area, covering a ground area of 4,000 square meters (or 43,055 square feet) of construction.

Exterior view of the modern structure
Front exterior view of the structure
Side view with concrete walls

The interior space of the first floor has both a shared and an individual space for the exhibition of art. The second, third, and fourth floors are used mainly to work, create art, and host meetings. The public staircase that connects each floor shows us its multiple forms from the basement to the top.

Exterior details
Side access stairs

The roof with its “upward trend” works with the obtuse corners and the inclined entrance staircase, generating a kind of artistic urban vitality. In addition, the cavities carved into the stone facades of the building are created for people to stop and rest.

Modern and bright interior
Spacious and modern stairs
View of the interior of the stairs
Night front view
Night side view
Night view
Night view of the area
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Ferreira Arquitetos Renovate What Was Once in a Deplorable Condition and Turn it Into a Pleasant and Completely Welcoming Home

By • Nov 2, 2017

This remodeling of an existing dwelling located in Praia da Vagueira, in the municipality of Vagos, Aveiro, in Portugal, which was in a deplorable state, has been developed in a single level, surrounding a patio where all the divisions of the house converge.

The design has been created – on a plot measuring 200 square meters – by José Ferreira, part of the team at the architectural firm Ferreira Arquitetos in the year 2017. During its design process, the architects opted for a reduced use of materials, looking for simplicity and seeking to reduce construction costs; however, the result has been a wide open space, full of light and charm.

In the interior, we see beautiful wooden floors, but what is most striking is its sloping and high wooden ceilings – surely all eyes are directly drawn to it. The completely open space houses a modern white kitchen in a minimalist style that will delight guests and visitors alike.

Glass walls pierce the white walls, which have a double advantage – for one, these openings allow those standing in the interior to view and admire the exterior, uninterrupted. Additionally, natural light is thus allowed to seep into the interior and flow through the space, illuminating all nooks and corners.

 

Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
Exterior night view
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Cylinder Home designed by Cyril Lancelin in Lyon, France

By • Sep 13, 2017

This unique construction located in the city of Lyon, France, is characterized primarily by the cylindrical shape that has used multiple times to make up the structure. In addition, its interior has been decorated in a minimalist style, simple and with an exquisite touch of elegance. The interior is full of light, with rooms that flow and share a space in a completely harmonious and subtle way.

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Apartment in Taipei City, Taiwan, Designed by Studio de Alfonso Ideas

By • Aug 4, 2017

This apartment, from the very second we enter it, has a palpably authentic sample of good taste. Beautiful wooden floors cover the area, giving it a touch of warmth. Its design was carried out by Studio de Alfonso Ideas in Taipei City, Taiwan.

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ANTAO Group Designed Their Own Headquarters Through Renovation

By • Aug 3, 2017

When ANTAO group had to choose a new site for their headquarters, instead of renting out or purchasing an already-existing building, they decided to take a different course of action, and launched a large-scale renovation of a dilapidated factory building that had been abandoned for years. Located in Shi Qiao Lu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, the building covers a total area of 3,000 square meters – a gargantuan feat.

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Apartment Finely Decorated in Neutral Tones by Cocó Ferrari & Jesús Jimenez Interiorismo

By • Aug 2, 2017

This beautiful apartment in Tucumán, a province located to the northeast of Argentina, was designed by the interior design firm Cocó Ferrari & Jesús Jimenez Interiorismo. The home boasts gorgeous views over the hills that surround it – the hills of San Javier — which are the best views over Tucumán.

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Transformation of a 16th Century Residence into a Guesthouse by ORA

By • Jul 5, 2017

This house was rebuilt to fulfill the needs of the owner that existed in the former guesthouse. The remodeling work was done by the ORA team – Jan Hora, Barbora Hora and Jan Veisser between the years 2015 to 2017. It is located in the town of Mikulov, in the Moravia region of the Czech Republic, directly on the border with Lower Austria.

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Serene Waterside Buddhist Shrine in China Designed by ARCHSTUDIO

By • Jun 8, 2017

Meditation is an important aspect of the Buddhist religion. Each Buddhist school has different forms and techniques for meditation. For some, it’s the form in which the mind reaches a plane of existence and understanding beyond that which we normally know, and thus, involves far more than the five senses.

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Imposing Residence in a Quiet Street by Steimle Arhitekten

By • Jun 7, 2017

This imposing residence is located on a quiet street, unfrequently transited, in a town some 30 kilometers south of Stuttgart, capital of Baden-Württemberg, a state to the southwest of Germany. It was designed by the architectural firm Steimle Arhitekten, and its construction was completed between 2014-2016.

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Hazel Baker Designs a Rustic Home on the slopes of the Franklin Mountains

By • May 10, 2017

Located on the slopes of the Franklin Mountains in Texas, USA, this wonderful residence was designed by the Tucson-based studio Hazel Baker. Rising 2,500 feet above the Rio Grande River Valley, it has adapted to the site’s undulating and steep topography, with the three-storey home maintaining a direct connection to the outside at each level.

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Stylish apartment in New York, exquisitely decorated by Jennifer Post

By • May 1, 2017

New York City is known for being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, always at the forefront in everything. It is perhaps for that reason that we always have high expectations when seeing its avant-garde designs. These two apartments are located in a building designed by one of the most renowned architectural firms – Zaha Hadid Architects.

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MVRDV Architecture Designs a Home Around an Olive Tree in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

By • Apr 5, 2017

This beautiful home done in a modern style was designed by the MVRDV Architecture firm, and is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Its exterior is made of white bricks, matching with a set of modern and simple windows. However, its most interesting aspect is the connection to the backyard. Curved glass walls border the connection between the yard and the social areas of the home.

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An Unusual Coffee House in Gijang, South Korea

By • Mar 30, 2017

Incredible as it may seem, this wonderful structure is part of a coffee shop built in Gijang, near Busan, Port City, the second largest city in South Korea. Gijang is famous for its beautiful and incredible seaside landscapes surrounded by rocky hills that give them an intimidating but, at the same time, mesmerizing appearance. This is part of the attractive that this wonderful cafe offers to visitors – after all, it’s not every day that we can have a cup of coffee while enjoying such views!

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IDMM Architects Design a Contemporary Retreat in Hongcheon, South Korea

By • Mar 6, 2017

This immense modern structure is mostly made up of concrete and glass walls. It was designed by IDMM Architects as a place for rest and relaxation in the middle of nature. It is located in Hongcheon, South Korea and its construction was finalized in 2016.

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Modern House in Los Angeles Built by Fran Silvestre

By • Feb 22, 2017

This modern house located in a hillside of Los Angeles, California, in the USA, was built by Fran Silvestre. It was constructed on various different levels in order to adapt to the changes of the terrain on which it was built. This marvelous house with white walls made of plaster and gray stone possess an excellent panoramic view of both the city and the nearby sea, which we can enjoy through the house’s large glass walls.

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A Holiday Home Near the Beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina

By • Feb 21, 2017

This house located in a beach area in Buenos Aires, Argentina was built as a holiday residence for its owners by Estudio Galera on a plot of over 1,000 m2. Its exterior, made of stone, concrete, and glass walls, hides in a lush forest that shelters and gives it privacy.

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