By Magaly • 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.
Among other features, it boasts a series of conference rooms, sky gardens, roof decks, and a gym.
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.
Modern Structure Houses not only an Art Gallery but also works as a Center for The Work and Communication of Artists
By Magaly • 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.
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.
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.
Ferreira Arquitetos Renovate What Was Once in a Deplorable Condition and Turn it Into a Pleasant and Completely Welcoming Home
By Magaly • 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.
By Magaly • 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.
By Magaly • 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.
By Magaly • 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.
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.
By Magaly • 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.
By Magaly • 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.
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.
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.
By Magaly • 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.
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!
By Magaly • 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.
By Magaly • Feb 21, 2017