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I-Way, The Car Simulators Building

Opened in 2008 the I-Way is a building dedicated to car and racing lovers. It is a place where the public can do simulations in race cars as Endurance, Raly and even Formula 1. The design of this sensational construction, located in Lyon - France, is from Cyrille Druart architects. Made of concrete slabs, it provides an internal environment focused on the simulators, the cars are camouflaged with the colors of the building and seem to be part of the building. I can't imagine the feeling of sitting in those cars, but I'm sure that it must be awesome. Besides this main attraction, the complex I-Way also offers fitness rooms, bar (alcohol-free), restaurant, conference rooms and offices. With its eighteen car simulators engineered by the aeronautics industry and made available here to the public for the first time, I-Way resolutely positions itself as a top-of-the-range venue. © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart Photos by Cyrille Druart. To explore a bit more of I-Way check this PDF out.

Architect Day: Les Architectes FABG

The Canadian office based in Montreal, Les Architectes FABG, formed by Andre Brodeur, Eric Gauthier and Andre Lavoie, provide feature works regardless of the scale of the program and its function, the result is always a single architecture with very interesting details. © arch-fabg.com arch-fabg.com Les Architectes FABG, is an office on Montreal in Canada, formed by architects Andre Brodeur, Eric Gauthier and Andre Lavoie. Already on the market for some time, they have a huge list of prizes, besides an excellent portfolio, especially the beautiful cultural and institutional projects. Biosphère, Montreal, Canadá. © arch-fabg.com Biosphère, Montreal, Canadá. © arch-fabg.com Biosphère, Montreal, Canadá. © arch-fabg.com Biosphère, Montreal, Canadá. © arch-fabg.com With its elegant architecture their projects are distinguished by use of the structure as an aesthetic factor, taking advantage of the way for both internal and external use. Another quality of the works is the attention to details of architecture, where the indoor spaces are already perfectly decorated even before the placement of furniture, which is also very well done! Salle de Spectable de l’Assomption, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Centre des Sciences de Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Centre CDP Capital, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com 115 Studios – Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Centre Culturel à Carleton, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Maison de la Culture Maisonneuve, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Theatre et Espaces Communs – College Dawson, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Agrandissement Du Siège Social Du Cirque du Soleil, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Complexe Sportif du Collège de l’Assomption, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com Pierrefonds Community Center, Montreal, Canada © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com © arch-fabg.com

Beautiful Houses: Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the astonishing Paraty House. The Paraty House is a project by StudioMK27, a studio founded on the 80's by Marcio Kogan that today counts with more than 14 architects and contributors around the world. The Paraty House is a really beautiful project located in the awesome Paraty beach in Rio de Janeiro. The house consists of reinforced concrete boxes that stand out the landscape of the place and get our attention right away. The modern looks mixed with nature and mountain views are really beautiful. The way they managed to mix glass, stone walls, wood and concrete created a really unique look, the house is modern, cozy and amazing. Ok, I don't even have much more to say... this house is simply marvelous! I really want to pack and move in... can I? :) Check out StudioMK27 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at arch daily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

The Totally Amazing New Campaign Monitor Office

I'm already a big fan and user of Campaign Monitor, the guys managed to build a beautiful and easy to use tool that focuses on using things properly. But beyond that, last week when I saw their new office I was amazed, really, is one of the best places for work that I've ever seen! After software, the most important tool to a hacker is probably his office. Big companies think the function of office space is to express rank. But hackers use their offices for more than that: they use their office as a place to think in. And if you're a technology company, their thoughts are your product. So making hackers work in a noisy, distracting environment is like having a paint factory where the air is full of soot. - Paul Graham, Great Hackers Saying that I would love to work on it would be repetitive, but I need to repeat that to be clear: how I wanted to work in that place! The architects met the needs of the team and managed to make a very cozy space focused on work. Each person has its private office, but a large dining area bring all of them together at least a few times per day, and of course there are some stuff to enjoy even more this place, such as the beautiful ping pong tables and Guitar Hero! All corners of this incredible office make me think again, will I ever have an office like this? The architect also came up with some beautiful joinery that runs the length of the new dining area to house our growing book collection. To satisfy our ping pong obsession he managed to fit in two new championship tables, some custom joinery for bat/ball storage and a touch screen scoring system. You can check the whole description of the news office at campaignmonitor.com/blog.

Architect Day: BCHO Architects

In 1993 the prestigious architect ByoungSoo Korean Cho created the office in Seoul BCHO Architects, a great source of inspiration of pure architecture, full of details and surprises, completely integrated with nature and its urban context, integrating the interior and exterior spaces, creating lit course spaces. © bchoarchitects.com bchoarchitects.com The office BCHO Architects was founded in 1993 in Seoul in Korea by renowned architect ByoungSoo Cho, a professor in several colleges and awarded several times. It has a degree in architecture from Montana State University and receives the master's in architecture and urban design from Harvard University. Currently the office has a lot of national and international awards and was selected as one of 11 Firms Design Vanguard (Vanguard Design Firms) by Architectural Record in 2004. Camerata Music Studio, Heyri Art Village, Korea. photo YongKwan Kim Camerata Music Studio, Heyri Art Village, Korea. photo YongKwan Kim Camerata Music Studio, Heyri Art Village, Korea. photo YongKwan Kim Camerata Music Studio, Heyri Art Village, Korea. photo YongKwan Kim The office began with the focus on the project with simple structures and strong respect for the nature. Since 1998 the focus of practice was extended to architecture and furniture. What we see in BCHO Architects projects, is the ease in making architecture a sensational result to look and live. Always present are the spaces created by connecting the internal architecture of the new places, new scenes, taking advantage of natural light and the site, as well as characteristics of the materials used. Ramp Building, Gangnam, Korea © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com Three Box House, Heyri Art Village, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Concrete Box House, Yangpyong, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Two Box House, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Embedded House, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Be Twixt, Cheongdamdong, Korea © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com Four Box House, Korea photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang Areomsol Kindergarten, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Sagan Gallery, Samchungdong, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Sukokri Community Center, Korea photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang J Project – Guest House, Korea photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang Earth House, Gyeonggi-do, Korea photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang photo Wooseop Hwang Hanil Visitors Center & Guest House, Chungbuk, Korea photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim photo YongKwan Kim Heyri Theater, Korea © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com Scissor House, Jeju Island, Korea © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com © bchoarchitects.com

Beautiful Houses: Syncline House in Colorado

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the beautiful Syncline House. The Syncline House is a project by Arch11, a firm founded in 1993 by James Trewitt and E.J. Meade, which gained regional recognition for projects ranging from exceptional residences to institutional planning, mixed use development and product design. Situated at the fold between the Rocky Mountain foothills and the Great Plains, the house mediates horizons and peaks, city and alpine meadows. Conceived as a frame for viewing the landscape, arch 11 meticulously modeled the residence within the site to insure that planes of glass capture ridgetop views while respecting the city’s height restrictions. Built with innovative renewable energy systems and materials crafted to last centuries, the house is a model of cutting-edge sustainable design and attains a LEED gold certification. This house is really beautiful and unique. The materials choice, the huge internal spaces and the minimal interiors give the place a cozy and modern look. The whole place is astonishing...it makes me want to live there! Check out Arch11 website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist.

Poplar Creek Public Library

A former library located in Streamwood, IL, has undergone a beautiful transformation in 2009 by the hands of Frye Gillan Molinaro Architects. Much of the original structure of the building was maintained and the new project brought even more life to the library. The combination of external exposed concrete and glass contrasting with an industrial-style interior, with apparent pipes and ceiling height in most of the building, as well as the white walls with some mixed colors bring happiness into the library. Besides the aesthetic issue, the Poplar Creek is a great example of using energy efficiency and sustainable construction. Photography: Lambros Photography The Poplar Creek public library gave all the team members the opportunity to comprehensively analyze the environmental effect of expanding the existing facility. It became all too clear that this was a project that should not only look towards the future but utilize the most current ideas in building technologies. Thanks Archdaily for the tip!

Architect Day: Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter

Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects is an excellent office from Denmark which has more than 20 years of experience and have marked their presence with a solid and particular architecture, always creating interesting facade effects - giving a new style to urban spaces. © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S ltarkitekter.dk Stablished in 1984 by Boje Lundgaard and Lene Tranberg, the office Lundgaard & Tranberg is managed today by a consistent partnership among Lene Tranberg, Erik Frandsen, Henrik Schimdt, Kenneth Warnke, Nicolai Richter-Friis, Peter Thorsen and Trine Troelsen. They work with architecture, landscaping and product and furniture design. After more than 20 years of projects they were recognized with several international prizes. Vonsild - Solar Row Houses, Kolding, Denmark. © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Vonsild - Solar Row Houses, Kolding, Denmark. © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S With a very particular architecture, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects is an active office at the landscape of Copenhagen. Always presenting an interesting movement in the facades, they give value to interiors and its functions and also choose great materials and volumes to complete the exteriors look. Angel Court, Søborg, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Sophus Berendsen Industrial Laundry, Mundelstrup, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Workers Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S The Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Alborg Tax Center, Aalborg, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Lundehaven Elder Center, Skovlunde, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S IAK – Union of Engineers Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Charlotte Gardens Apartments, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S The Lighthouse, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S SEB Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Ørestad Apartments, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S Harbour Isle Apartments, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Copenhagen Business School “The Wedge”, Copenhagen, Denmark photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg The New Royal Playhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg Tietgen Dormitory, Copenhagen, Denmark photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg photo Jens Lindhe, Lundgaard & Tranberg Headquarters on Langelinie, Copenhagen, Denmark © 2008 Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter A/S

Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Brasilia

If you will be in New York between September 9th and November 27th, I highly recommend you to check out Brasilia, a Photo Exhibition Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brazil's capital. The exhibition will be at the 1500 Gallery and they specializes in Brazilian Photography. Brasilia, a group exhibition of vintage photographs celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the capital of Brazil, will be on view at 1500 Gallery September 9-November 27, 2010. Curated by Brazilian photographer Murillo Meirelles, the exhibition will include images that show Brasilia being planned, constructed and inaugurated from 1958-1960. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 16 from 6-8 pm. 1500 Gallery is located at 511 W 25th St. 607, New York, NY. Image of Oscar Niemeyer - Photo Credit: Gil Pinhero A city planned and built from scratch in the very center of the country, Brasilia replaced Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in 1960. The architectural, figurative and photojournalistic images in the Brasilia exhibition highlight the idealism of Juscelino Kubitschek’s socialist government and its team of visionary urban planners, architects and landscape designers including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. The nine images in the exhibition include a portrait of Oscar Niemeyer, pictures of workers cutting steel and laying beams, an aerial view of the Esplanade under construction, and several images of the National Congress. Photos Untitled 1 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 44.5" x 95" Untitled 2 - Nicolau Drey - Digital C-Print 48" x 60" Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Stuckert - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Jader Neves - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border Gervasio Batista - Digital C-Print - 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) including 2.5" white border About 1500 Gallery Alexandre Bueno de Moraes and Andrew S. Klug founded 1500 Gallery in 2010. The gallery specializes in Brazilian photography and is the first gallery in the world with this explicit focus. 1500 interprets the notion of “Brazilian photography” to comprise photography made by Brazilian photographers, as well as images bearing a conceptual or thematic relationship to Brazil. 1500 represents the work of 17 artists, both emerging and established: 6 of 1500’s photographers are represented in the Sao Paulo Museum of Art’s Collection of Photography. 1500’s collection of images includes both contemporary and vintage photography. For more information, visit http://www.1500gallery.com

Beautiful Houses: Torres House in Monterrey, Mexico

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the elegant Torres House. The Torres House is a project by GLR Arquitectos, a recognized architecture firm located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. These guys have a portfolio so amazing that it was a bit rough to choose among all the great houses. But today we will talk about the Torres House, or Casa Torres, its original name. The idea was to establish an intimate contact between the house and the nature surrounding it. The house has a discrete entrance that hides behind a huge oak tree, the mural-like door is constructed with marble, wood and steel. The inside of Casa Torres has an interesting mix of materials, marble, volcanic stone walls, glass, wood and indirect lightening. Really unique. I think that the best word to describe Casa Torres is elegant. The whole composition is simply astonishing. The floor, walls, decoration... everything is pretty unique and delivers a really beautiful result, even for those that don't like to have many elements in a decoration - like me. Great house! Check out GLR Arquitectos website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Jorge Taboada.

Superior Apartments at Venice, California

This apartment building located on Venice Boulevard is a project by Kanner Architects. The Venice Superior Apartments have simple shapes, vibrant colors and a modern look. Venice was just the perfect place for it! The building is small with only three floors, and the architects were able to distribute it in 38 apartments. The composition of irregular windows cut off the monotony of a single apartment building and shows the vibe and style of Venice. The balconies complete the design of the facade and serve both to protect the residents of urban activity and to protect from the sun. Mostly one-bedrooms, the apartments are loft-like inside with linear kitchens, high ceilings and clerestory windows. Exterior materials such as corrugated metal, smooth plaster and dark Trespa underscore the clean lines of the architectural design. Tall green screens provide a vertical landscape element to the urban setting. To conserve water usage, grounds will be xeriscaped around hardscaping also designed by Kanner Architects.

Architect Day: 1100 Architect

1100 Architect is an excellent architectural firm formed in 1983 by architects David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. With projects very well prepared, make a very interesting architecture to New York City, working very well with insertion of new building around the old town. photo newyorksocialdiary.com 1100architect.com Juergen Riehm and David Piscuskas founded in 1100 Architect in 1983, a major architectural firms in New York today. With exceptional residential and commercial projects, sophisticated interior design, conduct very naturally the connection between the new work with the conservation and enhancement of old. Investing in the concept of recovery of the city, its urban landscape, with projects that portray this new architecture in New York. P> Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Soho Loft, New York, USA. photo Michael Moran Piscuskas graduated in Arts from Brown University in 1979 and holds a Master of Architecture from UCLA, completed in 1982. Riehm received his diploma in architecture in 1977, Fachhochschule Trier in Rhineland-Pfalz in Germany, in 1982 received the dilpoma post graduate degree in architecture from the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt. Today his designs have won came from New York and won the world based on respect for the culture of the towns of projects and quality of their works. P> HM / FM House, Truro, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Abell Residence, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran West Village Townhouse, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Vine Restaurant, New York, USA photo Elliott Kaufman photo Elliott Kaufman Shiseido Studios, New York, USA photo Paul Warchol Photography photo Paul Warchol Photography Holbrook Residence, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Brooklyn Friends School, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO MoMA Soho, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Irish Hunger Memorial, New York, USA photo millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/archidose/358312606/ Watermill Houses – Guest House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Watermill Houses – Main House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Nicholas Koening photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Naha City Gallery and Apartment House, Okinawa, Japan photo Shinito Sato photo Shinito Sato photo Shinito Sato House on the Upper East Side, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran Watermill Houses – Bunk House, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO The New School, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Brooklyn Residence, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO photo Peter Aaron - ESTO Avant Chelsea, New York, USA photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. Hueber House, Bad Soden AM Taunus, Germany photo Axel Schneider photo Axel Schneider The New York Public Library – Battery Park City Branch, New York, USA photo Michael Moran photo Michael Moran photo Eduard Hueber – Arch Photo, Inc. Hudson River House, New York, USA photo Nicholas Koening photo Nicholas Koening photo Nicholas Koening

Beautiful Houses: House in Ubatuba, Brazil

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you this beautiful house in Ubatuba. The House in Ubatuba is a project by SPBR, an office managed by Angelo Bucci, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The Ubatuba house is a 55m x 16m ground plot, located at Tenório’s Beach - Ubatuba, São Paulo. The plot goes up the hill from the beach in a 50% slope hill, only reaching street level at 28 meters. The hard steep hill and its trees are both protected by environmental laws. Three columns, made in reinforced concrete, support the house. Four steel beams lay on the top of them in order to hang the slabs from above and also to avoid the use of support frames during the construction process, making it faster and more rational. Well, once again I believe I don't need to say much, images speak for themselves. This house has amazing angles, materials and forms. I simply loved this wood - glass - concrete mix, gives the house a modern and interesting look. The place seem integrated with its surroundings and the views are really awesome. For sure another place I would live in. Check out SPBR website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Galilée, an Amazing Office Building in France

The office building located near Toulouse in France, is a project by Studio Bellencour Architects. A work with an amazing composition, use of shapes and materials! Bellencour Architects managed to join the straight and hard lines of two office buildings with a layer of concrete so light that looks more like paper. This twisted form, which unites the building marks the entrance of the complex, controls entry of light in offices and even prevents overheating in summer. The proximity of the airport and the urban context without many building are referenced in the horizontal lines, made with aluminum. Incredible and modern, these are my conclusions on this building! The difference of shape and the resemblance of materials make fraternal twins out of these two buildings, which works to maintain options for future users of the space. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Christophe Picci © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel Thanks Archdaily for the tip!

Architect Day: Formwerkz

Unique architecture, surrounded by details and good solutions, these are characteristics of the projects developed by Formwerkz office in Singapore. Formed in 1998, they have an interesting residential repertory, where the forms and materiality of the proposals are highlighted. photo formwerkz.com formwerkz.com Founded in Singapore in 1998 by Alan Tay, Berlin Lee, and Seetoh Kum Loon, Formwerkz office has a multi discilpinar of 20 professionals, with the same principles and way of thinking, specializing in architecture, urban planning, interior design and landscaping. With this group, they adopted an internal structure of collaboration and cooperation between professionals and their areas, and may arrive at a design solution more satisfactory and safe in all respects. Aramsa Spa, Singapore. photo formwerkz.com Aramsa Spa, Singapore. photo formwerkz.com With a good variety of proposed residential, Formwerkz stand out with a good architecture based on the importance of details. These details are perceived by all corners of the project, resulting in great solutions, stylish and functional. “We have no interest for architecture that is preoccupied with its obsessive pursuit of minimal refinement as an end.” Spa Furama, Singapore photo formwerkz.com Gardens at Gerald, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Belmont House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Saraca House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Jalan Sedap House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Changi House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com The Maximum Garden House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Origami House, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com S House, Lorong Selangat, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com The Apartment House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com Wall House, Singapore, Singapore photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com photo formwerkz.com

Beautiful Houses: Concrete House II in Madrid

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you the amazing Concrete House II. The Concrete House II is a project by A-cero architecture studio, a studio which amazing projects that manage to surprise us with every new thing they create, and this Concrete House is just another great example of their talent. This project is simply amazing. The concrete seem to mix with the nature surrounding the house, creating a pretty unique look. The interiors of the house are wide and modern, the decoration is clean yet impressive, with lots of neutral colors and some unique colored elements to break the regularity. Well, I believe that the images speak for themselves, so I don't need to explain that much about the Concrete House II, you will see it... this is simply an amazing place to live. Check out A-cero architecture studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at archdaily. Photos by Luis H. Segovia.

Glasshouse Conference Centre in Australia

The Glasshouse is the new center for art and culture of Port Macquarie in Australia. The project, beyond the center of Conferences, includes an art gallery, a theater and a community workshop place. The project was executed by the group Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. The design of the building was projected to explore the views of the Pacific Ocean, using large glass windows and even brises to control the sunlight. The building interiors seems to be very cozy and quiet in the conference rooms and theater. The way the acoustics was worked in this building, with a caution on each wooden board, seems to be fantastic! For sure this is a building that I want to visit when I go to Australia. The exterior building expression is generated by the contrasting orders of the city grid and the voluminous form of the theater shell, with it’s level 3 echo, the glass ’skirt’ cantilevering over Clarence Street. - TZG Architects Inside, the cultural elements are slightly overlapped to mix, rather than isolate, the activities. For instance, the gallery shares the same foyer space as the theater, allowing the exhibitions to fill all the public spaces of the building. - TZG Architects Photography by Brett Boardman and Rob Connell Thanks Contemporist for the tip!