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Fantastic Bergen Fire station

Special-purpose buildings require special attention when being planned, as is the case with this fire station in Norway. In addition to an architecture with great aesthetic appeal, the building was designed to meet all needs of the daily life in the firehouse. The project considered three important factors for building this station: Site qualities - shoreline and magnificent views of the city’s mountains; Dominant and negative appearance of the traffic; The building as a part of a future settlement and urban development in the area. With these guidelines, the building started to create one concept. Designed by architects STEIN HALVORSEN AS sivilarkitekt MNAL shaped curve in order to seize the largest possible space of land, the station is a 4-storey building, each one with a particular function, they are called: the base, the screen, the tower and the bridge. In each area, specific forms, structures and materials are reflected in the architecture, from the use of concrete in the base to the copper cladding of the tower. © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller © Kim Müller

Architect Day: 3XN

Founded in 1986 by Kim, Lars and Hans Nielsen, the Danish office gained wide recognition for his striking works and the high level of detail of their projects. Today called 3XN, they continue to develop major projects in Denmark and other countries. photo © 3xn.dk Photos from site 3xn.dk . The firm was founded in Aarhus, Denmark in 1986 by architects Kim Herforth Nielsen, Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsencom. Initially the studio was called Nielsen, Nielsen and Nielsen, the architects were known for "The Nielsens", and today simply by 3XN. Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen Vingstedcentret, Vejle, Denmark. photo © Poul Ib Henriksen The studio soon became known for his designs and the impact of the high level of detail and highly qualified workforce. Today the partners are formed by the founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, Boja Bo Larsen, a partner since 2003 and Jan Ammundsen, who joined the group in 2007, the same year it was established the GXN, department of research and development, search for digital tools, new materials and green technologies. Architects’ House, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen photo © Adam Mørk, Finn Christoffersen Oceanarium, Hirtshals, Denmark photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen photo © Finn Christoffersen Kronjylland Savings Bank, Randers, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk FIH Domicile, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Sampension, Hellerup, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk DFDS Terminal, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk photo © Finn Christoffersen, Adam Mørk Deloitte, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Alsion, Sønderborg, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Saxo Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Horten Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk Tangen Polytechnic, Tangen, Norway photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk photo © 3xn.dk Middelfart Savings Bank, Middelfart, Denmark photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk photo © Adam Mørk

Beautiful Houses: West Seattle Residence

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 West Seattle Residence. The West Seattle Residence is a project by Lawrence Architecture, an award-winning architectural firm with a rigorous approach to design and strong commitment to excellence and client service. The house is located in the West Seattle district of Seattle, Washington. Primary materials include concrete, steel, and glass. A concrete wall up to twenty-four feet high organizes the site and the house: the garage, entry and service spaces are on the street side of the wall, while providing privacy for the main living space which is a curtain wall-enclosed pavilion. Simply astonishing! Loved everything about this house, specially the loft look, all the glass windows, concrete walls and modern approach. Definitely another nice place to live. ;) Check out Lawrence Architecture website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist.

The Cozy CouponCabin's Office

It's been awhile since I've posted about a cool office here, so this week I've selected one which is amazing to show you, is the CouponCabin's office in Chicago. A beautiful and elegant space. The place has a rustic look and at the same time very elegant. This location was formerly a bank deposit, a four-story building built in 1909. So today, completely refurbished and modernized, is the headquarters of CouponCabin and its 50+ employees. This reform simply converts the spot, with brick walls, wood flooring and the contrast with white tables and a very clean and white lining, made the cozy look like a real technology company. © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto © Jason Soto Images sent by Scott Kluth of CouponCabin. Images snapped by Jason Soto. Thanks Officesnapshots for the tip.

Architect Day: Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Led by the Polish architect Elizabeth Diller and the american Ricardo Scofidio architects and Charles Renfro, the New Yorker studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro gained great reputation for developing projects of great significance to the city. Now have projects in various corners of the world. photo © dsrny.com Photos from site dsrny.com . Elizabeth Diller was born in Lodz in Poland and was graduated at The Cooper Union of Architecture, Ricardo Scofidio was born in New York City and graduated in architecture from Columbia University, together founded the office a three decades ago. Charles Renfro, a native of Texas, has a degree in architecture from Rice University and his MA at Columbia University, joined the firm in 1997 to become partner in 2004. Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Blur Building, Yverdon Les Baines, Switzerland. photo © dsrny.com Diller Scofidio + Renfro now has more than 60 professionals from different backgrounds. With his studio located in New York, gained reputation by developing projects of great significance to the city, such as civic and cultural works, through a practice that works on design, visual arts and performing arts. Institute of Contemporany Art, Boston, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Light Sock Swarovski photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com The Juilliard School (collaboration with FXFOWLE), New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com The High Line, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Lincoln Center Public Spaces and Infoscape , New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Fashion Week, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center, New York, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Museum of Image & Sound, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com Bubble: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com photo © dsrny.com

Beautiful Houses: Brentwood Residence in Los Angeles

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 Brentwood Residence. The Brentwood Residence is a project by Belzberg Architects. Couldn't find many information at their website but as for the projects I've seen there, these guys are pretty good. Located in Los Angeles, California, this house is modern and really beautiful. The mix of materials include different types of wood, stone, glass, concrete and even some steel elements. With wide spaces, clean decoration and really contemporary look, the Brentwood Residence gets the attention of those who like simple, beautiful and effective architecture. This house is awesome. Clean, simple, beautiful...it has every element I love. The wide spaces combined with glass windows are great. The pool and patio are also really charming and the open spaces give the sensation that indoor and outdoor are integrated, really cool. Another nice place to live. ;) Check out Belzberg Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Freshome.

Amazing Dalian Child School in China

This is a really special project. A school for children developed with an amazing care both in aesthetic appeal as the internal planning, and of course the main function that deserves our full attention, offering to the childrens a unique learning and consequently grow as individuals. Located in China, Dalian is a school project by Debbas Architecture. In this project what attracted our attention is mainly is the arrangement of buildings, the architects have created several blocks rotated thinking of a better use of solar in all the environments. In this program we have spaces such as classrooms, sleeping rooms, bathrooms with showers, kitchen and dining area, ballet and music rooms, reading area and, of course, an outdoor area with a large playground for kids. They deserve it! © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer Overall, our concept was to create a fluid and spiritual environment distant from the more mechanistic, rigid and prosaic late-modern designs that have come before it. We want to allow the architecture to invigorate a child’s sense of wonder and generate unique memories without resorting to theatrical stage design or applied nostalgic detailing. © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer © Shu He Photographer

Architect Day: FXFOWLE Architects

For over 30 years as part of the new architecture of New York, FXFOWLE won recognition and numerous awards. Now have an office in the cities of Washington, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, increasingly showing its good architectural designs. photo © fxfowle.com Photos from site fxfowle.com . Founded in 1978, the office is led by the architects FXFOWLE Bruce S. Fowle and Gerard "Guy" F.X. Geier, focuses his practice in architecture, interior design and urban planning. Their projects are characterized by excellence, social responsibility and sustainability, an important aspect of their work. The Onyx, New York, USA. photo © fxfowle.com The Onyx, New York, USA. photo © fxfowle.com The Onyx, New York, USA. photo © fxfowle.com FXFOWLE won many awards and recognition during these years on the road. As part of the new architecture of New York City, are currently participating in its transformation, with new residential and commercial buildings and major renovations to the city. Besides New York, FXFOWLE has offices in the cities of Washington, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Oculus, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Hudson Hill Condominium, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com SAP Americas Headquarters Expansion, Newtown Square, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com The Conde Nast Building at 4 Times Square, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Eleven Times Square, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Shanghai, China photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com The Calhoun School Expansion, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Alice Tully Hall Renovation, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com The Juilliard School Expansion, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Martin J. Whitman School of Management, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Hosfelt Gallery, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com American Bible Society Renovation and Addition, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com Center for Global Conservation, New York, USA photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com photo © fxfowle.com

Beautiful Houses: K3 House in Sydney

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 K3 House. The K3 House is a project by Bruce Stafford Architects, an award winning studio based in Sydney, Australia. Formed in 1980 in South Africa by principal Bruce Stafford, BSA has been responsible for the design and construction of over 200 projects in Australia, Africa and the Caribbean. The K3 house project was a renovation centered around a spacious internal courtyard defined by natural rock rock face and lush vegetation. Wide sliding glass doors were an important element in this project, besides giving an elegant touch, the doors give seamless flow between inside and outside - also providing great natural lightening indoors. I really liked this house! The open spaces, the combination of glass, rocks, wood and concrete, everything looks great. I even liked the decoration, I would say this is a 'ready to move in' place - at least I would pack and go. ;) Check out Bruce Stafford Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Contemporist. Photos by Karl Beath.

Architect Day: Lyons

Founded in 1996 in Melbourne by the architects Corbett and Carey Lyon. They earned great reputation in Australia doing good projects in health and education. With many national and international awards accumulated, have a consistent architecture within the concept and worked with harmony and boldness. photo © lyonsarch.com.au lyonsarch.com.au After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Corbett and Carey Lyon, passed by good professional experience in architecture offices in Australia and the United States. In 1996 Lyons founded the office in Melbourne, sparking one of the large repertoire of projects for their country. In 1998, Cameron Lyon joined the studio, so did Neil and Adrian Stanic Appleton. Parramatta Trial Court, Parramatta, Austrália. photo © lyonsarch.com.au Parramatta Trial Court, Parramatta, Austrália. photo © lyonsarch.com.au Parramatta Trial Court, Parramatta, Austrália. photo © lyonsarch.com.au Lyons has a huge reputation, won numerous national and international awards in architecture, in addition to awards for sustainability of their works. Represented their country at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and have large projects in education and health in Australia. In their projects the concept is evident in every angle observed, volumes with lots of movement, textures, materials and colors coming to a final design bold and innovative. Lilydale Super Clinic, Lilydale, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Mornington Centre, Mornington, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au John Curtin School of Medical Research Stage 2, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Marine & Freshwater Research Institute, St Albans, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au University of Tasmania, School of Medicine and Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au John Curtin School of Medical Research Stage 1, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Lyon Housemuseum, Kew, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Hume City Council Office Building, Broadmeadows, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Victoria University, Online Training Centre, St Albans, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au BHP Billiton Headquarters, Melbourne, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Monash University, Student Services Centre, Caulfield East, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Gordon Institute of TAFE, Building & Construction Centre, East Geelong, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Monash University, School of Art & Design, Caulfield East, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au Bacchus Marsh Science and Technology Centre, Bacchus Marsh, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au South Western Institute of TAFE, Warrnambool, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au University of Melbourne, School of Botany, Carlton, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Kensington, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Kangan Batman TAFE, Automotive Centre of Excellence, Melbourne, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Australian National University, Hedley Bull Centre, Canberra, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au University of Western Sydney, School of Medicine, Campbelltown, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au Victoria University, Online Training Centre, St Albans, Australia photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au photo © lyonsarch.com.au

Beautiful Houses: Bahia House in Salvador

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 Bahia house. The Bahia House is a project by StudioMK27 - Marcio Kogan, a studio founded in 1980 by Marcio Kogan that today counts with more than 14 architects. The studio is recognized internationally and received several awards for its modern projects. The Bahia house is located in a Brazilian paradise - Salvador, Bahia - and it's a modern and intelligent structure that consider the local tropical weather to build something cool and airy. The open spaces, the wooden panels, the materials and the house distribution are projected to allow the wind to keep the house ventilated and also naturally illuminated. I live in Brazil but I never been to Salvador... after this house I really think it's time for me to go there. ;) This place is incredible. It's open, beautiful, well distributed, has great material combinations and a nice garden. Certainly another house I would live in. Check out StudioMK27 - Marcio Kogan website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Nelson Kon.

Quick Preview - Rabat Grand Theatre, by Zaha Hadid

Zaha-Hadid is one of my favorite architects. I admire the boldness of her work and the use of forms that can be both simple and futuristic. This is the case of the Grand Theatre Rabat, in Morocco, the project still in concept stage but I'd like to share with you. This building estimated at 120 Million Euros will receive up to 7,000 people in a complex with three theaters. The Grand Theatre will be part of the largest development program in Morocco. And he certainly will be a landmark in the region because it has totally innovative shapes even more considering the surrounding characteristic of the buildings in the city. And as said Mr Essakl, director of the agency that chose the design of Zaha, "The construction of the Grand Theatre will allow Rabat to showcase its rich cultural heritage as one the world’s greatest cultural centres." Render © Zaha Hadid Architects Render © Zaha Hadid Architects Render © Zaha Hadid Architects The dynamics of the river is introduced into the site, generating the landscape of the park that engulfs the amphitheatre. This gesture gathers strength from the ground and in one fluent sweep, extends into the sky to generate the envelope that sculpts itself over the two auditoria, arches back to the ground and melts back into the landscape. Render © Zaha Hadid Architects Render © Zaha Hadid Architects Thanks @kminner for this tip on ArchiDaily.

Architect Day: Suters Architects

Suters Architects was founded in 1958 in Newcastle, Australia. After many years and unions with other firms, are Australian references to a quality architecture that respects the history and culture. photo © sutersarchitects.com.au sutersarchitects.com.au Founded in Newcastle in Australia in 1958, the office Suters Architects was responsible for a lot of major civic projects in the 60s and 70s, which gave them a great reputation in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. To get the team of 150 employees and offices in five Australian cities, including Sydney and Melbourne, the firm teamed up with other good Australian offices, as Snell Architects in 1989, Anderson Street Architecture in 2000 and winning the office, Prior + Cheney in 2007. Lorne Avenue, Killara, Austrália. photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Lorne Avenue, Killara, Austrália. photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Lorne Avenue, Killara, Austrália. photo © sutersarchitects.com.au With these associations the firm has strengthened its team by adding more heads and good knowledge in different areas. In addition to work in the residential and commercial Suters Architects has a vast repertoire of projects in civic, educational and health. Its architecture transforms related to each program, but always the same concept of integration into environment, composition of shapes and the best materials for every single building. Vintage Project House, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Vie Apartments, City Quarter Village Green, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Altro Apartments, Penrith, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au The Vintry, Hunter Valley, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Sunbury Aquatic Centre, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Sam Cracknell Pavilion, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Maribymong Sports Academy, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Rosebud Collegre PAC, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au City Exchange, Newcastle, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au 670 Hunter, Newcastle, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Greater Building Society, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Honeysuckle House, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Patterson Lakes Community Hub, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Blacktown Leisure Centre, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Churchill Community Hub, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Caroline Springs Library, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Parkwood Green Community Centre, Hillside, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Cardinia Cultural Centre, Cardinia, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au Joan Sutherland PAC, Penrith, Australia photo © sutersarchitects.com.au photo © sutersarchitects.com.au

Beautiful Houses: FYF Residence in Argentina

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 modern FYF residence. The FYF residence is a project by PATTERNS, a firm with a very particular style that describe its work as an attempt to deal with architectural organizations capable of acquiring a rather unseen degree of material performance. The FYF Residence is located in Rosario, Argentina. FYF Residence can be described as an attempt to deal with the generic and undifferentiated flatness of the landscape. The project was conceived as a monolithic solid, a monochrome form only punctuated by subtle inflections that establish a complex physical relationship among the different spaces while maintaining a sense of identity and privacy between them. Specifically, a supple concrete shell constitutes the body of the house. Problematic transitions are registered into the shell through folds and bends. The modern look of this house really got my attention. I loved the geometrical shapes and the mix of materials. The white walls contrasting with dark wood, concrete and glass gave the house an unique style. Really interesting... got me wondering about the decoration. ;) Check out PATTERNS website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily.

Architect Day: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti

Founded in 1997 by architect Matija Bevk Sava and J. Perovic, Office Slovenian Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, impressed by its broad portfolio of qualified and completed works, awards and success in competitions. The project quality is unquestionable. photo © bevkperovic.com bevkperovic.com Office founded in 1997 by architect born in Slovenian city of Ljubljana, Matija Bevk and by the architect J. Vasa Perovic, Born in Belgrade in 1965. Bevk graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana in 1999 and Perovic in 1992 the School of Architecture in Belgrade, after that he made his Masters of Architecture at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. Elementary School Ob Rinži, Ko?evje, Slovenia. photo © Bogdan Zupan Elementary School Ob Rinži, Ko?evje, Slovenia. photo © Bogdan Zupan Elementary School Ob Rinži, Ko?evje, Slovenia. photo © Bogdan Zupan Elementary School Ob Rinži, Ko?evje, Slovenia. photo © Bogdan Zupan With a simply stunning portfolio, with a solid and remarkable architecture, bringing movement to pure forms, through volumetric additions and subtractions, Bevk Perovic Arhitekti is another great source of inspiration. Independent of scale and work program, the commitment to detail and their surroundings, always appreciating the outdoors and the urban environment, are concerns resolved with perfection, reaching a very interesting final result. Housing Pilon, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House H, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic Congress Centre Brdo, Kranj, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House A, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic NL Residence, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Bogdan Zupan photo © Bogdan Zupan Faculty of Mathematics, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic Housing for the elderly, Trebnje, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House TV, Silba, Croatia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic Student Housing, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House D, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic Housing Soto?je, Kranj, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House SB, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Matevž Paternoster photo © Matevž Paternoster photo © Matevž Paternoster Housing Poljane, Maribor, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic House R, Bohinj, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic Renovation of Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic photo © Miran Kambic

Beautiful Houses: Bergman – Werntoft House in Sweden

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 Bergman – Werntoft House. The Bergman – Werntoft House is a project by Johan Sundberg, a person who believes that each project has its own structural strength and refined style. Johan believes that the architect's profession is an artistic endeavor with elements of technology, economics and many other things. One of his projects, the Bergman – Werntoft House, is a house situated in the heart of the Ljungskogen forest, in Vellinge, south of Malmö - Sweden. The design is based on the Danish atrium house typology from the 60s and 70s and has an outer brick wall and an inner façade which is mostly glazed. The inner and outer walls of the building are folded and doors and windows move in and out of alignment along the outer walls. This helps define spaces and views, frames the nature outside and creates an inner life. This is certainly another beautiful house. I really like this combination of shades and types of wood with glass and some white interior elements, I think that the outcome here is great. An elegant and cozy house that allow you to have nice views without loosing privacy. Check out Johan Sundberg website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Henrik Magnusson.

Pixelmator Office Photos - 1 Copy to Giveaway

Pixelmator has been growing in a fast pace since 2007, not only in terms of popularity but their team has increased considerably too. They also have moved to a new office and thanks to Saulius, we will share with you a little bit of the workspace where the Pixelmator guys come up with their crazy ideas. But that's not all, we've also gotten a copy of Pixelmator to give away. Founded by the brothers Saulius and Aidas, today Pixelmator has 9 people on the team helping to create the software that is called "the best image editor for the rest of us." And we have to say that the working environment of those guys over there is inspiring. Based in London, it differs a little bit from those "organized" offices with everything in their proper places, and shows an area with so much life and personality into every corner. About the giveaway We'll be giving away 1 copy of Pixelmator. To win, simply follow Pixelmator on Twitter @pixelmator and tweet or add a comment below showing why you must win this Pixelmator. Next week we will be announcing the winners Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images. More about Pixelmator If you want to know more about this powerful image editing tool, visit: pixelmator.com.