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Architect Day: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Led by Peter Q. Bohlin, Bernard J. Cywinski and Jon C. Jackson, the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, founded in 1965, presents a vast variety of projects with different scales, types and features, his works always show an architecture with a lot of quality. bcj.com Founded in 1965, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. During the more than 40 year career they won more than 450 awards both regional, domestic and international. In 1994 the firm received the AIA, American Institute of Architects, the Architecture Firm Award, and continues to developing large projects primarily in the United States. Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux Port Townsend Residence, Olympic Peninsula, USA. photo Nic Lehoux The repertoire of projects is vast, but have a large portfolio in the area educacioanal, working for several American universities. The diversity in the type of projects also appears in the choice of materials, always taking full advantage of the structure used. On smaller scales, such as in homes, almost all rewarded with a qualified architecture, the concept of formal unity, detail and balance of materials is evident. Gosline House, Seattle, USA photo Ben Benschneider photo Ben Benschneider Woodway Residence, Washington, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Seattle City Hall, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center, Seattle, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Apple Store Soho, New York, USA photo Peter Aaron/Esto photo Peter Aaron/Esto photo Peter Aaron/Esto Apple Store Ginza, Tokyo, Japan photo Koji Okumura photo Koji Okumura Apple Store Fifth Avenue, New York, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Waipolu Gallery and Studio, Hawaii, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Visitor Activity Center, Philadelphia, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center, Wyoming, USA photo Edward Riddell photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, Urbana, USA photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography Natural Sciences Laboratory Building, Califórnia, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Alumni Hall Arrival Court and Parking Structure, Bethlehem, USA photo Matt Wargo Photography photo Matt Wargo Photography Douglas B. Gardner ’83 Integrated Athletic Center, Haverford, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building, Atlanta, USA photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux photo Nic Lehoux Schlinger Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Building, Califórnia, USA photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography photo Hewitt Garrison Architectural Photography

Beautiful Houses: Moebius in Australia

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 Moebius House. The Moebius House is a project by Tony Owen Partners, a firm that believe in a 'realizable architecture' that challenges the norm. The Moebius House is an example of 'liquid architecture' whereby projects are designed parametrically using 3D digital software to respond to environmental issues. The house is a mix of retro and modern elements, based on angles and contrasting materials. I really liked the curves and angles of this house. The retro feel mixed with modern elements look just great. Another nice place to live! Check out Tony Owen Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk.

The Exotic Yandex Offices

I love to see how great is the creativity people to assemble the offices of their company, especially when we're talking about internet companies. Take time to see the diversity of environments that Yandex did on their headquarters in, Russia. The Yandex , for those unfamiliar, is a search engine company, in Russia. They managed to mix the elegant, rustic, organization and clutter in one place, somewhat exotic, but at the same time inspiring! I could not know the true size of the entire office, but looking how many different environments, seems to be huge. I wonder also take my laptop and sit down on that orange hammock, do not know if it would flow the work, but it would be relaxing! Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Image from Ottenki-Serogo Thanks Office Snapshots for the tip! Images from Ottenki-Serogo.

Architect Day: Benoy

With a great reputation and many awards in commercial architecture, recreation centers and markets, Benoy is now working in various areas of architecture, investing heavily in urban design of cities and comercial and residential buildings. benoy.com Founded by Gordon Benoy as a small architectural firm in Nottinghamshire in England, whose growth and development started in 1987 when Gordon Benoy & Partners became Fitch Benoy. During the early years of the 90s, a major recession ended up creating several difficulties for many in the construction business. Then in 1992 with the purchase of the rights of the company, it was determined the Benoy name. Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Yas Island Concept Masterplan, Abu Dhabi, UAE. photo © benoy.com Today, Benoy is admittedly a big firm of architects, graphic designers and interior architects. With nearly 400 people working, have offices in London, Newark, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Mumbai. The firm has earned a great reputation in the commercial, retail and leisure market, counting aims to achieve the same merits with multipurpose buildings, urban design, housing, transport and work areas. St David’s, Cardiff, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Sky Bar, The Triangle, Manchester, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Parquesur, Madrid, Spain photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Multiyork, Cambridge, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com ION Orchard, Singapore photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Highcross, Leicester, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Eden Rock Hotel, St Barts, Caribbean photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Cabot Circus, Bristol, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Bluewater, Kent, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Biomolecular Building, Nottingham University Park Campus, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com Biomolecular Sciences Phase ll, Nottingham University, UK photo © benoy.com photo © benoy.com

Beautiful Houses: Les Heures Claires in Belgium

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 minimalist and beautiful Les Heures Claires. The Les Heures Claires is a project by AABE Erpicum and Partners. The project involved the renovation and transformation of a house in the suburbs into a contemporary residential building. The owner wanted everything to have a fresh perspective, to be rethought and reworked. The result was a perfect minimalist master piece. The white walls, clean interiors, the different types of wood, the huge glass windows... everything looks breath taking. Well, this house is simply astonishing, is the perfect project to close the year. The house is minimalist, modern and really beautiful...everything we need to give us an extra 'gas' to start a new year. As for me, once again I want to move in... I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year, see you guys next year. ;) Check out AABE Erpicum and Partners website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Jean-Luc Laloux.

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.