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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.

Architect Day: WRNS Studio

The architects Jeff Warner, John Ruffo, Sam Nunes and Bryan Shilo resolved to join their professional experiences after more than 20 years of practice, through SOM and Gensler, and in 2005 formed the WRNS Studio in San Francisco. photo © wrnsstudio.com Photos from site wrnsstudio.com . Created in 2005 by architects Jeff Warner, John Ruffo, Sam Nunes and Bryan Shilo, WRNS Studio currently has a staff of 50 people at her office in the beautiful city of San Francisco in the United States. WRNS Studio, California, USA. photo © wrnsstudio.com WRNS Studio, California, USA. photo © wrnsstudio.com WRNS Studio, California, USA. photo © wrnsstudio.com The architects of the founders have extensive office experience, Jeff has over 30 years of practice, Ruffo is 32 and Sam Newman over 23 years. Bryan Shiles began his professional practice at the SOM in 1983, then went through NBBJ and Gensler. In 1995 joined Chong Partners Architecture, certainly a very important experience in the formation of WRNS Studio. Capitol Area East End Mixed-Use Parking Structure, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Claremont Village Mixed-Use Parking Structure, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Rumsey Tribal Community Center, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Contemporary Jewish Museum, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com The Cosmopolitan, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com 310 University Avenue, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Crocker Middle School Technology, Lecture and Band Classroom building, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure, California, USA photo © Tim Griffith photo © Tim Griffith photo © Tim Griffith photo © Tim Griffith UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com City of Watsonville Water Resources Center, California, USA photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com photo © wrnsstudio.com

Beautiful Houses: KvD in Netherlands

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 super elegant House KvD. The House KvD is a project by Grosfeld Van der Velde Architects, a firm that believes that each projects has its own essence and personality and that this is something really important to follow on the creative process. They believe that as an architect they have a huge responsibility towards the space they are building, the space where people will live and/or work. The house KvD is located in the woods of Teteringen, close to Breda, southern Netherlands. In the residents point of view an important thing was to experience the green environment around them in a really intense way and this ambition formed the main concept of the building: a house that feeds in between the trees, giving every arbitrary movement a surprising perspective on the forest. The square-shaped volume keeps you in constant contact with the environment. They also intensify the sculptural characteristic of the volume, the facade is made of vertically placed black stained wooden parts. The subtle details in combination with shape and material make the house modern, but also reserved in it’s afforested environment. I think this is a really elegant house. The wide clean spaces, the minimal interiors, the views... everything is stylish and elegant. It's certainly a modern house, another great architecture accomplishment. Check out Grosfeld Van der Velde Architects website for further details about this and other projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome.

Mediacite Shopping Mall, by Ron Arad Architects

Maybe amazing is not yet the word to illustrate this mall in Belgium. Created by Ron Arad Architects, the building of nearly 10,000 m2 is a masterpiece in a matter of architectural innovation and daring. Despite the conservative environment of this area of Liege, a city of Belgium, the Mediacite is very well placed in context with clean and simple shapes that make contact with the surrounding buildings, while creating a new volume, outstanding and innovative, which transforms a simple mall in one place to be admired. And according to the architects "the building stands out as a symbol of the city’s revitalisation and strives to spearhead the city’s regeneration". The design of the roof unites these elements with a complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate through the mall. The lattice of steel sculpts the volume of the mall beneath, varying both in height and structural depth to form a variety of differing experiences. © Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe © Peter Cook © Marc Detiffe © Peter Cook © Marc Detiffe © Marc Detiffe The project was completed to a highly accelerated programme, with a duration of only 34 months from inception to completion. The total built area for the Mall is 9750m2. With a construction budget of €18.75m the project was delivered for €1920/m2. © Peter Cook © Peter Cook © Marc Detiffe © Bernard Boccara section 01 model 01 perspective section structure model 02

Architect Day: Fletcher Priest Architects

In 1978, Michael Fletcher and Keith Priest based in London the Fletcher Priest Architects office, now with offices in Germany and Latvia. With an extensive and very qualified portfolio, have large architectural projects in London, and masterplans for cities, commercial spaces and interior designs. fletcherpriest.com Created in London in 1978 by the architects Keith Priest and Michael Fletcher, Fletcher Priest Architects office structure their practice in the areas of urban design, architecture, interiors and research groups. The scale ranges from interiors and commercial spaces up masterplans for cities such as Stratford City and Riga. His works have gained notoriety in the UK, mainly in London where they are in charge of leading large projects. Watermark Place, London, UK. photo © fletcherpriest.com Watermark Place, London, UK. photo © fletcherpriest.com Watermark Place, London, UK. photo © fletcherpriest.com Opened in 1992 the German office Fletcher Priest Bosler Architekten in the city of Köln and after the city of Riga in Latvia. Winner of many awards, have 85 people in the London office and still located in the city center. Developed a reputation for qualified projects allied to a consistency of production, making them one of today's strongest offices of his generation. Vodafone Headquarters, Newbury, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com Sedley Place, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com Rio Tinto Headquarters, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com Peoplebuilding, Hemel, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com One Wood Street, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com East Thames Headquarters, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com Devonshire Square, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com Cannon Avent, Suffolk, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com 40 Eastbourne Terrace, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com 10 20 30 Eastbourne Terrace, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com North Wharf Road, London, UK photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com photo © fletcherpriest.com

Beautiful Houses: Industrial Loft in Sao Paulo

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 contemporary Industrial Loft. The Industrial Loft is a project by Diego Revollo, an interior designer and architect based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Diego is getting noticed as an architect that really knows how to use classic elements in contemporary projects and he recently finished the design of this beautiful loft-style apartment, the industrial loft. The loft has 100 square meters (1.076 sq ft) and its located in the southern part of Sao Paulo. The project has the perfect mix of modernity and comfort, giving the residence an industrial felling, an unique style. In this project the main element was integration, so he used one material to cover walls and roof, creating a single box. I really love lofts... I think they are elegant, inspiring and beautiful. And this place is simply an awesome example. The materials, the mix of modern/classic elements, the spaces, everything looks great. It just makes me want to get one of those. Well, I hope you like as much as I did. Enjoy guys! See you next time. :) Diego Revollo is finishing his website, but you can get in touch with him via email: diegorevollo@diegorevollo.com.br. We found this house at Design Milk. Photos by Alain Brugier.

Where We Work - Giveaway Winner

Today we will announce the winner of the Where We Work book. A book for those who loves offices, who are amazed by the creativity of some companies to create fantastic work places... the book presents a collection of creative offices around the world. The author of this collection is Ian McCallam, creator of the blog This Ain't No Disco. This book goes far beyond simply selecting some offices, it shows us a little of concept of each company, floor plants of the spaces and carefully chosen pictures, everything did with a tastefully layout on every single page, bringing even more beauty for each one of these offices. Whether the concepts are personal, indulgent or simply well thought out, Where We Work showcases a variety of offices where the pursuit of imagination is the driving force. The Winner Some days ago we published a giveaway for this book. And the luck guy is: Jimmie Österberg Congratulations Jimmie, we will get in touch with you soon! If you want to know something bore about the book and need to buy your copy right now, go ahead and visit thisaintnodisco.com/book/. More about the book Showcasing forty-five of the world’s most extravagant and inspiring work environments from internationally acclaimed and recognized agencies within the advertising, media and design industry, Where We Work explores how creative agencies transform lifeless commercial spaces into bastions of creativity, offering inspiring interiors and visual insight into the breadth and depth of each agency’s thinking. Spaces that not only inspire, but invite us to re-evaluate our lives from nine to five. To complement the visual showcase of interior design, Where We Work provides an in-depth look at the direction and thought processes behind each agency’s work environment, giving important insight into current and future trends of creative office interior design from some of the world’s most creative companies.

Architect Day: Alterstudio

Alterstudio Architects is an office in Texas, United States, formed by the architect Kevin Alter, who has as a partner since 2005, the architect Ernesto Cragnolini. The portfolio shows different approaches to residential projects, all with high quality formal and striking details. alterstudio.net Alterstudio Architects was founded in 2000 in a natural growth of academic and professional activities of the American architect Kevin Alter, who studied at Bennington College, Bachelor of Arts and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he did his masters in architecture in 1990. In 2003, Ernesto Cragnolini, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, joined the firm, becoming partner in 2005. East Windsor Residence, Texas, USA. photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design : Jonathan H. Jackson East Windsor Residence, Texas, USA. photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design : Jonathan H. Jackson East Windsor Residence, Texas, USA. photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design : Jonathan H. Jackson East Windsor Residence, Texas, USA. photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design : Jonathan H. Jackson East Windsor Residence, Texas, USA. photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design : Jonathan H. Jackson Alterstudio is based in Austin, Texas and focuses on the relationship between architecture and the material facts of the social occasions that involve them. Awards and publications are already commonplace in the office routine, as well as interesting works, both in its approach to internal and external, always showing a unity, thinking the details as important elements. The renovations of old homes show the versatility of the office. Bouldin Residence, Texas, USA photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Jonathan Jackson Photography photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Jonathan Jackson Photography photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Jonathan Jackson Photography photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Jonathan Jackson Photography Texas Hillel Center, Texas, USA photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Taggart Sornsen Hidden Cove Residence, Texas, USA photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography Hardouin Residence, Texas, USA photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography Avenue G Residence, Texas, USA photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Prune Photography / Brian Lemond photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Prune Photography / Brian Lemond photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography / Prune Photography / Brian Lemond Cliff Street Complex, Texas, USA photo © alterstudio.net photo © alterstudio.net photo © alterstudio.net photo © alterstudio.net photo © alterstudio.net West Lake Hills Residence, Texas, USA photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design photo © Paul Finkel / Piston Design Annie Residence, Texas, USA photo © Casey Dunn Photography photo © Casey Dunn Photography photo © Casey Dunn Photography Clarion Cove Residence, Texas, USA photo © Casey Dunn Photography photo © Casey Dunn Photography photo © Casey Dunn Photography photo © Casey Dunn Photography Balcones Residence, Texas, USA photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography photo © Paul Bardagjy Photography Highgrove Terrace Residence, Texas, USA photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography photo © Thomas McConnell Photography

Beautiful Houses: Lo Curro in Santiago, Chile

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 Casa Lo Curro. The Lo Curro house is a project by Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados, an architect studio led by Horacio Schmidt C., Horacio Schmidt R. and Martín Schmidt R. specialized in the design and development of projects such as urban, corporate buildings, houses, interior, furniture and industrial design. The Lo Curro house is located in Cerro de Lo Curro, Santiago in a place surrounded by 30 year old eucalyptus. To make the house look natural and integrated with its surroundings, they choose materials and textures that look natural, like different types of stones and wood. The wide glass windows are also a neat touch here, since they allow you to enjoy the nature around the house without loosing privacy. This is another great architecture's master piece. A beautiful house placed in a very inspiring spot, surrounded by nature and beautiful views. Is like having a modern and cozy hidden spot in the middle of the forest, simply great. I wouldn't mind living in a place like this... Enjoy guys! And check out Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Martín Schmidt R..

The Classic Housing Complex, by Medusagroup

This lovely residential complex is located in Katowice, Poland. A project designed to break the pejorative name of this type of building in the country, an infamous legacy of the achievements of the 70'. The result is a very family and invitation complex. The project by Medusagroup architects is composed of three buildings: two parallel blocks of galleries with a large central park between them, a Boulevard style, and a third 6 storey apartment building. The entire complex is characterized by an architecture of straight lines and few colors, where the use of wooden in contrast with graphite walls, and the details of glass and metal, featuring a combination of modern and highly likely to be well successful. The photos show the simplicity and beauty of this complex! Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik Photo by Mi?osz Jaksik

Architect Day: Jouin Manku

Jouin Manku is the link between a French designer and an Kenyan architect, who joined two different creative worlds resulting in an interesting interior and construction work. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku are the minds behind this great office. jouinmanku.com Patrick Jouin was born on June 5, 1967 in the city of Nantes in France and graduated from the Ecole Nationale de la Création Industrielle in 1992. In 1988 he founded his own design agency in Paris. Sanjit Manku was born in Nairobi in Kenya in 1971 and graduated in architecture from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1995. After numerous experiments in North America, Manku joined Jouin agency in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin Jouin and Manku are complement in the meeting of two creative worlds that communicate. Creating together, establish the connection of two different views, share and listen to what the other version, come to a fascinating result, with incredible scenery and well-crafted. With projects of interior design very interesting show their skill in the construction area, as fascinating residence YTL. Mix NY, New York, USA Parade, São Paulo, Brasil. photo © Philippe Ruault photo © Eric Laignel Mix, Las Vegas, USA photo © Eric Laignel photo © Eric Laignel photo © Eric Laignel photo © Eric Laignel Gilt, New York Palace Hotel photo © Eric Laignel photo © Eric Laignel L’Auberge de I’ILL, Illhaeusern, France photo © Eric Laignel photo © Eric Laignel Oth Sombath, Paris, France photo © Les Ateliers Apicius photo © Les Ateliers Apicius photo © Les Ateliers Apicius YTL Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malásia photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin Silvera Wagram, Paris, France photo © Helene Hilaire photo © Helene Hilaire photo © Helene Hilaire photo © Helene Hilaire 58 Tour Eiffel, Paris, France photo © Valerie BOVIO, SLA Architecture, Fabrice Comeux photo © Valerie BOVIO, SLA Architecture, Fabrice Comeux photo © Valerie BOVIO, SLA Architecture, Fabrice Comeux Doudoune, Val d’Isere, France photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin Boutique Swatch, Shangai, China photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin photo © Agence Patrick Jouin Spirit Beauty, Tokyo, Japan photo © Van Cleef & Arpels photo © Van Cleef & Arpels photo © Van Cleef & Arpels Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France photo © Galeries Lafayette photo © Galeries Lafayette photo © Galeries Lafayette Spoon Byblos, Saint-Tropez, France photo © Roméo Balancourt photo © Roméo Balancourt

Beautiful Houses: Yerger Residence in Phoenix, Arizona

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 contemporary Yerger Residence. The Yerger Residence is a project by Chen + Suchart Studio, a firm where the investigation of design and architectural ideas involves a rich process, they don't impose a particular language to a design idea, they rather allow each project/client/location to communicate its own style. The Yerger residence is a perfect example of a project with an unique style, the house is totally integrated with its surroundings, the materials, the looks, everything is really amazing. This is what I call a wow house. A modern place with clean decoration and a great materials mix. Certainly another house that I wouldn't mind living in. :) I found so many nice pictures of this house that it was hard to pick the ones to show here, so this week the selection is bigger. Enjoy guys! And check out Chen + Suchart Studio website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome. Photos by Bill Timmerman.

Where We Work - Book Giveaway

Where We Work is a book for those who loves offices, who are amazed by the creativity of some companies to create fantastic work places... the book presents a collection of creative offices around the world. And fortunately we have one book to giveaway! The author of this collection is Ian McCallam, creator of the blog This Ain't No Disco. This book goes far beyond simply selecting some offices, it shows us a little of concept of each company, floor plants of the spaces and carefully chosen pictures, everything did with a tastefully layout on every single page, bringing even more beauty for each one of these offices. Whether the concepts are personal, indulgent or simply well thought out, Where We Work showcases a variety of offices where the pursuit of imagination is the driving force. About the Giveaway And we'll be giving away 1 Where We Work book to our readers. To win simply drop us a comment bellow telling what is the most amazing office you ever seen, share your opinion with everyone, that is it. We will pick one of you and the winner will be announced on 11/03. Good luck guys! If you want to know something bore about the book or don't want to wait if you will win the giveaway and need to buy your copy right now, go ahead and visit thisaintnodisco.com/book/. More about the book Showcasing forty-five of the world’s most extravagant and inspiring work environments from internationally acclaimed and recognized agencies within the advertising, media and design industry, Where We Work explores how creative agencies transform lifeless commercial spaces into bastions of creativity, offering inspiring interiors and visual insight into the breadth and depth of each agency’s thinking. Spaces that not only inspire, but invite us to re-evaluate our lives from nine to five. To complement the visual showcase of interior design, Where We Work provides an in-depth look at the direction and thought processes behind each agency’s work environment, giving important insight into current and future trends of creative office interior design from some of the world’s most creative companies.

Architect Day: OAB – Carlos Ferrater

Office of Architecture in Barcelona - OAB, was formed in 2006 by none other than the renowned Catalan architect Carlos Ferrater, gathering all his experience with the power of young architects. The result is unquestionable, adding more quality to Ferrater's works. ferrater.com A partnership between the experience of a renowned innovative architect and the strength of young company. So it can be defined this office led by Carlos Ferrater named OAB - Office of Architecture in Barcelona, formed in 2006 with Xavier Martí, Lucia Ferrater, Borja Ferrater Nuria Ayala and as Project Director. Carlos was born in Barcelona in 1944, has a doctorate in architecture and is teacher of Architectural Design at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Tagomago House, Ibiza, Spain. photo © Alejo Bagué Tagomago House, Ibiza, Spain. photo © Alejo Bagué Tagomago House, Ibiza, Spain. photo © Alejo Bagué Tagomago House, Ibiza, Spain. photo © Alejo Bagué With a solid portfolio that begins in 1971, Ferrater has a lot of awards, many after the founding of the OAB. His works show every year strengthening of their thoughts and their concepts, not forgetting to increase the quality of professionals in the new office. His works of urban design, parks, public spaces and around its buildings are striking and very well done. International JC Decaux Headquarters, Madrid, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué House in Sant Cugat, Spain photo © Lluís Casals photo © Lluís Casals Apartment and Office Building Carlos Ferrater’s Studio, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Barcelona Botanical Institute, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Nolla House, Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué House of a Photographer II, Tarragona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Rehabilitation of a Building in the Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Plaza Lesseps, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Empordà Golf H&R, Girona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Building of 68 houses, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Ngo Esplai, Carrer Del Riu Anoia, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Science Park, Granada, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué The Mediapro Building at the Audiovisual Campus 22@, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Hotel Alenti, Sitges, Spain photo © Juan Rodriguez / Lluís Casals photo © Juan Rodriguez / Lluís Casals Benidorm West Beach Promenade, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Roca-Barcelona Gallery, Barcelona, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué New Headquarter of Group Azahar, Castellón, Spain photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué photo © Alejo Bagué Hotel Mandarin, Barcelona, Spain photo © Dani Rovira photo © Dani Rovira photo © Dani Rovira

Beautiful Houses: Davis Residence in Washington

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 Davis Residence. The Davis Residence is a project by Miller Hull Partnership, a firm stablished in 1977 that today counts with 7 partners and 56 contributors. The Miller Hull Partnership's design reputation is based on simple, innovative and authentic designs, something we can confirm with the Davis Residence. A house where the concept marries a long gently sloping roof form containing the kitchen, entry and studio with a vertical tower containing the living room and master bedroom above. The roof forms express their timber construction with exposed joist, 1x4 skip sheathing and plywood diaphragms. Wood T&G paneling is stained in bold transparent colors. This is certainly another really elegant house. The combination of glass, wood and the high ceiling created a pretty unique and cozy place. The clean decoration and the views are also great, the whole project really get our attention with its simplicity and beauty. Awesome house! Check out Miller Hull Partnership website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at freshome. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

Cité A Docks Student Housing

We have all seen a lot of projects using containers, but I can say that among all I know this is one of the most complete in terms of architecture, use of materials, location and primarily for the use, a student housing. The Cité is the Dock a project by Cattani Architects located in Le Havre, France. A four-story building that houses 100 apartments made of old shipping containers. All rooms with bathrooms, kitchen, free wifi and has been carefully designed to have a great heat and sound insulation. The way the containers were distributed creating empty spaces and common areas between the flats makes Cité A Docks a building a kind familiar, and the location near the water creates a very modern and industrial feeling. “How do I prevent students, prospective tenants, they feel put in the box? Compelling needs have arisen. Necessary to conceive of a lightweight, transparent, and certainly not solid. Hence the idea of independent living, to avoid the stacking effect.” – Cattani The building designed by the metal structure is spread over four floors, which are distributed on the 100 studios. The first level was raised from the ground. In this way, the units here guests can enjoy the same privacy afforded to units on the upper floors. All the apartments overlook a garden inside and are equipped on both ends of the glass walls that allow natural lighting of spaces.