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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.

Architect Day: UPI-2M

Office of Zagreb in Croatia, UPI-2M is led by Danijel Malcic, Berislav Medic and Alan Leo Plestina and received awards for several works carried out, yielding material for many publications at home and internationally. Alan Leo Plestina, Berislav Medic and Danijel Malcic. Photos from site upi-2m.hr . UPI-2M is a Croatian office to be based in Zagreb, where are also the majority of his works. Danijel Malcic is the director of the office that has more than 30 professionals, including the structural engineer Berislav Medic and the administrator of the department of architecture Alan Leo Plestina. Biooctanic, Zagreb, Croatia. photo © upi-2m.hr Biooctanic, Zagreb, Croatia. photo © upi-2m.hr Biooctanic, Zagreb, Croatia. photo © upi-2m.hr With this skilled group the office offers clients a complete package of design, architecture and structure, beginning with the first project presented. Consider that with the integration of these elements and other subjects, come to unique and comprehensive design solutions. Kôta Cafe Bar, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Club Piranha, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Main square in Umag, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Music Academy in Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Arena Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Master ppan of area Ljuta - Dobrota, Kotor, Monte Negro photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Small house and studio, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr NOVIstipic, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Crodux Tower, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Archive warehouse, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr Agmar, Zagreb, Croatia photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr photo © upi-2m.hr

Beautiful Houses: H-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 H-House. The H-House is a project by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects, a firm founded by Hakan Widjedal, Natasha Racki and Philip Bergerhoff in 2004. The H-House is a project completed in 2006, it is a private residence in the archipelago of Stockholm situated on a beautiful site overlooking the ocean. As in many of their projects, WRB Architects a great emphasis was put on exploring the border between inside and outside, building and nature. The main materials used are: concrete, rusty steel, untreated pine wood, oiled wenge and water. The H-shape of the project helps creating intimate and wind protected courtyards that prolong the summer season and offer great natural lightning to the house. This is a really elegant house. The mix of elements and the dark materials contrasting with neutral decoration elements create a really beautiful and cozy atmosphere. The house looks elegant without being intimidating, it actually invites you in... the huge glass windows are also an element I really like, so this is surely another house I wouldn't mind living in. Check out Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist. Photos by Ake E:son Lindman.

Tianjin Elementary School, in China

The simple shapes and the composition of blocks unseated mark the architecture of County Elementary School, by the chineses Vector Architects. A unique architectural design, abusing the contrast of colors and the use of light and imposing lines. The school has 48 classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, sports area, administration area and has a beautiful outdoor area for sports. The mixture of metal with the red block, and large tears of glass made a perfect combination, making me think about how easy it to make architecture, just because what simple and beautiful that was the end result. In the mockups and drafts we also note the evolution of design and get a better sense of the whole building. Our goal is to establish a unique place within the school that encourages interaction between the students and teachers through their daily learning and teaching life. - Vector Architects © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe A series of green technologies are proposed in this project, such as geothermal system, storm water management, green roof, permeable landscape, passive ventilation, maximized natural daylight, recycled material and etc. - Vector Architects © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe © ShuHe

Architect Day: Jarmund/Vigsnaes

Norwegian firm formed in 1995 by Hakon and Elnar Jarmund Vigsnaes, Jarmund/Vigsnaes Architects collect good work in an extensive repertoire of architecture. They currently have a third partner Alessandra Kosberg and are one of the highlights in the beautiful architectural scene in Norway. jva.no Elnar Jarmund and Hakon Vigsnaes born in 1962 in Oslo, Norway and studied together in the Oslo School of Architecture graduates, leaving in 1987 and 1989. Hakon spent one year at the Architectural Associoation in London and worked with Sverre Fehn and Elnar from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he taught and worked for several years. Villa Bjornsen / Sund, Nesoya, Norway. photo © jva.no Villa Bjornsen / Sund, Nesoya, Norway. photo © jva.no Villa Bjornsen / Sund, Nesoya, Norway. photo © jva.no In 1995, Hakon and Elnar founded the office Jarmund / Vigsnaes Architects, after being teachers and have their individual offices. Today they get great importance in the qualified Norwegian scenario, with major works, many publications and an architects office with 13 employees. Since 2004, the office includes Alessandra Kosberg as the third partner. Alessandra also graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1995 and began working for the office JVA in 1997. Villa Berge, Snaroya, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Villa Flindt / Vraalsen, Nesodden, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no The Fisherman’s Hut, Vestfold, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Villa by the ocean, Stavanger, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no The Red House, Oslo, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no White House, Strand, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Triangle House, Nesodden, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Farm House, Toten, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Edge House, Kolbotn, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Turtagro Hotel, Luster, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Galleri Trafo, Asker, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Administration Building for the Governor of Svalbard, Spitzbergen, Svalbard photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Kvitsoy Coastal Control, Kvitsoy, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Svalbard science centre, Spitzbergen, Svalbard photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no Oslo International School, Bekkestua, Norway photo © jva.no photo © jva.no photo © jva.no

Beautiful Houses: St. Barts - France

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 St. Barts Residence. The St. Barts residence is a project by Barnes Coy Architects. Barnes Coy Architects is a 20-year-old firm which has realized over 250 projects throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm consists of 15 people, including 12 architects divided among three offices: Bridgehampton, NY; Vail, CO; and NYC. The residence is located at St. Barthelemy, France and it is a beautiful open space with amazing views. The mix of materials of the house count with Pennsylvania limestone at the walls, sucupira wood on the floors and polished concrete on countertops. Another week, another house that make me want to move from my place... This is simply a great place to live. The wide glass windows/doors give the house a feeling that exteriors and interiors are mixed and sometimes you can't even distinguish the inside from the outside. The stone walls give a unique look to house and match perfectly with the decoration. Simply awesome! Check out Barnes Coy Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Robert Moore Brown.

NY Gallery Sperone Westwater by Foster + Partners

Just opened in September in New York, the Sperone Westwater art gallery, the work of Foster + Partners architects. Surely this is an amazing building by design, innovation and concern for the environment where it was built. Surrounded by old and characteristic buildings of Bowery in New York, Sperone Westwater join into this environment and create a new architecture in the landscape. A building of clean lines, neutral color it abuses of innovation in the interior, creating a mobile exhibition space, which connects several floors of the gallery. This kind of red elevator who looks outside, promises to create a new symbol of this district and hope inspire artists to new possibilities that can explore on the gallery. "The concept for Sperone Westwater represents both a response to the Bowery’s dynamic urban character and a desire to rethink the way in which we engage with art in the setting of a gallery. The moving gallery animates the exterior of the building and creates a bold vertical element within." - Sir Norman Foster © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young © Nigel Young >

Architect Day: Isay Weinfeld

Brazilian architect, working with an architecture needs, from a touching sensibility. Isay Weinfeld works on all levels of architecture, starting with the exceptional residences, passing through beautiful and smart shops, consistent buildings and going beyond, producing film and stage design. The result is an uncompromising quality. isayweinfeld.com Isay Weinfeld was born in 1952 in Sao Paulo. Graduated from Mackenzie University, he taught at the same chair, "Architectural Theory" and also "Expression Kinetic" from the Faculty of Communication at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado. His professional activity goes beyond the architecture, which has the numerous masterpieces. He has works of cinema and stage design, further increasing its list of awards received. Mocotó Bar e Restaurante, Londres, Inglaterra. photo © isayweinfeld.com Mocotó Bar e Restaurante, Londres, Inglaterra. photo © isayweinfeld.com His portfolio, with residential, commercial, institutional or furniture, no mater the type, is a masterpiece of architecture, and always a source of inspiration. Isay Weinfeld brings above all, pride and hope for a better future of Brazilian architecture. Today after several awards, the international recognition is already present in his life, with the merits of an architecture with a lot of quality. Livraria da Vila, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Havaianas, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Fasano Las Piedras, Punta del Este, Uruguai photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Edifício Racional, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Edifício Panorama, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Clube Chocolate, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Casa Yucatan, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti Vila Fasano, Fazenda Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti Casa Sumaré, São Paulo, Brasil photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com photo © isayweinfeld.com Casa Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brasil photo © Nelson Kon e Luiza Sigulem photo © Nelson Kon e Luiza Sigulem photo © Nelson Kon e Luiza Sigulem photo © Nelson Kon e Luiza Sigulem photo © Nelson Kon e Luiza Sigulem Casa Iporanga, Guarujá, Brasil photo © Nelson Kon photo © Nelson Kon photo © Nelson Kon photo © Nelson Kon Casa Grécia, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti e Luiza Sigulem photo © Leonardo Finotti e Luiza Sigulem photo © Leonardo Finotti e Luiza Sigulem photo © Leonardo Finotti e Luiza Sigulem Casa Vertical, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti Casa Pau Ferro, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Cristiano Mascaro photo © Cristiano Mascaro Casa Marrom, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti Casa d’Agua, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Álvaro Povoa photo © Álvaro Povoa Casa Brasília, São Paulo, Brasil photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti photo © Leonardo Finotti

Beautiful Houses: House in the Garden - Texas

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 House in the Garden. The House in the Garden is a project by Cunningham Architects. The house is located in Dallas, Texas, USA and the project is a real beauty, a intense combination between architecture, nature and landscaping. The place is a modernist elegant house. The project is almost hidden is the garden since it is discreetly set back to the rear of the lot behind a stainless steel mesh and recycled glass privacy wall. Illuminated from within, the glass wall gives no indication of the urban oasis behind it. Another week, another beautiful house. This combination of materials and all the nature surrounding the house in the garden is really inspiring. The house is simple and clean, yet amazing. The wood, steel and glass mix is really nice. Another great example of architectural's beauty. Check out Cunningham Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by James F. Wilson & Gisela Borghi.

A New Landmark of Denmark, The Wave in Vejle

The small town of Vejle in Denmark received in 2009 a building that will be a beautiful architectural symbol. The Wave in Vejle strong> is a residential complex, designed by Henning Larsen Architects a>. The unique shapes make this building into a sculptural work. The wave form is inspired by the characteristics of the area where it was inserted: the sea, the bridge and the hills. Due to some characteristics of the area the building was not complete with four "waves", but the proximity to the sea and the reflection of the building in the water bring even more beauty to the shape of this set of 140 apartments and don't loose nothing of the awesomeness even if incomplete. During the day the white waves are reflected in the sea and at night the characteristic profile will look like illuminated multi-coloured mountains. The building has 140 attractive apartments many with two-story house plans, all with a wonderful view. © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects The Wave is inspired by the characteristics of the area: the fjord, the bridge, the town and the hills. The clear and easily recognisable signature of the building connects the residential area with the sea, the landscape and the town. © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects © Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Architect Day: 3LHD

Croatian office created in 1994 when three of the four founders were still students of architecture, 3LHD already has a large repertoire of qualified projects, with great inserts and an interesting urban formal aesthetics, both of the works completed as the various development projects. studio3lhd.hr Led and founded by members Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tanja Grozdanic and Silvija Novak, all trained at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, the studio 3LHD was established in 1994, where three of these members were still students at the college of architecture. Today also teach at the Architectural Faculty at Zagreb University and TU Graz in Austria. Memorial Bridge, Zadar, Croatia. photo © 3LHD Memorial Bridge, Zadar, Croatia. photo © 3LHD Memorial Bridge, Zadar, Croatia. photo © 3LHD 3LHD is a collaborative studio for architecture, particularly interested in the integration of architecture, art and the urban landscape. With several projects by Croatia and also in other countries, the firm has earned a good reputation in his country and in 2005 was commissioned to design the pavilion of Croatia at EXPO Japan. Addition to his work completed, they present an interesting range of new projects in development, which surely will be published soon. Villa Klara, Zadar, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic House V, Zagreb, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic Kozala Cemetary Building, Rijeka, Croatia photo © Sanjin Kunic photo © Sanjin Kunic photo © Sanjin Kunic Croatian Pavilion EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic Zagreb Dance Center, Croatia photo © Sandro Lendler photo © Sandro Lendler photo © Sandro Lendler photo © Sandro Lendler photo © Sandro Lendler Zamet Centre, Rijeka, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic House J2, Zagreb, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic House K, Zagreb, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic Sports Hall Bale, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic House N, Zagreb, Croatia photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic photo © Damir Fabijanic Sv Vid Housing, Rovinj, Croatia photo © Domagoj Blazevic photo © Domagoj Blazevic photo © Domagoj Blazevic Central Residences, Zagreb, Croatia photo © Freya photo © Freya University Library, Zadar, Croatia photo © Boris Goreta photo © Boris Goreta

Beautiful Houses: Vivienda en Pozuelo - Madrid

The idea in this series is to show beautiful and inspiring houses. Houses that are remarkable for its design, elegance, elements, concept or simply because they are beautiful. So if you like architecture, interior design and beautifully designed houses, you are at the right spot. Check out this week beautiful house and stay tuned for more... This week, we present you gorgeous the Vivienda en Pozuelo. The Vivienda en Pozuelo is a project by A-cero. A-cero Ltd. architecture and planning studio, is a firm created in 1996 vowed to the integral development of architectural projects. The Vivienda en Pozuelo project was recently finished, the house is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, in Madrid. The houses dimensions turn it into a comfortable and practical place that invites to enjoy it and offers the maximum life quality. Its modern design based on impossible angles, projecting and spectacular volumes do of this building one of the maximum exponents of the A-cero architecture. White has the main role in the building (in interiors and exteriors). Furthermore, it has numerous ample windows. Both elements give to the house a lot of light and vitality. Well, what else can I say? The house is simply gorgeous. The elements, the huge and clear spaces, the 'whiteness' and the clean decoration... great composition. Not sure about the work to keep all this organized and clean. But wouldn't mind figuring this out. ;) Check out A-cero website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We received this material directly from A-cero.

The Psychedelic Blackbox in Romania

Blackbox is a night club in Romania, the place is a project from the group of architects Parasite Studio. The name shows the concept of the project, a black box, with no relation to the outside and plenty of abstract elements to maintain the attention only to the things happening inside the club. All spaces are very similar, with colored lines that cut through walls, floor and roof, fusing with the inclined pillar structure of the club. A place to go mad or even go beyond creativity. Seeing the photos I can feel the electronic sound just looking to the shapes and the psychedelic colors, almost begging for a place full of people dancing. All the furniture were created exclusively for the Blackbox, which demonstrates the concern of being a unique place. The design proposal started from generating a completely black box, as well as a shape and as a concept, an abstract space that doesn’t breathe towards the outside world but keeps locked within the memory of events. © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio The strong colors chosen for highlighting the space set landmarks in the black surrounding.For the whole interior design we strived to create a strong conceptual identity around the theme of the Blackbox, defining all the elements that make up the whole, the logo, the furniture ant the entire interior context. - Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio © Courtesy of Parasite Studio

Architect Day: Della Valle Bernheimer

A New York Office created in 1996 by Jared Della Valle and Andrew Bernheimer, Della Valle Bernheimer already published their work in various media and won numerous awards for doing an architecture that is in accordance with city needs, improving the places where their buildings are included. photo © d-bd.com d-bd.com Della Valle Benheimer is a New York-based office located in Brooklyn with a portfolio of residential projects, offices, commercial, mixed use, public projects, furniture design, competitions architecture and art installations. Jared Della Valle holds a Masters Degree in Architecture and Construction Management and years of experience as project manager for top companies in New York. Andrew Bernheimer shows affinity in creating subtle designs, thrilling and complex, always restricted to the practice of real construction. Federal Plaza San Francisco, USA. photo © d-bd.com Federal Plaza San Francisco, USA. photo © d-bd.com Federal Plaza San Francisco, USA. photo © d-bd.com In 2005, the office received one more member, Garrick Jones, becoming responsible for multiple projects of all levels of design and development projects. Della Valle Bernheimer is emerging in New York, creating a unique architecture consistent with the intentions of the new development projects, which improve the urban spaces and give this new face to the town. Beach House, Fire Island, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Butterfly Pavilion, Oklahoma, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Empty Nest, Massachusetts, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Zinc House, Fire Island, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Glenmore Gardens, Brooklyn, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com 23 Beekman Place, Brooklyn, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Cooper House, New York, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Artree House, Connecticut, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Hudson Yards II, New York, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com 459 West 18th, New York, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com 245 Tenth, New York, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com Domaine LA, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com 80 Dekalb, Brooklyn, USA photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com photo © d-bd.com