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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

Beautiful Houses: Lake Forest Park in Seattle

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 Lake Forest Park. The Lake Forest Park is a project by Finne Architects. Raised in Norway and the United States, Nils Finne established FINNE Architects in Seattle in 1994, bringing a Scandinavian understanding of craft and landscape to the Pacific Northwest. Dedicated to the idea of Crafted Modernism, Nils typically designs custom lighting, furniture, cabinets and hardware for every project. This project is actually a renovation of a 1950?s Northwest Contemporary house in Seattle. The idea was to keep the original simplicity and clarity of the house, so they used a palette of new materials to create a nice mix of texture and color. And besides the amazing look, the house counts with sustainable design - green materials and radiant heating under terrazzo flooring has created a heat source with maximum energy efficiency. This house is really elegant and beautiful. The materials match perfectly, creating a cozy house with inspiring views and interiors. For sure another architectural master piece! Check out Finne Architects website for further details about their projects. See you next time. :) We found this house at Comtemporist. Photos by Benjamin Benschneider.

I-Way, The Car Simulators Building

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

Architect Day: Les Architectes FABG

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

Beautiful Houses: Paraty House in Rio de Janeiro

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

The Totally Amazing New Campaign Monitor Office

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

Architect Day: BCHO Architects

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

Beautiful Houses: Syncline House in Colorado

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