Location of this Starbucks by Kengo Kuma and Associates is somehow characteristic, as it stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 A.D., the shrine has been worshiped as “the God for Examination,” and receives about 2 million visitors a year who wish their success. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The project aimed to make a structure that harmonizes with such townscape, using a unique system of weaving thin woods diagonally.
Pedra Silva Architects: “Our team was selected, through an open competition, to design the new Porto headquarters, located at the Technology University Campus: “Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade do Porto (UPTEC)”. Our design took into account Fraunhofer’s innovative philosophy trough a message that is simple, but at the same time positive and dynamic. Workplace layout and organizational elements from Fraunofer Office Inovation Center in Stutgard (Germany) were also an important input to the project, adding another layer to our concept.”
This gorgeous cabin design gets added to with mirrored slats and colorful lighting to create a Joshua Tree art installation unlike any other. [View More Photos at Inthralld.com]
Created and designed by the talented team at Abaton, this nomad inspired dwelling is only 300 sq. ft., and can be loaded up onto the back of a truck to move anywhere. [More Photos at HiConsumption.com]
This gorgeous home recalls the scale and charm of a comfortable modern farm house, which has been designed by Tim Cuppett Architects in Austin, Texas.
SE Division Street is a commercial building project that was transformed by Emerick Architects into an industrial home by adding a second story light-filled living space in Portland, Oregon.
Self-sufficient single family house situated in the Virginia mountains designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects.
Modern interior of apartment in Mirax Plaza, Moscow, was designed by Boris Uborevich-Borovsky in cooperation with Irina Selezneva, Oksana Lobanova and Aleksey Antonov. Total area is 140 sq meters, monochrome palette, simple forms with a few chic elements have formed this, a little austere, interior. The minimalist open layout apartment focuses on details such as lighting and contemporary materials.
Ufogel is the ultimate vacation getaway, a comfortably appointed compact house made almost entirely of larch wood in the village of Nußdorf in the East Tyrolean region of Austria.
This exuberant contemporary loft is spread out on two levels and 1,689 square feet of living space situated in Stockholm, Sweden.