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SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Three 14 Architects have designed the Glen 2961 House in Cape Town, South Africa. . Project description The clients who lived in an existing house on the property needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family. The site on Glen Avenue [...]
UNStudio have completed the Haus am Weinberg in the suburbs of Stuttgart, Germany. . Project description The Haus am Weinberg is located in a setting that is at one time rural, yet suburban. The location of the villa affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard on one side and cityscape [...]
Italian architect Simone Micheli has completed a new wellness center in the Park Hotel ai Cappuccini in Gubbio, Italy. . . . . . . Designer: Simone Micheli Photography: Juergen Eheim .
Balance Associates Architects have designed a house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. . Description from Balance Associates Architects The Capitol Hill Residence is located on a ridge with a 180 degree view of the surrounding lakes and mountains. The form of the house cantilevers off its concrete base on three sides in [...]
Geometrix Design have sent us images of a kitchen they have designed for a family in Moscow, Russia. . . . Designers: Geometrix Design .
Tate Studio Architects have designed the Pass Residence in Scottsdale, Arizona. . . . Architecture: Tate Studio Architects Photography: Mark Boisclair .
At IDSwest 2012, Vancouver, Canada-based MTH Woodworks exhibited their tables that are all made from tree stumps they find in local forests, and white resin. . . . . . . . Design: MTH Woodworks Photography © CONTEMPORIST .
Architect Dan Brunn has completed the Yojisan Sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. . . Project description Architect Dan Brunn’s newly designed Japanese restaurant Yojisan introduces a refreshingly whimsical and modern touch to the neighborhood. Instead of pandering to existing Beverly Hills clichés, Brunn steps through the looking glass with Yojisan as sushi signifiers are [...]
Studio Fuksas have completed the Tbilisi Public Service Hall in Tbilisi, Georgia. . Description from the designers The Tbilisi Public Service Hall is situated in the central area of the city and it overlooks the Kura river. The building is 28.000 mq. It is made up of 7 volumes that contain offices (each volume is [...]
As part of the London Design Festival, CONTEMPORIST visited the 100% Design show, where Switzerland-based designer Cla Tschenett exhibited his cantilevered SUTIL table made from carrara marble and carbon fiber. . . Designer: Cla Tschenett .
As part of the London Design Festival, CONTEMPORIST visited the Tent London design event, where Taiwan-based Grass Studio were exhibiting their flexible bamboo stools. . Description from the designer I want to promote green craft, to design products that are friendly to our environment. I want the users to be able to appreciate bamboo’s smooth [...]
SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and ANTONI ASSOCIATES have completed the design of a new house in Johannesburg, South Africa. . Description from the designers The brief was to create a home for an extended Johannesburg family. Situated in Houghton on a gentle slope, the site is surrounded by trees and has views [...]
Taiwan-based designer Yu-Fen Lo has created the Ru-Ju Stool. . Description The form of the Ru-Ju stool is from the ancient jade coin , it is so warm and comfortable. With the craft of bending bamboo, the stool legs could be designed like ribbons. And the top of stool is just like flying in the [...]
Ecologia Montréal, designed by Gervais Fortin, is the first single dweling home in Montreal, Canada aiming for a Platinum LEED certification. . Project description The owner, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using healthy, local and little [...]