Selasa, 29 Desember 2009
The number of co-workers at Ippolito Fleitz Design Studio has grown with its tasks, therefore the architects and communications designers have jointly created for themselves a new place of work on a floor of an old office building in Stuttgart.
The design of the space is in accordance with their own demanding standard as “identity architects”; the office is to be the hallmark that conveys their identity to both clients and co-workers.
Two long work desks cultivate a creative and communicative atmosphere. Shelving and furniture are executed in white or dark wood. Contrasting accents of color are set by textile bands above the workplaces that serve as light switches, and the areas of green plants. In addition to two conference rooms, cheerful communication islands are available for discussions. The studio with spacious kitchen and oversized mires is a place of both inspiration and relaxation.
Senin, 28 Desember 2009
Based in Santander / Spain, this house was designed by architects from A-Cero. This 2,204 sq. m. house features all possible rooms needed for contemporary lifestyle. There are garage, laundry, pantry, several bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, office, games room, small library with home cinema, 2 kids bedrooms and master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe. The house is located on a skewed rectangular plot, with a gradient of around 1 in 3 and covering 2,204m2. The plot is bordered on the south by the access road, to the north and east by other properties and the west by a pedestrian pathway. The project evolves, embracing the surroundings via a set of 3 very simple rectangular volumes, a large longitudinal central core from which two others protrude, angled slightly to the west and setting sun, one at ground level and the second, housing the master bedroom upstairs. The focus of the design was to maximize views of the river Miera to the South.
Selasa, 22 Desember 2009
St. Albans School, was founded in 1909 and is a well known boys’ school from the USA. Recently, a makeover of the institution was necessary, so the company hired was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The brief was to create a large (25,000-square-foot) expansion for the building and also to renovate the place almost entirely. A connection between the school’s four separate constructions was also required and of course it had to be as “natural” as possible. The architects took advantage of the location and created amazing interior and exterior passage areas, which join the buildings. Also, a completely new construction was raised, named Marriott Hall, which provides and aesthetic contrast with the rest of the project. The classes are spacious and lighting (artificial as well as natural) was an intensely studied facto by the team.