Category Archives: Diseño de Interiores

prada’s boutique store in tokyo has backlit ‘sponge’ walls designed by OMA

prada has again collaborated with OMA, the architecture firm founded by rem koolhaas, in the design of its boutique store in tokyo. forming part of the miyashita park shopping mall in the city’s shibuya district, the 300 square meter single-storey outlet offers a selection of clothing, bags, accessories, and footwear for men and women in unisex and thematic versions.

all images courtesy of prada

opening onto the street, the external façade includes a large window that presents passersby with a view into the dreamlike, yet minimal interior. a black and white chequered floor extends throughout the space, while the walls are clad with backlit green sponge — a material designed by OMA in 2002 for the prada epicenter in los angeles. referred to as ‘prada sponge’, its development started with an architectural model made using a regular cleaning sponge.

‘as the visual effect of this backlit texture was very intriguing, an extensive search was initiated to recreate this material in 1:1 scale,’ OMA said at the time. ‘many hundred tests and prototypes were handmade in order to test hole sizes, percentages of openness, translucencies, depths, colors, etc.. simultaneously, mass production and 3D computer modeling techniques were investigated that could help translate the properties of the handcrafted prototypes and all technical requirements into the final product.’

elsewhere in the store, the luminous ceiling and video wall of the backdrop allow the displayed products to command full attention. found at the center of the space, aluminum display elements enhance the minimal aesthetic and contemporary feel of the interior.

available products include bags, backpacks, accessories, and shoes made of brand new re-nylon, a selection of visual books from prada, as well as exclusive cotton poplin T-shirts featuring original prints dedicated to the store’s opening. one such garment features the prada oval logo, which has been reinterpreted by OMA to include the prada miyashita park store name, and a travel tag print with TYO (tokyo) symbols. see the T-shirt designs below.

project info:

name: prada miyashita park
location: tokyo, japan
design: OMA
status: open

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takayuki suzuki architecture atelier drapes sheer fabric across the ceiling of japanese house

located on a mountain slope in gamagori, japan, this house by takayuki suzuki architecture atelier is built for a couple and their three children. the project is topped with a single slanted roof that unifies its multiple levels while blocking out the view from the neighborhood and the western sun. inside, the japanese architecture studio has draped sheer, lightweight fabric across the ceiling, creating a serene living space.all images ©︎ ToLoLo studio

takayuki suzuki architecture atelier has designed the two-story wooden house as an open, lightweight construction that connects to its surroundings while maintaining enough privacy for its residents. the large, slanted roof that tops the entire residence brings in the trees of the garden while allowing for views of the park and the seascape in the distance. this way, ‘the residents can feel the presence of the city at every stage of their lives,’ as the studio explains.

the roof extends to the edge of the road, and by adjusting the height of the eaves it is possible to control the amount of visibility from the side of the road. the interior of the house oozes out beyond the boundary line of the road with the intention of connecting with the city. its wooden ceiling is draped with sheer fabric, which adds a lightweight, serene character to the building. 

project info:

name: house in gamagori

architect: takayuki suzuki architecture atelier

location: gamagori, aichi, japan

site area: 251.19 sqm

total floor area: 118.70 sqm

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Cool Contemporary Style Home In A Boatshed

Lavender Bay Boatshed is cool contemporary style home designed by Stephen Collier Architects located in Lavender Bay, a harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

This awesome house is nice example how imagination can turn almost every object into cool home. Living right next to the water is a must for some people and this is the chance where creativity kicks in. Architects designed interiors to fit every need of its residents. Wooden roof structure gives another level of charm to this home.

Existing floor plan offered interesting shape where curves challenged architects which created this space into creative modern stairs. There’s also priceless Sydney Bay Bridge view.

Via World of Architecture

All photos © Peter Bennetts

rivate car showroom by bureau fraai in amsterdam frames views of iconic jaguar models

Its quietly amazing how the european design always mesmerize the senses by proposing amazing features out of things that seems to come from clients ego, and even if the feat seems just to justify the needs of a random individual, the result can be pretty amazing if lands in the hands of a compelling architect.

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

a couple of owners of two jaguar models have asked architecture firm bureau fraai to design a garage where they can store their cars safely, and also showcase them in an elegant way. 

the architects have come up with a private showroom concept to be located within the backyard of the clients’ main house in amsterdan. formed as a distinct black volume with an automatic car lift, the garage is completely visible from the residence. 

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

the showroom by bureau fraai stores the two jaguars, stacked on top of each other, with the use of an automatic car lift. the structure features a large steel plate window, framing the client’s favourite model as if it were a painting to be enjoyed from within their own living room. the characteristic design of the garage is enhanced by integrating a custom-designed grill with the jaguar logo, referring to classical models from the car brand’s history.

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

besides the showroom, bureau fraai has also designed a matching black roof extension for the main residence. the roofing connects to the two different roof heights of the neighbouring buildings. here, two big steel plate framed windows enclose the interior of the top floor living and working area, creating an edward hopper like appearance when observed from the exterior.

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

both window frames also serve a second purpose; the front one extends into the interior as a desk while framing the view to the neighbourhood. meanwhile, the rear one facing the roof terrace and garden evolves into a bench where one can relax and enjoy the sky. in contrast with the black exterior shell, the interior has a warm and light character. both the ceiling and the connected built-in wall cabinet are made from wood, with clear matching partitioning and refined detailing.

all images courtesy of bureau fraai

project info:

name: black gems
architects: bureau fraai
location: amsterdam, the netherlands

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bamboo club + cafe by VTN architects takes center stage in the heart of vietnam

The place were the bamboo becames a part of the city scenary…

vinh, in central vietnam, has been a battleground for multiple wars resulting in a massive amount of destruction to the city and the surrounding region. renovation for vietnam’s biggest city in the central region of the country has steered toward european design with colonial style façades, providing VTN architects with its latest challenge.

from street level, the bamboo material is visible on both levels: the rooftop dome and cafe under
all images by trieu chien



the project, titled ‘nocenco cafe,’ focused on morphing a middle-rise concrete building located in the city center of vinh. this scheme sees a renovated a cafe on the last floor and rooftop of a 7th floor turned into a neighborhood and city icon, with an emphasis on using a unique local material to create a new structure.

nocenco cafe‘ provides a completely unique interior but follows the bamboo theme

after a study period, VTN architects decided to use bamboo; an easily accessible material in the tropical climate reducing construction time and budget, but one that is also light and structurally sound.

the club has a cave like feel but sports open views of the surrounding city



the end product was a large dome structure on the roof with a club/lounge recognizable from any part of the city and a redesigned cafe on the floor below with an interior built using bamboo. this project equips a city that was once ravaged by war with a gathering place that has ‘a great view over the surrounding low-rise houses, towards the river, magnificent forest scape and various aged buildings.


the rooftop’s structure is built from bamboo and take the shape of an ‘L’



the vietnam-based architecture firm used ten bamboo columns to hide the existing structure and four additional columns to elegantly divide the space into different private areas, thus creating a cave-like space but juxtaposed with an open view of the surrounding city.


center of the dome is an open area

the club dome supported by bamboo columns opens up the surrounding views of the city

the dome is left open at the top

the bamboo structure provides a local and organic aspect to the neighborhood

clear views of the city from the rooftop club

the cafe under the rooftop club also sports views of the surrounding neighborhood

the incorporation of bamboo creates a unique environment complimented by shrubbery

the bamboo cafe also allows for natural light to enter

project info:

name: nocenco cafe

principal architects: vo trong nghia, nguyen tat dat

design team: to quang cam, le hoang tuyet ngoc, takahito yamada

office credit: VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects)

status: built in may 2018

program: café, club

location: vinh city, nghe an, vietnam

footprint: 438 sqm

GFA: 687 sqm

bamboo contractor: VTN architects

photography: trieu chien

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bjarke ingels group designs customizable tiny house that can be built in any location 

bjarke ingels group has designed a customizable micro-home that can be built within a rapid time-frame in any location. named ‘A45’, the project is an iteration of the traditional A-frame cabin, known for its pitched roof and angled walls. BIG has developed the qualities of this classic structure with a design that maximizes usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees. this enables the tiny home to boast a soaring 13 foot (4 meter) ceiling height.

all images by matthew carbone



constructed in upstate new york, ‘A45’ is a prototypical tiny house designed for klein. founded by designer and interior architect søren rose, klein’s goal is to develop a diverse range of tiny house concepts with the world’s leading architects. the homes are to be built by leading manufacturers and can be delivered anywhere in the world within a six month lead time. BIG’s tiny home is customizable inside and out and will be available for future home-owners to purchase.

the project is an iteration of the traditional A-frame cabin



externally, the building’s crystal-like form lends the project an ever-changing appearance. internally, the 180 square foot space has been prioritized for comfort and to foster a close relationship with nature. a morsøe wood-burning fireplace is nestled in one corner, while off-grid equipment is tucked away in the back. furniture includes a kitchen designed by københavns møbelsnedkeri, hand-crafted furniture from carl hansen, and a bed fitted with kvadrat fabric designed by søren rose studio. the bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA.

the design maximizes usable floor area by taking a square base and twisting the roof 45 degrees



the dwelling is assembled in modules on site and consists of 100% recyclable materials. this includes the timber frame, wall modules, a subfloor, and the triangular floor-to-ceiling window that comprises seven glass pieces. the structure is slightly elevated on four concrete piers that give optimal support and allow homeowners to place their tiny house in even the most remote areas.

the tiny home boasts a soaring 13 foot (4 meter) ceiling height

the kitchen has been designed by københavns møbelsnedkeri

the project features hand-crafted furniture from carl hansen

the bathroom is made of cedar wood with fixtures by VOLA

the dwelling consists of 100% recyclable materials

the micro-home can be built within a rapid time-frame in any location

klein’s goal is to develop a range of tiny house concepts with the world’s leading architects



project info:


name: klein
date: may, 2018
program: housing
status: completed
size: 17 sqm / 183 sqf
project type: commission
client: klein house
collaborators: soren rose studio, dinesen, morsø, gagganau, kvadrat, carl hansen & søn, suite new york, københavns møbelsnedkeri, XAL, vola


project team:
partners-in-charge: bjarke ingels, thomas christoffersen
project leader: max moriyama
project architect: rune hansen
team: jian yong khoo, tianqi zhang

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land ark RV looks more like a high end ski lodge on wheels

land ark RV — a nomadic lifestyle brand on wheels — just released ‘drake.’ it sleeps up to six people, costs a little less than an airstream, can handle snow and is absolutely move-in-ready.

all images courtesy of land ark

the simply-shaped square and rectangular windows break up the sparse design like a cubist, picasso painting. its acute corners could cut the sky in half. these photos don’t show it, but you can imagine what this sharp black box might look like encased in a soft blanket of snow. in addition to its high-end design and curated amenities, drake the land ark RV was designed by people who actually live the mobile tiny house lifestyle. since 2011, founders of land ark brian and joni buzarde have been ‘guinea pigs,’ experiencing and recording the positives and paint points. after these years of research, the two designed drake.

an architectural vanishing act, the disappearance of the vernacular home

ask any kid to draw a house, and chances are they’ll start with a rectangle and inevitably draw three lines on top — uncomplicated, but a realization that robert venturi would no doubt delight in. this notion of a house transcends culture and location, and manifests itself in two simple shapes, i.e. the vernacular home. this idea is was the starting point for architect kim seongyoul of rieuldorang atelier when designing the ‘manhwaricano’ home in korea.

all images by joonhwan yoon

I started designing with the question of how architecture can enter the world of emotion,’ kim seongyoul describes. the architect wanted to discover beauty from ordinary things — like simple geometric shapes — and this is just what he and his team accomplished with this project. this design uses the shape of the ‘idea of a home’ to create a negative space in a complex and beautiful project; thus offering a poetic reading of the average inhabitance.

the gable shape creates a passageway through the building



all that remains of this old vernacular notion is the footprint it once occupied and the ideas it left behind. the vacated space in the form of a gable becomes a sequence leading into the house. kim seongyoul asserts that history is a part of any project and that architecture, like art, always fits in this eternal timeline.

light floods through the canopy overhead

the ‘manhwaricano’ home in korea

the architect wanted to discover beauty from ordinary things, like simple geometric shapes

the design uses the shape of the ‘idea of a home’

a negative space in a complex and beautiful project is created

a poetic reading of the average inhabitance is offered

kim seongyoul asserts that history is a part of any project

architecture, like art, always fits in an eternal timeline

the vacated space in the form of a gable becomes a sequence leading



full article here


project info: 


project name: manhwaricano
architecture firm: rieuldorang atelier
lead architects: kim seongyoul
project location: manhwa-ri, dudong-myeon, ulju-gun ulsan, south korea
completion year: 2017
gross built area (square meters or square foot): 144.25m²
photo credits: yoon, joonhwan
other participants: lee hansae

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Nordea’s new Danish Headquarters

Copenhagen / Denmark / 2017

Built on a base of slate with scintillating, transparent facades, this bank sets new standards for work in the financial sector by providing an approachable environment that opens up to the city. With a tribute to the great Nordic landscapes, the new Nordea Headquarters rises like a sparkling giant ice block on a charcoal slate base. The crystalline facade allows daylight to flow through the building and is a key component in the vision of creating transparency between employees, clients and…
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Project details
Year 2017
Client Nordea Properties
Status Completed works
Type Office Buildings / Corporate Headquarters
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lily jencks + nathanael dorent transform 17th century ruins into contemporary country home

 the collaborative efforts of lily jencks and nathanael dorent have transformed a set of stone ruins in scotland into a contemporary and environmentally friendly country home. in repurposing the original structure — the remains of an old farmhouse — the design team has created a property that affords sweeping views across the region’s picturesque, undulating landscape. ‘located in a remote countryside area, this project was conceived as passive and self-sufficient, well-insulated and using solar energy,’ explain the architects.

all images © sergio pirrone



as the original farmhouse had been modified on a number of occasions since its construction, lily jencks studio and nathanael dorent architecture carefully selected a sequence of materials and geometries that would highlight its storied history. ‘the first layer is the existing stone wall, within which sits a black waterproofing EPDM rubber clad pitched-roof ‘envelope’, and within that a curvilinear interior ‘tube’ wall system,’ says the design team. ‘this interior curved surface is made of insulating polystyrene blocks within a gridded wood structure, and is covered with glass reinforced plastic.’

a set of stone ruins has been turned into a contemporary country home



the different layers serve two main purposes: they emphasize the narrative of time, while reflecting a variety of architectural expressions. ‘these three layers are not designed as independent parts, rather, they take on meaning as their relationship evolves through the building’s sections,’ the architects continue. ‘they separate, come together, and intertwine, creating a series of architectural singularities, including in some areas a particularly revealing simultaneous reading of these three layers.’

the design team preserved the existing ruin walls



the house’s more public programs, including the kitchen and dining areas, are contained within the ‘tube’, while private areas, (including bedrooms, and bathrooms), are found at each end of the property. the home’s windows and doors are positioned in response to the the structure’s existing walls, as well as the views from the site. ‘at the windows and doors the tube funnels out towards the light, creating a ‘poched’ space within the thickness of the tube wall, and between the envelope and the tube, that can be used for furniture and storage,’ explains the design team.

the house’s public programs, including the kitchen, are contained within the central ‘tube’

the home’s windows and doors are positioned in response to the the structure’s existing walls

more private areas are found at each end of the property

the architects reinstituted the pitched roof that would have been there originally

the house is located in a remote countryside area

the dwelling affords sweeping views across the region’s picturesque, undulating landscape

project info:


design team: lily jencks studio [lily jencks (director) + pati santos (architect)] and nathanael dorent architecture
executive architect: savills [michael leybourne (architect) + allan lees]
structural engineering: manja van de worp (nous engineering)
program: private house
location: dumfries, scotland
area: 180 sqm
year: 2014-2016
photography: sergio pirrone

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rojkind arquitectos opens ‘foro boca’, a sculptural concert hall in coastal mexico

in boca del río, mexico, rojkind arquitectos has completed ‘foro boca’ — a structure designed to house the city’s philharmonic orchestra. the building’s shape was informed by the stones used for the foundation of the neighboring breakwater, with large sculptural volumes housing the concert hall and other programs. the project is located in the center of the city along a coastal avenue, and forms part of a larger masterplan intended to revitalize the neighborhood.

all images by jaime navarro



able to accommodate 966 guests, the main stage — designed for classical, traditional, and contemporary music — can be adapted for dance and theater performances. meanwhile, the back of house area has been designed specifically for the orchestra, containing all necessary facilities. the boca del rio philharmonic orchestra, formed in 2014, has attracted local and foreign musicians, making it the heart of the cultural life of the city. in addition to providing a yearly season of orchestral concerts, the center will house an after-school social development program for low-income children named ‘orquestando armonia’.

the project is located in the mexican city of boca del río



‘the foro boca has the goal of functioning as an urban detonator capable of inciting modernity in the area’, explains rojkind arquitectos.‘the forum itself is a tool that has permitted the reconstruction and renovation of the infrastructure and urban image of this part of the city.’ see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

the building’s shape was informed by the stones used for the foundation of the neighboring breakwater

large sculptural volumes house the concert hall as well as other programs

internal circulation routes span a central void

timber has been used throughout the scheme’s interiors

illumination is provided via carefully positioned apertures

the concert hall can accommodate up to 966 guests

the project forms part of a larger masterplan intended to revitalize the neighborhood



full article here

project info:


architect: rojkind arquitectos | michel rojkind
team: agustín pereyra (project manager), arturo ortíz, adrián aguilar, sandra carvajal, fernanda casar, salvador cortéz, diego díaz lezama, paulina elizalde, rubén garcía, daniel gaytán, paulina goycoolea, jorge gonzález r., alfredo hernández , laura hernández, pablo herrera, julieta inclán, carsten lemme andrea león, félix mendoza, gerardo salinas, julio serralde, alfonso paz, cynthia ponce, víctor velázquez, ditter vergara, beatriz zavala
media: lorena garcía cordero / dinorah martínez schulte


structural engineer: EMRSA — enrique martínez sergio pérez, martín s. lópez, elsa serrano, miguel ángel allende josé mejía, kevin cruz, josé martínez vargas
acoustic consultants:
akustics — octavio barragán, cristian ezcurdia, hugo garduño
auerbach pollock — friedlander, len auerbach, kevin macphearson, tom neville
seamonk — lincoln aguirre, itzel alba, cristian ezcurdia, jorge romero
MEP engineer / specialties: gralte S.C. — jorge romero, daniel velázquez, ismael hernández, mario navarro, germán muñóz
lighting consultant: artec3 — maurici ginés, jose cardona, ana ayala, carmen valle, itzae cardeña
builder: ingenieria y desarrollo arquitectónico S.A. de C.V.

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giant bird’s nest in kenya lets safari guests sleep luxuriously above the trees

guests visiting one of kenya’s best known safari resorts can now spend a night in a giant bird’s nest, elevated above the trees. the exclusive accommodation has been built alongside a river at the heart of laikipia, a region that contains a host of safari lodges and camps. offering panoramic rooftop views, the entire nest has been constructed using raw materials, such as farmed wood and tree branches that have been woven together by local community members.

all images by jimmy nelson, courtesy of segera retreat and NAY PALAD

the project is the collaborative work of segera, a wildlife sanctuary situated in central laikipia, and NAY PALAD, a company led by carolin dekeyser that creates both objects and destinations. the duo joined forces to launch the one-of-a-kind structure, which was conceived as a ‘peaceful jewel at the very heart of the natural world’. the team also enlisted architect daniel pouzet, who worked with the team to bring their idea to life.

the bird nest is designed to sleep two guests

after enjoying a day on safari, guests arrive at the bird nest just before sunset to see the structure illuminated with lanterns. the experience includes champagne and a picnic-style dinner on the top deck. after sundown, visitors can either gaze at the sparkling african sky or move indoors where they are met with luxurious linens and comforting hot water bottles. the following morning, guests are left a picnic breakfast on their doorstep, which can be enjoyed while watching the elephants and giraffes at the river below.

the structure offers panoramic rooftop views

‘as close friends and supporters of segera, we were delighted to work with the talented NAY PALAD team to bring this incredible vision to life,’ says segera GM, jens kozany.‘we cannot wait to welcome our guests to this peaceful haven and to offer them a truly authentic and unique sleep-out experience, one that is sure to surpass expectations. to wake up to the magical sound of wildlife and birds, surrounded by pristine nature as far as the eye can see, is a life-changing experience; this is a place of true, untouched wonderment.’

the exclusive accommodation has been built alongside a river at the heart of laikipia

the bird nest is designed to sleep two guests, but could also host a family with children or more adventurous guests able to sleep out on the top deck. the experience is included in the rate for guests staying at segera retreat for five nights or more, while for those on a shorter stay, the cost starts at $1,150 USD per night.

prices for a night’s stay start at $1,150 USD

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The Y House by co(X)List Studio

Architects: co(X)ist Studio
Location: Austin, United States
Team: Megan Lin, Frank Lin
Area: 1936.0 ft2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Patrick Y. Wong
Consultants: MJ Structure Engineer
Construction Duration: 12 Months
Construction Cost: $260,000 USD

The spaces are meant to be lived, the places were we spend most of our lives are meant to be usefull and beautifull. In this amazing work, the guys at co(X)ist Studio created an amazing field hideout were inspiración meets desing and under the pretty summer sun of Austin, must be an amazing place to let the creativity flow on.

In the words of the architect:” Originally built as a ranch-style house in 1962, the remodeled Y House is sensitively designed to weave into the fabric of the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood in South Austin while simultaneously providing a fresh and modern way of living. Conceived by the architect-clients as an investment property, the remodel and addition to the house provide both living and working space for the owners, as well as a reflection of the design values of their architectural practice”.

The addition portion of the project splits the rectangle at the center to create a Y shape at the private end of the house. This split allows for the master bedroom to have privacy and separation from the other bedrooms, both physically and visually. The split also creates a courtyard at the end of what was once a dead-end corridor, bringing light, views and an added level of interest to a typically mundane space.

In the main living area of the house, the previously compartmentalized rooms have been opened up to create an open concept floor plan. The back wall of the dining room can be completely opened up to the back porch, extending the living space to the outdoors to take advantage of the warm Texas weather. This design also allows for cross-ventilation of air from the front of the house to the back, and creates a strong visual connection to the outside from all spaces within the house.

The back porch is an extension of the indoor living space, running the entire length of the back of the house with access from the dining room, guest room, and master bedroom. The porch canopy incorporates the natural canopy of the large existing crepe myrtle tree to provide shade and protection from the Texas sun.

The garage of the house has been transformed into an office for the architectural practice of the owners. This provides them with a space to meet with clients, as well as access to their home as a living example of what they do professionally through their design practice. The home uses several re-claimed materials, including a bench and front porch trellis constructed from the wood studs of the original home. The house also uses abundant daylighting of the spaces through ample windows and skylights to reduce the electrical load.

More images and descriptions can be found on the Archdaily site

Vía ArchDaily / Images by Patrick Y. Wong

mA-Style, estudio de arquitectura Japonesa reimagina la vivienda tradicional japonesa.

imagenes de © kai nakamura


El estudio de Arquitectura mA-Style se dio a la tarea de crear una casa separada del hogar familiar para una joven pareja, la casa ‘koya no sumika’ fue diseñada de modo que sus ocupantes tuvieran un espacio privado para dormir y descansar mientras que la cocina, el baño, la estancia principal y los cuartos para niños permanecieran compartidos con el resto de la casa, lo cual en la cultura japonesa es un modo de reforzar los lazos familiares tan unidos.

la estructura esta compuesta por laminas de contrachapado de 62 mm que sostienen un techo triangular con una ventana elevada que proporciona abundante luz a las distintas áreas de la casa. Las áreas internas añaden ritmo y contraste a todos los elementos en esta estructura de una sola planta con una pequeña área de estudio y un dormitorio en armonía con los elementos internos de la estructura. La madera le proporciona ese toque de calidez que es potenciado por la luz difusa del ventanal superior.

La estructura se conecta por su lado oeste por un pequeño corredor pero separado visualmente por un jardín tradicional en medio. Sin mas que decir es una interesante re interpretación de la casa tradicional japonesa de los entornos rurales para darle un sabor único, una aparencial de modernidad que no choca con lo que un hogar debe ser, un lugar agradable para vivir.

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Tengbom Arquitectos y su diseño de una casa mínima para estudiantes #smalllofts.

Imágenes de bertil hertzberg


Es una regla cuando se es estudiante, que si debes ir a otra ciudad a cursar tu carrera, siempre se vuelve un problema complejo encontrar un lugar no muy caro para dormir, hacer tareas y en general tener una vida digna cuando se esta lejos de casa. En otros países el asunto se vuelve mas complicado por las limitaciones de espacio, sobre todo en Europa donde los precios ya son demasiado elevados en las rentas y los espacios urbanos son muy limitados.

Por ello el estudio de Arquitectura Tengbom con sede en Suecia desarrollo un proyecto de un espacio habitacional para estudiantes reduciendo los elementos necesarios al mínimo sin sacrificar habitabilidad. El espacio en cuestión es un área de 10 metros cuadrados con todo lo que un estudiante pudiera necesitar usando madera laminada de origen local, materiales reciclados y optimizando espacios pero aun mejor, reduciendo el costo promedio de la renta del espacio en un 50%, lo cual para un estudiante foráneo con presupuesto limitado es ideal.


El proyecto recibe el nombre de “Smart Student Unit” y cuenta con un baño, una cocina, un pequeño comedor y una cama elevada en un espacio que legalmente seria imposible de considerar – al menos no en Suecia, donde las leyes no permiten áreas habitacionales tan pequeñas por motivos de derechos humanos – y contó con la colaboración de los propios estudiantes de la Universidad de Lund, así como de la compañía de bienes raíces AF bostäder.


Tal ves en Latam este concepto es muy extraño debido a que no sufrimos de las limitaciones de espacio que padecen en ciudades europeas, donde los costos de las rentas son tan elevados que aun con un poder adquisitivo alto un estudiante termina pasando penurias – como mas de uno en todo el planeta – pero el diseño inteligente del espacio le da un valor a este proyecto increíble, y aunque no seamos estudiantes, es un lugar individual muy agradable para vivir.


Vía DesignBoom y Tengbom Arquitectos

El Centro FRAC en Orleans, Francia de la mano de jakob + macfarlane #arquitecturadebolas

El duo de arquitectos afincados en Paris jakob y macfarlane, han sido encomendados para el diseño del nuevo sitio del Centro Frac en Francia, una fundación regional de arte dedicada a mostrar la mal-llamada arquitectura radical, afincada en un centro de detención después convertido en hospital. Después de ser en 1837 un deposito de equipamiento militar, el edificio histórico comenzó su labor de ser un repositorio de expresiones culturales.

La nueva estructura diseñada por el colectivo, usa de base el viejo edificio creciendo y añadiendo superficies continuando las ya existentes. La instalación se comunica con los edificios cercanos a través de un patio y lo rehabilita como espacio publico.

Un punto a favor es la intervención del colectivo electronic shadow que intervino parte de las superficies con luces led, permitiendo interesantes muestras de arte conceptual en las paredes del propio edificio lo cual en las noches crea un espectáculo increíble. Las formas irregulares del edificio ayudan a crear una atmósfera casi futurista donde el principal componente es el propio edificio, un casi orgánico extracto de la mente de estos talentosos arquitectos.

Si desean saber mas de este centro de artes o de los autores sigan las ligas debajo, pueden consultar ademas el articulo original para mayor referencia.

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