Lakeside West Apartment | Wittman Estes

Lakeside West, a home interior designed by Wittman Estes, is a re-imagined urban condominium that transforms an outdated mid-century dwelling into a highly organized and functional dwelling for a single man, located in Seattle, Washington. The design brief was to organize and curate a pared-down life where the client’s daily routines of meditation, cooking, and working from home could be focused and elevated by simplifying the material reality of his surrounding environment.

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Wittman Estes

Wittman Estes came from the realization that in our cities and surroundings, buildings and landscapes were being designed as separate entities. We are a dedicated team of architects and designers focused on bringing your project from concept through finished construction and lived reality. We set out to offer clients an integrated design process, foregrounding sustainability, smooth thresholds between inside and outside, a richness of natural materials, and most importantly, how people live in and experience the built spaces they inhabit.

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The Running Bean Hanoi | Red5Studio

The Running Bean Hanoi, designed by Red5Studio, is an adaptive reuse of a house to convert it into a coffee shop. They use the method of integrating square cubes, slanted arrays or diagonal cuts combined with glass materials, glass bricks with blue light tone to create a sense of movement and spread of the freezing. The facade of the building was stripped of the old mortar layer to reveal the old bricks wall. The Gothic pattern are wrapped in stainless steel to make it more contemporary.

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Red5Studio

Red5studio is an Interior design firm based in Saigon, which specializes in residential, apartment, retail, hospitality, and commercial practices. The firm provides a full-service that starts from the concept development to the final construction.

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Youth Hostel Gerlos | Lechner & Lechner Architects

The Youth Hostel Gerlos, designed by Lechner & Lechner Architects, aims to make school trips in an ecological environment more affordable. That is why the hostel was built from regional wood in solid wood construction, the hostel is heated by biomass district heating, electricity comes from photovoltaic. The youth hostel creates a center in the village with its spatial arrangement and leisure activities.

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Lechner & Lechner Architects

The architecture office Lechner & Lechner was opened by Christine & Horst Lechner in 1987 and re-founded in 2015 as lechner-lechner-lechner ZT gmbh, located in Salzburg , Austria. We try to enlarge the boundaries of the building discourse through non-orthodox, interdisciplinary and unusual ways of working. One of our core competencies includes building in historical context and the sensitive handling of existing buildings. We work on design tasks from urban planning to the smallest sanitary facilities.

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Casa PR | Guillem Carrera

Guillem Carrera designed Casa PR, a residential architecture project located in Barcelona, Spain. The house achieves the highest number of visuals and natural light possible, and, moreover, guarantees the views to the sea from each of the three floors that will organise the structure of the house too: the garage/studio floor, the night floor and the day floor. This strategy is decided to achieve the highest number of visuals and natural light as possible, and, moreover, to guarantee the views to the sea from each of the three floors that will organise the structure of the house too: the garage/studio floor, the night floor and the day floor.

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Gale’s Residence | Gibert&Tan Design Studio

Gale’s Residence, designed by Gibert&Tan Design Studio is a complete remodelling of a 1970s terrace house located in a hilly suburb of Kuala Lumpur. The revisited layout now divides the house neatly into two distinctive zones, the living, dining, kitchen, and other common spaces on one side, and bedrooms and bathrooms on the other. Overall our intervention has been much about contrasts; the relation to the street is about privacy, with tall brick walls thus creating a boundary, while the interior opens up fully to the garden view with large expanses of glass.

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Gibert&Tan Design Studio

GIBERT&TAN is an incorporated architecture, planning, interior and design studio directed by Michael Gibert & Tan Seok Foong. The studio was founded on the premise that a small but expert group of individuals can deliver outstanding buildings. Our prism is in a permanent search for accurate interaction with the present, attentive and non-arrogant, with collaboration standing at the core of our methodology.

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Villa Vught | Mecanoo

Villa Vught is a residential Architecture project designed by Mecanoo, located in Vught, Netherlands. The design ambition endeavoured to connect the residential functions while maintaining the detached traditional farmstead typology. The Villa’s functions are distributed within three distinct volumes, shaped to resemble the vernacular of a small village. The two lower volumes are shaped like typical gabled barns directly connected to the surrounding gardens. The higher volume captures the view of the wide landscape and forms a striking contrast with the lower buildings.

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Pecka Playscape | Molo Architekti + Matěj Hájek

Molo Architekti designed a few installations for Pecka Playscape. It represents a fusion between a playground, a sculpture park and an educational trail, designed on a monumental scale and set in the midst of the enchanting landscape of Krkonoše National Park. The installations were inspired by wildlife inhabiting the Krkonoše mountains. From a formal point of view, elements of descriptive nature (e.g. lynx, viper) intertwine with more abstract items (e.g. deer, cochlodina).

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Molo Architekti

Molo Architekti is an architectural practice located in Prague, Czech Republic, with the aim of creating a quality living space. The firm understands design as a creative solution to a problem. The project grows from a mushroom of demands, wishes, and dreams that meet a specific place and legal order. From the clash of these requirements and limitations, they create contemporary architecture thanks to logic, emotion, and experience.

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Apartment Porro | Taller David Dana

Apartment Porro is an interior residential project, designed by Taller David Dana where the materiality of the architectural elements and furniture complement each other creating an elegant atmosphere, turning impersonal into personal, adapting each of the spaces to the needs of its inhabitants. Elements that are shared in tones and contrast allow the integration of furniture, materials, and lighting. Each area is framed by personalized details, becoming a unique place that allows users to take ownership of the space.

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M. Villa | HH Architects

M. Villa is a residential architecture project by HH Architects, located in Vietnam. The house creates a space that is both easy for the elderly to live, and at the same time create a garden pool space where children and grandchildren can play at, creating spiritual values for the family. The architecture of our house uses open space, limiting partitions, mainly using large doors to get wind and light. The ceiling use bamboo materials instead of natural wood to create a luxurious space. The roof frill is made of sheet steel material.

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HH Architects

HH Architects formed in 2016 by architect Le Ba Hung. HH Architects has completed many architectural and interior design projects. Practicality and aesthetics are highly in our designs. Our projects are an interesting combination of HH Architects’ ideas and capabilities.

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Weekly Highlights 2022 #13

Archidiaries is excited to share the ‘Project of the Week’ – Galatea House by architecture firm Estudio Galera. Along with this, the weekly highlight contains a few of the best projects, published throughout the week. These selected projects represent the best content curated and shared by the team at ArchiDiaries.

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The Chiu | Nature Times Art Design

Nature Times Art Design designed the interiors for The Chiu, a “one-diamond black pearl” restaurant offering Chaoshan cuisine. The garden-themed elevator hall incorporates flowing light and shadows, which surround delicate natural, handmade artworks. Green jade, glass and flying “butterflies” create an immersive, surreal secret world, which brings surprising sensory and emotional experience to guests as entering the elevator hall.

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K Pharmacy | Wand Works Architecture

A feeling beyond the hygienic whiteness of medical spaces was targeted in the design of the K Pharmacy, by Wand Works Architecture, located in Bursa, Turkey. The design process is built upon a concept of wellness. Design guided by the motivation of being well, feeling well, and investing in your own wellness is composed of cozy, soft, and natural forms and materials. The holistic approach to health, including physical, psychological, and sociological health, becomes widespread in public during pandemics.

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Wand Works Architecture

Wand Works Architecture is an architectural and interior design practice located in Istanbul, Turkey, founded in 2021 by Damla Pinar Celik and Ayse Aybuke Samast. Architectural and Interior Design practices are executed with precise attention to detail, application, material quality, and trends. Fit-out construction processes are completed according to customers’ needs, budget, and deadlines.

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Project Gomila | MVRDV + GRAS Arquitectos

MVRDV and Spanish co-architects GRAS Reynés Arquitectos are transforming the neighbourhood of El Terreno in Palma, Mallorca. The plan renovates four existing buildings and adds three new ones to reinvigorate El Terreno as a vibrant, green, sustainable residential neighbourhood. Each of the buildings have their own unique character derived from their colours, materials, and rooflines, together forming a distinctive place that is in tune with the Mediterranean lifestyle.

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VIVIENDA GT | Grupo Culata Jovai

VIVIENDA GT is a residential architectural project by Grupo Culata Jovai, in Asunción, Paraguay. It is a construction that uses the traditional and common ways of building, in terms of materials and the ways of using them. Reinforced concrete and brick are used as starting points, adding from there what the future inhabitants desire. A house, an object, not ostentatious, but consistent with the corresponding lives and aspirations.

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Grupo Culata Jovái

Grupo Culata Jovái is an architecture studio that has been working since 2011 in collaborative ways. The team looks for solutions incorporating the project’s criteria of economic and environmental sustainability. They believe that the buildings show a way to work with what’s conventional to our reality, the common materials and the common technologies. To make things new with what has always been available to us.

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Hotel Maestoso | Enota

Hotel Maestoso is a hospitality architecture renovation project by Enota, located in Lipica, Slovenia. The new structural membrane enveloping the entire hotel and swimming pool area establishes a sort of intermediate space between the buildings and the landscape. The interplay of light and shade breaks down the monolithic built masses and, together with the envisaged greening of the existing volume with climbing plants, dematerialises the building to the greatest extent possible and endows it with a distinctive and recognisable character.

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Sky Box House | Garg Architects

The Sky Box House is a residential project by Garg Architects, in the Himalayan foothills. The architectural outcome is guided by three main design aspects – Light, Simplicity and Proportions. The house has been designed in consideration of the ‘Flow of Energy’ concept of Vastu. One of the prime concerns of the inhabitants – Privacy, was well taken care of by spatially segregating the private and common spaces of the house, and placing them in the best suited locations governed by factors such as light and air movement.

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