Norway’s “Holiday Cabins”

In my post about the Jesolo Lido Pool Villa, I introduced a concept that I called the “instalife”-style, and while the response to the post itself was positive, I received many comments about what this style really was. Today’s post will hopefully further that explanation using a beautiful little project on the coast of Norway’s…

Jesolo Lido Pool Villa

When designing homes, it is incredibly important to design not only for shelter, but to design for all the emotions and emotional implications that a “home” has. What mood does the client want the house to make them feel? Different Architects achieve this in their own ways, and today I wanted to share a project…

Leeza SOHO — Zaha Hadid

For non Architects and Architects alike, high spaces enclosed in a building envelop are breathtaking moments. Moments that cause all visitors to a project to tilt their heads up and look at the expansive space above them. Zaha Hadid’s Leeza SOHO tower is no exception, on the contrary, it has the largest atrium space of…

Bosjes Chapel

A short post today. I came across this very intriguing design by Steyn Studio for the Bosjes Chapel in South Africa earlier today, and felt the need to have it on my site. There is an angelic atmosphere that is created when looking at the building and its draped shell structure that seems to form…

18 West 53rd Street NYPL

Following the idea that circulation is a vital part in architectural design, I wanted to post about a project I saw recently in New York City. The New York Public Library on West 53rd street in NYC, designed by TEN Arquitectos, caught my eye immediately. Situated just a few hundred feet down the block from the…

Architectural Promenade

When an Architect designs a building, the ultimate challenge is to organize the space in an integrated way that unifies the entire building. Among the most difficult design problems that come up is the placement and integration of circulation (stairs, ramps, etc.). In my last project I attempted to utilize the circulation as the major means…

Context Clues

Walking home today I passed this building. Having just finished a design project of my own where context was an extremely important precedent, this facade immediately stood out. The street on which it stands is densely packed, as most streets in New York City are, yet each building carries its own design and concept. This…

MakerSpace on East Genesee

The following project is a Design Studio project for a Maker Space in Downtown Syracuse New York. The final design  (shown here) was reached through an iterative design process. The program of the building is divided as follows. Reception Gallery Work Space Auditorium Offices The grand staircase allows non members to experience the Work Space…