Home 07 by i29 Interior Architects, Amsterdam, Netherland

Dutch interior architects i29 designed this apartment that features a series of cabinets with laser- cut holes across their surfaces.

This single-family apartment for four people is situated in a stately building in southern Amsterdam, NL.  The original structure, with rooms for staff, a double hall and long hallways with lots of doors has been transformed into a spacious, transparent dwelling full of light and air.

A kitchen in combination with cabinets from floor to ceiling has laser-cut front panels, all spray painted white. This pattern results in a dynamic mixture of open and closed cabinets, the holes also function as integrated handgrips.

The transparency of the object’s skin gives depth to the volume which is complimented by furniture like the Grcic chair one. An atrium with open staircases brings natural light from a large roof light into the living area. Along the open staircase a wall of two stories high is covered with clear pine wood, and connects the two levels.

Upstairs the master bedroom is situated next to a large bathroom with a finish of structured tiles from Patricia Urquola, glass, and wooden cabinets.

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Other stories of I29 on ArchiDE:
+ Home 06 by i29, Amserdam, Netherland
+ Panta Rhei college interiors by i29 Interior Architects, Amstelveem, Netherland
+ Gummo offices by i29 architects, Amsterdam, Netherland
+Power Office by i29 interior architects, Amsterdam, Netherland

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Greenhouse by Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten, Asse, Belgium

Located in Asse, Belgium, this house called ‘Greenhouse’, is designed by Verdickt & Verdickt Architecten and stands out because of its affordability and heat trapping ability.

The house is furnished minimally with whites and woods to complement the feeling of ‘openness’ that prevails throughout the abode. Such is achieved through the reverted house layout in which the private quarters are located below whilst the rest of the house is located above and set in an open-floor concept. This way, the architect is able to take advantage of the elevation to highlight the foliage and surrounding scenery through the floor-to-ceiling windows as well as attain ‘openness’.

In contrast to the second storey, the private quarters beneath is arranged in a ‘closed’ manner with narrow corridors and minimal windows.

Photography by Luc Roymans

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Scala Vinoteca Restaurant by Kokkinou – Kourkoulas Architects, Greece

Scala Vinoteca is a Spanish-style wine bar with over 100 bottles to choose from, paired with fresh food from recipes across the Mediterranean sea.  This fashionable restaurant was designed by Kokkinou – Kourkoulas Architects, with a focus on minimal sensibility but plenty of culture and attitude.

With a strong resemblance to Spanish vineries, they gave the place a simple character and strong attitude through the use of simple materials such as wood and aluminum. But the leading role here is for the fiberglass shell chairs by Eames.

Photos by George Fakaros

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Festival Hall in Amriswil by Müller Sigrist Architekten, Switzerland

“With its loosened-up shape, the large volume fits into a rurally determined city. Seemingly introvert, a – from roof top to base level – integrated front conceals its inner workings. Only the main entrance is accentuated by breaking up the uniform façade. The complex shape arises from the combination of the present parameters: the specific interpretation of the programme, the locations of the small town and the desired identification effect from the festival.”

Zurich based practice Müller Sigrist Architekten realised this festival hall, a crystalline, copper cladded volume in the city Amriswil, not far from Lake Constance.

The primary demand to provide a suitable framework for the celebration in the interior is met by the erection of a five-cornered central festival hall. A free polygonal outer shape allows an onion-shaped arrangement of the serving rooms around its core. Spatial tension is created by the concentric order around the main room.

A central space highlights the importance of the celebration with people at the centre of attention. Leaving a strong mark on the external perception, the roof also unfolds its effect in the interior reaching its zenith high above the heads of the visitors. The roof bend itself centres the room and the house in a non-concentric location.

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Photography by Thomas Enz and Hannes Henz

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Bateman’s Row by Theis + Khan Architects, London, UK

London studio Theis and Khan Architects have completed their own home and studio in east London.

Called Batemans Row, the building houses the firm’s studio on the first floor, with a gallery and further offices in the ground floor and basement. The second, third and fourth floors contain four residential units. Interiors feature exposed concrete walls and columns, while the facade is clad in dark brickwork at at street level in contrast with a yellow-coloured Danish brick on the upper floors.

Here’s some information from the architects:

Client’s Brief – Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan are married and have an architectural practice Theis and Khan. In 2000 they bought a 200sqm two-storey industrial building in Shoreditch and initially the first floor was used for their practice offices. The redevelopment brief was to create a mixed-use building, half commercial and half residential, comprising three floors of commercial space, with four residential units.

The scheme is a highly contemporary, yet contextual building that maximises accommodation for both commercial and residential units at a tight site in a popular part of East London. It provides several lettable units – making the scheme viable from the start – and is an architects office and family home at its top complete with a green roof, providing stunning views of the city.

The scheme maximises space and light by climbing vertically in distinct phases over five floors, introducing wide expanses of flush-fixed glazing and a contemporary smooth finish that alternates with rough and robust edges at the ground that respond to its industrial origins and local setting. The internally exposed concrete structure acts as a thermal store, combined with a highly insulated envelope and natural ventilation. Solar panels supplement hot water provision.

The building has recently been awarded for the RIBA London Award 2010 and RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2010.

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JD House by BAK Architects, Mar Azul, Argentina

The trees on this home’s plot remain intact, several of which extend directly through the structure of the JD House.

BAK Architects have completed the JD House, located in the forest of Mar Azul, in the Argentinian province of Buenos Aires.

Like many other designs of BAK Architects, this home was built without disturbing the natural environment of the forest, with the trees of the plot extending through and around the design of the home.

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Photography by Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

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Azahar Group Headquarters by OAB, Castellon, Spain

The interior ceiling design of the office reflects the exterior geometric qualities of the of the roof while integrated skylights provide natural daylight in to office and hallway spaces.

Office of Architecture in Barcelona completed these headquarters for the Azahar Group of Castellon. The Azahar Group of Castellon wanted to construct a headquarters that reflected its philosophy and commitment to green development and sustainability.

The Azahar group works to develop environmental logistics in third world countries.  This includes waste treatment, recycling, gardening/farming design and environmental consultancy.  These headquarters were designed to reflect those efforts, including green design elements and a visual inspiration from the mountainous Castellon landscape.

The angular, asymmetric roof pattern continues the backdrop of the mountains behind it, but also acts as a force for runoff water that is collected and recycled to maintain the greenery of the lot.

Photographs by Alejo Bague

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