Dutch architecture firm MVRDV recently converted an old industrial building in Hong Kong into new office space. The overall project size is roughly 200,000 sf. What’s unique about the project is the obsessive focus on transparency and glass. Here’s what the interior looks like: And… Read More
Earlier this month a new restaurant – called Saltz – opened up in Zurich’s historic Dolder Grand Hotel. (The building was originally built in the late 19th century, but an extension was added in 2008 by architecture firm Foster + Partners.) Designed by artist Rolf… Read More
I’ve been having a lot of discussions lately about ceiling heights. The clear height from the top of the floor to the underside of the ceiling. In Toronto there has been a bit of an evolution in ceiling heights. Older apartment and condo buildings often… Read More
Completed in 1952, the Unité d’habitation in Marseille, France (more specifically known as the Cité radieuse) is one of the most famous buildings by Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier. Every architecture student learns about it at one point or another. It’s famous because it was a model… Read More
Last month I wrote a post talking about YOO Architecture. And in the body of that post I mentioned my interest in branding and marketing and how I wondered why it was something we never really talked about in architecture school. After publishing that post,… Read More
I don’t have a lot to say today. I had a busy day and then this evening I set up some new shelving in my apartment. Here’s what it looks like: There’s a bulkhead directly above it (that you can’t see in this picture) and… Read More
An interior hallway at French automaker Renault’s Bump fair stand, designed by Paris-based firm DGT Architects. Photo by Takuji Shimmura.