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Anna and Eugeni Bach create Barcelona apartment building with bright yellow balconies. Architecture studio Anna and Eugeni Bach has designed Seven Lives, an apartment block in Barcelona that references its surroundings but has been given a playful modern touch with vibrant balconies and an adaptable layout.

Anna and Eugeni Bach create Barcelona apartment building with bright yellow balconies

The building was designed by the Barcelona-based studio to conserve and capture the essence of the neighbourhood, while also adding a contemporary look. Located in the old centre of the Horta neighbourhood in Barcelona, the three-storey terraced building was built on a small infill plot and contains three apartments, one on each floor. Each apartment measures 40 square metres. Anna and Eugeni Bach took cues from the surrounding buildings and their common characteristics to design the exterior, which incorporates balconies, blinds, stucco and baseboards in a similar style to others in the neighbourhood.

The apartment block was designed to adhere to the area's building regulations, which specified what materials and colours could be used. Photography is by Eugeni Bach. House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 30 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living. House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 30 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living a day ago Share FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMail Or Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge.

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 30 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Apartments From 20 to 29 Square Meters Batipin Flat / studioWOK. LIFE micro-apartments in Seoul form "blank canvas for tenants" Interior designer Ian Lee has lined the walls of the LIFE micro-apartments in South Korea with birch wood to offer tenants pared-back spaces that they can personalise.

LIFE micro-apartments in Seoul form "blank canvas for tenants"

Located in Seoul's Gangnam District, the apartments form part of a 16-storey co-living building for young adults, developed by co-working-space provider Fastfive. The block contains a total of 140 rooms, which vary between 16 and 23 square metres in size, alongside shared living areas that Vancouver-based Lee also designed.

Lee's goal for the LIFE apartments was to create deliberately simple, timeless interiors that were visually uncluttered. While helping to distract from the small size of the rooms, this offers tenants the opportunity to create homely, private spaces with their own furniture and belongings. "Like in many densely populated cities, most young adults in Seoul struggle to find homes as housing prices climb," explained Lee. Mayer hasbani builds 'adamant' sculptural high-rise in puebla, mexico. Ocean Drive apartment in Miami by MW Works features wood and plaster.

American studio MW Works has converted and refurbished a large beachside apartment on Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida, using tropical hardwood and sand-coloured plaster.

Ocean Drive apartment in Miami by MW Works features wood and plaster

The studio knocked together two units in a new high-rise building to create a home for a family of six relocating from Seattle. Materials were chosen to make the most of the quality of light and views of the seashore. "The irregular surface of the plaster highlights the changing quality of light throughout the day and lends a softness to private spaces," said MW Works. The Ocean Drive apartment's five bedrooms are placed around the perimeter and decorated in a paler palette, while the kitchen and dining areas in the middle are darker and moodier. "Bedroom volumes are treated in pale, sandy tones of hand-troweled plaster reflecting natural light deep into the floor plate," said the studio. Studio de.materia clads twin apartment buildings in stone + wood in poland.

'house in ebisu' by suppose design office is a minimalist private residence in tokyo. Caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal. Caiano . morgado arquitectos has designed residential project ‘general torres 416’, located in the historic centre of vila nova de gaia, in the southern shore of oporto, portugal. situated among centuries-old port wine cellars with distinct red clay roofing, the dwelling spreads over the area, covering a small piece of land and two existing homes. street view all images by okdraw & caiano . morgado arquitectos the project by caiano . morgado arquitectos is bound by strict council regulations, which determine that new buildings must have traditional roofs in clay tile or in a similar material. the practice’s approach takes inspiration by the timeless quality and materiality of the local port wine cellars. the design -borne out of their simple lines- matches their shape and colour. west view aerial view street view – detail.

caiano . morgado uses red clay toned concrete to complete housing project in portugal

10 housing projects with bold balconies where residents can enjoy fresh air. Architect Alison Brooks has called for more open-air spaces on housing projects so residents can get outdoors safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

10 housing projects with bold balconies where residents can enjoy fresh air

Here are 10 projects with impressive balconies. According to Brooks, the pandemic is forcing architects to pay greater attention to amenities that give people access to fresh air without having to leave their homes. "It is making people think a lot harder about whether they have amenity space like balconies and terraces or French doors on to Juliet balconies," she said in a live interview with Dezeen as part of Virtual Design Festival. "Everybody's paying a lot more attention to places where you can be outside without being on the street. " Ater Architects uses blue curtains as walls in Kyiv apartment. Cobalt-blue curtains hang in place of walls in a small apartment in Kyiv renovated by Ukrainian architecture and interiors studio Ater Architects.

Ater Architects uses blue curtains as walls in Kyiv apartment

Called EGR Apartment, the 65-square-metre space was cramped, featuring a compartmentalised layout with separate rooms connected by corridors. The owners, a young couple, asked Ater Architects to transform it into a light and minimalist space. Ater Architects removed most of the partition walls to create an open-plan layout. Only the bedroom area is separated from the main space by walls. Everywhere else cobalt blue curtains are used to delineate zones within the apartment.

LOHA creates Dillon617 apartment complex in LA's Silver Lake. California firm LOHA has incorporated stepped terraces and outdoor corridors into this four-storey apartment building in Los Angeles.

LOHA creates Dillon617 apartment complex in LA's Silver Lake

The project, called Dillon617, is located in LA's Silver Lake neighbourhood, which has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. Once a "sleepy Eastside enclave", as described by local firm Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA), the area is now filled with boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants that have enlivened the atmosphere. Despite this evolution, the housing stock has remained mostly unchanged since the 1970s, according to LOHA. Residential streets tend to be dominated by low-scale housing, including single-family homes, duplexes and fourplexes. "There is a need for much more density – not only to keep up with demand, but also to retain a level of affordability in a housing market that has priced-out the majority of artists and ethnic communities responsible for giving the area its unique flair," the firm said.

Photography is by Paul Vu. Arquitectura-G completes Duplex in Sant Gervasi. Sunny yellow surfaces feature extensively throughout this duplex apartment in Barcelona, which has been refreshed by local studio Arquitectura-G.

Arquitectura-G completes Duplex in Sant Gervasi

The two-floor apartment is situated in one of Barcelona's biggest districts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, which is populated with stately homes and high-end boutiques. Having grown tired of the home's convoluted floor plan and shadowy living spaces, its owners tasked Arquitectura-G with redesigning the apartment to make it seem more spacious and bright. "They simply asked for a traditional program for a nuclear family. They didn't put any constraints in the design process, nor the decisions," the studio told Dezeen.

Avenier Cornejo designs Parisian apartment block with rustic brick facade. French practice Avenier Cornejo Architectes has completed a social housing block in Paris with a brickwork facade with a pattern of blue glass bricks.

Avenier Cornejo designs Parisian apartment block with rustic brick facade

The rustic facade is in reference to its Haussmann-era and art deco style neighbours. The blue glazed bricks used to decorate the facade are arranged in a diamond pattern reminiscent of a patter on the facade of the neighbouring building. On the southern elevation, certain bricks have been swapped for translucent glass blocks, creating a dappled pattern of light in the interiors.x. Tokyo's Nagatachō Apartment is designed to be a "visual feast" A bubblegum-pink kitchen and stripey watermelon-green floor are some of the features inside this Tokyo apartment, which designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has completed in a sugar-sweet colour palette. Described by Adam Nathaniel Furman as a formerly "claustrophobic" space, the Nagatachō Apartment had previously contained several cramped rooms that were arranged around a long, narrow corridor.

The ceilings were also "touchably low" and tiny, deep-set windows meant that little natural light was reaching the living spaces. Hong Kong's Imperfect Residence embraces the values of wabi-sabi. NC Design & Architecture has applied an array of naturally flawed materials throughout this Hong Kong apartment, which has been designed in accordance with the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi. NC Design & Architecture was initially asked by Imperfect Residence's owners to create a highly functional space that looks beautiful and ages well.

The Hong Kong-based studio decided to look to wabi-sabi – an ancient Japanese philosophy that accepts transience and imperfection, and celebrates natural objects and processes. This has been translated to the apartment through the use of natural materials like wood and marble, as well as "imperfect" finishes like oxidised bronze and textured plaster. "The residence inspires to accept the beauty of imperfection and incompleteness, setting the residents free from the everyday," said the studio's founder, Nelson Chow.

Smart Zendo by Sim-Plex Design Studio. Hong Kong–based architect Patrick Lam is no stranger to small spaces. He lived in a small tenement apartment in Kowloon for many years, and the experience of living in such a tiny home was the driving force behind his approach to architecture. Today, as the founder of Sim-Plex Design Studio, his focus is on investigating the possibilities to expand limited space. His latest project, an apartment renovation for a young family in Hong Kong, makes the most of its small footprint through a combination of high-tech functionality and Zen philosophy. "We are good at designing transformable space to create flexible, multifunctional and imaginative environments," says Lam. "Our name—Sim-Plex—is derived from the idea of searching for complexity amongst simplicity.

Studio MK27 covers interior of a São Paulo apartment with wood. Basalt floors and wood panelled ceilings and walls cover this São Paulo apartment designed by local practice Studio MK27. Flat 12 was designed for a family with three kids that enjoys entertaining guests. Their previous residence was decorated differently to Studio MK27's typical aesthetic, so they worked together to find a style that suited them both. "They were coming from a house where the decoration was very different from our line of work, so the challenge was to work on a change of code with them," Studio MK27 said. "We chose natural materials to bring cosiness to the spaces. " The interior is divided into two areas. Before & After: Four Corners Loft by Worrell Yeung. Architects Max Worrell and Jejon Yeung’s verdict when they saw this loft in the landmarked Clocktower Building in Dumbo was that the existing layout didn’t do much to celebrate its privileged perch.

"You enter via a private elevator that opens into this amazing view back to Manhattan," says Worrell. But the rest came across as "chopped-up," segmenting the views in separate rooms. "Our initial idea was that we needed to reorganize space to help capture the dramatic views," says Worrell. "It was kind of ‘wow,’ but also it needed some work. " Before: Living Areas After: Living Areas. Flat in Barbican's Shakespeare Tower is infused with Japanese details. A client's strong ties to Japan informed the interiors of this Barbican apartment, which has been overhauled by Takero Shimazaki Architects. Flow architecture renovates victorian apartment in london with sculpted wooden interiors. London-based practice flow architecture recently completed the light falls project, an extensive redevelopment of a victorian terraced house. located in the london’s borough of kensington, the project includes the almost complete demolition and reconstruction of the existing dwelling and the addition of a basement and a double-height rear-extension, resulting in sculptural interiors that wrap the spaces in a warm, wooden finish.

Modern home in Vietnam looks like a Jenga tower planted with trees. Nestled among high-rise buildings, the Sky House is a little moment of quiet among the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Designed by MIA Design Studio, the single-family home is meant to be an oasis that brings nature into a decidedly unnatural setting. The house rises into a white rectangular box punctured with terraces that jut out like Jenga pieces. Metal grates form walls and railings in Montreal apartment Aluminum Scarf. A Tribeca Loft by Way of New Zealand. Older A Tribeca Loft by Way of New Zealand by Janet Hall Issue 64 · Loft Living · March 22, 2013. New york's first micro-apartment building takes shape.

Nov 28, 2015. SUPRBLK turns biscuit baking room into light-filled London apartment. Yoma architects clads luxury penthouse in marble and brass detailing in jerusalem. Israeli firm yoma architects crafted the luxurious phl penthouse that overlooks jerusalem’s old city. with a refined aesthetic, attention to small details and an exquisite execution, all 400 sqm of the space spanning across two levels and two rooftops, are welcoming yet sophisticated. upon entering the penthouse, guests are greeted by a marble-clad vestibule with brass highlights and a mesmerizing lighting sculpture that resembles cords hanging from the ceiling of the double-height space. the owner’s dream was to create a space that gathers the entire family and could replace the presidential suite at the hotel across the road. in this project, yoma architects dedicated a great deal of thought to the small details, while focusing on cohesive, elegant materials and finding unique solutions for systems. collaborations with artists and professionals from israel and around the world enabled the desired modern aesthetic complete with signature design pieces.

JCPCDR architecture adds graphic lines and subtle colors to apartment in paris. A small yet promising apartment in near paris’ parc monceau was transformed into a light and colorful living space by JCPCDR architecture. the challenging project started with reclaiming the old apartment’s assets and propose a functional living space. the existing floor surface was rather small compared to the generous volume of the space, so the architect focused on opening up the spaces and filling them with natural light. all images © david foessel.

Coffey Architects' Apartment Block is covered in 30,000 wooden tiles. A "fanatical attention to detail" was required to complete the interior overhaul of this London apartment, which Coffey Architects has covered in thousands of wooden blocks. Keiji Ashizawa Design and Norm Architects pare back Kinuta Terrace apartments in Tokyo. WARchitect builds the skyscape apartment on a rooftop in bangkok. MVRDV plans 'green villa', an office + residential building covered in plants in the netherlands. Treehouse is a sloping block of co-living apartments with a tree-filled atrium. A Zaha Hadid–Designed NYC Penthouse Lists For a Staggering $48.8M. Blackened wood appears throughout R Apartment by Francesc Rifé Studio.

Paradigma ariadne introduces bright diagonal wall into budapest apartment. Tadao ando completes 152 elizabeth, a residential building in new york. Bearstead Rise by Gruff Architects. GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres. Dodged House by Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide. Gus Wüstemann creates affordable apartment block from concrete. Lucy Liu Parting Ways With Pair of Centrally Located Manhattan Condos. Tower within a Tower by Kwong von Glinow is a conceptual housing design. Lessons in Apartment Space Planning: A Stylish Remodel in Kiev by Architect Emil Dervish. Metric turns bomb-blasted banana warehouse in Barcelona into triplex apartment. Dezeen. Bicblock designs 18 sqm apartments in london with a standard built-in modular system. Family apartment in Kiev blends Japanese and Ukrainian design influences. Odile Guzy Architectes covers social housing with vertical wooden slats. Matteo cainer architects design parisian penthouse soaked in light. Ole scheeren to convert concrete building into layered high-rise in frankfurt.

Seoul Biennale visitors invited to experience a North Korean home. Plasma's copper-clad apartments have huge windows facing Dolomites. Bergmeisterwolf reinterprets the traditional log cabin with Twisted House apartments. Balconies and courtyards puncture Japanese apartment building by Eureka and Maru Architecture. Smartvoll adds sculptural concrete staircase to loft apartment in old Salzburg tank station. La Shed Architecture creates split-level living spaces in compact Montreal residence. Gus Wüstemann arranges nine apartments around rugged stone wall in Zurich. Arquitectura-G uses only light tones for Barcelona apartment renovation. Smoked oak and rustic clay line walls of Japanese-styled apartment. Rust Architects divides Tel Aviv apartment into halves.

Extra-tall windows connect Studio Octopi's Slot House with its patio garden. Studio Razavi inserts sculptural furniture block into Paris apartment. Five of the best apartments in Tel Aviv. Coudamy architectures: the grid apartment in paris. Apartment Transformation: Brotherly Love in Barcelona: Remodelista.