Carol Arbex’s exhibition space and store renovation project was developed based on the premise of translating the brand’s identity into a spatial experience. Elements and materialities were selected to suggest a subtle path and provide a personal and subjective narrative — built by the user’s encounter with space.
The House Made of Spruce is a renovation with a partial replacement building. The original house was built in two stages. The basement was built before the Second World War. It was, in corresponding prosperity, designed for a large house and solidly built. The upper floors, the wooden structure, had to be built after the end of the war, much smaller and simpler than intended. Due to the poor structure of the wooden building, the decision was made to build a replacement building on the upper floors and to renovate the basement. The new building takes over the internal structure and load transfer of the original building and, due to urban planning requirements, also the external volume.
Just outside an Austrian village, surrounded by forested mountains and crisp, clean air, one finds a kindergarten where nature takes centre stage. Wood, wood, and more wood form the educational setting for the children’s play and learning. Architect Armin Neurauter and his team won the competition for the design of a new type of preschool with room for life, development, and didactic stimulation for the children.
Roma Norte is a neighborhood in Mexico City full of history and movement, known for its cultural, gastronomic, and architectural display. The taco place “Los Alexis” is located on Chiapas street, a space that pays tribute to informal commerce that takes the space by reinterpreting a street taco “changarro” within its commercial premises, with a simple menu of 2 tacos, the Taurinos and Asada.
As we know it nowadays, a barbershop is a place with Victorian origins and a place in which men not only going to have their hair cut and/or their beard shaved but a space in which men can congregate and meet up, that is why we wanted to create a flexible, comfortable and warm space.
As you turn off Goodwood Road onto Gilbert st there is a buzz in the air. The Art-Deco Capri Theatre stands statesman-like on one corner while a former adult shop turned new hip local wine bar energises the other.
Nestled in the ground floor corner of the 1929 Eastern Columbia Building, Aesop Downtown, the company’s largest store to date, is situated in Los Angeles’ historic theatre district, at the edge of its Fashion District and adjacent to the famous Orpheum Theatre.
This new house is located within one of Canberra’s most strongly landscape suburbs – Aranda. The suburb is characterized by mature native Eucalypts and Acacias which are prevalent as street trees, parkland plantings and adjacent public reserve. The house comprises 3 bedrooms, kitchen/dining/living space, wet areas, and garage. The primary parti of the project is to establish an internal living environment that embraces the views and textural qualities offered by the strong landscape setting – this strategy has driven internal planning decisions and resultant building form.
Apartment 33 is a study into the aesthetic and function of increasingly smaller domestic spaces and its relationship with individual expression and behavior. Where quality is given by the static elements that allow for a generous and undefined space in combination and opposition to moments of revelation and function given by the apartment’s dynamic components and secondary elements.
Casa Monopoli is located in a peri-urban area with the qualities of the Pampa region landscape (countryside-like, characterized by its grasslands), within the district of San Vicente, Province of Buenos Aires.