Posts Tagged ‘creative spaces’
You can count on most airport terminals to be outfitted in heinous, boldly geometric carpet, dusty plastic plants and the most uncomfortably, un-ergonomic plastic chairs known to man. Not the Turkish Airlines CIP lounge. Designed by Autoban and Situated in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport the lounge has a capacity of 2000. The concept was cemented in the idea of creating a smaller shell within the larger shell of the airport. Most notable, however, are the beautifully striking curves of the architecture that separate the distinct areas that make up the lounge. Resting rooms, restaurant, tea garden, library and a movie theater are incased in separate spherical pods just waiting to be discovered!
(Photography: Bulent Ozgoren)
Australian architecture firm Chenchow Little has just unveiled their latest project down under! The Bell Romero House called for not one, but two mirrored dwellings on the property. Although, a slight variation was added to distinguish the two; the levels of the dwellings are offset. The feature of the home is the design of the roofs which “appears as a series of undulating pitched planes and skylight shafts between the two sidewalls,” Chenchow explained. Going on to state that”the pitched ceiling defines both internal living spaces and external terraces, which along with the luminance provided to the interior by the skylights, blurs the boundary between interior and exterior space.”
The dark facade of the twin homes incorporate solid and translucent horixontal banding to “disguises the location of the split floor plates and windows on the building façade.” The operable louvers also allow the occupants to control solar access, ventilation, and views with an easy adjustment.
Inside, the home is stark white with dark accents, visually connecting the outside with the inside. Modern furniture pieces by furniture factories such as B&B Italia, Knoll Studio, and Flos, grace the presence of the beautiful home to add an extra contemporary touch to the modern space.
(Photographs: John Gollings – courtesy of Chenchow Little)
Joy of Cupcakes is quite the confection. The delectably sweet cupcake shop by Mim Design definitely lives up to its name. The interior is iced in an array of soft colors that breathe life into the handmade tiles and natural timber stools. Custom pieces were crafted to enforce the product like the pendant light fixtures that look like upside down cupcake wrappers (our fave!), custom stools, and the bench top that’s dressed to impress in an adorable “doily table cloth.” And did we mention that they use all natural ingredients in their products? You could say it’s the “icing on the (cup)cake!”
(Photographs Provided By Mim Design)
French based architecture firm FREAKS Freearchitects has unveiled their latest project, Helicosm, a Parisian cosmetic store. The shop is located in a railroad style space stretching a mere 70′ feet from front to back. Freaks used the slim and deep space to their advantage by creating a design which complemented those perimeters. At the entrance, the space is covered with a light mint hue which covers every surface of the space, including the custom designed retail counter. Near the middle of the shop, a birch wood tunnel is introduced which draws guests to the rear of the store. The wood tunnel wraps the floor, ceilings, and walls, and incorporates shelving and storage units within the feature. The back of the store repeats the front with the mint color, and a whimsical, refreshing aesthetic!
(photos : david foessel)
Is it just us, or can wine connoisseurs be a little, what’s the word, …snooty? With the smelling of the cork, the swirling of the glass and the examining of the “legs,” it can all be a bit much. Well, instead of heading to your nearest convenience store for a box of vino, check out Studio Sklim’s Wine Bistro. There’s not a dash of pretentiousness in the space, but rather it’s carefully curated with approachably modern and minimalistic elements from concrete screed flooring, to exposed ceiling vents and industrial touches. Wine Bistro sits in Singapore’s Business District, Marina Square, and boasts a wine cellar as well as French/Italian bistro cusine. The vision is fresh, the atmosphere comfortably sophisticated, and the prices affordable. Perhaps it’s time to say sayonara to Trader Joe’s “two buck chuck?!”
(Photography: Jeremy San Courtesy of Studio Sklim)