Month: February 2017

Stacked concrete blocks and roof deck give diners sea views from South Korean cafe

This coastal cafe in the South Korean city of Gijang comprises a series of enormous concrete volumes that dwarf neighbouring houses, and are stacked and rotated to optimise views of the East Sea.


Salmela builds Wisconsin residence in four separate phases over time

David Salmela has completed many projects in the state of Wisconsin. He has also built a home that has a courtyard framed by a sauna separated from the house and a rustic dwelling made of stacked boxes with dark grey wood walls.

Contemporary Architecture by Horst Architects

Horst Architects, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Horst Noppenberger, AIA and is based in Laguna Beach, California. The practice has evolved into a multi-disciplinary group producing work which bridges technology with cultural and environmental awareness. Our approach to design affirms the possibility of fulfilling the rigorous requirements of the client while engaging in a spirited and robust dialogue with the site.

The work explores the contrapuntal aspect of human nature through the creation of space which is both sheltering and expansive, communal and intimate, permanent and ephemeral. Each project celebrates the unique aspect of program, client and site to arrive at design solutions which are original and distinctive. We adhere to the principal ethos of modernism, to strip away the extraneous and be somewhat reductive. This approach leads to a poetics of space, characterized by the sculptural interplay of light, material and form.

The work of Horst Architects, Inc. has been published in World Architecture, Ville Giardini, Vogue, Luxe and Interiors. Recent projects have been featured in the Art and Architecture Home Tour, cosponsored by the Orange County Museum of Art and the American Institute of Architects.



Dendrobium electric hypercar: the 1500 horsepower vehicle from singapore

Singapore’s first hypercar is in development by a new company called vanda electric. the ‘dendrobium’, named after a singaporean species of orchid, is an ambitious project that’s expected to produce 1500 horsepower, 4000 Nm of torque and a frightening 0-100 km/h time of 2.6 seconds. with the williams advanced engineering team on board, we are excited to catch first sight of the electric hypercar prototype at the 87th geneva international motor show in march.



We were invited to design and deliver the refurbishment of a derelict workshop building in Hampshire to provide a headquarters for a British automotive company specialising in the servicing, restoration and racing of both modern and historic cars.

The clean and muted environment of the workshop provides a calm backdrop for the colourful array of supercars. Storage and parts are positioned on raised mezzanine areas to the side leaving a large double height area in the centre. A metal stair with cantilevered treads leads up to a break-out area at first floor, overlooking the workshop through a veil of timber louvers.

Photography: Martin Gardner

Off Plan project for sale in La Reserva, Sotogrande, 6 bedroom luxury villa with garage, private pool and sea views

Off plan project for a contemporary new luxury villa in La Reserva Sotogrande, with great views to the sea below to the straits of Gibraltar. The price of the plot includes the land, building licence and a choice of two villa styles. One modern or another more classically Andalusian in it´s style. Both offer a 6 bedroom villa, with private garage for 5 cars, sauna, Turkish bath, gymnasium, private gardens and pool and many other luxury features.

The plot alone can be purchased for 800,000, which includes buildings licence for a 803m2 new build 6 bedroom villa.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén