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Original Thaï Boxing Hall in Paris Exhibiting a Fresh and Friendly Design

architecture La Belle Equipe Original Thaï Boxing Hall in Paris Exhibiting a Fresh and Friendly DesignLa Belle Equipe is in an original Thaï boxing hall located in a charming Art Nouveau building in Paris. The unconventional sporting venue was envisioned by two friends (former Thai boxing champions) who wanted to keep their passion alive. Remy & Julien commisioned Spray Architecture to develop a place different from the traditional gyms, where boxing enthusiasm share their knowledge in a friendly atmosphere. The existing space was split in two levels, each having a height of over three meters each. A reception area, a desk, a cloakroom and individual tutoring space were created on the ground floor. Two changing rooms and a space for group boxing and yoga classes were designed in the basement.design La Belle Equipe Original Thaï Boxing Hall in Paris Exhibiting a Fresh and Friendly Design
Illuminated by a large glass roof, the reception and relaxation room set the tone for the belle equipe’s spirit. A sofa, a large library and a drinks bar are the first elements that visitors can see through the entrance door.  The floor composed of triangles (lacquered in white or painted in black) creates a resonance with the glass roof. Separated by a sliding door, the traditional boxing ring is the place where private lessons are held. Guests can admire the trophies, belts and photos of the two champions on the wall of fame along the Ring. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Chloe Kessler on behalf of Spray Architecture]
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Fab Prefab House Overlooking Panoramas of Sonoma’s Rolling Hills 

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Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture‘s latest project is this Cloverdale prefab home design resting in Sonoma’s hilly landscape. This prefab home is model “Element 3″, with a square footage of 2,280 and a spacious, open nature. Built by Method Homes, this prefab home shelters three bedrooms and three bathrooms, an open living/dining/ kitchen space, an office overlooking green plains, a ground level patio and sunny roof deck to connect it to the outdoors.

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With a reversed floor-plan featuring the living room upstairs, inhabitants can enjoy sweeping views across the rolling hills. How long do you think it took to build and furnish it? Only four months and the new owners had a luminous, prefabricated home on the hills of Sonoma, California. A modified version of one of Pardo’s Elemental line of prefab designs, the Cloverdale prefab home photographed by Jaime Kowal rests on a two-and-a-half acre plot.

This is pretty much all you need to call a place your home, don’t you think?

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Minimalist Furniture Duo Enhancing Modern Spaces: Oslo Chair & Valentino Bench

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We know most of you Freshome readers have a soft spot for minimalist design. In today’s post, we would like to introduce you to an interesting furniture duo. Spanish creative consultancy Masquespacio presented their last art direction project for upholstery company Missana. After the celebration of the crazy twenties with their The Twenties collection, this new proposal from Missana called The Novelties aims to present a new more vanguard and contemporary range of products. The first unit developed in the collection is called The Oslo chair, a minimalist design combining Mediterranean freshness and Nordic functionality. minimalist furniture 7 Minimalist Furniture Duo Enhancing Modern Spaces: Oslo Chair & Valentino Bench
The Oslo chair is accompanied by the Valentino Bench, an item which brings a cheerful vibe to the collection with its five cushions of different colors. Slim wooden legs add elegance, making the project easily adaptable to various modern needs. Both items display a simple, yet sturdy structure, with high precision craftsmanship. We would love to know your thoughts regarding these minimalist furniture designs. Would you consider having them in your home?  [Photography by David Rodríguez and Carlos Huecas]
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Light-Flooded Stylish Home Sculpted in the German Hillside 

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Stylish home decor displayed within a modern skin challenges more and more individuals to dream of contemporary architecture. This elegant home in the German city of Waldenbuch presents a harmonious link to nature as it unfolds social and private spaces in an open floor-plan. Designed by modern architecture studio Leicht, this stylish home is built on a hillside. Allowing the design to take the shape of a terraced collection of volumes, the landscape helps develop panoramas throughout the home through generous floor-to-ceiling windows facing West and South.

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Eastern and northern sides of the home were dressed in a warm collection of wooden slats. With the entrance at third and top level, the home boasts an inverted floor plan with the library, an office and a large outdoor terrace on the top floor, sheltering the living room, kitchen, dining room and master bedroom right underneath. The children’s bedrooms and fitness room are on the bottom floor, connecting all levels with the outdoors.

As the “heart of the home”, the modern kitchen takes center stage, providing owners with a strong visual appeal and functionality at the same time: “Designed by the architect as a two-sided open block placed in the room, the kitchen has the effect of a self-contained architectural element. It gives structure to the main living level without restricting or obstructing the view. The block is closed towards the living room area in the South so as to provide space for the floor-to-ceiling cupboards and housing for appliances.

We’ve seen the studio design some beautiful private homes, like this black and white beauty in Ahlen, Germany, and we can’t help wondering which of these two home designs you would choose for your own home.

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Why A Mentor Will Make You A Better Architect

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For numerous reasons that we list here, it’s of vital importance that every aspiring architect finds his or herself a mentor in the field. Image Source: Dwyer Design

In a perfect world, we would all come into existence ready to leap into our purpose-driven lives and careers and make an impact solely based on instinct and raw passion. Wouldn’t it be nice if we grew up and naturally knew how to do what we love doing most—perfectly?  While it’s harmless to wonder what life would be like in this utopia, aspiring architects must dig deep and realize that what they love to, must be worked at and continuously earned.

Modern architecture is a unique field full of individuals who see the beauty of creating something in the present that simultaneously embodies the traditional past and the modern future. Those who love architecture have an innate desire to add to a skyline and leave their individual mark through their own designs. These are not small aspirations and as such, require a great deal of training, commitment and passion—and most importantly a mentor.

Here’s why a mentor is a must when it comes to perfecting your skills in architecture (or any field):

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Skilled architects can share their knowledge of different designs such as this Mediterranean style, increasing your skills and knowledge of different design styles. Image Source: Ken Hayden

Admiring The Great Architects

The wealth of knowledge an architect must possess can be an overwhelming feat. Creating something of substance won’t happen until the past greats are studied and understood. Beyond that, an architect must have a solid understanding of structure, physics, communication and design.

For these reasons and a great number more, it’s of vital importance that every aspiring architect finds his or herself a mentor in the field. There are even online networks available that help you find a mentor or establish a community of mentors in your field.

When it comes to learning an art, it’s essential to hear from those who are experts and a mentor can provide a lifeline of sorts when it comes to creating a lasting career in the field. There are endless reasons why having a mentor will make you a better architect overall.

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Creating something of substance won’t happen until the past greats are studied and understood. Image Source: Grounds By Design

 There’s So Much Left To Learn

Architecture is a vast undertaking, and no matter what level of skill or desire you start at, you are going to need help and advice along the way. Finding a great mentor gives you access to insightful tips, hands-on help and even advice on how to handle subjects with which you may struggle.

Having a resource available is the first step in creating a foundation in the field that you’ll be able to build a solid and meaningful career on. Talk to those you admire, such as your professors or colleagues. You can never be too experienced to have a mentor because, like any relationship, there inevitably comes a time when the fire begins to die out just a little.

An architect’s relationship with his or her field of work is no different. All of that initial passion can begin to fizzle under the mathematical elements, deadlines, expectations and competition. It’s in moments like these that a mentor really comes in handy. They have not only been through this before, but they’ve survived and come out the other side. A mentor will not only help you reignite your inspiration for the work you love, but show you how to maneuver through the trickiness and come out a more successful professional!

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A mentor will not only help you reignite your inspiration for the work you love, but show you how to maneuver through the trickiness of unique designs. Image Source: Bernard Andre

Creating Connections In The Field

On a very basic level, having a mentor makes you a better architect because you automatically expand your networking potential.

Your mentor has talented colleagues that have a lot to teach as well. Utilizing not only your mentor’s insight, but getting to know others in the field is an incredible step in establishing your career and learning some phenomenal things along the way.

Depending on where you are earning your degree, having a mentor may be more of a requirement. Looked at from this angle, your mentor is not only mandatory, but a gift as well. Many institutions offer the option of personalized mentor-matching— This means you’re guaranteed to not only meet your school requirements, but find a mentor that is going to be well-matched to your personal learning style. These early connections can become vital as you head into your career.

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Utilizing not only your mentor’s insight, but getting to know others in the field is an incredible step in establishing your career. Image Source: Guild Hall Inc

From Mentor To Peer

Half the battle in becoming a great architect is learning to establish meaningful relationships with others in the field. Your mentor is going to help you create a career that takes you beyond the drawing board and into the world of creative physical design.

This type of learning process can often lead to a mentor becoming a great friend and peer throughout the course of your career. Having a person you can trust professionally; a person to be critical when needed; a person to be honest always; a person to be helpful when you struggle—these mentor attributes can only give your work more meaning and purpose in the long run.

Taking the time to be matched up with a mentor will not only make you a great architect, but will push your passion for the career to an entirely new level. Keep an open mind to learning what the experts have to teach, and you’ll find yourself contributing something special of your own to that skyline in no time at all.

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Taking the time to be matched up with a mentor will not only make you a great architect, but will push your passion for the career to an entirely new level. Image Source: Dirk Denison

Do you have a mentor yet? If you don’t then we strongly encourage you to read through this article over and over again—share it with your friends, too— to learn why a relationship with a mentor in your field can become a career life-line, boosting you professionally and personally.

Mentors can help you advance and achieve the goals of your dreams. So get out there and find yourself an architectural mentor today.

Who do you look up to in the field of architecture?

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Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdam’s New Residential Neighborhoods

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Creative housing blocks sculpt Amsterdam’s modern residential face, sparking up new ideas of how homes look and feel like. An undulating roof shapes this creative housing block in Amsterdam’s inspiring Funenpark residential neighborhood (where the landscape and park were designed by landLAB). East of the city of Amsterdam, in a former industrial zone, a new residential complex has taken shape in the last years – the “Het Funen, Hidden Delights” development boasting 500 new residences and a park by Dutch architecture agency Architecten Cie.

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Here, NL Architects imagined 10 houses, each with their own rooftop terrace as part of a building stretching 30 meters wide within a given lot. The undulating roof creates the possibility of building each home in a unique way while maintaining a compact overall appearance. Varying in height from 9 to 18 meters, the homes in Funen Blok K, as the building is known, share the first two stories in alignment. The third level was split equally into  50% building and 50% roof terrace and garden.

Each house is allocated 633 cubic meters, making the concept behind the building an awe-inspiring one. Imagine each home having a different height and structure thanks to the ingenuity of an undulated green roof. The contemporary housing block photographed by Raoul Kramer were built within a typology known as back to back housing. Turned inside out, with access from the middle of the block, separate houses were designed to offer unique social and private living spaces within a building “interpreting the given 2.5 floors as 2 + ½ story as in Being John Malkovich.”

Take a virtual bike ride through this fascinating Amsterdam neighborhood and you’ll see this creative housing block’s location, as well as get an idea of the inspiring, civilized surroundings and let us know how much you loved this idea.

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Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 35 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 36 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 37 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 38 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 39 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 40 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 41 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 42 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 43 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 44 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 45 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

Funen Blok K by Verdana and NL Architects 46 Creative Housing Block in One of Amsterdams New Residential Neighborhoods

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Phone Company Learning Centre Exhibiting Vivid Colors and Urban Graphics

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The Learning Centre by Pavoni Studio is a new department of an international phone company in Bucharest, Romania. A conversion of a residential area into a learning space, the project gravitates around a central pole: an orange box meeting room. The main theme of the interiors is communication, a compulsory tool for survival in nowadays urban context. Whether it is about face-to-face or virtual communication, this learning centre has been equipped accordingly. Thus, one of the project’s greatest challenges – cable management – has eventually turned into a great asset, making everything possible without compromising in design.design modern learning offices Phone Company Learning Centre Exhibiting Vivid Colors and Urban GraphicsThe project includes a handful of urban sneak-peeks meant to create an ideal space to learn, work and develop oneself. Vivid accents and urban graphics mark a neutral background, while the space speaks about the context in which it is located: Bucharest – a city with a grey facade at first sight, but with a lively atmosphere beyond it, connected to technology and defined by a mix of population. Reflections, light and glossy materials combined with natural textures create a vibrant feel and, together with the graphic design emphasize the parallel between the past and the future, between old and new.

The vibrant atmosphere boosts work productivity in a fresh and creative environment. The glossy surfaces promote the means of expression, for they are writable and can be easily wiped out.  All installations, graphic design and decorative walls have been custom-made for this project by Miruna Pavoni and are meant to symbolize urban landscapes, noise, the need of communication and other elements that define the urban context. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Pavoni Studio]
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Spacious Home in Peru Inducing Gratitude and Admiration

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Occupying a fabulous 7500 square meter lot just 46 kilometers from Lima, Peru, this property rests at the edge of an Eucalyptus forest, with desert mountains and a vision as background. Architect Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos designed a home that actually shields the property with its architecture. According to the architect, “the house was placed at the North East corner of the site near the access to the closest road in order to maximize the use of the land. The buildings work as a screen that conceals the property when you enter. ”

House b2 by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos Spacious Home in Peru Inducing Gratitude and Admiration

Generous floor-to-ceiling windows flood the double-height living room with natural light while providing a green scape and dynamic panoramas of any football game taking place on the green grass outside. Spreading over 460 square meters, the residence simplistically known as House b2 contrasts its rigid name with an architecture inspired by nature and neutral colors that connect it to the outside. The spacious home rests on a corner of the 7,500 square meter property, creating a beacon of modern design.

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Located in Peru’s Pachacamac District, the home photographed by Juan Solano unravels its elegance while interacting with the surrounding landscape.  “The program was divided in three parts and two levels to minimize the footprint, the main volume ground floor contains a family room, kitchen, dining room and a double story living room bringing the exterior into the house, the double height living room displaces the second floor children’s bedrooms to the side and generating a cover outdoor patio around an exterior fireplace and wood oven. The second concrete building has been separated by an open walkway to the garden and contains a guest room with a mezzanine and the master bathroom that connects back to the house through the cover glass bridge.”

Two concrete and stone volumes connected by a glass bridge shape elegant residential space influencing the inhabitant’s subconscious. The north, sun-facing facade generates views and ventilation helping the home reach its maximum potential. Social and private spaces both open towards views of green surroundings, creating a permanent connection to nature.

You’ll see what I mean in the photos below. Enjoy and share if you loved this spacious home!
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Frame Magazine Retail Store in Amsterdam Combining 2D and 3D Visual Effects

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i29 interior architects where asked to design the a second retail store for Frame Magazine in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. i29 proposed a radical concept; two shops in one, two contradictory experiences in one space. One white and rectangular installation versus one black and diagonal. A white museological experience apposing a black shop experience full of products. Frame store works in the intersection between art, design, architecture and fashion. The interior design is based on the changeability of such a diverse shop. Flexibility and being able to change the store identity completely was the main focus.
design modern shop Frame Magazine Retail Store in Amsterdam Combining 2D and 3D Visual Effects Seen from the front, an installation of white panels and black frames floats in the all white space. Hanging from walls, floors and ceiling these panels intend to function as a white canvas. The content of this ‘canvas’ can be changed as all front panels are easily replaceable. Personalized presentations on particular themes can be exposed. The use of text and graphic art linking back to the magazine’s origins. But also enabling artists to be invited by FRAME Magazine to completely transform the environment.

Looking from back to front, the shop offers a totally different experience; triangular shaped display boards in black stained wood show the actual products behind the front panels. ‚NEW’ was displayed over several panels playing with the multidimensional. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by i29 interior architects]
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Vintage-Edwardian Building Tastefully Upgraded Into Modern Home

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Known as a popular tourist destination, Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood exhibits an almost artistic streetscape, due to its Victorian and Edwardian architectural legacy. A couple with a taste for contemporary architecture bought a dilapidated vintage-Edwardian, 1,250-sqf Beaches home and decided to make it livable. The residence was initially built in 1930 and required a lot of cosmetic work, along with the introduction of modern elements in the existing architecture. The design team at Johnson Chou Inc. worked their magic and developed a modern interior scheme, without compromising the historic legacy of the building.
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The $700,000 renovation preserved the features that visually anchor the front of the building in its environment, such as the pitched roof, or the large triangular gable at the attic level. But as you step inside, a contemporary design scheme abruptly unveils itself. The “clutter of shadowy rooms” was given a powerful makeover. An open plan living room sets the tone for a spacious and airy residence. The steel staircase ends in the attic, which has been converted into the couple’s bedroom suite and outfitted with a deck overlooking the garden. Enjoy the photos!
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