MX-Visualisation Maxwell Cafe

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We have continued to experiment with Maxwell Render. Maxwell Cafe, rendered using Maxwell, the software provides a cool ambient lighting, and softer shadows, reflections and textures.

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Casa Narigua by David Pedroza Castaneda

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In the mountains of north-west Mexico lies the Casa Narigua, designed by Mexican architect David Pedroza Castaneda; a red pigmented concreted home, formed of overlapping cantilevered volumes.

The design aims to emulate, the conditions and environment experience by mountain-enclosed neighbourhoods. ”Residents live alongside the typical vegetation and wildlife.” states Pedroza Castaneda.

The House stands like a protruding rock from the tree cannopy, with its concrete exterior suggesting a similar language to the surrounding rocky terrain. Once inside however, the concrete appears minimal, as more emphasis is placed on the threshold between the house and nature.

Every space is designed to focus on the landscape; large glass panels, and open hallways direct the eye beyond the house and into nature.

To see more work by avid Pedroza Castaneda, follow the link below

Agar Grove

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Agar Grove, located in Camden was designed by London based Architects Craft Design. Previously an open plan office, the space was converted into an airy and modern loft. Despite the size of the space, the architects have efficiently capitalised using every available place to provide a spacious open plan space.The central Volume accommodates the bathroom and storage units with the bedroom sitting on top. The far wall bridges everything together whilst providing extra storage.

To see more projects from Craft Design, follow the link below

Leiden House

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Firm 8A Architecten have redesigned a small residential house in Leiden by introducing an oak structure which combines a staircase, a sofa and storage.

By incorporating these elements together, the rest of the house, becomes an multipurpose, functional space. The Oak structure combined with the modernised white finishing creates a light, calm environment.

Architect Robert Uijttewaal of 8A Architecten. was asked to make the most of space and light in the 76-square-metre residence, which provides a second home for a Dutch family living in Paris.

The architect began by removing all existing partition walls on the ground floor, then added an oak staircase that merges into a fixed sofa with integrated storage space, similar to the design of a ship’s cabin.

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Hayhurst and Co – extension to London Residence


This beach house insipired extension was designed by Hayhurst and Co. for a family residence in Hampstead, North London, replacing an older brickwork extension

The white-stained larch cladding covers the garden-facing elevation of the new structure. Window shutters are fronted with the same material, allowing them to camouflage with the wall, and a pair of large glass doors open the interior out to the garden.

A large family kitchen and dining room takes up the ground floor of the extension and features a tiled concrete floor that extends beyond the exterior wall to create a new patio in the garden

To view projects of Hayhurst and Co. Please follow the link to their website




RIBA President’s Medals Award Winners and Nominees – University of Greenwich

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From 14th January to 11th March will be the exhibition showcasing RIBA award winners and nominees. This will take place at the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape.

Bronze Medal Nominees (RIBA Part I)
- Razna Begum *Winner – Serjeant Award
- Thoma Phillips

Silver Medal Nominees (RIBA Part II)
- Rosa Couloute
- Chris Kelly

Gerrit Rietveld’s Stelman Chair Reissued

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Gerrit Rietveld’s Stelman Chair Reissued

The Steltman chair, designed by Gerrit Rietveld has been reissued by furniture brand Rietveld Originals to mark the iconic design’s fiftieth anniversary.

The design is broken up into three simple shapes that appear to rest up against and on top of each other. These sections are all upholstered in leather, the original material used to cover the chair

Sensing Spaces Exhibition – Royal Academy of Arts

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Sensing Spaces Exhibition – Royal Academy of Arts

Some of the most creative architectural minds from around the world have been invited by the Royal Academy of Arts to take part in a challenge

The challenge; to give you a new perspective on architecture. Using structures, textures, scents, lighting and colour they will transform the Main Galleries and ask fundamental questions about the nature of architecture.

Visitors will be asked to explore different environments, different moods, touch, climb, sit, talk, walk, contemplate and therefore bring this extraordinary exhibition to life.

Sensing Spaces  is from Saturday 25th January 2014 to Sunday 6th April 2014