The word Rook means tower and it was chosen metaphorically to hint a strategy game on an entertainment chessboard. The design concept based on the contrasting nature of White and Black, created an interplay between old and new allowing various metaphors to enable this link between past and present. While taking into account the building history and location, elements of adaptive reuse were employed accentuated by materials and patterns in order to emit the element of time from a minimalist perspective.
Hotel Minho renewal and extension project starts from a building constructed in 2006, now renovated with new public areas and spa. The extension was designed to be very simple and in some spaces, highly introverted, retaining the existing structures and introducing the main new areas in the floors below the guests entrance. Pursuing a stronger relation with the site, local materials, constructive traditions and vernacular architectonic icons, the new extension used locally sourced chestnut wood as one of the main features.
The King Abdullah Sports City mission was to create a world class sporting facility along with the cultural landmarks to advance the Kingdom's wellness and develop its youth through sports. As with any project of this size and scale one of the challenges is the vast expanse of white wall space and treating them in such a way that will enhance as well as compliment the interiors within it. Elements of the undulating Desert dunes are represented largely by the colour schemes of soft neutrals and earthy tones paired with fresh ocean blue.
Castle In love with the wind is a 20th century residence set within 10 acres landscape near the village of Ravadinovo, an Area in the heart of Strandza mountain. Visit and enjoy world-renowned collections, stunning architecture and inspiring family stories. Relax amid idyllic gardens, enjoy woodland and lakeside walks and feel the spirit of the fairy tales.
The Castle is a private project started twenty years ago in 1996 from a dream from the childhood to build own Castle, the same as in the fairy tales. The designer is also an architect, constructor and the designer of the landscape. The main idea of the project is to create a place for family recreation, like a tourist attraction.
Bronx, located in market where every other building is a restaurant, has been designed as a completely different PUB and Brewery. A dual staircase that connects all four floors of this building creates a unique and a novel element not seen before. Characterized by finishes in material that are kept natural, this brewery stands out from the rest in the crowd.