Teemaa is a teahouse situated in the center of downtown Helsinki, established by a pair of founders who are passionate in bringing tea culture to a country known for its highest of consumption of coffee in the world. When tasked with the complete redesign of Teemaa’s branding and teahouse interior, Yatofu Creatives took it as an opportunity to delve into the stories embedded in the craft of tea-making and create a brand and space which allows people from all walks of life to experience and explore the culture of tea.
‘Casa en pendiente’ is a house that seeks to use a single architectural object to comply with the multiple needs of its diverse users; a family formed by parents and two daughters with a high requirement of independence and privacy.
“Architecture is made of drawings of the unpredictability of life” Le Corbusier
The project was born out of the desire for a house of one’s own, where the incentives exceed the housing needs of the users (us), valuing the desire to experiment with architectural themes of interest linked to the theme of housing; research already addressed in our professional work and as teachers.
Lunet Flagship Store is the second space opened by the eponymous eye ware brand, a continuation of their aesthetic ethos and unconventional approach towards the entire experience of buying eyeglasses. The idea was to borrow a few of the key elements from the first store in such a manner, that it feels like you have stepped into the Lunet universe, but at the same time creating a unique and specially designed space, adapted to the new context.
The project for the Fachinetto Ceramic Museum is a realistic project in terms of costs and constructive solutions, without giving up the spatial and poetic richness that a museum like this must have.
The house is located in the resore area in Comano, characterized by residential buildings surrounded by greenery and vineyards. The ground presents inside a pre-existing construction of two levels above ground. Our intervention consists of a house on two levels above ground, characterized by an articulated game of volume, which fit with respect in the site without disturbing the view of the existing house.
rundzwei architects have closed a narrow gap in Berlin-Moabit with a residential building in wood-hybrid construction. Facing the street, the “iceberg” with its light aluminium façade appears urban and cool. The south-facing courtyard side with external access offers maximum openness, lots of light and generous balconies. The low-energy house was built largely from recyclable materials and makes optimal use of the small plot: Thus, 11 low barrier rental flats were created on only 100 m² of floor space.
Facing the current global situation, brought about by something intangible causing great tangible problems, has ushered us to rethink Virtual Real Estate as a new concept, in terms of architecture, since it seems likely to remain this way, resulting in change in human behavior instead; we now find ourselves in a new “normality”, commuter towns have now been drastically transformed, large cities, towns, streets, the world is an entirely new one, we are obliged to stay at home, turning our focus to the importance of comfortable living tailored to our new lifestyles.
The house is located in the area of via campagnola in Genestrerio, characterized by a diffuse settlement mainly inhabited. The ground is located at the border with the wood on the north side. Our intervention consists of a house on one floor. The access is through an existing road to the south where a canopy welcomes the parking spaces and the entrance of the house.