Long time no seen; I know it´s been a while since we haven´t posted anything in our blog; but we promise this time we won´t stop!!!
In this post we are excited to talk about the most incredible balcony in the world, it´s the Crystal Balcony located in Jasper National Park in Alberta; Canada.
This place is known for its rocky mountains and fantastic glaciers. The trip starts in the Sunwapta Valley which has 6 stations to board which gives you the opportunities to explore the geological, biological, hydrological ecosystem; also you may learn about the anthropology and the history of this unique place.
The final stop is the Crystal Balcony which is 918ft high and its longitude of 98ft. Here, many visitors have the best view of the famous Athabasca Glacier!! Also people may see different glaciers with their rugged peaks, many waterfalls and the wildlife surrounding it.
The idea of this project is that people may have the opportunity to interact with the entire environment and to make them feel a part of this majestic place; this is possible because of the 360º view you may have in every part of the balcony.
The design is incredible because the structure was created with only steel combined with glass.
This amazing project won an award from the World Architecture Festival; its cost was $21 million dollars; it was worth all that was spent!
We think this is an incredible example that architecture and nature can be combined and together have the capacity to bring us these majestic places.
Yaspe Offices; is an interior design project, where the intension was to create an innovative workspace and make the final project with an economic cost.
The project involves the creation of some work modules for an office of an architectural firm design.
The project consists in three modules of work; the first module is specially designed for draftsmen. This room has separate spaces one for a computer, and the other spaces for individual work for each draftsmen.
The second and third module are joined together in a shape of a horseshoe; the first part of the room is the area for customer attention were you may find a cubicle for a secretary and next to it, there is enough space for the administrative area, also this room has space for storage area. The second part has a large storage cabinet which becomes a desk for reviewing plans and saving them; also at the end of the room there is a snack area where you can find a bar fridge, a microwave and sink.
Is a small building created for the purpose of accommodating modern offices. This project is based on functionality; to do this we optimized the spaces because the proportions of the land were not the best.
The idea was to create basement parking, getting 100% of buildable area. The building features are: basement, 3 floors and a roof garden. Each floor has restrooms, four independent offices and stairs.
The style of this project is modern, for it is based on straight lines, using the combination of materials in the same range of colors, textures and fine materials with near perfect symmetry.
The design is based on three outdated cubes, the two cubes in the background form the main body of the structure, while the front cube is the staircase. The project also has terraces intercepting between its sides and floors allowing an architectural rhythm that gives identity to the building.
This is a residence designed with the purpose of creating a comfortable, beautiful and stylish place created by us.
The challenge was to create beautiful views in a terrain surrounded by tall and narrow walls, and at the same time we had to accommodate broad spaces.
The concept in this project is the human skeleton in which the main shaft spaces are all distributed. We used a passage which communicates the entire house, providing functionality. The intention of this project was to create feelings of energy through light by using many areas of glass for clarity. The house plays with volumes allowing to intercept the entry of light and air; an example of this is the pool that has a special design to have a free area leaving an enclosed space that gives privacy and makes it a special place.
The materials we use are cold materials accompanied by the vividness of the combination of wood and vegetation in the yard.