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Massimo Mercurio

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The design of interior spaces is often mistakenly regarded as an effort by itself. Instead, we at MDL look at it as an intrinsic aspect of architecture. Interior spaces are just the introspection of architecture. Staircases and Atriums are the epitome of this concept, they are the most architectural elements of interiors. Here is a combination of both we designed for the Langham Place Hotel in Haining. What is your take about Architecture and Interiors, are they two aspect of the same discipline as I believe, or are they two separate disciplines? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Langham Place Hotel Location: Haining China Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AEDAS Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #archilovers #designanddecor #designporn #architectureporn #archdigest #mercuriodesignlab #architonic #architecturedetails #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecture_view #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_se7en #architour #architorture #architecture_digest #interiorlovers #interiorinspo #interiordesign #interiorwarrior #interiorforinspo #interior4all #interiorstyling #ipreview @preview.app
I had a discussion once with a young hot headed punk who was arguing with me that a sculpture is only art if you actually sculpt it with your own hands. I obviously disagreed, but the debate has its merits. Most contemporary art philosophers would define art at a more conceptual level than just craftsmanship. But philosophy is not a measurable science... ⠀⠀ The 3D rendering here shows my Superstring when it was first conceptualised. I started first with a few sketches, then this model in Rhino, I then printed it in 3D and eventually I had it forged in stainless steel by a fabricator. The 4 meters Sculpture sits today outside the Hamilton Scots in Singapore and it won the A award gold medal. ⠀⠀ So... is it Art, and if not because it was modelled virtually than what is it? I would love to hear your opinion about it. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sculpture: Superstring Location: Hamilton Scotts, Singapore Art Work: Massimo Mercurio Design: Mercurio Design Lab Foundry: Xing Shu Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #creatives #artfinder #artjournal #instaart #makersmovement #art_we_inspire #artstudio #massimomercurio #art #artistsoninstagram #artlover #artlovers #artwork #masterpiece #designanddecor #designporn #architectureporn #artwork #sculpture #contemporaryart #archdigest #artistsoninstagram #instaart #artist_4_shoutout #artist #contemporarysculpture #metalsculpture #ipreview @preview.app
I have a particular relationship with Otto. As I wanted it to be perfect, I practically decided to build it ourselves, any contractor would have not put in the necessary passion to build this Sculpture House the way it deserved. Building, though, was not an easy feat and it often tested our limits. It so bears the emotional burden of a trouble child, yet every time I look at it I can’t avoid marvelling myself for what we have accomplished. This is a photo I took myself during a site inspection when the project was almost completed. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Otto Location: Jervois, Singapore Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architonic #architecturedetails #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecture_best #architecture_view #architecturelove #architorture #architecture_hunter #minimalarchitecture #parametric #archviz #architectureview #Pritzker #architecture_greatshots #architecture_photography #architecture_masters #architecture_lover #architecturelife #architectureproject #architecturefactor #archdigest #architecture_design #architecture_se7en #architecturedose #architour #ipreview @preview.app
Dramatic angles definitely can yield dramatic captures, and this Amber Skye’s one definitely inspires a sense of awe. The condominium architecture stands out in its surrounding for its dynamic massing, and this view, from the corner upward, really emphasises the underlying concept of waves and movement. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Amber Skye Location: Singapore, Amber Rd Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architonic #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecturegram #contemporaryarchitecture #architecturedetails #architecturedetail #parametric #parametricdesign #parametricarchitecture #architectureview #Pritzker #minimalarchitecture #archviz #architexture #architorture #architecture_greatshots #architecturelove #architecture_view #buildingporn #building_shotz #amazingarchitecture #architecture_hunter #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_digest #ipreview @preview.app
This was the last 3D rendering of Villa Vento, in its final approved design configuration. It is probably the best angle to grasp the essence of this special villa architecture. It’s dynamism and sleek lines makes it one of the most unique houses ever built and only comparable to its adjacent famous Sister Villa Mistral. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Vento - Singapore Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Interiors - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architonic #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecturegram #architecture_best #architecture_photography #architecture_digest #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_lovers #architecture_masters #architecture_lover #architecturelove #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #archdigest #architecturedetails #contemporaryarchitecture #amazingarchitecture #architexture #architecture_hunter #building_shotz
This is a particularly beautiful unpublished photograph of Mistral, which was recently taken by Gareth Seah @garethseah. The frame features a great capture of the famous villa’s side facade. From this angle you can clearly grasp the design intent and the juxtaposition of the various elements of the house, that made of the project a unique work of architecture. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Mistral Location: Sentosa Cove, Singapore Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Interiors - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild
“Feng” is a sculpture I made for our Project Villa Vento. It’s twisting spires are alluring at the dynamism of winds and their movements around the globe. The sculpture greets you at the entrance of the well known house and together with the water feature at its base, it calls for prosperity and good fortune as per good Feng Shui principles. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sculpture: Feng (Wind) Location: Villa Vento, Singapore Art Work: Massimo Mercurio Design: Mercurio Design Lab Foundry: Xing Shu Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #massimomercurio #art #artistsoninstagram #mercuriodesignlab #artlover #artlovers #artwork #masterpiece #architecturelover #archilovers #architectcenter #designanddecor #designporn #architectureporn #artwork #sculpture #contemporaryart #archdigest #artistsoninstagram #instaart #artist_4_shoutout #artist #contemporarysculpture #sculptureart #metalsculpture #modernsculpture #sculptureoftheday #artinprogress #ipreview @preview.app
This beautiful capture of the twin villas Alba is a great homage to the design intent. The curvature of the roof, and its allusive sunrise feel, is well understood when seen from this angle. Symbology is a powerful subject when someone uses it for finding inspiration. Are you also sensitive to the charm of symbols in your daily life? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Alba Location: Sentosa Cove, Singapore Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Interiors - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architonic #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecturegram #contemporaryarchitecture #architecturedetails #architecturedetail #parametric #parametricdesign #parametricarchitecture #architectureview #Pritzker #minimalarchitecture #archviz #architexture #architorture #architecture_greatshots #architecturelove #architecture_view #buildingporn #building_shotz #amazingarchitecture #architecture_hunter #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_digest #ipreview @preview.app
I love this animated shot of Otto’s rooftop! The huge villa stands out in many ways, but more than everything, it’s the way it interacts with its environment that stands as one of our greatest achievement of what I have defined as Entropic Architecture. Don’t you feel this rooftop amidst nature yet in the heart of town is the perfect place to throw a party? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Otto Location: Jervois, Singapore Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild #architectanddesign
There are a couple of well known photos of Mistral around the web, this one however is a first time published. This amazing capture was taken recently by @garethseah and it sports the villa in its powerful dynamism in full daylight. I always feel that in any condition, at any time of the day, Mistral never ceases to amaze! Do you agree with me on this or do you prefer the well known night views? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Mistral Location: Sentosa Cove, Singapore Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Interiors - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #archi_unlimited #archi_focus_on #architecture_digest #architizer #architecture_minimal #architecture_design #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecture_hunter #parametric #1_unlimited #architectureoskar #parametricdesign #parametricarchitecture #architonic #architecturedaily #architecture_magazine #architecturegram #architecture_best #architecture_photography #architecture_lovers #architecturehunter #architorture #architour #amazingarchitecture #creative_architecture #ipreview @preview.app
Today we feature one of our most recent projects. The masterplan for the ZHEZHONG International Financial center, at Jin Hua city, in the Zhe Jiang Province. I particularly like the solution we adopted for this planning concept as it clearly steer in the direction we see all our future projects. The concept shows the biophilic approach of building design with greenery and softer edges, but even more it shows how we intend the integration of the design into the natural and social context with the aim of minimising the environmental impact. I like to define this combination of design principles “ENTROPIC ARCHITECTURE”, as the design approach mimics what nature would do if it had to design the project bound by the unshakable bindings of the second principle of thermodynamics. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: ZHEZHONG IFC Location: Jin Hua, China Masterplan: Mercurio Design Lab Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #masterplan #masterplanning #masterplans #cityplanning #urbanplanning #urbanplanner #townplanning #archi_focus_on #archi_unlimited #unlimitedcities #1_unlimited #architecture_hunter #architectureoskar #parametric #parametricdesign #parametricarchitecture #architecture_minimal #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #renderings #rendering3d #3dmaxdesign #3drenders #biophilicdesign #biophilia
This is a great still from a drone footage of Villa Otto. The design and the construction of this amazing house have been a great challenge, and it took a great effort to bring the project to completion given its complexity. When I however look at it now, I can’t stop thinking that it is through difficulties that often the greatest results are achieved. And Otto is undoubtedly one of our greatest achievement. Help us spread the word about this amazing house and tag a Friend who you think would love to live here! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Otto Location: Jervois, Singapore Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild #photovision
We have neglected a bit our sculptures. Here is a close-up shot of “Infinity” at Villa Otto’s main atrium. While architecture, with its sheer scale, naturally attracts more attention and has a fundamental impact on the urban texture of the social construct, sculptures offer powerful angles to approach the social utility which buildings can’t offer with the same ease. Though Plato had his own view about the validity of Art, he certainly championed its inspirational potential. Art contributes to the embellishment of our world at a fraction of the cost and effort of architecture. It should be pervasive and omnipresent. Do you also appreciate the value of urban and public Art? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sculpture: Infinity Location: Villa Otto, Singapore Art Work: Massimo Mercurio Design: Mercurio Design Lab Foundry: Xing Shu Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #instasculpture #artjournals #artfinder #artforthehome #art_we_inspire #dsart #contemporarysculpture #contemporary_art #interiorinspogroup #homeinspirations #interiorboom #interior4you #interiordetails #homedecorations #homedesigner #sassyhomestyle #housetour #interiør4all #interiorforinspo #interiørstyling #creativearchitecture #architecture_hunter #amazingarchitecture #creative_architecture #charminghome #ipreview @preview.app
Villa Otto comes beautifully alive in this cool animation. Yet, beyond the visual tricks, Villa Otto is one of our most beloved design work, it really crystallises most of our philosophical ideas about design and architecture into one single great building. How would you describe Villa Otto’s design philosophy if you were asked? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Otto Location: Jervois, Singapore Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild
Another throwback at our very early works. Cubik in Telok Kurau, was a transition project, while from AMA Group we were setting up Mercurio Design Lab. Here is obvious how the composition is still rather squarish, while a lot of the more organic solutions we have been championing in more recent projects are still not present. However the rigor of properly interweaving all architectural elements like in a musical symphony, where every note is exactly where it is supposed to be, it’s well reflected here. This is one of our key design philosophy that has accompanied us since the beginning of this exciting project. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Cubik Location: Telok Kurau, Singapore Architecture - Mercurioe Design Lab Interiors - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - BDL Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #minimalarchitecture #façade #facade #architecturedetail #architecturedetails #architecturegram #buildinglovers #parametric #contemporaryarchitecture #archviz #architecture_minimal #architonic #architorture #archigram #architour #architekt #architizer #architecture_hunter #architecturedaily #architectanddesign #archi_focus_on #buildingswow #amazingarchitecture #archello #ipreview #architectureoskar #wonderfularchitecture @preview.app
A great night capture of Otto’s roof top. The vast expanse of the big roof space of the large eight shaped bungalow is almost unprecedented in a single residence in Singapore. The decked area was designed to hold a function for a few hundred people all seated. Within the terrace there are lounging spaces like the build in sofa shown here in the photo and barbecue pits. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Villa Otto Location: Jervois, Singapore Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Interiors: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #houses_ofthe_world #housesforsale #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild
The Langham Place in Haining is best viewed from this looking up point of view, an angle that explains the most the idea that made a large potion of the design intent. Though the project was severely butchered during design development, luckily it still retains some of its dignity in its essential composition. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Langham Place Hotel Location: Haining China Architecture: Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect: AEDAS Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_best #architecture_design #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_minimal #architecture_digest #unlimitedcities #architexture #rustlord_archdesign #architectonics_world #sky_high_architecture #creative_architecture #srs_buildings #icu_architecture #archidaily #archilovers #architecturephotography #architecturedesign #architecture_hunter #architecturelovers #amazingarchitecture #creativearchitecture #architorture #architonic #rsa_architecture #building_shotz
At times I find myself staring at Amber Skye features and feel the process of going through its composition once again. The project turned out almost as it was originally planned, almost. I might do a post about that though... The contractor did a magnificent work with the many unusually shaped elements that make this building unique. I look at this building today as a benchmark for building organic architecture. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Project: Amber Skye Location: Singapore, Amber Rd Architecture - Mercurio Design Lab Project Architect - AM Architects Credits to @massimo.mdl ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #mercuriodesignlab #architecture_view #architecture_minimal #architecture_best #architecture_lovers #architecture_magazine #architecture_masters #architecture_photography #architecture_lover #architecture_design #architecture_digest #architecture_se7en #architecture_porn #architecturelove #architecturegram #architecturedaily #instarchitecture #architecturelife #architectureilike #architecturedose #architecturehunter #architectureproject #architecturepicture #architecturefactor #architorture #architonic #architour #designandbuild
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