Villa with Aquarium by Centric Design Group

By : Mark V | 24 Aug 2016 12:19 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Designed by Centric Design Group, the Villa with Aquarium is an original blend of modern architecture with several aquariums to create a residential project of a different kind in the Netherlands. The aquarium is designed as a central element of the décor and is placed on the upper level of the living room offering extra light and also a natural addition to the contemporary abstract design. Due to its colorful aquatic elements, the rest of the design is kept more…


Tarrytown Residence by Webber + Studio Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Aug 2016 12:10 pm | Homes

The practice of Webber + Studio Architects designed the Tarrytown Residence in 2005 which is located in the Tarrytown neighborhood west of Austin, Texas but features an aesthetic influenced heavily by the Eastern style due to the passion which the owners have for the Balinese design and for Zen philosophy. The house wishes to create the feeling provided by a vacation house and this is accomplished through the wooden façade and the extensive outdoor space with a large lounge. The…

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel by Marcel Wanders

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Aug 2016 11:59 am | Hotels & Spas

The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel was designed by Marcel Wanders to replace an old library building built 35 years ago. There are 122 guest rooms with custom made wallpapers in each of them and the hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, lounge and a library on the ground floor.s Located in the centre of Amsterdam, the hotel has chandeliers inside giant bells and wallpaper that is a combination of fish and cutlery to give the place a unique design that is…


Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium by Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2016 11:44 am | Other

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium located in Montreal, Canada was designed by the Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica architectural practice after winning the international design competition with a scheme which tries to bring out the connection to nature in the experience of the visitors. The lights in the city make stargazing difficult so the designers wanted to implement the qualities of the outdoors into the design of the building with two huge cones oriented toward the sky in a manner…

Sandcrawler by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Aug 2016 11:23 am | Offices

Lucasfilm Singapore opened their new regional headquarters with a design created by Andrew Bromberg of the Aedas architectural practice that has the shape of a horseshoe and was called Sandcrawler. The animation company is owned by the Lucas Real Estate Singapore and the shape of the structure was chosen to comply with the zoning restrictions which required a set roof height and slope as well as elevations on each face. The structure has large floor plates to host the animation…

Analog Folk by DH Liberty

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Aug 2016 11:04 am | Offices

The Design Haus Liberty is a new architectural practice based in Westbourne Grove Nottinghill and one of their first projects was to convert a large advertising agency called Analog Folk in Shoreditch to bring this traditional London structure up to contemporary standards. The project has a sculptural look with industrial elements and the designers added a mezzanine level to increase the space with a new glazed façade and a new staircase. The philosophy of the company was incorporated into the…

BLUE Communications offices by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2016 11:01 am | Offices

Designed by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau, this contemporary office space hosts the interactive agency of BLUE Communications in Montreal, Canada and due to its name, the color blue had to be inserted in the space and is the only color accentuated throughout the entire office. The other colors are neutral such as black, white or grey and thus they make the blue become even more evident. The office space covers a surface of 2750 square feet and…

Villa Yarze by Raed Abillama Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2016 10:49 am | Homes

Located in Yarze, Baabda, Lebanon and taking its name from the city, the elegant Villa Yarze was designed by the practice of Raed Abillama Architects in 2010 with a contemporary aesthetic. The project began from a large surrounding landscape and an eclectic house from which several characteristics were preserved while it was extended with new programs and additional spaces. There are large illuminated openings on the façade with stone lintels and pedestals integrated to offer a truly modern design. The…

Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jul 2016 10:45 am | Landmarks

The Wuxi Grand Theatre designed by PES-Architects is located on an artificial peninsula on the shore of the Taihu Lake in China and offers a placement similar to the Sydney Opera House and will probably become quite a landmark as well. The height of the building reaches 50 meters and the entire design is original enough to be comparable to a unique gigantic sculpture. There are eight roof wings spreading like petals over the facades to offer shading and also…

Marmol & Bamboo House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jul 2016 10:43 am | Homes

The Marmol & Bamboo House is a luxurious house located in a residential complex in the northern side of Madrid, Spain and it was designed by the A-cero architectural practice. The location offers a lot of pine trees and oaks, some of which are in front of the façade. The site is rectangular and has a low slope and, due to the surrounding Mediterranean landscape, the designers used ventilated stone white marble and bamboo wood for the exterior to make…

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