Casa Cor Bar by BCMF Arquitetos

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 10:45 am | Restaurants & Bars

The architectural practice of BCMF Arquitetos designed the Casa Cor Bar in 2010 and it is located in the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil. The owners wanted the place to offer new uses and an original design which uses the light steel frame as the predominant material, due to it being simple and inexpensive. The building is clad in industrialized resistant stainless steel plate with mirror finishing on the exterior and matte on the interior and the entire body…


IFC Guangzhou by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 4:40 am | Skyscrapers

Located at the top of the Guangzhou International Finance Center in China, the Four Seasons hotel was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects in 2010 completing the 440 meters skyscraper with the 33 floors of the luxurious 5 star hotel. The atrium of the hotel is huge, taller than the Statue of Liberty, and the guest rooms are arranged around it being very spacious, modern and offering a perfect view of the Pearl River that runs 103 levels below. The atrium…

The Muse Bar by HEAD Architecture

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 10:37 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The Muse Bar is part of an office building in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay and it can be found on the 26th floor of this building. The bar was designed by HEAD Architecture and Design. The client wanted a relaxing atmosphere where people can chill out and the HEAD architecture group followed the client’s request. The Muse Bar can receive around 92 people and it has two VIP rooms. It is an open bar and the name was inspired from…


World’s Highest Hotel: Ritz-Carlton In Hong Kong

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 4:25 pm | Skyscrapers

The Ritz-Carlton hotel In Hong Kong, currently the world’s highest hotel right now, opened on March 29, this year, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of Victoria Harbour. It is found on top of the 488 meter tall International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong. It is also a place of luxury since one night in a deluxe room costs HK$ 6,000 (US$770) while the presidential suite is around HK$100,000 ($12-13,000) per night. The predominant colours of the design of the hotel…

The Hoge Heren by Wiel Arets Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2015 10:21 am | Skyscrapers

The practice of Wiel Arets Architects designed The Hoge Heren in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands as a structure of two residential blocks on the site of an old commercial trade ground in the former Zalmhaven of the city near Erasmusbrug. The complex has 34 floors and it reaches 102 meters in height separated into two towers that host together a number of 290 apartments. The two towers stand on a vertical base that is six stories high and…

The Eiffel Tower Transformed Into a Gigantic Tree?

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 4:08 am | Other

Breaking news: The Eiffel Tower might be turned into a gigantic tree. How is that possible? Well, the project goes this way: you take 600,000 plants and you cover the tower with them. The 324 meter tall tower will have around 12 tons of rubber tubing that await for bags to be planted with greenery. The entire project is estimated to cost 72 million Euros (97 million US dollars) but the plants that would cover the most famous symbol of…

YouTube production studio by Klein Dytham Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jul 2015 10:04 pm | Offices

The new YouTube production studio in Tokyo, Japan was designed by the local practice of Klein Dytham Architecture composed of the architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein who used the television shaped logo of the firm to decorate the walls of the studio and also feature the colors of the logo (red and black) throughout the interior. The space is located in the Mori Tower which was designed by KPF. The reception area is filled with lacquered ceramic on the…

La Grande Vue 5A house in Cape Town

By : Mark V | 2 Jul 2015 3:50 pm | Homes

This stunning house is located in Cape Town, South Africa and it was designed by SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) and OKHA Interiors. The Vue 5A house was built for a couple that decided to demolish their bachelor pad and build a family oriented place. Carla & Stefan Antoni signed up for this project and the house that overlooks the sea is now a dual-level penthouse that offers a living area and a kitchen on the first level,it also…

Exbury Egg by PAD Studio, the SPUD Group and Stephen Turner

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jul 2015 9:48 am | Other

This self-sustaining work space is called the Exbury Egg and it was designed through the collaboration of PAD Studio, the SPUD Group and Stephen Turner. The “egg” is located in the estuary of the Beaulieu River in UK and its purpose is to serve as a laboratory for the study of the life of a tidal creed, having a collecting and collating center with integrated storage areas. The project uses a building technique similar to the one used when building…

Porsche Pavilion by HENN

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jul 2015 3:40 am | Stores / Showrooms

The new Porsche Pavilion on the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany provides the visitors with an impressive design for the famous brand that presents an organically shaped structure that has a curved roof construction covering 400 square meters with exhibition areas. The sculptural characteristics of the building are inspired by the brand image of Porsche and the interior with its linear design gives the idea of speed and dynamism. The stainless steel cladding covering the building provides a homogenous unity that…

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