The Dune Eco-Village and Spa Hotel in India

By : Mark V | 30 May 2015 4:27 pm | Hotels & Spas

A unique place in the Tamil Nadu state in south India is the Dune Eco-Village together with the Spa Hotel offering a resort that tries to offer an alternative to the agitated modern urban life. The eco-village lies on a coastal site and spreads over 15 hectares to offer more than 50 individual rooms and there are also two restaurants, a swimming pool, a spa and even afarm on site. The principles for the building of the place were to…

Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:23 am | Other, Urban

The Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut created this stunning project as an original and alternative way of development which he named rural urbanity. Called the Asian Cairns, and located in the city of Shenzhen, China; the project wants to propose an alternative to the urbanization through the ‘farmscrapers’ which produce more energy than they consume through the production of food and the harnessing of wind and solar energy. Beginning with the idea that density is inversely related to the consumption of…


Cologne Penthouse by Angelo de Bock

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 4:17 am | Apartments

This modern and original penthouse is located in the city of Cologne, Germany and it was designed by the Belgian interior designer Angelo de Bock to feature a unique blend of eclectic elements which give the space its own personality. The penthouse has a rooftop terrace which offers a view of the famous Cologne Cathedral and it is located in the Belgian Quarter of the city, an area famous for its art shop and restaurants. The interior has warm colors…

The Wanka House by Estudio Galera

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2015 10:09 pm | Homes

The Wanka House located on the beach resort town of Carilo in Argentina was designed by the practice of Estudio Galera as a holiday space for the owner’s family and friends to get together and spend some relaxing time away from the city. The house is only a hundred meters from the sea and takes complete advantage of the views and the surroundings with the sea at the rear façade and the forest at the front. The sunlight is also…

Korovesi Villa by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2015 4:05 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Korovesi Villa was designed by the Australian practice Madeleine Blanchfield Architects and it is located near Savusavu in the Fijian Province of Cakaudrove really close to the famous Cousteau Resort thus being an ideal destination for an experience near the South Pacific Ocean. The villa can house up to ten guests and can be visited during any season of the year, with prices varying from 5600 dollars to 11200 dollars per week. The villa is quite suitable for a…

Redeveloper Apartment by Kariouk Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2015 10:01 am | Apartments

The architectural practice of Kariouk Associates designed the Redeveloper Apartment in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with some ingenious solutions for the modest 850 square feet space. Since the small space couldn’t be efficiently divided into a private and a public section, and the original partitions were even worse because the interior had even less space, the solution that the designers chose was to use the elliptical columns as room dividers and they also include the storage areas and a shower. A floor…

The Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa in the Maldives

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2015 3:58 am | Featured, Hotels & Spas

The Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa is an elegant complex which offers all that you can dream of when it comes to relaxation in the paradisiac island of Dhigufinolhu in the Maldives. With luxurious resort huts that offer amazing views of the Indian Ocean and are among the most spacious in the Maldives, the resort also includes private pools and is only 35 minutes away from the Male International Airport by speedboat. Located right next to the beach the resort’s…

Covus Office in Berlin by sbp | Seel Bobsin Partner

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 May 2015 9:49 pm | Offices

The interior design practice of sbp | Seel Bobsin Partner created this office for the firm of Covus in Berlin, Germany. Although the building is an old factory loft from 1898 which was the residence of the Gutenberg printing publisher, the design was brought up to date through a modern interior and a façade that reminds of the Art-Nouveau movement, and also hints at the industrial history of the city. The employees of Covus will occupy three of the floors…

The Fantastic Bridge House in Cape Town

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 3:40 pm | Homes

City Bowl is part of Cape Town, South Africa and the Bridge House was a challenging project, coordinated and designed by Van Der merwe Miszewski Architects that takes advantage of this great location. They had to take into consideration the topography of the site that was in some areas very steep and they came up with this masterpiece. The key location on which this house lies offers multiple views,s uch as views of Pine forest, the city, the harbour, the…

America’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 9:30 am | Landmarks

This stunning building has many names. Locally it is known as “Veles e Vents”, this title is borrowed from a poem written in the fifteenth century by Ausiàs March and it talked about the power of the winds. The generic name for America’s Cup Building in Valencia is the Foredeck Building and it has a key location, facing the sea. The building has won many European architectural prizes,including LEAF Awards. This structure has many facilities to offer. There are areas…

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