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…


Refined Modern Residence by Summersun Property Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2015 9:36 pm | Homes

This contemporary house is located in Johannesburg, South Africa and it was developed by a team at Summersun Property Group featuring all the comfort options one might want in their home and even more. The luxurious home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a partial bath with a large living area ideal for parties. The design uses a lot of glass to permit the interior to communicate with its surroundings and also allow a lot of natural light inside making…

Grange Infinite Showflat Design in Singapore

By : Mark V | 1 Jul 2015 3:35 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The colour palette that was chosen for this flat found in the middle of the shopping district of Singapore is very bold. The design of the showflat is very creative and it does show a sense of luxury, making it seem fit to integrate with the old fashioned style of Grange Road. The dining and living area seem surreal since they are covered with fancy rugs and the exquisite plush furniture is so welcoming. The wall seems inspired from the…


Multi-Level Contemporary Apartment in Taiwan by WCH Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2015 9:33 am | Homes

Designed by the WCH Studio in Taiwan, this apartment offers a contemporary urban space with a minimalist concept and a lot of functionality. The staircase has a smoky glass railing, is framed in steel and also provides several display shelves in the backdrop increasing the storage room. On the second level is the living room which also includes several office rests and is furnished with a multi-use sofa and a round coffee table. The staircase is also separated from the…

Imperial War Museum North in Greater Manchester

By : Mark V | 1 Jul 2015 3:23 am | Landmarks, Museums

The Imperial War Museum North is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England and it is sometimes referred to as IWM North. Daniel Libeskind designed the museum that opened in July 2002.In its first year of opening the museum received about 470.000 visitors. Although the museum was appreciated for its architecture-being nominated with different awards and prizes, it has also received its share of critiques because it is not energy efficient. The museum has an interesting…

Toronto Residence by Belzberg Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jun 2015 9:22 pm | Homes

The Toronto Residence designed by the practice of Belzberg Architects received in 2013 the Design Excellence award offered by the Ontario Association of Architects and if you look at the pictures you will easily understand why this was an obvious choice. The house is very large, designed for a double lot, and is located in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the north side of Toronto. The designers tried to combine the need for a large house in which…

The Fletcher Hotel by KOLENIK eco chic design

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jun 2015 3:12 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Fletcher Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands opened in January 2013 was designed by KOLENIK eco chic design with a sustainable and highly original interior. The design is futuristic and natural, using materials that at the same time evoke luxury and a warm environment. The overall motif is that of an underwater space with a lot of air-like bubbles spread through the rooms. The 19th floor has a roof terrace for smokers and right underneath it is the Pi Sky Restaurant…

Fort de Roovere Trench Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands

By : Mark V | 30 Jun 2015 9:11 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The strange architecture of the bridge reminds us of a trench, even if its name is the Moses Bridge (or Loopgraafbrug in the native language). It is a contemporary pedestrian bridge that can be found in the Netherlands. The bridge separated the water that surrounds a beautiful 17th century Dutch fort so that the visitors can have a better view of the shallow moat. The materials used were FSC and PEFC Accoya wood, both sustainable materials and the bridge was…

La Fontaine Apartment by Esrawe Studio

By : Mark V | 30 Jun 2015 3:03 am | Apartments, Interiors

This 200m2 apartment combines elements of modernism with elements of nature. The interior offers comfort and privacy, having terraces and inner gardens. It also accommodates working spaces, places fit for socializing and inviting friends and family over and also places for relaxation. It seems surprising for only a 200m2 apartment. The designers chose a neutral palette of colours,fabrics,materials and textures so that the elements of nature can be easily perceived. The common and private areas are separated by a hallway.…

Verical Villages Concept in Calabria, Italy

By : Mark V | 29 Jun 2015 8:54 pm | Other

The French firms OFF architecture, PR Architect and Samuel Nageotte were awarded by the Solar Park South International design competition for their fabulous idea called Vertical Villages in Calabria, Italy. The theme of the competition was: “solar highway” and the candidates had to use the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway as a starting point. This highway is going to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The architects had to take into consideration many things: the redesign of the viaduct that was…

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