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Dukley Gardens

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Aug 2014 9:00 pm | Other

The Dukley Gardens is a development of 36 properties located on the eastern Zavala peninsula of Budva Riviera, Montenegro and it brings a new residential opportunity along the coastline with waterfront views and a beautiful contemporary aesthetic. There are 202 luxury residences and all of them are on the edge of the bay, ensuring a view of the sea. The interior design combines a modern setting with furnishings from renowned firms like Poliform Kitchens, Garbelotto wooden flooring, Villeroy and Boch…

Breath Box by NAS architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Aug 2014 7:07 pm | Other

This unique project was designed by the NAS architecture practice for the Festival of Lively Architecture which is held annually in La Grande Motte, France and it consists of a waterfront pavilion called Breath Bow as a means of activating your senses while interacting with it. There is a reflective wall toward the sea recreating the water’s images and while the wind creates ripples you can also experience them on the wall. The interior has graphic light patterns that modify…

Saint-Lazare priory by Agence Jouin Manku

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2014 6:54 pm | Other

The Saint-Lazare priory in the city of Fontevraud, France was recently refurbished by the Agence Jouin Manku to transform its interior into a hotel and restaurant as a part of the redevelopment of Fontevraud Abbey and its four priories dating from the Middle Ages. The stone structure was complemented with wood, metal and various fabrics that bring a contemporary tone to the original structure which was used as a hospital and hospice for nuns until the 1980s when it was…

Tripoli Congress Center by Tabanlioglu Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2014 6:44 pm | Other

The practice of Tabanlioglu Architects designed the Tripoli Congress Center in Libya next to the Zoo Park and a forested area, transforming the zone into a Congress Valley with a future hotel nearby and private villas. The trees on the site were preserved and the area where no trees grew was where the building was raised spreading over two floors and a semi-transparent metal façade with a portico as the main entrance. The inner glass walls have a circulation area…

Observation Tower by RMJM Shenzhen

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Aug 2014 6:37 pm | Other

The new riverfront improvement project in Doumen, Zhuhai, China includes a landmark that brings the two rivers together through a promenade development created by the architectural practice of RMJM Shenzhen in the shape of an Observation Tower with a height of 100 meters. The district wants to combine traditional elements with the latest design tech and the project has three main parts, a podium, technological programs in the center and an observation hub on the top. Access to the tower…

Brasov Tower by Point 4 Space

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Aug 2014 6:50 pm | Other

Brasov Tower is one of the remaining fortifications built during the Middle Ages by the Saxon colonists in Brasov, Romania and it went through a gradual restoration program began by the city council to bring the walls and towers to better conditions. The Drapers Bastion was refurbished by the practice of Point 4 Space after being abandoned for a long time. The excavations uncovered older wall remains on the ground floor and the purpose of the renovation was to transform…

House of Vans Subterranean Skatepark

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Aug 2014 2:19 pm | Other

House of Vans is a clothing and footwear brand which transformed five of the disused tunnels in London into an interior skating park that offers artists’ studios, a gallery, cinema and a café. The Old Vic Tunnels are located at the Waterloo and since they were disused in 2009 they became a place where experimental art exhibitions, concerts or film screenings took place but in March 2013 the tunnels were closed and they remained so until the recent refurbishment. The…

Casa Milan by Fabio Novembre

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Aug 2014 2:06 pm | Other

Casa Milan is the new headquarters of AC Milan who relocated in 2014 to a space designed by the Fabio Novembre architectural practice in the Portello neighborhood of Milan, Italy. The football club stayed almost 50 years in their original headquarters and now it was time for a change with a contemporary design that centers on the key points of the club, namely men, motion and emotion. Spreading over a surface of 10000 square meters, the new headquarters has seven…

The Capital One Lab by Studio O+A

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2014 11:00 am | Other

The Capital One bank commissioned the Studio O + A to design a space where the employees can solve the management problems related to their work into a setting that features an aesthetic closer to that of a design studio rather than a bank and this Lab is located in San Francisco. The color palette is rich and joyous to set the playful tone and there is even a sleeping nook as one of the central features, accessed via a…

Bus Shelter by mmmm…

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Aug 2014 8:06 pm | Other

The artist collective called simply “mmmm…” is comprised of Alberto Alarcon, Emilio Alarcon, Ciro Marquez, Eva Salmeron and a large number of collaborators and they created the BUS stop project in Baltimore, USA with three large sculptures forming the letters BUS with a height of fourteen feet. The purpose of the project is to provide a leisure space that is joyful and unusual so that the travelers find something interesting while waiting. The main materials are wood and steel and…

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