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Batcave by Ben Rousseau

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jul 2013 8:21 am | Homes, Other

Located in the basement of a home in London, United Kingdom, the Batcave is a leisure area that was designed by the lighting interior designer Ben Rousseau as a place where the owner can relax and play games without being disturbed. The area has a surface of 3000 square feet and its central feature is an underground car port for the Aston Martin DB4 which defines the design of the entire space. There are laser beams surrounding it so that…

Commercial Area, San Jose del Cabo Airport by sanzpont [arquitectura]

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jul 2013 8:46 pm | Other, Stores / Showrooms

The Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifica has 12 airports in Mexico and they recently developed a new Commercial Area in their new International Terminal with a surface of 7500 square meters and a design that integrates new sustainable features unique in the country. Located at the new T2 airport terminal in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, the new commercial area was designed by the practice of sanzpont [arquitectura] as a space which integrates the shops and services inside the terminal and…

Bicton by Ritz Exterior Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jul 2013 2:47 pm | Other

Located in Perth, Australia, the Bicton was designed by the practice of Ritz Exterior Design offering a gorgeous landscaping that is made even more attractive with the aid of the great view if offers from the terrace toward the river nearby. The landscape has a shape created by cantilevered structures which are visible from the balcony of the residence and instead of using a solid wall the screens were laser cut to increase the illumination and to make the fence…

Tender2 by Royal Botania Pop Up Hotel

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jul 2013 7:40 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

The Tender2 was designed by Royal Botania and it is a pop-up hotel located on the sore of Knokke-Heist in Belgium. Although this might not seem like the usual hotel that we are used with, its purpose is to provide a retreat that also offers you the luxurious furniture designed by the Belgian brand along with its famous Wave and Surf hammocks. The idea is to ensure privacy and a great location (right on the beach) without the need to…

Festspielgarage Erl by Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jul 2013 7:29 pm | Other

The Festspielgarage Erl is the latest entrée for the new festival district in Erl, Austria and it is the parking garage and the last component of the repositioning of the Tyrolean Festival Erl. The new parking garage was designed by the architectural practice of Kleboth Lindinger Dollnig with a capacity of 430 parking spaces spread over three levels. The garage is close to the famous Passionsspielhaus and to the new Winter Festival Hall and due to the terrain no ramps…

Jasper Place Branch Library by HCMA/Dub Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jul 2013 8:40 pm | Other

The Jasper Place Library was shortlisted for the World Building of the Year 2013 and it is located in Edmonton, Canada. The project tries to provide an open and attractive edifice to replace the former library and it was designed by HCMA and Dub Architects as a library of the future that welcomes all visitors and has a space capable to accommodate the new reorganizations of the areas and its collection. The original Jasper Place Library built in 1961 was…

Chapel Saint Mary of the Angels by Mecanoo architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jul 2013 8:31 pm | Other

The R.K. Cemetery St. Laurentius in Rotterdam, Netherlands received its third chapel in 2001 designed by the practice of Mecanoo architecten and it is devoted to Saint Mary of Angels. The cemetery was originally founded in 1865 and the chapel is on the location of a former neo-classical chapel built in 1869 which almost collapsed due to the unstable building ground in Rotterdam. The site received a new chapel in 1963 and this one also has foundation problems and so…

Embryo Treehouse by Antony Gibbon Designs

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jul 2013 3:50 pm | Homes, Other

The studio of Antony Gibbon Designs creates some of the most spectacular treehouses and the Embryo is one which tries to mimic the extension of a tree trunk. The project is a two floor tree house which imitates the organic curves found in nature, being clad in cedar shingles to make the structure blend in perfectly with its surroundings. The name for the project was taken from the early stages of development in nature and thus the house tries to…

Palazzo Ex Unione Militare by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jul 2013 3:42 pm | Other

The historic center of Rome, Italy received a touch of contemporary architecture with the ”Lantern” of  the Palazzo Ex Unione Militare designed by the architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas. The steel and glass structure crosses the four floors of the building up to its panoramic terrace which offers a view of the dome of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose. The original construction was created in the 19th century and the restoration focused on the interiors and roof. The façade was…

Adelaide Entertainment Center by DesignInc

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jul 2013 7:17 pm | Other

Designed by the architectural practice of DesignInc, the Adelaide Entertainment Center was redeveloped with a new ETFE dome creating a dynamic and impressive entrance into the center through a LED lighting system. The entire project went through significant modifications and some areas were demolished such as the Rubicon Function Room and courtyard making room for the new dome called simply the Theater. There are three spaces in the project with distinct ideas, – the dome which is a symbol of…

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