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Story Pool House by Lake Flato

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2013 10:18 am | Other

The Lake Flato architectural practice designed the Story Pool House in Center Point, Texas in a remote area which offers a peaceful retreat and a gorgeous view of the surrounding nature and the hills nearby. The project is quite modern and it consists of an open air pavilion which acts as the outdoor living room continued by a long terrace for sunbathing with a swimming pool next to it in case the weather becomes too warm. There is also a…

Seguin by Agence Bernard Bühler

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2013 10:13 am | Other

Seguin is located on Plot V in the northwest side of Boulogne-Billancourt, France, a place which connects the existing side of the city and its developing section, being at the strategic crossroad of pedestrian landscapes. The project was designed by the Agence Bernard Buhler with an urban style that presents a façade from each side. The marked and volumetric angles of the building provide a mixed space with loggias toward the southeast and terraces of various colors to provide a…

Block of Wood by Bergmeisterwolf Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2013 10:04 am | Homes, Other

Called simply Block of Wood, the project of the Bergmeisterwolf Architekten practice is a contemporary house created for Ulrich Perathoner Kg-Sas in Pontives, Lajen, Italy. The surrounding buildings and the entire region have a tradition for industry and use of wood and thus the new structure has a wooden exterior, as well as an interior which uses abundant wood for the floor or furnishings. The building is also a studio where art objects are being produced and thus the designers…

Trinity Hammock

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jul 2013 6:52 pm | Other

Three isn’t always a crowd, at least that is what the Trinity Hammock designers must think and this is why they created these relaxing triple hammocks which are just what one needs during the torrid months of the summer. The hammocks are suspended through the aid of a steel tubular structure and there is a small teak table in the middle to have your drinks close at hand. They are hand woven, weatherproof designed by a non-profit project in order…

Sauna by Panorama Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jul 2013 6:49 pm | Other

The practice of Panorama Arquitectos designed a project called simply “Sauna” close to the Ranco Lake in Chile with a surface of 30 square meters and a functional design overlooking the lake from above a black granite rock. The building uses natural timber and it has a roofed terrace, the sauna and a changing room with Alamo wood on the interior and more durable oak on its exterior. Each of the three parts of the project offers a view of…

UN City by 3XN

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jul 2013 10:22 am | Other

The UN City office building is located on the northern harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark and it was designed by the architectural practice of 3XN from which we have covered several previous projects in former articles. Due to the extreme importance of the building it features high security and accessibility standards to offer a safe and protected environment without gaining the aspect of a fortress. The building is located on an artificial island which separates it from the rest of the…

Music City Center by tvsdesign

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jul 2013 9:49 am | Other

The Music City Convention Center was designed by tvsdesign and is located on Fifth Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee close to several other music and cultural landmarks such as the Ryman Auditorium. The purpose of the project was to offer a new life to the South of Broadway area and the designers tried to do this through the way in which they placed the functional elements of the building so that the service areas were concealed and the commercial and cultural…

150m Long Study Table by MAKS

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2013 9:17 am | Other

When you think of a table this probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind, but large public institutions usually require larger furnishings and one such institution is the Chinese University of Hong Kong where the architectural practice MAKS renovated and refurbished the space. During their work on the 30 year old university building, they discovered some additions and renovations that made the space even more chaotic and impractical, without even considering its aesthetic aspect. They proposed a…

Arboretum Playground by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2013 9:09 am | Other

The Arboretum is a playground in Canberra, Australia which was designed by the award winning architectural practice of Taylor Cullity Lethlean with a highly original aspect. The project was opened to the public on 22 June and it features giant acorn houses floating in the sky, with Banksia cones on the forest floor. The Arboretum’s area with 100 forests with rare and endangered trees around the world which was also designed by the TLC practice was a source of inspiration…

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Newark by Slade Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jul 2013 11:03 am | Other

The Virgin Atlantic opened a new Clubhouse at the Newark Liberty Airport with a design created by the practice of Slade Architecture in collaboration with the Virgin Atlantic in-house design team trying to combine the New York downtown flair with the warmth and personality which are characteristic for the Virgin Atlantic. The lounge takes its inspiration from the lower Manhattan boutiques or lofts and it leads to the Clubhouse which offers a bright collection of lights to escort you through…

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