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Kronverk Cinema by Robert Majkut Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Aug 2015 3:21 pm | Other

One of the leading cinema networks on the Russian market encompassing 15 cinema theatres in Russia and one in Ukraine recently opened another high quality Kronverk Cinema theater in the city of Warsaw, Poland. Created by the practice of Robert Majkut Design the space features the distinctive elements of the Kronverk brand, their logo and colors being the principal themes for the project and they blended them together into a smooth interior with all the geometric forms integrated, focusing especially…

Prefabricated Snow Huts by Herault Arnod Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Aug 2015 3:13 pm | Other

These snow huts were designed by the practice of Herault Arnod Architects with sustainable materials and their purpose is to provide several layered huts through the slopes of the Serre Chevailer Vallee resort in France. Built with wood taken from local sources, the sculptural huts are a part of the “Snow Culture” project which has the purpose of presenting the thematic tours and historical stories of the area, while also offering a plate to rest for the skiers and passersby.…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – LEED Platinum

By : Mark V | 2 Aug 2015 3:00 pm | Other

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can be found in downtown Seattle. The building, completed in March 2011, is a model of sustainable design and it is famous for the purpose it serves – helping people throughout the entire world. The foundation received the LEED-NC Platinum Certification yesterday making the building the first non profit structure in the world to ever win this award. It is a 639,860 sq ft campus and it faces Space Needle. It’s a 7 years…

Eastern-Style Rooftop Terrace Garden ON A New York Duplex

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jul 2015 2:16 pm | Apartments, Other

Although this wonderful terrace is located in New York City, its style is easier to compare to the regions of the Orient, and such a luxuriant garden might seem even impossible in a city as crowded and dynamic. Nonetheless, this Penthouse Garden Paradise is located on 248 West 23rd Street in prime Chelsea, a piece of paradise in the middle of the Big Apple. The garden is atop a duplex penthouse loft and a private elevator leads all the way…

Richmond Firehall No.2 by HCMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 7:34 am | Other, Urban

Since the fire hall in Richmond, Canada was 40 years old, the city decided to replace it with a new one that is better adapted to the needs of the community and one that was also an iconic civic building through its aspect. Designed by the architectural practice of HCMA in 2011, the Stevenson Fire Hall is on the site of the former one but an adjacent residence was also integrated into the new site. The new project hosts a…

Facetada by AndreuCarulla Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2015 6:51 am | Other

This limited edition ceiling lamp was created in 2013 by the AndreuCarulla Studio and it is called Facetada due to the fact that it is created from the Facetat dish. The project is created through a new manufacturing system which begins with a flat sheet and models its geometry according to the desires of the creator, offering unique pieces each time. The handmade item features 20 watt LEDs and the light is reflected on the ceiling to create a wonderful…

The Youth Factory or Factoría Joven in Merida, Spain

By : Mark V | 7 Jul 2015 6:30 pm | Other

Factoria Joven or Youth Factory in Merida, Spain, was designed by Madrid-based Selgascano Architects to meet the needs of the youth from the area, a fun place and attractive place to spend the day. The architects were definitely not looking to build a monument to architecture and used recycled furniture, inexpensive building materials and temporary solutions for this project but the final result was quite impressive. They were more interested in affordable ordinariness and practical possibilities to provide children and…

Ring Mirror Installation by Arnaud Lapierre

By : Mark V | 7 Jul 2015 6:18 am | Other

Place Vendome in Paris has many interesting things to offer for its visitors. The FIAC 2011 conference revealed the Ring Mirror installation by Arnaud Lapierre that was sponsored by none other than Audi. The Ring is a reflective cylinder and Lapierre offered more details about the process of creation and the meaning of this structure .He said that the city inspired the organization and the way the ring works. A visual effect is in place and it seems to break…

The Eiffel Tower Transformed Into a Gigantic Tree?

By : Mark V | 3 Jul 2015 4:08 am | Other

Breaking news: The Eiffel Tower might be turned into a gigantic tree. How is that possible? Well, the project goes this way: you take 600,000 plants and you cover the tower with them. The 324 meter tall tower will have around 12 tons of rubber tubing that await for bags to be planted with greenery. The entire project is estimated to cost 72 million Euros (97 million US dollars) but the plants that would cover the most famous symbol of…

Exbury Egg by PAD Studio, the SPUD Group and Stephen Turner

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jul 2015 9:48 am | Other

This self-sustaining work space is called the Exbury Egg and it was designed through the collaboration of PAD Studio, the SPUD Group and Stephen Turner. The “egg” is located in the estuary of the Beaulieu River in UK and its purpose is to serve as a laboratory for the study of the life of a tidal creed, having a collecting and collating center with integrated storage areas. The project uses a building technique similar to the one used when building…

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