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Mariinsky Theatre II by Diamond Schmitt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2016 11:37 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other, Urban

The New Mariinsky Theatre opened on May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was designed by the practice of Diamond Schmitt Architects with a design that tries to give a contemporary renewal of the historic urban building. The Theater is across the street from the original opera and ballet house in the historic center of the city, one of the largest performing arts facilities in the world and the first one in Russia, built in the 19th century.…

Pool Pavilion by GLUCK+

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2016 10:54 pm | Other

The Pool Pavilion is a recreational structure in Lake George, New York, USA which unites the disparate elements of the site and its shape is that of a landscape rift stretching and folding through a complex of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities that include a lap pool, a spa, sauna, outdoor play fields, terraces, a gym and even a theater. The only vertical element of the design is the two floor office. The project was designed by the architectural practice of…

Doppio Hotel and Offices by ArchitekturConsult

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jan 2016 10:27 pm | Hotels & Spas, Offices, Other

The T-Center St. Marx urban development has been finalized in June 2012 when the Doppio Hotel and the office building next to it were opened. The construction for the complex took eight years and the site is in the Rennweg99 area of Wien, Austria which now became a prominent location with two disc-like structures defining the project. The imposing structure uses dark materials and through the unity of the hotel and office building they create a common forecourt that defines…

Niyama Retreat in the Maldives

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jan 2016 10:21 pm | Other

The Niyama Retreat in the Maldives is an extravagant contemporary resort in the south western Atoll of Dhaalu over the Embudhufushi and Olhuveli islands which are 40 minutes away from Male via seaplane. The Niyama is a part of the Per Aquum resorts and spas collection. The resort is comprised of 6 studios and pavilions with outdoor bathrooms, swimming pools, 24 hour butler services and large living areas ensuring that you will have a splendid vacation in one of the…

Via Lattea Air-Filled Sofa by Mario Bellini

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Dec 2015 9:42 pm | Other

The designer Mario Bellini created the Via Lattea collection focusing on recycled materials and it includes a series of sofas and seats filled with transparent bubbles and illuminated from inside. The outdoor furniture is created for the lovers of avant-garde pieces and it is based on the idea of lightness applied to the balance between the internal pressure and the loads of the body that are mediated through coverings as the designer explains. The idea is to create furniture that…

Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo by FAT – Future Architecture Thinking

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Dec 2015 9:37 pm | Other

Located in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal, the Casa das Artes, meaning House of Arts, is a landmark which celebrates the place where people meet and where culture and art take place in a space which is capable of encouraging and promoting the creative activities. The project is a versatile space which is capable of hosting a large variety of events serving all segments of the population and its design was created by FAT – Future Architecture Thinking. The façade has…

West Coast Penthouse in Vancouver’s Aerie II

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2015 9:14 pm | Homes, Other

The Cypress Mountain in Vancouver’s Aerie II hosts eight exclusive penthouses with views of the city skyline the English Bay and Gulf Islands. The project spreads over a surface of 4400 square feet with high 16’ ceilings and an elegant design that blends in with the surrounding while also ensuring complete comfort. The exterior is visible through large walls of glass that also welcome abundant natural light inside and there are custom finishes to give a unique personality to the…

Changi Airport Terminal 4 by SAA Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Nov 2015 7:54 pm | Other

The practice of SAA Architects in collaboration with the Benoy Limited design firm unveiled their plans for the Terminal 4 addition to the Changi Airport in Singapore which was recently voted as the 2013 World’s Best Airport. The new terminal spreads over 48 acres and it will have gardens, a luxury shopping district and biometric technologies that will facilitate the travel experience while also making it go faster. The terminal will feature a two floor glazed façade, vertical garden walls,…

IDEO Morph 38 by Somdoon Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Oct 2015 6:29 pm | Other, Skyscrapers

IDEO Morph 38 designed by the practice of Somdoon Architects is a project consisting of two towers which are interconnected through an envelope wrapping around the 32 floor rear tower called Ashton and the 10 floor duplex front tower called Skyle. The project is located on Sukhumvit 38 in Phra Khanong, Khong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand in a region away from the high traffic area and in a low-rise residential area. The separation of the construction into two towers was…

Public Folly – Water Tower Renovation by META – Project

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Oct 2015 6:19 pm | Other

This project is the renovation of a dilapidated water tower in Shenyang, China and it was done by the META-Project research-design studio. The tower is on the campus of a former military factory which was once one of the heaviest industrial areas of China and now its buildings can still be seen. The water towers are themselves a symbol of the industrial past of the area and they act as visual anchor points. VANKE, China received the campus and it…

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