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…

Messner Mountain Museum by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jan 2016 10:19 pm | Museums

The Messner Mountain Museum’s sixth structure at Plan de Corona was designed by the famous architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with the collaboration of Reinhold Messner who is one of the most renowned mountain climbers in the world. The project will become a part of the Kronplatz mound which is a world heritage site in the south Tyrol that also hosts one of the best ski resorts in the province. The new museum offers a 240 degree view of the…


Amazing home in Brazil: Vila Castela

By : Mark V | 5 Jan 2016 10:15 pm | Homes

Build in Nova Lima, Brazil, the Anastasia Architects took care of the design of this residence constructed in a position so extreme that cantilevers had to be used. The Vila Castela Residence occupies around 650 sq meters and it has all the facilities you can possibly want. It has three floors, the basement is the relaxation zone where you can enjoy some free time and indulge in a Jacuzzi or sauna that are found here. There is also a wine…

Skyfall Apartment by Studio Omerta

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Jan 2016 10:02 pm | Apartments

With a compelling motto saying “design is our only excuse”, the practice of Studio Omerta renovated this apartment they called Skyfall located in Athens in Greece and turned it into an amazing contemporary home. The apartment is on the 9th floor and it offers a wonderful view of the Acropolis from the living room and the two bedrooms overlook the St. George church raised on the peak of the Lykabettos Mountain. The colors of the rooms are the ones that…

Downley House by BPR Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Dec 2015 9:51 pm | Homes

The Downley House is a country house in the South Downs, Petersfield, England that was designed by the practice of BPR Architects with an exterior that integrates very well with the surrounding landscape. The clients wanted to have a quiet but joyous place to live with a lot of contrasts and connected to the nature around them through the indigenous materials and textures. The entrance features a circular stone court that leads to a pergola in the inner court which…

Luxurious Penthouse in NYC by Beyer Blinder Belle and Costas Kondylis

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

The architects Beyer Blinder Belle and Costas Kondylis joined forces to create this elegant and spacious duplex penthouse in one of the most chic places on the planet, namely Manhattan, New York. The apartment spreads over a surface of 5000 square feet and has five bedrooms, making it a luxurious and exquisite home with a perfect location, in the Park Laurel skyscraper, just next to the Central Park, ensuring the best views with a 360 degrees panorama. And the best…

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…

Ridgewood Residence by Cornerstone Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2015 9:29 pm | Homes

The Ridgewood Residence located in Austin, Texas, USA was designed by Cornerstone Architects with a harmonious and balanced look that takes the best out of the modern design trends while integrating them with some classical elements. The house is located in the Rollingwood area which is currently still developing so the large lot offered both challenges and opportunities for the designers. The goals of the design are to adapt the house to the lifestyle of the owner while also incorporating…

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