Garden House at the Pond Másílko by OK Plan Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Apr 2016 3:29 am | Featured, Homes

Masilko was originally a water reservoir which supplied the industrial objects in Humpolec, Czech Republic and after that it became a fire reservoir but in 1999 the water area was purchased by a private owner and was transformed into a pond. The new owner created a garden house, with the aid of the OK Plan Architecture studio, at the northern dam of the pond which served as background and seasonal retreat. The house spreads over a surface of 11.7 x…


Vessel by Splinter Works

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2016 3:23 am | Other

Vessel is an original bath created with carbon fiber and designed by the Splinter Works studio. The bath hangs like a hammock creating the impression of floating and also pushing the relaxing sensation you have while resting in a hammock to the limit by allowing you to also take a hot bath in it. The sculptural bath was designed to be used in a wet room and it is fixed with stainless steel brackets which can be hidden to make…

The International Cricket Hall of Fame by Turner

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Apr 2016 3:14 am | Museums

The International Cricket Hall of Fame was designed by the Turner architectural practice as an extension of the Bradman museum in Bowral, Australia. The extension wishes to act as a compliment to the existing buildings which surround the Glebe Park oval and is located at its outer edge. Both ends of the curved wall are cantilevered and separated by a band of glazed windows floating a few centimeters above the ground. The east side offers a view and opening toward…


Villa Topoject by AND

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Apr 2016 3:08 am | Homes

Built for a couple in the mountainous area of Gyeonggido, near Seoul, Korea, the Topoject Villa tries to integrate with the ground to become a land-building hybrid that brings the residents closer to the nature around them. Designed by the architectural practice of AND (Architecture of Novel Differentiation) in 2010, the small valley where it is located slopes upwards and the house forms the private spaces by lifting the topography and offering a view towards the south. The location and…

Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava by Fischer Architects

By : Mark V | 2 Apr 2016 3:06 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The Ondrej Nepela Arena is a beautiful ice hockey stadium from Bratislava, that was renovated and extended by Fischer Architects in 2011 to host the 2011 ice hockey world championship. Since Bratislava is the seat of many aficionados of this sport, a stadium fit for them was long overdue. The original stadium was built in the 1940s and was open, with a tribune made from wood. Step by step it was improved and extended, but a complete remodeling was still…

Open Studio Apartment by Dan Vakhramieiev

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2016 3:00 am | Apartments

This project was designed by Dan Vakhramieiev, who is the creative director of The FILD design studio, and it consists of the redevelopment and conversion of a two room loft into a studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The building dates from the pre-revolutionary age and it still has the original old moldings at the entrance. The apartment spreads over a surface of 58.5 square meters and has an open plan interior with the kitchen and bedroom integrated into a single…

House Lombardo by Philipp Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2016 2:56 am | Homes

House Lombardo is located in the Ticino canton in Switzerland above the Lake Lugano and it was designed by the Philipp Architekten practice as a villa with four levels and the residential area placed on top to offer the best panoramic view of the surroundings. The living area uses a lot of transparent surfaces to maintains a continuous connection with the wonderful landscape of the Swiss Alps and it extends to a large terrace from which you can even see…

Baan Moom by Integrated Field

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Mar 2016 2:50 am | Homes

Baan Moom is a residential project designed by the Integrated Field architectural practice and located in Bangkok, Thailand. The house hosts a family of five and due to the love they have for nature the functions of the house are stacked on three floors to allow maximum open space on each level. There is a master bedroom with a main bathroom which the parents use, two additional bedrooms and bathrooms for the sons, a living space with the dining area…

Istanbul International Financial Center by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Mar 2016 2:42 am | Urban

The construction of the Istanbul International Financial Center has begun and the complex aims to be one of the pylons which will push the economy of Turkey into the top 10 of the world until the year 2023. The building covers a 170 acre site and is on the Asian side of the city. Designed by the practice of HOK, the building will house the country’s head financial offices and governing bodies, either state owned or private banks or other…

Tallest Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Mar 2016 2:36 am | Skyscrapers

The architect Frank Gehry and his architectural practice Gehry Partners, LLP won the competition for the new skyscraper in Berlin, Germany which was commissioned by the Hines international real estate firm. The project will have 150 meters in height and it will be located on the Alexanderplatz public square in the Mitte district, close to the Berliner Fernsehturm which is the tallest structure in Germany (the Berlin TV Tower with a height of 368 meters). Spreading over 39 floors, the…

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