Villa Elfvik by Thomas Eriksson

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2016 3:57 pm | Homes

Designed by the architectural practice of Thomas Eriksson in the northeast corner of the Lidingo Island close to Stockholm, Sweden, the Villa Elfvik provides a low wood clad residence and is located at the edge of a meadow with which it blends in very well. The modest exterior hides the wonderful interior which provides a great view of the archipelago from the hallway which also leads the way to the living room and dining room. This ground floor hosts the…


Brighton Home by Darren Comber

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Oct 2016 3:49 pm | Homes

This contemporary residence located in Brighton, Australia was designed by the architect Darren Comber for a mid-sized family that wants an urban home from which they could also enjoy the sun and landscape with an outdoor swimming pool and open terrace that extends the interior while also bringing more natural light inside. The structure is spread over two levels with large windows on all sides and a double façade with the garage in the front and a glazed wall at…

Transportable tourist tower by Jose Pequeno

By : Mark V | 11 Oct 2016 3:47 pm | Other

The architect Jose Pequeno from Portugal along with the aid of Domingos Da Silba Teixeira S. A. designed a transportable tower for the Shanghai Expo of 2010 that toured the world ever since. The structure is prefabricated and it includes the newest technology, while its materials are renewable and recyclable wood and glass. The surface it covers is just 10 square meters and it has three stories, with a façade that has different screen and panelfilters to adapt to the…


Run Colors by mode:lina architekci

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Oct 2016 3:39 pm | Stores / Showrooms

Run Colors is a store in Poznan, Poland offering Nike, Adidas and New Balance shoes in a setting designed by the mode:lina architekci practice with a total surface of 110 square meters. The project is in the Stary Browar shopping centre and it features the name and logo as the main themes throughout with shoelace as a source of inspiration since it is a distinctive part of the brand. With these ideas in mind, mode:lina created a multicolored installation that…

Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Oct 2016 3:32 pm | Offices

The Arctia Shipping Ltd. firm recently received their new headquarters located in Katajanokka, Finland which were designed by the practice of K2S Architects as a floating office building placed in front of the main building of the Finnish ministry of Foreign Affairs originally designed by C. L . Engel. The building has been completed on a shipyard and towed to the site. It features a custom black steel façade to relate with the black hulls of the ice breaker ships…

Sunland Baobab Tree Bar

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Oct 2016 3:12 pm | Other, Restaurants & Bars

Located on the Sunland Farm near Modjadjiskloof in South Africa, the Sunland Baobab or the Pub Tree as it is also called is a bar that is quite unique since it is placed in a huge hollow baobab tree which is 6000 years old. The pub was placed in the tree in 1933 and there are 15 seats in it with the tree’s circumference spreading over 108 feet. The tree was naturally split into two connected pieces and the cavernous…

Lincoln Financial Field by NBBJ

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Oct 2016 3:03 pm | Stadiums

The Lincoln Financial Field located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was designed by the NBBJ architectural practice in collaboration with Agroos Lovera Architects in 2001 and it is now the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. The stadium has a capacity of 68532 seats and it replaced the Veterans Stadium as the home stadium of the Eagles offering a larger number of luxury and wheelchair accessible seats and services better suited to contemporary standards. There are several LED video displays included in the…

Colunata House by Mario Martins

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2016 3:00 pm | Homes

The Colunata House located in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal was designed by the architect Mario Martins with a geometry that has a lot of edges making it blend in with the rocky landscape of the shore and maintaining a constant visual connection with the splendid surroundings. The curved shape of the structure made large openings toward the central swimming pool possible and you can also see the sea nearby. The edges and daring geometry make the house appear quite futuristic but…

Pingtan Art Museum by MAD

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Sep 2016 2:58 pm | Museums

The MAD architectural practice designed this artificial island hosting an art museum in the caves below the dune-like exterior. The project is located in a reservoir of the Pingtan Island in the Fujian province of China and there will be a narrow bridge offering access to the Art Museum. The dunes are made from concrete and they provide curved public spaces above on the rooftops while the interior is similar to that of a cave. The concrete walls will have…

Brotherton Barn by Anderson Orr Partnership

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Sep 2016 2:53 pm | Homes

The architectural practice of Anderson Orr Partnership designed the Brotherton Barn project in the town of Pusey, Oxfordshire, England and their aim was to integrate the original Grade II Listed Barn with a contemporary design so that the living area and master bedroom suite can communicate. The challenge was to transform the building while maintaining the same height and volume for the vaulted spaces of the barn and so the designers decided to construct the new spaces underground where the…

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