Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:17 pm | Education, Infrastructure

BFLS Architecture designed this massive structure with a green roof, a 4,400 m² facility that cost £22.5 million after winning a competition to design this building back in 2007. This isn`t all since the new Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is very likely to achieve BREEAM Excellent. But what exactly makes this building fit to win the BREEAM sustainable design award? The answers are very clear since the private and publicly funded galleries, foyers, halls, theaters and many…


La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2015 7:16 am | Other, Urban

Located in Alencon, France this concert hall was designed by the practice of Moussafir Architects as a landmark that offers a contrast to the nearby exhibition center. The building’s exterior finishing tries to blend in with the blue skies and the nearby ocean and the facades use corrugated steel siding instead of the initial option for a combination of matte and polished stainless steel which would mirror the surroundings. The exterior also resembles a piece of high tech architecture with…

The McLaren Technology Centre is amazing!

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:13 am | Other

Designed by Norman Foster, the lead architect of Foster and Partners, the McLaren Technology Centre lies on a 500,000 m² site in Woking, United Kingdom. It is the headquarters of the McLaren Group. The shape of the building is semi-circular and the glass –walled structure makes the centre be easily spotted. The building was nominated for the 2005 Stirling Prize, but the Scottish Parliament building snatched the award. There are around 1000 people that are working at the technology centre.…


Allandale House Project by William O’Brien Jr

By : Mark V | 19 May 2015 7:11 pm | Homes

The unusual Allandale house was designed by Cambridge-based architect William O’Brien Jr especially to accommodate a family during small vacations. The contemporary style of the house beautifully contrasts with the interior details that create an atmosphere of luxury. The colour palette is joyful, which was quite a bold move made by the architect since the house is placed in a forest area. The black and white classic contrast is the major theme in the design of the house and the…

Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 May 2015 1:06 pm | Urban

Sometimes buildings need to experiment and try out different and new ideas in so that progress exists and with a name like Architects of Invention, it is certain that this architectural practice is one that knows this fact very well. This project was commissioned by the municipality for a new building in a city that is still getting raised, namely Lazika, Georgia.Together with the engineers from Engenuiti they created a steel structure that is a part of the development of…

Trojan Horse-Shaped Hotel in Durbuy, Belgium

By : Mark V | 19 May 2015 7:02 am | Other

A more original and odd project that what we might be used to is the design of the hotel that is owned by Dominique Noel; a hotel in the shape of a wooden horse reminiscent of the one that was supposedly used by the Greeks to breach the walls of Troy. The exterior already sets us for an illo tempore, a realm apart from the banal reality, and closer to the imagination and fantastic. La Balade des Gnomes, or The…

Italian Fashion Store by Alberto Apostoli

By : Mark V | 19 May 2015 12:56 am | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

Alberto Apostoli Studio encountered some difficulties when designing the new fashion store from Eliseo. But nothing is impossible for the architects of Apostoli Studio, and.. they managed to create a store that attracts the eye and that represents the brand really well. The architects said that the concept behind the project was mainly a blend between imagination and reason since they used creativity and rationality to refine forms, to define lights and colours for the store’s design.The men from Alberto…

Sky Club in Ploiesti, Romania by Live Concept

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 6:51 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

Designed by the architectural practice of Live Concept in the city of Ploiesti, Romania, the Sky Club offers a blend of the minimalistic and multi-functional trends. Located inside a leisure complex the site was formerly an industrial building and the form of the new club tries to maintain that idea while adding more functionality. A retractable roof was built while the façade is composed out of a glass with no frame that leads towards the pool of the leisure center.…

Amazing small apartment in Paris: Red Nest

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 12:46 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Designer Paul Coudamy has taken care of this small apartment located in Paris, France. It is called the Red Nest and it`s just 23 square meters in which he managed to include  a bedroom, a home office and a dressing area – quite impressive what he made with such little space but what’s even more impressive is how incredible it looks. A mobile bookshelf helps hide the bed and dressing space so the apartment would seem more spacious Rooms are…

The new Center for Life Science in Boston

By : Mark V | 18 May 2015 6:42 am | Education, Infrastructure

The architects of this building were quite familiar with life sciences having a lot of experience in designing medical centers. That’s why they chose a design fit for this kind of academic institute, also adding the necessary features and facilities that a building like this needs. The most important area known for life science research is the Longwood Medical Area (LMA). The new center is called the Center for Life Science | Boston (CLSB) and the guiding point of the…

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