Katikies Hotels in Oia

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jun 2015 7:35 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located in Oia, Santorini, Greece, the Katikies Hotels offer a splendid design in which the predominantly white exterior provides the most serene contrast to the bright blue water surrounding the buildings and transforms the island into a genuine Greek heaven. The Luxury Boutique Hotels in Santorini provide some of the most luxurious boutique hotels in the world through the Katikies Hotels which are placed on the rocky cliffs which emerge from the Caldera basin to provide panoramic views like nowhere…


House L by Schneider & Lengauer

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jun 2015 1:32 pm | Homes

House L is a project designed by the Schneider & Lengauer studio in the city of Scharten, Austria and it features an energy efficient home with a wonderfully minimalist design. The interesting fact is that the project began as a competition, something quite unusual for a family home, but the practice of Schneider & Lengauer won the contest and managed to provide the clients with a house according to their specific needs. They wanted a house that integrates the site…

Twofold House by BKK Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jun 2015 7:25 am | Homes

In 2008 the firm of BKK Architects completed this contemporary Twofold House project in the city of Victoria in Australia. Covering 6867 square feet the project is composed of two separate houses that are designed as a mirror image of one another. Each has four bedrooms and three levels along with an underground double garage. The street side façade presents a single concave screen of Australian silver top ash with several windows in the middle and the size of the…


Head 1815 House by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Jun 2015 1:13 am | Homes

Located in Cape Town, South Africa, the Head 1815 House was designed by the practice of Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects for a young couple and their visiting friends. The house has a view over one of Cape Town’s most fashionable residential areas, the Fresnaye to the north and west and due to the high road elevation and the steep site the house was raised on high columns. The house has three floors with three guest suites on the ground…

The 747 House in Malibu by David Hertz

By : Mark V | 25 Jun 2015 7:09 pm | Homes

Why the house is named this way? It surely sounds familiar and it has a very interesting story. It has something to do with Boeing 747. A wing of a 747 was turned into the roof of the house. Who designed this unique project? David Hertz Architects. The designers received suggestions from the owner of the house. The client is a woman who co-owns a Mercedes car dealership. She wanted a house that had feminine features. A house with a…

The Red Miele Light Box by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani.

By : Mark V | 25 Jun 2015 1:05 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The Miele Light Box is a pavilion designed by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani that can be found in Huechuraba, Santiago, Chile. The project was designed with the aid of Douglas Leonard, Pablo Qualitz, Sebastian Marshall and Bang & Olufsen. The main idea for the project comes from a want to reflect the Miele products as accurately as possible through the shape of the building. The products are light and so the building is suspended on a black pedestal to give the…

Modern Downtown Apartment in Amsterdam

By : Mark V | 25 Jun 2015 6:55 am | Apartments, Interiors

When you’re in Amsterdam you might want to seek the comfort of a luxury hotel but you`d also want to have a bit of privacy. We have the perfect solution: this downtown apartment offers comfort, luxury and privacy and an unusual, but beautiful architecture. The design includes the typical, contemporary Dutch style but it has some oriental influences, overall the design is innovative. The apartment can very well function as a meeting place or as a business space, but it…

Passive Solar Ordos Museum Inspired by the Gobi Desert

By : Mark V | 25 Jun 2015 12:46 am | Museums

Located in China, the Passive Solar Ordos Museum is famous for its futuristic aspect due to the curved metal that was used in the design of the building. MAD Architects led the project and the museum was designed in 2005, built to host the local cultural relics. The museum also uses sustainable design ,climate control and the façade is made from metal louvers. Ordos is the city where the museum is located and it`s under a constant development,the urban influences…

McLaren Production Centre by Foster

By : Mark V | 24 Jun 2015 6:42 pm | Other

The new McLaren Production Centre, the second project designed by Foster + Partners at the company’s headquarters in Woking,  was recently opened by Prime Minister David Comeron. The center has 34,500 sqm and it is located on the south west part of the current McLaren Technology Centre. The two structures communicate with each other through an underground walkway – and they also have in common the design and materials that were used in the construction. The entrance looks like a…

The extraordinary Allianz Arena in Munich

By : Mark V | 24 Jun 2015 12:40 pm | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

Home of the two professional Munich football clubs: Bayern and TSV 1860, the Allianz Arena is located in the north of Munich, Germany and its the first stadium in the world that has a full changing color outside. The construction of the stadium started in the autumn of 2002 and just three years later, this amazing piece of architecture was completed at the end of April 2005. The Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron developed the revolutionary concept of a…

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