Penthouse at the Candy Factory Lofts by Johnson Chou

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2015 3:16 pm | Apartments

The Johnson Chou studio designed this interior located in the Candy Factory Lofts in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The building was a candy factory and this penthouse was one of the first residential reuse projects in Toronto. The loft spreads over a surface of 2700 square feet and since the owner likes to travel into remote areas a lot and also likes sports, he wanted a home where he could feel in touch with what he likes. The…


Contemporary home in Santa Monica, US

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 9:12 am | Homes

The residence mainly keeps the previous 1920`s structure but it has been completely renovated with a  sustainable design in accordance with the LEED platinum guidelines. The small spaces that are found in the house are transformed so they can be used by the owner. Every space is connected somehow with the outside and the design of the house promotes the idea of communicating with the neighbouring houses. The natural lighting, the boiler, the solar water heating , the rainwater that…

Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 3:10 am | Landmarks, Museums

A very interesting building has popped out In Raleigh, North Carolina in its Historic Depot District. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and Clearscapes Architecture,the old 1910 two-story building made out of brick has suffered many changes throughout the time. It was initially built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and then it was extended around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company. It was also home for Cal-Tone Paints. The Depot Districts has a very impressive collection of buildings that…


Millard House by Frank Lloyd Wright

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2015 9:04 pm | Homes

One of the most famous architects and definitely the most renowned American architect was Frank Lloyd Wright who designed more than a thousand structures during his lifetime and was also known for his theorization and practice of what he called organic architecture. His work has once again entered into media focus these days due to the Millard House he created in Pasadena, California in 1923 for the book dealer Alice Millard. This was one of his favorite works according to…

Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 2:59 pm | Museums

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art now has a new building: Herta and Paul Amir building, at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, behind a large plazza. On the east of the building you can find the Ministry of Justice and the west is occupied by the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts. The museum desperately needed a place to house the collection of Israeli art,it needed design and architecture galleries,not to mention the print and drawings…

CORMAC Residence by Laidlaw Schultz Architects

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 8:55 am | Homes

The practice of Laidlaw Schultz Architects located in California designed in 2012 the CORMAC Residence, offering a modern and really well organized home that uses efficiently the surface it resides on. Located in Corona del Mar in California, USA the home is delineated through a white brick wall to separate the private living areas from the public ones. The home is set on a quiet street and it offers a direct view of the coast making the location a great…

Wonderful Gazebo for a TV Show

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 2:54 am | Other

The TV show «Dachniy Otvet» (Eng: «The village talks») doesn’t cease to surprise us. It’s a show where designers and architects have the opportunity of changing the image of villages. Owners of country houses and cottages will benefit of a new design for their homes, this being the main idea of the show, in a nutshell. The TV show is popular mainly because the owners of the houses don’t have to pay anything for the redesign. There is a cost,…

Beautiful Landscape Fence by heri&salli

By : Mark V | 25 May 2015 8:50 pm | Other

This amazing piece of architecture was designed by heri&salli to encompass the swimming pool of a private owner from Austria. The structure is made from steel and it has a multitude of mounted panels and interior constructions that give a surreal effect of being swept into a virtual world, one that changes every sense of space you used to have before. The basic concept for the project was that of a fence, but this idea got transcended into interplays of…

Ultra Modern Penthouse in Soho, New York

By : Mark V | 25 May 2015 2:47 pm | Apartments, Interiors

This amazing three level penthouse located on 420 Broadway in Soho, New York City is probably one of the most incredible apartments from New York you’ve ever seen! Designed by Nico Rensch from the UK architecture studio Architeam, this luxury penthouse features three lovely bedrooms, two bathrooms and a jaw dropping double height living room. There are 3,500 square feet of indoor space and an additional 2,200 square feet of outdoor space that includes three gorgeous private terraces that make…

Casa Seta in Lima

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2015 8:42 am | Homes

This original house is designed as a box which was excavated to as to leave the habitable space inside and the large block of concrete provides a striking image with the opened space beneath it. Located in Playa Bonita in Lima, Peru the entire building covers 156 square meters and its first level is comprised of a unitary living space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace through the large open space that makes the limit of…

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