Rogner Bad Blumau Spa by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 11:14 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Rogner Bad Blumau is a luxury spa hotel with an impressive style designed by the famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the Styria thermal region of Austria and it was originally opened in 1997 with a layout similar to that of a city since it has its own districts, a piazza-like center where the spa is located and a large array of amenities blended into the landscape. The beautiful project is a work of art in itself which also has…

Jeanne B by C comme C

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 10:11 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Jeanne B is a contemporary restaurant located in the center of Paris, France at the foot of Montmartre and it was designed by the C comme C architectural practice in 2014 to transform the former boutique into a restaurant inspired from the geometric patterns popular during the 1930s. The contemporary ambiance is combined with a cozy setting in which colors and materials were carefully chosen to bring out the furnishings and offer plenty of textures for a rich interior. The…

Astor Hellas Headquarters by MALVI

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 9:07 pm | Offices

Astor Hellas is a wholesale international trading company and their new headquarters in the Pylaia neighborhood of Thesaloniki, Greece was designed by the MALVI architectural practice in 2014 to bring the functions together into an open layout that reflects the aims and focuses of the brand. The reception level was oriented toward the visitors and thus there are almost no office areas except for the secondary functions like the IT, archive or personal rooms. This level contains a conference room…

K2 House by Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 8:03 pm | Homes

The K2 House located in the northern side of Stuttgart, Germany is a minimalist residential project designed by the local Bottega + Ehrhardt Architekten practice with a vertical layout that is open to the outdoors while also maintaining the privacy of the inhabitants in the areas where it matters. The back garden is accessed via large sliding glass doors that ensure a fluid transition between areas and also maintain a constant visual connection between the interior and the outdoors. The…

A steel cage unites the elements in this apartment by PRODUCE

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 7:00 pm | Apartments

This apartment was designed by the PRODUCE architectural practice in Singapore for the art collector and critic Woon Tai Ho with a unique furniture arrangement that permits the owner to live inside a work of art. The furniture is made of steel rods that give shape to the bookshelf, wardrobe, table, wine rack, all of them with a minimalist sculptural aesthetic that defines the entire apartment. The black tone of the sculpture is complemented by the gray industrial tones of…

United States Courthouse – Salt Lake City by Thomas Phifer and Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 5:57 pm | Landmarks

The United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah was redesigned in 2014 by the architectural practice of Thomas Phifer and Partners to create a landmark in the region which is transparent and symbolizes the egalitarian American judiciary system. To reach these aims, the designers created a cubic mass that has an equal face on all sides and it has a garden surrounding it with a terrace that encompasses the entire city block with the historic Federal Courthouse included as…

Hampton Residence by Finnis Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 1:26 am | Homes

The Hampton Residence is a project created by the Finnis Architects practice and it is located in Melbourne, Australia, featuring a stylish contemporary design that combines an open plan living space with more private areas for the bedrooms but all of them brought together through the luxurious ambiance. The house spreads over two levels, with the ground floor being more open and hosting the main living areas to extend with ease to the outdoors, since the owners wanted to have…

Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Jan 2015 12:23 am | Hotels & Spas

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, a small village in the north side of Sweden is the largest hotel of its kind in the workd and it has over 50.000 visitors each year, offering a different aesthetic each year to surprise the guests with unique settings. The hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and each room was sculpted by different designers so that you have a different experience in each space and aside from these spaces the project also includes…

River Court

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2015 11:20 pm | Apartments

The River Court is a stunning penthouse apartment located in one of the most appreciated Southbank regions of London, England offering a stunning overview of the Oxo Tower and featuring a highly contemporary ambiance. The South Bank located duplex spreads over a surface of 3200 square feet and occupies the 10th and 11th floor with a recently refurbished interior. The project has two large reception rooms, one for formal dining while the other is a more casual lounge area and…

The Nature Conservancy HQ by MKThink

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jan 2015 10:16 pm | Offices

The Nature Conservancy is the largest private conservation organization in the world and their new office space in the Financial District of San Francisco, California was recently designed by the MKThink architectural practice to bring the former dated office space back to contemporary standards with an aesthetic that represents the philosophy and aims of the company. The designers began with a thorough analysis of the space spread over one and a half floors that led them to the conclusion that…

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