Absolute Towers in Mississauga by MAD Architects

By : Mark V | 21 Jun 2015 5:35 am | Skyscrapers

Keeping up to the name of the firm, the practice of MAD Architects designed an eccentric (literally) and original project in the city of Mississauga, Ontario, in Canada called the Absolute Towers. They consider that the skyscraper design became a bit dull and wanted to spice things up with something that will make an impression and also give inspiration to other designers. This amazing design offers a degree of harmony that is quite difficult to see in other projects and…


Modern Apartment near Gibraltar by MO..OW design

By : Mark V | 20 Jun 2015 11:32 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The MO..OW studio situated in Moscow designed an apartment on the coast of Marbella in Spain. The client chose this particular place for its view of the Gibraltar but he wanted to give his new home a completely different allure from the more common Mediterranean style. The excessively warm climate in the area allowed the use of a hyper modern style sometimes even bordering on the science-fiction, with predominant cold colors. The vertical plan was the primary focus according to…

Umeda Sky Building features the World’s Highest Escalator

By : Mark V | 20 Jun 2015 5:28 pm | Skyscrapers

The building was designed by Hiroshi Hara and the constructors were the people from Takenaka Corporation. The structure is called this way because it is located in the district of Kita-ku, Umeda in the northern part of Osaka. The entire structure is actually made of two towers that are 40 story high, connected between each other at their two uppermost stories with the help of an escalator and some bridges that cross in the center, where an atrium like space…


Miami Beach Convention Center by OMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jun 2015 11:19 am | Hotels & Spas, Other, Urban

The Dutch architectural practice OMA offered a proposal to transform the Miami Beach Convention Center into an urban landmark through a massive project spreading over 52 acres. The new convention center will also host a hotel on its top and OMA will work along with the property developers Tishman and UIA, with the architects from TVSdesign and the landscape architects MMVA and Raymond Jungles who form the South Beach ACE team. The current convention center is quite obsolete and spreads…

Market Hall by Robbrecht en Daem and Marie-Jose Van Hee

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Jun 2015 5:16 am | Other, Urban

This building is one of the five finalists for the 2013 Mies van der Rohe Award and was designed by the Belgian practice of Robbrecht en Daem and Marie-Jose Van Hee using concrete and dual-gabled timber as predominant materials, trying to provide a contemporary response to the nearby town hall and gothic church nearby. The site was used as a car parking before, and now the designers paved the ground surface and transformed it into a public square with a…

Villa C by Studio Guilhem

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2015 11:14 pm | Homes

This project is a joint venture of Richard Guilhem and the project manager Denis Bodino and it became a really beautiful and contemporary private residence in the La Californie area of Cannes, France. They called their project simply Villa C and the designers aimed at a Zen-like minimalism with simple geometries and materials that put the house in closer relation to the nature surrounding it such as concrete, stone, glass and wood, each carefully calculated to provide the perfect harmony…

Pedestrian Footbridge by Bar Orian Architects

By : Mark V | 19 Jun 2015 5:07 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

A new design contest was held for a future pedestrian footbridge in the city of Be’er Sheva in Israel and the ones who won the competition were the people from Bar Orian Architects. The bridge will be a standpoint in the urban development of the city and will act as a link between the university and the industrial zone that is meant to have a futuristic aspect. The climate is a major problem in this area so this is why…

Rio Bonito House by Carla Juacaba

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2015 11:07 am | Homes

The Rio Bonito House was designed in 2005 by the architectural practice of Carla Juacaba and it is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Designed as a weekend home, the house combines organic and rustic elements with a contemporary design to provide a shelter from the tropical environment while also offering good views of the nearby river. The house’s location is on the mountain of Freiburg in the hinterlands of the Rio Bonito Lumiar and the structure is supported by…

Torre Agbar Skyscraper in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 19 Jun 2015 5:00 am | Skyscrapers

This unique and original skyscraper is located in the new technological district of Barcelona in Spain, and is called Torre Agbar. Designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel together with the firm of B720 Arquitectos the tower is named after its owner, the Agbar Group. The production cost for the tower rose to 130 million euros and it was opened in June 2005 by the King of Spain himself. The design of the building enters it into the style of…

Mama Shelter Paris by Philippe Starck

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Jun 2015 10:59 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located in the historic Saint Blaise neighborhood of Paris, France, the Mama Shelter Paris is a hotel designed by Philippe Stark with a lot of personality and specific pop culture touches like quotes all over the place and lamps with superhero masks making it quite unique and original. The hotel is in a truly Parisian area with plenty of café terraces, gardens and artist studios. The famous Pere Lachaise and the Campagne a Paris are also nearby. The creators of…

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