The View from The Shard opens in London

By : Mark V | 15 Mar 2016 2:22 am | Skyscrapers

Officially opening on the 1st of February, The Shard is a future skyline landmark of London and was designed by Renzo Piano. Placed in the Bridge Quarter, in central London, its name comes from the shape of the design, the glass facets remaining separated on the top to give it an open and nonlinear finish that just fits perfectly with the contemporary postmodern trends. With a height of 310 meters, it is a city by itself offering a Shangri-La hotel,…


Rackspace hosting company office interior

By : Mark V | 12 Mar 2016 2:13 am | Interiors, Offices

Rackspace is a web hosting company that is known for its creativity, the same thing they wanted to see in the design of their new office, made by Morgan Lovell architects. In this welcoming environment the idea was that the employees wouldn`t feel constrained or stressed, they wouldn`t perceive the space as a working area, but they would end up feeling relaxed and comfortable-and this attitude would prove to make them be more creative and productive. The architects chose a…

Craiova Football Stadium Proposal by Proiect Bucuresti

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Mar 2016 2:01 am | Stadiums

The architectural practice Proiect Bucuresti designed the Craiova Football Stadium in Romania to replace the existing “Ion Oblemenco” Stadium. The project will have seats for 40000 spectators and its shape, especially the roof, is a tribute to the “Miss Pogany” sculpture created by Constantin Brancusi. The volume of the structure will attract attention during the daytime and through the architectural lighting it will become a beacon of light during the night time when it will be visible from the center…


Blackfriars Solar Bridge by Solarcentury

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Mar 2016 1:52 am | Bridges

Located at the Blackfriars station in London, UK this bridge is the largest solar bridge in the world featuring 4400 photovoltaic panels and providing the station with half of the energy it requires to operate. The project began through the collaboration of Solarcentury and the England Network Rail which managed to create a symbol of sustainability through their work.  The Blackfriars Solar Bridge passes over the Thames River to allow thousands of commuters to pass from South London. The station…

Amalfi Drive Residence by BGD Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Mar 2016 1:42 am | Homes

Located in front of a river in Queensland, Australia, on an established residential island, the Amalfi Drive Residence was designed by the practice of BGD Architects. The house is oriented toward the river and away from the street featuring an open plan which tries to maximize the entertainment areas and the surroundings. The materials used are concrete, stucco renders and New Guinea rosewood for the cladding of the exterior to create a warm and modern design. The east side of…

The Trump Ocean Club Panama by HBA

By : Mark V | 3 Mar 2016 1:42 am | Skyscrapers

Opened in July 2011 the Trump Ocean Club Panama is inspired from the country’s culture and history and was designed by HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates in collaboration with Ivanka Trump. It is said to be the largest hotel in Latin America  and it’s located in Punta Pacifica, overlooking the Panama Bay. The official name of the club is Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama. It contains 369 hotel rooms that include 47 suites and it will receive…

Museo Soumaya by Fernando Romero EnterprisE

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Feb 2016 1:34 am | Museums

Mouseo Soumaya is one of the landmarks of Mexico City and it was commissioned by the business magnate Carlos Slim Helu as an art museum housing his private collection and thus giving the city access to one of the most significant art collections in the entire Latin America. The project was designed by Fernando Romero EnterprisE (FREE) which is led by Helu’s son-in-law and its façade was originally considered impossible to build being covered in 16000 hexagonal aluminum tiles to…

Altímetro by Darkitectura

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Feb 2016 1:31 am | Offices

Altimetrois is a project designed by Darkitectura in Colonia Roma, Mexico D.F, Mexico, as a space where tours dedicated to extreme sports are created, so the designers tried to design a playful and diverse space that adapts to the profile of the agency. Spreading over a surface of 145 square meters, the project employs a large open plan to give the visitors a sense of freedom and one of the sides has a floor-to-ceiling mirror to give the impression of…

University of Phoenix Stadium by Eisenman Architects and Popoulous

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Feb 2016 1:25 am | Stadiums

The University of Phoenix Stadium was opened in 2006 as the home of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League and the annual Fiesta Bowl. The project is located in Glendale, Arizona and was designed by the practice of Eisenman Architects in collaboration with Popoulous (HOK Sport) with 63400 seats being voted one of the 10 most impressive sports facilities in the world by the Business Week due to its retractable roof and roll in natural grass field. The…

The AME Restaurant in Toronto, Canada

By : Mark V | 20 Feb 2016 1:10 am | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The interior for this restaurant was designed by the Interior design firm Munge Leung. Located in Toronto, Canada the AME restaurant is the place to be! The dining and lounge zones have been opened –this being the perfect excuse for creating the idea of space and making people socialize –and the zones are also fit for dancing or just chillin`. There is a private dining room that captures the idea of the latest supper club there is and this zone…

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