Analog Folk by DH Liberty

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Aug 2016 11:04 am | Offices

The Design Haus Liberty is a new architectural practice based in Westbourne Grove Nottinghill and one of their first projects was to convert a large advertising agency called Analog Folk in Shoreditch to bring this traditional London structure up to contemporary standards. The project has a sculptural look with industrial elements and the designers added a mezzanine level to increase the space with a new glazed façade and a new staircase. The philosophy of the company was incorporated into the…


BLUE Communications offices by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2016 11:01 am | Offices

Designed by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau, this contemporary office space hosts the interactive agency of BLUE Communications in Montreal, Canada and due to its name, the color blue had to be inserted in the space and is the only color accentuated throughout the entire office. The other colors are neutral such as black, white or grey and thus they make the blue become even more evident. The office space covers a surface of 2750 square feet and…

Villa Yarze by Raed Abillama Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2016 10:49 am | Homes

Located in Yarze, Baabda, Lebanon and taking its name from the city, the elegant Villa Yarze was designed by the practice of Raed Abillama Architects in 2010 with a contemporary aesthetic. The project began from a large surrounding landscape and an eclectic house from which several characteristics were preserved while it was extended with new programs and additional spaces. There are large illuminated openings on the façade with stone lintels and pedestals integrated to offer a truly modern design. The…


Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jul 2016 10:45 am | Landmarks

The Wuxi Grand Theatre designed by PES-Architects is located on an artificial peninsula on the shore of the Taihu Lake in China and offers a placement similar to the Sydney Opera House and will probably become quite a landmark as well. The height of the building reaches 50 meters and the entire design is original enough to be comparable to a unique gigantic sculpture. There are eight roof wings spreading like petals over the facades to offer shading and also…

Marmol & Bamboo House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jul 2016 10:43 am | Homes

The Marmol & Bamboo House is a luxurious house located in a residential complex in the northern side of Madrid, Spain and it was designed by the A-cero architectural practice. The location offers a lot of pine trees and oaks, some of which are in front of the façade. The site is rectangular and has a low slope and, due to the surrounding Mediterranean landscape, the designers used ventilated stone white marble and bamboo wood for the exterior to make…

Vietnamese Apartment With Artistic Flair

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2016 10:21 am | Apartments

This beautiful apartment is located in Vietnam and it features a modern design with a cozy and highly artistic interior. The color palette is typical for the contemporary aesthetic using bright neutral tones of white through the walls and ceiling and a warm wood floor to add a bit of nature inside while also providing extra warmth. The apartment is designed to host a family with a semi-open floor plan that utilizes sliding doors to separate the dining and living…

Godden Cres by Dorrington Architects & Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2016 10:21 am | Homes

The practice of Dorrington Architects & Associates designed the Godden Cres private residence in 2012 which is located in Auckland, New Zealand with an aesthetic that combines classical and modern elements to integrate within the natural landscape while also offering a comfortable environment for the inhabitants. The geometry of the project is simple and modern comprising of several blocks that are connected by a flat roof element which houses the entrance and gallery leading to the interior courtyard with the…

Faena District Miami Beach by OMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Jul 2016 9:59 am | Other

There is a large scale development project for the Miami Beach which will transform the area into an artistic, cultural and residential landmark and since the project is of gigantic proportions there are several architectural practices which will be employed to take care of its parts. An international creative hub will be developed by Alan Faena, the architectural practice of OMA will design the new Faena Bazaar and Park forging most of the cultural capital of the Collins Avenue and…

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Jul 2016 9:49 am | Other

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is located in the Kensington Gardens of London and the wonderful structure was designed by the award-winning practice of Sou Fujimoto who is the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design such a structure at the event. At the age of 41, the architect is one of the best architects of his generation and the buildings Fujimoto designs take their inspiration from the organic structures found in nature, such as the forest, being a…

Infor Headquarters by VOA

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jul 2016 9:38 am | Offices

The Infor firm specializes in enterprising software solutions, being the third in the world at what they do (after Oracle and SAP), and their new headquarters was designed by the architectural practice of VOA in the Flatiron district of New York City. The Infor CEO’s idea of the office space was quite specific and he wanted a place that was as open to innovation as possible due to the rapidly changing world of software. The space was designed with social…

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