Via Lattea Air-Filled Sofa by Mario Bellini

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Dec 2015 9:42 pm | Other

The designer Mario Bellini created the Via Lattea collection focusing on recycled materials and it includes a series of sofas and seats filled with transparent bubbles and illuminated from inside. The outdoor furniture is created for the lovers of avant-garde pieces and it is based on the idea of lightness applied to the balance between the internal pressure and the loads of the body that are mediated through coverings as the designer explains. The idea is to create furniture that…


Casa das Artes in Miranda do Corvo by FAT – Future Architecture Thinking

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Dec 2015 9:37 pm | Other

Located in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal, the Casa das Artes, meaning House of Arts, is a landmark which celebrates the place where people meet and where culture and art take place in a space which is capable of encouraging and promoting the creative activities. The project is a versatile space which is capable of hosting a large variety of events serving all segments of the population and its design was created by FAT – Future Architecture Thinking. The façade has…

Ridgewood Residence by Cornerstone Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Dec 2015 9:29 pm | Homes

The Ridgewood Residence located in Austin, Texas, USA was designed by Cornerstone Architects with a harmonious and balanced look that takes the best out of the modern design trends while integrating them with some classical elements. The house is located in the Rollingwood area which is currently still developing so the large lot offered both challenges and opportunities for the designers. The goals of the design are to adapt the house to the lifestyle of the owner while also incorporating…


West Coast Penthouse in Vancouver’s Aerie II

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2015 9:14 pm | Homes, Other

The Cypress Mountain in Vancouver’s Aerie II hosts eight exclusive penthouses with views of the city skyline the English Bay and Gulf Islands. The project spreads over a surface of 4400 square feet with high 16’ ceilings and an elegant design that blends in with the surrounding while also ensuring complete comfort. The exterior is visible through large walls of glass that also welcome abundant natural light inside and there are custom finishes to give a unique personality to the…

Museum of Bavarian History by modostudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Dec 2015 9:04 pm | Monuments

This project is a proposed design created by the modostudio for the Museum of Bavarian History located close to the Danube River passing through Regensburg, Germany. The structure is a single volume with a gabled roof that goes all the way to the ground as a reminiscence of the cathedral roofs of the salt banks which are common in the region. The ancient traditional architecture of the area was combined by the designers with the biergarten style offering a place…

Memmo Alfama Hotel

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Dec 2015 8:54 pm | Hotels & Spas

The beautiful Memmo Alfama hotel is located in the oldest district of Lisbon, Portugal, namely Alfama, and it is just a short walk away from the Lisbon Cathedral and from the Sao Jorge Castle. The best way to reach the hotel is probably via the yellow tram 28 which stops close to the hotel and takes you through a tour of the most significant historical buildings in Lisbon. The hotel is the first boutique hotel in the historic area of…

Cafeteria Ruyven by Derksenwindt Architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Dec 2015 8:42 pm | Restaurants & Bars

The coquette and cozy Cafeteria Ruyven is located alongside a crowded road that links the old center of Maassluis with the business park, thus standing somewhat in-between two different worlds and trying to take elements from both into a remarkable mélange. Designed by the Dutch practice of Derksenwindt Architecten, the cafeteria is also next to train track that connects Rotterdam with Hoek van Holland and it features a structure similar to a pavilion with exposed light colored bricks on the…

The Bicentennial Torch in Guanajuato, México

By : Mark V | 6 Dec 2015 8:27 pm | Landmarks, Monuments

The Bicentennial Torch was recently completed and it’s now fully operational in Guanajuato, Mexico. The theme the designer Jose Clemente Orozco picked is inspired by the mural “Lucha social” (in English: “Social struggle”).The torch is held by Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the leader of the independence, who leads the insurrection with the flaming torch in hand. The monument is a 45 meter tall structure that highlights the main entrance to the city of Leon in Guanajuato,Mexico. The steel structure…

Magnolia Gardens by Rhodes Architecture + Light

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Dec 2015 8:24 pm | Homes

This project was created using the existing foundations of a house built in 1964 and located in the northwest of Seattle, Washington, USA. The new project is a commission by a local developer and it was built in 2006 and sold right after completion. Designed by the practice of Rhodes Architecture + Light the new project only takes the foundation from the original one, but transforms everything else into a dynamic and colorful piece of modern architecture. Rather than opting…

The extraordinary T1 Tower in Paris, France

By : Mark V | 30 Nov 2015 8:16 pm | Skyscrapers

The skyline of La Defense in Paris is in a perpetual change. A new addition to it is represented by the T1 Tower, finished in 2008. It’s a peculiar tower because it offers a dynamic perspective-its appearance changes depending on your vantage point. It has 200 meters in height and it`s made of glass. On the north face it’s cut by a gradual arc and it is folded to the south. If you view it from the south it looks…

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