The Roxy by designLSM

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2016 8:58 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Roxy is a basement bar off Oxford Street in London which received the award for the best designed bar at the 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The designers had a reputation due to their experience in designing nightclubs, restaurants, bars, retail or residential projects and this attracted the attention of a lot of persons on this project. The project was created by the designLSM studio in collaboration with the brand identity designed of DT Practice and they had…


Apartment Designed for Two Book Lovers by Susanna Cots

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2016 8:50 am | Apartments

Although this beautiful apartment is located in Barcelona, Spain, it attracted attention all the way to China where the project won the Best Apartment at the Idea Tops Awards. The designer is Susanna Cots and it employs a skin made of wood which crosses the apartment with the main artery uniting the entire space via a wooden lacquered sheet crossing the room and wrapping them as a protective cover. The warm interior has wood crossing both horizontally and vertically to…

Studio House by GRADE

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2016 8:43 am | Homes

The GRADE architectural practice designed this private residence of a mosaic artist and named the project Studio House being located in a natural setting in Virginia Beach, Virginia that offers expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay. The wooded area offered sufficient privacy to the inhabitants so the designers could take advantage of the beautiful landscape and use large glass areas for a constant connection with the surroundings. This allowed the artist to have a creative space where he can work…


600 Fairbanks Court by Murphy/Jahn Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jul 2016 8:34 am | Skyscrapers

Designed by the practice of Murphy/Jahn Architecture the 600 Fairbanks Court is located in Chicago, USA and it includes 227 luxury condominiums. There are two parcels on the site, an empty one and another one with a three floor building to the north side. Two adjacent sites have been combined through a planned development that tries to maximize the potential of the building area. The building contains 28 residential floors and 11 floors for parking that has spaces for 215…

Hotel La Semilla

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jun 2016 8:28 am | Hotels & Spas

Hotel La Semilla is located around Playa del Carmen in Mexico and it offers a very comfortable and homey ambiance for your summer vacations with unobstructed views of the ocean as well as a stunningly beautiful interior. The exterior might not seem like much but once you get inside you will be amazed by the careful attention to details and the elegance with which each of the nine rooms is decorated, reusing vintage pieces and repurposing some recycled pieces. Alexis…

San Francisco Apartment by Butler Armsden Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Jun 2016 8:22 am | Apartments

Located in San Francisco, California, this impressive contemporary apartment was designed by the Butler Armsden Architects practice with an elegant and colorful interior and a terrace offering an amazing view over the city. Since the loft is in a building from the Edwardian era, as the designers called it, their first aim was to open the space with an interior that lets each area communicate better with the others while also creating a connection with the surrounding city, especially with…

2Day Languages by Masquespacio

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Jun 2016 7:32 am | Education

The 2Day Languages is a language school located in Valencia, Spain and their new interiors were designed by the Masquespacio studio with the plan of integrating the identity of the firm into the space along with the historic values of the city. The project tries to combine the modern and older architecture creating a fusion of the new Spanish design school and the neoclassical architecture. The entire project spreads over a surface of 183 square meters and it hosts three…

National Theater of Equatorial Guinea by Independent Architectural Diplomacy

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2016 7:19 am | Other

Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest countries in Middle Africa spreading over only 28000 square kilometers and the city of Oyala has been chosen to become the capital of the country not only from a political point of view, but also as a symbol of its tradition and culture. The Independent Architectural Diplomacy practice designed the National Theater of Equatorial Guinea as a representation of the Guinean culture that can create an international impact and which also tries to…

Natural Pool by Balena GmbH

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Other

This project tries to transform the pool into something more similar to a pond and it was designed by Balena GmbH in Germany as a soothing private pool filled with natural water. The Natural Pool uses the TeichMeister Filter-System for clearing since they feature an aquatic biology which provides a long-term stability while also offering the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic quality. Although a pond can greatly improve the landscape it is also quite a handful to maintain and…

Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Ink48 Hotel in Manhattan, New York offers a unique dining experience which was commissioned as a part of the Press Lounge Restaurant and it transforms the rooftop terrace and swimming pool into a dining area sunken in the pool area and surrounded by edible flora. The project was created by the Future Green Studio in collaboration with Farming Up and it combines recycled and sustainable materials for a cozy natural setting on the 16th floor of the hotel. The…

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