Comedie de Bethune – National Drama Theater by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Mar 2015 8:48 am | Landmarks

Comedie de Bethune is the name of the National Drama Theater in Locon, France which went through a complete refurbishment in 2014 with the aid of the Manuelle Gautrand Architecture practice to extend the space with a needed rehearsal room for the artists. The layout was configured to ensure natural flow from the dressing rooms to the backstage and state control areas, leaving the narrowest areas for the other functions such as the lobby, administration, technical rooms and toilets. The…

Bel Air Estate by Ted Tanaka

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Mar 2015 4:24 pm | Homes

This luxurious and highly modern estate is located in the Bel Air neighborhood of Westside Los Angeles, California and it was designed by the architect Ted Tanaka to connect with the beautiful landscape around it and offer an unobstructed view of the ocean, the city of angels and the Stone Canyon Reservoir. The exterior connects the road to the entrance via stone paths and there are walkways on the upper floors as well to offer better vantage points. The interior…

Wall Art Ideas – 20 DIY Models For Your Dream Home

By : Alice Cox | 3 Mar 2015 9:49 am | Apartments, Featured, Homes, Interior Design, Interiors

If you want to decorate one of your house’s walls and if you do not want to spend a lot of money then the best idea is to try something free such as a DIY project. Here we have 20 advices for any person with some imagination and creativity. 1. Bubble wall art design using yogurt cups After finishing eating the yogurt keep the cups and try to create a modern and interesting model on your empty wall or even…

Tucheng Sports Center by Q-Lab

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Mar 2015 3:14 pm | Sport Arenas

The Tucheng Sports Center in New Taipei City, Taiwan was designed in 2014 by the Q-Lab architectural practice and is comprised of three volumes interlocked with one another with two red ones hosting the basketball courts and another grey one for the ice hockey rink protruding from the blue volume where the swimming pool is located. The façade is made of perforated aluminum in the front and glass at the back for more natural light and the building has a…

Piece of Paradise bar and dinner by Studio Mode

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Mar 2015 7:46 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Piece of Paradise bar and dinner venue in Bulgaria was designed in 2013 by Studio Mode with a rich interior featuring 3D geometric patterns on the walls to continue the shape of the space which is an irregular hexagon. The designers opened one of the corners to link it to the terrace and thus the interior is connected with the outdoors. The complex patterns inside needed precise calculations and the designers explained that “We mastered the disordered hexagon to…

Desi Residence by Varda Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Mar 2015 10:34 am | Homes

The Desi Residence located in Tala, Cyprus is a contemporary home spread over three levels and created by the Varda Studio with an unusual layout since the top level is occupied by the car parking area enclosed in vertical louvers. The house is set on a steep hill site and thus the road level ends up at the top of the house with a panoramic view of the nearby sea. The lower levels have cantilevered terraces and a swimming pool…

B”O Hotel by Muro Rojo Arquitectura

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Feb 2015 4:59 pm | Hotels & Spas

The B’’O Hotel located in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico was designed by the Muro Rojo Arquitectura practice in 2012 as an exemplary hospitality venue that combines the concept of  a hotel with that of a house. The project has its aesthetic rooted in the land with the mestizo culture as its main source of inspiration and the site offers textures, spaces and elements that gradually unveil the city. The name comes from the Tzotzil language and it means…

Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Feb 2015 9:16 am | Sport Arenas

The Sport Centre Jules Ladoumegue located in Paris, France was designed by the practice of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes in 2014 and it updates parts of the former stadium with a maintenance center and a new space for sport activities added to allow it to become a multifunctional venue. There are fields for soccer and rugby on the rooftop of the maintenance center and six covered tennis courts define the acoustic barrier to separate the areas from the urban bustle. The…

Ethos Foods

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Feb 2015 5:46 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Ethos Foods is a self-service vegetarian restaurant located near Oxford Circus in London, UK and it was created through the collaboration of the I-AM architectural practice with the entrepreneur Jessica Kruger. The design focuses on the customer, so the interior has a very carefully considered layout that allows easy flow with a dynamic dining environment and instead of having the typical self-service buffets the project uses dishes to present the products in a more appealing manner. The overall tones are…

Apartment For An Art Collector by Consuelo Jorge

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Feb 2015 10:20 am | Apartments

This apartment combines exquisite works of art with a contemporary design created by the architect Consuelo Jorge to offer a very elegant and quite unique home for an art collector in Brazil. The designer had to ensure a comfortable home for the inhabitants while also providing a carefully considered setting for the works of art and the harmony he achieved is indeed impressive. The modern ambiance is bright and open with the entrance defining the tone of the entire apartment…

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