Clerkenwell Loft by KMK Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2015 10:58 am | Apartments

This impressive contemporary loft can be found on Pear Street, in the Clerkenwell area of London and it was designed by the local practice of KMK Architects Ltd. The apartment is spread over three floors with a highly functional design that has terraces towards the south on all the levels. The location also ensures a lot of street parking space and the chic design combines efficiently minimalism with elements of style to ensure a comfortable but not over pretentious interior.…


Hôtel Sezz Saint-Tropez by Studio Ory

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2015 4:56 am | Hotels & Spas

Located on the magnificent French Riviera in Saint-Tropez, the Hotel Sezz was designed by Studio Ory to offer all the comfort the guests might want nestled in the elegant and luxurious shape that also takes care of the environment through several ecological additions. The starting point was the ruin of a 3 star hotel which was completely transformed through the vision of Jean-Jacques Ory into a haven of relaxation that carries his signature throughout. The hotel presents itself as a…

Celio Apartment in Rome by Carola Vannini Architecture

By : Mark V | 31 May 2015 10:50 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The practice of Carola Vannini Architecture did a wonderful job reorganizing this apartment in the Colosseo area of Rome, Italy. The apartment enters into the kitchen and living room,which are designed as connected for extra space. This body is planned as a separate volume from the rest of the house, and is separated from the ceiling and floor through a line of LED lights that give a terrific effect. The kitchen also has a couple of sliding glass doors for…


pavilion of dream terraces by H&P architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:45 pm | Other

This building is just a concept for now but it looks wonderful and original, trying to offer a modern approach to the traditional Vietnamese architecture. Since Vietnam is known for its wet rice cultivation and the way they grow it is on terraced fields, this part of Asia was also settled on agriculture and it has become its tradition. The practice of H&P architects designed the Vietnam Pavilion for the 2015 Milano Expo and tried to incorporate agriculture and architecture…

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf by MAGK illiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 10:39 am | Education, Urban

The south region of Vienna issued a competition in 2008 for the creation of a new child care centre due to the increased birth rate and the project involved the extension of the 19th century “Grunderzeit” school by the addition of eight primary school classes, an after-school care club and a kindergarten equipped with a kitchen. The project was won by the MAGK illiz association of architects and their project proposed a breaking up of the structure into L-shaped bodies…

The Riverside Museum by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:33 am | Museums

The Riverside Museum is located in Glasgow, Scotland and it was designed by the architectural practice of Zaha Hadid with a tunnel-like design that offers a connection between the city and the Clyde while also presenting the visitors with an interior that adapts itself to the context of the exhibition in progress. The linear path of the design provides a cross-sectional outline that contains a wave or pleats that are enclosed to host the support services and the “black box”…

China Wood Sculpture Museum by MAD Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:30 pm | Museums

We have seen several other works by the famous practice of MAD Architects and they always seem to find a way to amaze and astound with their original and gorgeous designs. This time we will focus our attention on the China Wood Sculpture Museum they designed in the city of Harbin, China with a polished steel structure that reflects its surroundings and provides a futuristic shape worthy of a science fiction movie. Located in one of the fastest expanding regional…

The Dune Eco-Village and Spa Hotel in India

By : Mark V | 30 May 2015 4:27 pm | Hotels & Spas

A unique place in the Tamil Nadu state in south India is the Dune Eco-Village together with the Spa Hotel offering a resort that tries to offer an alternative to the agitated modern urban life. The eco-village lies on a coastal site and spreads over 15 hectares to offer more than 50 individual rooms and there are also two restaurants, a swimming pool, a spa and even afarm on site. The principles for the building of the place were to…

Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:23 am | Other, Urban

The Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut created this stunning project as an original and alternative way of development which he named rural urbanity. Called the Asian Cairns, and located in the city of Shenzhen, China; the project wants to propose an alternative to the urbanization through the ‘farmscrapers’ which produce more energy than they consume through the production of food and the harnessing of wind and solar energy. Beginning with the idea that density is inversely related to the consumption of…

Cologne Penthouse by Angelo de Bock

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 4:17 am | Apartments

This modern and original penthouse is located in the city of Cologne, Germany and it was designed by the Belgian interior designer Angelo de Bock to feature a unique blend of eclectic elements which give the space its own personality. The penthouse has a rooftop terrace which offers a view of the famous Cologne Cathedral and it is located in the Belgian Quarter of the city, an area famous for its art shop and restaurants. The interior has warm colors…

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