Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche Hotel by Patrick Genard

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2015 7:48 pm | Hotels & Spas

This luxury hotel brand can now pride itself with eight splendid hotels in Morocco’s best destinations. The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche is right in the middle of the business district close to the imposing Hassan II Mosque and it has the most remarkable architecture, making it a unique attraction in the city. The Belgian architect Patrick Genard offered a combination of a lot of architectural styles with stylized zellij as decorations and glass facades surrounding the building to create a…


Trollwall Restaurant in Norway by RRA

By : Mark V | 10 Jun 2015 1:39 pm | Restaurants & Bars

Winning the first prize in an invited competition for their project, the Norwegian firm of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, designed the Trollwall Restaurant and Service in the town of Trollveggen, Norway. Standing right at the feet of the mountain this site offers an amazing view and makes you feel like you have reached a special place. With this natural monument next to it, the building tries to maintain the natural colors of the surroundings while also adding something new and original…

Xixi Wetland Art Village by Wang Weijen Architecture

By : Mark V | 10 Jun 2015 7:32 am | Other

Located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in China, the Xixi Wetland Art Village was designed in 2011 by the practice of Wang Weijen Architecture as an amazing architectural tour de force. Surveying the nearby lake and also offering a perspective of the mountain, the design tries to be a synthesis of all the elements and the geometry of the building itself is a composition of abstract landscaping. From the interior each of the windows is carefully planned to picture one of the…


Open Box House project by A-Cero

By : Mark V | 10 Jun 2015 1:27 am | Homes

Located in Madrid, Spain the beautiful Open Box House project was designed by the Spanish studio A-cero. Due to its architecture the house seems spacious and modern. The house doesn’t go unnoticed because its exterior draws attention: natural colours were used for the facades. Deep green was used that contrasts with the stone pathway. The back garden reveals a large swimming pool. During the night, the atmosphere seems enchanted since the artificial lighting creates a spectacular effect: both the house…

Stylish and Colorful Warsaw Apartment

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jun 2015 7:23 pm | Apartments

Modern design tries to stay away from strong colors and contrasts and rather opts for the neutral tones for its spaces and furnishings, but sometimes a different approach can result in unexpected results, such as in this case. This apartment is located close to the central area of Warsaw, Poland and it tries to combine different styles to provide a hybrid between luxuriant design and minimalist tones, thus offering an unsettling but unique interior. There is a glass wall which…

Amazing 28 Storey Kowloon Office Tower in China

By : Mark V | 9 Jun 2015 1:19 pm | Skyscrapers

The Kowloon Office Tower is part of the Kowloon Bay businesses and it`s a beautiful 28 storey skyscraper with an interesting green twist at the bottom. Aedas Architecture designed the place and the first attraction is the zigzagged carpark that is covered in bushes-quite an original addition,if you come to think of it. The tower has a multifunctional perspective since it can run as a space for offices but it also includes retails spaces and at its base you can…

FHL Sports Store by Design Spirits

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jun 2015 7:18 am | Stores / Showrooms

The award winning Japanese architectural and design practice of Design Spirits were employed to transform the space of a loft styled in the typical New York fashion into a minimalist and contemporary sports store. Located in Kuala Lumpur in one of the residential areas that are currently under development, the FHL Sports Store specializes in biking equipment such as sport shoes, triathlon bicycles and all the additional paraphernalia required. The designers used a vector brick pattern on the walls, cabinet…

The ‘outside in’ Residence in Yamanashi, Japan

By : Mark V | 9 Jun 2015 1:12 am | Homes

Takeshi Hosaka architects designed this unique residence located in Yamanashi, Japan that is called the “outside in” resicence. This project aimed to mix the outdoors with the indoors, inserting nature inside the house and if we look closely at the structure of the building the indoor and outdoor spaces seem to dissolve in each other. The inside of the house has elements and scenes from the nature which make the entire atmosphere seem fresh and peaceful. The house it’s a…

The Hearst Tower in New York City

By : Mark V | 8 Jun 2015 7:08 pm | Skyscrapers

The headquarters of the Hearst Corporation, and one of Manhattan’s landmarks, the Hearst Tower shelters some of the most famous publications and communication companies inside its glass walls. The tower is actually composed of two buildings one on top of the other, and the first one was completed in 1928 by the architect Joseph Urban, for around 2 million dollars. Although it was thought of as just a foundation for a skyscraper, the building kept its original form for almost…

Petronas Twin Towers by Cesar Pelli

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jun 2015 1:06 pm | Skyscrapers

The Petronas Towers are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and two of the tallest buildings in the world. Completed in 1994, the buildings were designed by the Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli renowned for his design of several tall buildings around the world. The project started with a lot of tests regarding wind and structural load simulations to ensure that safety standards were fulfilled. Once the excavation began, the largest concrete pour in the history of Malaysia started with 13200…

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