The Fantastic Bridge House in Cape Town

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 3:40 pm | Homes

City Bowl is part of Cape Town, South Africa and the Bridge House was a challenging project, coordinated and designed by Van Der merwe Miszewski Architects that takes advantage of this great location. They had to take into consideration the topography of the site that was in some areas very steep and they came up with this masterpiece. The key location on which this house lies offers multiple views,s uch as views of Pine forest, the city, the harbour, the…


America’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 9:30 am | Landmarks

This stunning building has many names. Locally it is known as “Veles e Vents”, this title is borrowed from a poem written in the fifteenth century by Ausiàs March and it talked about the power of the winds. The generic name for America’s Cup Building in Valencia is the Foredeck Building and it has a key location, facing the sea. The building has won many European architectural prizes,including LEAF Awards. This structure has many facilities to offer. There are areas…

House in Muko by Fujiwaramuro Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 May 2015 3:23 am | Homes

This original design of this one of a kind mansion was created by the practice of Fujiwaramuro Architects in the city of Muko, just outside of Kyoto, in Japan, and it features an impressive façade that attracts attention while also adding some mystery regarding the use of the building. Created for a family, the house provides a comfortable modern interior and the exterior has the shape of a fan with large louvres that offer a shift of the natural light…


Dalvey Estate by Aamer Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2015 9:17 pm | Homes

The Dalvey Estate in Singapore provides a contemporary design that focuses on daring geometries and maximum functionality to provide a modern and comfortable home. Designed by Aamer Architects the Estate combines the tropical aesthetic elements with contemporary lines trying to offer a reinterpretation of the traditional Iban Longhouse that holds the family communal areas outside the bedrooms to ensure a better family integration. The Dalvey Estate welcomes its visitors with a subtle façade that doesn’t present much to the beholder…

Penthouse at the Candy Factory Lofts by Johnson Chou

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 May 2015 3:16 pm | Apartments

The Johnson Chou studio designed this interior located in the Candy Factory Lofts in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The building was a candy factory and this penthouse was one of the first residential reuse projects in Toronto. The loft spreads over a surface of 2700 square feet and since the owner likes to travel into remote areas a lot and also likes sports, he wanted a home where he could feel in touch with what he likes. The…

Contemporary home in Santa Monica, US

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 9:12 am | Homes

The residence mainly keeps the previous 1920`s structure but it has been completely renovated with a  sustainable design in accordance with the LEED platinum guidelines. The small spaces that are found in the house are transformed so they can be used by the owner. Every space is connected somehow with the outside and the design of the house promotes the idea of communicating with the neighbouring houses. The natural lighting, the boiler, the solar water heating , the rainwater that…

Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina

By : Mark V | 27 May 2015 3:10 am | Landmarks, Museums

A very interesting building has popped out In Raleigh, North Carolina in its Historic Depot District. Designed by Brooks + Scarpa Architects and Clearscapes Architecture,the old 1910 two-story building made out of brick has suffered many changes throughout the time. It was initially built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and then it was extended around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company. It was also home for Cal-Tone Paints. The Depot Districts has a very impressive collection of buildings that…

Millard House by Frank Lloyd Wright

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2015 9:04 pm | Homes

One of the most famous architects and definitely the most renowned American architect was Frank Lloyd Wright who designed more than a thousand structures during his lifetime and was also known for his theorization and practice of what he called organic architecture. His work has once again entered into media focus these days due to the Millard House he created in Pasadena, California in 1923 for the book dealer Alice Millard. This was one of his favorite works according to…

Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 2:59 pm | Museums

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art now has a new building: Herta and Paul Amir building, at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, behind a large plazza. On the east of the building you can find the Ministry of Justice and the west is occupied by the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts. The museum desperately needed a place to house the collection of Israeli art,it needed design and architecture galleries,not to mention the print and drawings…

CORMAC Residence by Laidlaw Schultz Architects

By : Mark V | 26 May 2015 8:55 am | Homes

The practice of Laidlaw Schultz Architects located in California designed in 2012 the CORMAC Residence, offering a modern and really well organized home that uses efficiently the surface it resides on. Located in Corona del Mar in California, USA the home is delineated through a white brick wall to separate the private living areas from the public ones. The home is set on a quiet street and it offers a direct view of the coast making the location a great…

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