Monteverdi by Ilaria Miani

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2015 3:57 am | Hotels & Spas

The Monteverdi retreat was designed by the practice of Ilaria Miani in a location surrounded by the Tuscan countryside and adorned with a lot of rustic elements to provide a suitable connection with the heavily wooded area of Castiglioncello Del Trinoro. The region recently became a new attraction and a lot of restorations took place to make it more hospitable as one of the most famous vineries in the world and also a place from where to visit the La…


Old British Sea Fort trasformed into a luxury Island Resort

By : Mark V | 15 Jun 2015 9:56 pm | Other

Although the exterior look of this old British sea fort might not seem too impressive since it has the original infrastructure, the interior has been updated into a stylish and modern resort for those who really value their privacy. The old fortress is made from exposed brick walls and even has some of its original cannons to remind the visitors of its former use. Most of the other furnishings though are quite new and are surely going to offer you…

Acapulco’s Hotel Encanto by Miguel Angel Aragonés

By : Mark V | 15 Jun 2015 3:53 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean in Acapulco, Mexico, the Encanto Hotel is a very modern refuge for those who want to get away from the agitation but still desire the contemporary design to please their eyes. The project was finished in 2010 and was designed by the firm of Miguel Angel Aragones and it uses the wonderful nature around it to its own advantage along with neon-light glass walls to offer the effect of a discotheque to…


Tovin Studios by Sebastian Quinn Building Workshop

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jun 2015 9:43 am | Offices

Located in Nyack, New York, USA, the Tovin Studios is a project designed by the architect Sebastian Quinn and featuring a sustainable office, workshop and gallery that specializes in home furnishings. The project recycles the former warehouse with its large openings in the roof and walls to allow abundant natural light inside and the industrial history of the space is maintained through the weathered steel cladding of the exterior. Covering a surface of 3000 square feet, the building offers enough…

Ferrari Factory Store in Alessandria, Italy

By : Mark V | 15 Jun 2015 3:34 am | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

The store can be found in Serravalle Scrivia, near McArthur Glen Outlet. The architects from Iosa Ghini Associates designed the place in Alessandria, Italy. This store in particular is a trendsetter when it comes to the history of the Ferrari Stores since it is the first structure to be designed in conformity with the brand. The location of the store is favourable, since this store is the first thing you notice when you come from the access roads or the…

The Opium Mustique Hotel

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2015 9:31 pm | Hotels & Spas

Located on the small island of Mustique which is a part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Opium Mustique hotel features a luxurious retreat in the middle of nature with large terraces and interiors designed in a traditional rustic style that provides comfort and beauty. The hotel lies on a ridge top and this allows it to provide wonderful views of the sunrise toward the Atlantic Ocean and of the sunset toward the Caribbean Sea. To profit the most…

Agora Garden Tower by Vincent Callebaut Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2015 3:27 pm | Skyscrapers

Vincent Callebaut Architects won in 2010 the construction project for a new Luxurious Residential Tower in the city of Taipei. The project was called Agora Garden and this vertical structure is inspired by the double helix structure of the DNA to include 40 luxury apartments which can grow a lot of their own vegetables and fruits. The apartments will have 540 square meters and each will have its own green wall and there are no columns inside them, but the…

Clifton View 7 apartment by Antonia Associates

By : Mark V | 14 Jun 2015 9:20 am | Apartments, Interiors

This heavenly apartment has two stories and offers the comfort and luxury that would make anyone happy. Called Clifton View 7, this penthouse was decorated and designed by Antonia Associates and it offers a wonderful view of the Clifton beach, of the Atlantic Ocean, and also of the Twelve Apostles mountain range in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. The redesigned space suffered complete changes and now contains four bedrooms, a gym, a wine cellar, a cinema room and…

The Fashion Bar in Berlin by BerlinRodeo

By : Mark V | 14 Jun 2015 3:13 am | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

Located in Berlin Schöneberg, the Fashion Bar has been completed in a couple of weeks(quite a record, I dare say) just in time to be opened during the Berlin fashion week that took place this July. It was one of the most visited fashion bars where all “fashionistas” and fashion lovers thronged to talk about the new trends. BerlinRodeo is the architecture and interior design company that took care of the place. The design of the bar kept the theme…

The Iceberg Dwellings in Aarhus, Denmark

By : Mark V | 13 Jun 2015 9:00 pm | Other

Located in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, the Iceberg Dwellings is a project for a sustainable mean of renovating the obsolete container terminal and transform it into a residential project with plenty of extra cultural and social functions. With a budget of 32.6 million euros and a surface of 21600 square meters, this project was started in 2007 when the project received the first prize at the contest. The design is thought of as maintaining the predominant theme…

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