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…

The Tubohotel wih tubopods from Mexico

By : Mark V | 8 Jun 2015 7:02 am | Other

The inspiration for TuboHotel (easily translated as the Tube Hotel) was drawn from Berlin, Germany where a series of hostel rooms shaped like tubes were really successful pretty fast after their launch. The TuboHotel is located just outside Mexico City in Tepoztlán, a popular tourist destination near the capital of Mexico. It’s a practical project, since it reduces space and brings comfort to the guests. You basically stack concrete drainage pipes for multi-room. And the costs are low. The “Tubopods”…


South Perth House by Matthews McDonald Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Jun 2015 1:00 am | Homes

The practice of Matthews McDonald Architects created the South Perth House in 2012 in the city of South Perth, Australia with a modern design and a view of the Swan River and its surroundings. The owners, after living in the previous house for some years, wished it demolished and rebuilt into a comfortable family home that uses steel framing. The designers provided a home which takes advantage of the view and provides a stronger connection with the exterior, wrapping around…

The Wave in Vejle, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

By : Mark V | 7 Jun 2015 6:57 pm | Featured, Infrastructure, Urban

Henning Larsen Architects designed a one-of-a-kind project in Vejle, Denmark after winning the LEAF Award. The residential project is meant to become a new must-see, aiming to blend in with the atmosphere and surroundings in an original way. The reflecting nearby water makes the buildings a bright flickering white during the day reminding us of the nearby fjords and hills. During the night it resembles a magnificent mountain of multicolored light.It manages to be a perfect transition from the city…

Kayak office extension by ACTWO Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2015 12:51 pm | Offices

The renowned online travel services company Kayak employed the practice of ACTWO Architects again to extend their office space after they created the first office spaces for the company, now with spaces on the level below the existing one, that will feature a new breakout, recreational and collaboration spaces, a large conference room that can be subdivided and several additional office spaces linked to the other ones through a stairway. The new stair also creates a perfect place for a…

El Portal in Palm Springs, California

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2015 6:45 am | Homes

El Portal is a bohemian chic villa with all the comforts of a modern home and it is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs, California. The large project has 3000 square feet of indoor living area and a gated ¼ acre lot offering great views of the Mountains toward the west and of the Coachella Valley while also ensuring protection and safety for the inhabitants. The gate opens to a…

Sky City by Broad Sustainable Building

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2015 12:39 am | Skyscrapers

Sky City will be a tower complex that will reach 838 meters and have 220 floors including residential apartments, offices, organic farms, recreation spaces, schools, a hospital, retail space and plenty more, making it an actual vertical city. There will be 4450 apartments inside with surfaces ranging from 645 to 5000 square feet and the building will have 92 elevators. This colossal project will be the tallest tower in the world and it was designed by Broad Sustainable Building (BSB)…

Creative coffee table design by Amy Whitworth

By : Mark V | 6 Jun 2015 6:34 pm | Interior Design

The designer Amy Whitworth from QUBIS HAUS is responsible for penning down this stunningly clever multi-leveled and also multi-functional coffee table. With a pleasant design, the table should find a spot in any contemporary designed space and it also has the perk of turning into a playhouse due to its shape. The additional sliding panels that come along with it, made from wood or Perspex,allow this table to become a genuine doll house and they can be moved around to…

The Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum by Werner Tscholl

By : Mark V | 6 Jun 2015 12:33 pm | Landmarks, Museums

The Austrian Alps have a lot of architectural surprises waiting for you, one of them being the Timmelsjoch Experience Pass Museum, designed by the Werner Tscholl Architects. The area where it’s located is full of history, with a road that was once a mule track that acts like a link between two beautiful valleys, the Passeiertal valley and the Ötztal valley. There are a lot of unique monuments and sculptures placed in key locations on this road, such as stopping…

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