Modern house in Paço de Arcos, Lisbon

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 12:01 pm | Homes

This house acts as a shape-shifter since it was built out of several materials to recreate the idea of having various forms. It has been built on a sloping site in Alto do Lagoal in Paço de Arcos. Broad plain surfaces and some tension spaces were combined and used so that the light could reflect on the objects highlighting the geometry-thus creating a very nice illusion that the house actually changes shape and form during daylight. The client demanded that…


The Greenland Group Suzhou Center by SOM

By : Mark V | 15 May 2015 5:57 am | Skyscrapers

The American architectural practice of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill was the winner of a competition for designing a skyscraper in China. Their project for the Greenland Group Suzhou Center offered a design that incorporates into the building a tremendous window covering thirty floors. The multiple-purpose tower will be set next to the Taihu Lakein Wuijang and it will become a landmark for the city with its window that covers a third of the building and is set towards the old…

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 11:53 pm | Other, Urban

This project is located in Minhang and it is the largest single investment that the Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. made in China so far and it features a structure that spreads over a floor area of around 297000 square meters on a site of 119000 square meters. The project is designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Aedas and it began construction this year after a ground breaking ceremony. There are two sites planned, one is the Mapletree Business City…


Norwegian Office Residence in Sri Lanka

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 5:52 pm | Interior Design

The interior design firm of Dis. Interiørarkitekter designed the Norwegian Office Residence in the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The ideas they implemented aimed at offering a Scandinavian feeling to the interior and also offer a lot of functionality in a contemporary design. The clients, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wanted to promote the Norwegian design through the furniture, the lighting and the overall aspect of the residence. The designers tried to provide o contrast between the…

New Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany

By : Mark V | 14 May 2015 11:51 am | Landmarks, Museums

Another project led by Daniel Libeskind pops up. A decade has passed since the Jewish Museum opened in Berlin(another work done by Libeskind).Now the architect is in charge with the Dresden’s Military History Museum. Rumour has it that the projects are similar in more ways than one. The impact of the buildings is violent because the design fits the avant-garde pattern and the structure is pre-modernist. The main purpose of the design is to stay focused on history. Both museums…

Indigo by Bo Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 5:47 am | Homes

The architectural practice of Bo Design designed this chalet called Indigo with a raw modern look that combines marvelously the urban and new with the natural and organic aspect. The exterior is made from stone and wood in a rustic manner mirroring the surrounding and also offering a sturdy look. The interior on the other hand is very modern and hosts everything a home should have, all in a tasteful design that hints to the exterior butoffers a milder and…

Futuristic apartment by A-Cero Architects

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 11:45 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The Spanish architects from A-Cero were responsible for this duplex rehabilitation project in Galicia, Spain which resulted in a stunning and futuristic looking redesign. The wide entrance hall distributes, on the one hand, the public area, composed by a big dining room, a guests bedroom with a modern en suite bathroom, a courtesy toilet and the kitchen is located at this floor as well. The kitchen has an elongated disposition and thanks to its design and white colour it seems…

The Scotts Tower in Singapore by UNStudio

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 5:43 pm | Skyscrapers

The Scotts Tower is a future skyscraper that’s going to be located in Singapore, designed by the architects from UN Studio. The concept was a simple, yet a pragmatic one: the designers decided to maximize the work, play and living areas and to conserve space in the same time, by adding flexibility in the structure of the tower. The tower is part of the SOHO brand and its location was well chosen, a luxury shopping district, in the proximity of…

The Curving House by JOHO Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 May 2015 11:40 am | Homes

The Curving House, completed in 2012 is a contemporary house in Gyeonggi-do, Korea and it was created by the studio of JOHO Architecture with a curving shape similar to a concave lens and an above ground structure. According to the designers, the peculiar shape of the house was chosen due to the topography of the site and because it also provides a more efficient parking due to the lifting of the house 2 meters above ground. The shape it received…

The Park Hotel in Hyderabad, India

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 5:34 am | Other

The region in which the Park Hotel is found is well known for the design and production of gemstones and textiles in Hyderabad, India. The designers of this project were Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, a New York-based architectural firm that wanted to create a hotel that’s a combination of new and old. And that’s exactly how the hotel was built. It has a design that reminds us of the local traditions but it also has a modern touch, with a…

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