Duplex Penthouse Downtown

By : lau | 20 May 2014 12:03 pm | Apartments

This duplex penthouse features six bedrooms and it is currently for sale for the price of 37.5 million dollars. Located in SoHo, New York, the penthouse offers a stunning panoramic view from the full service New Museum Building and it is accessed through the elevator leading into the vestibule. From the vestibule you reach the Great Room with a dining area and a chef’s kitchen integrated along with a wood-burning fireplace, all under the same tall ceiling. The west side…

Alila Jabal Akhdar

By : lau | 20 May 2014 6:22 am | Hotels & Spas

The Alila Jabal Akhdar is a mountain resort in the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman and it sits at a height of 2000 meters above sea level from where it offers an overview of a large gorge. The resort has 78 suites and their sizes vary from 52 to 361 square meters with locations either in the main hotel building or arranged as individual clusters. There are also several villas around the cliff-top to ensure the…

NEWS Corporation FOX Television Istanbul by GOOA

By : lau | 20 May 2014 6:16 am | Offices, Other

The GOOA architectural practice designed the News Corporation FOX Television in Istanbul, Turkey with a Plug and Play production facility that would encompass the entire project so that the architectural language would be used as a set design as well as for the staff. The usual studio would have the office block separated from the studio Boxes but this one incorporates them into a single whole which begins from the Campus entrance which offers a corporate aesthetic and it gives…

3.1 Phillip Lim Store by Schemata Architects

By : lau | 20 May 2014 6:10 am | Stores / Showrooms

The 3.1 Philip Lim is a fashion brand and they recently opened a new pop-up store in Tokyo, Japan with a design created by the practice of Schemata Architects which features mirrored surfaces to create a highly dynamic and rich environment. The store is on the third floor of the Isetan department store in the Shinjuku neighborhood and there are two curved structures defining its space, one of which is used to hang clothes and the other is where the…

House for a Photographer by Hyde+Hyde Architects

By : lau | 20 May 2014 6:07 am | Homes

Located in Pontypridd at a distance of 12 miles to the north of Cardiff, Wales, this residential project is called House for a Photographer and it was visualized by the practice of Hyde + Hyde Architects. The site of the residence is on a disused quarry next to the Brecon National Park and the project collects light and focuses on distant views in a manner similar to that of a camera Obscura. The materials for the project consist of in-situ…

Antony-Multisports Complex by Archi5 + Tecnova architecture

By : lau | 20 May 2014 6:01 am | Sport Arenas

The Antony-Multisports Complex located on Rue de l’Annapurna in Antony, France was designed by the practice of Archi5 in collaboration with Tecnova architecture in 2011 as a response to the site so that the structure would make its public nature obvious, trying to interact with the surrounding public spaces. The designers found a way of making the façade mysterious so that it would attract the curiosity of the visitors, being reminiscent of a dark box with a monolithic form breaking…

Departments and Student Center by Atelier Hitoshi Abe

By : lau | 20 May 2014 5:56 am | Education

The Departments and Student Center of the University of Economics and Business in Vienna was designed by the Atelier Hitoshi Abe as a complex in the campus which features a series of sinuous buildings with interstitial spaces to ensure easy circulation. The arrangement was favored since it encourages interaction between the various departments in the campus and this is also enhanced through the shared outdoor areas where the students, instructors and administrators can get together and relax or simply exchange…

Manifold House by ANX

By : lau | 17 May 2014 2:50 pm | Homes

Manifold House is a residence located on a cross slope lot in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California and it was designed by the ANX architectural practice to take advantage of the hill position by offering panoramic views toward the Silver Lake Reservoir and its surroundings. The project site spreads over a surface of 7500 square feet and the residence is at the rear side of the plot to leave room for the large garden spaces at the…

Green Street Condo by MacCracken Architects

By : lau | 17 May 2014 2:44 pm | Apartments

The Green Street Condo located in San Francisco, California was renovated by the practice of MacCracken Architects, bringing the original 1960s space to contemporary standards with an open floor plan and a constant connection with its urban surroundings. The condo spreads over a surface of 1000 square feet and its location on the Russian Hill made the small living area quite difficult to transform into a functional open space, a task that the designers managed with surprising success, rearranging the…

Apple store in Istanbul by Foster + Partners

By : lau | 17 May 2014 2:39 pm | Stores / Showrooms

The first Apple store in Istanbul, Turkey was designed by the Foster + Partners architectural practice as a two-floor outlet in the main plaza at the city’s Zorlu Center. The store has a glazed façade allowing the customers to have an overview of the shop before entering and the project is comprised of a single internal volume which appears very spacious and clearly defined. The project looks like a rectangular lantern with light coming above the ground and offering a…

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