Prince Philip Residence by Thellend Fortin Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2015 11:00 am | Homes

The Prince Philip Residence located in Montreal, Canada was designed by the Thellend Fortin Architects practice to expand a single floor home built in the 1960s with a more contemporary and open addition. The Outremont residence is sited on a steep terrain with an inclination that permits a great view of the surroundings and thus the two floor extension incorporates a large window in the social parts. The purpose of the extension was to improve the living spaces with a…


Apartment in Gdańsk by studio POTORSKA

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2015 9:59 am | Apartments

This colorful apartment in Gdansk, Poland was designed by the studio POTORSKA for a family of three according to the tastes of the inhabitants with an open space as the main area beginning with the kitchen and lounge area. The bookshelves are filled with books and they make up the core of the house with decorative elements spread throughout in the shape of horizontal graphic motives on the floor of the kitchen. The owners are interested in street art and…

The Groveland House by Mcleod Bovell

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 10:09 pm | Homes

The Groveland House designed by the architect Mcleod Bovell is located in Vancouver, Canada and it was created for a single family with a contemporary style spreading over three floors on a sloping site that has a focus on the connection with the outdoors through the double height spaces in the central living area. The upper level has a green area next to the swimming pool and the middle floor is dedicated to the entertainment section with a view of…


Warm Industrial Style in a St. Petersburg Loft by Boris Lvovsky

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 9:06 pm | Apartments

This sleek apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia was designed by the architect Boris Lvovsky with a very contemporary interior with creative illumination fixtures and spots of colors to transform a warehouse into a cozy home. The open floor layout has the pipelines left exposed for a more industrial vibe and the white paint on the pipes reduce the impact to permit a better cohesion with the black array of light fixtures. The different areas were separated through the addition of…

Airplane Suite

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 8:02 pm | Other

The Airplane Suite is a unique project that tries to reinvent the meaning of a hotel destination through its transition into a plane that became a luxury suite standing in the Teuge Airport in The Netherlands. The airplane was built in 1960 and has a length of 131 feet (almost 40 meters), allowing the guests to take a seat in the cockpit and pretend to be the pilots. The suite offers a great view of the platform and runway at…

Palais Thermal by Kauffmann Theilig & Partner, Freie Architekten BDA

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 7:00 pm | Hotels & Spas

The Palais Thermal located in Kurplatz, Bad Wildbad, Germany was designed in 2012 by the practice of Kauffmann Theilig & Partner, Freie Architekten BDA to update the historic resort in the Black Forest with a new wooden landscape as well as a more contemporary outdoor pool, terraces, saunas and a great view of the valley. The thermal spring facilities are some of the most important touristic elements in the area but they needed a review since there is an inoperative…

Lumini Rio by Studio MK27

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 6:00 pm | Stores / Showrooms

Lumini Rio is a lighting fixture and illumination store and showroom designed by the Studio MK27 in the Casa Shopping venue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project wants to create the optimal environments for the products being sold so the interior appears as a domestic space with a façade made of wooden mushrabiyah to make the space more mysterious from outside while also permitting some of the light and glimpses to pass through. There is a main exhibition space…

Beverly Hills Contemporary Home by Shelly and Avi Osadon

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 5:00 pm | Homes

This contemporary residential project in Beverly Hills, California is currently on sale for the sum of 35 million dollars and it features a design created by Shelly and Avi Osadon who lead SEE Materials and SEE Construction. The project is both functional and luxurious, being located at a distance of only five minutes from the Beverly Hills Hotel in a gated site with extensive outdoor living areas and every amenity you might think of. There are no less than ten…

Apartment in Copenhagen by Vipp

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 4:03 pm | Apartments

The designer Morten Bo Jensen from the Vipp architectural practice re-imagined this apartment in the old industrial harbor area of Copenhagen, Denmark to combine the Scandinavian minimalism and good taste with the contemporary vibes of the New York modern style. The project is owned by the designer and his girlfriend who is a graphic designer as well as their five year old twins. The site is surrounded by traditional manufacturing workshops so the apartment had to evoke some of the…

Curno Public Library and Auditorium by Archea Associati

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 3:02 pm | Landmarks

The Curno Public Library and Auditorium began in 1997 to serve as a new cultural setting for the town of Curno in the Bergamo province of Italy and it was completed in 2009 by the Archea Associati architectural practice as a part of a larger plan that includes a school and complex of community services. The site has a public square that is inspired from the traditional cavea, a space for meditation, which can become a venue for contemporary theatre…

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