Tropical House by Hiren Patel Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jun 2015 6:25 am | Homes

The Tropical House project was completed in 2012 and it consists of a luxury house in the state of Gujarat, India. The project was designed by the Indian practice of Hiren Patel Architects and they tried to create a house that is in symbiosis with the tropical surroundings and the nearby Ocean and also transport some of the area’s ambiance inside. The designers created a passage covered with plants that is the entrance to a vestibule and an open verandah…


Marti Wellness by Spa Soul by Zeynep Fadillioglu

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jun 2015 12:23 am | Hotels & Spas

Taking its inspiration from the Ottoman Empire, the Marti Istanbul Hotel offers a splendid spa on its top floor with a design that is both modern and traditional. The hotel has 270 rooms and it is located in the commercial district of Taksim, Marti Istanbul. Created by the renowned designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, the “Marti Wellness by Spa Soul” offers an oasis of tranquility in the middle of the busy city and its interior presents all the luxury of a traditional…

Astrofire by Modfire

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 6:22 pm | Other

The firm of Modfire specializes in fireplaces and the design a lot of interesting and unique ones that provide a lot of functionality and style. Their latest creation is one for the outdoors and it was named Astrofire. The Astrofire is related to one of their previous popular models, namely the Urbanfire line which focused on the exterior. It has a circular design to permit the homogenous distribution of heat and look good from all angles. The material it is…


Atlantic Yards: B2 Bklyn Building by SHoP Architects

By : Mark V | 5 Jun 2015 12:17 pm | Skyscrapers

The B2 Bklyn building was designed by ShoP Architects and it will be the first building designed for the Atlantic Yards urban development in Brooklyn, New York. The building is scheduled to be finished in 2012. It`s 32 storeys high and it is rumored that it will be the world`s tallest pre fabricated building. The designers chose a pre-fabricated material and structure because it saves cost,it reduces site waste and it`s eco friendly. Although costs were drastically cut, this affected…

Comete Jewelry Store in Milan by Studio Apostoli

By : Mark V | 5 Jun 2015 6:15 am | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

Studio Apostoli is a company known for its projects that revolve around the field of concept design. They designed the wonderful Comete Jewelry Store located in Milan, Italy- the store representing the famous brand Comete. The designers were inspired from the motto of the company “Romanticamente schierati” (lined up in a romantic way) when they chose a combination of styles to encapsulate both feelings and emotions and reasons and rationality into one big design. The design does have an impact…

Pushkinsky cinema by za bor architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 12:10 am | Other, Urban

The Russian designers Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev of the practice of za bor architects updated the Pushkinsky cinema as a renovation of the original cinema which preserves the original historical volume while adding modern elements of expression linking the old and the new through the shape and the materials used. The cinema was originally opened in 1961 with the name of Rossiya Theatre as the first post-war building in Moscow. It had 3000 seats and still hosts the Russian…

The new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:08 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The brand new Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects and, just a couple of days after it was finally opened, almost everyone considers it as being one of the most beautiful libraries in the whole world. The main focus is on the grand atrium, a massive impressive five story space that copies the style of the famous modernist MC Esher. The colour palette of this library is neutral but the books do seem to have a surreal effect…

JWT Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 12:05 pm | Interiors, Offices

The company JWT that stands for J. Walter Thompson is one of the most famous advertising agencies in the world. Probably that’s why they wanted new headquarters and a new image and this is when Clive Wilkinson Architects stepped in and took care of the project. The new headquarters can be found in New York and the Wilkinson Architects collaborated with DEGW –that made some research to see what the client envisioned about the company- and also with HOK New…

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:03 am | Education, Infrastructure

iArc Architects designed the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. The project aimed toward an optimization of the buildings energy conservation and the nearby Kyonghi Palace also had to be taken into account as a possible discrepant monument next to an ultramodern neighbor. The Institute has a square shape and is covered by reflecting glass, thus having a minimalist, even plain, exterior which quite literally reflects the surroundings as was required. The interior on the other hand…

The Mercedes House residential project by Ten Arquitectos

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 11:55 pm | Other

The guys behind architectural firm Ten Arquitectos have designed a beautiful project called the Mercedes House on the western edge of Midtown Manhattan in New York, USA. The project is a massive zigzagging block that bends in order to preserve the urban design of the streets and through this it also manages to offer the inhabitants access to the views and light that they need during the day. Overall it covers three quarters of a block, and thus it will…

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