Casa Seta in Lima

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2015 8:42 am | Homes

This original house is designed as a box which was excavated to as to leave the habitable space inside and the large block of concrete provides a striking image with the opened space beneath it. Located in Playa Bonita in Lima, Peru the entire building covers 156 square meters and its first level is comprised of a unitary living space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace through the large open space that makes the limit of…


The Ad Astra Skyscraper by Atkins Architecture

By : Mark V | 25 May 2015 2:38 am | Skyscrapers

Sustainable Growth Investments hired Atkins Architecture, one of the world’s largest architectural practices, to plan a new multiple purpose tower on the Georgian shore of the Black Sea. The project’s name is the Ad Astra Building, and its façade is built specifically to reduce the solar heat’s effect on the building, reducing it by 40 percent, and the top is built as an original helipad. The helipad has a pyramidal shape and opens when it is needed. Its colors and…

Beautiful Scandinavian Apartment in Stockholm

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2015 2:35 am | Homes

This apartment offers a good example of Scandinavian interior design with a joyous, youthful ambiance and a few defining touches that predominate the overall space. The apartment offers a blend of light colors that combine very well into a contemporary and comfortable décor, the flooring being of natural wood, with a white ceiling and a light grey or pastel blue on the walls. The furniture is minimalist and tries to blend with one of the three predominant colors and an…


Fresno House by Felix Raspall and Federico Papandrea

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 8:32 pm | Homes

Designed by Felix Raspall and Federico Papandrea the Fresno House is located in Carilo, Argentina, near the Atlantic Ocean, and it features a great contemporary design that does a great job in mingling with the environment. The house is raised in a small forest clearing and is perpendicular on the slope so that it has transversal transparency. The ground floor of the house hosts the living room, the dining room; the kitchen and the studio all of them with floor…

Taiwan Apartment by WCH Interior

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 8:27 pm | Apartments

Although the space covered by this apartment is extremely small, the designers from WCH Interior did their best to make it feel more spacious and also transformed it into a very elegant and comfortable home for the owners. Located in Taiwan, this wonder of organizing used the modern minimalism to provide a design that rids itself of all the useless elements and aims at the practical and at the beautiful simplicity of color and shape. No extra furniture was used…

One City Marina Center by Kokaistudios Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 2:26 pm | Urban

Designed by the practice of Kokaistudios Architecture in collaboration with Vanke and located in the city of Yantian, Shenzhen, China, this project is next to the Dapeng Bay waterfront and opposite the new tourist port which is being built at the moment thus being a part of a large development project with mix uses which includes residential and commercial areas. The Marina spreads over 2300 square meters and has four floors which will host the Vanke sales office to promote…

The MAXXI Museum in Rome, Flaminio, Italy

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 8:22 am | Landmarks, Museums

The MAXXI Museum, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and it has opened its gates to receive visitors after 10 years. The architects wanted to make the museum seem spacious and fluid. For that they used architectural elements to contribute to the overall image: the black staircases are suspended and they chose as structural design : an open ceiling to make use of the natural light. The concrete curved walls…

The modern House Serengeti in South Africa

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 2:19 am | Homes

Nico Van Der Meulen Architects have designed House Serengeti,a residence located in Johannesburg,South Africa. Its mixed architectural design is the first thing that draws attention, since it uses raw materials, a neutral colour palette and refined finishes that bring all these together. The architects aimed to design a comfortable, contemporary residence, that had a family oriented style. They also used a sustainable design and highlighted the indoor-outdoor living since we all know that Johannesburg is blessed with “an eight month…

Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio

By : Mark V | 23 May 2015 8:15 pm | Homes

This marvelous house is called the Edgeland residence and it is located on a brownfield site, offering an experiment of old and new, by combining the Native American pit house with the contemporary design standards. The project was set on the bank of the Colorado River and was designed by the architectural practice of Bercy Chen Studio. The advantage of the sunken pit house is the thermal comfort provided by the mass of the earth keeping it cool during summer…

Stylish & Modern Penthouse in Stockholm

By : Mark V | 23 May 2015 2:12 pm | Apartments, Interiors

This amazing penthouse has such an interesting, contemporary interior design that we couldn’t help but present it to you. It is located in Stockholm, Sweden and it covers more than 200 square meters, having two roof terraces. The core of the apartment is rendered by a spacious, sophisticated living room that encapsulates a welcoming dining zone, it has beautiful corner sofas and a fireplace that makes the entire area seem enchanted. Most materials used are natural, polished pine floors that…

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