Dhara Wellness Centre by Alberto Apostoli

By : Mark V | 12 Oct 2011 10:14 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

This new wonderful wellness centre was opened in Italy, on the Venetian Side of Lake Garda. The designers from Studio Alberto Apostoli developed the project. The building is located within Belfiore Park Hotel. Because of what it represents and because of what it brings to its clients, the wellness centre was named Dhara. This creates an ayurvedic atmosphere. In Sanskrit ,Ayurveda means the “knowledge of life”. Bamboo canes adorn the floor that leads to the Spa. The socializing room has…


Holiday home in Cape Town, South Africa

By : Mark V | 11 Oct 2011 9:02 pm | Homes

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Bantry Bay, Cape Town,South Africa, the Mwanzoleo residence is the place to be. It can be rented but the minimum stay in this case would have to be of 5 days. The vacation house offers 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms ,hosting up to 10 people . It’s 6 stories high and the backdrop is made of rock. The Mwanzoleo residence is a symbol of luxury. The pieces of furniture, the design, the fabrics are coming…

The Pod pavilion in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By : Mark V | 11 Oct 2011 7:48 pm | Other

The Pod Pavilion can be found in the area of Petaling Jaya, west of Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. The area is the establishment of a new urban center which finds itself under a constant development. Studio Nicoletti Associati designed the building. The client wanted a building to represent the concept of the company and to be big enough and capable of hosting the on-site offices and sale’s showroom. Natural elements were combined with modern architectural designs. The water droplets were the inspiration…


Relaxing home in the middle of the nature

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:50 pm | Homes

A perfect spot for a holiday, this wonderful beach house is located just north of Sydney, Australia, in a delightful natural place, at the brim of a beautiful beach. Built in a contemporary style, it comes with all the necessary facilities and it includes another advantage: it offers great privacy. The division is very simple: the retreat is a main home that is surrounded by three pavilions. Each pavilion has one bedroom and the décor is minimalist. The house is…

Fabulous luxury penthouse in New York City

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:36 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Good news for those who love luxury and want to buy a stunning penthouse in the heart of New York City. French architect Jean Nouvel has designed an impressive penthouse that’s perfect for the rich and famous who can afford a dream flat in probably the greatest city in the world . Located in NYC, the 4,675 square foot luxury penthouse can be found in the residential tower, namely “100 11th Avenue”. It has a panoramic view of Manhattan, the…

London Velodrome for the 2012 Olympic Games

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:18 pm | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

One of the five new venues built in the Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympic Games from London is the new London Velodrome, designed by Hopkins Architects. It will host 6000 people and it will be also used for the Paralympic track cycling games in 2012 and for other Olympic events, too. The main purpose of the Velodrome is for cycling events during the Olympic games, of course, but after his event ends, the construction will be used by locals…

The beautiful Aqua Tower in Chicago

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 5:33 pm | Skyscrapers

Located in Chicago, the Aqua Tower is an 82-story high skyscraper that has multiple uses. It functions as a hotel, it also has an office space, it includes apartments, condominiums and a parking lot. It covers over 1.9 million sf. Its trademark is the green roof terrace-it’s one of Chicago’s largest terraces. Placed at 80.000 sf it has its own outdoor pool, a yoga terrace, gardens, a running track and fire pits. The designers wanted to capture the idea of…

The AOL Offices in Palo Alto, California

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 5:16 pm | Interiors, Offices

AOL has brought many changes in the online culture. The company has a new initiative and a new image as well. The headquarters moved from the West coast to Palo Alto. They hired Studio O+A to manage the design of the office. The new headquarters, in general lines, captures the 1980s corporate style: the oblique lines, the cubicles that separate employees into well defined workstations and the dark finishes. While visiting the headquarters you can notice drop ceilings that hang…

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 4:59 pm | Infrastructure

Located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation is a 77 m high building that can also be translated as the Pyramid of Peace and Accord. It was completed at the end of 2006 and it cost around $58 million. The structure was set by Sembol Construction. Part of the building is shaped as a pyramid and this section of the building is 62 m high, sitting on an earth covered block. It’s above ground…

Lovely home on Japan’s Coast: Villa Ronde

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 4:41 pm | Homes

The name of the residence says it all. It has a round shaped structure and it has only modern influences, designed by Ciel Rouge Creation and Henri Gyeundan Architects. It is modern but also eco friendly. Located on the coast of Japan it has a green roof and its façade is white walled and wooden lined so it can capture the local aspect. The exterior helps the light fill the house. The design tricks the eye because viewed from a…

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