The Met Building Wins RIBA Lubetkin Prize

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 6:47 pm | Skyscrapers

Another architectural wonder is the Met Building in Bangkok, Thailand. The Singapore Company WOHA has won the famous RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects) for the most outstanding work thanks to this skyscraper. The RIBA award was offered for international architecture performed by a member of the RIBA. There are so many reasons that justify the winning of this award. First off, The Met functions on natural energy, using the power of nature to cool the apartments. The skyscraper…


Residence Zanzibar resort by HBA

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 6:02 pm | Other

Located on a secluded part of the island of Zanzibar, the resort was a bold project developed by the leading global design firm HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates.It was a premiere for the architects from the HBA Singapore office, they had never built anything else on the African continent before. Zanzibar is a mixture of influences and clashing cultures, this is why HBA decided to add Swahili, British, Omani and Indian influences in the design of the 66 villas that…

Beautiful penthouse in Stockholm

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 5:46 pm | Apartments, Interiors

The Swedes are known for their minimalist style. Near Karlaplan in Stockholm there lies this beautiful penthouse that covers around 302 sq. The interior is spectacular. The windows are huge and this detail allows all the rooms to be filled with light. There is a contrast of elements: the penthouse being a combination of modern and vintage styles. Frigren Jenny and Maria Sahlstrand supplied the floor and another contrast is highlighted thanks to the various colours of the pieces of…


The lovely Bac de Roda Bridge in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 5:33 pm | Bridges

A very important element in architecture is the fascination that designers have for creating bridges. Bridges are trademarks for many cities and this is why the city council of Barcelona decided that there was high time for improvements. So they decided to build a bridge with the help of Santiago Calatrava. He designed the Bac de Roda Bridge for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this was only one of many projects that were created especially for this event. The bridge…

The Strata Tower in Abu Dhabi, UAE

By : Mark V | 5 Oct 2011 5:23 pm | Skyscrapers

We are all waiting to see The Strata Tower finished. It is still a work in progress, located in Abu Dhabi. Word has it that it will be completed in a couple of weeks. We know that the United Arab Emirates are renowned for their breathtaking skyscrapers but The Strata Tower is considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the entire country. The location of the tower is in the Al Dana precinct and the skyscraper will…

The Lilypad house in Sydney, Australia

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 8:24 am | Homes

Located in Sydney, Australia the Lilypad house gets you all the seclusion you want. The comfy atmosphere is rendered by low walls and ceilings and this is a very powerful contrast since the near by houses are very huge. The house also has a courtyard opposite to a park. Jorge Hrdina Architects are responsible with the design of the Lilypad House. They wanted to offer the inhabitants of the building all the privacy they could get without a sense of…

London Aquatics Center 2012 is finished

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 8:16 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The London 2012 games approach-it’s only one year left. The Aquatics Center construction is ready. The new center houses 17.500 people and specialists never thought that the construction will be right on time due to its complex roof that was built in the shape of a curvy wave. The Aquatics Center is the last built Olympic park venue out of the six main ones. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid. The roof is made out of steel and the…

Lovely restaurant: Tsujita LA by SWeeT

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 7:58 am | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

Tsujita LA is a noodle restaurant located in Los Angeles and it was designed by Japanese architects SWeeT. What makes it so special is the fact that the ceiling of this restaurant is entirely covered of drumsticks that were arranged in swirls. The drumsticks were cut in different manners to render the shape of clouds, 2500 wooden sticks being used for this vision. The edges of the tiles are wavy and they make the interior walls of the restaurant. The…

Evelyn Grace Academy wins Design Award

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 7:44 am | Education, Infrastructure

Fresh news for all architecture lovers out there. The important award- the £20,000 RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 goes to Zaha Hadid Architects for the best European building in UK. The building is located in Brixton and it’s actually a new secondary school that leaves you breathless. The Zaha Hadid Architects are famous in the design sphere. They also won last year’s Riba Stirling Prize for their original vision when designing the MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome. They…

New Whirlpool Showroom in Chicago

By : Mark V | 4 Oct 2011 7:10 am | Interiors, Stores / Showrooms

The Whirlpool Corporation sure knows how to welcome its clients. The corporation has chosen a historic building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood to host there a showroom, a training center and a meeting space. The design of the showroom is innovative since the Whirlpool Corporation is known to be one of the major producers of kitchen and laundry appliances in the entire world. It’s located in a penthouse space and the brand collections found there invite all types of possible…

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