Architect’s Villa in Saint-Tropez

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Sep 2016 1:13 pm | Homes

The Architect’s Villa is located in L’Escalet, Saint-Tropez offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and a comfortable four bedroom holiday home which is equipped with retractable glazed walls to blend the differences between outdoor and indoor. The living area extends to the terrace and there is an infinity pool from which you can admire the beautiful surroundings while also relaxing or swimming. The villa is placed close to natural forests and hillsides so that it offers the perfect hideaway…


Most expensive house in US sold for $150M

By : Mark V | 30 Aug 2016 12:52 pm | Homes

America’s most expensive mansion, the famous Spelling Manor, has just been sold for a staggering $150M to the daughter of British billionaire and Formula 1 Chief Bernie Ecclestone, Petra.  The beautiful mansion, located at the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles, California, belonged to the TV producer Aaron Spelling and it was built in 1988. The house is not only the most expensive house in the US, but it’s also the most expensive from the entire world, spreading over a huge…

Human.Kind Offices by PPS Architects

By : Mark V | 30 Aug 2016 12:36 pm | Interiors, Offices

The practice of PPS Architects designed the offices for the Human Kind advertising agency located in Johannesburg in South Africa. The owners desired their spaces to be more joyful and have a local allure but not so much as to prove unprofessional and they also wanted to bring a breath of fresh air to the usual office design. The original design had an overall incoherence and plenty of dark spaces and a lot of segmentation that made the space inefficient.…


San Francisco Bachelor Pad

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Aug 2016 12:30 pm | Apartments

The usual contemporary bachelor pad involves dark tones and a lot of typical male areas such as a gym or a bar, but this beautiful design tries to challenge the stereotypes through an elegant interior belonging to the photographer Jesse Leake and is located in the Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California. Spreading over a surface of 1000 square feet, the owner has lived in this place for the last ten years and he redesigned and personalized it to offer…

Villa with Aquarium by Centric Design Group

By : Mark V | 24 Aug 2016 12:19 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Designed by Centric Design Group, the Villa with Aquarium is an original blend of modern architecture with several aquariums to create a residential project of a different kind in the Netherlands. The aquarium is designed as a central element of the décor and is placed on the upper level of the living room offering extra light and also a natural addition to the contemporary abstract design. Due to its colorful aquatic elements, the rest of the design is kept more…

Tarrytown Residence by Webber + Studio Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Aug 2016 12:10 pm | Homes

The practice of Webber + Studio Architects designed the Tarrytown Residence in 2005 which is located in the Tarrytown neighborhood west of Austin, Texas but features an aesthetic influenced heavily by the Eastern style due to the passion which the owners have for the Balinese design and for Zen philosophy. The house wishes to create the feeling provided by a vacation house and this is accomplished through the wooden façade and the extensive outdoor space with a large lounge. The…

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel by Marcel Wanders

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Aug 2016 11:59 am | Hotels & Spas

The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht Hotel was designed by Marcel Wanders to replace an old library building built 35 years ago. There are 122 guest rooms with custom made wallpapers in each of them and the hotel also offers a restaurant, bar, lounge and a library on the ground floor.s Located in the centre of Amsterdam, the hotel has chandeliers inside giant bells and wallpaper that is a combination of fish and cutlery to give the place a unique design that is…

Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium by Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2016 11:44 am | Other

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium located in Montreal, Canada was designed by the Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica architectural practice after winning the international design competition with a scheme which tries to bring out the connection to nature in the experience of the visitors. The lights in the city make stargazing difficult so the designers wanted to implement the qualities of the outdoors into the design of the building with two huge cones oriented toward the sky in a manner…

Sandcrawler by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Aug 2016 11:23 am | Offices

Lucasfilm Singapore opened their new regional headquarters with a design created by Andrew Bromberg of the Aedas architectural practice that has the shape of a horseshoe and was called Sandcrawler. The animation company is owned by the Lucas Real Estate Singapore and the shape of the structure was chosen to comply with the zoning restrictions which required a set roof height and slope as well as elevations on each face. The structure has large floor plates to host the animation…

Analog Folk by DH Liberty

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Aug 2016 11:04 am | Offices

The Design Haus Liberty is a new architectural practice based in Westbourne Grove Nottinghill and one of their first projects was to convert a large advertising agency called Analog Folk in Shoreditch to bring this traditional London structure up to contemporary standards. The project has a sculptural look with industrial elements and the designers added a mezzanine level to increase the space with a new glazed façade and a new staircase. The philosophy of the company was incorporated into the…

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