Istanbul International Financial Center by HOK

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Mar 2016 2:42 am | Urban

The construction of the Istanbul International Financial Center has begun and the complex aims to be one of the pylons which will push the economy of Turkey into the top 10 of the world until the year 2023. The building covers a 170 acre site and is on the Asian side of the city. Designed by the practice of HOK, the building will house the country’s head financial offices and governing bodies, either state owned or private banks or other…


Tallest Residential Building in Berlin by Frank Gehry

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Mar 2016 2:36 am | Skyscrapers

The architect Frank Gehry and his architectural practice Gehry Partners, LLP won the competition for the new skyscraper in Berlin, Germany which was commissioned by the Hines international real estate firm. The project will have 150 meters in height and it will be located on the Alexanderplatz public square in the Mitte district, close to the Berliner Fernsehturm which is the tallest structure in Germany (the Berlin TV Tower with a height of 368 meters). Spreading over 39 floors, the…

Cisco offices by Studio O+A

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Mar 2016 2:35 am | Offices

The Cisco headquarters offices in San Francisco are designed by the local interior designers Studio O+A with octagonal timber gazebos as the main meeting spaces for the employees, offering an unconventional workspace that inspires and encourages creativity. The technology company’s interior heeded an extension after they acquired the WiFi firm Meraki in November 2012 and the building in the Mission Bay neighborhood provided an 110000 square feet office space overlooking the waterfront. The headquarters is spread over two floors and…


Moscow Flat by TS Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Mar 2016 2:25 am | Apartments

This beautiful apartment is located in Moscow, Russia and its interior was designed by Taras Bezrukov and Stas Samkovich from the TS Design studio. Spreading over a surface of 52 square meters, the apartment has an open design with one bedroom, a kitchen, living room, bathroom and a dressing room. The open space allows the inhabitants to move around through different routes thus adding functionality and a brighter interior. The living room is bright and features an elegant design in…

The View from The Shard opens in London

By : Mark V | 15 Mar 2016 2:22 am | Skyscrapers

Officially opening on the 1st of February, The Shard is a future skyline landmark of London and was designed by Renzo Piano. Placed in the Bridge Quarter, in central London, its name comes from the shape of the design, the glass facets remaining separated on the top to give it an open and nonlinear finish that just fits perfectly with the contemporary postmodern trends. With a height of 310 meters, it is a city by itself offering a Shangri-La hotel,…

Rackspace hosting company office interior

By : Mark V | 12 Mar 2016 2:13 am | Interiors, Offices

Rackspace is a web hosting company that is known for its creativity, the same thing they wanted to see in the design of their new office, made by Morgan Lovell architects. In this welcoming environment the idea was that the employees wouldn`t feel constrained or stressed, they wouldn`t perceive the space as a working area, but they would end up feeling relaxed and comfortable-and this attitude would prove to make them be more creative and productive. The architects chose a…

Craiova Football Stadium Proposal by Proiect Bucuresti

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Mar 2016 2:01 am | Stadiums

The architectural practice Proiect Bucuresti designed the Craiova Football Stadium in Romania to replace the existing “Ion Oblemenco” Stadium. The project will have seats for 40000 spectators and its shape, especially the roof, is a tribute to the “Miss Pogany” sculpture created by Constantin Brancusi. The volume of the structure will attract attention during the daytime and through the architectural lighting it will become a beacon of light during the night time when it will be visible from the center…

Blackfriars Solar Bridge by Solarcentury

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Mar 2016 1:52 am | Bridges

Located at the Blackfriars station in London, UK this bridge is the largest solar bridge in the world featuring 4400 photovoltaic panels and providing the station with half of the energy it requires to operate. The project began through the collaboration of Solarcentury and the England Network Rail which managed to create a symbol of sustainability through their work.  The Blackfriars Solar Bridge passes over the Thames River to allow thousands of commuters to pass from South London. The station…

Amalfi Drive Residence by BGD Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Mar 2016 1:42 am | Homes

Located in front of a river in Queensland, Australia, on an established residential island, the Amalfi Drive Residence was designed by the practice of BGD Architects. The house is oriented toward the river and away from the street featuring an open plan which tries to maximize the entertainment areas and the surroundings. The materials used are concrete, stucco renders and New Guinea rosewood for the cladding of the exterior to create a warm and modern design. The east side of…

The Trump Ocean Club Panama by HBA

By : Mark V | 3 Mar 2016 1:42 am | Skyscrapers

Opened in July 2011 the Trump Ocean Club Panama is inspired from the country’s culture and history and was designed by HBA / Hirsch Bedner Associates in collaboration with Ivanka Trump. It is said to be the largest hotel in Latin America  and it’s located in Punta Pacifica, overlooking the Panama Bay. The official name of the club is Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama. It contains 369 hotel rooms that include 47 suites and it will receive…

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