Les Gentians 1850 is an elegant Chalet in the French Alps

By : Mark V | 20 Apr 2016 3:54 am | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

Located in the French side of the Alps, the valley of Courchevel is a part of the world’s largest skiing area but it also offers plenty to see apart from the winter sports. There are 150 kilometers of slopes together with 62 chairlifts to help you get back to the fun. The premiere place to stay while enjoying your vacation here is the Chalet Les Gentians 1850 built in the alpine style with plenty of wood inside and outside as…


CView

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Apr 2016 3:42 am | Homes

CView is a luxurious contemporary villa located in St. Jean Cap Ferrat in the southeast region of France offering a stunning overview of the surrounding ocean and mountainside. The project has a striking geometry and it is spread over several levels to allow a better vies, with pale granite and abundant glass surfaces to create an open ambiance combined with warm wooden floors and gray furniture. The designers tried to offer a view toward the ocean from every room and…

Design Studio HQ by Archer Architects

By : Mark V | 20 Apr 2016 3:41 am | Interiors, Offices

The firm of Archer Architects designed their own headquarters in London as a flexible, vast and inspiring studio. It offers plenty of functionality and contains project rooms, space for observation, a gathering room along with a platform for displaying the products and a convergence demonstration facility. The whole project was also designed as a standard for what the clients are to expect and thus it offers very many surprising elements. To remove the linearity and excessive minimalism which could have…


Bicom Communications by Jean De Lessard

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Apr 2016 3:34 am | Offices

BICOM Communications is a public relations agency specializing in lifestyle and their new offices in Montreal, Canada were designed by the architect Jean De Lessard with a theme that brings out the aspect of “communicator” with large PR campaigns integrated for brands like Coca-Cola or L’Oreal. The office hosts 24 employees and the design strategy for the place is to reflect the agency’s method of operation using open spaces that connect the office spaces with the integration of several private…

Garden House at the Pond Másílko by OK Plan Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Apr 2016 3:29 am | Featured, Homes

Masilko was originally a water reservoir which supplied the industrial objects in Humpolec, Czech Republic and after that it became a fire reservoir but in 1999 the water area was purchased by a private owner and was transformed into a pond. The new owner created a garden house, with the aid of the OK Plan Architecture studio, at the northern dam of the pond which served as background and seasonal retreat. The house spreads over a surface of 11.7 x…

Vessel by Splinter Works

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2016 3:23 am | Other

Vessel is an original bath created with carbon fiber and designed by the Splinter Works studio. The bath hangs like a hammock creating the impression of floating and also pushing the relaxing sensation you have while resting in a hammock to the limit by allowing you to also take a hot bath in it. The sculptural bath was designed to be used in a wet room and it is fixed with stainless steel brackets which can be hidden to make…

The International Cricket Hall of Fame by Turner

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Apr 2016 3:14 am | Museums

The International Cricket Hall of Fame was designed by the Turner architectural practice as an extension of the Bradman museum in Bowral, Australia. The extension wishes to act as a compliment to the existing buildings which surround the Glebe Park oval and is located at its outer edge. Both ends of the curved wall are cantilevered and separated by a band of glazed windows floating a few centimeters above the ground. The east side offers a view and opening toward…

Villa Topoject by AND

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Apr 2016 3:08 am | Homes

Built for a couple in the mountainous area of Gyeonggido, near Seoul, Korea, the Topoject Villa tries to integrate with the ground to become a land-building hybrid that brings the residents closer to the nature around them. Designed by the architectural practice of AND (Architecture of Novel Differentiation) in 2010, the small valley where it is located slopes upwards and the house forms the private spaces by lifting the topography and offering a view towards the south. The location and…

Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava by Fischer Architects

By : Mark V | 2 Apr 2016 3:06 am | Indoor Arenas, Sport Arenas

The Ondrej Nepela Arena is a beautiful ice hockey stadium from Bratislava, that was renovated and extended by Fischer Architects in 2011 to host the 2011 ice hockey world championship. Since Bratislava is the seat of many aficionados of this sport, a stadium fit for them was long overdue. The original stadium was built in the 1940s and was open, with a tribune made from wood. Step by step it was improved and extended, but a complete remodeling was still…

Open Studio Apartment by Dan Vakhramieiev

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Mar 2016 3:00 am | Apartments

This project was designed by Dan Vakhramieiev, who is the creative director of The FILD design studio, and it consists of the redevelopment and conversion of a two room loft into a studio apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. The building dates from the pre-revolutionary age and it still has the original old moldings at the entrance. The apartment spreads over a surface of 58.5 square meters and has an open plan interior with the kitchen and bedroom integrated into a single…

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