National Trade Building by Studio Marco Piva

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2016 5:24 am | Other

The National Trade Building in the city of Harbin, China was designed by the Studio Marco Piva and it is comprised of four towers connected together which host a hotel and three residential buildings acting as a landmark in the area and as a symbol of the growth of the region. The city has a harsh climate with very cold winters and temperate summers so the designers created a structure that reduces the energy consumption and retains heat. The advanced…


Luxury Wairau Valley property in New Zealand

By : Mark V | 11 May 2016 5:23 am | Homes

Located in Wairau Valley near the Wairau River in Rapaura, New Zealand, this project was designed by the design firm of Parsonson Architects Ltd. The house is designed with specific purposes in mind for each of the rooms, thus some of them tend to isolate the exterior and just offer more privacy to the inhabitants, whereas others offer plenty of glass and retractable doors to communicate as much as possible with the surrounding nature. The design is contemporary and uses…

Apartment Saksaganskoho by Rina Lovko

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 May 2016 5:18 am | Apartments

The designed Rina Lovko created the Apartment Saksaganskoho in Kiev, Ukraine with a colorful interior that offers rich and elegant details. The project spreads over a surface of 120 square meters and is on the fourth floor of a new house in the historical part of the city. Completed in 2013, the designer worked with the creative team and added a dressing in the main bedroom, highlighted the personal bathroom and extended the guests’ restroom to increase the overall functionality…


Daum Space.1 by Mass Studies

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 May 2016 5:17 am | Offices

The international IT firm of Daum relocated to the Jeju Province, an autonomous island off the southern Korean coast, and thus they made the first step towards the construction of an independent work community similar to the Silicon Valley of the 70’s. This also removes the need for the usual vertical working space that can be found in the city since the conditions here permit any geometry and they chose a horizontal working organization. The plan is to gradually relocate…

Vila Stoliv by Enforma Architectural Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 May 2016 5:15 am | Homes

Located in the little fishing village of Stoliv 8 kilometers away from the town of Kotor in Serbia and Montenegro, the Vila Stoliv was designed by the practice of Enforma Architectural Studio in an inaccessible location that offers amazing views of the surroundings. The house is financed by the “Pluto Capital” investors and their demand was to have a house that adapts to its location, taking advantage of the views and using contemporary design techniques. The project incorporates these aspects…

National Library of Sejong City by S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 May 2016 4:50 am | Other

The practice of S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers designed the National Library of Sejong City which is the first branch facility of the National Library of Korea and it was built in the multifunctional administrative municipality of the country. The design has a swooping roof which wishes to resemble a book page turned over thus hinting at the purpose of the building. The library gives access to both the classical book formats as well as to the digital information support to…

Levi Ski Resort Project in Lapland by BIG

By : Mark V | 2 May 2016 4:43 am | Other

BIG has won a while ago a competition to design a new, 47.000 ski resort and recreational area in Levi, that will transform the current Levi Ski resort into a world class Ski Village. The location for this new project is right next to the Kittilä airport, ensuring easy access to Lapland and to the existing Levi Village. The main investor of this project is the Finland-based developer  Kassiopeia Finland Oy that already owns and runs Hotel Levi Panorama, Levi…

Covent Garden by Kelly Hoppen MBE

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 May 2016 4:37 am | Apartments

The Covent Garden residential project consists of a luxurious apartment designed by the Kelly Hoppen MBE studio and it is located in London, England next to the Covent Garden Market, in a Grade II listed building that used to be a hospital. The apartment covers two floors and the reception room has a double height with a glamorous design that maximizes the feeling of light and space. Spreading over a surface of 2500 square feet, the apartment also contains four…

DEBORAH MILANO Flagship Store by Hangar Design Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Apr 2016 4:28 am | Stores / Showrooms

The Hangar Design Group created the concept for the famous Italian make-up brand Deborah’s flagship stores located in Milan, Pavia and Verona and the first one debuted in Milano in a specialized retail right in the heart of the shopping area of the city at 58 in Corso Buenos Aires. The store spreads over 40 square meters and has a single level offering a bright and spacious environment that puts the main emphasis on the products, making them stand out…

T2 Headquarters by Landini Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Apr 2016 4:19 am | Offices

The former Collingwood industrial warehouse in Melbourne, Australia was transformed by the architectural practice of Landini Associates into the new headquarters for the T2 Company with elements that hint at the former use of the building along with a lot of features that try to incorporate the T2 philosophy. There are timber beams, columns and exposed brick walls through the entire space to remind of the warehouse and to offer contrast to the dark pallet which is the T2 trademark.…

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