S House by Tanju Ozelgin

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2016 1:07 am | Interiors

Tanju Ozelgin designed the interior of the S House located in Istanbul, Turkey which combines the contemporary style with plenty of natural elements that is adapted to the owner’s needs and also acts as a complement to the surroundings. The interior predominates in natural stone and wood textures which bring it closer to nature but also create an elegant setting through the incorporation of modern conveniences. Each floor has a different motif and due to the sloped site the entrance…


Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2016 1:01 am | Stadiums

Located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was designed by the Architectural Design Associates Ltd & Dominic Bonnesse Architects overlooking the North End Lake. The stadium is one of the three coastal stadiums built for the FIFA World Cup of 2010 and it also hosts a rugby union, soccer matches and concerts. The capacity of the stadium if of 48459 seats and it was designed as a part of the National Construction Week Program in 2006…

Winsomere Crescent by Dorrington Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2016 1:01 am | Homes

Located in Auckland, New Zealand the Winsomere Crescent house was designed by the practice of Dorrington Architects as a renovation that still maintains a lot of the original project but tries to open the home more toward the exterior in order to take advantage of the waterfront view and let more natural light inside. The original house was a brick bungalow and since the clients enjoyed the way the house was detailed the new design focused on maximizing the view…


Residential Building Zug Schleife by Valerio Olgiati

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Feb 2016 12:57 am | Other

Located in Zug, Switzerland, this residential building was designed by the architect Valerio Olgiati in 2012 with a geometry that alters the perception of space according to the movement of the sun while also giving the owners the impression of living alone. From afar you might have problems determining the purpose of this structure due to the interesting design with elliptical openings and ornamental edges, but these also have a practical purpose, being used to generate a sense of distance…

Camarines House by A-cero Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2016 12:46 am | Homes

The Camarines House located in the exclusive residential neighborhood of Aravaca in Madrid, Spain was designed by the practice of A-cero Architects and covers an area of 631.71 square meters with a bright and contemporary design that brings together this wonderful villa. There are two parallel vertical plans crossing through the building to provide the main idea for the design, while the rest of the house has been developed around the central axis with the use of several twin cubes…

Budapest Music Center by Art1st Design Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2016 12:33 am | Other

The Budapest Music Center is a project created by the Art1st Design Studio with the trombonist and music teacher Laszlo Goz as the CEO. The company focuses on promoting classical, contemporary and jazz music with a plethora of activities such as the Hungarian Music Information Database and Library, managing and organizing various events and also having a record company. The Database collects and classifies the Hungarian classical, jazz and contemporary repertoire so that they become available worldwide and it expands…

Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library by Adjaye Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2016 12:31 am | Other

Located around a natural setting next to the Fort Davis Park in Washington D.C., the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library was designed by the architectural practice of Adjaye Associates incorporating the Guardian SunGuard 68 high performance architectural glass along with the Silver 20 in order to provide the best light transmission and best views of the park. These materials are used throughout the project covering all four sides of the library and stretching all the way to the roof supporting…

Apartment D by Simutin Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2016 12:09 am | Apartments

Apartment D is a project designed by the Simutin Design studio and it is located in a new residential complex in Krasnodar, Russia. The peculiar interest in the project is stirred by its choice of anglophile accessories and decorative elements throughout the interior. The designers concentrated their efforts in making the apartment as light and open as possible featuring two separate bedrooms, a kitchen and a large living room. These spaces are all visually connected through large openings and sliding…

Pad 67 by Dillon Chen

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Feb 2016 11:57 pm | Apartments

This loft is in an apartment building in Taipei, Taiwan and it was called Pad 67 by the designer Dillon Chen from the D|C Interior Design studio. The loft spreads over a surface of 2200 square feet and it provides a modern interior which was adapted from a former five bedroom apartment into a more spacious one with two bedrooms and a guest room. The new configuration allows an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen and bar integrated…

Mariinsky Theatre II by Diamond Schmitt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2016 11:37 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other, Urban

The New Mariinsky Theatre opened on May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was designed by the practice of Diamond Schmitt Architects with a design that tries to give a contemporary renewal of the historic urban building. The Theater is across the street from the original opera and ballet house in the historic center of the city, one of the largest performing arts facilities in the world and the first one in Russia, built in the 19th century.…

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