Dani Ridge House by Carver + Schicketanz

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Oct 2015 6:45 pm | Homes

The Dani Ridge House was designed by the architectural practice of Carver + Schicketanz and it is located in Big Sur, California, USA in an area which offers privacy, is in the middle of nature and also has a splendid view of the ocean. The innovative design tries to blend in with its surroundings as much as possible through the materials used, namely stone, and wood and glass, and also through the concealment of the entire house into the hill.…


Ministry of Design’s Barcode Office

By : Mark V | 22 Oct 2015 6:37 pm | Interiors, Offices

The Ministry of Design from Singapore decided to have “a change of looks” so their own studio suffered some interesting modifications. Located at the meeting point of Singapore’s Chinatown and the CBD, the studio occupies 6 converted shop house units. Singapore-based Ministry of Design has completed the design for their own studio. It’s a practical concept. The designers were guided by a sense of order and relevance. The colours chosen are neutral. The location of their headquarters was chosen out…

IDEO Morph 38 by Somdoon Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Oct 2015 6:29 pm | Other, Skyscrapers

IDEO Morph 38 designed by the practice of Somdoon Architects is a project consisting of two towers which are interconnected through an envelope wrapping around the 32 floor rear tower called Ashton and the 10 floor duplex front tower called Skyle. The project is located on Sukhumvit 38 in Phra Khanong, Khong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand in a region away from the high traffic area and in a low-rise residential area. The separation of the construction into two towers was…


Public Folly – Water Tower Renovation by META – Project

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Oct 2015 6:19 pm | Other

This project is the renovation of a dilapidated water tower in Shenyang, China and it was done by the META-Project research-design studio. The tower is on the campus of a former military factory which was once one of the heaviest industrial areas of China and now its buildings can still be seen. The water towers are themselves a symbol of the industrial past of the area and they act as visual anchor points. VANKE, China received the campus and it…

Drink Shop Harpf by Monovolume Architecture + Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Oct 2015 6:07 pm | Stores / Showrooms

Located in Bruneck, Italy the Drink Shop Harpf was designed by the Monovolume Architecture + Design studio in 2012 as a space where refined tastes can feel at home. According to the designers they wanted to create a meeting place for indulgence and culture so that the entrance and the back of the store have different styles to separate the two ideas. The entrance looks like a traditional corner shop offering a diverse selection while the rear area combines the…

LCD “Moscow” Bachelor Apartment by Angelina Alexeeva

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Oct 2015 6:02 pm | Apartments

The LCD Moscow Bachelor Apartment was designed by Angelina Alexeeva with a sophisticated ambiance that utilizes neutral tones and a highly modern style. Since the apartment was created for a single man the color palette is darker and more masculine with white walls, dark wood on the floor and black areas to create a contrasting and cozy ambiance. The furnishings are minimalist and carefully placed to make the space more interesting without overcrowding it. The spaces are highly consistent maintaining…

The Picture Frame House in Sarasota, Florida

By : Mark V | 7 Oct 2015 5:56 pm | Homes

The firm Voigt Brothers Construction together with DSDG Inc. Architects designed a residential project called The Picture Frame House in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Planned as a home in a cosmopolitan style the place offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and of New Pass. It hosts a guest house along with the main project and it has two stories. On the first floor there is a swimming pool and the secondary bedrooms while the second floor…

Locomotive Ranch Trailer by Andrew Hinman Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Oct 2015 5:54 pm | Other

The practice of Andrew Hinman Architecture was employed to design the Locomotive Ranch Trailer in Uvalde, Texas and a part of this design comprised of the relocation of a vintage streamlined aluminum house trailer that the client owns and loves. This house trailer needed to be moved on another spot owned by the family which overlooks the Nueces River and, since this place is right next to the river and has a fragile geology; special measures were required for the…

Chalet Solais by Sir Norman Foster and Callender Howarth

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Oct 2015 5:50 pm | Homes

The luxurious Chalet Solais was designed by the architect Sir Norman Foster in collaboration with the Callender Howarth interior design studio and it is located in Villars, Switzerland. The project took three years to complete after which the interior design began led by Callender Howarth and the end result is a spacious chalet with a relaxing interior and a façade which blends in very well with the surroundings without aiming to attract too much attention. The owners wished to have…

The Landings St. Lucia Hotel

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Sep 2015 5:37 pm | Hotels & Spas

The award winning The Landings St. Lucia Hotel is located on the Rodney Bay beach offering a sight of the historic Pigeon Island and it features a luxurious and very modern design. The project offers 122 villa suites with views of the beach and the harbor along with a restaurant and bar right on the beach, to enjoy a perfect view of the Caribbean sunset. The hotel features entertainment programs and events for the guests such as Build your own…

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