National Theater of Equatorial Guinea by Independent Architectural Diplomacy

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2016 7:19 am | Other

Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest countries in Middle Africa spreading over only 28000 square kilometers and the city of Oyala has been chosen to become the capital of the country not only from a political point of view, but also as a symbol of its tradition and culture. The Independent Architectural Diplomacy practice designed the National Theater of Equatorial Guinea as a representation of the Guinean culture that can create an international impact and which also tries to…


Natural Pool by Balena GmbH

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Other

This project tries to transform the pool into something more similar to a pond and it was designed by Balena GmbH in Germany as a soothing private pool filled with natural water. The Natural Pool uses the TeichMeister Filter-System for clearing since they feature an aquatic biology which provides a long-term stability while also offering the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic quality. Although a pond can greatly improve the landscape it is also quite a handful to maintain and…

Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Ink48 Hotel in Manhattan, New York offers a unique dining experience which was commissioned as a part of the Press Lounge Restaurant and it transforms the rooftop terrace and swimming pool into a dining area sunken in the pool area and surrounded by edible flora. The project was created by the Future Green Studio in collaboration with Farming Up and it combines recycled and sustainable materials for a cozy natural setting on the 16th floor of the hotel. The…


Padarie by CRIO arquiteturas

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jun 2016 7:04 am | Restaurants & Bars

The Padarie project designed by the practice of CRIO arquiteturas in Porto Alegre, Brasil resides in a building with two floors and it has order, zoning and intelligent flows as its main guidelines. The ground floor is where the customer area is located along with some of the support facilities such as the tearoom, the store, cashier, counter, storage room, restrooms, a small kitchen, locker rooms, bathrooms for the staff and a small backyard. The top floor hosts the administration…

Casa Mirador by AR+C

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jun 2016 6:59 am | Homes

Located in Guayllabamba, Quito Canton, Ecuador, the Casa Mirador is a residential project designed by the AR+C architectural practice in 2013 as a continuation of the natural environment in which it is placed so that the house is actually embedded inside the mountain. The house has a green platform as its roof and it allows the preservation of a lookout site. The primary construction is composed of a perimeter contention wall and the interior has a surface of 140 square…

Cluny Park House by Guz Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Jun 2016 6:47 am | Homes

The Cluny Park House is a residential project designed by Guz Architects and located in Singapore hosting a young family and featuring a structure that tries to take advantage of the hilltop position of the site to provide an open plan that takes maximum advantage from the beautiful view and the warm climate. The designers used the latest technology, careful planning and design to create a comfortable, sustainable and yet luxurious home with photovoltaic cells and solar water heaters employed…

Micro-house by Studio Liu Lubin

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jun 2016 6:42 am | Other

The Liu Lubin Studio designed the Micro-house as a residence that offers the minimum amount of space needed for the basic indoor movement offering an original integrated habitat. Located in Beijing, China, the Micro-house tries to combine furniture design with architectural elements and the house can rotate in order to shift the space and allow different activities inside. The movements inside are all taken care of and there is space for sitting, laying and standing while doing activities such as…

Tennyson Point Residence by CplusC Architectural Workshop

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Jun 2016 6:27 am | Homes

The Tennyson Point Residence is a project designed by the practice of CplusC Architectural Workshop featuring a contemporary eco-friendly style and it is located in Sydney, Australia. The waterfront house features a simple geometry and is spread over four levels cascading from the street level all the way to the edge of the water through several indoor spaces that open toward the exterior to offer great views of the water and the nearby harbor. The house has very few windows…

Éclectic by Tom Dixon

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 May 2016 6:16 am | Restaurants & Bars

Eclectic is the name of a restaurant in Paris, France which boasts an interior created by the British designer Tom Dixon with a combination of raw and industrial materials such as concrete with gentler textures like leather, marble or brass for the details. The project was commissioned by Fabienne and Philippe Amzalak and it is the first flagship interior created by the Design Research Studio of Tom Dixon in France. The project is in the Beaugrenelle Centre which is a…

Menlo Oaks 2 by Ana Williamson Architect

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 May 2016 6:10 am | Homes

Menlo Oaks 2 is a contemporary extension of an Eichler house from the 1960s and it is located in Menlo Park, California with a design created by the architect Ana Williamson. The house is under a canopy of oak trees and was acquired by the current owner ten years ago and since he deeply loved the modern simplicity of the original structure he was reluctant to add anything new to it until now. The project was created with the aid…

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