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The new Museum of Liverpool by 3XN

By : Mark V | 13 Oct 2011 11:41 am | Landmarks, Museums

Building and designing the museum was a great challenge. It implied many things. The new Museum of Liverpool is located next to the well known Three Graces and it is said that it’s the largest National Museum to be built in the UK in over 100 years. The site where it lies is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was designed by 3XN, the principal architect and creative director being Kim Herforth Nielsen. It has a major cultural…

House on the Flight of Birds in the Azores

By : Mark V | 13 Oct 2011 10:56 am | Homes

Found in the northern part of S. Michael Island in the Azores, Portugal, the House on the Flight of Birds is subjected to a lot of winds and showers. Designer Bernardo Rodrigues had to come up with a strategy to make the building enduring in the challenging climate. He came up with an interesting plan. It was decided that the winds can be blocked with a wall and the courtyards will be covered to be protected against the rain. The…

Luxury House in Brazil by Marcio Kogan

By : Mark V | 12 Oct 2011 10:49 pm | Homes

This stunning Brazilian residence is both luxurious and eco friendly, compliments going to the Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of StudioMK27. Dubbed as the Cobogo House, the home is a place that reminds us of seclusion and peace. It also has a garden filled with wildlife and modern elements: a nice swimming pool that offers all the privacy that you need. It also has a patio area, encouraging the social life-you can have friends come over when the weather is fine…

Inside the Johnnie Walker House in China

By : Mark V | 12 Oct 2011 10:37 pm | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The Johnnie Walker House can be found in the French concession of Shanghai, China and it is meant to host the famous, classy “Whisky Conversations”. It is housed in the 3 storey Sinan Mansion and it was designed by the inventive agency LOVE. The design “bottles up” the history of Johnnie Walker, the whisky knowledge and it encapsulates building blocks of whisky. The design addresses the fine whisky connoisseurs. The “whisky conversations” are formed by the elements of decor. Malt…

Dhara Wellness Centre by Alberto Apostoli

By : Mark V | 12 Oct 2011 10:14 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

This new wonderful wellness centre was opened in Italy, on the Venetian Side of Lake Garda. The designers from Studio Alberto Apostoli developed the project. The building is located within Belfiore Park Hotel. Because of what it represents and because of what it brings to its clients, the wellness centre was named Dhara. This creates an ayurvedic atmosphere. In Sanskrit ,Ayurveda means the “knowledge of life”. Bamboo canes adorn the floor that leads to the Spa. The socializing room has…

Holiday home in Cape Town, South Africa

By : Mark V | 11 Oct 2011 9:02 pm | Homes

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Bantry Bay, Cape Town,South Africa, the Mwanzoleo residence is the place to be. It can be rented but the minimum stay in this case would have to be of 5 days. The vacation house offers 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms ,hosting up to 10 people . It’s 6 stories high and the backdrop is made of rock. The Mwanzoleo residence is a symbol of luxury. The pieces of furniture, the design, the fabrics are coming…

Relaxing home in the middle of the nature

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:50 pm | Homes

A perfect spot for a holiday, this wonderful beach house is located just north of Sydney, Australia, in a delightful natural place, at the brim of a beautiful beach. Built in a contemporary style, it comes with all the necessary facilities and it includes another advantage: it offers great privacy. The division is very simple: the retreat is a main home that is surrounded by three pavilions. Each pavilion has one bedroom and the décor is minimalist. The house is…

Fabulous luxury penthouse in New York City

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 6:36 pm | Apartments, Interiors

Good news for those who love luxury and want to buy a stunning penthouse in the heart of New York City. French architect Jean Nouvel has designed an impressive penthouse that’s perfect for the rich and famous who can afford a dream flat in probably the greatest city in the world . Located in NYC, the 4,675 square foot luxury penthouse can be found in the residential tower, namely “100 11th Avenue”. It has a panoramic view of Manhattan, the…

The AOL Offices in Palo Alto, California

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 5:16 pm | Interiors, Offices

AOL has brought many changes in the online culture. The company has a new initiative and a new image as well. The headquarters moved from the West coast to Palo Alto. They hired Studio O+A to manage the design of the office. The new headquarters, in general lines, captures the 1980s corporate style: the oblique lines, the cubicles that separate employees into well defined workstations and the dark finishes. While visiting the headquarters you can notice drop ceilings that hang…

Lovely home on Japan’s Coast: Villa Ronde

By : Mark V | 10 Oct 2011 4:41 pm | Homes

The name of the residence says it all. It has a round shaped structure and it has only modern influences, designed by Ciel Rouge Creation and Henri Gyeundan Architects. It is modern but also eco friendly. Located on the coast of Japan it has a green roof and its façade is white walled and wooden lined so it can capture the local aspect. The exterior helps the light fill the house. The design tricks the eye because viewed from a…

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