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The Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany

By : Mark V | 15 Aug 2011 11:08 pm | Skyscrapers

An office building is not usually thought to be a lab bench for innovation but the Highlight Towers, two beautiful towers that are shifted against each other in Munich, Germany, are considered exemplary for new architecture in the city.  Murphy/Jahn, working with the engineer Werner Sobek and many other design partners are responsible for creating this urban landmark in one of Germany’s most important cities back in 2004. Apart from the two main towers, the project also features two base…

The ESPA Spa by Hirsch Bedner Associates

By : Mark V | 15 Aug 2011 10:38 pm | Hotels & Spas, Interiors

Hirsch Bedner Associates or simply HBA designed the world’s highest spa, the ESPA spa, located on the 116th to 118th floors of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong. Since the spa is located at amazing height in the skyline of Hong Kong, the architects wanted to create an urban escape in the skies, making this a perfect relaxation spot while enjoying stunning views of Hong Kong. From the ESPA spa, guests could enjoy breathtaking views of Victoria Harbor, Hong…

Amazing Creativity: Russian Google Offices

By : Mark V | 8 Aug 2011 12:22 am | Interiors, Offices

Have you ever wondered how a Google Office looks like? I’m sure a couple of you have already seen photos of Google Offices from all over the world and you were really impressed by the interesting, modern and creative designs from those offices. Today we’re going to show you a couple of photos with the amazing interior of the Google Offices from Russia that we’re sure you will enjoy. Camenzind Evolution, a Swiss design firm, is the company which designed…

Transparent domed huts from BubbleTree

By : Mark V | 21 Jul 2011 5:39 pm | Other

BubbleTree, a French company led by designer Pierre Stephane Dumas has created these amazing transparent domed huts, shaped like bubbles, perfect for relaxing straight in the middle of nature. These stunning shelters could offer an unusual experience under the stars while keeping all the comfort of a bedroom suite. There are several Bubbles in the “Bubble collection” such as the BubbleTree, CristalBubble, BubbleLodge and BubbleRoom, all suitable to spend a night in, without disturbing the natural surroundings that can be…

Exotic New Zeeland Home: Takapuna House

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 8:15 am | Homes

The Takapuna House is probably one of the most beautiful homes from New Zeeland right now, an exotic villa with a modern feel built in a perfect landscape. The home was initially designed in the early 1980s by architect Ron Sang but the current owners have rebuilt it completely working with Julian Guthrie and Godward Guthrie Architects. The architects had the tough task to strip down the original house to its structural shell and modify the internal planning of the…

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 7:49 am | Sport Arenas, Stadiums

The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium was designed by the Dallas-based architectural firm HKS which managed to create this domed stadium masterpiece with a retractable roof in just around three years. The new Cowboys Stadium is located in Arlington, Texas and it was completed and opened on May 27, 2009. The stadium has seating for 80,000 people, making it the fourth largest stadium in the NFL by seating capacity but it’s maximum capacity is actually 110,000 including standing room. It’s the…

Mocha Mojo coffeehouse in Chennai, India.

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 7:09 am | Interiors, Restaurants & Bars

The Mocha Mojo coffeehouse is the work of Mancini Design which managed to create a perfect space to enjoy a coffee and conversations with a special, early modernist approach, towards the interior. This incredible coffeehouse is located in Chennai, India and its design refers to the 70s mastery of special with bright colors and interesting arrangements. The architects wanted to create beauty through purity, reduction to functionalist objects, light on pure material and in pure colors. Only in the 60s…

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China

By : Mark V | 14 Jul 2011 1:35 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge or the Qingdao Haiwan Bridge in China has been officially named the world’s longest cross sea bridge exactly after it was finished and opened for public. The bridge measures 26.4 miles or approximately 42.6 km and links Qingdao city in China’s eastern Shandong province with the Huangdao district to save time in a busy traffic like the one from China. It helps to cut the distance between the two points by 30 km and the time…

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