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The new Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

By : Mark V | 4 Jun 2015 6:08 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The brand new Stuttgart City Library was designed by Yi Architects and, just a couple of days after it was finally opened, almost everyone considers it as being one of the most beautiful libraries in the whole world. The main focus is on the grand atrium, a massive impressive five story space that copies the style of the famous modernist MC Esher. The colour palette of this library is neutral but the books do seem to have a surreal effect…

Dom Arquitectura Office in Barcelona

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 5:48 pm | Interiors, Offices

Located in Barcelona, in the past this architecture studio functioned as a store, thus being isolated from the outside. The plan was to completely change the design and structure of the building. The interior space was opened, continuous glass was used and open iron carpentry without the use of studs to let the natural light fill the space. Even if the space seems open now, thanks to dark gray screens the space has privacy, too. The iron is gray painted…

The uber-stunning O-14 Tower in Dubai

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 11:45 am | Skyscrapers

It’s a 21 stories high tower and it’s located in the middle of the business area in Dubai. The structure of the building is made out of concrete and the façade has beautiful designs that seem to have the texture of lace, making the building be open to views, light and air. It has a modern aspect, lacking the normal columns and walls that are found in most towers nowadays. There are modulations on the façade of the tower-on its…

South African Villa by Nico van der Meulen

By : Mark V | 1 Jun 2015 5:02 pm | Homes

Nico van der Meulen Architects have designed this amazing contemporary home in the heart of South Africa with cutting edge technology and eco friendly materials. The layout of the home centers around the double volume living and dining area which is placed on a platform to enhance the views towards the garden. The kitchen is more private and not entirely enclosed leading to the indoor pool area. The indoor pool area and living area are enclosed with stacking frameless glass…

The Fantastic Bridge House in Cape Town

By : Mark V | 28 May 2015 3:40 pm | Homes

City Bowl is part of Cape Town, South Africa and the Bridge House was a challenging project, coordinated and designed by Van Der merwe Miszewski Architects that takes advantage of this great location. They had to take into consideration the topography of the site that was in some areas very steep and they came up with this masterpiece. The key location on which this house lies offers multiple views,s uch as views of Pine forest, the city, the harbour, the…

Ultra Modern Penthouse in Soho, New York

By : Mark V | 25 May 2015 2:47 pm | Apartments, Interiors

This amazing three level penthouse located on 420 Broadway in Soho, New York City is probably one of the most incredible apartments from New York you’ve ever seen! Designed by Nico Rensch from the UK architecture studio Architeam, this luxury penthouse features three lovely bedrooms, two bathrooms and a jaw dropping double height living room. There are 3,500 square feet of indoor space and an additional 2,200 square feet of outdoor space that includes three gorgeous private terraces that make…

The modern House Serengeti in South Africa

By : Mark V | 24 May 2015 2:19 am | Homes

Nico Van Der Meulen Architects have designed House Serengeti,a residence located in Johannesburg,South Africa. Its mixed architectural design is the first thing that draws attention, since it uses raw materials, a neutral colour palette and refined finishes that bring all these together. The architects aimed to design a comfortable, contemporary residence, that had a family oriented style. They also used a sustainable design and highlighted the indoor-outdoor living since we all know that Johannesburg is blessed with “an eight month…

Stylish & Modern Penthouse in Stockholm

By : Mark V | 23 May 2015 2:12 pm | Apartments, Interiors

This amazing penthouse has such an interesting, contemporary interior design that we couldn’t help but present it to you. It is located in Stockholm, Sweden and it covers more than 200 square meters, having two roof terraces. The core of the apartment is rendered by a spacious, sophisticated living room that encapsulates a welcoming dining zone, it has beautiful corner sofas and a fireplace that makes the entire area seem enchanted. Most materials used are natural, polished pine floors that…

Wonderful Poplar Library by Sako Architects

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 7:19 pm | Education, Infrastructure

The lovely library you’re about to see right now is called the Poplar Library and it was designed by Sako Architects especially for children. The library is basically a two level building that invites the kids to discover the world of books. The interior draws the natural light, creating a wonderful effect while two ribbons that copy the rainbow lead to the library . It is tricky to design a library for kids since it has to render the idea…

The McLaren Technology Centre is amazing!

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:13 am | Other

Designed by Norman Foster, the lead architect of Foster and Partners, the McLaren Technology Centre lies on a 500,000 m² site in Woking, United Kingdom. It is the headquarters of the McLaren Group. The shape of the building is semi-circular and the glass –walled structure makes the centre be easily spotted. The building was nominated for the 2005 Stirling Prize, but the Scottish Parliament building snatched the award. There are around 1000 people that are working at the technology centre.…

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