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W Hotel Verbier by Concrete Architectural Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jan 2014 6:14 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

The first alpine and ski location of the W Hotel opened their doors recently in Verbier, Switzerland with an interior designed by the Concrete Architectural Associates studio and inspired by the carvings which the skis make through the snow. The interior is very exquisite and although the hotel is in the middle of the mountains the luxury and amenities make you feel as if in the middle of a cosmopolitan city with elements that try to either complement or contrast…

Swimming Pool Replica of an 18th Century Stradivarius Violin

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jan 2014 5:26 pm | Featured, Other

A swimming pool is also a landscaping element that can add elegance and originality to an area so this project offers us an exact replica in scale of a 1700s Stradivarius violin with all its details and intricacies such as the chords or cut-ins. Created by the Cipriano Landscape Design studio in collaboration with Custom Swimming Pools, the project includes all the attributes of the model such as the purlflings, f-holes, the bridge, strings, tailpiece and even a chin rest…

Floating House by Dymitr Malcew

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Nov 2013 6:43 pm | Featured, Homes

The Floating House was designed by the architect Dymitr Malcew and it is a mobile structure that can be moved to different locations or docked at a marina or pier. The designer began the project from the idea of creating a structure that would impact its surroundings as little as possible while also providing a unique experience for the inhabitants. The project was designed for the developer H2orizon who is a specialist in floating structures and due to its unique…

LEAPrus 3912 by LEAPfactory

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Oct 2013 5:46 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

LEAPrus 3912 is an Eco-Hotel designed by the LEAPfactory architectural practice in 2013 and it is located on the southern side of Mount Elbrus, Caucasus, Russia at an altitude of 4000 meters. Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe and it is renowned for its extremely severe climatic conditions. The installation was designed for the North Caucasus Mountain Club which is a Russian company responsible for the development of tourism in the mountainous regions of the North of the…

Capital Hill Residence by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Oct 2013 9:09 am | Featured, Homes

The Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin who is the boyfriend of the famous British supermodel Naomi Campbell commissioned Zaha Hadid to design a futuristic home which resembles a spaceship in Barvikha, Russia. The spaceship “landed” in a picturesque setting with birch and pine trees surrounding the residence and it has the living and dining spaces on the ground level while the higher levels lead to a 22 meter tall tower which hosts the private quarters. The Capital Hill Residence was built…

Albizia House by Metropole Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2013 5:52 pm | Featured, Homes

The Albizia House is a residential project created by the Metropole Architects practice in Simbithi Eco-Estate in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The site of the building has one acre and the clients wanted a simple yet sophisticated home. The living areas and the bedroom suites are all oriented toward one of the panoramic vistas such as the dense forest which descends next to the house. The materials of choice are natural ones such as timber for the deck, cladding and screens,…

Interior of Laucala Island Resort in Fiji by Lynne Hunt London

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Oct 2013 6:03 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

The Laucala Island Resort in Fiji has been recently renovated by the original designer Lynne Hunt London and is a stunning example of luxury with new textiles, furnishings and accessories to refresh the interest of the loyal visitors offering them something new every time. The project has 25 villas, five restaurants and bars, a chapel, a culture and leisure center, several beaches, an 18-hole golf course and a spa. The island has only 12 square km in area and is…

P-901 by Craft Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Sep 2013 11:22 am | Featured, Homes

P-901 is a private residence designed by Craft Arquitectos in Bosques de Las Lomas, Mexico City, Mexico and it spreads over a surface of 2530 square feet offering a splendid interior with a warm palette and a contemporary design. The designers focused on the integration of movement spaces, heights, materials and lighting into a whole which is very sleek but also highly functional. The zones are fragmented by the solid blocks of variable height which define the areas into private…

Four Seasons Resort Bali

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Sep 2013 8:09 pm | Featured, Hotels & Spas

Located in the rainforest near the village of Sayan, the Four Seasons Resort Bali is an impressive display of architecture integrated with the surroundings so that they seem to be one place but still manage to offer the most luxurious comfort you could wish for. Access to the resort is made through a wooden footbridge above a valley and thus even from arrival you will be amazed by the beauty of the surroundings. The Resort consists of 60 suites and…

Balcony House by A-cero

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2013 5:18 pm | Featured, Homes

Named simply the Balcony House, this project is a single family contemporary home located in Madrid, Spain and designed by the A-cero architectural practice. Spreading over 952 square meters and on three levels this house is located in a splendid natural landscape while also being close to the city, since the center is only 14 km away. The name becomes obvious once you glimpse at the pictures since the main element is the large balcony. The design tries to communicate…

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