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The Park Hotel in Hyderabad, India

By : Mark V | 13 May 2015 5:34 am | Other

The region in which the Park Hotel is found is well known for the design and production of gemstones and textiles in Hyderabad, India. The designers of this project were Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, a New York-based architectural firm that wanted to create a hotel that’s a combination of new and old. And that’s exactly how the hotel was built. It has a design that reminds us of the local traditions but it also has a modern touch, with a…

Kaleidoscope in a Dome – Kaleidome

By : Tony | 6 May 2015 10:47 pm | Other

Kaleidome is a public art installation by LAAB at a local town park in Hong Kong, organized by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation for “Jockey Club Community Arts Biennale 2015″. With advanced programming and precise digital fabrication technique, our team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome with our own hands. The 262 polyhedral cells are made of polished-stainless-steel mirror in 22 shapes. Each mirror was laser-cut and folded according to our parametric computer model. The cell is tinted in various…

Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2015 12:54 pm | Other

Bibliotheque du Boise is a library set between Thimens Boulevard and Marcel-Laurin Park in Montreal, Canada and it was designed by the Lemay architectural practice who is one of the leading integrated environment design firms in Canada after their acquisition of the Daniel Arbour & Associes, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. The livrary has a surface of 5000 square meters and was created to integrate perfectly with the surrounding landscape, since it serves as a connection point with the…

10 Must Visit Buildings in Hong Kong

By : david | 20 Apr 2015 3:17 pm | Featured, Historic Buildings, Landmarks, Monuments, Museums, Other

Nothing gives much pleasure than roaming around the world with ones who we love the most. Hong Kong is the land of fun and entertainment for the tourists visiting it every year. From Disney land to various other attractions, Hong Kong has what it takes to keep the tourists coming. But here, apart from visiting the attractions, 10 must visit buildings in Hong Kong are listed that nobody should ever miss out before leaving Hong Kong. 10. The Man Mo…

25 Airbnbs You Must Stay At

By : Alice Cox | 2 Apr 2015 4:36 pm | Apartments, Featured, Homes, Interior Design, Interiors, Other

1. The Seashell House (Isla Mujeres, Mexico) This magnificent place is located on the Isla Mujeres which is definitely one of the most incredible islands in the Caribbean Sea. It is an eccentric place, especially because it looks pretty much like a house from a Disney Movie. 2. Bamboo House (Abiansemal, Bali, Indonesia) If you want to escape from the madness of the city then Sunrise House is the best place to do so. It is located on a valley…

Amphibious 1000: Qatar’s Floating Resort

By : Mark V | 26 Mar 2015 12:55 am | Other

Amphibious 1000 is a US $500 million semi-submerged resort project planned for a protected marine area on the coast of Qatar and designed by the Italian architectural firm GZDG (Giancarlo Zema Design Group). The resort will be divided into two sections of land and sea and will feature residential buildings as well, offices, a central marine park, floating waterways and underwater marine galleries that all form a semi circle around a central tower that will host a panoramic restaurant. The…

ATOLL by Antonio Virga Architecte

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Mar 2015 9:10 pm | Other

Atoll is a daring economic and commercial project spreading over a surface of more than 200,000 square meters of the 53 hectares zone in the Buisson commercial zone located in Angers, France and it was designed in 2012 by the Antonio Virga Architecte practice. The project wants to act as a gateway for the town and bring an alternative to the typical shopping centers. Atoll is at the edge of Beaucouze and the geometry of the structure is that of…

“Tournesol” Swimming Pool Refurbishment by Urbane Kultur

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 10:28 am | Other

The “Tournesol” Swimming Pool located in Lingolsheim, France was designed by the Urbane Kultur architectural practice in 2014 to update the 183 pools built in the country during the 1970s by Bernard Schoeller. The elegant structures have a good relationship with the surrounding due to the large sliding doors that provide sufficient natural light and the self sufficient domes make extensions quite difficult to create. The designers wanted to preserve the simple and efficient original design, so the extensions built…

Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 9:20 am | Other

The Tepoztlan Lounge is one of several buildings available for rent as communal gathering spaces for parties or more formal events and the project was designed by the architectural practice of Cadaval & Sola-Morales. The region is occupied by a small town standing in the rocky landscape to the South of Mexico City and it still has a well preserved historic center with deep roots that were described and praised by artists who chose it as their weekend retreat. The…

Fiona Stanley Hospital by HASSELL

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Feb 2015 8:19 am | Other

The Fiona Stanley Hospital located in Perth, Western Australia was designed by the HASSELL studio in collaboration with the architects Silver Thomas Hanley and Hames Sharley to create a cohesive relation with the nearby landscape with a tessellated façade and expansive green vistas incorporated. The project spreads over a surface of 140,000 square meters and it also includes a lot of public green areas with relaxing vistas. The designers asked the help of Dr. Roger Ulrich who determined that the…

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