St Pancras Penthouse Apartment by Thomas Griem

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 May 2015 1:58 pm | Apartments

This elegant and dynamic penthouse was designed by Thomas Griem of TG Studio in London and it is a luxurious home transformed from the St. Pancras chambers covering the top three floors of the west tower. The property is one of the landmarks of London and the interiors area listed by the English Heritage as being highly important, thus the floor plan was maintained although the staircases and partitioning were replaced. The master bedroom is located at the top level…


iProspect by VLK Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 May 2015 7:51 am | Offices

Located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas, USA, the new iProspect office space combines the familiar and historical elements of the location with the most modern industry that the firm works with to provide an open-office concept that includes collaborative spaces for small meetings, conference rooms, phone booths and plenty others. The space was a metal fabrication warehouse build during the 1950s and some of its original elements, such as concrete columns with graffiti or masonry partitions, were…

Modern Castle-Like Beach House in Malibu

By : Mark V | 22 May 2015 1:47 am | Homes

This house tries to combine the exterior of a medieval castle with the comfort of our modern life. And given its location we have to agree that the stone walls are a good idea in a warm environment. Build on the Malibu beach, this house also has a swimming pool right next to it, together with a terrace. Although minimalistic in its exterior, the interior is ultra-modern, with extra-large balconies to give a perfect view of the ocean. The living…


Cloud cities by Tomas Saraceno in Berlin

By : Mark V | 21 May 2015 7:41 pm | Other

The beautiful Cloud Cities installation is the creation of Tomas Saraceno and it is displayed at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin, Germany. This intricate installation that looks like a spider web made out of inflated bubbles has a touch of two elements: earth and air and the artist tried to reveal the interaction between human beings and environment with the use of “cloud cities”. The good thing about this idea is that you can also interfere ,not only observe…

Amazon research network by estudio arkiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2015 1:33 pm | Other

This unique and amazing project is the product of the estudio arkiz design team which started as a part of a large network of research facilities for the study, monitoring and the protection of the rainforest. This network would be expanded over 20 years through several stations that will be placed in key spots over the Amazon. Since the rainforest hosts an immense number of species of animals and insects (over 30 million types!), it requires protection since the lack…

Babini’s Goggle Desk by Danny Venlet

By : Mark V | 21 May 2015 7:31 am | Interior Design, Interiors

The rise of the Internet gave a lot more opportunities for people to work from their homes, and this desk is designed especially for your home, although not necessarily. The designer is Danny Venlet, who penned this cool office down for a company named Babini. Dubbed as the Google Desk, for its shape, it is a simple but very stylish desk, which also resembles a symbolic sculpture. The rounded shape and its elite design make it really elegant and really…

The Peninsula 1 villa in St. Tropez

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2015 1:22 am | Homes

The Peninsula 1 villa is located in St. Tropez in the South of France offering a combination of modern and classical design in a luxurious ensemble that makes it quite ideal for a vacation. Offering an open-plan with a very large terrace and lounge, adorned with palm trees and a pool with a mobile base which can be raised to extend the terrace even further; the villa opens up to a view of the sea and there is even an…

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…

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

By : Mark V | 20 May 2015 1:17 pm | Education, Infrastructure

BFLS Architecture designed this massive structure with a green roof, a 4,400 m² facility that cost £22.5 million after winning a competition to design this building back in 2007. This isn`t all since the new Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is very likely to achieve BREEAM Excellent. But what exactly makes this building fit to win the BREEAM sustainable design award? The answers are very clear since the private and publicly funded galleries, foyers, halls, theaters and many…

La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2015 7:16 am | Other, Urban

Located in Alencon, France this concert hall was designed by the practice of Moussafir Architects as a landmark that offers a contrast to the nearby exhibition center. The building’s exterior finishing tries to blend in with the blue skies and the nearby ocean and the facades use corrugated steel siding instead of the initial option for a combination of matte and polished stainless steel which would mirror the surroundings. The exterior also resembles a piece of high tech architecture with…

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