With bright red and white racing stripes, the Centauro concept store in São Paulo, Brazil will surely make your heart race. Right as you walk in, it's like stepping into a different world, a place that would make Speed Racer feel right at home.
According to AUM Architects: "The use of the red and white colors, which are characteristics of the brand, and… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 25, 2010 at 6:00am —
The curvy shape of the Wave Apartments in Vejle, Denmark makes me want to go on a thrilling rollercoaster ride. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the structure was inspired by the characteristics of the area: the fjord
, bridge, town, and hills.
The building includes 140 modern apartments,… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 24, 2010 at 3:30pm —
With a name like "Adam & Eve Hotel" one would suspect there would be lots of sinning going on around here. Located in Antalya, Turkey, this ultra-chic 5-star hotel houses 497 rooms, including 27 suites and 25 private villas, each with a private swimming pool and garden.
According to one travel… Continue
Added by Marica on September 24, 2010 at 3:30am —
At first glance, you probably wouldn't assume that this structure designed by Thomas Phifer + Partners is a house. In fact, you may even mistake it for Sydney's very famous opera house.
Similar to the Australian landmark, this beautiful Long Island home is close to the water. Rising gracefully from the sand dunes, the free-flowing nature of the home… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I'm not the biggest fan of massive white space in modern homes, but the O House in Switzerland is simply stunning. Designed by Philippe Stuebi and Eberhard Tröger, the stand-out feature of this lakeside home is the circular openings within the white concrete's exterior.
The two-story villa boasts superb mountain views, and includes a large fitness area,… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 17, 2010 at 12:00pm —
SAKO Architect was clearly inspired by nature when they designed the Honeycomb Restaurant in Shenzhen, China. The 14,000 sq ft (1,300 sq m) Chinese restaurant has a large hall for groups, along with VIP rooms for private parties. The extravagant design leaves guests feeling like small bees in a big restaurant, and is creating quite the buzz in the Far… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 12, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Miami-based interior designer Charles Allem did an incredible job with The Mira Hotel, making it one of the most stunning hotels in Hong Kong. With its modern yet warm vibe and incredible lighting, the hotel has done its share to attract a younger, hipper crowd, but it is still predominantly patronized by working professionals.
Located on Nathan Road in Tsim… Continue
Added by Visnja V on September 9, 2010 at 10:00am —
It's impossible not to fall in love with this eco-friendly house, hidden on a coastal hillside in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush greenery, I can only imagine how fresh the air must be. And with a fantastic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this home almost seems too good to be true...
Designed by SPG Architects, Casa Torcida has the largest domestic solar… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 6, 2010 at 11:30am —
If you've ever dreamed about living on water, this modern houseboat designed by Rost Niderehe Architects is for you. When the architects first started planning, they wanted to create a residence that had the character of a boat and the comfort of a traditional family home. The result is this stunning houseboat located in Hamburg, Germany.
Made of mainly wood and… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 31, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The concept A.WAY by Berlin-based J. Mayer H. Architects
has been announced as the winner of the Audi Urban Future Award - Building a Vision for 2030.
The award aims to establish a dialogue on the synergy of mobility, architecture and urban development by means of a tangible view into the future, without losing sight of… Continue
Added by Visnja V on August 27, 2010 at 6:30am —
Completed in April, these gigantic candy-colored parasols really brighten up the neighborhood. But they’re not just good-looking white elephants—they’re fully-functional shelters too.
Built in Cordoba, Spain, the ‘Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas’ was designed by Fernando Pino and Manuel de Paredes of ParedesPino Architects. The varying heights of… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on August 27, 2010 at 12:30am —
Lightning McQueen and his Radiator Springs pals would surely approve of this hotel. After all, the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany seems like it's inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie "Cars."
The four star establishment is built inside the old Boblingen Airport and features 34 rooms, 10 with their own unique interior. Depending on their mood, guests can sleep… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 23, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Beijing's Water Cube was one of the most spectacular venues at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. You may best remember it as the place where Michael Phelps won eight gold medals.
Earlier this month, on the two year anniversary of the start of the Beijing Olympics, the Water Cube was reopened to the public as Asia’s largest indoor water park. The water park takes up… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Parabol Studio shared their project Perceptual Twist, an art gallery for a Single Stage Architectural Ideas Competition for the city of Maribor, Slovenia. Looks very interesting...…
Added by Visnja V on August 16, 2010 at 4:00pm —
"Exhibiting at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale
, 'Cherry tree blossom' by Madrid-based architectural office amid.cero9
(Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda) is a structure set in the middle of the jerte valley in Spain. The site is unique for its single-species cherry orchards that transform the landscape… Continue
Added by Visnja V on August 14, 2010 at 6:46am —
"Thought by the architect Simon Michelli
, Milan Gallery of the house of edition-bookshop “Archivolto” takes a resolutely futuristic tone. Through an environment containing white and of mirrors, exploiting neon lights to give this space aspect."…
Added by Visnja V on August 13, 2010 at 5:40am —
The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration by London studio DOS Architects almost seems like it's from the future. With the intention of enveloping and protecting the congregation within, the 2000-seat church in Lagos, Nigeria features an organic skin which, in one single gesture, becomes the roof and external walls of the structure.
The main entrance is… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 11, 2010 at 5:00pm —
From the architect who showed us the beautiful, undulating bridge
comes a mind-bending architecture proposal that looks like it was inspired by the movie Inception. As a submission to Solar Park South, the first “Zero Emission” international competition, Ja Studio came up with… Continue
Added by alice on August 10, 2010 at 3:30pm —
"Architecture transformed to contemplate the empty central space of the museum Guggenheim.
An experiment which uses a mesh trampoline spiral downwards. A good concept of JDS Architects."…
Added by Visnja V on August 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
"Scanner is an installation specifically conceived for MAMbo
, the artist’s hugest to date. Krén
has been carrying out this research all over the world since the 90s, taking his cue from an investigation of the impossibility for humans to reach final, definite goals, proposing instead a destabilizing individual… Continue
Added by Visnja V on August 5, 2010 at 2:10am —