Surrounded in a sea of normal-looking houses with sloped roofs, this contemporary black house designed by Rotterdam-based firm BBVH Architecten
stands out from the rest. Located in Ypenburg, the Netherlands, the three-story home is unevenly stacked to create a magnificent… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 23, 2011 at 11:30am —
For the fashion-forward elite in Japan, Omotesando is the upscale shopping center of choice. So why would anyone choose to go rock climbing in the stylish sector of Tokyo? Japanese design firm Nendo constructed a wall at the Illoiha fitness center suited for a monarch AND a rock climber.
Nendo's climbing wall reflects the idea of "becoming beautiful through movement" by… Continue
Added by Pinar on October 18, 2011 at 1:30pm —
French sculptor Sosno and Lithuanian architect Rytis Daukantas have teamed up for a rather interesting project. Based off of one of Sosno's sculptures, the "Sosno Art Gallery Building" is a gallery that would stand 22 meters high and has 600 square meters of space. It's possible location is Niche, France.
Quite literally, the beam goes through the face of the building and holds… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 26, 2011 at 2:30pm —
This impressive new skyscraper is just a concept but it may soon be added to Taichung, Taiwan's skyline. Designed by Vincent Callebaut, the Biotic Arch would be a revolutionary and creative skyscraper that would also be one of the most environmentally friendly buildings to date.
The Biotic Arch would acquire electricity from a mix of bio, solar, and wind energies. The… Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on September 23, 2011 at 4:45pm —
Taking on its own, unique shape and form, this contemporary beach house in the Hamptons is the perfect getaway for busy New Yorkers. Located at Montauk Point, the newly constructed home, designed by Steve Harris Architects, isn't too modern or overstated. Rather, it feels pleasantly warm. The picture glass walls of the main living area slide open to welcome fresh flowing air from the… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 23, 2011 at 11:30am —
With this immersive installation, French artist Serge Salat invites visitors to take a journey through endless layers of space, decked out with cubic shapes, panels of mirrors, shifting lights and music. “Beyond Infinity” is a multi-sensory, multimedia experience that blends Eastern Chinese with Western Renaissance.
Inspired by the Suzhou Gardens, a masterpiece of Chinese landscape, the… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 21, 2011 at 3:00pm —
The Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen, Finland is like the Rolls-Royce of ice hotels. Each igloo is equipped with glass that allows you to gaze at the northern lights and millions of stars, all while relaxing comfortably in your warm room.
The glass igloo is a a marvel of modern technology, which is based on a groundbreaking idea and years of research and development. Built from… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 17, 2011 at 1:04pm —
Most of us dread going into work, but what if you had to spend most of your days in an office like this? Peter Daniel Frazier works from home above Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington. His forest office cube is perfect for those who feel an overwhelming sense of calm when they're in nature. One glance at his surroundings must take his stress level down a few notches...
"I designed my… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 12, 2011 at 5:00pm —
Dutch architects Boetzkes | Helder designed this ultra modern home in Arnhem, Netherlands. What stands out most on the box-shaped residence is its buttoned-up facade. Expanded metal sheets cover the walls and contain a special coating that changes color depending on the sun's position. Although the interior could feel a bit too modern and minimalistic for some, Boetzkes | Helder's certainly take a… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 11, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Portuguese firm OODA recently won the Merit Award in an international competition
for their proposal of the New Taipei City Museum of Art. The competition was looking for an innovative design concept that stands as a modern landmark and a bold symbol of Taipei's new spirit.
OODA’s concept consists of two hypercubes; a 90… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 1, 2011 at 5:30pm —
I'm sure you'd agree that gas stations look pretty much the same on every street corner. That's why we can really appreciate this design by Italian firm Damilano Studio Architects. Located in Cuneo, Italy, the station provides resting facilities, a café and a dining area, which was all inspired by retro American petrol stations. Glass walls close the shell reinforced concrete, which is cast… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 7:00pm —
I've always believed that the shopping experience isn’t complete without an amazing environment. Case in point: A tiny store in Warsaw received a radical makeover by Polish architects Super Super
The temporary pavilion inside the mobile office… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on August 29, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Talk about Feng shui! American architect David Jameson built this amazingly tranquil floating tea house, which also functions as a dining room, meditation area and a stage for the family’s musical recitals.
Hanging like a Japanese lantern in the garden of a suburban home northwest of Washington D.C., visitors enter through a 10 cm-thick wooden door, where a faceted timber ceiling… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 26, 2011 at 5:00pm —
To mark the occasion of the World University Games, which runs until August 23, 2011, German studio GMP Architekten has built the stunning Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. The games are for students only and are held every other year in winter and summer. Judging by the number of athletes participating, the summer Universiade is the second largest multi-sport event in the world… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 22, 2011 at 2:00pm —
First spotted over at Freshome
, the Porsche Museum
was conceived as a gravity-defying, dynamically formed structure located in the sports car's home city of… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 18, 2011 at 5:00pm —
After putting up considerable resistance, Apple executives finally let the Metropolitan Transportation Authority release renderings of the Apple store planned for New York's famed Grand Central Station. As expected, Apple makes good use of the monumental space, keeping things clean and simple, and not taking anything away from the station's classic architecture.
At 23,000 square… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 18, 2011 at 10:30am —
Last week, Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil to become the world's most valuable company. Although it may have been for a temporary amount of time, no one can question how far Steve Jobs' tech company has come. With such tremendous growth, Apple is planning to upgrade its digs once again.
Architecture firm Foster + Partners designed the hoop-shaped office building, which will… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 16, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Located in the old port of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel, this 1,080 sq ft (100 sq m) residential flat with ancient walls overlooks the majestic Mediterranean Sea, and resides in a building that is estimated to be hundreds of years old.
Over the years, the historical stone-built building has undergone various additions and transformations which have damaged the original… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 14, 2011 at 11:30am —
Like a patriotic strand of DNA, the Nanhe River Landscape Bridge in Xinjin, China was designed by New York studio WXY Architecture and Weidlinger Associates Consulting Engineers.
The team’s winning design features two individual and intertwining bridges that form a braided pattern. The undulating curves of the bridge are meant to represent the flow of the river.
Added by Eugene on August 10, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Hosted by [AC-CA], architects and architecture students were invited to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Olympic Games. Out of 164 entries, Portuguese architects Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos and Antonio Cruz of Porto won first prize.
The jury commended the… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 5, 2011 at 11:30am —