Now that we've all seen a pool inside a living room
, a basketball court doesn't seem too far-fetched, does it? Sure, it's not often that we see a regulation-size basketball hoop in the living room, with heated hardwood floors to boot! (The tree in the dining room is also a nice touch.) Credit goes… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 17, 2011 at 9:00am —
Added by Eugene on July 14, 2011 at 5:00pm —
At the Fuji Kindergarten in Japan, Tezuka Architects created a unique environment that, as a tool for learning, promotes freedom of movement. "Ring Around a Tree" is the extension of an existing kindergarten that consists of a wood and transparent glass volume spiraling upward, enveloping a Japanese Zelkova tree. The project creates spaces for play and foreign language instruction, while also… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 12, 2011 at 3:00pm —
When A+I Design Corp studio was asked to remodel a 4,100 sq ft apartment in Manhattan, New York, they must have known it was going to be quite the challenge. To have enough space for a family of five (plus two dogs), the studio decided to drill several arches through a brick wall that formally seperated two apartments.
The separation of public and private space was extremely… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 11, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Zaha Hadid has designed a countless number of magnificent projects over the last few years. Continuing her impressive streak, the world-renowned architect recently completed the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, whose main feature is a zinc-clad roof that zig-zags its way into the night's sky.
The Riverside Museum overlooks the River Clyde and houses over 3,000 transport-related exhibits.… Continue
Added by Eugene on July 7, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Over the last few years, A-cero has built up quite the reputation with their bold and modern designs.
Sotogrande House, located in Cadiz, Spain, is yet another shining example of this by the Spanish architectural firm.
The 4,300 sq ft house is made of concrete and is decked out in all white. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 29, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Russian architecture firm Atrium designed this beautiful contemporary house near Moscow. Surrounded by palm trees, the site provides magnificent views, with windows purposely placed throughout.
The residents can really see and feel the structure fold inside the home, especially because of the open floor plan. There is no difference in cladding on the outside and on the inside, so… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 26, 2011 at 9:16am —
Having a pool (with a swing no less) in the living room is one fantasy many of us could only daydream about. But for Evelyn McMurray Van-Zeller, this fantasy has turned into a reality.
In 1995, Ms. McMurray Van-Zeller was living in Europe when she inherited the Manhattan home from her brother. "You feel like you're on a permanent holiday," she says. "There's almost no reason to leave the… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
American architects Tiffany Dahlen and Virginia Melnyk conceptualized a radical nightclub in Japan that's a direct response to the vibrant youth culture of Harajuku and the high-end fashion district of Omontesando. The nightclub features a large entrance hall, sushi restaurant, sake bar, music lounge and two VIP lounges.
“The project took four months to design and a myriad of changes… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 16, 2011 at 10:30am —
If you've ever flipped through Architectural Digest and sat back in awe at its beautiful and inspiring pictures, then you may already be familiar with Scott Frances. A frequent contributor to magazines like Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Departures and, of course, Architectural Digest, New York-based Frances has worked with everyone from the world's top architects and designers to A-list… Continue
Added by alice on June 16, 2011 at 10:30am —
New Yorkers got a treat this week as the second section of New York's iconic High Line park opened, right in time for summer. Section 2 doubles the length to a mile (1.6 km) between Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Midtown West. Visitors can now enjoy new views of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the New Yorker… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 10, 2011 at 11:00am —
Fernanda Marques created something radical - a home that is truly one with nature. In order to accomplish this, she took a big risk - she built a 2,700 sq ft (250 sq m) home that isn't completely covered with walls or ceilings.
Situated in São Paulo, Brazil, Loft 24-7
is the perfect place to enjoy sunny days. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 9, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Studio Guilherme Torres designed the LA House
for a young couple who wanted to eliminate the small spaces and the traditional partitions in their existing 4,400 sq ft (410 sq m) condominium in Londrina, Brazil.
Passing through the main gate, visitors walk by the pool and arrive at the double-height atrium, which connects the entire house. Pivoting glass doors provide a way indoors,… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 8, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Talk about destiny! In 1973, architect Ricardo Bofill found an old cement factory in Barcelona and saw something most of us would not see...potential. The industrial complex from the turn of the century was made of over 30 silos, underground galleries, and huge engine rooms. The factory, abandoned and partially in ruins, was complete with many surrealist elements, including stairs that climbed… Continue
Added by Matthew Palma on June 6, 2011 at 4:30pm —
Located in southern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Leaf House
by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura is perfectly suited for the hot and humid climate where it stands. The roof acts as a big leaf that protects the enclosed spaces of the home from the hot sun.
With no corridors, the inside and outside of the Leaf House
almost appear to be fused. The verandas and the in-between open spaces… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 2, 2011 at 2:00pm —
A house within a house? You got it. This is the incredible story of what happened when a banker and an antique book collector bought a historic, yellow brick house.
In the Pavilniai Regional Park, near the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, a single bright-yellow building stood on the side of a hill. The new owners found out that the building was part of the cannon foundry and that… Continue
Added by zsolt Fustos on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm —
If you love comic books and cartoons (it's ok if you're nodding your head and you're over the age of 10), check out this sweet museum. Dutch studio MVRDV recently won a competition to design the Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou, China. With a population of 6.4 million inhabitants, Hangzhou is the capital of China’s animation industry, and MVDRV’s new museum pays tribute to its rising… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 9, 2011 at 4:00pm —
If you're a spy and your life is constantly in danger, you need to get a home like this! Designed by architecture firm KWK Promes, the "Safe House" is a two-level fortress that provides a high level of security for its owners.
Located in Warsaw, Poland, the 6,100 sq. ft. home features movable concrete walls that can literally be opened or closed according to the needs of its residents.… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 5, 2011 at 4:00pm —
The innovative minds of Fantastic Design Works Co. have given a Tokyo restaurant a magical makeover! The classic story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
provides the whimsical theme for this 2,000 square foot restaurant. When entering the building, visitors are wonderfully welcomed by over-sized vintage books, mirrored walls and polished checkered floors. While on… Continue
Added by Alyssa Anda on May 3, 2011 at 2:00pm —
As a child of former Yugoslavia (now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.), I would like to present some amazing retro-futuristic monuments in my motherland. The structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and '70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (Tjentište, Kozara, Kadinjača), and where concentration camps once… Continue
Added by Visnja V on May 1, 2011 at 10:00am —