Manhattan Loft Gardens by SOM

Manhattan Loft Gardens

Manhattan Loft Gardens

SOM has designed a 42-storey cantilevered tower containing 248 flats, to be built in Stratford, London by developer Manhattan Loft Corporation. It is planned to be built near the Stratford International Station – the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics. The 135 meter tower is set to become the tallest building in the area and will contain apartments, a hotel, restaurants and a spa. Continue reading “Manhattan Loft Gardens by SOM”

Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex by Serie Architects

Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex by Serie Architects

Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex by Serie Architects

London-based architects Serie in collaboration with local Singaporean firm Multiply Architects, have designed an extension to a law court in Singapore with terracotta-clad courtrooms stacked up inside a giant cage. The design features strategies for creating an eco-friendly building such as using high-rise gardens to filter the afternoon sun, naturally-ventilated corridors and bringing daylight into the interaction areas. Continue reading “Singapore Subordinate Courts Complex by Serie Architects”

Contemporary S Cube Chalet in Kuwait by AGi Architects

Contemporary S Cube Chalet in Kuwait by AGi Architects

Contemporary S Cube Chalet in Kuwait by AGi Architects

Madrid and Kuwait City-based AGi Architects have recently completed their design for the ‘S Cube Chalet’, a structure comprised of three beach residences in Kuwait. The owners -two brothers and their sister each with their own families request the architects to design three intertwined beach houses, where they can enjoy the same exceptional environment in which they grew up, while maintaining complete independency and privacy from each other. Continue reading “Contemporary S Cube Chalet in Kuwait by AGi Architects”

Fantastic Examples of Architectural Photography

Dance of Light by Elia Locardi

Dance of Light by Elia Locardi

Architectural photography mainly focuses on exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, cityscape and historic structures or buildings. The creativity behind it consists of using shooting angels, color contrast and the building elements to create a unique architecture photograph.  Architectural photography has also been an effective tool in advertising and promoting any new commercial business whether it could be a shopping mall, condominiums, hotel, or even resorts. Continue reading “Fantastic Examples of Architectural Photography”

Beautiful Hans House by MODO

Hans House by MODO

Hans House by MODO

Australian architecture studio M.O.D.O (Michael Ong Design Office) designed this superb home which surrounds a central landscaped backyard in Aberfeldie, Victoria.  The client’s brief was to design a home which played an active role in their everyday life, rather than a static shell. The project provides a living area where the occupants can move freely and easily between the external and internal spaces. Continue reading “Beautiful Hans House by MODO”

Dar Hi Eco-Retreat in Tunisia by Matali Crasset

Dar Hi Eco-Retreat in Tunisia

Dar Hi Eco-Retreat in Tunisia

Designer Matali Crasset dreamed up and developed Dar HI, an eco-lodge on the tip of Northern Africa, in the south Tunisian desert. The boutique hotel is the second collaboration between French businessmen Philippe Chapelet, Matali Crasset and Patrick Elouarghi with a new concept of eco-retreat. The overall goal of the design was to give a strong proposition, while staying in harmony with the site’s natural and local life. Continue reading “Dar Hi Eco-Retreat in Tunisia by Matali Crasset”

Crescent House in Japan by Shigeru Ban Architects

Crescent House

Crescent House

Japanese houses are always killer with awesome concept. And, most impressively, integration with the land is regularly astonishing. Designed by world renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, Crescent House is a vacation home located on the slope of south Hakone Villa residence area in Atami, Japan. This seamless flow of cypress wood house brings the beauty and serenity of nature surrounding into the inside to entertain your eyes and soul. Continue reading “Crescent House in Japan by Shigeru Ban Architects”

Stylish Modular Unit Homes by Coodo

Modular Unit Homes by Coodo

Modular Unit Homes by Coodo

Coodo is an architectural office located in Slovenia has recently introduced a line of stylish modular units that are perfectly modern and would work just about anywhere.  These customizable units are compact and portable, feature smart monitoring systems, and can be easily made energy self-sufficient. Each one has a multifunctional pavilion, a summer kitchen, mobile living units, a pergola and a residential building. Continue reading “Stylish Modular Unit Homes by Coodo”

Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

International architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) recently presented the design for Block H of Seoul’s new Yongsan International Business District (YIBD) in Seoul, Korea. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the 167,225 square meter space will be a luxury five-star accommodation with high-end services, including shopping and entertainment districts, offices, and public spaces. Continue reading “Block H by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates”