Submitted by Bonthom on Thu, 10/01/2013 - 09:50
The swimming pool balcony of the InterContinental Celebration Town Resort, Dubai.
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 11/12/2012 - 12:34
This basket-shaped office building is a replica of the Medium Market Basket of Longaberger Company, who is America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets and other quality home products. Situated on a park-like setting in Newark, Ohio, the building has attracted thousands of visitors each year.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:30
The "Tree Tents" by Luminair is a sustainable spherical tent that can accommodates 2 adults. Its 100% waterproof exterior, which is made from high density cotton canvas fabric, is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:27
This modern house with 4 bedrooms was originally an old water tower. Unbelievable! It is a great piece of work by Leigh Osborne and Graham Voice.
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 13/11/2012 - 12:04
Nomiya: A 12-Person Restaurant in Paris by Laurent and Pascal Grasso. ‘Situated near the breathtaking Eiffel Tower, Nomiya only seats 12 and spots are available one month in advance. If you don’t plan on booking all 12 places at the dining table, then don’t be surprised if you’re seated by 10 complete strangers. In honouring Grasso’s word, Nomiya looks to provide an “experience” with helo from their guided tours. The tour consists of first visiting the awe-inspiring garden and dining room, and then works its way up to the top of Palais de Tokyo.’
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 13/11/2012 - 12:02
Designed as a permanent show gallery and tourist information center for China’s largest developer Vanke, MOD’s dramatic design for the TRIPLE V GALLERY has become an icon along the Dong Jiang Bay coastline.
Despite its obvious sculptural qualities, the building’s DNA evolved rationally from a careful analysis of key contextual & programmatic perimeters – resulting in the TRIPLE V GALLERY’S triangulated floor plan as well as the 3 soaring edges that have come to define its form. The client’s program called for 3 main spaces: a tourist information center, a show gallery & a lounge for discussion. Requiring their own entrances, the tourist center and the show gallery are orientated to separate existing pedestrian pathways and can be operated independently. An extension of the show gallery, the lounge area is where discussions are conducted. This space takes advantage of the panoramic views of the coastline and comprises a sculptural bar counter. Tectonically, the building responds to the coastal setting and is finished in weather-sensitive corten steel panels on its exterior and timber strips on the interior walls and ceiling for a more natural feel. Link here.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 29/10/2012 - 08:35
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 22/10/2012 - 11:55
The East Beach Café is an wonderful structure designed by Heatherwick Studio, sits right on the beach in Littlehampton, West Sussex. ‘The cafe is a great hollow hulk of welded steel that is practical and resilient, designed to avoid the cliche of another dull seaside pavilion.’
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 12/10/2012 - 10:05
This is the new design for the department of Islamic Arts at Louvre, result of collaboration with architects Rudy Ricciotti and Mario Bellini.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:55
A stunning unconvential Hill House located near Melbourne, Australia, designed by Andrew Maynard Architects.