When it comes to staircases, most architects stick to the basics, putting safety and stability before aesthetics. But others strive to have both, and in some cases, their creations become the focal point of a room – more art installation than functional architectural element. Spiral staircase designs are impressive but other creative stairs can be made of glass seemingly float on air, and innovative wooden creations serve as book storage and seating. These stair designs that go far beyond the basic, becoming works of art, ecological wonders and a means of rediscovering the child within.
Nestled in a small coastal village in the Tramuntana region of Majorca, with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, is the home of French fashion and furniture designer, Alexandre de Betak. Read More →
Zaha Hadid, best known in the UK for the London 2012 Aquatics Center, the architectural centerpiece of the summer games, has taken first place in a competition to design the new Tokyo National Stadium. The visually striking submission will replace the current, ageing structure, built in 1958 and which served as the main venue for the 1964 Summer Olympics. Read More →
The three separate vertical gardens on each floor of the Taoyuanju office building are equipped with a self-irrigating system that makes it very easy to maintain. Not only do they add a lot of character and life to the offices, but they also drastically improve indoor air quality. And in China, this is worth its weight in gold. Read More →
Portland International Airport is a joint civil-military airport and the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, accounting for 90% of passenger travel and more than 95% of air cargo of the state.It is located within Portland’s city limits just south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, six miles by air and twelve miles by highway northeast of downtown Portland. Portland International Airport is often referred to by its IATA airport code.
Mexico City has now yet another interesting restaurant called Tori Tori, designed by Rojkind Arquitectos and Esrawe Studio. The Tori Tori place is a Japanese restaurant and most people think that it’s one of the best restaurants in all Mexico City. Thanks to this success the owners decided to move the place in a more important and bigger location near the same area of Polanco,Mexico City.
Beautiful design, however, judging from some photos, it doesn’t look as if the turf grass is doing so well. Though, it does appear as if the roof space is intended to be used as gathering space. This building is, however, a positive design in its intentions for certain.
The fun nursery school design which make children cheerful when looking into the building, designed by Tham & Videgård Architects. The yellow exterior with vertical facade panel made of 50x50mm sawn wood, make it looks like a nice place to play whole of day. This panel filters direct sunlight into the nursery school and create hidden windows that underscores the curved interior and exterior spaces. This building located in Stockholm, Sweden, on the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed.
Begun in the 1930′s, the Stalin-era underground was the USSR’s largest civilian construction project, with stations built as “people’s palaces.” Employing outstanding architects and artists, it still looks amazing after all those years.
When looking at the most important and most expensive real estate development projects to come about recently, the discussion definitely has to start with One Hyde Park. This retail and residential real estate development is one of the most luxurious buildings ever to be built and is home to the most expensive apartment in the world, aptly named The Penthouse. This building is located in Knightsbridge in central London and is adjacent to Hyde Park. The actual address of the building is One Hyde Park,