Swede Hill House, Where luxury meets sustainable design

Swede Hill is next project from Newport, RI based design+build firm, Aquidneck Fine Properties. This 3000 sqft LEED registered home is designed by award winning architects Estes/ Twombly and promises to be one of Southern New England’s truly “green” luxury homes. Set on four protected acres, this stunning private hilltop retreat offers breath-taking southerly and … Continued

The Skyline Residence by Belzberg Architects

Belzberg Architects designed the Skyline Residence, which is perched atop a ridgeline in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California The project consists of a main house combined with a guest house. Both buildings are enclosed by a single folded surface with infill glazing and screened walls.

Frank Lloyd Wright house on sell

Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time” designed a ranch house in the southern edge of Los Banos (Merced County). The house is the third-to-last California residence drawn by Frank Lloyd … Continued

The New Heineken Experience

The US-based BRC Imagination Arts has developed the New Heineken Experience, an interactive journey through the history of the brand and the brewing process. The experience is housed in the former Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam.

Seawater Vertical Farm

Italian architectural firm Studiomobile have developed an interesting new vertical farm concept. The seawater vertical farm uses seawater to cool and humidify greenhouses and to convert sufficient humidity back in to fresh water to irrigate the crops. The project has been presented in dubai where there is an absence of fresh water and local cultivations, … Continued

Singapore Civic & Culture Centre by Aedas

Construction is underway on the Singapore Civic & Culture Centre, which has been designed by the international architectural firm Aedas. The nine levels of the Civic and Cultural Zone will complement the range of performing arts venues currently available in Singapore. It will house a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art auditorium designed by Artec Consultants Inc, the world’s … Continued

Museum Plaza / REX

Museum Plaza rethinks conventional attitudes towards property development. It begins with a vision to construct a contemporary art institute and concludes with a business pro forma that supports this commitment. Culture is placed physically and spiritually at the project’s center. But REX, and the following video, explain it better:

Villa Röling by Paul de Ruiter

Dutch architect Paul de Ruiter designed Villa Röling, a waterfront home in the town of Kudelstaart, Netherlands. “The clients of villa Röling are passionate art collectors. They love to be surrounded by works of art. Therefore their main wish regarding their new dwelling was that it would do greatest justice to their collection of paintings … Continued

Armani on 5th Avenue

The Armani 5th Avenue store in New York City, designed by Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects, opened last week. The central feature of the 4-storey store is a sculptural steel staircase.

Armani’s 5th Avenue Store Grand Opening Celebration

Last night was the opening of the new Armani megastore on New York’s Fifth Avenue. Designed by Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, the 4,000-square-metre with the sinuous and futuristic spiral staircase in cream-coloured cement, had already been called by the Mayor Bloomberg as “Guggenheim Two”. ”This is not just a great architectural masterpiece but … Continued

Tsai Residence by HHF Architects

HHF Architects designed the Tsai Residence for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a simple and abstract looking piece, almost without scale sitting on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City. The whole outside of the house is wrapped with corrugated metal panels.

Hollywood Hills Home by XTEN Architecture

XTEN Architecture designed this amazing house located in the Hollywood Hills, California. The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below.

House N by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto Architects designed this unusual house located in Oita, Japan. The house itself is comprised of three shells of progressive size nested inside one another. The outermost shell covers the entire premises, creating an covered, semi-indoor garden. Second shell encloses a limited space inside the covered outdoor space. Third shell creates a smaller interior … Continued

China’s tallest skyscraper to begin construction

Construction projects are grinding to a halt as financing runs dry elsewhere in the world, but in China’s biggest city, they’re still going strong. Today, Shanghai is scheduled to officially begin work on what will become its tallest skyscraper — a 2,073-foot building in the city’s Lujiazui financial center that will tower over the current … Continued

Kiltro House by Supersudaka

The versatile Chilean group Supersudaka designed this unusual house located in Talca, Chile. The process was so unsteady, that all possible architectural design resources available where exercised to cope with the challenge of this house in the Chilean Central Valley. Everything was in constant change: the program, the surface, building permits, the contractors, even the … Continued

56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron: the video

Back in September we featured 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron that will have a great impact in the skyline of New York. Now, we have this amazing video, created as a marketing tool for the building, by Tronic Studios. The video reveals some portions of the structure of this building, such as beams … Continued

Europe’s tallest residential building is Istanbul Sapphire

Istanbul is developing and turning very cosmopolitan at a fast rate. A proof of this is the Istanbul Sapphire which is a 261-meter skyscraper. It will be completed in late 2009 and will then be the tallest residential building in all of Europe. The skyscraper has been under construction for three years and recently reached … Continued

Restaurant in Villa ArenA by Virgile & Stone

Above Amsterdam’s new “Marketplace for Furnishings” floats a restaurant designed by London’s Virgile & Stone. The copper restaurant sits on top of concrete columns and is accessed by to two bridges on the second floor.

Eco Architeture: Sky Village

The municipality of Rødovre, an independent municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark, announced yesterday MVRDV and co-architect ADEPT winner of the design competition of the Rødovre Skyscraper. The 116 meter tall tower accommodates apartments, a hotel, retail and offices. A public park and a plaza are also part of the privately funded scheme. The new skyscraper with … Continued

Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower by LAVA

Another day, another spectacular tower in Dubai: The Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower, a curvy building “inspired by the geometrical order of a snowflake and the aerodynamics of a Formula 1”, will not only appear in Dubai but in six other cities around the world. According to the architects who worked in Beijing’s Water Cube, … Continued