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

Take off at new Dubai airport terminal

Grand Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport opened on October 14. Built at a cost of $4.5 billion, it is also the largest terminal in the world. Catering to passengers for Gulf countries and the US, movement around the airport’s six floors, most of them underground, has been facilitated by 157 lifts, 97 escalators, 82 … Continued

Super Sense Spa in Shanghai

The Super Sense Spa, designed by architecture and design studio KUU, a 3-level spa in Shanghai completed in late 2007. An additional floor in steel was added and the staircase leading up lands at several platforms which are for the spa’s complementary purposes such as consultation, beauty treatment, manicure or pedicure. I am amazed at … Continued

The Osler House, Brasilia

The plan of the Osler house, located in Brasilia, is structured by a ground floor volume, a suspended volume and a deck with an outdoor pool.

Wonderful House on Australia’s Gold Coast

This Wonderful House has 4 bedroom/4 bathroom house in the Paradise Point suburb of Australia’s Gold Coast is for sale at $3.9 million, with most of the furniture and artwork included. I love the “white” theme and how it flows through the house though :) Susan Crook is the agent for the home, visit her … Continued

Dubai opera house

Zaha Hadid Architects have developed designs for a new opera house and cultural centre for Dubai.

Eiffel Tower Gets A Makeover

Due to ever increasing crowds, SERERO architects have submitted a proposal to extend the third floor of the world famous tower. Since its creation the amount of visitors coming to reach the top of the tower has increased to reach its limit capacity, 6.5 million. The floor area of each level decreases with the height … Continued

Lunar beauty to bedazzle Azerbaijan skyline

Heerim Architects has attempted to reinvent the skyscraper beyond the traditional with two lunar inspired projects in the central Asian republic of Azerbaijan. The Korean firm has dreamed up Full Moon Bay and Caspian Plus that includes Crescent Place on neighbouring peninsulas in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku that look on to the Caspian Sea … Continued