A £200 million pound project to create a community by the river has been announced. The project is estimated to create 750 new homes, 1000 new jobs and it will be the biggest carbon neutral development in the UK. And a team led by Tees Valley Regeneration, developer BioRegional Quintain and its architects Studio Egret West emerged as winners.
If you think an extravagant five-star skyscraper, beach side resort or cliff-side villa is the ultimate hotel experience, then think again. Prepare for a new dimension in luxury lodging … floating pyramids.
Oceanic-Creations, a Swedish based company, has unveiled plans to build floating commercial and residential buildings around the world with the help of a new composite material.
The new ultra-chic Keating Hotel, which sports a Ferrari-red interior, looks like it’s going 225 mph standing still.
No wonder. It’s the first lodging property that Italian automobile designer Pininfarina, famous for the Ferrari and other fast cars, including Maserati, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Spider, has ever put its stamp on.
But it won’t be the last. Edward Kaen, whose family owns the historic downtown building that houses the 35-room boutique hotel and lounge, and Paolo Pininfarina, vice chairman of Turin, Italy-based Pininfarina, are taking their act on the road.
The Parisian architect mixes architecture with ecology: a fashionable fifty-year-old with a diverse background and designer of the offbeat Tower Flower in Paris.
Edouard François emphasises the meaning of architecture by analysing it in a way that is both elementary and profound. ‘Man can live solely within architecture. He needs a complex building which must be decorated. Only in this way can he be happy.’ Indeed, in François’ view, working with nature offers a welcome complexity: ‘Watch a tree. It has a thousand branches, it moves, grows, changes colour!’ François uses nature to make his designs more complex.
Designed by Cassandra Fahey, New Gold Mountain is new bar in Melbourne. For this project, Fahey took the old tailor’s studio on the outskirts of the city’s Chinatown district and created a space that works to a distinct opium-den theme.
“La Cabane Perchee” is based in Provence, France and has already been built in Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.
I love the idea of this simple respite space out in the back yard, somewhere to retreat and get some work done or just go and take nice long nap. The small space is seemingly perfectly scaled, small but certainly not too small. The warmth of the materials used in construction really help to make this space so wonderful.
Hapuku Lodge is located in Kaikoura, one of the most beautiful places in the World. Located 12 kilometres north of the renowned, eco-marine town of Kaikoura, on New Zealand’s South Island, our Kaikoura lodge accommodation is surrounded by an expansive deer farm and 1000 tree olive grove.
The Rapson Greenbelt homes are designed by Ralph Rapson for Wieler, the influential Modernist architect. His design of Case Study House was often called the “Greenbelt House” due to a unique glass atrium which divided the home into public and private spaces.
Hotel Indigo offers 23 rooms and 6 decoreted suites with the luxury of all details and comfort. The onalities of Patagonia are evoked in the fine fabrics in the whole building and natural wood.
When Elizabeth and Mordechai Kubany bought their house in Maplewood, N.J., eight years ago, its attic was dark and forbidding.
“It was just a storage space, but it had the ceiling of a cathedral. You could sense that the potential was enormous.”
The addition of a guest house to an existing vacation house on Fire Island, New York, creates a paradox… how to have guests into your home but to also allow them a sense of autonomy?
The answer is in the making of two houses… one for the owner with a view of the ocean and a second connected guest house that opens onto the dunescape.
PowerPod™ is an attractive, small, autonomous building that arrives by truck, sets up & is finished in a day. It is solar equipped, stands on its own stylish legs and is a boiled-down kernel of everything PowerHouse puts into a building. Sustainably-resourced materials, energy efficiency, healthy home systems, and thoughtful design.
The Digital House has been developed by FACIT the UK’s only architecture led building manufacturer producing digitally fabricated homes. Founded by London based architects and product designers Bell Travers Willson, FACIT provides a one stop shop for developers, self builders and other commissioning bodies delivering the complete building service from design, planning and digital production through to on site assembly.
YOTEL is not your common hotel. It boldly goes where other hotels simply can’t – tricky central city locations, airports, even underground. Reduced property costs and savings can then be passed on to consumers, resulting in a NO-FRILLS CHIC experience at NO-FRILLS CHIC prices: about GBP 70 (USD 135 / EUR 105) per night.
Living Large on a Tiny Lot is part of the New York Times’ Sketch Pad series that asks local architects and designers how they would improve available real estate. S. Russel Groves Architects re-imagine a tiny bungalow on a tiny lot (with water views) in Flanders, NY.
Like any good architect, Steven Holl finds inspiration in unexpected places. His award-winning Swiss residence was inspired by the black rocks and white snow of the Swiss Alps. And this project, a museum in Hamarřy, Norway, is inspired by the writing of Knut Hamsun, Norway’s most inventive 20th century writer.