L’arbre de Flonville

L’arbre de Flonville

Samuel Wilkinson in collaboration with Swiss designers Oloom created the L’arbre de Flonville. This design is in the form of a metal tree, created to provide shade to those who sit under it on benches which resemble the roots of the metal tree. The tree is located in a public square in the new Flon quarter in Lausanne , Switzerland.

0 Designer: Samuel Wilkinson

“CUBE” is the Winner

“CUBE” is the Winner

3XN Architects won the international architectural competition for the New Headquarters for Deutsche Bahn in Berlin . The location of the “CUBE” is in one of the most well known places in Europe, Washingtonplatz, which is the very center of Berlin and the building will be surrounded by German Government buildings.

0 Architect: 3XN

Water Bar

Water Bar

The waterfall was created by a group of men for a public display in the heart of Tokyo in 2006. The architecture was designed by Tadao Ando and the “waterfall” optical glass bar was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and installation was performed by Olafur Eliasson. Together, this group of men created what appears to be a bar made from water.

0 Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Personal Space

Personal Space

No matter where you are or what you do, the need for personal quiet time and space is important. To get away and be alone in silence is therapeutic for the mind and the soul. Unfortunately, it is hard to find that space in a world that is so busy and loud. However, designer Michael Jantzen has created a place for us to go and be fully enveloped in quietness and stillness.

A Store with an Urban Environment

A Store with an Urban Environment

Americana is a flagship ship store designed with the Urban Environment in mind. All objects such as the mannequins, changing rooms all the way down to the shopping bags have been designed with an urban feel. “Benches” such as the ones that skaters use as ramps are located throughout the store. This style allows for easy movement of all elements located within.

0 Designer: Wolfgang Döhring

Herringbone Creates Harmony In The Home

Herringbone Creates Harmony In The Home

Two 4000 sq ft homes in Wandsworth, London have been designed with a new and modern feel. The designer uses wood throughout that displays a herringbone patterned timber that weaves itself throughout the interior and exterior of the homes.

0 Architect: Alison Brooks

A Green Home Away From Home

A Green Home Away From Home

Do you ever wish you could have a vacation home that requires very little of your time for upkeep? A home where you don’t have to worry about gas prices and electricity bills? Well, let me introduce you to ZeroHouse. ZeroHouse is a home that is 100% automatic.

0 Architect: Scott Specht

Blue Skies

Blue Skies

How drab the city streets can be with the monotone colored buildings and not much blue sky to be seen. However, after two and a half years of planning, design and construction, the Big Apple can now see blue, thanks to architect Bernard Tschumi’s Blue residential tower located on the Lower East Side.

0 Architect: Bernard Tschumi

Mitsuru’s Magnolia Stadium

Mitsuru’s Magnolia Stadium

For the Master Tennis Cup this year in Shanghai, the plan is to make it the most spectacular event ever in its history. Architect Mitsuru Senda vowed to work for three consecutive years on this marvelous construction for the 2007 Master Cup.

0 Architect: Mitsuru Senda

Rainbow Effect Stairwell

Rainbow Effect Stairwell

A rainbow refracted through windows lined with prismatic film fills a white stairwell designed by Steven Holl. The perforated steel staircase and skylight are part of Holl’s renovation of an existing building that now re-houses the Department of Philosophy at New York University.

0 Designer: Steven Holl

The Modern Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

The Modern Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

If Charlie ever imagined what a modern chocolate factory would look like, he’d probably never have thought it would look like this. Then again, he’s probably never visited Mexico.

0 Architect: Michel Rojkind

T-bone House

T-bone House

Zlatko Antolovic and Alexander Wendlik’s practice COAST completed the T-Bone house last summer. At a modest 150 square metres, this family home near the German town of Waiblingen mixes environmentally friendly technology like Geothermal heating and rainwater collection, with a decidedly un-PC, but very understandable, focus on the client’s pride and joy, a 1974 Porsche Targa.

0 Architect: Coast Office

C42 Car Showroom

C42 Car Showroom

Car showrooms were once the wonders of the modern world, grand temples to the mystery of mechanical progress. Citroën, always one of the most forward-looking of firms, were amongst the first to embrace modern architecture’s potential for making spaces to showcase their wares.

0 Designer: Manuelle Gautrand