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

Kisho Kurokawa 1934-2007

Kisho Kurokawa 1934-2007

One of Japan’s greatest architects, Kisho Kurokawa, died last week leaving behind a very significant theoretical and concrete legacy.

Kurokawa co-founded the Metabolist movement in 1960, pioneering a radical avant-garde style of architecture and urban planning for the future. The Metabolists’ vision centred around vast cities that adapted to an ever-increasing population by building flexible, extendable structures that could be added to over time.

0 Architect: Kisho Kurokawa

Architects Who Changed the Way We Travel

Architects Who Changed the Way We Travel

It’s no secret that beautiful buildings are part of the reason that travelers choose certain destinations, but which modern architects are making the most impact on the travel scene? Concierge.com, the travel site, just released a guide to the top 11 architects who’ve changed the way we travel.

0 Via: Concierge

Better Than A Trailer Apartment

Better Than A Trailer Apartment

Young people want to own their own homes but dang if it ain’t expensive. So they’re forced to choose really small tight spaces that weren’t designed for modern living. This is where the mobile track apartment comes in. These small but flexible apartments provide practical living dimensions that cater to all their needs. The different rooms are divided and hidden behind sliding doors set on a track.

0 Designer: Setmund Leung Kam Biu

360 Degree View Bridgehouse

360 Degree View Bridgehouse

An addition to the existing Station Bridge (located in Netherland) that connects Middelburg’s downtown to its outlying areas, this jewel-like building offers 360-degree views for the bridge attendant during his infrequent visits. The architects say the green glass relates to the copper roof of a nearby abbey and that they saw the project as an urban folly on the Walcheren canal.

0 Architect: Bar