9Hotel by Castel Veciana

9Hotel combines a traditional facade and historic surroundings with a totally updated and modern interior, designed by Castel Veciana. The simplicity of its design and colors; whites, blacks and wood, create elegant spaces that offer the guest a contemporary ambience without renouncing comfort. All these things will make the visitor feel as if they are really in a very special place… a secret corner in the center of Paris. Read more [...]
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Stroh House by Felix Jerusalem

Stroh House, designed by Zurich based architect Felix Jerusalem, combines prefab with sustainable materials, primarily prefabricated strawboard panels that provide affordable, environmentally sound insulation. A corrugated plastic exterior protects the compressed strawboard which is structural and serves as the primary heat and sound insulation. The clean lines of the exterior translate to the inside with a simple layout that serves three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bath and loft. Via Read more [...]
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Parque España Library by Giancarlo Mazzanti

At the edge of the mountain in the city of Santo Domingo Medellín, Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti projected three artificial rocks as a symbol for the city to enhance urban development and public activities in the area. The rock-buildings are organized into three major blocs: library, community center and cultural center. Each tower-rock has a different height to accommodate its program, creating educational environments for multiplicity of events. Photos by Sergio Read more [...]
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Nordpark Cable Railway by Zaha Hadid

Usually I don’t post anything about Zaha Hadid, but in this case I had to make an exception. Starting at the station of Congress in the center of the city, the Nordpark Cable Railway travels to Loewenhaus station before crossing the river, ascending the Nortkette Mountain north of Innsbruck to Alpenzoo station. To create the streamlined aesthetics of the station, the architects used state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies developed for the automotive industry. Photos Read more [...]
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Santa Margarita House by SCT Estudio de Arquitectura

SCT Estudio de Arquitectura designed this beautiful house is located in Santa Margarita, Mallorca, with the Serra de Tramuntana as background. The concrete wall creates a private space and only opens to generates the access of the house. These walls support a wooden box, establishing a dialogue between the strength of the concrete, the lightness of the wood and the fragility of the glass. The house is organized in two levels. The ground floor include the living areas and the upper floor Read more [...]
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VIP Center by Concrete

Royal lounge, with furniture by Hella Jongerius and Studio Job. Dutch architectural company Concrete, designed the interior of the VIP Center at Schiphol International Airport. In the design of the the VIP Center, Concrete decided to contribute to the cultural environment by exposing historic and contemporary art. Objects used in the design are exclusively designed by contemporary Dutch artists. At the same time, when you visit the VIP Center you should get to know the typical Dutch mentality: Read more [...]
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Weekend Links February 15

Shay Alkalay has invented Cut Attachez, a system that allows you to attach a drawer to an existing piece of furniture. The Watercube, aka National Swimming Center, in Beijing recently made its official opening. Florian Kräutli has como up with a new idea for curtains: a Magnetic Curtain. And some sad news… UN Studio’s VilLa NM Destroyed in Fire. Read more [...]
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