Wild & Crazy Hotel Designs to Inspire You

Reposted from Huffington Post Not everyone wants the typical room service, continental breakfast, and double bed of a chain hotel. Whether you still harbor a childhood dream of living in a treehouse, or you love wine so much you’d give anything to sleep inside a giant empty wine barrel, there’s a crazy hotel out there that fits your vacation needs. Sometimes, something whacky is called for. Here are 15 of the world’s most eye-popping, weird, and wonderful hotels. –By Maggie Gorman La Villa Read more [...]
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Copper Beech Estate, Private and Luxurious

Originally posted on iroonie.com Tucked behind gates in the charming community of Greenwich, Connecticut, is the most expensive piece of real estate currently for sale in the US. Copper Beech Farm was built in 1896 and is currently listed for $190 million. The 50 acre estate was previously owned by Harriet Lauder Greenway, the daughter of a steel tycoon and later by John Rudey, who made his fortune in the timber business. It is named Copper Beech Farm because of the extensive amount of Copper Read more [...]
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Katameya Heights Residence

Mohamed Fares from Alchemy Design Studio designed this residence in Katameya Heights, Cairo, Egypt, that stands out amongst its fellow homes in more ways than one, as the architecture and interior design are made unique by their altered nature. Here is the project description: Alchemy’s Mohamed Fares began his transition from ordinary to extraordinary with the exterior of the house. He accents the basic design with several details; the colours are slightly altered with a neutral grey Read more [...]
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Oscar Niemeyer’s Refurbishment

This is Oscar Niemeyer’s Refurbishment, a masterpiece brought to life by the talented creators Felipe Hess and Renata Pedrosa. This project entailed the conversion of an original devised three bedroom interior into an open space contemporary loft. A loft with fluid circulation and grand social spaces with no permanent partitions. In order to achieve this openness the architects cleverly divided the private from the social spaces by the introduction of a central block dividing the two activities. Read more [...]
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Dear other architects,

This is a unique open letter from Charles Holland, director at FAT Architecture, where he asks other architects to please stop entering design competitions. Here are 3 of the 10 reasons why they should stop entering design competitions: 1. It’s massively wasteful of your time and resources. Can you think of another comparable industry, or, more pertinently, profession, that spends so much time and money on bidding for work? Do doctors undertake a number of unpaid, speculative operations in Read more [...]
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Vienna House of Music Competition

ArchMedium is organizing a new architecture competition for all architecture and related careers students to design a new building, the Vienna House of Music knowing the importance of Vienna’s past and future. Description of the competition: The House of Music is a new type of music school for Vienna that should be an important link between past and present of the city.  The building will have to resolve two separate programs, a music school / conservatory and a new public space that Read more [...]
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And the winner is…

I am sure you are as excited as we to know the name of the lucky winner. Lets announce it like the Oscars… And the $50 Amazon Gift Card goes to… Natalie Ayers from Canada! Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all of you for your participation. Have a great weekend!
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