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30 Original Alternatives to a Common Bedside Table. Three Wall House by Kovac Architects. Dreamy Rooftop Apartment Overlooking Bondi Beach. Apr 11 A beautiful rooftop apartment rises on one of the streets of Sydney, Australia. Curiously remodeling the appearance of the building it stands on, the Bondi Penthouse overlooks Bondi Bay and beach and borrows its name. Life in a Glass Bubble: Modern Spanish Penthouse Remodel. Apr 06 In the southern Spanish city of Murcia, ancient buildings line the streets and add a particular type of character to the locale.

Life in a Glass Bubble: Modern Spanish Penthouse Remodel

One home in particular embraces the centuries-old charm on the street level but goes for the futuristic look up top. Clavel Arquitectos were called in to rehab an existing attic and turn it into a stylish penthouse-style art gallery/living space addition. But what would a project like this be without some strict regulations or unusual challenges to get around? Unique Beam House by Uri Cohen Architects. Apr 06 Uri Cohen Architects designed the Beam House in Arbel, Israel.

Unique Beam House by Uri Cohen Architects

Architects wrote about this project: This home has been designed for a client who wished to build his home next to his farm. The design combines some of the utilitarian images of the agriculture buildings in that area with the fascination to the ‘beams’ construction of a ‘country home’. The house is divided in three parallel strips: private, semi private and public. By doing so, the possibility exists to have the one (living) part with the (northern) light open to the yard and the view. Wienerberger Brick Award 2012. Austrian brick manufacturer Wienerberger will reward the most innovative contemporary brick architecture at the fifth biennial Wienerberger Brick Award ceremony in Vienna next month.

Wienerberger Brick Award 2012

A panel of experts will select winners in five categories from a total of 50 projects that have been submitted from around the world. Top image: 2010 Special Award – Architecture Museum for the Island of Hombroich Foundation, Germany by Álvaro Siza, Rudolf Finsterwalder. Arcilook- architecture of the future, online project management architecture, computer program for architects, design online.

L-Shaped Modern Villa in the Netherlands: House At The Edge Of A Forest. Apr 06 Hilberink Bosch Architects designed a modern home, situated at the edge of a forest in Heesch, The Netherlands.

L-Shaped Modern Villa in the Netherlands: House At The Edge Of A Forest

Here is the information from the project description we were sent: “The house consists of two different volumes: an L-shaped base on which an oblong volume balances. Together they form a sculpture which resembles a fallen tree on a pile of earth.The public functions of the house are situated in the L-shaped base. Sustainable Prefab Residence with Contemporary Interiors by PLACE Houses. Apr 05 PLACE houses is a company you can go to, if you decided you want the flexibility and sustainable living solutions provided by a prefab home.

Sustainable Prefab Residence with Contemporary Interiors by PLACE Houses

According to Design Rulz, PH-1 is the first completed residence in its range, “an expanded PH Large with an additional accessory building featuring parking for two and office space above. Simple and Beautiful Orange House by Yazgan Design Architecture. Apr 05 Yazgan Design Architecture designed the Orange House in Ankara, Turkey.

Simple and Beautiful Orange House by Yazgan Design Architecture

Architects wrote about this project: “Orange House is a 1050 m² residence of three storeys, located in a very steep site. Contemporary Adaptation Of A Californian Bungalow In Australia. Apr 05 This home is a great example of how Australian suburban typologies can be adapted to contemporary housing requirements.

Contemporary Adaptation Of A Californian Bungalow In Australia

The California Dreaming residence, located in a developing neighborhood of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, is one of many new contemporary residences that start to replace old style homes in this area. Bild Architecture designed this 235 square meters residential unit with a central program containing the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, surrounded by living spaces placed at the border with the exterior. Beautiful Facade and Unique Form of Bilbao Arena and Sports Center by ACXT Architects. Bilbao, Miribilla neighborhood, built on ancient iron mines adyacent to the old part of town.

Beautiful Facade and Unique Form of Bilbao Arena and Sports Center by ACXT Architects

A very hilly solar (46 m from one corner to another, just 200m) in which the building was caught in the neighborhood park. Limestone rocks sticking out between the banks and trees in the park gave us the key to design and resolve the complex functional and circulation program: use of simultaneous game day sports use, use of court by the neighbors, access to players, officials, public premises for a possible lookout restaurant, sports center with a separate entrance but with access to track so that residents can use the court when there is no match, parking connected to both spaces, etc … The Bilbao Arena was designed as a tree, tree-pillars that brace the elements in the metal structure façade and painted steel sheets in various colors to build an air-permeable end that hides all the machines in room climate.

Two Clients, Two Architects and One Amazing Building - Ropemaker Place. Exemplary Extension Of A Suburban Australian Cottage. Apr 04 A suburban cottage located in Balmain, Sydney, Australia, was recently transformed into an exemplary architectural display of contemporary lines merging with the existing structure.

Exemplary Extension Of A Suburban Australian Cottage

Australian studio Innovarchi created the extension to this small cottage by taking into account traditional and modern design lines. Inspired by hipped roofs, the addition proved to be the perfect solution for extending the interior spaces without loosing the strong connection with the outdoors. HOME - International Open Design Competition. Architect Steven Holl: Paradise in Kansas City. This video shows an interview with Steven Holl, who is an American architect and watercolorist.

Architect Steven Holl: Paradise in Kansas City

He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970. In 1976 he attended the Architectural Association in London and established STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS in New York City. Considered one of America’s most important architects, Steven Holl is recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design. He specializes in integrating seamlessly new projects into contexts with particular cultural and historic importance.

Steven Holl has realized cultural, civic, academic and residential projects both in the United States and internationally. Design Ideas for Game and Entertainment Rooms. Great Renovation of the 40-year-old House - Northface by Element. Apr 03 The top floor of this periscope-like wooden house in Stavanger, Norway, cantilevers northwards towards the sea. Oslo architects Element renovated the 40-year-old house in 2010, choosing to reconfigure the existing two lower storeys and to completely replace the original upper floor.

Inspiring Modern Weaving Studio by Prentiss Architects. Mar 27 If you are a professional weaver like the owner of this amazing workplace, you should invest in your surrounding space and allow it to tell the story of your passion. What you are looking at is a modern Weaving Studio designed by Prentiss Architects and located on the San Juan Island, Washington. Prepared for the time the weaver’s husband will retire and they can move to the island, the fascinating studio space will encourage and challenge the owner to create and enjoy her work. The large studio area shelters items like looms and dying facilities and has two areas – one is the sewing and assembly zone, and the other one is the office.

A wet room that can be easily opened to dissipate dying fumes and speed up drying works is used to its full potential. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Diverse “Y”-shaped Modern Residence in The Netherlands: Villa 1. Mar 30 Powerhouse Company designed Villa 1, a modern home surrounding by an impressive natural landscape in Gelderland, the Netherlands. According to the architects, “the typical Y shape of the plan is the result of the optimal configuration of the program on the ground floor towards sun and view. There are three wings: one wing for work, studying and music making (North exposure); one for cooking and eating (East-South-West exposure); and one for living and painting (South and North exposure).

News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Bioclimatic Residence And Garden In Perfect Balance. Sustainable Home in Costa Rica Making the Most of Its Scenic Landscape. Mar 30 Casa Mecano was designed by Arquitectos Costa Rica and is located in Península de Osa, Costa Rica. The residence was especially developed to take in the surrounding landscape: “Casa Mecano functions as an organism that adapts to its environment.

The project maximizes the use of passive design strategies through bio-climatic architecture in order to achieve the thermal comfort levels, adequate for the tropical environment.” The rooftop was projected as a sail and a manual system was designed, allowing the client to change its inclination, with the goal of controlling the direct sunlight projected inside the house. The interior design of this sustainable residence is highly modern, with a generous living and dining space acting as the core of the project. Stunning Transparency In An Urban Romanian Loft. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Yabba-Dabba-Do! - Flintstones Style House In Malibu. Spectacular Chalet in Switzerland Watching Over the Iconic Matterhorn. Spectacular Thailand Villa Built Around a Central Swimming Pool.

Foster + Partners Will Build Two 320-metre High Tower Just Outside Paris. Glassfront Eye-catching Miele Gallery by Gonzalo Mardones Viviani. Koen Olthuis Shares the Idea About Using Water to Combat Global Challenges on TEDxWarwick. California Roll House: Sushi Wrap Meets Structural Ingenuity. Unconventional and Very Modern Home Addition in Rhinebeck, New York.

Old Theater in LA Turned into Modern Restaurant - Mohawk Bend. Nestled Between A Cliff and A Stretch of Water - Cliff House. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Holiday Villa in Anguila Overlooking the Caribbean - Harmony Residence. Holiday Villa in Anguila Overlooking the Caribbean - Harmony Residence. Very Interesting Architecture Duo: Modern Extension to Small Farmhouse in the Netherlands. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Extreme Gorgeous Glass House in Johannesburg, South Africa. Extremely Beautiful View of the River Bank House by Balance Associates Architects. Rural Meets Modern in a Minimalist Dream Home. Modern Fire Station in Western Austria by Dietrich Untertrifaller. "The Most Important Thing in a Designer Profession is Being Yourself" - Interview with John Pawson.

Holiday Villa in Anguila Overlooking the Caribbean - Harmony Residence. Eye-catching Red Psychiatric Centre in Spain - Youth Facility in Zaragoza. Snøhetta – Architecture, Landscape, Interior Exhibition (Interview with Guide/Architect Baldur O. Svavarsson) China Builds a 30-story Skyscraper Entirely in 2 Weeks [Video] Interview with Francine Houben from One of The Netherlands Most Famous Architect Offices - Mecanoo. Beach Home in Peru Displaying a Striking Modern Design. What You Do Not Know About National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Diverse “Y”-shaped Modern Residence in The Netherlands: Villa 1.

Extremely Original Family Home Extension in Australia, Built on an Artificial Hill. Extraordinary Enzo Ferrari Museum by Future Systems. Romanian Penthouse Apartment In White, Black and Brown. Modern Family Home in Poland Featuring Bright Color Additions. Unique Modern Shape of Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center by 3XN Architects. Eco-friendly 7th Strawberry Symposium Exhibition Center + Hotel by DADA Architecture. Eco-friendly 7th Strawberry Symposium Exhibition Center + Hotel by DADA Architecture. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Sustainable Residence in Germany - The Minimum House. Modern Fire Station in Western Austria by Dietrich Untertrifaller. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com.

Unique Modern Shape of Nieuwegein City Hall and Cultural Center by 3XN Architects. Spectacular Interior Design by Mario Testino. Interview with Francine Houben from One of The Netherlands Most Famous Architect Offices - Mecanoo. Koen Olthuis Shares the Idea About Using Water to Combat Global Challenges on TEDxWarwick. Modern Family Home in Poland Featuring Bright Color Additions. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Extremely Beautiful View of the River Bank House by Balance Associates Architects.

News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Architecture and Flaire Condos - Interview with Architect Ralph Giannone. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. This Building Looks Like a Stone From Which King Arthur Drew the Excalibur Sword. Four Vertical Tubes Jameson House in Vancouver by Foster + Partners. Sustainable Home in Costa Rica Making the Most of Its Scenic Landscape. News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com. Unique Beaumaris Dental by Demaine Partnership.

Highly Contemporary Loft Design by GAS in Chisinau, Moldova. Famous W Retreat and Spa in Maldives Will Blow Your Mind. What You Do Not Know About National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Fluid Otter Cove Residence Overlooking the Ocean in California. Spectacular Chalet in Switzerland Watching Over the Iconic Matterhorn. A Place Which Beautifully Defines the Concept of a Tranquil and Luxurious Living - Carpinteria Foothills Residence. Tropical Hideaway Near Bali's Valley of the Kings: Viceroy Resort. Award-winning Self-sufficient Kiwi House in Baton Rouge, LA - AIA's Best Small Project in 2011. Extremely Original Family Home Extension in Australia, Built on an Artificial Hill. It Looks Like a Giant Bird’s Nest but it Actually is a Horse-riding Arena - Stork Nest Farm.

Unconventional and Fun Wall-Mounted Lamps by Giles Godwin-Brown. New and Colorful Life Revitalisation of Denmark’s Oldest School. New Holistic and Ultra Natural Wellness Retreat in Bali. Remodeled Mid-century Modern Home For Sale in Austin, Texas. Very Interesting Architecture Duo: Modern Extension to Small Farmhouse in the Netherlands. An Urban Refuge with Yellow Doors and a Spinning Mirror by Sergi Pons.