Aachen Cathedral, frequently referred to as the "Imperial Cathedral", is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany.
When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison. If that's the case, this one story house designed by architecture studio A-cero will likely change your mind. Located on the outskirts of Madrid, Concrete House II features a façade that boasts a spectacular view of the whole house. The first impression that visitors usually get is that the building seems to be hidden between concrete walls and ramps that extend up to the roof. Upon further inspection, they find a vegetation area that climbs towards the sky! The back of the house opens up towards the garden where the lounge, dining room, library, study, and bedrooms are found.
Profile Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a full-service architectural firm with roots in New York City and the East End of Long Island for over 45 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, material, craft and environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals or groups for whom they are designed. The focus is neither the size nor the type of project but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. The firm has received 43 design awards since 2003 and has been featured in national and international publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Metropolitan Home, and Dwell.
The Pierre is one of the most beautiful houses I’ve seen in a long time and its view over the San Juan Archipelago is incredible! The house celebrates the materiality of the site and that combined with a green roof makes the house blend with the surrounding, making it almost invisible from certain angles. I’m having a hard time finding anything wrong with the exterior or the interior for that matter. The interiors combination of older looking, inviting furniture stands in wonderful contrast with the raw concrete walls.
Remarkable and contemporary home by Mizuishi Architect Atelier Mizuishi Architect Atelier have designed the River Side House in Horinouchi, an incredible, comfortable and contemporary house which stretches the imagination in terms of perception, space and aesthetics. The exterior of the house is purposely underwhelming, which merely adds to the magic of the residence. Built on a tiny, triangle site, the River Side House combines efficiency with luxury living in a way never seen before. The interior of the home is inconceivable – taking into account the exterior – and houses surprisingly spacious, well-organized and comfortable living areas.
Constructed in the early 20th century, Eixample is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona known for the urban planning that divided the district into octagonal blocks. Influenced by a range of schools of architecture, Eixample was designed in a grid pattern with long streets, wide avenues, and rounded street corners. Despite being in the center of a thriving European metropolis, the district provides improved living conditions for inhabitants including extensive sun light, improved ventilation, and more open green space for public use. And of course, the result from the grid-like structure is astounding from above: <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Davisclan Says: February 25th, 2011 at 5:29 am Wow! Pretty good ideas. Imaginative! Some really cool architectures! Karri Says: March 22nd, 2011 at 1:06 am It’s always been a dream of mine to have a library in my home. Gustavo Says: April 2nd, 2011 at 6:11 am Really, really beautifull sophistimom Says: April 8th, 2011 at 8:18 am The lighting on that first one . . .
Plaza Zorrilla, Valladolid (Spain) Spectacular architecture HDR photo: marcp_dmoz Some photographers like Marc love to take photos and then process them to generate HDR (high dynamic range) images. He’s from Spain and has an amazing eye and talent for capturing architecture. Here are 17 gorgeous examples that Marc took in the last year to help us take a virtual tour of Spain and admire the architectural beauty that can be found there. [ 17 Pictures ] Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture.
Luxury Villa Amanzi, Thailand by Original Vision Studio The Villa Amanzi by Architect firm Original Vision Studio is a stunning modern vacation residence located in the exclusive Cape Sol on the West coast of Phuket, Thailand. Villa Amanzi is a stunning six bedroom residence with a 15m infinity pool and breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea. This luxury villa enjoys a spectacular headland location along Kamala’s exclusive Millionaires Mile and captures cool gentle breezes all year round with uninterrupted sea views from every vantage point, in one of the most breathtaking locations Phuket has to offer. The contemporary design features ultra modern architecture and interiors that combine to provide guests with the optimal environment to relax and unwind in unspoilt luxury. Photograpghy by Marc Gerritsen & Helicam Asia Aerial Photography