A few awesome showers I would definitely not cry in (24 Photos. For The Love of Wood. Wood is both universal and unique.
No other material is as deeply embedded in the history, culture and life of humans worldwide as wood, yet every single piece of wood is unique. The color tone, texture, durability, flexibility and even sound qualities of different tree species have puzzled and challenged artists, architects, designers, builders and artisans for thousands of years. Still today, nothing matches wood in versatility or beauty, so it is great to see how today’s designers and architects continue to face the challenge of wood, and use it creatively to interpret sleek, modern designs.
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When you first think about the words concrete house, you might imagine a cold, sterile environment, perhaps something similar to a prison.
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I love posting all types of homes. From the unique and interesting to the grand and opulent. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 10 Homes from 2010. Click any picture or link to be taken to the original post, enjoy! Magic Box. Www.WorldArchitectureNews.com. Luxury Furniture, Property, Travel & Interior Design. The luxury Dhigu Resort, Maldives Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is encircled by mystic lagoons and unspoilt crystal shores, the resort is a heavenly sanctuary on a secluded paradise island, offering barefoot elegance in one of the world’s most celebrated tropical havens.
Here the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean offer an endless horizon of aquatic allure and the evocative location is matched by a tranquil island design style. Anantara Dhigu is a luxurious five-star resort hidden on tropical terrain on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll, a mere 35 minute speedboat journey from the island nation’s international airport, or a scenic five minutes by private chartered seaplane. Travel Guides, Luxury Travel and Travel Info. Bran Castle situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Bra?
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Scouting New York, a blog written by a location scout that's a must-read for local history freaks, got invited inside for an incredible peek at an architectural gem that's hidden in plain sight. As you enter the building it's nothing special, says Scouting NY. "And then you look up…" For nine stories, the ornate cast-iron railings twirl up and up through a light-filled atrium. 30 Incredible Infinity Pools. Incredible Infinity Pool in Bali. Photo credit: Sean McGrath It’s the middle of a blistering hot summer in the United States, so taking a dip in the cool water of an infinity pool sounds heavenly. The design of infinity edge pools are visually stunning, as the swimming pool appears like the edge vanished and the pool stretches into the horizon or to infinity.
The design concept of infinity pools originated in France, but the very expensive vanishing edge swimming pools are usually found nowadays in gorgeous locations like exotic resorts or exclusive estates. Beautiful Houses: Lo Curro in Santiago, Chile. Looks like good Triangulo House by Ecostudio Architects. 15 Killer Offices by Tech Companies. The Architecture.
The construction. The systems. The layout & design inside. A new office encapsulates everything that makes software development happen. Here are 15 killer offices created by companies in the business of software & tech (in no particular order). 15. Somehow they managed to make their office as 'cute' as their website. Images by Dustin Diaz via Officesnapshots.com 14. The most killer office in Cal ? Via Blizzard.com 13. In 2008 the Freshview team, makers of Campaign Monitor, set out to create the ultimate office for startup developers.
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Architecture. Architecture & Design. Luxury & Contemporary Furniture, Homes, Kitchens & Interiors. 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 About Richard Barker Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? May 19, 2011 | Phuket Thailand Travel | View comments.