Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects Vader House by Andrew Maynard Architects Architect Andrew Maynard of Melbourne, Australia is amongst our favorites here at TheCoolist, and his Vader House is clearly one of his best. While it made the rounds of the design blogosphere earlier last year, we felt compelled to bring it back to light. Creative Architecture Ideas Today’s collection is going to be a mix of amazing exterior and interior architecture designs. For most of us villas featured are out of reach .) but at least we may admire the creativity and luxury. And of course, we always may get inspired, right?! .) What about a cool contemporary beach house? Glass Bottom Pool by The Holiday Inn Shanghai Buit in Cabinetry by Idhea Deer Shaped Pylons by DesignDepot VitraHaus @ Weil am Rhein, Germany by VitraHaus Casa Finisterra by Rees Roberts Skateboard House by PAS Living Wall by Patrick Blanc Interior Studio by Ina Matt Elevator Room by OMA Terraced House in Casavells by 05 AM Arquitectura Plantagon Vertical Greenhouse by Plantagon Lego Development Office by Rosan-Bosch Floating Fountains by Isamu Noguchi Corner Bookshelf by Factor Architecture 36 Clipper Bay Home by FGR Architects Clifton House, South Africa by SAOTA Waccabuc House by Chan Li Lin Las Palmeras Beach House by Greg Wright Architects The Desert Villa by Studio Aiko Japanese Shell House by Kotaro Ide
DIY dresser round-up DIY dressers are a theme on the blog this month - check out mine here! so on trend, i had to post a round-up of these DIY’d dressers that i found on ScrapHacker.com – a fantastic site for upcycling projects. this first one is ikat print… which i love! you know how i love to decoupage! check out my decoupaged coffee table here. this dresser DIY is originally from Martha Stewart and i love the spin on a sketch of a vintage dresser decoupaged over a modern one! love this chevron print dresser and i love those giant knobs! love love this rustic look. this would be great in a Restoration Hardware inspired interior if you paired this with a chandelier near-by – rustic meets luxe. and those rope pulls remind me of the Decorating with Rope post i did a while back. full tutorial for this dresser here. Ikea hacks are the best! gift wrap! geometric design. painter’s tape creates a nifty look! two half circles in bright shades. outlines of clothes makes for a cute and modern look
Most Interesting Libraries of the World The Royal library Black Diamond at the waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name was used by the public first and has been adapted officially later. Design by the Danish architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by Mirage Bookmark Flickr.com Bangkok University Creative Center Supermachine Studio in Bangkok, Thailand, is a group of four multitasking architects that team member Pitupong “ Jack” Chaowakul describes as “small office – big projects.” “We work like guerrilla designers, everyone does everything, constantly shifting,” he told TCH. Supermachine’s latest achievement is the interior design of two floors of one of Bangkok University’s new four-storey buildings that form the new, spectacular Landmark complex, designed by Bangkok-based 49 Group. Supermachine’s work in the Bangkok University Creative Center (BUCC) - about 600 square meters in total – includes a workshop, library, exhibition space, viewing room and office. According to Chaowakul, BUCC was set up as part of the government’s goal to transform the country’s economy from agricultural and industrial into the creative economy. One of Supermachine’s solutions was the “Lo-Fi pixel wall” at the entrance. Construction at BUCC is coming to a close and the facility will open shortly for students.
National Centre for the Performing Arts (China) The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (simplified Chinese: 国家大剧院; traditional Chinese: 國家大劇院; pinyin: Guójiā dà jùyuàn; literally: National Grand Theatre), and colloquially described as The Giant Egg (巨蛋), is an opera house in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. The exterior of the theater is a titanium accented glass dome that is completely surrounded by a man-made lake. The dome measures 212 meters in east–west direction, 144 meters in north–south direction, and is 46 meters high. National Grand Theatre at night. Internally, there are three major performance halls: The Opera Hall is used for operas, ballet, and dances and seats 2,416.The Music Hall seats 2,017 seats.The Theatre Hall is used for plays and the Beijing opera. Building detail: transition from glass to titanium.
Fifteen Visually Stunning Architectural Delights Fifteen Visually Stunning Architectural Delights Those who stay in apartments crave for spacious bungalows and those who live in landscaped acres dread the maintenance! So what really is the ideal size for a home? The multi-storey high-rises offer many titillating features and let’s not even get into their crazy architectural style. NOAH proposes to be a habitat for 40,000 residents who can benefit from the planned residential units, school system, commercial, retail, hotels, casinos, parking, and public works facilities. 14) Eko by 10 Raisons Architects Critics may pan it for getting inspired by the romantic Eiffel Tower, but the giant Eko looks like a tower with webs on the side. 13) Campus Center for Miami Dade College by Oppenheim Architects If Polo is the mint with a hole, then the Miami Dade College is a Super Building Campus Center for Miami Dade College is the architectural version of it. 12) Guggenheim Hermitage Museum by Zaha Hadid 11) Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan
Unusual stairs Unique and creative designs of stairs from around the world. Not all of them are beautiful and practical, some of you will like, others – no, but they are unusual and interesting.