This beautiful luxury penthouse apartment in Stockholm, Sweden has a functional minimalist feel. Designed by Jenny Frigren and Maria Sahlstrand, the 302-square-meter (3,250 sq. ft.) apartment has high ceilings and skylights which allow plenty of light to flow through.
Archives for July 2011
The Taliesin Mod.Fab™ is a 600-square-foot, one-bedroom prototype prefabricated home designed and built by students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. This elegant and sustainable home relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be “unplugged”, relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use.
L’Orto degli Angeli is a boutique hotel in Bevagna, Perugia, Italy in the Umbria region converted from an 18th century residence. L’Orto degli Angeli was endowed from the region of Umbria with the qualification of “Historical Residence” for the high historical-architectural value. The fourteen rooms and apartments of the residence are all different and preserve most of their original fittings: antique furniture, paintings, kitchen utensils and little things which have always been there and tell the history of the original family.
Metropol Parasol, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville, Spain is a stunning structure designed by J. MAYER H. Architects. Completed in April, 2011, Metropol Parasol is the new icon for Seville. It articulates Seville’s role as one of the world’s most fascinating cultural destinations, and explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre.
This award-winning architect designed home in Hong Kong exquisite views of the bay. All rooms also overlook the walled private garden. The home features a glass and rendered concrete finish staircase. The contemporary interior design throughout the house includes a stunning family room and custom designed walk-in closet. A home theatre system with projector and screen, and a built-in audio visual control centre are part of the sate of the art design. The master ensuite bathroom features rainshower and Balinese stone bathtub and double basins.
This sustainable single family residence with detached garage in the Dunbar neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has been awarded LEED for Home Plantinum certification. It is designed for passive solar usage. Ultra high efficiency windows, solar hot water heating and high performance heating cooling system allow the home to operate on low energy consumption.
Situated on the sands of Ftelia Beach in Mykonos, Greece, Alemagou is a reinterpretation of a traditional building by k-studio. Inspired by Cycladic architectural elements such as whitewashed, smooth-edged houses and dry-stone walls that blend into the landscape, the contemporary design provides the property with a unique character. Natural reed thatch is used to allow air to circulate and keep the space cool.
Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of rural Missouri, Pensmore is on track to claim bragging rights as one of the world’s largest private homes upon its completion in 2013. This chateau-style mansion will have 72,000-square-feet on more than 500 acres of land. Its owner, Steven Huff, chairman of TF Concrete Forming Systems, wants Pensmore to be the first major energy efficient, environmentally sustainable single-family residence of this caliber. The home’s concrete shell is reinforced with “Helix” steel fibers by PolyTorx. The twist-shaped fibers will act as an added guard within the structure against tornadoes and earthquakes.