Over the years, many churches in the Netherlands have been left abandoned. It is becoming increasingly popular to convert old churches into residences to prevent them from demolition. The St. Jaobus Church in Utrecht is transformed into a beautiful modern home by Zecc Architecten. No window frames are added to the façade, and the original exterior architecture is preserved. The interior of the church house is very white and bright. Light, space and functionality have been carefully considered.
Archives for August 2011
Designed by New York architect Daniel Libeskind, the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre for the City University of Hong Kong has a distinctive crystalline design which creates an inspiring environment for research and creativity. The facility also includes a multi-purpose theatre, sound stages, laboratories, classrooms, exhibition spaces, a cafe and a restaurant. Daniel Libeskind is best known for overseeing the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site in New York. This steel and concrete structure reflects his progressive design style.
This luxury home in Anaheim Hills, California has a setting of a secluded resort complete with rock lagoon pool, lush green foliage, exotic plants and an air conditioned indoor basketball court. Nestled on 1.5 acres of landscaped grounds, the 7,100 sq. ft. home also features a 1,400 bottle wine cellar.
Architect Susanne Nobis designed this beautiful and tranquil minimalist house by Lake Starnberg, in Berg, Germany near Munich. The residence, which Nobis designed for her own family to live in, is a twin wooden house in the style of a traditional boathouse. The long and narrow house appears transparent due to the floor-to-ceiling large windows.
Express yourself by using decorating ideas for living rooms from IKEA. You can use splashes of colour to highlight a white background, or go for the neutral classic comfort. Using pillows as decorative elements is an elegant and economical way to create a charming and eclectic living space.
Located on Mexico’s Virgin Coast near Careyes, Cuixmala is a jaw-dropping resort and nature reserve which was the private estate of the late financier Sir James Goldsmith. This fantasy palace with panoramic views and exquisitely decorated villas accentuate the Mexican charm. Haciendas with domed brick ceilings and beautiful stonework create an elegant living space.
This sustainable modern home located on Emu Bay on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia has a relaxed design by Max Pritchard Architect that maximizes the views. Timber decks on either side of the living area provide sheltered outdoor living. High performance glass with double glazing and high efficient combustion heating minimizes energy use.