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Archives for October 2011
Located on a quiet side street in trendy SoMa (South of Market) in San Francisco, California, this dramatic loft features multiple levels of mezzanines and a 16 x 20 foot retractable centre skylight. The exposed concrete in the living room has a basketball hoop set at regular height for the sports enthusiast. At night you can party away with the dance club quality sound and video system.
The concept of the Orchid House, located in Argentina, is based on the different parts of the orchid: the roots, the stem and the flower. Designed by Andres Remy Arquitectos, the efficient and rational use of energy and water, natural ventilation and lighting, and low-environment-impact materials is highly sustainable.
The Hobbit House is a unique guest resort in Trout Creek, Montana for those who love the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of Lord of the Rings can relax in a 1,000-square-foot guesthouse that is partially underground. The owners, Steve and Christine Michaels, spent about US$410,000 to build the Hobbit House and the entire miniature mystical Shire.
The Maltese Falcon is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world measuring 289 feet in length. This revolutionary super cruiser offers luxurious quarters for its guests. The interior design by Ken Freivokh Design is tastefully contemporary. A circular stairway in the atrium unites three decks. The spiralling effect is enhanced by the natural light which floods the area through transparent floors, starting at the top deck and cascading down to the decks below.
This stunning neo-French Renaissance Chateauesque style home located on Central Park in New York is one of the greatest residences in Manhattan. The list price for this property is US$12.5 million.
This floating house in Archipelago Guaitecas, XI Region, Chile designed by Sabbagh Arquitectos is a floating sanctuary on the sea. The project was commissioned by fishing company Multiexport Foods for the purpose of building a relaxing environment for their employees while they are working in the fjords of the Aisén Region.
The renovation of an old warehouse space in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Fitzsimmons Architects is part of a master plan for “The Compound”. The eccentric client is psychedelic rocker Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. There is a shower in the private garden called the “Dragon Egg”, which is an egg-shaped, concrete-insulated shell that contains the shower and soaking tub complete with LED lights and water jets.