Casa Sol De Oriente, located in Costa Careyes, Mexico, is a luxury retreat built in a pool. Founded in 1968 by Italian artist Gian Franco Brignone, the 26,400 sq-ft exotic villa surrounded by a 11,000 sq-ft infinity pool has an exotic minimalist design. It offers six bedrooms, three of which have direct access to the pool with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
Archives for October 2011
These creative clocks by Dust Furniture are simple yet unique. From wall hanging clock with faux pendulum to surreal looking tradition grandfather clock, the designs are abstract and dynamic.
This modern house in Santiago, Chile designed by 57 Studio is surrounded by old growth trees. The house was designed to respect the native trees and landscaping value. The “H” form of the house so that it adapts to the site without touching the trees.
This charming contemporary attic apartment in Sweden located in a turn-of-the-century building has retained all the elements such as double doors, ankle panels, stucco and high ceilings. The living area with large windows and open kitchen provide a very modern feel. The top floor features exposed beams and access to a large sunny terrace.
25Hours Hotel HafenCity located in the HafenCity district in Hamburg, Germany is a radical re-imagining of a seaman’s home in a foreign habour. HafenCity is one of the largest rebuilding projects in Europe in the 21st century, reviving and reinventing Hamburg’s old harbour quarter into a hip urbanscape.
25Hours Hotel HafenCity — a contemporary hotel with 170 cabin-style suits — draws from the rich maritime history of the area. The interior design with vintage furniture, naval accessories and elements from the shipbuilding industry create an atmosphere inspired by stories of dangerous passages, romantic encounters, wild storms, and a classic tale of a sailor living in the harbour’s underbelly.
Nakahouse located in the Hollywood Hills, California, just below the Hollywood sign, is a minimalist remodeled home by XTEN Architecture. The abstract house originally built in the 1960’s is a series of interconnected terraced spaces where the exterior is opened up to the hillside surroundings. The kitchen and dinning area is linked with the living room by a newly designed large terrace. The white interiors blend the rooms together creating an abstract atmosphere.
The Community Bookself is an intriguing piece of architecture at the Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri resembling a book shelf. This striking façade, which runs along the south wall of the Central Library, features book spines measuring 25 feet by 9 feet, and showcases 22 titles reflecting a wide variety of reading interests suggested by readers.
The Tangga House designed by Guz Architects is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional courtyard house in Singapore. A central green courtyard with double height stair and entry area form the focal point of the house. The open L-shaped plan with open spaces allows natural ventilation. The house is surrounded by lushly planted roof gardens. The swimming pool, which wraps around two sides of the house, is transparent both from the outside and from the inside. This inspiring design creates an environment in harmony with nature in the hot tropical climate.