The moment you step through the grand iron gates of this luxury home in Palm Beach, Florida, you will notice the meticulously maintained landscape and stunning exterior architecture. The home enjoys gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway from every major room, and the elegant interior design has a coastal flavour of a waterfront home.
Dutch architect Arjen Reas was given the challenge to design a family home in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, on the edge of the city where urban life and rural open land meet. The result is a contemporary family home that blends traditional ideas with contemporary design. The interior of the house is modern and natural providing a peaceful and open atmosphere for the family who can also fully enjoy the rural landscape in the comfortable open backyard.
The architecture and interior design of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Tokiwadai, Tokyo, Japan sought to create a relaxing and refreshing space for customers. Architect Emmanuelle Moureaux arranged 14 different colours in a distinctive rhythmical pattern for the windows of the building, and designed silhouettes of trees for the façade. A constellation of leaves in 24 different colours are painted on the interior walls and glass windows, blending with the real trees in the courtyards.
Situated in the heart of Dubai, the tallest man-made structure in the world, designed by architect Adrian Smith, stands as 828 meters (2,717 ft.). The design of Burj Khalifa is inspired by patterning systems in Islamic architecture. The cross section of the tower decreases as the tower rises in height. The tower is the centre for offices, hotel, shopping, dining, entertainment and luxury residences.
Situated on Clifton Beach in the suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the Victoria 50 apartments take full advantage of the ocean view. The interiors have plenty of natural light and the outdoor terraces are fully utilized for entertainment and viewing sunsets. Designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), these luxury apartments reflect the best of contemporary coastal living.
The rehabilitation of the city of Beirut, Lebanon has inspired famed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron to design Beirut Terraces. Situated in the prestigious Beirut Central District, this apartment tower is made up of slabs overlapping each other, with hanging gardens on every floor, creating a vertical village that blends the indoor and outdoor, views and privacy, landscape with architecture. The building’s extensive balconies allow natural light to come through, making it truly energy efficient. Due for completion in 2013, Beirut Terraces represents part of Beirut’s future with its contemporary waterfront living experience.
This beautifully landscaped estate in La Jolla, California is a stunning Spanish Colonial Hacienda-Style Home with the ambience of Tuscany.
First Crescent in Camps Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), is an innovative architectural masterpiece. The linear arrangement of its architecture and transparent living spaces enhance the effect of the stunning ocean view.