The Yokohama International Port Terminal in Japan is a new kind of contemporary architecture that turns against the form of buildings as representation of iconic architecture. The design team at Foreign Office Architects created the cruise ship terminal as an extension of the pier ground. The fluid and uninterrupted lines are folded like an origami into an unique structural system that allows its boarding level to seamlessly connect to the city’s underground level. It is also especially adequate in coping with the lateral forces generated by the seismic movements known to affect the Japanese topography.
London interior design team Gail Taylor and Karen Howes of Taylor Howes used aubergine as a theme colour to create an atmosphere of casual elegance for this Wiltshire country house. The colour palette of aubergine – a trademark colour of Taylor Howes – goes with many other shades – greys, greens, pink, white, cream and chocolate.
The interiors of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai bring images of a contemporary Arabian fantasy. London-based interior designer Khuan Chew of KCA International created an environment of ornate grandeur with an explosion of colour.
The Mezzanine fountain is a kaleidoscope of colour and patterns. A water column is programmed to shoot the fountain up 32 meters high.
Otter Cove residence in Carmel, California designed by Sagan Piechota Architecture offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This cliffside residence strives to appear as a natural extension of the landscape.
Creating Your Architectural Style by George D. Hopkins, Jr. is the ultimate resource to planning and designing your dream home. This beautifully photographed book guides readers from the initial concept to the finishing touches. From “Where do I begin?” to “What is the difference between Greek Revival and Dutch Colonial?”, the author explores the relationship between the architectural style and the floor plan of the home, as well as the roles and responsibility of the architect, engineer, interior designer, landscape architect, and general contractor.
This contemporary Petal Lounge Chair with an ottoman by Zuo Modern has multiple layered cushions and a velour microfiber seat and back with solid steel chrome frame with a swivel. It’s available in red and black.
Whether you want an entrance door for your modern dream home or a solid wood door for an ancient castle, the master craftsmen at Scottsdale Art Factory build all doors using the identical methods and materials of the historical period of antique door design conception. These handcrafted doors made of solid exotic timber are guaranteed to last forever.
The Outline kitchen series by Pedini combines stylish European kitchen design with functionality. The special wood front with thin aluminum striping has a lacquered front with a series of evenly spaced horizontal grooves carved into the surface. A matching handle with a fine chrome outline completes the concept.