Stork Nest Farm

Stork Nest Farm was designed by SGL Projekt and completed in 2010. It was built to accomodate hotel, conference and leisure facilities. The eye-catching nest inspired design you see is the riding arena that also serves as a venue for conferences. The stork nest on the top of the distillery´s chimney with its nearly 90-year history gave the complex its name and widely influenced the process of forming the horse-riding arena. It became [...]

 

The Biosphère in Parc Île Jean-Drapeau

You find lots of beautiful things on flickr pool. Here’s one of my good finds. Wait, make that a great find! This incredible structure is called The Biosphère. This jewel of engineering, designed by renowned American architect Buckminster Fuller, was the United States Pavilion during Expo 67. The Biosphère is an exclusive venue designed to better understand major environmental issues related to water, air, climate change, sustainable development, and responsible consumption. Very [...]

 

A Writer's Studio in Costa Rica

Set within nature, this solitary studio designed by Gianni Botsford Architects is a quintessential space for a writer in Costa Rica. Beautifully combining indigenous materials and modern design technologies and aesthetics. It’s comprised of two separate spaces, smartly separating different functions. There’s the main studio space, where creativity is inspired. It has the library, writing desk and a grand piano. The pavilion’s wooden structure, sourced from local timber, sits on a simple [...]

 

A View Thru the Eyes of a Rainbow

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see rainbows every single day? If you happen to live in Denmark then you’ll be able to see beautiful hues in this walkway by the Icelandic aritist Olafur Eliasson. His creation has amazed visitors and residents alike. Titled ‘Your Rainbow Panorama’, this circular walkway is on top of the ARoS art museum in Aarthus, Denmark. It measures, 3 meters wide, 3 meters high, and 150 meters long. [...]

 

One-of-a-kind: Lake Lugano 'Glass' House

All around this amazing piece of architecture is made of glass. The designers from JM Architecture firm creates spaces where refined, pure, and timeless architectural lines meet with the most advanced technology to provide a graceful combination of exceptional aesthetic elegance, utility, and comfort.  Each project is approached as a unique opportunity and is a tailor-made solution incorporating the firm’s meticulous attention to details, finishes, and materials selection.Such is their vision transformed into one [...]

 

Future Apple house: Best office building in the world

Seeing architectural design concept for new buildings is always a treat moreso if it’s of a brand famous for its products innovation, surely the Apple campus won’t get left behind in the creative arena. Here,  Steve Jobs has revealed the future Apple campus which he dubbed as the “best office building in the world” and boasts of its futuristic and spaceship-like exterior and circular planning. Its construction is to start in [...]

 

Invigorating Urban Landscape - MFO Park in Switzerland

The rise of urban parks is strongly supported now more than ever. With hard landscape dominating the busy city, the need for a green oasis within it to soften the built surroundings seemed logical. The MFO Park in Switzerland (completed in 2001-2002) may be described as a combination of hard landscaping, greenery and verticality. Complimenting the urban area without taking too much space.      [via architonic.com]