Modern and artistic, this apartment is located in southern Amsterdam. Interior designer i29 Architects has successfully decorated this minimalist and simple apartment interior with unique wall that features rack or hole with rectangular shape as decorative element that united all the room in a perfect harmony. Read more [ via : neathome ]
Dream Downtown Hotel is a 184,000 SF boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The 12-story building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail. Dream sits on a though-block site, fronting both 16th and 17th Streets, and is adjacent to the Maritime Hotel, which sits adjacent to the west. In 1964, the National Maritime Union of America commissioned New Orleans-based architect Albert Ledner to design a new headquarters for the Union, on Seventh Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets. Two years later, he designed an annex for the headquarters on the site where Dream currently sits. A few years later, Mr. Ledner designed a flanking wing for the annex, which would eventually be converted to the Maritime Hotel. In the 1970s, the Union collapsed and the buildings were sold and used for various purposes in the years that followed. In 2006, Handel Architects was engaged to convert the main annex into the Dream Downtown Hotel. Read more [ via : contemporist ]
Studio MODE recently developed the interiors for Cafe Graffiti , located in Varna, Bulgaria. The new gathering place was envisioned as a natural continuation of the building’s design. Read more [ via : freshome ]
The head of the Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. MAYER H. to design a system of 20 rest stops for the new highway, a thoroughfare that will run through Georgia and serve as a connection between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey. Read more [ via : contemporist ]
Some homes you see create a sense of wonder and inspiration. This striking home was conceived with a passive energy system, sustainable building materials, and a limited budget. Designed by architects Björn Martenson, Sonja Nagel, and Jan Theissen of the architectural office known as AMUNT, the house was awarded the prestigious AR 2011 House award. Read more [ via : 2modern ]
Sydney is not the capital of Australia, but it is the biggest city in that country. So many people live there and the city grows every year. That explains why every piece of land is very important and valuable, since Australia is mainly deserted inside anyway. No wonder people try to use every inch of ground and many homes are developed vertically instead of horizontally like in other parts of the world. This Rozelle Terrace house by Carter Williamson Architects is cleverly designed and looks incredible, managing to also have a bit of a terrace with grass and stone steps. Read more [ via : homedit ]
Blue Forest’s best-known treehouse is located on the grounds of the Amberley Castle Country Hotel in Scotland. It’s used as a recreational getaway space for hotel guests, and also as a multi-purpose venue for corporate entertainment, meals, weddings and private parties. Read more [ via : weburbanist ]
This stunning seaside structure bursts free from the all-too-frequently stale stock of public housing projects with its dynamic array of brightly shaded cells. Taking its cues from the modular honeycomb clusters of a beehive, the complex was constructed as a low-income residence for young families and couples in the industrial district of Izola on the Slovenian coast. The striking development boasts beautiful views and makes smart use of solar shading and natural ventilation to regulate its interiors all year-round. Read more [ via : inhabitat ]
UNBELIEVABLE UNDERWATER HOTEL IN DUBAI… 21 STORIES DEEP
The disc, located up to 10 metres beneath the surface of the sea, is composed of 21 hotel rooms adjacent to the underwater dive centre and a bar. Each room is integrated with the underwater world as closely as possible, offering a surprisingly direct, yet safe contact with the local flora and fauna. Special lighting system of the area around the room and the miniature underwater vehicles which can be operated from inside will allow you to take a closer look at even the most microscopic underwater creatures using macro photography. We also ensure that our guests can protect their privacy whenever necessary. All rooms are sound-proof and have curtains of different levels of transparency. Read more [ via : enpundit ]
Car Auto Online - Subaru BRZ, Sexy Sports Car with Boxer Rear-wheel Drive Zenith - After Toyota leaked specifications of the FT-86 in the internet, Subaru recently issued a release about the BRZ STI Concept, the first Boxer-engined sports car.
The figure of Subaru BRZ (Boxer Zenith Rear-wheel drive) first officially appeared in the Los Angeles Auto Show. The BRZ actually was the result of collaboration with Toyota by name Toyobaru, has got a touch of Subaru Technica International (STI).
Subaru BRZ Design
The touch of STI has created BRZ appearance full of exotic aura, such as stylish hexagonal design of the front grille, eagle-eyed headlights and fin-shaped fog lamp characterized variants of Subaru STI. To support aerodynamic, the front spoiler is made slightly lower and an additional rear wing. The roof is made of carbon fiber material to bring a light weight of the car.
The blue color is the choice as a distinctive identity of Subaru sports car. This color is used as the moment of official announcement of the paint type 'WR Blue Pearl II' as a new generation of iconic blue of Subaru and STI .
Subaru BRZ Engine
A special powertrain of BRZ is made by Subaru as a special equipment for this rear-wheel drive sports car with mode 'FA'. Remaining to use boxer engine, but without the turbo: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, with 86x86 mm bore and stroke.
Subaru BRZ Suspensions
STI also sets the suspension of Subaru BRZ, to deliver a good stability. To get an accurate braking performance, Brembo is relied to fill the sector of active safety in all four wheels. 215/45 R18 wheel is used to display a beautiful ‘feet' and suitable traction for the BRZ.
Located a half block from the beach boardwalk, these two townhouses are designed to participate in the vibrant spirit of the Alki neighborhood in Seattle. Glass façades maximize views and invite a dialogue with the neighborhood. The two units range from 1,800 to 2,100 SF. Each is three-bedroom with two master suites, and is equipped with a two-car garage. To the north, south and west, the rooftop decks capture views of the Puget Sound, Seattle cityscape and the beach community below. With spacious living spaces and quality finishes such as glulam beam framing, bamboo floor and fir cabinetry, the Alki Townhouses are both beautiful and practical. Read more [ via : bonkee]
Located on the Northern foothills of the hill Golovec, Slovenia this cluster of four houses designed by Tria Studio were originally part of a traditional barn that has been converted to accommodate the needs of an office space as well as spacious loft spaces with an amazing views of the Alps. Read more [ via : gessato]