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    Hotel Sphere hangs off a cliff

    Here’s a shout-out to a cool and contemporary site known as the Hotel SPHERE. It’s the creation of designer Milla Rezanova. The most striking bit, of course, is that it latches to the side of a cliff. It would be … Continue reading

  • [C]space DRL10 Pavilion, a fun place to rest

    It’s a great thing to walk around and put those muscles to use, however there comes a time that just want to plop down and catch your breath. There are other times that you just want to take a seat … Continue reading

    Earth, a Plaza in the Air for lovers, kids and ilk

    Designed by You, Jun Sang, the Plaza in the Air is a space that combines three layers to maximize the lofty feeling of walking on air. The openness of the space makes it the perfect venue to host exhibitions or … Continue reading

    200 Greenwich Street-A dream office space

    World Trade Center may bring back horrifying memories, but there is grace and dignity in moving on. 200 Greenwich Street is a 78-storey office tower that will form part of the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site in New … Continue reading

    Thermal Baths in my backyard…what a luxury!

    Now-a-days having a Jacuzzi or a hot tub in your backyard is a common practice, its no longer an exclusive deal. But imagine living in a city that looks like it’s out of the Flintstone era with natural looking thermal … Continue reading

    Touching new heights in the Anara Tower

    I guess Dubai is soon turning into the skyscraper haven, which is why the latest architecture gossip thrives there. Anara Tower, the 125-story skyscraper is about 700 meters tall and vies for the tallest spot. Its been designed by the … Continue reading

    Human Pump, an award-winning concept from Gunwook Nam

    Water is a precious resource that is dwindling fast and we have finally awoken from our slumber to realize the gravity of the situation. Although various methods are being used to conserve this resource, not all of the efforts have … Continue reading

    iPad Structure in Dubai looks like an iPhone

    The iPad would be a prime example of how market trends influence the way we perceive things and transform them to suit the tastes. When initially unveiled in 2006, the structure resembled the iPod, which was the flavor of the … Continue reading

    Eco friendly homes are the new rage in England

    Eco park houses by Ushida-Findlay architects are the prime example of what is to be expected from the new-age environmentally friendly homes. The design has recently been given the green signal by the UK planning authorities. The highlight of the … Continue reading

    The Farm by Akihisa Hirata is modeled on the fold concept

    Optimum usage of space is one contention most architects and interior designers have to take into consideration while designing a structure. Likewise, The Farm by Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata is modeled on the folds concept and is influenced by the … Continue reading

    Another Pyramid in Paris- Le Projet Triangle by Herzog & de Meuron

    I thought the Parisians were done with triangular forms after the installation in front of the Louvers drew much flack. But the romance with the form has just begun to warm up and architects Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled … Continue reading

    Reversible Destiny is a quirky accommodation by Arakawa and Madeline Gins

    The visual appeal of this apartment style just stumps you. Its mismatched demeanor tickles the visual palette and leaves you wanting for more. The architects Arakawa with his wife, Madeline Gins built these “reversible destiny” loft-style apartments in Mitake, Japan. … Continue reading

    Crooked houses and more

    Do you remember that poem from grade school? There was a Crooked Man Who lived in a crooked house, He had a crooked cat That caught a crooked mouse. On the same lines are these architectural wonders that amused me … Continue reading

    Vertical Surface Communities designed by Jan Lim

    An architect’s dream is to build a community that thrives on the essence of space and can still communicate and interact with other members of the society. People living in ultra modern setups, have notions of exclusivity and connectivity with … Continue reading

    Save Trees- Grow homes in them!

    It sounds like a crazy idea, but if scientists from US and Israel have their way, Cinderella of the next-gen will be doing her chores in a ecological home grown from tree roots. The ingenious ‘tree-homes’ use advanced techniques of … Continue reading

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