Category: ARCHITECTURE

Dec 14, 2009

What Happens When a Punk Rocker Designs a Desert Home?

What Happens When a Punk Rocker Designs a Desert Home?

Rosa Muerta happens. An all black, open-concept mind-trip available to rent for those looking for something different. The layout is dead simple: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room (with a fire pit and foot spa), all black of course. You’re exposed to the elements and a short jaunt from Joshua Tree National Park. At $200/night,…

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Dec 10, 2009

Picture of the Day – Get Your Swerve On

Picture of the Day – Get Your Swerve On

GET YOUR SWERVE ON Photograph by Giorgio Ghezzi on Flickr The Atlantic Road was opened in 1989 and is now toll-free. Chosen as “Norway’s construction of the century” in 2005, the 8.72-kilometre (5.4 miles) long road links together small coastal communities. via Giorgio Ghezzi on Flickr SEE…

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Dec 1, 2009

Canopy Living: The Ultimate Tree House

Canopy Living: The Ultimate Tree House

There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living…

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Nov 26, 2009

Serenity Now: The Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave

Serenity Now: The Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave

Feeling more like a secluded retreat than an office building, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Punta Nave radiates with tranquility. Perched on a steep slope above the sea, Punta Nave houses the Italian headquarters of world-renowned architect, Renzo Piano (*awesome name alert*). Composed of a system of glass terraces gradually sloping towards the sea,…

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Nov 16, 2009

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

The $10 Million Aquarius Penthouse Feels Like a Nightclub

I came across this listing yesterday and my immediate thought was, luxury after-hours. The interior design just screams nightclub to me. Love it or hate it, you’re going to have an opinion. The design and accents are quite dramatic and the colour-palette is dark and cool. The Aquarious is a 38-storey condominium, located on Vancouver,…

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Nov 10, 2009

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

Re-Imagining the Super-Yacht: Wally Hermès Yachts

WHY (Wally Hermès Yachts) is the stunning result of a joint venture signed in June of 2008, between the ultra-expensive luxury brand Hermès, and one of the world’s premiere yacht builders, Wally. Certainly one of the most radical boat designs I’ve ever seen, WHY defies all convention. Costing an estimated $150.8 million usd, we can…

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Nov 2, 2009

The Largest Cruise Ship in the World is Five Times the Size of the Titanic

The Largest Cruise Ship in the World is Five Times the Size of the Titanic

Five times larger than the Titanic, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is the world’s largest passenger vessel ever built. Oasis left her shipyard in Finland on Friday (Oct. 30, 2009) and is set to arrive at her home, Port Everglades, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 20th. With her Maiden voyage set for December…

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