Category: ARCHITECTURE

Aug 31, 2009

An Elegant Solution To A Long And Narrow Space

An Elegant Solution To A Long And Narrow Space

Certainly the most stunning 1-bedroom place I’ve come across; the residence at 55 Blair Road in Singapore is a beautiful solution to the design challenges of a long and narrow space. …

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Aug 20, 2009

The Most Expensive Property In Brooklyn, New York

The Most Expensive Property In Brooklyn, New York

A stunning triplex penthouse apartment that overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbour has just been listed for $25 million USD, making it the most expensive property in Brooklyn (if it sells mind you). The penthouse sits atop one of the tallest buildings in Dumbo, the cobblestoned neighborhood that sprang to life…

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Jul 27, 2009

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

Waterfront Viewing – America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ | Valencia, Spain

The America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’ (Sails and Winds) and accompanying park were the social focal point for the 2007 America’s Cup – the most famous and prestigious regatta and match race in the sport of sailing. Staged in Europe for the first time in over 150 years, Veles e Vents was the centerpiece…

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Jul 6, 2009

Holy Conversion: Church from 1790s Renovated and Restored

Holy Conversion: Church from 1790s Renovated and Restored

Cemetery included! The St Nicholas Church House is an interesting example of a building restoration, which is often quite costlier than a straight renovation. The end result is a very unique open-concept space. Personally, I don’t think I would ever feel fully comfortable living in such a space no matter how modified the interior was.…

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Jun 22, 2009

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Stunning Open Concept House – Six Ramsgate, Singapore

Designed by Wallflower Architecture + Design, the private residence at Six Ramsgate in Singapore is the definition of open concept living. By zoning spaces such as the bedrooms and servants’ quarters on alternative levels, i.e. 2nd storey and basement levels, the ground plane is freed from walls that would have been required if public and…

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Jun 18, 2009

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The year is 1971 in a small village called Darvaza (or Derweze) about 260 km north of the capital Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Back then it was part of the Soviet Union and the area was (and still is) quite resource-rich. One day, amidst the drilling and vodka, geologists accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas…

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Jun 9, 2009

“The House with the Grass Roof” – The OUTrial House in Ksiazenice, Poland

“The House with the Grass Roof” – The OUTrial House in Ksiazenice, Poland

Designed by architect Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes, the OUTrial House is the first property I’ve encountered where the roof doubles as an atrium. The catch? It is only accessible through the interior of the house. This allows the…

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