Category: ARCHITECTURE

Jun 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Coolest Drainpipe in Dresden

Picture of the Day: The Coolest Drainpipe in Dresden

THE COOLEST DRAINPIPE IN DRESDEN Photograph by Erika & Rudiger Located in Neustadt Kunsthofpassage, an artsy student neighbourhood in Dresden, Germany, is a funky building with the coolest drainpipes the Sifter’s ever seen for an apartment. Designed by resident artists Annette Paul, Christoph Robner and André Tempel, the drainage system is reminiscent…

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Jun 2, 2012

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

Photograph by Ross Aldershoff Completed in 2007 by Merkx + Girod Architecten, the Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht in the Netherlands is an incredible church conversion that was originally consecrated in 1294. Located between Maastricht’s two major squares (the Markt and the Vrijthof), the bookstore is run by a large Dutch chain in…

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Jun 1, 2012

Beautiful Edwardian Home with Modern Interior

Beautiful Edwardian Home with Modern Interior

Located at 3481 Washington Street in the affluent neighbourhood of Presidio Heights in San Francisco, this stunning Edwardian home has been completely overhauled with an open-concept design with modern finishings. Listed by Teed Haze for $7.495 million, this gorgeous three or four bedroom home (depending on configuration) is just shy of 5,000 square feet.…

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May 30, 2012

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Photograph via UrinalCakes on Reddit Located approximately 6 km (3.73 miles) from the outskirts of the city of Dunhuang in Western China, lies Crescent Lake, an incredible oasis in the Gobi desert. Known as Yueyaquan in Chinese, the crescent-shaped lake is a major tourist attraction where one of the world’s great shrines to…

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May 29, 2012

The Amazing Stilt Houses of Soneva Gili in the Maldives

The Amazing Stilt Houses of Soneva Gili in the Maldives

Photograph via Soneva Gili by Six Senses Soneva Gili by Six Senses is located in one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, with jetties threading across crystal clear water out to spacious over-sized villas, providing spectacular water views of the ocean from every room. Set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi…

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May 27, 2012

Amazing Rooftop Boardroom with Panoramic Indoor Garden

Amazing Rooftop Boardroom with Panoramic Indoor Garden

Design by SADAR+VUGA The Panoramic Garden of CCIS (Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia) designed by Sadar+Vuga completely transforms the large summer banquet terrace and current VIP boardroom into a lush indoor garden space with dramatic swooping garden beds and plants throughout. Sadr+Vuga formed an inner interior winter garden, where a spatial…

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May 23, 2012

Unique Loft Space with Hanging Bedroom

Unique Loft Space with Hanging Bedroom

Design and Photography by ECDM Architects In this unique, open-concept loft space, ECDM Architects were challenged by the owner to create a bedroom in this relatively small 50 square meter (538 sq ft.) apartment. The solution of a hanging or suspended bedroom is both elegant and functional. The living room area now has…

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