Category: ARCHITECTURE

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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Oct 19, 2009

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

The Yarra House: Interior Design Inspiration

All Photographs by Peter Bennetts The Yarra House in Melbourne, Australia provides a beautiful source for interior design inspiration. Often used interchangeably (and mistakenly) with interior decorating, interior design draws on several other disciplines in addition to interior decorating such as: environmental psychology, architecture and product design. Designed by Leeton Pointon architects, Susi Leeton architects…

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Oct 6, 2009

Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

Industrial Renovation: The Gasometers of Vienna

History of the Vienna Gas Tanks The Gasometers of Vienna date back to 1896 when Viennese authorities decided it was time to invest in large-scale gas and electric utilities. In just three years, the city built Europe’s largest gas plant (which included the four gasometers) and laid more than 500 km (300 miles) of gas…

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Sep 22, 2009

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World’s Biggest TV?

What Costs $1.3 Billion, Holds 111,000 people and Has the World's Biggest TV?

AP Photo/Brandon Wade Jerry’s World The Dallas Cowboys new stadium of course! First conceived 15 years ago, owner Jerry Jones has finally realized his vision of creating an entertainment Mecca in the city of Arlington, Texas. The stadium will also host College bowl games, major concerts, the 2011 Super Bowl and any…

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Sep 10, 2009

What Does A $72.7 Million Luxury Property Look Like?

What Does A $72.7 Million Luxury Property Look Like?

Listed on Sotheby’s International Realty for a cool $50 million Euros, Cielo de Bonaire is without doubt one of the premier luxury properties in Majorca (Mallorca), Spain (or the entire Mediterranean for that matter!). View Larger Map Majorca…

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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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