• The cube: An unusual construction in Birmingham

    The cube: An unusual construction in Birmingham

    The Cube is the final phase of Birmingham’s mailbox development and one of the largest buildings to date. Comprising offices, automated parking, apartments, shops, a hotel, spa, restaurant and “Sky Bar”, The Cube was designed as a building that never closes, designed to open the view to neighboring districts. Its architectural language is derived from strong local references of Birmingham’s industrial heritage. It celebrates the contrasts between industrial heavy metal work, jewelery and watchmaking. A custom coating system surrounds and defines the shape of the cube. In gold and bronze, the building plays with aluminum panels, glass, a perforated metal screen to limit the sun’s rays inwards. (Source: http://www.makearchitects.com )

  • Sublime AIBS house by Bruno Erpicum and Partners: a cube at the edge of the cliff

    Sublime AIBS house by Bruno Erpicum and Partners: a cube at the edge of the cliff

    Breathtaking construction, this house built on a cliff overlooking the sea does not leave indifferent. Designed by Bruno Erpicum & Partners Architects, this contemporary house is located in Spain at 159 meters above sea level. Black and white, cubic, the house is accessible by a staircase that leads to the lower deck where you can admire the landscape in all its beauty. All length, it has large windows that provide protection against the wind. With its large, uncluttered interior spaces, infinity pool that seems to throw itself into the void, its olive trees and stone terrace, this beautiful home is a construction in harmony with nature, offering amazing perspectives. Simply…

  • Ribbon house: design in Patagonia

    Ribbon house: design in Patagonia

    The studio G2 Estudio was recruited by two families from Tahiti in French Polynesia, to create a holiday home in San Carlos de Bariloche in Patagonia Argentina, to have a large integrated space for recreation, two centerpieces, two bedrooms for children, and all the equipment needed for a holiday home. The current residence of the owners is located on an island and the location of the holiday home has naturally been thought to be located between two rivers, surrounded by a beautiful landscape with: Cerro Catedral to the west, Sierra Ventana to the south, the Golf in the North, and a canyon with a stream and lush vegetation in the…

  • Spectacular architecture in the heart of nature

    Spectacular architecture in the heart of nature

    The architect Daniel Libeskind was contacted by a couple very interested in the world of art. The latter wanted a country house with the basic principle: build a house with extreme architecture that fits the landscape. The house consists of a spiral ribbon of 18 spaces, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. The house has pure and dynamic forms. The spaces are perfectly defined and offer a view of the landscape both near and far. The bay windows blend into the ribbon. Circulations, kitchen, living room, dining room and bedrooms, are fluid and also offer a contrast between indoor and outdoor space. Another view of the house that…

  • Rooms with mountain flowers in Mexico
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    Rooms with mountain flowers in Mexico

    Right in the Guadalupe Valley “Mexico Wine Country”, these rooms Endémico Resguardo Silvestre are twenty. They are all independent with an area of ​​about 20 square meters and extend over 99 hectares. A place really apart. The philosophy of this project is to respect nature, avoiding any contact with the ground. The concept of “ecoLoft” also uses steel for the covers, changing color over time and offering a nice harmony with the building. The approach tends towards the concept of a “luxury” camping house, covering the basic needs of the guest, who is in touch with nature and the environment. , photographies : © Luís García ) (Source: http://www.archdaily.com/199347/endemico-resguardo-silvestre-graciastudio ,…

  • Recycled house concept by Michael Reynolds
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    Recycled house concept by Michael Reynolds

    Earthships Biotecture is a concept developed by Michael “Mike” Reynolds, an American architect, based in New Mexico. For more than thirty years, this architect inspired by our waste has developed the concept of waste recycling for the construction of durable and ingenious homes. The project includes the construction of passive houses made of natural and recycled materials, thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization, renewable energies and integrated water systems, while taking into account sustainability, with a combination of biology and architecture. Each project can be built in any part of the world, in any climate, while offering basic services such as electricity, drinking water, sewage treatment, not to mention facilities.…

  • Original architecture: unusual homes
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    Original architecture: unusual homes

    You are tired of conventional housing and you dream of houses of character, original, houses of architects or unusual, I propose today a small selection of beautiful homes. Norfolk, Virginia (http://bluepueblo.tumblr.com/post/16664189013/treehouse-norfolk-virginia-photo-via-shepard) The HemLoft (http://www.thehemloft.com/#.T5BZi6cVJu1.pinterest) Victorian house ( http://evysinspirations.tumblr.com/post/7757860247 ) Bialka Tatrzanska, the Tatra Mountains ( http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2011/12/09/fairytale-abodes-15-tiny-storybook-cottages/ ) Art Nouveau, Antwerp ( http://simplyarc.tumblr.com/post/7878336985/art-new-architecture-in-antwerp-by-fabrye ) Part ship, part treehouse ( http://pixiewinksfairywhispers.tumblr.com/post/17469488968/i-wanna-start-my-childhood-all-over-again-in-this ) Izola Social Housing by OFIS arhitekti ( http://www.archdaily.com/3245/izola-social-housing-ofis-arhitekti/962781647_social-housing-on-the-coast-14-photo-tomaz-gregoric/ ) Circle house (http://themoonschild.blogspot.com/) Skim Milk: House in Abiko by Fuse-Atelier ( http://design-milk.com/skim-milk-house-in-abiko-by-fuse-atelier/ ) Chemosphere House – John Lautner, Los Angeles, CA ( http://www.dailyicon.net/2009/01/icon-john-lautners-chemosphere-house/ ) Under-house pool (http://pinterest.com/pin/1552946/) ( http://www.facebook.com/ArchiElis/photos_stream#!/ArchiElis/photos_stream ) ( http://www.facebook.com/ArchiElis/photos_stream#!/ArchiElis/photos_stream ) ( http://quebuenoesvivir.tumblr.com/ ) (Http://www.okclips.com/pictures/Fantastic-And-Wonderful-Fantasy-Houses-26706/) (Http://bluepueblo.tumblr.com/) Normandy cottage style.…

  • Nautilus House: a shell house

    Nautilus House: a shell house

    Beautiful achievement of the Mexican architect Javier Senosiain (http://www.arquitecturaorganica.com/). This shell-shaped house is made with stained glass windows that create a beautiful colorful atmosphere. Like a spiral, the house houses a large spiral staircase passing in the middle of a large stained glass window. It offers a large fluid space giving the impression of floating on the vegetation with a view of the mountain landscape. The television area is at the center of the belly of the crustacean. Pretty realization of art nouveau style and an organic construction that does not leave indifferent. ) (source: http://www.tribords.com/?caison-coquillage-nautilus-house )

  • Live above the trees
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    Live above the trees

    This home was designed to accommodate a family with two separate spaces: one for adults, the other for children, connected by a suspended walkway. The set has a playground and a course. The house has a nice conical thatched roof, and its walls are clad in hand-cut oak shingles and cedar planks. The interior is composed of a kitchen, a toilet and a large living room. The treehouse for children consists of three medieval towers connected to the cabin of adults. The interior of the children’s cabin has a secret hatch leading to a games room, equipped with a plasma TV and a game console. A zip line is also…

  • Hobbiton: the hobbits village in New Zealand
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    Hobbiton: the hobbits village in New Zealand

    Hidden in the heart of a green valley, hides the place where one can still admire a decoration of the Lord of Rings. It’s Hobbiton, the hobbits village. In Matamata, the nearest town, a sign “Welcome to Hobbiton” welcomes you before discovering this extraordinary place. In the middle of the hills, the landscape seems to have been drawn by Tolkien himself. A journey to the heart of the fantastic epic of Bilbo the hobbit. , http://collider.com ) (sources: http://www.hobbitontours.com , http://collider.com )