• Live above the trees
    Architecture,  Discovery

    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
    Architecture,  Discovery,  Prestigious places,  Public places

    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 )

  • Hotel Aire de Bardenas: prefabricated cubes in the middle of the desert
    Architecture

    Hotel Aire de Bardenas: prefabricated cubes in the middle of the desert

    The hotel AIRE DE BÁRDENAS, located in Spain in the south-east of Navarre, was built in 2008 by the architects Emiliano Lopez and Mónica Rivera, in the middle of a wheat field, near the Bardenas Natural Park. Built on one level, the hotel is perfectly integrated into the existing austere landscape. It consists of a set of small cubes scattered on the ground, taking care to preserve the peace of the place and the desert aspect of the ground. The spaces are organized around a central courtyard. With a tight budget, the architects chose a prefabricated solution and a combination of high-tech industrial purpose for the use of recycled wood…

  • Hanging glass meeting rooms in Copenhagen
    Architecture

    Hanging glass meeting rooms in Copenhagen

    Designed by the Scandinavian architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the new headquarters of Nykredit, one of the leading banks in Denmark, continues to amaze. With a 10-storey structure, natural light penetrates easily thanks to an impressive glass facade. Most: three meeting rooms suspended and cantilevered on the third and fifth floors. The glass elevators, balconies and stairs provide a pleasant and surprising work environment. Great care has been taken in managing the heat inside the building. In winter the heat is conserved, and in summer, the freshness is preserved by the creation of a water reservoir and thanks to a double roof that allows a natural ventilation. Elegant and surprising,…

  • Digital architecture: when architecture and photography marry
    Architecture,  Art

    Digital architecture: when architecture and photography marry

    The architecture reviewed and corrected by the photographer Victor Enrich. The self-taught artist has chosen architectural elements to apply digital retouching techniques using 3D rendering. Thus, the photographer reaches photorealism, by observing details, understanding volumes, lights and sounds, inspiration and patience. It transforms the urban landscape and changes the reality of what we usually perceive. Between reality and illusion! Here is a presentation of some of his work: (Source: http://www.victorenrich.com )

  • Cosmic gardens: between science and spirituality
    Architecture,  Art,  Outside

    Cosmic gardens: between science and spirituality

    Charles Jencks Alexander is known for his books on the questioning of modern, neo and post modern architecture. He created gardens in the United Kingdom in Europe and the United States, and today he designs reliefs, even sculptures, all based on cosmic art. Inspired by Wiliam Blake, British painter and poet, establishing relationships between the big and the small, science and spirituality, or the universe and landscape, Charles Jencks Alexander creates spectacular gardens, defying the laws of physics and of nature. Simply beautiful! Here is one of his achievements: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Dumfries, Scotland) (Photo credits: http://www.charlesjencks.com )

  • Cottages, reflections of the soul
    Architecture,  Decoration ideas

    Cottages, reflections of the soul

    The charming cottages are elegant country houses, often modest. It reveals a certain informality and a timelessness in break with the hectic world around us. Humble, these cottages have pretty facades with porches, chairs on a small terrace. It is often said that they promote creativity. With more intimate objects, the decoration greatly reflects its owner and reveals his soul. A dose of charm and authenticity! Here are some beautiful cottages: ) (Source: http://designsnitch.blogspot.fr )

  • Columns and pillars in the house
    Architecture,  columns,  Decoration ideas

    Columns and pillars in the house

    Share 4 4 +1 ) . If you find them on large buildings such as churches or other monuments, these elements of architecture can also be found in your home (source photo: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/11610911509062422/ ) . Really useful as an architectural structure or decorative, columns and other pillars integrate into the interiors to create spaces out of the ordinary. For all styles and desires, here are some ideas: ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/261842165809917944/“> ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/554716879073879576/“> ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271553052501646058/“> ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/437693657506458010/“> ) (source: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104005072616593365/“> ) (source:

  • Casa Batlló in Barcelona: sinuous and surprising
    Architecture

    Casa Batlló in Barcelona: sinuous and surprising

    Casa Batlló is a restored house by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol. Built in 1877 and renovated in the years 1904-1906, it is located at 43, Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona. Originally, its name was “Casa dels Ossos” which means “house of bones”. This is certainly due to its organic appearance … With its intertwining, irregular oval windows and the work of carved stone, this superb house is part of Art Nouveau. The creators of this building have tried to avoid any straight line! The facade is decorated with mosaic broken in orange, golden, blue and green colors. The roof is vaulted and seems to represent the back of…

  • Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable
    Architecture,  Art,  Discovery,  Favorites

    Blow of heart: The vault of LeFevre, organic and remarkable

    This construction was done by the American studio Matter Design Studio, where Wes McGee and Brandon Clifford created a remarkable work. Each element has been carefully calculated and calibrated for a balance of volumes and forces. Marvel of technology, this work is also a beautiful illustration of the meeting between art and architecture. Entirely made of plywood, LeFevre’s vault can be admired in the Benvard Gallery at the Ohio State Knownlton School of Architecture. (Source: http://www.matterdesignstudio.com )