• An organic residence designed as a tree house
    Architecture

    An organic residence designed as a tree house

    Located in Portland, Oregon, this residence designed by architect Robert Harvey Oshatz in 2004 blends with the landscape. With its round shapes and natural materials like wood and stone, it fits perfectly with the wooded site and offers a magnificent view of the lake. The main level of construction was brought down to the level of the treetops to evoke the feeling of being in a hut perched in the trees. The house is in permanent connection with the outside. Its design plays with the curves, a natural wood ceiling that floats on laminated wood beams, a glass wall that wraps around the living room and a central staircase also…

  • A house buried in Switzerland!
    Architecture

    A house buried in Switzerland!

    This atypical house was built by architects SeARCH and CMA design near the spa in Vals, Switzerland. Directly located in the ground, this house is hidden in the heart of an alpine slope in the middle of a magnificent view. This house is designed to respect the landscape and not hide the surrounding landscape. A steep slope was created to build the facade that contains many windows allowing maximum light. Slightly inclined, the house offers a magnificent view of the mountains. Here is this beautiful original construction in the heart of the Swiss mountains: ) (Source: http://www.slightlywarped.com/crapfactory/curiosities/2010/house_in_the_hill.htm#.UOOQWAg0pYw.pinterest )

  • A green house in Singapore
    Architecture

    A green house in Singapore

    In a spirit of sustainable construction, the firm Guz, based in Singapore, created this home in synergy with nature. This is the Meera house located on the tourist island of Sentosa near Singapore. Just steps from the sea, the architects managed to create a four-storey building with the realization of gardens whether on the terrace or on the roofs. Thus, each level is unique with different views. This beautiful house is transformed into an island on the island and adapts perfectly to its environment, while bringing peace and tranquility to its occupants. A beautiful representation of green architecture, beautiful and poetic in perfect harmony with nature. ) (Photo credits :…

  • Architectural UFO
    Architecture,  Discovery

    Architectural UFO

    Directed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the Hotel Marques De Riscal ( http://www.starwoodhotels.com ) combines modern and visionary architecture with the medieval village landscape. It is also in the center of a wine region called the “wine city”. Its metallic structure is reminiscent of a vine. It is constructed with corrugated titanium panels, whose colors present a bottle of wine: gold for the cap, silver for the capsule and dark red for the liquid. If the hotel is built with hard materials outside, the interior is very comfortable with 43 cozy rooms. Like the wine dress, the rooms are adorned with red and iced brown. Everywhere, high-tech! Bang & Olufsen…

  • A futuristic black and white store in Madrid
    Architecture,  Discovery

    A futuristic black and white store in Madrid

    Designed by the architectural firm A-cero, the interiors of this furniture store are decorated with black and white.These two dominant ones are found on the unique furniture and the walls display a futuristic look. There are pillars, all dressed black and white sofas. The lighting has been designed to preserve the atmosphere created by the two opposite colors. A beautiful achievement. The beautifully displayed glass vases filled with colorful balls bring a hint of color. On a tray, an amazing chromed sculpture, making the transition between two floors. Black and white pillars like sculptures energize the decor and blend in perfectly with the place. The futuristic design incredibly increases the…

  • A bunker rehabilitated in dwelling
    Architecture,  Discovery,  Events,  May 8, 1945

    A bunker rehabilitated in dwelling

    On the eve of the commemoration of May 8, 1945, I wished to present you an astonishing construction, built on a former bunker of the second world war. With 9 high floors, after the second world war, half a century later, this bunker was added a new structure. Rehabilitated as a home by Amort Architektur, the construction served as a basis for the creation of an extraordinary residential design. In order to preserve its place in history, the bunker has remained unpainted, and appears as a monument of the past, on which is added a new, more up-to-date structure. The house is contemporary, placed on an older structure, worn by…

  • A blue lagoon house
    Architecture,  Decoration ideas,  Discovery

    A blue lagoon house

    This beautiful contemporary house, signed Andrés Jaque is located in the heart of the pine forest, in the paradise of Ibiza. The blue lagoon is the dominant color, the construction is industrial type oriented towards nature. The roof of the house is overlooked by palm trees. Eccentric, unusual and joyful, this beautiful home inspires fantasy on airs of freedom and space. Design and technology invite you to this beautiful house. It’s a mix of nature, materials and designer furniture. In the middle of the pines, the kitchen houses an aluminum table, a heating system, Kartell chairs and stainless steel appliances. Like a spaceship that would have landed on the ground…

  • A building in the shape of a basket
    Architecture

    A building in the shape of a basket

    This building is home to the Longaberger Company, an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple baskets and is located in Newark, Ohio. Easily identifiable on Highway 16, the building was built in the shape of a basket, a replica of their biggest sale. The offices consist of seven floors where employees and customers can enjoy the natural light of a glass roof. The handles of the basket weigh nearly 150 tons and are sometimes heated to prevent the formation of ice. The construction was carried out by NBBJ and Korda Nemeth Engineering. With a surface area of ​​25 hectares, 84 windows and a total weight of about 9000 tonnes, this building…