• 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 )

  • Original architecture: unusual homes
    Architecture,  Prestigious places

    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.…

  • Extraordinary WC: offbeat and unusual atmosphere
    Decoration ideas

    Extraordinary WC: offbeat and unusual atmosphere

    If the toilets are no longer hidden and this room lends itself to all the decorations, there are all kinds of all more unusual than the others. This very useful equipment turns into a real playground. If going to the bathroom is often considered a waste of time, it may well be that you want to stay or rather run away! Here are some examples of unusual toilets: , http://ava7.com/2006/10/funny-toilet-pictures.html , http://club.doctissimo.fr/lavandinette83560/toilettes-originales-550450/photo/internet_wc-19178533.html , http://www.deco-maisons.com/decoration/decoration-wc-originale-0737.html ) (Sources: http://curiousphotos.blogspot.fr/2010/03/100-unusual-toilets.html , http://ava7.com/2006/10/funny-toilet-pictures.html , http: // club .doctissimo.fr / lavandinette83560 / toilets-original-550450 / photo / internet_wc-19178533.html , http://www.deco-maisons.com/decoration/decoration-wc-originale-0737.html )

  • December 31, 2012: Wake up in unusual places
    Events,  Party decoration,  Prestigious places

    December 31, 2012: Wake up in unusual places

    If you want to spend the New Year’s Eve party in an original and exotic place, some places like a space shuttle, an igloo, a train, under the sea, or in the Alien lair … Here are 5 of these unusual places: A spaceship The Five Hotel whose bar is a replica of space shuttle. The designer Oscar Ono designed this place with a view of a sunrise with planets and stars in the background. (“The Love Capsule” – The Five Hotel 3 Flatters Street 75005 Paris). An igloo The Kube Hotel, located in the 18th district of Paris, has an ice bar. A train The Blue Wagon, former mythical…

  • Beautiful bathrooms of unusual countryside
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    Beautiful bathrooms of unusual countryside

    Share 257 257 +1 Create an exceptional, even unusual decor in your country bathroom. Wood, copper, zinc, diverted objects, everything is good to create an atmosphere at once original and surprising. Old objects can be used to decorate your bathroom. Raw wood planks will serve as a vanity top and zinc or copper containers will create your washbasins. An old furniture machine and why not a bike to support the sink? So many ideas to turn your bathroom into a surprising piece. But unusual does not mean that we must abandon the beauty of the place. Keep a beautiful harmony by creating a quirky but chic atmosphere where the space…