24 Oct 2012
18 Oct 2012
We have all been architects at some moment in our life. Building with blocks at age six. Building forts with sticks and stones with the neighborhood kids at age ten. Building your first wood shop project your freshman year of high school. More →
17 Oct 2012
Last week Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) finally opened in a permanent location after 44 years of shuffling addresses. The MOCA building, now cornered on Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, was re-imagined for its new home by Farshid Moussavi of London. More →
16 Oct 2012
When is a home more than just a place to live? When it is also a way to live. This, at least, is the philosophy of luxury developers Millennium Partners, who have built a reputation for developing large-scale, mixed-use luxury properties in urban centers across the country. More →
15 Oct 2012
James Bond and Aston Martin – two names synonymous with style and luxury. The world’s most famous spy has been recast over the years, but two things always remain the same: his drink order (a martini, shaken-not stirred,) and his car of choice. Nearly 50 years and eleven films later, 007 and his Aston Martin DB5 are still a match made in heaven. More →
12 Oct 2012
Drive two hours away from New York City and deep into the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains, and you’ll find nature, lots of it. Swaths of green, lakes, mountains, rivers and, in the midst of 200 acres of farmland, the Taghkanic House.
11 Oct 2012
We all dream about driving that Ferrari, Maybach, or Bugatti to help everyone understand the significance of our wealth. Well, not only driving those cars signifies such, but don’t trip over it getting out of bed if you stay at the luxurious Hamilton Scotts in Singapore. More →
10 Oct 2012
On the banks of the Óbidos Lagoon in the western coastal region of Portugal is Bom Sucesso Architecture Resort. The resort has been in operation since the end of 2004. The location of this five star resort was chosen on the basis of the rich history and cultural heritage building off the characteristics of the region. More →
9 Oct 2012
The ‘University of Aberdeen New Library,’ located in Aberdeen, Scotland is now complete. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the library was established in 1495. A ground floor lounge and cafe will host exhibitions, seminars and poetry readings. Above this common area, wavering contours are cut into each floor plate forming a central atrium which spirals through to the roof. Eight stories of organic and diversely-shaped voids contrast the crisp linear exterior. Patterning on the facade creates a ratio of 50% transparent and opaque panes to control the solar gain and heat loss of the structure.
8 Oct 2012
Located on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia this L-shaped, one-story home is known as the ‘Pirates Bay House.’ Designed by Stephen O’Connor and Annick Houle, partners at O’Connor and Houle Architecture, the 2152 square foot house is for the two architects and their twins. Their result is an elegant, minimalist house that evokes the ease and tranquility of a traditional summer home.