The Rio de Janeiro Home of Alex Lerner by Arthur Casas

25 September 2014 {3} Comments

Another perfect example of Arthur Casas' intimate connection to horizontal scale. Built in the hills outside of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the three-floor home is fully integrated with its natural surroundings due to the choice of materials. But best of all, it has a very unexpected ocean view that is second to none. [...]

Shigeru Ban Wraps Up the New Aspen Art Museum

16 September 2014 No Comments

Set against the backdrop of Colorado’s Ajax Mountains, the new state-of-the-art Aspen Art Museum (AAM), entirely designed by 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Shigeru Ban, opened its doors last month. [...]

The N.B.K. Residence (2) in Beirut, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury/DW5

11 September 2014 {1} Comment

Situated on the line that used to divide Lebanon’s capital in half, this state-of-the-art residence by the architecture practice of Bernard Khoury features two beacon lights on the roof, and a singular ventilation piece in its impressive living room. [...]

Sculptor Matthew Simmonds Carves Realistic Interiors Into Marble and Stone

As a contemporary master of a time-honoured craft that is entwined with the history of European art and architecture, marble and stone sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves breathtaking miniature interiors inside chunks of stone. [...]

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs by Zaha Hadid in Beirut, Lebanon

24 June 2014 No Comments

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut is now based in its new permanent home by Zaha Hadid Architects. Developed with the support of a generous donation by former Deputy Prime Minister Issam Fares, the 3,000-square-meter building represents AUB’s ambitions into the 21st century. [...]

NEONSIGNS.HK: An Online Exhibition Dedicated to Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Signs

08 June 2014 No Comments

The M+ Museum in Hong Kong has launched an amazing interactive online exhibition all about the city’s mesmerising neon signs and the culture that surrounds them. [...]

Illuminating Architecture: Swarovski Adds a Sparkle to the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice

06 June 2014 No Comments

A spectacular light installation that pays tribute to Italian architecture and the façades of Venice’s palazzos has been created by Swarovski in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, as part of the 14th Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. [...]

St Kilda West House: Evoking Asia in Melbourne by Kennedy Nolan Architects

15 May 2014 No Comments

Evoking memories of form, colour, texture and light that are typically tied to Asian influences, Kennedy Nolan architects’ latest project, St Kilda West House in Melbourne, Australia, is a primary example of how to draw on the intangible and on the power of suggestion in the creation of a distinctly unique atmosphere. [...]