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Casa Nova Lima by Marcelo Montoro

Located in Nova Lima, Brazil, architectural photographer Gustavo Xavier delivers a comprehensive look at a beautiful home designed by architect Marcelo Montoro. Mixed with an abundance of alfresco spaces, this home is divided into four distinct blocks with a garden and pool nestled in the middle. The first block consists of eight suites, a studio [...]

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A Look Inside Jennifer Lopez’s $22 Million USD Flatiron Apartment

Jennifer Lopez‘s lush new living arrangement is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. J.Lo reportedly spent a whopping $22 million on her four-bedroom penthouse, at 21 East 26th Street. The Whitman building is also home to Chelsea Clinton and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. Lopez’s new condo covers 6,500 square feet and contains six bathrooms, as well as four [...]

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Hydroceramic Walls Could Cool Buildings By Sweating Like Human Skin

Our reliance on air conditioning, however magical an innovation , has become a serious environmental burden. Which is why researchers in Barcelona designed a material they say can naturally cool rooms by about 5 degrees Celsius, using a moisture-absorbing polymer that "sweats" much like our own body. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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66MRN-House by ONG&ONG

Just off Stevens Road in Singapore, architectural firm ONG&ONG designed the above Zen-inspired dwelling with a minimalist family in mind. Comprised of two trapezoidal blocks, the front structure – made with granite – houses social quarters like the living and dining rooms, whilst service functions like the kitchen appear in the back concrete section. A [...]

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Customizable Luxury Cabins Just North of NYC

One of the lesser known advantages to living in New York City is having the breathtaking natural landscape of the Hudson River Valley just a short train ride north for a tranquil, impromtu getaway. However, for those looking to turn their hooky day trip into a permanent mailing address without giving up the close proximity to one of the world’s [...]

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Klaus Geiger Constructs Contemporary Furniture Out of Apple Power Mac G5s

Widely-acclaimed as the first 64-bit personal computer, Apple‘s Power Mac G5 from the mid 2000′s differed from any other computer on the market with its large anodized aluminum chassis. Although it has since been discontinued, this piece of technology still has a large cult following complete with design and tech enthusiasts alike. As someone who used [...]

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Casa Chinkara by Solis Colomer Arquitectos

Located in a serene area surrounded by forests, the Casa Chinkara by Solis Colomer Arquitectos in Guatemala City is a truly unique structure blending primitive and contemporary elements. The residence was imagined as a rock set in the surrounding landscape and follows the form of the terrain. It houses an art gallery featuring a skyline, which [...]

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So This Is What Inspires Someone to Build a Life-Size LEGO T-Rex

For most of us, LEGO sets are little more than a child’s toy. But for Nathan Sawaya, they’re an interlocking plastic canvas, an artistic medium of immeasurable potential and capable of transforming into any shape imaginable. Art of the Brick: A Life in LEGO showcases some of Sawaya’s most ambitious projects—this mammoth T-Rex skeleton, for [...]

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openUU Ltd. Announces the Completion of Its Nike Conference Center

Hong Kong-based design research agency openUU Ltd. has announced the completion of its Nike conference center, a project designed to accommodate the expanding Nike 360 Holding BV. offices. The new headquarters houses a series of conference rooms which can be split up by movable partitions. The barriers are completed with an apparel display structure showcasing a variety unique fabrics [...]

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Designing a SkyMall Catalog for the Near Future

The future will be—get ready for it—normal. That’s the striking and entirely non-boring vision presented in TBD Catalog, which you might describe as a fictional SkyMall catalog from 2024. There are no dramatic utopian or dystopian predictions in this slim, blue volume, but it does contain a bizarre and fascinating reflection of the technology of [...]

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Villa Moerkensheide by Dieter De Vos Architecten

Coming directly from the office of Ghent-born, Dieter De Vos and his architecture practice, the tripartite Villa Moerkensheid is an impressive culmination of design and function. The house is located in De Pinte, Belgium and features well-considered curiosities, such as three complimenting gardens each intended for a specific time of the day; morning, afternoon and [...]

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