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The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum Architecture

May 17, 2011 Modern Architecture

The Nanjing Sifang Art Museum designed by Steven Holl Architects stands impressively near Nanjing in China. Embracing a concept initially conceived by ancient Chinese painters (that encouraged several perspectives within a painting as opposed to one fixed vanishing point) the designers explored shifting viewpoints with this structure. Read More

Imaginative Architecture

March 24, 2011 Luxury Modern Homes

This swanky villa has got it goin’ on. Located in Phuket, Thailand, Villa Amanzi combines the best of contemporary design and ultra modern architecture to create a sublime cliffside sanctuary. Built into the granite rock face, Amanzi features panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, an open-plan living area that stretches from the garden entrance to to the infinity pool, and even it’s own mountain stream. Read More

House M

The distinctive feature of the property lies in its north-facing slope, which has to be negotiated over two stores to reach the almost flat garden level. This gives rise to the leitmotiv of a “house winding up the slope”, with a quarry- facade which is corresponding to the ultra thin Frames of the facade. Despite its complex geometry, the house is organized in clearly perceivable zones, based initially on additive modules of 7.80 by 7.80 meters. Lighting plays a particularly important role. Read More

Hill House in Washington

February 22, 2011 Stylish Houses

The Hill House by David Coleman Architecture is located in Winthrop, Washington and boasts a fabulous view, cool deck firepit and warm wood interiors. he building reads and lives like a habitable landscape, adapting to the changing seasons and needs of its occupants. In short, this is a modest, sustainable building with a big presence in a big landscape. Read More