Villa Holmenkollen, Wooden House by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, located in Norway.
Villa Holmenkollen is builded on the hill near the Oslo, Norway. The house has total area of 370 square meters including garage and is designed by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter. It has quite simple rectangular shape and made of wooden panels and large floor-to-ceiling windows. Such shapes and materials make the house design contemporary and in the same time natural. The views through that windows are amazing. Forests, hills, lakes, everything could be seen while seating in the house’s warmness. All levels are connected by a three-story steel staircase that enhances the feeling of inhabiting the sky. Even though the house is situated at the outskirts of Oslo, the nature around make it worth to drive to work from there every day.
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Sunrise Residence by Stephen Jolson is an old factory renovated into beautiful and practical home combined with working studio. Working in such large space is the dream for many people and Stephen manage to implement it in his home. The factory is located in Grattan Gardens Community in Melbourne so it’s surrounded by very green environment. The home is spread on two floors connected by suspended steel staircase, designed as a soft ribbon that traces a path with built-in lighting. The kitchen, living room, playroom and laundry are situated on the first floor. At the second level is the master bedroom with private bath and walk-in wardrobe, kids room, storage room, bathroom and fitness area. Other part of the factory hosts a study of architecture and interior design, with a staff of 12 people.
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Designed by BURO II, located in Guangzhou, China.
The administration of the booming city of Guangzhou decided to develop a new administrative centre to the north of the downtown area, on the site of the old airport, at the edge of the historical landscape of the Baiyun Mountains. The new congress centre must function as the motor of this new urban process.
The Baiyun highway cuts the mountain park off from the new urban development. The old villages and the new buildings coexist in a chaotic urban conglomerate. Despite the current fragmentation of the site, it does have enormous qualities and potentials. The plot is located there where the historical dialog between the mountain and the city can be renewed within a contemporary society.
Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is sited at Saadiyat Island’s new Cultural District, developed as the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural institutions.
“Abu Dhabi’s ultimate goal in creating the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and indeed the entire Saadiyat Island Cultural District, is to build a platform for deeper and more meaningful exchange among people from our own region and from all parts of the globe,” stated Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. “We move forward today with warm gratitude toward the people and government of France for joining us in the unprecedented cultural partnership that is creating the Louvre Abu Dhabi.”
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Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre is designed by BBG-BBGM Architect, located at CentralWorld Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
The iconic hotel tower soars high above the podium to take its place as a landmark building in the Bangkok skyline. The mass of the podium is a succession of concentric circles layered around the tower shaft. The glass and metal cylinder rises directly from the street to a height of approximately 210 meters. Its architectural expression consists of an arrangement of horizontal banding overlaid onto a strong vertical framework. Dynamism and the play of transparency versus solidity are the hallmarks of the overall design. These elements combine to create a building whose lightness belies its large mass.
The architecture at the top of the tower unfolds into a dramatic outer shell, culminating in two elongated arches inspired by a young lotus flower blooming high above the water. The graceful architectural gesture evokes the harmony born out of disorder and will become an immediate urban landmark.
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