This center for Arab studies and intercultural dialogue was designed by Fouad Samara architects and is the latest annex to the renowned University of Balamand in northern Lebanon. According to the designers, “in creating a forum for cultural, intellectual and religious exchange, CASID aims to embody the progressive ethos of the University and to make a positive contribution to it.” The immense concrete structure is surrounded by extensive lots with..
This glamorous and elegant hotel shows us in each of its spaces and in each of its details what good taste really is. It is located in the center of the city of fashion, in the heart of Milan, in the prestigious Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a city where tourists usually seek to escape and at the same time be in a central place in Italy. If that’s exactly what..
This trio of pavilions was designed by the American architectural firm Walker Warner Architects, and it is located within the Quintessa Estate Winery, a gorgeous wine property located in Rutherford, California, USA. The estate covers an area of 280 acres, or 113 hectares, of stunning vineyards situated in the heart of Napa Valley. San Francisco-based Walker Warner Architects were actually involved in the original design of the Quintessa Estate Winery,..
Base Arquitetura, an architectural firm based in Morro da Fumaça, in the state of Santa Catarina, has designed this home in Espinho, a town approximately 20 kilometers away from Porto, Portugal. The home is almost monolithic in nature, with a flat concrete façade and a timber sliding door that opens up into the interior of the structure. The minimalistic style of the exterior architecture is echoed in the style of..
Shinichi Ogawa & Associates have designed this stunning seaside villa in Hua Bin Beach, located in the Hua Bin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province in Thailand. The home covers an area of over 970 square feet and was completed in 2017. The home is intended to be a weekend home where to spend some leisure time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and it is fortunate..
This small but charming house was designed by the architect Marià Castelló, in 2016 and is located in the well-known Fomentera Island, a Mediterranean island that is part of the Balearic Islands of Spain. It covers a total area of 69 square meters and is fully integrated with the landscape that surrounds it since it was designed from the deep respect for the techniques, materials and aesthetics of traditional architecture…
WSS Residence is a private home located in Phaya Thai, a district in central Bangkok, Thailand. The home covers a total ground area of almost 800 square meters, and was designed by seARCHOFFICE in 2016, though it was built according to the owner’s own program. The home enjoys the prestige of existing in this area, as most of the surrounding plots of land are covered by low-rise condominiums and no..
The next time I travel to Valencia, I promise to keep my eyes wide open and try to find this small but very special place. Valencia, a beautiful city in Spain, is full of small corners with history and charm: hidden or in plain sight, large or small, known or unknown. They are often special for those who look at them through their personal experience. The Spanish designer Fernando Abellanas..
This office, owned by holiday rental company HomeAway and located in Singapore, was designed in 2016 by architectural firm OSCA and has a total area of 8600 square feet, in which we’ll find offices and customer service spaces. Each office space is different with its distinctive and unique design. The use of dark material and the concept of vivid colors along with strong lines to define the office space create..
This wonderful and iconic building of the vibrant city of Madrid in Spain has been converted into a luxurious hotel. Plaza de España is the heart of downtown Madrid. The ideal starting point for getting to know the city. This hotel is located a few steps from Gran Vía, one of the areas with the most activity of the city, capable of surprising us at every step. Its interior has..