Cozy Cabins in the Nordic North

Nordic countries have no shortage of great design and beautiful landscapes. This makes the region popular for cozy accommodations that lie in harmony with nature, while keeping visitors comfortable in the arctic cold. Here are a few of our favorites! The Glass Resort in Joulumaantie, Finland In the Lapland Forrest of Finland, VOID Architecture designed a collection […]

The Exploratorium

Construction of the stunning Exploratorium museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, has been completed in Tianjin, China. The building was designed with influence from the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, who suggested the architecture should represent the deep industrial history of Tianjin. When the building opens in August of this year, it will house art galleries along […]

Staircase by Atmos Studio

StairStalk, a magnificent staircase by Atmos Studio, is the centerpiece of the restaurant HIDE in London. The staircase, taking inspiration from natural forms, ascends three floors, appearing almost as if it is growing through the space. A steel and plywood core allows the staircase to work its way up freely without support from the walls. Around the steel […]

Frank Gehry’s Aluminium Tower

Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, designed a twisting tower, which has started to take form in the south of France. Gehry designed the tower for the Luma Arles complex, which is set to open in the spring of 2020. The tower is built up with a concrete core and steel frame, with protruding glass windows and shining aluminium panels contributing […]

Spiraling Stairs Around the New ATAH Art Space

Shanghai-based studio ATAH recently designed a captivating art center in a commercial complex in the Chinese city of Shaoxing.  ATAH wanted to create a building that would draw people towards it, so they developed the building’s cylindrical and spiraling design. The building’s essential element, the spiral staircase, winds up and around the building’s central core and connects […]

Shirt sculpture in abandoned building

British sculptor Alex Chinneck creates his work by transforming existing building exteriors with surreal twists. Chinneck’s newest work is a building suited with a larger-than-life zipper that appears to be unzipping the walls to create a collar. The zipper, collar and color of the building give it the appearance of a retro polo shirt. The work is located […]

September 2018: Things We Love…

ADVENTURE Canoe Bay – The perfect place to unwind and relax during the fall months ahead.   ARTS & CULTURE Martin Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft. Working in wood and bronze, among other media, his reductive technique and meditative approach challenge the physical and poetic […]

Polycarbonate Neverland

Shanghai based designers Wutopia Lab was commissioned to design a play space and restaurant for kids where materials, lighting and whimsical design create a magical ‘Polycarbonate Neverland’. Polycarbonate material is used to add color, texture and lighting elements on both the interior and exterior of the building. On the interior, a variety of materials including […]

Otherworldly Architectural Photos

‘Faubourg‘ a photo series by Parisian photographer Francois Prost, captures apartment buildings in suburbs on the outskirts of Paris. The series showcases 20th century high rises surrounded by nothing but sky. By shooting the buildings from nearby apartments on clear days, Prost represents the buildings in a way that makes them seem otherworldly. Prost hopes to […]

Bocci Lighting Installation in Berlin

Bocci, founded by Omer Arbel, is a design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. The company launched  in 2005 with just one lighting design titled ’14,’ which was an instant hit and remains a best seller. In 2015, Bocci installed ‘Bocci 79,’ an installation throughout a historic Berlin building that functions as a a showroom and […]