With Apple’s recent product launches, the company continues to be a dominant force in the consumer electronics world. As the company continues to grow and innovate, it will need a new home for its hard-working employees.
That new facility, dubbed “the spaceship”, has just been received the green light from the Cupertino city council. Designed by renowned architect Normal Foster, the new headquarters will house the company under one ringed roof–a fitting design considering the curved edges of Apple’s products. [click to continue…]
Galley kitchen, island kitchen, whatever kitchen you have, it’s important to know what works for your specific layout. Each style of kitchen has its pros and cons, but each has its own set of challenges. In any layout there are three variables: the refrigerator, oven, and sink/dishwasher. [click to continue…]
The Sagrada Familia has become a fixture of the Barcelona skyline. Although the basilica’s designer, architect and artist Antoni Gaudi, died long before he saw the building’s completion, construction has continued for more than a century.
Still another 13 years away from being completed, architect Jordi Faulí continues to oversee the project until the end. The ornate structure will be eye-catching for its incredible detail, but it’s central tower, when completed, will rise 566 feet above the ground, making it the tallest church in the world. [click to continue…]
Football (or soccer) is a sport that’s loved the world over, and perhaps Real Madrid has more fans than any other football club on the planet. For a sports team of its caliber, it’s no surprise that Real Madrid will soon get its own theme park, of sorts, on a man-made island in the United Arab Emirates. [click to continue…]
There’s something special about Starbucks. You can walk into any location in the country or abroad and feel right at home—as if you were stepping into your own neighborhood Starbucks. However, the coffee giant is experimenting with an entirely new type of coffee house that’s all about sustainability, local materials, and small footprints. [click to continue…]
Built in 2010, Missouri’s Heavy Metal Residence is a product of Kansas City-based studio Hufft Projects. The house is a blend of glass, steel, and concert, but still retails the tranquility the homeowners wanted despite such industrial materials. [click to continue…]
The Middle East is home to some of the most awe-inspiring architecture in the world. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that the Gulf state of Qatar is developing one of the region’s most ambitious projects yet–a floating “Jelly-fish” city. [click to continue…]
Located in Water Mill, New York, House by the Pond was a project that was aimed at satisfying environmental regulations, site constraints, and solar orientation. The end result is a two story home that offers an open, lofty, single story pavilion that provides incredible light and views of the of the yard and pool area, along with views of wildlife inhabiting the nearby pond.
Stelle Architects chose anodized aluminum doors, windows and trim, cedar and cement board siding as the home’s primary exterior materials. Materials were selected for their low low maintenance, modest cost, long-term durability, and sustainable nature. [click to continue…]
Wang Shu, who recently became the first Chinese architect to win the coveted Pritzker Prize, isn’t a fan of China’s rush to urbanization and it’s evident in his style. Shu’s buildings, which include museums, academies, homes, and a garden of ancient tiles, are all in some way inspired by old China, rather than emulating the West like most Chinese architects these days.
“We want to copy Manhattan,” Mr. Want said in a recent interview with the New York Times. “I love Manhattan. It’s a very interesting place. But if you want to copy something that was accomplished in 200 years, it’s very difficult. New York was not designed by architects, it was designed by time.” [click to continue…]