Architecture

University of Ulster student accommodation given the green light

Posted: by January 18th, 2017
Plans for the 307 bedroom development on York Street, adjacent to the new Ulster University campus, were approved by Belfast City Council on Tuesday night. It is the last purpose built student accommodation complex currently planned for the city to be given the go ahead.  It encompasses 307 student apartments alongside three retail outlets and a gym, and is designed by architects Robinson McIlwaine.  … Read the rest of this post »

A home for all seasons

Posted: by January 6th, 2017
For environments that have extremes of weather, building homes that cater for the harshest of climates in winter, but also lend themselves to warm summers is a hard problem to solve. You will want extreme insulation properties for the colder months and the ability to benefit from the beautiful surroundings in summer. This architectural concept from D*Haus attempts to solve that problem allowing adaptation from winter to summer, and day to night by literally moving inside itself. It is both crazy and genius in equal measure.… Read the rest of this post »

This Architect Lives Inside a House Inside an Aircraft Hangar.

Posted: by September 6th, 2016
Artist and Architect Adam Kalkin has an expansive imagination, and it is nowhere more evident than this creation. ‘Bunny Lane’ (so named by his daughter) is a house within another, bigger house, located on 3 acres of property in Kalkin’s home state in New Jersey. The outer shell is a cavernous aircraft hangar with unusual shaped, custom roll-up doors and 3 stories of rooms on one end. The inner home is a traditional 19th Century cottage sitting on display almost as if it were being preserved.  It is this juxtaposition of destruction and preservation that is Adams inspiration for the project, and is certainly one of the more zany home designs we’ve seen online. … Read the rest of this post »

This 3D rendered house scene is super realistic.

Posted: by August 11th, 2016
As technology advances, the line between reality and computer generated interiors is becoming ever more blurred. There are plenty of instances where we’ve had to take a second glance to work out whether we are looking at a render of a real home, or one generated by a 3D render.… Read the rest of this post »

If it’s modern architecture you’re into. You’ll love this.

Posted: by August 10th, 2016
Israel based Gal Marom Architects created this modern masterpiece of a villa back in 2012. With clean modern lines, floor to ceiling glass windows, expansive infinity pools, and beautiful landscaping, this design has a nod towards the contemporary hi-fashion architectural style made popular from the likes of SAOTA.… Read the rest of this post »

This Rustic Italian Villa is a Masterclass in Elegant Architecture.

Posted: by August 4th, 2016
Winning it’s creators numerous architecture awards, including the Golden Medal for Italian Architecture, “Picture House” is located in Ripatransone, Italy. This beautiful two story, masonry home was designed by architect Fabio Barilari and completed in 2009. … Read the rest of this post »

17 of the most architecturally stunning new homes in the world

Posted: by July 14th, 2016
From a luxury home in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest to a museum hanging off a mountain in Italy, more than 340 architectural projects from around the world have been shortlisted for the 2016 World Architecture Festival on Monday.… Read the rest of this post »

You won’t believe it but this home looks like a Dragon Emerging from the Cliffside.

Posted: by April 13th, 2016
GilBartolome Architects created this contemporary residence on an extremely challenging plot in Granada, Spain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The aptly named, House on the Cliff, is literally built into the hillside with a 42-degree incline. Read the rest of this post »

Transforming Apartment Fits Everything You Need in 309 Square Feet

Posted: by April 12th, 2016
In cities which are tight for space, Hong Kong is one of the world's leading innovators when it comes to space conservation. The concept is nothing new, and there is no better example than in this small-space designed by architecture firm LAAB. Read the rest of this post »

Portrush home to feature on Grand Designs

Posted: by October 5th, 2015
Situtated on one of the most stunning sites on the North Coast, an old stone forge in Portrush has been transformed into a spectacular modern home that’s set to feature on Channel 4’s Grand Designs this Wednesday, 7th October 2015. Designed by the homeowner and partner in 2020 Architects in Ballymoney, Michael Howe, the spectacular building is now the family home for Michael, his wife Michele, and children, Rudi 3 and Anna 7 months.… Read the rest of this post »