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Roman Pop Art Apartment by Labics

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 30, 2014
Respecting its historical identity whilst incorporating a contemporary aesthetic, Italian studio Labics was employed by a private pop art collector to restore his/her Rome apartment. The extensive project was based on reinforcing the home’s existing...

SunnyHills by Kengo Kuma & Associates

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 20, 2014
The idea of hospitality is integral to Japanese business. Developing on this idea, famed architect Kengo Kuma teamed up with a Taiwanese pineapple farmer to create his latest building: SunnyHills. The wooden lattices form a kind of exoskeleton around...

REM Official Trailer

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
Los Angeles cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas has unveiled the trailer to his highly anticipated film, REM. The documentary focuses on the work of Thomas’s father, the famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. REM will explore Koolhaas’s buildings...

Norman Foster Proposes 220km Elevated Bike Path in London

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2014
As many more urban areas begin to act on their environmental impact, we’re seeing an influx in bike-friendly initiatives, e.g. ensuring the safety of cyclists through the placement of specified bike lanes in between parked cars and sidewalks. In the...

House in Yatsugatake by Kidosaki Architects Studio

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 27, 2013
Home to many landmarks in Japanese culture – which includes a 7th century Buddhist temple – Nagano is a relatively well-sized area in the central part of Honshu. After being commissioned for a residential project near the city, Kidosaki Architects St...

Gallery House by GM Arquitectos

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 24, 2013
Pereira, Colombia is a relatively large city populated with about 580,000 people. It’s just about equidistant from Bogota and Medellín, has a generally healthy economy, and the average annual temperature comes just shy of 80 degrees. If this so...

INTERIORS Goes Behind the Design of the Yeezus Tour

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 23, 2013
Despite being in the news for various statements and business deals, Kanye West and his team know how to put a performance together. Any audience member at one of the Yeezus live performances would attest that the artist transformed their arena into...

Google Breaks Ground On $82 Million Corporate Jet Facility

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 22, 2013
Tech giant Google is set to break ground on a new corporate jet facility for use by its top executives and other tech industry titans. The sprawling 29-acre facility will feature 270,000 square feet of hangar space and will allow Google to, in effect...

LEGO® Architecture Series Marina Bay Sands

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 9, 2013
LEGO’s Architecture Series now turns its attention to Singapore to consider the Marina Bay Sands building. A staple in the Asian metropolis’ skyline since its opening 2010, the building can now consider itself amongst an elite group of LE...

Poland’s Tobaco Hotel by EC-5

DesignComments ⋅ Dec 2, 2013
Flipping the site of a former cigarette factory, Polish design and architecture studio EC-5 has officially opened the doors to its modernized “Tobaco Hotel.” Located in the historic factory district of Poland’s third-largest city Łó...

Lucid Stead Transparent Cabin

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2013
Having been commissioned to create more than a dozen public art displays over the last five years in various cities throughout the United States, Phillip K. Smith III debuts his latest installation titled the Lucid Stead Transparent Cabin. Traveling...

Zaha Hadid Unveils Design for Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2013
Legendary architect Zaha Hadid continues to roll out designs during an already prolific year, with the designer now unveiling her work for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Just one of a potential nine stadiums to be constructed in the country, this parti...

Architecture for Dogs

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2013
Inspired by the indoor life of many urban dogs, a team of Japanese designers have recently launched a new initiative to create transportation and play stations for our favorite canine companions. Aptly titled Architecture for Dogs, the project assert...

A Closer Look at Apple’s Forthcoming “Spaceship” Campus 2

TechComments ⋅ Nov 11, 2013
The small town of Cupertino is gearing up for a giant change as city officials recently gave Apple’s massive “Spaceship” campus the green light. Renderings of the building have been released to the public, which leaves little to the...

NOWNESS Presents “Ole Scheeren: A Beijing Essay”

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2013
German architect Ole Scheeren is the founder of Büro Ole Scheeren — an architecture firm responsible for designing several striking buildings including the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing. While Scheeren has done his fair share in altering the lan...