House in Jbeil, Lebanon By Raed Abillama Architects | Residential Design

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Raëd Abillama Architects , a Lebanese architecture firm, built this beautiful house in Jbeil  overlooking the Mediterranean. The house itself contradicts with it’s area in terms of design yet compliments it beautifully through the stone used.

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Charming Hotel Wiesergut In Austria | Hotel design

 

This beautiful hotel is located in Austria, designed by Gogl Architekten has to be one of the most charming hotels I have ever come across. I loved the use of stone, matt steel, and raw wood. The combination is just amazing creating a beautiful rustic balance. Many of the items were custom made by the architects for the project. I will leave you with these beautiful photos that speak for themselves. Project was realized in 2012.

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Changsha Meixihu International Culture and Art Center By Zaha Hadid Architects

At 115,000 sq.m in Changsha, China, The International Culture & Arts Centre embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities. The central plaza is generated by the relative position of these separate buildings and offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet. In parallel it also stretches outwards to the neighboring streets with unfettered and phenomenal views across Meixi lake with access towards Festival Island.

The Grand Theatre is the focal point of the Changsha International Culture & Arts Centre. It is the largest performance venue in the city with a total capacity of 1800 seats. Designed to host world-standard performances the building contains will contain all the necessary front of house functions, such as lobbies, cloakrooms, bars, restaurants, and VIP hospitality, as well as the required ancillary functions, such as administration, rehearsal rooms, backstage logistics, dressing and make-up rooms, and wardrobe.

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Ixsir Winery By Raed Abillama Architects Nominated For An Award

Designed by Raed Abillama Architects, Ixsir Winery in Basbina, Lebanon has been nominated for an award for the category 'restaurants' on Architizer.

 

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A Glamorous Parisian Apartment Using Ochres and Grey Color Palette

As much as this apartment is charming it is glamorous at the same time. A lovely contrast of matt and metallic finishes in an elegant palette of greys and golds are what make the space look so unique. Jean Louis Deniot designed this Paris apartment for himself.

Maison & Objet January 18-22, 2013 | Events & Exhibitions

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Maison & Objet starts today and takes place in France as every year. This year, however, they have come up with an iPhone App and have a facebook page to update you with all the details and events taking place.

This year’s Designer of the Year is Odile Decq, an award-winning French architect and academic. She is the leading architect at the Paris firm, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette, Architectes-Urbanistes or ODBC Architectes.

“Partnered with Benoît Cornette, international renown came early in 1990 with a first major contract from the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. It’s the birth of a new hope arising which blasted crusty old conventions. In 1996, the firm’s innovative work was awarded the gold Lion at the 6th Mostra in Venice. Since, Odile Decq recently designed the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome) in 2010 as well as the restaurant in Paris’s Opera Garnier in 2011 and the FRAC (Regional Foundation for Contemporary Art) in Rennes, Brittany, in 2012.”

Casa Almare in Mexico | Residential Design

The perfect balance of white volumes and wooden structure are the characteristics of this beautiful residence designed by Elías Rizo Arquitectos and located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The way the sea was incorporated in this structure is breathtaking.the stone and organic wood elements soften the straight lines in the architecture and give it life.

 

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The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU) By Zaha Hadid | Architecture

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A friend of mine studying at MSU sent me an image of this beautiful museum by Zaha Hadid Architects  which I found was a bit different than her other work yet still very powerful. The museum is known as The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and is located at Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan, U.S.A.

This Museum at MSU will serve as both an educational resource for the campus community and a cultural hub. It will present contemporary works within a historical context through access to a study collection of more than 7,500 objects, ranging from the Greek and Roman periods to modern art.

“The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is committed to exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid, the museum features a striking façade of pleated stainless steel and glass, signaling the museum and the university’s dynamic vision. More than 70 percent of the 46,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to exhibition space. The museum is named for Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of Michigan State University, who provided the lead gift for the museum.”

 

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