Sontatel Headquarters / EXP Architects + Archi-art + ANMA

UR Architects were awarded first prize for their design of a sports center in Antwerp. The center, which is intended for non-competition sports, is aligned with the existing sports hall along the main street of the new master plan development. The building attempts “to communicate” on all sides as the sports hall, dance hall and rental depot are positioned on the edge, interconnected by a T-shaped service area. This extroverted model opens the building to the community and the architecture reflects the modernism of the surrounding buildings. The roof is designed as a fifth facade to relate to the nearby housing blocks of Renaat Braem while the facades of the halls are made of multi-layered polycarbonate. Partly translucent, partly transparent, this material combines the dynamic spectacle of changing light and shade, with diffuse daylight admission and a high insulation value, resulting in a low energy building.

Modern Bathroom Design

Want to see what modern bathroom design is supposed to look like, Mastella of Italy can give us all some decorating ideas. Sure the bathrooms themselves are much more spacious than the average floor plan calls for so just focus on the vanities, cabinets, sinks, mirrors, and bath tubs that I am sure will look great in you bathroom regardless of size. Mastella of Italy has been redefining the standards of modern bathroom design since its inception in 1984 by managing director Antonio Mastella. See more inspiring modern bathroom designs and furniture that tastefully accentuate the most visited room in every home here.

Amazing Futuristic House

This picture show's an amazing futuristic house design featuring contemporary styling. This design comes from HelloKarl. More information: HelloKarl.

Contemporary Furniture Design by AntiDiva

The AntiDiva display at the recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile featured the "Cut Sofa & Chair" that was created by Italian designer Domenico de Palo. This example of contemporary furniture design cuts substance down to a minimum. The minimal impact of the sofa and chair is overpowering when you consider that despite its minimal appearance, it can easily accommodate multiple guests for seating.

One Word: Specular

The Beijing National Grand Theatre: a cultural island in the middle of a lake.
The building is situated in the heart of Beijing on Chang An Avenue next to the Great Hall of the People and about 500 meters from Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City.

Fly me to Budapest!

A new building ‘New York Residence’ designed by the Iosa Ghini Associates is ready for its grand openning in Budapest adjacent to New York Palace Hotel.

Excedra Nice Hotel

Italian architects Iosa Ghini Associati have completed a bar, breakfast room and conference centre for Boscolo Exedra Nice hotel in Nice, France.


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