Vertical Forests: 2 Lush Urban Towers Support 16,000 Plants
Jun23

Vertical Forests: 2 Lush Urban Towers Support 16,000 Plants

Skeptics of improbably green skyscraper concepts might want to take a moment of silence to appreciate the successful construction of these two beautiful buildings now nearly completion. Designed by Stefano Boeri in Milan, Italy, the twin towers of the Bosco Verticale play host to nearly 1,000 trees, 5,000 shrubs and over 10,000 additional small plants. The building was fully designed with its greenery in mind, including accommodations...

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Most Amazing Treehouses From Around the World
Jun23

Most Amazing Treehouses From Around the World

As kids, most of us have dreamed of having a tree house as a safe haven – a secret place where we could establish a top-secret club house away from our pesky parents. Some of us still do. Interestingly, people in some countries don’t see tree houses as exotic, but as every-day parts of their lives. In New Guinea, for example, the Korowai people live in tree houses permanently. The raised homes help protect their food and belongings...

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Urban Retreat in San Francisco by Zack|de Vito Architecture
Jun23

Urban Retreat in San Francisco by Zack|de Vito Architecture

147 Laidley was designed and built by the Architect owners, Jim Zack and Lise de Vito, and they now occupy it along with their two children. This contemporary single family residence is located on a typical 25 ft x 100 ft San Francisco infill lot. With just over 3,000 sq ft, three + bedrooms, three bathrooms and an open plan living floor with dramatic views of the City, the Bay and the Bay Bridge, this urban house is beautifully...

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Contemporary Fairfax House in Sydney
Jun23

Contemporary Fairfax House in Sydney

Brokers Richardson & Wrench recently listed this 3,800 square foot three-story, four bedroom, 3 and half bathroom home in the Balmoral neighborhood of Sydney, Australia. Here is the description of the house: “a creative fusion of sophisticated architectural concepts with the latest, lifestyle technology has produced a residence that’s sleek and stylish yet intimate and welcoming. This is a home that’s one with its natural...

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Villa O
Jun23

Villa O

Villa O: Villa O is a luxury villa located in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, in southeastern France. It is situated in the Colla Blanche area of St. Jean Cap Ferrat, just a short stroll to the beach, restaurants, boutiques and yacht harbor. “As you approach up the private road from the sleek yachts of the marina and the pretty village, through the scented pine trees, your first vision of Villa O is one you wont forget – striking white walls and...

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CView
Jun23

CView

CView: CView is a stylish getaway home located in St. Jean Cap Ferrat, in southeast France. The villa sleeps 14 adults in 7 bedrooms, each with a separate enclave with private bathroom and terrace. “A glass box in the sky. That’s one way to describe Villa CView in St Jean Cap Ferrat. Strikingly geometric and modern, much of this property is made of glass, and to be inside it is to feel like you’re hovering in the air above the ocean...

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Contemporary Building Designs That Are Making A Splash In The Architecture World
Jun23

Contemporary Building Designs That Are Making A Splash In The Architecture World

It’s that time of year again, folks. When our pals at Arch Daily sift through the world’s best building designs in an effort to pinpoint the year’s most impressive feats of architecture. Now, after a whopping 3,500 nominations for projects around the globe, the Building of the Year Awards is open to the public. Readers can vote for their favorite design spanning categories like commercial, educational and religious...

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10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels
Jun23

10 Strange Structural Engineering Marvels

What do the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have in common? Most of these structures made the list because their grand scale inspired awe in travelers and scholars. The Colossus of Rhodes, for example, towered 110 feet (33.5 meters) above the Mediterranean Sea until an earthquake brought the bronze giant to its knees. The largest of the three Pyramids of Giza — Khufu — reigned as the world’s tallest building for...

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Chalet Les Sorbiers
Jun22

Chalet Les Sorbiers

Chalet Les Sorbiers:
“As part of one of Courchevel’s most luxurious and exclusive hotels, Le Kilimandjaro, Chalet Le Sorbiers offers all of the facilities and faultless service that you’d expect from the 5 star hotel, in the privacy and opulence of your own luxury ski chalet.
Nestled into the mountainside in the heights of Courchevel 1850, Chalet Les Sorbiers offers a peaceful and secluded location, whilst also being just 500m (1,640ft) from the main hotel, and a stone’s throw from the ski slopes (20m [65ft]).
From its traditional wooden exterior, exposed beams and wood panelled walls and ceilings, to the massive stone fireplace centrepiece, Chalet Les Sorbiers exudes alpine charm, which is complemented perfectly by elegant furnishings and the latest technology.
Sink into one of the soft sofas that surround the roaring wood burning fire and unwind with an aperitif, served by your butler, while your private chef prepares a sumptuous meal. For a stay at Chalet Les Sorbiers is as much about service as it is about your luxurious surroundings. In addition to a chef and butler, your personal team of chalet staff also includes a housekeeper who will ensure that your surroundings remain as impeccable as when you arrived, without you having to lift a finger.
Relaxation features strongly in any stay at Chalet Les Sorbiers, whether it’s soaking in the private hot tub, watching a movie on the chalet’s home cinema or curling up on the sofa in front of the fire. Guests also have access to all the facilities of the Kilimanjaro Hotel including the stunning spa with swimming pool, sauna, Hammam and gym.
With the slopes right on your doorstep, and your luxury ski chalet to tempt you, you’ll have little desire to venture much further afield.”

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Luxury Modern Villa on Cap d’Antibes
Jun22

Luxury Modern Villa on Cap d’Antibes

  Luxury modern villa on Cap d’Antibes: “Special and unique property on Cap d’Antibes, large garden and views right to the sea. Brand new villa, ultra modern ; all fixtures, furnishing and equipments are to the very highest spec. State of the art technology. Less than a minute walk to the beach, 5mn to Les PĂŞcheurs private beach club and 5 minutes to the Hotel du Cap. It is about a 5 minute drive to Juan les Pins and Antibes. The...

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