Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’
There are all sorts of building on the face of the earth – the tallest ones, the most expensive, the weirdest, etc. All of them were built with the intention of being the TOP in the list. To be ‘more’ than their competitors. However, there are no building that intended to be the most mysterious ones. It just happened so, due to different consequences, rumors and myths. All these facts have granted some buildings the fame of being the most mysterious ones. Some of them are even believed to be haunted…Who knows? It could be true. However, the only reason for one to fully experience a building’s mysteriousness is to visit it. If s/he dares… Here is a small list of some of the most mysterious buildings ever.
You know those moments, when someone terms like, “Victorian-style bungalow” or “Edwardian gables” or “art deco patterns” or “art nouveau designs”? When people use that on me, I feel as if the world is conspiring against me, by secretly taking ‘Hieroglyphic’ lessons. It’s embarrassing, frustrating, confusing and at times, humiliating. It’s also easy bait, real estate people use, to lure innocent architecturally challenged people. But you don’t have to endure this. I’m going to decode commonly used fancy architectural terms, for you to outsmart those smart people.
Victorian v/s Edwardian:
We know for a fact that you’re into modern architecture, and this is only natural since this is the moving trend nowadays, and also for a fact we know that you will like this house. The Kelowna House wears the signature of the Canadian architect David Tyrell.
The home is a unique residential building displaying a contemporary architecture enhanced by its position. Nestled between natural landscape elements like the mountain that led to its shape and size and the forested land surrounding it, the modern home is a fortress-like construction offering a comfortable lifestyle despite the harsh conditions.
Located near Kelowna, BC, Canada, the residence that received its name from the neighboring city displays a massive brick wall supporting the interior spaces. Overlooking Okanagan Lake, the modern and imposing residence gathers views from many vantage points, both interior and exterior. Wood columns on the upper terrace support large overhangs and add an interesting character to the upper floor pavilion containing the social and entertaining areas, as well as the master bedroom. An infinity pool completes the luxurious features of this home.
While I know some of you love Singapore architecture, this specifically house will make your jaw drop because Aamer Architects created a design that is nothing less than amazing. But like all great things, it’s best to show them than to describe them, so here are some images.
Here’s a brief description from the architects if the curiosity kills you:
Magnificent views towards the city from atop Siglap Hill inspired the design. Master and family room are placed on the third level having the best views.
Living and Dining on the second level, connected with external verandahs / terraces that flow upwards and fold into the roof form with deep overhangs for sufficient shade and channeling the breeze through the whole house.
Two resort style ‘Cabana’ bedrooms are located on the ground level by the pool with a large open/covered terrace for poolside parties. A sculptural metal ‘drum’ anchors the ‘ship’ to the ground and houses the toilet/shower and barbeque pantry.
Domplatz Linz – project description from the architects
The impressive neo-gothic Mariendom cathedral of Linz is clearly opposed by the unfinished Domplatz square, that had never been completed in accordance to the original idea to free up the entire quadrangle between the surrounding streets. This heterogeneous situation was unsatisfactory from the point of view of urban planning and was to be resolved by means of a competition, which also included the construction of a hotel and an underground car park as well as the revitalization of two existing baroque buildings.
By including the surrounding streets and by means of the solitary positioning of the new hotel a link to the heart of the city is created – a place at the square.