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Alila Cha-Am Resort

September 28, 2010 Modern Architecture

Bold, unconventional design by one of Thailand’s leading architects fused with luxurious contemporary living makes Alila Cha-Am one of the region’s hottest resorts. Retreat to the serenity of its beachfront setting on the Gulf of Thailand. Immerse yourself in this haven of understated sophistication, harmonized with the natural surroundings, fringed by soft sands and azure sea views. Read More

Compact Holiday Home: VilLA NM

September 20, 2010 Modern Architecture

VilLA NM is a compact building, especially designed for weekend and vacation getaways with family and friends. The architects described it as a “futuristic hut” that has unobstructed panoramic views over the surrounding landscape and large floor to ceiling windows that establish a great connection with the exterior. Read More

Macquarie Bank headquarters

September 2, 2010 Modern Architecture

One Shelley Street is an effort to reframe the requirements and performance of the 21st Century office. On behalf of the Macquarie Group, Clive Wilkinson Architects implemented a radical, large-scale workplace design that leverages mobility, transparency, multiple tailor-made work settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. The result is part space station, part cathedral, and part vertical Greek village. Read More

FINCUBE House

Nnatural high-tech is the concept of this new modular, sustainable & transportable low-energy house. Designed by Werner Aisslinger and developed with a South Tyrolian team, the FINCUBE was created 1200m above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy, with a brilliant view of the famous Dolomite mountains. The hideaway-innature nomadic housing concept is since recently exhibited as a prototype in Ritten, above Bozen. The FINCUBE is a materialized vision of a small housing unit with a long lifecycle. It can easily be dismantled and rebuilt on a new site, and even more important for nature hideaways: it requires minimum soil sealing – just 2 m that are easily renatured after the FINCUBE is moved to another location. Read More