Another minimalistic marvel, this time a project from 2008 by Gus Wüstemann Architects in Zurich, Switzerland. I don’t think I have come across a project so fully making use of the lovely scenery. The cantilever and overlapping planes are softened by the water features within and surrounding the house.Read More
In 2014, The Faena Group–founded by Alan Faena and partnered by Len Blavatnik–is set to launch its first phase of global expansion in Miami Beach. Faena House is an extraordinary, 18-story oceanfront luxury condominium situated on the widest stretch of white sand in all of Miami Beach – bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Collins Avenue to the west. Envisioned by Alan Faena and designed by internationally renowned architects Foster+Partners, Faena House is a vision of true indoor/outdoor living – ingeniously designed and engineered, and meticulously constructed to exist in perfect harmony with its oceanfront setting. Breakthrough architectural advances allow panoramic views from ocean to bay with glass walls that open extraordinarily wide to virtually eliminate a division between indoors and out.
Faena House offers one to five bedroom fully finished residences with sleek and impeccably detailed interiors, fixtures and appliances — designed or selected by Foster+Partners. Each home features a majestic outdoor living terrace that wraps around its interior, known in Argentina as an “Alero.” Custom designed by Foster+Partners and engineered by Permasteelisa, the Aleros dissolve the boundary between inside and outside through floor-to-ceiling window wall and sliding door systems, opening as wide as 12.6 feet in some residences. Foster+Partners collaborated with Molteni & C on custom kitchens and Permasteelisa on custom bathrooms to create a distinctive and unparalleled design. Three one-of-a-kind penthouses crown this magnificent building, with a full floor penthouse offering a private interior elevator and outdoor pool.Read More
Marcel Wanders has created a lovely image for the Quasar Istanbul interior design and has helped the resort which is due to operate in 2015, win several awards.
Currently under development and due to open in the 1st quarter of 2015, the Quasar Residences articulate the dynamic fusion of east and west in a city at the cusp. Istanbul will be home to this vibrant, alive and at the same time grounded apartment complex, one that represents a new era in luxury living for this cosmopolitan metropolis.
Quasar was recently announced European champion in 3 different categories at the European Property Awards. The project came first in both Turkey and in Europe in the fields of ‘Best Leisure Architecture,’ ‘Best Apartment’ and ‘Best Development Multiple Units.’ It was also awarded the first prize in Turkey in the fields of ‘Best High-Rise Architecture’ and ‘Best Leisure Development.’ The Project also won the Highly Commended awards for the ‘Mixed Use Architecture’ and ‘Residential High Rise Development’ categories, and picked up a further award from Dubai at the Cityscape Global Awards, for ‘Best Commercial & Mixed Use Project (Future)’ field.Read More
Celine Dion had a huge house with an aquatic park built for her family back in 2010 yet is on sale now because they are not using it much anymore. The asking price for the house and the park is $72 million.
Located near the ocean, the house provides relaxation, being the perfect place for long walks on the beach, swimming and water sports. Here, you can enjoy incredible sunsets and sunrises, take advantage of the lazy river and slides or have fun in one of the several pools. In addition, there are spacious and appealing terraces where you can sit back and relax. The private playground, the simple, but elegant design of the rooms and the pool overlooking the ocean are other elements that complement the house and grab your attention. The entire residence is beautifully furnished, with large, stylish rooms, decorated in white and black. Yes, we can say that this is the spot where the ocean is ever-present and where a feeling of peace sweeps through you.Read More
One of the world’s most popular architecture firm Saota, has designed a beautiful residence again known as the First Crescent residence. Modern and minimal in design, this house has breathtaking views and is making the most of them. Almost transparent, this house has the ocean almost incorporated within the design, there is no need for lavish decorations.Read More
This luxurious and breathtaking property can’t be described other than a ‘DREAM HOME’. The location, the vast area, and the beautiful design make it a $36,000,000 property. A well-designed residence taking into consideration every possible detail, this is a magnificent place to check out. Most of the furniture used inside are from B&B Italia and Minotti, Suspended lighting is mainly by Moooi & Bocci, most bathroom fixtures are by Antonio Lupi I think. 1201 Laurel Way is located in Beverly Hills and developed by Richard Papalian and designed by Michael Palumbo in collaboration with architect Marc Whipple. This property has 6 bedrooms and around 10 bathrooms.Read More