Bregenz Festival floating stages in Austria

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  The stage decorations used during the Bregenz Festival, Austria are nothing like any other. Generally the festival itself is held during the July and August meaning the evenings will be dark but warm enough for the audience to enjoy the colors. And although there are about 5 stages used regularly, the most impressive of them is the "Seebühne" ("Sea stage" or the "floating stage", 7000 seats) which is normally used [.....]

Old water tower transformed into a modern home

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Picture yourself living in a house that was built nearly 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out during the war. Now add to this the fact that the house is actually a 100-feet high water tower that was in service till 1990, and you will get really close to grasping just how cool  is. The Bham Design Studio started developing this tower renovation project in 2007, and eventually it ended up being a [.....]

Chinese apartment buildings

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In addition to all this beautiful architecture, that we have already covered, we will occasionally post something to balance things. So this time we will have a gallery which does not look good at all. This LEGO-like architecture is of Chinese origin. There are several factors contributing to such architectural outcome 1. The land prices in Hong Kong and mainland China have continued to rise and the construction [.....]

Cambrian hotel in Swiss Alps

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Situated amid the pristine scenery of the Swiss Alps, and with stunning mountain views in every direction, The Cambrian offers the kind of location that tense office workers spend their days dreaming about. Surrounded by the slopes of the Bernese Oberland with clear, snow-tinged air in the forests and cow-flecked pastures of the surrounding hillsides the hotel offers a true vacation experience throughout the year. The hotel [.....]

Pangu hotel in Beijing

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The second post in the series of 7 star hotels covers the Morgan Plaza hotel which now is called Pangu 7 star Hotel. It is located in Beijing, China near the 2008 Olympic Park. The architecture was done by C.Y. Lee who is also the man behind Taipei 101 tower. Featuring large bay windows and a digital fireplace, spacious rooms at the hotel come with modern décor. Each marble bathroom has a bathtub, rainshower and Hermes [.....]

Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai

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We begin our series of covering 7 star hotels with the most famous of its kind - Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Some say the 7 star rank is a bit over the board but you be the judge. The hotel has been called as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. It also holds the record for the highest tennis court in the world. The luxury hotel has 202 duplex suites spread across 27 floors while the accommodation ranges between 170 [.....]

LeBron James’s mansion in Miami

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Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is living comfortably in his 9$ million dollar home which overlooks Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove of Miami, Florida. The place has a wine cellar, guest house, infinity pool, library, home theatre and a private dock for up to 2 yachts. As regular rooms it houses 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Here is a set of pictures that give an overview of this building. All pictures copyright of [.....]

Student architect in China constructs his own wooden house

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Student architect in China constructs his own 75 ft² wooden house complete with kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even a patio