The First Real Architecture in Las Vegas?

Helmut Jahn, architect of one of the six towers on this 27ha site, has compared the skyline of Las Vegas to a collage rather than a profile like Chicago or New York. ‘Until now, the memory of Las Vegas’s skyline was graphic; our goal was to make it architectural,’ he says. These boasts come from the very top.

the CityCenter that’s not a city centre –

Read Tim Abrahams latest story on Las Vegas’ grand history of fakery at ‘Blueprint Magazine

Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre – Tallest structure in Astana

The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan, a huge transparent tent structure designed by UK-based architectural design firm Foster + Partners, has reached its final stage of completion.

The 150m high building is set to become the tallest structure in the city when it is completed in mid-2010.

Read the news at ‘World Interior Design Network

12 Houses Stacked Upon One Another by Herzog & de Meuron

12 Houses Stacked Upon One Another by Herzog & de Meuron
Via cretique

Balıklar / Fish

Design: Süleyman Fahri KURT

Belém Inspiration: Mangal Das Garças Park

Mangrove of Herons in Amazon
Mangrove of Herons in Amazon
Mangrove of Herons in Amazon

This is a beautiful park in Belém, Brazil. It has very sinuous architecture inspired by Amazon nature forms. One strong point in this project is the possibility of very close contact with exotic birds of the region. In English, the name of the park is Mangrove of Herons.

Belém Inspiration: Mangal Das Garças Park

Kumsal 2 / Beach 2

Süleyman Fahri Kurt

Arsız / Cheeky

Süleyman Fahri KURT

CasaCor SP –

“It is through the kitchen door that close friends and visitors enter Brazilian homes. And that’s where they hang out for hours, chatting, sipping sugar cane brandy, which is never wanting, accompanying bread, cookies of all sorts and cheese, all homemade, always beautifully set out on the table, covered by a dishcloth. The house is where the fire is kept burning to prepare dinner.”
(Marcelo Simon Manzatti)

Food has always been and will continue to be an excuse for getting together.
And there is no better temple than the kitchen for this celebration. The kitchen is the meeting point of simplicity, the place of communion and generosity. The Brazilian kitchen is necessarily located next to the living room, the heart of the house. To create Cozinha Clube (Kitchen Club), with Estar (Living), space for the Batuque (Drumbeat) and Prosa (Chat), is nothing further than a return to our traditions.
This is our way of eating, happy and festive.

With, we propose a space conveying a strong and true story built on our observations of simple things, everyday elements, Brazilian cultural roots, the fluke occurrence, an improvisation. So we will work with trash collectors who will discover an informal curatorship of objects transformed into furniture for the space. From an ordinary selection of obsolete objects, we will make random collages, fun and nonsensical, generating a fresh, more rational, emotional and esthetic dimension. A translation to the design of a collage that is the image of Brazilian people.

Our idea is that for the final product to be glamorous and sophisticated, even to the point of mystifying our visitor. At first sight, he may not recognize the origin of the materials, inducing a quiet, non-aggressive pondering. We want to show the real possibility of new luxury and comfort. Meaningful consuming based on experience. appears as a fruit of the new “trysumer” trend, the consumer wave that is more prone to try out new ideas than simply to collect objects.

Proposed are plastic, paper, vinyl floor tiles, rubber and rejected, disposed of and forgotten materials.
To document all this construction process of the kitchen club and experiments that are to happen in the space during the Casa Cor 2007 show, we proposed the creation of a blog with daily updates by a hired blog journalist, to pass on to the public in text and photos what is going on at


Projet by Rosenbaum®
Location: São Paulo – Brazil
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World’s most eco-friendly skyscrapers

The headquarters of Deutsche Bank located in Frankfurt, Germany, are currently undergoing a $271 million renovation program that is expected to transform the complex to one of the world’s most eco-friendly skyscraper.

Read the fully story at ‘World Interior Design Network

Extracts of Local Distance

Photography and architecture merge into fascinating abstract compositions made by Frederic Gmeiner, Torsten Posselt and Benjamin Maus.
More on Designaside.

Ultra Relaxing Island In Seychelles

Ultra Relaxing Island In Seychelles
Ultra Relaxing Island In Seychelles
Ultra Relaxing Island In Seychelles

This private island in the Seychelles is an ultra relaxing place, especially for couples where they can enjoy themselves with a magical energy.

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar.

Ultra Relaxing Island In Seychelles

Minimalist Architecture by Fujimoto Architects

New horizons by Hulk4598-Rétrofuturs

The French illustrator, Stéphane Massa-Bidal (aka Hulk4598, or Rétrofuturs) had imagined new horizons. This work his influenced by René Magritte, and Stargate !
His big last project was the web cover therapy
Some of his work are available to buy by email.

Flickr | Website | Cargocollective | Facebookgroup | personnal Facebook | Twitter

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Fincube | by Werner Aisslinger

Werner Aisslinger’s LoftCube appears now to be a precursor to the development of Fincube. Take a look inside HERE.

Stunning 3D Designs by Altug

Stunning 3D Designs by Altu
Stunning 3D Designs by Altu
Stunning 3D Designs by Altu

This is the portfolio of a wonderful artist from Turkey: Altug, also known as “elftug” on deviantart. Altug is a 3D Modeler; his work is very realistic and beautiful showing us impressive 3D home design.

Stunning 3D Designs by Altug