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First Design Hotel Opens in the Ukraine

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

11 Mirrors, the first member of Design Hotels™ in the Ukraine, just celebrated its grand opening. The elegantly designed hotel is a modern day reflection of the city. The hotel mirrors the modern, simplistic aesthetic of the city, rather than the heavy imperial style of the past and gives guests a new way to relax in the heart of the Ukrainian capital. The 49 luxurious rooms and suites offer peace and privacy, with windows overlooking Kiev’s historical center, intimate lighting, dark wood accents, spacious bathrooms and subtle bursts of color. With spa-inspired bathrooms, specially designed work spaces and fully-stocked bar areas, guests can easily relax and recharge to enjoy the nearby sights and sounds that the city has to offer.... Read More

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Honors Architect Jeanne Gang and Chicago's Artistic Heritage

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago architecture is legendary and the new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago is carrying on the city's tradition by celebrating Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, who designed the Aqua Tower in which the hotel resides. Design enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel's details, including floor-to-ceiling wallpaper murals of the Chicago skyline on each floor, drawn by local artist Steve Slaske. The building features reclaimed Chicago brick walls and steel staircases in homage to the city’s industrial history, as well as a permanent art gallery featuring Chicago artists.... Read More

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam | Here to Free You From Your Cultural Prison

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Originally built in 1921 as a luxury hotel for Europeans migrating to South America on Royal Dutch Lloyd ships, the Lloyd Hotel sits comfortably on the Eastern Docklands waterfront in Amsterdam.... Read More

Haus am Weinberg Brings Luxury Living to Germany

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Danish architectural firm United Network Studio has completed a modern, minimalist residential space on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany. Commissioned by an undisclosed client, the luxury villa, penned The Haus am Weinberg, is designed to incorporate and utilize a central theme of movement, and also reflects the topography of the surrounding area.... Read More

Audi Awards Höweler + Yoon Architecture for Innovative Futuristic Design

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Will the future of the United States actually have clean and reliable transportation? American studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture certainly think so – and then some. According to Dezeen Magazine, their innovative concept won them €100,000 at the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 and involved public transport in the region between Boston and Washington, that they appropriately nicknamed BosWash.... Read More

Tour Luxury Homes To Help Charity

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are beautiful houses and then there are Design Homes. Introducing the 2012 Design Home project in Norwell, Massachussetts brought to you by Eugene Mattie Associates, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Boston Magazine. For a $25 donation... Read More

Toronto's Offset Luxury Home

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Living in a luxury home that is unique and different can be pretty important when it comes to setting yourself a part from the herd. Many people scramble to hire the best architect firms to design them the perfect home, featuring everything they didn't even know they wanted. After you've seen the home JA Architecture Studio designed, in part with A.R.T. Design Build, you're probably going to want to save their number.... Read More

Park Inside The Porsche Design Tower "Sky Garage"

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

If parking your car in a “sky garage,” waking up to oceanfront views, and ascending to your luxury apartment in glass elevators is your kind of style, then the Porsche Design Tower located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach is where... Read More

Australian Sustainable Home

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sustainable homes are nothing new nowadays. In fact, it's more unusual now to find an architect firm that doesn't care about the environment…or at least doesn't pretend to. Many companies are showing that just because a home is environmentally-friendly doesn't mean it can't fall into the realm of luxury real estate. The Drew House of Queensland, Australia is pretty close to the Great Barrier Reef, which may be why the dwelling looks like a strange research facility from the outside.... Read More

Invade San Diego Homes with Dwell Home Tours

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

If you are a San Diegan, a fan of Modern architecture and have the weekend of November 9th free, then boy do I have an event for you. Get excited, because Dwell Home Tours is coming to grace your glorious city with their presence. Are you tired of touring depressingly empty modern homes? Dwell tours wants to introduce you to a whole new world of... Read More

Meera Sky Garden House Brings Nature Inside

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Meera Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a beautiful, lush, eco-friendly house built on prime real estate on Sentosa Island, previously known as Palau Blakang Mati, in Singapore.... Read More

Sneeoosh Cabin Enhances Nature

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Balancing aesthetics and functionality, Zeroplus Architects are known for their innovative thinking and designs that challenge traditional architecture. The Sneeoosh cabin is no exception, and is an example of how architecture doesn’t have to disrupt the environment to be ground-breaking.... Read More

10 Celebrity's Selling Their Estates

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It has been a pretty good year for luxury real estate, with great offerings all over the world, but it's been even better for celebrity listings. So many of our favorite famous faces have been putting their homes up for sale, giving you a chance to live like a Hollywood star. Here's our ten favorites, from Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hill estate to Robin Williams' Napa country home, each one currently still on the market and waiting to be snatched up.... Read More

Frank Gehry's Opus Hong Kong Sells Apartment for $61 Million

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to Economic Times, a luxury apartment in Hong Kong was sold for the steep price of $61 million. The apartment is within Opus Hong Kong, a 12-story building that was partly designed by infamous architect Frank Gehry, and features 6,200-square-feet of living space. The buyer of the residence hasn't been released but whoever it is must be pretty thrilled to now own the most expensive condo in the city, and maybe even in the whole of Asia.... Read More

Highest Residences in North America

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There are currently three luxury penthouses for rent in Manhattan on the 76th floor of the New York by Gehry tower. While The Beatles famously sang that money could not buy them love, in this case, it would certainly buy the finest views of New York City. The going rate to view the entire city from these penthouses, from Coney Island to north of the Catskills, will cost you $45,000 to $60,000 per month.... Read More

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