Tate Modern's Expansion to Open June 17

May 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The long-awaited expansion of London’s Tate Modern museum will finally open on June 17, 2016, the museum just announced. The building is designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, of the original Tate Modern, Barcelona Forum Building and Beijing National Stadium fame.

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Zaha Hadid Leaves a Lasting Legacy for the Future

Mar 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Todd Jatras

Dame Zaha Hadid’s untimely death has set off a wave of sadness and shock throughout the architecture and design world.

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Zaha Hadid Nails It With First NYC Apartment Building

Mar 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Zaha Hadid’s architectural portfolio is vast and incredibly varied, from designing opera houses to museums to bridges. Her work is at once organic and futuristic, always boasting graceful curves and continuous lines. With 520 West 28th though, she has really outdone herself.

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Casa Lago Brings Italy to Bel Air

Mar 15, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Eight-bedroom Casa Lago is the newest Los Angeles property to catch our eye. Overlooking the Bel Air Stone Canyon Reservoir (film buffs may recognize it from 1974’s Chinatown), the $34.9 million residence comes in at 23,000 square feet, and features several terraces and loggias. 

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Proposed Restaurant for Daredevils Only

Mar 9, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you’re afraid of heights, you may want to skip getting a cocktail at Biré Bitori. Designed by Tall Arquitectos, the restaurant hangs over Mexico’s Copper Canyon and as you can see from the renderings, it takes serious advantage of the views. 

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Famous Big Lebowski House Donated to LACMA

Feb 29, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) just got a really cool donation in the form of a John Lautner-designed house and property that is estimated to be worth over $40 million. If the mansion looks familiar to you, it’s probably because the property starred in 1998’s The Big Lebowski as porn king Jackie Treehorn’s pad. 

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Conrad Black’s Famed Toronto Mansion on the Market for the First Time

Feb 24, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Toronto, the mansion at 26 Park Lane Circle has entertained plenty of famous figures like Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, The Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Elton John. 

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The Reincarnation of a Church

Feb 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Refurbishing old homes is pretty standard in the real estate business now, but sometimes history can get glossed over in the process. To combat that, adaptive reuse projects have been growing in popularity.

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This House Manipulates Sound Waves

Feb 3, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Found in Amagansett, New York, the Elizabeth II home from Bates Masi Architects was built with acoustics in mind. Each material used was chosen for how they would manipulate and enhance the structure’s interior, characterized by parallel walls that give privacy and insulate the house from the town noise outside.

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This Treehouse-Inspired Home Brings Grass Inside

Feb 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Surrounded by rain trees in a residential area of Singapore, The House at Trevose Place stands out from its suburban neighbors. A D Lab architecture firm used nature as inspiration and designed the home in a very treehouse-like fashion. Its highlight is its use of grass, which can be found on every level and even extends into some living spaces.

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Renzo Piano's First Residential Building Gets One Step Closer to Breaking Ground in Miami

Jan 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is inarguably one of the greatest living architects, with tons of awards and accolades to his name. “The beauty of his designs stems from his stubborn insistence that the placement of a column or a window, when done with enough patience and care, brings us a step closer to a more enlightened society,” wrote The New York Times in 2009. Basically, we pay attention when his name is attached to a project, which is why we can’t wait to see the upcoming Eighty Seven Park in Miami.

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Million Dollar Listing New York's Ryan Serhant Scores Major $12.9M Penthouse at Miami's Aria on the Bay

Jan 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ryan Serhant from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York has recently announced that he has partnered with Aria on the Bay in downtown Miami to sell its stunning penthouse. Listed at $12.9 million with Nest Seekers International, the 9,592-square-foot home boasts 10 bedrooms and bathrooms, over 6,630 square feet of outdoor space and dominates the top three floors of the 53-story luxury building. Plus, it offers an open floor plan that takes advantage of its 360-degree views.

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Interview: Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' Heather Bilyeu On Relationships & Living Fabulously

Jan 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Merilee Kern

Luxury real estate agent Heather Bilyeu, one of the stars on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, is as business savvy as she is beautiful. From playing an integral role in transacting over a half billion worth of real estate to leveraging the tumultuous waters of reality television, Bilyeu has established herself as a skilled industry professional who has got what it takes to succeed. 

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Kicked Out of the Shire? Green Magic Homes Will Make You Your Very Own Hobbit House

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If there’s one thing we thought after watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, it was, “I need a hobbit house.” Aside from tricking an architect to design one for you or trying to sneak your way onto the movie set in New Zealand with your suitcases, it seemed like a pipe dream. That is until Green Magic Homes creeped up on our radar. 

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Surreal Parisian Boutique Hôtel Montana Offers Full-Floor, Artist-Inspired Suites

Nov 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When a luxury hotel is compared to French legend Serge Gainsbourg, you expect something a little sexy and risqué, and that is exactly what designer Vincent Darré promises for the new Hôtel Montana. Found in Paris, the hotel takes over the seven floors above the popular jazz club La Montana, which has been a staple for Parisian artists and heavyweights since the 1950s. 

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