Category architecture

PHOTO DU JOUR – KSAR OF AIT-BEN-HADDOU

IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE – the KSAR, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-saharan habitat. the houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. AIT-BEN-HADDOU, in OUARZAZATE province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern MOROCCO. if you like what you see, pls stay […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – JARDIN MAJORELLE

YVES SAINT LAURENT GARDEN – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – ART DECO IN CASABLANCA

ONE MAJOR LANDMARK OF CASABLANCA – i love architecture and nothing can stop me from chasing them during travel :-)   this former SHELL building (oil company SHELL) was designed by world renowned architect MARIUS BOYER in 1934.  this art decor style & the ornamental profusion gave place to simplicity. look at those curves, perfectly tailored. […]

SYDNEY’S NEW TWIN PEAKS HOUSE by LUIGI ROSSELLI ARCHITECTS

BLENDED WITH NATURE- THE NEW TWIN PEAKS HOUSE in rose bay, sydney is designed by LUIGI ROSSELLI ARCHITECTS , interior design by MARIANNA ATLAS …………. ENJOY!!! sydney’s ultimate trees are fine port jackson figs.  the pachyderms of the vegetal reign: fruit bearing, with dark glossy leaves and populated by many bird and bat colonies, they form […]

HIDDEN GEM IN MARRACKECH’S UNESCO LISTED MEDINA – LA SULTANA MARRACKECH

EXPERIENCING MARRACKECH IN AN AUTHENTIC WAY – summer in marrackech can be tough because of the weather, it was awfully hot during the day at 44-48C :-(. we were touring the whole morocco starting from marrackech,  and end at casablanca for more than 2 weeks. it turned out it was the right choice all because we […]

CASA DE ALUMINIO MADRID by FRAN SILVERSTRE ARQUITECTOS

HIT THE SPOT – a consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with large trees, located in the city of madrid, is the lucky starting point for this house. a piece of metallic nature, horizontal, producing the effect of having a single plant. it contrasts and is mimicked by its proportion and materiality with the tall trees […]

KHALEDON HOUSE by ESCAPEFROMSOFA DESIGN STUDIO

CONTEMPORARY LIVING – this penthouse apartment is located in ERENKOY, a peaceful spot in ISTANBUL / TURKEY. the layout is combined with two floors including one dining & living room, a kitchen, two master, one double guest, one single guest room and a wide terrace space. contemporary modern style shows itself through every detail in the […]

MILAN APARTMENT REFURBISHED by MARCANTE TESTA ARCHITECTS

LE TEMPS RETROUVE (TIME REGAINED)– the project calls for the renovation of an apartment of about 150 m2 in the center of MILAN, with windows facing an internal garden. the visual relationship with nature was the guiding motivation behind the choice of this place on the part of the client, a place with which to identify […]

BC HOUSE REVAMPED by DIETER VANDER VELPEN ARCHITECTS

UNDERSTATED LUXURY – BC HOUSE was built in the 1970s in leuven, belgium. interior design by DIETER VANDER VELPEN. photographed by THOMAS DE BRUYNE. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

BONDI HOUSE by DAVID KATON of KATON REDGEN MATHIESON

CLEAN & CLASSY – designed by DAVID KATON for KATON REDGEN MATHIESON. this fabulous house at BONDI beach is definitely one of my favorites. clean lined architectural form and furnished with taste. photographed by ROMELLO PEREIRA. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – TEXTUREs & MATERIALS

CELINE STORE HKG – love all the texture & material mixes at all CELINE stores ………ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

JAFFA HOUSE REFURBISHED by PITSOU KEDEM ARCHITECTS

RESTORATION IN STYLE – ………… totally unobscured view to the sea  ….……..  ENJOY!!! designed by isareli studio PITSOU KEDEM ARCHITECTS. photographed by AMIT GERON. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – TIGER’S NEST TEMPLE

PARO TAKTSANG – it was first built in 1692, also known as TAKTSANG PALPHUG MONASTERY & the TIGER’S NEST ……….. well, it was a long hike but the view from the hike was totally breathtaking & worth it :-P ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – BHUTAN

PUNAKHA – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – BUDDHA POINT, BHUTAN

AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST BUDDHAS – at buddha point ………….. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – THIMPHU, BHUTAN

DOCHULA PASS – 108 memorial chortens were built by the eldest queen mother, the DOCHULA PASS is a mountain pass in the snow covered HIMALAYAS within BHUTAN on the road from THIMPHU to PUNAKHA  ………….. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – PARO, BHUTAN

PARO – this is one of my favorite shots of my recent trip to bhutan  ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – BHUTAN

THIMPHU – on the road view and tks god for such a lovely weather during my trip ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – BHUTAN

PUNAKHA DZONG – it also known as PUNGTANG DECHEN PHOTRANG DZONG (meaning very awesome dzong “the palace of great happiness or bliss”)……….. it’s one of the places on earth that i wished to visit for long and i did it last week :-) ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

A FREEZING JANUARY – a simply gorgeous palace that should be visited more than once in your life :-) ………….. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

REFURBISHED IN STYLE – BARCELO TORRE DE MADRID by JAIME HAYON

EXPERIENCING MADRID IN AN ORIGINAL WAY – THE BARCELO TORRE DE MADRID hotel is centrally located in one of the most iconic buildings in the capital of spain. it recently designed by well-acclaimed designer JAIME HAYON, showing diversity & richness of the city …………. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect […]

19TH-CENTURY BUILDING REFURBISHED by LUCAS Y HERNANDEZ-GIL

COHERENCE – a 19th-century building in madrid has refurbished by LUCAS Y HERNANDEZ-GIL ……… nothing in excessive & everything blended in perfectly, very well-done indeed ….. ENJOY!!! photography by JOSE HEVIA. if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – LONDON

TOWN HILL – beautifully calm ……. tower of london, january 2017 …………. ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES

A FREEZING JANUARY – it was -6C outdoor in january 2017, cloudy & partially rainy :-( …………..     if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL SINGAPORE by ASYLUM

A HOTEL REFLECTS HERITAGES & LOCAL CULTURE – THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL – a 19th-century “godown” (a warehouse, especially one in southeast asia or east africa) has been renovated into an unique boutique hotel that reflects heritages & local culture in the vibrant neighborhood of R. and it was designed by local design studio ASYLUM ………….. ENJOY!!! if you like […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – MAGAZINE RESTAURANT BY ZAHA HADID

AT KENSINGTON GARDEN – love the use of nature light to brighten up the whole place and had a wonderful afternoon enjoying good food by the head chef EMMANUEL EGER at MAGAZINE restaurant design by architect ZAHA HADID ……… ENJOY!!! if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

REFURBISHED IN STYLE – IL SERENO LAGO DI COMO by PATRICIA URQUIOLA

THE EPITOME OF ELEGANCE & LUXURY IN LAKE COMO – the allure of IL SERENO is not only in its flawless design, commanding views or trusted customer service, but in the way each aspect works together to create an experience unlike any other. from the awe-inspiring designs by the talented PATRICIA URQUIOLA, to the landscaping works […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – EXOTIC BALI

NUSA LEMBONGAN – a good day for some sea fun :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

ASEOP STORE IN NIKOLAISTRABE, LEIPZIG by EINSZU33

 AESOP STORE LEIPZIG – just another fabulous ASEOP store located on NIKOLAISTRAßE, leipzig, germany. designed by munich-based architecture firm EINSZU33. stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – EXOTIC BALI

NUSA LEMBONGAN – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

APARTMENT IN VILNIUS by AKTA

NEW NORDIC + NEO CLASSIC REDEFINED – all interior designed by AKTA. all photographed by LEONAS GARBACAUSKAS.               if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebtook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – SUMMER FUN AT VILLASIMIUS

PHOTO DU JOUR – FEEL SO GOOD TO BE BACK

RIVER ARNO – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – CHARM OF FLORENCE

RIVER ARNO – if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – VIEW FROM TORRE SPAGNOLA DI SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS

CABRAS, SARDINIA – the best view of CABRAS is from here – TORRE SPAGNOLA DI SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS ……. what do u think? :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

ONE OF THE BEST RENOVATED HOSTELS IN THE WORLD – VALENCIA LOUNGE HOSTEL

NEO-CLASSIC REINTERPRETED – VALENCIA LOUNGE HOSTEL is probably one of the best renovated hostels in the world, fully refurbished by an award winning creative consultancy MASQUESPACIO :-). its located in a historical building, completely renovated, in the valencian quarter called “EL CARMEN”. the train station is 15 minutes by foot, and other tourist attractions such as “LA LONJA”, “PLAZA LA REINA” or […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – LA CUPOLA by DANTE BINI

COSTA PARADISO, SARDINIA – an isolated cove “LA CUPOLA” was built by architect DANTE BINI for actress MONICA VITTI & film director MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI in the late ’60s at costa paradiso, sardinia  …….. this dome is what architect BINI called a “BINISHELL” was patented. so glad that i can see it in person, pretty impressive indeed […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – SARDINIA SUMMER 2016

LA PELOSE BEACH- stunning view of spiaggia della pelosa, stintino …….. packed with people during july to august :-( …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – PASSERBY

FLORENCE – after all …… i’m just a passerby …… :-)!!!   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

NOLINSKI PARIS – HOTEL REFURBISHED IN STYLE

1920’s SUBTLE ELEGANT WITH  EXQUISITE TASTE – NOLINSKI PARIS is designed & decorated by the modern master of french interiors – JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT and just opened last month :-)!!! moments away from the comédie française and the palais royal gardens, enclosed between layers of history and HAUSSMANN elegance, lies a temple to art and life à […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – CURRENT EXHIBITION AT FLORENCE

JAN FABRE . SPIRITUAL GUARDS – fabulously stunning sculptures by JAN FABRE all over florence till this october, don’t miss it :-). mine was taken at FORTE DI BELVEDERE …….. ENJOY!!! :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!

PHOTO DU JOUR – AL MOURJAN BUSINESS LOUNGE

DOHA/TRANSIT –   hi guys, sorry for not updating my blog lately during my EU summer break. :-) and i’m back and pls stay tuned :-) it’s possibly the biggest & the most money spent lounge in the world …….. ENJOY!!! :-)   if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , […]

FORMER FACTORY BUILDING TRANSFORMED by STUDIO DAVID THULSTRUP

PETER KRASILNIKOFF’S HOUSE –     former factory building in copenhagen was transformed tastefully by STUDIO DAVID THULSTRUP for danish photographer PETER KRASILNIKOFF ……… fabulous and that’s my dream house :-) ………. ENJOY!!! all fabulous architectural photos are by owner himself : PETER KRASILNIKOFF if you like what you see, stay tuned & connect with us:  twitter / facebook , […]

THE S HOUSE by PITSOU KEDEM ARHCITECTS

THE S HOUSE IN HERZILYA – this tempting project is in HERZILYA, ISAREL. “THE S HOUSE” was completed by my favorite TEL-AVIV based architect firm PITSOU KEDEM ARCHITECTS ……. brilliant works with tremendous efforts …… ENJOY!!!   the skyline – the meeting of earth and heaven – is the archimedean point in every swath of architecture that orients […]

COMO THE TREASURY IN PERTH by KERRY HILL

HERITAGE REMAINS – YES, it’s in PERTH, AUSTRALIA!!! can u believe it? i’m sure you will have one more reason to visit PERTH soon :-) this fabulous state building at st.georges terrace is recently revitalized by leading architect, KERRY HILL and turned into a subtle elegant hotel with understated decor in great taste ……. COMO THE TREASURY, PERTH ……. ENJOY!!! […]

ELYTRA FILAMENT PAVILION AT VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

FABRICATED BY A ROBOT – inspried by beetles & fabricated by a robot, this fabulously striking pavilion at the john madejski garden kicks off the engineering season at VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. this newly-commissioned garden installation by architects & engineers at the UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART is inspired by the forewing shells of flying beetles known as […]

LUSH IN NATURAL BEAUTY – THE SIAM HOTEL BANGKOK by SUKOSOL GROUP

ONE-OF-A-KIND BEAUTY IN BANGKOK WITHIN REACH – tell me who doesn’t love bangkok??? spas centers, enormous shopping arcades, delicious comfort foods from street stalls, food courts to high-end international cuisines. whatever you like to do, i’m sure bangkok has it all. that’s why i used to visit bangkok at least once a year for the past 20 […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – THAI BREAK

THAI RELAX- hi guys, sorry for not updating my blog lately as i was swamped by the ART BASEL earlier & took a thai break during the easter holiday :-P.  pix was taken by the pool at a fabulous hotel that i stayed for few days. there will be more detailed review coming up about […]

SOFIA’S FIRST UPSCALE DESIGN HOTEL – SENSE HOTEL SOFIA

A MODERN SENSE OF SPACE – i haven’t been to SOFIA, BULGARIA yet but seem like this hotel might be one of the reasons that i should visit it soon ……. :-) ENJOY!!! flip open the brass shutters and let light flood into your room, right above sofia’s yellow paved main boulevard tzar osvoboditel. your bed […]

PHOTO DU JOUR – BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

SEASIDE – a glimpse of seaside: the richest area of BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, it’s small but spectacular …….. ENJOY!!! :-) if you like what you see, pls stay tuned & connect with us: twitter / facebook , appreciated !!!