Markham & Montblanc by Aparici

Impressive, original, and edgy decorations. Paisley prints, floral motifs, tropical birds, and reproductions of graffiti from the Berlin Wall, paired with 3 magnificent subtle textures of the new premium Aparici  “18×48” wall tile. Like an elegant frame for a painting, this pair is the perfect balance to create unique and exclusive spaces.

Miami’s Urban Landscape: The Magic City’s Twist to “Manhattanization”

Miami’s urban landscape has been going through an architectural resurgence in the past few years. The “Manhattanization” of the city comes in a personalized package, utilizing Miami’s curved aesthetic and marine flow. The interior and exterior design of these structures center around the city’s staple white and blue color base that creates fresh and illuminating spaces as opposed to the gray cement bricks that characterize the big apple.

“The global travel destination earned its Magic City moniker following a mid-aughts construction boom (dubbed “Miami Manhattanization”) that continues to transform the skyline at rapid fire.” Ryan Waddoups

Bjarke Ingels’s Coconut Grove condominiums are the perfect example of the unique Miami take on the high-rise urbanization that is creating more and more appeal for the city.

Read more about Miami’s transformation. Photos courtesy of Rasmus Hjortshoj, Robin Hill, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

The Colorful Cityscapes of Miami by Remko Heemskerk

Miami 2017 is a project by the Dutch designer Remko Heemskerk. His work often features colorful representations of cityscapes and architecture in NYC and other U.S. cities. This time he brought the intricate simplicity of his vector design to the curved and vibrant city of Miami.

“There’s a mix of the famous art deco buildings and some more modernist interpretations. All of that reinterpreted through simple vector illustrations with no gradients, just solid colors and quite a bit of contrast.” – Abduzeedo

 

A Minimalist Portrait of Madrid’s Architecture by Joel Filipe

The artist and digital designer based in Madrid, Joel Filipe, shows us his love for the architecture of his home town. His style is cold and minimalist, leaving only the sheer magnitude of the geometric figures and a softer, blue, side of Madrid. He says this project is  “made to challenge the viewer in visualizing the perfect marriage between architecture and photography.”

Learn more about his captivating architectural photography in this interactive presentation.

Picture by Keith Hunter for Archdaily.com

Richard Murphy gets the RIBA House of the year 2016

The house of the year of 2016 of the Real Institute of British Architects is the perfect example of innovation in design. The award is given to the new houses designed by an architect from the United Kingdom, and this year that person it went to Richard Murphy Architects.

The house is located in Edinburgh and was created by and for Richard Murphy. Each one of its 540 ft2 is naturally illuminated, besides making an intelligent use of its spaces to create a comfortable and complete home.

When the temperature changes during the year the house “opens” to receive the warmth of the summer and “closes” to retain the heat during the winter.

The architects describes his home as “a quarter Soane, a quarter Scarpa, a quarter eco-house and a quarter Wallace and Gromit, the latter referring to the various ingenious devices in the house. In fact the house is beautifully composed and uniquely his own”.

Check out his wonderful piece and tell us how you incorporate eco-design into your projects.