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If you live in the city, chances are you occasionally crave a trip away to be with nature and YOD studio designed Relax Park Verholy to be just that place. Located in the Poltava region, Ukraine, the hotel is surrounded by a lush pine forest that offers a relaxing reprieve from the hustle and bustle. The complex houses everything you might need for a relaxing time – hotel rooms, swimming pools, spa, sauna, terraces, horseback riding arena, and an upscale restaurant. Minimalist

BIG’s first foray into North America, the West 57th Street (W57) Building in New York is approaching completion. After initial releases of renderings, and photographs taken two months after topping out, a new video has surfaced, exhibiting the gradual realization of the firm’s vision. This 32-story tower with 709 apartment units combines a courtyard block and a skyscraper, affectionately dubbed a “courtscraper” by its designer. Reacting to an unorthodox, thin plot of la

Courtesy of Tadashi Suga Architects Architects: Tadashi Suga Architects Location: Japan Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Tadashi Suga Architects Courtesy of Tadashi Suga Architects From the architect. The house consists of a parent and child, 2 households and a guest room. The site is in the old uptown for about 5 minu

A soaring contemporary space for the divine, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels opened to the public in 2002. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, the Roman Catholic cathedral is a monument to the successes of postmodernism deep in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The cathedral features modernist decoration, from angular wooden pews to steel chandeliers complete with blown glass orbs, and can host up to 3,000 visitors in its sunlight

© Ariel Huber Architects: Opolis architects Location: Khandala, Maharashtra, India Design Team: Sonal Sancheti, Rahul Gore, Niel Parekh, Shailesh Kunte Area: 4500.0 ft2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Ariel Huber Structural Consultant: M/s Sidarth Chikani Main Civil Contractor: M/s R.R.Metha, Pune

For this week’s Friday Five, we check in with Fady Hachem, founder and principal designer of Melbourne-based, multi-disciplinary design agency Hachem, where they cover architecture, interior design, and branding. Melbourne’s Bond Bar, a hidden bar underneath a parking deck, took a risk and let Fady at just 21 years old have carte blanche to design the now legendary space. Just recently, he finished a redesign of the bar and won the Design Selection Award for Good Design Au

© Sreenag Pictures Architects: KSM Architecture Location: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Design Team: Sriram Ganapathi, K.S Money, Siddarth Money, S.Seran, G.Gayathri, P.Ragini, P.Aiswarya Area: 1020.0 sqm Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Sreenag Pictures Civil Contractors: G.Ramamoorthi Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

GOD IS A VERB is an urgent portrait of a world - and a man - on the brink. Summer 1969, an eccentric professor gathers a team of offbeat academics to play a game with one goal: make the world work for all humanity. As the clock ticks, the lines blur between the game and the real world and we wonder if we've detached from reality altogether.Hook & Eye is an ensemble company of theater-makers, actors, dancers, musicians and artists based in Brooklyn, NY. We build totally ne

A collaboration between architecture firm Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research company SINTEF, Zero Emission Building (ZEB) partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera, led to the award-winning Plus House Larvik, which was designed to generate an energy surplus that can power an electric car year-round. Just announced, the pilot project in Larvik, Norway is the winner of WAN Sustainable Buildings 2015 Award. The goal was to demonstrate solutions to improve comfort along

© Wison Tungthunya - W Workspace Architects: Onion Location: 55 Sukhumvit Road, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand Area: 298.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Wison Tungthunya - W Workspace © Wison Tungthunya - W Workspace From the architect. KNOCK Kitchen & Kicks was

A workshop on the gradual urban development of Geneva will take place from September 21st to September 25th, 2015 at the Fonderie Kugler.Registration to the workshop is open to all independent and creative minds and motivated people within the limits of the available places.During 5 days, about sixty participants, mostly students in master degrees of architecture or urban planning at Hepia, UNIL, ETH-Zurich, but also artists from Kugler, independant participants and professio

Design Milk headed to Copenhagen, Denmark with more than a dozen other design blogs (from 11 countries!) to get an in-depth look at three iconic Danish brands: Fritz Hansen, Royal Copenhagen, and Dinesen. While you’ve probably heard of and appreciate their place in design, seeing the unbelievable craftsmanship and attention to detail that these companies are known for was pretty incredible. Take a look at some of the places we got to visit! The holy grail! (i.e. headquarters) C

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