Designed by Autoban, this 300 square meter CIP Lounge recently opened at the Ataturk Airport International Departures in Istanbul, the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge is a welcoming port for weary travelers. Here's more explanation from the architects:
“The main structure, established by making use of the traditional architectural arcade system, consists of a combination of global forms. These plain spheres create interior combinations by dividing the place into sections, allowing transitions between them.” The shells have different functions – restaurant, tea garden, library, movie theater or rest rooms – and provide a sense of continuation moving through the spaces. Details like the intricate pattern shells and light-pierced black channels hiding electrical systems and mechanic features in the merging points of shells make the whole design display a fresh, bold and welcoming design.
People seek to improve their surroundings wherever they live, and they add billions to the economy. Maybe it is only by purchasing new wallpaper and paint. Hundreds of thousands of people decide to take on a significant project every year. Those renovations cost a lot of money and keep others in employment. It is just another way to keep money turning over and society functioning. Read more
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. The project will include 103 homes, a doctor's clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Read more
INSIDE Festival has chosen Hong Kong-based Joyce Wang Interiors as the World Interior of the Year 2014 with its design for the restaurant MOTT32. The restaurant is located in a former storage vault that guarded priceless heirlooms of wealthy Chinese immigrants. Read more