Modern Furniture Blog

Modern Furniture Blog

Modern living rooms

Modern living rooms

About Alexander Calzadilla

Alexander Calzadilla is a Cuban male originally from Philadelphia, who has happily called Miami his home since moving here at the age of 15. He attended Southwest Sr. High School and Florida International University, ultimately receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While in college, he began working as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Reichenbacher, a position he kept for seven years after graduation. He subsequently worked at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Associates before landing at Costa Nursery. After distinguishing himself with many accomplishments, he was promoted to the position of Director of Specialty Products, which included the orchid, bonsai and lucky bamboo departments. When Alex was first put in charge of the three departments, they ranked near the bottom. By the time he left Costa after seven years, Alex had transformed the floundering departments into unqualified successes, posting record earnings, sales and profitability. In 2008 Alex was named the Costa Employee of the Year. Alex now puts his formidable prowess as a businessman into his newest venture, Avant-Garde Home Furnishings, LLC, serving as Managing Partner.

About Avant-Garde

We offer home furnishings and decor for every area of your home,both inside and out, always striving to bring you the most current design elements being used by today's top designers, at a fraction of their retail cost. Whether you are completely redecorating an area of your home, looking for the perfect accent piece to finish off an existing room, shopping for a unique gift, or simply "window shopping" to get design ideas, Avant-Garde is the place to go for everything modern & contemporary for your home.

Biznik - Business Networking

Google+ Badge

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Jetsons meet the real world of Architecture and Design

The Jetsons arrive on Earth: 
Abu Dhabi and Shanghai

part 1 of 2: Abu Dhabi

Every once in a while you see buildings and structures designed by the worlds best architects and interior designers and you ask yourself am ina future time or still in 2011. Well I forget that all buildings today are being designed using very modern materials and technology allowing them to be bigger, taller, and in whatever shape we create in our imaginations. Increasingly US cities, still stuck n the boxy tall, and useful mentality are falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to these new, futuristic looking buildings and cities that the world is now begining to build. Two countries in particular, THe Unkted Arab Emirates, and China are at the forefront of this new modern construction. Why, simple, China has simply wiped out what was once urban slums and completely remodeled these areas from the ground up and The United Arab Emirates has transformed itself into the new mecca for tourism and vacations in the middle building on what once was desset dunes or arid land and transformed them into the beautiful gleaming cities of today.

Its not that the US, old Europe, and South America have fallen behind, but simply that they have to much History and build accordingly to preserve the traditional values of their cities. For example the Empire State building, while iconic and unimaginable in its time is now simply an old concrete beautful building but nothing that resembles the era of lets say 3012. Now of course do not for one minute think I want to get rid of the Empire State building for a Jetson's futuristic looking building out of China, I am simply saying that our cities do not look that way and I think the Empire state building and its top Spiral are the most amazing and beautiful sites of our world. Its a classic example of American ingenuity, design, creativity, and was the talk of its time. The Marble alone in that building make it one of our modern wonders. 

I am simply stating that starting from nothing is whag has allowed these countries to create these cityscapes. Please see below on my first of a two part series showing Shanghai and Abu Dahbi, two of the most modern cities of our time.

Enjoy the following pictures of one such building in Abu Dhabi and I have also included a link to a video on the city. 

amazing building design Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
amazing building design Yas Island Yacht Club

Here are the wonderful building architecture and interior in Abu Dhabi – The Yas Island Yacht Club by Omiros One Architecture. this building really creative architecture maker. The Yas Island Yacht Club is highlighted by bright white outer shells of two main buildings on the stage and the Yas Marina F1 track. The sculptural forms of construction is reflected in a series of water features around play in a garden designed to complement the curvilinear architecture. A matrix of the glass facade integrated LED lights allow processing shells on giant screens pixelated screen against the night sky. let’s check the Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi – The Yas Island Yacht Club picture below:

amazing floor design in dining area in Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
amazing floor design in dining area in Yas Island Yacht Club

Inside, the lobby has a large staircase and curved walls glass of water around the observation elevator, the main volume topped by a glass dome, about 15 meters above ground level. The walls of plywood and three levels of polished metal links the entry with the cigar bar, which commands the view of the canal and the marina. The VIP room features private facilities top-level dining room, meeting areas and meeting spaces, all captured by a curved roof, which follows the outer skin of the building shell. The “curve” of the Yacht Club opens for outdoor decks on three levels.

bars table and lamps interior in Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
bars table and lamps interior in Yas Island Yacht Club

building roof and ceiling interior Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
building roof and ceiling interior Yas Island Yacht Club

see view Yas Island Yacht Club building Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
see view Yas Island Yacht Club building

wonderful ceiling design in Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
wonderful ceiling design in Yas Island Yacht Club

wonderful Yas Island Yacht Club design Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
wonderful Yas Island Yacht Club design

Yas Island Yacht Club coffee table area Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club coffee table area

Yas Island Yacht Club night view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club night view

Yas Island Yacht Club stunning arsitecture Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club stunning architecture

Yas Island Yacht Club terrace view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club terrace view

Yas Island Yacht Club terrace with white ceramic Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club terrace with white ceramic

spiral stair interior design in Yas Island Yacht Club Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
spiral stair interior design in Yas Island Yacht Club

Yas Island Yacht Club ceiling view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club ceiling view

Yas Island Yacht Club from inside view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club from inside view

Yas Island Yacht Club pool view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club pool view

Yas Island Yacht Club side view Wonderful Building Architecture an Interior in Abu Dhabi   The Yas Island Yacht Club
Yas Island Yacht Club side view

The Future has arrived....


This is a link to a video on the city: 



AG Home Goods



No comments:

Post a Comment

Avant Garde Interior Design Ideas

A House that Transforms

Trip from Miami to Miami Beach

Domain Auctions at GoDaddy.com

Domain Auctions at GoDaddy.com

Miami Beach Art Deco District Slide Show

Modern contemporary showplace and home of Avant-Garde Home Furnishings, LLC, Miami, Florida