Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These ...

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

A'tolan House, Taiwan / by : Create+Think Design Studio

A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

 

Koper Central Park, Slovenia / by ENOTA

New Koper Urban Park is set between Piranska Road and the Semedela promenade, and between the Grande canal and the area just beyond the city market. Piranska Road represents a new stage in the development of the town’s infrastructure while the promenade is one of the more important features of the town having once acted as the link between the city on the then-island and the mainland. As such, it counts among the characteristic elements in the panorama of Koper. The connection ran between the sea and the salt ponds. As the city developed during the past decades, the former salt-pond area was gradually filled in. The land thus recovered represented a major development potential for the town. Nowadays, these surfaces are partially built, but there are still extensive unoccupied surfaces, including the area under consideration. The key characteristic of the area is the immediate connection with the promenade and the sea, which is to be recognised as a significant spatial quality. The area is partially occupied by a large car park behind the city market. In the broader context, the area represents the first contact with the sea for the visitors to the Slovene coast, and it represents the starting point of the riviera between the towns of Koper and Izola. Only a comprehensive and co-ordinated treatment of the entire belt along the promenade will be able to visually and functionally connect the two currently separate parts of the town into a logical whole.
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Rimowa Flagshipstore in Tokyo / by Labvert

Tokyo’s Ginza district is famous for its fine department stores and luxury brands. Soon, it will house a new attraction as the legendary German luggage manufacturer Rimowa will open a centrally located 500m2 flagship store. To perfectly present the suitcases with their iconic groove design, a store landscape has been created in which high-quality, Western design harmonizes with Japanese cultural traditions. This Zen-inspired shopping oasis is the creation of the Architecture and Design Studio Labvert, under the direction of Stephan Vary.
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Control Your Pests: Indoors and Out

Spring is around the corner and your garden will start coming alive again. The sun will shine, spring rains will pour down, and your home will get a fresh infusion of new life. It also means that insects and pests will begin waking from their winter sleep and reproducing everywhere.
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Feuerstein Arena in Schierke / by GRAFT

In Schierke, a district of Wernigerode at the foot of the Harz Mountains in Germany, GRAFT has renovated a listed natural ice rink. The project is awarded with the German Design Award 2019.
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Departamento Vertice, Estado de Mexico / by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporanea

A home that includes all its inhabitants is the project that ARCO Arquitectura Contemporanea´s team did for this project. The basic rules of universal design answered all the needs for a person that uses a wheel chair creating the ideal ambiance where everyone can fully enjoy the whole space.
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Modern Bathroom Design Guide

Now that it’s a new year you’re probably wondering, what does a modern bathroom look like in 2019? This is a great question. Bathroom design is always evolving, and 2019 is no different. We’re seeing less and less of the all white and chrome, sterile, and honestly boring modern bathrooms of previous years.
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The Future of Steel Buildings

If you are currently debating building a new home, barn, industrial building, or even an airplane hangar, steel is the building material you should consider. A prefabricated steel building can be designed to suit whatever your needs are, and a prefab building is cheaper and faster to construct than a building made of traditional materials. Customers who order steel building kits generally receive their buildings within just a few short weeks, and they are put together 50 percent faster than putting up a building made from traditional materials.
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Boarding School Bolivia / by CODE

The Bella Vista boarding school was planed and built during the second building phase of the Agronomy Campus near Cochabamba, Bolivia. The vocational center provides a perspective to juveniles from extremely poor families in Bolivia that goes beyond the common subsistence level of agriculture. CODE and Prof. Ralf Pasel at TU Berlin’s department for Design and Building Construction is dedicated to an interdisciplinary, long-term project in the Andean village Bella Vista, Bolivia, aiming to develop local solutions against poverty as well as finding solutions to global issues such as increasing urbanization and rural depopulation.
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