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

 

New Commission for Neil Tomlinson Architects at New Covent Garden Market

Neil Tomlinson Architects has been commissioned for a new stage of work at New Covent Garden Market in London’s Nine Elms, a scheme the practice has been involved with continually since its original masterplan for the market’s future development in 2011, which considered the 23ha site’s many component parts and overall relationship to the surrounding area. The area is currently undergoing a raft of landmark developments, from the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and the new Northern Line tube network extension to the completion of the American Embassy and numerous Nine Elms residential developments. The next stage of work for the London-based practice at the market concerns the refurbishment of up to 50 railway arch spaces on the site, in a rolling programme that will complete over an 8-year period.
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5 Tips For Choosing Right Home Décor For Your Living Room

Moving is stressful, but it’s also exciting. One of the best parts about moving into a new place is getting to stamp your style on it while you decorate. But, how can you be sure the décor is just right for your living room? We’ve put together a few tips that will help you make the right choices.
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5 Tips To Updating Your Bedroom

Studies have revealed that you spend a third of your life in your bedroom. This is reason enough for you to invest bountifully and make a few tweaks aimed at creating a serene and cohesive vibe in your bedroom. With 7-9 hours of sleep recommended per night, it is necessary to make your bedroom as comfortable as possible to create the perfect getaway environment for yourself. A decision to update your bedroom should not only affect appearance but also comfort. Use these tips to give your bedroom an overhaul for a pristine and relaxed feeling;
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Ways to Make Your Home More Secure

If you are like most homeowners, home security is very important. Not only do you want your family to be safe, you also want your belongings to be safe. If you want peace of mind that your home is safe and secure, there are a few steps that you should take.

Step 1: Replace Your Old Locks

If you have old locks on your home, you should consider replacing them. Older locks can easily be broken or picked, which will give intruders easy access to your home. You should have a good door lock as well as a grade 1 or grade 2 deadbolt that penetrates the frame of the door. If you aren’t comfortable replacing the lock on your own, you should contact locksmiths Belmont.
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A Spectacular Aquarium for the Zoo in Vienna / by 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS

An application procedure involving the global-playing Danish architecture bureau 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS from Austria together with ATT, an internationally working specialist for the technical planning of large aquaria, has produced a design for a spectacular aquarium in Schönbrunn Zoo. It lies across the landscape like a great veil, the magic of its undulating silhouette drawing visitors as if under a spell into the mysterious underwater world.
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The Redevelopment of The Historic Kimmel Quarter in Riga, Latvia / by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Riga, the Baltic states’ largest city, will see the mostly abandoned buildings of its historic Kimmel Quarter transformed into a thriving commercial development, and Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is behind the winning design to revitalize the neighbourhood.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won a competition to design Kimmel Quarter, an 11,500-square-metre area that assumes nearly an entire city block in Riga’s Central District. Kimmel Quarter is the former home of Brewery Kimmel, a 19th century beer brewery that in its wake left an industrial complex filled with buildings that, while now mostly abandoned, are rich with history. The project called for a design that realizes the vision of a vibrant new city block with deep historic roots. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was one of eleven participants, along with firms like Henning Larsen and Zaha Hadid, invited to the open competition.
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Skorba Village Center, Slovenia / by ENOTA

Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The organic growth resulted in a markedly heterogeneous development organised along the access roads, with no public surface layout and without a clearly legible village centre.
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Maryland Heights Community Recreation Center / by CannonDesign

An architectural icon for the community that speaks to the future of the city.

CannonDesign is proud to share the Maryland Heights Community Recreation Center, a new hub for recreational sports, wellness, and civic engagement located in this west St. Louis community, is open. Situated prominently along the city’s beltway and adjacent to Maryland Heights’ outdoor water park, the Center offers a prominent destination for residents with significantly improved space and a greater variety of activity areas for community use over their former facility on the same site.
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