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

 

La Reserve Residences Wins Cityscape Global Award 2017 / by 10 DESIGN

Swiss Property and 10 DESIGN are very proud that La Reserve Residences has won at the prestigious Cityscape Global Award for Best Residential Mid to High Rise Project (Future) on 11 September 2017 at Dubai Conrad.
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Woosung Residential Complex, Seoul (KR) / by AllesWirdGut



17 High-Rises for Seoul

For an invited architectural competition, AllesWirdGut developed a design for a 3,000-unit residential quarter in the South-Korean capital city of Seoul. The proposal for the 120,000 m² area situated in a privileged waterside location is for a development of 17 high-rise buildings on amorphously shaped plinths, which combines high densification and urbanity with a strong identity-generating character and maximum amenity quality.
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Creative DIY Ideas to Hide the Wires in the Wall Room

In rooms that have a lot of electronics, wires can be hard to hide. They can be unseemly and can destroy the look you are going for in the room. This is why so many people are turning to DIY ideas to hide those wires so that they are invisible or they do not mess with the decor. If you are struggling to wrangle wires in your home, we have some creative suggestions that can really work.

Wall Trim

Wall trims are a great way to to hide wires in the wall. They look elegant and can complete the wall while still allowing you to tuck all of those wires away. If this is something that you are considering, be sure to hire electricians Sydney, since it can be a complex process and you do not want to injure yourself or to damage your property with faulty wiring.
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How To Create Retail Store Interiors That Get People To Purchase Your Products

Retail is detail. That is the oft-quoted wisdom among retail professionals when it comes to designing store operations. You only get one chance to win over a customer when they step into your store. It is, therefore, no surprise that creating a unique in-store customer experience that leaves a lasting first impression on a shopper is the holy grail of retail store design.

An attractive interior design is indispensable in not only enticing a customer to enter your store but also to get them to make purchases per trip.

Tips on Building an Attractive Retail Interior Design

• Large Window Displays

The goal behind designing a retail interior space is to attract shoppersinto the store. When a prospective walks by the store without any pre-meditated intention of entering in, the warm and colorful atmosphereinsideshooed be the main thing they see.
Human beings are visual creatures, and as such, a beautiful interior will trigger a subconscious choice to enter, even if it’s only to browse. Once inside the store, you can convert them into sales through offers designed to drive impulse purchases.
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How You can Turn Your Back Yard into a Tropical Paradise

At this time of year, you’d be forgiven for forgetting all about your backyard. The temperature is cooling down, the trees are changing color and the holidays will be upon us before we know it. But, it’s actually the perfect time to turn your outdoor space into somewhere you love spending time in – particularly if you’re open to the idea of giving it a tropical theme!
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Mecanoo wins Shenzhen North Station Urban Design competition

With a scheme of twelve staggering skyscrapers, an elevated pedestrian network and a beautiful green urban park, Mecanoo architecten has been named the winner of the urban design competition for the Shenzhen North Station business district. The 1,36 million square metres development encompasses offices, retail space, apartments and a hotel, integrated with Shenzhen North railway and metro station.

Mecanoo’s proposal aims to create a strong identity for the neighbourhood. The main buildings of the business district are set around a central urban park and vary in height between 278 and 428 metres. By situating the transportation nodes on the subterranean levels, the public park appears as an open green space, something the area currently lacks.

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The Monroe Blocks, a Major Mixed-Use Development in the Heart of Downtown Detroit / by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Located at the center of the spokes that connect greater Detroit, the Monroe Blocks development will have an impact far beyond its surrounding context, it will become a destination, an icon for the future development of Detroit. The new development will combine downtown Detroit’s first high-rise office tower in a generation with over 480 residential units.
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Popular Exterior Home Designs of 2017

Your home’s exterior says a lot about the rest of your home. It sets the stage for your home’s curb appeal, which in turn dictates a lot of its value. A well-kept, stylish exterior can set off a lot of issues on the interior, as well as make your home stand out within your neighborhood. And while once upon a time, many homes within one area may all have had the same type of siding, roofing, and trim, many homeowners are now choosing to set their homes apart a bit more. Instead of simply sticking to horizontal Dutch lap siding and an asphalt roof, today’s homeowners are branching out to find exterior home designs that complement their home’s architecture and their living area.

Siding Styles

No matter what type of architectural style your home has, there are generally several different house siding styles to choose from. In general, nearly all home designs have been turning toward a more natural and organic appearance of late. In other words, lots of natural stone, texture, and wood stains are gaining in popularity in all styles from Craftsman to Colonial.


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