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Archive for October, 2017

Thwart Burglaries: Integrate Home Security in Architectural Design

Architecture plays an important role in the design of a home that is not only aesthetically pleasing and functional, but also safe and secure. In this regard, good design and technology play a focal role in home building. Designing a home and integrating security from the beginning ensure the safety of the house, its premises and inhabitants from threats such as burglaries, invasions or attacks.
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VEOLIA headquarters / by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Veolia’s new headquarters is a building that enhances the new neighbourhood between Paris and Aubervilliers. It creates an optimal environment for future users, a “pleasant to live in” building with large interior gardens, terraces, windows that open and mobile sunshades, It is a sustainable, robust and durable structure with a “direct materiality”, visible concrete and wood, and materials used in their rough state.
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Top Five Cities for Great Architecture

From colonial constructions to modern masterpieces, there some truly amazing examples of architecture around the world. Beautiful buildings can make you want to travel, and when you get there they will inspire you through genuine admiration. Here are five of the most spectacular places to go to be awestruck.

Valparaíso, Chile

Situated around a two hour bus journey from Chile’s capital Santiago, Valparaiso is a sprawling mass of hills, lights and buildings on the west coast of South America,. Also known as the Jewel of the Pacific, the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Some of the main highlights of the cityscape include vibrant houses lining the narrow, labyrinthine paths, and the looming colonial buildings along the high street.

The White City, Tel Aviv

The White City in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv is an astonishing array of over 4,000 international style, white buildings. The houses were built during the 1930s and 40s to accommodate the huge number of Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe during the war. Designed by German Jewish architects, many of whom were from the Bauhaus school, the minimalist designs and striking straight lines of the constructions are said to link together the ideas of form and function. The city is particularly stunning under the blue skies of the Tel Aviv summer.

Florence, Italy

Florence was the birthplace of the 14th century Renaissance movement, and today remains one of the art centres of the world. The architecture in the Italian city includes works from Greek and Roman periods and as well as Gothic examples, however, it is the geometric aesthetics of the early and late Renaissance periods that really draw the eye.

 
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Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine, China / by Shanghai Hip-pop

No matter how exquisite the concept and definition are, they most likely end up to be judge about “Form”. Therefore chief designer from Shanghai Hip-pop as well as main designer of this project Mr. Sun said: we may reject any form of theory or opinion, however, we can’t refuse the potential influence from the architectural and interior environment that we live in. It seems “what do you want to convey” is more significant than to argue “what it is”.
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Creative Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner

There are few appliances more beloved than the air conditioner when the summer heat descends. Unfortunately, those big boxy units don’t add anything in the way of curb appeal. They break line of sight and you can’t cover them over because they need air flow. There are, however, a number of creative ways to hide you’re A/C unit.
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F&B Interior Design Trends That Define How You Dine Today

Restaurants nowadays need to offer an experience that engages all of the senses. Patrons no longer want to be enamored just by the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of the meal being presented to them; they want to be impressed by the surrounding space as well.
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Tetusa Oasis Thermal Resort / by ENOTA

Tetusa Oasis Thermal Resort is an extensive wellness and medical facility set in the midst of low-rise housing area in coastal town Cesme in Turkey. In this well known leisure town with a long history of thermal water exploitation the decision was made to enrich the town’s offer with new central thermal complex including spa, water park, hotel, medical prevention center, elderly care facility and some other supporting programs.
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Conversion, Muraz / by savioz fabrizzi architectes

the project involves converting a barn-cum-stable in the old village of muraz into two apartments. the particular typology of the original building was characterised by a base of heavy masonry coated with traditional lime-based render, which extended upward on a reduced scale. a partially open wooden frame simply rested on the sizeable masonry walls to close off the building. this gave the barn-cum-stable a certain bulk and solidity, which it was decided to retain and intensify during the conversion.
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