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Archive for December, 2017

Top 4 Things that can Improve Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to outdoor space, the possibilities are endless. So, many of us take great pride in our homes and spend countless hours cleaning, improving, rearranging and remodeling the interior. However, very few people think about the outside of their home or realize that hardscape design is a great way to create truly gorgeous and functional outdoor space for your home. If you are a homeowner that is considering improving your outdoor space, read on below for a few of the top ideas for creating a gorgeous outdoor space of your very own.
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The History of Architecture

Architecture has come far from building for shelter and survival. Before we learnt how much we could do with an imaginative mind and mathematical thinking, we built to hide from predators and extreme weather conditions. We built to survive and for nothing more.

As time passed and our brains expanded, we began to find innovative ways to improve on our building skills. Then, we started to get creative and built for the beauty of architecture as well as practicality. Today, we build for all of these reasons; shelter, warmth, stunning designs, to push the limits of our imagination and to expand on our building capability.
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What is Contemporary Floral Design

Nature in its truest and innate sense provides the ultimate backdrop of contemporary floral design. Infact, many are inspired to draw in on nature to influence design in the sense of fashion, fabric, architecture and interior design.

However back to the basic and fundamental definition of Contemporary Floral Design is the artistic expression of how flowers are arranged and “accessorized”, together with other aesthetic enhancers and objects, to deliver a themed flower arrangement.

To simply place flowers in an arranged vase can be termed mediocre. Infact, on arrival to most corporate reception areas, one is met with flowers beautifully and usually arranged. Most countries have businesses formed that are commissioned to provide such arrangements on a weekly basis.

These contemporary Floral Designs can take the form of uber simple flowers arranged into intricate and considered designs that not only lend to the natural essence of the types of flowers, but also which can provide a floral arrangement with longevity.

The basic understanding of flowers is essentially to establish which can be paired, whose stems can be manipulated and still allowing for the blossom to remain, and which are parasite flowers that cannot be vased together.
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TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2017

TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2017 is India’s premier design competition for professionals, brought to you by Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India). Categories are spread over architecture, interior design, product design and visual design. Entries are open to all architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and photographers.

Submit entries online at www.trendsawards.in

The submitted works can be located anywhere around the world. However, the firm must be based in India.

A first-of-its-kind in the country, these awards are an endeavour to bring forth the best in architecture, interior design, concepts, forms, and practices in India.

Last Date for Submission: December 31, 2017

Contact Person:
Harshal Wesavkar
Tel: +91-22-22735779 or +91-22-22735887
Email: trendsawards2016@gmail.com

How to Prevent Extra Expenditure in Your Home

As any homeowner will tell you, there are always more expenses involved in home maintenance than originally expected. Just when you think you’ve accounted for everything, another unforeseen expense pops up.

While certain expenses can’t be avoided, such as the mortgage and utility payments, many financial burdens can be greatly reduced via simple preparation. Ultimately, your goal should be to setup the home in such a way that the monthly upkeep costs are minimal. With that said, here are some things everyone should be doing to reduce unnecessary expenditure in their homes:
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Benefits of Using Steel Buildings for Agricultural Purposes

For the agriculture industry, their building and land requirements are quite different to other industries. Farmers need fenced-off areas to enclose the livestock and horses outside, along with large and wide open-ended building structures to house everything from pigs, cows and sheep, to horses for the riders to use for herding some types of livestock.
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Humanitas University Campus, Milan / by Architect Filippo Taidelli

The new complex of the international faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Humanitas Research Hospital is designed by architect Filippo Taidelli. Three buildings for 25.000 sqm host 1.200 students from 31 countries, teachers and researchers.

Has taken place in Milan the official opening of the new Humanitas University Campus -International faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Humanitas Research Hospital – a complex of buildings and greenery designed by the Italian Architect Filippo Taidelli of the FTA Studio: an articulated university campus consisting of 3 new buildings for about 25.000 sqm, leading to educational contents and environmental sustainability.
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