Advertise here

Archive for March, 2018

Designing Your Dream Kitchen: What Would You Do?

Whether you live in a small apartment or a two-story house, for those that love to cook the kitchen matters. Stepping into a kitchen that is exactly as you have always wanted it is something that many women, and even men, dream of doing from the time they are old enough to know how to cook. If you had the chance to design your dream kitchen, what would you put in it? Modern technology and decades of trial and error have led to some pretty amazing stuff you can put in the kitchen. If you are considering designing your dream kitchen, read on below for a few of the tools, appliances, and areas you might want to include in the design.
Continued

What Every Homeowner Should Know About Metal Log Siding

When you do not live in an area with HOA restrictions, you have more freedom to make your house your own. That means you do not have to go with the traditional vinyl siding or bricks. Instead, you can consider something more newer and more unique, like steel log siding. This kind of siding will give you the look of a log cabin, without the necessary maintenance of a traditional log cabin. Look at the infographic below to learn more about metal log siding!

JACOB’S LADDER, Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, New Zealand / by Gerry Judah

JACOB’S LADDER is a new sculpture by Gerry Judah for Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, New Zealand.

Gibbs Farm is a thousand-acre open-air sculpture park in Kaipara Harbour, near Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. It features over thirty monumental sculptures from a roll-call of top international contemporary artists including Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor and Andy Goldsworthy.
Continued

Towers of Love / by Alva Roy Architects

In his Towers of Love, Toronto-based architect Alva Roy takes the notion of love and shoots it from deep beneath the earth’s soil, towards the sky. His design allows onlookers to pause to apprehend the mystery; allowing visitors to walk its hallways and through its corridors; and, of course, those who live there, they will have the chance to be fully immersed in the recesses of its heart.
Continued

The Glass House on the Cap d’Antibes / by David Price Design

British designer David Price, who works out of offices in Provence and on the Côte d’Azur, together with his Anglo-French-American team, has completed a show-stopping ‘Glass House’ for a British client on the Cap d’Antibes. The plot is a rarity in the area; not only facing the sea-front, but also east-facing and on an almost-flat piece of land, covering 2,000 sq m. The views from the new property extend from the snow-capped southern Alps alongside Nice to the coast towards Monaco and Italy, as well as, in the near foreground, the bay and headland of La Garoupe.
‘Right at the beginning of the project, the client purchased the site and, with it, an existing, rather ugly 1950s house’, David Price explained. ‘He initially asked us for a major remodel, but his vision was so complex and ambitious that it made vastly more sense to us to demolish and start again, extending the vision further. Happily, the client agreed.’
Continued

265 West 45th Street, Supertall Super Slender, Office Tower / by Rustem Baishev

The project explores a novel and captivating tower typology which emerged in New York in the last years — “The New York’s Super Slender”. Located on a small, currently vacant site on West 45th St which footprint measures at approx. 30x30m only, the tower rises to 400 m in height, and provides modern, ergonomic, sustainable office spaces for multi-floor corporate tenants. The project is another take on a path which skyscraper design will likely be following in the coming years, to meet extreme challenges of constrained and dense city centers, with their shortage of big vacant lots, yet ever-growing demand for new properties.
Continued

Jian Li Ju Theatre, Shanghai / by MDO

The Jianliju theatre company, in an interesting examination of typology, offers a unique spectator experience where the audience plays an integral part of the performances and productions. As such the brief for their new premises in Shanghai demands a careful architectural approach to the relationships between space, event and movement. MDO, the architects selected to take on this mantle, have addressed these conditions with a deliberate and exaggerated exploration of form, lighting and circulation.
Continued

Transforming The Mundane: Creativity At Home

Creative building is no longer the domain of wealthy businesses and the arts. Across America and, indeed, the world, new materials and tools are being developed every year. The result? The everyday home can now be inclusive of savvy architectural design, and even budget custom homes are notable in their design and use of space – no matter how limited.
Continued