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Archive for August, 2018

The Oasia Hotel, Singapore / by WOHA

The Oasia Hotel in the central business district Singapore is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates. In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion. According to the architects, the aim was ‘to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.’

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Hiding Pool Pumps in House and Pool Designs

Architects who specialize in designing individual homes are often requested to incorporate a swimming pool, whether it is for construction at the same time or for adding later when the client’s budget permits.

One of the challenges of designing a pool and it’s surrounding patio areas is finding the best way to hide all the ugly pool filtration equipment, pool pumps, plumbing and other accessories.

A creatively screened pool equipment area can also serve the purpose of reducing the noise from the pool pumps. Of course, the first priority should be to install only quality pumps with a low noise output. Established pool equipment retailers like Mr Pool Man can advise on the best pumps to use to keep noise levels down.
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How to Reduce Your Debt So You Can Buy a House

Are you thinking of buying a house, but want to lower your debt first? Well, you are not alone. Most adults have some sort of debt like student loans and credit card debt. The numbers grow each year as Americans take on more and more debt.

There are times when applying for a loan is the only solution available for a financial problem, though. It is important that consumers are able to stay current with the monthly payments. However, some things could get in the way, and you might not be able to pay on your debt for a month or two, or even longer.

The good news is that you can get out of that debt trap. You can bring your debt down to a more affordable level so that you have more dispensable cash to purchase a home.
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