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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 are commercial and residential buildings whose science and style accord with the principles of sustainability.

Green architecture has two clear goals. Its first goal is to minimize the resources used when constructing a building. Its second goal is to provide the building with a form of energy that is inexpensive, does not produce harmful emissions and pollution. Moreover, it’s essential for the future that these homes only use renewable energy.

It’s possible that in the future, all homes will be green buildings. Besides improving the environment, green buildings will also create immense cost savings on energy use. However, even if you don’t live in a green building now, you can still enjoy the benefits of cost saving by enrolling in a new electricity and natural gas plan depending on where you live. If, for instance, you live in Alberta, you have quite a few options. Direct Energy Edmonton and other competitive energy suppliers are making it much easier for homeowners to use the same quantity of electricity at a lower rate.
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Residential Complex “Biosphere XXI”, Valencia / by Luís De Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]

1. Objectives má s important

– Build a prototype bioclimatic behave perfectly in any Spanish climate zone. That is, housing that can be self – regulating heat rse in any climate, and therefore available a high capacity to generate heat, and generate fresh, just for its architectural structure. In the same way, the house must have natural devices to reduce, if necessary, the humidity of the indoor air.

– To design a flexible housing with unique design, and you can expand or reduce the number of stays, easily, maintaining its formal perception.

– Conduct a housing model that can be promoted massively, and allows easy customization. That is, each prospective buyer would have a single dwelling.

– Projecting a house that can be fully industrialized, and most of his composing tes can be prefabricated.

– Demonstrate that the most economical and efficient heating system for a bioclimatic dwelling is based on electric radiators, with a night rate.

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How to Determine Your Deck Style

Decks and porches both top the list of things that homeowners and homebuyers most want to see on a home. Decks help increase your enjoyment of your yard and landscaping, and increase your living space during the warmer months. Whether you entertain regularly, or the deck is just for personal use, adding one to your home can really help impact how much you use your outdoors space. Decks come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and materials as well, allowing you to build one to suit your particular needs. Determine your deck style before beginning to make most of the project.

Complementary Style

Above all else, your deck needs to complement the rest of your home’s exterior. For example a sleek contemporary home will look better with a deck that has clean lines and a mixture of low-maintenance decking materials with steel cable railings than it will with a deck that has more traditional features.
Take a look at some of the features that your home already has. The shape, lines of the home, size of the exterior cladding, and its footprint should all go into your final deck decision, as well as where off your home the deck will be positioned. For example, having your deck wrap around one corner of the home might be beneficial if your property isn’t level, giving you multiple points of entry from several different areas. This type of deck matching should extend right to the color of the stain. Consider your siding, architectural shingles, shutters, and even front door to choose a color that will match or complement other accents already in place.


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World Architecture Community Awards Winners Announced!

World Architecture Community is proud to announce the Winners of the 24th Cycle of the World Architecture Community Awards 10+5. Again, we had a great list of projects from all over the globe, spanning from Lithuania to India, from Brazil to Oman, from Iran to the United States, overall from 17 different countries.

10+5 projects were selected by the votes of our jury composed of Honorary Members and Winners of earlier cycles (10) and by the rates of World Architecture Community Members (5), in each of the 3 categories, namely Realised, Designed and Student.

You may now consult all of the awarded projects at the World Architecture Community WA Awards Winners section. Three of these winners are listed below, but make sure to review all of the winners.

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.
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Contemporary Interior Designs

Renovation & Interior Design of a penthouse of 65 mq. / by Maurizio Giovannoni Architetto

© Mikko Ala-Peijari

Contemporary interior designs are perfect for anyone wishing to transform their home into a comfortable and welcoming abode. This interior décor style is growing in popularity mainly because of its versatility and ease of assimilation in any space.

Chances are you’ve heard about contemporary design but are hard-pressed to identify it from other interior décor styles. According to the dictionary, contemporary means belonging to or occurring in the present. Apply this definition to interior design, and contemporary refers to a style that is in vogue at any present moment. These designs are ever-evolving, and what might have been contemporary a decade ago is now outdated.

Contemporary interior designs are casual, sleek, and inviting. They give you the freedom to experiment and come up with a home that reflects your own personal style. Additionally, this style is incredibly adaptive, so it can blend well with others to create a truly unique interior for your home.
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Breeze, Mooloolaba / by Tony Owen Partners

Breeze, Mooloolaba / by Tony Owen Partners

Mooloolaba is a resort town on the southern coast of Queensland. It has expansive beaches and a laid back feel. The Breeze Apartments are located on the main beachfront promenade. The Breeze contains 33 apartments all with Oceanfront views. It contains a pool, gym and gardens. The building was designed to maximise views to the ocean, with wide living areas and sweeping balconies. The units have a light and open feel consistent with the area.
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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 rocks”, or “a house made out of rocks.”

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