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BALNEA Spa + réserve thermale / by Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement

Since last spring, BALNEA has been offering guests a new way to enhance their spa experience. Designed and built by the acclaimed architectural firm of Blouin Tardif Architecture Environnement, the Pavillon Ouest – West Pavilion – includes a large terrace, hot tub and Turkish bath. The new pavilion adds capacity to the spa, while pursuing the exceptional facility’s mission: reinventing the art of relaxation through a fully immersive experience in the heart of nature.
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Why Buy When You Can Rent Heavy Equipment?

Heavy machinery makes construction work more manageable and timely. By embracing the use of heavy equipment, you can be assured of quality work, safety and a prompt completion. Sourcing the necessary materials should be a top agenda item when thinking of undertaking any massive construction project. Do not worry if you do not own all the heavy equipment that you need to complete a job. You have the option of buying or renting machinery to acquire the services of such equipment. Both renting and buying equipment has its pros and cons. Some of the reasons as to why you should consider renting heavy equipment rather than buying whenever possible will be discussed in this article.
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Five Home Improvement Opportunities for 2019

Improving your home is a long-term project; it’s an investment in your living standards that’ll transform your abode into a place of comfort and fun. With each home improvement you’ll also be adding to your home’s value, should you wish to move along the property ladder. This article looks at five areas of a house that you can easily improve in 2019, adding value at the same time as creating more preferable living conditions for you and your family. Each requires an investment of time and effort that’ll provide excellent returns across the course of the future.
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Senses, a Nature-Embedded Pool-House in Lebanon / by Wael Farran Studio

At Wael Farran Studio, Senses was nothing short of a challenge! Located in South of Lebanon, Senses is a pool house that was conceived and built as an extension to an existing residence. Therefore, the project is a beautiful exercise in fusion, where interior, exterior and landscape unite to create one holistic lifestyle canvas that speaks of design excellence.
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What To Look For In a Professional Mover

Moving can be a daunting task as we can well know. If you are moving across town or across the state, moving is still stressful. Of course, if you are moving and have to hunt new housing, that’s another stress. We will give you what to look for in a mover and define the services they offer. Also, we will look at the upsurge in manufactured housing for the potential homeowner.
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Andaz Munich in Schwabing / by concrete

concrete proudly presents the opening of its latest hotel project, Andaz Munich in Schwabing. Like a kaleidoscope, the Andaz hotel reflects the culture and tradition of the neighbourhood, creating a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere where guests and locals can feel at home.
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The Burj Residence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates / by VSHD Design

The project is located in one of Dubai’s busiest residential neighborhoods and accordingly surrounded by many low rise houses.

The client requested for a design that ensures the highest level of privacy and allows for the construction of a 1600 sqm house on a relatively small sized plot. He has also requested for a certain level of grandeur with a great deal of natural light.
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The Key Architecture Principles Behind Every Big Casino

What is it that makes for a truly worthwhile piece of architecture? Is it size? The logistics of the structure? The expense or the originality of the design? The is a topic which has been debated for centuries and will continue to be debated well into the future.

While there’s no such thing as the “perfect” piece of architecture, some buildings are most certainly bolder and more ambitious than others. One type of building which continues to push boundaries and spark intense debate is the casino.

Casinos, especially the new generation of mega-resorts popping up like dandelions in Las Vegas and Macau, represent the pinnacle of architectural ambition. While these structures are never without controversy, they can never be accused of being unimaginative or dull.

While all casino buildings are different, they share many things in common. Here are the key guiding architectural principles behind every big casino.
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