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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 ...

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.

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 ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

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Category: Building Materials

The Future of Steel Buildings

If you are currently debating building a new home, barn, industrial building, or even an airplane hangar, steel is the building material you should consider. A prefabricated steel building can be designed to suit whatever your needs are, and a prefab building is cheaper and faster to construct than a building made of traditional materials. Customers who order steel building kits generally receive their buildings within just a few short weeks, and they are put together 50 percent faster than putting up a building made from traditional materials.
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Reclaimed Wood: Using the Popular Material in Your Home

Everyday people are taking advantage of the beauty found within reclaimed wood. From flooring to fireplace mantels, wood beams or stair treads, reclaimed wood can be used in many formats. Learning how the popular material can be used in the home can help you to see how design changes can be added to your space. Below are a few examples of popular ways reclaimed wood is used in residential dwellings.
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Why Vinyl Windows Are A Perfect Fit For Your Home

Are you looking to replace your windows or are you constructing a new home? If you are looking for windows in Edmonton but do not know where to start, worry not. Vinyl windows are the perfect windows for you. These windows are made from a safe, economical and thermally resistant PVC material that is at the same time aesthetically pleasing.
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How To Decide If You Need To Repair Or Replace Your Roof

If you are like most people, your roof is probably something that you take for granted. When it becomes damaged or starts leaking, however, it quickly becomes apparent just how essential a well-maintained roof is to the comfort and safety of your home.

The roof of your home is exposed to a tremendous amount of wear and tear on a daily basis. Not only does it have to withstand the intense heat of the sun during the summer months, but it also has to hold up under heavy rain, hail, extreme wind, and possibly even snow. Over time, this exposure to the elements can cause your roof to wear down, leading to problems such as loose shingles or leaking.

When damage does occur or when your roof starts to show signs that it is deteriorating, you have to answer an important question: should you repair your roof or replace it altogether? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers to this common question. It depends on a number of different factors. There are some general guidelines from Armor Services that you can use, however, to make the decision-making process a little bit easier.
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Wood Window Restoration

In these latter days, natural materials hold leading market positions and push synthetic ones aside. Given tendency is also seen on the window market; regardless of the fact that installation of plastic windows has been considered more prestigious several years ago, now more and more people opt for wood windows. People’s position is explained with the fact that in spite of plastic windows’ pros, they can also be harmful to health, while the wood is ecological, durable and pretty to look at material which can be easily renovated. Restoration of wood windows will make them look fresh and fulfill all their functions.

Qualitative window restoration

If you are going to repair wood window frame then, firstly, it’s worth inspecting it carefully, find the damaged piece and the reason for its appearing. This will help you fix all the defects and make your windows look just like new. It’s necessary to do Good Window Works in order windows repairing to produce an expected result. In such case, it’s worth turning for help to professionals who will return the windows to their original condition and let them serve for a long time. Here are some problems you can face having wood windows:
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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!

Commonly Overlooked Considerations for New Buildings

Starting from scratch can be scary. There are an immense amount of construction choices to make, including materials, dimensions, colors, textures, timelines, and more. In the face of all these options, many people are tempted into making the mistake of relying on old, traditional building plans. Don’t limit yourself! Take a look at these commonly overlooked materials for new buildings that can dramatically improve the overall quality of construction, providing you with long-term benefits you will see for decades to come.
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6 Paving Tips to Keep Your Asphalt Driveway Looking Great

Many homeowners are choosing asphalt paving to finish their driveway because it provides a durable and clean surface for their vehicles. Asphalt also evokes a subtle kind of beauty that can easily blend well with different exterior finishes like siding, brick and stucco.

But what kind of maintenance is crucial to keep your asphalt driveway looking great every year? Experts share the following six tips.
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