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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: Houses / Housing

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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Residence Overlooking Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles / by Heusch Inc.

The residence is located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a promontory elevated above legendary Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. It was originally built in 1961 and the renovation and addition was to reflect the mid-century-style architecture o that time.

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Important Things to Remember Before Buying A Home

Buying a home will be one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and it will have a lot of impact on your finances for many years to come. This is why it is a good idea to invest time and effort in the process to avoid making mistakes that you might end up regretting later. There is a lot that goes into the process of buying a home, and you will have to work with many people in the process. It is a good idea to have a rough idea of what is going on. Below are some important things to remember before buying a home.

Find the right realtor

The realtor you choose such as Live love at home – Philadelphia, will have a big impact on the home you buy and the pricing you get it for. This is why it is important to choose a realtor who will be able to help you with the process. There are some people who usually hesitate when it comes to hiring a realtor because they get a cut of the sales price, and this for them will result in higher costs. It is good to remember that the seller is the one paying the commission and not the seller. You should always remember that the agent representing the seller is not protecting your interest, and they can easily pocket commission from both sides. This means you are not saving money. Just get yourself a realtor who will be protecting your interest and guiding you through the process.

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What is Corporate Housing?

If you are a businessman or freelancer who’s ever taken a business trip, chances are that you stayed in a hotel or B&B for a night or two, with limited entertainment options, all on your company’s expense account. Sometimes however, you need to stay out of town for a few weeks, and living in a hotel just isn’t practical or affordable – for you or your company. That is when coliving and making use of corporate housing is highly beneficial.

High Rise Luxury Residential Tower in Wan Chai / by Make Architects

Vanke Properties choose Make for their first venture into Hong Kong

The Luna at 18 Lun Fat Street in Wan Chai is the new residential tower from Make Architects for client Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. which sets a new standard for high-quality serviced apartments in Hong Kong.

Located in the neighbourhood of a former printing works, the practice has used a printing block motif as the inspiration for the façade and interior design and give the scheme a striking detail that sets it apart from the neighbouring towers.

Landlord’s Guide to Decorating a Rental Property

Rental properties are in demand throughout the US, and there is a great deal of competition to make your property stand out from the rest. One of the best ways to gain interest from tenants is the way in which you choose to decorate a property. As a landlord, it is important to make sure your rental property is visually appealing and furnished to a high-quality standard. Failing to do so may mean you face rental voids, which will not make your initial investment in the property worthwhile.

House at Charlebois Lake / by Paul Bernier Architecte

On a wooded lot on the shore of Charlebois Lake, the clients wanted to build a contemporary house, luminous and open to the nature. They wanted most of the spaces of the house to be level with the land.

Essential Tips To Find The Best Properties In Foreclosure

The real estate industry is full of properties regarded as lucrative for investors to fix and flip. Nonetheless, none of them is as appealing as short-sales and foreclosures. However, investors need to approach these opportunities proactively, in order to gain the best possible return on their investment.