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MARTIAN EMBASSY / by LAVA

And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O'Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket ...

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Plinthos Pavilion / by mab architects

The Plinthos Pavilion is built using 21816 clay bricks to make a continuous floor and walls. Usually hidden perforated sides of the bricks are exposed thus creating permeable surface.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events.

Triangular House, Ecuador / by WE Architecture

The starting point of the project was to create a house around a patio as we know it from a lot of colonial style housing. By triangulating the house we minimized the distances from 1 ...

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Viewpoint Emerging Dining, Chile / by Javier Rodríguez Acevedo

The project was built using wood waste bins, impregnated poles, raschel mesh, river rocks, and wire recycling. It seeks no more than resolve a request from the rural, through the material and the ...

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Category: Houses / Housing

Iconic North Yorkshire Building Bough Back to life

A unique renovation project in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, has now been completed culminating in the creation of a range of stunning houses and apartments that are available to buy.

The Grade II-listed Old Police Station Harrogate, located in the centre of the quaint spa town, was originally dreamt up by period architect Percy Oates Platts but his legacy has now been eloquently transformed into a range of luxury houses in Harrogate thanks to sympathetic restoration work undertaken by a local development team.
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V12K03 – URBAN HOUSING / by pasel.kuenzel architects

In an inner-city context the spatial qualities of private dwellings depend on the degree of privacy. On the street-side outside the house, you wish to store your bike when coming home from work and to protect yourself from the rain while searching for your keys. You may also long for a place where to lean on when talking to your neighbours.

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Style tips to steal from amazing cathedrals

If we look back at the history of the British Isles we can see how our vibrant and sometimes volatile past has shaped the country we live in. Just take a look at the ecclesiastical buildings that punctuate our urban and rural landscapes, they tell many stories of turmoil as well as acting as sanctuaries for the people living around them.

There are 69 cathedral cities in the UK. By virtue of having a cathedral they are therefore known as cities, and with that title a sense of culture and importance is attributed. So wherever you are in the UK it’s hard to ignore these bastions of power that spike on our skylines and have dominated our surroundings for centuries.

As a non-religious person I guess it could seem strange that I have such a love for cathedrals and find them so inspiring. On a subconscious level they may be influencers of my interiors taste. Whether that is a moody grisaille colour palette, a Renaissance style opulent table display, theatrical use of draped fabrics or love of pews and bench seating. Cathedrals seem to be even having a moment in popular culture, as a number of films set in medieval Britain (featuring cathedrals) are released this year. ‘Tulip Fever’ was filmed at Norwich Cathedral, amongst other settings, and will set more hearts on fire than Alan Partridge’s under pants. Released in February it stars actors including Judi Dench, Cara Delevigne, and Skandi beauty Alicia Vikander. Its sumptuous yet rustic interiors and sexy floral appeal are sure to inspire people to deck out their homes in a similar becoming way.
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House Without Borders in Rostov region, Russia / by Architectural studio Chado

Modern homes have long ceased to fit into the idea of “four walls ” , or ” box . ” Now the environment is free to come into the house , and the house seamlessly expands its boundaries , capturing the surrounding area.

One of the most effective and common methods to achieve this effect

– A panoramic windows , which makes the boundary of property and implicit mixed.

In the same project architects have gone further . House ” came out ” not only for by glazing , but also due to structural elements of the roof extending the scope of the building , creating a complex three -dimensional game.

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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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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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Increasing Value of A Home While Adding Style with Exterior Updates

Patio House in Toronto / by Reza Aliabadi

The exterior of your home is the first thing potential home buyers will notice, so it is necessary to make a good first impression to increase the chance of a sale. There’s a lot you can do outdoors to make your home stand out while increasing the value of the home, such as expanding your living space to the great outdoors and increasing the curb appeal with creative landscaping.

Add a Deck

If your home doesn’t already have a deck, you should consider adding one for a variety of reasons. A deck expands your living space and gives you a place to host parties and get-togethers with friends and family. Decks also make your home more visually appealing, adding dimension so your property stands out. According to the experts at Archadeck of West Portland, decks help individuals experience nature’s beauty right on their own property. Decks are typically an inexpensive addition because the materials don’t cost a lot, depending on the type of lumber used.
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Energy Efficient Home Design

House with Glass louvers, Japan / by StudioGreenBlue

Your home is a system. You can save money and improve the performance by taking measures that are cost – effective that will reduce the building loads, and then by installing systems as appliances that happen to be just the right size in order to meet those reduced loads.

The strategy that is the most effective for improving the energy efficiency of your household is to target the envelope of the home – walls, windows, attic, and doors. Once you have done that, you can improve the efficiency of the various systems, like heating and cooling, appliances, and lighting. Let’s take a closer look at some of the things that can be done to make your home one that is more energy efficient:

Energy Suppliers

You might happen to live in an area where energy suppliers are still regulated. Most of us do. That means that there will typically be a single source of a type of energy in the area and that is the one that you have to use. For example, in Mobile, AL, the only supplier of electricity is Alabama Power, so that is what people have to use.

However, some states are becoming deregulated. This means that you will be have more local energy companies to choose from. This can help you to be more energy efficient. How? Well, the energy companies will want to be competitive to be able to get your business. This means that most of them will have a variety of plans and pricing options. This will allow you to get only the energy that you need as opposed to getting and using more than what is necessary.
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