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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

The Castor Des Érables Residential Project in Montréal / by L. McComber

Located in the heart of Montreal’s Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie district, the Castor des Érables development is all about bright and extremely spacious homes built for exceptional quality of life.

The new residential project comprises three townhouses built to the highest standards, meeting the needs of today’s couples and families through carefully considered architecture and state-of-the-art materials.
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Seaside House in Les-Portes-en-Ré, France / by Martins Afonso

In this seaside house, the living space reveals itself through a varied range of sequences and views changing with seasons and the passing of time. This project comes to life when these moments are captured, where each new architectural fragment enters and dances in its context.

Rooted in the seaside and surrounded by a beautiful garden north of “Île de Ré”, this house opens up on every side and multiply perspectives. With a strong background, the challenge of the renovation was to create a new living environment, based on the previous one, and bring it a warm atmosphere.
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Panorama, a 30-storey Retirement Complex in Quebec / by ACDF Architecture

Panorama is a balanced beacon of sophisticated architecture and performance criteria.

ACDF Architecture, a firm recognized for its seamless integration of iconic structures into formidable landscapes, is proud to unveil Panorama, a 30-storey retirement complex on the banks of Rivière des Prairies in Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec. The first of four senior residences being developed in collaboration with Group Sélection, Panorama is a 286-unit retirement complex comprised of three overlapping components, including 206 apartments, 48 condominiums and a 32-room patient care unit integrated into the tower’s two-storey horizontal podium.
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Cichy House / by TOPROJEKT

The fairly long plot lies in the North-South direction parallel to the motorway A1 at a distance of about 100 m, this makes the site vulnerable to noise from the highway.
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How To Get Started Building Your Own House In 2019

So you’ve decided you’re going to build your own home instead of buying one. You’re excited to embark on your new DIY project and you’re dreaming of custom kitchens from DIY Homefit, gaming rooms for leisure, and the view from your new bedroom. Your mind is already racing with things you could do to fill your new home with memories and joy. “Once it’s done” is becoming your new personal mantra. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. We know how it feels to finally complete a new house and be excited at the prospect of living in something you’ve created.
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Red House / by TOPROJEKT

Recently nominated for the EU Mies award 2019 ‘red house’ by Biuro Toprojekt is situated in a Cistercian landscape of Rudy Wielkie, a vast area in Upper Silesia of Poland. The walls of the building were made out of hand-sorted waste bricks from nearby brickworks making it a perfect fit for the vicinity of Rudy where one can find a number of brick buildings built in a masterly way.
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A Guide to Renovating Your Property into Your Dream Home

As a homeowner, you no doubt had a long list of requirements for your next property, to ensure it met your standards, fitted you and your family comfortably, and was in the best location possible. Unfortunately, the likelihood of finding your dream home, while also staying within your budget, can be slim, meaning you may have to compromise on specific aspects you were searching for.

For example, maybe the location was crucial, allowing you to commute easily into work and for your children to enroll in the best school, yet the garden was unkempt, and the room layout was outdated.

In these circumstances, renovating the property is a great option. Not only do you get to enjoy the first feature of the home, which made you buy it, but you can also put your individual stamp and personality on the house. Which renovations would be worthwhile for a homeowner, however?
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Finding a Do-It-Yourself Balance For Your Home

Many people’s view of the world has changed due to the do it yourself philosophy. Do it yourself, or DIY, often means asking whether one really needs to pay someone else for various goods and services. Sometimes the answer is yes, one should hire a professional. But just asking the question in the first place often provides details which improve the end results.
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