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Chalet Whymper / by Chevallier Architectes

The view is everything

The situation was unique: Chevallier Architectes took on this project when it was on the verge of being abandoned. There were many constraints, but the Chevallier Architectes team studied the file and proposed solutions that would make it possible to successfully complete the construction, including optimization of the space.
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Tips For Maximizing The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

If you want to make sure that you are making your home as energy efficient as possible, you will need to make use of the following points. When you ensure that your home is energy efficient, you will know that it is not only going to come with lower utility bills, but it will be much more comfortable to stay in. The rooms within your home will be a lot cooler during the summer and much warmer during the winter. You will find that no matter what time of year it is and how extreme the temperatures are outside, the interior of your home will be nice and comfortable.
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FAHOUSE / by Jean Verville architecte

Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of the house, the double triangular prism perfectly illustrates childhood characterizing the whole development of this project.
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The Landscape House / by Space Group Architects

This is the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II listed building on Tredegar Square in East London. A new extension replaced an existing one which had come to the end of its lifespan. A space once characterised by heavy framework, poor thermal performance, limited views and a leaking skylight got upgraded with an elegant, virtually-frameless glass composition whilst the interior has been opened up to enable a better flow of light, function and circulation.
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Twisting Courtyard, Paizihutong, Beijing / by ARCHSTUDIO

Twisting courtyard is located in Paizihutong, Dashilar Area, Beijing. It used to be a Siheyuan with one single entry. The purpose of the improvement is to upgrade the necessary infrastructure needed for modern life, thus turning this traditional courtyard, which mainly serve as a residence, into an attractive public space of Beijing Inner City.

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Boundary, Taiwan / by Wei Yi International Design Associates

Design concept:
Since ancient time, there have been two choices for the rich and established; to flaunt wealth and fame, or to keep modest and low-profile; which partly reveals one’s view of life. For the owner, an elder with great fortune and rich experience, the definition of “home” is more about a delicate balance, a tender atmosphere, and “a piece of pure land”.
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Alternative Ideas for Your Garden Décor

Just like any room in your home, it’s common to get bored of your garden décor. Quite often, especially when we have young children, we stick to the same basic lawn and patio layout. However, there are many ways to make some changes to your décor without necessarily changing the whole design of your garden. Here are some of the best.

Railway Sleepers

Railways sleepers are large, chunky pieces of wood which can look incredibly cool in an outdoor space. You could use them to build large raised flower beds, walls, edgings, or to make rustic wooden furniture, as they are hardwearing and built to last.
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How to Spruce Up Your Rental Property for Spring

There’s nothing like the coming of spring to inspire landlords to renovate their spaces. These renovations can bring top tenants to your property. Whether you are sprucing up your property to appeal to new tenants, or offering services to veteran tenants, here are a few must-haves this spring season.

Power Wash the Exterior of Your Home

April showers may bring May flowers, but unfortunately, rain can’t wash everything away. Sometimes, rain will actually gather all of that built up dirt in areas where the water has drained off. To anticipate the coming summer, make your rental property look brand new with a good old-fashioned power wash. You may be surprised at how fresh your rental will feel. In addition, if you were previously on the fence about repainting the exterior, a power wash is sometimes all you needed. If you have tenants in your property already, offer to power wash the house to show your appreciation for their upkeep efforts.

Incorporate Some Green

It’s official: the Pantone color of the year is “Greenery.” Greenery is a perfect middle ground of both bright and neutral green, and it is a refreshing trend coming out of the winter blues. How do you introduce this into your property? While it is unwise to paint your property’s walls in brighter non-neutral colors, you can add attraction to your showing with green accents. Remember that when showing a property, you can boost your chances of getting higher-quality candidates by way of cleanliness and standout details. Adding a pop of greenery—whether it be with plants, pillows, or plates— will modernize your property and catch the eye of prospective renters. Take note to pick the right shade of green to compliment your property!


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