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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: Interiors

 

A Guide to the Different Carpet Types for Your Home

Vertical Barcode House by Gayuh Budi Utomo

If your inner design mogul is thirsting for a new renovation project and you’ve been eyeing your living room floor, you may want to consider installing new carpet to satiate your craving. With the array of carpet options in the marketplace, it’s important to explore the different species of textures and styles available to you in order to produce your desired design aesthetic. Have a house full of children who enjoy making noise or looking for something luscious and warm beneath your feet after a long, arduous day at the office? Carpet has a number of benefits and looks beautiful in the home. If you’re feeling inspired, here’s a guide on the different types of carpet out there to help you get started.
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Creative DIY Ideas to Hide the Wires in the Wall Room

In rooms that have a lot of electronics, wires can be hard to hide. They can be unseemly and can destroy the look you are going for in the room. This is why so many people are turning to DIY ideas to hide those wires so that they are invisible or they do not mess with the decor. If you are struggling to wrangle wires in your home, we have some creative suggestions that can really work.

Wall Trim

Wall trims are a great way to to hide wires in the wall. They look elegant and can complete the wall while still allowing you to tuck all of those wires away. If this is something that you are considering, be sure to hire electricians Sydney, since it can be a complex process and you do not want to injure yourself or to damage your property with faulty wiring.
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How To Create Retail Store Interiors That Get People To Purchase Your Products

Retail is detail. That is the oft-quoted wisdom among retail professionals when it comes to designing store operations. You only get one chance to win over a customer when they step into your store. It is, therefore, no surprise that creating a unique in-store customer experience that leaves a lasting first impression on a shopper is the holy grail of retail store design.

An attractive interior design is indispensable in not only enticing a customer to enter your store but also to get them to make purchases per trip.

Tips on Building an Attractive Retail Interior Design

• Large Window Displays

The goal behind designing a retail interior space is to attract shoppersinto the store. When a prospective walks by the store without any pre-meditated intention of entering in, the warm and colorful atmosphereinsideshooed be the main thing they see.
Human beings are visual creatures, and as such, a beautiful interior will trigger a subconscious choice to enter, even if it’s only to browse. Once inside the store, you can convert them into sales through offers designed to drive impulse purchases.
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Popular Exterior Home Designs of 2017

Your home’s exterior says a lot about the rest of your home. It sets the stage for your home’s curb appeal, which in turn dictates a lot of its value. A well-kept, stylish exterior can set off a lot of issues on the interior, as well as make your home stand out within your neighborhood. And while once upon a time, many homes within one area may all have had the same type of siding, roofing, and trim, many homeowners are now choosing to set their homes apart a bit more. Instead of simply sticking to horizontal Dutch lap siding and an asphalt roof, today’s homeowners are branching out to find exterior home designs that complement their home’s architecture and their living area.

Siding Styles

No matter what type of architectural style your home has, there are generally several different house siding styles to choose from. In general, nearly all home designs have been turning toward a more natural and organic appearance of late. In other words, lots of natural stone, texture, and wood stains are gaining in popularity in all styles from Craftsman to Colonial.


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Metal Rainbow — Zhongshu Bookstore in Suzhou / by Wutopia Lab

Zhongshu Bookstore in Suzhou, designed by Yu Ting, is the newest one of its brand since the first opened five years ago. The new bookstore is divided into four main zones and several subdivided zones. Aiming to create a colorful new world by using symbolism, the architect gave a unique character to each zone: The Sanctuary of Crystal for new arrivals; The Cave of Fireflies for recommendations; The Xanadu of Rainbows for reading room; The Castle of Innocence for children books.
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Space Design of Elephant-Parade Office, Beijing / by CUN Design

Beijing is a complex diversified metropolitan, where everyone attempts for a small sense of belonging and identity. Even troubled by life stress as well as the Fog days they still went ahead. While the longest time of a day people spend is in office.
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Photographer’s Loft in New York, NY / by Desai Chia Architecture PC

Desai Chia Architecture designed this loft for a photographer who was seeking a serene live-work environment. The 5,000 square foot industrial space was fully renovated to include a library/reception area, living and dining areas, a kitchen, a photo studio, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, and ample storage space.
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Maple Street School in Brooklyn / by BFDO Architects & 4|MATIV

Maple Street School, located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, was looking to expand into a second location and found a fitting site in a new mixed use development. BFDO and 4|MATIV collaborated to provide the cooperative school with a design program that would fit their spatial and curricular needs, focusing on open and flexible spaces with elements that promote their educational philosophy.
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