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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 breathing cake shop — MarierWagashi, Shenzhen, China / by BloomDesign

“Only by planting the roots of design into the earth can we harvest its towering trees.” — Yu Ping, Chinese designer

Marier in Japanese means intimacy or intimate connection between people. MarierWagashi locates its first heritage shop in Shangmeilin, Shenzhen, more precisely, the ground floor of an old building in an old community, with an air of detachment from the urban hustle.

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Chengdu Zhongshuge Bookstore, China / by X+Living

“Few visitors come to my Thatched Cottage which is in the west of Wanli Bridge, but I take things as they are and accompanied by the Baihua Pond.”In more than 1200 years ago, the great poet Du Fu left a warm memory of Chengdu by such a poem, the mentioned historical and cultural place names like the Baihua Pond, Thatched Cottage have been passed down till now. In teahouses throughout the streets, one could listen to the storyteller’s expansive talking as tasting the authentic famous tea of Sichuan. Thus, the street culture of Chengdu has become a unique landscape as Chengdu, with its special cultural atmosphere and unique leisure, runs through every person’s life, and properly shows its elegance and leisure.

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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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Small Improvements to Modernize Your Home

Renovation & Interior Design of a penthouse of 65 mq. / by Maurizio Giovannoni Architetto

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Fashions change and trends adapt, and both you and your home can feel left behind. Trying to keep your house up to date can seem like a tremendous task and, sometimes, an impossible feat. However, there are many simple ways to modernize your home without high costs and high maintenance. It’s time to put those Pinterest boards to good use.

Swap Out Small Appliances

By updating your microwave, kettle, toaster or coffee machine, you can transform your entire kitchen. Stainless steel is always stylish and will rarely fall out of favor; it is also easy to clean and compliments many textures, styles and colors. It may seem costly to replace your appliances, but many electrical stores hold sales so you can cut the cost. Good-quality appliances will also last for years to come.

Improve Your Color Scheme

Loud, bright colors may seem fun; yet, they date extremely quickly. They are also troublesome to pair with furniture and ornaments. Neutral colors are always a safe choice, such as creams, browns, or even muted hues of purple, pink and blues. By having a neutral backdrop, your decorative objects become center stage. You can then adjust your tastes more easily, without offending the color of your walls.

Establish Better Lighting

Good lighting is crucial to any room’s ambience. It can also lift the mood of the room and elevate it to new heights, and many modernist table lamps make sure to utilize good lighting coupled with intriguing and innovative design. By updating your light fixtures, you can change the mood of an entire room.

Benefits of a Kitchen Remodel

If your kitchen is outdated and you are planning a remodel, having it done the right way will not only make your life easier but it will also help to increase the value of your home.

Of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen is probably the one you travel through the most. If you don’t have enough space and your appliances are less than desirable, those visits can become stressful. Let’s face it, it’s there you prepare meals, clean them up and spend quality time with family members. If you aren’t able to work easily because you don’t have enough counter space or it get too crowded with more than one body, redoing the kitchen will provide you with lasting benefits.

Energy Efficient

Older appliances can do more than just not function properly, they can also be costing you more money on your gas and electric bills. Replacing them with new energy efficient models will give you access to the latest improvements and features while also reducing the cost of your monthly home budget. Not only that, if you purchased your home before you had children or when you were first starting a family the size of your refrigerator, microwave and even your oven may no longer be sufficient. Increasing the storage capacity of your refrigerator and upgrading to an industrial refrigerator will allow you to buy in larger qualities and stock up on frequently used items. This will also save you money on fewer trips to the store by having the ability to buy in bulk.

Celebrity Edge, A Ship Designed to Transform Expectations / by Kelly Hoppen MBE and Celebrity Cruises

Kelly Hoppen MBE is delighted to reveal her latest project, in collaboration with Celebrity Cruises. The new transformational Celebrity Edge will set a new standard on the market thanks to its state of the art and revolutionary design.

GE Customer Experience Center / by ZALEWSKI

“GE Customer Experience Center” –an exhibition and conference space at GE Brilliant Factory in Bielsko-Biala.

The main objective of the exhibition space is to present the products of GE grouped in thematic areas (Industrial Area, Commercial Area, Application Area) and at the same time familiarizing viewerswith additional information by means of multimedia installations. Various product groups and their issues are presented within a dedicated “islands” – annexes to the general exhibition space. Each area is contains a media kiosk equipped with a high- resolution overhead projector providing a picture on the elliptical walls made of translucent stretched material. The walls shall perform the function of screens on which projections are displayed.

Kellogg’s in Times Square, NYC / by Chipman Design Architecture

Consisting of a unique collaboration between Kellogg’s, Journee’s Anthony Rudolf (formerly of Thomas Keller) and James Beard award-winning chef Christina Tosi, Chipman Design Architecture was challenged to design and elevate the comforting experience of enjoying your favorite cereal amidst the energy of Times Square.