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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: Landscapes

A Backyard Sensory Garden

Wherever you live, a well-designed, well-maintained garden can add value to your property. If you want to change the landscaping and design of your garden it can be difficult to know where to start. You could choose a theme, a cottage garden, or something bolder like a tropical garden. A garden can also be good for health and well-being. Recently, studies have shown the therapeutic benefits of gardening, particularly for older people, those suffering from dementia, and children.
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Revolution 4.0 / by Abdullah Ahmed N Al Dabbous

An Urban Empowerment of Cairo’s Street Children
The award-winning project is an extraction of Abdullah Al Dabbous’s Masters thesis at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

The project stresses the adaptability of Cairo’s unused urban spaces (e.g. spaces under motorway flyovers ) to meet the needs of street children and provide both learning and opportunities for advancement without uprooting them—in other words, by dealing with street children as positive economic assets rather than liabilities.
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How You can Turn Your Back Yard into a Tropical Paradise

At this time of year, you’d be forgiven for forgetting all about your backyard. The temperature is cooling down, the trees are changing color and the holidays will be upon us before we know it. But, it’s actually the perfect time to turn your outdoor space into somewhere you love spending time in – particularly if you’re open to the idea of giving it a tropical theme!
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Five Easy Landscape Changes to Boost Your Property Value

It is estimated that a well maintained garden can add as much as 20 per cent to your property’s value.

As a result, Britain’s homeowners who are looking to sell are sitting up and taking notice. “We are seeing a growing number of homeowners pay attention to the value of their outdoor space,” says Danny Luke, Managing Director of Quick Move Now. “We are definitely seeing more people making the most of outdoor space, regardless of the square footage.”

Whether you’re looking for ways to boost value in hopes of a quick sale or simply want to increase your asking price, paying attention to your landscaping is one easy place to start. Even if you’re not the most green fingered homeowner around, there are a few things you can do either yourself or with the affordable help of a pro to get your garden in tip top condition:
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Podčetrtek Traffic Circle, Slovenia / by ENOTA

Podčetrtek Traffic Circle, Slovenia / by  ENOTA
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The Podčetrtek Traffic Circle is built on a regional road located between the municipal sports hall with open-air sports grounds on one side and a spa centre with numerous swimming pools and hotels on the other side. It is primarily intended to slow down the traffic in this consequently very busy area as the main accesses to both complexes also connect to the traffic circle. The design of the roundabout’s central island thus references the appearance of both facilities and marks the entrance points to the destinations of the visitors to either of the programme centers.
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Superkilen Honored by American Institute Of Architects (AIA)

Superkilen masterplan designed by BIG + Topotek1 + Superflex has a great start to 2013 receiving a 2013 AIA NATIONAL HONOR AWARD and a citation as the best Urban Design in the Annual Design Review of ARCHITECT magazine.

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At almost a mile long Superkilen wedges through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark creating a truly unique urban space with a strong identity on a local and global scale. The park is divided into three zones: the red square, the black market and the green park and is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a collection of global everyday objects from the 60+ home countries of the local inhabitants. Initiated by the City of Copenhagen and Realdania Foundation, the project started construction in 2009 and opened to the public in June 2012. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Superkilen as one of the winners of the 2013 Institute Honor Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design.
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The National Mall, Union Square / by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and Davis Brody Bond


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Seattle-based landscape architects Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) and New York-based architects Davis Brody Bond (DBB) are pleased to announce their selection as winners of the National Mall Design Competition for Union Square in Washington, DC. The National Mall is the country’s most visited park and attracts more than 25 million visitors annually. Union Square, located at the base of the Capitol, is the site of major historic events from presidential inaugurations to public gatherings and demonstrations.
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Space Time Continuum in Hong Kong, China / by Nomad Office Architects

Time Space Continuum – Capturing Slices of Life at Moments in Time

Space Time Continuum / by Nomad Office Architects

Sport encompasses the whole person development. Sports science can trace its origins to ancient Greece. It is not surprising to claim that sport competition and ancient Socratic philosophy both aim at virtue and human excellence. They share similarities such as knowledge seeking, questioning and challenging of oneself.

Time and Space are the two fundamental paradigms of all sport racing. In our artwork ‘ Time Space Continuum’, we will raise public’s curiosity and questions towards these two distinct concepts. What is Time? Is Time physical or psychological? Is Time absolute or relative? Is Time an illusion? Is Time dividable? Is Space Time composed of multiple frozen moments ‘time slices’?
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