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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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Benefits of Using Steel Buildings for Agricultural Purposes

For the agriculture industry, their building and land requirements are quite different to other industries. Farmers need fenced-off areas to enclose the livestock and horses outside, along with large and wide open-ended building structures to house everything from pigs, cows and sheep, to horses for the riders to use for herding some types of livestock.
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Inflatable Architecture for Fun

When I studied architecture at Bandung Institute of Technology in the mid-90’s, I had never heard about inflatable architecture. I am afraid, It was not a important subject in the field. But now I feel that I missed something really interesting, a unique approach in the world of architecture that’s been exist for years. As a functional but not permanent architecture, the inflatable architecture is really fun. Here are some samples I found across the internet.

Ark Nova Concert Hall

The interior of Ark Nova is too good to be an inflatable concert hall, but that’s the fact. Designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Anish Kapoor, this orb-like structure has 500-seats and enables various artists to perform orchestras, chamber music, jazz, theatre, dance and art, etc. The walls of the structure are made from a stretchy plastic membrane, designed to enable quick erection and dismantling. To transport it to a new venue, the orb is completely deflated and loaded onto the back of a lorry alongside the disassembled equipment.  
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6 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Construction Project

Starting a construction project is messy, hard work, and stressful. Whether it’s a small home extension or a kitchen renovation, many things need to be considered before the project takes place. If you don’t plan the project in detail, it could hurt your finances or end up being a project that wasn’t worth undertaking at all.
Let’s have a look at some of the things you must consider before you get the project underway.

1. Do You Have Permission?

Without stating the obvious, some construction projects will require permission from local councils. Many interior projects are good to go straight from the get-go, but when it comes to building on the exterior, most of the time, permission is required. Contact your local planning office to see what sort of permission (if any) you’ll need to get started. Sometimes, even loft conversion projects will need permission and will need to follow certain regulations to ensure it’s an area of the house that’s safely hospitable.
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Top Five Cities for Great Architecture

From colonial constructions to modern masterpieces, there some truly amazing examples of architecture around the world. Beautiful buildings can make you want to travel, and when you get there they will inspire you through genuine admiration. Here are five of the most spectacular places to go to be awestruck.

Valparaíso, Chile

Situated around a two hour bus journey from Chile’s capital Santiago, Valparaiso is a sprawling mass of hills, lights and buildings on the west coast of South America,. Also known as the Jewel of the Pacific, the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. Some of the main highlights of the cityscape include vibrant houses lining the narrow, labyrinthine paths, and the looming colonial buildings along the high street.

The White City, Tel Aviv

The White City in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv is an astonishing array of over 4,000 international style, white buildings. The houses were built during the 1930s and 40s to accommodate the huge number of Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe during the war. Designed by German Jewish architects, many of whom were from the Bauhaus school, the minimalist designs and striking straight lines of the constructions are said to link together the ideas of form and function. The city is particularly stunning under the blue skies of the Tel Aviv summer.

Florence, Italy

Florence was the birthplace of the 14th century Renaissance movement, and today remains one of the art centres of the world. The architecture in the Italian city includes works from Greek and Roman periods and as well as Gothic examples, however, it is the geometric aesthetics of the early and late Renaissance periods that really draw the eye.

 
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Creative Ways to Hide That Big Air Conditioner

There are few appliances more beloved than the air conditioner when the summer heat descends. Unfortunately, those big boxy units don’t add anything in the way of curb appeal. They break line of sight and you can’t cover them over because they need air flow. There are, however, a number of creative ways to hide you’re A/C unit.
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Why You Should Always Factor In The Best In HVAC Tech


Jamie Whiffen

The HVAC – or heating, ventilation and air conditioning – sector, is having a good year on a company-wide basis and from a technology perspective too. Of course, the summer is a good time to look at the industry, as most architects and construction firms will be regularly reminded about the importance of having the best HVAC system you can get.

It’s also worth pointing out that the industry has performed well across the whole of 2017 so far – not just over the warmer, summer months. That’s thanks to an improvement in HVAC technology. And that’s something architects could inform their clients about.
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What Your Basement Is Missing

One part of the home where you may not spend as much time is your basement. This is especially true if it’s not finished or functional. You’re missing out a huge piece of real estate if you don’t have it decorated and ready to use.

Head down to your basement and pick out which aspects you can’t live without and which you need to fix immediately. Research ideas and layouts that are attractive to you. Start building a basement that you enjoy spending time in. If you’re not there yet, it’s probably because of what your basement is lacking. See what your basement is missing.
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Gemma Observatory / by Anmahian Winton Architects

This private astronomical observatory is located on a remote mountain summit in central New Hampshire. The site is characterized by granite outcroppings and is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution to obstruct astronomical viewing.
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