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

 

Lafonce • Maxone — A Free Hall of Knowledge / by Gonverge Interior Design

Located at the center of China, Xi’an has been the capital of multiple dynasties for over 1,000 years and formed a profound cultural system. And it is now bearing the mission for the renaissance of the Chinese civilization and cultural confidence as an important place for education. Such background endows the city with the capability to incubate cultural and creative projects and pioneer in the culture and commerce integration.
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Cyrus Tang Foundation Center in Suzhou, China / by UAD

As the headquarters of Cyrus Tang Foundation (CTF) in mainland China, the project is a complex which integrates multiple functional spaces, including the foundation’s offices, a museum for displaying various gifts that the foundation has received, and spaces for holding exchange activities with its college members, including exhibitions, conferences, and training, etc.
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Cichy House / by TOPROJEKT

The fairly long plot lies in the North-South direction parallel to the motorway A1 at a distance of about 100 m, this makes the site vulnerable to noise from the highway.
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Startup Solutions – 5 Ways The Virtual Office Benefits A New Business

Depending on the industry, starting a new business can be an absolutely staggering enterprise. There are just so many things that you need to take care of and it is nearly impossible to do it all alone. For the entrepreneur who is just starting out, you will need some help to give you an advantage over your competition.
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An Architectural Masterclass or a Project that was a Huge Gamble?

Ever thought about designing a casino and being able to build what will become a multi-million-dollar empire? Imagine you have all the tools and free reign as a designer, how will it look, will there be a core theme, color scheme, perhaps a philosophy? There have been many concepts put forward, inviting modern, futuristic and old-age designs, though of the many, lots, no matter how beautiful, still remain on paper. There are some, however, which have won-over owners and have become the most daring, complex and inspiring developments that house within them a world of casino entertainment.
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Maison Muse, An Art Gallery Cinema in 4 Zones / by Alexander Wong

Shanghai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world and has always set the benchmark for the most fashionable lifestyle in China. In its own unique way, the city is the epitome of an international metropolis filled with glamour as well as drama. On another level, Shanghai is also the original birthplace of Cinematic Art in China, this provides the city a special position irreplaceable within the history and development of Chinese Cinema. In this uniquely rich context steeped in meaning and history, Shanghai Film Corporation (SFC) has launched their top cineplex called “MAISON MUSE by Shanghai Film” as one of their iconic flagship in the city for movie lovers as well as the movie industry players that gravitate towards Shanghai. The goal here is to create a unique branding for Shanghai Film with this concept of “MAISON MUSE” that will be uniquely artistic, international and contemporary at the same time.
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Announcing the Winners of the 2019 AZ Awards

The results of Azure’s ninth annual AZ Awards competition are in! At a gala celebration at Toronto’s iconic Evergreen Brick Works, attended by winners and finalists who flew in from as far away as Mexico, Denmark, Belgium, Peru and the UK, the 20 winners were unveiled – and applauded by top talents from the local and international architecture and design communities.

On Friday June 21, Azure revealed the 20 winners of the 2019 AZ Awards, which represent exceptional work being created in global architecture and design today. Projects include a transcendent low-rise residential building on the High Line, an art museum built onto the dunes of coastal China and an ingenious folding faucet. The AZ Awards finalists arrived from as far away as Peru, London and Mexico. The winners took home a one-of-a-kind AZ Awards trophy designed by Matt Carr, one of our 2019 jurors and VP design at international product design powerhouse Umbra.
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Aesthetic Epicureans – 5 Tips to Creating a Beautiful Kitchen


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If a house has a workhorse, it is most definitely the kitchen. The unfortunate thing about this workhorse it that, unlike the garage or a craft room where other messy projects take place, you can’t close the door on your kitchen when guests come to visit. It is always on display! So, don’t overlook this critical piece of your house—showcase it! Create a beautiful kitchen that you can be proud of by following the five tips below:
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