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


What Architecture Can Learn From Web Design

Architects and web designers probably believe that they have very different jobs. One of them designs homes and buildings, and one of them designs software code which allows people to interact with pages on a website. To put it another way, one of them operates in the real world, and one of them operates in the virtual world. We don’t think they’re as different as they might first imagine, though. The majority of architectural design work happens on a computer, and there’s a reason that leading web designers are increasingly referred to as software architects.


The ROM’s new Bloor Street Terrace and Plaza / by Hariri Pontarini Architects

The ROM’s new Bloor Street Terrace and Plaza, designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, revealed.

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by donors, board members and executives, the ROM marked the opening of the new Helga and Mike Schmidt Performance Terrace and the Reed Family Plaza. The spaces, designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA) create a lively streetscape around the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal entrance providing a welcoming place to sit, relax, and enjoy outdoor performance programming.


Reverse Mortgage Nuances

Reverse Mortgage

If you are approaching retirement, you may find yourself eligible for a retiree home loan. The purpose of the special loan, called a reverse mortgage, is to help you offset the loss of income you will likely experience when you stop working. By padding your income with those funds, you can live a more comfortable retirement lifestyle. However, it is important to know the nuances of a reverse mortgage before you sign on the dotted line.

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Hengxu International Hotel & Complex / by Yushe Design

Hengxu International Hotel is located in Lingang Economic and Technological Development Zone, Yibin City (a prefectural-level city) in Sichuan Province. In the process of urban modernization, cities like Yibin desire for a ‘land mark’ which in most of property developers’mind has eccentric form and remarkable height. However, what ‘landmark’ means to us, is not the physical condition but the cultural and spiritual core. In this project, Yushe Design tries to create a complex based on the “faraway mountains and nearby water” around the site and echoes to the city’s identity as “Shan-Shui city” which is best known for its mountainous terrain and the first city on Yangtze river. With 384 guest rooms, the new 22-storey, 122,500-squaremeter hotel & complex serves as a dynamic addition to the city.

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Kaihua County 1101 Project and Urban Archives

Kaihua County 1101 Project and Urban Archives

The project was commissioned by Kaihua County Urban Construction and Development Co., Ltd. to design a comprehensive office building with three functional requirements: the Urban Archives and the Civil Defense Command Center and the Housing and Construction Bureau at the entrance of the scenic spot. The project has a superior geographical position. The south side is a multi-storey terrace house. The north side is a low-lying mountain with abundant vegetation. The valley on the east side is quiet and far-reaching. The west side is just a few steps away from the bank of Qinjiang River. The mountain can be seen from afar. Like description of Tao Yuanming’s “Peach Blossom Spring”, a large-scale multi-functional building with open access functions and private concealed works is constructed between the general green mountains and green waters that fully respected the original buildings which is the challenge of this project.


Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Aguascalientes / by ARCO

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Aguascalientes

The hotel is located at the streamlined complex Meridiam Park —just 15 minutes from the Aguascalientes international airport— currently under development in the southern part of the city; aiming to be the best equipped for the business travelers visiting this important city in Mexico.


How to Move Heavy Furniture by Yourself

It would be nice if everyone had a couple of strong friends who could be called upon whenever some moving needed to be done, but that is not always possible.

No matter the reason, you are stuck with furniture you have to move on your own. The following tips will help you do this right.


Things You Should Know About Owning A Swimming Pool

buying a swimming pool

Thinking about buying a swimming pool? There may be aspects of pool ownership that you haven’t yet considered. In the following article, we will explore what you can expect when becoming a pool owner, as well as whether or not these factors should influence your decision to become one.