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Archive for September, 2017

How Titanium Has Revolutionized the Architecture Industry

Architecture is one of the marvels of mankind and as a society, the aesthetic appeal is just as important as the obvious shelter it provides. But before making it pretty, it needs to be functional too as investible real estate is said to grow by more than 55% from 2012 to 2020. This has spurred engineers and architects to work together to create the perfect synergy between materials, sustainability, and design. Modern architecture takes a look at the role titanium plays and whether this is a sustainable resource.

Finding Your Dream House Without Pain

Searching a suitable house for living is not an easy task, whether you are renting or looking to buy. You can ride your motorbike around the city for days just to catch sight of something that looks good but turns out to be either well out of your budget, the location is not ideal, or is on closer inspection completely wrong for you. I know that feeling as I have done such hard task when moving my family to a new city two years ago. Is there an easier way to search for homes, surely? Well, we live in the right time, in the internet age.

A Guide to the Different Carpet Types for Your Home

Vertical Barcode House by Gayuh Budi Utomo

If your inner design mogul is thirsting for a new renovation project and you’ve been eyeing your living room floor, you may want to consider installing new carpet to satiate your craving. With the array of carpet options in the marketplace, it’s important to explore the different species of textures and styles available to you in order to produce your desired design aesthetic. Have a house full of children who enjoy making noise or looking for something luscious and warm beneath your feet after a long, arduous day at the office? Carpet has a number of benefits and looks beautiful in the home. If you’re feeling inspired, here’s a guide on the different types of carpet out there to help you get started.

How to Repair a Deteriorating Brick Wall

Open joints around mortar beds signify a need to repair your brick wall. Even though repointing brick is a relatively simple process, it requires precision. One should first ensure that the brick on the wall is stronger than the mortar. Testing can be done in an engineering lab. Additionally, it is vital that you repoint brick only when temperatures stay within the range of 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit; even during the night. Fluctuating temperatures have different effects on the mortar. Cold temperatures can produce brittle mortar, while high temperatures dry the mortar, and prevent hardening.

How to Choose Living Room Furniture

Some people buy new living room furniture because they are furnishing a new home. Others buy new living room furniture so that they can replace their current furniture that is old and outdated. When it comes to buying furniture, you can’t just walk into a furniture store and buy the first thing that catches your eye. Before you walk into the furniture store, you should know how to choose living room furniture.

The new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters breaks ground in Shanghai, China

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects design for the new CaoHeJing Guigu Creative Headquarters in Shanghai has broken ground on Monday 18th September. Developed by government backed CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, the project is aimed as CaoHeJing’s platform for innovation. The new Centre will support and nurture high-tech firms, and connect local and overseas university graduates and enterprises and act as an accelerator for new technology in China.

La Reserve Residences Wins Cityscape Global Award 2017 / by 10 DESIGN

Swiss Property and 10 DESIGN are very proud that La Reserve Residences has won at the prestigious Cityscape Global Award for Best Residential Mid to High Rise Project (Future) on 11 September 2017 at Dubai Conrad.

Woosung Residential Complex, Seoul (KR) / by AllesWirdGut

17 High-Rises for Seoul

For an invited architectural competition, AllesWirdGut developed a design for a 3,000-unit residential quarter in the South-Korean capital city of Seoul. The proposal for the 120,000 m² area situated in a privileged waterside location is for a development of 17 high-rise buildings on amorphously shaped plinths, which combines high densification and urbanity with a strong identity-generating character and maximum amenity quality.