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Archive for March, 2019

Imperial UP in Sydney, Australia / by Alexander &CO

Imperial UP is located on the upper level of the iconic Imperial Hotel in Erskineville. This project represents the relaunch of one of Australia’s most revered LGBQTI safe havens. As a cultural icon, it was the birthplace of the movie Priscilla and plays a pivotal role in the greater Sydney community as a historic theatre and event space.

Contractors Use Heavy Duty Protection to Keep Clients’ Property Safe

For contractors today, the job is about more than just helping to handle some major remodel. It’s also about protecting the property of clients. Whether it’s a business that’s opening up a new location or a residential client looking for the kitchen of their dreams, these clients don’t just want their projects to look great. They also want the rest of their property to maintain its appearance through the life of the project. Any experienced contractor can attest that this is far from an easy task.

Simply put, renovation and remodeling is messy, and even the most careful contractors can make a mistake if they aren’t careful. The good news for contractors is that there are certain tools at their disposal that make it much easier to protect those places they’re working on. Trimaco products provides contractors with precisely what they need to get started. These products are simple to use and ensure the sanctity of any remodeling space.

Oosterwold Co-living Complex / by bureau SLA & Zakenmaker

bureau SLA and ZakenMaker designed 9 homes for a group of pioneers wishing to turn a potato field into a community

In the rural area of Oosterwold Almere, Frode Bolhuis dreamed of an alternative way of living and working. He wanted to make a one-hectare potato field his home and asked architects Peter van Assche and Mathijs Cremers at bureau SLA and ZakenMaker respectively to design his dream house. The very limited budget was a major issue.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an AC System

An air conditioning system is more of a necessity than a luxury in the modern world. How else would you manage to counter the sweltering summer heat without an AC system? For those reasons, you should ensure that you get an AC system that will serve you for the long term.

Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany / by AllesWirdGut

A true exclamation-point! The newly opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which, like a well-proportioned body, is articulated as a consistent whole. Its head: the Funke Media Tower which also accommodates the News Wall, Germany’s largest LED video wall. Its fingers: the surrounding buildings, laid out for variable uses, which was a crucial factor in the planning process.

Berlin Bar, Moscow / by Thilo Reich

Transforming Berlin’s historic public space into an interior Russia nightlife environment

Almost 30 years after the fall of the wall, Berlin is still a synonym for dynamic change, for culture, free spaces — and for a nightlife without limits. Thanks to this special Berlin atmosphere, all around the globe bars and nightclubs pop up that carry Berlin in its name and with it the promise to transfer a unique experience.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Committing to Flooring for Your Home

Deciding to replace your flooring is a big decision, and not one that should be taken lightly. After all, it is going to be a long while before you look to change them again!

To ensure you make the best decisions for your house, here are three questions to ask yourself before committing to using a particular type of flooring in your home.

Black Star Car Wash in Moscow, Russia / by GRETAPROJECT

There was a challenging and interesting task in this project – to create a unique carwash space, resembling an art object and having a “wow” factor, but at the same time, it was crucial to save the functionality of space and provide the proper work setting for the entire facility. The difficult thing about this project was in the facility location – it is an underground part of the building in the city center, that means facing the problem of low ceilings, plenty of communication and the absence of natural light. Thus the intention was to expand the space visually and change its geometry.