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Archive for September, 2019

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.

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.