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Author Archive for Al Hilal

What to Consider When Designing Your Dream Home

Dream Home

Most of us dream of the day when our hard work and savings pay off; the day the agent hands us the keys to our brand new forever home. When you first took the walkthrough, your mind swam with ideas of how the design of the home will fit with new furnishings. Now that you are the proud owner, it’s time to fill in the blanks.
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New Tiunda School, Sweden / by C.F. Møller Architects

The vision is to create the learning environment of the future by designing a modern elementary school and preschool that are attractive, secure and accessible for everyone.
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The Practical Art of Land-Based Casinos

© Javier Callejas

Human nature is split into two halves. Just like two brain hemispheres, humans have the tendency to latch onto practicalities, all the while nurturing the propensity for art.

When it comes to casinos, the line that defines art and practicality is blurred. The entire point of such venues lies in the urge to enable entertainment, and you would think that for that you only need a building. However, architecture as one of the branches of art is essentially the mélange of art and science, so it has grown out of the conventions of formal art.
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The Castor Des Érables Residential Project in Montréal / by L. McComber

Located in the heart of Montreal’s Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie district, the Castor des Érables development is all about bright and extremely spacious homes built for exceptional quality of life.

The new residential project comprises three townhouses built to the highest standards, meeting the needs of today’s couples and families through carefully considered architecture and state-of-the-art materials.
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Seaside House in Les-Portes-en-Ré, France / by Martins Afonso

In this seaside house, the living space reveals itself through a varied range of sequences and views changing with seasons and the passing of time. This project comes to life when these moments are captured, where each new architectural fragment enters and dances in its context.

Rooted in the seaside and surrounded by a beautiful garden north of “Île de Ré”, this house opens up on every side and multiply perspectives. With a strong background, the challenge of the renovation was to create a new living environment, based on the previous one, and bring it a warm atmosphere.
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Panorama, a 30-storey Retirement Complex in Quebec / by ACDF Architecture

Panorama is a balanced beacon of sophisticated architecture and performance criteria.

ACDF Architecture, a firm recognized for its seamless integration of iconic structures into formidable landscapes, is proud to unveil Panorama, a 30-storey retirement complex on the banks of Rivière des Prairies in Sainte-Dorothée, Quebec. The first of four senior residences being developed in collaboration with Group Sélection, Panorama is a 286-unit retirement complex comprised of three overlapping components, including 206 apartments, 48 condominiums and a 32-room patient care unit integrated into the tower’s two-storey horizontal podium.
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How To Choose The Best Gifts For Architects

If you have a partner or friend who studies architecture, choosing the perfect gift for them can be a hard nut to crack. Conventional gifts such as belts and perfumes might fail to tickle their fancy. Rather than leaving you in a conundrum, this challenge should prompt you to think outside the box.

Today, there’s a variety of cool gifts you can purchase for architects. For instance, this remarkable array of architect gifts by giftgeek will inspire you and spark your creativity. These gifts are affordable, so you won’t have to break the bank trying to impress your architect friends.
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Rockford Public Schools K-5 Prototype School: Architecture as Community / by CannonDesign

Rockford’s new prototype school is designed with students for students.

Children are a segment of the population with essentially zero political power. Any power they do hold is by proxy. The process and resulting solution for Rockford Public Schools’ new K-5 prototype school pivots this dynamic, designing with students rather than for them. This architecture is community.
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