- Producer26/03/2017Qualities of Architectural 3D Rendering ServicesThere are two ways through which the firms can show their projects to the prospective clients, one is through virtual tours and other is through videos. But there are enough research done in order to show that the firms that use Interior Design...
- 24/03/2017The largest construction site in the Croatian tourism, the investment worth 562 million kuna (over 75 million euros) has been in full swing. New investments will turn Rabac (Istria) into a leading holiday destination in Croatia. Valamar Riviera is building two luxury resorts in Rabac: Family Life Bellevue Resort 4* and Valamar Girandella Resort 4*/5*.
- Producer24/03/2017The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Architectural 3D Modeling ServicesThe Architectural 3D modeling services play a very important role in understanding and helping in visualizing the external appearance of your office building, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls or even the residential house. This is done with...
- 24/03/2017The 7th room / Snøhetta
In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, where the tricolored tree trunks stretch up to the soaring crowns, a new addition to the renowned Treehotel has opened. Hovering ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, the Snøhetta-designed 7th room provides its guests with a breathtaking view of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River. With focus on the surrounding nature, the design features large windows, a netted terrace suspended above the forest floor, and a tree stretching up through the cabin. The boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred, making the cabin part of the forest.The 7th room / Snøhetta - Architecture Labarchitecturelab.net In the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden, where the tricolored tree trunks stretch up to the soaring crowns, a new addition to the renowned Treehotel has...
- 24/03/2017Solar-powered Rotterdam home wraps around an olive tree.
Don’t be fooled by this Rotterdam home’s deceptively plain street-facing facade—the backside of the property reveals a strikingly sculptural home with a glazed facade that wraps around an olive tree. MVRDV designed the contemporary home, called Casa Kwantes, for a client who valued privacy and seclusion but also wanted maximum access to daylight and open living spaces. To minimize its environmental footprint, the home includes several energy-efficient systems and aims for self-sufficiency.
- Producer24/03/2017How to Use Architectural Floor Plan RenderingIn order to minimize your losses in long term, you might have to have an idea on the things that you like as well as don’t like. In order to get the most efficient design, you need to discuss with the designer as to the kind of requirement that you...
- Here’s how to be SURE your trusses can be used in roof constructionhometimes.co.za Because your home’s roof is one of the largest, heaviest and most costly structures in your home’s design, it is fair to expect that a lot of planning should be invested in the roof’s design and...
- Futuristic Dutch community features 50 out-of-this world spherical homes.
Although it might look like the set of a science fiction film, this neighborhood in the Netherlands was built by humans for humans. Dutch artist and sculptor Dries Kreijkamp designed this unusual apartment community, dubbed the Bolwoningen (“ball” or “bulb” homes). Built in 1984, the residential development is comprised of 50 of these futuristic spherical structures grouped together amid winding walkways and tall trees, alongside a scenic canal.
Kreijkamp initially designed the bulbous Bolwoningen in the 1970s, in response to a special Dutch subsidy for experimental housing projects that launched in 1968. The decidedly suburban neighborhood in Maaspoort in the city of Den Bosch (formally known as ‘s-Hertogenbosch) is home to this extraterrestrial cluster of apartment homes. Inside each golf-ball shaped home is a compact apartment dwelling with a uniquely otherworldly feel. The curved walls and round porthole windows give the illusion you’re living in a spaceship, which is a little ironic because Kreijkamp actually intended the globe-like structures to bring people closer to nature, with its vantage points from nearly every angle.
Each apartment home contains three floors, with bedrooms on the ground level and a bathroom hidden on the middle floor. The upper floor houses the main living room and compact kitchen, and round windows face outward in nearly every direction, offering unique views of the world outside (including the other globe-shaped apartments, which are positioned somewhat close together). At the top floor, each home has a diameter of just 18 feet (5.5 meters), making for a cozy living space. Across the street, another subdivision is filled with traditional-style homes, highlighting the rarity of the globe-shaped apartment community.
- Rent David Bowie’s Former Mustique Retreat for $40,000 a Week
This Indonesian-inspired refuge on the lush island of Mustique, built in 1989 on a hillside facing Britannia Bay, was David Bowie’s tranquil getaway. “My ambition is to make music so incredibly uncompromised that I will have absolutely no audience left whatsoever and then I’ll be able to spend the entire year on the island,” he said in our September 1992 issue. Architect Arne Hasselqvist designed the home as a series of Japanese/Scandinavian pavilions, Bali-based designer Linda Garland introduced Indonesian elements, and designer Robert J. Litwiller oversaw the project. The compound, centered on two koi ponds, consists of a main living area, a writer’s cottage, and an artist’s studio. Going in and out is a seamless experience thanks to teak walkways that join one space to the next. The inspiring teak housefronts, from a Javanese village, were also used as façades for the kitchen. Other standout features include an outdoor dining pavilion and a guest pavilion with a bamboo ceiling, which was designed by Michael White. The 6.2-acre grounds have intricately landscaped tropical gardens and an infinity pool.
- 21/03/2017Pests???... or pets?!How to Keep These 5 House Pests Out of Your Home - Residential Design & Drafting Services ~ (808) 383-4632ownerbuiltdesign.com Is your home vulnerable to annoying (or even dangerous) house...
- Producer21/03/2017What are the Applications of Architectural Rendering Services?There is no doubt to the fact that computers have changed the face of several industries. Here we are talking of the construction and architecture industries. With the introduction of Exterior Home Design and digital designing, the dynamics of the...
- Producer21/03/2017Decoracion de interiores: muebles a un euro para el hogarLas mejores ideas decorativas por rentabilizar al máximo el espacio en los cuartos de baño de pocos metros y conseguir que parezcan mucho más grandes de lo que son en realidad: revestimientos de tonos claros, elementos de doble uso, armarios...
- Producer21/03/2017Crack more pitches with 3D Modeling Services Provider CompanyWhat happens if you have given a demo design to your client, and they demand the complete 3D design within a short time? If you do not comply, you might miss out on a great deal. But, how do you manage it? Simple, by outsourcing it to a 3D modeling...
- Iconic Homes: Iconic Perspectives The Garcia House by John Lautner Though not everyone agrees on exactly how iconic architecture should be preserved, there are those who take a real shot at it, with a goal of resurfacing...
- Breathtaking seaside hotel in Thailand practices radical reuse, grows 100% of its produce.
Overlooking a private bay along the Northern Coast of Koh Samui, Thailand, The Tongsai Bay Hotel boasts more than luxurious seaside accommodations. The award-winning family-owned resort was built within a 28 and a half acre landscape that remains home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. The green retreat maintains its virtuous mission by growing 100 percent of its produce and turning all food waste into fertilizer and a cleaning solution for its facilities, donating the rest to the island’s stray cats and dogs. This breathtaking oasis demonstrates how hotels can thrive within a completely natural habitat.
Originally built in 1987, the environmentally-sensitive design of The Tongsai Bay was in many ways ahead of its time. Not a single tree was felled or damaged during construction, allowing the natural fauna and flora to flourish for all these years. 66 different species of birds and all sorts of wildlife, including lizards, can be found roaming the property at any given time.
- 7 Abandoned Buildings That Were Transformed into Something Beautiful.
Abandoned buildings are typically considered eyesores. For some, they're synonymous with neglect and decay. But what if someone takes these structures (many of them decades if not centuries old) and turns them into something beautiful? From London to Baltimore, that's exactly what some architecture firms have done over the past few decades. AD rounds up seven of the most incredible examples of when something derelict was transformed into something dazzling.7 Abandoned Buildings That Were Transformed into Something Beautiful | Architectural Digestwww.architecturaldigest.com From Brooklyn to Barcelona, AD surveys the most striking examples of decay transformed into...
- Producer21/03/2017Should You Add a Home Office?A home office is extremely valuable to your home because it gives you an extra space for working, whether you own your own business or just work at home from time to time. If you have children, they can use the space for doing their schoolwork, and...
- 20/03/2017The Wangari Muta Maathai House / Boogertman + Partners Architects
The Wangari Muta Maathai House is envisaged as a living memorial – a forum for experiential learning for all Kenyans, Africans and peoples of the globe.
Unfolding the life of Wangari Maathai, in an intimate facility, will enable visitors to understand her commitment to human rights, environmental conservation and promoting the culture of peace.
Approaching the structural ring on foot, enveloped by the forest, one walks along the timber-decked route. Following the route, one crosses a body of water to enter beneath the structural ring, which floats overhead. The site then lifts naturally to support the underside of this ring and eventually envelope the auditorium component, at the rear.
The circular form symbolises the simplicity embodied in the basic cycle of nature. The form, embedded within ethereal forest physically manifests the notion of ‘walks and talks’ – communicating the salient points of Wangari’s legacy – a childhood sense of wonder coalesced with the ethics of taking action.
- 20/03/2017Students use rice husks to build affordable homes in the Philippines.
Rice husks used to be considered a waste product good for nothing but fire or landfills, but now enterprising companies are beginning to realize their potential as a sustainable building material. A group of students from the Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering at University of California used waste rice husks to manufacture termite-resistant composite boards with help from a $75,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and build affordable housing in the Philippines.
In addition to protecting rice during the growing season, rice hulls can be put to use as building material, fertilizer, insulation material or fuel. The students at Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering used it to manufacture boards ideal for building relief shelters and affordable housing.
The Husk-to-Home team developed the project by environmental engineering student Colin Eckerle who has been working on it since 2014. However, the rice husk boards last longer. The students received a two-year grant by EPA which will pay for manufacturing equipment and space and allow the team to go into full-scale production of the boards.
“While it has taken a lot of trial and error to get a material that is strong and consistent enough to build homes with, we have finally reached a point where we can produce a prototype board that is comparable in terms of strength to commercially available particleboard,” Eckerle said. “Our tests have shown that termites will not eat rice husk or our building material, which will increase the lifespan of the houses in the Philippines”.
- Producer17/03/2017| 4-Blade Heat Powered SF-910B4 |An Absolut Black Model with Absolut Black Blades.4-Blade Heat Powered SF-910B4 - photo © 2017 Tiina Hölli A few weeks ago I bought a heat powered heat circulation fan for wood-burning stoves. This is love.It really works. It really...
- Producer17/03/20175 Ways to Improve Your KitchenOne of the most used rooms in your home is probably your kitchen. Even people who don’t like to cook spend plenty of time in their kitchens. That is just one of the reasons why having a beautifully decorated kitchen is a good idea. It also adds home...
- 17/03/2017Cactus Park in Taiwan draws architectural inspiration from prickly succulents.
Cacti may not excite a lot of people, but in Taiwan the plant is so highly respected the island community of Penghu built the Qingwan Cactus Park to celebrate its existence. The beautiful complex was created by converting an old military complex into various greenhouses that store a staggering variety of cacti in all shapes and sizes.