Student Project | A Moving Story “National Geo-Monument Park” | Nipun Hettiarachchi

12 hours 7 minutes ago


A Moving story “National Geo-Monument Park” at Alagalla Mountain Range in Sri Lanka, is a landscape architectural project with a whole new concept of appreciating nature in form of natural state.  Making an awareness of nature and its processes through a sequence of spaces to the people and to blend the nature and human instinct.

The UNESCO Geo-park concept has created the base for this project formulation that the Protecting and conserving the heritage of the earth crust, which considering “Geo-Heritage” are more valuable and sustainable approach to the 21st century’s concept of Nature as Habitat.

The concept is to not only to give an awareness on nature and its processes but to working with local communities and give them the opportunity to develop cohesive partnerships with the promoting the area’s significant geological processes, features, periods of time, historical themes linked to geology are established through a bottom-up process.

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Peruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival's Inaugural 'Water Research Prize'

12 hours 8 minutes ago
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World Architecture Festival has announced the winner of its inaugural Water Research Prize. First place was awarded to a team of students from Pontificia Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) who designed a water management system that "captures, stores, and treats rainwater and inserts it into pre-existing water networks." 

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Herzog & de Meuron

14 hours 7 minutes ago
Herzog & de Meuron
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Nordspitze new master plan . Basel Herzog & de Meuron The entry of Herzog & de Meuron has been announced as the winner of the competition for a new master plan for the Nordspitze (the northernmost part of the Dreispitz Areal in Basel). The winning proposal was chosen from six … Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron

Sidewalk Labs Unveils Future City Design for Toronto's Quayside Neighborhood

14 hours 8 minutes ago
Quayside. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs Quayside. Image Courtesy of Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs has unveiled a new proposal for Toronto's eastern waterfront and a neighborhood development called Quayside. After announcing plans to create a model smart city in Toronto last fall, Sidewalk Labs has been working to pioneer a new approach to future urban developments. Plans for Quayside were revealed during a roundtable discussion on August 14, 2018. As the subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, the team responded to an open call from Waterfront Toronto with a design that features heated pavements, large public spaces and mass timber buildings.

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10 Ridiculously Cool Home Renovation Tips to Help Transform Your Home into a Place Seemingly Built for Royalty

14 hours 33 minutes ago

Home is the place where most of our time is spent and where we feel most secure. It is like a fortress that saves you from all the possible troubles that you can have. Would you like to give your home a facelift? Well, a home improvement project is one of the easiest ways to increase the appeal and change the appearance of your home.

Home improvement projects usually start with you saying, “Wouldn’t it be great if…?” often followed by a wish for a renovated garage or a remodeled kitchen to increase its aesthetic appeal. Now is the best time to start those essential home improvement projects you have constantly been postponing. Whether you want to update the faucets and fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom or are interested in new outdoor patio furniture, now is the ideal time to start your renovations.

Renovating to Stay? Or Renovating to Move?

Analyze your plan thoroughly if you are renovating your property to sell it. However, don’t be too extravagant since potential property buyers may not be willing to pay an extra buck for the additions, for instance, a pool or hot tub. You are better off fixing some of the major issues, yet overlooked, such as a broken garage door.

Why Rent a Self-Storage Unit While Renovating Your Home

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How to provide your employees with the right environment

14 hours 46 minutes ago

A healthy work environment makes employees feel happy about coming to work. It also motivates them which results in improved productivity.

Companies spend thousands on trying to motivate employees, but often get no result. There was a time when money used to be the main motivator for people to work. However, things have now changed. The next generation of employees wants more than just money – they want a good work environment.

According to statistics around 155.07 million people are presently employed in the United States, but not all of them are motivated. In fact, it is believed that about 65% of employees are demotivated and would shift to a better company if they get a chance to.

This is a big issue for companies because high turnover rate can cause businesses to deal with major issues. A good way to improve this is to provide employees with a good environment.

Whether you’re a manager at a big firm or an owner of a small business in hopes of creating a healthy work environment, here are four tips that you must pay attention to:

Create an Environment of Communication

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Lookout Path at the Old Gypsum Mines / Batlle i Roig Arquitectura

15 hours 8 minutes ago
© Jordi Surroca © Jordi Surroca
  • Architects: Batlle i Roig Arquitectura
  • Location: Les Comes, Carrer de Carles Riba, 65, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Eer de Carles Riba, 65, 08700 Igualada, Barcelona, Spain
  • Author Architects: Enric Batlle, Joan Roig, Iván Sáncheza, Mario Súñer, Simone Cicu
  • Linear Metres Built: 800.0 metres
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jordi Surroca

The Great Castles of America and Their Design Trends, Angelica St. Rose

15 hours 11 minutes ago

Ever since I was young, I dreamt about what living in a castle would be like. Would I suddenly become royalty, with an arsenal of servants and noblemen to follow my every beck and call, of knights to fight for my honor? Would I suddenly be able to snap my fingers and summon a musician to play any tune I wanted, even if it was the instrumental to some Beyonce song? Could I rule the world?

Okay, okay. Admittedly, my delusions of grandeur as a child had never risen to such ridiculous heights. My fascination for castles didn’t come from fantasies about owning dragons Daenerys-style, or inciting epic wars in my honor. Rather, my reasoning is far more simple: I fell in love with the architecture, the Old World charm of these gallant fortresses. Castles feel like time capsules rooted in modern time, each and every one painting individual stories. Below are a collection of my favorite chateaus all across America.

Boldt Castle (SV – 22,200)

Location — Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, New York  

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Morger Partner

16 hours 7 minutes ago
Morger Partner
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Dom-Römer Areal housing . Frankfurt Morger Partner Architekten . architecture © by Morger + Dettli Architekten Das Areal zwischen Dom und Römer in der Frankfurter Altstadt wird neu bebaut. Es ist nicht der grosse Massstab gesucht, sondern eine „Renaissance“ der mittelalterlichen Strukturen. In dem Gestaltungsplan sind die Volumen der Bauten … Continue reading Morger Partner

Regional Court Building in Siedlce / HRA Architects

17 hours 8 minutes ago
© Bartłomiej Witczak © Bartłomiej Witczak
  • Architects: HRA Architects
  • Location: Siedlce, Poland
  • Lead Architects: Wojciech Hermanowicz, Błażej Hermanowicz, Stanisław Rewski, Michał Chrzanowski, Adam Wojtalik, Krzysztof Hajduczenia, Krzysztof Rewski, Tomasz Laskowski, Anna Kowal, Joanna Orkisz, Elżbieta Hermanowicz, Elżbieta Kozłowska
  • Area: 7850.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Bartłomiej Witczak
  • Structure: HUB-BUD Jacek Lipiec
  • Sanitary Systems: IS-KWADRAT Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.
  • Design & Investment Services: Urszula Chruślińska
  • Electrical And Telecom Engineering Systems: JF AMPER
  • Roads: AZET sp. z o.o.
  • Greenery: Architekt Krajobrazu Robert Nowicki
  • Acoustics: NOISE-PROJECT Wojciech Odrzywołek, ARCHAKUSTIK Andrzej Kłosak
  • General Contractor: Warmińskie Przedsiębiorstwo Budowlane S.A.

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Baukunst . Bruther

17 hours 24 minutes ago
Baukunst . Bruther
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Frame | Media House . Brussels Baukunst . Bruther . renders: © ArtefactoryLab The design by Baukunst and Bruther, winner of the call for project designers organised by the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) for the construction of ‘Media House’ in The building, with a floor space of some 10,000 … Continue reading Baukunst . Bruther

Contemporary Art Space in the Former Convent of Madre de Dios / Sol89

18 hours 8 minutes ago
© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda
  • Architects: Sol89
  • Location: Calle San José, 4, 41004 Sevilla, Spain
  • Author Architects: María González, Juanjo López de la Cruz
  • Area: 830.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda

Out-to-Out House / L.E.FT Architects

19 hours 8 minutes ago
© Bahaa Ghoussainy © Bahaa Ghoussainy
  • Architects: L.E.FT Architects
  • Location: Faqra, Lebanon
  • L E Ft Architects: Makram el Kadi, Ziad Jamaleddine
  • Team: Daniel Colvard, Ana Conchan, Valeria Fervorari, Mahdi Sabbagh, Karine Yassine
  • Area: 250.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Bahaa Ghoussainy

Capella Jianyeli / Kokaistudios

20 hours 8 minutes ago
© Seth Powers © Seth Powers
  • Architects: Kokaistudios
  • Location: China
  • Lead Architects: Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis
  • Architecture Design Director: Wei Li
  • Design Team: Pietro Peyron, Sherry G, Qing Song, Feng Yu, Weiyi Fang, Kun Cheng
  • Area: 8000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Seth Powers

Forest House 02 / D12 Design

21 hours 8 minutes ago
© Lê Hoàng © Lê Hoàng
  • Architects: D12 Design
  • Location: Sóc Sơn, Vietnam
  • Design Leader: Chu Văn Đông
  • Design Team: Đặng Việt Long, Nguyễn Đình Nghĩa
  • Company: Cong Ty TNHH D12 Design
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Lê Hoàng
© Lê Hoàng © Lê Hoàng

Text description provided by the architects. The second forest house is a small house, located in the northern mountains of Vietnam.

The purpose is to create a house  for 2-4 people when visiting this mountains.The house was used lightweight materials such as steel box, wood, glass, lightweight concrete, clay stone, ... Forest house has tried to reduce the load of the house, thereby reducing the structure of the foundation. Not too much natural impact.

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Memorial Bahcelievler Hospital by B&T Design reference projects |

22 hours 8 minutes ago

Memorial Bahcelievler hospital has been designed to be one of the most exclusive hospitals in the world. This hospital operates on international quality standards, as well as setting an example of contemporary modern design and being environmentally friendly, are is some of its qualities. In addition, the hospital has “Leed Platinum”, the most prestigious green certificate that is awarded to leading institutions, in terms of design. B&T design and the hospital's design team worked together on this project. All of the loose furniture, of the hospital that is spread on land of 72 thousand square meters, have been produced by B&T design. These products shine out both with their design and comfort, have been put in various parts of the hospital. Lobbies, patient waiting areas, doctor rooms, patient rooms and VIP suites are some of them. The products that fit best to the hospital’s design and needs have been selected. Custom made products with custom sizes have been produced, as a bene… continue


Scappino Store by Kundalini reference projects | Manufacturer references

22 hours 8 minutes ago

Nami lamps illuminate one of the refined men's clothing stores of the Scappino brand. The interiors of the new store in Mexico were designed by Ideawork Studio 1981. The origins and the sartorial traditions of the brand have inspired the taste in furnishing, Nami with its modern and classic character at the same time fits perfectly into the location. The history of Scappino is rooted in the Italian tradition and dates back to the 1930s, when the Italian royal family Savoia appointed it as official supplier of the Royal House. Collaboration that continues even in our days. Scappino Ideawork 1981 Creative Director and Ceo: Angelo Spano Creative Team: Antonello Pacifico - Andrea Meloni - Siva Gezer Architect: Andrea Meloni continue


Private House in Basel by Kundalini reference projects | Manufacturer references

22 hours 8 minutes ago

The VOLPATOHATZ architectural studio was commissioned to design the interiors of a four floor house in the center of Basel. The house, which dates back to 1472, is located right on the promenade along the river Rhine. Major changes have been made to the interior design with some challenging structural interventions. An example of this is the staircase illuminated by the Dew lamps. A Chandelier Dew with 48 pendants was created to illuminate the entire staircase. The effect is a luminous cascade that embellishes the environment. VOLPATOHATZ SA Marco Volpato, Nicole Hatz, Axel Eichler Cristina Casada continue

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