Honda Woods – Vibrant forests for our children, for our communities

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Soichiro Honda’s dream – home-woods
The founder of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. used to say that there should not be concrete walls between Honda factories and the surrounding communities. “Instead, there should be a tie between us” said, the founder. Honda Woods project was launched in the year of 1976, respecting the founder’s strong will. The company looked into tree species which were suitable for the environment at each factory nationwide and planted them to create a woodland, which was called “home-woods.”

What had happened in the past thirty years?
Since 1976, the home-woods at each company factory had grown much larger than their prediction and the neighborhood had been developed further and populated more. The fallen leaves were scattered on the ground and the overgrown woods even made the neighbors feel insecure. The home-woods, which was created to build a strong tie instead of concrete walls to isolate the company from the neighbors, had become just another kind of wall to interfere the communications.

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Tips for Hiring an Exceptional Plumbing Company

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Whenever a plumbing problem arises, you need to get that issue resolved as soon as possible. But then, you can’t just hire any plumbing service company you encounter. You must take time to find a trusted plumbing company that will give you value for your hard-earned money.

Hiring an exceptional plumbing service is not a walk in the park. And choosing a wrong plumber could result in shoddy workmanship or inferior parts. Today, we’re going to cover helpful tips on how to select an exceptional plumbing service.

Tips for Hiring an Exceptional Plumbing Company

Put the following tips into consideration when choosing the best Hamilton plumber to get vital services that go beyond your ultimate expectations:

Plumbing Service History

A long duration in the plumbing industry would mean the plumber has what it takes to execute the utmost quality service. A professional plumber with several years of experience has the requisite skill and efficiency to complete a perfect job.

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The Best Overall Mattresses for Side Sleepers to Buy Online

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According to sleep experts, side sleeping is the healthiest and most common sleep position. One of the reasons why this sleeping posture is healthy is that it aligns your spine, pelvis, and shoulders. Spinal alignment goes a long way in minimizing pressure points in various sensitive areas of your body including the neck and lower back. Investing in the best mattress for side sleeping is the best way to reap the most out of the health benefits of side sleeping. Many mattress companies put side sleepers in mind and develop products that are best suited to their sleeping needs.

Let’s have a look at The Best Mattress store in Ottawa for Side Sleepers to Buy Online.

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The Illuminated River will Transform London's Thames with Light

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Courtesy of Leo Villareal Studio Courtesy of Leo Villareal Studio

Artist Leo Villareal and the London-based architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands are working together to design and install the first phase of The Illuminated River Foundation's public art commission that will illuminate architectural elements of the existing bridges, redefining the riverscape.

This installation marks the initial stage of the project that was announced nearly two years ago. All stages are intended to be completed by 2022. In its entirety, it will include 15 central London bridges - creating a unified artwork connected across the flowing river from Albert Bridge in West London to Tower Bridge in the center of the city.

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Loft Buiksloterham / Heren 5 Architects

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Why Soviet Architecture Isn’t Russia's Answer

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Since the end of World War II, Russia’s cities have grown in a Modern Soviet style.  This prolonged use and application of the principles of architecture’s modern movement heavily affected the country’s development and urban expansion. But now,  the new generations of architecture professionals are seeking to make a change.

The pressure placed on the modern movement led to a focus on urbanization and heightened attention (more so than other pressing issues of the time).

Housing became the star of the urban development plan and led to the construction of vast residential complexes that promulgated the values of Communism in every detail of their construction.

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Carlos Cachón

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Telegrama, no tuit Del mismo modo que rechazo invitaciones a reuniones que sé que me aburrirán, con una sonrisa de disculpa en el rostro que intenta dulcificar mi negativa, a las que corresponden a actos que me superan, en los que intuyo que no estaré a la altura, ofuscado, mi respuesta suele ser seca, casi … Continue reading Carlos Cachón
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Monte Cativo 434 / JJs Arquitectura

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© Luis Coelho © Luis Coelho
  • Architects: JJs Arquitectura
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Authors: João Araújo Sousa, Joana Correia Silva
  • Contractor: Martins Pimenta Construções
  • Area: 190.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Luis Coelho
© Luis Coelho © Luis Coelho

Text description provided by the architects. The project makes an extensive renovation and expansion of a mid-century townhouse close to Porto´s city center. The original two floor dwelling was built in 1950 in a joint operation with the two adjacent buildings. During the course of years the house was transformed in random operations, striped from the original layout and qualifying architectural elements. The project faced the challenge of converting the neglected interior spaces into a contemporary environment with an economically sustainable approach.

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Why Public Spaces are the Safest Investment for Secure Cities

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© Rodrigo Tagle © Rodrigo Tagle

Architecture is powerful, and like nuclear energy, it all depends on how it is used. While it can create uninhabitable municipalities, it can also create safer cities that improve quality of life.

In various examples, urban design has provided a response to deteriorated or abandoned public spaces. It has shown that distribution and lighting are essential, but that it is also necessary to consider who will be using the space and how to make it an environment that generates community.

An example of this is the Dr. Antonio Rendic Plaza in Antofagasta, Chile. Below, some words from the architects.

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A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro

Cuernavaca, located just a few hours from Mexico City, is one of the most visited places in the country thanks to its history, weather, and architecture. The city has eleven declared historical sites, such as the Cortés Palace, the Cuernavaca Cathedral, the Borda Garden, the Calvario Spire, Teopanzolco, Chapultepec Nature Park, the Cuernavaca Kite, and the Hotel Casino de la Selva, among others. For the past few years, Cuernavaca has experienced a boom in contemporary architecture, starting with the Tallera building which was built in 2010 by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo. The project gave life to the Siqueiros murals and all the history behind them.

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4 Biggest Design Mistakes People Do In Their Living Rooms

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While growing up, we collect so many memories of the time we shared with our family and friends in our humble abode. Whether they’re good or bad, our living room played a very important role in imprinting them in our brain because this is where we spend most of our time at our house.

Our living room is an essential component of our home and having a well-planned decoration system triggers a happier place to live in, with the help of the ornaments, home decors, furniture and invigorating scents that make it a home sweet home. However, many homeowners have limited knowledge about home designing and it is best to list down some of the biggest design mistakes people do in their living room so that they can make the necessary repair and adjustment in their living areas.

  1. Matching Furniture Set

Number one on our list is buying furniture that matches too well with other furnishing features in the living room.

Many homeowners tend to commit this rookie mistake in the belief that this will create balance in their living room. Buying furniture that matches too well will not only make a bland look effect in your living room, but this will also eventually give your living area a magazine, a catalogue or a showroom vibe.

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