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February 2013 Blog Posts (19)

Berlin Urbanism Bubbles

The starting point of this project came from the ongoing conflict over one of the most attractive pieces of fallow land in Berlin: the Spree riversides located between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.  Drawing on the spatial partitioning strategy of a Voroni diagram, elements from differing social demands…

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Added by Springer on February 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Successfully Gain a Mortgage for Your Dream Home

Whether you have good or bad credit, you may find it difficult to gain a mortgage; especially if you are a first time buyer. You will need to talk to a lender about the application but there are steps that you can take before doing this. These steps will help to make sure you can afford the loan while increasing your chance of gaining approval.

 

Know How Much You Can Afford

 

Make sure you can afford the mortgage for your dream home. This will…

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Added by kevin Edwards on February 28, 2013 at 10:39am — No Comments

Custom Blinds: A True Symbol Of Elegance and Functionality

The curtain is one of the essential components of every home. If you want your home to have a personal touch, then it would be wise to use custom blinds. It is the stylish way to incorporate your personal style in your home. There are so many types of custom blinds to choose from and so you can choose a style that complements your home.

Custom blinds are made from various materials and if you want your blinds to stand out from the rest, then you should choose blinds made from high…

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Added by Daniel Smith on February 27, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Custom Blinds: A True Symbol Of Elegance and Functionality

The curtain is one of the essential components of every home. If you want your home to have a personal touch, then it would be wise to use custom blinds. It is the stylish way to incorporate your personal style in your home. There are so many types of custom blinds to choose from and so you can choose a style that complements your home.

Custom blinds are made from various materials and if you want your blinds to stand out from the rest, then you should choose blinds made from high…

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Added by Daniel Smith on February 27, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

How to Add Value to Your Home Before Selling

When you sell your home, you want to make sure you make the best return possible. Part of this involves adding value to your home. This can be adding a patio, a beautiful garden or redecorating the bathroom. Here are some tips that you can use to add some value to your home, without having to spend too much money.

Convert the Loft or Basement

Something that many people like is having extra space and the easiest way to do this is…

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Added by Daniel Smith on February 27, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

House on the Other Side (House in Muko)

On the edge of a residential area where the road curves sits the House on the Other Side by Japan’s FujiwaraMuro Architects.  The house in Muko City, Kyoto is inhabited by two married…

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Added by Springer on February 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Combine an Ottoman with a Sectional in the Living Room

Placing an ottoman with a sectional in the living room may serve several purposes. You can use it as a coffee table when guests are few; you can use it as additional seating when guests are numerous; you can use it as a footrest when you are on your own. However, finding the right piece to complement or contrast the sectional may seem a little difficult.

Here are a few pointers that you need to pay attention to in order to find the right ottoman.

Size: A…

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Added by Daniel Smith on February 26, 2013 at 12:22am — No Comments

Melkwegbridge

The Melkwegbridge is designed by NEXT Architects in collaboration with Rietveld Landscape and is located in Purmerend, the…

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Added by Springer on February 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

how to architect

i am reading a book called 'How to architect' and some Notes here.

Narrative: a color-coded story, strength story or story about formality, judgment, stateliness, or ritual.

Building types become obsolete, e.g. cave dwellings, castles and telegraph stations.

Quirky architects...

"My greatest desire is to…

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Added by WILL on February 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Lighthouse Tower

Lighthouse Tower is a proposal by Mikou Design Studio that marks the entrance to Rio de Janeiro.  It is intended to be the poetic embodiment of its surroundings: the lush tropical…

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Added by Springer on February 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bloom

Bloom is an architectural research installation by DOSU Studio Architecture displayed at the Materials and Application Gallery in Los Angeles.   Made primarily out of a smart…

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Added by Springer on February 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

House vvdb

At the request of the architect, Belgian firm dmvA has refurbished Jan Van den Berghe’s home for his daughter.  Built in the eighties, House vvdb is…

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Added by Springer on February 20, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

House of Cedar

Situated in Osaka, Japan, House of Cedar evokes the feeling of being in a forest.  Japanese practice Suga Atelier developed a new structural system for the house that uses wooden framing and steel bolts.  The result is an open, warm atmosphere…

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Added by Springer on February 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Sunwell Muse Kitasando

Sunwell Muse Kitasando is the office building and showroom for a textile planning and trading company.  Since the company had been focusing on female apparel, the architecture by…

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Added by Springer on February 11, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Daewon Park Observatory

Daewon Park Observatory is the futuristic proposal by Changki Yun (Kyungam Architects Associates) for Kyeonggido Sungnam, South Korea.  The concept for the design was "cloud 360," a nebulous…

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Added by Springer on February 9, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

OH Residence

OH Residence is a beautiful wooden house that sits in a quiet residential district in Osaka, Japan.  Designed by Japanese practice Koseki Architect Office, the small side garden is…

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Added by Springer on February 8, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Porta Fira Towers

The Porta Fira Towers are bold red landmarks in the Plaza Europa in Barcelona.  Designed by Japanese architect Toyo…

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Added by Springer on February 7, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Clapham One Library

The bold and distinctive design of the Library Building in Clapham One is the work of London’s own Studio Egret West, in collaboration with Cathedral Group. …

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Added by Springer on February 6, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Ormond Esplanade

The design for Ormond Esplanade is serious fun.  The playful façade functions like skin.  In fact, like real skin, it is blemished and rough, tough and resilient, protecting the more vulnerable interior.  Inside, shape and color combine to create distinct spaces.  The children’s bedrooms are…

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Added by Springer on February 5, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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