Sustainable Community Housing that makes a difference

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In these times of housing crisis for most developing regions, there is also a similar challenge to provide affordable housing in the developed countries as the affordability gap stretches first time buyers or low income families.

So it is a welcome site to see a public body take the lead to provide new housing to meet this need and then inspiring for this housing to meet sustainable standards. Read More…

African urbanization

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It is widely predicted that the future of many African nations will be urbanization with the population moving to cities from the rural communities that they currently reside in. Statistically 15% of Africans were living in cities in 1960 but that is now 40% with the pace of change exceeding European transition and the proportion exceeding that of Southern Asia. Read More…

An Architect's school by Tadao Ando

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In 2013, Tadao Ando, the celebrated Japanese Architect, created a new art, design and architecture school for the University of Monterrey in Mexico. Read More…

London's new pavilion

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The folding structure sails over simple glazing to create an elegant sculpture in the heart of London's business centre.

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Architecture that sings - a choir school

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Palassis Architects have crafted this exquisite sculptural architecture for the St.Georges Cathedral choir at the Cadogan Song School in Perth, Australia.

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Amazing glass art

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We recently visited the Seattle Center in Washington State, USA and the long term glass art exhibition at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Wow! This is our Reboot !

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A contemporary Gaudi?

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Located on the Vejle Fjord, Havneøen is a Gaudi styled building. Read More…

The Trailer Home reinvented

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Invisible Studi have developed an affordable "house" using locally sourced timber and construction waste. The structure is relocatable using a trailer. Read More…

The Terminator Hotel

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As if taken from the movie Terminator, this is the world's first "free-form exoskeleton" tower.
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Recycled art

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Designed by Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, these amazing organic structures were conceived from recycled material the "Revolution Precrafted" pavilion.

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From Russia with architecture

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ZHA's competition winning architecture for Novorossiysk, Russia.

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Room with a view

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Next time you are in Tokyo, think differently and check in to BnA Studio Akihabara, a hotel with rooms that are crafted by Japanese artists.

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High adventure over a volcano

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Imagine the experience of being able to float high above a volcano...now thinkdifferently

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Teaching with Bamboo

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This amazing sustainable structure is a Lecture Hall in Yangshan, Wuxi, China. Read More…

A sustainable city from new

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The new Indian state capital of Amaravati will be “one of the most sustainable in the world.” Read More…

A taste of design in a single malt

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At the heart of the Macallan estate in Speyside, Scotland, is a new design for a distillery that has been crafting whisky for almost 200 years. Read More…

Interlacing light & movement

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Janet Enchelman's sculpture hangs over the Plaza Mayor as complex net structure of engineered coloured fibres that are inter-connected and fastened together. The art installation gains fluidity by moving with the breeze and then a canvas for projected light at night. Read More…

Historical reflection

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The Milestone is a 12 storey, mixed use space creating an anchor on a public square in Neue Weststadt, Esslingen, Germany. Read More…

Urban modular farming #innovation

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A design collaborative in China has been developing sustainability concepts for an "Urban village agriculture" that combines simple materials and tested technology to optimize the use of urban spaces. Read More…

Take a seat

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A furniture showroom made from...furniture...

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Stairway to heaven

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Serenity carved out of waxed concrete... Read More…

Architectural strata

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The Natural History Museum by Ennead Architects, is located on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Read More…

The tallest politician in the world...soon

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Dedicated to the Indian Independence movement leaders, Vallabhbhai Patel, the Statue of Unity will be the tallest in the world at 182 meters when constructed.

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The law of light

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This new courthouse by Mecanoo hides its size and mass with a delicate, sculptural articulation of the building's form that reflects light and creates depth with shadow. Internally the light play continues providing a cool elegance and calm to the civic functions it provides. Read More…

Performance Nature

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Sitting on the edge of Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province in China, this Cultural Centre is an organic masterpiece by MAD Architects. Read More…

Rising out our urban heritage

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The cultural rich cities of the world are ones that still retain their history while showcasing the contemporary. Berlin, London and Paris, to name but a few, are urban places where you can experience development over the centuries. Read More…

From old to new


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Different is good... Read More…

The light from Jerusalem

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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, finished in September 2017, was excavated in the Jerusalem mountain to form an intimate space for a personal and collective experience of commemoration. Read More…

Add Wild Ginger & design for a great place to eat

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Celebrating the food and culture of South East Asia, Wild Ginger in Seattle. Read More…

Future cities will adapt to our needs with data

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Adaptive Architecture of "Sensory digital infrastructure" as UNSense describes it, will use data to adapt and adjust our living environment to our changing needs. A "technology that adapts to its users."
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Future house

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Zaha Hadid's only private residence was built for Vladislav Doronin in the Bravika Forest, Moscow. Read More…

James Wines Architect - interview

I have long been fascinated with the work of SITE as innovators in urban design and environmental thinking. I enjoy the challenge that their work brings to the "norm" and the pre-conceived notion that the vast majority hold, of what architecture is or should be. Read More…

Virtual reality architecture

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We know it's coming... Read More…

Sustainable cities from wood

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It is widely accepted that using wood in building construction can be effective at reducing carbon emissions from the process. Read More…

Creating community from the remnants of war

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Smartvoll, a Austrian design firm, created a new market space in Salzburg from a former armoured vehicle hangar. Read More…

Holedeck sustainable concrete structural slab

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As an Architect I am always striving to bring new efficiencies to our architecture to provide sustainable solutions that are viable for our clients. This evolution in concrete slab design takes some existing thinking and refines it further with a product with multiple applications. Read More…

Energy positive design - the new future for sustainable design

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Powerhouse is a collaboration between a contractors, property developers, design and environmental consultants to create commercially viable buildings that are "energy positive," proactively addressing the impact of new development on the environment. Read More…

Machine + Construction waste = Mushroom bricks

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RedHouse Studio are a design firm in Cleveland, Ohio with a big sustainable agenda... Read More…

Metal raining from the sky

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Alumilux Pavilion for the BB Construmat Construction fair Read More…

The French Laundry - great design to dine

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Originally built as a saloon by a Scot in 1900 the buildings was converted to a residence and then in the 20's, a French steam laundry. It only became a restaurant in '78 when the town Mayor and his wife renovated it. In 1994, Thomas Keller took it over... Read More…

Underground wine

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The Sangiovese grape... Read More…

Where the magic happens...

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We each have our preferred and particular approach to being creative, a place where we can focus and work the best and for writers, an environment where it just happens... Read More…

Roof market - food from the skies

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This simple concept by the Penda collaborative brings the inside-outside connection physically together by creating a roof "market." Read More…

Tao Nature design

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AoE are an architecture firm based in Beijing, China. They were commissioned to design a sales pavilion for SUNAC in Chongqing to promote their luxury apartment development. Read More…

Apple chair by Vitra

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This is the preferred chair for Apple's recently opened Apple Park in California and was reportedly chosen by Jony Ive himself. Read More…

Great places for your coffee high

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Now this is my kind of #rebootme ...good coffee and great design. Let's remind ourselves that there can more to coffee than the local drive through. Read More…

Walls that breathe with the weather

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SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City, created by Michael Szivos. Read More…

Centro Botin by Renzo Piano

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The Fundación Marcelino Botín was created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife, Carmen Yllera, to promote social development in Cantabria. Read More…

Gates of light

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Designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde was appointed by the Government in Holland to re-envisage the famous Afsluitsdijk Dutch causeway, a flood protector and road. Read More…

Apple icons, design and type by Susan Kare

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Watch this short video by Susan Kare, graphic designer about the design of icons and typeface for some of the major media brands in the world. Fascinating to hear how some of the most iconic, recognizable graphics came to be. Read More…

5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities

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Communities should have energy and water-saving systems, but at a high level there also needs to be a more holistic approach to creating a sense of place and connection, while at the same time being accessible to different demographics and vibrant all throughout the day. Read More…