architecture + design

HDB Flats: Not Your Ordinary Singaporean Dream House

In our modern age, the rise of HDB flats in Singapore has taken the country by storm. With over 23 towns and 3 estates that house HDB flats, you’ll definitely find the perfect one for you. Although these flats or houses are made as neutral as possible to cater to the most number of people, there are those that redesign the HDB flats and homes that they’ve bought. The sky’s the limit for redesigning one’s HDB home, you just need to ... Read more

Five Creative Ways To Decorate Your Bedroom With Flowers

(photo source: wallpapersafari.com) Flowers are often used in celebrations like wedding, birthday parties, family gatherings, funerals and many more. They are usually presented in a glamourous and bizarre way to attract the eyes of people. Flowers are seen in households as well. Almost every home has flower decorations. But making flower arrangements for your room is a different thing. Your room is your haven and you want it to look good all the time. If you are planning on creating flower designs ... Read more

The Surging Popularity of Mid-Century Modern Furniture

The 1950's saw a great deal of importance put on creativity and unique design features in architecture, furniture and automobiles. Eager to showcase what they felt would be a taste of the future, designers incorporated newer materials and design elements in their work, which became collectively known as "Mid-Century Modern". Today, with the help of shows like "Mad Men", mid-century furniture has experienced a huge resurgence. Today, we are going to look at a few of the aspects that buyers should look ... Read more

Otherworldly Architecture: Japan’s Tiny Houses

In the past, most people like to acquire buildings that are huge and enormous. But this slowly changed over time as they realized how impractical it is to own one of these estates. Today, a number of them are more interested in owning properties that have just enough space for their entire family. This is something students from different architecture universities in Manila should learn about. They must understand their clients’ needs in order to deliver the best service they can provide. It ... Read more

9 Reasons Why Tiles Are Advantageous For Your Home

Tiles are often used in bathrooms and kitchen because of its slick and smooth texture. According to Wikipedia, a tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. It is also said that a tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. Tile flooring ... Read more

When Architecture Pays Tribute to Tragedy

By way of illustration, architecture magazine Dezeen reports master builder Daniel Libeskind saying that architecture is "a field of repression" and that those who practice that art need to make “more confrontational buildings." Clearly he’s smarting from bad press for his Jewish Museum Berlin design faulting him for the building’s jagged and pointy shape. Defending it to Dezeen, he said, “When you look at the news and all that's happening, all the events in this world, we can't just pretend that we're ... Read more

6 Best Known Modern Architects in the World

Everyone in this world is working hard to make it a more beautiful place for their children, grandchildren, and future generations to come. Artists, most especially, are greatly contributing into this endeavour. These are the individuals who are wisely using their professions to achieve this goal. The top architects in the Philippines, for instance, are creating structures in order to build a better society. These actions are of course not limited to the Philippines. In fact, numerous wonderful structures can be found ... Read more

6 Creative Ways To Decorate Your House With Flowers

A flower, aside from a diamond, is considered a girl’s best friend. Usually, flowers are used in different events like weddings, birthdays, funerals, parties and festivals. More often, flowers require beautiful arrangement for attraction and presentation. Flowers are also seen inside households. While there are a lot of top and trusted florists, some still prefer to make their own flower arrangement for their home. They prefer the do-it-yourself method for personal customization. Listed below are the six steps that you should follow ... Read more
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