architecture + design

6 of the Most Common Small Kitchen Mistakes

Take a moment to look around your kitchen. Yes, it may be small and not how you dreamed it to be. But no, you’re wrong for thinking it can’t be as useful and spacious as a chef’s kitchen. You may have a small kitchen but it can function just as effectively as a big one. Size isn't everything. It all comes down to the design and layout of the kitchen. So buying a six-burner stove and a double bowl sink isn’t ... Read more

8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Studied Architecture

Ever think that the person you’re sitting next to could be a celebrity one day. Perhaps your classmate or the gal sitting next to you at the coffee shop? Yes, most of your classmates will end up with Engineering or Architecture degrees, some will change lanes and pursue other courses but it is not outside the realm of possibilities that some may end up a becoming a celebrity. Here’s a list of 8 celebrities who studied architecture: George Takei Best known for his ... Read more

7 Ways to Incorporate Industrial Design in Your Home

In a time of mid-century modern, shabby chic, and Scandinavian design, industrial design provides a unique approach. With a timeless and complex quality, industrial design is not going anywhere soon. Some reasons for its recently growing popularity include practicality, uniqueness, and appeal to those with strict budgets. From exposed brick walls and ceilings, to re-purposed and thrift shop items such as salvaged pallets and laboratory cabinets, the style is distinctive. Photo by Matt Baxter Transform your home with one of today’s hottest interior design ... Read more

7 things your home can stand without

Look around your home and tell us what you see. Yes, it isn’t spring but you’ve got to dedicate a day to do some general cleaning and decluttering. Come to think of it, do you really need that many framed photos and knickknacks on display? And let’s not ignore how many artworks are pinned against your walls. Yes, they’re worth-displaying individually but as a whole, with everything going on, it might only come off as clutter. Photo by Annie Spratt Look around. If you ... Read more

DIYs to Turn Secondhand Finds into Trendy Accents

Trends are all the rage one day and old news the next. It’s not the wisest choice to invest money into something that will go from being ultra popular to outdated in such a short period of time. Along with being a waste of money, buying something that is going to get tossed to the curb and make its way to the landfill isn’t an eco-friendly decision. A great trick for getting those looks you covet is to hit the local ... Read more

History of Bridge Construction and Its Architecture

One of the things many people see while there’s a bridge construction going on are deformed bars. In the Philippines, there is so much construction going on, nobody knows if the roads were damaged in the first place. However, this also can mean that the structures are being improved. But how were bridges built back then in the first place? Before that question gets answered, let’s define what a bridge is first. Bridges are built to be able to cross obstacles. These ... Read more

5 ways to lighten up a dark room

Who likes living in a dark room that resembles that of a cave? No one. A dark, poorly lit room can make one feel as if they’re in a solitary confinement, isolated from the outside and inaccessible. It can be pretty soul-sucking, to be honest. Photo by Joseph Albanese Don’t fret, there are ways you can combat the dark room syndrome and lighten it up a bit. Take notes for here are a few of the many ways you can brighten up and make ... Read more

The History of Skyscrapers

Steel is utilized in different areas in the world to construct various things, from buildings to structures, household tools to appliances. There is no doubt that, since its birth, steel plates in the Philippines and other countries are used to create tools and establishments that people use and see daily. Skyscraper is one of the structures that use steel as construction material. Skyscrapers are tall buildings with numerous floors that can be used for residential or commercial purposes. Although there are plenty ... Read more
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