architecture + design

A Touch Of The East: Decorating Your Home With Traditional Asian Twist

Modern meets traditional. City meets country. And now, East meets West. In interior design, people often mix a variety of ideas in order to create a revolutionary approach, like sprinkling a traditional, oriental flavor in your modern Western home. A 1000-word long post is never enough to illustrate Asia's diverse culture and how it affects each country's home design. Each region has its own unique cultural heritage that influences their ways of life through the years. The interior designs and architecture vary; ... Read more

Adding Personality To A Lifeless Space: Nail-free Decorating Tips For Renters

“No painting, no drilling, no wrecking” - these are three of the important things your landlord told you before giving the keys of the apartment space. Renting is considered by people who travel a lot from one place to another, as well as those who are not yet ready to buy a home of their own. Renting, however, has some disadvantages. One of them is you cannot unleash your utmost creativity and personality in decorating your space due to some restrictions. ... Read more

A Home Off the Beaten Path: Five Ideas in Building a Dream Home Close to Nature

As a child, you may have formed a specific dream house in mind: probably spacious and luxurious. But as the time passes by, a large home still rules you mind but you start forming more considerations, like its location. The beauty of one's home is judged not only by the quality of its architecture and interior design but also by where it's placed. While urban living offers a wide array of interesting colors, there are those who still prefer living a simple ... Read more

World Heritage Site: The Euphrasian Basilica and Byzantine Architecture

Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997, the Euphrasian Basilica, located in the coastal city of Poreč, Croatia and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, contains some of the earliest examples of Byzantine architecture in the Mediterranean world. The original structure of the Euphrasian Basilica, also known locally as Eufrazijeva bazilika, was completed during the sixth century. This structure, despite the damage caused by various fires and wars over the centuries remains, for the most part, in tact.Predating both the Romanesque ... Read more

Kitchen Design Trends For 2016

The kitchen is not only the focal point of a home, but also one of the biggest and potentially disruptive renovation projects you can undertake. Whatever your tastes, needs, or budget, the end result will be well worth it, sometimes it’s just getting started that is the challenge. Here’s a look at some of the emerging and evolving kitchen design trends that are set to be big in 2016, perhaps you’ll find some ideas for the heart of your home?! Colors Some interior ... Read more

Indulge In Some Rustic Luxury With Bespoke Oak Furniture

It is said that a man’s home is his castle, and, we all want our homes to be unique and reflect our individuality. One way of imprinting your personality onto a room is through using bespoke pieces of furniture. Bespoke oak furniture is made exactly to your specifications so you can be sure that it will match your tastes. Rustic oak beam furniture is a great choice when it comes to bespoke pieces. It makes a statement and adds luxury to a ... Read more

6 Interior Design Trends for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, there are several fashion forward interior design trends to consider as we enter the new year. Builders and designers are exploring a wide array of styles, palates and design options to change the way a space looks and is interpreted by its inhabitants. The focus for 2016 involves the different forms and way color and fabric can function within both commercial and residential structures. Here is a look at some of the changes in interior design ... Read more

The Emergence of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM) provides contractors, engineers, and architects with a digital rendering of the functional and physical qualities of a facility in the built format. It allows teams in multiple locations the opportunity to share a single knowledge source. Since everyone involved in the project is viewing the same digital drawings, it creates a uniform basis for decisions throughout the lifecycle of the facility. Depending on their role in the project, participants can use BIM to insert, extract, modify, or ... Read more
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