The house, which is situated in the leafy suburb of Baddagana Pita-Kotte, is arrived at after traveling through a network of narrow winding roads, at the end of a gently sloping lane. At arrival one is absorbed by the natural beauty of the terrain, with breathtaking views of the adjoining marshes and the lush green vegetation of Diyawanna Bird Sanctuary.
Portland studios OMFGCo and JHL Design have designed a minimal interior for this store that sells recreational marijuana. Serra – a self-proclaimed “modern drugist” – opened in July 2016, after the state of Oregon legalised the recreational use of cannabis products in October 2015. The owners describe it as “an experiential and curated cannabis retail
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Behind the white walls of this house in Mexico, architect Abraham Cota Paredes has carved out a courtyard and added a huge window to offer views of a tree planted inside. The Mexican architect designed The Cave for a family living in Guadalajara, a city in Mexico’s Jalisco state that has become a hotspot for young architects. The home takes the
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“Fortress Besieged,” a metaphor when We talked about traditional Chinese residential architecture. Before modernist architecture has spread all over the world. Chinese traditional residential architecture is almost like fortress besieged, although they might be different in material selection, form and so on because of regionalism. Fortress Besieged, is the so-called courtyard. In China, We have a long tradition of courtyard gardening. To encircle a world of our own and entrust our sentiment to the flower and plants in the garden, is an idea dwelling state deep into our bone. However this dwelling state in today’s China, has almost disappeared in urban living and only reveals itself in historical building.
Photography by Dion Robeson Janik Dalecki of Australian architecture firm Dalecki Design, has recently completed the renovation of a 100 year-old heritage listed home that included updating the facade as well as adding a modern extension. Photography by Dion Robeson The owners of the home wanted the home transformed into an entertainers dream that would […]
Ishiuchi Penon is a complex commercial facility that revolves around eating, living and learning about food, beauty, interior and other lifestyle-related shops, pop-up shops, events, classrooms, and other creative abilities that nurture the senses and enrich their minds.
In this movie Dezeen produced for the AHEAD Americas hospitality awards, jury members reveal that the way a hotel relates to its location was a crucial factor in choosing the winning projects. The Faena Miami Beach complex was the biggest winner of the inaugural AHEAD Americas awards, which took place in Miami this week. The Faena
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conceived as a ‘lab for discovering better ways to eat, live, and connect with nature’, the site includes a farm-to-table restaurant and cabins for overnight stays.
Ukrainian based Hochu rayu design bureau have come up with an idea for when your office or workplace gets too noisy. Named HELMFON, the helmet-like head gear allows you to completely tune out any surrounding sound, which can be especially helpful if you’re trying to concentrate, and at the same time, still allows you […]
The clients, a young family, were after a modest addition to their Victorian townhouse to house a new kitchen, dining room, bathroom, laundry & a large storage shed for their many bikes.
Architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. From one of the world’s tallest living walls to an entire “vertical forest” city in China, here are 10 examples showing the rise of verdant architecture. Rosewood Tower, Brazil, by Jean Nouvel Ateliers Jean Nouvel has recently
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White and wood seems to be having a moment. The combination has been a hit in bedrooms, living…
Built as a route, on an exceptional hillock in terms of view and landscape at the foot of the towers of Épinettes, the project was developed around three major goal:
We love to showcase homes that use color creatively. From an electric pink kitchen backsplash to a gilded mirror or a playfully patterned area rug, color can bring a drab living space to life. But it is also important to look at how a more neutral, subdued color palette can be both beautiful and inviting. […]