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Veherakanda Road House Baddagana / Chinthaka Wickramage

June 30, 2017 Cristobal Rojas 0

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.

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Serra cannabis dispensary in Portland features greenhouse-like display cases

June 30, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

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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100 Postcards From Beautiful Canada (100 photos)

June 30, 2017 Annie Thornton 0
In honor of Canada Day on July 1, which this year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the country’s confederation, we invite you to enjoy some of our favorite homes and gardens. From seaside cottages in British Columbia to urban townhouses in Toronto, these homes celebrate beautiful design and the…

Abraham Cota Paredes’ inward-looking Cave House features huge window to tree-planted atrium

June 30, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

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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Longnan Garden Social Housing Estate / Atelier GOM

June 30, 2017 罗靖琳 0

“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.

The Contemporary Renovation Of A 100 Year-Old Home In Australia

June 30, 2017 Erin 0

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 […]

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Ishiuchi Pennon / CAPD

June 30, 2017 Daniel Tapia 0

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.

The best hotels respond intelligently to their context, say AHEAD Americas awards judges

June 30, 2017 Ben Hobson 0

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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12 Go-To Hosting Tips for Introverts (12 photos)

June 30, 2017 Laura Gaskill 0
As an introvert, I know that playing host can be exhausting — but I also love it! How is this possible? It’s all about having the right game plan. Read on for a dozen ways to cope — even enjoy yourself — when you have people over, even if your ideal night usually involves a good book and a comfy…

This Oversized Helmet Is Designed To Block Out Noise In The Workplace

June 30, 2017 Erin 0

  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 […]

10 plant-covered buildings that point to a greener future

June 30, 2017 Trudie Carter 0

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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Up to 80% Off Range Hoods and Appliances (70 photos)

June 30, 2017 Houzz 0
We know what it’s like to try to cook in an outdated kitchen. That’s why we’ve rounded up these heavy-hitting kitchen elements like range hoods to clear the smoke, refrigerators to keep things chill, and small appliances to up your culinary game. Equip your kitchen with everything you need