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    3 Modern Architecture Projects: England, China, Philippines

    Have you noticed that architecture projects of our days become more and more unbelievable, even cosmic? We decided to peer into the future and found three buildings in different parts of the world that seem to be one step ahead of the planet.

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    Biomimicry & Design: British Tropics & Floral Architecture

    With our category “Biomimicry & Design” we’re continuing our journey around the nicest architectural projects of the world inspired by natural mechanisms. We already visited Germany, Singapore and Brazil. Now it’s time for the United Kingdom…

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    Biomimicry & Design: Cobweb-Glass & Homeostatic Building in Germany

    Biomimicry & Design is our series of articles telling the stories of beautiful and functional designs in the spheres of architecture, transport and infrastructure of different countries based on the principles of biomimicry. The word “biomimicry” derives from two Greek words: “bios” – life and…

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    Contemporary Russian House 3-in-1

    Small cottage houses can hardly surprise anyone, especially in Moscow suburbs. But we are sure that there is no more such a house like this! And it’s all about a non-standard wish of the client and great imagination of the creator.

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    Biomimicry & Design: Lotus Building & Super-Trees of Singapore

    If we think about it, we’ll be able to conclude that the best and most innovative ideas of humankind were inspired by natural processes. That is exactly the topic of biomimicry – the design trend, which borrows ideas from nature to implement them in our…

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    Biomimicry & Design: Spiky “Durian” Roof of Singaporean Theatre

    Today we’re continuing the topic of biomimicry – the sphere of design and architecture which includes the best ideas borrowed from nature and brought into our daily life to make it more organized, functional and rational. Going back to the history, we’ll find numerous examples…

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    Biomimicry & Design: Brazilian Architecture Inspired by Rainforest

    The word “biomimicry” is derived from two Greek terms: “bios” – life and “mimesis” — mimicry. This is the sphere of design, which implies the use of natural mechanisms for creating innovative approaches in human life spheres, such as transport, city infrastructure and architecture. This post…

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    5 Interesting Architectural Objects to See in Berlin

    If you’re keen on architecture and design, it’s worth spending your holidays in those places that offer not just good rest, but also new architectural impressions. For instance, why not go to Berlin and see its splendid pieces of modern architecture and design?

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    Modern Architectural Minimalism Illustrated by an Italian Eco-House

    This house situated in an Italian town of Treviso is so special that it even has a name – the Green Zero. Its author is a famous architect and designer Daniele Menichini. The architectural and interior design concept of this building applies to modern minimalism…

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    Two More “Vertical Forest” Buildings Projected for China

    Everything related to the topic of ecology and greenery is now at the peak of popularity. But houseplants and floral wallpaper are one thing, and a huge skyscraper decorated with numerous living trees and shrubs is quite another. Let’s see how this will look in…

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    Award-Winning Attic Interior with a Soaring Cube

    Every year archdaily.com, the world’s most visited architecture website, chooses the best international projects for the “Building of the Year” award. As a rule, selected to participate are only those house architectural projects and interior designs that were created within the last year. In 2016…

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    New Elbe Philharmonic Hall Opened in Germany

    Back in 2007 the City Council of Hamburg approved the building project for a new philharmonic hall. Finally, its construction is over and on the 11th of January, 2017 it was officially opened by the first concert of the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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    Spectacular Green Roof Museum in Holland

    Perhaps, the most common first thing coming to our minds on hearing the word “the Netherlands” is plenty of greenery, tulips and fantastically beautiful landscapes.  That is why the museum we are going to tell you about looks so organic in this very country.

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    Damage and the Party Wall Act

    If you’re familiar with the party wall process, you’ll know that the initial dispute (or deemed dispute) is resolved by the two surveyors (or the Agreed Surveyor) serving an award prior to the works commencing on site.  However, the surveyors remain appointed indefinitely and have…

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    The Man Who Gave Concrete a Chance in Architecture

    150 years ago an extraordinary boy was born in a small Ukrainian village. He had great things ahead of him: to change the architectural look of Kyiv, to become an innovator of his time and create over 30 great buildings: museums, schools, churches, a sugar…

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    5 World’s Narrowest Houses for Comfortable Living

    For most of us the phrase “an ideal house” conjures up images of big spaces. Probably, a two- or three-floor cottage with numerous rooms and an enfilade, where we could ride a bicycle. But still there are people, who feel like living in spaces that…

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    “Spine” Hotel Being Built in Brazil

    Casa Atlantica Hotel is the first Brazil-located architectural project of Zaha Hadid Architects, a bureau founded by the late Zaha Hadid. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and one of the most original and creative contemporary architects. One of her last…

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    New World’s Highest Bridge Opened for Traffic in China

    A new world’s highest bridge has recently opened for traffic in China. This country has added one more object to its list of world records. Can you imagine that 16 of 20 world’s highest bridges are located in China? By the height of the bridge…

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    Swiss Simplicity: Modern-Style Family House

    What comes to your mind when you hear the phrase “Swiss simplicity”? Probably, something laconic, definitely modern-style and surely concentrated on natural materials, such as wood, stone, glass and steel. The same image was in the minds of a Swiss family couple with 2 kids…

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    Unique Glass House in Moscow Suburbs: Part 1 – Architecture

    Today we will start to tell you a story of a unique house. Unique not just for Russia, but for the whole world. The thing is that it’s entirely made of glass, despite the fact that its architecture is pretty traditional – timber framing. Its…

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    Conan House by Moon Hoon

    South-Korean architect Moon Hoon has designed this ‘toy house’ for a young couple and their son in Bangdong, a famous place for sight seeing and leisure for near by dwellers. The irregular plot of land situated right in front of Bangdong lake boasts a beautiful…

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    White Cave House by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

    White Cave House by japanese firm Takuro Yamamoto Architects is a massive lump engraved by a series of voids interconnected in the shape of a kinked tube. The connection of voids is the leitmotiv of this house. Internal rooms are designed to enjoy the minimum…

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    Caterpillar House in Chile

    Caterpillar House is a minimalist house located in Lo Barnechea, Chile, designed by Sebastián Irarrázaval. This residence is a prefabricated home for an art collector built in the outskirts of Santiago. In order to reduce construction time and cost, second-hand shipping containers were used as…

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    Innovative Swing Bridge Over the River Hull

    An innovative swing bridge over the River Hull designed by London-based firm McDowell Benedetti Architects has opened to the public, offering pedestrians the unique experience of riding on the bridge as it opens and closes to river traffic, a world’s first. The black steel bridge…