Category: Architecture

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Stunning stone cladded buildings across the globe

Across the globe we are seeing stunning new architectural offerings springing up. Here, we will introduce you to what we think are some of the top stunning stone cladded building designs across the world. From smart new builds to historic landmarks, which are enhancing countries across the globe. Empire State Building, New York The Empire State Building, which was built between 1930 and 1931 could be considered one of the most famous stone-clad...

Airtec Stone, Bridge Master's House, Stone

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Top 10 Architectural Coastal Homes in the UK

As the sun beats down on the UK in one of the hottest summers in living memory, who doesn’t want to think about escaping to the coast? In this article, we whisk you away to a range of coastal areas to look at 10 of the most amazing seaside houses in the UK. From supremely modern to charmingly traditional, you will be blown away by the architecture on display. 10. “House No. 7” – Scotland Designed by architect firm Denizen...

Architecture, Coast

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A look into the future of glass architecture

There is no other building material that comes close to glass in terms of versatility and aesthetic appeal. The juxtaposition between its apparent fragility and incredible strength, its ability to shield but also provide clear views, has earned it a prominent place in unfathomable numbers of architects’ plans. It is one of the oldest and most respected types of building material on the planet, having been around in one form or another since...

Glass, Glass Facades

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Why architects should blog

The mind of an architect may seem to others to be something of a closed book. Architecture is a highly specialised role that requires a range of high-level skills that are honed through many years of academic and professional training. These include creativity and art, graphic design, engineering, project management, and the ability to see a concept through from the birth of an idea to completion, often on a huge scale but with regard for the very...

Architect, Blog, Exposure, Feedback, Portfolio

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Architects love…..gadgets and gizmos

We know architects love great design, smart solutions and interesting products. And who doesn’t love gadgets and gizmos? If you’re looking for gifts for architects or you fancy something fun that will make your life that little bit easier, we’ve taken a look at some of the best new products out there. Bendi Board Light Up Waterproof Keyboard £29.99 from Shiny Shack The Bendi Board Light Up Waterproof Keyboard takes all of the...

Gadget

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Bamboozled by Bamboo

Versatile, efficient and stronger than you might think, bamboo has gone from a little-known material to an on-trend building product in no time. When it comes to using attractive, aesthetic and effective building materials, you can’t go wrong with this fast-growing grass. Whether you’re looking to add an addition to an existing property, erect a temporary structure or create something entirely new, choosing bamboo for use in construction...

Bamboo, Eco Friendly, Green

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15 Reimagined buildings in the UK

15 Reimagined Buildings in the UK There are plenty of buildings across the UK which lie empty, yet have the potential to be something spectacular. Adapting and reusing them is a great way to bring them back into use, and avoid costly and upsetting demolition. Sustainability is the name of the game, and repurposing buildings which would have otherwise fallen into disuse cuts down on urban sprawl. Modern technology and developments can also make...

Quirky, Redesigned, Reimagined, Renovated

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Home Office Spaces

So you’re building a home office? Here’s everything you need to know!   Not everyone is lucky enough to work from home, instead, it’s a luxury that far too few get to enjoy. However, if you do have the chance to work from home and build your own home office, you might as well make the most of it! The possibilities of what you can design really are endless, and you can craft an environment perfectly suited to your tastes. To start with, let’s...

Comfort, Design

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Top 20 buildings with a view

The world is packed with beautiful landscapes, views and buildings. TV towers, Skyscrapers and observation towers are amongst the most emergent objects of unique architecture and human engineering. Below we discuss the top 20 buildings in the world which offer an amazing and iconic view. 1. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates This building is 828m tall, which makes it the tallest man-made structure in the world. From the observation deck,...

Architecture, Observation Tower, Skyscraper, View

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Pioneering women in architecture

The role of women in architecture has changed tremendously in recent years. No longer seen as the influence or power behind successful male architects, nearly as many women graduate in architecture nowadays as men. There is still perceived to be a glass ceiling in the profession, with a gender pay gap still in operation. Although women working in architectural practices led by other women don’t seem to suffer these consequences as much. Women...

Architect, Female, Women

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The importance of urban green spaces

With the world’s population growing at an ever more rapid pace, there is a continuing demand to develop urban areas. In turn, green areas are being destroyed, with little focus on the negative effects this is having. This trend simply cannot continue. Urban green spaces offer a whole host of benefits to those inhabiting the Earth. This includes economic benefits, as well as the more obvious environmental ones. However, housing the growing population...

Air Quality, Economic, Habitats, Health, Planning, Wildlife

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