Category: Architecture

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12 architecturally stunning hotels for 2018

The world of architecture is constantly evolving, and architects are interested in innovative ways to design buildings that leave a lasting impression. Hotel architecture provides some truly stunning buildings, and if you like to travel, or are looking for inspiration for a holiday, then we have found some of the most architecturally stunning hotels for 2018. 1. Blackadore Caye, Belize This new eco-resort, which opens in the second half of 2018,...

Architecture, Hotel, Repurposed

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The outlook for Passivhaus

Passivhaus is an energy-efficient building standard that has been around for over 25 years and is becoming increasingly popular in our sustainable era. Passivhaus buildings don’t require any form of heating other than supply-air heating via their ventilation systems, and are built to the exacting standards developed by the Passivhaus Institute in Germany. Passivhaus buildings use very little energy for heating or cooling, yet provide high...

Eco Friendly, efficiency, Energy Efficiency, heat recovery, insulation, Passivhaus

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Sustainable materials for architecture

The use of sustainable materials in architectural construction projects is becoming increasingly popular in 2018. From the creation of soil-based structures, such as adobe buildings, to repurposed materials, architecture is embracing the diversity and affordability offered by the use of sustainable materials. Cross laminated timber, photovoltaic glass for new buildings, repurposed and reclaimed materials are all used more widely in contemporary...

Eco Friendly, photovoltaic, Repurposed, Sustainable

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Does Instagram influence architecture?

When considering whether or not Instagram is already influencing architecture, perhaps the real question is should it be influencing architecture – or at least the way that architects and those within the industry market themselves? And ultimately, the answer has to be yes. At first glance, Instagram can appear to be little more than a vanity platform or portfolio channel for showcasing work, however, that view ignores the mounting power...

Architecture, Blog, Social Media

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The landscape of the future: How Generation Z will shape building design

As anyone who keeps up with popular culture and media should know, millennials are the generation of the moment. While the term ‘millennial’ is often used in a negative way to describe the perceived fecklessness of youth, or indeed the harsh economic environment they currently find themselves in, a younger generation of digital natives is going under the radar – Generation Z. Generation Z can broadly be described as anyone born between 1995...

Architecture, Generation Z, Inovation, Sustainability, Technology

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2018 Trends in Modern Workspace Design

Employers recognise that, in the modern era, workers need far more than just a phone and desk to thrive within the office environment. Maintaining and retaining an engaged workforce is critical to business culture and there’s a distinct correlation between workplace satisfaction and employee engagement. Emerging modern workspace design trends for 2018 and beyond are increasingly based upon meeting employees’ psychological needs and...

Design, workspace

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Making Waves with Aquatecture

Making Waves with Aquatecture Faced with rising costs, reduced options for new builds, and the increased difficulty of planning for the future, companies and prospective renters or homeowners find themselves in difficult times. With adversity producing opportunity, the burgeoning field of Aquatecture is making huge headway as an attractive alternate proposition for companies looking for opportunities in the market, or individuals looking for a...

Aquatecture, Architecture, Off-Site

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Shipping containers: the future of UK housing

The use of shipping containers in housing projects has surged in popularity over the last few years as a result of the fact that these containers are ideal as a building material. They are strong, can be stacked, and are easier to move than traditional homes. As well as all of this, the push for sustainability and green living is something that is part of the wider conversation in society nowadays, and using shipping containers adds to this conversation. Cargotecture...

Quirky, Shipping Containers

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Stone – a timeless construction material

Stone is the most widely used construction material in the world. But why? What makes it so popular? What are the best examples of its use? Where is the future of stone construction heading? Here’s our guide on everything you need to know. What makes stone such a popular material? There are a number of reasons why stone has become probably the most fundamental construction material on earth. After all, there are literally thousands of buildings...

Airtec Stone, Stone

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How can colour psychology be used to good effect in design and architecture?

Colour psychology is often thought of for its use in company branding, logo design, and interior design, but there are many applications. In choosing colours for a brand, for example, companies want their chosen colours to reflect their personality, and to evoke certain feelings in their target market; though, it’s more about choosing the right colours that fit with how the brand wants to be perceived than it is about choosing a colour that will...

Architecture, Paint, Paint Technology

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Sustainability in building design

It is both a legal and an ethical requirement that contemporary buildings are not only created using sustainable materials but also designed to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. To deliver a sustainable building, careful consideration needs to be given to every aspect of the project to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximal sustainability. From the use of recycled materials through to energy efficiency, sustainable resourcing...

Eco Friendly, Facade, Sustainability

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The changing face of facade design

In the world of architecture, one thing is certain – facade design is changing. With a drive towards glass facades, curtain walling and rain-screen cladding technologies, “more window, less wall” is fast becoming a well-used phrase by designers. The days of new buildings being clad with traditional brick and render or stone facades are now becoming few and far between as a result of materials and architectural preferences evolving....

Glass, Glass Facades, Rainscreen

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