Challenging Urban Design: Cambodian Temple-Inspired Home
Dec09

Challenging Urban Design: Cambodian Temple-Inspired Home

The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat – the largest religious temple in the world, have inspired Sydney architect Drew Heath to create a house inspired by its archaic wild beauty. Just last month the unique construction won the 2013 National Award for Architecture in the residential category. Dubbed the venerable Irish name Tír na nÓg (“land of youth”), the building mimics the overgrown outlying of the fist Hindu temple. Once a...

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House of Bottles
Nov26

House of Bottles

There are 1001 ways to recycle and help protect the environment. From separating your residential waste in different containers to using energy saving appliances. However, some home-owners use their creativity to build houses from the most unusual materials. While the concept of using bottles to make dwellings is not a novelty, I am fascinated with the patience and determination of one person. Tito Ingenieri an Argentinian artist has...

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The Oldest Rotating House in the World
Nov19

The Oldest Rotating House in the World

Nowadays, rotating houses are not an innovation. There have been many fantastic examples around the world, including the magnificent Girasole in Canberra. It is no secret that its owner and designer was inspired by Italian architecture and design. Not many, however, know that our Australian Girasole’s predecessor carries the same name and was built almost 63 years ago. Villa Girasole is the oldest rotating house in the world...

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Eco Home Building and Remodeling: The Joys of Going Green
Nov14

Eco Home Building and Remodeling: The Joys of Going Green

Commercial contractors who implement green building materials are sure to see boom times ahead. That’s because commercial and residential projects are, ever more frequently, incorporating environmentally safe elements into their designs. In fact, the global market for green building materials is projected to exceed $254 billion in 2020, up from about $116 billion in 2013.   Many residential buildings now feature great innovations. For...

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Medieval Glory
Jan30

Medieval Glory

The Most Beautiful Castles in the World In complete controversy with my previous posts, I have chosen to name this one “Medieval Glory” with the more understandable subtitle “The Most Beautiful Castles in the World”. Why have I chosen to write on this topic? The reason is simple – Valentine’s Day is almost here, I am in a very, very romantic mood (who wouldn’t be after seeing all those “love posts” in other blogs), and I...

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