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10 Breathtaking Infinity Swimming Pools Around The World

10 Breathtaking Infinity Swimming Pools Around The World

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According to Google, the most googled infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool) is the Marina Bay Sands’ infinity swimming pool. Maybe it is because the infinity swimming pool is the highest infinity pool in the world siting on top of a high rise in […]

Modern Minimalist Design Furniture for Compact Living

Modern Minimalist Design Furniture for Compact Living

Posted by Tengyuen Ngan in Contemporary Furniture | 2 Comments

If you’re into compact living, these videos will provide the much needed inspiration. Philips Johnson once said: “Today industrial design is functionally motivated and follows the same principles as modern architecture: machine-like simplicity, smoothness of surface, avoidance of ornament…. It is perhaps the most fundamental contrast between the two periods of design that in 1900 […]





5 Creative and Beautifully Crafted Ceiling Fan to Beat the Summer Heat

5 Creative and Beautifully Crafted Ceiling Fan to Beat the Summer Heat

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According to Wikipedia: “A ceiling fan is a mechanical fan, usually electrically powered, suspended from the ceiling of a room, that uses hub-mounted rotating paddles to circulate air. Casablanca Fan Co. ceiling fan from the early 1980s. A ceiling fan rotates much more slowly than an electric desk fan; it cools people effectively by introducing […]

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

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Image Source: bartkowalski.com I purchased the “101 Things I Learned in Architecture School” and after 10 minutes of reading, I conclude that this is a funny and by far the best architecture book – ever, this is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It […]

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

The Architect Says – Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

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Quotes extracted from ‘The Architect Says’ book. Just like any books, if you put good use to it, it is worth 10 times the value you paid for. Worth investing. If there’s anything architects like doing more than designing buildings, it’s talking about architecture. Whether musing about their inspirations (a blank sheet of paper, the […]

A Design Film Festival 2014: Tadao Ando, From Emptiness to Infinity

A Design Film Festival 2014: Tadao Ando, From Emptiness to Infinity

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The documentary portrays one of the world’s most renowned architects: the Japanese 'Master of Minimalism, Tadao Ando. His award-winning brutalist architecture creates a spectacular connection between Japanese tradition and contemporary modernism. The film introduces Ando’s world-famous buildings and accompanies him at work and shares his sources of inspiration and motivation with us. Related posts: Tadao […]

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

Trump Cadde – Creative Shipping Container Shopping Mall

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Located in Istanbul, Turkey. Trump Cadde is a modern day bazaar and food court on top of the existing Trump Tower Mall. Designed by GAD Architects, the creative use of 25 shipping containers is a masterpiece – simple, reusable and most important of all – creative. Forget about building big shopping malls like the Westfield […]

Five Design Tricks Starbucks Uses to Seduce You

Five Design Tricks Starbucks Uses to Seduce You

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Call this a cleaver use of architectural design and physiology. Your neighborhood Starbucks gives off a laid back vibe, but that vibe is the result of countless hours of store testing and tweaking by high level designers. Bloomberg’s Sam Grobart takes us inside an average Starbucks to break down five ways in which this coffee […]

Cat Table for Architect Cat Lovers

Cat Table for Architect Cat Lovers

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In movies and most social norms, cats are associated as evil, bad luck and so on. Those that are not exposed to both cats and dogs tend to lean towards dogs, probably because movies depict dogs as friendly, smart and caring, while cats and always beside an evil witch. When was the last time you […]

18 Days Factory-Built Mass Produced Prefab Houses That Fold Into Place

18 Days Factory-Built Mass Produced Prefab Houses That Fold Into Place

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Unlike other basic necessities such as food, cloths and many more, houses remain the only necessities that can never be mass produced entirely. From the idea of fabricating a house entirely from plastic to prefab it like lego blocks, the idea simply never took off in a big way. Blu Homes makes prefabricated houses that […]

We Shape Our Buildings and Afterwards, Our Buildings Shape Us

We Shape Our Buildings and Afterwards, Our Buildings Shape Us

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What do you see? What is above the woman’s head? What element is the backdrop? Researchers showed this image to people from East Africa, almost all of those took part in the experiment said the lady was balancing a box on her head, in an African culture where there are few angular visual cues, the […]

Kub ‘Minimalist’ Basin by Victor Vasilev Architect

Kub ‘Minimalist’ Basin by Victor Vasilev Architect

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Designed by Victor Vasilev Architect, the Kub Basin is a minimalist basin designed with the cleaver use of materials such as Carrara Marble for the wall mounted shelf and support, while the basin is made of extra clear glass. For safety reason, we are assuming it is tempered glass found in all automobiles. Images copyright […]

Final Wooden House in Kumamura Village, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects

Final Wooden House in Kumamura Village, Japan by Sou Fujimoto Architects

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Also known as the Jenga House. The idea was conceived by the architect by stacking up 350mm square lumber on top of each other, with a simple act of subtracting and stacking, the final masterpiece has no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. The floor becomes the chair, the ceiling becomes the floor, the […]

Horizontal Shower – Evolution in the Bathroom by Sieger Design

Horizontal Shower – Evolution in the Bathroom by Sieger Design

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Designed by Sieger Design, the Horizontal Shower permits showering using the ambiance tuning technique while reclining. The application combines six water bars recessed into a broad shower field above a reclining space, along with an eTool as the main operating element. Choreography by Schienbein + Pier, images copyright and taken from Dorn Bracht. Related posts: […]