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Maya Shala / Toh Balam

4 October 2023 @ 4:00 pm

The temple aims to be an inspiring space that blends Mayan tradition and yoga, representing the four elements and the sunrise. It achieves structural efficiency through the design of hyperbolic paraboloids and the use of local materials, respecting the identity and sustainability of the region.

Fit Apartment / CoDA

4 October 2023 @ 2:00 pm

The Fit Apartment deviates from the standard of many residential projects already carried out by the office, with a completely integrated character: Except for the bathroom, all walls have been eliminated, creating a continuous circulation through the social area, kitchen, office, and master bedroom. The proposal came from the owners' desire to create a sensation of more spaciousness in the 60m2 apartment. 

Queen’s Business School / TODD Architects

4 October 2023 @ 12:00 pm

Queen’s University’s new Business School building sits within its Riddel Hall campus, in south Belfast in front of the Grade II listed Riddel Hall building and enclosed by mature woodland. In 2017, due to its continued growth, the School identified a need to expand its facilities. Its vision was for a state-of-the-art facility that would both respond to the changing educational needs of its rapidly growing post-graduate community and be a transitional link between education and employment. In addition, the School was keen to explore how the “in-between” spaces linking teaching and learning accommodation could be more than just circulation corridors, encouraging thinking on the introduction of informal study and break-out areas.

House in Vilnius / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners

4 October 2023 @ 10:00 am

The plot is not completely simple – on one side, it is bordered by a road, on the other side very close to the boundary of the plot and at the same time the fence a neighbor's house is, and on the third side the plot is bordered by a pine forest.

Bamboo in Latin American Housing: 10 Houses Revealing the Future of the Material in Architecture

4 October 2023 @ 7:30 am

The use of local materials in architecture is becoming more and more important as there is a growing need to find new, sustainable construction methods that can help address the current climate crisis. Understanding the behavior of different materials and their key construction properties, architects and other professionals in the field are increasingly turning to bamboo, aiming to develop strategies and techniques that enable its use in both the structures of their projects and the various components of spaces.

Skagen Klitgård House / PAX Architects

4 October 2023 @ 7:00 am

Located in Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark, the summer house pays tribute to local architecture and the history of the town. Therefore, the summer house’s materials drew inspiration from houses built during Skagen’s Black Period, when charred wood from shipwrecks was often used to build houses whose roofs were covered in straw. A thatched roof and a black-painted wooden exterior were thus used for the facades.

From Sketch to Painting: A Digital Art Gallery To Inspire Everyday Architectural Work

4 October 2023 @ 6:45 am

The relationship between art and architecture is a recurring topic of discussion, seeing as architecture can be positioned at the intersection of structure, technology, and aesthetics. Despite the utilization of technical knowledge, architecture, and interior design also incorporate artistic concepts into their processes. From captivating illustrations during the design development phase to murals and artistic pieces that form an integral part of spatial conception, art plays an essential role in ar

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s Unfinished Masterpiece, Is One Step Closer to Completion

4 October 2023 @ 6:30 am

Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudi’s famous yet incomplete landmark, is moving forward toward completion. As of last week, five out of the six central towers have been fully constructed. Since this January, when the towers of Evangelists Luke and Mark were finished, two additional towers, dedicated to Evangelists Matthew and John, have been crowned with statues by sculptor Xavier Medina-Campen, marking their completion. The Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, the foundation overseeing the construction, announced a special Mass on November 12 to mark the inauguration, initiating the illumination of the four towers all throughout the Christmas season.

Immersive Vivarium at Animália Biopark / AM2 ARQUITETURA

4 October 2023 @ 6:00 am

The immersive Vivarium at Animália Biopark utilizes architecture as a tool for well-being by incorporating natural elements that enhance the quality of life for animals. Cotia, 2023 — This project is a part of "Animália Park," a bio-park in the Cotia area of the São Paulo metropolitan region.

World's Tallest Skyscraper Resumes Construction After a 5-Year Hiatus in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4 October 2023 @ 5:30 am

After a five-year pause, construction on the Jeddah Tower has resumed. Set to become the world’s tallest skyscraper and beat the UAE’s Burj Khalifa, the tower was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and initially began construction in 2013. Interestingly, the Burj Khalifa was also designed by Adrian Smith while at Skidmore, Owings &


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A Connecticut home with a green roof and minimal site impact

15 August 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Meeting the challenge to gently place a home into a valley below the access road and adjacent to a scenic river, Weston Residence is both a primary residence and an award-winning example of minimal site impact architectural design. [...]

Rivian R1T is the best glamping truck on the market

15 August 2023 @ 5:30 pm

The new Rivian R1T pickup is the fabulous EV glamping truck you didn’t know you needed. This unique EV truck has all kinds of features you need, plus a few you never even thought of. Come along on our test drive of the Rivian R1T and decide for yourself if this is your next daily driver. [...]

Here are the latest sustainable construction materials

14 August 2023 @ 5:30 pm

According to the U.N. Environmental Program, the construction industry is not making enough efforts to achieve net-zero emissions. While all sectors are making efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the construction sector is still to get an organized strategy. Today, up to 50% of the world's climate change is caused by the construction sector. The same industry is responsible for up to 40% of the pollution in water bodies. These figures just go to show, how significant the construction industry is in regards to environmental impact.[...]

Best cut flower varieties for a sustainable home garden

14 August 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Cut flowers sounded easy when I started gardening. Just plant some flowers and then cut them, right? Well, there is a lot more to it than that. Cut flowers are often grown from specific varieties that tend to have long, sturdy stems and big, beautiful blooms, and each variety has its own tips to keep them healthy. It also can be hard to find the right varieties in sustainable versions. [...]

University Mass Timber Pavilion was designed by students

11 August 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Nestled on the Rice University campus, amid multiple microhabitats and surrounded by green, you will see a small pavilion that looks a bit like an ancient Greek temple. But this pavilion was carefully crafted to have a modern design. It's sustainable, beautiful and an example that might just inspire campuses around the world.[...]

Travel to the ancient beauty of Machu Picchu, Peru

11 August 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Our group sat in a circle at a 15th century Inca site. We each held three coca leaves glued together with llama fat and concentrated on protection, prosperity and a balanced life. A young shaman named Lucas alternately prayed in Quechua and explained things to us in Spanish, both translated by our guide Wilfredo Huillca. The shaman added quinoa, corn, confetti and other symbolic items to Pachamama, the Andean earth mother. Fortunately, modern rituals substitute animal cookies for alpaca sacrifices.[...]

Biophilic building enhances biodiversity in the neighborhood

10 August 2023 @ 6:30 pm

Kaiserstraße is a new residential building currently under construction in Blumenau, Brazil. The project is designed by Alencar Arquitetura and aims to harness connections between residents and the natural world.[...]

The first agricultural community of its kind in Ontario

10 August 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Humans living in harmony with nature and with each other is really the goal of sustainable, environmentally-friendly design. And it is hardly a hip and modern idea, not unless you think the Stone Age is trendy. Long ago, people banded together in groups to live and work together as one community, rather than as individuals. Now, Castlepoint Numa is bringing this ancient idea into the modern era with an innovative design.[...]

These are 5 industries being propelled by 3D printing

9 August 2023 @ 8:26 pm

When 3D printing first took off, it was difficult to imagine how diverse the field would grow. Nowadays, the realm of additive manufacturing is growing daily. In particular, five sectors are advancing rapidly as a result of developments in additive manufacturing. These are healthcare, food, fashion, motorsports and aerospace. Based on estimates, it is believed that soon these industries will incorporate 3D printing as a key component of their operations.[...]

What is a green roof and should you install one?

9 August 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Green roofed structures date back thousands of years, even before the concept of housing as it is known today was birthed. The earliest green roofs came in the form of sod roofs above caves. Plants were used on top of the caves for ceremonial and agricultural purposes. Over time, sod roofs lost their value due to natural disasters and borrowing by animals. [...]


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The Garden Landscape Guide

Floral tribute to QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1926-2022: flowers from the people

13 September 2022 @ 12:27 pm

A wonderful floral tribute to Queen Elizabeth II was made by host of British people and overseas visitors. The first bunches of flowers were laid outside the gates of Buckingham Palace almost as soon as her death was announced. London’s florists rose to the occasion and the carpets of flowers spread to the gates of […]

Where is this garden, famous for its sub-tropical planting?

7 February 2021 @ 12:52 pm

The clue may be unhelpful! Please click this link to find the garden’s identity, to see its place on  a  map and to watch a video about the gardens

Geoffrey Jellicoe, Jordan Peterson, post-Postmodernism and Metamodernism

20 October 2020 @ 7:03 pm

Garden designers and landscape architects have had an uneasy relationship with “styles” for two centuries. In the nineteenth century it was a central issue, with much talk of: the superiority of the ‘English’ style to the ‘French’ style the ‘Gardenesque’ style the ‘Formal’ style and the ‘Informal’ style. In the twentieth century, led by Modernist […]

River Thames Landscape and Gardens

6 October 2020 @ 12:47 pm

Jane Webb published The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century in 1827 and, through it, met her future husband, John Claudius Loudon. A pioneering sci-fi novel, it envisages London in 300 years time. In different ways, Jane and John had shared interests in gardens and futurology. This passage from  The Mummy envisages the Thames’ […]

Landscape architecture podcasts

3 July 2020 @ 6:27 pm

See podcast list on Landscape Architects Association website

2019 Chelsea Flower Show Garden Designs

12 October 2019 @ 6:44 pm

While admiring the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, I thought of a name for an emerging style of garden design. The primary characteristic of  the Belief Style is a new view of Nature: as simultaneously endangered, life-enhancing and in need of conservation by and for humanity. Perhaps it will earn a place on the Gardenvisit chart […]

Tour of Persian Gardens

18 February 2019 @ 6:46 am

The Cultural Landscape Association (CLA) is a non-profit organization specialized in the area of Cultural Landscape and the only institution in Iran that focuses on cultural landscapes interdisciplinary. The Association’s mission is to strengthen the role of cultural landscape in sustainable development in Iran and the Middle East region, by building the capacity of all […]

James Veitch and Sons nurserymen and garden designers

8 February 2019 @ 7:58 am

Veitch’s Chelsea nursery ceased trading in 1914, rather appropriately for the greatest horticultural firm in British history. It was founded in the eighteenth century  and in the nineteenth century took advantage of peace, prosperity and sea power to engage in plant collecting on a world scale.  It brought 1281 new plants into cultivation and undertook […]

Gardens of the Château de Vullierens

6 February 2019 @ 4:30 pm

We are pleased to welcome the gardens of the Château de Vullierens to the Gardenvisit guide. Just inland from Lac Lemen (Lake Geneva) it looks south to the Alps and Mont Blanc. Four important styles of garden design have influenced the layout. When first built, as a strongly fortified house, it was set in a […]

Stupas, conservation, heritage, historic gardens in Ladakh

16 July 2018 @ 12:26 pm

Heritage conservation is founded on a modernist view of the supremacy of reason and science over faith, religion and belief. This leads to the conservation policy of detaching objects from their cultural contexts and freezing them in time. If the culture that produced the object has died, this may be justifiable. But a different policy […]


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Design,Architecture, Interiors, Furniture & More

Luxury Beach Getaway Can Slide Away From Eroding Coast

7 February 2023 @ 4:47 pm

A weekend beach retreat is a fabulous thing no matter where you are in the world, but on some beaches in New Zealand it can also be a dangerous thing. On the Northern New Zealand coast, the tide is quickly stealing away the beach and making homes there dangerously untenable.Because of the coastal erosion The post Luxury Beach Getaway Can Slide Away From Eroding Coast first appeared on Dornob.

Tropical Perfection: Miami Beach House Has Its Own Swimmable Lagoon

7 February 2023 @ 4:47 pm

If you were making a checklist of all the things you’d have in your fantasy beach house, what would they be? A heated saltwater pool that could be used year-round? Check. Long stretches of sliding glass doors that erase the boundary between indoors and out? Check. How about a sunken conversation pit The post Tropical Perfection: Miami Beach House Has Its Own Swimmable Lagoon first appeared on Dornob.

Refab Fire House: Modern Home Retrofit in an Aged Station

7 February 2023 @ 4:47 pm

This house is all about sequence - a faded brick shell gives way to spaces mixing old and new, which in turn lead into ultramodern interiors deep within this former fire station compound. The heart is a blend of black, white and glass - a private modern retreat tucked like a nesting doll in a rich historic The post Refab Fire House: Modern Home Retrofit in an Aged Station first appeared on Dornob.

Tokyo Urban Farm: Eat While Watching Your Food Grow

7 February 2023 @ 4:46 pm

Offering some green relief in a dense and brightly-neoned cityscape, these mini urban farming cubes add visual relief and interest but also provide a functional habitat supplying an adjacent restaurant.Simple iron frames enclose full glazing on all sides so passers by or diners can watch from any side. The post Tokyo Urban Farm: Eat While Watching Your Food Grow first appeared on Dornob.

Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside!

7 February 2023 @ 4:46 pm

There are small homes, then there are smaller homes ... then there are super-skinny, ultra-mini houses inside of homes. The strange starts on the outside but quickly works its way to the interior. For starters, the whole (larger) home is sandwiched between thick and solid concrete slabs that rise straight The post Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside! first appeared on Dornob.

Modern Mobile Log Cabin … or Portable Prefab Pile of Logs?

7 February 2023 @ 4:44 pm

Anything but your conventional log cabin home, one might see this structure atop a mountain or on a lake and and think it a pile of rough-cut wood logs rather than a cleverly camouflaged modular living and work space.Designed by Hans Linberg, the 'logs' are merely a wood building facade covering a prefabricated The post Modern Mobile Log Cabin … or Portable Prefab Pile of Logs? first appeared on Dornob.

Pop-Up Prefab Porch Shelter

7 February 2023 @ 4:44 pm

Whether you are looking to add an office, pool cover, spare garage or community space to your yard, this may be a perfect fit: an elegant, durable but ultimately also portable structure for expanding your enclosed space. It's a bit like a temporary modern addition or a pop-up porch, but it looks a lot The post Pop-Up Prefab Porch Shelter first appeared on Dornob.

Odd House Adapts to Irregular Site with Computer Mapping

7 February 2023 @ 4:44 pm

Computer software enabled architects to design a highly unusual faceted concrete home for a difficult, hilly building site. The post Odd House Adapts to Irregular Site with Computer Mapping first appeared on Dornob.

Rolling Home: 1948 Bus Remodeled into Handcrafted Abode

7 February 2023 @ 4:43 pm

Two years after it went up on Craigslist with the simple description "runs, drives, stops, registered," a 1948 Chevy bus became a bohemian hand-crafted home by the name of Ophelia. Freelance surf-craft builder Ryan Lovelace renovated the interior, which already featured a microbus extension on top, to The post Rolling Home: 1948 Bus Remodeled into Handcrafted Abode first appeared on Dornob.

Sweden’s Treehotel Offers Offbeat Lodgings in Cozy Forest

7 February 2023 @ 4:43 pm

When you hear the word "Treehotel," you might imagine a woodsy getaway that evokes the charms of childhood nostalgia — and while the Treehotel in Sweden does indeed incorporate lodgings into trees, it's immediately clear that these are far from ordinary treehouses. In reality, it's an assortment of The post Sweden’s Treehotel Offers Offbeat Lodgings in Cozy Forest first appeared on Dornob.