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Office in Shimabara / Design Associates Nakamura

12 August 2022 @ 10:00 pm

The site overlooks Shimabara Port and Mt. Unzen, so we planned an office where people can work while enjoying the view. By slanting the exterior wall, we planned to block the view from the street while at the same time securing the view.

The Hidden House / Aslam Sham Architects

12 August 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Hidden House. Let these words paint a picture of a secretive abode shielded from plain sight, nothing could be farther from the truth. For this is “a house that does not try to blend in; it wants to stand out from the rest, grab attention and take in those glances from the street,” declare architects Aslam Karadan and Sham Salim of eponymous Kozhikode-based practice Aslam.Sham Architects. “It is unapologetically unique with its form and intends to capture the intrigue of the passers-by—just like the client wanted it to.” The ‘hidden’ part of the moniker, they explain, comes from the home’s disguised scale: a three-level home that creates the illusion of being a smaller, two-Storey structure.

Host House / Splinter Society

12 August 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Commencing as a worker’s cottage, the Host House evolved through an incremental design process, expanding to accommodate a growing family. The original white cottage was first extruded to extend the pitched roof volume to run from the front to back of the site behind the original facade. This cottage then 'hosts' a number of new black volumes and articulated programs added over time. These finely detailed black features express externally and create unique space forming intersections cutting through the interiors.

Saraiva de Carvalho Apartment / Aboim Inglez Arquitectos

12 August 2022 @ 4:00 pm

The apartment is on the last floor of a 1922 building in Campo de Ourique. With generous dimensions and following the intrinsic characteristics of this type of building, it has a long corridor that distributes several rooms along it, ending in a generous balcony with a magnificent view over the Estrela district and several of Lisbon’s hills.

Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus Swimming Facilities / Berger+Parkkinen Associated Architects

12 August 2022 @ 3:00 pm

The new public bath highlights Salzburg’s landmarks and mountains and represents a visionary architectural project in the city’s historic center. In terms of urban design, the new "Paracelsus Bad & Kurhaus" forms a joint between the late 19th-century block structures of Auerspergstraße, the open development along Schwarzstraße, the landscape of the Kurgarten and the Mirabellgarten. The geometry of the building is swiveled towards the park, making a reference to the geometry of the vanished fortification-walls of the baroque period.

The Orchard House / AR Design Studio

12 August 2022 @ 2:00 pm

The Orchard House is a private extension and renovation project, completed in the summer of 2021 by award-winning Winchester-based Architects AR Design Studio. Situated within the Wickham Conservation Area, the new addition replaces previous piecemeal developments, opening up and reorienting the house back towards its garden.

Roosenhorst Neighborhood / Atelier PRO architects

12 August 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Over the past few years, atelier PRO has developed a unique small-scale neighborhood called Roosenhorst, set within the historical cultural landscape of the Duivenvoorde corridor. This corridor, located on the western coast of the Netherlands, stretches out across a beach ridge, with the dunes to one side and the Vliet river and typical Dutch peat meadows to the other. This is a semi-open landscape with stately tree-lined lanes, monumental farms, country estates, and villas.

65 Homes in San Pedro de Alcantara / Luis Machuca y Asociados

12 August 2022 @ 10:00 am

Located in the Malaga town of San Pedro de Alcántara, just 15 minutes from the center of Marbella. We are facing a complex in which 65 homes, commercial premises, a swimming pool, and common services are resolved. The building is conceived and modulated with a 3 x 3-meter structural grid or mesh that is repeated uniformly and configures the rhythm of the envelope and project floors. This structural mesh will be an effective solution to provide greater privacy to outdoor rooms and terraces.

From Monumental Ruins to Lavish Interiors: 18 Projects that Prove Marble is a Timeless Material

12 August 2022 @ 7:30 am

When thinking of marble, we often associate the material with ancient Greek sculptures, Classical architecture, or the Italian Renaissance. Monumental landmarks such as the St. Peter’s Basilica or the Taj Mahal, have positioned marble as an elite and timeless material that stands the test of time. And in today's conversations about the future of construction materials, amid sustainability, feasibility, and affordability, the natural stone remains high-caliber. In this interior focus, we’re taking a look at marble between the past, present, and future.

Convent Saint François / Amelia Tavella Architectes

12 August 2022 @ 7:00 am

Amelia Tavella has just completed the rehabilitation and extension of the Convent Saint-François, in Santa-Lucia di Tallano, Corsica. This partially ruined building from 1480, a historical monument, had been abandoned for a very long time.


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Mystery ingredients that made ancient bronze unique unveiled

12 August 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Scientists have finally unraveled the secrete behind the bronze recipes used by ancient blacksmiths. Through an analysis of a 2300-year-old text and coins, researchers found two elusive ingredients that were used to attain the high-quality bronze of the ancient world.[...]

New York to have the largest composting program in the US

12 August 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Queens, New York will soon have the country’s largest composting program. Starting October 3, 2.2 million New Yorkers will automatically have weekly pickup service for yard debris, food scraps and food-soiled paper products.[...]

Town's last remaining pub goes sustainable

12 August 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Architects De Matos Ryan have transformed the last remaining pub in a UK village to be sustainable with a full renovation of guest rooms and the inn's historic pub. The architects added 12 guest bedrooms and fully renovated The Alice Hawthorn's entire operation. The village of Nun Monkton was a medieval trade route in the north of what is now the United Kingdom. Eventually, road travel decreased, which led to the decline of the area as a social and trading hub.[...]

Lakeview Village will create an entirely green community

12 August 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Sustainable housing developments that prioritize giving back more than we take from the earth are everyone's dream, right? Lakeview Village is a new development in Canada that is attempting this feat with a mixed-use waterfront community on 177 acres of waterfront land west of Toronto.[...]

The problem and solution of food deserts in the US

12 August 2022 @ 3:30 pm

For many people living in marginalized neighborhoods in the U.S., it’s a long trek to a store with a decent produce department. Instead of making a salad or steaming veggies, they wind up making do with nearby fast food or junk food.[...]

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway shuts down due to monsoons

11 August 2022 @ 7:30 pm

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway in California is scheduled to reopen on Monday after the facility was shut down by a heavy storm, leaving over 200 people stranded. Officials have said that they will be carrying out extra cleanup efforts, pushing the reopening date to Monday contrary to the expectations of the public.[...]

Virginia will soon have the US' largest offshore wind farm

11 August 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Virginia is about the get the biggest wind farm in the U.S. The state has just agreed to let Dominion Energy build a 176-turbine wind farm 27 miles off Virginia Beach’s coast.[...]

Nature is the teacher at this language school in China

11 August 2022 @ 5:30 pm

The Nanshan Foreign Language School is an elementary and middle school campus that contains a library, a gym, classrooms, an auditorium, an indoor swimming pool, faculty dormitory facilities, playgrounds and dining halls. It has taken a decade to redevelop this part of Shenzhen, transforming a tightly-packed urban village into a glittering vertical city.[...]

Color theory and how it's applied in architecture

11 August 2022 @ 4:30 pm

The science and art of color theory is divided by a wheel or chart into three main categories: primary, secondary and tertiary. Color is something we perceive through a combination of wavelengths produced by how light reflects off an object. So how does color in architecture affect us? While color is subjective, it is one of the oldest design elements of architecture and deeply affects how people respond to their surroundings. [...]

Bonduelle embraces company culture with their new green HQ

11 August 2022 @ 3:30 pm

To lead the way forward into a more sustainable future, it's going to take the cooperation of individuals and companies. Bonduelle's new headquarters in Montreal is a perfect example of how design can be sustainable, beautiful and comfortable while still being an ideal and healthy work environment.[...]


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The Garden Landscape Guide

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 […]

Monty Don on the ‘Paradise Gardens’ of Islam

27 January 2018 @ 5:58 pm

Monty Don is my favourite TV garden presenter but watching his BBC2 series on “””Paradise Gardens”””” has been a mixed pleasure. He has the talents to be a good garden historian. But he does not have the time. So the BBC should involve more experts. On Islamic gardens (as they are often, if misleadingly called) […]


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Design,Architecture, Interiors, Furniture & More

Splinter Society Gives a Melbourne Home a Spiky Black Makeover

11 August 2022 @ 6:00 am

What would the world look like if we approached architecture as living, growing structures that should actively evolve over time? Instead of demolishing existing buildings, we could adapt them for new uses and expectations, no matter their humble beginnings. Two young architects got to demonstrate what The post Splinter Society Gives a Melbourne Home a Spiky Black Makeover first appeared on Dornob.

Landscape Architect Sarita Jaccard Has All the Inspiration You Need for Your Dream Yard

8 August 2022 @ 9:00 pm

Right after buying a house, many new homeowners spend months on a mad dash to complete crucial interior renovations like paint, flooring, appliances, and kitchen counters. The yard is often something you imagine you’ll get to “later,” only to be left a scrubby mix of dry grass, weeds, and old pavers The post Landscape Architect Sarita Jaccard Has All the Inspiration You Need for Your Dream Yard first appeared on Dornob.

Electric Carmaker Polestar Translates Its Brand Identity to a Modern Treehouse

5 August 2022 @ 12:06 am

You might not expect an electric carmaker to design and build a treehouse, but Polestar is determined to expand its brand into new territory, translating its values and aesthetics to projects other than vehicles. "KOJA" by Kristian Talvitie is one of three winners of the 2021 Polestar Design Contest, The post Electric Carmaker Polestar Translates Its Brand Identity to a Modern Treehouse first appeared on Dornob.

Berlin Fashion Week’s Coolest Couture? The Sneaker Pool

1 August 2022 @ 9:00 pm

As part of a bold advertising stunt during Berlin’s July 7th through 9th Premium Fashion Week, German DIY brand Hornbach stuck a swimming pool in a giant pair of sneakers. Collaborating with German shoe store “43halb,” Hornbach’s “Sneaker Pool” was over eight feet tall, 16 feet wide, and The post Berlin Fashion Week’s Coolest Couture? The Sneaker Pool first appeared on Dornob.

Modular Concrete Cabins Offer Guests Privacy and Picturesque Views in Portugal

26 July 2022 @ 6:00 am

The rolling hills of this picturesque corner of Paradinha, Portugal have long been nearly empty, except for a small, formerly abandoned village. Recently, newcomers moved in to build the Paradinha Village Resort, offering nearby city dwellers a tranquil nature retreat accessed by narrow roads that criss-cross The post Modular Concrete Cabins Offer Guests Privacy and Picturesque Views in Portugal first appeared on Dornob.

Regenerative High-Rise: Modular Timber Tower Design Can Be Adapted for Any City

20 July 2022 @ 9:00 pm

Not so long ago, it was exceptionally rare to see timber buildings more than six stories tall. But new engineered wood technologies like cross-laminated timber (CLT), glued laminated wood (gluluam), and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) have revolutionized wooden architecture, making it possible to build The post Regenerative High-Rise: Modular Timber Tower Design Can Be Adapted for Any City first appeared on Dornob.

Repurposed Off-Grid Cabin in Australia Pays Tribute to the Native Darug People

19 July 2022 @ 2:59 am

Switzerland-based architecture firm Leopold Banchini Architects has never been one to shy away from bold projects that use simple materials and geometric shapes in exceptional and unexpected ways. The firm's past houses, apartments, and commercial facilities like the Moon Ra hut and Al Naseej Textile The post Repurposed Off-Grid Cabin in Australia Pays Tribute to the Native Darug People first appeared on Dornob.

Sky Bridge 721: The Czech Republic is Now Home to the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge

14 July 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Architecture firm TAROS NOVA has pulled off an impressive feat in the Czech Republic: the construction of the world’s longest suspension skywalk. Located at the Dolní Morava Mountain Resort in Horsky, Sky Bridge 721 spans an incredible 721 meters (about 2,365 feet) between two peaks of the Kralicky The post Sky Bridge 721: The Czech Republic is Now Home to the World’s Longest Suspension Bridge first appeared on Dornob.

UK Opens the World’s First Airport for Flying Cars

13 July 2022 @ 6:00 am

A city in England has opened the world’s first transportation hub for future electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The city of Coventry, located about three hours north of London, partnered with the company Urban-Air Port to bring the Air-One project to life. “The opening of Air-One, The post UK Opens the World’s First Airport for Flying Cars first appeared on Dornob.

Treeless Treehouse: Multi-Level Play Structure for a London Backyard

7 July 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Treehouses offer a unique experience that lets you feel like you’re one with nature, nestled up in the canopy within a safe and comfortable structure. Building directly onto a tree is usually the point, and perhaps the defining feature. But even if you don’t have a proper tree to provide strong support, The post Treeless Treehouse: Multi-Level Play Structure for a London Backyard first appeared on Dornob.