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Pantheon Estate House / Nikos Adrianopoulos Architecture & Lighting

2 December 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Pantheon’s identity hides in its details that are discretely integrated with the overall design. The interventions on the exterior of the building aim at integrating the existing building seamlessly into its surroundings, making it seem as if it emerges from the rock itself. The synthesis of the exterior area is focused on minimizing the volume of the villa.

STUDIO 9 / AIM Architecture

2 December 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Studio 9 presents a new concept in furniture retail conceived with the design community at its heart, a space to meet, collaborate and progress. Situated on the ground floor of a former textile factory in a quiet street of JingAn’s district, a rich program of events centered around design and people brings the space to life, creating a new destination on Shanghai’s cultural scene. Taking its cues from the building’s former history and the rawness of its concrete structure, the design underscores the contrast between existing architecture and added elements that refine, organize, and soften. On the outside, a 6m high glass facade wraps the space, flooding it with daylight. On the inside, a grid formation of columns arranges into a U-shaped layout to create a core that connects two atriums in the center of the building, the design goal being to extend the showroom into the public part of the ground floor. Terrazzo flooring spa

Estuari Sport Complex / archicentre

2 December 2022 @ 6:00 pm

The Estuari Sports Centre is a new sports facility. Arranged over two levels, the building is formed by two large open volumes at lower ground and upper levels, which sandwich a transparent see-through public entry space

Lavender House / iHouse estudio

2 December 2022 @ 4:00 pm

In a void area of a consolidated neighborhood, the owners of this land, cautiously begin to form this garden isolated from the surroundings and full of vegetation, directly connected with de center of the block.  Particularly, the land was full of lavender from the beginning and consequently, the main idea was to maintain the land as it was.

FE House / N2B Arquitetura

2 December 2022 @ 2:00 pm

FE House is located in Ribeirão Preto, inland São Paulo. The idea of ​​the project was to create a house and a refuge at the same time. Based on this idea, the challenge was to design contemporary lines, with sophisticated materials while also capturing the essence of a home. The program was solved on a ground floor and has social areas integrated with leisure spaces. The kitchen and laundry are separate from these areas, but they allow access to the intimate area that has four suites. In addition, the changing room and technical area are isolated from the main floor, having underground access to the side of the pool.

Agristo Headquarters / OYO

2 December 2022 @ 12:00 pm

How do you create a future-proof corporate HQ for hundreds of employees, a car park, and a new green space on a fairly modest plot of land? In 2018 OYO won the pitch (and is nominated for the BREEAM EXCELLENT accreditation) by asking and answering this question for Agristo, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of potato products in the world.

Straw Chapel / Kollektiiv

2 December 2022 @ 10:00 am

The 'Straw Chapel' is a pavilion that values sustainable building methods and materials, communal activities, a do-it-yourself attitude, and spending time outdoors. By providing a space for holding events, workshops, or simply resting on a long walk, the pavilion connects the locals and the everyday commuters from the Pollinator Highway. The chapel was partially built during an experimental workshop involving the local community. 

Striking a Balance: The Dilemma in Heritage Cities

2 December 2022 @ 7:30 am

Subject to the forces of capital, migrating populations, and political circumstances, our planet’s cities are constantly evolving. This continuous evolution is evident in the built fabric of settlements, as architects and planners build upon layers of the built environment, with some having the strenuous task of having to integrate the historic urban areas of cities successfully with contemporary architectural interventions and systems. 

Wraxall Yard / Clementine Blakemore Architects

2 December 2022 @ 7:00 am

Wraxall Yard is a sensitively restored dairy farm in Dorset offering inclusive holiday accommodation, a community space, a workshop, and an educational smallholding. The site forms part of a 250-acre organic farm within the West Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), which is transitioning to a regenerative agricultural system. Driven by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to engage with farming and wildlife, the brief called for an ambitious renovation of the derelict site that would provide exemplary standards of accessibility and sustainability, without compromising the unique historic and agricultural character of the existing buildings.

Multi-Use Public Spaces and Urban Design: Copenhagen and Social Integration

2 December 2022 @ 6:45 am

"Life, space, buildings - in that order". This phrase, from the Danish urban architect Jan Gehl, sums up the changes that Copenhagen has undergone in the last 50 years. Currently known as one of the cities with the highest levels of quality of life satisfaction, the way its public spaces and buildings were and are designed have inspired architects, government authorities and urban planners around the world. What we see today, however, is the result of courageous decision-making, much observation and, above all, designs that put people first. Copenhagen will be the UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture in 2023 as well as host of the

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A "zombie virus" is being studied from Siberian permafrost

2 December 2022 @ 8:30 pm

European Researchers warned that climate change could reanimate frozen "zombie viruses" and expose humans to lethal diseases. In November 2022, researchers from France, Germany and Russia announced that they had reanimated one such virus. The virus they brought back to life had been frozen for more than 50,000 years.[...]

Europe embraces solar power in a revolutionary way

2 December 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Europe is accelerating its use of solar power, in part motivated by Russia’s war in Ukraine. In line with Europe’s pledge to half greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the EU is installing solar panels and roof tiles just about everywhere.[...]

Harry Herbs makes urban gardening easy and fun

2 December 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Harry Herbs is a new hydroponic system aimed at making urban gardening easy and fun. The company’s mission is to make gardening accessible to everyone in order to reduce transport emissions, product packaging and improve the availability of fresh foods.[...]

Replace single-use home products with earth-friendly Nimbus

2 December 2022 @ 5:30 pm

Armed with the power of plants, Nimbus offers multi-use cleaning and household items that minimize single-use waste. The sustainably-minded company aims to create products we use every day, with reduced impact on the environment.[...]

These Harp workspace dividers are made from bungee cords

2 December 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Inscape, a maker of workplace products, has just partnered with commercial furniture designer and manufacturer Connection to create unique workspace solutions. Their first collection is called Harp. Harp is a space divider designed for emerging workplace trends that creates "neighborhood" zones with multiple accessory options to finish and personalize a space. It's trendy, modern and also happens to be sustainable.[...]

New magnetic material can clean microplastics in an hour

1 December 2022 @ 8:30 pm

Microplastics have become a problem in our current world in every aspect. They are found nearly everywhere and have been traced in our foods and water. To deal with the menace, scientists are working around the clock to find a solution.[...]

Vegan milk alternatives you might not have heard of

1 December 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Generations have been raised on cow’s milk, with a bit of goat’s milk mixed in in some areas of the world. There might even be a sampling of yak, buffalo, horse, sheep and even reindeer to choose from. In recent years, however, a flood of non-animal milk options has hit grocery store shelves.[...]

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs a forest stadium in Milan

1 December 2022 @ 6:30 pm

In Milan, Italy, Stefano Boeri Architetti and a team, including ARUP, Fabio Novembre and Balich Wonder Studio, have just unveiled the plans for the design of the International Forest Stadium. The project will be located in the San Siro area of Milan and is the winning design from a competition announced in 2019 by the Inter and Milan teams.[...]

Welcome to Nemo's Garden, where plants grow under the sea

1 December 2022 @ 5:30 pm

We’ve probably all heard of NASA’s efforts to grow vegetables in space. But some industrious gardeners are exploring an unusual solution closer to home: undersea gardening. Nemo’s Garden, an innovative project based in Noli, Italy, has grown about 600 crops from around the globe. They’ve found a way to raise everything from tobacco to mandarins.[...]

Luxury homes along Florida Gulf Coast lays down green design

1 December 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Positioned along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Hunters Point luxury homes are setting the foundation for what sustainable construction can look like now and in the future. [...]

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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’ […]

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3 July 2020 @ 6:27 pm

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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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Monocabin is the Tiny Greek Home of Your Dreams

2 December 2022 @ 4:46 pm

Greece has long been a destination of choice among tourists and world travelers. Whether you're looking for excessive luxury, family fun, or a romantic place to honeymoon, Greece and its islands provide a vast array of getaways. To top it all off, the vacation hotspot also boasts ancient ruins, beach The post Monocabin is the Tiny Greek Home of Your Dreams first appeared on Dornob.

Colorful Joshua Tree Monument House is Now Available to Rent

2 December 2022 @ 2:00 pm

For the first time ever, this bright Joshua Tree home by Southern California starchitect Josh Schweitzer is available to the public for vacation rentals. The "Monument House" offers guests a quiet escape and an up-close look at a piece of imaginative 90s architecture, consisting of three cubist buildings The post Colorful Joshua Tree Monument House is Now Available to Rent first appeared on Dornob.

A State of Decay: AI-Generated Architecture Envisions Surreal Art Nouveau Structures

2 December 2022 @ 1:48 am

It’s hard to be aware of the limitations of human perception when we can’t quite wrap our minds around what else might be out there. For instance, there are animals and insects that perceive the world very differently than we do, navigating with an innate ability to detect the Earth’s magnetic The post A State of Decay: AI-Generated Architecture Envisions Surreal Art Nouveau Structures first appeared on Dornob.

New Tennessee Titans Stadium Will Be State of the Art, but Smallest in the NFL

30 November 2022 @ 2:00 pm

The Tennessee Titans' Nissan Stadium is being replaced by a newer, smaller-capacity venue. While the new stadium will be losing some seats, its enclosed design could bring a lot more than just football to Nashville. "We envision a potential new stadium that makes our community proud and enhances the The post New Tennessee Titans Stadium Will Be State of the Art, but Smallest in the NFL first appeared on Dornob.

Colorful Solar Pavilion Brings Shade to Dutch Design Week

24 November 2022 @ 10:00 pm

For October’s Dutch Design Week, a pair of architecture firms banded together to prove that solar power can be just as beautiful as it is functional. When she got the commission to build the central pavilion for northern Europe’s largest design event, Dutch architect Marjan van Aubel immediately The post Colorful Solar Pavilion Brings Shade to Dutch Design Week first appeared on Dornob.

Translucent Tents by Yuko Nagayama Look Like Giant Teardrops in the Forest

23 November 2022 @ 12:48 am

Creative architect-designed tents were a central theme at Hokuto Art Program ed.1, literally popping up all over the grounds of the Kiyoharu Art Colony in Hokuto City, Japan. But while most participating architects chose to display their creations out in the open atop the flat lawns, Yuko Nagayama Associates The post Translucent Tents by Yuko Nagayama Look Like Giant Teardrops in the Forest first appeared on Dornob.

Upgrade Your Home Office with the Muuw Backyard Work Pod

18 November 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Working from home is great, but it can be hard to resist all the distractions that present themselves there: kids, pets, the refrigerator, and of course, your comfortable bed. If you have space in your backyard, a separate structure could be the key to better concentration. A great new option comes in The post Upgrade Your Home Office with the Muuw Backyard Work Pod first appeared on Dornob.

Land on Water: A Modular Floating Building System by MAST

16 November 2022 @ 10:12 pm

Rarely have floating communities seemed quite as achievable, affordable, and beautiful as “Land on Water,” a proposal for a modular building system by Danish architecture studio MAST. Take one look at these grassy manmade islands connecting small neighborhoods of houseboats to each other and communal The post Land on Water: A Modular Floating Building System by MAST first appeared on Dornob.

Need a Post-Pandemic Getaway? Check Out the Luxury Space Hotel Opening in 2025

12 November 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Space travel may still seem a million lightyears away for the average person, but it looks like the wheels could slowly start turning on that reality in just a few years. Space station manufacturer Orbital Assembly has recently announced two different out-of-this-world hotel offerings, with the first The post Need a Post-Pandemic Getaway? Check Out the Luxury Space Hotel Opening in 2025 first appeared on Dornob.

Kengo Kuma Honors Japanese Woodworking Traditions with Striking Museum Facade

4 November 2022 @ 6:00 am

As pedestrians and motorists cruise past the new British Antique Museum (BAM) in Kamakura, Japan, the building changes before their eyes. The undulating hinoki wood facade is carved in a 3D polygonal pattern inspired by the traditional craft of Kamakura-bori, a form of lacquerware made by carving patterns The post Kengo Kuma Honors Japanese Woodworking Traditions with Striking Museum Facade first appeared on Dornob.