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What is a Tulou?

A tulou or “earthen building”, is a traditional communal residence found in Fujian Province South China, usually of a circular configuration surrounding a central shrine. Some were constructed out of cut granite or had substantial walls of fired brick The Fujian Tulou is probably the last one, built in 2008 and it looks like this: The Fujian Tulou is including Chuxi tulou group, Tianluokeng tulou cluster, Hekeng tulou cluster, Gaobei tulou cluster, Dadi tulou cluster, Hongkeng tulou cluster, Yangxian lou, Huiyuan lou, Zhengfu lou and Hegui lou, and it is considered  as “exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment”.   I really like the concept of these buildings, and I heard that it were also made to deposit things, which means they are very spacious. The relationship between people living in that area should be very strong.

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See Beyond Your Limits

Two Greek architects have created a striking house design called ‘Casa Brutale’ that perfectly complements the powerful concrete style known as brutalism – they’ve embedded their luxury brutalist home into a cliff, creating a severe yet inviting structure with an at once beautiful and terrifying view. Architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis Kampouropoulos, who formed OPA Works together, envisioned the building concept as a “poetic homage to pure Brutalism.” The roof-top pool (at ground level) and underground walls help insulate the building and keep it cool. There’s clearly something about cliffs that excites architects’ imaginations, because the architects at Modscape Concept also created an amazing cliff-face house concept. This is amazing, isn`t it? If you considered interesting, useful my article, please SUBSCRIBE!

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Geometry-Inspired Hammock Sofa

Geometry, art and talent are the base of this beautiful concept-geometry-inspired hammock sofa. I promised you in my previous post that I would talk to you about this type of hammocks. These hammocks are designed by Richie Duncan and they were supposed to be suspended above the ground. They are outdoor ‘accessories’, but I think that they would look even better indoor, because they would give your house that arty vibe and I think it speaks a lot about the owner. If you liked this post and this kind of hammock, please let me know in the comment section where would you place the geometry-inspired Hammock Sofa? I will pronounce myself for indoor and above a river.

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How to decorate your garden

When you have an organized and well-designed house, you really want your garden to be the same. So, what should you do? I am here to help you with some ideas for decorating your garden.   Plant a lot of threes and plants (in a few years you will live in your own forest); Surround your garden with vintage lamps; An handmade turret which looks like a Indian tent; Decorate your garden entrance with colorful flowers; Place a table with some chairs in the most peaceful corner and take dinner there; Build a birdbath; Create an outdoor walkway for your cat; Create a hammock designed only for you (I will show you some interesting ideas of hammocks designs in the next post)

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Architects that bring nature to your house

Wondering which design is the greatest for your new home? Pure nature! No, I am not wrong! The nature is the best home ‘accessory’. Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential architects of the first half of the 20th century. Lloyd Wright died 50 years ago, but his designs are still alive. ‘Fallingwater’ is just one of his amazing houses. The team at Swat Miers Architects transformed a vision into reality, designing the three tea houses as perfect observation spots. We can notice that the principal idea of this houses is the big windows, and the raw material used for almost every object in house. Besides these two major innovations of the architects, there are many houses that bring nature inside them.  

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Ceramic Tiles

This is one of my favorite options for a contemporary approach. Ceramic may be an expensive material, but if you know where and how to look for it, you can find it a great price. I recommend you an outlet for this. They look great in every colors, but especially white, black or grey. They are amazing for offices, for living rooms, for the balcony and also for the bedroom. Keep in mind that they will keep the house a little bit cold, but that wouldn’t be a problem in the hot days of summer.

Fall Kitchen And Bathroom Decor

When it comes to kitchen and bathroom it is a little bit difficult to think about fall decor, but not impossible. I’ve done some research and I found some cute ideas. The first one is to make toothbrushes, cotton pads, candles holder *for bathroom*, and supports for salt, pepper and sugar for the kitchen; Paint some vases where you can put flowers for both bathroom and kitchen; As I said before, about the bedroom and living room decor, paintings are a good idea also for bathroom and kitchen, but in my opinion this time it should only contain quotes.

Is It A Stack of Books? -NO! It’s A Staircase

It’s truly amazing what some imagination and craftiness can do to a set of stairs! Pippa Branham, a bibliophile from England, painted her staircase to look like the spine of her and her husband’s 13 favorite books. She says that she was inspired by an image she saw on Pinterest. For all of us, Pippa shared some images of how she transformed the  wooden stairs into colorful “books” using brushes, tape, paint and, of course, time (6 weeks). The whole project cost the family less than $200, which was less expensive than carpeting the stairs. Pippa declared that  the most difficult part of the project was painting sets of letters sideways. Pippa is a young mother and to ensure the stairs were safe for kids (and not slippery from the paint), she mixed the paint with a small amount of kid’s play sand to make it grittier. If you are a [ Continue reading ]

Bedroom Vanity

If you are like me and you love makeup, you really need a vanity corner in your room. If you already have one, it means you are lucky ! So what’s a bedroom vanity? Actually, this is a desk designed for storing all your makeup products, with a mirror attached to it. Many people are always confused when they need to decide what kind of vanity is good enough for the decoration in their bedrooms. So I am here to help you. If you have a big and large bedroom you can definitely buy a big vanity desk with an imposing mirror and a lot of drawers, but if you have a small room you can choose to buy a corner bedroom vanity (because this type of vanity doesn’t take up much space and you can move it to your bathroom when you don’t want it in the bedroom anymore) [ Continue reading ]

MOOE House by FCP Arquitectura

Description by FCP Arquitectura A large volume of white extended walls that recreates the trees on the lot preserving family privacy that connects with portions of forest … lots of heaven … lots of water. The lot is located in a gated neighborhood near the central area of the city of Córdoba and it showed great contrasts … .an irregular exposing corner lot that challenged us to preserve home life … .an ancient dense forest of native trees occupied half of the land, opposite to a plain stripped of vegetation. The challenge and exploration of the work aimed to amalgamate the light of the land with the programmatic needs of housing … the forest, its shadow, its intimacy … and the plain, its light, its expansion as a vacuum to overturn in architecture. A serene family life of four members with an active social life. Thus, the skin is the [ Continue reading ]

Compact Apartment with Snug Storage

Established on the highly desired Frantsuzsky Boulevard in Odessa,Ukraine, this delightful apartment design was composed by Denis Svirid and has been lauched as a solution to a crampy situation, and uses a hearty wood-clad for the walls, together with plenty snug storages. A second floor was conceived with the addition a new garret, to to host the private area of individual rooms. A dressing room,bathroom and bedroom come altogether to occupy the added level scope beneath the slopes. In spite of the modest dimensions of this contemporary home, the inhabitants of this splendid crib really have everything they could possibly need for a satisfying style of living. The kitchen, dining room and living merge into the modest surface of around 11 square meters after the kitchen wall has been demolished. An under stair slot has been masterly exploited as a handy office zone, together with a myriad of storage spots. [ Continue reading ]