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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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Contemporary Wall Art

  Wall art is something that shouldn’t miss in your house. Even if you have just one, or one for every wall- it shouldn’t miss. Contemporary wall art give your home a little spice, you know, like that type of meal which can’t be eaten without a little bit of salt and pepper. Nowadays, art has been improved and now it has become irreplaceable. Some wall art make you feel like you’re living in other universe, especially the 3D ones. Contemporary wall art is usually a picture divided in 2 or more parts or some quotes painted on the wall. It can be also something geometrical, abstract. Imagine yourself staying on the sofa in your living room, watching at your contemporary 3D nature wall art… it will instant teleport you in the heart of a forest. How cool? If you want something original, you can find your favorite landscape, or [ Continue reading ]

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.  

Foyers/Entryways

When a house is well arranged and beautiful , this may be recognizable from the entrance . If the foyers is bright , well- accessorized and full of flowers it means that I entered the perfect home ! The hall should accommodate besides hangers, and places where we can deposit shoes , some painting with landscapes that relax you from the entrance to the house , and flowers of various kinds to keep us connected with nature. As you know , flowers are also a rich source of oxygen. The furniture must be as simple and small as possible in this space , if possible with many drawers to store things you do not want to keep in sight.

One House- All inclusive

Have you dreamed of a huge house with everything inside its doors? In this article I would like to present you a dream house which could satisfy everybody`s needs or desires. This contemporary home is located on Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The home was built in 2013 and has a square footage of 6,500. Currently for sale, it is priced at $19 million. Contemporary Home on Sunset Strip: “A custom home designed and built to cater for those who want it all. The ultimate trophy compound & work of art. Set just above the famed Sunset Strip in the coveted “bird streets”. Sweeping views from downtown to the ocean, accessed via a unparalleled location on a quite cul-de-sac off Doheny. This must see brand new one of a kind 6750 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom custom-built contemporary home with breathtaking views features everything from [ Continue reading ]

An Old Door Design

I found a nice solid old door at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for just a couple of dollars.   The door just happened to be the exact width of two craft crates that I got on sale. I went to the hardware store and got one board to top off the crates and one for a shelf. I replaced the glass with bead board… it was more practical. And then Lots and lots of paint… First I painted everything with black acrylic paint I had left over from another project. Then when that dried I coated everything with a white satin acrylic paint. I put it all together with some brackets and hooks and decorative knobs I got 75% off at the craft store. I then distressed it lightly and glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze. I really like it because I wanted it more black and white than [ Continue reading ]

Eclectic In Soft Shades

This is what eclectic means to me: soft shades, different textures, colored wallpapers. This also sends me to think about the scandinavian style I spoke about in a previous article, about simple furniture, but with a little bit of color. Eclectic means to choose what you love from a lot of other styles and put it together to form your own style.