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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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5 Feng Shui Rules For Your House

Perhaps we all know what feng shui is. I think an introduction isn’t necessary in this world that gained enough momentum and is so well known.The 10 golden rules I’ll talk about would give you not just luck and slience, but also a nice aspect of the room. 1. The front door and hallway are the entrance of the energy, be it positive or negative, in the house and that’s why this area should not be loaded with unnecessary things. Place in the hallway a beautiful painting, a green plant, a motif to represent an image of nature; 2. Make orders through things and get rid of any old thing that you do not use anymore. It is recommended to avoid congestion in the room with old things; 3. Pay attention to color selection. Every room in the house should be present in different forms, colors or elements that represent [ Continue reading ]

Victorian Residence in Sydney

This four-bedroom Victorian residence in Paddington, Sydney, Australia has been recently converted into a sophisticated family home with contemporary amenities. Renovated by architect Luigi Rosselli, the residence features 231 square meters of living space, as well as inviting outdoor entertaining areas, a gas-heated swimming pool and off-street parking for two cars. The lush landscaping at the rear provides a verdant backdrop to family life. Damp, dark and introverted, the initial home on the site was given a vibrant contemporary personality, while staying true to its classic origins. oor entertaining areas, a gas-heated swimming pool and off-street parking for two cars. The lush landscaping at the rear provides a verdant backdrop to family life. Damp, dark and introverted, the initial home on the site was given a vibrant contemporary personality, while staying true to its classic origins. According to the architects, color and light were used abundantly in the conversion process: “Introducing some fluid [ Continue reading ]

Make your small space look like a big one

Do you think that if you have a small place you can’t design it as good as a big one? That’s a wrong mentality! You can design it as beautiful as a big one or even better. What is the advantage of having a small house? You can find things easier, it will become a cozy place soon, you can live by yourself never wondering what would you do alone in such a big place. So, how can we decorate a small place? – Find that expandable furniture for your place. It will make it more spacious; – Fill it with pictures of your family, friends; – Paint the rooms in a bright color or white ( it will give the impression of a bigger space); – Baskets under the bed are a great place to stash extra stuff; – A bench at the foot of the bed creates plenty [ Continue reading ]

Casa Azul by Cincopatasalgato

” Happy, serene, gentle, friendly, good-hearted young family of 4 built this beach house at Costa Azul, an hour and half away from San Salvador and close to the border with Guatemala. Husband and father works in capital investment and wife and mother is the owner of La Luna de Mateo in San Salvador, a kids’ playhouse that caters to their imagination and need for exploration. Both born and raised in El Salvador, they resettled in their native country after years of traveling and living abroad to build a home that spoke to their gentle nature. Their new home, built right on the beach, allowed their children Mateo and Luna, 6 and 4 respectively, to play and explore at their hearts’ desire. Between choosing the location and designing the home, their ideal home would have the following elements – simple, elegant, inviting, and connected with nature, with modern yet rustic [ Continue reading ]

Pagoda

What is a Pagoda? A Pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating in historic East Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most commonly Buddhist. Now, Pagoda has became a known trend, It is used now as wallpapers or fabric pattern. A house decorated in this style, looks like a typical Asian house, and I like it. The bright colors, the interesting design.