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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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Elegant Economy

1.Create your own design with plain tiles in contrasting colours rather than buying more expensive patterned ones; 2. Elevate a simple sofa with upholstery and cushions; 3.Smart details, such as the pie-crust edge on this chair cushion, make all the difference when upcycling charity-shop finds; 4.Patterned paintrollers give walls a decorative effect that is more affordable than wallpaper.

Pop Art Apartment

CG artist Dimitry Schuka is establishing a brave interior picture, by blending in pop art elements. Schuka has managed to transform a standard living space into a glamorous dwelling. The bright colours of the furniture features, the vivid shade of the wall paint, together with the chic pop-art pieces concur to create an unequalled ambience. All these elements manage to launch a bold outcome, producing a truly surprising home design, being a perfect impersonation of the freshest trends in interior architecture. The living area has strong dark-coloured floors that complement constrastingly the simpleness of the white walls, embelished by the dark blue accent walls. Ceiling windows warm up the whole appearance so the dark wall doesn’t look too intimidating. The plenary mise en scene is airy, given that the diner and kitchen are to the rear of the living room. The colourful furniture explodes in tones of turquoise and hot [ Continue reading ]

Rustic Retreat by Wheeler Kearns Architects

In an ordinary world springps up artists who color our life everyday: the architects. This inspiring lakeside retreat is situated in Harbert, Michigan, United States and it is designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects. The dining room suggests simplicity and the family harmony by means of furniture pieces and floor to ceiling windows are the predominant element in the room, celebrating the movement of the sun thoughout the day. Well, this is the place where you can relax afer work, read books or enjoy the sunset with people you love. The stairs are the line between the dining room and the kitchen, supported by stainless steel cables which blends harmoniously both wood floor and kitchen furniture. The shades of grey of the sofa and the chairs are in acordance with the fireplace, suggesting peace, elegance, comfort, a space where you can meditate.

A boring deck or a cool outdoor kitchen?

Imgur user RogerBennett55 was getting no use out of the patio in his backyard, so a change had to be made. He decided that eating and drinking were a few of his favorite pastimes and so that became the genesis for building an outdoor kitchen of his own. Brilliant. After watching a few online tutorials and doing some research on how to design his own kitchen he began to build his dream. And only several weeks of work later he did just that. In his own words, this is exactly how he pulled it off… Building out the U frame. Bar and footrest attached. Starting the Durock installation  Supports for grill and framing for doors. And more Durock Drop in ice chest cutout and door framed Here’s to hoping the grill fits…fingers crossed. Durock nearly done…just need to cutout spot for the Big Green Egg grill in corner.  Grill fits!! Nearly–a little [ Continue reading ]

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.

Apartments designed for young families

When you are just married and you will finally buy your own house for living with your husband/wife you want to find the perfect one. At first, I advise you to search for smaller apartments, not bigger ones but designed for younger people. For example, a bathroom equipped. When buying a house for a younger family I think about investing a lot in the technology, not the house itself. I mean, smart lights and TVs, a music player and a lot of gadgets. I also think about making the home more cozy, use a lot of photos with us in house, try to use more colors for room décor and also personalize it for your own pleasure. Your bedroom should be technology-free, just a place where you two can relax and talk about future plans. Feel it with plants to send you more energy by only looking at them, and [ Continue reading ]