Monday 01 September, 2014

Video: A Drone’s-Eye View of Apple’s New Campus Under Construction



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At the moment it may be little more than a colossal, doughnut-shaped hole in the ground, but this video is in fact the first glimpse of Apple‘s new Norman Foster-designed Campus in Cupertino. The video, shot using a GoPro camera mounted on a drone, shows that construction of the building’s huge underground parking garage has begun, with concrete poured in a section of the trench. And, as we’ve come to expect from Apple, the fact that it’s a construction site is no excuse for messiness, meaning that elements of the design are already starting to be legible, such as a wider trench marking the main entrance close to the drone’s position. Watch the video above to see the huge campus under construction, and read on after the break for more information about the building’s design.

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Monday 01 September, 2014

Casa Avenal / Carlos Castanheira



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Monday 01 September, 2014

Olson Kundig Architects Reinvents Site of Expo ’74 World’s Fair for 40th Anniversary



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Monday 01 September, 2014

UNIQLO Le Marais / Wonderwall



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Monday 01 September, 2014

Shaping The Office Of The Future: Workspace Design Trends [Infographic]



Over the last decades, we have been witnessing major transformations in the corporate mentality regarding workspace design. According to this infographic from Alliance Interiors, more changes are yet to come, as the office of the future will be less business-focused and more employee-oriented. As a result of switching from closed offices to open offices- one of the most visible upgrade in workspace layout- we find out that the speed and accuracy of work has increased with 440%. This is mostly why open offices will continue to shape working environments in the years to come.

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Monday 01 September, 2014

Unassuming Family Residence Revealing An Architectural Surprise: Subiaco Oval Courtyard




Subiaco Oval Courtyard is the official name of a highly original residential project developed and implemented by Luigi Rosselli Architects in Subiaco, Australia. Seen from the street level, this family home is visually in tune with the character of the early 1900s federation era Subiaco architecture style, displaying pitched roofs, a locally-inspired criss-cross brick-wood pattern and a traditional veranda. However, entering the main building reveals a secret: the house is in fact a cluster of pavilions centered around an oval courtyard.

According to the architects, the elliptical courtyard, which runs diagonally through heart of the house from the front door to the back gate, is the focal point of the home in terms of both design and use: “The courtyard divides the bedrooms from the living space with the entrance hall in the center. From the entry one can view the whole courtyard with the living and bedroom wings flanking it, it is a very intimate and private space, minimally landscaped with a lawn, enhanced by a couple of mature growth trees existing on the block. ” The shape of the courtyard is also borrowed by the surrounding buildings and you can see it in the curves of the connecting corridors and partition glass paneling. [Photography: Edward Birch]

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Monday 01 September, 2014

10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Nature



What does nature tell us about decorating our home? Image Source: NMA Architects

Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you.

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Monday 01 September, 2014

Stunning San Francisco Remodel Deeply Infused with Natural Light



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Monday 01 September, 2014

Supreme Comfort: Amber Sofa by Schillig



Without a doubt, this elegant sofa will be the focal point of your space. Its plush leather upholstery and lovely cushioning take center stage. Its generously proportioned seat ensures maximum comfort while its black wood legs complete its beautiful look. Surprisingly comfortable, Amber is made in soft leather and embraces your body without being bulky. It makes a great addition to your family room or den. Its modern design is sure to enhance any contemporary room.

 

Monday 01 September, 2014

Timeless Appeal: Bella Bedroom Furniture by Yagmur



A contemporary bedroom must strike a balance between new design inspiration and the conventional warmth of a real home. The Bella Bedroom Collection will help you to achieve this balance. Each of its pieces boasts clean lines which bring sophistication into your everyday style. They update bedrooms while maintaining a tranquil traditionalism that provides a homely feel.