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See the Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA for Historic Hotel Awe

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Tags: Travel, Arts, History, Architecture, Great Hotels, Usa: New England

First designs revealed for new £288m London concert hall

Cost of 2,000-seat ‘centre of music’ would have to be raised from private donations A new London concert hall, which its supporters believe would be as transformative for classical music as Tate Modern was for the visual arts, has been budgeted at £288m.The cost and first designs for the “centre for music” on the site of the Museum of London were unveiled on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Classical Music, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle

Bauhaus at 100: the revolutionary movement's enduring appeal

Sleek, pared-back, industrial elegance – that’s how most of us think of Bauhaus, the modernist design group born in Germany in 1919. But that was only one side of this short-lived but longlasting movement…• Norman Foster, Margaret Howell, Michael Craig-Martin and others on Bauhaus’s rich legacyThe Bauhaus, simply put, was a German school of art and design that opened in 1919 and closed in 1933. It was also very much more than that. It was the most influential and famous design school that has ev...
Tags: Art, Germany, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Craft, Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer, Mart Stam, Norman Foster Margaret Howell Michael Craig Martin

The Empire State Building May Soon Have Another Rival on the Skyline

The developer Harry Macklowe is planning a 1,551-foot-tall tower overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral that would join a forest of buildings that have changed New York.
Tags: News, Architecture, Harry, Ny, Zoning, St Patrick, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Midtown Area (Manhattan, Harry Macklowe, Buildings (Structures, Macklowe

Russell's links love affair in full swing

Conor Russell, Head Professional, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links They say that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life and that's undoubtedly true of Conor Russell as he prepares to celebrate two years as Head Professional at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.A native of Blackrock, just outside Dundalk, the 41-year old Louth man is loving every minut...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Blackrock, Douglas, St Andrews, Sutton, Russell, Dundalk

Jet black lakeside home in the Netherlands designed to embrace the surrounding nature

Located just south of Amsterdam, the Vinkeveense Plassen is known for its incredible lakes and surrounding nature. When one family approached Dutch firm, i29 Interior Architects and Chris Collaris to build a home in the idyllic area, the designers created a beautiful 592-square-foot home strategically designed to embrace the incredible natural surroundings. Situated on a elongated island plot next to the lake, the home was designed with an inside-out strategy to make the most out of the limit...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tiny House, Home Design, Tiny Home Design, Passive Home Design, Minimalist Living, Lake House Design, Modular Homes, Wooden Homes, Interior Architects, I29 Interior Architects, Timber Homes

High-rise living in Utrecht to be transformed by a sustainable vertical village

A trio of high rises are expected to outreach Utrecht, Netherlands’ tallest building and be a beacon of sustainable urban living in the historic city. The MARK Vertical Village, designed by a consortium of architects and developers, won a recent high-rise development contest and the team plans to break ground starting in 2021. The residential buildings will surround an urban forest and feature extensive greenhouses at their pinnacles. Urban agriculture will also be integrated into every level,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Urban Design, Paris, Netherlands, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sustainable Design, Affordable Housing, High-rise, Mark, Utrecht Netherlands, Schulze, Vertical Village, Mark Vertical Village, Dom Tower

Beautiful tiny home boasts passive design features and resilient materials to withstand frigid climates

Due to limited space, designing a tiny home can be a very complicated task, but when designing a structure that can withstand extremely frigid temperatures, its a different beast entirely. Just ask Canadian tiny home builders, Minimaliste Houses, who specialize in creating durable tiny homes built to withstand Canadian winters. The designers have just unveiled the gorgeous Ébène Tiny Home, which was designed to be energy-efficient thanks to tight thermal insulation and a hydronic heating floor ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Minimalist, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home On Wheels, Tiny Home, Natural Light, Ontario, Off-grid, Tiny Home Design, Tiny Home Living, Interior Design Tiny Home, Beautiful Tiny Homes, Minimaliste Houses

Perkins+Wills University of Hawaii building is an eco-conscious beacon in West Oahu

The University of Hawaii West Oahu has gained a new Perkins+Will-designed addition that’s not only visually striking but also site-specific to Kapolei, a planned community on the island of Oahu. Created in collaboration with Hawaii-based KYA Design Group, the campus building offers a mix of workspaces and learning areas for students, faculty and staff. All parts of the University of Hawaii’s new Administration and Allied Health Building was inspired by the site context, from the siting of the b...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Hawaii, Schools, Balcony, Lanai, Ontario, Topsoil, Oahu, CMU, University of Hawaii, Kapolei, KTTC, West Oahu, University of Hawaii West Oahu

A Victorian cottage gets a stylish and sustainable makeover

In one of its latest eco-conscious retrofits, Australian architecture firm Green Sheep Collective has given a single-fronted timber Victorian cottage a sustainable transformation in inner Melbourne. The renovation and expansion project combined recycled and eco-certified materials with low-tech, passive solar principles to reduce the carbon footprint of the home while improving livability. Filled with light and contemporary flourishes, the updated house — named Magnolia Soul — has also been des...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Plywood, Rainwater Harvesting, Double-glazed Windows, Recycled Brick, Eco Friendly Architecture, Green Sheep Collective, Magnolia Tree, Green Sheep Collective Photography

7 tips to take your architectural photography to the next level

Architectural photography is something that many of us try at some point in our photographic lives. I certainly have, on a number of occasions, although the results have never really been that good. No doubt I’ll give it another go the next time I find myself in some beautiful town or city. But this time, […] The post 7 tips to take your architectural photography to the next level appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Architecture, Cooph, Architectural, Architecture Photography, Cooperative of Photography

Adaptable home brings together multiple generations under a solar roof

When local design studio Jost Architects was approached to design a home in Kew East, Melbourne, the firm not only navigated a challenging, complex site, but it also designed for multigenerational living that wouldn’t feel claustrophobic. The result is an adaptable 358-square-meter home spread out across three floors and designed to harmonize with its surroundings. Moreover, the Kew East House was also crafted with a reduced energy footprint thanks to the use of passive solar principles and sol...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Skylights, Passive Solar Principles, Yarra River, Timber Palette, Photovoltaic System, Operable Glazing, Multigenerational Architecture, Multigenerational Living, Thermally Broken Windows

Prefab timber complex shows off net-zero energy technologies in Beijing

Beijing-based architecture firm SUP Atelier has completed the Xuhui Demonstrative Project, a solar-powered community complex that serves as a demonstration project for net-zero energy technologies in Beijing. Built to follow BREEAM and LEED standards, the complex boasts an array of sustainable features ranging from low-waste prefabrication to green roofs. Real-time monitoring and smart automation optimize energy savings and comfort levels. Commissioned by Xuhui Group’s Beijing office for the X...
Tags: Design, China, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Solar, Double Glazing, Zero energy, Air Source Heat Pump, Prefabrication, Shunyi District of Beijing, Solar-thermal Energy, Demonstration Project

Metal-clad Eco Cottage puts a modern spin on Irish rural architecture

Ballymoney-based sustainable architecture firm 2020 Architects has completed a new contemporary and low-energy home that offers a refreshing and sustainable take on the typical rural architecture found across Northern Ireland. Located in the coastal fishing village of Ardglass, the Black Cottage (also known as the Eco Cottage) champions low-cost construction and energy efficiency with its simple material palette and highly insulated timber frame. The project is clad in cost-effective black corr...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Ireland, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Triple Glazed Windows, Corrugated Metal, Ballymoney, Ardglass, Timber Frame, Black Cottage, Northern Ireland Located, Double-height Spaces, Metal Clad Architecture, The Black Cottage, Eco Cottage

Inspiration, Travel, and Stories

It is a time for making plans, for making resolutions, for setting goals — and for seeking inspiration for doing all those things. As you are doing that, we are here to help out with stories of places you want to return to, places you have not yet been, and ways to enjoy travel even if this is a season that finds you staying close to home base. Enjoy these stories for travel inspiration: If...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Inspiration, Travel, and Stories - EnclosureSaint An...
Tags: Travel, Books, Music, Adventure, History, Architecture, Travel Inspiration, Theater, New Years Resolutions, Resolutions, Travel Stories, Kerry Projects, Kochi, Food And Travel, Travel Goals

China’s tallest building is an organic-inspired 700-meter wonder

Standing at 700 meters tall, the Shenzhen Hong Kong International Center is slated to be the third tallest building in the world, and will also be China’s tallest building. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill for Chinese property developers Shimao Group, the skyscraper will be built between the foothills of Longcheng Park and the Dayun National Park in Shenzhen, China.The building’s sinewy, organic structure pays a hat tip to the number of sporting venues in its immediate vicinity. The design...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, Architecture, Skyscraper, Shenzhen, Shenzhen China, International Center, Adrian Smith, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Adrian Smith Gordon Gill, Gordon Gill, Shimao Group, Shenzhen Hong Kong International Center, Longcheng Park, Dayun National Park

Welsh farmstead is in fact rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-old medieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of it...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Heritage, Archaeology, Owain Glyndŵr, Black Mountains

Welsh farmstead is rare medieval hall house, experts confirm

New dating technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn farmhouse is medieval marvelA Welsh farmhouse that was once in such poor condition that rainwater ran through its rooms is in fact an exceptionally rare 600-year-old medieval hall house, it has been confirmed, after conservation experts used a groundbreaking new dating technique originally developed by climate change scientists.Llwyn Celyn, which lies in the Black Mountains on the border of England and Wales, was completed in 1420, an analysis of it...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Heritage, Archaeology, Owain Glyndŵr, Black Mountains

Former camping site turned into gorgeous family home clad in charred wood and natural stone

When tasked with creating a family home in Austin, local firm, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, decided to go with a blend of charred wood, locally-sourced stone and glass panels. The result is the stunning Llano retreat, a design that was strategically built to embrace the natural landscape, while providing a contemporary, but cozy living space.   Situated along the Llano River in central Texas, the building site was used for years by the family as a camping and fishing spot for the weeken...
Tags: Texas, Design, Austin, Architecture, Gallery, Interior Design, Home Design, Llano, Laura Roberts, Douglas Fir, Llano River, Charred Wood, Shou Sugi Ban, Nature Inspired Homes, Locally Sourced Building Materials, Shou sugi ban homes

McGingerbread Hell: bakers celebrate McMansion Hell with delicious monster houses

Last month, he amazing architecture-snark criticism site McMansion Hell (previously) announced gingerbread house contest to create "the most nubtastic, gawdawful gingerbread McMansion in all of McMansion Hell!" The winners are nothing short of amazing (and delicious): first prize went to Casa de McGingerHell by Beth and Tina C.: "Located centrally and literally dominating the entire living room, this McGingerMansion features over twenty handcrafted stained glass windows, a double sized g...
Tags: Food, Post, News, Not Food, Architecture, Carbs, Caroline, Beth, Tina, McMansion Hell, Like Baking About Architecture, Casa de McGingerHell

Historic apartment is rehabbed into a bright and modern home in Barcelona

In Barcelona, Spain, a historic apartment in a block of flats dating back to the 1900s has been transformed into a minimalist and modern home. Local design studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes directed the renovation for clients who wanted a completely renewed space with greater access to daylight. Completed in 2017, the project, called the TS01 Interior Refurbishment, not only offers improved access to natural light and ventilation, but also uncovers original architectural details. Located in...
Tags: Design, Spain, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, Born, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Minimalist Design, Historic Architecture, Natural Ventilation, Barcelona Spain, Galley Kitchen, Custom Furniture, Refurbishment

An old post office is reborn as a bright and breezy beach house

A former post office has been revived as a bright and breezy beach house in Breamlea, Australia. Designed by St. Kilda-based design firm OOF! Architecture, the modern makeover—dubbed the Green Shutter House—was created for clients who had already adapted the post office into a home but were frustrated with the building’s lack of connection with the outdoors. The renovation process opened the front of the house up to waterfront views while introducing more natural light and ventilation to the in...
Tags: Design, Australia, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Beach, Wetlands, St Kilda, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Shutter, Plywood, Adaptive Reuse

Snhetta designs healing forest cabins for patients at Norways largest hospitals

Patients at two of Norway’s largest hospitals can now find respite in Snøhetta’s newly unveiled Outdoor Care Retreats. Designed for the Friluftssykehuset Foundation, the forest retreats offer a calm getaway where patients and their loved ones can benefit from the therapeutic qualities of nature. One of the retreats is located about 100 meters from the entrance of Norway’s largest hospital, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, while its sister building is set near a woodland pond by Sørland...
Tags: Design, Hospital, Harvard, Architecture, Gallery, Norway, Cabins, Oslo, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Timber, OAK, Snohetta, Snøhetta, Ivar Kvaal, Patina

Solar-powered glass cafe overlooks a green lung in Jerusalem

Sacher Park, the largest public park in the center of Jerusalem, Israel, has recently gained a new cafe that embraces its green surroundings with walls of glass and an environmentally sensitive design. Israeli design studio Yaniv Pardo Architects created the Sacher Park Cafe, a coffee shop that’s powered entirely with solar energy. Completed in September 2018, the coffee shop is the first phase of a larger scheme to revitalize Sacher Park. Spanning an area of 250 square meters, the Sacher Par...
Tags: Design, Israel, Jerusalem, Park, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Panels, Coffee Shop, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, JERUSALEM Israel, Wadi, Amphitheater, Pillars

Concrete city: the beauty of Los Angeles' most popular material – in pictures

LA is a city of concrete. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist mansions to Rudolph Schindler’s tilted houses, architects working there have embraced the material. A new map by Blue Crow Media shows some lesser-known structures are just as striking Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, La, Los Angeles, World news, US news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, Blue Crow Media

Heritage Melbourne home is reborn as a modern dwelling filled with light and views

Fitzroy-based design studio Field Office Architecture has given a small 19th-century Victorian terrace a contemporary facelift with walls of double-glazed glass and crisp, clean lines throughout. Dubbed the Clifton Hill House after the suburb in which it resides, the compact home sits at the end of a row of similar heritage houses and had been given many ad-hoc renovations over the years. The architects stripped back all of the additions to bring in light and views, while improving the home’s e...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Contemporary House, Courtyard, Heritage House, Open-plan, Cross-ventilation, Recycled Brick

Tuck into these off-grid meditation cabins proposed for rural Latvia

Bee Breeders and Lauku Tea have recently announced winners of their Silent Meditation Forest Cabins competition, an open international contest seeking designs for off-the-grid meditation cabins in rural Latvia. Launched in search of eco-friendly and cost-effective proposals for compact and easily replicable cabins, the competition asked designers to propose a series of all-season cabins that could comfortably house a single person for nearly a week, have enough room for meditation activities an...
Tags: Design, Meditation, Architecture, Gallery, Latvia, Nest, Treehouse, Off-grid, Atrium, Off-grid Cabin, Spruce, Polycarbonate, Design Competition, Charred Timber, Polycarbonate Roof, Eco-friendly Design

Triple-skin facade brings daylight, fresh air and beauty to a tropical home

Hanoi-based design studio Nghia Architect has completed Maison A, a beautiful home that brings to life the cherished childhood memories of the client. Located in Nam Định, a coastal village southeast of Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi, the house was created for the client’s aging mother and is large enough to accommodate her children and grandchildren who visit during the holidays. Inspired by the traditional countryside vernacular, Maison A is built for comfortable modern living and features a trip...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Brick, Hanoi, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Perforated Facade, Nam Dinh, Intaglio, Local Materials, Operable Glass, Local Craftsmanship, Nghia Architect, Bat Trang

Self-driving cars won’t just change transport. They’ll change hotels too.

This is the Autonomous Travel Suite by Aprilli. It’s, in theory, a self-driving car, but Aprilli doesn’t refer to it as a car. Aprilli calls it a hotel on wheels, and while that sounds like marketing-team-hogwash, it actually isn’t. Aprilli are touching on the fact that self-driving cars won’t just make transportation easier. They’re going to shake the hotel industry.AirBnb has done enough to really disrupt the massive hotel, resort, and corporate suite business, but self-driving cars like the...
Tags: Home, Transportation, Design, Office, Architecture, Automotive, Hotel, Airbnb, Pod, Self Driving Car, Aprilli, Autonomous Travel Suite, Marketing Team While the Autonomous Travel Suite

Farmhouse-inspired family home combines salvaged and sustainable materials

Salvaged materials from a century-old farmhouse and barn have been given new life as Ben’s Barn, a spacious family home in Kennebunk, Maine that takes inspiration from New England’s rural architecture. Designed by Portland, Maine-based architecture practice Caleb Johnson Studio for a young family, Ben’s Barn was constructed with a mix of reclaimed materials sourced not only from the former farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site, but also from a midcentury modern teardo...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, New England, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Timber, Farmhouse, Ben, Barn, Portland Maine, Loft, Granite