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Adobe brick combines with wood in a low-carbon villa in Chiang Mai

Architectural practice Chiangmai Life Architects has completed a striking villa that blends elements of traditional Thai architecture together with environmentally savvy construction practices and modern amenities fit for 21st-century living. Located in the mountains of northern Thailand, the project, dubbed the ‘Earth & Wood Villa,’ was built primarily of locally sourced natural materials from the self-made adobe bricks to the exposed timber elements throughout. In addition to mountain vistas,...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Architecture, Gallery, Bamboo, Chiang Mai, Sustainable Materials, Thermal Insulation, Natural Ventilation, Earth Walls, Locally Sourced Materials, Natural Materials, Natural Stone, Chiangmai Life Architects, Thai Architecture, Adobe Architecture


Blustyle’s Yosemite Collection of Limestone Tiles

Blustyle’s Yosemite Collection of porcelain tiles features the earthy tones and faceted veining of natural rock: “the most faithful testament to the creative strength that accompanies life and nature.” Stone is certainly a palpable metaphor for strength and beauty, and Blustyle’s Yosemite Collection embodies those very concepts. A variety of dimensions are available: from large format squares (90cm x 90cm) to skirting tiles with beveled edges (60cm x 5cm) and everything in between. Blustyle’s...
Tags: Books, Flooring, Limestone, Natural Stone, Porcelain Tiles, Stone Flooring, Architectural Finishes, Blustyle, Blustyle's Yosemite Collection, Porcelain Stone, Yosemite Collection, Yosemite Collection of Limestone Tiles


Brazilian Natural Stone from Tidelli

Tidelli’s Brazilian Natural Stone Collection is a celebration of a relatively untapped natural resource—“unknown to many Brazilian citizens, our abundant natural resources allow us to offer a great and unique product that can be customized.” Luciano Mandelli, Design Director at Tidelli, says that the development of marble manufacturing opens up a whole portfolio of new shades and textures. Materials include shale, granite, marble, and Brazilian quartzite. Brazilian stone is beautiful and dura...
Tags: Books, Table, Shale, Marble, Tabletop, Natural Stone, Architectural Finishes, Brazilian Natural Stone, Brazilian quartzite, Tidelli, Luciano Mandelli


BIGs dramatic hillside apartments officially open in Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced the official opening of the long-awaited 79&Park, a residential development with a striking, stepped design. Located in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, the sculptural complex consists of 169 foliage-covered apartments constructed from prefabricated 3.6-meter by 3.6-meter modules that are arranged around an open courtyard. The cascading design was developed to optimize access to natural light as well as views toward the city and Gärdet’s parklands. Inaugurated on ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Stockholm, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Prefab Housing, Oma, Cedar, White Oak, Cedar Cladding


Natural Stone by Artistic Tile

Artistic Tile offers a broad range of natural stone. An attractive surface for kitchens, baths, fireplaces, furniture, and feature walls, natural stone “takes us back to the very creation of our planet.” Our attraction to the material could very well be primordial. Artistic Tile carries everything from light options like Bianco Carrara and Calacatta Bluette to dark stones like Noir and Nero Marquina. Heavenly Bianco Onyx is particularly evocative with its dramatic color—a perfect material for b...
Tags: Books, Walls, Noir, Kitchens, Surfaces, Veins, Nero Marquina, Fireplaces, Natural Stone, Artistic Tile, Bianco Carrara, Bianco Onyx, Calacatta Bluette, Cross-cut Stone, Vein-cut Stone, Nero Marquina Heavenly Bianco Onyx


Translucent concrete walls dramatically light up Jordans Capital Bank

Translucent concrete walls add drama and beauty to a recently completed Capital Bank in Amman, Jordan. Located on ritzy Cairo Street in Abdoun, the new Capital Bank VIP branch marks the first worldwide use of LUCEM Lichtbeton, a type of concrete with translucent properties. When backlit with LEDs or sunlight, the LUCEM translucent concrete panels create a stunning display of light and shadow for an elegant effect befitting the bank’s “boutique” character. Architect Saja Nahashibi, founding pa...
Tags: Design, Mexico, Led, Architecture, Gallery, LEDs, Jordan, Carousel Showcase, Amman, Contemporary Architecture, Capital Bank, Fiber Optic, Cairo Street, Natural Stone, Casa Bruma, Translucent Concrete


Lovely Stone Panels from Lithos

Venturing into new territories with natural stone, Lithos Design crafts beautiful surface cladding from unadulterated marble, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Among their multitude of arresting offerings, the Virgola design from the Le Pietre Incise collection stands out for its versatility, originality, and aesthetic appeal. Recently employed in the exterior refurbishment of the Ritz Carlton hotel in Bahrain, Virgola is by turns serpentine and soothing—“the graphic curve of a comma, ...
Tags: Books, Bahrain, Walls, Ritz Carlton, Lithos, Surfaces, Glazing & Construction, Natural Stone, Exterior Cladding, Ritz Carton Bahrain, Stone Tiles, Virgola, Bahrain Virgola, Barcelona Baghdad, Baton Rouge Virgola


Why natural stone is the best choice for your fireplace

Now that fall has started to settle in, there’s nothing better than getting cozy next to a roaring fire. And when it comes to fireplace design, natural stone is simply the most elegant, durable, and efficient material around. Natural stone retains heat better than just about anything out there, it’s practically maintenance-free, and it’s incredibly resistant to wear and tear. On top of that, it can handle extremes in temperature and doesn’t suffer from rot and mold like other materials. Whether...
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Features, Architecture, Green Building, Green Products, Interior Design, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Materials, Green Interiors, Limestone, Green Fireplace, Natural Stone, Eco Friendly Building, Sustainable remodeling, Sustainable Fireplace


Solar-powered Villa H is a modern glass-fronted home in the Dutch dunes

Natural materials converge in the beautiful, tailor-made Villa H (Villa Hupkes) tucked into Rotterdam’s dune landscape. Architecture firm BERG + KLEIN designed this modern home for a client who wanted a warm and minimalist dwelling that embraced the landscape. Fronted with floor-to-ceiling glass, Villa H opens up to the garden and maintains a relatively low environment footprint with its use of solar energy, green roof, and air-driven heat pump. Built primarily of concrete, stained Western Re...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Holland, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Rotterdam, Green Roof, Solar Heat Gain, Natural Ventilation, Solar Cells, Dunes, Open-plan, Minimalist Home, Air Heat Pump


Why natural stone is the best choice for your fireplace

Now that fall has started to settle in, there’s nothing better than getting cozy next to a roaring fire. And when it comes to fireplace design, natural stone is simply the most elegant, durable, and efficient material around. Natural stone retains heat better than just about anything out there, it’s practically maintenance-free, and it’s incredibly resistant to wear and tear. On top of that, it can handle extremes in temperature and doesn’t suffer from rot and mold like other materials. Whether...
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Features, Architecture, Green Building, Green Products, Interior Design, Sustainable Building, Sustainable Materials, Green Interiors, Limestone, Green Fireplace, Natural Stone, Eco Friendly Building, Sustainable remodeling, Sustainable Fireplace


Spectacular mountain-like Valley breaks ground in Amsterdam

A jagged mountain-like mass is turning up on Amsterdam’s pancake-flat landscape. MVRDV recently broke ground on Valley, a 75,000-square-meter mixed-use development that looks like a cluster of mountain peaks covered in greenery. Located in Amsterdam’s Central Business District Zuidas, the competition-winning design for OVG Real Estate will aim for BREEAM-NL Excellent rating and comprise apartments, offices, underground parking, a sky bar, and various retail and cultural facilities. Selected a...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Amsterdam, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Landscape Design, Valley, Piet Oudolf, MVRDV, Garden Design, Mountain-like Architecture, Zuidas, Mountain-inspired Architecture, BREEAM


Casa Pjaro de Plata offers stunning views of the Costa Rican jungle

This gorgeous house nestled amidst the Costa Rican jungle offers panoramic views of its lush natural surroundings. Architect John Osborne of OS Arquitectura designed Casa Pájaro de Plata (which translates to ‘Silver Bird House’) to resemble a bird in flight. The house has a simple shape and it sits on a promontory surrounded by a lush jungle. The architects combined natural stone with white marble and wood to create a variety of warm spaces that allow the owners to relax and enjoy the great ou...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Jungle, Wood, Green Architecture, Marble, Viewing Platform, John Osborne, Panoramic Views, Infinity Pool, Natural Stone, Casa Pájaro de Plata, OS Arquitectura, Casa Pjaro de Plata


This stunning hotel in the Dolomites brings nature inside

Design studio noa* transformed an early 20th century hotel into a beautiful mountain-inspired building that brings nature indoors. Surrounded by the snow-capped Dolomites, the Tofana Hotel ‘Explorer’s Home’ enjoys a quiet location near the woods and a ski lift. The building’s asymmetrical shape draws inspiration from the Dolomite landscape, featuring zigzagging balconies with densely planted coniferous trees that give the building depth and a mountain-like appearance. Located in Italy’s Badia ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Italy, Dolomites, Carousel Showcase, Larch, Alpine Architecture, Gunther, Dolomite, Noa, Nature Inspired Architecture, Mountain-inspired Architecture, Natural Stone, Lukas Rungger, Network Of Architecture