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  • STARrchitects, who built in Milan

    Milan can be truly considered as an international capital of Italy. When we think about Rome, the image of tourists and ancient ruins appears in our minds, while with Milan it’s completely different story: the city’s spirit is about business, trade, innovation and development. Thus, it is not surprising that this fashionable and the gorgeous…

  • Land for construction: general regulations

    Today we will discuss how to check whether the site fits your future house. The borders of the territory are defined by local authorities according to the master plan of the area. However, be careful with the meaning of the border. Usually, there are a lot of restrictions in building codes about the area which you…

  • Land for construction: revealing main nuances

    The first step when you decide to build your own house is to choose a land for it. In this brief review, we will not discuss the obvious characteristics of the site as amazing landscape, the existence of water/gas/electricity supply, the presence of the infrastructure elements, kind neighbours etc. Of course, all these are really…

  • Weekend readings: solar windows, experiment in sustainable urban living and famous architects that leave the profession

    Getting a handle on housing affordability: lessons from the Commonwealth   Housing affordability is a big problem nowadays due to fast urbanisation and increasing the cost of construction, especially in huge overcrowded cities. However, somewhere in the world architects actually find solutions, which can be a great example to follow. Derek Wilson looks at what…

  • Weekend readings: MIT and Google team up, Twitter account about art of wood and multifunctional apartment in Madrid

    MIT and Google Team Up to Create Transformable Office Pods   The nowadays office spaces are mostly same as they were 40 years ago. A lot has changed since that time, however, it affected office design very little: it is still the same open space with some variations. Two future shaping facilities, MIT and Google,…

  • Weekend readings: millennials vs baby boomers, new harbor district in cologne and best youtube channels about architecture

    The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities   The next wave of real-time technologies that will define the next decade are software (rather than hardware) upgrades to the city that will nonetheless transform the way we work, play and live in our physical environments — our “brick and mortar”…

  • Weekend readings: massive development in Zhuhai, solar-powered building and drone video

    Massive Urban Development in Zhuhai   10 DESIGN has won a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) “Hengqin Wanxiang World,” a 2.3 million square meter (25 million square foot) mixed-used development to be located in Zhuhai, China. The complex will include destination retail locales centered around an “Experience Central Square,” which will serve…

  • New Barcelona

    Have you ever been to Barcelona? It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or a professional architect you can easily discover that this city is extremely pedestrian and bike oriented. Moreover, it is a real life representation of modern urban planning trends and solutions that are tried to be implemented all over the world. One…

  • Best instagram accounts about architecture

    It is not a big secret that sometimes architects need a bit of inspiration. Fortunately, nowadays there are much more sources than just books with pictures (however, those books are still amazing and we truly love them): social media makes it easy to get lost for hours, while scrolling tons of Facebook, Behance, Twitter, Pinterest…

  • 3D – printers in construction

    Nowadays everybody, who has access to the Internet knows about such promising invention as 3D-printer. Surprisingly, these machines were invented and even built a long time before Internet-era, however, they started to play an important role just in a recent couple of years. The speed of their development and the variety of fields, where they are…