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October 22, 2014

Hobbit Pub Opens in New Zealand

Hobbit Pub Opens in New Zealand

If you're a die-hard Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit fan, you may want to start planning and saving a trip to Down Under, because you can now sit and drink at the same tables as Frodo, Bilbo and company after The Green Dragon, Hobbiton was opened last month by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Set in the tourist village of Hobbiton, which has been open to the public since 2002 as a tourist attraction, has seen over 300,000 fans visit since it opened, and the new pint-sized and serving pub … [Read more...]

The Tree Houses Of The Korowai Tribe Of New Guinea

The Tree Houses Of The Korowai Tribe Of New Guinea

Deep within the inaccessible jungle of the southeast Indonesian province of Papua, about 150 kilometres inland from the Arafura Sea, lives the Korowai tribe – a clan totally isolated from the rest of the world. They are hunter-gatherers living in a small society of traditional family ties who need to share all they have in order to survive. Until their discovery by a Dutch missionary in 1974, the Korowai had hardly any contact with the outside world. The Korowai people live in tree houses … [Read more...]

The Helix bridge of Singapore

The Helix bridge of Singapore

The Helix Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, considered to be the world’s first curved bridge, which links Marina Centre with Marina South in the Marina Bay area, Singapore. Together with Promenade, a walkway along marina bay, it forms a 3.5-kilometer pedestrian loop around the whole bay. The 280-metre bridge, the longest in Singapore, has five viewing platforms sited at strategic locations, which provide stunning views of the Singapore skyline and events taking place within Marina Bay. It is a … [Read more...]

Creative Design Japanese Starbucks Coffee Shop in Tokyo

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Kengo Kuma & Associates architects worked on the design of a coffee house of the world wide network Starbucks Coffee. Located in Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan, its space is 213 square meters. The coffee shop occupies a noble spot near one of the main relics of the country - temple, built in the year 919. Over two million people visit the temple every year. One- and two-storied buildings in a traditional Japanese style are erected on the way. The architects' task was to create an appearance … [Read more...]

Kameha Bay Portals, High-Style Luxury Resort Hotel in Mallorca, Spain

Kameha Bay Portals

Tec Architecture and interior designer, Marcel Wanders, have teamed up again to create Kameha Bay Portals, a high-style luxury resort hotel in Mallorca, Spain. A little over a full year away from completion, Kameha Bay Portals has recently been admitted by the Leading Hotels of the World into its exclusive hotel association – and I thought you might be interested in taking a peek. Located on the south coast of the sunny Spanish isle, and within walking distance of the exclusive yacht harbour … [Read more...]

The Underground Town of Coober Pedy in Australia

The Underground Town of Coober Pedy in Australia

Coober Pedy is small town in South Australia which is famous by precious opals that are mined in its nearby but also it is famous by pretty weird underground residences. Those structures are called dugouts by the local residents and primarily they were built with a purpose to escape from daytime heat which is unbearable down there in Australia. The name they use for those structures might sound too simple for the complex of buildings which is really existing there. They even have a church built … [Read more...]

Exploring the Ancient Buildings Of Italy

Exploring the Ancient Buildings Of Italy

Most bed and breakfasts in Italy will be in close proximity to some of the most amazing and awe inspiring buildings from the Roman Empire and they stand as huge tourist attractions. The Pantheon is one of the last great buildings constructed during the Roman Empire. Standing in a city full of ruins and remnants of the great empire this building is unyielding to the storms of time. This amazing architecture has been influential to other European and American architects. The ceiling interior is … [Read more...]

Architectural Beauties in Velez Malaga

Architectural Beauties in Velez Malaga

Velez Malaga may not be situated along the main tourist track although it is barely 5km away from Torre del Mar. It may not be very developed as a major tourist attraction but it is only 5 minutes away from the beaches. Overview As the Axarquia region capital, Velez Malaga is situated at the beautiful River Velez valley amidst the subtropical vegetation. Affectionately known as Velez, this city thrives mainly on agricultural produce for commercial purposes such as grapes, strawberries, … [Read more...]

The Wonder Of Window Blinds

The Wonder Of Window Blinds

Curtains can do wonders for your house, but imagine maintaining the meters and meters of rich fabric in times when we don't even have time to brush our hair! The hour calls for availing simple, elegant yet, easy to maintain solutions for the windows of your house. The next best thing after curtains that can come to mind are blinds. In fact, blinds have become as popular as curtains in the world, and are sometimes preferred over the latter for many other reasons than just maintenance. Window … [Read more...]

Time For a Greener Architecture

Time For a Greener Architecture

The Gestalt school identified several principles of use to artists and architects, but the most important is that of balance – that is, the constantly shifting balance that balances all opposites within the constantly shifting matrix of reality. Interestingly the principles of form found in the natural world are not dissimilar to the Gestalt principles that also operate in the unselfconscious human building traditions I referred to at the beginning of this article. Vernacular building traditions … [Read more...]