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Gabions in landscape design
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Gabions in landscape design

What happens to gabions today, otherwise than “boom” cannot be called. Textured and elegant containers made of nets filled with stones can be seen in the city and beyond, in the garden plots. Landscape designers, as if competing, find the gabions all new and new applications. Everyone knows that many things have come, have been created by...

Roofs of the world
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Roofs of the world

The roof of an apartment building in a megacity, a skyscraper or an office building is an excellent place, which in recent years has increasingly become a platform for of designers and architects. Especially popular are the gardens on the roofs. This is due to the lack of green areas in major cities. However, the gardens on the roof now no one to surprise, so more and...

Small Floating Art Studios Sail around Europe
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Small Floating Art Studios Sail around Europe

Nowadays, a lot of creative professionals choose to leave the boundaries of classical places for work in favor to work-on-the-go. Starting from pop-up art studios and finishing by portable photography workshops, this tendency has created a large number of laboratory platforms and lead to the development of new technologies. Considering these approaches two artists Claudius...

Small Living Spaces: Pros and Cons   
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Small Living Spaces: Pros and Cons  

It is not always better to have a large house. At the time when a lot of citizens consider that living in a small flat presents a disadvantage, they did not pay attention to the positive conditions of living in the limited space. After reading the following article you will understand better the advantages and...

COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
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COMPROMISE BETWEEN THE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

In approaches to the modern use of historical buildings in an architectural ensemble, a number of design strategies have emerged that are organically incorporated into the evolutionary process of changing the ensemble. These strategies are designed to assess the existing in its historical quality and make it clearer new. Of considerable interest is the experience...

Renovations that are worth it (and those that aren’t)
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Renovations that are worth it (and those that aren’t)

Is digging up the backyard to put in a pool worth it? What about upgrading a tired-looking kitchen with gleaming marble countertops? And what about installing high-tech speakers—throughout the house? If you’re planning to renovate your home, you may already be asking yourself these questions. But when it comes to increasing your home’s appraisal value,...