September 28, 2015 Guest Post
The threat of a home invasion is an ever present danger for a home owner. It could happen while you’re away or while you’re still at home. The latter scenario is scarier than the former. In the former scenario you’ll just end up losing your belongings, but in the latter scenario there’s a chance that yourloved ones might be in a life threatening situation. To protect your family from this danger you need to take certain precautions. Here are 6 tips to prevent the threat of home invasions for you and your family.
September 27, 2015 Modern House Design
Changi House by Formwerks Architects
Description From Architects:
Given the need to house a multi-generational family of eleven within a relative small footprint, the key objective was to create open and permeable living space with direct relationship to the surrounding nature, while at the same time, designing for privacy. The floor plates were staggered to pack in more rooms and free up more area for communal spaces. The strategically placed circulation spine defines the threshold between the extroverted communal and introverted spaces.
Contemporary House Design
Jon Anderson Architecture is an award winning architectural firm specializing in the innovative and progressive design of residential and commercial projects in the Southwest. The firm is setup around an architectural design studio philosophy dedicated to producing the highest quality product possible. An experienced staff with a complete understanding of current methodology, technology and materials allows for an unparalleled level of creativity, affordability and sustainability.
Flyway View House is one of their residential project. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flyway View House has 4,590 s.f.,this is a private residence. More…
Archibeck Residence by Jon Anderson Architect
September 26, 2015 Home Improvement
Water leakage in our home is a common problem that most of us faces. This can happen because of a lot of reasons. If a house is quite old and proper repairing or maintenance work is not done, it can lead to water leakage. It can also happen that because of a crack in the pipe the water is seeping through the walls thereby making the walls damp. It is often said that the bathroom is one of the most common places where water leaks takes place. As it remains humid and wet most of the time, care should be taken to maintain proper plumbing of your bathroom. Read more…
Modern House Design
Description from the Architects :
The Walta-Elmers family commissioned VMX Architects to design their house on ‘Kleine Rieteiland’, one of the islands of IJburg. The client wanted a spacious, open house with plenty of light. The plot measures 8 by 30 metres. By studying several models, the concept of ‘woonlandschap’ (living-landscape) was chosen.
The ground floor, containing the living and kitchen, in a split level typology, has the possibility to completely open to the outside and thereby create a partly covered living-landscape of 8 by 30 meters. This landscape is articulated with a higher and lower level. Under the higher level a multifunctional cellar is placed. The bedroom level is accessed by a spiral staircase. A round roof-light above the stairs brings light into the living-landscape The facade on the first level is completely closed with patio blocks. This suggests a floating box over the open landscape on the ground level. [ VMX Architects ]