Category Archives: Architecture

Demand for accessible design grows as square footage shrinks

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Homeowners are trading square footage for features, particularly those that increase accessibility, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Q1 2017 Home Design Trends Survey.

In-home accessibility (59%), single-floor plans (53%) and open-space layouts (51%) were the biggest home-design trends of 2017. Demand for accessibility and open-space layouts has dropped since Q1 2016, while interest in single-floor plans climbed 6 percentage points during the period.

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Hamburg’s Newest Luxury Hotel is an Architectural Wonder

Resembling three interlocking circles and covered with thousands of white porcelain tiles that reflect the shimmering waters of Lake Alster, the Fontenay, will debut in the German city of Hamburg this fall. The Leading Hotels of the World property will be the first five-star hotel to debut in the European city in 18 years.

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The ultimate symbol of the pre-recession boom is back

Here’s a certain type of house that people love to hate. They’re called “McMansions,” and architecture critic Kate Wagner has dedicated her website, McMansion Hell, to explaining why these houses rub people the wrong way.

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Indianapolis Decorator’s Showhouse & Gardens 2017

Founded in 1907, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs of Eskenazi Health Services whose mission is to advocate, care, teach, and serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County.

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SKETCHUP: The Best Plugins for 2017

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SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. It is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.

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SketchUp: Advantages Of Using This Google 2D & 3D Software

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What Is SketchUp?

SketchUp, also known as Google Sketchup, is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game designs. It is available in a free version (SketchUp Make) and a paid version with additional functionality (SketchUp Pro).

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Celebrities In Love With Interior Design

Actors, Directors, Singers, Dancers…..

Acting, Directing, Singing and Dancing may be what you know them by, but they are also interested and passionate about various other fields including interior design. Some of these artists take this passion farther and work on some projects for family, friends, etc. 

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