Bamboo-Based Construction Improves Classroom Safety in Dominican Republic

The A to Z of Building

A versatile architectural technology created by a Cornell design professor has been adopted by sustainability-minded students to build bamboo-based hurricane- and earthquake-resistant structures where

Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour

Tile Talk

I just returned from a business trip in the Dominican Republic meeting with the owners of the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Location: Dominican Republic. Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour.

Hispaniola Relief Cement Tiles Offer Island-Like Feel

Tile Talk

The Hispaniola Collection from Avente Tile is an exclusive, made-to-order series of beautiful handmade cement tiles inspired by the climate, textures and surroundings of the Dominican Republic. Colorful, dimensional Hispaniola cement tiles liven up a powder room.

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Get the Look: Bright, Tropical & Caribbean-inspired Style — Shop the Style

Apartment Therapy

Olga lives in both Spain and the Dominican Republic, so it's natural that her home in Barcelona showcases bright colors and Caribbean-style decor. (Image credit: Alicia Macias ).

Encaustic Cement Tile as Wainscoting

Tile Talk

Pattern and color continuity flow through this Dominican Republic home with the use of a cement tile and coral stone wainscoting. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Cement tile is paired with locally-sourced coral stone to create this stunning wainscoting for a bathroom.

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IKEA Food Around the World: Chestnut Whippy, Fish Balls, Shawarma & More

Apartment Therapy

I wondered if IKEA menus were different around the world so I did a little research and discovered, frankly, a lot of things that made me envious, like dulce de leche soft serve in the Dominican Republic, corn dogs in Kuwait, and paella in Romania, just to name a few.

Avente Tile Talk: New & Old Cement Tile Patterns Heat up the Strip

Tile Talk

Guillermo and Tania is the sixth collection of unique cement tiles offered by Aguayo Cement Tiles that are created by artists from the Dominican Republic. Tuesday, April 29, 2014. New & Old Cement Tile Patterns Heat up the Strip. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Greetings from Las Vegas!

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Avente Tile Talk: Recent Cement Tile Projects

Tile Talk

This unique series of cement tiles is created by artists from the Dominican Republic. Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Recent Cement Tile Projects. It’s been an exciting year so far at Avente Tile.

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Farwell to Oscar de la Renta

Design With an Attitude

Born in the Dominican Republic, Mr. de la Renta left the Dominican Republic to study painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. Oscar De la Renta was a man of style, class and vision.

Tribute to the Beauty of Old Colonial Houses: Dynamic Casas del XVI in Santo Domingo

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, this colorful hotel designed by Alejandro Marranzini pays tribute to the region’s colonial past.

Architects performing surgery … and architecture

Life of an Architect

I just got back from a 4 day trip to Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, where I went down to take a look at a neighborhood school to see if we could add a 3rd story onto an existing building. I am exhausted.

Innovation and Affordability in Smart Security System: Korner

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Imposing Family Home in the Dominican Republic: Aun Siento Residence. Aun Siento Residence was developed by Santo Domingo-based studio Pons Arquitectos and is located in Arroyo Hondo III, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep [.] -->. Best Of. Apartments. Architecture. Bedroom. Furniture.


Life of an Architect

When I wasn’t doing that, I was going down the Dominican Republic on an architectural mission trip (which was cool, but still …).