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Case Study: Rules of Geometric Architecture – An analysis of The AA House by OAB

Tile of Spain USA

The AA House by Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Martí of OAB is one of the most unique single-family homes that has been built in recent times. Located in Sant Cugat, Spain next to a forest bordering a golf course, the house rises from the road as a series of sloping roofs among the trees in the garden that form a magnificent belt of picturesque scenery. The house follows a pattern of squares that features diagonal and sloping roofs.

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Scottish Heritage in Interiors

Architectural Ceramics

Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment. Inspired by Betty Sullivan’s visit last September, we decided to look at features of the most prominent Scottish interiors and how they translate to our world – the world of tile. Through the centuries, the palaces, castles and everyday structures have seen so much change. From shifting monarchs, war and peace, and simple daily life, all this history has left remnants of the past.

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Real Estate Trends Impacting Design — From KBDN

JG Kitchens

Are you planning on selling your home this year? Or do you sell client or investment properties? If you’re in the residential realm, this first of two articles on real estate trends impacting design and remodeling choices can help you get better results. It will share overall trends and key dos and don’ts on the most important space in the home from a resale perspective: The kitchen! Next month, we’ll look at technology and bathrooms.).

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How to Style Outdoor Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’ve got an expansive garden or a small patio your outdoor space should be a place you wish to escape to, where you can relax and unwind. By styling your outdoor space to reflect and enhance your outdoor tiles, you can make your patio an inviting extension of your home. One easy way to make your outdoor tiles an extension of your home is by using Valverdi Indoor-Out tiles, to seamlessly match your indoor tiles with your outdoor tiles.

Stylish Eco-Friendly Cement Tiles for Homes and Businesses

The Cement Tile

We live in an increasingly green world, and that’s a great thing. Every year, more people are becoming aware of the effect we have on the environment and trying to live more responsible and eco-friendly lives. Granada Tile’s hexagon tiles, Egret, designed by Justina Blakeney. Photo by @justinablakeneyhome. This trend has expanded to home decorators, architects and engineers as well. The use of environmentally friendly building materials has increased, and that includes cement tiles.

Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

Architectural Ceramics

Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!) The 2019 Highland Games wrap up September 21 st , and they’ve inspired us to take a look at Scottish design. From grand castles to moody cabins on the moors – we’ve found some great interior design inspiration straight from Scotland. Scottish Highlights. Scotland’s first minister prioritises design with rotating exhibition , dezeen.

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Deco Tayberry for 2020

Diary of a Tile Addict

In keeping with the tile world’s take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year – muted and dusty pinks used in place of the bright and lively Living Coral – Original Style ‘s Tile of the Year is a mixture of soft pinks and berry tones. Deco Tayberry was selected for the 2020 honour in a combined effort from Original Style and interior designers 2LG Studio. The tile is part of the Winchester portfolio in the Residence collection, a range of hand crafted English tiles.

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Can I Use Porcelain Outside?

Valverdi Indoor-Out

At Valverdi a common question we find ourselves answering is ‘can I use porcelain tiles outside’? Whist we can’t speak for all porcelain tile options; at Valverdi we have specially designed a range of porcelain tiles for you to use outside. How Our Tiles Have Been Designed to Be Used Outdoors. Here are all the benefits to using our outdoor porcelain tiles for your garden: The Valverdi range will not be damaged by frost and is highly stain-resistant, so will not discolour due to algae.

Charming and Dreamy Small Bedroom Ideas

Trendir Magazine

The bedroom- a homeowner’s person oasis. However, what happens when the room is small? Small bedrooms tend to be a pain to decorate, due to not having the space. Furthermore, there’s the element of not knowing how to decorate it properly. We have done our research and have put together a guide to ensure you get the most out of your small bedroom, while still being charming and even dreamy. Here is how to create a charming small bedroom with all the bells and whistles.

New Large-Scale Project to Promote the Construction of Greener Buildings

The A to Z of Building

By substituting non-renewable construction materials such as steel and concrete with wood-based materials, it is possible to lower carbon dioxide emissions and use natural resources more

Architectural Transitions

Life of an Architect

I've been in my new job for 3 weeks now and it has been just about every sort of descriptor you can imagine - fun, exciting, frustrating, challenging, etc. and on and on. I have "worked" more hours during this time period than I have in quite a while because I essentially have three jobs at the moment. Continue reading Architectural Transitions at Life of an Architect. Career Life in General Observations Office a day in the life about bob architects office career

5 Advantages of LED Track Lighting In Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Track lights have traditionally been used to highlight art or other noteworthy heirlooms. However, in recent years, they’ve become more integrated into the average American home. When used in conjunction with LED lighting, they offer the consumer a contemporary, energy-efficient choice for lighting newer homes. To save some money on purchasing costs, consult with an LED manufacturer and retailer directly to get deals on larger bulk purchases.

Faux Pumpkins That Bring The Charm Instead Of The Spook

Trendir Magazine

Can’t you tell we are obsessed with fall this year? A season filled with family gathers, an abundance of food, and all the pumpkins you can get your hands on. Pumpkins are great to decorate with, they are colorful, sleek, charming and fun; however, they also decay extremely quickly, which can be obnoxious and can cause you to have to change your décor frequently. To achieve a fall vibe without having to use real pumpkins, consider faux ones.

ESS initiates Installations in the Long Instrument Hall

The A to Z of Building

Yesterday, European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden, celebrated an important scientific milestone, the official handover of the Long Instrument Hall from construction partner Skanska.

Successful Owner Builders

The Armchair Builder

September 12, 2019 It’s really cool to see examples of people who have built their own dream homes. Not only are they able to create the home of their dreams, but they can also make sure it’s built to their exact specifications and budget. The link below is to a recent story of a couple […]. Owner-Builder


10 Rooms That Make A Statement With A Monochromatic Display

Trendir Magazine

All of us have a favorite color or color combination, so why not decorate with it? Though the concept might seem almost too good to be true, it can be exactly what you need. Besides, a room dripping in one color scheme is not only refreshing but its oh so cool. Even though adding variation and contrast is great, sometimes you want a room in your home to be your oasis where your personality shines through. That is what a monochromatic space will do.

Eye-catching Dining Rooms with Floral Wallpaper

Trendir Magazine

Since stepping back on the scene wallpaper has become the ultimate home décor lover. It’s bold and daring while still having the ability to be soft and charming. It’s all about what you do with it and how you do it. With that being said, one wallpaper option that is completely taking over is floral. It’s just one of those wallpapers that brings charm and texture right when you need it most while still giving you a bit of classic charm.

Coastal Infrastructure Urgently Needs a Rethink, Marine Ecologists Say

The A to Z of Building

How should we be building along the global coast? A framework by UNSW scientists delivers some much-needed answers. UNSW scientists have released a world-first framework for guiding the building and


Groundworks Specialist Teams Up with Local Camp Site for Carfest 2019

The A to Z of Building

North West-based groundworks specialist, M Downes Earthworks, kept the power going for 1,200 campers attending Carfest 2019, despite unseasonably wet weather. M Downes Earthworks, based in