How Minimal Window Frames Maximize Light, Views and Transparency

How Minimal Window Frames Maximize Light, Views and Transparency Reflection House / Mplus Architects. Image © Nikos Alexopoulos Photography Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/992679/how-minimal-window-frames-maximize-light-views-and-transparency Windows serve multiple essential functions in any project, from framing views to providing daylight and natural ventilation. As human needs have shifted and technology has advanced significantly … Read more

Solar Decathlon Europe: Sustainable Lighting Combines Engineering and Design

Solar Decathlon Europe: Sustainable Lighting Combines Engineering and Design Team levelup from Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim at Solcar Decathlon Europe 21/22, Wuppertal. Photo: Marion Wittfeld. Image © SDE Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/992017/solar-decathlon-europe-sustainable-lighting-combines-engineering-and-design The motto of the Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 was to transform and expand rather than demolish … Read more

When Light Tells a Building’s Story: What is Architectural Lighting?

When Light Tells a Building’s Story: What is Architectural Lighting? Linear Suspended Lighting. Image Courtesy of Alcon Lighting Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/990976/when-light-tells-a-buildings-story-what-is-architectural-lighting Lighting plays a crucial role in architecture: to allow users to see, safely inhabit spaces, and carry out their daily activities. But its power has long exceeded these … Read more

xigo studio’s minimal apartment in beijing draws on the ‘atom’ to exude light and vitality

Flow is the source XIGO STUDIO’s concept of Original Realm began with drawing on the basic forms in nature to inform the design of the space. The architects extending the physical model of the ‘atom’, abstracting its structural form and transforming it in space and plane to express the purity and nature of the space … Read more

Architecture Classics: The Benedictine Monastery Chapel / Gabriel Guarda, Martin Correa

Capilla del Monasterio Benedictino / Gabriel Guarda, Martín Correa. 2022. Image © Fabian Dejtiar Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986166/architecture-classics-the-benedictine-monastery-chapel-gabriel-guarda-martin-correa The Benedictine monastery chapel of Santa María de las Condes, visible from different points in the eastern part of Santiago, Chile, is a white volume, located halfway up the slopes of Los … Read more

9 Ways to Revamp Your Light Fixtures, No Matter Your Skill Level

If there’s one design trend you can count on, it’s that style is fluid and constantly evolving. Of course, some decor elements are challenging and expensive to update as your aesthetic changes — but you can zhuzh up light fixtures fairly easily. Whether you have lamps you’ve purchased that no longer serve your style, hand-me-downs … Read more

When Vintage Meets Modern: 5 Barn Lights That Achieve a Contemporary Aesthetic

When Vintage Meets Modern: 5 Barn Lights That Achieve a Contemporary Aesthetic Calla Pendant Ceiling Lights. Image Courtesy of Cocoweb Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984094/when-vintage-meets-modern-5-barn-lights-that-achieve-a-contemporary-aesthetic Characterized by a simple structure and a gable roof, the traditional barnyard typology responds to its original function: sheltering farm products and livestock. In recent years, … Read more

Light, movement, growth: The Heide Healing Garden

When John and Sunday Reed moved to Heide I cottage1 In the late 1930s, the land leading down to the Yarra River had been cleared for dairy farming and there were few trees. Over four decades, they transformed the property into a series of romantically named decorative and productive gardens: the Wild Garden, the Orchard, … Read more