With new houses and apartments being designed to maximise indoor living space, outdoor gardens are rapidly disappearing from our lifestyle. But people still (perhaps now more than ever) want to be surrounded by greenery.
Alpine architecture has been with us since the Inuit created homes from hides spread over whalebone frames and insulated with snow.
When we think of wine cellars, many of us romanticise the idea of the subterranean “caves” similar to those found in Europe where we can hide our bottles away and watch them mature gracefully.
Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.
High-end boutique and luxury accommodation brands are constantly looking to raise the bar when it comes to offerings in a bid to set them apart from the rest and to give guests a truly memorable experience.
The festive season is well underway – there is a sense of excitement in the air as well as full bellies and sore heads floating around following countless gatherings and office parties. So with Christmas on the horizon, here are some superb gift ideas for the designer in your life.
Designers are a loyal breed. When it comes to the manufacturers that architects and designers use, they tend to stick solid to the same brands.
In Victorian times and well into the 20th century, families lived in single-fronted cottages. After the Second World War, the idea of having a large back garden took hold with the mantra that fresh air could only be found in the suburbs.
Few of us are actually lucky enough to achieve the goal of permanently ‘getting away from it all,’ as is the case for Darren Mills – Co-founder of Cadence & Co, and owner and designer of this amazing project.
As world leaders in wine storage, DesignBUILD exhibitor, EuroCave are often asked what is the best way to store a wine collection, and the answer is always the same. It depends.