Monthly Archives: May 2013

NH Friends: Paloma Cañizares, it’s in the design!

By Courtney Imel | 11:01

Today we have the honor introduce you to the the architect and interior designer Paloma Cañizares winner of the 2012 Heineken Prize for New Values and Professor of the European Institute of Design. She opened her own studio in 2005, developing architecture, interior design and furniture design in parallel in office projects, commercial spaces, homes and […]

The bigger the better? Megastructures!

By Sergio González | 10:56

Not so long ago, we looked at Empire State Building in NY and were amazed by its imperial size. An engineering marvel back in the 30’s that pales when compared with modern constructions, so huge and complex we can’t help but name them megastructures.  The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, part of Illinios […]

Decorate your life with Feng Shui

By Sergio González | 10:27

  Feng Shui, the Chinese geomantic art of bringing positive qi -the energy of life- into our lives, irrupted in the Western world in the 4th quarter of 20th century. Still under suspicion by most eyes, the most renowned interior designers, architects and engineers from Europe and America hold few doubts about attending Feng Shui […]

Coolest airports in the world

By Sergio González | 11:11

Flying has been a long wished dream for mankind and airports are the first impression we usually have of a new destination. They are the modern gates of a city, the screen we’ll be judging at first sight. Modern airports are a profusion of magnificent architecture intended, not only to be efficient, but also colossal […]

Game of Thrones architecture

By Sergio González | 10:07

The epic medieval fantasy world of Westeros depicted in the HBO TV show Game of Thrones is engaging more and more viewers each week with a plot to literally die for and rich deep characters that dance to the rythm of  becoming king. According to HBO, it’s their third most-watched television show ever and also the […]

Green home design

By Sergio González | 11:28

  We are used to thinking that green initiatives must be undertaken by governments or large companies, and we are really thankful for them, but did you know that households and personal energy demand account for half of CO2 emissions? Every single one of us has power to affect our planet and further than what […]

Knock on wood!

By Sergio González | 10:15

Perhaps it was a Scandinavian cave designer who was the first one to point out it was about time to stop living in caves -like cave people– and move to cool wooden buildings, but in any way, whenever there was woods and people present the result was always a wooden city. For hundreds of years, […]