Investing in real estate is something that should not be taken lightly. Whether you are planning to buy a house or sell your property, both involve various legalities, planning, beforehand know-how, closing costs and many other such tasks. All of these might put you in a confused state of mind. To keep yourself out of any bewildered situation, hiring a professional real estate agent is necessary. These professionals also called as realtors can provide you with the best possible deal in a smart as well as professional way.
Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category
Despite the global economic despondency, property rates all over the world (especially Western countries) are on a high, thanks to boom in the real estate market that has emerged as one of the safest and profitable endeavors in past one decade. According to The Standard, a London house located on Carlton House Terrace is set to break Britain’s price record with a price tag of £250 million ($381 million).
Every child dreams of living in a treehouse. Lincoln and Sullivan Scott of Dallas, Texas are two lucky fellows who have their own, private treehouse in their backyard. Their grandparents thought of building an incredible treehouse for their grandkids around nine years ago. For the same, they approached their architect friend James Curvan to design and build the whimsical treehouse in their backyard in a pecan tree.
Introducing art to modern architecture, artist Roger Dean has come up with an artistic home called the “Home for Life” that presents a Mushroom-like structure to attract the attention. Featuring an organic shape, the futuristic architecture is not only aesthetically pleasant but practical and problem solving as well. The structure of the organic home is based around a cluster of hidden or womb-like spaces that nestles the inhabitants in optimum comfort.
After witnessing the aftereffects of “Tsunami” and “Hurricane Rita,” storm shelters have become an essential part of modern homes, especially located in and around the coastal areas. Usually the cost of storm shelters is very high, so common people can’t afford to put up them within their homes. Addressing the issue, Springfield (Missouri) based company Real Greenious has come up with an affordable storm shelter that not only provides protection against tropical cyclones but also helps in sustaining the environment.
Now, this is entirely going to change the way we see and experience colors. Enter Active True Colour from the house of Versatile, a dynamic surface material technology that allows countless and instant changes in color, design and pattern. That means you could change the color of your kitchen marble from white to gold or change the color of your entire office walls. With the Active True Colour, no surface will be static anymore. Instead, one can change the color or pattern to suit the mood, tone, season or the setting.
Located in Capri, Italy, this beautiful waterfront castle has once been the holiday home of Roman Emperor Tiberius. The fortress villa, named Via Del Castiglione, has now hit the market for a cool €35 million (about US $45,023,300). The exclusive villa is one of the 12 villas of Tiberius and offers panoramic 360-degrees views of the surroundings. The ruins of this amazing villa were first discovered in 1283 when Carlo d’Angiò started the renovation works. The villa has gone through a series of restorations over the years.
Rising sea levels are changing lives and threatening land suitable for agriculture. Growing enough crops to meet the demands of ever-growing population will be a major challenge when we would not be having land for agriculture. A team of designers has turned their attention to the issue and has come up with Sunleaf, a modular hydroponic floating agricultural system for urban coastal environments that allows offshore, locally sourced agriculture. The team looks at the sea level rise as an opportunity and aims to use largely underutilized ‘sea water’ as land.
With limited scope for expansion in urban areas, city apartments are getting smaller day-by-day, forcing city dwellers to modify their lifestyle according to the size of their dwelling. If you consider your 500-square-foot apartment too small to live a normal life, check out the 240-square-foot home by New York City architect Tim Seggerman, who renovated the an Upper West Side space to include almost all the basic amenities of modern life in a one-room studio that was in very weird condition.
If you are an avid camper, then you might surely be exposed to natural events like rain, fire and storm that a commonly used tent perhaps couldn’t withstand. However, the Concrete Canvas Shelter from British company, Concrete Canvas Ltd, is here to boost up your comfort on the go. The cement-impregnated fabric that allows you to carry your home in a backpack is lightweight and flexible when dry. However, it converts into a concrete shell in 24 hours when exposed to water and air.