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Shinsegae opens 50,000-title library at Coex

Shinsegae opens 50,000-title library at Coex | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it

The newly opened Starfield Library in Seoul is so big that one may well be reminded of how Belle must have felt when she first set foot inside the Beast’s library in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” Shinsegae Property officially opened the large-scale library in Starfield Coex Mall on Wednesday, featuring some 50,000 books placed on towering two-story bookshelves.

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Brick by brick: the building blocks of civilisation – in pictures

Brick by brick: the building blocks of civilisation – in pictures | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it
The humble brick is celebrated in a new book that showcases some of the startling creations made possible by this most mundane of materials – from desert pyramids to ancient minarets and trompe l’oeil Americana
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Kitchen and Dining Area Lighting Solutions; How to Do It in Style?

Kitchen and Dining Area Lighting Solutions; How to Do It in Style? | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it
The kitchen is a showcase of modern design in itself. However, it was and remains a working area, which means that proper lighting should not be neglected.

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Gormlaith Browne's curator insight, January 2, 2015 1:41 AM

Kitchen modern ideas specially for urban areas. You must visit the webpage to look at once. I am sure you like these ideas if you are looking for beautiful kitchen need for your home

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This Shape-Shifting, Zero-Energy House Transforms In Tune With The Weather

This Shape-Shifting, Zero-Energy House Transforms In Tune With The Weather | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it

On a hot day, instead of cranking up the air conditioning, this house transforms: A screen and shell move out to wrap around the entire home, shading everything so it cools down.

"It provides this flexible control over heat gain from sunlight," says architect Todd Fix, who compares the screen and shell to extra layers of clothes you can put on or take off. "So if it's a cold day, the sensor will sense that, and it will close both to keep the heat inside. If you want more light in the space, you can open up the screen or open up the shell."

It's a way to create a passive, zero-energy home without the typical passive house design. "The living area is all glass, from the walls and ceiling to the floors," Fix says. "This opens up a house. Instead of having really thick, insulated walls that are opaque, so you can't see out or see in, it kind of opens you up to the environment."


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A house that transforms with the weather. On a hot day, instead of cranking up the air conditioning, this house transforms: A screen and shell move out to wrap around the entire home, shading everything so it cools down.

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NO MAN’S LAND: Innovative Watertecture in the Dead Sea

NO MAN’S LAND: Innovative Watertecture in the Dead Sea | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it
In the Dead Sea region, control of water is a source of political friction and presents an ecological quandary that threatens the drinking supply for inhabitants. A research project from New York-based architect Phu Hoang Office seeks to address and solve
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Types of beds that you can choose from for your bedroom and their most important characteristics

Types of beds that you can choose from for your bedroom and their most important characteristics | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it
The bed is the most important element in any bedroom. It gives the room its name and it?s also the piece that takes the most space.

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80+ Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture | InspireFirst

80+ Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture | InspireFirst | Architectural marvels | Scoop.it
The term Architecture can refer to a process, a profession or documentation. As a process, architecture is the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures by a person or a computer, primarily to provide shelter.
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