Posts tagged nature
Aquarium Adventure

Sometimes it's nice to play tourist in your own city. Walking around the city, drinking coffee, admiring the CN tower, and going to the aquarium. And last weekend I got to do just that! Some family was visiting from out of town, which made it the perfect excuse to go on a day trip to Ripley's Aquarium, and it did not disappoint.

I, for one, have never been to an aquarium, so I may be slightly biased, but I was basically a kid in a candy shop and tried to take as many photos as possible...

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Architecture Envy | Modern Tree House

As I'm sure you've all figured out by now I love design that brings the outdoors in and combined the concrete jungle man has created with the natural one surrounding as Mother Nature created. The architect Aibek Almossav, designed a glass tubular home built entirely around a tree. In an interview he stated, "I respect nature, it feeds us but we destroy it." I couldn't agree more. This home is a piece of art, and it would allow people to live at one with their natural surrounding without having to disturb or destroy it in the process...

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Design Behind the Scenes | Shadow Hills Great Room

Large open concept spaces are very common and popular right now. But many people struggle with how to design such large open concept spaces. Many people have ideas of how to design a space, and they think they’re set in stone and must be followed. Which is one of the biggest reasons I think people struggle with so much space.

I had a client who needed help designing their second home located in Palm Springs, California. The heart of the home was a large open concept room in the middle of the house...

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Architecture Envy | Reimagined Central Park

Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu have created a proposal submission for the 2016 Skyscraper Competition, which completely reimagines Central Park in New York City. And I must say that this is a pretty incredible design.  They’re proposing to excavate Central Park down to it’s bedrock, exposing the “mountains” that are just below the familiar surface.

The concept behind the design is to redefine the “traditional relationship between landscape and architecture, in a way that every occupiable space has direct connection to the nature.” This redesign will allow more people the ability to experience the park and escape the concrete jungle of the city that never sleeps...

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