Design of New Hotel in UAE

April 4th, 2007

Hotel design

Norwegian architects of the workshop “SnГёhetta” submitted a draft of hotel “KOBRA-HOTELL” in the UAE. The project won an international architectural competition held in the city of Ras Al-Khaimah, the future capital of the United Arab Emirates. The unusual complex, the total area of 270 thousand square meters, will include a commercial complex, exhibition halls with conference-center, as well as to assume a variety of entertainment and social functions. The hotel is like a cobra looking around, it should become one of the symbols of the city’s gates. The height of the tower is 161 metres.

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Strange Houses Around The World

March 21st, 2007

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The Use Of Metal Buildings – History And Benefits

February 21st, 2007

Steel buildings have become widely used, from storage buildings to office buildings, and even barns, they are among the most popular type of building used. There are many reasons why this has happened, and several benefits to using them over the more traditional wooden and brick structures. Though they have gained in popularity, they have actually been used for many years.

Steel Building

Steel buildings first gained their popularity in the early 20th century, becoming more wide spread during World War II. The use of metal and steel buildings expanded considerably after the war when steel became more available. Since that time, steel buildings have become even more commonly used, as the capabilities associated with them expanded and were improved even more. Part of the reason for this expansion of features and designs is the more recent use of computer-aided design software that has really helped to enhance these structures.

There are many different types of steel buildings include: straight-walled, arch, and clearspan. Straight-walled and arch types are named because of the shape of the outside of the building. Steel arch buildings are the most cost-effective to own and the most structurally sound. They are also commonly used in the agricultural industry. There are several other types that serve a variety of uses, and each can be customized to fit specific needs.

There are several benefits to using a steel building. The first, and probably the most noted, is that they are more cost-effective than using the traditional wooden structures. The reason for this is that they are cheaper to build, as steel is the cheapest method of construction currently available. Another reason for the cost-effectiveness of these types of buildings is the lack of necessary maintenance. Because they are made of steel, they are not privy to problems such as termites and other pests. They are also able to better withstand the wind, fire, rain, and snow, and often hold up better during natural disasters such as earthquakes.

Another advantage to owning a steel building verses a wooden one is the ease with which you can update or add on to your structure. Because it is so cost-effective, it is easy to add additional space to your structure. You can also add updates such as heating and air conditioning as well.

Steel buildings have been found to be sound structures that provide many options. Whether you are setting up a commercial business, or simply want to add a shop or barn to your property, a steel building is a choice you should consider. You will have it for a long time to come.

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Contemporary Home Style

November 14th, 2006

Contemporary homes are known for their large windows and unusual shapes.

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Contemporary houses have many of these features:

  • odd, irregular shape
  • lack of ornamentation
  • tall, over-sized windows, some with trapezoid shapes
  • open floor plan
  • natural materials such as cedar or stone
  • harmony with the surrounding landscape

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5 Trends to Watch for in Custom Kitchen Design

November 10th, 2006

By: J. Mahoney

From so many sources we have been hit by all the latest in trends for the kitchen. On one thing do most kitchen design professionals agree: kitchens will continue to be larger, more open, and definitely the most important room in the home. The custom kitchen of today should create a space that is open for people to gather.

The perfect custom kitchen design can be suited to your every dream and needs of you and your family, and also to be able to fit the boundaries of your budget.

Below are 5 custom kitchen trends to be aware of when your are planning for your custom kitchen remodeling project.

1. Hardwood Mouldings to Create a Custom Look

Kitchen design: hardwood mouldings

Adding hardwood mouldings to kitchen cabinets can provide a richness not found in other features. Mouldings are available in oak, cherry, and maple. They can provide your cabinets with such details as fluted columns, valances, cornices, galley rails and open shelves. These can help to combine function and beauty to your kitchen. Mouldings can also provide a custom look to stock cabinets. Examples of the uses of mouldings on cabinetry include: installation around corners and along the face of cabinetry to minimize the square look of cabinet, using in soffit areas, and installing on top of cabinets to add a crown moulding. Read the rest of this entry »