• The latest building to make waves in India

    Posted on 24th January 2014 by Ben.


    A new development currently being planned for Bandra, Mumbai in India is making a big impression round the globe thanks to its ground breaking design.  The Ohm Residential Tower has been designed by James Law Cybertecture and is based on the shapes that ripples make when splashed by a drop of water.


    Rising to 30 storeys high the development promises to provide luxury living for those that can afford it. The circular, almost donut-shaped, building houses an orb-like club house in the centre, while each apartment boasts a glass-sided infinity pool on its balcony. See more work from James Law Cybertecture

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  • Uncovering a Britain that never existed

    Posted on 15th August 2013 by Andy.


    The new BBC series Unbuilt Britain is a celebration of the more wilder and imaginative architectural projects that never made it of off the drawing board. The TV series plunders the archives to discover some long forgotten buildings that would have transformed the country. One example is Joseph Paxton’s ‘Great Victorian Way’. A vast ‘Crystal Palace’ like glass loop linking many of the Capital’s railway stations to allow people to quickly traverse the city without getting caught up in the heavily congested streets.

    If it had been built it would have been the largest building in the world, so it’s not surprising that it was quickly dropped. However, many of the ideas and architects that the series highlights were visionaries and have inspired many architects working today. So don’t be surprised if some of these ideas one day do become a reality. You can see Unbuilt Britain on Monday nights on BBC 4. To find out more click here:

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  • Journey into the unknown

    Posted on 7th June 2013 by Andy.

    London architecture Where: Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London SE1 2YD When: 4th June to 22nd July 2013 As part of the London Festival of Architecture the Design Museum is running a free exhibition that celebrates London’s under appreciated buildings. Leading architecture critics have nominated 10 buildings that are often overlooked, forgotten or rarely seen and give them a chance to be in the spotlight.


    Selected architectural gems include the ubiquitous green Cabmen’s shelters, which are found in some of the Capital’s leafy squares providing sustenance to salt-of-the-earth cabbies, and the Brownfield Estate, dominated by Erno Goldfinger’s brutal looking Balfron Tower.


    To see what other left-field architectural treasures have been unearthed click here: The London Festival of Architecture runs until the end of June, find out more here:

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  • Achieve Baroque Elegance with Controliss Roller Blinds

    Posted on 21st October 2010 by jenny.

    At a time when simplicity and minimalism are the dominant trends, adding Baroque style accent pieces may add an element of surprise in a space filled with clean lines. Originating from decadent Italy where ornate beauty is embraced and even worshiped, the Baroque style didn't catch on in England until the late 17th and early 18th centuries. English Baroque architecture can be seen in three famous architectural masterpieces: Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral and John Vanburgh and Nicholas Hawksmoor's Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Baroque evokes feelings of magnificence and boldness which can be seen in the huge domes, spectacular pinnacles, and elegant columns in architecture. The extravagant exterior of the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire takes one’s breath away even when viewed from afar. The same feeling of mass and volume can be seen in the immense dome of Castle Howard that bathes its interior with soft natural light. While these ornate details might look overwhelming, you can certainly include the Baroque style into your home through well-chosen accessories. Always remember that to pull the Baroque style in a contemporary home, only introduce accent pieces that will create a strong focal point. To do this, we strongly suggest Baroque-inspired accessories such as the Reina Berry Roller blinds. The elaborate print in a rich shade of purple reminds you of the damask wallpapers and rich tapestries of Edwardian times. If you’re partial to a monochromatic scheme, our Reina Beluga Roller blinds will bring a touch of elegance to these contrasting shades. Not only will these lush fabrics bring the spirit of "more is more" that so characterises the Baroque style, they also give you an air of opulence with their one-touch remote control feature. With our Controliss remote-controlled roller shades, you can embrace the spirit of decadence of this era without sacrificing on space or utility.

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