The scenery surrounding Selva of Val Gardena, Italy creates some of the most picturesque landscapes in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, projecting imagery that is mostly seen in oil canvas paintings. The project encompasses modern and traditional alpine architecture, marrying each type into one cohesive form. The strong use of local materials grounds the house onto the site merging it with the landscape. Each material has its own unique texture to match the earthy colors and natural surroundings. The house was constructed according to high energy efficiency standards.
Fisher & Paykel Appliances debuts the new models that are quieter and more energy and water-efficient than ever including being Energy Star certified. They are more durable, thanks to rigorous testing for 20 years’ of continuous use and thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on sleek lines and quality construction. Models can incorporate clever features such as flexible stacking and sanitize mode. The newest generation shows Fisher & Paykel’s dedication to continuous improvement and innovation.
With Loyly Helsinki offers foreign visitors a public sauna experience, a must when visiting Finland. The building was designed slim and elongated so as not to cut the narrow park. The volume is kept as low as possible so that it doesn't block views from the future residential blocks. The sauna is developed into an easy-going, faceted construction that is more part of the park than a conventional building. When the wooden building turns gray, it will become more like a rock on the shoreline. The project was first fully FSC-certified building in F inland and second in Scandinavia.
The Villafound Jade in Lijiang is located at Yuhu Village, which is a picturesque village beside a lake and under Yulong Snow Mountain. Villafound Jade is composed of 13 detached villas, including a folk custom museum, a restaurant with tea bar, and the rest is lodging areas. In term of architecture intervention, the architect applied Naxi residence elements largely and maintained the rustic beauty of Naxi traditional dwellings, meanwhile, modern design method was used to meet the demand of living comfort for contemporary people, purposing to create a perfect and balanced luxury retreat.
Every model looks like being intersected. Though there are more than 3000 punched metal plate in the hall, big or small, no one is equal to another in size, and they are unified together as a whole perfectly. Overlooked by the indistinctive sculptures, one cannot wait but approach the hyper-modern statues. (The sculptures on exhibition are created by Xavier Veilhan, a French artist) LED movie screen plays the latest trailers, making movie goers back to the physical world.
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