Sekiya Masato of Planet Creations' reveals its latest project; Lifted House IV, a private residence in Hyogo Japan:
The residence was built on a unique site "which was sloped like a horse's back" and is surrounded by hills that turned out to be the inspiration for the completed design. The ground level consists of a private study, a guest room and a cloakroom. The bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom were then placed on the 1st floor of the residence.
If you have money to spend on a renovation this year, you could do worse than install a new bathroom. It is an upgrade that could add value to your home if you complete it to a high standard. We all need a haven where we can get away from the rest of the world and soak our troubles away with hot water, candles and a glass of wine. Create one in your home and make life more comfortable than it is now. Read more
People seek to improve their surroundings wherever they live, and they add billions to the economy. Maybe it is only by purchasing new wallpaper and paint. Hundreds of thousands of people decide to take on a significant project every year. Those renovations cost a lot of money and keep others in employment. It is just another way to keep money turning over and society functioning. Read more
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. The project will include 103 homes, a doctor's clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Read more