Hangzhou Sports Park is a Beautiful Flower-Shaped Stadium in China

The last Olympics held in China left the country with many beautiful sports parks but even after the event has long been over, the country continues to develop furthermore on this count. The latest park being developed replicates the shape of a gigantic-flower and this will be the largest sports park in China with an Olympic-size stadium also incorporated in the design.

Dubbed the Hangzhou Sports Park, this 400,000 sq meter project will hopefully be completed by 2013. Located on the Qian Tang riverfront, it is designed to function as a sustainable public park amidst the surrounding urban development.{inhabitatand WAN}

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Hill End EcoHouse in Brisbane Australia

Architecture firms across the globe need to think like Queensland-based Riddel Architecture, to really save the planet from any further damage.  The firm has finished a beautiful high-end private residence dubbed the Hill End Ecohouse in Brisbane, Australia. What makes this structure special is the fact that it has been made entirely out of the house it replaces.

The house has been made from recycled materials bringing into use 80%of the material salvaged from the 1930’s structure that earlier occupied the site. What is more is that the house has managed to secure a six-star energy efficiency rating and that it manages without comprising on the aesthetic beauty of the structure.

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Vynebar Vertical Wine Rack Breaks the Monotony

We are tired of seeing those customary wine racks and therefore the Vynebar comes across as a real novelty. It is one of those items that can make it to every house where people intend to store a standard collection of a maximum of 8 bottles. It can effectively make it to modern homes as the Vynebar is comparatively smaller and is yet easy to install.

The Vynebar is ideal for a wasted space in the house and it is an attractive solution to display your smallish wine collection. Depending on what you prefer, the Vynebar is available in 18 different colors and finishes and if you insist, it can even include custom engraving as well. All available colors are formed of anodized aluminum so the fading isn’t really a problem with the Vineyard. The 4-bottle variant costs $40 while the 8-bottle option retails for $60.

This is an interesting idea. It’s certainly something different that the usual wine racks. But the change is so minuscule and basic that it makes you think how come we didn’t think of this before. I don’t know if this is necessarily a better design, but it’s a different one. It’s probably a little more unpractical than the usual one, but it’s a more interesting one when you look at it. Anyway, the number of different colors and finishes offer you many options so this is a plus.

Eels Lake Residence Canada from Altius Architecture

Living by the lake is an ultimate experience but it is a feat that cannot be achieved unless the dwelling you choose to reside in is capable of handling the weather changes. The Eels Lake Residence located in Ontario Canada and finished by Altius Architecture is the kind of dwelling you require to manage the feat. The dwelling draws its inspiration from the Southern Ontario cottaging tradition but is good enough to be used whole year long, unlike the cottages which are occasional dwellings.

The very base of this structure is a solid sustainable foundation while an efficient steel and engineered wood structure allows a delicate glazed skin to wrap the main volume of the structure. This is one of those projects which proves that green technology is a viable mainstream construction option.

Alotof Design Group Wins Admirers at SaloneSatellite Show

The 2010 SaloneSatellite Show which is being held in Milan is flocked with numerous talented designers and design groups from around the globe. Despite the huge number of participants, there are a few who have managed to earn a name for them, purely because of their creative thinking. One such group is the Alotof Design from Brazil. The group is exhibiting some discreetly designed seating solutions which explore the real potential of creative seating solutions. You need to run through the images to understand what I am exactly trying to convey.

Each one of these pieces is interesting and unique, but they have different…styles. Some of them could make a really interesting addition to a modern place, for example the red chair and the black hairy sofa, but as for the other chair, the grey one, that one is the most ugly chair I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what’s the deal with that chair but I can’t image who would want it in its home.

It’s ok to come up with new and original ideas, but the trick is to make them look good and to make people buy them, not hate them. I’ m usually interesting in new creations, but this collections has nothing common, nothing that reunites the pieces, it’s just a bunch of completely different styles and designs, and some of them are really not inspired at all.

Savannah Furniture Line to Pep up Your Poolside

There can be nothing more relaxing in the summers than to enjoy your day by the poolside and matters can become relishing when the poolside is blessed with some nice furniture. One such option is the Savannah Furniture Line which is committed to glorify the poolside experience, giving you an opportunity to relax like never before.

The Line includes sophisticated silhouettes finished in black and equipped with comfortable yet chic looking upholstery. The modular furniture lineage includes seating, loungers with integrated parasols, and matching low tables that can also function as coffee tables, side tables or footstools.

Since we all agree that outdoor furniture is just as important as the one used indoors, here’s an example of how you can solve this problem very quickly. This nice and modern set features multiple elements that you can place in any way you want. It’s a very comfortable furniture collection. It comes in black, which is a great color for the outdoors because it hides stains, but not when it’s very sunny outside.

It’s a very beautiful outdoor furniture set. It’s important to have one of these, if you also own a nice garden or a deck where you can enjoy many beautiful sunny days. There are a lot of designs when it comes to outdoor furniture, but few of them are as comfortable as this one. There’s nothing like sitting outside, enjoying a cold drink with your friends and family and just sit down and relax, et the sun caress your skin and forget about all your problems for a few minutes.

Retro Easy Chairs from the Times of Yore

The retro design fanatics for home furnishings are in for a treat here on homedit as we just finished talking about the DS32 lounge chairs and now we have a set of two leather lounge chairs by Percival Lafer, Brazil, which were finished in the 1960s. Again in this case, the leather has a nice patina and a little wear at the front which make these chairs look all the more stylish. The frame of this chair set has been carved out of rose wood and despite the times gone by, the product is still in very good condition.

Vintage or retro furniture pieces are a little more difficult to find, especially now when everyone is looking for modern or contemporary pieces. But there are still some very beautiful examples of retro items. I’m not a fan of this style so I can’t give many details about this item. All I can say is that it’s relatively simple chair with wood legs and leather cushion. It looks quite comfortable. I personally don’t like this chair, but like I’ve already said I’m not a fan of this style. So I leave this up to you, to decide if you like this piece or not.

As you can see it’s a set of two chairs, so they should be purchased together. It would make a nice addition to a home that shares the same style. I have something similar at home, also a set of two armchairs, also retro, and I can’t wait to replace them.

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