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Top Architects in Cape Town Talk Design Trends

It's important for architects and interior designers to always be on top of - or ahead of - trends when styling one's home. So, who sets the trends that people want to follow in their homes? Well, it's often the people pushing the boundaries, upsetting the status quo and coming up with bold, new ideas of how we live our lives. Top architects in Cape Town discuss which trends caught their eyes in 2019 so far...

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Four Architectural Trends For 2019

Trends in architecture and interior design evolve just as much as trends in fashion and lifestyle. So, what should homeowners be looking toward of late? Design Scape lists the four architectural trends of 2019 that architects have taken to in recent months. Hidden technology In 2019, you may see a lot of homes choosing to hide their flat screen TVs in smart, aesthetically-pleasing ways. Living rooms or entertainment areas have often centered around the TV, however, how people structure their homes is changing thanks to the innovative ways to display or "hide" your TV. The room can go from a relaxed environment built for movie nights with friends to a sophisticated space for tea time. On a side note, building your tech inside the walls of your home also means no annoying or hazardous wires lying around! Sustainability In 2019, there's no excuse not to be thinking more consciously about the environment when building...

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The World’s Tallest Buildings

Architects who dare to create monumental structures like the below-listed buildings are what inspire Design Scape Architects to push the boundaries in our own way. If you've been lucky enough to view these buildings with your own eyes, count yourself lucky! Burj Khalifa Also known as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Dubai has held the title of the world's tallest building since 2009. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this architectural gem stands at a whopping 828 metres into the air. The talent behind it belongs to Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merril, who also designed the One World Trade Centre after the tragic 9/11 attack in New York City in 2001. The Burj Khalifa took six years to complete and has been the centrepiece of a massive developmental project to develop "Downtown Dubai" that would see 30,000 homes built and a whole new urban-living community. Shanghai Tower Standing in the...

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How To Make Use Of Eco-Friendly Interior Design

Building and decorating your home doesn't have to take a toll on the environment. Use these eco-friendly interior design tips, created by the Design Scape team, when decorating your home! Use furniture made of natural materials This sounds like it's going to be difficult to source natural materials, but it's easier than you think. When you think of "natural materials" think wood, ethically-sourced cotton, leather scraps, and recycled felt made from plastic water bottles. If you're looking to add wood, look for stores or independent woodworkers who use old crates to create their products. It's smarter to use existing wooden items rather than order a brand new, bespoke item that needs another tree. The same goes for using leather scraps. You could create a hand-stitched statement leather couch by using the scraps of leather used to make handbags or couches. Choosing ethically-sourced cotton is about standing up for the environment as well as workers...

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Four Interior Design Ideas For Your Bathroom

When you think of renovation, the sounds of hammering and the frustration of budgets may come to mind. However, renovation doesn't always have to mean construction. In fact, put down the nail gun and look at these four simple interior design ideas for your bathroom. Set the mood with wallpaper and vinyl flooring If you'd like to add warmth to your bathroom, vinyl flooring that imitates earthy wood is just the trick. It's easy to install, cheaper than real wood and little changes need to be made to your bathroom for installation. Did we mention its also environmentally friendly? Wallpaper has the same effect on your bathroom. Choose a pattern and tone that suits your personality as well as the atmosphere you want to create. Wallpaper is inexpensive and can actually be installed without any professionals. Select a two-tone colour theme for your towels Some people prefer to add their "pop of colour" via...

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Five Famous Buildings And What They’re Known For

How does an architect decide that they want to become an architect? It most likely originates from a love for famous buildings, architectural wonders, majestic masterpieces that have been able to move people since inception. There are many famous buildings - some we recognise from the movies and some from seeing them in person. Design Scape Architects lays out some of their favourite buildings and some interesting facts. The Empire State Building If you can't put your finger on what the Empire State Building is then you've been living under a rock. In fact, the building is so popular, it has become a large part of TV, music and film pop culture. Remember that scene in King Kong with Naomi Watts where Kong climbs to the top of that tall building? Yes, that's the one. Created by John J. Raskob and former Governor Al Smith, they wanted to create the tallest building...

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