Just when you’ve finally saved up enough to build your own home, looking for the best person to design and build it, while staying within your budget, is a tricky one. Enter NATMO Asia, an architectural firm that has been in the design and construction business for 20 years now. Architect Neil T. Monzones, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and currently serving as Vice President for the United Architects of the Philippines, has been consistently designing and building structures that are well-planned and fit any budget requirement.
Arch. Monzones’ own home in Batangas is proof of how the contemporary 3-storey structure suits the trapezoidal shape of its lot. The house rises at an interesting angle, easily making it an outstanding feature in the community. With his signature round “holes” on the exterior and extensive use of glass both in and out of the house, the … Read More
Lets start by examining why such partnerships are proving to be beneficial for software, design and publishing houses located in the IT business hubs of the world. Well, the reasoning is simple, the electronic age has transformed the business world, it is very easy to communicate with a client sitting at a 12 hour time zone difference. Much of the development work in the realms of web design and development is very easy to outsource to offshore companies just by an email exchange. Upsurge in cloud computing has made large volumes of data transfer to be easier than ever. Hence large software houses in the Europe or the US can easily send out work without incurring any cost which would otherwise have been there for the physical movement of raw materials in any other industry.
On the other hand, small scale companies in South Asia stand to gain financially when … Read More
Feng Shui, when relating to home design, is a topic that is gaining more momentum and is becoming more well known in Western society. Centuries, or in fact thousands of years ago, Feng Shui was known only to the wealthiest and most powerful of Chinese families, including emperors and empresses of China. The royal families used the concept of Feng Shui to influence the harmony and prosperity of their palaces and homes. In the modern day, as a result of this knowledge becoming known among the rest of Asia, and now in the West including Europe and the US, these principles are now being embraced, regardless of their cultural background.
See, the principles of Feng Shui are based on the concept of ‘chi’ or energy. And since we are all energy, it is believed that the energy from environmental forces have an effect on our lives. So how does this … Read More
One of the best ways to love where you live is to make sure your home properly reflects your unique interests and tastes. There are many ways you can make your home reflect who you are as a person. Consider some of the tips below to personalize your space.
Show Off Your Souvenirs
Decorate your space with plenty of souvenirs. Make sure you display items that either hold significant importance to you or come with a great story. You can put up items that you connect with in terms of folklore and culture, such as the trinkets that are associated with the Swedish tomte or paper lanterns. This will help highlight your personal and family history in your living space.
Put Up Photographs
Go out of your way to display photographs of you, your loved ones and your interests. By placing photographs of things and people you appreciate, you will
Anyroom needs lots of comfort and style. Comfort and style go hand in hand. Agreat room is one in which both take center stage. All the details have to becorrect. One detail that needs lots of thought are the kind of rugs to be used.Fabulous rugs like a cowhide rug, reindeer hide rugs and sheepskin rugs. Theserugs have so much offer. They are soft, made of all-natural materials and haveincredibly beautiful patterns. All of these qualities make any room come alivewith much needed textures that make it wonderful to put the homeowner’s feetdown and truly relax. These rugs are much beloved by those who appreciate thefiner things in life and want to experience all that it has to offer. They are alsorugs that are used by those who love using modern items that are in true styleand likely to remain so for many decades.