Architecture & Nature Wonder!!! [The Crystal Balcony]

Long time no seen; I know it´s been a while since we haven´t posted anything in our blog; but we promise this time we won´t stop!!!

In this post we are excited to talk about the most incredible balcony in the world, it´s the Crystal Balcony located in Jasper National Park in Alberta; Canada.

This place is known for its rocky mountains and fantastic glaciers. The trip starts in the Sunwapta Valley which has 6 stations to board which gives you the opportunities to explore the geological, biological, hydrological ecosystem; also you may learn about the anthropology and the history of this unique place.

The final stop is the Crystal Balcony which is 918ft high and its longitude of 98ft. Here, many visitors have the best view of the famous Athabasca Glacier!! Also people may see different glaciers with their rugged peaks, many waterfalls and the wildlife surrounding it.

The idea of this project is that people may have the opportunity to interact with the entire environment and to make them feel a part of this majestic place; this is possible because of the 360º view you may have in every part of the balcony.

The design is incredible because the structure was created with only steel combined with glass.

This amazing project won an award from the World Architecture Festival; its cost was $21 million dollars; it was worth all that was spent!

We think this is an incredible example that architecture and nature can be combined and together have the capacity to bring us these majestic places.









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Columbia Icefields



Kitchens; the heart of a home! {Organization tips}

Well, hello there!!! On today’s post we are concluding our first mini serie [Kitchens; the heart of a home] so we decided to take the chance to talk about some organization tips which will make your life much easier.

There is no better way to explain it than showing it with some photos; that’s why the main key for this post are all the photos you may find bellow. We hope you enjoy it and start getting creative inspired by these photos.

By the way, check out our pinterest account [Architecture&Desing P+N+V] where you may find many other different ways to get inspired; you’ll love it!

Why not use a CD rack to hold Tupperware lids.


Use transparent Tupperware for storage such as your rice, sugar, beans, flour, nuts; in order to have them all together.


This is a perfect way to use every single space in your kitchen. Add a cutting board holder in one of your cabinets doors.


Who doesn’t like a good cup of coffee or tea? Well here’s a good idea for having your little piece of heaven in your own kitchen. You will need a drawer and some dividers; which you may find in your local store or you may DIY just by using some foam board, a ruler and a cutter.


A super way for storing knifes in a under cabinet block drawer; this way you may keep them away from kids reach and off the counter.


If you are one of those persons who loves baking, you will know that trays can be annoying to storage them; this won’t be a problem anymore; check out this great solution! Use one cabinet nearby your oven so that you’ll have everything together and ready for baking; remember you can DIY your own dividers by using some foam board.


Use magazine holders for storing all your cans.


Talking about magazines, you may also use the magazine rack for storing all your pot lids neatly as opposed to thrown around your cabinets.


For a better way for storing your pots and pans try this out; all you need is a sliding rail with hooks and a space inside your kitchen counter.


Such a great idea; instead of using a drawer!


Instead of having sink cabinets use drawers it will make your life easier when you’re trying to reach for something.


Pan organizers?  yes they do exists; but here’s another good way for using them!


No more broken dishes!  How do you store your dishes? It’s probably most common to keep plates, bowls, and cups in overhead cabinets but having a deep drawer is the best option because you may find your dishes neat, organized, and generally easier to lift a bunch of plates out. 


Spice drawer beneath your stove? Yes please!


Kitchens; the heart of a home! {Kitchens Materials}

Continuing with our first miniserie [Kitchens; the heart of a home!] on today´s post we want people to know the kind of materials that exist for kitchens and how they can be combined to create the perfect kitchen for everyone.

There are 2 important things people need to keep in mind when they are planning to build their new kitchen or when there´re planning to renew this special room. First of all you need to know what kind of house style you have in your home whether if it’s a Californian, Contemporary, modern, European, Farmhouse  or meriterranean and secondly you´ll need to be completely sure what kitchen style you want; [by the way you can check out our last post in which we talked about different kitchen styles].

This second one is the one we will be focusing on today´s post.

Beeing completely sure on what kitchen style you want for your kitchen is the main key for obtaining your dream kitchen. One super tip for it is to make a list of the materials that distinguish the specific style you wish for; once you have that you can start combining materials and tones to give your spirit to the project.

Generally kitchens are made of wood or some prefabricated materials which may be combined with some stones like marbel or granite, yet specific decorative spaces and items or even wall colors are the ones that give identity to the kitchen.

Some materials that now a days you may find in kitchens are: aluminium, plastic, resin, stainless steel, glass, acrilic, iron, concrete and even mirror.

You can use any material that is in this list to create your perfect kitchen, you just need to open your mind and start combining, until you complete your dream kitchen.

Now we will share some photos of kitchens created with all these kind of materials. Now all you have to do is get inspired and start your own list!




What is a Virtual Architecture Tour?

A virtual tour in architecture is something that technological advances have contributed to this beautiful art.

In past times, an architect had to express the project through drawings and sketches. The power of imagination, the ability to design and draw were the main keys to transmit how people could have imagined a project not yet built.

Since the computer became a work tool for architects, there was an evolution of how to present projects. What caught the most attention in new architects was the ability to create 3D architectural plants. These new technological advances have progressed to the point of being able to make photorealism models in 3D and virtual architecture tours.

Virtual tours are very useful tools for architects, because it exposes the project as it will become; it gives you a real view of solar orientation depending on where your terrain is, the materials you would like to use, desired interior and exterior colors and even furniture.

Now a days modern constructions are using this type of technology as a way of showing customers how their project will be; that’s why making a virtual tour is a good investment for any kind of project because in a long term it becomes cheaper for them due to that they will know how their project will come out at the end; and they will see if the design meets their expectancies.

Having a virtual tour helps the project to save time; because with it you will have your project completely defined.

If you would like to have a virtual tour of your project contact us by sending us an email to or by leaving us your information here and we´ll be glad to contact you.


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Sketches, the soul of architecture

In this post we will discuss how every architectural project starts, you´ll need only paper, a pencil and a lot of inspiration.

Sketching is something elemental that every architect has the obligation of doing. As we know every project starts with an idea derived from a need. Afterwards only inspiration is needed to start drawing the first lines.

At the beginning many ideas crop up for a project, but as they are drawn, they will be refined and modified until obtaining the final proposal. Sketching is a way an architect has for expressing ideas, culture and their ambitions. Often architects draw for pleasure and not for a specific project; and when they need to design something, they use their previous drawings to get ideas.

For an architect sketching is a way of expressing their feelings and motivations as an architect.

The sketches shown in this post are part of a project we are working on.





Greenland is the largest island in the world; it belongs to the American Continent and it is located in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Polar Arctic Ocean. This monumental island is considered an independent state and it belongs to Denmark. It was formerly colonized by Amerindian people, but suffered several invasions from Sweden and later by Denmark.

The surface of the island is known to be covered 84% with ice. Due to weather conditions, the most common means of transportation is by plane.

The main industry in Greenland is mining; due that the island is rich in aluminum, nickel, platinum, tungsten, titanium, and copper.

This place has amazing landscapes; the surface has an intense white ice color making contrast with the dark deep blue sea which makes this a unique place. Greenland is also famous for its aurora borealis.

The natural architecture of the place is special, because it is based in two things; frozen water and liquid water; which together has built this incredible paradise.












Steps for visual architectual projects

This post is a little bit different than the ones we´ve been posting before. In this post will be talking about the steps you´ll need to create a virtual project.

Many times it will seem not common or perhaps even expensive, and this is because we do not know this area of architecture. So the question is what do you need?

First of all you´ll need a draft of your project, preferably you´ll need to have your project plans in digital format, and know well how your project is. Then you´ll need to send the information by email or deliver us a USB and explain what part of your project you want to see, for example facades or certain interior and exterior spaces.

It is also necessary to know what types of materials you would like to see in your project, and also what kind of furniture. In case of not knowing what materials to use you can order some proposals. With all this, you can carry out a virtual architecture project which takes place between 15 and 25 days. The cost is from 1,000USD to 1,500USD. It can be done in any part of the world regardless if the company and the customer are in different places there for it can be carried out without going anywhere and via electronic.

A virtual architecture project can be very useful for either sales presentation or to know how the project comes out and to see if it really meets the needs and tastes of the customer.