Ayer’s Rock – Uluru; The Red Rock!

TGIF! [Thank God is Friday!] Hope you´re enjoying this Christmas Season as well as we are!!

For today’s post, we want to share an incredible place that we consider a beautiful piece of natural architecture, the Ayer’s Rock; also known as Uluru.

This incredible place is composed by a sandstone rock formation; it is located in Australia only248mi southeast of Alice Springs; it is considered one of the bigest monoliths in the entire world. It’s dimensions are1141ft high and5mi outline, and something amazing is that this mountain has1mi of depth, that means this mountan is bigger underground than it is on the surface!

William Gosse was the first Westerner explorer to reach the Uluru in 1873. After reaching its peak with his guide, Jamran [who’s Afghan], he renamed it Ayer’s Rock in honor of the Prime Minister of South Australia at that time.

The surface color changes depending on the hour or season; but the color of this place is most known as a brilliant red.

People can think that this is only a piece of rock on earth but when you see the majestic of this place you can feel inspiration.

As a curious fact; in 2014 Prince William and his wife; Kate Middleton recreated Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s moment at Ayer’s Rock in 1983.



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

Long time no see! It´s been a while since we haven´t posted anything in our blog, and the reason why is because we´ve been traveling a lot because of business matters; we hope we can achieve what we have planned.

On our last post we talked about beginning to write miniseries about many different architectural topics, so the first idea that poped out was why not talk about the heart of every home?; kitchens, so that’s how we came up with the title for the first of many miniseries we´ll be posting in our blog.

So, on the first post of this miniserie we talked about the importance kitchens have in our everyday life that’s why in architecture, kitchens are a special place, because it isn’t just one more space it´s really the heart of a home. That’s the reason why, we as architects focus and spend a lot of time designing this room, to give the identity of the project and to give the spirit that the architect wants to give to the project.

In this post we want to share the most common and beautiful kitchen styles; which basically, only two styles exist; the modern and the casual, but there are many more styles derived by these basic styles.

Contemporary Kitchens: these kitchens are inspired by scandinavian and danish, it´s a modern style based in straight lines, usually using light woods; the range color is between black and gray and sometimes red or any live colors may be used. The furniture generally is made of stainless steel and the appliances are visible.

This style combines with modern houses but it is also combined with classic style houses.

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Farmhouse Kitchens: this style started in the U.S. with the pilgrims houses. The purpose of this style is to create a feeling of casual and rural through rustic finishes. Primary colors are used all over the place, the furniture and appliances are made of wrought iron, and you may find fabrics such as cotton to decorate.



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Rural Kitchens: this style is less rustic than the farmhouse style. It´s a very common style because of it´s functionality. Generally it is based in only one color, for example green or red, and one of its main characteristics is the open bar to the dining room.




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Old World Kitchens: this style is inspired in French and Italian kitchens, dark woods are the soul of these kitchens, the most important thing of this style is the combination between wood and some stones like marble and granite, the design is based in straight lines and the furniture is generally modern.




Once we try to explain in a short way all different kitchens styles, it´s your turn to tell us which one you like the most?? Leave us your comments down below!

Kitchens, the heart of a home!

With this post we will begin a serie of 4 posts about kitchens. The idea is to talk about the importance kitchens have in our everyday life.
With each post we´ll try to show the art to design the ideal kitchen, and how to adapt the design to the functionality, comfort and identity of a project.

Kitchens are considered the heart of every home; because it is the main point of meeting and working for most families. Kitchen designs are often made with open view of dining and living rooms; and in these cases it is not only a work area but a visual kick or a decorative element for housing.

First of all a kitchen must be functional! to achieve this goal architects must find the relationship between storage areas, washing areas and preparation areas; if these 3 areas are perfectly related the kitchen is more functional.
The kitchen design should match the style of the house, but with a twist that makes it stand out from the other spaces. It should become the identity of the home you need.

As an architect I believe that the design of a kitchen is a challenge; but by striving in our creativity, a kitchen can be made a dream place in our project; since art can be found even in a kitchen!

Here are some examples of kitchens; so we can start getting inspired!
















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 architectureanddesingpnv@gmail.com or by leaving us your information here and we´ll be glad to contact you.


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Millau Bridge

Millau Viaduct; is the highest bridge in the world, it is located in France; it was created as an extension of the A75 road linking the cities of Beziers and Paris, avoiding building a road over the valley that separates these two cities.

This project is a masterpiece because of the difficulty level and the precision with which it was built. Its designer was the architect Norman Foster, and the engineer was Virlogeux Michel. The project consisted of 7 pillars of concrete where boards are supported. This almost doubles the bridge height Europabrücke, previously  considered the highest bridge in the world. The project began its construction in 2001 and was concluded on December 14, 2004.

Eiffage is the company that built this bridge, as it also built the Eiffel Tower [which is a very visited and important place in France].

The work cost 400 million euros. The project design, the slope of the bridge and the turning radius is obtained considering what would be the best view for the user. It has a height of 1,125 ft, a length of 8,071 ft and its width of 105 ft. With this project we can marvel at the inspiration of an architect, accompanied by the incredible technological advances.

















Los Cabos

Did you know that UNESCO named recently Los Cabos World Heritage?

Los Cabos is a beautiful example of natural architecture. It is one of the most popular destinations in the American Continent. It is located on the peninsula of Baja California Sur in Mexico.

This place has its own charm; due to the blue tones of the sea and some beige and brown rocks that are in the sea and on its beaches.

During the summer it is very common for people to visit Magdalena Bay because that´s when people can watch the gray whale during its reproduction fase.

It is also one of the most important tourist corridors of Mexico and it has a wide range of commerce, hotels and restaurants for all tastes and budgets.

The architecture is varied, but the most beautiful part of this place has a mediterranean style by using white in their construction and obtaining an excellent contrast with the colors of the sea, the land and the sky.

This place is beautiful and it is very likely that you´ll want to come back!



















Yaspe Offices

Yaspe Offices; is an interior design project, where the intension was to create an innovative workspace and make the final project with an economic cost.

The project involves the creation of some work modules for an office of an architectural firm design.

The project consists in three modules of work; the first module is specially designed for draftsmen. This room has separate spaces one for a computer, and the other spaces for individual work for each draftsmen.

The second and third module are joined together in a shape of a horseshoe; the first part of the room is the area for customer attention were you may find a cubicle for a secretary and next to it, there is enough space for the administrative area, also this room has space for storage area. The second part has a large storage cabinet which becomes a desk for reviewing plans and saving them; also at the end of the room there is a snack area where you can find a bar fridge, a microwave and sink.












The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a wonderful place located in northern Arizona, and its name is because this natural wonder passed through the Colorado River. It’s amazing how this place was formed, through the continuous and powerful water flow. Through the years the crust has been wearing down creating these impressive walls on the sides of the river. There are records that thousands of years ago volcanic activity existed in the area, which allowed the land to erode; and that is why the tone of the land of this place is red and its stones are porous and the sand has a clay type.

It is considered that this place has the largest geological columns of the world due to its high altitude. The approximate distance of the Grand Canyon is between 9mi and 18mi. It has a maximum depth of 4822ft. Some of the sports you do in the Canyon are rafting, kayak, and boating; also you can perform activities such as fishing, camping and hunting. If you are interested in going to this wonderful place, currently there are several companies offering different trips visiting the Grand Canyon.

From the point of view of an architect, this place can make anyone fall in love, just by looking at the earth tones, rocks, also the vegetation and scenery offered to us at different times of the day. This is a way to inspire us and enjoy the most of this wonderful place!