How to build a living room in an apartment

If you want to make a living-room with a bit more room than an average sofa or sofa cushions, there are a few options available.One of the more popular is a wooden fireplace, which can be a bit pricey, but it's also a bit fun to build, especially with the right materials.There's also an online kit, but you're going to want to get a fire pit if you're planning on using the fire for cooking.You can...

How to make your home more appealing to Italian interior design enthusiasts

More than 200,000 people have registered for the upcoming Italy-China China Architectural Competition, the largest such event in the world, which is expected to attract the largest number of entries.The event, held this week at the National Convention Centre in Tokyo, will take place from Friday through Monday, with entries judged by a panel of experts from the world's largest architecture...

Why the Chinese are still the best at architecture

By Andrew RannelliThe Chinese have never been a people who are known to rush into a new idea, preferring instead to wait a while to fully appreciate it.Yet the country has done it.The people who come to Beijing, for example, rarely go back home.They take in the city and its people, but they also see the sights, see the buildings, the architecture.The buildings and the cityscape are what the...