Orange Architects completes residential building on the north bank of the river IJ, opposite Amsterdam Central Station


Like a moored cruise ship, The Line fronts onto the IJ waterway in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam. Sitting on private verandas behind the refined grid that wraps the building like a veil, residents enjoy views of the water just in front of them and of the city centre. The verandas are real outdoor rooms, their ceiling design making them feel like an extension of the interior space.


The Hudsons: concluding the restructuring of the Bospolder-Tussendijken district in Rotterdam by Orange Architects



At the foot of the Roof Park in Rotterdam housing project has been realized. The development adds 5 building blocks with 118 single-family homes, 24 apartments and 2 commercial spaces to the Bospolder-Tussendijken district.


Ministry of Design unveils Canvas House, Singapore




FIGMENT X MOD Interior + Installation Art
350 sqm | Singapore | Built 2020

Design concept, penned by Colin Seah, founder-director, Ministry of Design

Historic dwellings like conservation shophouses are repositories of memories, with previous lives and a past of their own. Ministry of Design explores history and our relationship with the past, present and future through the concept of layers in Canvas House at Blair Road.


Interview with architect Colin Seah, founder of Ministry of Design by Ifigenia Kotitsa


Colin was kind enough to answer our questions regarding his style, sustainable design, and his perspective of designing a project in Greece. Below you can read our interview with Colin Seah.


How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient


Energy costs are higher than they’ve ever been and are projected to keep climbing. The consequences of burning fossil fuels are constant reminders to homeowners across the world that our wellbeing is dependent on the ways we treat the Earth. Preserving the planet is an astronomically large task, but starting at home is the easiest way to enact big change. Making your home more energy efficient can save you thousands of dollars and save the planet!

house, photovoltaic, roof

Small-scale changes

Turn down the thermostat

The moment the temperature drops off, we are quick to run to our thermostats and blast the heat all the way up. Since we want to keep our homes warm and toasty at all times, we tend to leave the heat on all day and all night, regardless of if anyone is home or not. In a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, it was found that lowering your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees during the work day reduced wasted energy and resulted in 5 percent to 15 percent in annual savings. Investing in a smart thermometer will allow you to control the temperature settings in your home from your smartphone!


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