October 31, 2016

Structural design is not a new trend. There have been amazing structures that have used architectural and mathematical designs to defy gravity and astound the people that view them. See how these structures have made an impact and have stood the test of time.

The Torre Galatea Figueras: This building in Spain is a museum dedicated to Salivdor Dali, which attests to its unique egg structures that line the roof. Dali himself is actually buried in the main exhibition hall!

Hang Nga Guesthouse: The house located in Vietnam is truly unique. Built to avoid any tribute to traditional house building, it takes imagination and fantasy to a new level. Though the house is owned by the daughter of a former Vietnamese President, you can wander the grounds and experience the amazement of this house for yourself!

Guggenheim Museum: Another Museum that likes to house art within art, the structure of this building reflects contemporary and modern art in a uniquely captivating structure

Palais Idéal du Facte...

October 19, 2016

2017 is right around the corner and the new ideas for structural and aesthetic design are emerging. See what is predicted for the new year so you can stay ahead of the curve!

Revisiting Traditional Materials for Commercial Buildings:

There is a drive to return to building materials such as timber or compacted earth. While that may seem backwards, there are new developments on how to manipulate the material for maximum security, such as laminated wood that is sturdier and more fire resistant. With new innovation, a host of materials that may not have been thought about in many years can resurface back into the market, offering new perspectives for both functionality and appearance.

Health and Environment Conscious Housing:

Overall health is becoming a major concern as new studies emerge showing how our environment can affect our well-being. Since we spend a large amount of our time in our homes and place of work, being in a building that maximizes air flow, is made from organic or non-toxic...

October 14, 2016

In a world where space is shrinking, teaching future generations the importance of utilizing space and how to create designs that are captivating, as well as useful, is essential. Canstruction combines creativity and problem-solving skills that are essential to growth and exploration in young children.

While some of these children may grow up into future engineers or architects, it is building a generation of thinkers that is essential. Especially when these thinkers are taught to work together to come up with creative solutions to problems. Some of the most significant skills that are developed through the arts are visual learning, inventiveness, and decision making. Building a structure out of marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti may not seem like it would take a lot of skill, but it provides the opportunity for resourcefulness and imagination. Questions run through the mind that must be answered: What do I want my structure to look like? How many materials will I need? My structure fe...

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