Arcbazar’s Top Designers: European Edition

As we are getting ready to wrap up this year, we decided to take a closer look at the Top Designers charts on Arcbazar. Our platform brings together thousands of designers and home owners. We run competitions of every size, on (almost) every continent. Some of our designers have been with us since the beginning. Many are…

Harvard i-Lab company Arcbazar Introduces Sustainability Score For Architecture Projects

Arcbazar, the first global crowdsourcing platform for architectural design, has announced the launch of the Sustainability Score, which will be officially released in Q1 2017. Dr. Imdat As, CEO and Founder of Arcbazar, presented new and upcoming digital features for sourcing architectural design, at the 10th Annual Forum8 Design Festival, which took place in Tokyo…

Winter is Coming: Make Your Home Feel More Cozy in 10 Easy Steps

Winter is upon us. The temperature is dropping, the snow is enveloping the streets, families and friends are coming together for the holiday season. All of this leads to a natural desire to make our home feel more cozy and warm. Luckily, transforming the look and feel of your home design does not require any…

How to Complete a Remodeling Project On Time and On Budget

The partnership between a homeowner and a remodeler – professional or otherwise, in a nutshell, should be more of a give-and-take scenario. In other words, Popular Mechanics simply suggests to keep the lines of communication open at all times. A builder is just half of the equation, as there are specific steps a client needs…

How to make your home feel luxurious on a small budget

When you think of luxury, what comes to mind? Tall ceilings? Extravagant furniture? Diamonds and champagne? While all these may be true, what also comes to mind when we think of the word luxury is quality, elegance, status and comfort. Understated elegance and simplicity of design can create an expensive feel. As Coco Chanel once said: “Some people think luxury…

A Look Inside Manhattan’s Micro Apartments Unit

Every year Co.Design distributes Innovation by Design Awards. Awards’ categories include Apps, Health, Social Good, Graphic Design & Data Visualization and Spaces/Places/Cities among others. This year, the winner in the latter category is nARCHITECTS’ Carmel Place. Formerly known as My Micro NY, Carmel Place is a micro apartments unit in Manhattan. “In Manhattan, where real estate…

10 Interior Design Tips For Your Next Project

Redesigning a space – be it your living room, bedroom, a kitchen or your office – can be more stressful than originally envisioned. Unless you have previous experience, it is rather overwhelming to think of a thousand little aspects: color schemes, wall art, furniture selection and placement, fabrics, natural light and on and on and…

Print Your Own House: 3D Printing & Architecture

This week we came across this fascinating video. With 3d printing technologies getting better and cheaper, it comes as no surprise that soon you will be able to PRINT YOUR OWN HOUSE! What a glorious time to be alive. Check it out. Andrey Rudenko, a Minnesota-native, explains his project: “A new era of architecture is inevitable. I have…

See Inside the #1 Luxury Hotel in the World

Every year Tripadvisor asks its users to rate and share their experience from the hotels they stayed at during their travels. By now the website has over 385 million reviews, so its annual ranking of the hotels can be legitimately claimed to be the largest-scale survey of its kind. There are numerous categories: Luxury Hotels,…

Armel: Dynamic Tiny House – US

I am very pleased with the final results from my competition. With virtually no design experience and all of my ideas in my head, I now have thorough and beautiful concept designs to bring to a local architect and realize my dream of my tiny home. Thank you Arcbazar and the hard work from all…

Quiz: What color scheme suits you best?

Are you thinking of remodeling, but are not sure where to start? How about, by identifying the color scheme that will define the feel of the room? Take this short fun quiz and see what we suggest based on your personality traits.  

Voice Control to Become the Heart of Any Smart Home System

According to ABI Research, a technology market intelligence company, voice control will account for close to 1/3 of smart home device revenues by 2021.  “Voice control will not only draw in new consumers to smart home functionality, but it will help transform a wide variety of new and emerging smart home services and devices into more…