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2015 Design Trends

Posted: December 31, 2015 by Chynniegal in Architecture, Design, Trending Desings
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Its been ages i did a post here. Keeping up with this blog is sincerly difficult, how do you guys who blog do this? Today being the last day of 2015, i decided to write on designs i think trended the most this 2015. We saw a lot of designs trend, some would actually stay and trend more in 2016, some would fade away.

I once wrote about the trellis trending Continue reading

Every Architect strives to produce an original design. How original can a design really be? I hear people say a design isn’t original and i always wonder what in this world is really original. Before i proceed, what is originality? Originality can be defined as the ability to think independently and creatively. Continue reading

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Welcome back to work. Hope you had a good weekend, mine was stressful, thanks to the Mothers day celebration, t’was fun all the same. Today on Motivational Mondays, i bring you tips to increase your creativity. Without the constant applied heat of input or fuel, our creativity cools and reaction to our work goes from “Wow” to “Mmm, nice”. Those lukewarm compliments sounds soul-crushing. Continue reading

Bathroom designs

Posted: March 11, 2015 by Chynnie in Architecture, Design, Musings
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My family has this urgent need to move out from where we live presently and i took it upon myself to scout for a new house (of cos as the Architect in the house, who would have done this better). I really thought this was going to be an interesting or easy task but its been quite very frustrating, annoying and difficult. So i recently sat down to analyse all the houses i have been to and considering, and i realize that non of them are good enough. I am not looking for perfect, just something good enough. One i actually did love, a simple 4 bedroom apartment, nice facade, lovely landscape, nice light fittings (lovely chandeliers and wall scones), had a beautiful pendant light in the balcony, lovely POP ceiling designs, but you wont believe this little 4 bedroom apartment Continue reading

shuttershock] I went on a trip recently to the eastern part of Nigeria. I should call it a tour because from Enugu, i went to Abatete, Ogidi, Okigwe, Uturu, Umuahia, Okigwe again, Enugu and then back to Lagos. This was mainly by road so i went through so many cities. On my way to Okigwe via Onitsha, around Ihioma or so, i saw lots of churches that looked like Mosques. If not for the crucifix, one would think it were a mosque. This reminded me of a well known hotel in Lagos which in my own opinion looks like a dormitory and its supposedly a big hotel in Lekki to be precise. This got me thinking how importantly we should take the character of the buildings we design. Does the character of the building you design portray its function? Continue reading