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The Best Adjustable Bed Designs of 2019

In the last decade, adjustable bed frames have skyrocketed in popularity. With recent advancements in technology and medicine, they are gaining strong footing in a market full of consumers looking to remedy various health issues at an affordable price.

Best Adjustable Bed Designs of 2019

 Benefits of buying adjustable bed frames

The advantage of this bed design is the ability to adjust the frame by raising or lowering the base from the head and foot regions. By optimizing the settings, you can choose the position that’s most comfortable for you, while making use of the design’s more luxurious features.

Not to mention, adjustable beds are a particularly useful investment for the elderly, injured, sick, and those suffering from sleep apnea or chronic back pain. They are quite comfortable and supportive for heavier folks as well, which comes as a plus point for plus sizes.

A lot of consumers also like adjustable beds because of their sophisticated aesthetic, giving any bedroom an added touch of elegance.

So take a look at SleePare’s top 5 adjustable bed designs of 2019 to find which one is perfect for you:

1.   Lucid L300 Adjustable Frame

Lucid L300

Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

© Viktor Sukharukov © Viktor Sukharukov

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.

While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work: 

Huamo Lot 10 / Kohn Pederson Fox Associates (KPF)

Iconic American Buildings Re-Envisioned in the Gothic Revival Style

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image Courtesy of Angie's List Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image Courtesy of Angie's List

With its intricate ornamentation and complex ribbed vaulting, Gothic architecture introduced a slenderness and exuberance that was not seen before in medieval Europe. Epitomized by pointed arches, flying buttresses, and tall spires, Gothic structures were easily identifiable as they reached new heights not previously achievable, creating enigmatic interior atmospheres.

Several centuries later, a new appreciation for Victorian-era architecture was reborn in the United States with the Gothic Revival movement most famously depicted by Chicago's Tribune Tower. A series of computer-graphics (CG) renderings done by Angie's List reinterpret some of America's iconic architecture from the 20th century to mirror buildings from the Middle Ages. View the republished content from Angie's List complete with each building's informative descriptions below.

Reclaiming Polish Brutalism: Discover the Emblems of Communism

Falowiec / Gdańsk. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Falowiec / Gdańsk. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia

To strip a city of its architecture is to erase its history altogether. Despite a widespread public distaste for Brutalism, the brutalist era in architecture often went hand in hand with political movements promising an egalitarian vision in post-Stalinist Poland. What may now be considered austere and overbearing was originally intended to be anything but; the buildings today carry both an appreciation for their legacy and the burden of unwanted memories.

In a recent article in the New York Times, writer Akash Kapur documents his visit to Poland, bringing readers into his experiences and observations of this complex response to Polish architecture. From sharing its history to short anecdotes from interviews, the piece postulates whether these relics can become alive again.

The Go-To Guide for Bamboo Construction

© Lucila Aguilar © Lucila Aguilar

Bamboo is an ancient building material that has been used in a variety of countries and building types. A sustainable material with a unique aesthetic, it is arguably one of the greatest architectural trends of the moment.

This material's structural and sustainable qualities demonstrate that bamboo can be three times more resistant than steel and grow about 4 feet (1.22 meter) in just one day.

© Lucila Aguilar © Lucila Aguilar

The Mexican firm led by Lucila Aguilar has developed a manual with the intention of documenting the construction process used while building a bamboo structure designed for UMMBAL.

Don’t Wreck the Ruins: Aging Structures Adapted with Style and Sensitivity

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

When historic structures have fallen into ruin, should architects restore them to their original glory or acknowledge the passage of time? The answer to that question might depend on the significance of the building (and whether or not it’s legally protected), its condition and the client’s vision for its new purpose, but projects that take on this task run the gamut from painstakingly minimalist interventions to dazzling contrasts of old and new. A variety of approaches give new hope to buildings that seem beyond repair, even when all that’s left is a pile of rubble.

Minimal Interventions

Cloud Tower / tnE Architects

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller
  • Architects: tnE Architects
  • Location: Grafenegg 10, 3485 Grafenegg, Austria
  • Lead Architects: tnE Architects ZT GmbH – harnoncourt | fuchs & partner
  • Area: 651.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Lukas Schaller, Alexander Haiden
  • Overall Planning: ARGE tnE Architects | Land in Sicht
  • Landscape Planning: Land in Sicht, Vienna, A; Thomas Proksch
  • Structural Engineering: Ingenieurteam GmbH Bergmeister, Varna-Vahrn, I; Josef Taferner, Jochen Ehmann
  • Acoustics: Müller-BBM GmbH, Munich, D; Prof. Karlheinz Müller
  • Light Design: Christian Ploderer, Vienna, A
  • Light Planning: Wiltschko Lichtplanung, Berndorf, A
  • Calculation: sglw architekten, Wien; Werner Silbermayr
  • Reinforced Concrete Materials Consulting: Ingenieurbüro Prof. Schießl, Munich, D; Christian Sodeikat

Urban Rewilding: Reverse-Engineering Cities to Save Nature – And Ourselves

[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

In an age of mass extinctions and climate chaos, can we reverse-engineer some aspects of our built environments to live in greater harmony with nature? Many of our cities are built on former wetlands, fighting a losing battle with erosion and the sea. We’ve lined important ecological corridors with concrete. We’ve hunted into oblivion many of the very species that could help keep the rest of the food chain in check. Much of our architecture is focused on shutting ourselves away from nature, as if we could escape it. But advocates for ‘rewilding’ say all we have to do to repair some of the damage humanity has wrought upon the Earth is let go of our obsession with control.

The concept of rewilding has been around for decades, and it’s not necessarily a cohesive movement or concept, but rather a collection of related goals. Some define ‘rewilding’ specifically as the reintroduction of apex predators to certain regions, but just as often, it simply means allowing nature to take over far more often than we do. That might look like any number of things: removing sea walls and dams, reinstating river meanders, protecting certain marine sites from fishing and harvesting, allowing brownfield sites to grow wild after cleanup, making concrete channels more hospitable to wildlife or restoring floodplains.

AMBAR / Diez + Muller Arquitectos

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo
  • Architectonic Design: Gonzalo Diez, Felipe Muller, Sergio Barrella
  • Construction: GERENPRO - Roberto Donoso, Pablo Hidalgo
© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo

Text description provided by the architects. The design of Amber Building emerges from a special condition of an urban lot with a single front which proportions and especially its extremely narrow front creates a challenge both for the architecture and the structural solutions.

45 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know

Dune Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Open Architecture Dune Art Museum. Image Courtesy of Open Architecture

For most recent graduates, it quickly becomes evident that what you learn in architecture school is not necessarily enough to become a confident architect. Some things can’t be taught in classrooms at all; instead, they're acquired through years of work on site and solving construction problems first-hand. Among the many things you learn on site are the terminologies used by construction workers that can sound like absolute nonsense to architects at first.

An architecture dictionary might seem like a superb idea, but in practice wouldn't be convenient on a construction site—unless you can memorize the useful entries out of the 25,000 terms in Cyril M Harris' Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Alternatively, here’s a more manageable list of 45 construction terms and concepts every architect should know.