The augmented reality and Pokemon Go

Virtual reality – we all know what it is by now. Its intersection with the real world has been pretty clear and controlled. Even in the three-dimensional version, you always had clear boundaries between the two. While augmented reality is not new conceptually, it’s been mass-introduced this summer thru the game that took over the…

Chris Wilkinson, bridges

“People don’t like not seeing the end of where they are going” Chris Wilkinson Even if you are not familiar with the work of this architect but have been to London, you may know one of his beautiful bridges over Thames. The Gateshead Millennium bridge is an elegant addition to the water and pedestrian flow. Chris…

Wellness in Design as a way of life

We all heard of it by now. The Wellness concept has taken over the mainstream and it’s not shy about it. Wellness promotes physical and mental health as key ingredients to great quality of life.  Banking on the importance of a balanced and happy living, it stands for the pursuit of  healthy and emotional equilibrium….

Dochia renovates UNESCO Building in Transylvania

We’re excited at the unique opportunity to renovate and design the interior of the future Inn! The five-apartment Inn is part of the UNESCO Heritage center of the beautiful city of Sibiu, located in Transylvania, Romania. View of downtown: Panorama: The project as is: Views of Sibiu:   For more information on UNESCO Sites click here.  Wait for it it on airbnb to book your…

2015 – a Retrospective

Those aspects of our lives that make design and imagination possible – the little things.. music a live ‘ABBA’ show in Sweden no-gun policies water one of the many islands of Stockholm remembering sitting on the benches of bertolucci’s the conformist set, once upon a time.. eating Nashville-made fried green tomatoes while listening to best…

The island-neighbourhoods of Stockholm

Out of a list of places to visit, this should be on everyone’s list.   Despite the absurd taxes, or maybe just because of what they have to offer, Swedes appear to enjoy their life in a beautifully balanced way. Stockholm is a calm city with angled perspective views to various architecture due to the…

Nashville, the music of architecture

Busy with professionals arrived for the various conventions and stars ready to perform, the city is full of sound and entertainment. The recently added Music Centre, a convention centre housing numerous exhibits and meeting halls, celebrates the rhythm and soul of this artistic city. The building is a pleasure to explore and admire with it’s sound-inspired…

Milan Design Week 2015

One of the most anticipated design events of the spring. From their official site: “Today, materials are viewed not merely as substances that make up objects but as entities worth investigating for their undiscovered potential.” Axo-light lamps – Euroluce: “Materials are getting smarter, the range is expanding, and we’re questioning the limits of use and…

on Mexico

Oasis of entertainment, constructed to fit within a preset rhythm of preconditioning and expectation, Mexico is one of the most popular March Break destinations. The one of coastlines and blue waters, the one of the palm trees and the ever so wonderful food, the one of night-time shows and day-time bars by the pool. What we…

The art of travel

The fascination of travel has charmed the wondrous mind from Marco Polo and beyond. In his time, one traveled to learn and explore and to bring home a new way of doing things, a new way of life. Novelty had a different kind of value than from what we load it with now. It used to be a journey….

2014, a retrospective

I often get asked how I come up with the designs that I do. While there is the complicated version that involves the many years of school and specialization, the study of Cultures and their relationships to buildings, of colour and space Perception, of lifestyle and human nature, the learning of fancy Words such as…

TiFF, with or without PoPcorn

Are you ready for TIFF? Here is a fantastic piece of Toronto architecture and this is the perfect time to explore it! Since its 2010 opening day, the Tiff Bell Lightbox at 350 King Street West is a City within a City.   The Cinemas take the place of Cathedrals celebrated thru colour and texture, galleries are…