PROPERTY https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/ en PROPERTY IN BULGARIA: OPPORTUNITY FOR SMART INVESTORS https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/property-bulgaria-opportunity-smart-investors-116 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">PROPERTY IN BULGARIA: OPPORTUNITY FOR SMART INVESTORS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/30/2020 - 08:21</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Quality real estate is among the best investment options in 2020</h3></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Where to invest is a question that in the current months took a new shape. The situation looks unstable and the behaviour of international markets rarely can be described as inspiring optimism about the future.</p> <p>But even in turbulent times there are solutions that have proven through the years and the constantly changing economic cycles as sensible, pragmatic and with good return. In Bulgaria, invariably, this is real estate and in 2020 the market is better for clients than usual.</p> <p>What changed? The social isolation measures understandably caused a pause in the demand of property and withdrawal of buyers. After several years of stable increase of the prices on both the primary and the secondary market, owners and developers felt that if they wanted to attract prospective buyers, they needed to be flexible both in offering new ways of property inspection and in the prices and profits they want from a deal.</p> <p>In a matter of days the market reinvented itself. Today, quality real estate brokers and developers offer to prospective clients 3D inspection, and much of the communication uses a variety of online channels. The prices asked can be more easily negotiated down. An additional fact should be considered, too: in 2020 and 2021 a number of new, quality projects will be finished, and many of them still have available property.</p> <p>All of this explains why in the following months the real estate market in Bulgaria will be firmly on the buyers' side. For them the crisis will be an opportunity to choose from more and better quality properties at prices that were unthinkable before the spring of 2020.</p> <p>In this situation will benefit the most investors who already have the whole or a significant amount of the asked price for a property.</p> <p>Price, however, is not all&nbsp;– even when we talk about solid investment as buying a property. Quality is what moves today's real estate buyers. Luckily, development of current architecture and construction has reached a level where in Bulgaria are offered new projects that entirely meet the contemporary requirements for quality of inhabitation such as energy efficient construction. When the crisis is over, such properties will inevitably increase their price faster and with greater rates because of the opportunities they provide to inhabitants to live healthily, environmentally friendly and with lesser expenses.</p> <p>Smart homes are the other hot trend on the real estate market that guarantees a property's increase of value with time. The best in this technology is that you can use it in an already built apartment, house or office.</p> <p>The Bulgarian company <strong>Valkrea.House</strong> (<em><a href="https://www.valkrea.house/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.valkrea.house</a></em>) specialises in solutions for wireless smart home systems by established manufacturers of home automation. The company's professionals help you to choose the best way to transform your property into a smart home. The popular systems of Apple, Google and Amazon are targeted solely to the end consumer. If you opt for them, you need to buy and set up separately a number of compatible devices. Valkrea.House offers a more effective solution by offering as a service to install the integrated systems of ABB, Busch-Jaeger, Gira, Jung and Bosch. They are compatible with Apple, Google and Amazon, but are safer and better integrated in the property. These systems allow Valkrea.House to tailor optimised solutions to both individual clients who want a smart home with minimal intervention on the already finished interior design, as well as developers and architects who want to offer to their clients high quality of construction, innovation and high energy efficiency. Valkrea.House also works with these producers' designers lines for a bigger choice in creation of unique interiors. Aiming to cover more client inquiries and requirements, Valkrea.House also offers solutions from Homey, the absolute smart devices communication protocol integrator, and the Z-Wave system of Fibaro.</p> <p>The most important rule in investment in property in 2020 is to work with developers, brokers, agencies, engineers, architects and providers with established reputation that has stood the test of time. The pandemic put pressure on the whole chain of construction and realisation of properties, and in such environment only specialists with experience and high ethical standards can thrive. Just like any other crisis before and after, this one will, too, clean the market from companies and brokers who are unable to offer quality service and products, a positive effect from which savvy investors should benefit from on time.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-163" hreflang="en">Issue 163</a> <a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/268" hreflang="en">real estate</a> <a href="/index.php/taxonomy/term/269" hreflang="en">property in Bulgaria</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=116&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="aZAxh26HpGVp_f_Gn-jiPuT3maPs2cbQWX-1tv2qeRE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 05:21:23 +0000 DimanaT 116 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/property-bulgaria-opportunity-smart-investors-116#comments THE POWER TO CREATE https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/power-create-142 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">THE POWER TO CREATE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/31/2020 - 07:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Contemporary architecture has the potential to meet the needs of tomorrow</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In days when it seems that the world has stopped stopped in its tracks, we begin to pay attention to details which until recently we found of little significance. Millions of families who now have to work and study at home discover the limitations and opportunities of their homes. The apartments and houses that until recently were residential space only, now need to replace the workplaces, the schools, the universities.</p> <p>This historical moment is an opportunity for us to reevaluate the role of well designed and structured residential, office, sale and administrative buildings. What unites them is the feel of space and tranquility they inspire into the visitor and the inhabitant. They have clearly organised separate zones and spaces; the used materials allow to easily maintain impeccable order and hygiene. The application of energy efficient and passive construction principles and technologies makes them not only more economical, but also safer.</p> <p>That is why the spring of 2020 is possibly the most convenient time to rethink our relationship with architecture. To notice how important it is for our physical and psychological health, and to pay attention to the professionals who know it in details. Because what is a better period to get informed on who are the best professionals on the market that the one in which we have more time to think, plan and search for a home, office, store that fit the future's requirements for safety and comfort?</p> <p>Quality contemporary architecture gives priority to people's comfort and security while at the same time combining them with care for the environment and nature's resources. At a first glance it seems logical to search for experienced and informed professionals in Sofia, as Bulgaria's capital is a natural magnet for talent. But when you have a broader look you will find that the picture is much more richer.</p> <p>Creators of quality, innovative and modern architecture solutions are not concentrated solely in the big cities&nbsp;– as evident by <strong>V&amp;V Architects</strong> studio (<em>Stara Zagora, 75 Gospodin Mihaylovski St, +359 (0) 898 756 03, Pinterest: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/vvarchitects/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">V&amp;V Architects</a></span>, Facebook: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/vivarchbg" rel="noopener" target="_blank">V&amp;V Architects</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://vivarch.bg/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.vivarch.bg</a></span></em>). Based in one of the most dynamically developing Bulgarian cities, the studio unites young and motivated professionals with rich experience in working on projects in the region and abroad. The expertise and innovative thinking of V&amp;V Architects find application in a wide spectrum of tasks and projects&nbsp;– residential and industrial, commercial and public, interior. The studio's professionals approach each task with their trademark desire to give the best to the particular client and to find the golden mean between the investor's desires and taste, the particularities of the given project and the opportunities of modern materials and technologies. V&amp;V Architects constantly improve themselves. This is seen as well in the fact that they are one of the few studios in Bulgaria using in their work the ВIМ standard for preparation of 3D documentation on the project's installations, outfits and details.</p> <p>Partnership with an architecture studio with a wide portfolio of activities and rich experience is the best way to be sure in the quality of work. The reasons are clear: wide range of expertise, high level of know-how and competence in the latest construction and architecture trends. When working together with a studio we are also assured by the fact that a single team takes care of the complex processes of creating a project and materialising it.</p> <p>You might search for specialists in interior design or for architects capable of managing every stage of design and construction of residential, public or industrial buildings. You will find the solution at <strong>ATM Architects Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, 3 Tsanko Tserkovski St, phone: +02 866 11 18, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.studioatm.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.studioatm.com</a></span></em>). The company is experienced in designing a wide range of projects and its many awards and satisfied clients stood evidence for the quality of its work. Its portfolio includes preliminary survey, architecture design, complex design, consultation, architectural drawing, author's supervision. The professionals at ATM Architects offer more than full solutions. They aim to use natural materials in their spaces in order to achieve the optimal combination of comfort of inhabitance and close contact with nature. The aim of ATM Architects towards architectural solutions with optimal mobility, balance of shapes, materials and spaces, and use of modern technologies makes them a reliable partner to all who look for optimised solutions for their project.</p> <p>When we face the task of designing a more specific space it is recommended to seek the expertise of a narrow specialist.</p> <p>Creating special spaces need professionals' knowledge for achieving the best in design. In this case the design of spa centres is an excellent example confirming that. The founder of <strong>Architectural Studio Intoarch</strong> (<em>Sofia, 2 Emine St, phone: +359 888 220 722, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:office@intoarch.eu">office@intoarch.eu</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:rtiholova@intoarch.eu">rtiholova@intoarch.eu</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.intoarch.eu/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.intoarch.eu</a></span></em>) Arch. Rumiana Tiholova has dedicated her talent to the mission of creating functional and contemporary spa centres with a warm welcoming atmosphere where the visitor feels comfortable and relaxed. In designing spa spaces the studio takes into consideration each stage of the process&nbsp;– from consulting and creating a conception to coordinating with health standards and regulations to author's supervision upon site. That is why it is hardly a surprise that Architect Tiholova's and her team's work stands behind projects in some of the most visited and popular luxury hotels in Bulgaria. The Architectural Studio does not limit its activities to narrow specializing. Its professionals are equally good in the designing of residential and public interiors, also in the design of family houses, holiday properties, public and multifunctional buildings.</p> <p>The birth of the idea for a new building and interior is a pleasure without a match, as before our eyes appears something that will become the everyday residential, working and entertainment environment for a family or for thousands of visitors. Turning an excellent idea into a reality, however, is a demanding task. Yes, the layouts and the catalogues with furniture, materials and equipment appear alluring and promising. But when it comes to solving tasks such as installation construction, finishing and overhaul works, design and commissioning of furniture, and fitting, non-professionals might start to feel overwhelmed with duties and unsolvable problems.</p> <p>Here professionals also prove invaluable.</p> <p>The good architect and interior designer is aware that the final result will be unsatisfactory without author's supervision of every step of project realisation. Architect Nikolina Sergieva has turned this into her personal credo. The founder of <strong>Night Fox Design</strong> architecture and interior design studio (<em>phone: 0888 416 772, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://night-fox.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.night-fox.com</a></span></em>) combines in her work interest in the latest novelties in the field, taste for minimalism and clean lines, interest in small spaces and residential interiors, experience in working on public buildings. She understands that a good interior is possible only when there is a strong connection and communication between designer and client. This is the way to create spaces that reflect best the inhabitants' personal tastes and characters. Satisfactory partnership with Night Fox Design is guaranteed by the packages for architecture and interior design for residential and public buildings that suit the budget, tastes and desires of potential clients. For quality realisation of your new home, it is recommended to use the option with included author's supervision.</p> <p>How will contemporary architecture answer to the new times we are living in? It is hard to make hard prognoses, but some of the changes that are yet to arrive seem logical. The trend towards increased symbiosis of exterior and interior spaces will get stronger. At moments like the current one we realise how important it is to have a quick and easy, but at the same time safe, access to a garden or a larger balcony. That is why future quality projects will offer an easier connection between "in" and "out," allowing both us and our children to enjoy the sun, the grass and even the family vegetable garden without stress and worries.</p> <p>The technologies allowing the creation of a "smart" home and office will continue to develop. The opportunities they give us to control from distance the heating, the lightning and other home systems will help us to decrease our utility bills. A step in this direction will be as well the increased construction of sustainable, passive and energy efficient buildings. The current events convinced us how interconnected is the world we live in and how important our individual actions' consequences can be. Responsibility towards society and environment is not a fad, but an ethical requirement. New technologies allow us to comply without sacrificing our comfort and security. This is win-win situation for everyone&nbsp;– us, the society, the planet.</p> <p>The trend to create at home designated work spaces appeared significantly before 2020. But now it will gain prominence. We might dislike working at the office, but it often has conveniences that lack at home. Contemporary architecture and interior design will start to change this for the gain of the growing number of people who want and can work from home.</p> <p>Times seem uncertain, but architecture is the achievement of human civilisation that embodies the idea of stability and resistance to change. Thanks to it and to the professionals in this field we can rest assured that we will inhabit spaces that are comfortable, safe and good for both our psychological and physical health.</p> </div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-162" hreflang="en">Issue 162</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=142&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Gi91w6AaKqT9rOJRR4AYACGBRd50aonujw32eH7ykoU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:33:23 +0000 DimanaT 142 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/power-create-142#comments CREATING A SPACE WITH ITS OWN SOUL https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/creating-space-its-own-soul-274 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CREATING A SPACE WITH ITS OWN SOUL</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:25</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>When we want a different and comfortable home and office, we choose the advice of the professionals</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Blue. Dark, intensive, on the verge of black. PANTONE 273 C, to be precise. I watch it and I wonder&nbsp;– will I ever be bold enough to paint my bedroom this colour, just like the author of a photo I saw on Pinterest.</p> <p>A difficult question, particularly for a person who loves elegant and practical solutions, but sometimes craves something bold and different. I am not some exception from the rule, on the contrary. Most of people in the developed world feel the same in regard of the spaces they inhabit. Our homes and work places, the hotels where we stay and the restaurants where we dine, the bars where we go with friends and the public buildings where we do administrative or other errands, the museums and galleries where we look at art and artefacts, the stores and malls where we shop&nbsp;– wanting or not, we spend most of our time indoors. This only increases of the role of interiors in our lives.</p> <p>Comfort and safety are the most important requirements a private or public interior should meet. But they are not the only ones. The interior should create the feel of calm. The colour scheme should be coordinated with the natural and artificial light in the room, and furniture should be placed in a way providing optimal functionality. Materials should be of good quality, allowing easy cleaning. Accessories should be carefully used. The balance between current trends, classical principles and the inhabitants' individualities should be achieved. Otherwise the owners of the home and the guests of the hotel, restaurant, store will have the subconscious feel that they are in the catalogue of some manufacturer.</p> <p>As evident from my continuing dilemma regarding the suitability of PANTONE 273 C for my bedroom, the people who are able to create their perfect interior by themselves are not many. If we do not feel able to do this task by ourselves&nbsp;– and particularly if we do, but we have zero previous experience, it is better to look for the services of a professional interior designer.</p> <p>A good interior designer should be able to create new shapes and volumes and to select well colours and textures. Stoyan Pashov from the specialised studio <strong>Synergy Design</strong> (<em>Sofia, 24A Simeonovsko Shose Blvd, phone: 0889 72 72 31, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:info@synergy-design.com">info@synergy-design.com</a></span>, FB: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://bg-bg.facebook.com/pages/category/Company/Synergy-Design-1598951170382348/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Synergy Design</a></span></em>) not only believes in this principle, but also applies it in his practice. When he finishes working on a project, the most important reward for his work is the happy feeling for new life and the experience of a new dimension of beauty by his clients. This is where Stoyan Pashov finds a source of neverending inspiration.</p> <p>Bravery and creativity are two of the key qualities of good designers, especially when the services they offer go beyond the standard. Lazarina Rotarova, founder of <strong>atelier UPGRADE</strong> (<em>phone: 359 89 436 5997, <a href="mailto:artinterior@abv.bg">artinterior@abv.bg</a>, Skype: atelier UPGRADE, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://atelierupgrade.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.atelierupgrade.com</a></span></em>), is such designer. She offers and has introduced to the market nonstandard, artistic solutions in the field of interior design&nbsp;– author's frescoes, stained glass and drawings on a variety of surfaces, product design of furniture and home accessories, complete transformation of interiors. Аtelier UPGRADE is the place to search for consultation about furnitures after individual design, an impressive piece of art for your home, office, hotel or restaurant, or an intriguing interior accessory, like a clock that works counterclockwise. The imagination and enthusiasm of atelier UPGRADE are limitless. Together with the bravery of experimenting with different styles, materials and colours, they are subjected to one thing&nbsp;– the aim that the finished interior or decoration meets the individual taste of the client. Atelier UPGRADE is based in Burgas but accepts commissions from all over Bulgaria and works with clients abroad as well. This is possible thanks to Lazarina Rotarova's skill to build strong connections with the clients, to put their desires first and to work tirelessly until achieving an impeccable aesthetic and practical result.</p> <p>Pinterest, Instagram, specialised magazines and hotels, restaurants and homes we have visited are the usual source of information for the current trends in interiors for most of people. The majority of us see those as fashion we choose for our wardrobe. But just as selection of new clothes, shoes and accessory should be coordinated with our body type, character and lifestyle, so the new "clothes" of the interior should fit its peculiarities and our individuality&nbsp;– and this is a very hard task for someone without the required experience. The professional interior designer is the only person who will identify with ease what would be best for the space that we want to transform.</p> <p>The good interior designer has the talent to "read" the soul of the client and to offer a project that is its most correct reflection&nbsp;– as does <strong>Antoaneta Atanasova</strong> (<em>Sofia, Vitosha, 19 Angel Karaliychev St, phone: 0878 777 797, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://antoanetaatanasova.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.antoanetaatanasova.com</a></span></em>). The moving power behind AA Interior Design studio has established herself as an artist who successfully implements the ideas of individualism and harmony in interior solutions. Antoaneta Atanasova's projects stand out with their modernist style combined with classical elements in the colours and shapes, together with comfort of inhabitation. One look at an interior created by her and her dedicated, competent team is enough for you to feel tranquility, an atmosphere of delicate artistry&nbsp;– and the inhabitants' individuality. In her work Antoaneta Atanasova partners with established companies and suppliers of materials, furniture and equipment. Thus, combining her artistic insight, skill to see the individuality of the client and practical approach towards the layout and the project's implementation, Antoaneta Atanasova creates homes where it is a true pleasure to return.</p> <p>Inspiration, the aim to constantly develop and to look for new challenges are the forces that power <strong>Nikoleta Vidinova</strong> (<em>Sofia, 1 Burel St, phone: +359 888 565 116, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://vidinova.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.vidinova.com</a></span></em>) in her strive to offer intriguing, contemporary and memorable interior solutions. She has a BA in graphic design from New Bulgarian University and MA in Interior Design for Commercial Spaces from Istituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona and has a 7-year diverse experience in both fields. Nikoleta Vidinova does not like to stay at the same concept for long, repeating it indefinitely. Instead, she believes that different styles educate and enrich her, therefore every project is unique and different from the previous one. At the moment she is focused on investment projects. That is why she offers to her clients a rich portfolio of services crafted to the tiniest detail: design concepts and planning along with technical documentation and supervision, 3D-modelling and visualisation, and for advertising purposes – graphic design and pre-press.</p> <p>Building trust between designer and client is key for the successful result of the work on an interior. When you look for a professional, you should by all means browse through their portfolio and already realised projects, and if possible&nbsp;– talk with previous clients. During the initial meeting try to find whether communication between the two of you is flawless.</p> <p>Trust between client and designer is the foundation without which no interior or building project can become a reality&nbsp;– this is the philosophy of <strong>Style Build Group</strong> (<em>Sofia, Mladost 1, 4A Dr Stoyan Chomakov St, phone: 0878 427 698, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://stylebuild.net/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.stylebuild.net</a></span></em>). The company for overhaul, interior design and implementation has rich experience and knows how to prove to its clients that it puts their desires and interest first. Style Build Group works with clearly defined deadlines, and keeps them. The materials, furniture and equipment used in its projects are by proven manufacturers and retailers. The work process is concentrated in Style Build Group, which guarantees that communication between the different teams is smooth, the deadlines are kept and the final implementation is according to the initial design. To stay sure that the reality of the finished project will mirror your desires and the visualisations, opt for the services of SHE DECOR, interior design studio that is a part of Style Build Group. Thanks to this synergy and the high professionalism of the studio's team, Style Build Group is an excellent solution for your new home, office or commercial space.</p> <p>The qualities of a professional are evident in their approach towards clients. <strong>RIM Design Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, 125 Ovche Pole St, phone: 0876 615 091, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://rimdesignstudio.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.rimdesignstudio.com</a></span></em>) is an example of good practice in this respect. The company for complete interior solutions, design, realisation, overhaul and manufacture of furniture is aware that in the modern business world the client sets the rules, requires and chooses. That is why RIM Design Studio has the mission to create pieces of furniture that meet as fully as possible these requirements. The company's specialists understand that everything should be comfortable and cosy to the clients and work with materials of the highest quality, regardless of whether natural wood furniture, beautiful and ergonomic particle board office furniture or cosy MDF home furniture are concerned. The studio's professionals value the time and energy of their clients and keep strictly with the deadlines for production, delivery and installation. Many satisfied corporate clients have trusted RIM Design Studio: Bulstrad Life, Lindner Bulgaria, Bulgaria Mall, Princess Gold, Capital Fort and others.</p> <p>When a designer applies in their creative process not only their competence, but also their inspiration and passion, the results are impressive&nbsp;– as at <strong>Migliore Design</strong> (<em>phone: 0886 47 48 00, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.miglioredesign.bg/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.miglioredesign.bg</a></span>, Facebook: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://bg-bg.facebook.com/MiglioreDesign" rel="noopener" target="_blank">MiglioreDesign</a></span></em>). The interior design studio is a symbiosis of concept project and complex furnishing, and passion is among the moving powers of Migliore Design's professionals. Ambitious, young and in love with their job, they create projects uniting the idea, the realisation and the expectation into a harmonic whole. Their projects for furniture and modules for kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms reveal the unlimited potential of their talent, and the individual solutions for a wide range of interiors impress with their practicality, style and aesthetics. Regardless of whether they are in Bulgaria or abroad, the successfully implemented projects of Migliore Design all share something: each is the best solution possible for its inhabitants.</p> <p>A large company or a small studio? Deciding which professionals to ask for help with your interior can be determined by many factors. The large company has a bigger expertise and capacity. Boutique ones, however, rely on personal approach, creativity and desire for experiment.</p> <p>In 2017, fellow students and friends Nina Ilieva and Denitsa Berberska decided to follow the dream of their youth and to create their own interior design studio. Since then, <strong>Diferente Design Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, Students Town, 11 Dimitar Stefanov St, Denitsa Berberska: +359 888 668 571, Nina Ilieva: +359 887 302 776, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://diferentedesign.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.diferentedesign.com</a></span></em>) has embodied their desire to create original interiors that reflect the character, desires and individuality of their clients. The boutique studio offers solutions for both private and public interiors. Each creation of the Nina Ilieva and Denitsa Berberska tandem is born after careful study of the client's character, selection of interior design trends that fit it best, and artistic inspiration bringing the unique element of individuality which turns a space into a home with its distinct style, spirit and feel of cosiness.</p> <p>When you work with a young designer you need to be sure that your partner is a professional with enough experience, vision for current trends and taste for the new&nbsp;– like <strong>Marina Ivanova</strong> (<em>phone: 0887 785 260, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.interiorstudio-m.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.interiorstudio-m.com</a></span></em>). Accumulating both experience and expertise with one of the best designers in Varna, in her own practice Marina Ivanova is powered by her strive for innovation, her knowledge, an established network of suppliers and partners, and, of course, the desires of her clients. She has designed residential as well as retail and public interiors. She knows the best products on the market and the latest trends in style, colours and materials, and she knows how to use these to create solutions that fit the taste and the personal preferences of the clients. All of these make Marina Ivanova a reliable partner to everyone who wants to turn their ideas into a comfortable, modern and individual interior with its own atmosphere.</p> <p>The good designer is aware that furniture and accessories are far from all that can bring individuality into an interior.</p> <p>Details are the key for the creation of an individual interior that stays in the memory&nbsp;– and the professionals at studio <strong>Cozy. Design</strong> (<em>phone: + 359 884 178 692, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://cozydesign.bg/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.cozydesign.bg</a></span></em>) have turned this into a form of true art. What makes the studio to stand out is the skill to put spatial planning before decoration and to create impressive accents in the interior. Cozy. Design is fluent in the current trend for use of 3D elements of plaster, ceramics, polyurethane, and uses them to create modern, but timeless interiors. Attached on the wall in the living room, the office or the bedroom, used as an accent in spaces such as the bathroom or in furniture, 3D elements create the feel of volume. They change with the play of daylight or the artificial lightning in the room and bring in the interior elegance and style, regardless of whether they are in a provocative colour or blend with their environment for more subtle effect. Cozy. Design offers the full range of services connected to the transformation of an interior&nbsp;– design, author's supervision, overhaul, design, manufacture and assembly of furniture and ceilings, project management.</p> <p>Selection of the most suitable pieces of furniture for the interior can hardly be overestimated&nbsp;– they have to provide the needed comfort, but also to bring joy to the eyes and to not appear aged, worn out and irrelevant after a couple of years.</p> <p>The Italian tradition in furniture design is among the most respected in the world, and deservedly so. When Italian furniture and interior design are concerned, concepts like quality, elegance and modern exquisiteness are not empty words, but a charming reality. We find it at the new showroom of <strong>Nido Furniture Stores</strong> (<em>Sofia, 120 Cherni Vrah Blvd, www.nido.bg, FB: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://bg-bg.facebook.com/nidobg" rel="noopener" target="_blank">nidobg</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.novamobili.it/en" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.novamobili.it</a></span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.cucinelube.it/it/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.cucinelube.it</a></span></em>). There are exhibited the latest offers by two Italian brands that are synonyms of quality and beauty. The LUBE kitchens open limitless opportunities to shape this important space at home. Modern and elegant, in a variety of colours, materials, doos, handles, shelfs and worktops, they allow us to create our dream space not only for cooking and eating, but also for meeting friends, having fun with the family and relaxation. Creativity is the keyword for the development of the Novamobili wardrobes, shelves and furniture&nbsp;– creativity in the skill to use all available space without sacrificing quality of life and aesthetics. Novamobili furniture provides us with the space we need for seasonal clothes, books and all other items that we need but that we do not have to see or use every day. In short, if you want to change your home and make it more comfortable, a visit to new Nido's store is a must.</p> <p>What are the most important rooms in a home? Whatever your personal preferences are, one has to admit that no home is finished without the bathroom and the kitchen. Interior designer <strong>Daniela Kostova</strong> (<em>Sofia, 229 Botevgradsko Shose Blvd, phone: +359 888 985 526, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:didi@jessica.bg">didi@jessica.bg</a></span>, <a href="https://dibla.com/user/di44-abv-bg" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.dibla.com/user/di44-abv-bg</a></em>) offers solutions to all matters regarding creation of modern, comfortable, individual kitchens and bathrooms in a variety of classical and trendy styles. Clients who prefer her competent help can rely on unique, practical and modern solutions not only for bathrooms and kitchens, but also complete interiors.</p> <p>The living room and the bedroom cannot be described as cosy or comfortable if they lack soft furniture that is of quality, beautiful and invites for relaxation. The solutions of the Romanian company <strong>MobilaDalin</strong> are already on the Bulgarian market with stores in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Ruse and Plovdiv (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><a href="https://www.mobiladalin.bg/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.mobiladalin.bg</a></em></span>). The sofas, chairs and beds by MobilaDalin combine the aim for technical perfection with the desire for innovation. Each product of the family company is created with the thought of the comfort of the person who is going to use it, but also for their attractive design that is simultaneously current and immune to the changes of fashion. Some of the collections are influenced by the style of traditional Romanian furniture, while others follow the current international trends. The MobilaDalin furniture is offered in a variety of materials, textures and colours, which makes them the perfect solution for anyone who wants a unique and individual interior. Finish your renovated space with an elegant carpet of natural wool from the MobilaDalin collection.</p> <p>When the perfect home for you means a place that is like from a fairly tale, you need <strong>Kristiano Brussardi</strong> (<em>Sofia, 86A Bulgaria Blvd, phone:089 687 1704, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://kristianobrussardi.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.kristianobrussardi.com</a></span>, Facebook: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://bg-bg.facebook.com/SHOWROOM.KRISTIANO.BRUSSARDI/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">SHOWROOM.KRISTIANO.BRUSSARDI</a></span></em>), a salon for luxury classical and Baroque furniture. Memorable details, splendid damasks, gilt and rich ornamentation, accessories and paintings: the offers at Kristiano Brussardi turn the home into a space of high class and modern comfort. The furniture is unique, of massive wood and high-quality MDF, and transforms each room. The delicate console tables bring elegance in the vestibule and impress the visitor as soon as they enter your home. The classical sofas for living rooms combine luxury and comfort, and the hand-painted cabinets and the sets for dining room create atmosphere of aristocratic exquisiteness. In lavish Baroque or in frivolous Rococo style, the bedroom furniture makes you feel as a royalty. As a complete interior solution or as a memorable accessory, Kristiano Brussardi's offers unfailingly impress the visitor and bring the home's inhabitants the feel of cosiness, luxury and uniqueness.</p> <p>Custom-made furniture is one of the ways for us to be sure that our home stands out with its own appearance, style and atmosphere. When we look for a table that embodies the notions of beauty, uniqueness and practicality, <strong>KV Design</strong> (S<em>ofia, 41 Shipka St, phone: +359 885 207 568, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://kvdesign-bg.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.kvdesign-bg.com</a></span></em>) is among the first names that come to mind. The studio produces custom-made coffee, dining and side tables from high-quality materials, and each element of them is made by hand for hours. With the help of epoxy resin they recreate in a table the beauty of massive wood, while preserving its shape and character. This approach opens a world of new opportunities for creation of furniture that is truly one of its kind.</p> <p>We all love returning home and want its interior to be impeccable, but we often forget the tiny detail that most of our active time is spent in the office. Unfortunately, too many companies are still into the already compromised concept for large open shared spaces defined by lack of personal space and the noise of other peoples' conversations.</p> <p>When the office is designed by <strong>Helen Koss Interiors</strong> studio (<em>Sofia, 47 Zlatovrah St, phone: +359 888 234 120, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.helenkoss.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">www.helenkoss.com</a></span></em>) you can be sure that the space will be friendly, inspiring and functional. In short, Helen Koss Interiors creates workspaces where the employees feel like individuals and not like cogs in the corporate mechanism. The studio's professionals know how to create offices that inspire creative thinking and boost productivity. They achieve this by applying their concept for Data Driven Design, with the special attention they pay to noise reduction and with their flexibility when searching for solutions. Thanks to their expertise the offices transform into pleasant and comfortable spaces with their own individuality, where work becomes pleasure and fun.</p> </div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-158" hreflang="en">Issue 158</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=274&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="5mF1AQi1zyVAq21jQb-cngdGJm97tvmeo2RL85JMvtk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:25:10 +0000 DimanaT 274 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/creating-space-its-own-soul-274#comments AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PEOPLE https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/environment-people-409 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PEOPLE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:05</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Contemporary Bulgarian architecture searches for the balance between aesthetics, care for the environment and for the inhabitants</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the past few years Bulgaria experiences a boom in construction of residential, administrative, sport, industrial, shopping and other buildings. The main trends taking shape in this process mirror the global trends in development of architecture, interior design, materials. After the overregulated and monotone architecture of Communist Bulgaria and the chaotic development of the 1990s and the 2000s, the Bulgarian architecture in the 2010s is interesting, up-to-date, innovative and responsible to the society and the environment.</p> <p>What caused this change? On the one hand, the 2009 property market crisis healed the sector. When it ended, only the most adequate and prepared architecture studios have survived and consequently developed. The developers, for their part, realised that they could attract new buyers only with impeccably designed and materialised projects. On the other hand, Bulgarian architects, developers and end clients are now better informed on the novelties and the interesting solutions in existence around the world. They travel more, want to know more and aim to recreate the global trends on Bulgarian soil. An increasing number of developers and clients are looking for interesting and up-to-date solutions for their projects, offices, homes, stores and others. The local architecture studios are prepared to provide those and are able to engage in the development of a project the full range of specialists in the field of design and construction. As a result, contemporary Bulgarian architecture is no more lagging behind, but is an equal participant in the global processes.</p> <p>The international trends in contemporary architecture for their part include the aim for sustainability and high energy efficiency, combination of diverse styles and influences, creativity, clear lines but not soullessness, and functionality.</p> <h4>M-Sintez Architecture Studio: To design a dream</h4> <p>Construction of a building is a complicated and hard process where true professionalism means achieving a combination of aesthetic appearance, good functionality and connection to the environment, and individuality. The professionals at <strong>M-Sintez Architecture Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, 13 Midzhur St, floor 1, apartment 1, phones: 02 963 17 32, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://msintez.wixsite.com/m-sintez" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.msintez.wixsite.com/m-sintez</a></span></em>) know how to achieve that. They offer the full range of services connected to construction of a building, and stay with the client at every stage of the process. With M-Sintez you won't need to worry for things like geodetic survey, installation design or interior design, landscaping or work with the administration – the studio will take care of these all. M-Sintez is not only aware that the harmonic blend of shape, aesthetics and functionality is achievable, but is also able to do it. The studio balances work on a wide range of projects in a diversity of fields and participation in architecture competitions that keeps the professionals in it in top condition.</p> <p>Architecture and interior solutions must take in consideration the materials of which they will be realised. In the recent years the professionals in the field have experimented with new technological solutions that allow flexibility, functionality and reliability. They have a wide application and can be adapted to fit the desires of the designer and the client. A result of long years of development, the new construction materials perform excellently in extreme conditions and are very pleasing aesthetically.</p> <h4>MI Concrete: Concrete's new face</h4> <p>Until recently concrete was a material that had mainly constructive function and was best kept far from the eyes. <strong>MI Concrete</strong> (<em>phone: +359 889 346 460, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.miconcrete.eu/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.miconcrete.eu</a></span></em>) changed this dramatically. MIcrete® , an ultra high performance concrete developed by the company, is the material you need to unleash your creativity while resting assured that your project will be durable and good value for money. MIcrete® is denser than common concrete, has low water absorption and higher resistance to sharp temperature changes, and has an impeccable surface. It is stronger and allows the production of thinner elements thus reducing weight and allowing manufacture of thinner surfaces. Even its colour can be adapted to the needs of the particular project and the creative vision of the architect and the client. For what can you use MIcrete®? Your imagination is your only limitation. The superconcrete by MI Concrete is an excellent solution for manufacture of facade panels, interior elements, decorative walls and even accessories. Partnership with MI Concrete is the best way to be sure that the MIcrete® elements that you want perfectly reflect your ideas. The company's architects know the material inside and out and will create the optimal project in regard of shape, execution and price.</p> <p>One of the driving forces for development of architecture in Bulgaria is the arrival on the local market of established international manufacturers of building materials, furniture, home accessories. This provides the Bulgarian clients with the full range of advantages of the latest developments in the field that are energy efficient, aesthetic, spare the environment and provide maximum comfort of inhabitation.</p> <h4>Alu König Stahl: Latest generation of glazing</h4> <p>The new generation of glazing systems by <strong>Alu König Stahl</strong> (<em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.alukoenigstahl.bg/bg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.alukoenigstahl.bg</a></span></em>) is actively developed towards improvement of both thermoinsulation capabilities and design, which reduces the area of visible profiles while increasing the glass area. Thus, the improved thermal comfort is combined with an access of more daylight in the rooms. The company also develops options for openable large-scale windows that have become increasingly popular in current architecture. The design of the new systems allows for a part of the casing to remain hidden, invisibly integrated into the profiles. This is particularly relevant for door hinges and self-closing machines. Thus the only element remaining visible are the doorknobs, which are offered by Alu König Stahl in elegant variants in a number of attractive colours. The profiles are used as an outline that underlines the glazing, instead of as a separate construction. Combined with well-selected sunscreening mechanisms, the windows become an important functional and architectural element in modern construction.</p> <p>The responsibility towards nature and the design of an environment where the inhabitant feels comfortable are among the leading principles of contemporary architecture. The trend for use of sustainably sourced natural materials is becoming increasingly popular in interiors. Natural materials such as wood, stone, living greenery give the inhabitants a feel of tranquility and contact with nature, and on the top of that they look really well.</p> <h4>Forest Design And Architecture Studio: The power of nature</h4> <p>Contemporary architecture is looking for new ways to restore our broken connection with nature and <strong>Forest Design And Architecture Studio</strong> (<em>phone: +359 878 53 98 46, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.forestdesignbg.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.forestdesignbg.com</a></span>, FB: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Forest-design-by-arch-Aleksandra-Atanasova-2131772977086038/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Arch.Aleksandra.Atanasova</a>, Instagram: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/forest.design.architecture/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Forest.Design.Architecture</a></span></em>) is an example for a good practice in this respect. Architect Aleksandra Atanasova designs projects and panels of natural materials: Scandinavian moss, vintage cork bark, white, oak and black birch bark. Installed on walls, ceilings, sliding doors and others, they bring in the home and the office the feel of contact with living nature and soothe, improve concentration and even productivity. Their maintenance is easy and doesn't ask for a lot of financial resources, their applications are many, and their print on the environment is minimal. The bark is from trees that are not cut down and Scandinavian moss is an excellent alternative to expensive green walls with complicated irrigation system and maintenance, as well as to walls with artificial plastic greenery.</p> <p>The variety of solutions in contemporary Bulgarian architecture is united by the aim for sustainability, creativity, blending of styles, influences, materials. Thanks to this today we have the opportunity to live in a functional environment that fits the needs of the individua, the family, the company, the society, where nature and human live in harmony, stress is reduced and the impact on environment is minimised.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-151" hreflang="en">Issue 151</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=409&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="243ahJiLSS3VgWxOeV7dskkPQhNPOGrR9rt0tjY15js"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 02 May 2019 08:05:52 +0000 DimanaT 409 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/environment-people-409#comments DESIGN THIS https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/design-533 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DESIGN THIS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:01</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Good architects and interior designers are the professionals we cannot without</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Architecture is one of the most exciting and important creations of human ingenuity. It is simultaneously a technical discipline and a form of art. It surrounds us at every step we make: it is in our homes, it defines the appearance of the buildings and towns where we live and work. It is inbuilt in the very idea of human civilisation and is a part of history of art, of a nation's identity, of the maps of historical and tourist sites. It can communicate political ideas such as democracy, humanism, care for the environment&nbsp;– or their complete opposites. Yet, it is at the same time an expression of engineering achievements, technological progress and innovation in the field of materials. It also influences human behaviour, from how people move in a certain environment to the mood of the inhabitant of a certain home or office to its use as a symbol of status, individuality, character.</p> <p>Architecture is both an aesthetic achievement and a pragmatical solution that everyone, sooner or later, should make, be it when starting an overhaul of their home's interior, when thinking on what apartment to buy, on how to organise their office or in what building to invest their money.</p> <p>Due to their high specialisation, architectural solutions are something that is best left to the professionals. In Bulgaria there are already representatives of international architecture studios that combine reputation and expertise of an established brand with eagerness for innovation and knowledge of local market and the peculiarities of the local environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>SGI Architects and Masterplanners: The advantage of international expertise</h4> <p>Sustainability, international experience and local talent: <strong>SGI Architects and Masterplanners</strong> (<em>Sofia, 102 Bulgaria Blvd, Business Centre Bellissimo, Block A, 10th floor, phone: +359 2419 9059, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://stephengeorgeint.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.stephengeorgeint.com</a></span></em>) has plenty of advantages. Since its establishment in 2009 as a franchise of Stephen George and Partners (UK), SGI creates memorable, practical and bold projects in the fields of masterplanning and design of residential, industrial and retail buildings, interior design and mixed use projects. In each of its projects SGI applies a closed loop concept of work: conceptual design, architectural and engineering design, interior design and building quality control. Part of the company is also a multi-disciplinary engineering team that guarantees quality and expertly performed job, and improved communication. The SGI specialists apply practical approach to each task. They combine the design with the commercial part of their work, they are creative in demanding situations and aim to deliver to their clients the best possible product. The SGI projects embody intelligent idea and impeccable realisation, sustainability and innovative solutions. That is why it is hardly a surprise that SGI today is among the leading companies in its field in Bulgaria and has participated in the development of hundreds of projects in this country and internationally.</p> <p>Sustainability is one of contemporary architecture's hot trends as an increasing number of people and companies realise the responsibility that our civilisation and lifestyle have to the planet as a whole. As a result were developed and continue to be developed interesting and efficient solutions that save resources and don't harm the environment. The so-called green building is making its way into Bulgaria as well.</p> <h4>Triple Green Building Group: Unleashing green building's potential</h4> <p>Sustainable development for the construction sector and expertise in the field of LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and EDGE certification are the key competences of the professionals at <strong>Triple Green Building Group</strong> (<em>Sofia, 58 Tsanko Tserkovski St, phone: +359 899 009 339, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.triplegreengroup.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.triplegreengroup.com</a></span></em>), a US company with a branch in Bulgaria. The firm offers consulting, administration and management of sustainable construction projects, as well as certification services for LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and EDGE standards for a wide circle of specialists in the field of construction, state administration, the NGO sector. In Bulgaria, Triple Green Building Group is behind the realisation of international green certificates for impressive projects such as Synergy Tower, Vittorio Positano, NV Tower, Sofia Tech One, BPS Building 15 and Balkan Business Centre, and the only children's museum in Eastern Europe, Muzeiko. When working on a project, the professionals at Triple Green Building Group pay special attention not only on its sustainability, but also on its connectedness with its environment and space, and the budget of the partnering organisation in order to achieve the best synchronisation between innovation, effect and sustainability.</p> <p>Designing of a building and an environment is also a responsibility towards the people who will inhabit them. Good architects always have that in mind when they work on a project, and create spaces with human dimensions where the inhabitants feel comfortable, liberated, relaxed. Such attitude is preferred by clever property developers because in this business the satisfied client and the quality of the product are crucial for the success of the investment.</p> <h4>studio CREATIVE: Future found its shape</h4> <p><strong>studio CREATIVE</strong> (<em>Sofia, 33 Lerin St, office 1, phone: +359 894 304 318; <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://studiocreative.bg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.studiocreative.bg</a></span></em>) is an architecture studio that sees architecture as a form of art which is directly engaged with society and environment creation thus helping each one of us to feel better when communicating with it. That is why studio CREATIVE architects take care to create interesting and innovative solutions for each of their projects. The work style of studio CREATIVE stands out with attention to quality and personal attitude to each stage of the investment process. The studio has successfully realised dozens of projects, the latest of which are the BUDILNIK and COMFORT RESIDENCE residential buildings and KANSO complex in Sofia.</p> <p>Architecture studios offering the full range of solutions for each stage of design, construction and realisation are a useful option because of their "all under one roof" concept. Experience, successfully realised projects, satisfied clients and quality certificates are details one should pay attention to when choosing such a company.</p> <h4>ATM Studio: Experience matters</h4> <p>Architect Ivaylo Mishev founded the <strong>ATM</strong> studio for design, architecture and planning (<em>Sofia, 3 Tsanko Tserkovski St, phone +02 866 11 18, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.studioatm.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.studioatm.com</a></span></em>) in 1990, and ever since he has always proved that experience is crucial for the successful realisation of a project. АТМ offers a full range of services: from general planning, masterplanning, sustainable planning and green design to interior design and project management to financial analysis and consultancy. The company's multidisciplinary team knows how to deal with every situation and how to find an effective solution for every requirement and need of the client. АТМ is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified and the physical evidence for the quality of its work are the scores of successfully finished residential, administrative, public, industrial buildings. Many of ATM's projects have won and were selected for a number of competitions.</p> <p>Interior design has its own rules, particularly in work spaces. Every office has its own dynamics that reflect the essence of the business, the number of the employees, the particular spaces, the company image. Good architects have all of these in mind when they create interiors which reflect the business activity of a company and inspire employees to feel relaxed, motivated, effective.</p> <h4>Cholakov-Gongalov Architects: The studio that your office needs</h4> <p>When you are looking for an interior that will be developed in accordance with your company's corporate identity, call <strong>Cholakov-Gongalov Architects</strong> studio (<em>Sofia, 1 Tri Ushi St, phone: +359 896 811 711, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://cholakov-gongalov.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.cholakov-gongalov.com</a></span></em>). Established in 2012 by architects Viktor Cholakov and Dimitar Gongalov, the studio has rich experience in creation of interiors that meet the needs and budget of a company. Something more, Cholakov-Gongalov can turn into an interior the very soul and identity of the firm, making the space a pleasant and comfortable work environment that reflects the corporate philosophy, goals and ambitions. The studio's satisfied clients are to be found in many countries around the world, from Bulgaria and Germany to the UK and the USA to the Middle East. Whatever the nature of the task they are working on, the professionals at Cholakov-Gongalov Architects always put first the client's requirements and needs. The studio is in constant contact with its clients at every step of the project and offers a full range of services in the fields of architectural projects and interior design. Cholakov-Gongalov Architects don't restrain themselves to office spaces only, they manage equally well in solutions for residential and public interiors.</p> <p>Thanks to the combination of responsible attitude toward both environment and the people who are going to inhabit a particular space, of innovation and creative thinking, contemporary architecture provides us with solutions that are intriguing, new, aesthetic, practical&nbsp;– a true achievement of our civilisation.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-150" hreflang="en">Issue 150</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=533&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="WPYa0fbaF_6sFv1PemcjCsjvMP-IxYxDei87MBD3t0s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:01:08 +0000 DimanaT 533 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/design-533#comments CODE WORD: HOME https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/code-word-home-568 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CODE WORD: HOME</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 12/23/2018 - 10:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Quality gated communities are the hot trend of 2019</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Quality dominates the property market in Sofia in 2019. The price rise is calming down which means stability and predictability that provide a buyers' market. Clients now look for better layouts and quality of construction and for more convenient location, regardless of whether they want a home or a profitable investment.</p> <p>Gated residential communities deservedly became one of the most sought after properties on the market. This is hardly a surprise. Limited access and use of technology and life guards guarantee much better security for the residents. Living in such property is also much calmer because of the way the inhabitants are selected. In gated communities live less people, and they are at the same social level. This creates a feel of community and sharing, of human contact. It seems that with moving to a gated community the modern person returns to the quieter times when all neighbours knew their names and helped one another, while their children grew up together, creating friendships for life.</p> <p>Gated communities are a comfortable and effective solution to one of the biggest problems of the modern citizen. They are located outside of the centre, far from the pollution, the traffic jams and the noise. Their proximity to major roads makes them comfortable regardless of in which part of Sofia their inhabitants work. The complexes often have houses that provides much more freedom and feel for tranquility. There are green spaces and amenities such as gyms, swimming pools and others.</p> <p>When you are choosing in which residential complex your next home or investment will be, the right first step is to partner with a property agency that knows the market well and understands your needs.</p> <p>"Thracia Properties team consists of highly educated professionals and works with a wide circle of partners&nbsp;– lawyers, notaries, bank and credit inspectors, architects, engineers, licensed estimators, builders," explains Krasimira Williams, owner and manager of <strong>Thracia Properties</strong> agency (<em>Sofia, 36 Pavel Krasov St, phone: 0884 556 480, <a href="http://www.thraciaproperties.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.thraciaproperties.com</span></a></em>). "The values of our company culture rest on the principles of propriety, responsibility, honesty, individual approach, dedication, respect and professionalism." Among the new developments in Sofia Thracia Properties recommend the gated community Gorublyane Central. "The complex consists of 5 detached low energy houses with own gardens, it in Sofia yet close to nature," explains Krasimira Williams. "The architecturе, the construction and the finishing of the houses are in accordance with the highest standards. The location provides comfortable connections via Tsarigradsko Shose and Samokovsko Shose boulevards and the ring road. Gorublyane is a neighbourhood of houses with gardens, which guarantees tranquility, greenery and vistas to the Vitosha and the Lozenska mountains. The proximity of mountains, mineral pools, tennis courts, the Pancharevo Lake and Iskar Dam offers healthy lifestyle and options for sport and relaxation. The neighbourhood is friendly and quiet, in it your can relax after a stressful day and your children can play outside calm and happy."</p> <p>Sofia's southern neighbourhoods are for now the preferred place for development of gated communities. The proximity of the Vitosha mountain with its clean air, and the easy communications are one of the main reasons for the interest in this part of the city.</p> <p>"The properties in <strong>Beverly Park gated development</strong> (<a href="http://beverlypark.bg" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>www.beverlypark.bg</em></span></a>) provide you with an excellent opportunity for relaxed life in a luxury environment with plenty of amenities. The access control, the CCTV and the live guards guarantee security and peace of mind," says Daniela Gocheva, sales manager at <strong>Prime Developments International</strong>. “Beverly Park ensures a lifestyle full of style, comfort and extras! Its residents will benefit from clean air and beautiful mountain views in close proximity to “Vitosha” National Park, as well as fast and easy access to the city centre. The territory of the complex has an impressive beautifully landscaped private park with rich greenery and water features, outdoor swimming pool, children's playground and many places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The residents can also benefit from sauna, steam room, massage parlour, gym and relaxation area, and a club for family events and children's games."</p> <p>Indeed, what could be better than a gated community: to have your own abode of tranquility and quiet so close to the big city.&nbsp;</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-147-148" hreflang="en">Issue 147-148</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=568&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="ZxqocHslal4dvV8R3amIkG2IgV2pBBTYg7zqoSDWIm0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:15:54 +0000 DimanaT 568 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/code-word-home-568#comments GAME OF IDEAS https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/game-ideas-581 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GAME OF IDEAS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Imagination knows no limits. But only a good interior designer can turn it into a charming reality</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I I recently visited the renovated home of close friends, but after I was showed around and we sat for a coffee in the living room, I felt something strange. There was something odd, but I couldn't put my finger on what was it.</p> <p>"We decided to paint in the colour of the year. A sort of purple. To remember us that it is also the year when our daughter was born," my friend said as she noticed my puzzlement and she showed me the wall where the family photos hang in their minimalistic frames. "It looked well on theory, but when we saw the actual colour... we decided to change it straightaway."</p> <p>Now, when I knew the story, I understood what was not right in the room. The pale grey, hastily chosen to replace the unsuccessful attempt of 18-3838 Ultra Violet by PANTONE® to fit into this space, also didn't look at its place.</p> <p>This little snippet of everyday life exemplifies well the risks we take when we decide to renew our home or to self-make the interior of our new home, shop, office. The very activity provokes our imagination. In our mind appear gorgeous, impressive and bold combinations of colours, fabrics, pieces of furniture, accessories. We page through magazines, we search inspiration and ideas in the Internet, we remember interiors that have impressed us and we try to recreate them on our territory. When we reach the moment of materialising these ideas into the real world, however, we hit a wall. We discover that selecting paints and materials is a challenge. That we have no idea in which corner to put the sofa and what would be the right lightning for the children's room. We hesitate whether is it a good idea to tear down wall beween the living room and the kitchen and what flooring to choose for the corridor.</p> <p>Thus, thanks to personal experience, we realise that furnishing a space is a lot more than bringing some pieces of furniture in it. This process is a challenge and a task whose solution, when done right, helps us to feel comfortable in an interior, brings us freedom, tranquility and the sense of security, and at the same time is relevant to the current trends and the latest technologies.</p> <p>Most of the people are not able to deal with such task alone. That is why today, when the market is overflowing with a diversity of furniture, accessories and home technology, so many interiors look the same.</p> <p>This realisation shouldn't discourage us. When home renovation or change is planned, the best action is to seek the help of a professional interior designer.</p> <p>Such service is far from a caprice for people with a lot of (disposable) money. Consider this: no matter how strongly we believe that Google is the answer to all our questions, we actually live in a world of narrow specialisation. Profiled skills and knowledge are both valuable and needed. You won't go to a doctor who hasn't graduated and will not trust your child to a school with unsatisfactory results, will you? In the same way, an interior designer is a professional without whom we cannot make our home cosy, comfortable and modern. They are able to analyse the interior, decide on what and where can be done and improved, what is the natural light and how to create a layout, what zones to define. They will select not the colours that are in fashion, but the ones that fit the best the particular interior. And will know from where to source new furniture, which of your old belongings to keep, how to refresh and diversify the accessories. With them you can rest assured that you won't need to ask the house-painters to repaint the wall.</p> <p>Happily, the number of people who value the need of good interior designers is on the rise.</p> <p>What specifically can we gain from work with an interior designer? First and foremost, it is the personal attitude towards the project. Mutual understanding and trust between the two sides in the process is key for the successful transformation of an interior. <strong>EXTRAVAGANCE design</strong> (<em>Sofia, 106 Bulgaria Blvd, Building A3, Burgas, Lazur, block 163,&nbsp;<a href="http://extravagancedesign.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.extravagancedesign.com</span></a></em>) is an interior design studio, specialised in interior design of houses, apartments, offices and public spaces of all types. It professionally provides complete management and realisation of interior projects, furniture design and spacial layout planning. The studio was established in 2009 and is now among the most dynamically developing Bulgarian companies for interior design. The direction of its work is focused mainly on creation of boutique interiors, practical design solutions and innovative concepts. Relying on its experience, the studio succeeded in creating a stable network of partnerships that guarantees the successful realisation of every project– from the presentation of the interior visualisation to its realisation in practice. Trust the studio and you can be sure that EXTRAVAGANCE design will give you just what you are looking for, to the last detail.</p> <p>Realisation of an interior project is a complex task in which should be considered scores of details. The project's author should be able to think in perspective, having not only a clear spatial vision, but also knowing how the interior they have created will look in different weather and lightning, and how will it change with the passing years.</p> <p>A good interior designer should be able to create new shapes and volumes and to select well colours and textures, Stoyan Pashov from the specialised studio <strong>Synergy Design</strong> (<em>Sofia, 24A Simeonovsko Shose Blvd, phone: 0889 72 72 31, &nbsp;<a href="mailto:info@synergy-design.com">info@synergy-design.com</a>, &nbsp;FB: <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/DesignTachoStoianPashov2012/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&amp;eid=ARBTV7-onOw8kgLhbWQ-_jkqFFHSFh4eEqQCbVKrUpKfpE1XeFXtvuvXkYAseQOlWRPWQNnp8MWXj7O_" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Synergy Design</a></span></em>) not only believes in this principle, but also applies it in his practice. When he finishes working on a project, the most important reward for his work is the happy feeling for new life and the experience of a new dimension of beauty by his clients. This is where Stoyan Pashov finds a source of neverending inspiration.</p> <p>Good interior designer is aware of the power of colours and their influence on the mood of the people who will inhabit the space. Warm nuances make the space sunnier, while cold ones bring a feel of certain distance. Light tones optically enlarge the space, and dark ones make it look more compact. Contrasts create the feel of diversity. Colour accents&nbsp;– a brightly painted wall or accessories, bring in individuality and character. Aggressive colours are particularly suitable for this, but one should be careful with their choice and location. A room with bright red walls, yellow curtains and lilac furniture might be the source of positive energy for some people, but other might see it only as a migraine trigger.</p> <p>In the past few years the colour trends are towards cleaner, minimalistic style in the so-called Scandinavian design. But it is here where the danger of ending up with a monotone interior is the biggest. A good designer will help you avoid making such mistake, with carefully deciding on the best colour scheme and diversifying the dominating white, black, grey, beige, with other hues that either pleasantly contrast or complement them.</p> <p>Creative thinking is a must for any good interior designer. When it is lacking, the space becomes a copy of so many others and, although imperceptibly, it begins to deprive the people who use it of their personality. With the professionals of <strong>Base Design</strong> (<em>Sofia, 22 Prof. Dr. Dimitar Atanasov St,&nbsp;phone: +359 883 368 498, <a href="http://www.basedesign.bg" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.basedesign.bg</span></a></em>) you will never be afraid of standard solutions. The young team of the interior design studio is widely specialised, experienced and full with desire and talent to create one-of-a-kind, but functional spaces. With equal inspiration and experience, Base Design develops solutions for residential and public spaces, restaurants, shops. Each of them fits the needs of the people who are going to use it. The people of Base Design, however, don't strive only to functionality. The studio's designers create memorable interiors where current trends and classical solutions combine in a harmony of colours, fabrics, structures.</p> <p>The task of interior designer inevitably includes "decoding" the space and the ability to see how it can be adapted in a way that makes it both functional and individual. Zones differentiating is an important step in this process. Every square centimetre of the space should have clearly defined function or functions that answer the needs of the inhabitants.</p> <p>Contemporary construction often presents us with the challenge to deal with nonstandard spaces: ceiling that is too high or low, strange angles and nooks. Experienced interior designers can "soften" the strangeness of such spaces or choose to do the opposite&nbsp;– to turn their peculiarities into a memorable accent.</p> <p>The experience of true professionals is priceless when you dream about an interior that stands out from the crowd of mass solutions, but without sacrificing comfort to visual audacity. <strong>Artsinhron Architecture Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, 30 Sredna Gora St, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.artsinhron.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.artsinhron.com</a></span></em>) is the place where you will find competent and creative help for achieving the best solution. Since the end of the 1990s the studio of architects Meri Klincheva and Hari Karalambev designs and manufactures elegant, brave and innovative interior solutions for residential and public spaces (hotels, offices, shops, restaurants). The studio has its own workshop for manufacture of furniture and home accessories after individual projects, and cooperates with established professionals and artists in the field of design, architecture and plastic arts. Thus, Artsinhron always achieves solutions that are different and combine comfort and functionality with innovations and clear individuality.</p> <p>Good interior designer can also offer help in regard of the complete realisation of your interior. There is hardly any need to point out how practical such solution is: it saves you both time and nerves.</p> <p>Full service&nbsp;– from design to realisation&nbsp;– is the best solution for everyone who insists that every stage of the project of their new home, office or hotel is implemented professionally and with quality. <strong>Neda Style studio</strong> for interior design and realisation (<em>Sofia, Manastirski Livadi, 60 Avalon St, Varna, 90 Georgi Benkovski St, office 18, <a href="http://www.nedastyle.eu" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.nedastyle.eu</span></a></em>) is a reliable and experienced partner in such cases. The professionals in it begin with preparation of a complete concept and stay with you at every step: design of interior and furniture, consultation, implementation. How does Neda Style achieve that? The studio's team works with pleasure and is not afraid to let their imagination free. On the other side is experience. The studio is in constant contact with established distributors and manufacturers of furniture, equipment and home accessories, which is crucial for its ability to offer an individual solution to every client. Thanks to this important combination of qualities and skills, Neda Style is a preferred partner for projects varying from small apartments to restored houses. The studio also accepts working on projects outside Bulgaria.</p> <p>A home has a soul&nbsp;– you have probably heard something like that before. Indeed: haven't you had the sensation that, upon entering one's home, you sense in the atmosphere the character and essence of the inhabitants?</p> <p>A designer who discovers the soul of the interior and clothe it in mater: this is in short the work of Plamen Bukovski, owner and main designer of <strong>BS Studio</strong> (<em>Sofia, 3 Gladstone St, phones: (+359) 878 899 807,&nbsp;(+359) 885 944 300, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://bucovskypl.blogspot.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.bucovskypl.blogspot.com</a></span></em>). Plamen Bukovski knows well the role of light and colours and their combination in different materials and surfaces. Applying the principles and means of so-called psychodesign, where interior corresponds to a person's individuality, he creates spaces that harmonise with the souls of their inhabitants and bring cosiness and harmony. Besides complete design of home interior, BS Studio offers as well exterior and furniture design.</p> <p>The choice of a style for your interior is another important step: with it come some pre-defined options for the colour scheme, the accessories, the general mood, the details. Industrial dark grey would not fit into a rustic interior just like splendid sofas with upholstery of blooming roses will look strange into a minimalistic space. Gilt ornaments can be used in an intellectual's home only sparingly and with a hint of irony. Each of these styles has its strong and weak points, but with the help of a skilled professional you will make the best decision in finding your personal balance between current trends and individuality.</p> <p>Looking for an interior that combines classical&nbsp;ideas and modern trends, interior designer&nbsp;<strong>Emilia Slavova</strong> (<em>phone: +359 898 477 170, &nbsp;<a href="http://www.emiliaslavova.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.emiliaslavova.com</span></a></em>) will provide you with the best solution. Regardless of whether it is for a home, an office, a shop or another space, Emilia Slavova takes into consideration the particularities of the place, combines them with your tastes and desires, and creates comfortable, stylish interiors with their own character that are simultaneously modern and classical. With extensive experience and an eye for detail, Emilia Slavova can provide complex conceptual design, personal involvement throughout the planning and complete realisation of your interior design project, to ensure you have a final result that suits your tastes and everyday needs.</p> <p>The selection of the right pieces of furniture for an interior is also a challenge. Mass production looks appealing: you don't need to overthink it, the selection is adequate, the prices are not breathtaking, and the neighbours, your brother and your mother's best friend all have something similar and are very happy with it indeed. But don't you want something different from what you have already seen in dozens of catalogues and Instagram photos?</p> <p>When you are looking for furniture that has not only individual design, but also its own aura, check the <strong>Gogata</strong> portfolio (<a href="http://gogata-bg.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.gogata-bg.com</span></em></a>). Georgi Georgiev, founder of Gogata, has years of experience in professional furniture manufacture, and in 2017 he came up with a concept of his own recognisable style, Gogovism. Visually it is easy to distinguish a piece of furniture in this style because of its creative colour combinations. Gogovism, however, is a lot more&nbsp;– it corresponds at an energy level with the inhabitants of a home, bringing in harmony, love, warmth. Gogata furniture stands out not only with its appearance. It is comfortable and durable, and easy to maintain. Gogata offers furniture of solid wood and MDF, as well as services for maintenance, repair, restoration and ageing of furniture.</p> <p>Even when our requirements are so high that we are one step away from being declared too pretentious, we have an ally by our side: Internet and its bonanza of shopping options. Indeed, when we are looking for furniture, our kneejerk reaction is to visit a large specialised store. The principle "hand to touch, eye to see" is a habit that dies hard. In the past few years, however, we have the opportunity to choose quality furniture without leaving the comfort of our home&nbsp;– in online stores.</p> <p>Such way of shopping has many advantages&nbsp;– it saves time and it allows direct comparison between different items and control of how much are we going to spend. Which online furniture stores deserve our attention?</p> <p>In all cases, put <a href="https://mebelionline.eu" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.mebelionline.eu</span></em></a> at the top of your websites' list to check. The website offers mainly furniture by the Bulgarian company <strong>Filmar 74</strong>, and also accessories and decoration. The company is an established name on the local market and wins loyal clients with the precision of its manufacturing, the high-quality materials, the elegant design. This year, the String desc by Filmar 74 received the public's award in the Furniture of the Year 2018. String is truly remarkable&nbsp;– its board is made of walnut tree with the original shape of the trunk preserved, in a combination with metal elements. High technologies are permeating interior design not only in furniture selection.</p> <p>The Internet of Things is becoming a part of the everyday life. Thanks to it we can control the lightning in the corridor and the chicken in the oven without leaving our sofa, to choose the temperature at home while we are leaving the office and to be sure that we haven't forgotten the iron turned on when we left for the theatre. New technologies permeate the very construction process as well. Passive houses are the new trend everyone is talking about, because they answer the most current issues of our time. They save energy and reduce harmful emissions that are responsible for the global climate change.&nbsp;A number of innovations are being applied for achieving this, and a significant part of the attention of developers is targeted towards glazing.</p> <p>The new generation of glazing systems by <strong>Alu König Stahl</strong> (<a href="https://www.alukoenigstahl.bg/bg" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>www.alukoenigstahl.bg</em></span></a>) is actively developed towards improvement of both thermoinsulation capabilities and design, which reduces the area of visible profiles while increasing the glass area. Thus, the improved thermal comfort is combined with an access of more daylight in the rooms. The company also develops options for openable large-scale windows that have become increasingly popular in current architecture. The design of the new systems allows for a part of the casing to remain hidden, invisibly integrated into the profiles. This is particularly relevant for door hinges and self-closing machines. Thus the only element remaining visible are the doorknobs, which are offered by Alu König Stahl in elegant variants in a number of attractive colours. The profiles are used as an outline that underlines the glazing, instead of as a separate construction. Combined with well-selected sunscreening mechanisms, the windows become an important functional and architectural element in modern construction.</p> <p>The combination of practical, aesthetic and technical knowledge, and artistic inspiration, that the creation of an interior requires, is achievable. To have it, we only need to find a professional in this field, and to trust them.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-146" hreflang="en">Issue 146</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=581&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="PXsdF4Uldlb66FDIHhNYHrOgrjH0Au8xmhkTCdDTVZw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:13:34 +0000 DimanaT 581 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/game-ideas-581#comments LUXURY SUITS US https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/luxury-suits-us-629 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LUXURY SUITS US</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:26</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>The exclusive property segment in Sofia is developing towards top-quality supply and modern aesthetics</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Spacious rooms. Excellent quality of construction materials. Selected neighbours. A sense for tranquility. An excellent vista. Energy efficiency. "Smart" home. These are but a few of the things you get in Sofia's latest luxury properties.<br />In the past few years the exclusive segment in the real estate market in the capital and the country in general underwent an impressive transformation. Long lost in the mists of time are the kitschy villas with lots of marble, gloss and gilt. They are now replaced by elegant minimalism, modernism, notion towards ecological construction and comfort of tranquility.</p> <p>Both buyers and developers of luxury properties in Bulgaria are now well informed on the latest world trends in construction, design, furniture. Their tastes are now on a par with those in the most elite residential zones in the world.</p> <p>The transformation is not only aesthetic, but technological, too. Today, the luxury properties in Sofia are built in accordance with the principles of sustainability and minimal waste of resources. They are of the latest generation of energy efficiency and are even "smart."</p> <p>The positive change in the segment of luxury properties in Sofia also covers their variety. In the capital you can find cosy family houses, modernistic lofts, residential complexes with swimming pools and lush gardens.<br />Sofia's luxury properties also have an excellent location, a top-level of the quality of all construction activities, and advantages like 24/7 security and CCTV, green areas, guaranteed parking spaces, gyms, children playgrounds. Sofia's new luxury properties also provide you with the security that your neighbours are not just anybodies.</p> <p>In such a milieu and environment you inevitably feel comfortable and safe. You enjoy total calm and you can leave your children to play in the garden, while you are in the gym or the swimming pool. You know your neighbours by name, you trust one another and you get together for a barbecue or to celebrate a birthday.</p> <p>Living in a luxury property provides you with all the tranquility that a dynamic city like Sofia deprives you off during business hours.</p> <p>Finding your property among all the offers on the market is not among the easiest things to do. To succeed in this, you need the help of a company with experience in the field of real estate deals.</p> <p><strong>T.I. Homes Ltd.</strong> (<em>Sofia, Students' Town, 2 Prof. Aleksandar Fol St, shop 2 next to entrance G, phone: +359 2 417 4353,&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.tihome.bg/bg/index.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.tihome.bg</a></span></em>) is such a company. Established in 2007, it has turned into a form of art the ability to meet people with their new homes. The young and motivated T.I. Homes team includes experienced professionals in the field of not only real estate, but also engineering, banks and finance, insurance. They will help you quickly and properly with everything that has to do with property deals, regardless of whether you buy, sell, or want to rent or to let. The company also works with established developers of new properties and will help you with a loan or a mortgage at preferential conditions with banks which are its long-term partners.</p> <p>Luxury properties are more expensive, but their advantages make them an extremely intelligent buy. They are built well which means that their price will hardly significantly decrease. Sofia remains a dynamically developing city attracting foreign visitors and employees in sectors such as IT and outsourcing, and in large international companies. The group of buyers with potential also includes young professionals engaged in the most active sectors of the Bulgarian economy, and Bulgarian emigres returning to their country of origin to begin new job or found a business.</p> <p>That is why luxury properties are also a good investment to let.</p> <p>The zones with higher concentration of luxury properties are well established parts of Sofia like the ideal centre and southern neighbourhoods like Simeonovo, Dragalevtsi, Boyana, Kambanite area. While the centre is dominated by renovated old prestige buildings and new high-rise projects, in Sofia's outskirts priority is to gated communities of family houses and luxury flats with green parks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-142" hreflang="en">Issue 142</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=629&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="UmHcmPG0nlqPD13t3dOgaC8503H_k3yXGgygX2Jwu_s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:26:59 +0000 DimanaT 629 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/luxury-suits-us-629#comments TO LIVE IN A DREAM https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/live-dream-646 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">TO LIVE IN A DREAM</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:28</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>New construction in Sofia is for every taste - when you choose wisely</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Where do you prefer to live? In an apartment in the centre of the city? In some of the capital's dynamically developing neighbourhoods? In a family home far from the crowds and the urban noise?</p> <p>Whatever your personal preferences, Sofia's real estate market will offer you a diversity of interesting solutions. For several years now the sector has developed with accelerating rates and in some segments has already reached the levels of the pre-crisis 2008. According to prognoses this year will see an increase of the deals, and prices will go up with about 8 percent. As early as 2017 the average price of a square meter in the capital approached 1,100 euros. The neighbourhoods that this year are above this threshold, according to the imoti.net data, are locations traditionally seemed as prestigious for living like Belite Brezi, Boyana, Borovo, Geo Milev, Gotse Delchev, Ivan Vazov, Izgrev, Iztok, Lozenets, Oborishte, the centre, Yavorov and others.</p> <p>The increased demand for properties in Sofia is the result of a number of factors. The standard of living in the capital is on the rise. The bank interests remain so low that it doesn't make sense to keep your savings there. Mortgages are cheap. The increase of foreign tourists and the demand for properties for short term letting in platforms such as AirBnB led to the demand of such real estate for investment. Many young families with good incomes decide to move into a bigger and more comfortable home.</p> <p>The demand logically led to an activation of construction. In reality, today it is impossible to travel through any part of Sofia without seeing the new apartments blocks and gated communities that are being built in the city. Some of these projects were frozen during the big calm that followed 2009. Others are new and cover a wide range of the construction portfolio: big and small residential complexes, gated communities of family homes, usually concentrated in Sofia's southern periphery. For the first time in Bulgaria were finished or are in construction mega projects and high-risers that combine administrative, business, commercial and residential spaces.</p> <p>In this situation clients who are after a new property have a plenty of choice. The choice is not only big – it is better quality than the one in the years before 2008.</p> <p>The crisis disciplined the Bulgarian real estate market. Many of the companies for which quality and correctness with the clients were unheard of disappeared from the market naturally. On the other hand, on it remained the companies that established themselves as developers of quality new properties with good location and layout, and care for the environment and their residents.</p> <p>When choosing a property, quality is always the best strategy.</p> <p>For 27 years now <strong>Torin Construction Company</strong> (<em>Sofia, 7 Riccardo Vaccarini St, phones: +359 2 8 920 748, +359 2 8 920 751, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.torinbg.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.torinbg.com</a></span></em>) has set the standards in the field of real estate. Torin specialises in construction of residential buildings and family houses. Regardless of their size and type, the company always carefully selects each of its projects. They are at places with good location, existing infrastructure and amenities for the inhabitants such as educational institutions, green areas, stores. Throughout the years Torin has established the practice of providing only the best to its clients. Its projects are built with quality materials and with the aim to provide as many green areas as possible. The client gets personal attention, the option to decide for themselves the internal layout of the property, free legal help and access to bank funding. All of these explain why for so many years and regardless of the market environment Torin has remained one of the leaders in the field of real estate in Bulgaria.</p> <p>Finding your property among all the offers on the market is not an easy thing to do. To succeed in this, you need the help of a company with experience in the field of real estate deals.</p> <p><strong>T.I. Homes Ltd.</strong> (<em>Sofia, Students' Town, 2 Prof. Aleksandar Fol St, shop 2 next to entrance G, phone: +359 2 417 4353, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.tihome.bg/bg/index.php" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.tihome.bg</a></span></em>) is such a company. Established in 2007, it has turned into a form of art the ability to meet people with their new homes. The young and motivated T.I. Homes team includes experienced professionals in the field of not only real estate, but also engineering, banks and finance, insurance. They will help you quickly and properly with everything that has to do with property deals, regardless of whether you buy, sell, or want to rent or to let. The company also works with established developers of new properties and will help you with a loan or a mortgage at preferential conditions with banks which are its long-term partners.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-141" hreflang="en">Issue 141</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=646&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Sp0LKHp0GvT9oF6iExje4M0jJMIAprPNbxeaRGt98JA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 08:28:30 +0000 DimanaT 646 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/live-dream-646#comments DARING TO DREAM https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/daring-dream-695 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DARING TO DREAM</span> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">by Bozhidara Georgieva</div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/251" lang="" about="/index.php/user/251" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">DimanaT</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/02/2018 - 15:36</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-subtitle field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Remarkable design is impossible without good architects and interior designers</h3> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Architecture and interior design are not abstract concepts, which has nothing to do with reality. Our homes and our offices, the stores and streets where we shop and walk, the summer and winter resorts where we have our vacation: all of these influence directly our way of life, defining its tempo and even our moods. Who doesn't have fond memories of a hotel or a home where they have felt relaxed or impressed by an innovative solution or a piece of furniture that is both comfortable and looking as a piece of art?</p> <p>Achieving such results in our own home, office, residential building is an attractive idea. Everyone wants to stand out and to be up to date with the trends, particularly if comfort is not sacrificed for aesthetic's sake. But watching the good examples can only take you so far. The only way to have the desired quality is to consult with the best architects and interior designers in the field. Their job is a true challenge. They have to be able to read the needs and potential of the space. They consider how to achieve optimal functionality. They select materials, furniture and accessories. They even control the overhaul or the construction in order to be sure in the result.</p> <p>As for clients who trust the right names, they end up with architectural environment and interior that are fit for their individuality and are pleasant to inhabit.</p> <p>Established by professionals with significant experience,<strong> SOVA Architecture &amp; Design</strong> studio (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.sovaarchitecture.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>www.sovaarchitecture.com</em></a></span>) offers a wide range of services in the field of architecture and interior design, public spaces, restoration. Regardless of whether it is a private house, a contemporary office space, a shop or a cafe, SOVA's ideas and interiors stand out with their trademark combination of clean style, innovative concepts, functionality. The studio has experience in designing of passive houses, and thanks to its close partnership with a team of engineers it also offers the full range of ВIМ services.</p> <p>The attention to detail and the effort to understand and to answer to the needs of the client are among the most important criteria that a good architecture studio should meet. <strong>Cityscape</strong> (<em>Sofia, 7 Plachkovski Manastir St, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://cityscape.bg/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">cityscape.bg</a></span></em>) is such studio – and a lot more. Since its foundation in 2003, the studio for architecture and design has accumulated significant experience in creation of private, public and commercial buildings, interiors and complete solutions. The clean lines, the strive for an optimal combination between function and form, and vision and value, define the work of Cityscape. The professionals in it achieve this with constant communication with the client and with management of the complete process, from the architectural sketch to the technical development to the tiniest details. For achieving an optimal correspondence between plans and reality, the studio provides construction supervision of the project's implementation and the finishing works. What remains for the client is to share their dreams with Cityscape, and to watch how a team of motivated professionals turns them into a reality.</p> <p>Environment influences the quality of life, the inhabitants' needs generate the different architectural trends and styles, and the best architecture is synthesis between all elements, believes architect <strong>Maxim Balkansky</strong> (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://maximbalkansky.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>www.maximbalkansky.com</em></a></span>). His philosophy is reflected in his projects in the field of design and interior design. Since the beginning of his practice, when he won the competition for the interior of a restaurant chain, is evident a clear direction for use of natural materials and the balance between them. Elements such as wood, stone and linen fabric dominate the interior achieving harmony and successfully creating a memorable vision. Maxim Balkansky is actively engaged in each of his projects, and partners with leading companies for furniture and construction, thus saving the client time and effort.</p> <p>"Architecture is more than a job, it's a mindset." <strong>E House Architects</strong> (<em>Sofia, 33 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd, phone: +359 897 851 202, <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.ehousearchitects.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.ehousearchitects.com</a></span></em>) is a team of enthusiastic designers whose projects embody the studio's motto. E House Architects offers high-quality solutions not only in the field of architecture and design, but also in specialized services such as quality restoration and adaptation of old heritage buildings. Taking the context of the particular site into consideration is one of E House Architects' strong suits. The team approaches every new project individually and from the principle position that quality design should reflect the people who use it. The studio also offers project management, author's supervision and consultations during construction.</p> <p>The new technologies in doors, windows and facade systems offered by the producer <strong>Alu Koenig Stahl</strong> (<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.alukoenigstahl.bg/bg" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>www.alukoenigstahl.bg</em></a></span>), reveal immense opportunities in architecture. The new generation of glazing systems is actively developed towards improvement of both thermoinsulation capabilities and design, which reduces the area of visible profiles while increasing the glass area. Thus is achieved improved thermo comfort, with more daylight in the rooms. The company is also developing options for openable large-scale windows that are increasingly popular in current architecture. The design of the new systems allows for a part of the casing to remain hidden, while staying invisibly integrated into the profiles. This is particularly relevant for door hinges and self-closing machines. Thus the only element remaining visible are the doorknobs, which are offered in elegant variants in a number of attractive colours. The profiles are increasingly becoming an outline that underlines the glazing, instead of a separate construction. Combined with well-selected sunscreening mechanisms, the windows are turning to an important functional and architectural element in modern construction.</p></div> <a href="/index.php/archive/issue-138" hreflang="en">Issue 138</a> <div class="field field--name-field-mt-post-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/advertorials/property" hreflang="en">PROPERTY</a></div> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=695&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Tmxe_hcCL39RGJguHtGSl0CLYQfGM-vRfX2KXQHJaMo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:36:13 +0000 DimanaT 695 at https://www.vagabond.bg https://www.vagabond.bg/index.php/daring-dream-695#comments