Lessons in transforming education

Orestad College focuses on student interaction, social spaces and opportunities to learn from each other

Orestad College is the first secondary school built in Denmark after the introduction of the secondary school reform with its added emphasis on strengthening and improving students’ academic proficiency, giving students an active responsibility for their own learning, creating a better springboard for them to move on to university and higher education programmes, and increasing the focus on science subjects.

The building was designed based on 3XN’s belief that architecture can shape behavioural patterns. Its open, flexible spaces permit a high degree of interaction that generates a better ambience for working and learning, encouraging students to take active responsibility for their own learning process and their collective working environment. The design brief was worded to avoid reference to the traditional spatial layout. For this reason the competition phase was focused on the interpretation of space and the intentions behind the reform. Orestad College is the result of a research based design process – a journey towards a physical structure to support the visions of knowledge sharing, interdisciplinary co operation and competencies. The overall vision was to combine large, open spaces with a high degree of familiarity and belonging on a smaller scale. It is a functional working environment – yet there are plenty of nooks and crannies for relaxation and contemplation.

The building consists of four boomerang shaped decks which overlap in incremental rotation. The four study zones are accommodated on each their level with a spatial layout that caters for varying learning environment needs. The central staircase is the heart of the college’s social and work / study life; the primary 'highway' up and down through the building and also the place to linger – for seeing and being seen. The open spaces are supplemented by sections of innovative 'space division furniture', making it possible to create flexible, temporary spaces and learning environments for any size of group.

Contemporary Bed To Give Modern Touch For Your Bedroom

Modern bed design by Saba Italia, in circular shape, presents a cosmopolitan style with a soft gray color really has a modern look.

The two semi-circular sides of the bed can be separated resulting two new pieces of furniture. This bed is a great way to surprise your guests, and also you can be proud to have a stylish contemporary bed and two sofas in the same.

Cool Bedding Ideas from The Sleep Room


Taking a rest or sleeping is really important for everyone because it would help our body to gain new energy and make us healthier. Good quality ofsleep would really affect us in doing our job and also concentrating. To achieve that goal we should consider about our bedroom design and also our bed quality.

We can start to design our bed in most comfortable way; you can choose your style from contemporary, modern, traditional, retro, classic and many more. After that you should find the right furniture to match your style and also the furniture durability. Searching the best furniture in the internet or interior design magazine surely would really help.

To support the quality of sleep of course you would need a set of comfortable bedding. Great quality of bed material, mattresses, bed cover and pillows will help us to feel comfortable while sleeping. Here is some bedding examples from The Sleep Room that may you love and would be an inspiration for you.

Think Through Your Kitchen Geography

Kitchen Island and Peninsula design is now easy to carry out. They are offering an amazing view and give your kitchen effective and modern style. An island goes proper on kitchens in U or L-shape designs.

Kitchen islands, which divide the room, could be transformed into a self-service party buffet, as well as a perfect snack bar. For those kitchens with more than one cook, you can easily settle the island and the peninsula with few workstations.

In case the kitchen is large, the most effective spot for rolling dough, chopping meat and other cook activities, which require special place is exactly the kitchen island.

You can move even the sink into the island or the peninsula and that won’t be expensive, in case you are having basement with accessible plumb system. The modern and new kitchen islands offer more comfort and capabilities to your kitchen design.

Essential Kitchen Appliances Ideas Inspiration

Modern kitchen has come a long way since our grandmothers’ days. 1950s, the kitchen equipment is a status symbol and only became available to the average home cook. Having a blender or a toaster is fairly common, but other equipment that are considered extravagant and not necessary to be a cook a good home. Now times have changed, and even the sparsest kitchen has the basic equipment to accommodate home cooking that can be used by all family members. Here are some of the most important for the modern cook.

Stand Mixer

Stand mixer has become an icon of modern cooking technology since our grandmothers’ days. However, not until a few decades later the price dropped and they started to become common wedding gift for a new partner. Standing mixer is a kitchen that really do it all. Of course, the basic mixing tasks is to win for this device. From whipping meringue is perfect for kneading bread dough, the attachment allows various tasks to be achieved. In addition, the expanded modern mixers. With the proper additional equipment, modern cooking can be grated, sliced, grind and even make them stand mixer pasta.


Although this is a tool that even familiar with the grandmother, this blender is still very useful in the modern kitchen. This tool is most often used for things like mixed drinks and smoothies. However, also great for pureeing and making sauces. Blender quite varied in quality, so read the reviews and check the features before buying. Strangely, you do not need to spend much to get a good quality blender. Some of the highest value for the model sold under a hundred bucks.


Almost no modern kitchen without the presence of fast-cooking microwave oven. This tool is largely enhanced in the 1980s, and in the 1990s, they are in almost every kitchen in the country. As a home cook to be more familiar with these tools, cooking equipment and methods developed that allows cooks to use them to maximum potential. In addition, convection microwave oven was introduced, which offers the ability to cook more like a conventional oven, but much faster. However, many homes still cook using a very necessary tool primarily for reheating food, thawing, or simple tasks like popping popcorn.

Food Processor

The last tool found in most homes the kitchen is a food processor. Multi-purpose is multi-tool Tasker from the kitchen crew. Food processors can be used in place of multiple kitchen appliances, including mixers and BLENDER standing. However, each has its own place in the kitchen Roundup. Food processor is the king of shredding, grating, and mixing of denser material. Tasks that will throw the blender does not interfere with the food processor. Some people even have been known to mix bread dough through a food processor, although it might not stand mixer a better job of this task. Reading the manual and experiment with your food processor for best results