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  • Why Film Villains Love Modern Architecture

    Archi-Ninja
    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home is where our traditional notion of safety and place making are formed; consequently, the home is also the place where we are most vulnerable. Violating the boundary of home is an easy target in filmmaking. The kitchen in particular is often an ultra sinister location. Kitchens are cramped, claustrophobic, abundant with knifes (think “Chucky“), blenders (think “You’re Next“) and boiling water (think “Fatal Attraction“). The humble sink even had its own sub-genre, the kitchen-sink drama. Its not just the kitchen, though; similar anxiety and fear can be…
  • Copenhagen: A Case Study in Sustainable Urban Design

    Integrated Sustainable Design
    Albert Lam
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Part 2 of 2 After visiting the public green spaces of Paris, one of the cities I visited was Copenhagen. I had never been before and was eager to experience a new destination. What I found was a wonderful and progressive city full of a wide variety of amenities, kind people, a sense of communal responsibility, and a series of attributes we associate with sustainable design.
  • Some Cities Install Homeless “Spikes”, Others Build Tiny Housing

    Tiny House for Us
    Mike
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A lot of us fail to realize a simple problem that plagues nearly every city and town across America, where homelessness has risen dramatically in many areas. Case in point, Madison, WI where it rose seven percent over the past four years. With more folks pushed out of their homes and onto the street comes a stronger demand for a solution and Occupy Madison Inc took it upon themselves to work with the system to get permission to build a tiny village of sorts to house the homeless.       With just nine homes, it’s not going to solve the problem but it does signal a move in…
  • Retail poisoning, a disruption of consumerism

    we make money not art
    Regine
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Retail Poisoning is the act of intentionally injecting: critical / corrupt / fake / glitched data and/or hardware, in existing online and offline retail outlets continue
  • Looking for Real Estate Person for ULI Hines

    Cyburbia | Urban planning community
    Queenducky21
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hey all! I'm a current grad student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I have formed what I think is a VERY competitive team for the ULI Hines competition. Our team is composed of myself (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianawilhoit), two award-winning Architecture students (one of which is getting a dual degree in Construction Management), and an excellent landscape architect (with undegrad in planning). Two of us have done the competition in the past, which we believe helps give us a leg-up on this years competition. The ULI is a 2 week interdisciplinary design and development…
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  • Looking for Real Estate Person for ULI Hines

    Queenducky21
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    Hey all! I'm a current grad student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I have formed what I think is a VERY competitive team for the ULI Hines competition. Our team is composed of myself (https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianawilhoit), two award-winning Architecture students (one of which is getting a dual degree in Construction Management), and an excellent landscape architect (with undegrad in planning). Two of us have done the competition in the past, which we believe helps give us a leg-up on this years competition. The ULI is a 2 week interdisciplinary design and development…
  • Article - latest buzzword, "complete communities"

    JNA
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    HEADLINE: Planners' new slogan: Winner or dud? http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/...ties-buzzword/ Quote: Previous slogans have apparently fallen flat: smart growth, city of villages, transit oriented development. Had you heard of this "new" term ?
  • Bill Cosby

    michaelskis
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Yet another woman is coming forward claiming that Bill Cosby attacked her too. Personally I question the full truth behind all of these claims but I do question if Bill Cosby's career will ever recover. What are your thoughts? Will Bill be able to beat these charges? Even if he does, do you think his career will ever be the same.
  • Zoning: general effects of rezoning

    msjojoiam
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    The street my family residence is on has been rezoned from residential to hwy commercial. I was told that I couldn't sell my home as a residence I would have to sell it as a commercial property. Is that true? Its located in Redlands Ca. Also , how would the zoning change affect pricing.
  • Teh Clubbbbbbe Whose Yur Planner joins, yes

    Richmond Jake
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Way to go!! You must be so proud of this wonderful achievement.
 
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  • Kathryn Gustafson wins 8th Obayashi Prize

    Justine Testado
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Landscape architect Kathryn Gustafson of Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol and London's Gustafson Porter recently received the eighth annual Obayashi Prize in Tokyo. Established by the Obayashi Foundation, the prize is awarded to a recipient whose work is in tune with the Foundation's mission of supporting interdisciplinary design research in relation to cities and urbanism.Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC by GUSTAFSON GUTHRIE NICHOLDiana, Princess of Wales Memorial in Hyde Park, London UK by GUSTAFSON PORTERFind out more on Bustler.
  • Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S.

    Justine Testado
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:03 pm
    The architecture profession is back on the rise as the American economy recovers, according to NCARB's 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. For starters, the number of architects has grown by 3.1 percent since 2011.Collecting data from all 54 U.S. territories (including District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the 2014 survey states that there are 107,581 architects in the U.S., which is a 1.6 percent increase from last year. California is listed with the highest total number of added architects at 20,595, followed by New York at 16,809. Data…
  • "Big Mother" the tallest mural in the UK to highlight affordable housing issues

    Alexander Walter
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A newly completed 125 ft high mural painted by Stik on a condemned council owned tower block in Acton, West London is the tallest street artwork in the UK. The artwork depicts a mother and child looking forlornly from their condemned council block at the luxury apartment complexes being built around them. [...] Charles Hocking House was built for low income families in 1967 and is earmarked to be torn down in 2016.
  • Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries

    Alexander Walter
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City’s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4×5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.
  • Street view: a virtual tour across Russia by remote camera

    Alexander Walter
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:53 am
    The idea for Yandex. Street Photographer came to Daniill Maksyokov on a Friday night, while he was surfing the internet [...] “In Yandex.Maps there’s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries [...]” say Maksyokov. “What’s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of vehicles and other personal data are not blurred … As a result you have a complete sense of presence and can see everything from a fresh perspective.”
 
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  • Today's archidose #798

    John Hill
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Here are some photos of the Roman Temple of Diana Environments (2011) in Merida, Spain, by José María Sánchez García Architects, photographed by Gonzalo Mauleón.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
  • Interactive Tour: Bushwick Inlet Park

    John Hill
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York City has seen many physical changes in the last couple decades, but none as dramatic as what is taking place along its once industrial waterfronts. Abandoned piers and waterfront land has become the site for new parks along the East River in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. A stretch of the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn has also seen the creation of waterfront housing that has, combined with the neighborhood’s rapid gentrification, created a desire for open space, part of it satiated by the Bushwick Inlet Park, designed by Kiss + Cathcart, Architects with Starr Whitehouse…
  • Today's archidose #797

    John Hill
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Here are some photos of the Departments Of Law And Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business (2014) in Vienna, Austria, by Crab Studio (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau), photographed by Sebastian Deptula.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
  • Book Review: Nordic Light

    John Hill
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Nordic Light: Modern Scandinavian Architecture by Henry PlummerThames & Hudson, 2014Paperback, 256 pagesLast year I included Henry Plummer's Cosmos of Light, a record of three religious buildings designed by Le Corbusier, in my list of notable books of 2013 at Designers & Books. I must admit that even though Plummer contributes both the words and the photographs, be it Cosmos of Light or Nordic Light, the subject of this review, it's the photographs that sway me toward a deep liking of his books. While Plummer's love of what he is documenting in words and images is clear, I find his…
  • Today's archidose #796

    John Hill
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Here are some photos of the ARoS Art Museum (2004) in Aarhus, Denmark, by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, capped by Olafur Eliasson's Your rainbow panorama (2011), and photographed by Sindre Ellingsen.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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  • Super-Slim Arched House Makes the Most of Narrow Tokyo Plot

    Stephanie
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    Built in 2004, the Lucky Drops House by Atelier Tekuto remains one of the most striking examples of the Japanese approach to building on extremely narrow plots of land. In fact, it's one of the slimmest buildings in the world, its razor-sharp profile enhancing the fact that it measures just two feet wide at its narrowest point in the rear. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Alleyway Abode: 4-Foot-Narrow Live/Work Writer’s Studio Transustainable House: Fresh Shape for the Urban Landscape…
  • Washbasin Turns Into a Suitcase for the Dedicated Traveler

    Delana
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are people who can travel light, and there are people who have to take everything they own with them when they travel. If you fall into the latter category, the My Bag washbasin from Ceramica Olympia might appeal to your travel sensibilities. The very odd washbasin design got its name from its most noticeable attribute: its portability. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Brilliant Curved Basins and Super Smooth Sink Surfaces Complex Curves: Beautifully Smooth Basin Designs Bathroom Waterfall Wall Sinks Show Off Daily Use & Flow Geometric…
  • Italy’s Tiniest Home is Just Bigger Than a Walk-In Closet

    Delana
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Right in the middle of Rome, just around the corner from St. Peter's Square, sits an unexpected surprise. A 75 square foot home which used to belong to the Abbey of St. Peter in Chains had been left to decompose since the 1930s until architect Marco Pierazzi discovered it for sale and purchased it in 2010. The home was in horrific shape: plaster fell from the walls and ceiling, wooden beams were rotten, and it was full of mold. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Rural Modern Renovation: Big Barn-to-House Conversion Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home,…
  • Shape-Shifting Bandage Adapts to Different Hand Injuries

    Delana
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Adhesive bandages can be found in just about every home's medicine cabinet, but how often do we have just the right type or size? A team of designers created a bandage with the transformative powers of an amoeba that adapts to suit your needs - as long as your injury happens to be on your hand. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: How to Simply Feel Better: Pared-Down Medicine Packaging Hot Water Turns This Food Parcel Into a Meal-Ready Bowl Drop the Drips: Ingenious Mug Kills the Awful Coffee Ring Practical to Impossible: 50 DIY Projects, Designs…
  • Pop Art: Bubble Blowing Lamp Creates its Own Temporary Shade

    Delana
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We've always been a little fascinated by those toys that blow a constant stream of bubbles for the amusement of kids and pets. It turns out there's a grown-up version of that: the Surface Tension Lamp designed by Front Design for Booo. The lamp makes its own shade over and over by blowing a soap bubble around the enclosed LED. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles Bottled Brilliance: DIY Plastic Bulbs for Hanging LED Lights Magnetic Desk Lamp Goes Two Pieces for Illumination Adjustable Hanging Lamp…
 
 
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  • Architectural Magic: Big Stone Building Breaks Free & Floats

    Urbanist
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] A work of art, genius and incredible effort, half of this replica structure appears to hang in mid-air, seeming at once a perfect aesthetic fit for its surroundings and completely disconnected from the laws of physics. British artist Alex Chinneck and his crew spent over 500 hours and had to construct a 4-ton counterweight to balance this faux building in the sky – what appears to be solid stone is in fact a steel-framed copy of an historic structure also found at Covent Garden (the original is nearly 200 years old). Chinneck is…
  • Vacant Buddha: Intricate Paper Sculptures Seem to Disappear

    Steph
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Deceptively solid-looking when seen from either side, the delicacy of these paper sculptures is revealed if you simply shift your position to view them straight on. Korean artist Ho Yoon Shin coats strips of paper with urethane and attaches them to each other with paper joints to create Buddhas, replicas of famous sculptures and other human figures. The translucency of the sculptures is a commentary on what Shin sees as the vacancy of modern society, relating social and political conditions in Korea to Buddhism’s philosophy of emptiness.
  • Deserted Space: Photos Document NASA’s Abandoned Launch Pads

    Urbanist
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] The race for space has shifted gears in recent years with the rise of private programs, leaving a series of amazing space-related graveyards around the United States, which this photographer has spent 25 years exploring and documenting. In his upcoming book, Abandoned in Place, Roland Miller takes readers on a “photographic exploration of the American space launch and research facilities that played a crucial role in the early period of space exploration. The goals of this project are to preserve and portray these abandoned,…
  • So Metal: Intricate Sculptures Made of Nothing but Nails

    Steph
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Most people use nails just to hang art on the wall, but Maine-based sculptor John Bisbee collects thousands of them to craft incredibly intricate sculptures into spiked balls, undulating waves, tree-like structures and towering geometric stacks. Bisbee got the idea after entering an abandoned house looking for found objects to use in his art, and finding a bucket full of old nails. “I kicked the bucket and it flipped over,” he told NPR, “and the nails had cohered, oxidized – they’d rusted into the bucket shape. And…
  • Evil Espresso: 13 Amazing Artistic & Unusual Coffee Machines

    Steph
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    [ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Your countertop coffee maker will suddenly look inadequate compared to a monster of a sculptural espresso machine, an elegant steampunk orb and a piston-powered copper coffee maker fit for a villain’s lair. These 13 artistic, high-end and highly unusual coffee and espresso machine designs take the process of brewing your essential daily caffeine intake to the next level and then some. Sculptural Steampunk Coffee Machine by Dutch Lab Would you ever guess, seeing it across a room, that this thing is a coffee maker? Dutch Lab created this…
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  • Competitions and the Guggenheim Competition. 18,336,780 € Worth of Work.

    Christoph Wassmann
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    An infographic video regarding the massive impact and response Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition has had. A reflexion regarding the direction architectural competitions are heading nowadays, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Highline Vienna / Wien (Spittelauer Lände).

    Christoph Wassmann
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Some years ago, a section of Otto Wager's railroad viaduct has been transformed into a pedestrian and bicycle promenade. Unfortunately, the project got not nearly as convincing as New York's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Hauptbahnhof Wien - Stadtschrift 1957 - 2014.

    Christoph Wassmann
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
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  • Logorama - City of Brands.

    Christoph Wassmann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    This is the academy award winning (2010) animated short "Logorama"  by the French animation collective H5. Branding, architecture and graphic design beautifully scary united. Logorama from Marc... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Vienna / Wien - Skyline of Signature Towers

    Christoph Wassmann
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Marina City, ORBI Towers, TrIIIple, Danube Flats, Forum Donaustadt, City Gate, MySky, etc. Will we recognize the city of tomorrow? (see a larger version at https://flic.kr/p/pvBMDE) content by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • Just-in-Case Informatics

    Geoff Manaugh
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    [Image: A screen grab from the homepage of Orbital Insight]. Proving that some market somewhere will find a value for anything, a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed. As the Wall Street Journal explains, Orbital Insight is part of a new "coterie of entrepreneurs selling analysis of obscure data sets to traders in search of even the smallest edges." In many cases, these "obscure data sets" are explicitly spatial: Take the changing shadows of Chinese…
  • Art Arm

    Geoff Manaugh
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    [Image: "Untitled #13," from "Scripted Movement Drawing Series 1" (2014) by Andrew Kudless]. San Francisco-based designer and architect Andrew Kudless is always up to something interesting, and one of his most recent projects is no exception. For a new group of small works called "Scripted Movement Drawing Series 1" (2014), Kudless is exploring how robots might make visual art—in this specific case, by combining the instructional art processes of someone like Sol Lewitt with the carefully programmed movements of industrial machinery. [Image: The robot at work, from "Scripted Movement…
  • Etch a Sketch

    Geoff Manaugh
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    [Image: Laser-etched wood panel, design by Kris Davidson, etching by Clear Cut Creation]. This laser-etched wood panel designed by tattoo artist Kris Davidson is pretty awesome. While the grain of the bamboo itself interferes in a few spots with the actual patterns—perhaps suggesting that something like stained hardwood would be a better choice to really make this thing pop—it's nonetheless a fantastically intricate and obsessively detailed project. Part mandala, part maze, it's like the floor plan of an alien palace, the board of an incomprehensible game, or a construction diagram for…
  • Tales of the Crash: An Interview with Nick Arvin

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Screenshot from a sample 3D car crash animation created by Kineticorp; visit their website for the video. (Note: An earlier version of this interview previously appeared on Venue). Ellis Barstow, the protagonist in Nick Arvin's most recent novel, is a reconstructionist: an engineer who uses forensic analysis and simulation to piece together, in minute detail, what happened at a car crash site and why. The novel is based on Arvin's own experiences in the field of crash reconstruction; Arvin thus leads an unusual double-life as a working mechanical engineer and a successful author of literary…
  • Spatial Basics

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. I got a handful of preview shots from the new Red Bull New York offices the other night, with interiors designed by INABA, and I thought I'd post them here. [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. INABA, of course, already designed the connected Red Bull Music Academy, and the private office space continues that aesthetic, albeit deliberately stripped even of the constrained maximalism of that project's bold colors and public-facing spatial entertainments, down to a minimalist, calm workplace…
 
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    Integrated Sustainable Design

  • 1 Columbia Place: 6 Solutions to Reposition Underperforming Buildings

    Courtney Tarnow
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Guest Blogger Dan Ringler Out with the old and in with the new… or so the saying goes. When it comes to sustainable urban design, LPA has a secret formula. Instead of throwing out an entire building, we enjoy the challenge of discovering how materials and elements can be recycled. The ultimate goal of building repositioning is to either prepare it for resale, get it fully leased, or both, as efficiently as possible. Today’s buyers, brokers and owners are increasingly versed in the language of design, so this requires more than just “putting lipstick on a pig.” Repositioning…
  • LPA Inc. Honored with 100th AIAOC Design Award

    Dan Heinfeld
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    With a tradition of honoring exceptional responses to the complex problems of today’s architectural environment, the AIAOC’s annual Design Awards celebrate innovative solutions to the architectural challenges facing Orange County, regardless of project category, type, or budget. With nearly 50 years of delivering integrated sustainable design under LPA’s belt, we have been awarded our 100th AIAOC Design Award at the recently held awards gala. In 1971 we received our first AIAOC design award and these latest awards are testimony to both our clients who have entrusted with their projects…
  • Copenhagen: A Case Study in Sustainable Urban Design

    Albert Lam
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Part 2 of 2 After visiting the public green spaces of Paris, one of the cities I visited was Copenhagen. I had never been before and was eager to experience a new destination. What I found was a wonderful and progressive city full of a wide variety of amenities, kind people, a sense of communal responsibility, and a series of attributes we associate with sustainable design.
  • What K-12 and Collegiate Athletic Facilities Can Learn from the Pros

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The LPA San Jose office recently attended the inaugural football game at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. Even in the world of billion dollar stadiums — the official count for the stadium stands at $1.3 billion — Levi’s stadium continues to push the envelope on athletic facilities and certainly gives the other billion dollar stadium a run for its money. Regardless of how much money is spent, problems can arise. Many have seen the new natural grass at Levi’s Stadium torn out and replaced three times at last count. Was this a problem with the design, using the…
  • Paris: A Study in the Value of Public Green Spaces

    Albert Lam
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Part 1 of 2 I really enjoy traveling because it allows a glimpse into different cultures and ways of life and broadens my view on how people and things function. I just returned from a trip to Europe for the first time since my vacation five years ago, and the journey has certainly been eye opening.
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  • Enter to Win a Canopy Verde “Heights” Carry-All

    Kristine Lofgren
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    If your old bag is looking tired, you’re in luck: we are giving away a beautiful Canopy Verde “Heights” shoulder bag to help take your commute up a notch. Made out of organic cotton, low-impact dyes and vegan leather, it’s an eco-friendly option for toting everything you could possibly need in style. ENTER TO WIN > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: canopy verde, Canopy Verde Heights, contest, cotton bag, cotton travel bag, eco friendly accessories, eco friendly purse, eco friendly travel, ecouterre, giveaway, organic bags, organic carry-all, organic purse, organic…
  • The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Super-Organisms Teach Us About Collaboration?

    Tamsin Woolley-Barker, PhD.
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
      When I think of monkeys, I don’t think of them living in the desert, namely because primates love trees, water, big juicy leaves, and fruit. In fact, only two primates have even bothered to go there, and the Hamadryas baboon is the first. With a magnificent white mane, scarlet face, and bizarrely complex social system, he was a sacred muse of the ancient Egyptians; in the afterlife, it fell upon his regal mantle to devour the souls of the dead that were deemed “unrighteous”—serious stuff! The other primate is us. Both are supreme collaborators, and wherever…
  • Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

    Beverley Mitchell
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last month we reported on the breakthrough technology behind Hendo Hoverboards. Since then, the company has almost doubled its Kickstarter goal aimed at putting the boards into production. This week they got some impressive support of a different kind — releasing a video of skateboarding legend Tony Hawk testing out one of their boards. It appears the hoverboard takes a bit of getting used to, but Hawk is put through his paces by the technology, rather than the other way around. Read the rest of Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO) Permalink |…
  • Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

    Kristine Lofgren
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Vegetarians (and vegetable lovers) don’t need to be left out of the Thanksgiving festivities. Create your own colorful vegetable turkey and join in on the feast. The raw vegetable design uses seasonal fruits and vegetables to create an adorable little gobbler that everyone will want to dig right into. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY turkey, fruit and vegetable turkey, fruit turkey, Inhabitots, inhabitots turkey, make your own turkey, thanksgiving turkey, thanksgiving vegetables, turkey ideas, turkey recipes, vegetable turkey, vegetarian thanksgiving,…
  • Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

    Lidija Grozdanic
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp recycles itself, as the wax melts down into a cup and cools to create a replacement shade. Read the rest of Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "lighting design", interactive design art, lamp design, London designer, Merve Kahraman, recyclable materials, recycled wax, Revitalizer Wax Lamp
 
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  • Because i always wondered what an artistic residency in the Arctic might be like...

    Regine
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Pothier is in the region to shoot videos and make sound recordings but because he a PhD researcher in Arts, Anthropology and Architecture, the artist is also investigating nomadic architecture, drawing lessons from the way nomadic cultures live in symbiosis with the environment and more generally exploring issues of global warming which are felt so acutely in circumpolar regions continue
  • Retail poisoning, a disruption of consumerism

    Regine
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Retail Poisoning is the act of intentionally injecting: critical / corrupt / fake / glitched data and/or hardware, in existing online and offline retail outlets continue
  • Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera

    Regine
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    The real world is full of cameras; the virtual world is full of images. Where does all this photographic activity leave the artist-photographer? Post-Photography tries to answer that question by investigating the exciting new language of photographic image-making that is emerging in the digital age of anything-is-possible and everything-has-been-done-before continue
  • Fired but Unexploded

    Regine
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Zsolt Asztalos' country, Hungary, was bombed heavily during the final months of the war by US, British and Soviet forces, with Budapest carpet-bombed on 37 occasions. Hungary's Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department gave the artist access to some of the explosives that were dropped over towns and cities but didn't explode continue
  • A screaming comes across the sky. Drones, mass surveillance and invisible wars

    Regine
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    The exhibition zooms in on the shock and awe of drone warfare, and addresses the ethical and legal ambiguity of drones, mass surveillance and war at a distance. It presents the work of contemporary artists who are critiquing the way in which military technology and networks can obscure, conceal and distance us from the political and social reality of warfare today continue
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  • World Architecture 2014

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:12 pm
    2,000 architects, designers, clients and press converged at Moshe Safdie’s spectacular Marina Bay Sands Hotel for the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe. The festival culminated with the overall winners for World Building of the Year awarded to the Chapel- a21studio and Future Project of the Year awarded to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria - 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group. to find out more...Image and text via https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/
  • Surbana - think BIG

    16 Oct 2013 | 3:16 am
    Surbana is on facebook."Surbana International Consultants (Surbana) is a home-grown global consultancy company offering full-service urbanisation consultancy solutions, including architecture, engineering, quantity surveying, project and construction management, coastal engineering and infrastructure, urban planning, build..." to find out more...
  • Artlantis 5

    14 Sep 2013 | 2:26 am
    Artlantis 5 was released two weeks ago. to find out more...
  • CAADRIA 2013

    16 May 2013 | 10:03 am
    Just completed a CAADRIA 2013 workshop for Grasshopper, Kangaroo conducted in NUS.The fundamental concept of Grasshopper is to have a series of actions grouped with incorporated  parameters that can manipulate the form in Rhino.It is quite an effective course, to learn it in a day. to find out more...Image via http://www.grasshopper3d.com/photo/cs-design-variations-0-10?context=album&albumId=2985220%3AAlbum%3A844132
  • Archifest 2012 Rethink Singapore

    23 Oct 2012 | 6:02 am
    "This year's theme for Archifest is Rethink Singapore. To imagine a city of the future, old urban moulds must be shed and new definitions made. Archifest 2012 hopes to place our city under new light and through new lenses, rethinking and reframing Singapore as an urban ecosystem, beyond singular architectural projects. Through this month-long festival, we hope to engage different communities to step up, collaborate, participate and rethink the city. " to find out more... Passage via http://www.archifest.sg/rethink2/about
 
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    Jetson Green

  • Art School Built Using Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    One of the benefits of using shipping containers as architectural building blocks is the ease with which they can be shaped into any kind of building, even one with a completely unique design. The architecture firm LOT:EK took that to the limit when designing and constructing the APAP OpenSchool in Anyang, Korea. They used eight recycled shipping containers to construct this art school, which yielded a structure with 2,600 square feet of indoor space. The shipping containers were cut at a 45 degree angle and placed together in a fishbone pattern, which resulted in a building that is…
  • Scientists Combine Solar Cell and Battery into a Single Highly Efficient Package

    Christine Walsh
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    A team of researchers at the Ohio State University (OSU) successfully produced a dye-sensitized solar cell, which can store power by using air to decompose and re-form lithium peroxide. This device combines a solar cell and battery into one, and it is the first device of its kind. The adoption of this technology could also considerably lower the costs of solar cells. The design they came up with utilizes only three electrodes, whereas the standard practice until now has been to use four. At the bottom of the electrodes there is a lithium plate, followed by a layer of electrolyte, a thin sheet…
  • A Great Tiny House Goes up in Washington DC

    Christine Walsh
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Living tiny is all about sacrificing the non-essentials and learning how to make do with less space. But just because a home is small does not have to mean that it’s also cramped. The Matchbox, which was recently built in Washington DC by Jay Austin, is a great example of just how cozy and functional a tiny home can be. The Matchbox only measures 7.5 x 19 feet (2.2 x 5.8 m), but it is still big enough to contain a large ground-floor area, which consists of living, kitchen and utility spaces. Storage space is mostly located underneath two benches, and in cupboards along the wall. The bedroom…
  • A New Water Saving Showerhead

    Christine Walsh
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Making a home water efficient often comes down to they type of showerheads that are installed. To combat water waste when showering, a California-based company has come up with an innovative showerhead called Eva. This is a Bluetooth-connected showerhead, which works with any sized shower attachment, and the makers say it has the capability of cutting a home’s water consumption in half. The core of the Eva system is addressing the main bad user habits when it comes to showering, namely, letting the water run longer than needed while waiting for it to heat up, keeping the water on while…
  • Sustainable Modular Homes by Modscape

    Christine Walsh
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    At first glance, the Tintaldra House developed by modular homebuilder Modscape, looks a lot like an example of shipping container architecture. But the home, located on the southern banks of the Murray River in Tintaldra, Australia, is actually a highly sustainable modular home that uses no shipping containers in its construction. It could though, given its shape and floor plan. The house is made from a single module and functions completely off-the-grid, as it is situated in an area far removed from civilization. The house was built as a vacation cabin for a client, who only uses it for a…
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  • Completed Project- Sonoma

    Michael O'Connell
    2 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    This project in Sonoma was a complete make over of a front and back yard for a residence a few blocks from the Sonoma Square. The design focused on the back yard, with a new patio, seat wall and shade arbor framing paver garden paths. In the front yard a new matching bluestone walkway, concrete driveway, and privacy fence changed the look of the home from the street. O’Connell Landscape just completed a landscape project for our front and back yards.  The design, quality of workmanship, plant selection and his crew exceeded our expectations.  His attention to detail is reflected in…
  • Completed Project- Kentfield

    Michael O'Connell
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    We started from scratch on this Kentfield back yard, with a complete removal of the unusable existing yard. The client wanted a back yard that would be a kid friendly play space, while at the same time good for entertaining. In its place we installed a new patio area, kid friendly synthetic turf and a new seating area. These elements were tied together with integrated perimeter plantings. See below for the before picture and after photos following installation.     Related posts: Completed Project Petaluma This large corner lot in Petaluma needed a complete makeover... Completed…
  • Completed Project- Small Petaluma Back Yard

    Michael O'Connell
    15 May 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This home in Adobe Creek next to the golf course had a small back yard with lawn that was unusable. We designed a new plan to better use the space with custom vegetable boxes and secondary brick patio. A bluestone pathway and low maintenance colorful plantings fill out the landscape. Related posts: Completed Project Petaluma This large corner lot in Petaluma needed a complete makeover... Completed Project- Petaluma Front & Back Yard This project was a complete reworking of a front and... Completed Project- Petaluma We are working on finishing up this project in Petaluma,...
  • Commercial Project- 555 Northgate, San Rafael

    Michael O'Connell
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    This commercial office building was our second installation for the Marin Community Foundation (MCF), after our first project for their building near the Civic Center in San Rafael. This project was a more extensive removal and redevelopment of the landscape in the front and rear of the building. We focused our design on a reduced lawn area in front (the project is on reclaimed water and not subject to water restrictions). In the rear of the building we installed new screening trees and plantings. “As I’ve said, you’ve done an exceptional job on this project, Michael. Thank you for…
  • From the Drawing Board- Sonoma Concept Plan

    Michael O'Connell
    16 Mar 2014 | 11:43 am
    This project near the main square in Sonoma focuses on transitioning a back yard from a lawn and small deck to a larger more open layout with no lawn. A deck/porch with wrap around steps, central patio, garden paths and vegetable boxes highlight the design in the back yard. In the front yard a new driveway and entry walkway feature new materials and bluestone accents. Conceptual Front and Back Yard Plan Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Mill Valley Concept Plan We are in the conceptual design development phase for this... From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Layout and Paving Plan The…
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    The Whispering Crane Institute

  • Rules to Write By or ignore

    Rick Anderson
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Duane Kelly; playwright, author, produce, etc has posted rules to write by from 4 rather well known authors, including my favorite Elmore Leonard. Some really good stuff here. The link […]
  • 100 Wise Words For Everyone

    Rick Anderson
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    100 Wise Words For Everyone. | news – quickmeme.Filed under: Einstein, Whispering Crane Institute Tagged: common sense, life lessons, list, wisdom
  • Bloody Ivory

    Rick Anderson
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are […]
  • Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio

    Rick Anderson
    6 May 2014 | 9:26 am
    Lavender Known as “the queen of herbs,” lavender was Knapke’s research plant for her master’s thesis. She recommends planting this fragrant herb on a slope to encourage good drainage. Her […]
  • Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild

    Rick Anderson
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    “We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. […]
 
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    Centre for Research Architecture

  • IMAGE ACTIONS AT A DISTANCE

    schuppli
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Seminar Participants Lars Bromley (Geospatial Analyst, UNITAR/UNOSAT), Jamon Van Den Hoek, (Postdoctoral Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Eliot Higgins / Brown Moses (Bellingcat Blog), Patrick Kroker (Lawyer, Satellite evidence), James Bridle (Artist & Writer) Presenting PhD Students Matthew Simons, Ariel Caine, Hannah Martin Tuesday 2 December 1-3pm • Lecture with Eyal Weizman on his Negev research with Faisal Sheikh • This takes place within the context of the MA Conflictions & Negotiations course Wednesday 3 December 10-3pm • Workshop with Jamon Van Den Hoek / MAPP…
  • "Architecture in the Anthropocene" book launch

    LP
    22 Nov 2013 | 6:49 am
    A book launch for Architecture in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Design, Deep Time, Science and Philosophy, edited by Etienne Turpin (Ann Arbor: MPublishing/Open Humanities Press, November 2013). 14:00—17:00, Friday 6 December 2013 Centre for Research Architecture Room 312RHB Goldsmiths University of London Organized by Nabil Ahmed and the Center for Research Architecture While geologists and stratigraphers continue to debate the scientific merits of the Anthropocene thesis, the edited collection Architecture in the Anthropocene invites designers and architects to engage in this…
  • Michel Feher Lecture Series - The Age of Appreciation: Six Lectures on the Neoliberal Condition

    LP
    15 Nov 2013 | 6:56 am
    1. The Neoliberal Condition and its predecessors: Redemption, Fulfillment, Appreciation 2. Improve Your Credit: What Human Capital Wants 3. The Journey to Self-Esteem: How Human Capital Blossoms 4. Thank You for Sharing: The Social Life of Human Capital 5. When Human Capital Rebels: The Case for Embracing Our Neoliberal Condition 6. Investee Activism: Another Speculation is Possible In the last three decades, neoliberalism has defined a brave new capitalist world – a world in which financial markets preside over the allocation of resources. Under neoliberal capitalism, investors are not…
  • RT 1 FALL 2013: MICHEL FEHER

    LP
    15 Nov 2013 | 5:27 am
    i) Wednesday November 20 Inaugural Lecture by Michel Feher NAB LG01, 6-8pm The Neoliberal Condition and its predecessors: Redemption, Fulfillment, Appreciation. This is the first in a series of six lectures to be presented by Michel Feher at Goldsmiths for the years 2013-2015. This new Visual Cultures initiative is organized around the concept of Operative Thought and how the Political Practice of Ideas takes shape. Michel Feher is a philosopher who has taught at the École Nationale Supérieure, Paris, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the publisher and a founding editor…
  • RT 6 - Earthly poison

    LP
    15 May 2013 | 12:29 pm
    1972. Bangladesh is a new state emerging out of a national liberation war and a cyclone. Inspired by the Green Revolution, UNICEF undertook a major public health engineering project, drilling millions of hand pumps aimed at providing safe drinking water, and over subsequent years sinking private tube wells became normative practice. Although considered a major humanitarian success, it exposed a significant part of the population to ground water aquifers rich in arsenic. Several decades on, the slow environmental violence continues to unfold at a population level in both Bangladesh and West…
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    The Antiplanner

  • Skeptical about Streetcars? You’re a Racist!

    The Antiplanner
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Count on someone at the Washington Post to play the race card in the postmortems over the Arlington streetcar. “Lower-income, racially diverse South Arlington has been counting on the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar projects to deliver a jolt of growth,” says Post columnist Robert McCartney. The county board’s decision to kill the streetcar […]
  • The So-Called Cost of Free Employee Parking

    The Antiplanner
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new report from two pro-transit groups, the Frontier Group and the Transit Center, argues that allowing employers to deduct parking costs from their income when calculating their profits (and, thereby, their taxes) represents a $7 billion subsidy to driving. This subsidy, the report claims, adds significantly to highway congestion. Baloney. First of all, just […]
  • Columbia Pike Streetcar Cancelled

    The Antiplanner
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The county board for Arlington County, Virginia, has voted four-to-one to cancel all planning for a proposed $358 million, 7.7-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike. This should also effectively shut down planning for a Crystal City streetcar that was projected to cost $227 million. The decision came on the heels of board member John Vilstadt’s […]
  • Doubts About Self-Driving Cars

    The Antiplanner
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new poll finds that nearly two out of three auto owners think self-driving cars are a dangerous idea. Slate writer Lee Gomes argues that self-driving cars may never happen. Both are wrong. The pollsters don’t argue that self-driving cars actually are dangerous; only that “automakers will have to work to win over car shoppers […]
  • Too Many Goals

    The Antiplanner
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Last week, the director of the Civil Rights Division for Denver’s Regional Transit District (RTD), Kenneth Hardin, was indicted for having allegedly “corruptly solicited and accepted money from a person intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with RTD business.” While no further details were provided by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Denver, it […]
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    Art Deco Buildings

  • Villas Hotel, Shanghai

    David Thompson
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    It says 1931 in large numerals above one of the two main entrances to the Villas Hotel in Shanghai.  The heritage plaque on the building is less definite.  It says the building, a company building was built about the 1930s of reinforced concrete in modern style.As you can see the hotel has a horizontal band of decoration between the ground floor and the first floor with vertical element in the centre. And note the small concrete balconies with a wave motif.Inside, the foyer is bright and airy leading to ...... corridor with lifts to the upper floors and ... ... and perhaps some…
  • Art Deco Weekend 2, Shanghai

    David Thompson
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Last weekend I was in China for Historic Shanghai's Art Deco Weekend 2.Both days consisted of presentations and lunch at the former Chinese YMCA (now the Metropolo Hotel) followed by a two-hour walking tour in the afternoon.Entrance, former Chinese YMCA, Shanghai (Poy Gum Lee, 1934)Saturday commenced with the keynote address on Historic Preservation in Shanghai by Professor Ruan Yisan from Tongji University.   Professor Ruan's presentation was passionate and amusing as he relayed some of his key preservation successes since the early 1980s.  Often pitted against local mayors and…
  • A House in Hamilton

    David Thompson
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

    David Thompson
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    On Wednesday I showed you the dining room and winter garden at the Casa Monteiro de Carvalho in Santa Teresa. So today I wanted to show you the spectacular Lalique table that greets visitors through the front entrance.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

    David Thompson
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    This is the sala de jantar (dining room) in the casa Monteiro de Carvalho, a house of extraordinary Deco treasures at Santa Teresa near Rio de Janeiro.Take a look at the light over the dining table. Probably Lalique, a lot of the lights in the house were. At the end of the room behind a wrought iron screen by Edgar Brandt, the master French iron worker of the Deco period, is the jardim de inverno (winter garden).With lots of great Deco furniture and fantastic leadlight windows.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
 
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    ArchDaily

  • The Times Resuscitation Building / Nano Architects

    AD Editorial Team
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architects: Nano Architects Location: Hakata Ward, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan Photographs: Yasunori Hidaka From the architect. “Sanno Manshion”, completed in 1967, the modern building wears the shiny black tiles was appeared in Hakata-ward, Fukuoka, the built-up area of low-rise wooden houses. It was the cutting-edge rental apartment with the telephone switchboard room and the elevator which was rare at that time. The time had passed, Sanno apartment dilapidated beyond 40 years and it fell into a negative spiral of decreased occupancy rate, reduction of rent and declined revenue.
  • GAD’s Serra Gate on Display for Istanbul Design Week

    Connor Walker
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    GAD Architecture has installed their latest sculptural design, Serra Gate, in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, just in time for Istanbul Design Week. Named after the minimalist sculptor whose work inspired the design, the Serra gate’s steel form was created using cutting edge technology. The sinuous curvature was conceived through the software “Mathematica,” and was modeled using the latest 3D printing technologies. GAD Principal, Gokhan Avcioglu, had this to say: “We are delighted that Serra Gate has been featured in Taksim, one of the most important squares of Istanbul. Being a…
  • Studio Origin Represents Seoul in the UIA 2014 World Congress

    Connor Walker
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This year’s UIA World Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, and saw the participation of many well-respected firms. Representing South Korea were Kang Jun Lee and Yung A Kim of Studio Origin, whose pavilion highlighted the city of Seoul. Meant to herald the city as the host for the 2017 World Congress, their carefully arranged design offers space for a number of different promotional displays. See the details on this unique structure, after the break. The construction of the pavilion is a waffle structure, forming a 6m by 6m by 3.5m exhibition space. It is self-standing, and…
  • “Jellyfish Barge” Provides Sustainable Source of Food and Water

    Connor Walker
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    With the earth’s population increasing at an exponential rate, sustainable agriculture and access to clean water are becoming desperately important. Cristiana Favretto and Antonio Giraridi of Studiomobile recognize this and have proposed a solution. Dubbed the Jellyfish Barge for its shape and translucency, this floating greenhouse is capable of growing its own food hydroponically and producing up to 150 liters of fresh drinking water per day. Even more beneficial is its low-cost, easy-to-assemble design that can be implemented in a variety of locations. Learn more about how this…
  • Suburbian Villa / Deamicisarchitetti

    AD Editorial Team
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Architects: Deamicisarchitetti Location: 27027 Gropello Cairoli Pavia, Italy Area: 460.0 sqm Year: 2012 Photographs: L. Bartoli From the architect. In the vagueness of suburbia, where each place is similar to any other, where architecture is always changing and still always the same, where the limits, the entrances and the margins are usually those prescribed by regulations and allotment plans, and where regulations impose to build in the centre of the available allotment, this house aims to find its roots in the context, starting from its position, in order to break with settlement…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Vintage-Edwardian Building Tastefully Upgraded Into Modern Home

    Lavinia
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    Known as a popular tourist destination, Toronto’s Beaches neighborhood exhibits an almost artistic streetscape, due to its Victorian and Edwardian architectural legacy. A couple with a taste for contemporary architecture bought a dilapidated vintage-Edwardian, 1,250-sqf Beaches home and decided to make it livable. The residence was initially built in 1930 and required a lot of cosmetic work, along with the introduction of modern elements in the existing architecture. The design team at Johnson Chou Inc. worked their magic and developed a modern interior scheme, without compromising the…
  • Historic Church in London Transformed Into Contemporary Home by Gianna Camilotti Interiors

    Lavinia
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Architectural bureau Gianna Camilotti Interiors converted a historic church into a massive contemporary home in London, UK. The architecture team kept the original heritage features of the Victorian-style building with red brick facade. Inside, the residence is distinguished by imposing white walls, arched windows, columns and massive wooden beams. The 236 square meter-house accommodates an open plan living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and two bedrooms. A cozy backyard with dining area adds up to the excitement of this transformation. As you step inside, you are overwhelmed by the…
  • Why Everyone Needs Mood Enhancing Lighting

    Tara Mastroeni
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Natural light is an essential part of our lives. Image Via: Luis Jauregui Ready or not, winter is coming. While most of us love the beauty of the first snow of the season or the tradition of spending holidays surrounded by family and friends, we don’t relish the idea of waking up in the dark and returning home in much the same state. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel that way, we have the answer. Prolonged exposure to darkness actually has a psychological effect on all of us. Fortunately, there is something you can do to bring summertime into your home all year round. Take a look at…
  • New Home Design in Australia Mirrors Neighboring Architecture

    Ada Teicu
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    When you plan on enjoying a comforting lifestyle alongside your wife, parents and newborns, you want to make the best of your new home design. Alta Architecture and R.Z. Owens Construction were asked to turn a north-facing 705 square meter rectangular lot into a dream home and they did an amazing job considering the tight budget and strict owner’s requests. Their client wanted a spacious home in Melbourne, Australia, one that would incorporate 5 bedrooms, large open spaces both inside and outdoors and northern sunlight to his discretion. Also, he imagined his family living in a…
  • Small 1950’s Building Hiding a Jewel Conversion Within: Le 205 by Atelier Moderno

    Lavinia
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    A designer, his two sons, and their tireless terrier Winston share a small 1950’s building that stands rather unnoticed among its neighbors in the Mile-Ex district in Montreal, Canada. The robust walls of this former workshop, however, hide a jewel conversion within. If the recomposed facade is surprisingly private, its large windows and full-height steel door, slightly recessed, announce the minimalist mastery of the interior plan designed by Atelier Moderno: a wide corridor extends along the north-south axis, adjacent an existing party wall of exposed masonry accentuated by a thin line of…
 
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    BLDGBLOG

  • Just-in-Case Informatics

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    [Image: A screen grab from the homepage of Orbital Insight]. Proving that some market somewhere will find a value for anything, a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed. As the Wall Street Journal explains, Orbital Insight is part of a new "coterie of entrepreneurs selling analysis of obscure data sets to traders in search of even the smallest edges." In many cases, these "obscure data sets" are explicitly spatial: Take the changing shadows of Chinese…
  • Art Arm

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    [Image: "Untitled #13," from "Scripted Movement Drawing Series 1" (2014) by Andrew Kudless]. San Francisco-based designer and architect Andrew Kudless is always up to something interesting, and one of his most recent projects is no exception. For a new group of small works called "Scripted Movement Drawing Series 1" (2014), Kudless is exploring how robots might make visual art—in this specific case, by combining the instructional art processes of someone like Sol Lewitt with the carefully programmed movements of industrial machinery. [Image: The robot at work, from "Scripted Movement…
  • Etch a Sketch

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    [Image: Laser-etched wood panel, design by Kris Davidson, etching by Clear Cut Creation]. This laser-etched wood panel designed by tattoo artist Kris Davidson is pretty awesome. While the grain of the bamboo itself interferes in a few spots with the actual patterns—perhaps suggesting that something like stained hardwood would be a better choice to really make this thing pop—it's nonetheless a fantastically intricate and obsessively detailed project. Part mandala, part maze, it's like the floor plan of an alien palace, the board of an incomprehensible game, or a construction diagram for…
  • Tales of the Crash: An Interview with Nick Arvin

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    Screenshot from a sample 3D car crash animation created by Kineticorp; visit their website for the video. (Note: An earlier version of this interview previously appeared on Venue). Ellis Barstow, the protagonist in Nick Arvin's most recent novel, is a reconstructionist: an engineer who uses forensic analysis and simulation to piece together, in minute detail, what happened at a car crash site and why. The novel is based on Arvin's own experiences in the field of crash reconstruction; Arvin thus leads an unusual double-life as a working mechanical engineer and a successful author of literary…
  • Spatial Basics

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. I got a handful of preview shots from the new Red Bull New York offices the other night, with interiors designed by INABA, and I thought I'd post them here. [Image: Red Bull New York offices by INABA; photo by Greg Irikura]. INABA, of course, already designed the connected Red Bull Music Academy, and the private office space continues that aesthetic, albeit deliberately stripped even of the constrained maximalism of that project's bold colors and public-facing spatial entertainments, down to a minimalist, calm workplace…
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    Archi-Ninja

  • Interesting Stuff on the Internet

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Ron Carlson is the creator of one of the most hated thing on the internet: the pop-up ad. In this article he apologises, “What we wanted to do was spill boiling oil onto the heads of our enemies as they attempted to bang down the gates of our village. But as everyone now knows, we had some problems, primarily technical problems, that prevented us from doing what we wanted to do the way we had hoped to do it. What we’re asking for today is another chance.” City…
  • Why Film Villains Love Modern Architecture

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home is where our traditional notion of safety and place making are formed; consequently, the home is also the place where we are most vulnerable. Violating the boundary of home is an easy target in filmmaking. The kitchen in particular is often an ultra sinister location. Kitchens are cramped, claustrophobic, abundant with knifes (think “Chucky“), blenders (think “You’re Next“) and boiling water (think “Fatal Attraction“). The humble sink even had its own sub-genre, the kitchen-sink drama. Its not just the kitchen, though; similar anxiety and fear can be…
  • The Architact Collective collaborates with Sarra Tzijan

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Architact Collective are delighted to introduce our second collaboration with Sarra Tzijan. Sarra is a Melbourne based artist with a background in print, drawing and painting. More recently she has begun studies in jewellery design, developing new techniques and processes. The hand-crafted rings by Sarra are the exploration of surface embellishment and texture, using our natural and built landscapes as a source of inspiration. The design reflects raw elements, natural surroundings and a connection to our immediate environment. Each ring is hand-crafted to ensure it maintains a…
  • DIY Replica Crayon Rings…A New Life for Broken Crayons!

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The DIY Concrete Ring Kit is the gift that keeps on giving. You can reuse your high quality silicone mould to create replica rings. Broken Crayons? Don’t throw them away; my favourite trick is to create a replica crayon ring, providing a beautiful juxtaposition between the permanency of concrete and the temporality of wax. Creating these multi-coloured rings is the perfect way to involve your family (kids love this one!) or create gifts for other people. What you will need: 1. Oven  2. Broken Crayons  3. Scissors and/or kitchen knife  4. Silicone Mould/s (supplied with your DIY Concrete…
  • What is the meaning of home?

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our homes represent more than our financial assets; they have a deep and unique emotional meaning. Our earliest memories of home are often connected to our childhood. For better or worse, they also represent the success of our parents: our homes are an outward expression of our family wealth, providing comfort, safety, and a sense of community. But as much as we define them, our homes also define us. For our ancestors, home was no more than a small fire and something to protect us from the elements of wind and rain. Somewhere between then and now, the notion of home has become far more…
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  • Hunter Boots Flagship Store - London

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Hunter Boots is making waves again. The Edinburgh, Scotland-based historic icon has opened its first-ever flagship store at 83 Regent Street in London with a celebration featuring a troupe of Singing-In-The-Rain dancers arriving in a red double-decker wearing head-to-toe Hunter Original collection.   The store design is a funky combo of urban shopping heaven and agricultural themes that echo farm life and barns – all thought up by the design team at Checkland Kindleysides.   Established in 1856 and known for its dutiful supply of millions of trench booth for the British troops…
  • One Hot Yoga & Pilates Studio - South Yarra, Melbourne

    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Over the past two years, architect Robert Mills (Robert Mills Architects and Interior Designers) and his yoga-enthusiast spouse, Lucinda Mills, have created a sophisticated yoga and Pilates emporium in Melbourne’s South Yarra neighbourhood. The business, One Hot Yoga, is divided into four studios that occupy space at three addresses. Studio 1 (One Hot Yoga) is at 36 River Street, Studio 2 (One Hot Yoga and Mat Pilates) is at 46 River Street, and right next door at 48 River Street is the newest addition, Studios 3 and 4 (One Hot Pilates). In total, the studios take up nearly 800 square…
  • Cj Hendry - New Playing Card Series

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Those of you who are regular TCH readers know of CJ Hendry already. She is the extraordinary pen-and-ink artist whose work we fell in love with and then introduced to the public, first through Instagram and then at our Art Hunter temporary art experience in Sydney that we hosted with Jaguar.   The success of her work has been absolutely phenomenal, and for a good reason. Nothing compares to the mesmerising result of her painstaking work. Each image appears to be an enlargement of a black-and-white photograph, except that it isn’t. It is a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn piece of art.
  • Her Majesty's Pleasure, Toronto, Canada

    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Toronto’s funky, ever-evolving King West Village has just gained another interesting entrepreneurial tenant at the brand-new, 12-storey condo and townhouse project, Fashion House, at 556 King Street West. The newcomer is Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a flexible concept by husband and wife, Jeff Armstrong and Sara Kardan. The sunny space functions as a hair, nail and beauty salon, a coffee and tea bar (during the day), a cocktail bar (at night), a shop, and even an event space, all tied together by a tightly controlled palette of colors (mainly black, white and wood) and materials. The…
  • Vienna's Steirereck

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Chef-owner Heinz Reitbauer is a member of the Reitbauer family that operates the famous Steirereck restaurant and the Meierei café beneath it in Vienna, and the Pogush Country Inn in Styria, in the southeast of Austria. His family’s latest contribution to the Austrian culinary excellence is the complete and spectacular renovation of Steirereck that consistently places among the top of the world’s 50 best restaurants list. In 2005, the Reitbauers moved Steirereck from its home of 35 years in Weißgerbe Lände to Vienna, and took up the former Milchhauspavilion, an…
 
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  • 3 Story vs. 4 Story vs. 5 Story Apartments

    Bill Foster
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    We recently did a search for a good synopsis of the basic differences in costs and requirements for different heights/stories of apartment buildings. Finding none we decided it was time to fix that. 3 stories Type VB construction does not require rating of the structural frame. (Just ratings between units and corridors) No elevator required Ground floor accessible NFPA13R 125/sf 4 stories Type VA construction you need to rate ANY beam that fall under certain restrictions Or Type I podium with Type VB above 3 hr Floor Elevator Required by ADA All Floors Accessible (This means more Type B…
  • Construction Cost per Square Foot for Vocational Schools

    Dean Dalvit
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building project and does not include land costs, entitlements costs, soft costs, financing costs, other site improvement costs or furnishings, trade fixtures or tenant equipment. This data is for Vocational Schools. If you would like to discuss a Education type project with our Specialized Education Studio, we…
  • Apartment Units – How Do They Measure Up?

    evstudio
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    There are several ways to calculate the area of different projects types. At EVstudio, we typically provide both the gross and net rentable areas of dwelling units in apartment projects. Gross area is measured from the centerline of common walls (or “party walls”), and from the exterior face of structure at exterior and corridor walls. Net rentable area is measured to the interior face of structure at all unit perimeter walls. Mechanical spaces that are inaccessible to tenants are excluded from both measurements. The net rentable area is provided to prospective tenants, as it most…
  • Being Your Own General Contractor in Denver

    Sean O'Hara
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The building department regulations in Denver require that you either hire a contractor to oversee all of the work or you do all of the work yourself. That’s correct, you must physically do all of the work yourself if you don’t have a GC. You can have one designated helper but that person cannot be paid. However, there is an exception if you can justify it. You can write a letter to the Denver Chief Building Inspector and ask to act as your own general contractor. There are several points that you need to address: You are living in the home and planning to remain the homeowner.
  • The Neighborhood Unit: How Does Perry's Concept Apply to Modern Day Planning?

    John W. Olson
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    In the 1920′s, Clarence Perry introduced a concept that he referred to as “The Neighborhood Unit“.  The image below is a sketch published by Perry in 1929 illustrating the relationships between the residential components of a neighborhood and the uses that could easily be traversed to and from by foot.  Perry utilized the 5-minute walk (See The Five-Minute Walk: Calibrated to the Pedestrian) for more information) to define walking distances from residential to non-residential components, in particular Perry was very concerned about the walkability to and from schools.
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  • Cool Illustrations Pair Hollywood Icons with Famous Architects

    Jason Bailey
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Illustrator Federico Babina has carved out an impressive niche documenting and interpreting popular culture through the lens of architecture, fusing building design with music, modern art, and film. Now, he’s used his unique sensibility to combine iconic architects and celebrities with the series Archilife, with each illustration placing a Hollywood star in a home designed by the appropriate draftsman. Check out the entire series on his website; our favorites are collected after the jump. Artist Credit: Federico Babina
  • Psychedelic Architecture for Radical Residents

    Alison Nastasi
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    The resurgence of psychedelia comes and goes. If we can have it in our movies (see: Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, for starters), then why can’t we have it in our architecture? After spotting a cozy home in upstate New York that one artist gave the royal psychedelic treatment, featured below, we went searching for other bold architectural statements — structures transformed into trippy environs through paint, light, and several from the ground up. Referencing the colorful hippie communes and crash pads of the 1960s, these radical structures are sure to light your eyes on fire…
  • ‘Private Choices, Public Spaces’: Can Architects Save the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi?

    Alison Herman
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Hosted in a small space at Parsons and that looks directly out onto Fifth Avenue, Private Choices, Public Spaces is less an exhibit than a staged brainstorm. There’s no artwork on display, or even building plans — surprising for an event organized by ArchiteXX, an organization of women in architecture dedicated to “bridging the academy in practice.” Instead, the space is filled with hundreds of postcards responding to a set of questions intended to prompt ideas for ArchiteXX’s latest “design action”: staging an “architectural intervention”…
  • 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture

    Alison Nastasi
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Adrenaline junkies, adventure enthusiasts, and radical architecture lovers: we have a house for you. Earlier this week, we spotted a cantilevered cliff-side home on Co.Design (featured below). For more extreme architectural thrills, we searched for other “dangerous” abodes that break the laws of physics and get our blood pumping. This residence hangs off the side of a cliff, above crashing ocean waves. Need we say more? Well, ok. “The home is visualized as a natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape, creating an absolute connection with the ocean,”…
  • The Most Stylish Micro-Apartments

    Alison Nastasi
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    We’re not shy about sharing our obsession with tiny houses and miniature dwellings, so when we spotted Miel Arquitectos’ design for a small-scale apartment on Dornob, we felt inspired. Micro living speaks to our desire to pare down, simplify, and create functional, beautiful spaces where we can thrive. In mega-cities like New York, your bank account depends on it. We’ve rounded up some tiny living quarters that don’t skimp on style, so click on for more stunning micro-apartments. This 200-square-foot minimalist Paris apartment uses colored lights to add depth and visual interest…
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  • A Magnificent Porch Renovation on Fire Island

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    NYC architecture firm Bromley Caldari Architects razed the original front of a small house facing the beach on Fire Island and rebuilt it as a double-height cube containing an air space with hefty framing timbers. Inside the big macho rough-framed porch is a more delicate internal porch-like space – its delicate bleached color palette suggesting driftwood and pearly shells. Beyond that, an open plan great room for cooking, eating, reading, talking and hanging out, is also now completely open to the seascape in front of the house. At the far end is the kitchen, where a side wall of…
  • When Busy Design Works – Arty House with a Staccato Rhythm

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:46 am
    There is a tremendous amount of graphic interest in extensive trellis work in this single family renovation by John Grable Architects. The busy dappling of a retained old oak tree is repeated in shadows on the pool and in an abundance of little trellis outcroppings. All the arbors and overhangs have the effect of filtering the light and reducing solar gain. Building on the clients’ and the architect’s shared love of ecologically informed design, heritage oak trees were protected during construction and entirely preserved. The house is sustainable; powered by solar roof panels,…
  • Operatic Beauty of Modern Singapore Mansion

    Susan Kraemer
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Cooling pools top a first floor in the latest glorious Singapore dwelling from the always brilliant Guz Architects. The luxurious three story house offers a stunning and impressive showcase of intelligent solutions to the issues of constrained property space and close neighbors. Rooftop lawns create large outdoor recreation spaces at high levels — while blocking views to the neighboring houses. Vegetation edging these green roof lawns also helps to create privacy from the smaller surrounding single-story homes. A key feature is a vast stairway in glass, creating the sense of a very open…
  • Design Dilemma: Preparing for the Entertaining Season

    preynolds
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    Traditional Dining Room by Chicago Interior Designers & Decorators Branca, Inc. It’s that time of year again, when the festivities move indoors and increase in number.  Are you prepared? Whether you love to entertain or you’re a bit shy about doing so, it definitely helps to be organized. Your goal: to enjoy throwing a party as much as you enjoy attending one! In order for that to happen, it helps to plan ahead. Once you’ve gotten a few bashes under your belt, you’ll become an expert at knowing what you need to do and when, and throwing parties becomes easier and…
  • Charm Revisited in Old Rio de Janeiro

    Susan Kraemer
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto has sensitively renovated the Itiquira House in Brazil. The house looks out on sublime mature gardens originally designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx. An extraordinary, dramatic three story rise in the interior serves as a gallery for the client’s modern art collection. Located in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the house really inhabits the site. Un-selfconscious design simply exists in its own eternity here. A high skylight gently illumines a tranquil semi-indoor therapeutic pool. The house has a sense of history, with…
 
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  • Stephen Pimbley on Architecture

    Maria Anagnostou
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    There are countries with great history. Designing a modern building within this context is a complex procedure. Is critical regionalism an approach to modern architecture? I would say it’s not and I suppose I have got to explain why I say that. When I was a student in London, I was interested in nuts and bolts and that time there were two different schools of architecture. One was called High Tech which was a British invention and then there was Post Modernism. So, you should be either a student of High Tech or Post Modernism. I liked High Tech quite a lot because I was interested really in…
  • Sir Peter Cook on Architecture and Travel

    Maria Anagnostou
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    What’s the importance of architectural tourism? It is amazingly important. I have been until now very lucky since I had the chance to see a lot of different countries and I know about the architects, so I’m privileged. When I return to London wherever I may be, I talk about it in lectures and magazines. I come back and say, “God this is amazing!” A few months ago I was in Mexico City and I saw Mexico City’s library that is a brilliant building, but not many people from England go there. When I came back I said “God this is an amazing building” and I brought a book. It’s really…
  • Enric Massip-Bosch on Architecture

    Maria Anagnostou
    3 Dec 2013 | 5:50 pm
    You have created the architectural office of EMBA architects, based in Barcelona. Spain is a country with great history. Designing a modern building within this context is a complex procedure. Is critical regionalism an approach to your architecture? Critical regionalism was just a way of explaining that modern architecture could have different derivations that could be applied in different ways. I don’t think that it exists as a movement at all; I don’t think it is really a style, I think that it was only a way of explaining a diversity of that time; when Kenneth Frampton, for instance,…
  • Nil Aynali of Emre Arolat Architects on Architecture and Photography

    Maria Anagnostou
    27 Nov 2013 | 11:33 am
    Many architects worldwide share the passion of photography for various reasons. What is your relationship with photography? Do architecture photographers do better this kind of work? Photography is a manipulative agent for architecture, architecture can easily turn on an image which can go into the circulation of images and I think that is a problem; for example after a while the buildings are designed to be photographed and that is one of the problems because architecture is something about space not only an image. Some photographers have a manipulative effect on that issue but photographs…
  • Romera y Ruiz Architects on Architecture and Photography

    Maria Anagnostou
    3 Sep 2013 | 5:17 pm
    Many architects worldwide share the passion of photography. What is your relationship with photography? Do architecture photographers do better this kind of work? Photography is very important in our field. In fact, there are many times that photography makes a building look better than what it is and some times makes it look worse. So if you want to have a full experience of a building you have to see a photograph but also go and visit the building. We can say that most architecture photos of buildings do not include any people. What are you thoughts about including people in your photos? Is…
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  • Five designers take the stage in Montreal thanks to L’Autre Couture and Modèles Académie

    v2com newswire
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Montréal, CanadaL'Autre CoutureFashion Design, Art, Culture, Event + Exhibition, Fashion + Beauty, Lifestyle On Tuesday November 25th at Club Soda, starting at 7 pm, thirty young women aged 16 and up will have a chance to parade as rookie models and show their modelling potential to professionals from the Montreal fashion industry. The very first L’Autre Couture gala is the flagship project of designer Luko Marion. Organized in collaboration with Modèles Académie, the gala will not only serve as a springboard fo... (continued)
  • Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters

    v2com newswire
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Warszawa, PolandFAAB Architektura Commercial Architecture, Business, Commercial Interior Design, Garden + Terrace, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Office, Sustainable Development, Technology + Science, Urban Design THE GREEN DEMEANOR OF WARSAW The vertical garden, covering front and side elevations, is a tool which allows to integrate the building with its green context. The FNP headquarters has become an element of the landscape in a very common sense. The green face of the building blurs the boundaries between architecture & nature.The architecture of the building is created…
  • The Cooperation and Emergency Architects invite you at the benefit night!

    v2com newswire
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Montreal, CanadaCooperation and Emergency ArchitectsEvent + Exhibition, Culture, Residential Architecture, Sustainable Development
  • Loom Collection by H: Inspired by Mexican Tradition

    v2com newswire
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    London, United KingdomH Industrial Design, Architectural Products , Commercial Interior Design, Furniture, Hotel, Lifestyle, Luxury, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design H launched its newest, the Loom Collection at Designjuction during The London Design Festival 2014. The Loom Collection is a distinctive seating range inspired by a manual belt-making loom, typical to the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. The seating collection consists of the Loom Chair and Loom Stool. Both starting with a wooden structure available in a choice of solid natural woods and paying homage to the…
  • Loud+Clear: The Design Market, 3rd edition, will be held at Concordia University

    v2com newswire
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Montreal, CanadaHAUT+FORTEvent + Exhibition, Art, Culture, Industrial Design, Lifestyle, Object + Accessory, Product LOUDER. CLEARER. A new edition, a fresh start! The event LOUD+CLEAR – The Design Market moves its 3rd edition to the west side of downtown Montreal, at Concordia University’s EV Hall , from November 21st to the 23rd. What a great time to go holiday shopping: the best of what Quebec design has to offer will be readily available for purchase! For three years now, Loud+Clear has provided a warm and friendly environm... (continued)
 
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  • Winter Holiday Safety Tips

    John
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    This holiday season, don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Crooks love the holidays as much as everyone else, especially because it’s an opportune time for crime. Homes jam-packed with glittering gifts. Stores, malls and downtown streets teeming with unsuspecting …
  • Securing a Reputable Home Security System

    John
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    The safety and protection of family is one of the most prominent reasons why homeowners seek installation of a home security or alarm system. With security of your family being a top priority, selecting a company to affirm their safety should be taken seriously. When searching for a reputable home security company, the Federal Trade …
  • LED Lights: Why They are Different

    John
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    LED lighting is very different from other lighting sources such as incandescent bulbs and CFLs. The key differences include the following: •Light Source: LEDs are the size of a fleck of pepper, and a mix of red, green and blue LEDs is typically used to make white light. •Direction: LEDs emit light in a specific …
  • Selecting New Energy-Efficient Windows

    John
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    If your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be more cost-effective to replace them than to try to improve their energy efficiency. New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs. When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, …
  • Window Cord Safety Tips

    John
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Children and window cords don’t mix. When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety. If at all possible, use only non-corded window coverings in homes where infants …
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    Lea M. Cheshareck
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    by Lea M. Cheshareck Anova is hosting a FREE HAPPY HOUR at the ASLA Annual Meeting in Denver this Saturday afternoon in Booth #1215, join us and experience our new product lines.
  • Private garden

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    21 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
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  • Garden of the Winery

    Magdalena Nenkovic
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
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    The Shouting Hare

  • Buckhead Atlanta Streets Open

    Alison Strickler
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
      Buckhead Atlanta, the high-profile, mixed-use development in Georgia’s capital city opened this fall after four years of development led by Oliver McMillan.  The expansive, 10-acre district is located at… Read More > The post Buckhead Atlanta Streets Open appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Opens

    Alison Strickler
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Hoerr Schaudt Design Helps Garden Explore, Explain, and Celebrate the World of Plants On October 2-4, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden gave the public a peek into Phase I of… Read More > The post Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Opens appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
  • Johnson Center at North Park University Opens

    Alison Strickler
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
      The Johnson Center, North Park University’s new centerpiece of science and community life, opened on Friday. Hoerr Schaudt worked with a world-class, multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers to… Read More > The post Johnson Center at North Park University Opens appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
  • Jim Urban on Trees

    Peter Schaudt
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    I always enjoy checking out the Deep Root blog all about trees and what they really need to survive. Recently, I watched a few videos of Jim Urban, FASLA  on Deep Root,… Read More > The post Jim Urban on Trees appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
  • Hoerr Schaudt Leads Landscape Design for New Zurich North America Headquarters

    Hoerr Schaudt
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Hoerr Schaudt is pleased to lead the landscape design for Zurich North America’s new headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. The site, situated at Meacham Road and I-90, will be the home… Read More > The post Hoerr Schaudt Leads Landscape Design for New Zurich North America Headquarters appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
 
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  • What LEED Dynamic Plaques Can Really Do

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Green Building Council announced a dynamic, interactive way to display the performance results of green, LEED-certified buildings: the LEED Dynamic Plaque. This electronic display unit lets you control who can “see” how the building is performing, whether it’s through the dynamic plaque on the wall that guests may view, or via occupant-accessible software. The LEED Dynamic Plaque pulls building information from LEED Online, and also makes use of data you supply over a 12-month period regarding energy and water consumption, waste and IAQ audits, and…
  • Using Competitions to Improve Energy Efficiency

    11 Nov 2014 | 4:40 am
    As a facilities manager, you help establish the framework for energy-efficient, green building operations. But it can be a challenge to find effective tactics that motivate tenants and occupants to change their behavior and help your team achieve energy-efficiency and conservation goals. You’ve probably heard about competitions among cities or across the nation, such as ENERGY STAR’s Battle of the Buildings. But you can also develop an internal energy-efficiency competition to channel the competitive spirits within your own organization – whether it’s a competition among…
  • Find Out How Your Building Uses Energy at Night

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    Looking for a good way to see whether your energy-efficiency projects and building equipment are working like they should be? Try taking a walk through your building at night. A commercial building is typically only occupied for eight or nine hours each workday, leaving 15-16 hours unoccupied. Although remote monitoring is helpful when it comes to keeping tabs on after-hours operations, it can be difficult for facilities managers to know how buildings are truly operating during the hours when no one is inside. We may assume that HVAC, lighting, and building automation controls are working as…
  • Signage Communicates Green Building Features

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Building signage, digital displays, and electronic kiosks can help spread the word about your green building’s features, the benefits they offer, and ways tenants and occupants can contribute to overall sustainability goals. In the right situations, educational signage can also help a building project earn LEED certification points. From describing green building processes to explaining how certain building systems work, a green building signage solution can promote your organization’s sustainability efforts. Many green building initiatives aren’t obvious (or even noticeable) unless…
  • Window Film Offers Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Energy savings is often front-and-center in conversations about commercial window film. As an effective way to control solar heat gain and reduce monthly energy bills, low-e window film can help commercial building owners and managers save money and improve thermal comfort. But window film can also address several other issues within a commercial facility. Expand Security Window film can help improve safety of glass panels when they’re broken. Security window film – or window film with safety features – can provide a barrier that holds glass in place upon impact. Instead of sending…
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    Life of an Architect

  • Sketching during Schematic Design

    Bob Borson
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    So what exactly is schematic design? In short order, schematic design is the initial design phase in any project. The first step is called programming which is when the client and architect discuss the requirements of the project (how many rooms, the function of the phases, etc.), testing the fit between the owner’s needs, wants, and budget. This first phase is incredibly important but it is a fact-finding and data collection process. The first time I get to put pen (or pencil) to paper is during the schematic design process.Let’s get a bit more specific on what schematic design…
  • We, Myself and I

    Bob Borson
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    There’s no “I” in “Team” … but there’s no “We” in “Team” either.Come to think of it, there’s no “U” in “Team” either.I don’t know when I became obsessed with saying “we” whenever I sit across the table from someone and talk to them about what “I” have been doing or what “I” have been working on. I have a sneaking suspicion that it actually started sometime in 2010 when I started writing articles for this site. In the beginning, there was something a little…
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    GAB Report

  • Water Wise Homes Conference

    Mignon O'Young
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:28 am
    The What: Join leading experts and your peers at Build It Green’s upcoming Water Wise Homes Conference to learn about new technologies, techniques, and strategies to save water in the homes we design, build, and remodel, overcome water conservation barriers, and fight California’s drought. Presentations will explore: Landscape Design and Strategy; Behavior and Water System Design; Water-Energy Nexus; Gray Water and Rain Water Reuse; and GreenPoint Rated and Water Conservation. The When: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm The Where: The event will take place at The David…
  • Hey World, Get Up and Green Up!

    Mignon O'Young
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    World Green Building Week is here! During the week of September 22-27 2014, Green Building Councils in countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Middle East and North Africa and representing more than 27,000 organizations will host more than 200 events to celebrate World Green Building Week under the theme: “Get Up, Green Up.” The following list highlights just a few of the exciting events. Please visit World Green Building Week’s website for the complete list of events. In London, UK, Beyond BREEAM: The Future of Sustainability Reporting In Utrecht, Holland,…
  • Greener Builder 2014: Climate of Change

    Mignon O'Young
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:18 am
    The What: Join leading experts at Greener Builder 2014 organized by the USGBC Northern California Chapter. The conference will set the stage for a high-profile discussion at the intersection of green building and technology. This year’s theme is Climate of Change, and will feature sessions that address LEED v4 credits and implementation, healthy buildings, technology trends, energy policy, green retrofits, why some projects go deep green and others break down, innovative new products, life-cycle analysis, and more. There will be three session tracks: LEED v4, Energy & Policy, and…
  • Double Helix Rising

    Mignon O'Young
    22 May 2014 | 6:37 am
    A spiraling, green high-rise designed by Paris-based Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is currently under construction in Taipei, Taiwan. It’s dynamic and fresh design will add interest to XinYi District’s existing mixture of buildings which range from LEED Platinum EBOM-rated Taipei 101, the world’s tallest green building, to a traditionally Chinese-styled Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall built in 1972. Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ Agora Garden located in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image courtesy Vincent Callebaut Architectures) Elevation of Agora Garden designed by Paris-based Belgian…
  • Size Matters, Along with Good Design and High Performance

    Press Release
    19 May 2014 | 2:28 am
    On Earth Day, Seattle- and Portland-based construction company Hammer & Hand unveiled the winners of perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition. The competition challenged emerging architecture professionals to fuse high design with high performance building in the design of a single-family house in Seattle that achieves Passive House-like levels of energy performance while being resourceful, replicable, and beautiful. HO[MIN]ID was designed by Winner Cameron Huber from the University of Oregon for the perFORM 2014: A House Design Competition. (Image courtesy Cameron Huber and Hammer and…
 
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  • Vanke-Shoukai Mixed-use Development Daxing by SPARK

    Miguel Rus
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Shu He Construction has begun on SPARK’s competition-winning design for a 127,000sqm mixed-use development that will serve as a new leisure and business centre in Beijing’s developing Daxing district. The Vanke-Shoukai joint-venture development will incorporate an expansive publicly accessible park environment between office, residential and retail buildings. The design represents a dedicated effort to provide an open realm for community interaction and enjoyment in Daxing. © Shu He © Shu He SPARK’s design for the Vanke-Shoukai Mixed-use Development Daxing aims to blur the…
  • Ørestad Syd Masterplan by Estudio Lunar

    Alberto Seller
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Courtesy of Estudio Lunar Ørestad stretches about five kilometers from the centre of Copenhagen to the Kalvebod Fælled nature reserve. Ørestad Syd will become the most southern urban extension of it. The clear edge existing nowadays along city and nature wants to get dissolved in order to recreate a new gateway from urban to nature and vice versa. Courtesy of Estudio Lunar Byliv i Birkelunden is a wavy landscape of small hills introducing the open natural space in Ørestad under the quality of a very generous urban grove of birches. On the opposite side the main avenue starting from the…
  • Hunters View Redevelopment by Paulett Taggart Architects

    Miguel Rus
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Courtesy of Paulett Taggart Architects Paulett Taggart’s design for two new blocks of affordable family housing at Hunters View is part of the first phase of San Francisco’s ambitious HOPE SF program – a plan to revitalize the worst of San Francisco’s crime-ridden and forgotten low-income neighbourhoods. With a mix of affordable and market-rate housing, the Hunters View Redevelopment is being completed in three phases in order to allow the existing residents to remain in the neighbourhood. Our work on Phase 1 included 53 units on blocks 5 & 6. The units were designed as…
  • Køge North Station by COBE, Dissing+Weitling and COWI

    Alberto Seller
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Courtesy of COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI The COBE, Dissing+Weitling and COWI team has created a characteristic landmark for green mobility in the capital region of Copenhagen. The main element of the design is a bridge combining Denmark’s most trafficked freeway with the existing local Copenhagen train line and the planned double-tracked rail line for highspeed trains. The bridge will be a new gateway to Copenhagen for the 90.000 people passing through the area daily, and a significant step on the commute for the expected 8.000 daily users of Køge North Station. Courtesy of COBE,…
  • Strasbourg National University Library Renovation by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés

    Alberto Seller
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Vincent Fillon Strasbourg’s National University Library (BNU), located in the city center, is a prestigious building of the German-occupation period (1871). For its rehabilitation we wanted to scrupulously adhere to its monumental architecture. The project thus emphasized the facade’s characteristic molding and magnified the dome by making it visible from all interior levels. © Vincent Fillon The new spaces have been clearly differentiated from the existing structure by using a specific architectural vocabulary. The three main spaces (reception, passageways and reading rooms) have…
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  • 3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Kids About Saving Energy

    Glenn Cort
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    We unintentionally and unknowingly waste energy everyday. This could be at work or at home. It is amazing but true that heating, lighting and cooling costs account for nearly 70% of total energy usage in schools! 70%! Here are 3 easy steps you can do and teach to your kids about conserving energy.… Read More... The post 3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Kids About Saving Energy appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • What You Need to Know About the EPA’s New Indoor Air Quality Report

    Glenn Cort
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    The EPA released a new set of guidelines called Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines  School Building Upgrades. Before you start panicking, it’s important to know that this guide does not set new EPA regulatory requirements. It also does not modify or supersede existing EPA requirements. Rather, this report is simply an important new resource for schools.… Read More... The post What You Need to Know About the EPA’s New Indoor Air Quality Report appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • The Perception of what USED to be a Modular Classroom

    Glenn Cort
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    I was reading the Lowell Sun recently and saw a quote from the Deputy Superintendent of schools in regards to Modular Classroom additions. “Modular Classrooms have come a long way, it is not like a trailer,” he said. At Triumph Modular we spend our days thinking about how to put people in beautiful, yet affordable spaces.… Read More... The post The Perception of what USED to be a Modular Classroom appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • What is Permanent Modular Construction?

    Janet Field
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    The construction industry dates back to, well prehistory. Although we have advanced from Neolithic times and no longer use bones as tools, the construction industry has been somewhat held back in terms of advancement.   In fact in contrast to the other US industries which have experienced continuous growth in productivity, the construction industry productivity actually experienced a period of decline from 1995 to 2001 (Triplett and Bosworth, 2004).… Read More... The post What is Permanent Modular Construction? appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Live Free or Die Trying

    Glenn Cort
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    Pictured is me with my wife Brooke and my boys, John (14) and Mikey (11) nearing the top of Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH on Columbus Day. Our communications person Janet is always “bothering me” to contribute to our blog and finally I have something important to write about. In this case, I have an important public service announcement: beware of making a casual decision about how to fill up a holiday weekend.… Read More... The post Live Free or Die Trying appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
 
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  • Create Jolly and Magical DIY Christmas Stockings That Will Enchant Your Christmas

    Anton Giuroiu
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Simple, iconic, magical and extraordinary beautiful diy christmas stockings have been showcased below.  Wearing red and green along with a small ribbon and a pom pom trim, the project showcases the extraordinary professional work of an individual in what is probably the most rewardful and yet the most beautiful diy christmas project featured here on Homesthetics. To successfully complete this project in a professional manner the following items will be required: A General Christmas Stocking Shape That You Can Draw or Print Colorful Fabrics With Jolly Motifs Simple White Muslin Any Rotary…
  • The Most Colorful And Sweet Christmas Trees And Decorations You Have Ever Seen

    Codreanu Andreea
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    The Christmas tree is the central piece of this holiday and its importance must not be diminished. Natural or artificial, the Christmas tree must always be decorated to bring you joy and cheer. Whether you choose a one tone color scheme or you go nuts and gather all sorts of decorations in different shapes, sizes, colors, textures, the most important part is the atmosphere the decorated tree generates around it and in the hole house in general. The gallery below showcases a variety of decorating models and some sweet Christmas trees which are quite unusual but have gained terrain in the last…
  • 10 Simply Breathtaking DIY Home Decor Projects That Will Magically Beautify Your Interior

    Anton Giuroiu
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    How often do you start a DIY Home Decor Project? Most of us are starting such projects to prepare for holidays in order to welcome our guests and entertain in the right ambiance; this approach is of course understandable and highly appreciated by all involved but from time to time we should have a moment to create and enhance our home with diy home decor for our own taste, we should envision and materialize things that would help us, at least visually, everyday. You can start with a simple magical pouch that will hold your makeup to aid you in the morning, you can create a simple and magical…
  • Beautiful Christmas DIY Gift Wrapping Tutorials [Wrap Printables Included]

    Codreanu Andreea
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Gifts represent such a joy in our lives. And most of the time not the gift itself but the hole process of searching, finding the right gift, then wrapping it beautifully and offering it to your loves one is what really excites you about a present. And because the gift season is upon us and we can’t wait to share our love with our friends and family, we thought about gathering some great easy DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Tutorials which we hope will help you in your endeavors of making that perfect gift. The tutorials use simple materials you cna find basically anywhere and anytime, but…
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  • Architectural Lighting Design as Product of Modern Technology

    alisan
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Architectural lighting design complements the aspects of the architecture. Since the discovery of technology, human civilization has evolved into an era where art and beauty become the factors which are considered in all fields. Those points are not something which is only possible to be found in a written product or literature. It is implemented in any scope of creation. In this case, the environment around people is greatly influenced. Building, vehicle, and road are just the simple example, there are more than these. The art and beauty can be seen in the structural design, the color…
  • Modern Interior Architecture for Minimalist Home Design

    alisan
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Modern interior architecture needs to apply in a certain kind of home architecture design. It is no surprise if many people in the city decide to design their home into minimalist home design with the excuse of the lack of the homeland itself. Making interior design for your house is not something easy; it is the way so difficult and complicated. You need serious and mature ideas to make your interior design of your minimalist home type. Your minimalist house needs suitable arrangement and interior design which appropriate with the minimalist house itself. Usually rooms which owned by…
  • Minimalist Modern Residential Architecture Design

    alisan
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Modern residential architecture is desired by many people. They always try, try and try to find their best architecture for their resident house. The house is needed by everyone, especially for those who already had a family. The house becomes one of the vital necessities for human being in their life. House included in a range of human needs. The main purpose of building a house is not only to make a shelter from the heat of the sun and rain. You have to pay attention to your house architecture as well, because your architecture of yours will describe about how do your personality…
  • Modern Landscape Architecture for Modern Architecture Design

    alisan
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Modern landscape architecture is one of the housing designs that really consider about the green environment. This design makes your house look beautiful, fresh and green. This type of architecture is very helpful in handling the problem of global warming. The plant helps in the absorption of toxins in the air and gives a fresh and calm atmosphere. So, you can plant a variety of plants or pots which are planted with beautiful flowers in it, or you want to make something different like, you can also greening your roof. Landscape architecture combines some aspects such as…
  • The Reason of Why People Choose Modern Architecture Design

    alisan
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Modern architecture design has become one of the housing designs which combine with contemporary style. Usually, this design depicts an unusual homeform but it also depicts about unique house shaped, symmetrical shaped and modern style. When you see this house building, you will see the building as geometry pictures in math, such as building rectangular-shaped, unsymmetrical-shaped building, and there are also elements of a half-circle-shaped tube. Modern Architecture Design gives you a new and modern exterior and interior of your living house. Many expert architects will help you to…
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  • Private Luxury Residence in Thornbury, Canada

    mistriotis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    These elegantly crafted stone, timber and glass homes overlook the spectacular ever-changing vistas of the Georgian Bay, the award winning Golf Course and the Niagara Escarpment countryside. New Private Residences at the Georgian Bay Club feature uniquie design elements and luxury details that would normally be found only in the finest custom homes. by Sotheby’s International […]
  • Star architecture (Short 3)

    mistriotis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:29 pm
    (By Mike Hermans) Archibald presents his design proposal to the urban development department…Under the new TV series of ArchitectsPlanet.Tv Filed under: Arch.Comic Series
  • Practice Platform Panel: “Talking Practice”

    mistriotis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    This event addresses expanded modes of contemporary design practice and the disciplinary potential of these innovative models. Representing some of the many new forms of design practice, from hybrid and curatorial practice to open platform and corporate acquisition, the speakers will reflect on the how and why of their practices, sharing concepts, processes, methods, and […]
  • Nicholas Fox Weber and Toshiko Mori, “Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect”

    mistriotis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Nicholas Fox Weber, director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, will evoke the personality and sensibilities of Josef Albers, the Bauhaus faculty member, through reflections on his personal acquaintance with Albers at Yale as well as descriptions of recent projects by the Albers Foundation that affirm the Bauhaus spirit of design and continue its […]
  • Master in Design Studies Program

    mistriotis
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:17 pm
    If rapidly changing climates, energy flows, material economies, and migratory populations are the emerging challenges of our time, then research and design is urgently needed to enact change in new ways. The Master in Design Studies (MDes) program challenges students to understand and influence the underlying processes of what supports life today as a new […]
 
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  • Pro Helsinki 2.0 – The Urbanist Vision for Making Helsinki Denser and More Diverse

    Timo H.
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Today I have the great pleasure of introducing you to the alternative city plan for Helsinki that I have worked on with my fantastic colleagues from Urban Helsinki since early 2014. It’s our second land-use plan done completely in do-it-yourself fashion, and after the small project at the edge of Helsinki’s inner city we did some months earlier. I’ve written two posts about this project in Pikku Huopalahti, you’ll find them here and here. Our experiences and insights from working with Pikku Huopalahti eventually got us even more excited about doing something substantial to stir up…
  • City of Boulevards or City of Malls? Urban Transport Infrastructure Retrofits Are Changing the Urban Landscape in Helsinki and Tampere

    Timo H.
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    This article has been written in collaboration with Panu Lehtovuori and was originally published in Project Baltia's issue 22 "Infrastructure". Project Baltia is a professional journal covering architecture, urban planning, and design in North-West Russia, Finland, and the Baltic states. The journal is published in St. Petersburg. Panu Lehtovuori is an architect and urbanist. Currently he works as the Professor of Planning Theory at Tampere University of Technology’s School of Architecture. Not all images were published in Project Baltia. Substantial infrastructure investments are currently…
  • PehmoGIS-menetelmillä kohti asuintoiveita priorisoivaa kaupunkikehittämistä

    Timo H.
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    Yksi nykypäivän kaupunkisuunnittelun ydinongelmista on, että suunnittelua ohjaa joukko rakenteita, jotka eivät osaa lukea 2000-luvun kaupunkilaisten käsityksiä kiinnostavasta ja hyvästä kaupunkitilasta. Useimmat kaupunkien rakentamiseen liittyvät lakimme, virastomme ja käytäntömme on nimittäin luotu aikana, jolloin palvottiin modernismin alttaria ja sitä myötä tuottamaan takavuosien suunnittelijoiden ihanteiden mukaista yhtenäistä kaupunkitilaa ihmislähtöisyyden kustannuksella. Satuin maaliskuussa esikaupunkialueita kuvatessani Malmilla kohtaan, jossa tuntui samassa…
  • Can SoftGIS Tools Help Us Rediscover the “Human Element” for Shaping Livable High Density Urban Neighborhoods?

    Timo H.
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    The field of geography is a brilliant academic discipline that gives you a thorough understanding of the world and lets you focus on whatever interests you. And being the urbanist geographer that I am, this summer I’ve been thinking a lot about what my colleagues could do to help with creating better cities. The more I’ve thought about it, I’ve begun to discover that the answer may lie in the area of specialization that I always liked the least: GIS. GIS stands for Geographical Information Systems which in turn refers to applications that can be used to gather, maintain, store,…
  • Finnish Mall Enthusiasts Add Little Value to Local Economies

    Timo H.
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    “Jeez, not another mall”, I thought out loud to myself when I read that Helsinki’s City Board unanimously approved to reserve a 2.5-hectare piece of land in Roihupelto, in the middle of Helsinki’s eastern suburbs for the development of a new shopping destination. Two developers want to see new big box stores and to transform an existing modern but run down industrial building into retail space. If all goes as planned, construction of the shopping complex could start already this year with the introduction of Motonet, a chain that markets itself as a “department store for car…
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  • Proust armchair by Alessandro Mendini | THE WEEKLY WANT

    10 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    Just like the owners 19th century palace in Pszczyna, many artists today are inspired by baroque (and no wonder!). In 1978, during the peak of post-modern estethic, an Italian Alessandro Mendini designed an armchair named Poltrona di Proust. Like other post-modern era artists he belived that in art everything had happened already, and what one can do is reuse old patterns in new way. I am not quite fond of postmodern art but I surely appreciate  this armchair, its quite amusing.In the project of the armchair he used the form of 17th century bergere.sourceThe first version of the armchair…
  • BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #OCTOBER

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    Heel-Ducks :) sourceWith a short delay this month, here it comes - the new Best of the Web :-)#1. Amazing expanding table. I love the way it looks  "in between" the conversion, it's a pity that  structure is invisible when the table is expanded!#2. Paris: movies versus reality. The author confronts movie shots and real places of the most beautiful city in the world (just like me  in this article on "Belle" set design, or here about Grand Budapest Hotel). #3. 50 famous kitsch chairs. The article is in French but the pictures should say enough. And for those of you who speak…
  • We bought a stunning apartment in an old tenement house!

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    After searching our dream apartment for almost a year my husband and I finally did buy one, yay! :) We spend hundreds of hours browsing the Internet and visited about 20-30 houses and apartments. We mostly concentrated on second-hand apartments. New apartments in Poland tend to be located in closed (encircled by a fence) housing estates, which I really don't like. As I was raised in an old tenement house I also wanted the apartment to be high, I feel better in such spaces. The apartment I found is located in Sopot, Poland, the town I lived in all my life (except from the last 3 years), 15…
  • Multitexture floors | THE WEEKLY WANT

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    I recently came into an interesting idea for floors. Who said that two floor materials have to have a straight line border between them?It is a fun idea to take advantage of the shapes of the tiles and play combining the floors. Paola Navone showed it in her project in and post-industrial interior on Italy.  Paola Navone's interiorPaola Navone's interiorWe can see a more subtle version of the floor in this white bathroom by French interior designers Kalb Lempereur – two different materials, ceramic tiles and wood, of the same shape were combined to create a fluent border of the "wet"…
  • Shopping inspirations from Lodz Design Festival | THE WEEKLY WANT

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    1.  Agnella FOLK carpetsInspired by Polish folk culture. All the series is beautiful, made of 100% wool.2. Saska Fabrik desk.Made without using nails, every detail is cared of.3. Easy by Noti, by Wierszyłłowski i ProjektanciCollection for small apartments. Cosists of several elements so there are lots of options. You can choose color of every element.4. Beautiful, thick carpet from UdekorujDom.pl. 5. Bolesławiec One of the most famous Polish potterywith very characteristic patterns.6. Veda Concept seatingSo comfortable!7. Cute foxy wallpaper8. Bathtub and sink from Marmorin.So…
 
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  • Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Gauging Client’s Moods

    admin321
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Running Architectural CAD Drafting Services is not as easy as one would normally think, there are so many facets to the profession that make it a tough one to handle. There would be times when the clients fail to make the final payments making life difficult for the company from [...] The post Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Gauging Client’s Moods appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Conversion Company: Providing a Starting Point

    admin321
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    An Architectural CAD conversion company plays an important role in the construction industry in this era of CAD softwares. CAD conversion has become an integral part of the design process for several reasons- professionals like architects, interior designers, services providers [...] The post Architectural CAD Conversion Company: Providing a Starting Point appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Services: Flexibility of Wood

    admin321
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural CAD Services need to take into account each of the factors impacting the choice of materials to ensure that the end result is nothing less than spectacular. Wood has been a favorite building material for designers since the times [...] The post Architectural CAD Services: Flexibility of Wood appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services:The Grandeur of Hotel Architecture

    admin321
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The AEC Associates architectural drafting services have to acquire special skills in hotel architecture since growing urbanization has resulted in a sharp rise in the need for hotels in cities all over [...] The post Architectural Drafting Services:The Grandeur of Hotel Architecture appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 3 Essential Features of NDAs For Architectural Drafting Services

    admin321
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services work tirelessly on each project to bring out something unique, something exquisite every time. If by any chance the design or a part of it is leaked or stolen before the project is complete, the consequences can be [...] The post 3 Essential Features of NDAs For Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
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  • Taipei apartment by Lee’s Designn / how can be put in value a small space

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    Lee’s Designn has arranged this small apartment in Taipei considering the pursued objective by the owners, two sisters that wanted to benefit of their own private space. The apartment is located on the 16th floor and faces south. The design and decors are very attractive, fashionable and they manage to conquer you from the first moment, the apartment was turned into a charming home through warmth, vitality and comfort. The fact that the ceiling is higher, it has allowed the design of a level where a bedroom and a mini living room was arranged. In order not to divide excessively the…
  • Amchit Residence by Blankpage Architects

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Projected by Blankpage Architects, Amchit Residence is situated on the sea coast in Aamchit, Lebanon, location which ensures a great connection with the Mediterranean horizon that offers a conquering view to the eyes. The house is organized on three levels wherefrom, considering the sloping ground, only three level rises above the line of the access road. The architectural structure of the house is characterized by a simple and solid geometry, but opened in the same time; being built mainly of archs supported by a network of metal squares columns. On the upper floor there is the master…
  • The Living Cube

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:51 pm
    The swiss Till Konneker, founder of illDesigns, proposes to us a solution as interesting as practical, in case we are facing with the arranging of a reduced in size living space or when we want to save space. Named The Living Cube, the project realized by Till Konneker, satisfies different functionalities which are usually served by several pieces of furniture. With a very small footprint, The Living Cube combines up to ten essential pieces of furniture: TV space, shelves for books, records or clothes, office space, closet, shoe rack, minibar, a bed above the cube and inside an additional…
  • Obed Buffet: a truly unique fast-food restaurant

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Obed Buffet from St. Petersburg is the first fast-food restaurant of the Ginza Project company developed by the design studio named Studio G-sign. With an interior design full of naturalness and luxuriant decors, the entire location expresses freshness and vitality, a truly unique atmosphere with a genuine welcoming spirit. Combining surfaces made of warm wood with stone, using a multitude of light sources and diversified decor elements from around the world, the designers have made from Obed Buffet a restaurant that sets a new standard for a fast food location. Intelligently arranged on an…
  • Monte Novo da Cruz: a lovely architectural project dedicated to rural tourism

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property, situated on the coast of Alentejo, Portugal, which covers an area close to 10 hectares, on a land with slight slopes, with patches of dense vegetation and curtains of large trees. In the centre of the property there is an old building, typically rural, composed of a house and a small annex, that were found in an advanced state of decay. This is the location where the architects from [i]DA Arquitectos have completed a project that proposes a smooth transition between past and present by recovering the old building and its merger with a new body building.
 
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  • Simple Elegance In This Two Story, 350 sq. ft. Micro Home

    Mike
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    John Murchie is something of a pioneer in the tiny house field. He’s been building them for over 30 years and holds patents on the composite steel construction techniques he’s developed. John’s company is MurchTech Consulting Corp., located in Aldergrove, British Columbia, and what you see here is their latest offering: the Eagle Microhome. The two-story design has 350 square feet of interior space (200 on the first floor and 150 on the second) as well as a 50-square-foot roof deck. There’s a living room with a built-in bench, a kitchen with bar-style seating and a mini-fridge under…
  • Some Cities Install Homeless “Spikes”, Others Build Tiny Housing

    Mike
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A lot of us fail to realize a simple problem that plagues nearly every city and town across America, where homelessness has risen dramatically in many areas. Case in point, Madison, WI where it rose seven percent over the past four years. With more folks pushed out of their homes and onto the street comes a stronger demand for a solution and Occupy Madison Inc took it upon themselves to work with the system to get permission to build a tiny village of sorts to house the homeless.       With just nine homes, it’s not going to solve the problem but it does signal a move in…
  • “Pure Honey” is Shanty Chic at Its Best

    Mike
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    This small one-bedroom home has been dubbed “pure honey” and it’s a sweetie for sure! From the outside it looks fairly modest but the interior is where it shines. Exposed support beams, a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen, brick and a unique loft design marking just a few of the impressive details. It’s 750 square-feet, so not quite tiny, but definitely in the “small” category. Let’s take a stroll through the layout, shall we? Look closely at the above photo of this lovingly restored tiny house in Columbus, OH, and you’ll see a “For…
  • The Miter Box Is 122 Square-Feet of Pure Elegance

    Mike
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    A miter box is a device used by carpenters to hold a piece of wood in place while sawing it at a precise angle. Oregon builder Shelter Wise, LLC named this tiny house after the tool to describe the precision with which it’s built – and maybe also to reflect its truly diminutive dimensions of 122 square feet of floor space plus a 28-square-foot loft. This model is a more streamlined version of another one of their models we featured not long ago, the Cider Box, which has remained one of the most popular tiny houses on wheels we ever reviewed. On the outside, this one appears a bit…
  • This 20ft Offgrid Container Home Maximizes Space & Style

    Mike
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    We love to see smart space-saving designs, and this tiny house built from a single shipping container definitely has that covered. It also packs the most style per square foot of any shipping container home we’ve seen. Brenda Kelly is the owner and builder of this wonderful example. She’s also the solo occupant of this 107 sq. ft. home that can be found in New Zealand. From the outside, it looks fairly unremarkable, just a blue chunk of steel. But on the inside it’s another story entirely. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more usable floor plan. She works from home a…
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  • Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    A natural architectural vocation lies at the heart of Rizzi’s steel spiral staircases, which combine the needs of contemporary designs with the most sophisticated hand-crafting techniques. The staircase becomes a sophisticated volume that in interior design is lent an unexpected softness thanks to the timeless charm of wood teamed with metal. Read the rest of Steel Spiral Staircase by Rizzi originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat

    Vania
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Luka Pirnat is a industrial design graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He interlaces simplicity, innovation and functionality with a set of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty. Read the rest of Rotating Multiuse Shelf by Luka Pirnat originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Afillia – the Future of Lighting is in 3D Printing

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    These are  the new collection of lamps designed by Alessandro Zambelli for .exnovo. A name borrowed from botanical science – Afillia is a plant without leaves. This family of decorative lighting by three free standing, three suspension – base are made of pine, handmade according to ancient traditions, is combined with a diffuser nylon, sintered through professional 3D printing. Read the rest of Afillia – the Future of Lighting is in 3D Printing originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Reconstruction and Interior Design of Small Apartment by Cubica Studio

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    The philosophy of Cubica Studio is simplicity and quality. These characteristics Cubica try to bring in each project they are working on. When creating interior and furniture design are focused mainly on functionality, quality and design details that create character to the space. Whether it’s your home or workplace, you should feel comfortable in them. Read the rest of Reconstruction and Interior Design of Small Apartment by Cubica Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Eastern Exotic and Modern Simplicity at Carpediem Restaurant

    Vania
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    This Indonesian restaurant with its smooth and welcoming ambiance combines, charmingly the modern design and architecture configurations with local craftsmanship of rattan furniture production. The two central focal point pieces of the bar and restaurant areas are created in traditional style with strongly expressed designers view by the Yamakawa craftsmen’s – the knitted rattan art piece that fills the void of the main area and the spiral staircase that becomes an art piece itself are wonderful representation of the skill of the craftsman. Read the rest of Eastern Exotic and Modern…
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  • Minimal Home in Piracicaba, Brazil

    Loukas
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Isay Weinfeld outlined the Piracicaba House in Brazil. The 2,000m2 area came about because of combining 2 corner-parcels in a gated condo. The conveyance on 3 stories organized in perpendicular tomahawks permits the area dislodging to be overcome characteristically, and makes the enclosure available from any floor.     The lower ground, semi underground and situated in the most reduced level of the area, parallel to the shape lines, houses stockpiling ranges, the mechanical room and carport – that remaining on network columns. The swimming pool is cozy in the niche of the…
  • Modern Residence in Whistler by Battersby Howat Architects

    Loukas
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Battersby Howat Architects from Vancouver, has outlined this modern double story residence in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.     Arranged on a noticeable site, the visual mass of the structure was lessened by making a significant part of the house have all the earmarks of being underneath grade however the key evacuation of bedrock, and by the expansion of the lounge patio over the carport. An upper yard deck territory was additionally cut into the massing to assemble light halfway into the house.     The cautious assignment of system takes into consideration retreat…
  • Dakar Sow, A Dream House in Dakar, Senegal

    Loukas
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    SAOTA with Antoni Associates, are responsible for this dream home called, Dakar Sow witch is located in Dakar, Senegal.     A small Description of the Project: Based on the site of an old World War Two fortification and on the edge of a precipice, Villa Sow augments its charging position to make a house that is emotional as well as with the joining of authentic components very mystical and secretive.     The ground carpet of the house, intended to encourage consistent indoor and open air living and stimulation, is masterminded fit as a fiddle around the pool, the pool…
  • Dream House in California by SB Architects

    Loukas
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    SB Architects has outlined the Hillside House venture, a 2,116 s.f. modern residence, on the slopes of Mill Valley, California, USA .   SB Architects, a universal firm well-known for the outline of site-delicate resort and blended use ventures far and wide, and fabricated by well-known green developer Mcdonald Construction & Development, this house is an announcement of what is conceivable joining “high plan with high maintainability.”     The 4 story residence clad with delightful, feasible Western Red Cedar siding, is situated on a soak slope site that…
  • Beautiful Residence from 05 Am Arquitectura

    Loukas
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:31 am
    05 AM Arquitectura has outlined the House Rebuilt in Casavells venture. The residence sits on a limited plot in a little town close Girona, Spain.   A small Description from the team: The house has an appear differently in relation to both open sides, to the north the old town with thin roads of stone. Furthermore to the south the arrangement, the pool, the sun and the scene.     On the lower ground floor we needed to determination the ordinary access to lodging with the auto, so we proposed to have a space with a larger number of qualities than a carport with a dull…
 
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  • Inside the Fence: The Challenges of Working on a Military Base

    CRSA
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    This article is adapted from an Interview with the CRSA Government Studio’s David Triplett, AIA and Debbie Adams, AIA. The interview was conducted by Fran Pruyn on October 10, 2014. So what makes working on a military base unique? Talk about the day-to-day work you do. Manuals. There are manuals for everything and you have […]
  • Why We Do What We Do #3: Why We Model

    CRSA
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Home Depot recently announced a pilot program to begin selling consumer-grade 3-D printers. Not far behind, Walmarts in the UK have begun providing actual 3-D printing services right in the store. All of which begs the question, why do architects still build models? Why did we build models? In the timeline of the Architect’s […]
  • Hey There!

    CRSA
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    By Fran Pruyn, CRSA Director of Marketing and Business Development I have the attention span of a gnat. And I am not alone.  We’re listening to an engineer explain something about the boiler in the building at the university.  The guy sitting to the right of me is checking his Facebook feed.  The woman sitting […]
  • You Can’t Afford to Miss This…

    CRSA
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    A lot happens in the early stages of design; a lot of decisions are made which can have big consequences–especially when it comes to building code requirements. Use CRSA’s handy “Code Considerations” infogrpahic to help you get started on the right track: Tagged: architectural practice, budget, building code, design, fire protection, programming, structure
  • Why We Do What We Do #2: Why We Draw

    CRSA
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    This summer, New York’s Drawing Center held an exhibition for recently deceased Architectural Theorist Lebbeus Woods.  A staple of countless architecture students and illustrators, Woods was known for is fantastical yet highly cerebral drawings. While held in high esteem throughout the architecture profession, Lebbeus Woods never actually built a building …which begs the question: Why […]
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  • Miito – New and Innovative Way to Heat Your Tea Directly in the Cup

    Ionel Muresan
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Miito is adding a completely new and innovative way to heat your tea directly in the cup, eliminating the heating of excess liquid. Simply fill your cup with water, place it onto the induction base and immerse the rod in the liquid. The induction base heats the rod, which then heats the liquid surrounding it. Once the liquid has boiled, the rod signals the base to go on standby. Miito works with non-ferrous vessels of any size, for example, a pot of tea when inviting guests. Miito can also heat your soup or milk for a coffee. The clean shape of the rod allows it to be cleaned…
  • Timber – Wooden USB Flash Drive Made of Damaged Tree Branches

    Ionel Muresan
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Timber is a wooden USB flash drive made of damaged tree branches picked from the ground when harsh ice storm hit 51 % of Slovenian woods at the beginning of 2014.  Timber is a beautifully designed USB flash drive that you can personalize with woodburning and choose between unique designs and different sizes. I really like the idea! Source: IndieGoGo. The post Timber – Wooden USB Flash Drive Made of Damaged Tree Branches appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Matilda Residence – Single-Storey Semi-Detached Residence by JUO Studio

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    JUO Studio had the mission to renovate the Matilda Residence. The existing single-storey semi-detached residence was an old brick and metal roofed house in the Federation Italiana style built in 1903. The original structure was in good conditions, they made a few minor improvements to the rear of the property. The main objective of architects was to celebrate and restore the existing residence character while adding a modern extension to the rear to create an architecturally appealing 3 bedroom home. The extent of the new work was designed to create a clear separation between the old and…
  • POV – Versatile Candle Holder for your Living Room Designed by NOTE

    Ionel Muresan
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    POV is a versatile candle holder designed by NOTE for MENU. The name POV is short for Point of View. In the movies, the POV is right where the camera is aiming, the eye of the viewer, and depending on that point of view, things will change. Something similar happens with POV, move around it and you will notice that your view alters the holder. Viewed from a different angle, it seems like a flat graphical drawing and when you move around suddenly the graphic lines float in mid air. The POV is a light and playful product that can be used as a single piece or in a group on your table.
  • Monk & Guru Cork Wallets Slim Cardholders Created from Sustainable Resources.

    Ionel Muresan
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Monk and Guru Cork Wallets are slim cardholders created from sustainable resources by Foad Manghouly. These minimal and modern wallets provide excellent protection for your cards and folded cash. The Guru Wallet is made out of cork and elastic. The elastic slot allows it to contain up to 12 cards with some folded cash or cards on the sides. This wallet incorporates a minimal design so that it can fit very comfortably in your pocket. The elastic band has been cut using a hot cutting machine and sewn together, with cork fabric hand stitched to the elastic slot. The Monk Wallet is the…
 
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