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  • Cairo Flats, Fitzroy

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    David Thompson
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Today I was able to tour the block of flats known as Cairo on Nicholson Street, Fitzroy as part of Open House Melbourne. Designed by Best Overend the flats were constructed in 1936 in a U shaped around a large communal garden. The block consists of 20 bed-sits and eight one bedroom units. The spaces are small with some built-in furniture however the complex originally included a communal dining room, an in-house meal service and a laundry service. The serving hatches placed at floor level outside each kitchenette are still in place. Overend worked with Wells Coates in London and Cairo follows…
  • Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air

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    Steph
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the world’s largest rubber duck and (literally) gigantic piles of crap. Blow-up buildings can have a practical purpose as mobile architecture, but sometimes, oversized inflatables are just for fun, transforming both interior and exterior environments and bringing shock value to art festivals around the world. Giant Poo, Pig & Stonehenge A group of artists came together in the West…
  • Pod People: Tiny, Building-Attached Shelters for the Homeless

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    Delana
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Homeless people who "sleep rough" - that is, who sleep unprotected outdoors - are often the victims of  verbal abuse and outright violence. In cities with overcrowded shelters or few resources for the homeless, sleeping outdoors is sometimes the only option. London architect James Furzer wants to keep the city's homeless population safer with a unique project he calls Homes for the Homeless. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fixed & Floating Cities: 5 Futuristic Artifical Island Designs Tent Cities in America: Unin(Tented) (Sub)Urban Centers…
  • Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

    INHABITAT
    Tafline Laylin
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Since 2010, the number of homeless people “sleeping rough” on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, an architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response to this humanitarian travesty, he conceived a conceptual parasitic pod home to provide temporary shelter. The winning design of the 6th Space for New Visions design competition, which called for comfortable, functional, naturally-lit spaces with a low environmental impact, “Homes for the Homeless” demonstrates how FAKRO products can be used to create detachable pods that…
  • More of André Chiote's Architectural Illustrations

    A Daily Dose of Architecture
    John Hill
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    A couple years ago I featured some of the illustrations created by André Chiote, an architect who also dabbles in creating "a set of images in which the aim is to simultaneously outline the emblematic and distinctive side of the building while creating a graphic composition whose expression could speak out beyond the building itself." Earlier today he sent me some illustrations of the work of Brazilian architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas, who would have been 100 years old in June. His most well known work is the FAU Center at University São Paulo, a large concrete building with a…
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  • Ways to keep traffic off rural residential street and on a collector

    Tay-j
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    I work in young rapidly developing, rural community near the states urban core. We are looking at having a developer pave a road that has traditionally been gravel as a condition of rezoning their pasture land to large lot Residential (1 to 5 Acres). Residents who already live on the agricultural lots (5 Acre minimum) are concerned that paving the road will lead to undesirable amounts of traffic, not from the new development but from residents of the higher density city center using the road as a shortcut to the freeway and the rest of the population corridor about 20 miles away. The road in…
  • Best books for planners?

    SoutheastMCRP
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    I'm a new MCRP student looking for extra reading. What do you recommend as the best books for planners? I'm open to any and all suggestions including history, private development, etc. Just please, nothing that will put me to sleep :)
  • Things you can do with 35 acres of secluded rural land

    AG74683
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    I just found one here for around 200k. House is on 35 acres, built in 1900, 4,000 sq. ft. plus with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. That's an insane deal. The house doesn't look to be in terrible shape. Half of it has seen renovations (purely cosmetic). I want it. Far more house than I need, and it would be a stretch to actually afford it, but damn is that a deal.
  • Yes, please and no, thank you

    Maister
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:49 am
    Quote: Originally posted by Hink 1. Pulled Chicken for lunch. Yes please. 2. Classical music all day. Yes please. 3. Night meeting. No thanks. 4. Two cases. No thanks. 5. Beer waiting for me when I get home. Yes please! An icy cold shot of Akvavit? Yes, please. A family of squirrels in my attic? No, thank you. Win the Publisher's Clearinghouse sweepstakes? Yes please Receive six more letter from Publishers Clearinghouse requesting confirmation of eligibility? No, thank you. Get a new puppy? Yes, please. Puppy chews up living room carpet? No, thank you.
  • Senior Project Administrator, Economic Development - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    WSU MUP Student
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Senior Project Administrator, Economic Development - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI POSTING NUMBER: 041213 JOB PURPOSE Develop, implement, and manage strategies to leverage the assets of Wayne State for economic development purposes. Drive progress and results for numerous concurrent projects, interacting with faculty, students, administration officials, and local and state partners. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Participate in strategic and tactical planning sessions related to the economic development initiatives of the university. Drive the successful completion of multiple tactical objectives.
 
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  • Bacteria-laden concrete helps cracks fix themselves

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Inspired by the human body, Jonkers, who works at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, created self-healing concrete. He embeds the concrete with capsules of limestone-producing bacteria, either Bacillus pseudofirmus or Sporosarcina pasteurii, along with calcium lactate. When the concrete cracks, air and moisture trigger the bacteria to begin munching on the calcium lactate. They convert the calcium lactate to calcite, an ingredient in limestone, thus sealing off the cracks. More concrete news:Celebrating concrete architecture in a mini "block party"Getty…
  • Gentrification through a cinematic lens

    Julia Ingalls
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Real Estate Fiction, a two-part short film series that compiles clips from movies that deal with issues of gentrification and land-grabbing, isn't the magnum opus of Los Angeles Plays Itself, but it's infused with the same analysis-as-entertainment spirit. Part one of the 20-minute short features clips from Batteries Not Included, Boyz'n'The Hood, Do The Right Thing, Le mani sulla citta, and numerous other films from around the world, interspersed with brief critical dialogue at the beginning of each chapter heading. Divided by chapters with titles including "Conspiracy Over the Urban…
  • Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #80

    Justine Testado
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's Employer of the Day. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's Facebook page, Employer of the Day is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.In case you missed them, check out the latest EOTD features:1. WXY Architecture + Urban Design (Facebook feature)Currently hiring: Marketing Specialist2. Simon Hamui (Facebook feature)Currently hiring: Senior Furniture and Interior Designer3. schlaich bergermann und partner (Facebook…
  • Mile high club: Zaha Hadid's Messner Mountain Museum opens in Corones, Italy

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Dedicated to traditional climbing, the museum is first of all an extraordinary overlook: the volumes that protrude from the ground, like four large eyes wide open on a majestic landscape, seem to emerge from the earth’s bowels to invite us to admire the Alpine chains around, from the Zillertal to the Ortles to the Dolomites.A tip of the hat to Riccardo Bianchini, who posted in the forums earlier this week some photos from the press opening of Zaha Hadid's Messner Mountain Museum in Plan de Corones, Italy. Named after the famous mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, the museum is…
  • Survey: Why glass?

    Julia Ingalls
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Ever since Mies Van Der Rohe's groundbreaking designs popularized the deceptively simple glass facade, architects have experimented with the incorporation of the material in their designs. Some, such as PLP Architecture, have opted to create commercial buildings that utilize an almost entirely glass facade in order to facilitate new types of professional interaction. Others, such as Kevin O'Sullivan + Associates, have tempered their use of glass with other materials to create a more integrated feel with the surrounding landscape. Archinect decided to survey these two firms about the…
 
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  • Book Review: OfficeUS Atlas

    John Hill
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    OfficeUS Atlas edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael KuboStorefront for Art and Architecture, Lars Müller Publishers, 2015Hardcover, 1,250 pagesThe 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale was one of the most anticipated since it started in the 1970s. Rem Koolhaas served as director and he aimed to unify the various national pavilions under one theme: "Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014." In most years the national pavilions do their own thing, often exhibiting the work of native architects; that is already the case with 2016 for the United States, which decided to…
  • Japan: Three Generations of Avant-garde Architects

    John Hill
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    An oldie but goodie: This documentary from 1989 profiles Japanese architects Kazuo Shinohara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Toyo Ito, Fumihiko Maki, Arato Isozaki, and Tadao Ando. The 56-minute film, directed by Michael Blackwood, is narrated by Kenneth Frampton.
  • Today's archidose #852

    John Hill
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Here are some of my photos of Alloy Development's DUMBO Townhouses (2015) in Brooklyn, New York.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
  • More of André Chiote's Architectural Illustrations

    John Hill
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    A couple years ago I featured some of the illustrations created by André Chiote, an architect who also dabbles in creating "a set of images in which the aim is to simultaneously outline the emblematic and distinctive side of the building while creating a graphic composition whose expression could speak out beyond the building itself." Earlier today he sent me some illustrations of the work of Brazilian architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas, who would have been 100 years old in June. His most well known work is the FAU Center at University São Paulo, a large concrete building with a…
  • Today's archidose #851

    John Hill
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Here are some photos of the Investcorp Building (2015) at St Anthony's College, Oxford, by Zaha Hadid Architects, photographed by Iqbal Aalam.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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  • Push, Pull: Customizable Seating With Fun Foam Bar Chairs

    Delana
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    This whimsical line of furniture is from designer Keren Shiker. Sink In uses foam bars inset in wooden frames that you can push or pull to create your very own custom piece of furniture - and change the configuration every time you sit down. They can be placed either vertically or horizontally and they're suitable for kids and adults alike. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Transforming Feel Seating System Made of Squishy Spheres Create a Seating Arrangement as Cozy as a Sweater Outdoor Obelisk: Stackable Patio Furniture Designs Flip, Stack and…
  • Oh Joy! Filter Removes Wine Sulfites for Headache-Free Drinks

    Delana
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Some of us are cursed with sulfite sensitivities: we drink a glass of wine and then spend the next several hours to a day feeling miserable. Migraines, wheezing, swelling, and itchiness can all be punishment for drinking that delicious beverage that just happens to contain one annoying ingredient. Chemist James Kornacki developed a way to rid your wine of sulfites so you no longer have to go hunting for the one bottle in the store that's labeled "sulfite free. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Enjoy a Single Glass of Red Wine Without Popping the…
  • Don’t Be a Square: It’s Time for the QLOCKTWO

    Sylvie Greil
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    A lot has been written about time. Its characteristics (it flies like an arrow, according to Groucho Marx). Its fleeting nature (ask the poets). Its price (it's money, said Benjamin Franklin). Time is here to stay and so are clocks and watches. Sure, you can run out and get the new Apple watch like every other hipster. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: DIY Decor: Removable Decorative Vinyl Wall Stickers Let ‘er Rip: Cool New Home Wallpaper for DIY Room Decor Furniture Flashback: 30 Vintage & Retro Fits for Rad Homes Vague Sense of Time:…
  • Pod People: Tiny, Building-Attached Shelters for the Homeless

    Delana
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Homeless people who "sleep rough" - that is, who sleep unprotected outdoors - are often the victims of  verbal abuse and outright violence. In cities with overcrowded shelters or few resources for the homeless, sleeping outdoors is sometimes the only option. London architect James Furzer wants to keep the city's homeless population safer with a unique project he calls Homes for the Homeless. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Fixed & Floating Cities: 5 Futuristic Artifical Island Designs Tent Cities in America: Unin(Tented) (Sub)Urban Centers…
  • Scandinavian Skylights: Bright and Airy Loft Apartment

    Stephanie
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Natural light can make or break a living space, especially when you’ve got a limited amount of square footage to work with. The generous ceiling height and top-floor location of this Gothenburg, Sweden apartment more than make up for its small size, enabling the creation of a lofted workspace on top of the bedroom and a skylight that illuminates both levels of the residence. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Glass Ceiling: Unique Transparent Design Fills Loft with Light Green Conversion: Religious Space to Spacious Loft Condo Loft Bed turns…
 
 
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  • Creative Camping: 16 Out-There Open Air Accommodations

    Steph
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Destinations & Sights & Travel. ] Dangle thousands of feet above the bottom of a canyon, take in the Pacific Ocean from a human nest, view the Northern Lights from a transparent igloo or spend the night in a giant purple sperm. These incredibly creative (and sometimes terrifying) campers, tents and other open-air accommodations are far from your typical hotel experience. Urban Campsite: 6 Whimsical Capsules The ‘Urban Campsite’ in Amsterdam is an ‘art-sleep experience’ inviting guests to stay in 14 sculptural mobile camping pods on the beach, ranging from a…
  • Modular Record: 3D-Printed Chinese Villa Assembled in 3 Hours

    Urbanist
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] In this latest attempt at one-upmanship in the realm of rapid construction, a company in China has built a two-story villa from six modules, putting the 3D-printed pieces together on site with conventional equipment in under three hours. In a country already boasting the world’s first 3D-printed apartment complex and 10 3D-printed houses assembled in a single day from scrap materials, this latest contender is located in the historical city of Xi’an. A product of the ZhuoDa group, the building boasts robust…
  • ‘Death Ray’ Skyscraper Stands Accused of Blowing People Over

    Urbanist
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Already infamous for its curved facade that ignited fires in adjacent buildings and melted nearby cars basking in its reflected sunlight, the Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London is now being blamed for toppling signs, overturning food carts and even knocking passers-by off their feet. Dubbed ‘Walkie Scorchie’ as well as the ‘Death Ray’ during its last public debacle, critics may need a new name for this building more suited to its fresh source of infamy. Local business owners, employees and…
  • Past Preserved in Paper: Miniatures Document Gentrification

    Steph
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Today, that charming old brick building on the corner might be a market where you can still grab a six-pack at a decent price; within mere months, it could be knocked down for a gleaming high-income condominium tower. The shift in a city’s character can seem to occur in the blink of an eye as the look and usage of its architecture changes. As gentrification rapidly alters the face of the city around him, Philadelphia artist Drew Leshko documents and preserves building facades as they presently stand in miniatures made of paper and wood.
  • Inflatable Installations: 18 Fun Projects Full of Hot Air

    Steph
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Inflatables are good for more than just pool toys and camping beds – they also come in the form of giant tentacles springing from open windows, the world’s largest rubber duck and (literally) gigantic piles of crap. Blow-up buildings can have a practical purpose as mobile architecture, but sometimes, oversized inflatables are just for fun, transforming both interior and exterior environments and bringing shock value to art festivals around the world. Giant Poo, Pig & Stonehenge A group of artists came together in the West…
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  • a parklet.

    christoph
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    A parklet, isn't it? #hipster_urbanism #bobo_urbanismus content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of the Smart (Phone).

    christoph
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    An hommage to Koolhaas' "Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, The Strip". (Link, MoMA) content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • European Central Bank HQ Opening.

    christoph
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The European Central Bank HQ (by Coop Himmelblau) inauguration. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • The Perfect Condo.

    christoph
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    The perfect bathroom - even better than 432 Park Avenue, NY. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Hipster Parking.

    christoph
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Hipster Parking, seen in Paris. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • Buy a Los Angeles Sidewalk Corner

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    [Image: A sidewalk corner in Los Angeles, albeit not the one for sale; via Google Street View]. If you've been longing for a way to satisfy your inner Gordon Matta-Clark—the artist who, among many other things, once purchased an interstitial empire of "odd lots" throughout New York City, including the spaces between buildings and other "unusably small slivers of land sliced from the city grid through anomalies in surveying, zoning, and public-works expansion"—then now might be your chance. Los Angeles is auctioning off a chunk of odd lots: "Offerings include transferable 'air rights' and,…
  • Driving on Mars and the Theater of Machines

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    [Image: Self-portrait on Mars; via NASA]. Science has published a short profile of a woman named Vandi Verma. She is "one of the few people in the world who is qualified to drive a vehicle on Mars." Vera has driven a series of remote vehicles on another planet over the years, including, most recently, the Curiosity rover. [Image: Another self-portrait on Mars; via NASA]. Driving it involves a strange sequence of simulations, projections, and virtual maps that are eventually beamed out from planet to planet, the robot at the other end acting like a kind of wheeled marionette as it then spins…
  • Touring the Gruen Transfer

    Geoff Manaugh
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    [Image: Gruen Day 2015]. One of the most interestingly sinister things I studied a million years ago while writing an undergraduate thesis about shopping and agoraphobia is the so-called "Gruen transfer." Named after Victor Gruen, pioneer of American shopping mall design, the Gruen transfer is the moment at which, confronted by an unexpected array of choices—other products, rival goods, similar services, different options—a shopper loses sight of what he or she originally came out to purchase. That shopper originally just wanted new socks; now he wants jeans, a t-shirt, and, oh, that…
  • Lost Highways

    Geoff Manaugh
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    [Image: Reviewing old property deeds and land surveys; photo by Geoff Manaugh]. A story I've been obsessed with since first learning about it back in 2008 is the problem of "ancient roads" in Vermont. Vermont is unusual in that, if a road has been officially surveyed and, thus, added to town record books—even if that road was never physically constructed—it will remain legally recognized unless it has been explicitly discontinued. [Image: More Granville property deeds; photo by Geoff Manaugh]. This means that roads surveyed as far back as the 1790s remain present in the landscape as legal…
  • Slingshots of the Oceanic

    Geoff Manaugh
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    [Image: A diagram of the elaborate loops and ribbons of self-intersecting movement allowed by gravity-assisted travel, in this case heading toward a comet; original artist unknown]. Gravity-assisted space travel is when you use the gravitational pull of one planet or other celestial body as a fuel-efficient way to "slingshot" yourself toward another, more distant goal, someplace you could not have reached without assistance, either in terms of your velocity or even your basic direction. You head toward one place to get to another—or "by indirections find directions out," we might say. These…
 
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  • It's All in the Details: Corporate Interior Design Round-Up

    Karen Thomas
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Flexible spaces, strong graphics and signage and strategically selected products all work together to make your corporate space your own and a reflection of your company. Here's a round-up of interior design trends in action:
  • The Long and Winding Road to Becoming an Architect

    Albert Lam
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This story is about a journey that has taken more than half my lifetime to traverse. Last month, I officially became an architect licensed to practice architecture in the state of California. This is a tremendous burden off my shoulders and a definite source of pride. Now—after eight exams, three years of internships, five years of college and nearly eight years of real-life job experience at LPA—I can formally call myself an architect.
  • Principal Spotlight: Mark Oppelt

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design. Mark Oppelt, AIA / REFP/ LEED AP Principal LPA San Antonio
  • The Possibilities for Drought-Tolerant K-12 School Landscape Design

    Andrew Wickham
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last month, I had the honor of presenting at a workshop concerning California’s drought and the impending water restrictions. The workshop—put on as a joint effort between the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and Schools Energy Coalition (SEC)—was focused on helping K-12 school districts understand what the implications from California’s mandatory water reductions would be and to arm them with some tools and strategies to meet those reductions. The first half of the workshop focused on background information about the drought, Governor Brown’s executive order and which…
  • The Talent Revolution and Demand for Creative Workspaces

    Karen Thomas
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Attract & Retain No matter the business, corporate leaders and commerce visionaries share a similar challenge: the ability to attract and maintain top talent. Thought leaders and industry pioneers are looking at creative workspaces as a physical expression of their business ethos and a vital tool in the pursuit of meaningful talent. Crafting a space that supports the mind shift of the progressive workforce, requires a transformation in the way corporate facilities support people and the organizational process.  
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  • MORPHs: Roaming Robot at the Park

    William Bondin
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:01 pm
    MORPHs [MObile Reconfigurable PolyHedra] are octahedral robots which can roam around parks and interact with the public and their environments. Their intent is not only to provide a dynamic and playful environment for play areas within public parks, but also to encourage younger generations to engage with computational technology from an early age. Our latest prototype – Morph 2.0 – was field tested at Regent’s Park (London), capturing the attention of young children and adults alike. Read more about how it works and how it was built, here.
  • Passive Dynamic Motion

    Min-Shan (Sandy) Tsai
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:13 pm
    In cooperation with Fang Han and Dr Christopher Leung, the paper Passive Dynamic Motion about Interactive Architecture Lab project Passive Deployable Canopy has been published and presented at DADA 2015 digital architectural conference held in Tongji University, Shanghai on 4-5 July 2015. Download PDF Here Passive Dynamic Motion Abstract This paper investigates the application of passive dynamic motion in an architectural context. Through a design project for a deployable canopy, we present strategies to operate its movable elements with passive responses to more than one environmental…
  • Compliance: An Approach to Physical Interaction in a Kinetic Architecture

    Dan Feng
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    The issue of human safety in interactions with robots was considered early in science fiction. American author Isaac Asimov (1950) introduced “The Three Laws of Robotics” in his short story “Runaround” to govern the behaviour of robots: “   1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. ” (Asimov,…
  • Artificial Intelligence In The Architecture Of Games

    Aksa Khera
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Games form a major part of our present. Currently dominated by computer games, their audiovisual language along with the interaction processes associated with them have crept their way into our everyday lives in ways we are not even aware of. Yet, these games would be rendered irrelevant without space, or a context in which, on which or at which they are based. This game space extends from the act of “playing”.   “Play” exists in every species that has the capability to learn. Play is one of the ways in which animals teach their young one’s survival skills – kittens hide and…
  • Prosthetics & Posthuman Body Futures

    Ero Papavassiliou
    18 Jul 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Not all of us can declare, with any degree of certainty, that we have been human since the beginning, nor that we are only that. Karen Barad [Barad, 2007] uses the term ‘posthumanism’ to note a denial in taking a distinction between ‘human’ and ‘nonhuman’ for granted. But, what is it in our behavior that we can call specifically human; that is special to us as a living species? Uncanny robots that mimic human activities, might elicit an innate fear of death, and play on subconscious fears of reduction, replacement, and annihilation, or remind us of our mortality [Mori, 1970]. The…
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  • Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

    Tafline Laylin
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Since 2010, the number of homeless people “sleeping rough” on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, an architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response to this humanitarian travesty, he conceived a conceptual parasitic pod home to provide temporary shelter. The winning design of the 6th Space for New Visions design competition, which called for comfortable, functional, naturally-lit spaces with a low environmental impact, “Homes for the Homeless” demonstrates how FAKRO products can be used to create detachable pods that…
  • Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

    Cat DiStasio
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic’s Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which made it impossible for her to breed naturally, and a ruptured cyst led to her demise. In December 2014, the world’s Northern white rhino population dropped from six to five after the 44-year-old male named Angalifu died at the San Diego Zoo. With Nabire’s passing, there are now just four of the rhinos left on earth – three females and one male. Because none of the females are capable of carrying…
  • This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

    Lucy Wang
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
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  • Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

    Josh Marks
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, whose populist message has been drawing big crowds across the country, is gaining on Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. On Sunday, the Clinton campaign announced her plan to combat climate change. The following day, in an email to supporters, Sanders laid out the problem and solution. Sanders put the climate crisis in stark terms: “The scientific community is virtually unanimous in telling us…
  • The SunPort lets you power any device with solar energy

    Cat DiStasio
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:16 pm
    A little company called SunPort has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device that looks like an ordinary outlet extender, but it does something pretty spectacular. This smart little gadget lets you power anything with solar energy without the need for solar panels. It’s completely portable, too, so green-minded techies can take advantage of renewable energy at home, at school, or on the road, all with one little plug. Read the rest of The SunPort lets you power any device with solar energy
 
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  • Artist Invents A Machine To Create Life From Scratch

    Che-Wei Wang
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    The ReBioGeneSys can simulate conditions on any planet in the universe, and given enough time, create new life from them. At the University of Michigan, conceptual artist Adam W. Brown has assembled an installation of glass beakers, hot plates, and rubber tubes. more:Artist Invents A Machine To Create Life From Scratch
  • Collective works production process + 97 metre veneer baskets

    Che-Wei Wang
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    ‘Collective works’ is a production process which is just fully functioning when people pay attention to the producing machine. Reacting to its audience, the process translates the flow of people into an object. more:Collective works production process + 97 metre veneer baskets
  • Fun Helmets Let You See Through Eyes Of Giraffes, Sharks, Other Animals

    Che-Wei Wang
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    If you have always wondered how animals see the world, you can soon experience it for yourself with these fun and quirky “meta-perceptual” helmets. more:Fun Helmets Let You See Through Eyes Of Giraffes, Sharks, Other Animals
  • New York artist creates a life-sized Honda CB500 motorcycle using just an Ultimaker 3D printer

    Che-Wei Wang
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    We sometimes come across gigantic 3D printing projects that send your imagination racing, but these generally involve an equally large 3D printer. Just this week we’ve seen an actual lawnmower being printed with a garage-filling machine. more:New York artist creates a life-sized Honda CB500 motorcycle using just an Ultimaker 3D printer
  • 3D Printing Circuits Gets Rid of the Box Altogether

    Che-Wei Wang
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Many think that the next big step in 3D printing is when we’ll be able to print in metal, well, at an affordable rate. But what about printing in metal and plastic at the same time? The thing is, most electronics are typically two-dimensional. more:3D Printing Circuits Gets Rid of the Box Altogether
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  • Fire and Forget: On Violence

    Regine
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    Fire and Forget is military jargon for a type of missile guidance that can hit its target without the launcher being in line-of-sight. The expression is symptomatic of a new type of warfare in which the people firing, killing and destroying are emancipated from the fear for one's own life and the direct physical -or sometimes even visual- contact with the victim(s) of their shooting continue
  • The Glomar Response. James Bridle solo show in Berlin explores torture, surveillance, imperialism and immigration

    Regine
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    James Bridle's exhibition presents a series of works that use computer code, investigative journalism, and visualization to explore hidden spaces and classified information continue
  • High-Speed Horizons. Using sonic booms and nuclear energy to power aviation

    Regine
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Sonic booms and nuclear power are explored as replacements to petroleum offering up new dreams of energy efficiency and innovation through technology continue
  • Carsten Höller: experiments in perception and decision-making

    Regine
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    The exhibition is what you would call a crowd-pleaser (although the £15.00 entrance ticket is definitely not crowd-pleasing.) Which in conservative art speak is a bit of an insult. It shouldn't be. Because art doesn't need more snobs and because if gigantic slides, bouncy Stonehenge and rain rooms are what it takes to get everyone to experience and discuss contemporary art, that's good enough for me continue
  • OpenSurgery, a DIY laparoscopic surgery robot

    Regine
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    The OpenSurgery initiative investigates whether building DIY surgical tools, outside the scope of healthcare regulations, could plausibly provide an accessible alternative to the costly professional healthcare services worldwide. By presenting a semi-functional DIY surgery robot, theoretically capable of assisting in domestic keyhole surgery, the project provokes alternative thinking about medical innovation and aims to challenge the socioeconomic frameworks healthcare currently operates within continue
 
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  • Architecture is an art, Culture, tradition and Dream

    3 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Architecture is an art that is made by each individual to berimajinasikan themselves and science of designing buildings. In a broader sense, the architecture includes the design of the total built environment, from a macro level, namely urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, down to the micro level, namely building design, furniture design and product design. Architecture also refers to the results of the design process.Culture In Indonesia, people have a unique culture and simple to relate to the design of the house or dwelling.The designs are often chosen by homeowners today…
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  • Sustainer Homes Made of Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    The company Sustainer Homes recently unveiled a shipping container home that can also be taken completely off-the-grid. According to the company, the main reason for constructing these homes was offering the younger generation a flexible and rent-free living option, which is becoming a must for many. The homes are also mobile and facilitate low-impact living. Sustainer homes are meant to be primary residences, though they can also easily be used as hotels, holiday accommodations or emergency shelters. They are available in various sizes, ideal for one to two people. The basic version measures…
  • Unique Mobile Tiny Home

    Christine Walsh
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    As tiny mobile homes grow in popularity their design gets more and more imaginative too. Architects Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski have recently completed one such tiny home, which they called the Escape Traveler. This home is basically an RV, which means that it is exempt from standard building codes and zoning bylaws. The Escape Traveler weighs between 10,000 and 12,000 pounds, and rests on a 8′ 6″ wide trailer, which can be attached to a car, meaning it can easily be towed to just about anywhere. The home features a spacious living area with a fireplace and a sofa that…
  • Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall

    Christine Walsh
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. The housing development will be raised high above the street and is dubbed 8600 Wilshire. Its designers aim to bring nature back to this inner city neighborhood. Apart from the living wall façade, the complex will also have a large enclosed garden. The 8600 Wilshire development will span 25,900 sq ft (2,406 sq m) and the architects describe it as a sort of “hillside village.” On the street level, it will offer commercial space, and above this floor…
  • Unique Eco-Tourism Hotel

    Christine Walsh
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Eco-tourism has been all the rage there last few years and Natura Vive, an adventure company from Peru, has taken the concept to all new heights, literally and figuratively. They have recently completed a hotel, called the Skylodge Adventure Suites, which is basically just a number of transparent pods set into the side of a mountain. As such they have minimal impact on the environment and offer a unique way to experience the natural beauty of the mountains. The pods are constructed out of aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate. Each measures 24 feet by 8 feet, which is large…
  • Inspiring and Nearly Passive Tiny Home

    Christine Walsh
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    The so-called Walnut Street Tiny House belonging to Alex Malamed is tiny, passive and sustainably built, meaning it brings together all things that are great about green living. Located in the rural area of Louisville, KY it also does not looks out of place in the landscape dotted with the barns it resembles. The home measures a modest 300 square feet, yet still looks and feels very spacious and offers plenty of room for Alex, his wife, and their cat. The home has an open plan layout, with the kitchen, dining area and living room on the main floor, and the bedroom in a slightly raised lofted…
 
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  • 2015 CLCA Award Winner- Sonoma Design-Build Project

    Michael O'Connell
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Our design-build installation in Sonoma won first place at this year’s CLCA North Coast Chapter Awards. The design-build categories are always filled with tough competition, so a first place award is always satisfying. Thanks to the Farmers in Sonoma for the recent photos below. You can see post install photos of the project here. Congratulations to you for the great design and for Ruben and the crew executing it so flawlessly.  We could not be happier with how the yard (front and back) turned out especially now with all the plants filling out. We are thoroughly enjoying the…
  • From the Drawing Board: Petaluma Victorian

    Michael O'Connell
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    We are working on design development for this corner home in West Petaluma. It is prominently situated on a corner lot, meaning the design incorporates a lot of new fencing. At one side we have detailed large shrubs that would create a green fence and expand the size of the back yard. In the back yard a new patio, lawn and connecting walkways have been detailed for new living spaces. Site plan for large corner lot in Petaluma Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Planting Plan This project in Petaluma situated on a large corner lot... From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Layout and…
  • From the Drawing Board- 4 Spring Projects

    Michael O'Connell
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The spring seems to be coming early this year with all of the warm weather this winter. Here are some images from four different design projects in different stages of conceptual development. -Novato Concept- Back yard patio and synthetic turf installation -San Anselmo Concept- Back yard patios, walkways and garden area -Cotati Concept- Back yard terracing, vegetable garden, steps, and paths -Tiburon Project- Hardscape layout and retaining wall plan     Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Sonoma Concept Plan This project near the main square in Sonoma focuses on... From the…
  • Breaking down our estimates- project cost and line items

    Michael O'Connell
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Creating a good estimate is a time consuming process. We consult on scores of projects every year, issue a lot of free estimates, and try to create a proposal that is complete and also responsive to client and project. Our estimates are line item based, we think of them as similar to a menu at a restaurant. We outline the scope in terms of a wide array of options and detailing, and then refine the estimate depending on budget and client needs. We find line item estimates work better than lump sum estimates, especially at an initial phase.  They take into account elements like a patio that…
  • Work in Progress- Cotati Concrete

    Michael O'Connell
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    For this ranch house in Cotati we are working on new concrete patios and walkways in the front and back yards. These new walkways create a new sense of entry to the front of the house and modernize the landscape. Related posts: Work in Progress- Greenbrae Project We are getting ready to pour a concrete slab for... Current Project- Commerical Concrete and Wall Installation We are working on a project in San Rafael for... Common Mistakes: Don’t Paint that Concrete! A continuing entry in our Common Landscape Mistakes series: It...
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  • Honeybee Populations Are Growing Again!

    Rick Anderson
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    More Evidence of Bees on the rise!!! There has recently been some good news about the honeybee populations, after several years of alarming reports that their numbers have been making […]
  • Call off the Bee-pocalypse

    Rick Anderson
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:08 pm
    From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful […]
  • 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

    Rick Anderson
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a […]
  • The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder

    Rick Anderson
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Remember to check for plants native to your region and state. The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder.Filed under: animals, gardendesign Tagged: Asclepias, asclepias sp, common milkweed, milkweed, monarch butterflies, […]
  • Maxims and Mottoes from Masters of One-liners

    Rick Anderson
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    A list of great books, it’s a reading list but one worth taking a look at. Maxims and mottoes from masters of one-liners: A reading list | ideas.ted.com.Filed under: Einstein […]
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  • More Gridlock Than Ever

    The Antiplanner
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Yesterday, the Senate passed a six-year transportation bill that increases spending on highways and transit but only provides three years of funding for that increase. As the Washington Post commented, “only by Washington’s low standards could anyone confuse the Senate’s plan with ‘good government.'” Meanwhile, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will ignore […]
  • The Antiplanner’s Law of Housing Affordability

    The Antiplanner
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Growth management not only makes housing more expensive, it makes housing prices more volatile. So, even though the American economy isn’t exactly booming, growth in some parts of the country is sending housing prices upwards, and housing affordability has become a battlecry in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and many other cities. Unfortunately, it […]
  • On Vacation

    The Antiplanner
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Antiplanner is taking a break this week, hoping to bicycle, kayak, and hike in the wilderness. If anything interesting comes up, I’ll write about it, but I may not have many posts this week. I hope everyone else has a great summer.
  • Gridlock Again

    The Antiplanner
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    The Antiplanner has an op-ed about transportation gridlock in The Hill. It is similar to, but a bit more detailed than, my post here a few days ago. One of the commenters says, “Is it any surprise that Obama and the GOP leadership are in agreement on the one truly indefensible position on this issue? […]
  • More Lies in Light Rail

    The Antiplanner
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Phoenix voters will decide next month whether to extend the current transit sales tax (set to expire in 2020) through 2050 and increase it by 75 percent (from 0.4 percent to 0.7 percent). This would supposedly be enough to fund at least three more light-rail lines plus several bus-rapid transit lines. According to Valley Metro, […]
 
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  • Going Atomic on Oppenheimer

    relieveddebtor
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    After the June 26 SCOTUS decision, many conservative Christians were worried their tax exempt status would eventually be in jeopardy. After all, if same sex marriage became the law of the land, how could one deny it without facing some legal or punitive cost? In this fear, Mark Oppenheimer's Time article made a lot of hay. While I'm over two weeks late in responding, I finally sat down with the article with the plan of analyzing it piece by piece. What's below is his entire article with my comments (in italics) interspersed. I also recorded a podcast today that focuses only on this article…
  • Three Cheers for “Boyhood”, the Movie That Keeps Speaking

    relieveddebtor
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Only after living with Boyhood in my head for a few days did I realize that I had watched the movie all wrong. This review will give nothing away, but perhaps it will help you watch it if you haven’t yet or re-consider some aspects of the film if you have. Essentially, my very watching of the film illustrated what the film wanted me, the viewer, to realize: that you have to live life in the moment and stop looking for what is going to happen next. Now, I know how trite that sounds. And I only half agree with the premise. Christians do live for today, but in a certain sense, “carpe…
  • Do We Need More Mission Congregations?

    relieveddebtor
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    What I am about to ask is about as controversial a question as one can ask in the Church. But because I’ve rarely heard it asked, I’ll ask: Do we need more mission congregations? For those who aren’t familiar with all this language, a mission congregation is a new church plant, an upstart. They are organized to serve gatherings of underserved Christians, or to try to make new Christians in secular areas. Church denominations frequently have goals of planting new congregations in new housing developments or suburbs where a church with their “brand” is not yet present. …
  • On Thomas’ Theology of Usefulness

    relieveddebtor
    7 Jun 2014 | 9:04 am
    When my former church body issued a new hymnal (or “worship resource” as such things are now called), it contained an iconic image of people in the act of worship. This was not meant to be a literal depiction, but something intended to depict people in worship. Basically, it was stick figures of people with their arms held up, because people holding their arms up has become the ubiquitous image for worshiping God. Anyway, all of that was fine. But then I noticed that one of these iconic images was a person in a wheelchair. Now, I’m not against people in wheelchairs. Indeed, some of…
  • How Sister Act Skewed Real Urban Congregational Renewal

    relieveddebtor
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:01 am
    If you’ve never seen Sister Act, you probably should. It’s funny and charming and relatively innocent. If you haven’t, here’s a three sentence summary: a lounge singer enters a convent while in the witness protection program, only to bring new life into a moribund, lifeless and hopeless religious community. Her zany antics revive the church and the neighborhood. What would they have ever done without that crazy lady hiding from the mob?! The film pokes fun at the stodgy order or nuns, but it is never particularly hostile to them. It’s not the fault of the nuns that their…
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  • 419 Lygon Street, Brunswick

    David Thompson
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    This building at 419 Lygon Street, Brunswick, a former house or more likely flats, now houses a legal firm.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Cairo Flats, Fitzroy

    David Thompson
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
    Today I was able to tour the block of flats known as Cairo on Nicholson Street, Fitzroy as part of Open House Melbourne. Designed by Best Overend the flats were constructed in 1936 in a U shaped around a large communal garden. The block consists of 20 bed-sits and eight one bedroom units. The spaces are small with some built-in furniture however the complex originally included a communal dining room, an in-house meal service and a laundry service. The serving hatches placed at floor level outside each kitchenette are still in place. Overend worked with Wells Coates in London and Cairo follows…
  • Natatorium, Jiangwan Sports Complex, Shanghai

    David Thompson
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:12 am
    This is the amazing entrance to the natatorium at the Jiangwan Sports Complex.The decorative arch is repeated inside and at the nearby Municipal stadium. Below is a closer view of the natatorium entrance showing the detail, not only in the arch, but also in the metal doorway.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Gladstone House, Adelaide

    David Thompson
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • 8 Newbury Street, Boston

    David Thompson
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 pm
    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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  • Baan Plai Haad / Steven J. Leach Architects

    Fabián Cifuentes
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    © W workspace Architects: Steven J. Leach Architects Location: Na Kluea 18, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand Architect Team: Phongphat Ueasangkhomset, Chanachai Bamroongphong Interior Designer Team: Steven J. Leach Architects Ltd. Totsapol Wibunsin, Julie Limsnukan Area: 35000.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: W workspace Landscape Architect: T.R.O.P (Terrains + Open space) Lighting Designer : Whatandhow studio : Sanchai Kornwattananon Developer: Sansiri Ltd © W workspace © W workspace From the architect. SL+A  has completedBaan Plai Haad‘, a…
  • Shigeru Ban's Nepalese Emergency Shelters to be Built from Rubble

    Karissa Rosenfield
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Row House. Image © VAN Shigeru Ban Architects has released images of their first emergency shelter prototype designed for Nepal. Planned to be built by the end of August, the simple shelter is designed to be easily assembled by almost anyone. Using connecting modular wooden frames (3ft x 7ft or 90cm x 210cm), salvaged rubble bricks are used to infill the wall's cavities while paper tube trussing supports plastic sheet roofing. This, as Shigeru Ban says, will allow for "quick erection and nearly immediate inhabitation." © VAN The shelter, a project envisioned through Ban's humanitarian…
  • Villaggio Save The Children / Argot ou La Maison Mobile

    Karen Valenzuela
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    © Delfino Sisto Legnani Architects: Argot ou La Maison Mobile Location: Viale 7, 20157 Milano MI, Italy Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Delfino Sisto Legnani, Marco Menghi, Courtesy of Argot ou La Maison Mobile Project Team: Luca Astorri, Riccardo Balzarotti, Rossella Locatelli Matteo Poli Pavilion Design Team: Hiroyuki Kakiuchi, Riccardo Radaelli, Eleonora Schiavi, Ayaka Suzuki Design Build Workshop: Argot ou La Maison Mobile - Mezzo Atelier, Martina, Alessandra, Giulia, Hesham, Gasem, Bashir, Afrim, Giulio, Emiljano, Egli, Andi Landscape Project: Melania Bugiani Producer / Art Direction:…
  • Daniel Libeskind to Build "Pyramid Tower" in Jerusalem

    Karissa Rosenfield
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    © Studio Libeskind The Jerusalem Municipality has approved plans for mixed-use "Pyramid Tower" designed by Studio Libeskind. A collaboration with local architect Yigal Levi, the tapered tower will rise 105-meters in the heart of the city, adjacent to Mahane Yehuda market - commonly known as "The Shuk". Its form, said to reference "Jerusalem’s existing architectural language," is designed to allow maximum light to the public plaza below. A geometric pattern of Jerusalem stone and glass will adorn the facade, while its arched colonnade connects the tower's ground floor shopping arcade…
  • Pavilion House / Waechter Architecture

    Karen Valenzuela
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Courtesy of Waechter Architecture Architects: Waechter Architecture Location: Portland, OR, USA Area: 2300.0 ft2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Waechter Architecture Courtesy of Waechter Architecture From the architect. Construction has completed on Pavilion House. Award-winning Waechter Architecture was tasked with the challenge of designing a “glass house” with privacy.  The solution was to use a pavilion like form where the 4 support “legs” of the building are strategically placed to block unwanted views and provide privacy. First Floor Plan These 4 rectangular legs…
 
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  • Why Home Automation is Essential for Energy Efficiency

    Shelley Little
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Home automation is no longer reserved for the extremely wealthy or the tech lover. Image Source: Unique StoneIt once seemed like something from science fiction, but home automation technology is here—and it may be the key to maximizing your home’s energy efficiency. Home automation includes any technology used to remotely control and monitor the function of your home’s systems—and can equal substantial savings when applied to energy efficiency.Using home automation is no longer reserved for the extremely wealthy or the tech lover. A “smart home” is becoming increasingly…
  • Spa Center Design in Vietnam Adorned With Beautiful Hanging Gardens

    Lavinia
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Recently completed by MIA Design Studio in Da Nang City, Vietnam, PURE SPA is a 15 room treatment center with an original architecture, featuring beautiful hanging gardens. According to the architects, “the facade is composed of lattice patterns alternated with vertical landscapes that filter the strong tropical sunlight into a pleasant play of light and shadow on the textured walls. Various plants are carefully allocated and become a part of the architectural screens.” Creating a powerful color contrast with the white panels of the building, the lovely green walls stand out,…
  • Modern Apartment Situated on the 18th Floor of Moscow Skyscraper

    Lavinia
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Located on the 18th floor of an apartment building in Moscow, this contemporary home was envisioned by architect Alexandra Fyodorova. You probably remember some of the work of the designer previously published on Freshome, such as this minimalist crib with a strong character or this flat located in the Triumph Palace building in Moscow. For this project, Alexandra Fyodorova re-planned the layout of a 140 square-meter apartment, maximizing efficiency. Consisting of a kitchen-living room, office, nursery, guest bathroom, dressing room and a separate common unit with a master bedroom, the place…
  • Swedish Retreat Immersed in Spectacular Archipelago Cliff Setting

    Lavinia
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    This large island home with a long coastline and undulating archipelago rocks in Tavastbodaviken, Sweden is an adventurer’s dream retreat. The main building on this property (discovered by Freshome on Skeppsholmen) has a total surface of 340 square meters and displays beautiful facades in Siberian larch. The first floor greets visitors with a generously-sized lounge area with kitchen, living room and dining in an open plan. A breathtaking ceiling with natural light and glazed wall sections ensures views of the bay. The lower level offers a large living room with home theater and cozy…
  • Greek Charm Infusing Villa Gracias a la Vida Overlooking Delos Island

    Lavinia
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Welcome to a scenic holiday retreat infused with Greek charm! Villa Gracias a la Vida sits on one acre of land in Costa Ilios overlooking the Island of Delos. Its privileged position allows guests here convenient access to the nearby beach of Agios Ioannis and views of the colorful sunsets. According to the official description provided by the owners of the retreat, this property is divided in two sections: the main house (approx. 350 square meters) and the guest house (270 square meters). Both dwellings are furnished in tasteful Greek island style, with modern bathrooms and appliances.With…
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  • Buy a Los Angeles Sidewalk Corner

    18 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    [Image: A sidewalk corner in Los Angeles, albeit not the one for sale; via Google Street View]. If you've been longing for a way to satisfy your inner Gordon Matta-Clark—the artist who, among many other things, once purchased an interstitial empire of "odd lots" throughout New York City, including the spaces between buildings and other "unusably small slivers of land sliced from the city grid through anomalies in surveying, zoning, and public-works expansion"—then now might be your chance. Los Angeles is auctioning off a chunk of odd lots: "Offerings include transferable 'air rights' and,…
  • Driving on Mars and the Theater of Machines

    18 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    [Image: Self-portrait on Mars; via NASA]. Science has published a short profile of a woman named Vandi Verma. She is "one of the few people in the world who is qualified to drive a vehicle on Mars." Vera has driven a series of remote vehicles on another planet over the years, including, most recently, the Curiosity rover. [Image: Another self-portrait on Mars; via NASA]. Driving it involves a strange sequence of simulations, projections, and virtual maps that are eventually beamed out from planet to planet, the robot at the other end acting like a kind of wheeled marionette as it then spins…
  • Touring the Gruen Transfer

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    [Image: Gruen Day 2015]. One of the most interestingly sinister things I studied a million years ago while writing an undergraduate thesis about shopping and agoraphobia is the so-called "Gruen transfer." Named after Victor Gruen, pioneer of American shopping mall design, the Gruen transfer is the moment at which, confronted by an unexpected array of choices—other products, rival goods, similar services, different options—a shopper loses sight of what he or she originally came out to purchase. That shopper originally just wanted new socks; now he wants jeans, a t-shirt, and, oh, that…
  • Lost Highways

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:02 pm
    [Image: Reviewing old property deeds and land surveys; photo by Geoff Manaugh]. A story I've been obsessed with since first learning about it back in 2008 is the problem of "ancient roads" in Vermont. Vermont is unusual in that, if a road has been officially surveyed and, thus, added to town record books—even if that road was never physically constructed—it will remain legally recognized unless it has been explicitly discontinued. [Image: More Granville property deeds; photo by Geoff Manaugh]. This means that roads surveyed as far back as the 1790s remain present in the landscape as legal…
  • Slingshots of the Oceanic

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    [Image: A diagram of the elaborate loops and ribbons of self-intersecting movement allowed by gravity-assisted travel, in this case heading toward a comet; original artist unknown]. Gravity-assisted space travel is when you use the gravitational pull of one planet or other celestial body as a fuel-efficient way to "slingshot" yourself toward another, more distant goal, someplace you could not have reached without assistance, either in terms of your velocity or even your basic direction. You head toward one place to get to another—or "by indirections find directions out," we might say. These…
 
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  • The Horse - Sarah McColgan (Exclusive to TCH)

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We love design, architecture and art that exudes confidence, strength, character and drama. We love pieces that make a bold statement; that can stand alone. Unsurprisingly, we’ve fallen for the photography work of the multi-talented American Sarah McColgan. We have now commissioned her to create a series of photo portraits of horses exclusively for The Cool Hunter, and we are happy to introduce the first one of the series here. The strength, stillness and sheer power of the black-and-white portrait is iconic. There is no way one can ignore this in a room. Numerous other prestigious…
  • The Cool Hunter Store Launches in Melbourne, Australia

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have opened The Cool Hunter Store – our antidote to boring shopping experiences - this past weekend in the Prahan neighbourhood of Melbourne. The Cool Hunter Store 142 Commercial Road Prahran Vic 3181 Hours Monday: Closed Tue - Thur 11am - 7pm Friday 11am - 6pm Sat & Sun - 10am - 4pm shop.thecoolhunter.net orders@thecoolhunter.net We have created pop-up shops and galleries before, but this one will be a bit longer-term. How long, you ask. We have no idea. We will work it as long as it is interesting to our guests and to us. (Our window display features The Horse photograph by…
  • Bar Nou - Barcelona

    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    ‘We eat with our eyes’…. Let’s take a minute and really consider what this means. Traditionally we have associated this statement with the freshness of our food; the moment you can see all the amazing components of a dish in their individual state and the vast array of colors they collectively offer. The truth is though, that freshness is in everything around us, it’s in our food, our fashion, our music, our art, our ideas, our attitudes and of course our architecture. What becomes particularly exciting is when there is a distinct and clear connection of…
  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
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  • A Mentoring Mindset

    LindaAnn Rogers
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A mentor, on the most basic level, is defined as an “experienced and trusted advisor”.  This does not necessarily mean older, it just means someone is more experienced at something than you are.  So don’t think that just because you are young, you wouldn’t be a suitable mentor.  There are many opportunities in today’s workforce for younger individuals to mentor those of us that did not grow up with social media, for example. It is also possible and in some cases advisable, to have more than one mentor. You may choose to have a mentor who is exceptional technically, to…
  • The Power Of Bluebeam

    Chris Slaughter
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    During school the majority of us learning to do every thing with a pencil and paper. While we are still exposed to programs like Microsoft Excel, we don’t fully see these programs until we hit the real world. Whether or not you use paper or if you like to do things electronically, Bluebeam is an extremely powerful software. One of the most important tools I utilize is the overlay feature, which allows me to track loads or distinguish changes in out dated Architectural plans. The first thing to do is have a set of Architectural plans and save a set for yourself. The next thing to do is…
  • Restaurant Floor Plans Free Initial Consultation

    Dean Dalvit
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    Evstudio has had the pleasure of designing a wide variety of restaurant, cafe, bar and similar projects and it has become a specialty within our greater body of commercial work. Overseas Cafe Floor Plan Designing a restaurant can be difficult business if you are not fully in tune with all of the codes and regulations that go along with it. Whether you are renovating an existing retail or restaurant space or building an entirely new building, with a free initial design consultation from EVstudio, you can quickly learn the ins and outs of what you will be up against with your local…
  • 10 Customization Tips to Consider During Design

    Tiffany Binkowski
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    When building your home there are many details to go over and the list can get overwhelming. Here is a list of 10 things to consider to make living in your home easier and more enjoyable: 1. Decide where you want your bathroom accessories (i.e. toilet paper holder, towel bar, hooks) to go and have your framer put blocking in those locations. That way when you go to hang your accessories, you have the support you need. 2. On the same note, add additional support near window corners for window treatments. 3. Consider where you will want your electric outlets to be located. Do you have a great…
  • Termites in Denver!?!!

    Jim Houlette
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:55 am
    Yes, there are termites along the front range, including Denver.  It’s fairly rare, but EV does find wood structures damaged by these little bugs.  Typically, the termites are subterranean here, meaning their colony is safely below ground.  Most colonies are kept in check by our colder weather, but as many of you may know Denver is actually very comfortable during the winter with only a few days that remain below freezing. The picture above shows one of the termites we found.  Amazing these tiny things can cause so much damage. This is a structural wood header damaged by termites.
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  • Stunning Staircases to Nowhere Created By Artists and Architects

    Alison Nastasi
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    The award-winning Monument Valley is a puzzle game that uses architectural mazes and structures to lead its character through optical illusions in various levels. It’s an M. C. Escher drawing come to life, featuring interlocking bridges, rotating structures, and staircases that lead to nowhere. Inspired by the beautifully designed best seller, we looked at real-life staircases to nowhere created by artists and architects around the world.
  • Stylish Illustrations Showcase Brilliant Quotes From Iconic Architects

    Judy Berman
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    Architects are, of course, best known for their aesthetic sensibilities. But as a series of illustrations by Barcelona-based architect and graphic designer Federico Babina (whose work we’ve featured several times on Flavorwire) reminds us, some of history’s greatest architects also had a way with words. ARCHIQUOTE collects some of their most insightful and inspiring utterances, from Charles and Ray Eames’ “Take your pleasure seriously” to Mies van der Rohe’s immortal “Less is more,” in text that evokes each icon’s unique style. Click…
  • 10 Works of Architecture for People Who Prefer to Live Alone

    Alison Nastasi
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Living alone doesn’t have to feel lonely — especially when you call a skillfully designed, intimate abode home. For the single-occupancy crowd, these houses and apartments have been customized to meet the needs of people flying solo. Space, light, and views have been maximized. There are no dingy, shoebox-style holes in the wall here — just gorgeous, tiny homes for the person who enjoys their own space. via Skinny and portable, from Netherlands firm Moodworks Architecture. The Heijmans ONE houses can be transported to rural and urban environments via truck. Solar panels make them…
  • 10 Stunning Mountain House Getaways

    Alison Nastasi
    27 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Nothing makes us want to cozy up and settle in like a long winter. Facing the cold months ahead, we’re dreaming of a rustic place to call home for the snowy season — somewhere far away, with a fantastic view and nothing but nature. These mountain house getaways offer just that, boasting stunning architecture and interior design. Picture yourself with a warm drink, a good book, and charming company, and browse these fantasy mountain retreats. The Flight House, from Sage Architecture, has wings. It’s a mid-century modern twist on the traditional cabin in the woods.
  • Beautiful Pastry Shops Around the World

    Alison Nastasi
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Desserts aren’t just delicious. They’re a sensory experience meant to be savored with every bite. The perfect pâtisserie offers more than just sweets. Bakers and food artisans have known for eons that nothing excites our palettes more than beautiful surroundings filled with delicious treats that tempt our eyes before our tummies. We traveled around the world to bring you some of the most beautiful pastry shops, where delighting in a decadent dessert is an art. The Cake, Kiev (Apparently the balloon dog is not an original Jeff Koons.)
 
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  • Dogtrot House Celebrates the Frugal Elegance of Australian Public Campsites

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    A sublimely simple plan informs the Dog Trot House by Dunn & Hillam Architects. The brief: to design a holiday home for a family, that would have the informality of a campsite. They wanted everything they loved about camping except the need to pack up at the end of every holiday. The name comes from the design, houses divided into two free standing structures with an open passageway between to connect them. The idea is that the open, shaded passageway in the center is a place a dog can trot on days when it’s hot. The dogtrot passageway between the public and the private spaces is…
  • Design Dilemma: 5 Interior Renovations with a Big Payoff

    preynolds
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:27 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Other Metro Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers C.O.S Design We’ve talked about exterior renovations that provide a big return on your investment. Replacing tired siding, drafty old windows, garage doors that have seen better days, are all relatively inexpensive ways to dramatically improve the look (and value) of your home. So what are the best renovations to improve the value and look of the interior of your home? The answers may surprise you, as they do not involve major upscale kitchen remodels, or wiring your home for stereo in every room.
  • Floating Pavilion Guest House Suggests Monet Painting

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Wirra Willa is a tiny pavilion guest house that seems to float on the lily pond, creating a scene straight from a Monet painting. The tranquil guest house was designed for his father by architect Mathew Woodward in New South Wales, Australia, on an 80-acre former citrus fruit orchard. It comprises simply a bedroom at one end, a living room at the other. On cold winter nights, the living room offers a toasty fire. But the living room floor can slide back and now it is a hot tub room that contrasts its heat with the cold lily pond outside. All of the glazing supporting the roof disappears,…
  • Nautical Theme for a San Francisco Perch

    Susan Kraemer
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    Translucent glass is all that comes between the eyes of passers-by and the master bathroom in the middle floor of this San Francisco home above Dolores Park by Craig Steely Architecture. It is an astonishing feat of privacy maintenance while fully opening a very urban home to the view. The translucent glass has a lovely turquoise wash, reflecting the nautical theme of the view. Other than the turquoise, the bathroom material palette is limited to a cool veined marble… … and a matte charcoal slate, the perfect foil for the white porcelain. A nautical theme plays out with circular…
  • Design Dilemma: 5 Exterior Renovations with a Big Payback

    preynolds
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    Eclectic Porch by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Kim Pearson Pty Ltd When many of us renovate our homes, we’re thinking beyond just an improvement in space, functionality and looks for ourselves. We’re also thinking that down the line, when it comes time to sell, there could be a financial payoff as well. Some of us, in fact, decide to spruce up a space, specifically for that reason. So what are the best renovations if you hope to substantially increase the value of your home? A new pool? A big fancy kitchen? A complete overhaul of the electrical wiring or old…
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  • The PortHole

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    8 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    La Grande-Motte, FranceTOMA! - team of manufacturers architectsEvent + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Art, Competition, Installation + Public art, Landscape Architecture, Urban DesignAnamorphic pavilion for the Living Architecture Festival at La Grande Motte The PortHole pavilion is an experimental architecture, designed by Antonio Nardozzi & María Dolores del Sol Ontalba [TOMA!] for the tenth edition of the FAV at La Grande-Motte, decerned with the Jury and the Public awards.The experimental factor of this pavilion is the way the perspective-localized technique is performed: the…
  • 100% Design showcases new talent alongside established UK and international brands, 23-26 September

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    3 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    London, United Kingdom100% Design Event + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Commercial Interior Design, Industrial Design, Institutional Interior Design, Kitchen + Bathroom, Lifestyle, Lighting Design, Object + Accessory, Office, Product, Residential Interior Design100% Design (23-26 September 2015) – the UK's largest design trade show – will celebrate its 21st edition this year. Staged across two levels of their new venue, Olympia London, this year’s event is based upon the central theme – ‘Design in Colour’, working closely with trend forecasters WGSN who…
  • Mazda Sculpture - Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

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    3 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Storrington, United KingdomGerry JudahArt, Architectural Products , Culture, Event + Exhibition, Installation + Public art, Landscape Architecture, Lifestyle, Luxury, Technology + Science, Transport Gerry Judah's Centrepiece at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the Mazda Motor Corporation's unique motorsport heritage with a powerful fusion of sculptural innovation and engineering precision. Locked in close contention, the rotary-engined 787B Le Mans winner and the LM55 Vision Gran Turismo concept sprint 40 metres skywards trailing a spectacular slipstream of muscular…
  • Jean-Sébastien Bourdages, new Associate and Design Director at Lemay

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    2 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Montréal, CanadaLemayCommercial Architecture, Business, Commercial Interior Design, Event + Exhibition, Shop + Retail Lemay is proud to welcome Jean-Sébastien Bourdages as a new Associate and Design Director of Lemay.   M. Bourdages brings to the team nearly fifteen years of experience in architecture and interior design, mostly in retail and institutional. In 2006, he joined B+H architects in Asia, becoming a principal associate in 2010. Seven years later, he was asked by B+H to open a new office in Hong Kong, where he... (continued)
  • The « Festival des Architectures Vives 2015 » in Montpellier – La Grande-Motte

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    2 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Montpellier, FranceAssociation Champ Libre - Festival des Architectures Vives (FAV) Event + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Art, Competition, Culture, Installation + Public art, Landscape Architecture, Urban DesignPresentation of the FAV 2015 The Festival des Architectures Vives aims at raising public awareness on the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to discover unexpected urban areas.Through two urban tours, one in the historical heart of Montpellier’s town and a…
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  • Architecture Blog: Pete Re-Petes a Story About Pete

    14 Jul 2015 | 7:49 pm
    This is a story about Pete & Pete. This is the tale of George James (Pete) Wimberly, the architect, and N. Peter Canlis, the man who founded a unique covey of restaurants. For decades after its opening in March 1954, Canlis' Restaurant was a Waikiki landmark and one of the most popular and highly praised restaurants in Hawaii. Canlis Restaurant closed in March 1989 and Luxury Row now stands in it's original location at 2100 Kalakaua.It was in 1945 and I'd just finished a darn good looking officers club on the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Very soon after V-J Day I got a phone call…
  • Architecture Blog: Employee Ownership Day #EODay

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    WATG is an employee owned company and being an employee owned company is something to celebrate and be proud of, so on Friday morning - Employee Ownership Day, our London office gathered together to eat breakfast, chat and hear a few words from Jeremy Heyes about the trust and exactly why we should be celebrating.At WATG, people are important, we want to continue remaining a dynamic, creative, innovative and empowering. We are being offered the opportunity to decide the future direction of the company, the profitability and amongst other things, who our Board of Directors should be!Being an…
  • Architecture Blog: The Great Architectural Bake-Off

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:08 am
    We issued a challenge and it was answered. Were joined by Zaha Hadid Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, Squire + Partners, ARUP, HOK, BDP and Foster + Partners for innaugural "Great Architectural Bake-off." The creativity and energy the respective design teams brought to constructing distinctive, edible recreations of iconic London buildings made for an exciting event. The atmosphere was buzzing with eager team members, intrigued spectators and excited children.Teams were provided with a selection of materials, including sponges, chocolate fingers and icing but were able…
  • Architecture Blog: WATG to Celebrate London Festival of Architecture

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of WATG London, we will be staging a unique event this Saturday as part of the firm's participation in the London Festival of Architecture. WATG will be hosting a bake-off, where teams will have 1.5 hours to create distinctive, edible recreations of iconic London buildings.Join us for an exciting fun-event with London's top-ranking architects.
  • Architecture Blog: The Waikikian

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    The following is an interview of Pete Wimberly conducted in August of 1988 as part of an awards submittal for The Waikikian. The Waikian was originally built in 1956, closed for business in 1996, and ultimately demolished to make room for the Waikikian timeshare tower. It's fascinating to hear about the design of one of the most iconic hotels in Waikiki history from Pete himself, in his own words. When we were asked to design the Waikikian, as a small but rather up-market hotel, for Mr. Fred Dailey and the Los Angeles Athletic Club, we felt that it was incumbent upon us to provide an…
 
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  • 3D Interior Design Rendering for Hotel Room

    Yantram Studio
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    by Yantram Studio 3D Interior Design Rendering for Hotel Room by Yantramstudio. http://www.yantramstudio.com/3d-interior-rendering-cgi-animation.html
  • 3D Interior Design Rendering for Community Hall

    Yantram Studio
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:38 pm
    by Yantram Studio 3D Interior Design Rendering for Community Hall by Yantramstudio. http://www.yantramstudio.com/3d-interior-rendering-cgi-animation.html
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  • Tracking Energy Usage in a New Way

    7 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Energy audits are a great way to assess building performance, identify potential areas of waste, and improve energy efficiency. But this process can take time, as well as require the involvement of energy-efficiency experts. While energy audits can quickly identify low- and no-cost ways to save money and energy, energy modeling – using computer-based tools to simulate a building’s energy use during operation – is often necessary to take utility savings to the next level. This step can be expensive and time-consuming. But a new collaborative project between the University of…
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Energy-Efficiency Leaders

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    To keep the nation’s energy-efficiency momentum going, the energy leaders of tomorrow will need to understand how to create energy savings, increase awareness about why energy management is important, and put plans into action to generate energy-efficiency results. The Alliance to Save Energy’s PowerSave Campus program is doing its part to support and educate future energy-efficiency leaders. This student-driven energy management learning program promotes careers in energy-saving fields, and also encourages universities to incorporate sustainability concepts into lesson plans. The…
  • Over-Lighting: A Barrier to Energy Efficiency

    5 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    With computers and tablets impacting the way we work, recommended indoor lighting levels have changed. As a result, lighting intensity levels in some commercial buildings are now higher than what’s necessary or appropriate for specific work-related tasks. Beyond wasting energy and hindering efficiency efforts, over-lighting a commercial building can adversely affect tenant and occupant health. Indoor lighting that is too intense can cause headaches, fatigue, stress, and anxiety. Some research indicates that it can also impact natural circadian rhythms. Over-illumination can also cause your…
  • The Most Awarded ENERGY STAR Building in the U.S.

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the only building in the United States to achieve a remarkable 15 consecutive ENERGY STAR certification labels: the U.S. Airways/American Airlines headquarters building in Tempe, AZ. Since the ENERGY STAR certification for buildings began in 1999, the building has met strict energy-efficiency standards set forth by the EPA. This nine-story, 218,000-square-foot office tower was named as the 2000 Building of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) right after it…
  • Famous Landmarks Make Green Building a Priority

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Commercial buildings of all sizes are making big strides in energy efficiency and environmental impact reduction. We found five well-known landmarks that have recently implemented some remarkable green building strategies to reduce energy and water use. Check out what these famous buildings around the world are doing to improve building performance. Empire State Building A $550 million energy-efficiency initiative implemented by the Empire State Building ultimately earned LEED Gold certification, but that wasn’t the landmark’s ultimate goal. The team started with more traditional…
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  • My Day in a Wheelchair

    Bob Borson
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    It should be noted that I am not disabled in any way – with specific regards to definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – meaning I don’t have a condition that would limit any of my movements, senses, or activities. On Thursday, July 23, 2015, the Americans Institute of Architects of Dallas organized a day of awareness and celebration on the impact the ADA has had on the built environment and the disabled community and I was asked to participate by spending my entire day in a wheelchair.Now that I’ve gotten that out-of-the-way (for reasons I will…
  • ‘The Reading Room’ Playhouse – Winner’s Profile

    Bob Borson
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This week we have taken an up close and personal look at each of the three winning playhouse entries and the designer behind them. Today, we are looking at “The Reading Room” Playhouse designed by Tyler Murph, who actually lives here in Dallas, Texas (same as me!) but surprisingly, we have never met one another before. Today is the final day where we are featuring the individuals who entered the 2015 Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition and had their playhouse selected from hundreds of spectacular entries submitted for consideration.Bio: Born and raised Dallasite,…
 
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  • Mountain-View House by SoNo Arhitekti

    Alberto Seller
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti Mountain-View House is surrounded by nature overlooking the Austrian Alps. It iss located in a small village more than 800 m above the sea level connected with the famous skiing region of Kitzbuehel. Courtesy of SoNo arhitekti This hillside home features three levels of living spaces in stepped design following the layout of the site’s steep slope. Main entrance is designed from it’s street side and leads to an open space mid level area with a stunning view – a paneled glass wall overlooks the valley and the mountains as far as the eye can see. Inside…
  • (un)curtain office by Dekleva Gregoric Architects

    Miguel Rus
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Janez Marolt The business community today operates dynamically, impulsively and diversely. Office environments must respond to the constant changes in working groups’ organizations, to their production processes and to the needs for personal comfort and technology development. The building in which the curtain office is conceived, located in the centre of the city, was built in 1938 as a hybrid of modern and traditional structural principles. Its reinforced concrete pillar structure and load bearing exterior walls evoked the need and ability for huge open fluid space, which the building…
  • Mazda Sculpture by Gerry Judah

    Alberto Seller
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    © David Barbour Gerry Judah’s Centrepiece at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the Mazda Motor Corporation’s unique motorsport heritage with a powerful fusion of sculptural innovation and engineering precision. © David Barbour Locked in close contention, the rotary-engined 787B Le Mans winner and the LM55 Vision Gran Turismo concept sprint 40 metres skywards trailing a spectacular slipstream of muscular twisted steel. Stacked in the manner of pristine matchsticks, 720 steel beams of varying length and juxtaposition seamlessly swell, slim and fold the structure from…
  • Sonnenhof by J. Mayer H. Architekten

    Alberto Seller
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © David Franck Sonnenhof consists of four new buildings with office and residential spaces. Located on a consolidated number of smaller lots in the historical center of Jena, Germany, the separate structures allow for free access through the grounds. Their placement on the outer edges of the plot defines a small-scale outdoor space congruent with the medieval city structure. Its outdoor facilities continue the building’s overall design concept past the edges of the lot. The planned incorporation of commerce, residence, and office enables a flexible pattern of use that also integrates…
  • Pavilion House by Waechter Architecture

    Miguel Rus
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Jeremy Bitterman The clients wanted a glass house. The difficulty was that they wanted this house placed on a visually exposed 50’ x 100’ city lot that they owned in NE Portland. This posed the challenge of designing a glass house with privacy. The Pavilion House design is based in a pavilion-like structure in which the body of the house is supported by 4 ten-foot tall “legs.” The legs are placed strategically to block unwanted views and provide privacy. These 4 rectangular legs (housing stairs, kitchen, bathroom and storage) support the second story. Between these legs, the open…
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  • 1879 – Presbyterian Memorial Secession Church Buildings, Botanic Ave., Belfast

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    29 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Architect: Young & Mackenzie A three bay church in rough sandstone constructed between 1877-79, it became the Kingham Mission for the Deaf in 1899. Now only a retained facade as the site was redeveloped by John Neil & Partners, architects. “These buildings, which are now in course of erection, consist of a large school-room, sexton’s […](Read more...)
  • 1869 – St. Malachy’s Diocesan Seminary, Belfast

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    29 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Architect: John O’Neill Constructed on the former Vicinage Park, just north of Belfast city centre. Constructed both as a school and a diocesan seminary, a model followed by many dioceses across Ireland. St. Joseph’s Seminary, the seminary for the Diocese of Down and Connor, was colloquially as “the wing” due to it being a wing […](
  • 1869 – High Altar, Lattin, Co. Tipperary

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    28 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Architect: Earley & Powells “The altar and reredos, illustrated in our present number, are made in Caen stone, Irish and Italian marbles. The altar-table is one slab of Sicilian marble, supported by Galway green marble shafts, with beautifully carved capitals and bases, having a deep sunk string cornice, filled with carved paterpe and roses. In […](Read more...)
  • 1879 – Our Lady of the Assumption, Magherafelt, Co. Derry

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    27 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Architect: O’Neill & Byrne Large French Gothic style church with triple recessed pointed arch doorway and tall three stage tower. “The church, which we illustrate in this issue, is in course of erection at Magherafelt, County Londonderry, from the designs of Messrs. O’Neill and Byrne, of Dublin and Belfast. The material employed for the walling […](Read more...)
  • 1879 – Gransha Presbyterian Church, Comber, Co. Down

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    27 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Architect: Henry Chappell “This Church (the foundation stone of which was laid by Mr. H. L. Mulholland on the 7th October last, in the unavoidable absence of his father, John Mulholland, Esq., M.P., Ballywalter Park, County Down) was opened on the 1st inst. Our illustration (taken from the drawing exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy) […](Read more...)
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  • Announcing the Launch of our Refreshed Website

    Janet Field
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new, improved and refreshed website! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch. The new site offers a fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and plentiful use of imagery. The site is available to browse at triumphmodular.com, take a minute to explore and offer your ... Read More The post Announcing the Launch of our Refreshed Website appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Project Budgeting

    Gregg Kelly
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Often modular projects are put out for bid with predetermined budgets. Certainly there are instances where these budgets are reasonable and realistic and bid results reflect this. But quite often budgets are built with very preliminary and incomplete information. This is a disservice to all – the client pursuing funding approval, the contractors providing cost proposals, the modular building companies ... Read More The post Project Budgeting appeared first on Triumph Modular.
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  • Continuing Prefab Building Trends in 2012

    Glenn Cort
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Prefab Building Another trend in the prefab building industry that we will continue to see in 2012 is a focus on air flow in wall assemblies and the mitigation of moisture build up within structures. The codes are creating new air barrier requirements that are changing the way modular buildings will be designed and built. Given restrictions in highway transportation ... Read More The post Continuing Prefab Building Trends in 2012 appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Discover the Whole Building Design Guide

    Linda Bee
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated ‘Whole Building’ Design Techniques and Technologies With over 500,000 users downloading 6 million documents per month The goal of ‘Whole Building’ Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Conceived in 1997 by the NAVFAC Criteria ... Read More The post Discover the Whole Building Design Guide appeared first on Triumph Modular.
 
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  • Howard County Farmhouse Remodel

    synergy
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Andersen Casement Windows with Grilles This Country Farmhouse in Clarksville, MD has a new kitchen bump out and complete remodel, with a French Country Style. This homeowner wanted to lighten up their family’s center with a beautiful kitchen remodel. The new white cabinets and lighter granite tops offers light reflective qualities and the new Andersen windows that cover the entire rear wall of the kitchen allows for more light. Wolf 36″ Sealed Burner Range-top By opening the wall that separated the kitchen from the family room we gave this heart of the home an open and airy feel…
  • Westminster Maryland Bathroom Remodel

    synergy
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Tub Faucet by Grohe Allure, Floor mounted with handshower The homeowner’s desire was to have a master bath that was contemporary yet elegant and functional. The most important element for the design team and contractor was to offer cutting edge technology and this includes a remote control multi-functional toilet/bidet, digital remote shower & tub controls and integrated tablet recesses by each vanity. The various tile surfaces and finishes add design interest, the round accent tile sections above the free standing soaking tub were hand chosen for color, size and variation. The wet/dry…
  • Catonsville Home Addition

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Have you ever driven through your neighborhood and realized how nice it is to have friends you know and school districts you are familiar with, to then pull in your driveway and look at your dated, aging home and have to make the ever-dreaded decision to move or to reclaim your castle?   This client never blinked. They were all in with a whole house makeover, starting with the main floor of the interior through the master bedroom, moving on to a family room addition, open rear porch, fresh paint and while we are at it throw on some new siding. Finished product is current and relevant to…
  • Roland Park Kitchen Addition

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    When approaching this house the first and foremost impression is in the scale of the stone work of the home. The homeowners desired an updated kitchen and some additional family room space, as well as, some recreational space, which could not be accommodated in the existing home. Their wish was to create an addition that would be a compliment to the home in both its exterior elements and the hard scape surrounding the addition. The overwhelming presence of natural stone motivated this homeowner to accent the addition to echo and replicate that element, but not construct the entire addition in…
  • Baltimore County Bathroom Renovation

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    When our customers came to Owings Brothers Contracting  they wanted to transform their existing Monkton, MD home’s bathroom into a spa like experience that they could relax in after a long day at work. The driving factor was to keep within the footprint of the existing house and bathroom space, while giving the illusion of greater space and a more updated bedroom suite. Seamless design: two acrylic shells soldered together for a spectacular freestanding bathtub. Working as their own designers with some assistance from the Owings Brothers team the owners put a high degree of detail into…
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    Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

  • 27 Extraordinarily Beautiful Ways to Decorate Your Blank Walls With DIY Projects

    Anton Giuroiu
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    Small items, small gestures, progress in increments can be achieved in your household through beautiful projects, do it yourself projects that can be inserted in any part of your home. 27 extraordinarily beautiful ways to decorate your blanks walls have been unveiled in the following rows, crafts materialized with joy and happiness by diy enthusiasts, crafts of different kinds ready to be inserted in multiple design lines beautifully. We invite you to browse through the gallery and draw inspiration and leave your valuable feedback in the comment section below. #1 Colorful car Collection…
  • 30 Simple and Beautiful DIY Wind Chimes Ideas to Materialize This Summer

    Anton Giuroiu
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    30 diy crafts filled with authenticity will follow after this short introduction. All of them exemplary though creativity and personality, all being the showcase of one household on one simple theme : DIY wind chimes. You can use pretty much any mineral or metallic material in your household to create wind chimes and one of the most accessible one is found in glass bottles. Thanks to their shape, resilience and sound produced, glass bottles are one of the top choice resources for this craft; moreover their silhouette comes in handy offering you various design possibilities that can be…
  • 21 Unique Ways to Decorate Light Switches Plates In Contemporary Designs

    Anton Giuroiu
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    Decorative switch plates are not items widely used despite their endless design possibilities but the gallery below will point out why in certain interiors these are valuable items, able to make a discrete change in the interior design. 21 unique ways to decorate light switches plates in contemporary designs have been presented. We invite you to cast a glance at the gallery below and envision how well these would fit into theme specific spaces like coffee shops, kids bedrooms or play rooms. #1 simple and creative pine tree SWITCH PLATE Source #2 socket deer that can can hold your gadget…
  • Dress Up Your Home In Elegant Scandinavian Style

    Codreanu Andreea
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:27 am
    As much as I would love modern minimalist design lines for their incredible simplicity and powerful antithetical effects, my heart will always go to the Scandinavian style, elegant, comfortable, cozy and warm. You might find the white grey Scandinavian combinations a little bit impersonal, but in fact they lay the foundation for any color preference, any style choice whatsoever. You can opt to keep things simple and neutral and to use a bold fresh color to add a vibrant accent. The hole idea of an Elegant Scandinavian Style is the simplicity exposed in ordinary combinations of natural…
 
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    Little Miss Architect - Polish cities and culture, movie set designs and international interiors.

  • IKEA 2016 catalog is available online! Let's look inside!

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    (this article was translated from Polish with Google Translator, sorry for the mistakes)Publication of the new IKEA catalog it for years an important event in the world of design. IKEA sets the trends and allows you to contact anyone with good projects, regardless of the wealth of its portfolio. I really like to browse fresh IKEA catalogs are full of innovative solutions, keen too for warm, home interiors pokazywanymi in the catalog, every year I look forward to not forward :) I always keep my finger on the pulse and this year for the second time as the first in Poland, shortly after…
  • Stunnning wooden XVth century UNESCO church in Grywałd, Poland | IN MY LENS

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Turning off the road on the way from Zakopane to Szczawnica I did not actually expect that church that the church I was planning to see is going to be so beautiful. St. Martin church in Grywałd is just gorgeous with its colorful interior. It was built in the mid-fifteenth century and in the seventeenth century the interior has been entirely covered with polychromy.The church is part of a group listed on Polish UNESCO list, though itselt it's not on the list (and I don't really know why).Late gothic altarThe coffers, typical of Renessaince architecture, are painted on the ceilingPolichromie…
  • 19th century picturesque railway bridge in Tczew, Poland | IN MY LENS

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:04 am
    How many pictures of one bridge can you take?It probably depends on the bridge because of the one in Tczew`s - hundreds! I went there to take pictures for the wall gallery of the interior I am now designing (on the blog soon) whose owners live in Tczew, where the bridge is.The bridge was built in 1857 as the longest bridge in Europe and the first iron bridge over the Vistula River. Today the bridge is badly damaged (it was deliberately blown up by the Polish Army in the first days of World War II to block movement of the German army) and is waiting for renovation.
  • Amazing Polish posters by Ryszard Kaja. Polish poster school continued today. | THE WEEKLY WANT

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:20 am
    One day (after I move to my new apartment), I know that for sure, I'm gonna hang on my wall at least one poster by Ryszard Kaja, Polish painter, graphic designer and set designer, born in 1961 in Poznan. The artist  is the son of Zbigniew Kaja, one of the founders of the famous Polish school of poster. I love his series describing Poland and Polish cities and the fact that the series is not closed - the artist is still creating next posters. What delights me is the way the posters picture the very core of each of the places. The images in the posters are actually those I have…
  • Yaroslav (Jaroslaw), another beautiful town in Poland | IN MY LENS

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    I just stopped for coffee in Jaroslaw, on my way from Zamosc to Zakopane. I knew it has a unique market with very characteristic townhouses about which I learned in the History of Polish architecture lessons (one of the toughest subjects at my university - we had to learn to draw and describe hundreds of Polish monuments! :)).  As a result, I can now share with you what I remember. The city seems a little sleepy, as if time had stopped here (I was very surprised to learn that 40 000 people live here!), However, the size of the town hall and the market show that it was once (XV - XVII c.)…
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    The AEC Associates Blog

  • 2 Great Advantages Of Hiring Architectural CAD Conversion Company

    admin321
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:24 am
    The role of The AEC Associates Architectural CAD conversion company has assumed a great significance today with CAD software replacing the erstwhile The post 2 Great Advantages Of Hiring Architectural CAD Conversion Company appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 2 Main Challenges For BIM Modeling Services

    admin321
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Modeling Services have the potential to provide a more efficient and less error-prone building process than all the The post 2 Main Challenges For BIM Modeling Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • BIM Outsourcing Services For More Efficient High-Rise Buildings

    admin321
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Outsourcing Services offer a revolutionary building system that is far more efficient and error-free than all the existing The post BIM Outsourcing Services For More Efficient High-Rise Buildings appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Responsibilities Of CAD Design And Drafting Services Towards Persons With Disabilities

    admin321
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:53 pm
    The AEC Associates CAD design and drafting services constantly strive to provide the best possible facilities in the public and private buildings The post Responsibilities Of CAD Design And Drafting Services Towards Persons With Disabilities appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Skill Development: Why Is It So Important For CAD Documentation Services

    admin321
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    In today’s fiercely competitive world, it’s very hard for The AEC Associates CAD Documentation Services to reach the top, and even harder The post Skill Development: Why Is It So Important For CAD Documentation Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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    Tiny House for Us

  • The Larger Than Life “Nomad’s Nest” By Wind River

    Mike
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The “big and tall” philosophy doesn’t seem like a natural pairing for tiny homes, but here you’ll see the “Nomad’s Nest” by  Wind River Tiny Homes, a build described on their website as designed with a 6’6″ man in mind. By the looks of it, it seems they’ve outdone themselves with this design. The faux-log-cabin exterior looks great, but what’s really amazing is how much they’ve managed to fit inside without sacrificing style or comfort. To that end they squeezed a full-sized refrigerator and oven, spacious kitchen counters, a…
  • How To Build Your Own Collapsible Bowtop Gypsy Wagon

    Mike
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Ganesh Ruskin’s home for the past couple of years is technically a hybrid between a vardo and a sheep wagon. He calls it a collapsible bowtop gypsy wagon, and for all practical purposes you might describe it as a tent on wheels. Regardless, it functions as a living space, and he shares a detailed explanation of how to build one of your own on Instructables. The canvas top rolls up and the hinged wooden ends fold down for extremely easy transportation of a dwelling that’s significantly sturdier and more convenient than a regular tent. It only has 32 square feet of floor space, but that’s…
  • Couple With Zero Experience Built A Healthy, Sustainable Masterpiece For $10k

    Mike
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Dave and Kristen Edge had only been married for three months when they set about building a tiny house on wheels. That was in August of last year, and they’re now almost finished with the project. While it took longer than they thought it would (Dave didn’t have any construction experience and Kristen wasn’t able to help out that often because of her teaching job), they’re very happy with how it’s turning out. And judging by the looks of things, who wouldn’t be?   They started off with a 32-foot trailer from a decommissioned mobile home but decided they didn’t need that…
  • Margaret Designed An Built Her Own Beautiful Tiny Home

    Mike
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Today we’re excited to share a gorgeous new build from upstate New York. With twenty years of architecture experience under her belt, Margaret Simpson had a pretty solid idea of what she wanted when she began designing her tiny home on paper. As a capable builder she had no trouble building her dream home, and did most of the work herself, from framing and plumbing to electric work. The end result as you’ll see below is nothing short of perfection – from the unique tile in the bath to the stairs, and the tea room in the loft, there’s so much to love. All said and done…
  • Huge Crowds Attend Canada’s First Tiny House Festival

    Mike
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    We’ve covered quite a few builders and owners who live to our north in Canada, and today we’re happy to share news of the first tiny house festival there. As the tiny house movement enjoys wider awareness, more and more people are paying attention not just to the adorable little homes, but also the broader needs associated with those who want to downsize into one of their own. Ever present zoning laws and town regulations present challenges of their own, and can keep a project from ever getting started in some places. Other towns however seem much more inclined to adapt to the…
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Bauhaus Apartment Redesign by Studio Raanan Stern Architect

    Vania
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:14 am
    Contemporary art and modern design, natural materials and sun light – this Tel Aviv located apartment is truly one sweet jewel of dynamic city life. Read the rest of Bauhaus Apartment Redesign by Studio Raanan Stern Architect originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Charming With Cheerful Artistic Details House on 2nd Street

    Vania
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    Absolutely charming, with cheerful artistic details and the solid, noble presence of natural materials this house is strategically located in the historic center of Chihuahua City, in north-central Mexico. Read the rest of Charming With Cheerful Artistic Details House on 2nd Street originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Intriguing and Unexpected Architectural and Design Solution in London

    Vania
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    Fresh and playful, with intriguing and unexpected architectural and design solutions this London suburban house is one unusual (for its location) contemporary project. Behind the artistic facade – consisted of large glass panels and perforated steel sheets that alternate and created dynamic appearance. Read the rest of Intriguing and Unexpected Architectural and Design Solution in London originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Piersons Way by Bates Masi Architects

    Vania
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:19 am
    East Hampton is a famous seaside refuge for New Yorkers and is no secret that oceanfront communities are becoming known for their overdevelopment and disconnection from their surrounding environment. But the architects for this property (Bates Masi Architects) had made a special effort, while constructing this residence for a young couple, to combine the family love for modern life with the rich history of the location -a private oceanfront community established in the 19th century. Read the rest of Piersons Way by Bates Masi Architects originally posted on http://interiorzine.com ©…
  • Stylish Apartment by YoDezeen

    Vania
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Charming, small apartment transformed by a group of talented architects- YoDezeen, from Kiev, Ukraine. Read the rest of Stylish Apartment by YoDezeen originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
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    CRSA Blog

  • All Aboard: The S-Line Streetcar Video

    CRSA
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    In 2010,  CRSA was hired by the Salt Lake City RDA to develop the existing rail corridor between  Central Point Station and Sugarmont Drive in Sugarhouse. Working with the RDA and the Utah Transit Authority,  CRSA conceptualized the corridor for  use as a greenway and a  new streetcar line. CRSA Designer/ Project Manager Steve Cornell […] The post All Aboard: The S-Line Streetcar Video appeared first on CRSA Blog.
  • To Boilerplate or Not to Boilerplate

    CRSA
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Boilerplate. To most, it’s a word for reusable content. To a Selection Committee, it’s a word that may send shivers down their collective spine. And to Marketers? It’s a guilty habit all too common and intractable. The term comes from the early 1900s and refers to the sheet steel that was used to make boilers. […] The post To Boilerplate or Not to Boilerplate appeared first on CRSA Blog.
  • Old Building, Old Eyes

    CRSA
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
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  • What Sets It Apart?

    CRSA
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    Utah boasts a single Frank Lloyd Wright project: the Stromquist House, built in 1959 in Ogden, Utah. Like many other Wrightian houses, it is laid out with clearly articulated public and private areas, separated by a utility area. And like many other Wrightian houses, it is a gem among a sea of common dwellings. What […] The post What Sets It Apart? appeared first on CRSA Blog.
  • Environmental Ranking for the Environment: Sustainable SITES Initiative

    CRSA
    27 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System is a well know certification criteria for assessing the environmental impact of new and remodeled building projects. But what about the impact of the landscapes near and on which those buildings sit? The Sustainable Sites Initiative and the corresponding SITES™ Rating System is a collaboration between the […] The post Environmental Ranking for the Environment: Sustainable SITES Initiative appeared first on CRSA Blog.
 
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    HomeAdore

  • Midcentury Modern by Urban Development

    Mat Watts
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Modern two-storey house designed by Urban Development, situated in Toronto, Canada. Read more ...Related:Private Residence in KetchumMid Century Modern House by Klopf ArchitectureWhistler Home by Moosehead Contracting
  • Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet Arquitetura

    Mat Watts
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    Designed in 2013 by Candida Tabet Arquitetura, this amazing weekend residence is located close to São Paulo, Brazil. Read more ...Related:Futuristic House by ZOYA Design OfficeRP House by CMA ArquitectosHouse in Tczew by Fabryka Wnętrz Alina Szymańska
  • Futuristic House by ZOYA Design Office

    Mat Watts
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    Situated in Japan, this futuristic concrete residence was recently completed by ZOYA Design Office. Read more ...Related:Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet ArquiteturaRP House by CMA ArquitectosHouse in Tczew by Fabryka Wnętrz Alina Szymańska
  • RP House by CMA Arquitectos

    Mat Watts
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    This contemporary lakefront residence designed by CMA Arquitectos is situated close to Vichuquén, Chile. Read more ...Related:Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet ArquiteturaFuturistic House by ZOYA Design OfficeHouse in Tczew by Fabryka Wnętrz Alina Szymańska
  • House in Tczew by Fabryka Wnętrz Alina Szymańska

    Mat Watts
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Located in the Polish town of Tczew, this inspiring single family residence was designed by Fabryka Wnętrz Alina Szymańska. Read more ...Related:Quinta da Baroneza by Candida Tabet ArquiteturaFuturistic House by ZOYA Design OfficeRP House by CMA Arquitectos
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    UPVISUALLY

  • Chalkboard Paint Ideas for your Space

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
      If you tend to forget things sometimes or just want an adventure and fun design in... The post Chalkboard Paint Ideas for your Space appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Bookworm’s Home Library Ideas

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
      If you are a book person, spends all your time in libraries or at your own... The post Bookworm’s Home Library Ideas appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
      We are giving you our Top 13 Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms that you won’t ever miss.... The post Luxurious Contemporary Inspired Bedrooms appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • 15 Most Incredible Sunken Living Room

    Jennifer Echin
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
      Conversation pits in every home is to die for. We all want to have this quality... The post 15 Most Incredible Sunken Living Room appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Stunning Paper Snowflakes To Decorate Your Home

    Jennifer Echin
    8 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
      There are ways to have a nice and chic design and decorations in your home. Just... The post Stunning Paper Snowflakes To Decorate Your Home appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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    DBI/David Brown International » News

  • Putting the Designer in the Driver’s Seat!

    David Brown
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
      In my last post I discussed what interviewers should ask design talent to uncover their potential.  This week I want to speak to the talent. Design talent, you know who you are, if there is anything to understand at this moment in time it is that you are in control.  The battle for talent is white hot and design talent has a great opportunity to search for the job the moves their career up, out, and forward. But heavy is the head that wears the crown!  Regardless of the name on the door, or the designer behind the velum paper, it is up to each person to vet the opportunity against…
  • Featured Job: Project Architect-Retail Design

    David Brown
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Job Description: DBI has been retained by a large local firm to find outstanding Project Architect talent.  This firm has a need in its Global Retail practice group.  The desired candidate must be a creative and organized architect with a background in performing architectural design and development work for projects.  The retail work will specifically involve construction of new buildings and the alteration of existing buildings and facilities. Seattle is fortunate to have so many opportunities to influence the global retail market, and our client is the best in the business.  If you are…
  • Assessing the Designer and Design Ability in 2015!

    David Brown
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Design potential. For a design firm, design potential is paramount to keep clients happy and the firm recognizable and relevant. But how can a design firm assess future design potential? Yes, the portfolio is an invaluable indicator of talent, but does it tell you the future design skill a candidate possess? Perhaps. With that last half of the year getting started, historically a very busy time for dbi, I wanted to share a few tips to help you move past “perhaps” into “definitely”. Teamwork- No one, not even the Koolhaus’, Marino’s, and Gehry’s, design alone. Design is a give…
  • The Most Important Thing I Took Away From SourceCon

    David Brown
    5 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The Most Important Thing I Took Away From SourceCon By: Zach Brown Recently, I enjoyed the opportunity to attend a recruiting industry conference called SourceCon for the first time. It was being held just a few blocks away from DBI HQ here in Seattle and it promised to be action-packed with networking, presentations from uber knowledgeable sourcing pros, and filled with more tech tools than you can shake an iPhone 6+ at. Like many attendees, I was there looking to learn new and interesting ways to be successful in my chosen field and I can absolutely say that I did that. I came away from…
  • Featured Job: Interior Designer – Commercial Interiors

    David Brown
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Featured Job: Interior Designer – Commercial Interiors Job Description: One of the most exciting design offices in San Francisco is looking for an Interior Designer with a strong background in Commercial Design. This office is part of a growing national firm. With a diverse set of clients, this office of 26 is creative, collaborative, problem solving, design focused, and most importantly…fun. The right candidate will be smart and comfortable thinking on their feet. A driven, goal oriented candidate will thrive in this small but growing office. Required Work Experience:…
 
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    Kadva Corp

  • How To Send Safe Email With PGP Encryption?

    Mitul Patel
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,… A war against Safe Email and email privacy been fought Long time, and it looks we’ll keep fighting far into the future. People have always wanted to make sure that, only the recipient can read email messages. Some worry about identity theft and sensitive company data that can be stolen. Others dislike the […] The post How To Send Safe Email With PGP Encryption? appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • The Perfect Landing Page Design Will Increase Website’s Conversions And Traffic

    Mitul Patel
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,….Creating a Best landing page for WordPress blog or any other website, that works is easy, but creating a landing page that converts is going to take a little bit more work. In this post we’re going to examine what a landing page actually is, and how to build one that speaks to your […] The post The Perfect Landing Page Design Will Increase Website’s Conversions And Traffic appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Celkon Millennia Xplore Features, Specs And Price

    Mitul Patel
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,.. Celkon has announced the launch of a new smartphone, Celkon Millennia Xplore, for Rs 6,999. The smartphone comes with a free smart cover. The dual SIM Celkon Millennia Xplore has 3G, 1.3 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, and a 5 inch IPS display with high definition resolution […] The post Celkon Millennia Xplore Features, Specs And Price appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Gionee Pioneer P2M Specs,Price In India Rs. 6,999

    Mitul Patel
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:15 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…Gionee has launched its new Pioneer-series smartphone, the Gionee Pioneer P2M, priced at Rs. 6,999. The new Gionee smartphone will be available in India via online and offline retailers. The Gionee Pioneer P2M is an upgraded version of the Pioneer P2, which was launchedback in 2013. The Gionee Pioneer P2M smartphone is a dual-SIM […] The post Gionee Pioneer P2M Specs,Price In India Rs. 6,999 appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • One Plus 2 LAUNCHED WITH 4GB RAM,Specifications And Price

    Mitul Patel
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…OnePlus has revealed its next generation smartphone that we all have been waiting for. The Chinese manufacturer have launched the OnePlus Two smartphone today. This was the most awaited smartphone of this year, featuring whooping 4GB RAM and a fingerprint scanner; the specifications are already been revealed by the company earlier. Mobile,.. OnePlus One […] The post One Plus 2 LAUNCHED WITH 4GB RAM,Specifications And Price appeared first on Kadva Corp.
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    Homedezen

  • Portable House ÁPH80 by Ábaton Arquitectura

    Sorina Liliana
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Spanish studio Ábaton have developed the Portable House ÁPH80, a 27 sq mt  sustainable dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road, which can be placed almost anywhere. From the architect: “ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80 series as a dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost […] The post Portable House ÁPH80 by Ábaton Arquitectura appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Villa Roling by Paul de Ruiter

    Sorina Liliana
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Designed for some passionate art collectors, Villa Roling was completed in October 2007 by Paul de Ruiter. The house consists of two volumes: a transparent glass volume with splendid views of the lake and a ´floating´ wooden box on top of it for the works of art. It is situated at the edge of the […] The post Villa Roling by Paul de Ruiter appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Trend Summer House by Skanlux

    Sorina Liliana
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    Skanlux have designed the Trend Summer House, a modern retreat located in Denmark. Photos by André Andersen The post Trend Summer House by Skanlux appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Apartment in New York by The New Design Project

    Sorina Liliana
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    This modest apartment located in New York was designed by The New Design Project. From the architect: “Modest and neutral, yet cosy and inviting, this space is a welcome departure from your conventional rental apartment. The whole scheme is pared back but it does not skimp on either character or individuality thanks to a variety […] The post Apartment in New York by The New Design Project appeared first on Homedezen.
  • A modest home in Taipei by Ganna Design

    Sorina Liliana
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Ganna Design have designed the interior of this modest home located in Taipei, Taiwan. Description: “Designers use black paint and floppy wallpaper to create a main wall in the living room. The main wall itself is also a cabinet in which placed the TV. That is, this main wall can satisfy basic storage function and […] The post A modest home in Taipei by Ganna Design appeared first on Homedezen.
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    Rform Substantial Performance » Site Photos with Purpose

  • Site Photos with Purpose

    David Lopes
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:14 pm
    A good Photograph is knowing where to stand – Ansel Adams How many times have you taken site photos and then back in the office you realize that the photos are missing parts of the room, details or some other information you desperately need that minute!  Have you ever sent a junior on site to take progress photos, but when you see them it’s obvious that the photos won’t be of much Read More...
  • QUICK GUIDE TO CASH ALLOWANCES

    David Lopes
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    You are designing a renovation to an Airport Departures terminal, and a constant problem in the design process has been the excessive amount of time required to obtain approvals and finalize details from the many stakeholders in the project that includes Airport Authorities, Security Agencies, Airlines and many others.  You are behind schedule, the tender deadline is nearing and the design for the Ticketing counters is still in progress.  It doesn’t look Read More...
  • Your Project Quality depends on these 3 types of Submittals

    David Lopes
    27 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    So what is a submittal? Are they the dreaded shop drawings that require a young architect to red line and copy one set of notes onto 6 sets of drawings?  Take this short quiz to test your submittal knowledge (match the number on the left with the corresponding letter on the right). Informational Submittal                         a) Erosion control plan Read More...
  • 5 Great Websites to sharpen your Contract Administration

    David Lopes
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” Samuel Johnson A goal of our Substantial performance blog is to be a source of continuing education to those in Construction Contract Administration.  We believe that for good architectural design to be realized,  a strong understanding and organization of the building process and Contract Administration is required. Strong Construction Contract Administration knowledge Read More...
  • Less is More 3 tips < Change Orders

    David Lopes
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
      Minimalists ask the question: How much can you strip away from an item — painting, sculpture, building, furniture — without losing its essential purpose and identity? Your projects don’t have to look like John Pawson’s Home but applying a minimalist frame of mind to design and construction drawings can lead to a reduction in the number of change orders during the contract administration phase. “That which is less complicated is Read More...
 
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  • How to Get Your Home Organized in an Efficient yet Affordable Manner?

    Prunella
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    Planning to take breather from work to reorganize your home? Well, it certainly is a good idea but it requires you to do some groundwork in terms of what is required to make your limited space better organized and livable. At the same time you also need to check your budget. These days, saving money [...]
  • What Experts Said about Reputable Window Installer

    Prunella
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Window has vital function in a building, as ventilation and decorative elements. Installing columbus windows should think precisely as if the installing, replacement plans, decorative aspects, functional intention, maintenance and reinstalling. Founding reputable supplier and installer of windows is important. Reputable company provides extensive selection of windows and even doors. Its a professional installer, consultant [...]
  • Beat the heat this summer with Blue Star AC

    Prunella
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    The first thing you wish to do after coming home after a long, tiring day at work is have a glass of chilled water, turn on air-conditioner, relax and feel cool breeze on your face. The scorching heat not only takes toll on our energy levels but also bring with it irritating skin problems. With [...]
  • Find a Home From Home with Top Quality Student Houses Loughborough

    Prunella
    28 May 2015 | 10:23 pm
    When you are studying away from home it’s vital to have housing where you feel comfortable and safe. It can be hard to find student housing which is affordable as well as good value for money. This is why going through a private landlord, who cares passionately about the property and your well being is [...]
  • Space Saving Stairs: Perfect Accessory for City Living

    Prunella
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    If you’re living in a loft apartment and starved for space, take the stress out of interior decorating and learn what to look for in the ideal space-saving staircase that combines functionality and aesthetics So you’ve finally settled into that quaint and trendy loft apartment in the heart of the city. Now you’re bogged down [...]
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  • Friday five: Net zero energy, sandcastle recipes, and more

    Ginny Johnson
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Consulting-Specifying Engineer discusses the zero-net John W. Olver Transit Center as a case study for passive design strategies, maximized efficiency, and on-site power generation. 2. The Guardian spoke to Italian architect Renzo Piano about the art of the perfect sandcastle: the instinctive placement, the ideal angle, and, ultimately, the ephemeral nature of the pursuit. 3. The Registry announced the start of aboveground construction at 181 Fremont, a precertified LEED Platinum tower…
  • Paperless construction

    Ginny Johnson
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Although dreams of the paperless office have been around for decades, designers and builders still rely heavily on printed drawing sets. The Species Niches Pavilion represents a small step toward a fully digitized workflow. Digital organic Commissioned to create a piece for the Omi sculpture park in Ghent, New York, the design firm Harrison Atelier set out to make a form that would appear both highly considered and chaotic. Their concept consisted of two main components, an arch and a half dome, linked by a veil-like trellis — all formed from 1,000 small pieces of oak. After…
  • Futures past: Visions of the century of progress

    Maha Kazmi
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The period between 1920 and 1950 witnessed more dramatic changes to the built environment than almost any other 30-year span in history, according to Martin Moeller, a curator at Washington DC’s National Building Museum. As technology and war reshaped cities across North America and Europe, artists responded with striking visions documenting the turmoil around them — and heroic speculations about the world it could create. I spoke with Moeller, who recently developed an exhibition about this period. We discussed how the work reflected contemporary ideas about the future of…
  • Testing timber

    Maha Kazmi
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Around the world, architects, planners, and environmentalists are betting that wooden towers are the future of building design. But in the United States, building codes prohibit their construction. Until the authorities are convinced that timber is safe, would-be wood builders will have to wait — or help with the convincing. Hans-Erik Blomgren, a structural engineer in Arup’s Seattle office, has opted for the latter. In his eight years with Arup, he has explored the potential of wood as a lightweight, affordable, and renewable building material. Now, by designing and testing new methods…
  • Friday five: Terminal moneymakers, timber skyscrapers, and more

    Ginny Johnson
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Scientific American profiles airport terminals around the world, showcasing how the latest technology allows airlines to compete for the easiest and most efficient passenger experience. 2. Architectural Digest features Thomas Heatherwick’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, set within the confines of a historic Cape Town grain silo. 3. The Guardian questions whether timber could be the future of tall buildings. 4. In ArchitectureBoston, William Rankin argues that although…
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  • Porsche Museum: A depiction of modesty by Delugan Meissl

    Ian Mutuli
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    There has always been something about the Porsche with me. I’m a big fan of Porsche 911 too. Something about the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart–Zuffenhausen, Germany, tells me that the company resorted to cutting back on Porsche’s courageous and ambitious way of doing things. This racing company has always been about elegance, austerity and the utmost taste in racing technology. This museum however depicts modesty, something only once in a lifetime seen in a company that has for the longest time been daring and bold about every intricate piece of their design. Somehow,…
  • Brunswick Family Health Center Emergency Department by Westlake Reed Design

    Ian Mutuli
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    The two-story building is an addition to the existing Brunswick Family Health Centre. The first story of the addition houses an Emergency department, a Processing Lab and an Imaging Centre in a combined square area of 22, 500 gross square feet (GSF). The second story consists of 17,000 GSF of unused space whose functions will be fitted out in future. The space is most likely to house examination rooms and offices. As shown in the plan, the connection between the old building and the new one is at the building’s corners creating continuity in internal circulation as was in the existing…
  • Transurban’s New HQ by Hassell Studio: The Ideal Collaborative Work Space

    Ian Mutuli
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    Transurban is an internationally renowned toll road owner and operator with offices in almost every country in Europe. Their new headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia was a huge task for the architects. According to the brief, the company wanted a workplace that reflected its prominence in the market. It would accommodate 400 people while maintaining the feel of a small and lean organisation. Tasked with envisioning the new headquarters of a company raking in $1 billion yearly revenue, Hassell studio decided to design a work space that would reinforce a sense of community and…
  • Thorncrown Chapel: Euine Fay Jones’ Legacy at Eureka Springs, Arkansas USA

    Samuel Nguma
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to religious architecture, most designers agree that the form has an obligation to be symbolic. We see this in civilisations gone by – from the Mayan ziggurats to Egyptian pyramids. In such cases the aesthetic extravagance of architects is forgiven in service to the Supreme Being they are attempting to freeze in a feat of architecture. One such chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas USA stands out – an extraordinary essay of scale and proportion; context and material; light and shadow. Nestled in a surreal woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel by the architect Euine Fay Jones…
  • Mahiga Hope High School Rainwater Court, Nyeri Kenya, by Dick Clark Architecture. Architecture for Humanity

    Brenda Nyawara
    23 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Architecture for humanity. Architecture was made for man. Some projects have such inspiring stories behind them, the end result being a solution to humanitarian problems. This project in Nyeri, Kenya, is among the ones we have noted. Buckle up, this is a wordy one, but worth reading till the end. A multi-purpose, full-size basketball court designed for the St. Joseph Mahiga Primary School and the community of Nyeri, Kenya. It started with a tree. Joseph Mutongu, a local conservationist, wanted to introduce a tree growing program at the school his son attended. The Mahiga Hope School is…
 
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  • RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

    arkitalker
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    Interested by the RIBA Stirling Prize, topic that I touched on talking about the Peckham Library, I started to have a look at the 2015 shortlist and since most of the candidate buildings are in London or nearby I decided that my current mission is to visit all of them. That’s the only way I can judge and choose my own winner! Here is a short infographic I made. Mmmmm which one should I choose as first?! << if you want to know more about the Stirling Prize >>Filed under: ARCHITECTURE Tagged: 2015, architecture, architecture university Greenwich, Burntwood School, Darbishire…
  • Peckham Library: a pioneer of social architecture

    arkitalker
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Quick trip to Peckham, a district in south-east London, just to have a look at the local library. Is it weird? Maybe…but I’ve heard about this building at University and now that I live in London I thought that it deserved a visit, even because we are talking about a Stirling Prize winner (in 2000), the Oscar of British Architecture. The Stirling Prize is awarded to “the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.” ( Can’t wait to know who’s going to win this year! Need to wait until…
  • A day in Herne Bay |UK|

    arkitalker
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    Let’s go to another nice seafront in Kent, really close to Whitstable and Canterbury. Here it is, Herne Bay. Perfect place for a day trip where you can just walk along the coast and find nice cafès, pubs, fish&chips bars, ice-cream kiosks and a pier of course. As usual for the typical British seaside lots of pastel coloured houses give onto the coastline. And while I was walking and taking lots of pictures I was wondering  why they are so coloured. Well, I’ve found out that the houses were painted so that returning fishermen could recognise their homes. True or not I like…
  • SERPENTINE PAVILION 2015 |LONDON|

    arkitalker
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    This is the first Serpentine Pavilion I’ve seen in 15 years of its history, in fact every summer a new temporary one is built in Kensington Gardens. Every year, since 2000, the Serpentine Commission gives the chance to an international renowned studio to design their first built structure in England. This year the Pavillon is designed by the Spanish SelgasCano studio. I was a little bit disappointed when I firstly saw it, it almost looks like one of those cheap, colourful play tunnels for kids or it reminds me even of those long soap bubbles with their glowing, changing, bright…
  • A DAY IN WHITSTABLE | UK |

    arkitalker
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:33 am
    Finally the first Sunday spent at the British seaside, thanks to the lovely summery weather. As you can see from the pictures it doesn’t even seems to be in England. The beach isn’t sandy so be prepared with proper shoes since you will walk on a pebbled and muddy ground. Of course don’t even think about going for a dip, I saw just only one girl swimming that day….brave English people! But for sure it’s a lovely place to spend a relaxing day sunbathing or just chilling out. What can I say then about the houses, they were just amazing! Seriously! Wooden, compact,…
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