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  • No More Fat Cats: Giant Hamster Wheel Keeps Cats Trim

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    Delana
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a housecat that starts to get a bit fat and lazy after a while, you know how important it is for cats – particularly those to live indoors full-time – to get regular exercise. Usually this consists of chasing after little cloth mice filled with catnip or running around trying to read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces Modular Kitty Playground Gives Cats a Whole Room of Fun Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Pampered Pets: Classy Furniture for Discerning…
  • Balancing Act: Elegant Water Jug Tilts to Serve

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    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Part sculpture, part functional object, this water jug could stand as the centerpiece of your dining table in place of a vase of flowers. CAWA is an elegant twist on the standard means of serving water at the table, fitting a test-tube-like vessel into a curving wooden stand that can fill glasses with one simple read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: 4 Glasses in 1: From Water to Wine, Champagne or Cognac Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question Disposable Design: Pitcher Adapter for Plastic…
  • Historic Greek Stable Gets a New Life as a Vacation Home

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    Delana
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the historic Greek Tinos Island, a traditional stone stable was transformed into a stunning holiday home. Architect Ioannis Exarchou addressed the project by retaining the original structure and plastering the interior walls. With a new colored concrete floor and the addition of some basic home elements, the former stable gained a glorious new life. The home’s read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Historic Horse Stable and Coach House Converted to Home Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home (Little) Luxury Living: Small Space Vacation…
  • Why did this grandma move into her converted backyard shed?

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    Kimberley Mok
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Find out why this compassionate grandmother of five decided to give up her two-bedroom home and move into her quaintly renovated backyard shed.
  • Sketches for an Earth Computer

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    Regine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the past few years, Martin Howse has been investigating the possibility to build a computational device that would not only be constructed solely from the earth but would also be embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology continue
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  • Where are your clothes?

    michaelskis
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    8-!:-c:-$No... not that kind of thread, get your mind out of the gutter... :-c We all wear clothes and my guess is that we don't wear the exact same clothes every day. But for the clothes that you are not wearing and are clean, where are they? Do you have everything in a dresser, on shelves in a closet, hanging up, or are they in a series of laundry baskets? How do you decide what garment goes where? Do your slacks get folded and put in a drawer, or do they like to socialize on a hanger? Are your dresses upright or are they laying down on a shelf someplace?
  • Socializing with friends

    michaelskis
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 pm
    We see all sorts of different ways that people socialize on TV or have theories on how we should interact with people. Sometimes it is having neighbors over for a cookout, other times it is going out with coworkers afterwork. There are church lunches, kids baseball games where we interact with other parents, and chatting with people from groups we associate with. Or at least that is what the media leads us to believe. Putman's book Bowling Alone touched on the idea that we don't actually ave a 3rd place anymore... But is that true? But how do people socialize in the real world? How do you…
  • Drawing Cityscapes, etc.?

    SpartanPlanner
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Hi guys, I'm really interested in drawing cityscapes, i.e. those aerial drawings or paintings we always see for planning development projects. Here's an example of what I mean: Attachment 5278 Source: http://www.lordaecksargent.com/asset...n-planning.jpg _________ I'm not sure if it's more of an interest from a hobby perspective, but I haven't learned any of these drawing/drafting/sketching skills in my undergrad? Is this something that would be more relevant in architecture or landscape architecture? Attached Images splash-urban-planning.jpg (49.0 KB)
  • Buying or selling stuff online... The Ebay/ Craig's list thread

    michaelskis
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    My wife and I are getting rid of all sorts of stuff in anticipation of moving in the next several months. We were going to have a garage sale, but we are selling it online because we just don't have time to focus on setting up stuff for a garage sale. Most of it is tools, furniture, and things that we don't use... Like a bowflex. What have been your experiences with buying or selling things on line? Have you found awesome deals or crazy stuff? When you list something, is it to make mad money or get rid of crap?
  • Residential Redevelopment in small towns

    Hawkeye66
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    I know this is an issue in many small towns (and larger ones too no doubt). We have 20-30 houses that should be razed. Of course, you are looking at $7,000-$10,000 a house to take down. The city never really recoups its money. The best it can hope for is a new house on the lot that pays property tax. Still, we hear people wondering where new housing would be available and it seems to me since we already have the street, water and sewer there it makes a lot more sense. Has anyone done a systematic program that redevelops like that?
 
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  • London Mayor Boris Johnson: Nimbies pretend to care about architecture to block developments

    Alexander Walter
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Homeowners who "pretend" to care about architecture are "nimbies in disguise" who in reality want to block any development in their local area, Boris Johnson has said. In a scathing assessment, the Mayor of London said homeowners are dishonestly claiming they care about new homes being affordable or well-designed, in fact they simply oppose new developments entirely. Mr Johnson has promised to increase house-building in the capital, and wants to see 45,000 new homes by 2018.Related: Boris Johnson's abuse of planning power is an assault on democracy
  • Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    The idea behind CV dazzle is simple. Facial recognition algorithms look for certain patterns when they analyze images: patterns of light and dark in the cheekbones, or the way color is distributed on the nose bridge—a baseline amount of symmetry. These hallmarks all betray the uniqueness of a human visage. If you obstruct them, the algorithm can’t separate a face from any other swath of pixels.
  • IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications

    Sponsor
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design:IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments starting next February 2015.THE CHALLENGE:We are able to undertake working, shopping and learning in a variety of settings and in new ways. Traditional typologies and spaces are changing, overlapping and becoming new models. Foresee the future of these…
  • Stirling Prize 2014: what should we value in architecture?

    Alexander Walter
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    This year’s contenders for the prestigious Stirling Prize were recently announced. The prize is supposed to be “presented to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture”. “Evolution” is an interesting choice of term, and the prize has a long way to go if it is to achieve this goal. [...] Each year the Stirling prize inevitably raises a discussion about architectural values. What is good architecture?Related: 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is revealed
  • Leading museum directors, artists and architects call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice

    Alexander Walter
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    More than 50 leading figures from the worlds of art, film, fashion and architecture have signed a petition calling for a ban on giant cruise ships sailing through Venice. [...] Nicholas Penny, the director of the National Gallery in London, Richard Armstrong, the director of the Guggenheim Foundation, the architect Norman Foster and his wife Elena also endorse the appeal which has been launched by the Association of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice [...].
 
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  • Book Review: Two Tschumi Titles

    John Hill
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Notations: Diagrams and Sequences by Bernard TschumiArtifice Books on Architecture, 2014Hardcover, 304 pagesTschumi Parc de la Villette by Bernard TschumiArtifice Books on Architecture, 2014Paperback, 240 pagesThis summer appears to be a busy time for 70-year-old architect Bernard Tschumi, at least in terms of exhibitions and publications. He has a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (closing July 28), and no less than three books are being released, one of them from the Pompidou on the exhibition and two of them from the publisher Artifice Books on Architecture; the latter…
  • Today's archidose #768

    John Hill
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Here are some of my photos of the Editions de Parfums Fédéric Malle store at 94 Greenwich Avenue in New York City by Steven Holl Architects.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or:: Tag your photos archidose
  • Modular Construction in NYC

    John Hill
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    An Associated Press story embedded on Architectural Record's website reports that the "First Modular Apartment Building in NYC Opens." The building of focus is GLUCK+'s The Stack, located near Inwood Hill Park at the northern tip of Manhattan:[The Stack | Photograph from GLUCK+ website]The AP article also mentions nARCHITECTS' micro-dwellings at Kips Bay and SHoP's high-profile B2 BKLYN 32-story modular apartment building, the first tower in the Atlantic Yards development, now under construction:[B2 BKLYN | Rendering from SHoP's website]In the article's desire to label firsts ("first…
  • Book Review: Two Guides

    John Hill
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Barcelona: Modern Architecture Guide by Manuel Gausa, Marta Cervelló, Maurici Pla, Ricardo DevesaActar, 2013, revised and upatedPaperback, 600 pagesLa Défense, a dictionary: architecture / politics, history / territory edited by Pierre Chabard, Virginie Picon-LefebvreEdition Parenthèses, 2013Paperback, 320 pagesWhen it comes to making a guidebook, a number of factors go into impacting its usability, such as size, layout, and navigation. One area that comes to mind when looking at these two guides side by side is structure, or how the entries (buildings) are organized. In the case of…
  • Long Island City, Land of Storage

    John Hill
    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    According to the website of Storage Deluxe, the company has two facilities (of six total) in Long Island City, with two "coming soon." Their map shows a cluster of locations (3, 4 and surrounding) in a relatively small area:[Location map from Storage Deluxe]To give you an idea of the architectural "merits" of their buildings, here is the one at 38-01 47th Avenue:[Photo from Storage Deluxe]And here is the building at 39-25 21st Street:[Photo from Storage Deluxe]But what bugs me, and prompts me to write this post, are the two coming-soon facilities, one of them right next to the N train at…
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  • No More Fat Cats: Giant Hamster Wheel Keeps Cats Trim

    Delana
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever had a housecat that starts to get a bit fat and lazy after a while, you know how important it is for cats – particularly those to live indoors full-time – to get regular exercise. Usually this consists of chasing after little cloth mice filled with catnip or running around trying to read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Hamster Wheel Home Provides Offbeat Dual Living Spaces Modular Kitty Playground Gives Cats a Whole Room of Fun Brilliant Folding Wheel Rolls in a Wheelchair Revolution Pampered Pets: Classy Furniture for Discerning…
  • Getting Skinny: Narrow Home Could Ease Urban Crowding

    Delana
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Looking to the future, most experts agree that 70 percent of people will be living in cities (as opposed to rural or suburban settings) by 2050. Caramel Architects has designed an urban home called the CJ-5 House; the prototype in Vienna provides the comforts and conveniences of any modern urban home, but takes up very read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Skinny Little Mini-Home Has an Even-Smaller House Inside! Thin is In: The Skinny on a Super-Narrow Japanese House Skinny Extension: Adding Daylight to a 7-Foot-Wide Home Narrow Paris Apartment Revamped Into…
  • Historic Greek Stable Gets a New Life as a Vacation Home

    Delana
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    On the historic Greek Tinos Island, a traditional stone stable was transformed into a stunning holiday home. Architect Ioannis Exarchou addressed the project by retaining the original structure and plastering the interior walls. With a new colored concrete floor and the addition of some basic home elements, the former stable gained a glorious new life. The home’s read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Historic Horse Stable and Coach House Converted to Home Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home (Little) Luxury Living: Small Space Vacation…
  • Century-Old Beach House Gets Cozy Modern Renovation

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Three rectilinear glass-and-steel boxes update an unconventional 100-year-old beach house in Toronto, adding extra space and a sense of modern flair without compromising the structure’s historic character. Drew Mandel Architects sought to uphold the house’s “elusive quality of heart and soul” while giving the interior a total refresh. The clients had lived in the semi-detached, read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: Futuristic Modern Beach House Design Seaside Secret: Simple Shack + See-Through Beach House 3-Story Beach House Balances…
  • Balancing Act: Elegant Water Jug Tilts to Serve

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Part sculpture, part functional object, this water jug could stand as the centerpiece of your dining table in place of a vase of flowers. CAWA is an elegant twist on the standard means of serving water at the table, fitting a test-tube-like vessel into a curving wooden stand that can fill glasses with one simple read more Keep Going - Check out this Great Related Dornob Article: 4 Glasses in 1: From Water to Wine, Champagne or Cognac Water Fight! Recycled Bulbs Recall Hanging Water Balloons Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question Disposable Design: Pitcher Adapter for Plastic…
 
 
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  • Book of Shadows: 2D Shape Cutouts Cast Silhouettes on Pages

    Urbanist
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] A children’s book with an interactive twist, Motion Silhouette engages readers through pop-up pieces that require lighting to animate shadow pictures on each page. The idea is to add elements of manual animation that are necessarily subjective – each person will hold, turn and highlight the cutouts in different ways. Secondary readers or viewers (young kids watching over parents’ shoulders) will also have their own unique experience each time. Motion Silhouette is actually a sequel to another book, simply titled…
  • Earin: World’s Smallest Wireless Earbuds Raise $1,500,000+

    Urbanist
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Stripping away all non-essential functionality, these sleek audio accessories are tiny enough to be effectively invisible and entirely wire-free. No need to worry about charging, either – their small carrying case lets you power them back up on the go. Earin just finished raising £972,594 on Kickstarter, over 5 times its original funding goal, reflecting how much so many of us wish to get rid of those pesky wires when listening to music on the move. Beyond long battery life, ergonomic comfort, snug sport-friendly casing…
  • Cabins in the Canopy: 13 Modern Tree Houses by Baumraum

    Steph
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Ranging from minimalist elevated meditation cabins to complex climate-controlled company meeting spaces, the many treehouse creations of German company Baumraum offer unconventional and often strikingly modern silhouettes in natural settings. Custom-designed and costing anywhere from $25,000 to nearly $200,000, these treehouses and treehouse hotels are places for adventure and retreat amongst the foliage. Treehouse Halle Stairs ascend through a hole in the roof of a garage on a German property, spiraling around an oak tree to reach…
  • WTF Is Street Art? Poster Boy Edits NYC Sign by High Line

    Urbanist
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Drawing & Digital. ] If you have spent any time along the High Line Park in Chelsea, you will recognize this extremely prominent billboard that one artist had the audacity to climb and hack away at. The original message (WTF is alternate side of the street parking anyway?) was selectively deleted to make way for a replacement question. Working at night, Poster Boy risked discovery by people parking and picking up their cars in the directly adjacent lot, not to mention being highly visible from the street. During the day, visitors sitting in the over-street theater…
  • All Terrains: 3 Futuristic Land, Sea & Air E-Vehicle Designs

    Urbanist
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] This amazing all-terrain land variant is just the first of three compelling electric vehicles conceptualized with lightweight materials and green technologies and designed, respectively, for overground, aerial and underwater travel. First of this series by Eduardo Galvani, the Nimbus features an electrical engine powered by a lithium-ion battery that works in parallel with a combustion micro-generator for recharging. Its structure is composed of carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminium, lightening its load. It also features rooftop…
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  • parkPlatz - Urban Garden.

    Christoph Wassmann
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
      It's paradox: the increasing density of Vienna's city center simultaneously leads to the desolation of its street space. Roof extensions demand more parking ground, consequently, garage doors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • A glimpse on 65 Architecture Biennale-Pavilions (Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014).

    Christoph Wassmann
    30 May 2014 | 8:03 am
    This year, the national pavilions at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice should angage a single theme "Absorbing Modernity: 1914 - 2014" and show there national characertistics and development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Zermatt, 1900, 2014.

    Christoph Wassmann
    12 May 2014 | 7:47 am
    Zermatt in Switzerland: A place which is neither city nor countryside - but what is it? (image source: hochparterre 4/13,page 40f) content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Houses made from Houses.

    Christoph Wassmann
    8 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    When designing, architects always use a pool of references - actively and passively. But what will be if architects not just use the image of a building but the real houses to create another object?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Secular Retreat - Peter Zumthor.

    Christoph Wassmann
    29 Apr 2014 | 3:10 am
    "Even atheists need a temple", thinks Alain de Botton  and asked Peter Zumthor to design a retreat, an hermitage for nonbeliever without god in the South of England. At a beautiful isolated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston

    Geoff Manaugh
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars. Penelope Boston is a speleo-biologist at New Mexico Tech, where she is also Director of Cave and Karst Science. Her work examines subterranean lifeforms, often found very deep within cave systems, including the larger subterranean ecosystems those creatures are connected to. Her research focuses primarily on what are known as extremophiles for their ability to survive in seemingly inhospitable micro-environments here on Earth; these bizarre forms of life, thriving in acidic, anoxic, or highly…
  • Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads

    Geoff Manaugh
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    [Image: By John Becker]. For thousands of years now, animal bodies have been used as living 3D printers—or sentient printheads, we might say—but the range of possible material outputs is set to change quite radically. In fact, bioengineering is rapidly making this idea—that spiders, silkworms, and honeybees, to name just a few, are already 3D printers—more than just a poetic metaphor. Those creatures are organic examples of depositional manufacturing, and they have been domesticated and used throughout human history for specific creative ends, whether it's to produce something as…
  • Circular

    Geoff Manaugh
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    [Image: Photo by A. William Frederick]. While on a quick trip to Maine last week—on the hunt for some badly needed R&R—and following a friendly tip from writer Peter Smith, my wife and I very nearly made the long hike out to visit these incredible structures designed by the late Bill Coperthwaite. Imagine a remote coastal peninsula dotted with extraordinary circular structures, all broadly described as yurts, and you can begin to picture the somewhat otherworldly scene. That's Coperthwaite himself, seen in the photo, below, taken by A. William Frederick. [Image: Photo by A. William…
  • Buy a Lighthouse

    Geoff Manaugh
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000. [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. It's located far to the south of the coast of Bailey Island, on a place called Halfway Rock, due east from Portland in the cold ocean waters of Casco Bay. Indeed, it's so far out in the waves that Google Maps doesn't even show detail for the seas around it. [Image: Halfway Rock seen on Google Maps]. The photos seen here were taken by Kraig Anderson and Jeremy D'Entremont, and were made…
  • Road Trips, Routes, and Landscape Instrumentation

    Geoff Manaugh
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]. I'm extremely pleased to say that a small exhibition based on Nicola Twilley's and my project Venue has opened at the Center for Art + Environment, part of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]. Venue, in effect, was a 16-month discontinuous road trip around the continental United States, with a deliberate emphasis on the west and southwest states, during which we toured sites and…
 
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  • Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings

    Courtney Tarnow
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    By Guest Blogger Bryan Seamer LPA has been working with the Diocese of Orange to bring the Christ Cathedral campus Arboretum and Tower of Hope into the 21st century without disturbing the architectural significance of its rich history. The Diocese acquired the historic campus, formerly known as Crystal Cathedral campus, in Garden Grove, Calif. in February 2012. It was the original worship area for Reverend Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral Ministries, and is now serving as the home for the relocated St. Callistus parish. Richard Neutra’s Tower of Hope has been an important Orange County…
  • LPA Expands Integrated Sustainable Design Work to Texas

    Dan Heinfeld
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Friends and Colleagues, We wanted to share some exciting news with you this month. On July 1, 2014, LPA will be welcoming OCO Architects, a 22-person firm located in San Antonio, as part of the LPA team. This announcement has been a little over a year in the making. Finding the right firm and the right people to team up with required both firms to consider, not only the tangible, but also the intangible attributes of each company. After much research and many discussions, we have found the right firm and the right people. OCO Architect’s 30-year history, strong presence and reputation in…
  • Six Strategies for a Successful Building Repositioning

    Courtney Tarnow
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Guest Blogger Dan Ringler Some call it rebranding, others call it repurposing or reimaging. Repositioning is the word that LPA prefers because it speaks to what most building owners and developers envision— to transform a property so it's expressed in a whole new way, both aesthetically and functionally. LPA has been successful at repositioning properties for decades, partly because of the fundamental sustainable design principles ingrained into our work. Rather than throwing an entire building away, we look at what materials and elements can be recycled. The other reason we’ve…
  • Student Design Competitions: Where We Learn from Student Architects

    Courtney Tarnow
    29 May 2014 | 4:28 pm
    By Guest Blogger Ozzie Tapia As professional architects and designers, we consider ourselves to be life-long learners. We find it critical to have a connection between the profession and academia. It starts in the traditional K-12 setting; perhaps there was a catalyst in our youth that sparked our love for design. It continues as we grow with our higher education credentials, proving ourselves as industry experts, competent to do the work that we love. Even when we’ve “made it” and are working in the industry, we have to continue to learn about industry trends, new technologies and…
  • How to Make the New California Building Code Work for You

    Courtney Tarnow
    13 May 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By Guest Blogger Jim Montross As a heat wave crosses California this week, we asked ourselves what we should expect in the summer months. Will we experience some rolling brown outs this year? Will we see a spike in our energy consumption, and in our bills? This year, a revised edition of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, commonly known as Title 24, will be released. Updates to the code occur every three years and are meant to routinely improve the performance of new construction in California. According to the California Energy Commission, the 2013 standards are at least 30% more…
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  • Seven Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest

    Brian Barth
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Read the rest of Seven Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berries, Berry +, berry bushes, blackberries, blackberry, blueberries, blueberry, blueberry bushes, cuttings, fig, fig trees, figs, food forest, food forest gardening, fruit, fruit tree propagation, fruit trees, grafting, grape, grape vines, grapes, grapevines, home food production, mulberries, mulberry, olives, perennial food forest, perennial gardening, pomegranate, pomegranates, propagation, raspberries, tree cuttings
  • Help Edible Schoolyard NYC Build Organic Gardens for East Harlem Schools!

    Inhabitat
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    We all know how important being around nature is for boosting morale and health, which is why Edible Schoolyard NYC needs your help to bring organic gardens to several disadvantaged schools in Harlem. The nonprofit, which partners with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms, launched “Rooting for Harlem,” a Crowdwise campaign to support the expansion and maintenance of the courtyard gardens at P.S./M.S. 7 and Global Tech Middle School in East Harlem. The campaign ends tonight–so hurry, it’s not too late to pledge your support for this great cause! +…
  • Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China

    Lidija Grozdanic
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    Read the rest of Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competition, BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists, china architecture, community gardens, green architecture, green roofs, green-roofed housing, Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex, hill-like architecture, mix-use architecture China, rooftop gardens, sloping roofs
  • Not Quite a Couch Potato, This Chair is Sculpted from Spuds

    Moe Beitiks
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Children are usually told to stop playing with their food, but those who never grow out of that particular habit tend to end up as rather brilliant, creative adults. Designer Gert Eussen, whom you may remember as the designer who created our favorite spherical treehouse, transformed the humble spud into unique, if unusual, chairs. Actual, little brown potatoes are carved into seat-shapes and dried out. No, they’re not pieces of doll furniture: they’re models for larger, people-sized real things! The full-sized potato chairs are built to the specifications of a real potato, and…
  • BlueFocus Communication Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject

    Beverley Mitchell
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    The Chinese brand management company BlueFocus Communication Group (BFCG) is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in the groundbreaking bi-coastal industrial design studio Fuseproject headed by Yves Béhar. Fuseproject is a full-service agency with a unique business model extending to a venture practice, and with a focus on sustainable design. BFCG, a $3.7 billion listed company, was described by Béhar as “an innovative media conglomerate that recognizes how important good design is to storytelling.” Following pending regulatory approval, Béhar will remain CEO of Fuseproject and…
 
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  • Art Review Live

    strangeharvest
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Just a quick note about an event for Art Review this coming Thursday evening, part of their Art Review Live programme in their basement space in Honduras Street. I’m talking about A Clockwork Jerusalem, the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, people walking ducks in Peckham, and showing videos … and there will be specially themed cocktails too for that real Moloko Plus vibe. Thursday 17th July, 7pm-11pm, Art Review, 1 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TH
  • John Conway and the Princeton Brick

    strangeharvest
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Thanks to Richard Rhys of Pattern Foundry comes this 2 hr lecture on the mathematics of the brick by mathematician John Conway It starts in the lecture theatre with Conway outlining the dimension of the brick, then explaining how various types of bond work before heading out into the Princeton campus to look at a walls, walls and more walls. Watch it- honestly, do – and you’ll never look at brick wall the same again.
  • A Clockwork Jerusalem, The Soundtrack

    strangeharvest
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Optimo * A Clockwork Jerusalem Mix. (Optimo In Venice) by Thoughts On Love And Smoking. on Mixcloud Here is the soundtrack commissioned by The Vinyl Factory and 180 The Strand for the Clockwork Jerusalem party at the Venice Biennale. Mixed by JD Twitch and JG Wilkes aka Optimo the mix brings together such seemingly disparate music sources as Wendy Carlos’ soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange, Mark Stewart’s dubbed-out remix of William Blake’s Jerusalem, Andrew Weatherall’s Sabres of Paradise classic ‘Smokebelch’ and tracks by The Fall, Joy Division, Steel Pulse and even Bronski…
  • Stonehenge as Historico Futurism

    strangeharvest
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    To coincide with the summer solstice, here is a little extract from my essay in the Clockwork Jerusalem book published alongside the show I’ve co-curated at the British Pavilion. The book is beautiful – burt sadly only available from the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale right now, We’re hoping to have a little wider distribution very soon. British Modernism begins in a different place and time from its Continental cousin. Unlike Continental Modernisms dream of the tabula rasa, a wiping away of history, it looks backwards in order to invent new utopian visions. But…
  • Upcoming Events: Battle of Ideas / Critics Night

    strangeharvest
    9 Oct 2013 | 7:09 pm
    A couple of upcoming events I’m taking part in next week: I’m talking in Rotterdam at the New Institute / NAi on Thursday 17th Oct. It’s ‘Critics Night’ and I’ll be joining Eric Kluitenberg, Edwin Gardner, Marit Overbeek, Levien Nordeman and host Lucas Verweij to discuss the current state of criticism in architecture and design. Details, tickets etc. here. And in London I’m at the Barbican for the Battle Of Ideas in a session titled Pop Art: All Mouth, No Trousers? with Catherine Ince, Angus Kennedy, Karl Sharro, Frances Spalding and David Bowden on…
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  • Sketches for an Earth Computer

    Regine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the past few years, Martin Howse has been investigating the possibility to build a computational device that would not only be constructed solely from the earth but would also be embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology continue
  • Ben White on Israeli Apartheid

    Regine
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    While children and other innocent civilians are being terrorized and murdered right now in Gaza, people are still accused of anti-semitism simply because they believe that the basic human rights of the Palestinians should be respected. I fear there is still a lot of disinformation and misunderstanding about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. I would certainly never claim that i understand precisely the situation but i do think that Ben White's book and his talks are clear, well documented and very engaging continue
  • Interview with Erik Berglin

    Regine
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The art that Berglin masters to perfection is the good old art of appropriation. He picks up an image, modifies it or not, brings it into a new contexts and gives it a new meaning. The result is a portfolio full of humour, poetry, and absurd comments on our absurd society continue
  • Forensic Oceanography, investigating the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean

    Regine
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Forensic Oceanography critically investigates the militarised border regime in the Mediterranean Sea, mapping the liquid geographies of maritime jurisdictions in order to document the violence perpetrated against migrants at sea. By producing maps, visualisations, human right reports, videos, articles, exhibitions and websites, Forensic Oceanography interrogates this maritime sensorium in the attempt to challenge the regime of visibility imposed by surveillance means and become a tool in the struggle for freedom of movement continue
  • The City of London through the lens of conflict photography

    Regine
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Collaborating with the Archive of Modern Conflict, Fiona Banner asked photoreporter Paolo Pellegrin to explore the City of London and to reflect its activities, behaviours, customs and costume through the lens of conflict photography continue
 
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  • Cabin in the Woods is Supported by Salvaged Tree Forks

    Christine Walsh
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    This modern cabin was built in Victoria, AU’s Central Highlands region built by Paul Morgan Architects. It is called Trunk House, due to the fact that its structural framework is made of tree forks, which is a part of the tree usually discarded by the commercial logging industry. The rest of the cabin is also made of wood harvested from the building site. Trunk House is located in a forest of Stringybark trees. The initial idea of the architects was to somehow also incorporate sheep and kangaroo bones into the structure, since these can easily be found on nearby farmland and forests, but…
  • A Super Portable Solar Charger

    Christine Walsh
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:39 pm
    When traveling to remote areas, charging your phone or tablet can be quite a hassle. But the portable solar charger SunJack, which was created by Harold Tan, can make this problem go away. The solar charger is also a great emergency kit addition for off-the-grid travel. SunJack is very portable, as it folds up to the size of an iPad. The creator will also be donating a part of the sales to help give the villagers in Papua New Guinea healthy, access to non-toxic lighting, since in these areas the people still use lighting that is quite hazardous. The SunJack solar charger is available in two…
  • Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing

    Christine Walsh
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California (UC), Davis. The house will serve as a test for an off-the-grid living space of the future. Homes and cars are responsible for about 44% of all the greenhouse gases emitted in the US, and in constructing the house, the designers of The Honda Smart House aimed to try and find a way to neutralize these emissions. The house also generates enough solar energy to power both car and home, with a little left over to feed back into the grid. The Honda Smart Home US is run by the company’s home…
  • General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

    Christine Walsh
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is joining forces with the non-profit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to build a homestead out of shipping containers. They plan to turn a shipping container into a sustainable home that will also come with a plot of farming land to cultivate. The home will be designed by TAKD Design and built by the Integrity Building Group of Detroit. The shipping container they will use to build this home was donated by the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. It measures 40 feet by 10 feet, which will yield 320 square feet of living space that will be taken up by 2…
  • A Possible Skyscraper of the Future

    Christine Walsh
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    The world is becoming overcrowded, and it is estimated that by 2040 the population of NYC will grow by another million. This is definitely a problem that needs solving, which is why Metropolis Mag launched the ‘Living Cities’ design competition. The aim of the competition was for designers and architects to propose plans for a residential tower of 30 to 40 stories. The designs also required the use of an innovative structural steel system. Sustainability, multi-use strategies, lifestyle amenities, and multi-generational design were also required to be a part of the proposal. The…
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  • Who Needs Transit, Anyway?

    The Antiplanner
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Rail advocates often call the Antiplanner “anti-transit,” probably because it is easier to call people names than to answer rational arguments. I’ve always responded that I’m just against wasteful transit. But looking at the finances and ridership of transit systems around the country, it’s hard not to conclude that all government transit is wasteful transit. […]
  • Slower Than Molasses in a Minnesota Winter

    The Antiplanner
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Remember the Twin Cities light-rail line that was supposed to average 17 mph but, after testing, was scheduled for just 13-3/4 mph? It turns out that, in actual operation, it averages less than 12.5 mph. That means it takes 53 minutes to go from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, 36 percent longer than the […]
  • Target the Planning Laws

    The Antiplanner
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]
  • Portland or Portlandia?

    The Antiplanner
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland. The only problem is that (as actress Carrie Brownstone noted), “no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person [in Portland] within two days.” Such is […]
  • Planning for the Unpredictable

    The Antiplanner
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    How do you plan for the unpredictable? That’s the question facing the more than 400 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) that have been tasked by Congress to write 20-year transportation plans for their regions. Self-driving cars will be on the market in the next ten years, are likely to become a dominant form of travel in […]
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  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

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

    David Thompson
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    Auckland Electric Power Board Substation from 1946 at the corner of Quay and Plumer Streets, Auckland.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Accommodation Block, Laverton

    David Thompson
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Accommodation Block, LavertonSee my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Officers' Mess, Point Cook

    David Thompson
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Officers' Mess at Point Cook, built 1937-38See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Apartments, Belo Horizonte

    David Thompson
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    OK. These apartments in Belo Horizonte are not deco, in fact, I presume they aren't even 40 years old but I love the small windows lining the corner.I say they are probably not even 40 years old because there is a concrete mural at street level by Maia Borkowski dated 1980. I assume it was done around the same time the apartments were built.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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  • Gymnasium Plabennec / Bohuon Bertic Architectes

    Fabian Cifuentes
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Architects: Bohuon Bertic Architectes Location: Rue Joseph Bleunven, Plabennec, France Area: 2,980 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Patrick Miara From the architect. The project is built on a site strongly characterized by the horizontality of soccer fields. It is a real horizon landscape which allows seeing far, but also to be seen. The project interprets this character by proposing two principles: the entresol and the signal volume. The entresol is a constructed base which includes all auxiliary spaces of the room in a North-south movement of lawn and green banks. On the East of this base, the…
  • Zaha Hadid on Russian Artist Kazimir Malevich

    James Taylor-Foster
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    In an article for London’s Royal Academy of Arts Magazine entitled Plane Sailing, Zaha Hadid discusses the influence of Russian Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich on her own design work. In Hadid’s early work, such as The Peak Blue Slabs (1982/83), the visual connections to Malevich’s strict, regular shapes and lines are evident. Whereas Hadid “found the traditional system of architectural drawing to be limiting, [...] studying Malevich allowed [her] to develop abstraction as an investigative principle.” This approach led to her developing “a form…
  • Bridge Over the Rhone / Meier + Associés Architectes

    Fabian Cifuentes
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Architects: Meier + Associés Architectes Location: Les Evouettes, Port-Valais, Switzerland Year: 2012 Photographs: Yves André Collaborators: R Niogret, AI Pepermans, JC Mathen, JB Lamballe Civil Engineer: Conus & Bignens SA From the architect. This 450-metre bridge has an effect on its surrounding landscape that is anything but trivial. Even though it stands just a few metres from the ground, the impact of this large object is significant. In the same way that the “vertical architecture” of a skyscraper interacts with its urban skyline, the bridge’s “horizontal architecture”…
  • Álvaro Siza Decides The Fate of His Archives

    Becky Quintal
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Update: CCA releases statement from Siza. Earlier this week we announced that Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza was considering donating his archive to institutions outside of his home country of Portugal. Finally, after much discussion and speculation, Siza has arrived at a decision. Siza will donate one part of the archive to two institutions in Portugal: the Fundação Gulbenkian in Lisbon and the Fundação de Serralves in Porto. The other part of the archive will be given to the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. ”It is my desire that so many years of work…
  • Introducing “Potty-Girl,” The Architect of the Future?

    Vanessa Quirk
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    “I look for inspiration (or opportunities) from people and places rather than looking for people and places to host my ideas.” — Julia King   Regardless of whether or not Shigeru Ban deserved to be awarded the profession’s highest prize this year (there are vociferous opinions on both sides of the issue), there is one thing that is certain: architecture is going through some serious growing pains. And perhaps no one encapsulates architecture’s shifting direction better than Julia King, AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect of the Year.  Pursuing…
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  • Cosmopolitan Shanghai Apartment Delivering a Fresh State of Mind

    Lavinia
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Coping with the pollution and busy life of Shanghai, China, architecture studio Taranta Creations developed a fresh apartment design. This modern residential project is located in the center of Shanghai in a famous well-known Street, called “Huaihai road”. The main concept was to create a bright and modern urban retreat, a place to help the owners rebalance after spending the day outside in the traffic of China. The main color employed for the 100 square meter home was white, for a sense of purity and freshness. Light grey and pastel orange were used as complementary hues. In the entrance…
  • Spacious Single-Family Home in Slovenia Built on a Compact 33 Square Meter Footprint

    Ada Teicu
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Rising north-west of Ljubljana, in Škofja Loka, this single family house exemplifies creativity under pressure. Three stories high, the modern single-family house showcases a smart floor-plan spreading over a compact 33 square meters footprint on a sloped site and reaching up to find more space. Imagined by 3biro Architects for a young family with small children, the cozy home has a large open double-height living area downstairs and a connected kitchen. Photographed by Miran Kambič, the single-family house shelters the working area on the lowest floor, where the father has his office…
  • Residential Project in Paris Introducing Distinctive Zinc “Boxes” as Living Spaces

    Lavinia
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Pietri Architectes shared photos and information about a daring residential project located in the mixed development zone (ZAC) stretching from the banks of the Seine in Issy-les-Moulineaux to the Jacques Henri Lartigue tramway station, in Paris. The operation is part of the Val de Seine master-plan which aims to reclaim wasteland in this former industrial area in order to harmoniously link it with the city center. Small in size, the distinctive character of these homes lies in their high environmental quality and the innovative use of outdoor spaces, which are detached from the façade to…
  • Elegant Timber Concession Stand Promoting Healthy Raw Vegan Meals

    Lavinia
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    What is your relationship with the new raw vegan food wave? In today’s post we would like to present an elegant concession stand built by L. McComber Architecture for Crudessence, a raw vegan restaurant chain in Canada. Covering an area of ​​only 200 square feet, the concession stand includes a freezer, a standing refrigerator, a large refrigerated assembly table, a refrigerated display, a cash register and a sink. The core is wrapped in a freestanding shell whose unusual organic appearance intrigues clients and onlookers. Built from digitally cut solid cherry timber, it resembles…
  • 10 Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life

    Shelley Little
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    This white-washed rustic kitchen embodies laid-back country life. Image Source: A Edwards You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can emit, and the smell of pine trees surrounds your senses. You drop into your favorite plaid-covered chair, resting your stocking feet close to the open flame of the wood-burning stove — just close enough to warm your cold toes. The logs in the fire seem to pop to the tune of the kettle boiling on your huge cooking stove….. Were you there for just a moment? Escaping…
 
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  • Life on the Subsurface: An Interview with Penelope Boston

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    A landscape painting above Penny Boston's living room entryway depicts astronauts exploring Mars. Penelope Boston is a speleo-biologist at New Mexico Tech, where she is also Director of Cave and Karst Science. Her work examines subterranean lifeforms, often found very deep within cave systems, including the larger subterranean ecosystems those creatures are connected to. Her research focuses primarily on what are known as extremophiles for their ability to survive in seemingly inhospitable micro-environments here on Earth; these bizarre forms of life, thriving in acidic, anoxic, or highly…
  • Architecture-by-Bee and Other Animal Printheads

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    [Image: By John Becker]. For thousands of years now, animal bodies have been used as living 3D printers—or sentient printheads, we might say—but the range of possible material outputs is set to change quite radically. In fact, bioengineering is rapidly making this idea—that spiders, silkworms, and honeybees, to name just a few, are already 3D printers—more than just a poetic metaphor. Those creatures are organic examples of depositional manufacturing, and they have been domesticated and used throughout human history for specific creative ends, whether it's to produce something as…
  • Circular

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:17 pm
    [Image: Photo by A. William Frederick]. While on a quick trip to Maine last week—on the hunt for some badly needed R&R—and following a friendly tip from writer Peter Smith, my wife and I very nearly made the long hike out to visit these incredible structures designed by the late Bill Coperthwaite. Imagine a remote coastal peninsula dotted with extraordinary circular structures, all broadly described as yurts, and you can begin to picture the somewhat otherworldly scene. That's Coperthwaite himself, seen in the photo, below, taken by A. William Frederick. [Image: Photo by A. William…
  • Buy a Lighthouse

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:05 pm
    [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. A remote, 76-foot lighthouse is for sale in Maine, and it could be yours for only $30,000. [Image: Photo courtesy General Services Administration]. It's located far to the south of the coast of Bailey Island, on a place called Halfway Rock, due east from Portland in the cold ocean waters of Casco Bay. Indeed, it's so far out in the waves that Google Maps doesn't even show detail for the seas around it. [Image: Halfway Rock seen on Google Maps]. The photos seen here were taken by Kraig Anderson and Jeremy D'Entremont, and were made…
  • Road Trips, Routes, and Landscape Instrumentation

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]. I'm extremely pleased to say that a small exhibition based on Nicola Twilley's and my project Venue has opened at the Center for Art + Environment, part of the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. [Image: Venue at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art; courtesy Nevada Museum of Art]. Venue, in effect, was a 16-month discontinuous road trip around the continental United States, with a deliberate emphasis on the west and southwest states, during which we toured sites and…
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  • 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building

    arquiNETWORK
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    The shortlist for the prestigious 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced today (Thursday 17 July). The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 16 October 2014. The six buildings will be judged by the same criteria: their design excellence and their significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment. The shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize is: Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins After nine years…
  • Henning Larsen Architects to design the new Central Bank of Libya

    arquiNETWORK
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Henning Larsen Architects has been announced winner of the competition for a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli.  The design of the Central Bank of Libya is inspired by Libyan vernacular architecture in terms of sustainable solutions and cultural relevance. Two existing excavations will be used in a similar way that the Berber troglodyte houses were once built. The “pit houses” exploit the stable earth temperature (ca. 18 degrees) and provide shade and ventilation via the atrium, as well as function as water collectors. For the Central Bank of Libya, the larger…
  • 3XN is to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

    arquiNETWORK
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    3XN has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as its preferred architectural partner for the design of the new IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College. 3XN’s winning concept for the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters will be a building that clearly reflects the values of IOC and is to serve as a catalyst for collaboration and interactionfor the IOC Staff and Olympic Movement Stakeholders. Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Creative Director of 3XN, says: ‘This is an incredible…
  • David Chipperfield wins Nobel Center architectural competition

    arquiNETWORK
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Under the direction of David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center -’Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm. The new Nobel Center is situates as a “solitaire” in a prominent water edge position on Blasieholmen next to the Swedish National Museum in the centre of Stockholm. Nobelhuset gives the Nobel Prize a home for the first time in its history, strengthening and celebrating human endeavour in the centre of the city. It unites under one roof an auditorium, a restaurant, a cafe with bar and…
  • City of Dreams Hotel Tower – Zaha Hadid Architects

    arquiNETWORK
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Integrating extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the…
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  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
  • Luke Shadbolt Ocean Photographs - Purchase Here

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Do you really think there is an interior environment that wouldn’t be made more beautiful, more tranquil, more cool with the addition of a peaceful image of ocean scenery? We don’t think so. Without a doubt, the cure for the visual noise and image overload in our lives comes in the form of a stunning photograph by Luke Shadbolt of the central coast of NSW in Australia. The picture seem like an oil painting, but it is in reality an expertly composed photograph. Imagine a quiet beach, a soft morning breeze on your skin, the scent of the ocean, the sound of the soft waves. This image…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
 
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  • Santa Fe Style Residence in Colorado

    Elizabeth Olney
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    EV currently has a Santa Fe style residence under construction in Roxborough Park, CO. While this site affords its’ owners the opportunity for some amazing views, it also has relatively steep slope for a style that is known for its low massing. Front Entry Perspective Originally designed with space to house the Owner’s camping trailer (which has since been removed), this design incorporates many Adobe-esque characteristics including exposed beams, viga tails, rounded corner detailing, kiva / banco elements, and curved staircase with Spanish tiles highlighted by a back-lit glass…
  • Design Options in Revit

    evstudio
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Design is rarely a linear path; often we start with several concepts that we feel are viable options. It is usually necessary to present multiple options to clients so they can determine how the project would best suit their needs, or to work through different options to see how the design comes together with different approaches. Revit’s Design Options tool is intended for just this purpose. It enables us to design multiple options for a single project, and document and present them from the same file. Once an option is approved, the appropriate selection can be “accepted”…
  • EVstudio Basecamp

    Sean O'Hara
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    We have added a basecamp online collaboration website to our list of tools. We are using this tool to better work with clients that have complex projects with multiple drawing releases, tight schedules and/or large groups of contacts. If you’re currently working on a project with us and think this might be a useful addition, please let us know. Originally posted 2008-06-19 16:28:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
  • EVstudio can help you with your Manual J and Manual D calculations

    Dean Dalvit
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Building jurisdictions across the country are in the process of adopting versions of the International Building Codes, and in both the 2006 and 2009 IBC, there are new requirements for providing heating and cooling loads calculated by using an approved calculation such as the ACCA Manual J. The Manual D accompanies the Manual J for Ducted HVAC systems and many jurisdictions also will require a Radiant tube design for hydronic systems as well as a Rescheck energy model for residential building or a Comcheck energy model for a commercial building. These requirements are a part of the move…
  • Common Land Surveys Available From EVstudio in Colorado

    evstudio
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    EVstudio has a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor as part of our team and provides a variety of surveys to meet our clients’ needs. Four of the most commonly requested surveys are improvement location certificates, land survey plats, improvement survey plats and ALTA/ACSM surveys. IMPROVEMENT LOCATION CERTIFICATE (ILC) – The simplest survey which includes the size of lot, size of structure(s), existing property corner evidence. Commonly requested for real estate transaction, simple and inexpensive. Only marginally useful for design work. LAND SURVEY PLAT (LSP) – Also known as a…
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  • Architectural Retreats That Soothe the Soul

    Alison Nastasi
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:02 am
    Summer is a time of play and rest, which naturally leads us to reflect on the past and the long months ahead. It’s a time to recharge — but these beautiful meditation spaces and architectural retreats offer a place to replenish mind, body, and spirit any day of the year. Allow these intimate sanctuaries and tranquil havens to soothe your restless soul. Firm Allergutendinge created the Spirit Shelter, an homage to the Arcadia region of Greece. Greek mythology states that Arcadia was home to the god Pan (connected to the wilds and fertility). Renaissance art drew a connection between…
  • Famous Songs Become Buildings in Federico Babina’s ‘Archimusic’

    Moze Halperin
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Music often drives us to change the architecture of our bodies – if it wasn’t for Rod Stewart’s raw, animalistic beats or Barry Manilow’s thrashing guitar, I wonder if I’d ever move at all. But seriously, the idea of music itself being architectural isn’t too hard to fathom, whether in the way that it’s laid out in blueprint form before it’s actualized, in the way that a series of supporting sounds bolster one another and create a song, or in the 4’33″ sense that silences create their own music, just as there’s architecture in…
  • The 25 Greatest Homes in Literature

    Jason Diamond
    13 May 2014 | 8:45 am
    Great characters in literature get all the credit, but the fictional spaces they occupy are often just as interesting and can provide an opportunity for the reader to go even deeper into a story. What would some of your favorite stories be without the creepy old farmhouses, crumbling castles, and estates overlooking a body of water whose waves crash against the rocks at night? Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Daphne du Maurier — a writer who gave us one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable grand old homes, in Rebecca — we’re rounding up the most memorable…
  • The Stunning Second Lives of 10 Repurposed Houses of Worship and Occult Practice

    Jason Diamond
    12 May 2014 | 8:15 am
    I’ve always been obsessed with places where people once prayed en masse that have since been put to different use. Whether they become homes or anything else, there is something so striking about a former church, Catholic school, synagogue, or any other holy place being reused by people for something other than worship. While they aren’t your typical houses of prayer, some of the great Masonic Lodges of the past have also found second lives. Last week, at Messy Nessy Chic, Rozena Crossman showed us one of the most unique examples of a former lodge being used for something…
  • Brilliant Works of Architecture Made Easier to Understand (and Even Nicer to Look At)

    Jason Diamond
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    As a former architecture student at UCLA, Michie Cao was fascinated by the simplicity and beauty of the great works of modern architecture, but always felt that it wasn’t easy for people who didn’t truly understand design and construction to appreciate what made them so perfect. To fix this, the School of Visual Arts grad student came up with Archigrams, a whimsical set of small prints showcasing some of her favorite architectural marvels, complete with facts to help people better understand the process and art behind the structures. Cao is currently raising funds on…
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    Home Design Find

  • An Oriental Screen for An Australian Getaway

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A house for an Australian family with two young children is given an air of intrigue with an Oriental inspired screened porch. Designed by Wolveridge Architects the design moderates some of the brilliant Australian sunshine of Victoria. The architects were briefed to provide a family home with plenty of outdoor space and play area for the kids and their friends. At the same time, the parents wanted a grownups home that reflected their tastes. Black provides a sophisticated accent throughout. Black is used effectively to provide a stunning contrast to this sunlit bathtub. The plan is simple…
  • Guz Architects Create a Soaring Roof for Rattan House

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Under a soaring wooden ceiling, an extraordinary hardwood staircase is the big feature in a new house from Guz Architects in Singapore. Like many houses in the sultry tropical climate, the Rattan House is designed to maximize natural ventilation. A highly polished tropical hardwood ceiling and wooden shutter doors gives a colonial feel to the shaded and water-cooled entry. Stepping stones in cool black stone skim across a koi pond courtyard. An angled wall of rattan allows for knickknack displays while allowing the free flow of air along a walkway to a private office. This upstairs walkway…
  • Design Dilemma: Let’s Take a Dip! Our Annual Edition of Cool Pools

    preynolds
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    Eclectic Pool by Mahwah Pools & Spas Cipriano Landscape Design & Custom Swimming Pools In the steamy days of summer, there’s nothing better than taking a dip in the pool. So annually, with thoughts of cooling off thanks to a refreshing swim, we pay homage to the fantastically creative, arresting or unusual pools out there. Shall we get started? First, we have to give a nod of approval to the violin-shaped swimming pool above. Designed by the New Jersey firm Cipriano Landscape Design, the pool uses glass tile and special lights for the snazzy lighting effects. Here’s…
  • A Stylish and Quirky Steampunk Rustic Mountain Home

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Entering Studio 80‘s Mountain Side Farr Residence is like walking into the inside of a wine barrel. The circular entryway is lined with rough wood boards held together with metal strapping. The crazy paving flooring suggests the great outdoors. In every room – even a bathroom, boasting an elegant Fin-de-Siecle copper tub – there is exquisite Arts & Crafts detailing in rich dark hardwoods and quirky industrial lighting. Sheets of blackened steel are nailed to the fireplace in a brick-like pattern. In another reference to the great outdoors, a swing is suspended from…
  • Historic Winery becomes Elegant Boutique Hotel

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    On the Ionian coast of Sicily, Italian architect Antonio Iraci has led an elegant renovation of and addition to an old winery, converting it to the Zash Country Boutique Hotel. The barrel vaulted windows of the original winery blend seamlessly with the elegant new interiors. The renovation does not sacrifice its uncompromising elegance for the charm of the old. Some of the renovated guest rooms are in the converted winery – with its high ceilings and vaulted passageways. Two are set in the beautiful citrus garden, and fully glazed to make it seem as if you are sleeping outdoors. The…
 
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  • Remodeling Pre-Construction Meetings Important

    John
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    One way to ensure the success of your remodeling project is to plan for and actively participate in a pre-construction meeting. This allows your remodeler to clarify procedures and explain how the job will progress. It also offers both you and your remodeler an opportunity to prepare for those issues that may arise later. You …
  • Remodeling? Communication is Key

    John
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Remodeling your home is uniquely different from building a new one. With remodeling, your home becomes the worksite. You live side by side with the project from start to finish. Once construction begins, you’ll probably long for simple pleasures like a dust-free home or a fully functioning kitchen or bath. But the end result will …
  • Stay Safe When Grilling

    John
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    With more Americans lighting their grills than ever before, it’s important to remember that a fun barbecue is a safe barbecue. The following safety tips are designed to guide you through the grilling process. Remember, anytime you work with fire, there’s a chance of getting burned. So, take precautions. Common sense and planning will prevent …
  • Mosquitoes Revving up for Summer

    John
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    This is the time of year when we start planning our outdoor activities. Unfortunately you’re not the only living creature who’s thinking about warm weather. Mosquitoes are revving up for summer too! Mosquitoes are virtually inescapable unless you live in Antarctica. There are more than 170 species of mosquitoes in North America alone. Each year …
  • Remodeling Ideas for the Master Suite

    John
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:18 am
    Your master suite is a place to unwind and escape from the pressures of the day. An upgrade that incorporates new trends and technologies can transform the suite into a luxurious yet functional retreat as well as a good investment when you decide to sell your home. The master bath offers many opportunities to create …
 
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  • Green Certification for Parking Garages

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    With the introduction of a green certification program for parking garages, these types of structures can now earn recognition for sustainable practices just like any school, hospital, office facility, hotel, or government building. The Green Parking Council’s Green Garage Certification program launched in June 2014, and is the first program to salute environmentally friendly design, construction, and operation of parking structures. It fills the gap that existed with LEED certification due to its lack of recognition for green parking garages. Modeled after the U.S. Green Building…
  • Window Film Improves Energy Efficiency in All-Glass Buildings

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    All-glass buildings and façades can be seen in skylines across almost every major U.S. city. They offer tenants and occupants breathtaking views, and provide a connection with nature that may help improve productivity and satisfaction. The popularity of all-glass buildings is partially due to the fact that most tenants and occupants enjoy windows with a visual connection to outdoor scenery. Another reason for their prevalence? Many building owners indicate that, the bigger the windows, the easier it is to rent or sell building space. But when it comes to paying the utility bills, glass…
  • Net Zero Water is Coming

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Net zero energy is being discussed in green building circles more than ever before, with 18 buildings now claiming the title (and several more working toward it). But the newest net-zero buzz? Net zero water. Buildings using net zero water use only the water they are able to generate or capture onsite. As the International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge becomes more popular, so does the concept of net zero water (to achieve the Living Building Challenge standard, a building needs to be net zero water). The first step in achieving net zero water is conducting a water…
  • Green Leases Reduce Energy and Water Use

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    The industry has several green certification programs to choose from when recognizing commercial buildings for energy efficiency, water savings, and high performance. Facilities managers also have access to several designations that honor professionals who understand sustainability and energy efficiency. A new type of green recognition is now on the scene: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation launched a designation program that acknowledges outstanding efforts in green lease agreements. Green Lease Leaders™ sets standards…
  • Window Film: DIY & Professional Installation

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:10 am
    While do-it-yourself (DIY) window film might be a good option for residential applications if a homeowner is particularly handy and patient, it’s best to let the pros install window film on commercial buildings. Before they’re certified to install window film on a commercial building, installers typically participate in education and training to learn how to properly prepare for and apply commercial window film. A proper, long-lasting window film installation also requires special tools. Here are just a few of the problems that may occur if you attempt your own commercial window film…
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    Life of an Architect

  • Profile of an Architectural Intern – Part 2

    Bob Borson
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Architectural interns are certainly worthwhile additions to the office, but some are worth more that others. I am continuing this look into the value that architectural interns bring to the office by allowing our other intern – John Charbonneau – to take over the site today and talk about his experience while giving others a peek into how he has ben spending his time this summer. On a personal note, I have been working mostly with John this summer on a project we are developing that is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a complex project, we are working through things that we have…
  • Profile of an Architectural Intern – Part One

    Bob Borson
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post titled “Architectural Interns” where I stated:Other than slowing things down, interns aren’t very useful in small firms because we run fast and lean. Everybody wears almost every hat and as a result (and despite them generally being the most interesting people in the office) summer interns are generally more work than they are worth.The general consensus from the feedback on that article was that I was wasn’t completely wrong …But things have changed and I would like to add a few more chapters to the topic of architectural interns and…
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    I Like Architecture

  • Les Quinconces Cultural Center by Babin + Renaud Architects

    Alberto Seller
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Cécile Septet Keenly awaited by the town’s people, the Quinconces cultural complex, designed by Éric Babin and Jean-François Renaud has occupied an important place in the cultural and social life of Le Mans ever since its opening. It stands as an interface between the tree-lined Esplanade des Quinconces that is the venue every year for several flagship events (weigh-in for the Le Mans 24-hour race, the 25e Heures du Livre and a fun fair) and Place des Jacobins which is the site three times a week of a very busy outdoor market. Located below the apse of Saint-Julien Cathedral, it…
  • Quote #123 – Ken Yeang

    Miguel Rus
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I think buildings should imitate ecological systems. Ken Yeang The post Quote #123 – Ken Yeang appeared first on I Like Architecture.
  • Renovated Boa Nova Tea House by Alvaro Siza Vieira

    Miguel Rus
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Joao Morgado The Boa Nova Tea House was designed following a competition held in 1956 by the city council and won by Portuguese architect Fernando Tavora. After choosing a site on the cliffs of the Matosinhos seashore, Tavora turned the project over to his collaborator, Alvaro Siza. One of Siza’s first built projects, it is significant that the restaurant is not far from the town of Matosinhos where the architect grew up, and set in a landscape that he was intimately familiar with. It was still possible in Portugal of the 1960s to make architecture by working in close contact with the…
  • Krabbesholm Højskole by MOS Architects

    Alberto Seller
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    © Florian Holzherr On the existing campus of Krabbesholm Højskole, MOS created four new studio-arts buildings for art, architecture, graphic design and photography. Keeping with the school’s distinctive pedagogy of interdisciplinary education and social interaction, the new studios were designed to encourage spontaneous dialogue across disciplines. © Per Andersen Situated in the town of Skive, Krabbesholm Højskole carries on a long tradition of the Danish design school, which has its origins in mid-19th century democratic ideals of self-expression and anti-authoritarianism. The…
  • The Runners House by AR Design Studio

    Miguel Rus
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Martin Gardner Nestled along a leafy lane on the outskirts of Winchester sits The Runners House. Once a tired building with a confusing layout, the house now boasts a contemporary update that really transforms the house into the five-bedroomed family home that it desperately needed to be. A grand, double-height entrance guides you into the building, immediately bringing you into the heart of the home which has now been become the main living space for the family. A large expanse of sliding glazing gives views into the garden, allowing the three children to run wild whilst the parents can…
 
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    Designhunter - architecture & design blog

  • Corten architecture with colourful interiors in Melbourne

    Kim McFayden
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    This dual occupancy townhouse in inner Melbourne was designed by Neil Architecture for two young families. The urban oasis is enjoyed behind high masonry boundary walls, with the structure featuring striking rusted Corten cladding to the upper storey.   This home has a warm and moody masculine vibe, featuring smart casual furnishings and some wonderful pops of colour throughout, including a striking combination of purple, green and red features throughout. Floor to ceiling windows and doors brings the outdoors in, increases the feeling of space and allows for lots of natural light to…
  • A prefab home extension in Melbourne that’s simply prefabulous!

    Kim McFayden
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Being a big fan of pre-fab homes, I was excited to come across the work of Melbourne firm Archiblox, who specialise in beautiful, affordable and sustainable pre-fabricated homes that are modular in design and architecturally inspired. Designed in their Richmond Studio and pre-fabricated in their Wonthaggi facility, Archiblox designs can be designed, built and delivered within in 12 – 28 weeks (Australia wide).   This is the home of one of the owners of Archiblox, architect Bill McCorkall, where a modern two level addition was added to the rear of the existing home in Balaclava in…
  • Shiplap timber and rammed earth beauty

    Kim McFayden
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    This striking timber-clad design features a clever combination of some our favourite materials – rammed earth, concrete and and the extensive use of timber to soften and enhance both the interiors and the exteriors. Neil Architecture rose admirably to the challenge of squeezing two dwellings onto the small parcel of land, while still maintaining an attractive frontage from the street. A rammed earth wall visually anchors the two dwellings into the landscape, with the preservation of some original landscape features helping to maintain a lovely, natural appearance from the street…
  • Rustic minimalism for Canadian treehouse

    Kim McFayden
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The rustic simplicity of this home in the Canadian city of Quebec has been artfully created by architect Christopher Simmonds. Featuring a combination of reclaimed timber cladding contrasted against fresh white walls to the exterior, the palate continues through the interior with rustic timber floorboards, timber ceilings and white walls and surfaces. The palate serves as a perfect backdrop for the pops colour served up by the ever changing landscape of trees and mountains visible in every room through full length windows.
  • Venice Beach bungalow among the trees

    Kim McFayden
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:48 pm
    This striking home was designed for a couple by architectural designer Sebastian Mariscal with an emphasis on retaining the existing trees and a seamless connection between indoors and out. There were several mature trees on the site which Sebastian insisted be kept despite the challenge of building around some of them. The way he dealt with that was to give every room in the house a corresponding outdoor space, integrated with nature. Each room ended up with its own deck, patio, roof garden, or courtyard and in totality these spaces were a replacement for the traditional back yard. This…
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    Archiseek.com

  • American Embassy building among highlights of Open House Dublin 2014

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    The ninth annual Open House Dublin will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014. Over one weekend, great Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely […](Read more...)
  • Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates selected for Parnell Square Cultural Quarter Redevelopment

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Dublin City Council and the Parnell Square Foundation have announced that Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates, are selected as the preferred Design Team to deliver on an ambitious design brief set for the redevelopment of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter (PSCQ), as a new cultural landmark for Dublin. The centre-piece of the Quarter will be the […](Read more...)
  • 1788 – Proposal to link Grand Canal with Liffey, Dublin

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Architect: John Brownrigg A large ladder of canal locks proposed to join the James Street Basin of the Grand Canal with the River Liffey. At the Liffey end, small harbours would have been constructed. The canal was extended past the James St. Basin in the 1790s with the opening and constructed of the Grand Canal […](Read more...)
  • 1970s – Proposal for Heuston Station, Dublin

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Unbuilt proposal to construct new shed and carpark over the existing platforms of Heuston Station. Exact date unknown, but would have meant the demolition of the existing platforms and structure. Model constructed by Pearse Tier and Paddy Scully. Photographs courtesy of Niall Redmond.(Read more...)
  • 2014 – Fire Station, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Architect: HLM Architects HLM Architects in conjunction with Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) developed a bespoke suite of training facilities including a fully enclosed tower for ladder, smoke, breathing apparatus and heat training with confined space, road traffic collision and animal rescue facilities. Steven Lennon, Associate at HLM who led the design, said: […](Read more...)
 
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    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • Run to Home Base 2014

    Janet Field
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    This Saturday July 19, 2014, Triumph Modular will once again participate in the Run to Home Base presented by New Balance. As a proud sponsor of the event, Triumph will be on the concourse with some give-away items for the first 300 passersby. Run to Home Base is an event that means so much to so many people. … Read More... The post Run to Home Base 2014 appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • New England Sports Tickets Drawing Winner Announced

    Janet Field
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    First, we would like to thank all whom have taken the time to respond to our survey. We very much value your opinions and will be taking the feedback into consideration in the coming weeks and months. Meeting and exceeding your expectations is our over arching goal at Triumph. We are continuously striving to “redefine modular” so thank you for your role in our mission.… Read More... The post New England Sports Tickets Drawing Winner Announced appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Toolkit for Educators Considering Modular Classrooms

    Janet Field
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    We were particularly impressed with a recent publication by the Modular Building Institute aimed to help school administrators, teachers and parents when embarking on the path of learning more about modular or portable classrooms. There are many considerations when doing so and the toolkit for educators does a terrific job of summarizing the considerations and making recommendations for steps to ensure a well informed decision making process.… Read More... The post Toolkit for Educators Considering Modular Classrooms appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • The Safe Successful Modular Delivery

    Janet Field
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Celebrate Daily Successes Sometimes it is important to take a minute to celebrate success in our daily jobs. There are certain projects or tasks in any company that by their very nature are more high profile or glamorous than others. But because all projects don’t come with million dollar price tags in big shinny packages, they can’t all be dazzling.… Read More... The post The Safe Successful Modular Delivery appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Recognition for Awards and the Shift to Modular Construction

    Janet Field
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Modular Construction is Taking Off We are pleased and proud to share news of the recent awards Triumph received from The Modular Building Institute, the international non-profit trade association serving the commercial modular construction industry. We are equally pleased to recognize the tremendous projects we won these awards based upon, as proof that the modular industry is pushing ahead rightfully so.… Read More... The post Recognition for Awards and the Shift to Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
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    Owings Brothers

  • Why Whole House Remodeling?

    Susan
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Whole House Remodeling -An Alternative for Growing Families or Aging in Place After much time and thought you have decided you want to stay in the neighborhood you now reside and enjoy the neighbors, schools and other amenities that you have become accustomed.  What to do next when the house you now have is much too small for your growing family or does not meet your changing lifestyle?  How about a Whole House Remodel?  Whole House Remodels tend to be the “go to” response for many young families as their children are growing, because they have made connections with other families and…
  • Kitchen Remodeling & Design

    Susan
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    Home Improvements That Increase Value, Add Function and Beauty The most sought after home remodel today is the kitchen renovation.  Many homeowners are deciding to remodel and remain in their present homes and the space that they desire to update first, for function and feel, is the kitchen.  We did some research and found the following are some of the trends for kitchen remodeling in 2014.   Cabinets Neutral cabinet colors, such as white and gray, are very popular to offer a monochromatic palette or as a backdrop for splashes of color.  Glass doors in cabinets showcase colorful dishware…
  • Owings Brothers Recognized Leaders

    Susan
    19 May 2014 | 11:03 am
    Baltimore Home Remodeler of Interest Randall Soules, and David Hawke deliver a weekly podcast called Remodeling Business Blueprint at RemodelingBusinessBlueprint.com. Each week they choose a Person of Interest, or POI. This person is selected for being a leader in the construction industry, a notable person, has a stand-out website, or is in some way a major contributor to remodeling. In this week’s episode, Owings Brothers Contracting were selected as their Person of Interest.   They said we were selected because of the longevity of our business, our history, and having an exceptional…
  • Spa-Like Bathroom Renovations

    Susan
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    Popular Bathroom Renovations  The pace of our lives today with high pressure careers, various family activities and especially the ones our children are involved,  leave very little time to visit a spa or go on retreat.  Have no fear, we have the answer to unwind and slow your harried lives.  Turn your master bathroom into your own spa-like retreat haven!  How do you do that? We have compiled some well-loved and often requested bathroom amenities over the past 30 years to offer the busy person a heavenly place to rest from the chaos around them.    We can help to turn your specific…
  • Baltimore Magazine Top Ten Remodelers

    Susan
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Top Ten Remodelers in Maryland Baltimore Magazine chose the top 10 home improvement contractors in March 2014 issue.  They have identified 10  home remodeling companies you can trust out of hundreds.  These picks are mostly design build operations and specialize in kitchen design, bathroom remodeling, outdoor living, additions and whole house remodels.  The Top 10  Home Remodelers have earned the respect of their peers in award winning and have demonstrated the ability to solve unusual problems.   Owings Brothers Contracting, an Eldersburg based General Contractor with over 30 years…
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    Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

  • Outdoor-Oriented Dream Home/Office Influenced by African Aesthetic Values

    Anton Giuroiu
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    SAOTA makes no compromise in their artwork. Elegant modern and luxurious, these are the main three words defining the residences erected by these architects. The dream home ahead enjoys the company of a lake through transparency in one of the most desirable locations: Geneva, Switzerland. The establishment, entitled Lake House, serves as both a residence and an office . The client is an architecture enthusiast, this being the 4th home designed by SAOTA for him. This 4th small home covers no less then 2800 square meters of family and office space. The sculptural design materialized accedes…
  • Fairy-Tale Chalet in Switzerland Overlooking the Iconic Matterhorn

    Anton Giuroiu
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Envisioned by Paul Bowyer and materialized in a perfect landscape in Switzerland, the Chalet Zermatt Peak showcases a timeless wood rustic design that encapsulates coziness and warmth wrapped in luxury and elegance. The Fairy-Tale Chalet is a 6 star exclusive establishment situated 5,315 feet above sea level this ensuring exceptional panoramic expansive views over the village of Zermat and towards the world renowned iconic Matterhorn. The stuff further relates: The appeal of Zermatt lies in the array of exhilarating sport and mountain activities on offer, coupled with the quality of…
  • High End Luxurious Retreat – North Island Villa, Seychelles

    Anton Giuroiu
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    We all need a capsule of fresh air from time to time, a moment of silence and deep calm among the thousands of hours that we spend monthly at our desks with our jobs. We may need to listen to birds talk, to hear the murmur at the feet of an infinite ocean. Each has its own way of calming down entirely. Unfortunately, high end luxurious retreats, like the one showcased bellow are not at anyone`s reach today but no one stops us from aiming for locations. After a short exploration of the infinite and extraordinary internet we found that on the feet of the Indian Ocean one of the most luxurious…
  • Small Backyard Landscaping Inspiration Pack-Swimming Pools

    Anton Giuroiu
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Even though it may seem like an unnecessary luxurious addition, a swimming pool is in most cases an extremely good investment. It creates a heaven of relaxation at you finger tip, an escape from the outside world whilst increasing the value of your property consistently. We`ve allocated a tremendous amount of time on Homesthetics with articles regarding swimming pools and today, this short collection will present you different scenarios that are able to enhance a swimming pool : a graphic tree, lush greenery, a lake or ocean view are obviously clear advantages. Position the swimming pools…
 
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  • Paper lanterns out of furniture catalogs

    Lin
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    A few weeks ago, we received what I thought were multiple copies of telephone books delivered to our door. Turns out, it was a home furnishings giant that went full on cray cray with their catalogs. “WTF?” I thought to myself. “Do something about it!” my alter ego responded. So I DIY’d. When you get something so absurd in this day and age, you wonder about the desperation of the company behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I love catalogs and magazines and eye candy that produce salivation and “gotta have it” angst, but this is REDONC. I did some…
  • Wrapped rope bracelet DIY

    Lin
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It’s summer! Time for vacation! And sassy jewelry! I thought I’d be on DIY overload by now, but it seems like the more I do, the more I DIY. I’m also in full on vacay mode, so I’m enjoying my freedom by making a few things I can wear during the summer. We typically get fog and darkness this time of the year in San Francisco, but it’s shaping up to be June Bloom instead of June Gloom. So it’s time to break out the summer attire and accessorize with colorful pieces that will last year-round because color is ALWAYS in style (unless you’re a New Yorker).
  • Night at the museum

    Lin
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    When it comes to Mid-century modernism, I was an early convert. Last night, I was treated to some major design porn at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (“Jewseum” if you use their Twitter handle) here in San Francisco. It was my first time there, and I’m not sure why I waited this long. The exhibit is called “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” and runs through October 6, 2014 (so there’s still time for y’all to see it). It highlights the roles of Jewish architects and designers in the post-WWII creation of a distinctly modern American…
  • DIY potato-stamped pineapple tote

    Lin
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Pineapples are the new cherries. Remember when cherries were everywhere? I still love any cherry-clad product because they’re just aesthetically sweet (not to mention great to eat), but pineapples are all the rage right now. I’m also jonesing for a tropical/beach vacation, so today’s DIY is all about bringing a little perma-cation into our lives with a cute little tote that’s easy as A-B-C. I’ll be using a potato stamp because it’s cheap and accessible, and I remember having hours of fun with potato stamps as a child. You will need: A plain canvas tote…
  • DIY copper tube wrapped tassel necklace

    Lin
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Copper is the new brass. As you may or may not know, most of my posts relate to home furnishings and decor. However, my first DIY love was jewelry (dating all the way back to a time I dare not admit). I’ve been hoarding yarn and copper tubing lately because of my myriad of weaving and wall hanging projects, so I thought I’d pull a throwback Thursday and make a necklace with some leftovers since I believe in a minimal crafting waste policy. Tassels are HUGE right now in both home decor and fashion. I’m also majorly crushing on copper. Brass and gold still hold a special place…
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  • Contemporary Passive Solar House Design for Beneficial Residing

    alisan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    One day ago, there is posted some contemporary houses and public creating designed in contemporary passive solar house design, and we will show for you one more contemporary passive solar house enclosed in amazing contemporary design. It is related to Appleton Living, in Venice, Italy. The creator, Minarc, completed the home with passive solar heating,  solar chimney and natural ventilation. We ought to know that building a home is not just about finding over yourself of fascinating interior, exterior and architecture, but how you can keep a healthy lifestyle. Contemporary passive solar…
  • French Alps Luxury Chalets for Complete Retreat

    alisan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Do you know this French Alps Luxury Chalets? The retreat home was created and also built by Stanley Fink and Philippe Capezzone with seven bedrooms. Inviting 14 visitors at a time is not a problem just for this retreat. It can be operated by 5-star Kilimanjaro Hotel and Spa and completed indoor pool and spa and also healthy gymnasium. Nearby architecture, seems to get in strong traditional style design, is the basic of that Chalet Tsuga building. Triplex and fourplex architecture design with a lot of balcony, A-frame roofs, and wood stone exterior complete this house retreat. French style…
  • Effective Children Room Ideas to Answer Messy Children Room Problems

    alisan
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Effective children room ideas we provide you to present ideas just how children’s rooms will be almost managed. Well-managed areas give essential effect to permit the children keep inside. This is why bedroom design and also product management must be considered. Get the best suited effective children room ideas with pattern design! That is concerning how to use simple flow design to permit the children have bedroom components in touch. Chairs units, extra bedroom accessories, could be around or near the your bed. Research place could be then or at the front of the window.
  • 2014 Family Area Trends Preparing Up To Date Living

    alisan
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Have you ever wanted ideas of 2014 family area trends for the updated picture? The primary family area, in which one match or entertain the visitors, ought to be in the greatest appearance. This is among the best trends produced in 2014, full of wooden touches, fresh new pure addition, and near to naturel notion design. Actually, this can live over we’re able to predict. A few contemporary 2014 family area trends design need for large sense living. It looks to become a problem for a small family area, but, it really doesn’t at all. Several types of elevated ceiling gives some…
  • Asian Private Home Design with Relaxing Color Concept

    alisan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The Asian private home design, Asia Residence Resort, had been completed by Piet Boon Architecture. Found in South Korea, this contemporary house was created with lots of natural touches. Harmony is the reason for this project. Moreover, using the freshest plants, the modern house helped also by relaxing color scheme execution. Localized granite finishes this Asian private home design exterior. Using its relaxing color, dark coats and also decorations are added. Concrete methods to your gateways seems to truly complement the exterior finishing. Greeneries, within distinctive,…
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  • Athens Greece 1961.

    mistriotis
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Various locations around Greece. (Rare documentaries) by British PathéFiled under: ArchMemories Tagged: Greece
  • SOM Interview at ARCHITECT Live

    mistriotis
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    ARCHITECT senior editor Katie Gerfen talks to Ellen Lou and John Lund Kriken of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill about the Nanhu Village Master Plan.By Kaitlyn Rossi by architectmagazine.com    Filed under: Interviews Tagged: USA
  • AD Interviews: Kenneth Frampton / MCHAP

    mistriotis
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    As Kenneth Frampton, jury chair, noted, the MCHAP Awards are the first time that an architectural prize has been approached, not in a trans-atlantic, horizontal manner, but rather vertically across the Americas. He and the jury hope that the Prize will not only kickstart a discourse about the high quality of architecture around the world, […]
  • English Architecture, 1830 to 1914: On Top Of The World – Professor Simon Thurley

    mistriotis
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Economic dominance brings cultural dominance and the architecture of Empire was, in part, a template for the world. But as the century turned there were already signs of big changes which were to go on to shape the England we now live in. Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition […]
  • Interview with French architect Edouard François

    mistriotis
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    During Vis-à-vis Architecture, the famous french architect Edouard François was invited by the Embassy of France in Ottawa. Before giving a speech at the conference, we had the chance to ask him a few questions about his work and his stay in the capital city of Canada. Here is the English version of the interview. […]
 
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  • Finnish Mall Enthusiasts Add Little Value to Local Economies

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

    Timo Hämäläinen
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    I’ve mostly written about Helsinki in my blog but since I also follow many interesting planning projects and discussions elsewhere in Finland, I want to expand my geographical scope now and then to share thoughts and insights from different corners of this urbanizing country. May this be the first one of many more. Beyond the beautiful streets of Helsinki, I’m especially actively curious about what’s going on in Finland’s second largest urban center, Tampere. Tampere is located on an isthmus between lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, a bit less than 200km north from Helsinki. The city…
  • DIY Urban Planning Revisited – Progress Report for Urban Helsinki’s Pikku Huopalahti Proposal

    Timo Hämäläinen
    26 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    In February I wrote about a planning activism project I and my like-minded friends – we now call our group Urban Helsinki – initiated to promote dense urban living for a development site in Pikku Huopalahti on the northern edge of Helsinki’s inner city. In a nutshell, the story is that the land developer hired three architecture firms to draft ideas for transforming the site from its current rather useless state into an infill neighborhood. The city will eventually make a detailed plan for the site reflecting the ideas and discussions that follow the proposals. Gratefully, the city gave…
  • Helsinki’s Lastenlehto Park a Benchmark for the Design of Contemporary Finnish Urban Open Spaces

    Timo Hämäläinen
    19 May 2014 | 4:34 am
    Some of you readers have suggested that every once in a while I should focus on local projects that contribute positively to the creation of great cities. You’re absolutely right, and from now on I’ll keep on highlighting what I think are positive examples more conspicuously when I come across them. Also, do feel free to contact me if you have any already in mind! To start off, this post is dedicated to praising a small park in Helsinki that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. This urban oasis is called Lastenlehto Park (Lastenlehdon puisto in Finnish) which has from the late…
  • Monotony Exposed – Finnish Cities Plagued with Overly Standardized and Worn Building Designs

    Timo Hämäläinen
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    Better cities. That was the topic I recently had the pleasure to discuss with an architect duo determined to realize a building that would act as a signpost for 21st-century Finnish architecture. Such a building would be built based on simple concepts such as a permeable and street-facing front, integral connection to the street and architecture that helps create inspiring public spaces. This doesn’t sound like a very outlandish idea, but sadly, with little or non-existent resources, applying noble causes like theirs in the real world are distant dreams. The re-introduction of great…
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  • Lego Building for Architects

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Architecture and Lego Building I'm not going to lie, I still love Lego® Sets. I always loved them when I was a kid (and perhaps that was a sign of my future career) but to me it was just fun. Many assume that playing with Legos is how we got into our career, and it's true, but beyond the fun it was also a great tool for learning. I think all future architects can learn something about architecture from Lego building. There are many foundations in architecture education that can be taught through Lego building, and can be the start of many deeper thoughts.Problem Solving The first aspect…
  • Business for Architects

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    No matter the phase you are in your architecture journey, knowledge of business for architects is a must. Whether you are just starting out, or ready to start your own firm, you must have a basic knowledge of business. This journey typically begins with classes in architecture school, but it is never too late to learn it.Go here if you want to start writing your own Architecture Firm Business Plan! Architecture school was one of the most exciting yet most tiring phases in my life. Even if you go to the best architecture school, you are still going to get overwhelmed by all of the design…
  • Drafting Supplies / Kits and “Real” Architecture

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    30 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why "drafting" supplies don't really help you in architecture. When you first get started in architecture, you may feel overwhelmed by all the tools and kits out there that claim to have everything you need to get started. Some of them carry things you need, while many others do not, and the majority of the "kits" out there contain things that aren't really used anymore. They were created with all the tools you need if you were hand-drafting, but nobody does that anymore. You still draw and sketch, but nobody is putting together construction documents using these sets.Here is one example of a…
  • 5 Simple Traits of an Architect

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    15 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    I got called out by somebody the other day. We were doing a tour of a school facility and were walking around the campus. As we were walking I was trailing back and taking it all in. I was looking up, down and all around. I focused in on cool details and I was touching all of the walls. Another person on the tour I knew and had met a few times, but we never really talked about what I did for a living. Surprisingly, he noticed how I was experiencing the building and asked me, "you're an architect aren't you?" This comment surprised because I don't remember ever talking about my career, but he…
  • Architect as a Project Manager/Owner’s Representative

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a guest post contribution from Michael Riscica who blogs at YoungArchitect.comThree years ago I accepted a position as a project manager for the city of Portland, Oregon. After ten years of working for architects, this is my first job that is not with a traditional architecture firm. I manage construction projects for the city and act as a representative for the Owner.“…so you’re not an Architect anymore?” This was something I thought about a lot when I made this move. On the surface it may appear to be true, but my response to myself is...“…Sure, But now I get to think…
 
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    Little Miss Architect - architecture, interiors and movie set designs.

  • Wooden pallets' interior design | THE WEEKLY WANT

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Inspired by urban design in Gdynia and urban design in Gdańsk I started browsing the internet searching for pallet design. Using pallets have been in trends for a long time, interior design blogs are full of inspirations of diy pallet tables and shelves. However, all-pallet interiors are still fresh and trendy. I hope they are going to inspire you.As you are going to see below, two of the stunning stores' projects are in Poznań, Poland.My other posts on recycled design:OSB interiorsWhat you can do from cardboardWould you like to work in an office furnished with pallets?sourcesource …
  • Little Miss Architect and interior design blogs in IN MAGAZYN

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Yay, in the fresh issue of IN MAGAZYN (07/08.2014), digital magazine available for ipads and tablets, I am mentioned among the most interesting Polish interior design blogs :-)
  • Urban Design in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Targ Węglowy square is one of the biggest public spaces in Gdańsk city center, set between medieval (XV c.) and modern-era (XVII c.) fortifications. It is a stunning place, surrounded by precious monuments (The Great Armoury, The Golden Gate, The Prison Tower, The Upland Gate). Unfortunately nowadays it is mainly being used...as a public parking lot. A year ago for the first time, as a project of GDYBY architects, the square was for 2 months transformed into a public space. Cheap modular OSB  furnishings were designed and made by the architects. This simple solution made it possible…
  • Cloudy lamp - a thunderstorm in your home | THE WEEKLY WANT

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    As a person who panics when the storm is coming I would never expect myself to be so fond of anything connected to thunderstorm. I was wrong!This cloudy lamp is stunning, don't you think? It was designed by Richard Clarkson. With a remote we can control the light and sound effects.From Richard Clarkson's website:The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a…
  • Urban Design on Gdynia Design Days | ONE PHOTO SUNDAY

    12 Jul 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Simple urban furniture can improve a lot the quality of public space.In Gdynia, during Gdynia Design Days, a simple form was built from wooden pallets to create a place to spend time at. And it worked perfectly! The square for a couple of days became a vibrant place full of people. photo: Little Miss ArchitectAnd this is how this square looks like every day. Unfortunately.source: maps.google.comLook also at Gdańsk's public square, temporarily furnished with pallets....and stores' and restaurants' designer pallet interiors
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  • Value Of PDF To CAD Conversion Services

    admin321
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The AEC Associates PDF to CAD conversion services provide an initial platform for the design process for professionals like architects and civil engineers enabling them to create innovative and efficient designs. Use of CAD programs in place of the manual paper-and-ink design and drafting process used earlier has made PDF to CAD conversion services important [...] The post Value Of PDF To CAD Conversion Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Outsourcing: Coordination Is The Key

    admin321
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural CAD outsourcing has become a norm rather than an exception in the recent years with the focus on hiring the services of experts in any given field. Computer software’s have revolutionized the construction industry just like so many other walks of life, the manual paper-and-ink drafting and design process is a [...] The post Architectural CAD Outsourcing: Coordination Is The Key appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Necessity of Record Keeping

    admin321
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    There is always a hue and cry about the necessity of keeping the records safely and efficiently by Architectural CAD drafting services. Many professionals are often nonplussed about why so much emphasis is given on maintaining the records that Architectural CAD drafting services might never need in future. After all, a lot of energy and [...] The post Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Necessity of Record Keeping appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • CAD Outsourcing Services: Auditing or Policing?

    admin321
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:12 am
    Auditing is often considered a dirty word as far as CAD outsourcing services are concerned. It is supposed that the purpose of auditing is to single out some person or persons and make them scapegoats for the error in the process or for the failure of a project for which CAD outsourcing services had to [...] The post CAD Outsourcing Services: Auditing or Policing? appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Services: Making the Best Use of Space

    admin321
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    With the growing industrialization and urbanization of our society, Architectural CAD services face an entirely different kind of challenge in the twenty-first century world. Space is fast becoming the rarest and costliest commodity, and the clients naturally want the Architectural CAD services to make the best possible use of the available space. However, it’s easier [...] The post Architectural CAD Services: Making the Best Use of Space appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
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  • Millennial Architects Won't Be CAD Monkeys: The 5 on Friday

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Chalet lac Champlain by Boom Town Okay, so, yeah, we took a week off for the 4th of July, but we figured you had better things to do over the holiday than reading blogs. This week, though, we’re back with a new edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Answers to 11 Big Questions about Architects Square-Foot Pricing is Up Millennials Won’t be your CAD Monkey Top…
  • Architects Do Not Have All the Answers: The 5 on Friday

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Westlight House by McClellan Architects of Seattle, Washington Happy Friday to you. Short and sweet, it’s time for a new edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Architects don’t have all the answers but… Resolve conflict inside your company Can you define your vision? NCARB announces certification changes Design professionals should enforce guidelines
  • How Architects Can Better Serve Clients: 5 on Friday

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: the Nagy Residence by Re:Vision Architects I don’t know about you, but Friday came around quick this week and so did this edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Things Architects can do better for clients Picking the right drawing software A strategic roadmap for your firm Architecture billing up in May When to say no
  • Architects, World Leaders, and Social Media: The 5 on Friday

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:46 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Mansfield Residence by Amit Apel Design Inc. Yes, it’s the 13th AND it’s Friday which can only mean one thing: time for a lucky edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: The franchising of architecture Architects shouldn’t pass up on small projects What world leaders can teach architects More builders going green Architect students reliance on tools
  • Consequences of Architect Firms Not Marketing and More: 5 on Friday

    6 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Stoneridge house by in situ studio   Welcome to another edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: The bee hole of an architect Will studying architecture become unaffordable No marketing can have consequences Create winning teams and projects How to raise your fees
 
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  • Tarkett Academy: exhibition and educational space by Modelart Arhitekti

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Tarkett Academy is an exhibition and educational space in the industrial complex Tarkett in Backa Palanka and was developed as revitalization of an old industrial building. The mission of the Academy is developing and improvement of technique of Tarkett flooring as well as improving knowledge of Tarkett products. This area provides clients, architects and designers with support and assistance in finding the best solution for flooring in a variety of projects, not only in its content and equipment, but also the way the entire facility was established. The main challenge in designing the…
  • Lola Glamour: a world full of color and sophisticated design

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    With a well defined vision, the two Spanish designers, Felix and Desiree, brother and sister, bring passion and creativity through their work trying to give us access to a world full of color and unic design, cause us joy and positive emotion. They are the artists behind the Spanish company of supplies Lola Glamour. The pieces with strong personality, Lola Glamour supplies can become “the main character” in any home because it offers a variety of attractive and seductive shapes, materials and colors. Such supplies, representatives of an overflowing creativity, stimulate the…
  • Tresarca residence: amazing architecture in Las Vegas

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Built under the burning sun of Nevada, Tresarca residence, is the downright definition for “amazing”. The project realized by Assemblage Studio is an architectural and design response to the challenges that the Mojave Desert and Las Vegas can raise. The natural beauty of the textures and different materials, stratifications of rocks and green oases where life pulsates, all under the almighty sun are the realities of the environment that were used as inspiration source for a design that creates the feeling of belonging to this environment and to provide the regional character to…
  • Sunshine Canyon Residence: a piece of eternity and a breathtaking view

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    The owners of the house, Sunshine Canyon Residence, certainly love very much the mountains and forests of Colorado, since they have chosen to return to the area where, a few years ago, another house burned in a forest fire. But how not to fall in love with this breathtaking view, the eternity of these mountains and complete silence that keeps you away from any problem. THA Architecture has designed this residence, at 7 km west of Boulder, Colorado, at an altitude of 7,000 feet in the mountains. Built on 2200 square feet, Sunshine Canyon Residence provides a stunning view at the level of the…
  • Stock Coffee by Arhitektura Budjevac

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Stock Coffee is an attractive coffee shop realized by Arhitektura Budjevac, an architectural design studio from Serbia. Somehow, Stock Coffee reminds you of the school years due to the wall with a length of 10 meters and 5 meters height that is used as a school chalkboard. This huge chalkboard is decorated with all sorts of hand-made drawings realized by the young Serbian artist Jelena Ilic. Initially in this space a small shop has worked, the location required a radical transformation by removing all unnecessary construction elements, in order to expose the beams and pillars, walls and…
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