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  • Living Sustainably in a Dumpster

    Jetson Green
    Christine Walsh
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Dr. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment. He has transformed a dumpster into a home and plans to live in it for a full year, so that he can learn as much as he can about sustainable living. The experiment is called the Dumpster Project and its main aim is a hands-on study of how much space a person actually needs to live. The drastically increasing population and limited space on the planet should be prompting us all to start thinking of downsizing, which is the main aim of this project too. Wilson’s dumpster home…
  • Dealing with the BS from families and other holiday stress

    Cyburbia | Urban planning community
    michaelskis
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Tis the most wonderful stressful time of the year! You have repeated events with in-laws, weird cousins from distant parts of the family, houses packed with loud people, and clashing of ideas expressed by stupid people. You have aunt Betty's stores of her hooker days, while your kids listen in wonder. You have your nephews doberman eating turkey off the table while, grandpa smokes a cigar and cousin Mary complains that it's too close to the baby. Then there is aunt Able who gives your kids a "Shiny new quarter" as she pinches their cheeks and your kids look at you like WTF am I…
  • Archinect's Lexicon: "One-story peanut butter"

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    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    one-story peanut butter, noun: in reference to urban sprawl, how it spreads and oozes.The term comes courtesy of Archinector and Archinect Sessions co-host, Donna Sink, who recalls W. Kirby Lockard (1930-2007), Professor of Architecture at University of Arizona, using it to describe sprawl during an urban design studio in 1988:"The only other recollection I have is that he said it as if "...this is the way we build now". That was in the mid-80s, when sprawl really ballooned, I think. The movie Poltergeist was an indictment of it, certainly. The studio class was looking at…
  • Twitter 'trolls' give Ferguson Arb headache

    Building Design - Latest News
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Former RIBA president caught out after letting registration laspe
  • Book Review: CLOG: World Trade Center

    A Daily Dose of Architecture
    John Hill
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    CLOG: World Trade CenterCLOG, 2014Paperback, 168 pagesNo one needs to be reminded the the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, so the latest issue of CLOG is a welcoming thing, since it focuses on the pre-2001 existence of the towers and the other parts of the World Trade Center development in Lower Manhattan. Yet the fact they collapsed after being hit by jumbo jets appears to dictate a good deal of the issue's content, as structure is a major theme throughout. In addition to interviews with architects from Minoru Yamasaki's office, the editors of CLOG…
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  • Dealing with the BS from families and other holiday stress

    michaelskis
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Tis the most wonderful stressful time of the year! You have repeated events with in-laws, weird cousins from distant parts of the family, houses packed with loud people, and clashing of ideas expressed by stupid people. You have aunt Betty's stores of her hooker days, while your kids listen in wonder. You have your nephews doberman eating turkey off the table while, grandpa smokes a cigar and cousin Mary complains that it's too close to the baby. Then there is aunt Able who gives your kids a "Shiny new quarter" as she pinches their cheeks and your kids look at you like WTF am I…
  • Office holiday party tips

    Maister
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    It's that time of year once again. Anyone got any helpful suggestions on behaviors to avoid during office holiday parties?
  • Rural vs Urban vs Suburban: the definitive analysis

    Maister
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    So what are all the various advantages and disadvantages associated with living in urban, suburban, or rural environments? Here are a few advantages to get us started: Rural - getting likkered up and shooting off fireworks at 2 a.m. is better tolerated Urban - if you want to meet people out in, you know, public. Well there are plenty here even if they don't particularly care to meet you Suburban - one need not feel they must apologize for owning a minivan here
  • What were the interviewers looking for with this question? Entry-level planner.

    rainbird
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    I recently had an interview for an entry-level planning position, no experience required. I was asked the question "what is your role as a planner in making recommendations (approval or denial) on applications/permits for development?" and I wasn't sure how to answer. I sort of made something up but I wasn't sure if it was satisfactory. What were they looking for with this question?
  • What thoughts do you have on AIA's new #ilookup campaign?

    bcalvert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    I feel like this new campaign, with a focus on the building as an object and not it interacts with place is just another way that the architecture profession has further made itself irrelevant. It further advances the notion that architecture is out of touch with reality and its users, and too focused on creating self glorifying objects. I cant help but think this is just another step towards architecture dying a slow painful death.
 
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  • Archinect's Lexicon: "One-story peanut butter"

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    one-story peanut butter, noun: in reference to urban sprawl, how it spreads and oozes.The term comes courtesy of Archinector and Archinect Sessions co-host, Donna Sink, who recalls W. Kirby Lockard (1930-2007), Professor of Architecture at University of Arizona, using it to describe sprawl during an urban design studio in 1988:"The only other recollection I have is that he said it as if "...this is the way we build now". That was in the mid-80s, when sprawl really ballooned, I think. The movie Poltergeist was an indictment of it, certainly. The studio class was looking at…
  • Urban Land Institute issues recommendations for Houston's Astrodome

    Natalya Egon
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    "The latest proposal for the aging Astrodome calls for converting the structure into an indoor park and civic space, including an indoor grassy lawn and an outdoor promenade lined with oak trees. An Urban Land Institute panel, comprised of urban planners, economists and designers from around the country, released its preliminary recommendations Friday at the NRG Center."
  • Berkeley researchers solve the mystery of the ultra-strong and durable ancient Roman concrete

    Archinect
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The mortar resists microcracking through in situ crystallization of platy strätlingite, a durable calcium-alumino-silicate mineral that reinforces interfacial zones and the cementitious matrix. The dense intergrowths of the platy crystals obstruct crack propagation and preserve cohesion at the micron scale, which in turn enables the concrete to maintain its chemical resilience and structural integrity in a seismically active environment at the millennial scale.
  • Inching closer to licensure at graduation, as schools show NCARB they're interested

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Thirty-eight universities with programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) responded to NCARB’s recent Request for Interest & Information regarding the proposal for a rigorous, alternative path to licensure upon graduation. [...] Of the schools that responded, 32 (representing 26 percent of institutions with NAAB-accredited degree programs) declared interest in submitting a formal proposal for consideration by NCARB’s Licensure Task Force.Previously: NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure,…
  • Choi + Shine's BIT Light lets you create a multitude of illuminated sculptures

    Justine Testado
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Choi + Shine Architects, who envisioned the beautiful Land of Giants in 2010, developed a new lighting system called the BIT Light™. BIT's name is primarily derived from the Korean word for light (빛) which is somewhat pronounced like "bit" in English. It also stands for Bulb with Integrated Technology and describes its fun modular design.Each BIT light consists of a low-voltage LED light source encased in a translucent polycarbonate shell. Magnetic connectors enable multiple BITs to be physically and electrically linked to each other and to a power source, while letting users get…
 
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  • Book Review: CLOG: World Trade Center

    John Hill
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    CLOG: World Trade CenterCLOG, 2014Paperback, 168 pagesNo one needs to be reminded the the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, so the latest issue of CLOG is a welcoming thing, since it focuses on the pre-2001 existence of the towers and the other parts of the World Trade Center development in Lower Manhattan. Yet the fact they collapsed after being hit by jumbo jets appears to dictate a good deal of the issue's content, as structure is a major theme throughout. In addition to interviews with architects from Minoru Yamasaki's office, the editors of CLOG…
  • Graphic Novel of the Moment

    John Hill
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Walking past Greenlight Bookstore at lunchtime today a certain book called out to me:Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City is a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez, published by Nobrow. Here's a description of the book from the publisher, though I'd argue with the statement that Moses is "the architect who designed it all":A new graphic biography by Pierre Christin and Olivier Balez recounts the achievements of one man who changed the the face of an entire city. Robert Moses: the mastermind of New York.From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s…
  • Archiculture

    John Hill
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Watch the 25-minute "documentary film that explores the architectural studio":
  • Stacked Casa del Fascio?

    John Hill
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I can't be the only person who thinks the recently completed "Aufstockung und Generalsanierung Wohnhochhaus als Nullenergiehaus" designed by Freivogel-Architekten...[Photo: Dietmar Strauß, via German-Architects]looks like Giuseppe Terragni's Casa del Fascio...stacked two high?[Original photo of Casa del Fascio from here]Not only do the (1) articulated grid, (2) deep-set openings and (3) expanse of flat wall surface on one side of the building in Pforzheim, Germany, bring to mind the 1936 building in Como, Italy, but the generous space in front of each building (a road and train tracks in the…
  • Today's archidose #803

    John Hill
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    Here are some photos of Tobias Rehberger. Home and Away and Outside at the Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (21 February – 11 May 2014), photographed by Frank Dinger (be sure to click the panoramas to see them larger at Flickr).To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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  • Perfect Camo: Boulder House Blends Into Swiss Mountainside

    Stephanie
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Fit for a big screen villain or the most paranoid of survivalists, this tiny wood-lined home is virtually invisible against the rocky hillside landscape of the Swiss Alps. A cabin is concealed within an artificial boulder, textured to match the natural ones that surround it. The remote location of the mountain shelter makes it all the more mysterious and surreal, as if you're stepping into an alternate universe when you enter. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Zombie-Proof Facade: Black Steel House + Flip-Up Windows Surreal Structures Perched on…
  • Rotating Wooden Shelf Spins to Make Custom Wall Displays

    Delana
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wall shelves aren't usually the most creative or impressive pieces of decor in a household, but the 360 Shelf from designer Luka Pirnat can be customized to suit your tastes and storage needs. The beech wood shelf is more like a frame. It has four thick sides and a void in the middle. It mounts in a horizontal position, so when you look at it from the front, it just looks like a straight wooden shelf. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modular Storage Space: Interlocking Urban Shelving Units Surreal Storage: Curved Cabinets, Dressers & Bookcases…
  • Cork-Operated Lamp Emulates the Moon’s Cratered Surface

    Delana
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The moon's craters give it a mysterious, rather romantic look to those who love gazing at its surface. Designer Constantin Bolimond has recreated this unique landscape with his Armstrong Light Trap lamp. The Armstrong lamp is an orb with a series of holes all around its surface. The holes are plugged with corks that make the whole assembly look a little like a satellite. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles Stunningly Simple LED Lamp Casts its Own Silhouette Shade Bright (DIY Project) Idea:…
  • Genius Marketing Plan Uses Roller Coaster to Sell a House

    Delana
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you've ever gone house-hunting, you know how exhausting and sometimes boring it can be. Dutch brokerage firm Verter Met Wonen decided to make the experience far more fun by installing a mini roller coaster to take prospective buyers on their house tour. The ride starts out with the buyer climbing into a tiny metal car and being sent down through the lowest level of the house. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bright Colors and Creativity Define a Play Space for Children Remodeled House Has Insanely Fun Cat-Centric Interior Laundry Room Layouts:…
  • Simple Space Heater Warms Up Your Space for 10 Cents a Day

    Delana
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The cost of heating homes in cold weather can be too much for some households to handle. This ingenious little space heater can heat your home for just ten cents a day and uses no electricity. Instead, it uses four candles and a cleverly-constructed heat disbursement system. There are just four pieces to the Egloo heater: a base, a grill, an inner dome, and an outer dome. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Brighter Ideas: 2 Flattened Spins On the Light Bulb Design Enjoy a Single Glass of Red Wine Without Popping the Cork Attention Hog Toaster Will…
 
 
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  • Iceberg Homes: London Boroughs Curb Luxury ‘Super-Basements’

    Urbanist
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] It is increasingly common to find London properties that have more subterranean interior space than above-ground square footage, a byproduct of the wealthy desiring to build additions without tripping over surface-oriented building codes. New legislation in some boroughs of the city aims to cut down on permits issue to such underground expansions and could provide guidance for other cities dealing with similar issues around the world. While not entirely unique to England, the phenomena has reached a critical point in the…
  • Ruins of Crumbling Church Salvaged with Geometric Addition

    Steph
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] A faceted glass structure clings to the ruins of a stone church in Santpedor, Spain, filling in a gaping hole that was created with the demolition of an adjacent convent. Built modestly by priests between 1721 and 1729, the hermitage of Sant Francesc started to crumble long ago, and by 2000 the roof had sunk and the vaults of the nave and chapels had partially collapsed, leaving it looking as if it the rest of it would come down at any time. But anyone brave enough to step through the doors would have found an interior that was…
  • Illegal Skyway: Chinese Homeowner Bridges 2 Highrise Condos

    Urbanist
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Sky bridges are a common sight in many cities, but are generally used to create a semi-public pathway from one building to the next, not to illicitly join two private highrise units in midair. In Nanning, China, one resident apparently purchased two apartment units situated nearly across from (and facing) one another with a novel plan in mind: connect them via a slightly-sloped extension to expand his interior space. As a local paper reports, the raised structure is raising concerns for pedestrians passing below. The makeshift…
  • Hand-Grown Murals: Watch as Plant Paintings Take Over Walls

    Urbanist
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on which it is painted. Weeds is a series of projects by artist Mona Caron (via Colossal), captured on film, that is as much about slow and usually-unseen urban processes as it is about artwork in public spaces. Of her work and plants themselves, she writes: “they may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are…
  • Residential Rollercoaster: Buyers Ride Through House for Sale

    Steph
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] Perhaps ‘roller coaster ride’ isn’t the most desirable term that a seller would want potential buyers using to describe the property they’re showing, but in this case, it might not be such a bad thing. Dutch brokerage firm Verder Met Wonen literally takes prospective residents on a ride through the home on a specially-installed roller coaster in single-rider wooden cars. The ride starts in the driveway, descending into the basement and then hoisting viewers up the stairs to see the first level.It then rises to…
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  • Monumental

    Geoff Manaugh
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    [Image: "Historical Monument of the American Republic" by Erastus Salisbury Field]. I just spent far too much time clicking around on Archi/Maps, where—amongst dozens of other images—this painting by Erastus Salisbury Field, showing a proposal for an "Historical Monument of the American Republic," seemed worth a quick post. Check out related images under the "utopia" or "monument" tags.
  • Under London

    Geoff Manaugh
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. Crossrail—the massive, 73-mile rail project currently underway in London, including twin-bore 13-mile tunnels—has released a handful of new photos showing the underground works. [Images: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. I'm a sucker for images of the human form stranded amidst the shadows of massive, dimensionally abstract spatial environments, so I thought I'd post these purely as eye candy. [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. If you want a bit more info on Crossrail itself, consider…
  • The Neurological Side-Effects of 3D

    Geoff Manaugh
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    [Image: Auguste Choisy]. France is considering a ban on stereoscopic viewing equipment—i.e. 3D films and game environments—for children, due to "the possible [negative] effect of 3D viewing on the developing visual system." As a new paper suggests, the use of these representational technologies is "not recommended for chidren under the age of six" and only "in moderation for those under the age of 13." There is very little evidence to back up the ban, however. As Martin Banks, a professor of vision science at UC Berkeley, points out in a short piece for New Scientist, "there is no…
  • Space Noir

    Geoff Manaugh
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    [Image: The International Space Station at night, photographed by astronaut Alexander Gerst, courtesy of the ESA]. The European Space Agency recently released a group of photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst showing the International Space Station at night. The only real contextual information provided is that "the six astronauts on the weightless research centre live by GMT, and generally sleep at the same time." [Image: Photo by Alexander Gerst, courtesy of the ESA]. Gerst—so close to Geist!—thus took advantage of the downtime to produce some images that make the ISS look…
  • Just-in-Case Informatics

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

  • A Look Back: 2014 Standout Moments

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    For the past five years, we have continued the tradition of highlighting our standout moments for the year. During these final weeks of 2014, we look back at a year filled with award-winning design, out-of-state endeavors, collaborative accomplishments and career advancements.
  • Exploring Passions: Insights from an Intern at LPA

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    By Guest Blogger Aylen Duran Ever since I was little I loved to redesign my room on paper and envision what it would look like when it was remodeled the way I wanted it. I knew the basic concept of architecture but what interested me most was designing the interior. When I entered high school one of my teachers who is in charge of the ACE Mentor Program persuaded me to enroll in the engineering pathway. He told me that interior design was related to architecture and that those classes would better prepare me for college. As a 10th grader I began my first engineering class and I found it…
  • A Redesigned Corporate Headquarters for San Antonio News Station

    Sara Flowers
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Choosing a location for your company headquarters is no easy task. This space will become the blank canvas to express your corporate branding strategy, build and grow the company and interact with clients and staff. Between browsing for new real estate and considering concepts for renovation, the options can seem endless, and we've often helped our clients in the decision-making process. KSAT-TV has occupied the same studio building since their very first broadcast in January of 1957. In the last 57 years, the KSAT team has grown as San Antonio has continued to grow, and more space was…
  • 1 Columbia Place: 6 Solutions to Reposition Underperforming Buildings

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

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

    Kristine Lofgren
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    We’ve all heard that possessions won’t make you happy and now here’s the proof:  a new report reveals that those who prioritize possessions experience more negative emotions than people who don’t. The bottom line? During this holiday season, keep in mind that it’s not the material things that count. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ama, ecouterre, emotional health, emotional impact of material possessions, emotional impact of things, emotional shopping, holiday shopping, material possessions, shopping anxiety, shopping depression
  • Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the holidays

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Chances are that a lot of us will be wrapping some last-minute gifts this weekend, whether we’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, or Festivus. Rather than going for regular store-bought wrapping paper, which is as wasteful to use as it is to create, there are some brilliant eco-friendly alternatives to use instead. Re-usable bags, fabric, or homemade wrap are just a few fun ideas that can be put to use to wrap presents, so read on past the jump for some ideas on how you can make this holiday the most eco-savvy yet! Read the rest of Eco-friendly gift wrap alternatives for the…
  • Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices

    Inhabitat
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    Brought to you by Windows Store Windows Store gives you access to tons of gaming, lifestyle, entertainment and social apps. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find some gems. Read the rest of Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apps, gaming, microsoft, social apps, windows app store, windows store
  • Study finds that holiday goods from retailers like Target and Walmart contain toxins

    Kristine Lofgren
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    As the holidays kick into high gear, it’s worth noting that many of the holiday goods that you might pick up at major retailers like Target and Walmart might actually be bad for your health. A study found that a high percentage of holiday goods contain toxic chemicals. More than two-thirds of the products tested showed a high enough level of toxins that it could raise serious concerns, which is particularly concerning if you have those holiday purchases around children. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christmas decorations, christmas decorations…
  • Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own dependence on the grid? Give it to a family in need? Send one to a school in Africa? The team from Desolenator is exploring those possibilities – and you can help. Read the rest of Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa clean water, Africa water, clean drinking water, desalination, desalination for drinking…
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    Future Feeder

  • Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels

    Che-Wei Wang
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Measuring just 280 square feet, this tiny house in Tokyo by architecture firm Flathouse includes a public biscuit shop on the first level and manages to fit a lot of function into an irregularly shaped footprint by taking advantage of vertical space. more:Herringbone House: Tiny Tokyo Residence Split into 7 Levels
  • The Average Font combines hundreds of characters into one typeface

    Che-Wei Wang
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    New York artist and designer Moritz Resl has compiled a new “ghostly” typeface by overlaying each letter of the alphabet from over 900 existing font families (+ slideshow). more:The Average Font combines hundreds of characters into one typeface
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    Che-Wei Wang
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
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  • ramanPi : Raman Spectrometer

    Che-Wei Wang
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    You can also view the project log with this video that includes a full transcript HERE … Welcome to the hackaday. more:ramanPi : Raman Spectrometer
  • French Inventor Creates Pills That Make Your Farts Smell Like Roses & Chocolate

    Che-Wei Wang
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    French inventor Christian Poincheval has created pills that claim to ease indigestion while “perfuming” your farts to make them smell as sweet as roses or violets. more:French Inventor Creates Pills That Make Your Farts Smell Like Roses & Chocolate
 
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  • Life, tissue culture and ethical ambiguities. An interview with Svenja Kratz

    Regine
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    The artist has worked with media as diverse as fetal calf cells, human blood, maggots, multi-component 3D Human Skin Equivalent models or taxidermied insects. She is currently participating to Experimenta Recharge biennial of media art with an ever-changing face mask that uses Saos-2, a cell line that originally came from the bone cancer lesion of an 11 year old girl who died in 1973 continue
  • Cobalt 60 Sauce, a barbecue sauce made from 'supermarket mutants'

    Regine
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    Concerned by the lack of research on radiation-bred edible plants and their possible impact on our health and on the environment, the Center for Genomic Gastronomy created a barbecue sauce that contains some of the most common radiation-bred ingredients: Rio Red Grapefruit, Milns Golden Promise Barley, Todd's Mitcham Peppermint, Calrose 76 Rice and Soy continue
  • The Plant Sex Consultancy

    Regine
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:08 am
    PSX has designed a total of six gadgets that meet the specific sexual needs of plants. Some flowers were outfitted with a vanity lace to prevent the spread of STDs, others were given an algae-containing dildo or a vibrator continue
  • DocLab Expo: Immersive Reality & Digital Storytelling

    Regine
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    The most compelling part of the day for me was when i discovered the nominees of the Digital Storytelling competition. Because the focus of the selection is as much on new forms of interactivity as it is on strategies to weave a compelling story, all the projects were deep, multi-layered and compelling. Some took me ages to explore. Take the super addictive podcast of the now cult "Serial" for example... continue
  • My notes from DocLab: Interactive Conference 2014

    Regine
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    Finally! I found some time to type down my notes from the DocLab: Interactive Conference, a one-day event that looked at how artists, film makers, designers and entrepreneurs are exploring digital behaviour and redefining the documentary genre in the digital age continue
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    ArchitectureYP

  • Linox - stainless steel details and design

    5 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    "Linox Technology aims to be recognised as the world's leading designer and manufacturer of architectural stainless steel fittings for frameless glass systems; including canopies, balustrades, facades, pool fencing, frameless sliding doors, and other interior and exterior systems." to find out more...Image via http://www.linox.com.au/frameless-glass-fin-facade-systems.phpPassage via http://www.linox.com.au/profile.php
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    4 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Space within space created brilliantly for family and kids can indulged for hours in daily life. Huge natural ventilated space and recessed double layered skin for warmth to bedrooms. A cool design worth a mentioned here. To find out more...Image via http://www.designboom.com/architecture/spacespace-ground-and-above-roof-house/
  • Sekeping Kong Heng

    29 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    A nice piece of rejuvenated work to the old building with new installation and reengineering at Ipoh, Perak Malaysia that I wanted to blog here. to find out more...Image from http://seksan.com/kongheng.html
  • World Architecture 2014

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

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

    Christine Walsh
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    One of the key characteristics of shipping containers is that they can easily be stacked one on top of another and still retain their structural soundness. After all, when they were still used for their primary purpose i.e. the shipping of goods, they where stacked high into the air. Because of this, these building blocks lend themselves fabulously to building multi story buildings, such as family homes, apartment buildings or student housing. Below you will find a few great examples of creating functional buildings out of shipping containers. 1. Student Housing in Johannesburg, South Africa…
  • Space Saving Sliding Furniture

    Christine Walsh
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Living small requires that every piece of furniture performs it’s own function, as well as some extra one’s besides. Storage is usually the biggest problem, and the Spanish firm PKMN Architectures came up with a unique way to solve this obstacle during the renovation of a small villa in Madrid, Spain. To do so, they designed a series of innovative modular units, which are easily movable and thereby capable of creating entirely flexible living and workspaces. The All I Own House, as the villa is called, only measures 538 square feet (50 square meters) and the owner uses it both as a home…
  • Living Sustainably in a Dumpster

    Christine Walsh
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Dr. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment. He has transformed a dumpster into a home and plans to live in it for a full year, so that he can learn as much as he can about sustainable living. The experiment is called the Dumpster Project and its main aim is a hands-on study of how much space a person actually needs to live. The drastically increasing population and limited space on the planet should be prompting us all to start thinking of downsizing, which is the main aim of this project too. Wilson’s dumpster home…
  • Innovative New Passive House Prefab

    Christine Walsh
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Sonya Newenhouse, the founder of the green consulting company, Madison Environmental, is putting theory into practice through building the so-called NewenHouse, which is a prefab sustainable, passive house. The home is also Passivhaus certified. According to her, the house is superinsulated, furnace-free and functions well even in cold climates. Sonya’s NewenHouse was built Wisconsin, and it measures a modest 1100 square feet, which is still enough to house her family of three. It is shaped like a cube, and while most of the windows are tiny, it does also have several large ones that face…
  • 5 Awesome Off-The-Grid Shipping Container Homes

    Christine Walsh
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Shipping container architecture is a great way to build a sustainable home, but many architects and homeowners are also going a step further, and using these building blocks to build truly off-the-grid homes. The main advantages of such homes are the ability to place them virtually anywhere, minimizing the footprint and lowering the monthly costs to virtually zero. Below are 5 examples of shipping container homes, which feature a variety of great technologies and methods to make them self-sustaining. 1. Wisconsin Off-The-Grid Home This shipping container home features 500 square feet of…
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  • More Expensive Than It Should Be

    The Antiplanner
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Economist reports that housing in China is “cheaper than you think.” The magazine-that-calls-itself-a-newspaper’s measure of affordability is the average price of a 100-square-meter (1,076-square-foot) home divided by average household income. Older mid-rise homes in Shanghai are torn down and replaced with high rises. Flickr photo by Paolo Vasta. In megacities such as Beijing and […]
  • Buying a Self-Driving Car

    The Antiplanner
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    BMW has announced that it will demonstrate a valet-parking car at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. This is more than a car that can parallel park by itself. Instead, it is a car that can cruise through a parking garage until it finds an empty space and park there until […]
  • Time to Go on a Diet?

    The Antiplanner
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx wants you to go on a diet–a road diet. “A typical road diet takes a segment of four-lane undivided roadway and reconfigures it into three lanes with two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane,” he says. The theory behind a road diet is simple. From now on, […]
  • Amtrak’s Questionable Numbers

    The Antiplanner
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Last week, Portland’s city auditor discovered that the city had been overstating streetcar ridership by 19 percent. It turns out that the Portland Streetcar isn’t the only government-sponsored transportation enterprise that has problems with simple arithmetic. The January issue of Trains magazine reports that Amtrak has been overcounting its riders for years (the story, “Ridership […]
  • Liberals and Libertarians

    The Antiplanner
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Brutality on the part of overly militarized police forces. Too many people in prison due mainly to a war on victimless crimes. Routine torture. The national surveillance state. A president who believes he can remotely kill anyone he wants without trial or due process. Assett forfeiture. States and cities that routinely take away people’s property […]
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    Art Deco Buildings

  • J Kitchen & Sons, Port Melbourne

    David Thompson
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    The former administration building of J Kitchen & Sons in Ingles Street, Port Melbourne has been boarded up for more than five years and it's fair to say those years haven't been kind to this mid-1920s building. Just about all the windows are broken and the facade is covered with graffiti.There is some hope on the horizon with Dr Jeanne Shaw and Sophie Fenton planning to open a school in the building in the next few years and I was lucky enough to tag along when they toured the building this morning.It's not the first time I've been inside this building. I've been inside once before in May…
  • M&D Shapiro Hardware, New York City

    David Thompson
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    To to show there is some modest Deco in New York City. Here's M&D Shapiro Hardware in Bleecker Street. See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • St Michael's Pumphouse, Toronto

    David Thompson
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    I don't know a lot about this building. It happens I'd rather get a photo or three than find out what the building is. I think it was part of a school. See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • 95-97 Broadway, Boston

    David Thompson
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Possibly a former commercial/industrial building converted to apartments at 95-97 Broadway, Boston, MA. See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Daniella's Buildings, Masterton

    David Thompson
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Daniell's Buildings in Masterton, New Zealand. 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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  • Best Wishes to Steve and Lisa!

    SEI Design Group
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    12-13-14  It’s official!
  • Congrats to All – 8 School Projects Approved!

    SEI Design Group
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
              Congratulations to Alexander, Canandaigua, Gananda, Holley, Lyons, Penn Yan, and Spencer-Van Etten School Districts on the passing of their capital improvement projects!  District voters were out last night and approved all propositions. SEI Design Group worked extensively with these clients throughout the pre-referendum planning phase and now moves forward to see these projects through completion. Alexander Central School District’s approved $6.8 million capital improvement project addresses energy efficiency upgrades, health and safety improvements, and…
  • Jen Kelley Nominated for Athena Award

    SEI Design Group
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    We are extrememly proud of our own Jennifer Kelley, who was recently nominated for the Canandaigua Athena Award for Young Professional Leadership.  All of the nominees were celebrated at a Gala dinner on Friday night, and some of the SEI gang were there to cheer Jen on.  Jen is SEI Design Group’s ringleader for getting folks involved in volunteer activities, and we truly appreciate that!  
  • SEI Gives Back

    SEI Design Group
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Thanks to Jen Kelley for continuing to organize giving activities for SEI’s Rochester office.  This past Saturday Jen, Justin, and Brian helped with yard work at the Ronald McDonald House. Last year the house supported more than 900 families and children.
  • Albany Office Steps Out!

    SEI Design Group
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Elegant Albany group enjoying a day at the races!
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  • Archiculture Interviews: Kenneth Frampton

    Karissa Rosenfield
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Following the highly anticipated world premiere of Archiculture (watch here!), Arbuckle Industries has now shared with us the first of over 30 never-before-seen full length interviews with some of the industry’s leading practitioners, all discussing the profession and how we are or should be training the next generation of designers. In this first interview, the directors sit down with architect, critic, author, and historian Kenneth Frampton at Columbia University to discuss whether or not architecture is a luxury and how the profession has been…
  • Could Smart Cities Slowly Destroy Democracy?

    Sadia Quddus
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Has the concept of the smart city ”crystallised into an image of the city as a vast, efficient robot?” In the age of the “Internet of Things,” where does the citizen fit in? In this article from The Guardian, journalist Steven Poole takes a critical stance against the purported utopian ideals of smart cities. Poole delves into the nuances of who the smart city is truly meant to serve, questions the debate over whether it should develop along a top-down or bottom-up approach, and poses the provocative thought: “a vast network of sensors amounting to millions…
  • House Pegasus / Frédéric Saint-Cricq

    Fabian Cifuentes
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Architects: Frédéric Saint-Cricq Location: Toulouse, France Area: 150.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Patrice Menconi From the architect. A couple and their child choose a sloping plot of land on which to build their house and raise their family. Their wishes stimulate two ways of living and guide three worlds: the parents’, the child’s, and a third shared one. There is an initial desire to be buried underground expressing the attraction of living in the secret of a subterranean base, Pegasus (referring to a US Comic of the 1980s). There is always a seething quality of underground life, a…
  • Artist Uses Gehry’s Concert Hall as Canvas in LA Philharmonic Concert Series

    Connor Walker
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The first week of December marked the beginning of the LA Philharmonic’s in/SIGHT concert series. The multimedia series will incorporate video images playing in sync with the performance, creating an immersive new way to experience the music for concert-goers. The first of these performances was the collaborative work of conductor Esa-pekka Salonen and artist Refik Anadol in an audio-visual rendition of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques. Using audio analysis and Kinect motion capture software to record Salonen’s movements while conducting, Anadol has created a stunning set of moving images…
  • Video: Wilkinson Eyre on Architectural Practice Today

    Evan Rawn
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    What does the practice of architecture mean for professionals in the age of computing? How can architecture move beyond form to demonstrate a building’s inner workings? These are just a couple of the questions answered by two of the UK’s leading architects, Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre in this video from Crane.tv. Discussing their work at Wilkinson Eyre, the designers both reveal what initially led them to pursue architecture, as well as how their office has transformed and expanded in recent years to take on a range of international projects and competitions, becoming one of the…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Sculptural Showhome Pierced By A Central Courtyard

    Ada Teicu
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    A sculptural home in Taipei presents its facade with a play of light and geometry that mesmerizes passers-by. Spreading over 635 square meters, the surprising showcase house in Taiwan is known as Casa De Flore. Defined by the carefully designed transparent glass box presenting tall floor-to-ceiling windows shaping a lounge zone hidden behind greenery, the architecture plays with scale and depth to create a protective shield from the noise of the street. Imagined by Arcadian Architecture + Design as welcoming people with a receded facade adorned with a terraced landscape, this home in…
  • Welcoming Ranch-Style Residence in Colorado Delivering Perfect Mountain Views

    Lavinia
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This 9,245 sq.ft. contemporary ranch-style residence, designed by architect Joe Robbins, has many custom features that make it a dream mountain retreat. Located only minutes from downtown Steamboat Spring, Colorado, the dwelling comes with views from the Flat Top Mountains to the Ski Area and beyond. Original details, such as the hand-carved front door, welcome you inside. A great room with a two-story, stone fireplace, exposed wooden beams, pecan floors, and expansive stonework is the heart of the home. The windows of the main floor master frame the Steamboat Ski Area, and open to the sounds…
  • Simple Geometry Revealing A Complex Interior Scheme: Teh House in Seattle

    Lavinia
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Floisand Studio completed Teh House, a private residence in Seattle, Washington, USA. As you can see in the photos below, the exterior of the building displays a simple geometry, with two rectangular volumes placed one on top of the other in a black&white color interaction. The lower level protrudes inside the street-facing courtyard, hinting the existence of a garage. The opposite side of the house opens up towards a lush garden with water features. Generously-sized windows and wooden balconies provided an optimum connection with the outdoors. The simple geometry is brought inside of…
  • Luxury 5-Bedroom Family Home Marrying Elegance and Technology

    Ada Teicu
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    Located in a village near Prague in the Czech Republic, this luxurious five-bedroom family home is not only elegant and welcoming, but also eye-candy for tech-savy folk. Latest environmental design technologies were implemented by Jestico + Whiles to imagine and build the perfect family home for their clients. The amazing private luxury home known as Villa Pruhonice opens to the surroundings with a transparent south-facing facade shielded from direct exposure by balcony overhangs on the first floor and a cantilevered roof shading the private spaces upstairs. Cutting-edge intelligent…
  • Ultra-Modern Country House Design in Ukraine: Riba House

    Ada Teicu
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    Located in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, this ultra-modern country house was re-imagined by Ukraine based SVOYA Studio starting from the idea of adding insignificant changes to the space. A full-blown design challenge was born as the plans changed. The homeowner is fond of beautiful floors, so this became the starting point of re-decorating what later became known in the studio’s portfolio as the Riba House. Keeping only the planning concept and some carpentry items, the design studio constructed a unique atmosphere just as their client requested:  modern and cozy. Placing the…
 
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  • Monumental

    1 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    [Image: "Historical Monument of the American Republic" by Erastus Salisbury Field]. I just spent far too much time clicking around on Archi/Maps, where—amongst dozens of other images—this painting by Erastus Salisbury Field, showing a proposal for an "Historical Monument of the American Republic," seemed worth a quick post. Check out related images under the "utopia" or "monument" tags.
  • Under London

    1 Dec 2014 | 6:09 pm
    [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. Crossrail—the massive, 73-mile rail project currently underway in London, including twin-bore 13-mile tunnels—has released a handful of new photos showing the underground works. [Images: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. I'm a sucker for images of the human form stranded amidst the shadows of massive, dimensionally abstract spatial environments, so I thought I'd post these purely as eye candy. [Image: Bond Street platform tunnels, courtesy Crossrail]. If you want a bit more info on Crossrail itself, consider…
  • The Neurological Side-Effects of 3D

    28 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    [Image: Auguste Choisy]. France is considering a ban on stereoscopic viewing equipment—i.e. 3D films and game environments—for children, due to "the possible [negative] effect of 3D viewing on the developing visual system." As a new paper suggests, the use of these representational technologies is "not recommended for chidren under the age of six" and only "in moderation for those under the age of 13." There is very little evidence to back up the ban, however. As Martin Banks, a professor of vision science at UC Berkeley, points out in a short piece for New Scientist, "there is no…
  • Space Noir

    28 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    [Image: The International Space Station at night, photographed by astronaut Alexander Gerst, courtesy of the ESA]. The European Space Agency recently released a group of photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst showing the International Space Station at night. The only real contextual information provided is that "the six astronauts on the weightless research centre live by GMT, and generally sleep at the same time." [Image: Photo by Alexander Gerst, courtesy of the ESA]. Gerst—so close to Geist!—thus took advantage of the downtime to produce some images that make the ISS look…
  • Just-in-Case Informatics

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

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Located on the east coast of Australia and situated on the water, Sydney is a stunning harbor city. As Australia’s leading metropolis, Sydney is the go-to destination for international corporations, tourists, and students. The city is not characterized by any one architecture style, but by a juxtaposition of architecture that spans the breadth of the region’s brief 200-year history. Image via grayline.com. Sydney is well known for its iconic buildings and structures, home to the Sydney Opera House by Jorn Utzon, the Sydney Harbor Bridge by Dorman Long and Co., Australia Square by Harry…
  • Finding Happiness in the Handmade – Our Favourite Makers in Melbourne

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    For the following two weekends the Architact Collective have attended two pre-christmas market locations. There could have been no better start to the festive season than by surrounding ourselves with some incredible designers, makers and entrepreneurs, these are our peers who equally motivate and inspire us to do what we do. When talking with these designers we learnt some things about their journey that we wanted to share with you. Each journey however is similar; creative people with no business background finding happiness, personality and identity through hand-crafted design. We found…
  • MediaMap Connecting Architects to the World’s Architectural Media

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    We very rarely talk about how important media is for architects. Media is also often a secondary consideration in architecture practices, we have tools for project management, and office management, but nothing for media management. MediaMap seeks to solve that problem. MediaMap is a new media kit and campaign tool for architects that maps the world’s architectural media. As someone who works in both architecture practice and media I know how exhaustive it is to promote and track your projects through media campaigns. Even finding the right media channel can be problematic but this…
  • Interesting Stuff on the Internet

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

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

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We first discovered CJ Hendry hyper-realistic drawings at the end of last year and were stunned immediately.   In early April this year we launched the Art Hunter in Sydney in conjunction with Jaguar and introduced CJ Hendry’s work as one of the featured elements of the occasion. Her reputation took off like a rocket and her work is selling out at record time.   For those who have just discovered The Cool Hunter or CJ Hendry, here’s some of the background story. Her rise is extraordinary in the art world as it has all happened in just six short months. It is a testament…
  • Current Obsessions

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Staircase in Hotel de Seze in Paris Sales Pavilion in Ningbo, China by the One House. Mirrored Cafe in Gifu, Japan by Band Design Grotto Private Sauna in Toronto, Canada Château de la Resle is a hotel is located in Montigny-la-Resle, France   Hotel Villa in Honegg in Switzerland Pocket Watches    
  • Hunter Boots Flagship Store - London

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

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

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

    Eric Burtzlaff
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you live in Denver or have driven through it recently, you probably are more than aware that multifamily development is BOOMING in the City of Denver. I will use the word “multifamily” to define any apartment, townhome, or condo development. If the current City of Denver forecast is anything close to reality, this boom is here to stay for the next 5+ years. This boom is making profitable opportunities for not just the big developers but also many first time developers. This article is written more towards the developers (or potential developers) who want to start developing in…
  • Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

    Jim Houlette
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance between the bottom of the joists to the soil by code.  Otherwise, other building materials such as steel beams may not have a clear definition of how much clearance should be provided. Typically, if you are building an elevated floor you may have poor soil conditions and therefore need to consider soil…
  • Mixed-Use Buildings in Golden, Colorado

    Sean O'Hara
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:56 pm
    EVstudio is working with one of our clients to complete two key mixed-use buildings in downtown Golden, Colorado. When complete these buildings will feature residential units, offices, commercial storefront and underground parking. We’ll post more information as they begin construction in early 2015.  
  • Submittal Review: Are Your Connections Legit?

    Ross Maxwell
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Metal siding on residential units I recently completed a submittal review for Black Roofing Inc. Black Roofing Inc. was submitting a metal siding and solar collector metal wall panel package for review and approval by the Engineer of Record for a project. One of the requirements of the project specifications was a Professional Engineer with a Colorado license submitting calculations showing the panel attachments were adequate for the applicable loads, including dead, live and wind loads. Typical solar collector wall support system Typically, the calculations include determining the loads and…
  • Feasibility Studies – Look Before You Leap

    EVstudio AEP
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    You wouldn’t buy a house without an inspection or a car without a test drive would you?  It makes sense that before you commit yourself to such an important investment you want to make sure that what you are buying meets your expectations and needs; that it will do what you want it to do.    Just as you wouldn’t buy a house or a car without carefully examining it you shouldn’t purchase a piece of property for your project without carefully assessing it to make sure it meets your needs.  At EVstudio we are often asked to help developers and individuals to assess a piece…
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  • Beautiful Pastry Shops Around the World

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

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

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

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

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

    Susan Kraemer
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Guests entering Thailand’s Hôtel de la Paix resort ascend a grand flight of stairs as wide as a small hill. The ultimate in minimalist elegance, the serene spa retreat offers a rooftop view out over Cha-Am Beach near Hua Hin. The deliciously tactile, clean-lined contemporary airy spaces blend indoors with outdoors in both dramatic and casual ease. Throughout, Thai designer Duangrit Bunnag embraces the breeziest simplicity of design. Bedrooms are quietly contemplative, pared-down, refined. The plain concrete walls soar high above silky white duvets. The architects employ a surprising…
  • Lovely Glass Extension Lights up a London Mews House

    Susan Kraemer
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    The simplest glass box appears to slice open the ground floor of a semi-detached Victorian house in the West Venice neighborhood in London. Making no attempt to stay in the character of the original, London-based DOSarchitects simply bring a glass box of plain air and light into the ground floor. For cramped Londoners, such airy light and space are a real luxury. The extension transitions between old and new by just reworking the ground floor, where most of the original features had already been replaced by the previous owners anyway. To create a more family-friendly space in the lower ground…
  • Design Trend: Tips on Creating a Prime Home Theater Experience

    preynolds
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you’re a movie buff, you know that watching movies at home has become a dramatically sophisticated experience compared to what it was even just a few years ago. Today, it’s possible to approximate the feeling of an actual cinema, from the large screen right down to the surround-sound.  In fact, it’s even better that a movie theater because the concession stand (your refrigerator) is always open! If you’re pondering enhancing your home theater, it’s important to keep a few key points in mind to maximize your the experience while minimizing the price. Do Your Homework. Building a…
  • A Beautiful Fishing Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    The lovely patina of weathered steel and the magnificent proportions of its huge cantilevered roof marks the two-story fishing cabin by Olson Kundig Architects in the cool northern light of Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Like many buildings by Olson Kundig Architects, the Sol Duc Cabin has a rugged quality that celebrates the masculine pleasures of the simple life in a return to nature. To survive occasional flooding, the 350 square foot fishing cabin is set lightly on the site, sitting high on four steel columns. Huge industrial-scale sliding steel panels mean the two story structure can…
  • Design Dilemma: The Modern Retro Kitchen

    preynolds
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:28 am
    Traditional Kitchen by London Carpet & Flooring Hitt Oak Ltd Yes, sleek and modern is nice, but there’s something particularly special about a retro, vintage kitchen. To our mind, the perfect retro kitchen is one that references the traditional and the vintage, without reproducing too rigorously the era from which it is drawn. One of our favorite examples is the kitchen above, which has the feel of an old farmhouse kitchen. Complete with the farmhouse sink, butcher block countertops, utilitarian subway tile, vintage stove and aluminum industrial lights, the kitchen definitely has a…
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  • New visual identity and redesigned website

    v2com newswire
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Montréal, CanadaLEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design Graphic Design, Commercial Architecture, Commercial Interior Design, Hotel, Office, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + Bar, Shop + Retail The architecture and design firm LEMAYMICHAUD unveiled its new visual identity and redesigned website today. “The quality of the projects on the new website, the graphics, the architectural photography all reflect our firm’s evolution,” said Pierre Mierski, architect and partner in LEMAYMICHAUD. “We worked with a number of distinguished photographers in order to…
  • Now in Canada: EDIKA introduces LELIT brand espresso machines and accessories

    v2com newswire
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Montréal, CanadaLes importations EDIKA inc.Product, Business, Cottage + Country house, Gastronomy, Hotel, Kitchen + Bathroom, Lifestyle, Luxury, Object + Accessory, Office, Residential Interior Design, Shop + RetailNewly approved to meet Canadian standards, LELIT introduces superior quality traditional machines and accessories that promise to delight coffee lovers! Developed with superior quality components and materials intended for professional machinery, Italian designed and manufactured LELIT appliances and accessories are finally available to Canadians. Harking back to the ritual of…
  • HEC Project 2014 Edition

    v2com newswire
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    Montréal, CanadaFaculté d'aménagement de l'Université de Montréal Industrial Design, Art, Business, Lighting Design, Product, Shop + RetailEach year, second-year industrial design students from the University of Montreal are required to design a product that meets a daily challenge. The challenge? They have six weeks to go from ideation to design, manufacturing quality manufacturing and sale of their products. They are supervised by their instructor, Jean-François Jacques, supported by four tutors, Andre Keilani, Mauffette Claude Michel ... (continued)
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    v2com newswire
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    Montréal, CanadaPhilippe DubucArt, Business, Event + Exhibition, Fashion + Beauty, Fashion Design, Installation + Public art, Lifestyle, Luxury, Photography, Product, Shop + Retail Dubuc and John Londono hit the road together for TraficThe photographer John Londono immerses into DUBUC’s world for a series of photos and a video inspired by the dark and mysterious side of the road, at night. The result… a captivating portrayal of the DUBUC collection. With in-store artwork, visual artists and urban life as a backdrop, DUBUC draws inspiration from contemporary artists, inspires them in…
  • Plasticase is proud to launch its all-new rugged case product NANUKNANO

    v2com newswire
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Montréal, CanadaPlasticase Inc.Product, Art, Competition, Industrial Design, Lifestyle, Object + Accessory, Shop + Retail, Spa + Pool, Sustainable Development, Technology + Science, Transport, Travel Innovation through industrial design is the cornerstone of Plasticase, and it is the company’s secret weapon in its drive to compete with global giants in the industry. The company, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has designed and manufactured millions of plastic cases and sold them worldwide. One of its first products, the 639 attachécase, made its début as a “cool”…
 
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  • Choosing and Caring for Your Real Christmas Tree

    John
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    To make your tradition a more memorable and pleasant one, here are a few helpful hints when selecting a tree: 1. Do a freshness test. Gently grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it toward you. Very few needles should come off in your hand if the tree is fresh. Shake or …
  • Winter Holiday Safety Tips

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

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

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

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

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Early in 2014 WATG Singapore embarked on a program to help those in the office with hidden talent to showcase their craft. The "Art Wall" was born, and under the leadership of Roger Gaspar and Haryady, the office has seen the artistic works of many of WATG's hidden talents. At the end of each artists' show, all artwork were sold with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. To date, the Art Wall raised over $3,000 for charity.Most recently Cheryl Heap took up the challenge of showcasing her Instagram travel doodles. What started as a presentation of art turned into a catalyst for much…
  • Architecture Blog: Pirate's Plunder wins "Best Meal" at 2014 CANstruction

    10 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Jon Lee and I were honored to co-captain Team WATG as we competed in the CANstruction competition, sponsored by AIA Honolulu at Pearlridge Center. In our eight-year history of competing in CANstruction, this is the first year we used every single can in our structure. In total, over 4,000 cans were used to build the treasure chest and octopus. Every single can will go to the Hawaii Foodbank.See the video below documenting the entire CANstruction process: We were also on the KHON evening news: Although we didn't win the coveted "Jurors' Favorite" award, Team WATG once again brought…
  • Architecture Blog: WATG Takes the ALS Challenge

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    What started in Irvine as a challenge to the WATG/Wimberly Interiors leadership group, the ALS Challenge spread globally throughout WATG's offices and was open to all employees. Each office faced different conditions, and were able to improvise... Both Irvine and Los Angeles were sensitive to the serious drought in California and came up with an interesting twist.A total of 51 people took the challenge in Singapore (where the ice melted quickly).With ice in short supply in London,  the London team applied more water (much more).Dubai experienced 100% participation in their office (a WATG…
  • Architecture Blog: Opening up to nature: The Hawaii Convention Center

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Sometimes, instead of reinventing the wheel, all that needs to be done is to give it an update for present-day use. The same approach can be applied to architecture. Between World War I and World War II, people were preoccupied with buildings that allowed air and sunshine in. These more open structures started a movement that shaped modern architecture as we know it.In 1997, WATG expanded on the concept of open-air architecture when designing the Hawaii Convention Center. Located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, the building highlights Hawaii's culture and natural beauty with an open design…
  • Architecture Blog: Why future skyscrapers and buildings will be made with wood

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Concrete and steel have been the primary materials used to construct the majority of buildings, including nearly all skyscrapers built within the past century. However, as architect Michael Green so eloquently stated during a 2013 TED Talk, wood provides an innovative and environmentally friendly building material solution.  Steel and concrete represent three and five percent, respectively, of man's greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, 47 percent of CO2 emissions in the United States comes from buildings, according to Green.Wood buildings not only store carbon dioxide, but they also…
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  • OlfactoTrophée

    Détroyat
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    by Détroyat It has specific functions : with its stuffing, a reference to Bacchus, it becomes a generous bird feeder ... At night, it radiates, creating a magical atmosphere ... During the day it releases fragrances ...
  • InsecTopiaire

    Détroyat
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    by Détroyat Symbol of botanic architecture, of man’s subjugation of nature, this topiary is following the precise rules of proportions and symmetry. The cube, foundation of the topiary, takes the form of an orangery socle, and assumes another function: a refuge for insects which take possession of crevices in twigs and bamboos.
  • Ibis

    Détroyat
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    by Détroyat Three ibis dramatize the garden and it is strengthening its fairy tale rating.
  • The game with mirrors

    Détroyat
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    by Détroyat It bends the visitor’s vision, challenges his sense of beliefs and makes him relinquish his pursuit of perfection.
  • Pears

    Détroyat
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    by Détroyat The circles are concentric and the path seems easy to grasp.
 
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  • Improve HVAC Energy Efficiency Year-Round

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    HVAC systems are used continuously in commercial buildings. In fact, HVAC systems account for roughly 41% of total commercial building electrical usage – almost double that of any other building system – according to Alliant Energy. (Air conditioning alone represents 45% of the total peak energy use.) This obviously increases monthly utility bills, but also presents a big opportunity for regular energy savings. Here are a few ways to save as much HVAC energy as possible all year long: Invest in Regular Maintenance Small problems, like dirty condenser coils, can affect HVAC energy…
  • First Building Achieves WELL Platinum Certification

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    The first building to achieve the WELL Platinum Pilot Certification from the International WELL Building Institute has been identified: the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. This facility was also the first to meet the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge, achieving Net Zero Energy Certification. (Not to mention its LEED Platinum and Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative certification.) How did they do it? The Center for Sustainable Landscapes focused on an integrated design process that…
  • Learn About New Advances in Window Film

    2 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Understanding how high-performance window film works and what it can offer to commercial buildings is the first step in deciding whether it will be an effective energy-efficiency option for your organization. But even after you learn about window film’s benefits, it can still be challenging to know what type will address your building’s unique requirements. Do you have questions about window film that you’ve been wanting to ask – but don’t know who to ask (or how)? Eastman Chemical Company, manufacturer of high-performance commercial window film, is hosting a free one-hour webinar…
  • What Can We Learn from Walgreens About Net Zero?

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    To see how well the concept of net zero energy worked – and to test green technologies and initiatives for its 8,100+ stores – Walgreens invested in a net zero energy retail store. Located in Evanston, IL, this 14,000-square-foot retail facility opened in November 2013. It is expected to receive LEED Platinum certification, as well as Net Zero Energy Certification through the Living Building Challenge. The facility has already received the U.S. EPA’s GreenChill platinum certification. Although Walgreens hasn’t announced when (or if) other net-zero stores will follow, it has already…
  • What LEED Dynamic Plaques Can Really Do

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

    Bob Borson
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you were going to renovate or design your own kitchen, talking to a chef about their kitchen – a “chef’s kitchen” … should be a good place to start. I am in the process of renovating my kitchen, and by “process”, I mean I have been thinking about it for about 2 years. That’s a long time to spend thinking about something that is programmatically very simple. Hot and cold, clean and dirty, wet and dry. They are the working bones for any decent kitchen. Looking at the plan below, my existing kitchen has most of these things already in place and…
  • Architecture – A culture of long hours?

    Bob Borson
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Everybody knows that architects work a lot of hours – right? I’m not talking about an extra hour every do or something so pedestrian, I’m saying that according to the chat rooms and emails I receive, architects routinely work 60+ hours a week.Yikes! But is that really true?I get asked how much I work in a week all the time and I typically send out roughly the same answer: “I work regular business hours because I have a family and it’s important to me that I get to come home and see them.” But I started wondering if this was just lip service because I wanted…
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  • 553 LEED Certified Projects in India

    Mignon O'Young
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Since 2013, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been publishing a report series titled “LEED in Motion” with topics ranging from countries to specific industries such as retail and residential.  The LEED in Motion: India report is now available for download.  In India, there are 553 LEED certified projects and 1375 registered projects with a total of 833 million square feet of space ranging from office, retail, and government buildings to factories, airports, and hotels. USGBC’s partnerships with the Indian Green Building Council and India’s Energy and…
  • Edward Mazria Honored with 2015 Kemper Award

    Press Release
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    The Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed the Edward C. Kemper Award on Edward Mazria, AIA, for catalyzing the architecture community to address climate change through the design of decarbonized, sustainable, and resilient built environments. Named in honor of the AIA’s first executive director, the award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA. In his 40-year career, Mazria has been at the center of the sustainable design or green building movement, pushing a grassroots revolution…
  • Thought Provoking Green Building Webinars Now Online

    Mignon O'Young
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:32 pm
    For those of you who are not able to attend in person green building classes, especially those in the United States, there is a new option now. I’m excited to announce the recent release of the new Contemporary Leadership Webinar Series offered by the Sustainable Building Advisor Program in collaboration with Design AVEnues LLC. The webinar series feature a spectacular line-up of visionaries highly respected throughout the industry for their thought leadership in the green building movement and can be accessed online anytime, anywhere. The Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) Program is a…
  • A Green and Healthy Urban Health Clinic

    Mignon O'Young
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    The LEED CI Gold-certified Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic is a green renovation developed as a part of the overall sustainable development of the Kelly Cullen Community (KCC) located in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, California. KCC is the result of an environmentally conscious transformation and historic preservation of a 100-year old YMCA building. It was developed by Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), designed by Gelfand Partners Architects, and built by Cahill Contractors, Inc.  The Clinic is operated by the City of San Francisco Department of Public…
  • Building Health Forum

    Mignon O'Young
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    The What: Join more than 275 of the world’s preeminent experts and thought leaders pioneering the healthy buildings and healthy communities movement at USGBC Northern California Chapter’s upcoming Building Health Forum for a series of provocative keynotes, educational sessions, tours, and networking receptions. The Building Health Forum is the first feature-length event produced by the Building Health Initiative, an unprecedented coalition of 40 world-class companies and organizations from multiple sectors revolutionizing procurement strategies, fostering healthier communities and,…
 
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  • Casa Balint by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

    Miguel Rus
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Diego Opazo A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project. The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. Thus, a piece with a continuous façade that seems to lodge only one floor is set on the site. The aerodynamic visuals of it guide the eye towards the deepness of the neighbouring landscape. The volume is placed leaving as much free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plot for it to be used as a…
  • Compact Karst House by Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti

    Alberto Seller
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    © Janez Marolt The region of Karst was once covered with Oak trees that Venetians have extensively used for building up the City on water. They have left the wind to peel off earth revealing limestone grounds. In this landscape the tradition of small, compact, stony and almost windowless houses developed and remained until today. © Janez Marolt Following this tradition determined the design of small compact stony house corresponding to the needs of the young family and current technological principles. Redefinition of traditional stony Karst house led to the concept of proto-house as…
  • Monoform Living by PRODUCE WORKSHOP PTE LTD

    Wufoo Submission
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography It is the new home of Woon Tai Ho, art collector and critic, author, current Director for Media and Marketing of the National Gallery Singapore and former MediaCorp News CEO. © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography © Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography It is the home of a distinguished…
  • Quote #142 – Frank Lloyd Wright

    Miguel Rus
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If I was to realize new buildings I should have to have new technique. I should have to design buildings that they would not only be appropriate to materials but design them so the machine that would have to make them could make them surpassingly well. Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Adidas’ New Flagship Building by COBE

    Miguel Rus
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    © COBE Earlier this year, the world famous sports brand adidas announced an international competition for the design of adidas Meet & Eat – a public conference center with employee restaurant and showroom, located at the headquarters of the adidas Group, called World of Sports, in the South German city Herzogenaurach. The winning team is Danish architects COBE in collaboration with German COBE Berlin, Knippers Helbig and Transsolar. The team has created a distinctive landmark for the adidas Group that is flexible, user-friendly and functional, and highlights the Group’s…
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  • Sustainable prefab beach house in Blairgowrie

    Kim McFayden
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    This lovely little beach house was created by the talented folk at Archiblox. Located in the seaside village of Blairgowrie, the house is a sustainable pre-fab designed around 3 modules that are clad externally with corrugated colorbond and internally with floor to ceiling plywood. The house features custom-made joinery throughout which was also made by Archiblox. The house was designed in the shape of the letter H, with north-south orientation which gives the home an abundance of natural light and warmth. All this was built in 22 weeks off-site and just 3 weeks on-site using as main…
  • Sustainably striking cabin in Blairgowrie

    Kim McFayden
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    This multi-award winning project known as “Cabin 2″ is a fantastic contribution to the small architecture movement, which focuses on small, light-weight and eco-friendly structures. It’s a movement I’m very fond of and I try to feature as often as possible to show what can be achieved with a smaller space. Often magic comes from the limitations of a project, and this home is no exception. Maddison Architects were engaged to design an extension to an existing 60’s log cabin in the seaside village of Blairgowrie, south of Melbourne.   The design was around…
  • Handcrafted reclaimed furniture by Aussie designer Brett Sambrooks

    Kim McFayden
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    I was excited to come across a talented Aussie furniture craftsman by the name of Brett Sambrooks. Each piece is handcrafted from reclaimed timber and second hand materials to produce one-off individual, collectable and creative pieces. Brett is based in Koondrook, a small Victorian town nestled on the banks of the Murray River, where he crafts pieces that often have a story, like the red gum stools below made from one solid piece of timber that spent its former life in an old mechanic’s shed where they had been kept for decades and used as car blocks.   The raw earthiness of the…
  • Wonderfully serene interiors in Prahan

    Kim McFayden
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This home in the inner Melbourne suburb of Prahan began life as a single level Victorian house. Originally compartmentalised with lots of rooms, the new design by Studio Four involved a strategic replanning of the ground floor, the addition of a new first floor, along with the flexibility to adapt each space to suit the ever changing dynamics of family life.    A stronger connection was forged between the interiors and the exterior courtyards through a serious of concealed sliding doors, which increased light, fresh air and aspect. The rear courtyard is connected to the kitchen and…
  • Striking architecture with bold and sophisticated interiors

    Kim McFayden
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Today we are heading to Melbourne to see a home with striking architecture designed by In2 building designers. The brief was for a strong design aesthetic with low maintenance living for a young family. Seamless integration with the outdoors and a strong connection to the pool were important to the owners, together with achieving views to the parklands across the road.   A strong design aesthetic has certainly been achieved, with a bold and sophisticated palette throughout the interiors, which perfectly compliment the striking external facade. Timber, rust and charcoal themes are carried…
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  • James Hook & Co – The Little Modular Building That Could

    Glenn Cort
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    I can’t recall how long it’s been since the Hook family called Triumph Modular for a modular building that could house their retail space on Atlantic Ave, the popular spot called James Hook & Co. This following a fire that forced them to find a fast and temporary solution for their temporary building to get their doors back open for business.  … Read More... The post James Hook & Co – The Little Modular Building That Could appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • 3 good reasons to join the U.S. Green Building Council

    Cliff Cort
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Greenbuild conference in New Orleans, while there I heard the concept of the TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE mentioned. Initially, it sounded like “tree hugger talk”.  Actually, I googled it  . . .  It is a serious and an increasingly recognized concept.    First Bottom Line is “Profit”. … Read More... The post 3 good reasons to join the U.S. Green Building Council appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • 4 Essentials for Maintaining a Healthy Portable Classroom

    Linda Bee
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Portable classrooms are an inexpensive yet efficient addition, which many schools are opting for rather than traditional classrooms. Although portable classrooms are cost-efficient, they will only last a fraction of their expected lifetime if they aren’t cared for and maintained correctly. By following a few modular maintenance tips, not only will your classroom stay in top condition, but it will also maximize the student’s education!… Read More... The post 4 Essentials for Maintaining a Healthy Portable Classroom appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Owners want you to know about Modular Construction

    Glenn Cort
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    What is modular construction anyway? Owners want you to know about Modular Construction.  Is it building 90% of a building off site and putting it together on site ?  Is it use of volumetric 3D boxes to form large chunks of modular buildings to be installed at site or is it use of smaller component parts or is it both things ?  … Read More... The post Owners want you to know about Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • 5 Simple Acoustic Upgrades to Your Classroom

    Linda Bee
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Creating a classroom that is conducive to learning – what a simple goal. But many modular classrooms of the past failed to pay attention to the problem of unwanted noise pollution making it difficult for students to hear the teacher. These five simple acoustic upgrades will help turn your classroom into a teaching tool, not an impediment to an appropriate learning environment.… Read More... The post 5 Simple Acoustic Upgrades to Your Classroom appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
 
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  • Howard County Home Remodeling – Universal Design

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Howard County home proves that aging in place can be done with style and grace This contemporary remodel is one of our more popular projects online, being added to over 4,000 ideabooks on houzz.com .The purpose of this project was to make a ranch style home functional in the future for the homeowners. There were safety concerns with the existing home and an extensive wish list to be incorporated.   Finding the Right Contractor for Universal Design The homeowners met Joe Smith during a home show at the Howard County Fairgrounds.  Joe an expert in aging in place design often gives…
  • Ask the Experts – Free Seminar

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    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Steps to a Successful Kitchen & Bath Remodel Date: October 11, 2014Time: 10am to 11:30amLocation: 1912 Liberty Rd Eldersburg, MD 21784 Pre-Registration is Required. Seating is Limited. Please call to reserve your place. 410-781-7022 During this free seminar you will learn: The latest designs & product trends 3 levels of kitchen & bath remodeling How to plan your budget What to expect when remodeling   Light Refreshments Served Owings Brothers - An experienced work force that offers customers a wealth of knowledge and experience
  • 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…
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  • 37 Mind Blowingly Beautiful DIY Wall Art Projects That Will Mesmerise Your Guests

    Anton Giuroiu
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    Vertical space carries a huge burden in our homes. It has the capacity to greatly enhance the aesthetic values of our interior decor through colors, textures and volume whilst managing to add coziness and warmth. For most of us DIY Wall Art Projects are the way to go. Most high end solutions that you can purchase in retail are either dull or extremely expensive and impersonal. With DIY Projects you can achieve extraordinary personal and graphic results with little effort invested into an unique item or decoration ensemble. With DIY projects you can also embrace change often as DIY paper wall…
  • 15 Fun Easy DIY Craft Ideas For Your Home

    Codreanu Andreea
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Hand painted vases, leaves fruit bowls or pebble bath rugs, all are creative fun projects you can start anytime without much effort that can easily beautify your home and can come quite in handy in certain cases. Creativity is required and imagination as well would definitely be a plus in the approach of this cool DIY crafts ideas. Some re-purpose or revive old objects and other recycle bottles or plastic containers in the attempt of giving them a new a face and life. Don’t be afraid to give them a personal touch ( like the project with the little baby steps imprinted on the flower pot)…
  • 28 DIY Thread and Nails String Art Projects That Will Beautifully Reshape Your Interior Decor

    Anton Giuroiu
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    There are many reasons to start DIY thread and nails string art projects but out of all these reasons the unlimited possibilities are definitely topping the list. With 50 nails and a ball of thread you can materialize any shape, any message or volume. You can get creative and materialize your brand name on the lobby, an introductory phrase or your moto. You can use string and nails to create the iconic cartoon or comic book character in your child`s bedroom. You can do absolutely everything. If you have the funds to color the wooden support or the nails the end result will be far better,…
  • 25 DIY Maps Decorations For Your Home That Will Make You Want To Travel Some More

    Codreanu Andreea
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    Are you a globetrotter or just enjoy going in holiday trips around the world? Try and decorate your home in tune with your passions and bring a little bit of the world in the overall interior decor scheme. This article displays a collection of beautiful ways of using world maps in interior design and decorations that will definitely make them stand out and look antique and gorgeous.Whether we talk about  a lamp or heart map wall art, the possibilities are endless and the process of decorating with maps is quite similar to the one of using any other wallpaper. You could also choose to use…
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  • DIY succulent wreath

    Lin
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    ‘Tis the season. Actually, a living wreath is season-agnostic, me thinks. So yeah, the holidays are here and I totally get the excitement one can feel for snazzifying one’s abode during this time of the year. Against my better hoarding instincts, I tend to err on the side of minimalism but I do enjoy festive sprays of greens around the house. And what better way to validate my succulent hoarding habits than to actually put them to use! Oh it’s beyond out of control. But the wreath? The wreath is easy. 1. Cut your clippings. You might need to pull off some leaves around the…
  • 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…
 
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  • Create Your Modern Interior Architecture

    alisan
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Modern interior architecture could be the perfect choice for those who are still confused the choice of design. Of the many choices, interior with modern design has become an idol because of most simple and efficient. As a homeowner, interior indeed should you watch carefully so that you and your family can feel comfortable when occupying the room. If you apply the interior is wrong, then you will feel uncomfortable when being in the room. It certainly can pose quite a problem for your family. Therefore, to overcome this you have to choose the right interior. As mentioned previously, the…
  • Modern Japanese House Architecture for Small Space

    alisan
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    Modern Japanese house architecture became a quite popular trend nowadays. A house with Japanese design has a very strong characteristic home design. As one of the countries in Asia that has a unique culture, Japan has a different architecture than other designs. This can be seen from the design as well as outdoor and indoor looks minimalist yet elegant. When viewed from the outside, the architecture of the Japanese house looks very chic and attractive for chosen because it would bring full comfort to the occupants. This house does not need much decoration because the design is applied using a…
  • 4 Benefits of Having Modern Small House Architecture

    alisan
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    When you think about having a modern house for you and for your family to live in as for your everyday life, then you should consider about having the modern small house architecture. Actually, you can have a modern big house, but it is better to decide to have this kind, the small one. In order to be able to understand the reason why, then you should know that it is a most recommended type of houses. There are 4 benefits of having this kind of house architecture. First benefits – it is perfect for a small family member. So if you are a new couple who just move in town then having this…
  • 4 Considerations of Having Modern Beach House Architecture

    alisan
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    Many people like to go to the beach, just to spend the weekend, hanging out with friends or have a plan to own a beach house with modern beach house architecture. In order to fulfill your dream the beach house you must know that there are some considerations that you need now. However, this article would only explain 4 considerations about it. Hopefully those considerations can be useful for you and family before deciding to buy or to have the beach house. As you know that beach is the area where people mostly go to spend the weekend with friends and family, or some other vacations. First…
  • Steps on Having Modern House Architecture

    alisan
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    When you plan to build a house, modern house architecture must be one of those kind of house that you are looking for.  It was easy to guess because that is what most people want right now. Like having a bountiful house, well design from inside and outside, nice location, and moreover with the beautiful family, of course this is what all of people dream about.  However, in order to be able to have this kind of house, you must know the steps which you should have. They are: hiring an architect, finding a location, preparing some budget, and deciding what kind of interior that you might want…
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  • Documentary film that explores the architectural studio (full 25 min film)

    mistriotis
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by […]
  • Asif Khan at Dezeen Live

    mistriotis
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
    In this movie filmed during Dezeen Live at 100% Design, designer Asif Khan explains how soap bubbles, rubbish bins and a neighbour’s flower bed have all provided inspiration for his work. Khan begins by showing the first of five images, a composite of pictures including amusing signage at an east London market and a vapour trail […]
  • Lecture by Jorge Otero-Pailos

    mistriotis
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    orge Otero-Pailos is an architect, artist, and theorist specialized in experimental preservation. He leads an award-winning international practice devoted to advancing preservation as a forward-looking creative field, and has received many distinctions including UNESCO’s Prominent Professional Award. He contributes broad expert knowledge in, and strategic thinking on, all aspects and scales of preservation, and collaborates with […]
  • Hancock Tower

    mistriotis
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The Hancock Tower is one wicked Boston landmark AIANationalFiled under: Interviews Tagged: USA
  • Architecture at Zero

    mistriotis
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Architecture students and their advisor, Leticia SooHoo, present their entry for the Architecture at Zero competition. The competition site for 2014 is Jack London Gateway in Oakland, CA. AcademyofArtUFiled under: Lectures, Students Projects Tagged: USA
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    From Rurban to Urban

  • Changing Work Patterns and the Rise of Urban Innovation Districts – The Future in Finland?

    Timo H.
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    The changing nature of how and where we work seems to be hollowing out Finland’s science & business parks and industrial areas. Is the geography of innovation shifting and leaving cities facing a choice between sticking with a landscape of vacant business premises and nurturing lively innovation districts? Last month an over 10,000-strong horde of startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and media representatives flocked to Helsinki to attend Slush, a two-day technology and startup event that seeks to pair great ideas with investors. Even the Chinese Vice Prime Minister Wang Jang…
  • Pro Helsinki 2.0 – The Urbanist Vision for Making Helsinki Denser and More Diverse

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

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

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

    Timo H.
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    The field of geography is a brilliant academic discipline that gives you a thorough understanding of the world and lets you focus on whatever interests you. And being the urbanist geographer that I am, this summer I’ve been thinking a lot about what my colleagues could do to help with creating better cities. The more I’ve thought about it, I’ve begun to discover that the answer may lie in the area of specialization that I always liked the least: GIS. GIS stands for Geographical Information Systems which in turn refers to applications that can be used to gather, maintain, store,…
 
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  • My family pre-war toy and retro toys inspired by movie "Inventions of Hugo" | MOVIE INTERIORS

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
     In the last post I wrote about stunning scenography of "Inventions of Hugo". In the movie I also spotted colorful vintage toysstu. Wooden, metal, in bold colors. No "made in china" tacky stuff. The pre-war toys were beautiful and often with very interesting mechanisms!Méliès shop in "Invention of Hugo"Méliès shop in "Invention of Hugo"Méliès shop in "Invention of Hugo"Méliès shop in "Invention of Hugo"Méliès shop in "Invention of Hugo"This is an authentic picture of Méliès shop sourceLook at this stunning metal Climbing Monkey by Lehmann company my sister got from my…
  • Christmas movie interior - "Invention of Hugo Cabret" - a life behind a railway station clock | MOVIE INTERIORS

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    This movie takes us into a magic journey back to Paris of the thirties. We are looking at its world through the eyes of a boy, Hugo Cabret. "The inventions of Hugo Cabret", a movie directed by Martin Scorsese, is a heart-warming story with excellent cast. The main character is a boy named Hugo, an orphan, maintaining clocks at a Paris train station. Hugo is living right under the building's roof in a clock tower of Montparnasse station and is observing the city from behind a huge clock. The interior of the clock and its huge works are an important element of the set decor. The boy took…
  • Stunning Lodz architecture - the city center and post-industrial 19th century architecture | IN MY LENS

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
        I visited Łódź for Lodz Design Festival for the first time. I didn't know much about the city before. I expected it to be modern, dynamic, with good architecture as it is third largest city in Poland. And its architecture didn't dissapoint me indeed.     Lodz was a very important city in 19th century. It was a huge multicultural textile production centre full of enterpreneurs and American dream style careers (have you seen The Promised Land, movie by Andrzej Wajda,  Academy Award-wining Polish director? It is a REALLY good movie, set in 19th century…
  • Autumn walk in my town | IN MY LENS

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    In Poland a few bloggers made their own digital guide of Polish cities (in Polish only). For the next part I am going to write about the town I come from - Sopot! It's a very popular tourist destination in Poland, it's at the seaside and it's kinda THE party place during summer. So to make pictures for the guide I took several walks in Sopot. I love to walk there out of season, Sopot is more...mine at that time. charming tower of municipal libraryOne of the most beautiful and most neglected villas of Sopot. Built in the end of 19th century, inspired by palladian architecture. Tenement house…
  • Pale green kitchen inspirations | THE WEEKLY WANT

    29 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    One of my Polish blogger friends, Conchita, was organizing color week with celadon as the theme. She invited me to "play celadon" with her and I got a task "Celadon kitchnens". I wouldn't probably take up that subject for the blog on my own, as I prefer bolder colors but this color - as any else - can be great when used properly. Take a look at inspirations I found - it does look great here!Just to be clear, when I say "celadon" (or maybe "pale green" would be better for this color?) I mean this:www.zazzle.comMy first thought were American kitchens from fifties and sixties.... :)…
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    The AEC Associates Blog

  • Architectural CAD Outsourcing Services: Specialization is the Need of the Hour

    admin321
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:11 am
    Thousands of Architectural CAD outsourcing services have mushroomed all over the world in the recent years. Fast communication systems enable The AEC Associates Architectural CAD services located in any part of the globe to provide their expertise to their [...] The post Architectural CAD Outsourcing Services: Specialization is the Need of the Hour appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Gauging Client’s Moods

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

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

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

    admin321
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The AEC Associates architectural drafting services have to acquire special skills in hotel architecture since growing urbanization has resulted in a sharp rise in the need for hotels in cities all over [...] The post Architectural Drafting Services:The Grandeur of Hotel Architecture appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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  • The Orbits Clock by Studio Ve: new and unique wall clock

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Studio Ve proposes a new and unique wall clock, named The Orbits Clock. The hands of the clock that should indicate the hours, minutes and seconds are replaced by circles of different sizes, all tangent to the center of the clock. The circles indicate the passage of time and by the medium of some golden fix indicators, they allow the reading of the time. The clock is made of carbon fiber and it is very lightweight, weighing only a few grams. The Orbits Clock is definitely an interesting idea, drawing attention and providing extra life to the space by measuring time in this special way. Via…
  • CS1 Collection by Asfrei: interaction between wood, concrete and copper

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    CS1 Collection is formed from two pieces of furniture, coffee table and side table, and it was born from the collaboration between the American inspiration and the professional Swiss production, both united under the name Astfrei. The concept is planned to go into production starting next year. It highlights the symbiosis of materials and exploration, united under a fluent design. CS1 forms a harmonious assembly, the interaction between walnut wood, concrete and copper causes a unique aesthetic appeal. Although the countertop of the tables is thin and seemingly fragile, the entire structure…
  • Pontoon Penthouse by Za Bor Architects

    Sandu Mihaela
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Pontoon Penthouse is another amazing and useful creation from Za Bor Architects. It can be both used on water or on top of an existing construction due to its lightness. For this construction, Za Bor Architects resorted to technologies used for building of ships and submarines. As a basis, a strong structure of frames was used and afterwards it was covered with a light material as foam concrete. The walls are made of composite panels that provide extra resistance to deposits and in the same time offer an attractive appearance. As it can be seen in the contiguous photos, there are two versions…
  • MINI & dASSA bASSA restaurant / Guille Garcia-Hoz

    Olivia Andreea
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    The collaboration between the British brand MINI and chef Dario Barrio has materialized through the achievement of MINI & dASSA bASSA restaurant from Madrid. Guille Garcia-Hoz designer proposes to us a unique and original interior, inspired by the English classicism to which is added a modern, creative and innovative impression that gives a cosmopolitan tendency. Initially, the space where the restaurant is arranged was occupied by offices, requiring for the new destination a reduction of the ceilings. The window sills were restored becoming the relaxation areas where customers can sit.
  • Domestic Gathering – Carpet by Stephanie Langard

    Sandu Mihaela
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    By using appropriately primitive materials and craft techniques, designer Stephanie Langard has created Domestic Gathering Carpet. Its purpose is to bring people together who have fallen apart and isolated themselves due to the new technologies. Designer Stephanie Langard has chosen fire as a primitive element that has the power to draw people together. The carpet is made of leather and copper. Copper is one of the first metals extracted from ore and it was selected due to its distinguished properties of conductivity. It enables the heat of the fire to warm up the entire carpet along with…
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    Tiny House for Us

  • Fake Boulder In The Alps Is The Perfect Cabin For A Villain

    Mike
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    This house rocks. Literally. You could walk right past this little “home” and not even see it. Made to resemble a boulder, this experimental design comes to us from Switzerland, where it blends in with the landscape on a mountainside in the Alps. The only thing giving it away is the square window that affords a small view from the inside. While the design itself doesn’t really qualify as a tiny home – or any type of home we can think of for that matter, the interior does include the bare minimum, with a fold down table, a bed, and even a small fireplace for heat. This…
  • Vermont Students Learn to Build a Tiny House

    Mike
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    During the Fall/Winter 2013 session, students at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont got a hands on lesson in building their own tiny house as part of the Sustainable Design course, and this is what they came up with. Marked by its unusual lines and the combination of bright blue and warm wood colors, this build incorporates some unusual lines we haven’t really seen before. Take a look below. The school boasts over 100 hands-on workshops where students learn all sorts of things, from design and construction to woodworking and architectural crafts. They focus largely on…
  • Salvage Chic: 200sf “Pocket Shelter” is Overflowing With Rustic Charm

    Mike
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Asheville, North Carolina is well known as a hotbed of artsy, creative, and progressive-minded folks, a curious place where positive hippy vibes mix with hip cosmopolitan trends. It’s also home to some of the coolest tiny houses. Yesterday we featured a gorgeous THOW owned by a young woman from there, and today we want to Aaron Maret has his own design/build studio in the scenic countryside.  hH conceived the Pocket Shelter as a prototype for a production line of tiny houses. As he worked on it over the next five years, though, it became what he calls “a labor of love”. In fact,…
  • She Found Freedom and Comfort in a Tiny House on a Homestead

    Mike
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    From a small tent in a valley framed by the glacial walls of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park to a 1950s trailer on the shores of Abel Tasman, New Zealand, Natalie Pollard has spent most of her life engulfed in nature’s beauty and fully awakened by the freedom of living simply. Today she lives in Asheville, NC and is the proud owner of her own tiny house on wheels. Located on a plot of land with some like-minded friends and a few other tiny homes, she has found a permanent place to call home, where she can fully realize the freedom of living with less. We should all be so…
  • The Surprising Truth About Tiny House Prices

    Mike
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    “Luxury tiny house” – to some, this phrase seems like an oxymoron. And in many respects, it might be. Every time we share a tiny house that costs over $40k, the inevitable comments come forth, decrying the price as way too high, slamming it as an antithesis of the frugal simplicity which serves as a pillar of the tiny house movement. Case in point, recent profiles of the luxury tiny house built by Chris Heininge, or the “humble handcrafted” one made by Ryan, or the new design from Tiny Heirloom. These range in price from $60k to $80k, and below are just a…
 
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  • Sunny Modern Apartment in Brazil

    Vania
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    Sunny, modern apartment located in sunny Brazil. Remarkable in this case is the fact that the renovation carried by Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto is to an apartment located at a Botti Rubinʼs building – a well renowned 60ts architect from the Brutalist movement. Read the rest of Sunny Modern Apartment in Brazil originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Unique Living Room and Hallway in Residence in Slovakia

    Vania
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Studio Tolicci have designed unique living room and hallway in luxurious countryside residence in Slovakia. Before they represented a few of the living areas – kitchen, dining and bathroom, now they surprise us with a unique living room, furnished with style. Read the rest of Unique Living Room and Hallway in Residence in Slovakia originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Snow Hotel

    Vania
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Snow hotel – a South Korean modern fairytale or a new-age take on Alice in Wonderland interiors. South Korea, ah? You never thought that such a piece of contemporary art and design will be found in so unexpected place – but none the less, here it is, and as the designers from 1990 uao and Archigroup MA claimed for this project – the secret is in the details. The Snow Hotel’s unusual design and architecture blur the borders between floor, walls and ceiling, allow arches to define spaces and uses common materials as art structures. Read the rest of Snow Hotel originally posted on…
  • Tropical Loft Designed by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

    Vania
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Pavilion draws eyes with lush green wall of ferns, natural environment and the freshness of spa designed by Gisele Taranto. Everything in the room was chosen to stimulate the senses, including the furniture and works of art. Read the rest of Tropical Loft Designed by Gisele Taranto Arquitetura originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Elegant Space Created for a Young Actor

    Vania
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    This contemporary apartment located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and designed by Felipe Hess Studio is undeniably noteworthy for its simple clear lined architecture and minimalistic approach toward furnishing and design. Created for a young actor, who lives alone, the apartment represents the free, open spaces and elegant dynamic of modern urban life. Read the rest of Elegant Space Created for a Young Actor originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
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  • Big Residence in Finland by Helin & Co Architects

    Loukas
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Helin & Co Architects are responsible for the Villa Snow White in Espoo, Finland.     A few words from the team: The old trees of the property assumed a huge part in the outlining procedure. The openings of the insides were situated by their area.     Woodnotes Design and the real moderation of their items set the course for the visual style of the building. It was the customer’s wish that the building would show the same feel of credible materials that is likewise found upon Ritva Puotila’s material craftsmanship.     The fundamental passageway…
  • Loft in Prague by A1 Architects

    Loukas
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Zaoblený Loft in Prague of Czech Republic was designed by A1 Architects. Design: A1 Architects     The post Loft in Prague by A1 Architects appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • The Flab Table by Kenyon Yeh

    Loukas
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Kenyon Yeh from London, UK, has created the Flab Table, a beautiful black table with yellow details. Do you like it? The post The Flab Table by Kenyon Yeh appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • Cobogó House by StudioMK27

    Loukas
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Marcio Kogan of StudioMK27 from Brazil, has designed the beautiful Cobogó House. Design: StudioMK27  – Photos: Nelson Kon   The post Cobogó House by StudioMK27 appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • The Elamang Avenue House in Sydney by Luigi Rosselli

    Loukas
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Luigi Rosselli has composed the Elamang Avenue residence in Sydney, Australia.     What makes this residence comfortable? It’s not an inquiry of great cushioning on the parlors however the capacity of a building to give a climatically agreeable environment, a spot where you look for shelter from the hotness of the day or in the driving rain nights, without needing to blockade yourself behind hermetically close windows.     The slammed earth dividers and generally placed operable windows, the sun soaked yard and the windy verandah, the green top and outer screens have…
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  • Happy Holidays!

    CRSA
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Our editors are on break for Christmas, but we promise we’ll be back in January. Happy Holidays!
  • Hand Craft

    CRSA
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    A couple of months ago, we posted a blog on “Why We Draw”, outlining why CRSA thinks hand drawing is still a relevant part of the architectural profession. This month, we revisit that theme, not so much to argue a point but to celebrate the practice. In our professional and daily work, CRSA employees draw. […]
  • Inside the Fence: The Challenges of Working on a Military Base

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

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

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

    Mat Watts
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    This futuristic residence designed in 2013 by DOSIS is situated in Oleiros, Spain. Description by DOSIS Casa V consists on the rehabilitation, adaptation and expansion of an existing house, designed and built in the early 1960’s. The family that inhabits the house has been spending the holidays in it for almost fifty years. In that time, even though the number of family members has increased, the house had remained the same, being unable to fulfill current and future needs. The intention of the project is to make a place where three generations of one same family can enjoy their holiday…
  • Olive House by LOG-URBIS

    Mat Watts
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    Modern two-storey residence designed in 2014 by Zagreb-based LOG-URBIS. It’s situated in Stara Novalja on the Croatian island of Pag. Description by LOG-URBIS LOCATION is on the island of Pag. A house embedded in the southwestern slope on the coast of the Stara Novalja Bay is almost invisible from the sea. An appropriate setting within the local context, from the basic concept all the way to the details, is what makes this family house unique. THE CONCEPT of the project highlights the features of the location, such as the southern orientation of the terrain, sea vista, Mediterranean…
  • Harbour Heights Home by Omar Gandhi Architect

    Mat Watts
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    Private seaside residence designed by Omar Gandhi Architect situated in Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada. Description by Omar Gandhi Architect Sitting atop a hillside adjacent to the Inverness Harbour and MacIsaac’s Pond, the cedar clad minimalist gable overlooks the town of Inverness and the critically acclaimed Cabot Links golf course. From the main road the home is presented as a single storey with a perpendicular garage. From the opposite side, falling down the hill is second storey of modern glass and crafted cedar cladding. The entrance is on the second level along with the main living…
  • Villa E by Stringdahl Design

    Mat Watts
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Villa E is a contemporary two-storey private residence located on the west coast of Sweden. It was designed in 2012 by Stringdahl Design. Description by Stringdahl Design Villa E is an exciting house on top of a cliff, higher than all the other houses in the area. The ground floor is blasted into the rock, where is a double garage entry. The welcoming, cubed main entrance stands out of the house. The hall is ash gray and incorporates recessed wardrobes. The house has other exciting details such as the library brick wall, which is the same inside as out on the terrace. A large wood-burning…
  • Quant 1 Residence by Ippolito Fleitz Group

    Mat Watts
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    QUANT is a luxury, new apartment complex in a converted 1950s laboratory building in Stuttgart, Germany. It was designed in 2008 by Ippolito Fleitz Group. Description by Ippolito Fleitz Group The exclusive apartment complex is situated in one of Stuttgart’s prime residential areas within convenient walking distance of the city centre. To give potential buyers a feel for the multifarious design possibilities inherent in a QUANT apartment, the landlord, LBBW Immobilien GmbH, has commissioned some exceptional model apartments to serve as illustration. ippolito fleitz group has created two…
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    UPVISUALLY

  • Lava Lake-Festen Collection Creates Illusion with Red Lines

    Ionel Muresan
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    Lava Lake-Festen is a collection of several objects: paintings on canvas, gif-files, hand painted porcelain and textiles. The only thing they have in common is a grid motif of red lines that form a vibrating and moving spot.  On each piece there appears a gap revealing the raw surface of the object: canvas, porcelain or textiles. This gap in the pattern encourages the viewer to look beyond the illusion, under the image area.   Source: Gosiaherba The post Lava Lake-Festen Collection Creates Illusion with Red Lines appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Mysterious Belle – Multifunctional Desk with Hidden Compartments

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Mysterious Belle seduces by its multifunctional lightness. Hidden compartments allow using it as a modern multimedia station, providing space for example a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone docking station. Belle features integrated sockets, a sophisticated ventilating, cable storage system, and a room to invisibly store the devices. Its special highlight is a concealed makeup stand with special compartments and a foldout mirror. The post Mysterious Belle – Multifunctional Desk with Hidden Compartments appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • BLOOM Lamp Will Bloom at Night to Brighten your Room

    Ionel Muresan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    BLOOM Lamp design is based on flowers shape and structure. Light level is adjusted by opening the petals. You can add interesting effects by using sensors. For example the optical sensor can open the flower in the dark, in this case, BLOOM will bloom at night. BLOOM Lamp is available in different colors and materials like wood, plastic or recycled paper. The post BLOOM Lamp Will Bloom at Night to Brighten your Room appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • TAO – Furniture Set in Classic Colors Inspired by Japanese Culture

    Ionel Muresan
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    TAO furniture set is inspired by Japanese culture. Sturdy legs in their shape relate to the characteristic symbols of Japanese calligraphy. They are arranged with a simple solids bodies. The whole despite the outstanding base is closed in a harmonious, balanced form. TAO furniture is perfectly presentable in classic colors – with legs in natural wood color and white bodies, as well as brave, contrasting colors. The use of vibrant colors in a single block can create an interesting counterpoint to the whole interior. The post TAO – Furniture Set in Classic Colors Inspired by…
  • Eliza – Unique LED Lamp with Asymmetric Triangular Shape

    Ionel Muresan
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Eliza is an unique LED lamp created from folded brass and powered by a micro-USB cable designed by Wesley Meyer. It’s asymmetric structure consists of triangular shape that reflect light from the LED above to create a diffused glow on the surrounding planar surfaces. Both functional and sculptural, its unique shape and illumination pattern make it a captivating home accessory both day and night I’ve always had a passion for lighting.  Simply: I love light.  I was lucky to grow up in New Mexico, which has natural light that has captivated artists for generations.  I wanted to make…
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  • Featured Job: Sourcer with DBI

    David Brown
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Search with a better view! DBI, the leading global executive search firm focused on the Architecture and Interior Design industry, has an immediate need for Sourcer.  The Sourcer is a key position within the DBI organization.  This role will be responsible establishing the overall sourcing and research group for the firm. By partnering with Recruiting staff, the Sourcer and their team will assist in development and execution of sourcing strategies for both job specific and pipeline talent needs.  This position will be responsible for building an ongoing candidate pipeline using research,…
  • How Differentiation Can Make Or Break Your Brand.

    David Brown
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    In his most recent post, Scott Rixon shares how differentiation can make or break your brand and how every interaction must be thoughtful and consistent.   As DBI continues to grow both domestically and internationally, a priority that surfaces in our conversations is the concept of our brand, how the actions each of us take impact the quality of our brand, and what our service offers that others do not (why, in a business environment that is unforgiving of having the wrong person representing any facet of their firm, our service is so valuable to our clients). This all feeds into the…
  • Featured Job: Senior Project Manager (Healthcare)

    David Brown
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Project Manager Healthcare FEATURED JOB: Senior Project Manager (Healthcare) in Bremerton, WA Outstanding 35+ person architecture and interior design firm, is seeking to fill an outstanding Healthcare Project Manager leader. This firm, housed in their own award-winning LEED Platinum studio, has high design quality and sustainability as the cornerstones of their practice. The right candidate will work closely with project teams on one or more projects within the Healthcare studio. This opportunity allows for unfettered exposure to upper management, and influence across the larger firm. It will…
  • The One Tool Every Design Firm Must Have!

    David Brown
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Does Your Firm Have a Dedicated Interview Team? If not, you are doing it wrong. “Do you have chairs to fill?” Think about your firm’s most recent hire.  What was the biggest challenge?  In today’s market, I would say, with confidence, that the most challenging aspect of your search was finding the talent in the marketplace.  As we race towards 2015, the market for world class design talent is very tight. While there are many points in the hiring process that I could speak to, and will, in today’s post I wanted to share some ideas on a Dedicated Interview team.  I share…
  • How to Create and Maintain a Modern Design Portfolio

    David Brown
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    The job market for Architecture and Interior Design talent is heating up.  Firms across the globe are hiring and have set a very high bar for the people they make an offer to.  For better or for worse, much of those hiring decisions are made on the strength of the portfolio.  It is no exaggeration that the portfolio can make or break a job search. DBI has worked with tens of thousands of candidates and has seen as many portfolios.  We have also seen the portfolio change.  The portfolio is more than your history, it is your story.  No longer does it sit in a dusty binder.  Today’s…
 
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  • Modern Architecture Design Elements : Staggered Form of Hotel and Office Building by JDS Architects in Seoul, South Korea

    Jay Amrutia
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Hello Folks,….. Modern Architecture Design Elements : Staggered Form of Hotel and Office Building by JDS Architects in Seoul, South Korea, here I would like to put this modern architecture design... The post Modern Architecture Design Elements : Staggered Form of Hotel and Office Building by JDS Architects in Seoul, South Korea appeared first on .
  • All Time Best Reading Space Ideas That Inspire Your Creativity

    Jay Amrutia
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Hello Folks,….. Today I would like to say some interesting and really inspiring reading space ideas for your interior designing and decoration of your home. Interior design of spaces is very vast... The post All Time Best Reading Space Ideas That Inspire Your Creativity appeared first on .
  • Hats off to T.C. of Coach S-11 of Saurashtra Mail on Dated 02-11-2014

    Jay Amrutia
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    Hello Folks…. this is really interesting incidents of my life. Before few days we are visited countries side home that those days are really enjoyable. But when we are coming... The post Hats off to T.C. of Coach S-11 of Saurashtra Mail on Dated 02-11-2014 appeared first on .
  • Seowon Golf Clubhouse Design by ITM Yooehwa Architects and Itami Jun Architects

    Jay Amrutia
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    Hello Folks,…. Seowon Golf Clubhouse Design by ITM Yooehwa Architects and Itami Jun Architects is an development story of this building is filled with the architecture philosophy of Jun Itami,... The post Seowon Golf Clubhouse Design by ITM Yooehwa Architects and Itami Jun Architects appeared first on .
  • “HostGator” Web Hosting Discount Coupon : working

    Mitul Patel
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:21 am
    “HostGator” Web Hosting Discount Coupon will help you to save your money when you buy Hostgator web Hosting. Here are couple of Hostgator webhoster   Discount codes and a quick Hostgator review,... The post “HostGator” Web Hosting Discount Coupon : working appeared first on .
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  • Chameleon Cabin by Mattias Lind

    admin
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:33 am
    Chameleon Cabin was designed entirely of corrugated paper that changes its appearance like a chameleon depending on which angle you view it from. It is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was designed by Mattias Lind, architect and partner at Scandinavian White arkitekter. Description: “Mattias Lind, architect and partner at Scandinavian White arkitekter, has designed a […] The post Chameleon Cabin by Mattias Lind appeared first on HomeDezen.
  • Brisas House by Garza Camisai arquitectos

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Brisas House is a three-bedroom contemporary home designed by Garza Camisai arquitectos. Located on a small site in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, this 1,830 square feet residence is surrounded by beautiful thirty year old bamboo. Description: “The biggest challenge of the project was to develop a program for home and workspace, with the complexity involved […] The post Brisas House by Garza Camisai arquitectos appeared first on HomeDezen.
  • Legionowo House by Nasciturus Design

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Legionowo House is a contemporary home located in Warsaw, Poland. Its beautiful modern interior was designed by Nasciturus Design. Description: “This contemporary house near Warsaw is perfectly corresponding to the woody surrounding – it is an ideal house in a just right location. Best quality materials are bringing nature into the house and making the […] The post Legionowo House by Nasciturus Design appeared first on HomeDezen.
  • San Miguel de Salinas by ÁBATON

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    San Miguel de Salinas is located in the South of Alicante, Spain, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This private residence was designed by ÁBATON. Description: “New dwelling developed in collaboration with London based Architect Studio Woods Bagot in the South of Alicante (Spain). Within a unique site -330 hectares full of hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea- […] The post San Miguel de Salinas by ÁBATON appeared first on HomeDezen.
  • Norderhov Cabin by AtelierOslo

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:54 am
    The Norderhov Cabin was completed in 2013 by AtelierOslo. It is located on a steep slope in Krokskogen forests, offering fantastic views over the Steinsfjorden, near Hønefoss, Norway. Description: “The project is located in Krokskogen forests, outside the town of Hønefoss. Its location on a steep slope gives a fantastic view over the Steinsfjorden. The […] The post Norderhov Cabin by AtelierOslo appeared first on HomeDezen.
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