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  • Triangular 594 sq. ft. riverside house makes most of odd-shaped plot

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    Kimberley Mok
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    This distinctive modern Japanese house, designed for a family of three on an awkwardly placed plot of land, still feels open and spacious.
  • Happy Birthday to Cardinal & nrschmid

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    Richmond Jake
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Enjoy your Super Sunday!!! :wine: :wine:
  • Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX

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    Justine Testado
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:50 pm
    The international Field Constructs Design Competition is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is February 15.The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that…
  • RIBA London announces its Mipim architects

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    29 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    19 practices heading to Cannes
  • Book Review: Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions

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    John Hill
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions by Oyler Wu CollaborativeSCI-Arc Press, 2014Paperback, 144 pagesThis book presents three pavilions designed by Oyler Wu Collaborative for SCI-Arc, where husband-and-wife partners Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu teach. This situation is certainly a unique one, since the school has acted as client for the duo's design proposals not once, but on three consecutive occasions, from 2011 to 2013. They were asked each year to create a shelter for about 900 people for the graduation ceremonies taking place in the school's parking lot each September. The first pavilion was dubbed…
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  • Happy Birthday to Cardinal & nrschmid

    Richmond Jake
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Enjoy your Super Sunday!!! :wine: :wine:
  • Bad Developer Behavior goes public

    JNA
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    Developer in hot water with county staff http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-...,7166380.story Quote: "Take up policy disagreements with me directly, as the Planning Director. But do not make any attempts to 'go after' our staff in this manner." Has this happened in your fair community ?
  • Are you a member of National Association of County Planners ?

    JNA
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    http://countyplanning.org/
  • International news article - Kenya: Why Urban Planning Is a National Security Priority

    JNA
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201501260326.html Quote: A critical assessment of the past indicates that inadequate enforcement of urban planning regulations and standards has impacted on the safety and security of citizens in different parts of the country and unless drastic non knee-jerk reactions are prescribed, then such disasters will continue claiming lives in the country.
  • Breaking eggs to make an omelette

    Vancity
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    As some of you may know, I am a 4th year Geography undergrad student currently out of school and working a temporary GIS co-op job ("internships" facilitated through a school program, for the 'Murican's)... My goal is to be a planner (and definitely not a GIS tech). There is a 4 month co-op position currently posted for "Student I" in the planning department in a regional district 65 miles from where I live. It looks like I would have a good shot at it if I applied (especially in the smaller pool of people that wouldn't want to go to a rural community) Problems? I'm…
 
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  • Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX

    Justine Testado
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:50 pm
    The international Field Constructs Design Competition is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is February 15.The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that…
  • Archinect's Lexicon: "Magpie Architecture"

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    magpie [maɡˌpī], adjective: architecture that is, in the words of Copenhagenize's Mikael Colville-Andersen, “attempting to attract people to big shiny things that dazzle but that have little functional value in the development of a city”.Colville-Andersen uses the term to chastize Norman Foster's "Skycycle" proposal for London, published in Copenhagenize on January 20, 2014: "Now of course this isn't a good idea." His use of "magpie architecture" is less about critiquing design elements, and more about deriding Foster's entire…
  • Dissecting NYC's transit shutdown after an underwhelming snowstorm

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    By shutting down New York City’s subways, commuter rail, and roads for this week’s storm-that-wasn’t, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made the right call. [...] The city has learned the hard way that the best way to keep people off the streets is by shutting down mass transit. [...] Preemptively shutting down subways before Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 worked well in keeping people home.
  • Read the Urban Land Institute's full report on the micro unit housing trend

    Justine Testado
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published a report titled "The Macro View of Micro Units", which shares the latest findings in the revived trend of micro dwellings in the United States. The report arose from a ULI Foundation research grant that the Multifamily Housing Councils received in 2013 to evaluate the market performance and acceptance of small living spaces.↑ The 23-unit SMARTSPACE SoMa micro apartments at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco.Bill Whitlow, a partner of Terra Search Partners, led the ULI Research Committee that wrote the 46-page report. The Committee worked…
  • Preserving England's history in concrete

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    This week, English Heritage ... listed 14 late 20th century office developments as historic monuments. The buildings, all constructed between 1964 and 1984, will now be protected from summary demolition or insensitive remodeling, standing as examples of the best architecture of their period. [...] The buildings being spared might seem extremely modest, even provincial. That could partly be the point—the buildings are supposed to be representative of their country, after all.
 
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  • Book Review: Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions

    John Hill
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions by Oyler Wu CollaborativeSCI-Arc Press, 2014Paperback, 144 pagesThis book presents three pavilions designed by Oyler Wu Collaborative for SCI-Arc, where husband-and-wife partners Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu teach. This situation is certainly a unique one, since the school has acted as client for the duo's design proposals not once, but on three consecutive occasions, from 2011 to 2013. They were asked each year to create a shelter for about 900 people for the graduation ceremonies taking place in the school's parking lot each September. The first pavilion was dubbed…
  • Vote for 2014 Building of the Year

    John Hill
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    The work I do with World-Architects includes the Building of the Week feature on the American-Architects platform. For 2014 there were 49 such buildings, and voting is open to determine the Building of the Year. The screenshot below gives a peek of the buildings in the running, but head over to American-Architects to vote. One vote is allowed per person, and the deadline is January 31, 2015.
  • Book Review: Sand and Golf

    John Hill
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game by George WatersGoff Books, 2013Hardcover, 140 pagesJust like architecture and landscape architecture have reoriented their practices in part toward sustainable ends – designing buildings and landscapes that use less energy and respond to their local contexts – so has golf course architecture. What can be seen as a subset of landscape architecture, golf course architecture has often been held in less regard, since many courses, especially in the United States, are not open to the public and they have a heavy need for irrigation and pesticides,…
  • Today's archidose #809

    John Hill
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Here are some of my photos of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, wrapped by curators Sebastiaan Bremer and Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu of SO–IL for their BLUEPRINT exhibition.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
  • Today's archidose #808

    John Hill
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Here is a sampling of some panoramic photos recently added to the archidose pool.Maison des Associations - Fécamp by G2 architectes, photographed by David Cousin-Marsy:Computer model of a Mies van der Rohe-designed golf clubhouse, by Heiner Engbrocks:Kurkowa 14 estate - Apartamenty Kurkowa 14 by Maćków Pracownia Projektowa, photographed by Maciek Lulko:Visitor center at nature reserve Oostvaardersplassen by BKVV, photographed by Frank Stahl:To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for…
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  • Cubitat: Plug-In All-in-One Modular Home Within a Home

    Stephanie
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Moving would be so much easier if all of your belongings, from furniture and appliances down to decor and jewelry, were already contained within a single unit that can simply be packed up and shipped to the next location. That might sound like an impossibility, but the Cubitat makes it real. This modular prototype home packs a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, storage and more into a single space-saving unit that can be broken down into sections, transported and re-assembled when needed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Tiny Maid’s Apartment in…
  • Modern Streamlined Wood Stove Puts the Focus on the Fire

    Stephanie
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Minimalist and modern, the sleek black wood stove designs offered by Focus Creations make the glowing flames of the fire the star of the show - as they should be. Many wood stoves prize efficiency over looks, closing up the fire box altogether to blast out maximum heat, but when the stove is augmenting another heat source, being able to gaze at the flames is a higher priority. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Simple Surrounds: 3 Mantel-Free Minimalist Gas Fireplaces Sliding Wall & Door System: Modern Interior Space Divider Truth in Vanity:…
  • Stacked Wooden Cabinets Make up Stunning Artists’ Residence

    Delana
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    High-end Netherlands retailer De Bijenkorf partnered with Netherlands national museum Rijksmuseum to create an artist-in-residence program in an Amsterdam De Bijenkorf department store. Calling on i29 Interior Architects to help with the transformation of a small space on the building's roof. Appropriately called "Room on the Roof," the studio space is a series of wooden volumes stacked atop one another, making for a sort of "Alice in Wonderland" type of cabinet in which artists can live and work temporarily. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Perfect Balance: Active Stool Works Your Core at the Office

    Delana
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    This vaguely cartoonish mushroom-looking chair is a fun update on the balance ball chair. Plenty of people use balance balls - also known as yoga balls - as chairs to keep their muscles engaged throughout the day and to improve circulation as they sit at their desks. Ballo is an "active" chair that looks a little less silly than sitting on a big rubber ball in your office. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Modern Mortise: Burr Puzzle Stool in Pink Metal Super Simple Flat-Pack Idea to Reinvent the Folding Chair The Simple Things: Minimal…
  • Vision to Mansion in 1 Day: Huge Recycled 3D Printed Home

    Delana
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Designing your dream house and having it built just where you want it? There's nothing particularly interesting about that. But if you could go from zero to fully built house in just 24 hours, that would be pretty impressive. Chinese company WinSun built this stunning 12,000 square foot luxury mansion with an enormous 3D printer. The "ink" used in the printer is a mixture of recycled building materials: stone, cement, and fiber - and a secret ingredient they call "Crazy Magic Stone. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Recycled Glass House: 6 Million…
 
 
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  • Run Bell: Warn Slow Pedestrians to Get Out of Your Way

    Steph
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] If you feel like it’s a little rude to yell “Watch out!” when you’re running down the sidewalk and approaching a slow group of people, the gentle ring of a bicycle bell could be just as effective and slightly more polite. A product called Runbell takes those iconic little brass bells off the handlebars and puts them onto your fingers so you can courteously warn pedestrians on shared pathways as you approach, even when you’re on your own two feet. Lightweight and frills-free, the bell is made of brass for…
  • Desert Cities: Modular Nodal Network Idea for the Middle East

    Urbanist
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] A combination of contemporary regionalism and sustainable urbanism, this design strategy proposed by an Italian architecture firm involves a series of modules for living, working and interacting at different scales. Notably different from most models of urban design is the intentional lack of density, raising the question: is the premise that good urban strategies revolve around dense centers a universally valid one? Connected by lines that serve as both dividers and connectors, the smallest modules are family-sized units, the…
  • Food Futures: Arctic Seed Vault Adds 100,000 New Varieties

    Urbanist
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Adding to its existing collection of over 800,000 seeds, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has just received a series of 4 deliveries representing species from 100 countries around the world. Started in 2008, this ambitious project is designed to safeguard our agricultural heritage for present and future generations and in the face of climate changes, but also to provide a catalog that inventories available types for future accessibility. The growing store, managed by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, represents a critical…
  • Skinny Portable House for Singles Takes Just 1 Day to Build

    Steph
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] These narrow, movable, single-person residences provide affordable housing for young people shut out of more conventional options by the housing crisis in Europe’s major cities, while also finding uses for a proliferation of vacant lots. The Heijmans ONE project by Netherlands firm Moodworks Architecture can be placed temporarily in virtually any location and takes just one day to set up on the site. Designed for a single occupant, the house measures 484 square feet and features an energy-efficient solid wood skeleton as well…
  • Candy Carpets and Chocolate Skulls: 13 Edible Designs

    Steph
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Would you walk up to a gallery wall made entirely of sweet-smelling dark chocolate and lick it, Willy Wonka style? These 13 (more!) edible art creations use colorful candies, tomatoes, croissants, Kool-Aid, Jello and other food items to build everything from recreations of Mondrian paintings to massive carpets stretching across entire city blocks. Candy Carpet in Chengdu, China The ‘Sweet as One‘ exhibition in Chengdu, China took up nearly 14,000 square feet with a colorful expanse of candy measuring 607 feet long by 23 feet wide.
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  • Unhappy Cooling Tower.

    Christoph Wassmann
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:44 am
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  • Fehlbar.

    Christoph Wassmann
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    "Ganzer Platz Fehlbare werden für Umtriebe behaftet" #Basel content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Tour de Lille.

    Christoph Wassmann
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:19 am
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  • Bringing the War Home - Martha Rosler.

    Christoph Wassmann
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
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  • Competitions and the Guggenheim Competition. 18,336,780 € Worth of Work.

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

    Geoff Manaugh
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    [Image: Jasper National Park, courtesy of Parks Canada]. There's an interesting article over at Highline Magazine about a lost hiker named George Joachim whose subsequent behavior in the landscape was so spatially unexpected that he eluded discovery for ten days. He was a "behavioral outlier," we read, and his mathematically unpredictable actions forced a revision of what is, in effect, the search algorithm used by Parks Canada for tracking human beings in the wild. [Image: Jasper National Park, courtesy of Parks Canada]. From the story: Parks Canada uses a statistical model to help predict…
  • The Electromagnetic Fortification of the Suburbs

    Geoff Manaugh
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    [Image: A drone from DJI]. It's hardly surprising to read that drones can be repurposed as burglars' tools; at this point, take any activity, add a drone, and you, too, can have a news story (or Kickstarter) dedicated to the result. "Why not send an inexpensive drone, snoop in your windows, see if you have any pets, see if you have any expensive electronics, maybe find out if you have any jewelry hanging around," a security expert wonders aloud to Hawaii's KITV, describing what he sees as the future of burglary. Burglars "can do all that with a drone without ever stepping a foot on your…
  • A Cenotaph for Tailings

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    [Image: From "Mining Cenotaph" by Alexis Quinteros Salazar; courtesy of the RIBA President's Medals]. Here's another project from the RIBA President's Medals, this one by Alexis Quinteros Salazar, a student at the University of Chile in Santiago. Called "Mining Cenotaph," it imagines an "occupation" of the tailings piles that have become a toxic urban landmark and a spatial reminder of the region's economic exploitation. [Image: From "Mining Cenotaph" by Alexis Quinteros Salazar; courtesy of the RIBA President's Medals]. A museum would be carved into the tailings; in Salazar's words, this…
  • Colossal Cave Adventure

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    [Photo: "Mega Bike" at the Louisville Mega Cavern; photo courtesy Louisville Mega Cavern]. An underground bike park is opening up next month in a former limestone mine 100 feet beneath Louisville, Kentucky. At 320,000-square feet, the facility is massive. Outside Magazine explains, "the park will have more than five miles of interconnected trails that range from flowing singletrack to dirt jumps to technical lines with three-foot drops. And that’s just the first of three phases to roll out this winter." [Photo: "Mega Bike" at the Louisville Mega Cavern; photo courtesy Louisville Mega…
  • Brooklyn Super Food

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    [Image: From "Brooklyn Co-operative" by Yannis Halkiopoulos, University of Westminster; courtesy RIBA President's Medals]. I was clicking around on the RIBA President's Medals website over the weekend and found a few projects that seemed worth posting here. The one seen here is a beautifully illustrated proposal for an "alternative supermarket" in Brooklyn, New York, that would be located in the city's old Navy Yard. Note that, in all cases, larger images are available at the project website. [Image: From "Brooklyn Co-operative" by Yannis Halkiopoulos, University of Westminster; courtesy RIBA…
 
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    Integrated Sustainable Design

  • LPA Principal Spotlight: Mickey Conrad

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.
  • Celebrating 50 Years: LPA by the Decades

    Dan Heinfeld
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    This year, LPA celebrates 50 years of design excellence. To commemorate the milestone, we're looking back at our history through the decades to see our evolution. 1965 In 1965 Leason Pomeroy opened an architectural practice. LPA Inc. was founded in Orange, California, where Pomeroy was born and raised. As with most young firms, the projects were local and small such as the Orange YMCA and renovations on buildings in and around where the office was located in Old Towne Orange.
  • A Bold Step for Mass Transit and Sustainable Design

    Albert Lam
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Compared to many other areas around the world, it seems rare when Southern California unveils exciting and striking urban design. It's also less common that we advance our transportation infrastructure (though the past few years have seen greater leaps in that category). But last month saw an instance of both with the opening of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC.
  • 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…
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  • Iceland’s Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

    Lucy Wang
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    Read the rest of Iceland’s Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", floor to ceiling windows, geothermal energy, Iceland, icelandic art, icelandic landscape, ion hotel, LAVA, minarc architects, mnmMOD, mount Hengill, natural daylight, northern lights, Prefab, reclaimed wood
  • DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day

    Catherine Winter-Hebert
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    February 2nd has had special significance since ancient times: celebrated as Imbolc by the Celts, and more recently as Candlemas by Christians, it’s also commonly known as Groundhog Day. Although the days are growing longer, winter’s darkness is certainly still present, and candles can help dispel the gloom until the sun returns again. Read on for DIY instructions for how to make some of your own recycled candles to brighten up your home for this February festival. Read the rest of DIY: Make recycled candles for Candlemas Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:…
  • Scientists discover a way to “unboil” eggs – and it could make cancer treatments more affordable

    Michelle Kennedy Hogan
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Scientists have found a way to unboil an egg – and the discovery could lead to cost reductions in cancer treatments, food production advancements and other areas of research. The process, developed by University of California and Australian chemists, can turn a hard boiled egg white back into liquid form. And while that might seem like just a cool trick, it’s really a fun way to show the revolutionary process the chemists have developed that can ‘untangle’ protein molecules. Read the rest of Scientists discover a way to “unboil” eggs – and it could…
  • HOW TO: Impress your Valentine with beautiful and easy chocolate-covered mint leaves

    Lucy Wang
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re planning to stay in and cook for your Valentine this year, you’ll love this easy recipe for chocolate-covered mint leaves. Made from fresh mint and organic dark chocolate, these chocolate-dipped delicacies are a more natural version of the classic thin mint. Read on for the full step-by-step tutorial with pictures! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chocolate, chocolate-covered mint leaves, dark chocolate, mint, mint leaves, recipe, valentine's day, valentine’s day recipe, Valentine’s Day tutorial
  • DIY: 6 dips and spreads to make your Super Bowl feast the best ever

    Kristine Lofgren
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The Super Bowl is tomorrow and that means it is time to start prepping all those delicious dips and spreads for the big game. We have 6 recipes that are sure to please your entire crowd and, even better, they are healthy enough that you won’t experience day-after guilt on Monday. Click on and get ready to dig in. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dip recipes, healthy super bowl dips, healthy super bowl food, healthy super bowl recipes, healthy super bowl spreads, Inhabitots, spread recipes, Super Bowl dips, Super Bowl food, Super Bowl recipes, super bowl…
 
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    Future Feeder

  • Fun Helmets Let You See Through Eyes Of Giraffes, Sharks, Other Animals

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

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

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

    Che-Wei Wang
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Nobumichi Asai and a team of digital designers and make-up artists return with a new video expanding on their “Omote” real-time face tracking and 3D projection mapping idea. They now refer to this as “face hacking”. more:Future Technology: “Face-Hacking” Real-Time Face Tracking and 3D Projection Mapping
  • Boeing 777 from Manilla Folders, A 6+ Year Effort

    Che-Wei Wang
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    The closer you look the more you will be in awe of this shockingly intricate 777 replica. The fully-articulating landing gear alone has over 2,000 parts and 200 hours of assembly, not even including the penny-sized tires with individually-cut lug nuts. All carved from manilla office folders by hand. more:Boeing 777 from Manilla Folders, A 6+ Year Effort
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    Strange Harvest

  • Drawing As Project – Post Digital Representation In Architecture

    strangeharvest
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    Nicholas Muraglia / Proposal for Alzheimer Housing, Vauxhall / YSOA / 2014 Think of this as a draft manifesto for architectural representation in the post digital age. Or if not a manifesto, at least an idea about how we can (and why we should) rethink the act and purpose of drawing now that our relationship with digital production has matured. Its an idea about contemporary architectural drawing, about how we might make drawings about architecture – drawings that might even *be* architecture. The digital drawing tools we now have at our disposal have changed the relationship we now…
  • Redrow Psycho

    strangeharvest
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    The American Psycho / Redrow London mashup you’ve all been waiting for. And here is a link to the original film – a quite incredible ad for new luxury apartments that displays all of the psychotic qualities the London housing market suffers from.
  • The Clockwork Jerusalem Roadshow: Milton Keynes, Folkestone Triennial, Architectural Association

    strangeharvest
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    A bit of info on three dates coming up for talks on and around A Clockwork Jerusalem. First up on Thursday 9th October at 7pm at the Milton Keynes Art Gallery I’ll be with co-curator Wouter Vanstiphout talking with Kieran Long.Details here Then on Sunday 12th at 12pm we’ll all be doing the same again as part of the Folkestone Triennial. Details etc … And finally, on Thursday 16th Oct at 6pm a talk and the UK launch of the Clockwork Jerusalem book at the AA.
  • Obscure Design Typologies: Hotel Art

    strangeharvest
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    The strange phenomenon of hotel abstract art illustrated here is key to Will Wiles’ new book The Way Inn. Without giving anything away plot-wise, the book makes us look closely at the strange interior worlds of chain hotels, their arrangements, protocols, furniture and the art that is hung on their walls. What are these things that are approximations of art filling space adding nondescript character to characterless environments, that are symbols referencing nothing at at all … Where do they come from? Are there, as Will asks, gigantic production facilities producing acre after…
  • The Exploding Edenic Inevitable

    strangeharvest
    23 Aug 2014 | 3:24 am
    The following is the sketch brief for my forthcoming studio at UIC SoA that kicks off next week. The project is an extension of the research conducted as part of A Clockwork Jerusalem for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, extending the same ideas and trajectories into the utopian experiments of New World settlements and communities … Extract of Map Of The New World Samuel de Champlain, 1612 The European emigres who settled what they termed the New World bought with them ideas and dreams. They imagined America as a new Eden, a place within which they might construct new…
 
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  • Book review: Experimental Eating

    Regine
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Experimental Eating demonstrates how current creative collaborations are pushing the boundaries of how we understand, experience and relate to food and the rituals of dining. The book encompasses unusual and cutting-edge foods, radical dining events, "kitchen laboratory" experiments, food sculptures and other documentation of the transient moments that make up this field of experimentation continue
  • Panamarenko Universum

    Regine
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    Panamarenko, the artist and inventor who builds zeppelins, mechanical chickens, flying backpacks, flying saucers, robots, submarines and other machines designed to travel over land, under water and in outer space, is having a big and rather wonderful retrospective at the M HKA, in his home town of Antwerp continue
  • A Simple Line. A zebra finch ponders upon abstraction

    Regine
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    With 'A simple line', Essaïdi attempts to merge the abstract idea of a line with its most tangible reality by having a zebra finch look at its own brain cells in the form of a line continue
  • Vampires, crucifixion and transfusion. BLOOD is not for the faint-hearted

    Regine
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Twenty-five provocative artworks that explore the scientific, symbolic and strange nature of blood. continue
  • Mediterranean. Portrait of a region in turmoil

    Regine
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Over the past 5 years, Nick Hannes has visited twenty countries located around the Mediterranean. He witnessed an unprecedented period of turmoil for the region: southern Europe buckling under the weight of the global economic crisis, Arab countries entangled in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and tourists and migrants encountering each other on the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea continue
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    ArchitectureYP

  • Inside the Designer's Studio with Ken Yeang

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    As I am still on my way to become a registered architect, I can't agree more with this statement: "Fighting frequent and unexpected crises just gives additional stress to the poor architect’s life." and I can't stop either. Dr. Ken Yeang has given his view over the daily delivery-intensive in the talk with Prof. Jason Pomeroy to find out more...Phrase via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeangImage via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeangRelated…
  • Capsule Hotel by Tatewowe Atelier

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:34 am
    "tetawowe atelier is a young and dynamic design firm specialises in object making. Current projects includes a restaurant in Ipoh, a museum for indigeneous people in Johor and a short film titled as the acrobats." to find out more...Passage via http://tetawowe.blogspot.sg/Image via http://www.tetawowe.com/capsule-hotel.htmlRelated Links:http://www.tetawowe.com/
  • National Heart Centre

    9 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Singapore National Heart Centre by Broadway Malyan with Ong and Ong. to find out more...Image via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/projects/national-heart-centreRelated links:http://www.ong-ong.com/projects/national-heart-centre-architecturehttp://www.broadwaymalyan.com/press-releases-archive/2014/03/broadway-malyan-designed-national-heart-centre-completes-in-singaporehttp://www.nhcs.com.sg/aboutnhc/newbuildingdevelopment/designconcept/Pages/Home.aspxhttp://brj.com.sg/national-heart-centre-completes-singapore/
  • Living Small - Tiny House Documentary

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    Very nice documentary over another self made tiny house. to find out more...Related links:http://tinyhouseblog.com/http://livingsmallblog.com/http://www.livingsmall.com/
  • Compact House by Matt Kirkpatrick

    6 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    Related Links:http://www.designforoccupancy.net/http://www.harpoonhouse.net/
 
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    Jetson Green

  • California School Made of Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The Waldorf School of Orange County, located in Costa Mesa, CA recently added 10,000 square feet of classroom space, which they achieved by using recycled shipping containers as the main building materials. It is very nice to see these sustainable building blocks used on larger scale projects where cost and speed is not the main reason for their use. This sustainable expansion cost $2 million and it is the first such project when it comes to Orange County schools, while also being the biggest and most ambitious eco-friendly project in the region. They used 32 shipping containers for the…
  • Couple Transforms School Bus Into a Full Time Home

    Christine Walsh
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    There’s nothing quite like being able to just move house on a whim, but traditional RVs can get quite expensive. This might have been one of the reasons why couple Julien and Pico decided to convert a yellow school bus into a comfy and quite spacious mobile home. Their bus home is currently located a bio-dynamic farm with cows, chickens, horses and plenty of forest along a river, but they hope to one day buy their own plot of land on which to park it. The interior design of the bus was inspired by the cabin in the woods, which they once lived in for a brief period. They started the…
  • Smart Shelter is Smart Indeed

    Christine Walsh
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    The sustainable homebuilder NOEM from Spain has just unveiled a prefabricated home named El Refugio Inteligente, which translates to The Smart Shelter. The home is solar-powered and built with energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, while most of its features can be monitored and controlled via a smartphone. The home was designed and prefabricated in only 9 weeks, and took 10 days to assemble on site. It is located within the Serra Espadà mountain range in the Province of Castellón, Spain. The one-story home has a floor space of 1,033 square feet (96 square meters) and it was…
  • Passive Home That Can be Assembled as Easily as Legos

    Christine Walsh
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    Multipod Studio, a French architectural firm, recently made the first prototype of a sustainable, lightweight, and recyclable modular passive home. Once they are finished testing it, they will begin selling these affordable and very efficient homes. This home is called Pop-Up House, which is a pretty apt name, since it can be assembled in just four days using only an electric screwdriver. The Pop-Up House measures 1,614 square feet (150 square meters), and features an open plan kitchen, dining and living room area. The home also features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as an office and…
  • Pre-Fab Home for the Young and Single

    Christine Walsh
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    The construction firm Heijmans of Holland has just unveiled a prototype for a prefabricated home, which they plan to erect in city areas and rent out to single young people looking for their first home. This first version of the home is called Heijmans ONE and should be launched soon. The Heijmans ONE is a two-story home, which was designed by the Dutch firm MoodBuilders. The units measure 30 x 11.5 feet (9.2 x 3.5 m) and have a height of 19.3 feet (5.9 m). They are constructed mainly of wood, and feature an open plan ground floor housing a living room, kitchen and bathroom. The first floor…
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    oclandscape.com

  • Turned Earth Turns 500!

    Michael O'Connell
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    When I started this blog in 2005 little did I think I would still be writing it 10 years later. But here we are. The rate of posts may have slowed down since the beginning, but we just logged our 500th post to the blog. I find blogging is a great way to share our work in a more informal forum with more frequent updates than our main website. That and you can read my occasionally coherent thoughts and musings. If you want to read every post since 2005 you can visit the live archive listing page. Enjoy and thanks for reading. -Michael O’Connell Related posts: Turned Earth Turns 100! I…
  • Reviewing Our Reviews

    Michael O'Connell
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Our Reviews Online Positive Reviews- 15/17 unique reviews We have reviews spread across several different sites, with good experiences that reflect our way of doing business. Below you’ll find a survey of those reviews, with links to the appropriate sites. Our composite score would translate to 4.5+ stars out of 5. In fact, of our 17 unique reviews as of this writing, we have only two negative reviews. I have included unique reviews, as some customers have left reviews on multiple sites. You can read past customer testimonials of our work on our blog. This is also helpful as it gives…
  • Petaluma Interior Pool House Design

    Michael O'Connell
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    We are working on an interesting project with Bradanini Associates, developing an interior pool house planting scheme. The planting seeks to make the area a tropical oasis, as half the interior is devoted to the pool and the other half to a patio with palms and other tropical plantings. The plant selection provides an added chanllenge of selecting plantings that will give the desired look while doing well in a lower light environment.   Petaluma Pool House   Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Planting Plan This project in Petaluma situated on a large corner lot...
  • Two Small Stone Projects

    Michael O'Connell
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Winter’s slower pace provides more schedule flexibility to fit in smaller projects. These two projects, one in Mill Valley and the other in Corte Madera had two things in common- small spaces and new Indian Sandstone. In Corte Madera we installed a new Navajo Brown Indian Sandstone patio. This created a more elegant and usable space, with screening achieved with Bamboo in concrete pots. In Mill Valley, we installed new Navajo Dusk Indian Sandstone over an existing concrete path, making an attractive new entry. “Our project was a rather small one involving our front entry,…
  • 2014 Project Highlights

    Michael O'Connell
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    While we previously highlighted work in progress construction photos on our last best of 2014 post, here are some finished project photos from our landscapes completed in 2014.     Related posts: 2014- The Year in Construction This past year brought some interesting commercial and residential projects to... New Project- Tiburon We are excited to be working with Caletti Construction on... More Examples of our Blog We seem to be finding our way into several postings...
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    The Whispering Crane Institute

  • Maxims and Mottoes from Masters of One-liners

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

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

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

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

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

  • Milwaukee Streetcar Debate Continues

    The Antiplanner
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Supporters of a Milwaukee streetcar boondoggle are chiding a city alderman for expressing the fear that streetcar passengers could be vulnerable to crime. Apparently, opponents of progressive ideas like streetcars aren’t supposed to use real facts when making the case against those ideas. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports crime by transit mode. When those […]
  • Transit Idiocy

    The Antiplanner
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Self-driving cars could “make congestion dramatically worse,” warns a headline in the Atlantic‘s CityLab. Simulations show that, if just 25 percent of cars on the road are self-driving, the article says, there will be a lot more delays at intersections. It’s not surprising that the transit crowd would want to try to discredit the idea […]
  • Someone Teach Him the Laws of Supply & Demand

    The Antiplanner
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    With its “vibrant mix of residential, retail, commercial and green space,” Arlington County, Virginia is exactly where a lot of Millennials in the Washington DC area would like to live–at least according to one such Millennial named Harrison Godfrey. However, many can’t, as the median home price is $550,000, which is far more than two […]
  • The Ideal Communist Climate-Friendly City

    The Antiplanner
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    To stop climate change, Al Gore wants to spend a mere $90 trillion rebuilding all of the world’s cities so that everyone is living in such high-density neighborhoods that they don’t need cars. While a few curmudgeonly types might think that $90 trillion sounds like a lot of money, it really isn’t, say Gore and […]
  • Rail Troubles

    The Antiplanner
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The latest news from Hawai’i is that the Honululu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) lied to the city council when it told them the city’s rail project was $500 million to $700 million over budget. It turns out it’s really $910 million over budget. HART was just hoping to cover up $210 million of the […]
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    Architecture + Morality

  • Three Cheers for “Boyhood”, the Movie That Keeps Speaking

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

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

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

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

    corbusier
    29 Oct 2013 | 10:39 am
     Inside a corporate architectural office. Notice that everyoneworks on computers and there are no walls or partitions,supposedly to foster team collaboration. In a recession, halfof those desks would be empty.It was around the middle of summer when the wheels began to fall off.  Our team's final deadline for submitting construction drawings for a project in Utah was just a day away, and like usual everyone was scrambling to get every last detail finished and red-line picked up.  Then an email from the client's lead project manager came, ordering us to…
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    Art Deco Buildings

  • former ANA Building, Melbourne

    David Thompson
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Derwent Valley Visitor Information Centre, New Norfolk

    David Thompson
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Le Cercle Sportif Français, Shanghai

    David Thompson
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    In 1922 Alexandre Léonard and Paul Veysseyre, working freelance for the Shanghai firm of Ledreux, Minutti & Cie, designed a new building for the Cercle Sportif Français (CSF). Rather than continue their freelance arrangement the two young French architects decided to form their own company, A Léonard & P Veysseyre à Shanghai. Ledreux & Minutti took legal action to retain the CSF drawings but ultimately Léonard & Veysseyre were declared the rightful owners of the project design. Construction began in December 1923 continuing through to 1926.The club wound up its membership in 1955 when it…
  • Water Tank, Catonsville

    David Thompson
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    I've heard that this structure is not actually a water tank. It is probably more accurately referred to as a reservoir but to my uneducated eyes it looks like a water tank so that's what I've called it. To my mind a reservoir is an open body of water, at least that's what I picture in Australia, but I can also see that an enclosed container such as this can also be a reservoir but frankly, who care! For a purely functional structure it's got some nice decoration.As you can see from the wording above the door it was built in 1937 for the City of Baltimore Bureau of Water Supply.There is a…
  • Public Service Building, Boston

    David Thompson
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Now a Hilton hotel, this tripartite building at 54-68 Batterymarch, Boston was the Public Service Building also known as the Batterymarch Building.The 14 storey skyscraper was designed in 1928 by Harold Field Kellogg.Reference:Art Deco Society of Boston websiteSee 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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    SEI Design Group Blog

  • Congrats Charthage CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Congratulations to Carthage Central School District.  District voters approved an $11.9 million capital improvement project. The scope of work addresses safety and security, technology infrastructure and general maintenance issues at several of the district’s buildings.
  • Equinox Giving

    SEI Design Group
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The Albany office participated in the Equinox Adopt a Family program this year.  Equinox is a nonprofit community organization in the Capital Region serving: · adults and youth with chemical dependency · victims of domestic violence · adults, youth, and families living with mental illness · urban teens and young adults · homeless youth The collection included gifts and household items for a family that has been a victim of domestic violence. This year the crew helped a mother with two sons (ages 4 and 10) and a baby girl due any day. Congrats to the Albany office for a very impressive…
  • 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!  
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    ArchDaily

  • Competition Entry: Pichler & Traupmann Fuses Two Axis to Envision Vienna High-Rise

    Holly Giermann
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    The latest competition entry, “Gate 2 Tower” from Pichler & Traupmann Architekten examines the relationship formed between a high-rise building and its local and global surroundings to create a cohesive design that bridges the problematic gap between these different scales. Employing unconventional methods, Gate 2 Tower features geometries that not only create unique interactions, but also inform each other. Using nearby main streets and features, particularly a railway, Gate 2 Tower speaks to its locality, fitting neatly within existing city contours rather than…
  • Democratizing Design: Michael Graves’ Legacy On Display in the “Past as Prologue” Exhibition

    Samuel Medina
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    On show until April 5th at the Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, Michael Graves: Past as Prologue celebrates the fifty-year career of one of the United States’ best-known and prolific architects. Graves is known for his unapologetic postmodernism which often divides opinion the profession. However in this review of the exhibition, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as “Shape Shifter,” Samuel Medina finds that while it is easy to criticize in Graves’ design style, it is hard to find fault with the noble intentions underlying his work. “It’s been fifty…
  • Kafe Magasinet / Robach Arkitektur

    Fabian Cifuentes
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Architects: Robach Arkitektur Location: Tredje Långgatan 7, 413 03 Göteborg, Sweden Architect In Charge: Axel Robach Area: 120.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Henrik Lindén Architect, Interior Design: Isabella Eriksson, founder of Main Office Builder: BRA bygg From the architect. In 2013, Gothenburg restaurant operator Avenyfamiljen acquired two buildings on Tredje Långgatan. The intention was to change their function from auction house into three restaurants, exhibition areas and corporation headquarters. Also a wine bar, a beer café (KAFE MAGASINET), a food truck, 200 sqm rooftop farming…
  • Arquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 1, The Shimmering Lights of Porto

    Romullo Baratto
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. We’ve teamed up with Building Pictures, Filipa Figueira and Tiago Vieira to feature weekly episodes of their video series “Arquitectura à Moda do Porto,” which highlights Porto’s most significant buildings over the last 20 years. The series is comprised of 10 episodes, each focusing on a different theme: light, stairs, balconies, nature, textures, doors, windows, skylights, pavements and structures. The series highlights over 30 buildings in Porto, featuring both the work of renowned architects like Álvaro Siza Vieira, Aires Mateus,…
  • WOTHOUSE / NSW AS

    Fabian Cifuentes
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Architects: NSW AS Location: Oslo, Norway Design Team: Gudmund Stenseth, Tore Schjetlein, Tiffany Otis, Luis Santos Project Manager: Gudmund Stenseth Area: 248.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Einar Aslaksen From the architect. The site, located north of downtown Oslo, is part of a neighborhood consisting primarily of villas from the 1930’s. Over the past few years, it has been the subject of an increasing number of densification projects. In this particular case, our client wished to build a house for his family of five in the backyard of a property that has been in the family for…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Elegant Home In Upscale Denver Area Encouraging Leisure

    Ada Teicu
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    Showcasing an elegant home design, this impressive 5 bedroom and 5 bathroom home in Denver, Colorado, presents a version of reality we are mostly unaware of. The stylish home design seen present throughout the mansion’s 4,215 square feet unravels contemporary craftsmanship sprinkled with Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration. Rising two stories in the air between local vegetation, the elegant home unveils an open floor plan where entertaining would be a breeze.Past these fantastic social spaces with multiple functions, the kitchen and adjacent dining space invite to wholeheartedly family…
  • Futuristic Apartment Design Integrating a Time-Capsule Elevator in Taipei

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    This futuristic apartment design in Taipei, Taiwan comes with many interesting elements, including a life-sized iron man and a time-capsule elevator. Developed by White Interior Design, the project known as La Fatte Residence unveils an unconventional approach: “I used the industrial elements as its base while combining a hint of retro. The colorful designer furniture are used to accentuate the owner’s exceptional taste. The time-capsule elevator brings the two levels of the house together and adds a sense of futurism“, explained the designer. Everything in the…
  • Small Live/Work Project Filled With Art, Color and Energy: The Tire Shop in Canada

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    The Tire Shop is MARK+VIVI‘s inaugural project located in the transitioning city of Verdun, Quebec, Canada. The newly renovated space is a former tire shop that currently functions as the designers’ live & work studio. Moreover, the project houses La Façade Art + Architecture, a public storefront gallery dedicated to the exhibition of local contemporary art and experimental architecture.According to the architects, The Tire Shop utilizes natural light extensively, while its compact size means that only small amounts of energy are required to heat or cool the interior. Internal…
  • Stylish and Unconventional: Ethereal Sensation Door Knob Collection by Haute Déco

    Lavinia
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:52 am
    Building on the concept behind the iconic Signature collection, Haute Déco studio has recently launched the new Sensation Door Knob Collection. Bronze elements encapsulated in crystal resin take on an ethereal quality when seen through the prism of the resin wrap. The hypnotizing door knobs are fairly easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors. Their mysterious look will add a touch of originality to an interior and trigger the attention of anyone passing through .Although the concept is the same, Sensation has a totally different vibe to Signature: the domineering factor…
  • Imposing Log House in Colorado Mirroring Views of the Spectacular Rocky Mountains

    Lavinia
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    Nestled in a fascinating landscape in Loveland, Colorado, USA, this imposing log house mirrors beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. The holiday-inspiring chalet designed by Architect Kathy Scott is part of a sprawling estate covering 375 acres of land in Saddle Notch and surrounded by open space on three sides. Some of the features of the five-bedroom villa include a four-car garage, outdoor living-room on heated deck, copper clad windows and spectacular slate roof reclaimed from Connecticut.As you get closer to this wooden gem, you come across details that are highly original and…
 
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    Dezeen

  • Let's party, the office cubicle is 50!

    Andrew Shanahan
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Feature: the office cubicle is 50 years old this year. Andrew Shanahan investigates the history of the system that revolutionised office culture and which, after falling out of favour, is now being re-evaluated. (more…)
  • Hayhurst and Co adds a golden extension to a Victorian London school

    Alyn Griffiths
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Gold-coloured tiles cover the walls of this extension to a school in London by architecture studio Hayhurst and Co, while its roofline stretches up to meet the gable end of an adjacent Victorian building (+ slideshow). (more…)
  • Bocci debuts cloud-shaped 73 glass pendant lights

    Katie Treggiden
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Maison&Objet 2015: Canadian lighting brand Bocci has launched a light made by forcing molten glass into a loose heat-resistant fabric pillow. (more…)
  • AZ Awards announces 2015 jury

    Dan Howarth
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Dezeen promotion: contemporary architecture and design magazine Azure has revealed the five-strong international jury that will decide the winners of the 2015 AZ Awards, including designer Philippe Malouin. (more…)
  • New Pinterest board: BIG

    Ross Bryant
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Following the opening of an exhibition showcasing conceptual and completed buildings by BIG, we've collected together the best projects by Bjarke Ingels' firm from the pages of Dezeen and pinned them to a new Pinterest board. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest | See more BIG projects
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  • Algorithms in the Wild

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    [Image: Jasper National Park, courtesy of Parks Canada]. There's an interesting article over at Highline Magazine about a lost hiker named George Joachim whose subsequent behavior in the landscape was so spatially unexpected that he eluded discovery for ten days. He was a "behavioral outlier," we read, and his mathematically unpredictable actions forced a revision of what is, in effect, the search algorithm used by Parks Canada for tracking human beings in the wild. [Image: Jasper National Park, courtesy of Parks Canada]. From the story: Parks Canada uses a statistical model to help predict…
  • The Electromagnetic Fortification of the Suburbs

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    [Image: A drone from DJI]. It's hardly surprising to read that drones can be repurposed as burglars' tools; at this point, take any activity, add a drone, and you, too, can have a news story (or Kickstarter) dedicated to the result. "Why not send an inexpensive drone, snoop in your windows, see if you have any pets, see if you have any expensive electronics, maybe find out if you have any jewelry hanging around," a security expert wonders aloud to Hawaii's KITV, describing what he sees as the future of burglary. Burglars "can do all that with a drone without ever stepping a foot on your…
  • A Cenotaph for Tailings

    19 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    [Image: From "Mining Cenotaph" by Alexis Quinteros Salazar; courtesy of the RIBA President's Medals]. Here's another project from the RIBA President's Medals, this one by Alexis Quinteros Salazar, a student at the University of Chile in Santiago. Called "Mining Cenotaph," it imagines an "occupation" of the tailings piles that have become a toxic urban landmark and a spatial reminder of the region's economic exploitation. [Image: From "Mining Cenotaph" by Alexis Quinteros Salazar; courtesy of the RIBA President's Medals]. A museum would be carved into the tailings; in Salazar's words, this…
  • Colossal Cave Adventure

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    [Photo: "Mega Bike" at the Louisville Mega Cavern; photo courtesy Louisville Mega Cavern]. An underground bike park is opening up next month in a former limestone mine 100 feet beneath Louisville, Kentucky. At 320,000-square feet, the facility is massive. Outside Magazine explains, "the park will have more than five miles of interconnected trails that range from flowing singletrack to dirt jumps to technical lines with three-foot drops. And that’s just the first of three phases to roll out this winter." [Photo: "Mega Bike" at the Louisville Mega Cavern; photo courtesy Louisville Mega…
  • Brooklyn Super Food

    19 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    [Image: From "Brooklyn Co-operative" by Yannis Halkiopoulos, University of Westminster; courtesy RIBA President's Medals]. I was clicking around on the RIBA President's Medals website over the weekend and found a few projects that seemed worth posting here. The one seen here is a beautifully illustrated proposal for an "alternative supermarket" in Brooklyn, New York, that would be located in the city's old Navy Yard. Note that, in all cases, larger images are available at the project website. [Image: From "Brooklyn Co-operative" by Yannis Halkiopoulos, University of Westminster; courtesy RIBA…
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  • Interesting Stuff On The Internet

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    31 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd is an article with some interesting observations on social psychology and individual and collective identity. Rather than crazes, Michael Bond depicts the crowd composed of highly co-operative individuals driven who share a common goal and objective. Architecture Continues To Implode: After Frank Ghery said that “98% of everything that is built and designed today is pure sh*t, more insiders continue to admit that the profession is…
  • TonyTextures Architecture Visualization Competition Giveaway

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The visualization of architecture is important – it starts with a simple pencil sketch or Photoshop illustration and concludes with a 3D CAD or photorealistic rendering. Regardless of the project size a large library of architecture visualization graphics including plants, trees, people, sky, background images and textures is a must when it comes to time efficiency and project workflow. For years I have been growing a good graphic library and I constantly expanding. My library has even translates into other design industries and projects beyond architecture. Recently, I stumbled…
  • New Architecture in Sydney Contending for a Place Among the Icons: Part 2

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    26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1. Sydney convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct Re-development (Under Construction) by Hassell, Populous + Others. This project encompasses the $1 billion transformation of Darling Harbour though the design of three major public buildings including a new convention facility, a new exhibition space and new entertainment theatre. The 11.5 ha re-development also includes the unification of existing and new pedestrian spaces, open space and parkland, new buildings and other entertainment facilities. Learn more about the darling harbour re-development here. Images via Hassell. …
  • New Architecture in Sydney Contending for a Place Among the Icons: Part I

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    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

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    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…
 
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  • Ileana Makri Store - Athens, Greece

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Just before the Holiday shopping season last year, Greek Jewelry designer Ileana Makri opened an intriguing retail store on Patriarhou Ioakim Street in Athens’s posh fashion district of Kolonaki. She hired Greek architect Stelios Kois to envision an environment for not just her own jewelry but also for fashionable creations of other designers. The Makri is not new to retail, as her first entry, Mageia, also in Athens, opened in 1987. Mageia was also the setting for the launch of her precious jewelry line in 1996. Steeped in symbols, nature, mystique and multicultural lore, her pieces…
  • El Mirador House - Valle de Bravo, Mexico

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    For someone born in 1977, Mexico-born and educated architect Manuel Cervantes Céspedes has scooped up his fair share of accolades. With his team at CC Arquitectos, he has completed both residential and commercial project that deserve attention. One residential project in particular, El Mirador, located in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, and completed in 2013, has remained in our minds as an impeccable example of how to create elegant balance. In this mountaintop residence, the architect and interior designers – as well as the owners – have resisted bravely the temptation to add…
  • Kids Museum of Glass - Shanghai

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In 2011, we wrote about the newly opened Shanghai Museum of Glass (SHMOG) designed by Coordination Asia’s  founder and CEO, Tilman Thürmer. More recently, Thürmer’s team completed the Kids’ Museum of Glass located in the same Shanghai-based complex and opened a few days ago. Cool and edgy, quite literally, the Kids’ Museum has none of the typical cute and cuddly kiddie features found in spaces dedicated to children. Instead, the target audience, kids aged 4-10, enter an environment of glass, particle board and metal realized in a color scheme of black…
  • Mike Pelletier - Kinetic Portraits

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We love these eerie portraits created by interactive artist and technical director, Mike Pelletier and available exlusively at our online store. For many years, Pelletier has been researching and experimenting with methods of creating multidimensional portraits. Using his research in thermal imaging and MRI scanners as a technological basis and as inspiration, he started using  Microsoft’s motion-sensing Xbox device, Kinect, to create cool artwork with a strong, edgy look. Pelletier’s 3D images made of a sitting subject appear to be pictures of a metallic sculpture, strangely…
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  • Hometown South – A Structural Engineer View

    Mark Stines
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Hometown South is a new community from Century Communities, located in south Arvada, that EVstudio is happy to be a part of.  The development consists of apartment complexes with retail space and a variety of townhomes. The apartments are broken into two types of buildings, 3-story apartments and 2-story apartments over retail space.  Both types will consist of all wood open web trusses, pre-engineered wood roof trusses and dimensional lumber.  The foundations for both buildings will be Post Tensioned Slab on Ground.   The large spans in some of the units were difficult to work with, but…
  • What’s the Difference Between NFPA 13R and NFPA 13?

    Dean Dalvit
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    While we typically have a fire sprinkler consultant on the design team for our projects, there are some key things that Architects must know about the systems that can influence design. The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has a variety of requirements for different types of projects. This post specifically discusses projects with sleeping areas such as residential, healthcare, hospitality or dormitory types of buildings. NFPA 13 is a “fully sprinkled” system where NFPA13R is a “partially sprinkled” – a watered down version of the full NFPA13, pardon…
  • Land Entitlements and Redevelopment Options for Golf Courses

    John W. Olson
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Golf Course Driving Range Redevelopment. Illustration by John Olson Recently, I faced an issue that I see becoming a common issue as the golf industry continues to decline and the costs and availability of water continues to decrease.  That issue is what to do with the excess number of golf courses that our country accumulated from the 1970’s through the 1990’s.  My previous employer was hired to determine the feasibility of the golf course and what alternatives are available for the course.  We generated concepts to modify the course to a nine-hole course, a par 3 executive course and…
  • Improving Revit Productivity with Shortcuts

    Kellie Saylor
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Revit is an excellent BIM program that can improve the efficiency of producing construction documents.  However, as designers and draftsmen, we are always trying to find ways to be even more efficient.  Below are some keyboard shortcuts and tips that have really helped me.  A lot of these are probably familiar for a seasoned Revit user but there might be one you didn’t know about. We all know that tab will cycle through your selection options.  But what if you have 20 items to cycle through and you accidentally skip over the one item you want?  Just use Shift + Tab to cycle in the…
  • Construction Cost Per Square Foot for a Post Office

    Dean Dalvit
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Our posts on construction cost data per square foot for various project types are so popular, that I will continue updating them more frequently as this is fairly time sensitive data. Please note the date on the blog posts so you know that you are viewing the most current information. Also, click HERE for other construction cost topics, or you can always search by keyword from the search bar on the upper right hand corner of this page. Please note that all of this information is made available from the industry experts in construction cost estimating, RSMeans, and is our basis for estimating…
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  • 10 Works of Architecture for People Who Prefer to Live Alone

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

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

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

    preynolds
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Transitional Dining Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators David Kaplan Interior Design LLC What do we love about brownstones? Everything! Classic, gracious, refined and sophisticated, we love the idea of life lived in a residence brimming with history, in the midst of a vibrant urban environment. For this reason, Brooklyn New York brownstones are our favorite. This week, we’re featuring a project of David Kaplan, a New York interior designer. The style here is  “transitional” — a look that works well in Victorian and historic homes that boast…
  • A Mexican-Mediterranean Idyll on Emerald Bay

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    Here’s a home that demands to be lived and loved in! Set on the glorious sea coast – this is a home for the good life. The casual house takes its inspiration from the coastal regions along both the Mediterranean and Mexican Riviera. Here; a hand rounded sink that just happens to perfectly accommodate three straw baskets underneath suggests Mexico. Here the pure bliss of an idyllic built-in Mediterranean sunporch enjoying the sea, and the softened white curves of whitewashed earth echoed by plumply fluffy white pillows, suggests Greece. Here, the inspiration seems more Mexican…
  • A Pavilion-Style Studio Home that Welcomes Guests

    Susan Kraemer
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    A gabion stone wall forms the central support for this compact studio home. Ana Paula Barros designed Loft Bauhaus, sited  in Brazil. While it is neither a loft, nor particularly Bauhaus, the small studio is an extremely well designed and compact home for a single person or a couple – that also comfortably houses six or seven dinner guests. By contrast with the earthiness of the textural solidity of the stone wall at the heart of the home, the exterior wall is simply glazing from ceiling to floor. So the effect is that of a pavilion, utterly open on all sides. The public half of the…
  • 1890s Swedish Barn Becomes Loft-Stylish Family Home

    Susan Kraemer
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Buero Philipp Moeller  architects have designed a charming revitalisation of a farmhouse in Moorenweis, Germany. The old farmhouse was built in the Fürstenfeldbruck district built in the 1890s. Now it brings a very special loft-style living experience for a lucky family of four. The industrial modern style works perfectly with the equally straightforward 1890s barn construction techniques. Huge sturdy timbers are completely exposed, revealing their system of construction. Appealing parallels between the 19th and 21st century are offered in the steam punk ironwork chosen to make…
  • Design Dilemma: Unusual Interior Paint Choices

    preynolds
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    Contemporary Family Room More of us are eschewing traditional paint choices at home to go for something a little unexpected. This might mean exchanging basic white ceilings and moldings for ceilings and moldings splashed with bold color. Or it might mean choosing darker colors for walls or going for high contrast paint between moldings and walls. This post is dedicated to the expanding vocabulary of interior paint.   Colored Ceilings Contemporary Bedroom by Pensacola Photographers Greg Riegler Photography Above, a homeowner has chosen a soft blue for a ceiling instead of the traditional…
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  • Meet Eric Jourdan, Industrial designer

    v2com newswire
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Montréal, CanadaIndex-DesignIndustrial Design, Architectural Products , Business, Commercial Interior Design, Event + Exhibition, Furniture, Installation + Public art, Institutional Interior Design, Kitchen + Bathroom, Object + Accessory, Office, Product, Residential Interior Design, Urban Design The English press release will be available soon
  • Archello presents How It’s Made

    v2com newswire
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    Amsterdam, NetherlandsArchelloCommercial Architecture, Architectural Products , Hotel, Industrial Architecture, Industrial Design, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Kitchen + Bathroom, Landscape Architecture, Luxury, Product Archello presents How It's Made, showing how great buildings are made. Finally, architects and designers, who want to know how a great building is made, can find it at Archello.com. Archello’s How It’s Made concept describes how different parties are involved in a building project, ranging from the vision of the architect, engineers and…
  • Brand new shop in Montréal

    v2com newswire
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Montréal, CanadaLa case de cousin paul Lighting Design, Object + Accessory, Residential Interior Design English press release available upon request | Sophie Cognault, sophie@lacasedecousinpaul.com
  • Another Country present collection updates at Maison & Objet 2015

    v2com newswire
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    London, United KingdomAnother Country Industrial Design, Architectural Products , Commercial Interior Design, Event + Exhibition, Furniture, Lifestyle, Luxury, Object + Accessory, Product, Residential Interior Design Another Country, one of the UK’s best-loved contemporary craft furniture companies, is proud to return to Maison & Objet in Paris for a second time this January to present an edited collection of their award-winning furniture, lighting and home accessories. The clean-cut, angular forms of the much-acclaimed Series Two collection were inspired by the no-nonsense style of…
  • Alcoa Canada unveils design contest project finalists

    v2com newswire
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Montréal, CanadaAlcoa Canada Primary Products GroupIndustrial Design, Business, Competition, Lifestyle, Object + Accessory, Product, Sustainable Development, Technology + Science, Transport, Travel, Urban Design
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  • Future Architecture - Ocean City

    extremum
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Ocean City - "Complex at the Center of the Universe" by Marek Staszek is the winner of the digital art competition NVArt Challenge with main theme "Art Space: Architecture and Landscape".Marek Staszek: "The most beautiful places that come to mind always have water, steep cliffs and tropics in common. Lush turquoise colors emphasizing positive vibes, something I've never seen. I wanted to achieve complete integration of future architecture with nature, complete with green parks, trees and gardens. Everything that makes us feel relaxed and calm. Architecture can give people magnificent vistas,…
  • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower in Florence, Italy

    extremum
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower (Italian, "Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore") is the main church of Florence, Italy. Construction in the Gothic style began in 1296 and was completed with the dome in 1436. The exterior of the building is faced with marble polychrome panels in various shades of pink and green bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade. The basilica is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site along with other beautiful buildings in the historic centre of Florence and is one of a major attraction to tourists from all over the world visiting the…
  • Ski Dream Home - luxury mountain retreat, Utah

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    22 Mar 2013 | 8:04 am
    Photo Courtesy of Resorts West Ski Dream Home"Nestled atop Little Baldy Peak in the exclusive, private gated community of Deer Crest, the Resorts West Ski Dream Home offers 14,000 square feet of indoor living space. The home features six bedrooms, 10 baths, a gourmet kitchen with separate butler's pantry, a home theater with stadium seating for 16, freshwater trout aquarium, pool table, DJ booth, 2 custom bar areas and Full Swing Golf simulator. Outside, enjoy stunning panoramic views, outdoor fireplaces, heated wrap-around decks, a heated outdoor pool plus oversized hot tub and slope-side…
  • Contemporary Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa

    medium
    19 Mar 2013 | 4:00 am
    “The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m site, with a total floor area of 2500sq.m. The owner requested a modern, glamorous, open plan, light-filled house with views from all rooms into the garden.The shape on the south side is a half circle, forming a horseshoe on the north side. Approaching the house form the gate the driveway is elevated to allow glimpses thru’ the house to the garden and raised water feature on the other side of the house.”Architecture: Nico Van Der Meulen ArchitectsPhotography: Barry Goldman, David Ross“The porte cochere is a suspended glass and stainless steel…
  • Luxury 5 star chalet / boutique hotel in Swiss Alps

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    12 Mar 2013 | 7:17 am
    Situated in one of the world's most desirable locations, Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5 star chalet / boutique hotel. With uninterrupted views to the iconic Matterhorn and over the village of Zermatt, it is the premier Chalet in the Alps.
 
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  • Stressed Out? Here are 10 Tips

    John
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    Regardless of how extensive your project might be, remodeling your home can be a stressful process. Here are 10 tips to help reduce your stress level. Tabor Design Build understands the importance of open communication. We commit to keeping you informed at every stage of the process, from the first phone call to the last …
  • Sunrooms and Sunspaces

    John
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Sunspaces serve three main functions — they are a source of auxiliary heat, they provide space to grow plants, and they are pleasant living areas. The design considerations for these functions are very different, and building a sunspace that will serve all three functions requires compromises. Energy Efficiency First Before you decide to add a …
  • Save Energy When Working From Home

    John
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    There are clear energy-saving advantages to working from home—avoiding a commute and saving fuel being the biggest—but working at home also means that you may be using MORE energy at home than you would otherwise. This is simply because you’re there, running the heat (in the winter) and using electricity. But there are a few …
  • Tips on Installing Bathroom Accessories

    John
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ever wondered how high a bathroom toilet paper holder should be? Maybe you’re unsure how high or low you should install a towel bar for guest towels. Here is some advice from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.  The NKBA recommends the toilet paper holder be placed 8 inches to 12 inches in front of the toilet …
  • Paint Transforms Home

    John
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Paint is an inexpensive way to change the look of your home. Color selection is extremely important. A dark color will make a space seem smaller while a light color will do just the opposite. Also remember that a dark color will not cover as much area as a light color. The reason is that …
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  • Architecture Blog: Singapore University of Technology and Design Career Day

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Yesterday, a few of us from the Singapore office attended the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Career Fair to check out some of the talent that will be entering the work force. We are always so inspired by the young designers and energized by their passion and blue sky thinking. Staying connected to the local universities helps us keep a hand on the pulse of new technologies and design techniques and allows us to pursue the brightest minds of the future. The event was very fruitful and rewarding and we have already received our first few applications for internships and…
  • Architecture Blog: 2015: The Year of Talent

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    WATG is 70 years young this year and we couldn't feel more energized and youthful! Over the next year we will be celebrating  our "70 years of Design Excellence," sharing  our stories of the past, our recent success and our outlook on the future.Each year WATG and Wimberly Interiors develops a business plan and strategy to help us grow, be profitable, and preserve our very special culture. We have designated 2015 as "The Year of Talent." While we are always focused on our talent, helping them grow and looking for more incredible designers to join our team, this…
  • Architecture Blog: Innovation

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    We are born innovators.Careful examination of this photo reveals the truths of that statement. Somehow along the path, we have forgotten the scale in which we can change humanity. The happiness of these young boys, and the pride in their accomplishment juxtaposed with their surroundings is a statement in itself. Innovation does not only work on the scale of million dollar productions, but rather on a more personal level. The kids in this photo are no different than the ones which surround us daily, in that they look up to us as role models. Our daily decisions truly affect their future more…
  • Architecture Blog: Mookata Hot Pot Barbeque Village

    6 Jan 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Recently I completed a 1.5 X 9.3 meter long wall mural for a Thai Mookata restaurant at Bottle Tree Village, a recreation place with an idyllic kampong-like setting in Yishun, northern Singapore. Mookata is a Thai specialty originated from Chiang Mai featuring a special pot that combines barbeque and steamboat together.The mural depicts an otherworldly Mookata village in Chiang Mai, one set on (and sometimes in) the special Mookata pots. The villagers gather and prepare for a feast on a joyous day, stirring soup and grilling meat, sending delightful scents up towards the heavens, together…
  • 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…
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  • Lomita Residence

    Liz Duer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    by Liz Duer Modern house wanted to create shade and a firepit and small lawn area for dog. For more info see: https://www.behance.net/gallery/23178717/Lomita-Residence
  • Lomita Residence

    Liz Duer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    by Liz Duer Modern house wanted to create shade and a firepit and small lawn area for dog. For more info see: https://www.behance.net/gallery/23178717/Lomita-Residence
  • Calabasas Cottage

    Liz Duer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    by Liz Duer New shade tolerant planting for a man cave: For more info visit: https://www.behance.net/gallery/21769757/Calabasas-Residence
  • Calabasas Cottage

    Liz Duer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    by Liz Duer New shade tolerant planting for a man cave: For more info visit: https://www.behance.net/gallery/21769757/Calabasas-Residence
  • Azusa Residential

    Liz Duer
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    by Liz Duer New Pergola, planting, and water features, firepit, buddha statue, and barbeque For more info visit : https://www.behance.net/gallery/21521477/Arcadia-Residence
 
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    The Shouting Hare

  • Buckhead Atlanta Wins Beautification Award

    Hoerr Schaudt
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    The Buckhead Business Association commended Hoerr Schaudt and Oliver McMillan on January 22 with a beautification award for the design and execution of Buckhead Atlanta’s streetscape. Douglas Hoerr, the principal… Read More > The post Buckhead Atlanta Wins Beautification Award appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
  • Buckhead Atlanta Streets Open

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

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

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

    Peter Schaudt
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    I always enjoy checking out the Deep Root blog all about trees and what they really need to survive. Recently, I watched a few videos of Jim Urban, FASLA  on Deep Root,… Read More > The post Jim Urban on Trees appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
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  • Old Buildings Can Be Green Buildings

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    It’s often a given that most new commercial buildings incorporate at least some energy and water efficiency initiatives into design, construction, and operation. But since the majority of commercial office facilities in the United States are existing buildings, greening “old” office buildings is just as important. (According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 72% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 20 years old.) Because these buildings incorporate outdated technology (and construction practices, in some instances), they present a great opportunity to improve energy…
  • Retrocommissioning Offers Big-Time Energy Savings

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    As a facility and its systems age – or as usage changes – it’s not uncommon for building performance and energy conservation to slip. Thermostats become out of calibration, occupancy sensors may not work correctly, and heating and cooling may be occurring at the same time. In today’s newer commercial buildings, commissioning after construction helps ensure that the facility works properly from the very start. But older commercial buildings may have never gone through this process – and that’s where retrocommissioning comes in. In 2009, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…
  • First 17 Multifamily Buildings Receive ENERGY STAR

    6 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    In late 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that existing multifamily facilities now qualify for ENERGY STAR certification. (Previously, only new multifamily facilities could apply for certification.) As of November 2014, ENERGY STAR has officially certified the first 17 existing multifamily properties in the country. So why did the U.S. EPA decide to offer ENERGY STAR certification to existing multifamily housing facilities? Research indicates that multifamily properties can become up to 30% more efficient by 2020 simply by reducing the amount of energy they…
  • Top 6 Green Blogs of 2014

    30 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    We’re celebrating the end of a successful year by revealing our six most-read blog posts from 2014. These posts resonated most strongly with you based on website traffic; below is a recap of each blog, starting with the most popular article of 2014. We’ve also included links so you can revisit the posts. ***** What Can We Learn from Walgreens About Net Zero? Nov. 25, 2014 Although this article was posted toward the end of the year, it’s the most-viewed blog of 2014. It outlines the major components of Walgreens’ recent net zero energy project, and also points out some interesting…
  • Making the Most of a Demand Response Event

    23 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    Demand response programs reward commercial building owners for reducing energy usage during times when electrical grid demand is highest. Instead of generating more power to keep up with peak loads, utilities ask participating buildings to make immediate reductions to energy use when needed – whether the adjustments are automated or done manually. Schneider Electric says that demand response programs in commercial buildings can earn back anywhere from 5% to 25% of annual electricity costs. But not only does a demand response program prevent strain on the electrical grid and reduce utility…
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  • The Crummy Pillow Paradigm

    Bob Borson
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Every morning when I wake up, I make the bed. I don’t really have that many household morning chores other than letting the dog out and feeding all the pets so a few years ago I took it upon myself to start making the bed. I don’t particularly like doing it but who likes going to bed in the evening in an unmade bed? Animals, that’s who. I know none of this is particularly interesting – I’m a grown man and I make the bed, I’m sure there are loads of men who do that each morning [eyeroll]. At any rate, I told you that so that this next part has some…
  • My Favorite Things … Again

    Bob Borson
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:01 pm
    “Bob, what are some of your favorite things?” is a question that I get asked all the time, which makes perfect sense because who doesn’t want to know what “My Favorite Things” are? … again.I generally don’t have answers to these sorts of questions just lying about but since that is the topic of today’s #ArchiTalks post I had better answer the question(s). This will be the 3rd time (here are the first and second articles) I have written a post like this in the last 5 years … which doesn’t sound that bad when you really think about it;…
 
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  • Historic Rutgers University Welcomes New Green Campus

    ReVireo
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    Rutgers University is the eighth-oldest college in the United States, and one of only nine to be founded before the American Revolution. Located on the banks of the Raritan River in New Brunswick, NJ, it famously hosted the first intercollegiate football game ever played in 1869. Since its establishment, the Old Queen’s campus (as it’s historically known) has grown into a sprawling landscape peppered with nineteenth and twentieth century buildings. Great for history buffs; not so great for energy efficiency. That’s why Rutgers is embarking on a journey to transform the campus. Rendering…
  • 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

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    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…
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  • Room on the Roof by i29 interior architects

    Alberto Seller
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Ewout Huibers On 27 January 2015, de Bijenkorf will be launching an Artist in Residence project, entitled ‘Room On The Roof’. The department store has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to take part in the program. Artist Maarten Baas will be first to use the studio. During the launch, the full program for 2015 will be unveiled together with the first screening of an introductory film by Artist and Creative Director, Christian Borstlap. © Ewout Huibers Room On The Roof is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a unique spot in the historic…
  • Hello House by OOF! architecture

    Miguel Rus
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Nic Granleese The Hello House is a two-bedroom Victorian-era home and creative studio (and former shop) in Richmond, Melbourne (VIC), Australia. Most noticeably, the home features a large, white-brick wall featuring the word ‘HELLO’, that offers a conversation with the neighbouring buildings and its residents. A skin of brick is all it takes to keep a secret and two worlds exist happily side by side with a public face that cheerfully greets the street while giving nothing away about the world behind. Inside, the house adjusts to the needs and moods of its residents – a cosy retreat…
  • Boulanger Kaiti by MOVEDESIGN

    Miguel Rus
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Yousuke Harigane Boulanger Kaiti is a bakery shop renovated an old Japanese house in Fukuoka, Japan. The area is a residential district close to the downtown. The existing house built of wood has impressive old wood walls and tile-roofing. As for neighboring houses, the architects could see this house has a history and exist as a symbol of this town. MOVEDESIGN started to plan not to appeal the facade as a shop renewing the whole image of this building but the architects regarded to match with surroundings as important and let the shop fit this residential district, arranged facade design…
  • Burke Gilman House by Stettler Design

    Alberto Seller
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Courtesy of Stettler Design Located near the Burke Gilman bike trail, a linear park that connects Seattle’s neighborhoods (former Railroad Track), this house was designed for a Seattle couple who sought to live in a highly walkable and connected community. Courtesy of Stettler Design The site is at a unique urban constellation, the contact zone of the Burke Gilman trail, a commercial district, a residential neighborhood, the University of Washington, and a hillside that descends to the Lake Washington ship canal. The site’s original house, spread across two city lots, has been replaced by…
  • Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek by Holm Architecture Office & AI

    Alberto Seller
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    China has in recent years become the second largest producer and consumer of movies. With this as a starting point, the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek is imagined as the cornerstone of a new media park in Tianjin. The building design takes it inspiration from the clouds, emphasizing ideas of creativity and inspiration. Each of the buildings programs is encapsulated in its own sphere, creating a series of unique spatial experiences as visitors move through the building. Entering the lobby, visitors are asked to explore the interior universe via series of different public paths, each…
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  • Guest opinion: Rethinking Modular Construction for Schools

    Janet Field
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    I came across this guest opinion about modular construction for schools. The author Shelley Taylor is a Clallam County resident and member of a coalition to prevent tax increase. In her article she talks about modular construction as a state of the art, practical and affordable alternative to conventional construction. In fact she does a great job of conveying the same message we do each day.… Read More... The post Guest opinion: Rethinking Modular Construction for Schools appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Owners and Construction Managers Need to Contract and Communicate Directly!

    Gregg Kelly
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Lean Construction and the Construction Manager We have all seen the cartoon of “What the Customer Expected” and unfortunately experienced some version of it ourselves. I recently attended a Lean Construction Workshop and the problem exercise was how to manage actual project costs as compared to initial estimates. Many times the discussion circled back to a lack of understanding between the owner and the project team.… Read More... The post Owners and Construction Managers Need to Contract and Communicate Directly! appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Modular Construction for Student Housing, Another Example.

    Linda Bee
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Modular Classrooms Many universities today are in a fight to compete for students. Housing is a top consideration for new students, and without sufficient on-campus student housing, colleges and universities can become non-competitive. Northumbria University in Shieldfield, England utilized modular construction so they could move quickly to keep up with the demand in the marketplace and to ensure that they would have state of the art student housing.… Read More... The post Modular Construction for Student Housing, Another Example. appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog |…
  • A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part 1 of 3

    Linda Bee
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    What does one have to do with the other? We are frequently asked by school administrators if modular classrooms comply with the ALICE program? First, let’s define what ALICE stands for. The acronym means Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate or run-hide-fight, a federal Homeland Security Department program originally created for use in workplace settings which is now becoming a standard of training for schools, teachers and students K-12.… Read More... The post A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part 1 of 3 appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • What can be built in 360 hours? With modular construction…

    Linda Bee
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    …Something amazing. Whoever thought you could build an entire building in just 15 days? Modular construction is changing the way we build! In 2011, the Broad Group, a Chinese sustainable building company, built a 30-story hotel in 360 hours soon after erecting a 15-story building in just a week. We thought this was just amazing and wanted to share it with you.… Read More... The post What can be built in 360 hours? With modular construction… appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
 
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  • Furniture Arranging Tricks And Diagrams To Revive Your Home

    Codreanu Andreea
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    Arranging furniture has never been an easy task. We tend to shop uncontrollably up to a central point where we find it difficult to organize and place all those items around the house. Every piece of furniture can influence a room, from the way it is perceived to its atmosphere, functionality and overall design line. Every furniture arrangement influences the entire room so if you get tired someday and don’t really afford a real makeover you can try mixing things up and changing the layout of your room for a fresh look. Here are some Furniture Arranging Tricks And Diagrams to help you…
  • 21 Simple & Creative Mod Podge Crafts That You Can Start Right Away

    Anton Giuroiu
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
    Mod Podge means nothing to some, yet everything to others. It all depends on what kind of DIY projects you like. By the end of the article we are sure however that you will give Mod Podge a try. It gained popularity thanks to very sticky and simple craft projects.  There are entire websites dedicated to Mod Podge Crafts. Mod Podge became an experimental object, people are actually researching its possibilities in DIY projects everyday. Some would say that there is no better adhesive then Mod Podge; this adhesive has been around since the `60s but with the DIY projects exploding in the last…
  • Learn These Fine Dining Etiquette Tips and Feed Your Imagination With 30 Fabulous Place Setting Ideas

    Anton Giuroiu
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    You definitely all know one small family owned restaurant that is simply extraordinary, mindblowingly beautiful, a restaurant in which the wait staff is highly trained, beautifully dressed and always spot on. Food portions are also always visually appealing in this restaurant that we imagine. The decor seems torned from fairy tales, from stories with princes and princesses. A fine dining experience that we would all love to enjoy daily. In an attempt to embrace this superb attitude we have ahead a few fine dining etiquette tips from which we can all learn; along these 30 fabulous place…
  • DIY Garden Walkway Projects For This Spring

    Codreanu Andreea
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    Spring is coming fast and all of our gardens need work done. Old plant must be cut and replaced, paths redone. But its a celebration of joy, sun and happiness so consider the necessary work as a way of relaxing after a hard working week. Today we are concentrating on DIY garden walkway projects as a way of organizing your garden and establishing some boundaries. Structure is required even in the garden. But a beautiful walkway will transform your backyard, will direct the garden wanderings, lead to important points from your garden and make it easier to control and organize. You can use…
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  • Comfortable Green Architecture in Residence Design

    alisan
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Comfortable Green Architecture in Residence Design. There are many methods to assist the world in this era. When you wish to utilize green architecture within your design, you will find five top ways to do that. You will need to work with an architect that’s acquainted with green designs and who you are cozy is capable of doing offering you revolutionary designs for your home or workplace. Environmentally friendly Components Different environmentally friendly components may be used in your design. There’s no basis for you to employ components that need natural resources to be…
  • Luxury Architects: An Architectural Lighting Design Company

    alisan
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    Luxury Architects: An Architectural Lighting Design Company. Architectural lighting, included in the occupation of architecture on its own is a mixture of art and the sciences. However aquiring a creative gene is important to be a designer, an experienced expert architectural lighting designer will naturally appreciate the way a luminaire functions combined with the understanding light sources in a technical feeling. Architectural lighting design is dependant on three basic elements of the lighting of buildings or areas. First is the artistic demand of a design, Second is the ergonomics…
  • Perfect Home With Architecture Home Design Software Programs

    alisan
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Perfect Home With Architecture Home Design Software Programs. In the years ago, if you wish to design your home or areas of your home, you should hire and consult expert including architect and engineers to make you a home design. However nowadays, using the improvement of technology, you may create your house design project without funding skill of an architect and engineer. To make in order to plan a job for the home, there are lots of softwares for a home design that you could try. A lot of them are 3D Home Architect Décor & Design software program, CAD Pro Program, Google SketchUp 6…
  • Architect: How You Can Employ The Top Draftsman To Your Perfect Home

    alisan
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    Architect:  How You Can Employ The Top Draftsman To Your Perfect Home. Do you finally have the cash and time to spend on planning the house of your dreams? You might have a clear vision of your future home, however have no idea of where to start. Any project will require the help of an architect and various contractors, but how can you begin finding the right assisted in planning the general design? Designing and creating a new home from the ground up isn’t any stingy investment. If you’d like to understand how you can look for and rehearse the best mastermind to your…
  • Home Design Software Vs Architect Software

    alisan
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    Why go to an architect when in the era of the Internet and many amounts of websites we’ve a lot of home design software and many of which are 100 % free. Yes, now home plan designs tend to be simpler with the help of such interior planning software. If you’re considering remodeling your home, then do read this. It can help you’ll save cash, effort and time as well as for the great design of your dream home ideas. Perform a small Google search for free home design software. There’ll be thousands and thousands of websites fetched on the result pages of it. Just click…
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  • Bjarke Ingels presents paris’ europa city project in new video

    mistriotis
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Offering a mix of retail, culture and leisure facilities, paris’ ‘europa city‘ is conceived as a hybrid project that combines urban form with expansive landscaping. in order to explain the 800,000 square meter scheme, creative agency squint/opera joined up with the project’s architect bjarke ingels, who takes viewers through the design with the help of […]
  • 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
 
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  • ARTIST'S APARTMENT TOUR: Eclectic Paris interior by an interior designer Sandra Benhamou

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Sandra Benhamou in her apartment Feel invited to the next ARTIST APARTMENT on my blog. And another one in Paris (here's the previous one). I have a thing for old tenement houses so I love everything with original parquets, doors, 4 meters high and with molding. Just like in many other interiors I show you there is a mix of styles in here. Although a lot of colors are used here everything matches perfectly. It is all thanks to the aparment designer and owner Sandra Benhamou.Look at the materials used in the project. There's natural wood, stone (marble), metals, high quality textiles and glass.
  • How to hide your pet's bowl in the kitchen? Smart solutions for contemporary kitchens.

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    sourceCorner drawerssource2. Corner shelves and cabinetssourcesource 1, 2, 33. Cargo shelvingspictures: Peka 4.  Aventos.zdjęcia: Blumpicture: Blum5. Drawers organizationźródło6. Secret storage nooksPictures sent by my reader Krzysztof. 6. Something for cats and dogs :)Shifting kitchen furniture and appliancesMobile coutertop in a kitchen I designed:Kitchen coutertop that slides over the island and hides sinkmovable hidden coutertopsource: kokopelia.plPull-out hoodHidden power pointsźródłoHygeneAmazing are coutertops that make one clean surface with sink and wall - look at…
  • Gold and silver kitchen? why not! | THE WEEKLY WANT

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    The carnival reached its peak! It made me crave for gold and silver...also in kitchens. As first it may seem funny to combine cooking with gold and silver...but the results can be stunning. goldsourcesource: panidyrektor.plsource: kokopelia.plsource: Elle Decorsourcesource: dekorady.tvsilversourcesource: archiloverssource: veranda.comsourceBut be careful - using gold and silver can be tricky! It was really hard to find good inspirations in the web, most of gold and silver kitchens are...kitschy and just ugly. If you don't feel comfortable designing your gold kitchen better turn to a…
  • Reclaimed wood and interior design | TRENDS

    14 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Old, rough reclaimed wood found its way to our interiors! Reclaimed wood is now very popular and matches the most important contemporary interior design trends. It will look good in a scandi-style interior (which is now the most popular style in Poland) as well as in industrial style interiors, inspired with spaces of former factories. It can also be an interesting accent in a modern apartment. Architects and designers are looking for interesting sources of such wood - on the (Polish) internet we can find a lot of offers of buying boards from old barns. The old boards are exchanged for new…
  • Architecture of post-industrial Lodz, Poland, part 2/2 | IN MY LENS

    6 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    For many of Poles it's a little absurd but I  really started to like Łódź!, especially its architecture! I watched The Promised Land of Andrzej Wajda for the second time yesterday and I loved the fact that I could recognize a lot of spots I actually visited in Łódź! And the movie itself is a MASTERPIECE, it shows really well what live in Łódź looked like in the end of the XIX century. When I am thinking that it was such a busy place then the city of today starts to seem much more interesting. In the second part of the post on Łodź I am taking you for a walk to Manufaktura, a…
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  • Bommel collection – Pompon by Myra Klose

    Olivia Andreea
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Mik brand was founded in 2010 by the German designer Myra Klose. Myra studied fashion design at the universities from Madrid and Trier (1992-1996) and since then she has professionally activated in Austria and Germany. Inspired by fashion, art and interior design, Myra’s creative ideas have materialized into a number of very attractive and comfortable supplies. The Bommel Collection is also known under the name of Pompon and it is made by Myra Klose including carpets, pouf, chairs and cushion, all made by hand. For the realization of all the objects, prime quality wood is used. The…
  • Khis bathtub by Frants Seer

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Khis is the name of a bathtub made by Frants Seer, in three models and with three different finishing lines. Khis is made from wood and assembled by hand from the first component piece till the final finishing. The bathtub has a dark brown to almost black color due to the thermal processing of the wood, at a temperature of 215 °C. This process, besides the aesthetic one, gives durability and high resistance to water. The final finishing is made through the eco-friendly processing, either by treating the wood with natural oil from seeds or by hot waxing. Optionally, the bottom part of the…
  • Delicate bath supplies made from aromatic walnut – Nina Mair

    Olivia Andreea
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Shell is a collection of bath supplies made by Nina Mair, Austria, and consists of a bathtub and a sink, both made of walnut, polished and varnished by hand. The Shell bathtub is sculpted from a solid block of aromatic walnut, using with precision a milling machine. With high precision and great attention to detail, the final form of the two pieces is refined, polished and oiled by hand several times. The wood offers warmth and makes these bath supplies to have a special delicacy and an extraordinary aesthetic presence. The edges and curves require a demanding production process, these being…
  • Attic apartment from Gothenburg, Sweden: interior light, freshness and a wonderful view

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Welcome to Gothenburg, Sweden, where the highest part of the city is. In a historic building you will find this 113 square meters attic apartment that offers breathtaking views of the entire southerner city. The apartment is open to light through the high windows and some air shafts that allow the sun and light to flow over the space. The apartment, due its orientation is caressed by the sunlight the entire day. Having a very airy space, the socialization can be done easily between the different areas of the apartment because they have a high degree of openness. A sliding glass door…
  • Lovely handmade supplies inspired by the artistic traditions of Lebanon

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    Bokja brand was born in 2000 when Huda Baroudi and Maria Hibri have associated in order to give life to some supplies that would represent the materialization of their love for fabrics and furniture. Bokja is a design and handmade supplies studio, which in time has been able to grow, to strengthen its own voice and vision, based primarily on spontaneity and passion. By combining the skills of many artisans, carpenters, upholsterers and designers with the rich artistic Lebanese tradition, Bokja offers us supplies that have a special distinction and a strong highlighted identity that can bring…
 
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  • Abaton Studio Balances Price, Quality, and Design With Their Prefab Home

    Mike
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:52 am
    Madrid’s Ábaton studio designs a lot of nice-looking houses in a uniquely modern Spanish style, and now they’ve ventured into the realm of portable tiny homes with their APH80 model. The 10×30-foot design fits on a truck for easy transport to your next base of operations. The 300 square feet of space is devoted to a large central living room and smaller kitchen, bathroom and bedroom areas on each end. The walls inside are wood, and big sliding glass doors lead out to an exterior covered by extremely durable fiber cement siding. All said and done, it represents a simple and elegant…
  • 20′ Shipping Container With A Rooftop Deck and Room for Four

    Mike
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    We’ve marveled at the ingenious use of shipping containers for housing before, but this one really excels in terms of maximizing a tiny space with functional living elements. There’s enough space to live comfortably, relax when you need to, and even have a rooftop dance party on the upper deck. Build by Cubica, based out of Costa Rica, this 160 sq. ft. home is marketed as a vacation home and includes all the amenities you’d expect and then some. It sleeps up to four people and whether you’re looking for a bachelor pad that has room for a rooftop dance party and…
  • This Hip Granny Flat Seems To Float Among The Trees

    Mike
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:18 am
    This 592 sq. ft. home in Queensland, Australia might be called a “granny flat” because of its practicality but you won’t find any mothballs, chotchkes, or wild wallpaper. This accessory dwelling has enough clever features to accommodate anyone who has a sense of style thanks to the collaboration effort between Baahouse + Baastudio and Kim Alexander builders, who delivered on their promise to construct a fashionable secondary dwelling on the owner’s property. With lower construction costs and advances in prefab and modular design approach, it makes sense to build…
  • You Can Build A “Foundhouse” Using Old Pallets, Free Plans, And A Pocketful of Nails

    Mike
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    The concept of open-source software has been a pillar of the tech industry, reducing the barrier to entry and making affordable and speedy development possible in so many ways. And it’s might just be what we need to disrupt and revolutionize the housing and construction industries. We previously wrote about the Wikihouse project, and weren’t sure how practical it was, but we have renewed faith thanks to the intrepid work of Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams.The duo wants to bring change to the “real” world as opposed to the digital one and their…
  • A Micro Green-Roofed Cabana Built With Salvaged Redwood Bark

    Mike
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    At first sight you might think this little structure doesn’t have much going for it. After all, it looks slightly better than something you might see someone slap together on one of those reality survivor shows. Of course, that’s if you can even spot the cabana, as the green roof keeps it pretty well hidden from sight. But it wouldn’t be fair to dismiss it as a glorified lean-to once you understand a bit more about the design concept and inspiration behind it. Santa Barbara architect Alex Wyndham gave it every bit as much attention as a full-sized residence, and that shows up…
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  • Contemporary and Fresh Tetris House by Studio mk27

    Vania
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    The long wooden beams that clad the ceiling and the facade of this Sao Paulo located mansion bring unique appearance and character to the property. In addition to the cozy intimate sensation that this slatted wooden lining brings into the home, the untypical and, we may say quite curious, spatial arrangement of the premises – first and second floor, box-like separation of dining and bedrooms area – is also attention catching. This characteristic configuration of the architectural design created by Studio mk27 is successfully supplemented and extended by the contemporary and stylish…
  • Leather Wall and Floor Tiles by Lapelle Design

    Vania
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Brand new wall and floor coverings designed by Studio Lapèlle, tiles with a unique “touch” able to create a new extremely evocative glossary of interior design. Read the rest of Leather Wall and Floor Tiles by Lapelle Design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Layers of White – Penthouse Located in Tel Aviv

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Layers of white – this is how the architects from Pitsou Kedem Architects call their new penthouse project located in Tel Aviv. Spacious, modern and full of light – is what we can add. Read the rest of Layers of White – Penthouse Located in Tel Aviv originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Residence in the Swiss Alps by Cubica Studio

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:51 am
    Cubica Studio uses characteristically modern furniture in basic white colors to bright this brown colored interior. They are focused mainly on functionality, quality and design details that create character to the space. Read the rest of Residence in the Swiss Alps by Cubica Studio originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • 3d Papercraft for Your Home by Holger Hoffmann

    Vania
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:22 am
    Papertrophy is a series of wall-mounted and freestanding paper craft decor designed in Berlin by Holger Hoffmann. The collection is a contemporary take on mounted heads and taxidermy. This hunting trophies are made by eco-friendly paper. Read the rest of 3d Papercraft for Your Home by Holger Hoffmann originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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  • Accessibility: Comprehensive, Early Design Considerations

    CRSA
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Successful and comprehensive Accessibility in architecture requires the whole team. From the owner to the architect to the contractor, and all the codes in between, it requires foresight, research, review, and communication. The end is more than worth it, so let us help you get started with this Early Accessible Design info-graphic. Tagged: accessibility, ADA, […]
  • Looking Back and Looking Forward

    CRSA
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    January is a turning point–a time to look back at all that did happen in a year, and a time to look forward to all that can happen in a year. In case you missed anything happening in the Architecture world at large, check out Arch Daily’s Top 20 Stories of 2014. And for the planning […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Indoor Boulevard by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio

    Mat Watts
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Designed by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio, this 3,230 sq ft contemporary residence is situated in Tel Aviv, Israel. Visualization by Oded Cohen. Read more ...Related:Past Turned into Space by Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsJRB House by Reims ArquitecturaResidence Kuo by KC Design Studio
  • Hill-Maheux Cottage by Kariouk Associates

    Mat Watts
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Designed in 2010 by Kariouk Associates, this modern cottage is situated in Quebec, Canada. Read more ...Related:Refugi Lieptgas by Georg Nickisch and Selina WalderSummer House by I.D.interior designCompact House by Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti
  • Villa Stamerbos by 70F

    Mat Watts
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    Completed in 2013 by 70F, this modern single family house is located in Stamerbos, Almere, Netherlands. Read more ...Related:Past Turned into Space by Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsDMR by Whiting ArchitectsBrooklyn Rowhouse by Barker Freeman
  • House in Desert by Wendell Burnette Architects

    Mat Watts
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    This contemporary courtyard house designed in 2013 by Wendell Burnette Architects is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Read more ...Related:Greenwich Street Townhouse by Rob StuartBrooklyn Rowhouse by Barker FreemanChicago Residence by Gibbons, Fortman & Associates
  • Past Turned into Space by Pitsou Kedem Architects

    Mat Watts
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:07 am
    This modern single family residence was designed in 2014 by Pitsou Kedem Architects. It's located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Read more ...Related:Indoor Boulevard by Tal Goldsmith Fish Design StudioVilla Stamerbos by 70FDMR by Whiting Architects
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  • MAM – Handcrafted Cozy Lamp Inspired by 1960s Specific Style

    Ionel Muresan
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    MAM is a handcrafted cozy lamp made of a unique combination of knitting and woodwork. MAM is designed by INDI, a Lithuanian based creative studio which designs original handmade lighting and home objects. Their goal is to create things that will be not only aesthetic and environment-friendly, but also have its original implication and excite the imagination. Speaking of 1960s, they were significant not only because of the impressive design boom. This was a decade then our mothers and grandmothers used to knit and crochet different stuff for their household. Specific style of that decade…
  • Drago – Unique and Limited Edition Egg-Shaped Light by Maurizio Galante

    Ionel Muresan
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    DESIGNER BOX an online concept shop that works with designers to create unique objects for their subscribers. Drago is a unique and limited edition Egg-Shaped Light designed by Maurizio Galantebest known in the world of haute couture. This egg-shaped light is versatile, it can be placed on a table or hung up as a pendant. Each light is made of laser-cut gold foil manufactured in Italy. See the DIY video bellow… Source: DESIGNER BOX via DesignMilk The post Drago – Unique and Limited Edition Egg-Shaped Light by Maurizio Galante appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Line of Handmade Luxury Watches with Minimalistic Design and Attention to Detail

    Ionel Muresan
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Today I want to show you some masterpieces designed by Elliot Havok. They have recently launched a line of Handmade Luxury Watches on Kickstarter and reached their goal in 10 hours and raised over 100k in 5 days. Their efforts were fully rewarded by Kickstarter Community! Elliot Havok is a team of creative product designers from the fields of design, development, and manufacturing. The team started this project to create a watch that is practical, minimal, and affordable. Starting at just $69 on Kickstarter, Havok Timepieces will offer handmade watches that will be useful for everyday wear…
  • VENTURY LOUNGE BOX – A Soft Rounded Seat for Two Limited Edition

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    VENTURY LOUNGE BOX is a soft rounded seat for two. The seat, that I want to show you today is a limited edition for the 5TH Anniversary, designed by Emmanuel Touraine. It is the perfect pad to read a book together, to chill together, to chat together or simply watch TV with your beloved. Source: Emmanuel Touraine – Behance Photos by Edil Méndez  The post VENTURY LOUNGE BOX – A Soft Rounded Seat for Two Limited Edition appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • The NYCTALE Table Opens Up and Doubles the Serving Surface

    Ionel Muresan
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    This coffee table accompanies the EXOCET Chair. Inspired by the original design of the EXOCET Chair, I talked about a few days ago. The NYCTALE Table keeps the same line, it opens up and doubles the serving surface. The NYCTALE Table will accompany the EXOCET Chair at IDS2015, Canada’s renowned interior design event of the year, prototype exhibit between January 22-25, 2015. The post The NYCTALE Table Opens Up and Doubles the Serving Surface appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
 
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  • Weekly Round-Up! 01/30/2015

    David Brown
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Weekly Round-Up! 01/30/2015 By: The DBI Team Happy Friday Everyone! It has been an eventful week here at DBI’s global HQ in Seattle, WA! We are very excited to be moving into our new, improved, and larger digs as we continue growing in 2015. Not to mention that the city is a-buzz with Seahawks fever as we get ready for the big game this weekend. Don’t think that just because it has been busy around here that we have forgotten about you, we haven’t. Here is this week’s round up of blogs and articles that our team read and thought were worth sharing with you. Check it…
  • The Recruiter’s Moment.

    David Brown
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
      The duties of the recruiter are varied. As I write this I know that even “varied” does not do the role of the recruiter justice. A recruiter must be project manager, sales expert, and emotional support, a voice of reason, creator of dreams, super sleuth, gambler, and best friend. Usually all of these in the span of an hour. Because of the many hats a recruiter must wear, there are as many books, seminar, webinars and trainers who focus on each nuanced aspect, and that is great. I think that personal development is paramount to success and because each aspect of the recruiter’s…
  • WEEKLY ROUND-UP! 01/23/2015

    David Brown
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Weekly Round-Up! 01/23/2015 By: The DBI Team Welcome to the first Weekly Round-Up post here on the DBI Blog! Every Friday we will share a list of articles related to the world of architecture and design that caught our eye that week. No frills, no muss, no fuss. Just some great posts to add to your archi-reading. Enjoy and have a great weekend! Headlines + Articles Of Note This Week: •HOK Acquires 360 Architecture | Stadia •Video – Norman Foster Lets A Drone Loose In The Hearst Tower | Architect’s Newspaper Blog •Architectural Sketches: Keep Or Throw Away | Life…
  • Hey! Have you met Jane…or Paul, or Mark, or Sally?

    David Brown
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    So there’s you. You love people. You make connections easily and find friends in almost every situation. You are also excited by work that lets you be the social butterfly you love to be. You, more than likely, like the finer things in life. You like to work hard and play hard and expect to be paid well for the time you put in. Then there is everyone else. A global list of names and people and backgrounds for you to meet, to influence and to help find a new situation, career path, life. DBI would like to introduce you to each other. Now we are not naive, Recruiting is not for the faint of…
  • 15 Architecture Firms to Follow on Instagram in 2015

    David Brown
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    15 Architecture Firms to Follow on Instagram in 2015 By: Zach Brown “I absolutely believe that architecture is a social activity that has to do with some sort of communication or places of interaction, and that to change the environment is to change behavior.” – Thom Mayne The conversations and experiences that shape trends in the world of architecture and design are happening everyday in many formats all over the world. From conversations in studios, on job sites, and in university lecture halls, to the opined articles of critics and the calls for socially minded design in emerging…
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  • Weekly Wrap Up of Design and Technology – Kadva Corp

    Kadva Corp
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    Hello Folks,….. Weekly wrap up of design and technology and Mind of Man-Woman, is a collective article for your week end reading and over view if there is some thing is not missing from us. Weekly wrap up of design and technology is customary, here is the weekly wrap-up of all the posts we published on […] The post Weekly Wrap Up of Design and Technology – Kadva Corp appeared first on .
  • What Architects should think about Futuristic Workplace Trends

    Jay Amrutia
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Hello Folks,….. Architects should think about Futuristic Workplace Trends which shows innovation in how they develop new prototypes by employing technological ingenuity, maintaining much of the same construction while providing different experiences to suit the employees’ unique needs. Driven to change the negative associations of working in open-plan offices, ‘organic grid +’ by sean cassidy […] The post What Architects should think about Futuristic Workplace Trends appeared first on .
  • An Expert Overview About Credibility of Builders and Developers

    Jay Amrutia
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Hello Folk,…. Credibility of Builders and Developers is always a point of discussion among all the home buyers and also in general, also. But the importance of credibility of builders and developers are more and more come under scrutiny at a time of low market flow or some depression point of real estate market. I […] The post An Expert Overview About Credibility of Builders and Developers appeared first on .
  • How Innovative Convention Center Could Get You on omg! by Ar. Daniel Libeskind, Mons, Belgium

    Jay Amrutia
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    Hello Folks,……Studio Libeskind completed this innovative convention center in time for the advent of cultural and diplomatic activities in 2015, when this small medieval town metamorphosis into the European Capital of Culture. The City of Mons conceived of Congress Center as a new architectural landmark, a key element in a plan for economic revitalization, and as […] The post How Innovative Convention Center Could Get You on omg! by Ar. Daniel Libeskind, Mons, Belgium appeared first on .
  • 3 Insane (But True) Things About Longest Lasting Battery for Smartphones

    Mitul Patel
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Hello Folks,…. 5 Insane (But True) Things About Longest Lasting Battery for Smartphones is a collective guide for how to make your smart phone ready to use in longest hours without getting off. Because now a days many new apps and other social media interactions and habits are increased with efficiency of smartphone battery life […] The post 3 Insane (But True) Things About Longest Lasting Battery for Smartphones appeared first on .
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  • Redesigned Loft in Manhattan by RAAD Studios

    Sorina Liliana
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:29 am
    The Centre Street Loft was redesigned by RAAD Studios. This luxury condominium is located in a building that served as the New York City police headquarters until 1973, in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan. Photos courtesy of the architect The post Redesigned Loft in Manhattan by RAAD Studios appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Remodeled family house by Klopf Architecture

    Sorina Liliana
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:56 am
    This contemporary family house was remodeled in 2014 by Klopf Architecture. The home is located in Burlingame, California. Description: “The new owners of this home had long dreamed of an Eichler remodel they would live in forever. Their vision was clean, contemporary, and open. Klopf Architecture would design and reconfigure the kitchen / family room, […] The post Remodeled family house by Klopf Architecture appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Unusual Residence by Moon Hoon: Lollipop House

    Sorina Liliana
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Lollipop House is an unusual residence designed by Moon Hoon. This unique single family home is located in Giheung-Gu, South Korea. Description: “A young couple with a beautiful daughter visited my office one day. They wanted a unique house. Something that they have not seen. We talked about a house that is made of large […] The post Unusual Residence by Moon Hoon: Lollipop House appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Lookout House by Room11

    Sorina Liliana
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Lookout House is a project completed in 2013 by Room11. This contemporary home is located in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia. Description: “Positioned on a previously cleared site with views towards Tasman Island and the Southern Ocean beyond, this project takes the farmhouse typology and transforms it into a hybrid courtyard house. Visitors enter through a […] The post Lookout House by Room11 appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Beautiful Rustic House by Lands End Development

    Sorina Liliana
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Wood and stone, two natural elements which define traditional were used to create this beautiful two storey rustic house. It was designed by American Company Lands End Development. Photos courtesy of the architects The post Beautiful Rustic House by Lands End Development appeared first on Homedezen.
 
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    Rform Substantial Performance » Quick Guide: Modern Contractor

  • Quick Guide: Modern Contractor

    David Lopes
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
      Some notable Modernist architects have started their careers as builders or contractors. A few that stand out include Craig Ellwood and his cool Case Study House # 17  or Alfred Newman Beadle and the original  Case Study Apartment #1. Another popular contractor/developer who is probably more famous than the architects he hired, is Joseph Eichler and his popular modernist homes he built in California.  Unfortunately, (or fortunately) not all Architects get the chance to build Read More...
  • Contemplation before Certification

    David Lopes
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Certifying a payment should not be a mindless rubber stamping of a Contractor’s progress claim. Instead, it should be a contemplative process where you step back, take a breath and think! Believe it or not, certifying a payment requires time to contemplate on the Project Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Schedule of Values, Site visits, Change Orders, and the Arithmetic. It is a holistic process that brings together many aspects of the project. First let Read More...
  • God is in the Details – SOV

    David Lopes
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
      So how do you objectively evaluate and approve a progress claim that is accompanied with a Schedule of Values that contains broad categories such as “Concrete”, “Windows and Doors” or my favourite “General Requirements”. How do you know “Doors & Windows” are 50% complete?  If there is only one dollar value for all Doors & Windows in the project, you don’t know how much the Doors are versus the Windows versus the Read More...
  • Changing Colors

    David Lopes
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Suppose you are working for a Fortune 500 corporate client, designing a new renovation to their head office in New York. They call Saturday night, with a design emergency! They inform you of the new Spring and Summer 2015 Pantone Fashion Color report and want to change the colour of the reception feature wall to the new and incredible  “Lucite Green”. Construction is already underway, what do you do now? Meet the painter on site Read More...
  • Architect’s Role – Renaissance man or Contract Administrator?

    David Lopes
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:40 pm
    As an Architect do you sometimes dream that you are the modern day “Master Builder”, the “Renaissance Man”? Do you see yourself as the one person in charge of every aspect of planning and constructing a Modern work of Architecture?  Is it just like the movie’s where your creative inspiration and design will lead you to fame and fortune? A word of advice to the wise – keep these dreams a secret if Read More...
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  • Luxury and Private Heaven with Indoor Swimming Pool Ideas

    Prunella
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    While winter is coming, people tend to prepare for some warmth. Clothing style, fireplace, special diet supply and other. It seems like when winter comes, some activity should be suspended. Swimming in the outside must a risky activity and the best solution is an indoor pool. Indoor pools are becoming trend and well known. If […]
  • Poster Framing: How to Frame Concert Memorabilia

    Prunella
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    If you are a working artist interested in creating fine art reproductions of your multi-media art, you may have already found that the task can present some unique and trying challenges. They are not insurmountable. In this article, we’ll help you tackle some of the biggest ones the effort more manageable, and to help you […]
  • Yankee Stadium, The Most Expensive Baseball Stadium

    Prunella
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Yankee as the great number of baseball supporter in Bronx,New York has their own privilege to build a gorgeous stadium in their city. The landscape of the stadium from the outside is looks great and grand. The technology of the stadium is high. Here is the Great grand Yankee stadium design which uses the modern […]
  • Fabulous Whirlpool Showroom in Chicago

    Prunella
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Fabulous Whirlpool Showroom building become the most inviting thing in this company since Whirlpool is one of the major producer of both kitchen and laundry appliance. They know how to welcome their guest well. The landscaping of the company is nice and fabulous. Not only had the decoration of the space that will invite you […]
  • Modern Freestanding Bathtub Design for Small Bathroom Space

    Prunella
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Having small bathroom space is a challenge for some. Here, they can maximize their ability on decorating and designing a bathroom space if they are thought that the bathroom space is a challenging space. Alright, we will take the challenge now. Here, we will try to apply bathtub for the small bathroom. Some of you […]
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