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  • Funny Business: Awesome DIY Lego Wall Constructed in Office

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    Delana
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Adding a new wall to your home or office interior is never easy, but when you make it into a fun project it can at least be a little less painful. That's just what the crew at Hamburg, Germany-based design studio NPIRE did with their crazy wall made entirely of Lego bricks. The designers spent nearly a year constructing the wall, which is an impressive nine feet high by ten feet wide. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playful Office Interior Fit for Childrens Toy Company Creative Steampunk Office Design on the Cheap Upcycling Vintage Furniture into…
  • Cellular Reticulations

    Interactive Architecture Lab
    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    How does space become complex? What are the aesthetic possibilities of generating complexity out of the seemingly un-complex? Cellular Reticulations is inspired by computational research into the emergent and unpredictable nature of interaction. Even very simple systems can produce extraordinary patterns of behaviour unimaginable regardless of a complete understanding of the individual parts. Gejin Gao and Yujiang Wang’s project has looked at how to spatialise “cellular automata” typically constrained to software environments to understand their potential as dynamic architectural…
  • Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

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    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as well as tips during construction as well: 1.) The thickness of the SIP wall is a critical factor in determining your layout geometry. Most SIP manufacturers provide panels in both 2×4 and 2×6 varieties, however, bear in mind that those sizes predicate that the 2×4 or 2×6 is sandwiched between the panels. Therefore,…
  • Eye Catcher

    Interactive Architecture Lab
    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Using a combination of industrial robotics and high power magnets, a seemingly inconspicuous frame on a wall, magically comes to life. Through a series of experimental films, photography and physical prototypes, the primitive effects of eye (and eye-like) stimuli have been investigated. The Eye Catcher project in its conclusion has developed a novel expressive interface where emotion recognition algorithms read audience faces and in-turn trigger the animation of a face formed of ferrofluid. As people walk by, unaware of the interactive installation, out of the corner of their eye, they see an…
  • House in Oxfordshire is covered in oak to create a "simplified volume"

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    Alyn Griffiths
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Strips of untreated oak are used to clad every surface of this house in the English countryside by London office Peter Feeny Architects (+ slideshow). (more...)
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  • Sick and bored with job. No prospects.

    secondname
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    I've come here to vent and to ask for some opinions. I am 30 and have been a community planner with a small town (30,000) for 8 years. My wife is pregnant with our first child and she loves her job. Because of that we want to stay in our community. Everyday I wake up it tears me apart to go to my job. I hate it and can't wait to get out. Because I'm in a small rural town I've burned many bridges because of my position; not because of who I am but because I am the "bad guy" who has to enforce all the rules. When I have to inform people about minor rules (no three sided-signs for…
  • Snapshot 10/30/14

    Maister
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Halloween night will you have a (real or plastic) jack-o-lantern displayed at your house?
  • Local election season - what's interesting in your neck of the woods?

    Suburb Repairman
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Yeah yeah... there's all of the national chatter going on about who controls the senate, who's to blame for ISIS, etc... But let's talk about what's going on in your local jurisdiction or state that is fairly interesting as we head up to November 4th. This is not intended to be a major political discussion--just kind of a pulse of what's interesting around your area. My work world:Have two interesting city council races that are classic new guard vs old guard, young vs old. My projection is that the old guard sticks around, but it is closer than they'd like. Results, regardless of outcome,…
  • Grown Men / Women

    Hink
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    So this story makes me happy because of the quote by the Police Officer: Colorado man who disappeared from Broncos game walked and hitchhiked 100 miles home http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-sh...174658949.html "He's a grown man. If that's what he wants to do, he can do it," Ortega said. Since we are all grown men or women, tell the world what you are going to do, because you can. I am going to tap on the glass at the aquarium.
  • Teh world's most awesome cookie

    WSU MUP Student
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    My daughter decorated a cookie for me to bring to work in my lunch today. I think there are more toppings on this thing than there is actual cookie.
 
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  • A Chat with the Architect who Invented the Hoverboard: Episode 4 of Archinect Sessions out now!

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    This week, Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken speak with architect Greg Henderson about his hoverboarding technology, and its potential applications in architecture. Greg's architectural background led us to discuss the history of Working Out of the Box, and what may come next for the series, now that employers have more jobs than there are architects to fill them.We also consider the problematics of the Helsinki Guggenheim's Stage One entries, and whether Gehry's bird flipping makes him into a crotchety old man or defiant punk.Listen to…
  • 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” results reveal two first-prize winners

    Justine Testado
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Interestingly enough, the ONE Prize "Smart Dock" competition has two 1st prize winners for 2014. Organized by Terreform ONE, this year's theme had participants propose a new design and science educational facility for the renovated Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The program of the collaborative educational facility will also include a public outreach center for socio-ecological design as well as spaces for lectures, events, and design studios for about 30 graduate students.Out of 92 teams from 22 countries, the jury — chaired by Christian Hubert of Christian Hubert Studio…
  • LA's Unbuilt Freeways

    Nicholas Korody
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Los Angeles' vast freeway system is incomplete — at least by the standards of its architects. In the 1940s, freeways were sketched through Santa Monica Boulevard, along Melrose, Highland and La Brea avenues, and near the Griffith Observatory. Many of L.A.'s freeways were built during the 1960s, but a combination of a freeway revolt, skyrocketing costs and a failure to increase the gas tax doomed the expansion of the freeway system during the 1970s.Whew.
  • Relocation or Adaptation: São Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues

    Nicholas Korody
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon. São Paulo, a Brazilian megacity of 20 million people, is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years, with key reservoirs that supply the city dried up after an unusually dry year.One of the most important reservoirs in Brazil is the Cantareira watershed, which supplies around 45% of the city of São Paulo's water. Back in August, authorities warned that the city, which is the largest on the continent, could run out of water in 100 days if the waters dropped to 12%.
  • Snøhetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    This would be the first U.S. tower for Snøhetta, founded in Norway but on the rise in the United States since being selected in 2004 to design the pavilion for the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum. Snøhetta will replace an even better-known architect for the corner: Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize-winning designer of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, whose firm has been working on a tower in the same location since 2008.The site in question is directly adjacent the Civic Center's metro stop on Market St., and a large part of the developer's plans revolve around shifting…
 
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  • Why Bother with Facebook?

    John Hill
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    On Tuesday I tooted my own horn, and today I vent some steam – Facebook steam.If, like me, you have or administer a Facebook fan page, you probably know that the number of people who see your posts on their walls is at the mercy of Facebook's algorithms. In late 2013 Facebook implemented a change to the algorithm that determines what content appears on people's walls, greatly affecting fan pages. Cynically, it can be seen as a ploy to get more money through post-boosting (paying for more eyes to see the posts), but at the time it was said to be directed at getting more "news" on people's…
  • Today's archidose #790

    John Hill
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here are some of my photos of Situation NY by Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY now at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. See a dozen more photos of the installation in my Situation NY Flickr set.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
  • A Sometimes (Published) Photographer

    John Hill
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Pardon some tooting of my own horn, but it's not everyday (or every year, to be more accurate) that my photos are found in not one, not two, but three publications. Such is the case with the below magazine and books.Now, I'm no pro at photography, but photographing buildings is important for me in understanding them and then writing about them on this blog. So over the years I've amassed a good number of them (hopefully improving in that time) and occasionally gotten requests to publish them. In many cases my photos aren't used, or more often they are but I never see those results. But in the…
  • Today's archidose #789

    John Hill
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Here are some photos of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (2014) at Kalamazoo College, Michigan, by Studio Gang Architects, photographed by Trefoil.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 #788

    John Hill
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Here are some photos of House in Jura (2012) near Zawiercie, Poland, by Kropka Studio, photographed by Maciek Lulko. (See more on the project at Europaconcorsi.)To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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  • Leader of the Pack: Backpack Stays On + Swings to the Front

    Delana
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sometimes, the little problems in life can be the most annoying. Having to take your backpack off to get at what's inside won't ruin your whole day, but it might be logistically impractical or slow you down. British engineer David Wolffe made eliminated that little annoyance with his wolffepack backpack. It always stays strapped to your back, but you can pull a cord to release it and swing it around to your front. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: From Concept to Reality: Folding Plug Design Finds an Outlet Auto-Balancing Shoe Will Save Seniors From…
  • Funny Business: Awesome DIY Lego Wall Constructed in Office

    Delana
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Adding a new wall to your home or office interior is never easy, but when you make it into a fun project it can at least be a little less painful. That's just what the crew at Hamburg, Germany-based design studio NPIRE did with their crazy wall made entirely of Lego bricks. The designers spent nearly a year constructing the wall, which is an impressive nine feet high by ten feet wide. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Playful Office Interior Fit for Childrens Toy Company Creative Steampunk Office Design on the Cheap Upcycling Vintage Furniture into…
  • Condensation Lamp Uses Blue Water as a Calming Element

    Delana
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Light diffused through water always takes on a sort of ethereal glow as the light is refracted and sent in every direction. The Atmos lamp from designer Arturo Erbsman uses condensation to create a lovely, dewy atmosphere in any room. The lamp consists of a small aluminum base containing a light source and an inexhaustible supply of water. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Green Light: CO2 + Water Power ‘Algae Energy’ Eco Lamp Gorgeous Peg Lamp is an Exceptionally Minimalist Design Hot Solar DIY: Make LED Lamps from Used Water Bottles 2…
  • Colorful Console: Pastel Piece is Reminiscent of a Flamingo

    Delana
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Miami and Milan might seem an unusual design combination, but Italian designer Marco Guazzini drew upon the pastel colors and geometric shapes in Miami architecture to create this unique piece of furniture. Guazzini's Flamingo console is also a study in movement and materials. It is made of a single solid tabletop with a pair of drawers - one above and one below - that slide along the length of the table. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Woodsman Axe Coffee Table Inspired by the Big Bad Wolf Space Saving Ideas: Extending Dining Room Table Tops…
  • Ultra-Luxe: Magical Subterranean Spa Beneath London

    Delana
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    A private client with a love of hotel-like luxury and, apparently, a very large interior design budget tasked interior architecture studio Lawson Robb with creating this glamorous underground spa. The spa occupies a subterranean location beneath a listed building in Mayfair, London. The basement level of the 15,000 square foot residential development began as a maze of rooms. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Luxury Guest House: Private Steam Sauna & Pool Design Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design Space-Saving Spa:…
 
 
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  • Ghosts of the Berlin Wall: 8,000 Glowing Orbs Span 10 Miles

    Urbanist
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] For the 25th anniversary of its fall, this Berlin Wall installation project will illuminate the historical divide between East and West, temporarily recreating the infamous border with balloons on tethers in place concrete with barbed wire. The work, titled Lichtgrenze by creators Christopher and Marc Bauder, will go live over the weekend of November 9th for just three days, inviting residents and visitors alike to retrace a path that in many places has been obfuscated by time and intentional attempts to bury the past.
  • Not Photoshopped: Distorted Images are Actually 3D Objects

    Steph
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] This skull is a three-dimensional object that you can hold in your hand, not an image that has been stretched and distorted in Photoshop. It’s one of many visually confusing sculptures by Robert Lazzarini, created in his Brooklyn studio after hours upon hours of research. Lazzarini often smashes objects to see how they change and fall apart before he goes about the process of distorting them with computer modeling and fabricating them anew. Using bone dust to create his skulls, wood and steel to produce hammers and other materials that…
  • Touchable Memories: 12 3D-Printed Aids for the Disabled

    Steph
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    [ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ] Increasingly affordable and accessible, 3D printing is enabling the creation of everything from simple straw holders to prosthetic hands for people with disabilities, whose quality of life can be greatly enhanced with a little technology. These 12 creations help the blind visualize memories, allow kids with muscular dystrophy to play video games, and even restore brain function after devastating accidents. Touchable Memories: Tactile Photos for the Visually Impaired An affordable home printer called the Buccaneer can be used in…
  • Variations on Normal: Book of Absurdly Brilliant Inventions

    Urbanist
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] The work of Dominic Wilcox is a wonderful blend of out-of-the-box design inspiration that, finally, you can get shipped to your door (in a box, no less!). Often intentionally impractical and definitively theoretical, the ideas found inside this 128-page book (as on his blog) are nonetheless extremely compelling. Presented as something between sketches and comics, they will challenge you to look at the world from fresh new angles, not to mention their pure entertainment value. From mobile fences and motorized ladders to square…
  • Transparent Home: Glass Dwelling Puts Urban Life on Display

    Urbanist
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] A beautiful and boldly open design, this see-through structure uses glass to reveal (and staggered layers to conceal) different parts of the everyday lives of its occupants. Designed by architect Yuusuke Karasawa for a medium-density city lot in Tokyo, the snakelike S House relies on upper layers, underground areas and limited walls to create privacy where required or desired. The split-level approach replaces corridors with staircases and serves to section off parts of the interior without creating excessive walls, all…
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  • Hauptbahnhof Wien - Stadtschrift 1957 - 2014.

    Christoph Wassmann
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Logorama - City of Brands.

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

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

    Ute Bauer-Wassmann
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
      Die seit 19 Jahren an unterschiedlichen off-Orten im In- und Ausland dargebrachte Theaterproduktion „Alma“ von Joshua Sobol hatte am 15. August 2014 in der „Serbenhalle“ in Wiener... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Shopping Mall Venice.

    Christoph Wassmann
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    feat. Lotto, Adidas, Spar, McDonald's, a farmacia, and much more. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • Touchscreen Landscapes

    Geoff Manaugh
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    [Image: Screen grab via military.com]. This new, partly digital sand table interface developed for military planning would seem to have some pretty awesome uses in an architecture or landscape design studio. Using 3D terrain data—in the military's case, gathered in real-time from its planetary network of satellites—and a repurposed Kinect sensor, the system can adapt to hand-sculpted transformations in the sand by projecting new landforms and elevations down onto those newly molded forms. You can thus carve a river in real-time through the center of the sandbox, and watch as projected…
  • The Civic Minimum

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    [Image: From Gravesend—The Death of Community by Chris Clarke]. Gravesend is a suburb east of London, hosting on its own eastern edge something of a secondary suburb: a mysterious town on the edge of town that turns out not to be a town at all. It is a simulated English village built in 2003 by the Metropolitan Police working with Equion Facilities Management and a firm called Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS). The barren streets and hollow buildings of this militarized non-place were designed for use as an immersive staging ground for police-training exercises, fighting staged riots,…
  • A Geography of Devices

    Geoff Manaugh
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    [Image: Tokyo subway map, via re:form]. "Just as postal systems remade geographic places into zones determined by politics and history," Amy Johnson writes for re:form, "social media technologies are remaking them today." "Historically," Johnson writes, "the categories of both who helps in natural disasters and who is helped have largely been organized around place, in this case mapped according to its political and geographic dimensions, by government agencies and relief organizations with parallel structures. Recently, social media has broadened the category of who helps—and in doing so,…
  • We Can Terraform It For You Wholesale

    Geoff Manaugh
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    [Image: Real estate development or avant-garde earthwork? The future streets of Ascaya; courtesy of Ascaya]. The website for the stalled Las Vegas development known as Ascaya—which we saw in the previous post through the aerial photographs of Michael Light—is itself quite remarkable and worth a quick visit. At first glance, the site could actually be mistaken for some kind of strange new media art project, a near-future ad for an interplanetary terraforming corporation dedicated to selling huge geometric shapes directly to consumers. Slow transitions drift from shot to shot as we peer out…
  • Landscape, Redacted

    Geoff Manaugh
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]. Photographer Michael Light has a new book coming out this fall, published by Radius Books, with work documenting the construction and large-scale terrestrial formatting of two housing developments in the American southwest, one unfinished, one gaudily over the top. They are known as Ascaya and Lake Las Vegas. [Image: "Unbuilt Ascaya lots and cul-de-sac looking west, Henderson, Nevada," 2011; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]. Ascaya was meant to ascend…
 
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    Integrated Sustainable Design

  • What K-12 and Collegiate Athletic Facilities Can Learn from the Pros

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

    Albert Lam
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Part 1 of 2 I really enjoy traveling because it allows a glimpse into different cultures and ways of life and broadens my view on how people and things function. I just returned from a trip to Europe for the first time since my vacation five years ago, and the journey has certainly been eye opening.
  • Healthcare Design: Five Steps to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

    Karen Thomas
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The healthcare industry is facing a pivotal moment in its history. It’s quickly becoming one of the most competitive in the nation, with each provider striving to attract and retain life-long clients with patient-centered facilities that provide cost-effective and efficient services. Combine this with the fact that the Affordable Care Act is challenging the entire industry to do more with less. In such a competitive landscape, providers need to address one of the top complaints by visitors of healthcare facilities: the frustration of getting lost.
  • A New Vision for West Hollywood Park

    Rick D'Amato
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the lively, creative city of West Hollywood, Calif., cultivating a strong community is a core value to its residents. The city’s active residents participate in everything from competitive swimming and other intramural sports, to political activism and civic participation, to art exhibition and patronage. A well-equipped community park is an essential space for facilitating these many activities.
  • LPA Healthcare: Integrated Design for Health Care Facilities

    Karen Thomas
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to share more exciting news with you. In June, we announced our expansion to San Antonio, joining with OCO Architects to form OCO LPA. This is our first office outside of Calif. and we're looking forward to bringing more sustainable design work to this fabulous community. But the good news just keeps coming.
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    Interactive Architecture Lab

  • Eye Catcher

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Using a combination of industrial robotics and high power magnets, a seemingly inconspicuous frame on a wall, magically comes to life. Through a series of experimental films, photography and physical prototypes, the primitive effects of eye (and eye-like) stimuli have been investigated. The Eye Catcher project in its conclusion has developed a novel expressive interface where emotion recognition algorithms read audience faces and in-turn trigger the animation of a face formed of ferrofluid. As people walk by, unaware of the interactive installation, out of the corner of their eye, they see an…
  • Cellular Reticulations

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    How does space become complex? What are the aesthetic possibilities of generating complexity out of the seemingly un-complex? Cellular Reticulations is inspired by computational research into the emergent and unpredictable nature of interaction. Even very simple systems can produce extraordinary patterns of behaviour unimaginable regardless of a complete understanding of the individual parts. Gejin Gao and Yujiang Wang’s project has looked at how to spatialise “cellular automata” typically constrained to software environments to understand their potential as dynamic architectural…
  • Flock

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Through a series of digital prototypes and spatial experiments, visual perception in virtual reality and gestural interaction between occupant and virtual space have been investigated. Early research explored 3D drawing into physical space interrogating the relationship between the physical and digital representational worlds. The second stage explored the possibilities of creating novel spatial experiences using an emerging virtual reality technology in combination with body motion tracking. Using Oculus Rift and Kinect, the occupant is provided with a sense of heightened immersion in…
  • CRAF

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    CRAF is a mobile agency that promotes dialog through the performance of projectile catalysts. With the contemporary breakdown of cultural expectations and expressions of dissent, CRAF investigates the methods for constructing a communication platform to encourage social exchange. The project looks at how machines can be deployed to organize spectacles and engage people into performances. It proposes the use of social communication systems and ubiquitous computing as tools to collectively utilize online information and facilitate individual’s freedom of speech. Online information from social…
  • Furl: Soft Pneumatic Pavilion

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    The domain of soft robotics is forming as a new frontier of kinetic designing. Not only creating many new possibilities for robotics but also in architecture. Challenging conventional design thinking about adaptive architecture the experiments outlined in this research suggest approaches to building soft responsive architecture. “Furl” combines Electroencephalography (EEG) with advances in soft silicone casting of “air muscles”. The introduction of soft robotics replaces the mechanical principles in interactive architecture through a biological paradigm. EEG allows sensing of human…
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  • Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs

    Lidija Grozdanic
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Read the rest of Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cairo, coral reefs, ecosystem, geothermal energy, green architecture, multi-use, photovoltaics, renewable energy, Solar cells, The Gate Residence, vertical garden, vincent callebaut, Vincent Callebaut Architecture, windcathers
  • Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

    Sean O' Malley
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these ecosystems can provide high carbon benefits, especially in areas where mangrove loss has been most dramatic. Urban designers have noticed the threats to mangrove populations and are developing solutions that not only restore lost mangrove cover, but honor and create amenities around them. Cities like Hong Kong and Shenzhen are making dramatic improvements in their mangrove forest health.
  • Scientists Investigate Link Between Newborn Deaths and Oil Drilling in Utah

    Charley Cameron
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    In the city of Vernal, Utah, midwives and scientists are noticing an alarming trend: in 2010 newborn babies accounted for one in every 95 burials, but by 2013 that rate jumped to one in every 15 burials, with a steady increase in the intervening years. And now researchers are probing a link between this increasing infant mortality rate and increases in oil and gas drilling in the region. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Scientists Investigate Link Between Newborn Deaths and Oil Drilling in Utah Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution, baby death,…
  • Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls

    Moe Beitiks
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Read the rest of Dimitri Tsykalov Carves Fruits and Vegetables into Creepy-Yet-Still-Delicious Skulls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carved fruit, compostable art, Dimitri Tsykalov, eco-art, edible art, fruit, fruit and vegetable skulls, fruit carving, Fruit skulls, Gardening, green design, halloween, melon, melons, Recycled Materials, sculpture, skull, skull fruit, skulls, sustainable design, Tsykalov, vegetables, watermelons
  • I Love Mud Builds a Spooky Halloweeny Bubble Hut With All Natural and Recycled Materials

    Nicole Jewell
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Read the rest of I Love Mud Builds a Spooky Halloweeny Bubble Hut With All Natural and Recycled Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earth sheltered homes, Eco Architecture, eco design, homemade architecture, mud architecture, mud structures, Quiero barro mud hut, russian stove, sustainable design, Sustainable Homes, tiny home
 
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    Strange Harvest

  • 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…
  • Dumb and Dumber: In Praise of Follies

    strangeharvest
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    A piece I wrote for the Gwangju Folly project, curated by Nikolaus Hirsch, Philipp Misselwitz and Eui Young Chun featuring Ai Weiwei, Do Ho Suh, Eyal Weizman, Raqs Media Collective, David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas and more. The catalogue is available here Off-season, the Scheveningen boardwalk is a very lonely place. All of its seaside resort jollity is blasted by North Sea winds leaving desolate prospects. Even the blow-up gorilla sitting astride the roof of a fun pub seems to hum, “Come Armageddon, come,” and the giant neon parrot at the end of the pier looks like it would rather be blinking…
  • Lenin’s Urn

    strangeharvest
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    On Tavistock Place there’s a stretch of Victorian terraced housing that is now (mostly) a string of hotels and B&B’s. You might wonder if any of those budget travellers, while trundling their suitcases up from Euston Station look up to see the blue plaque on no. 36. It reads “Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1870-1921, Founder of the USSR, Lived here in 1908”. Lenin stayed here at the beginning of his second period of exile from Russia. Tavistock Place a convenient base for his research he at the British Museum while writing his seminal text ‘Materialism and Empirio-criticism’…
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    we make money not art

  • A dystopian performance for drones

    Regine
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    DRONE.2000 is a performance where autonomous objects moved by simple algorithms are patrolling over the audience. Their latent and dysfunctional presence is a concrete threat. Drone.2000 takes us into a dystopian situation, thus illustrating the military origins of these entertaining objects. Here, trusting the autonomy of the machine is not only a discursive concept but a true experience shared with the audience continue
  • Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention

    Regine
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    The publication details the banality and violence of the architecture of detention centres and contrasts them with stories of daily resistance among immigration detainees. This book explores migrant detention centres, a global industry and the fastest growing incarceration sector in North America's prison industrial complex, and questions the role of architectural design in the control and management of migrants in such spaces continue
  • After The Flash. Photography from the Atomic Archive

    Regine
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    After The Flash: Photography from the Atomic Archive explores the intertwined histories of photography and nuclear technologies, and the camera's role in constructing the public image of atomic energy and 'the bomb'. The exhibition contrasts the 'technological sublime' that dominates much nuclear-themed photography-from mushroom clouds to cooling towers-with representations of personal encounters and experiences, tracing the hazy lines between spectacle and humanitarian documentation continue
  • Cogito. Exploring the cosmos by means of radio waves

    Regine
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On the opening day of the BIO50 biennial, visitors were invited to put on a light Brain-Computer Interface headset and as they walked and thought across the exhibition space, their brain waves was recorded. This collective performative thinking will later be converted into radio waves and transmitted as collective consciousness - and subconsciousness into space. The event will be streamed in real time as audio visual performance from the cabin of the Dwingeloo radio telescope in The Netherlands continue
  • How a decaying boat bought on eBay becomes a new underwater eco-system

    Regine
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Simon Faithfull's new commission, REEF, began in August 2014 off the Dorset coast, where a boat made a last voyage out to sea and was sunk to become an artificial reef - serving as an underwater sculpture and a lasting legacy for marine conservation and biodiversity continue
 
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    Jetson Green

  • Simple Yet Cozy Shipping Container

    Christine Walsh
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Jimmy from Costa Rica, the man behind the ContainerHome.net company, has successfully recycled plenty of shipping containers into comfortable, small apartments. One of his biggest successes is the home introduced in this post, which is basically a small apartment made from a standard 20-foot ISO shipping container. The shipping container home features a huge unfolding door, which creates a deck area and extends the effective living space of the home considerably. One of the longer sides of this home is covered by large French windows, which open onto the deck and allow plenty of light to…
  • MIT Researchers Develop A More Efficient Battery

    Christine Walsh
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    The more widespread adoption of renewable sources of energy is at least in part hampered by our poor ability to store energy. But a team of MIT researchers has recently a made a breakthrough in developing a new battery system. This all-liquid battery system is more efficient at storing energy, and costs less to produce, than currently available solutions. The further development of this system and use could make solar and wind energy more attractive and therefore facilitate its wide scale adoption. The batteries in this all-liquid system are composed of several layers of molten material, each…
  • Printing Houses From Mud

    Christine Walsh
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:42 am
    The technology for the 3D printing of homes is still in its infancy, but the idea has great potential in this world where population is growing, and adequate and sustainable housing is just not keeping up. Wasp is an Italian firm that recently developed a 3D printer that can create affordable homes using mud as the main ingredient. Given the freely available and nearly limitless nature of mud, such a tech shows great promise. Wasp’s 3D printer is about 20 feet tall (6 m) and can print buildings that are 10 feet (3 m) in height. Wasp envisions this technology to be used for building homes on…
  • Sustainable Mint House is Build From Corten Steel

    Christine Walsh
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The firm James&Mau Arquitectura designed an innovative home in the picturesque Tarragona Province, Spain. The house was built by Infinski and instead of using shipping containers as the main building blocks, the builders chose to use 4 prefabricated metal modules made of Corten Steel. The finished home is called Mint House and comes with a number of sustainable features. The structure of the 100-square-meter house is made from 3 modules (ISO transport) of Corten Steel. The walls are insulated with an insulation layer made of sheep wool and cellulose panels. For heating the home is…
  • Modular Off-The-Grid Home

    Christine Walsh
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    The Eco Pod is a new modular home created by the UK-based company Echo. The tiny home measures 96.8 square feet and can lend itself well to a variety of living arrangements. A standalone Eco Pod can be used as a home office, or extra guest bedroom. The design of these units also allows them to be joined together to create an off-the-grid home, which can be as big or as small as the owners require. Each Eco Pod unit sits on adjustable legs, making it easy to place it even on uneven ground. The modular units are also well insulated, using either wood fiber or sheep’s wool. The pods also…
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    The Whispering Crane Institute

  • Rules to Write By or ignore

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

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

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

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

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

  • Addition and Subtraction

    Sally Stone
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Letterfrack concept sketch RIBA Gold Medal winner, Sheila O’Donnell made an inspiring address to the Manchester School of Architecture as her delayed contribution to the Sinister Dialogues Symposium. She admitted that the title was the wrong way round; the process of design employed by the practice... (more...)
  • Sinister Dialogues

    Sally Stone
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Sinister Dialogues: an international symposium held on 25th September 2014 at the Manchester School of Architecture.   This ongoing project is an examination of how an uncomfortable, terrible or destructive past of a structure can be negotiated though building reuse. Sinister Dialogues examines the... (more...)
  • Projects in Grange and Venice

    Sally Stone
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    We’ve finished another extraordinarily rewarding year with our fine thirty-plus students on the 2013-14 MArch course. Under the umbrella title of ‘Littoral Inspirations: Encounters with the Lagoon’, Year 5 studied Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakes, while Year 6 engaged with an... (more...)
  • Model Making

    Sally Stone
    23 Nov 2013 | 11:30 am
    It is good to see the CiA students making full use of the university facilities, here is a link to the workshop site which details their process of construction (more...)
  • Procession to Preston Bus Station

    Sally Stone
    10 Nov 2013 | 1:40 am
    Despite the wind and the rain, the procession through the centre of Preston, from the Corn Exchange, into the Flag Market and onto the Bus station was an unforgettable experience, and in what was an extraordinary piece of luck, the sun came out just as the procession reached the Bus Station itself,... (more...)
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    The Antiplanner

  • Liberals and Unaffordable Housing: Cause or Effect?

    The Antiplanner
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    As the Antiplanner noted yesterday, the Washington Post has observed that unaffordable housing markets tend to be in liberal metropolitan areas while conservative metropolitan areas tend to be affordable. This is based on a comparison by Trulia economist Jed Kolko of housing prices (in dollars per square foot) vs. voting for Obama or Romney in […]
  • Economic Principles for Planners, Part 2

    The Antiplanner
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Here’s a continuation of yesterday’s post with five more economic principles for planners. Today’s principles are a little more complicated than yesterday’s. To clarify, I am using the word “planners” as shorthand for “advocates of government infrastructure subsidies and regulation.” 6. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Planners would like you to believe […]
  • Economic Principles for Planners, Part 1

    The Antiplanner
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Planners and economists often come to the exact opposite conclusions about various policy proposals. In too many cases, this seems to be because planners (which I define here as “advocates of government spending and regulation”) have a poor understanding of basic economics. To help them out, the Antiplanner has developed ten economic principles for planners. […]
  • H Is for Headache

    The Antiplanner
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Visitors to Washington, DC’s gentrifying H Street NE have a new obstacle to contend with: the streetcar that the city began testing on September 24. According to one source, these tests began “right on schedule,” but in fact, says another source, they only began after “months of delays and missed deadlines.” “Years of delay” would […]
  • How Many Lives Will Self-Driving Cars Save?

    The Antiplanner
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Self-driving car advocates often note that more than 90 percent of serious accidents result from driver error, and thus estimate that autonomous cars will reduce fatalities by 90 percent. Indeed, in 2008 a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study of crashes between July 2005 and December 2007 found that 5,096 were caused by driver […]
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    Architecture + Morality

  • 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…
  • Paris and the Desert: Living in the City of Lights and the Provincial Alternative

    corbusier
    25 Jul 2013 | 9:57 am
    Living the Parisian lifestyle has been the stuff of dreams shared by people the world over.  The elegant streets, framed by the sumptous Haussman style apartment blocks, tree-lined alleys, and punctuated by small cafes and the occassional Art Nouveau subway entrances. As far as it comes aesthetic urban experiences, it really doesn't get any better.  And still, I could never see myself residing permanently in the city of my birth.  Compared to the things I would obviously gain, there would be many things that I take for granted that I would necessarily give up.  I was…
 
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    SEI Design Group Blog

  • SEI Gives Back

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

    SEI Design Group
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Elegant Albany group enjoying a day at the races!
  • Webster CSD Approves Project

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    Congratulations to Webster Central School District. Their $12.9 million Capital Improvement project was approved by district voters last night.  The scope of the project includes roof replacement, wall reconstruction re-pointing, exterior and interior door replacement, carpet and floor replacement with  abatement at various school buildings.
  • Congrats Madrid-Waddington CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    21 May 2014 | 5:56 am
    Madrid-Waddington Central School District District voters approved a $3.9 million Capital Improvement Project to make renovations and upgrades to their main building and bus garage, as well as site improvements.
  • Congrats Sodus CSD!

    SEI Design Group
    30 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Congratulations to Sodus Central School District! Last night District voters approved a $16,960,485 capital improvement project. The major scope of work will include security entries, infrastructure upgrades (roof replacement, HVAC, electrical, technology, asbestos abatement), and site / athletic facility improvements including a new all-weather track.
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    ArchDaily

  • Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics / Teeple Architects

    AD Editorial Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Architects: Teeple Architects Location: 31 Caroline Street North, Waterloo, ON N2L 6B9, Canada Area: 55000.0 ft2 Year: 2011 Photographs: Tom Arban , Scott Norsworthy , Shai Gil Project Team: Stephen Teeple, Chris Radigan, Bernard Jin, William Elsworthy, Martin Baron, Myles Craig, Rob Cheung, Maryam Mohajer, Jan Kroman, Mike Sargent, Mark Baechler, Neeraj Bhatia, Jack Chen General Contractor: Ball Construction Ltd. Structural Engineers: CPE Structural Consultants Mechanical Engineers: Cobalt Engineering (now called Integral) Electrical Engineers: Mulvey & Banani International Inc.
  • Fly Through Milan’s 2015 Expo Site in Progress With the Help of a Drone

    Finn MacLeod
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Click here to view the embedded video. Construction is entering into the final stages for Expo Milan 2015, with just over six months left in the five-year build. A quick fly through shows the centrepiece Italian Pavilion nearing structural completion, with national and corporate pavilions making steady progress. The video is the fifth in a series of drone-led tours of the site, created in partnership between Expo Milan and Telecom Italia. Find out more and watch the remaining four videos after the break  The oblong site measures 1.1 kilometres squared and was designed by architects…
  • St Teresa’s Academy Windmoor Center / Gould Evans

    Fabian Cifuentes
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Architects: Gould Evans Location: 5600 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA Area: 10650.0 ft2 Year: 2012 Photographs: Assassi Productions, Courtesy of Gould Evans, Michael Spillers Photography Mep Engineer: Lankford + Associates, Kansas City, MO Owner: St. Teresa’s Academy Structural Engineer: : PMA Engineering, Fairway, KS Civil Engineer: Olsson Associates, Overland Park, KS Landscape Architect: Gould Evans, Kansas City, MO Construction Manager: JE Dunn Construction, Kansas City, MO Metal Fabrication Consultant: A. Zahner Company, Kansas City, MO Acoustic Consultant: Acoustic Design…
  • Our Latest Tool for Inspiration: The Materials Newsletter

    AD Editorial Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “I work a little bit like a sculptor. When I start, my first idea for a building is with the material. I believe architecture is about that. It’s not about paper, it’s not about forms. It’s about space and material.”  - Peter Zumthor Over the past several years, ArchDaily has become the main source of inspiration, knowledge, and tools for architects across the US, and it’s precisely for this reason that we are driven to improve our applications and develop new initiatives day after day. Our goal is to support the work of architects from the start of their first ideas to the…
  • How Kunlé Adeyemi “Engages the Local and Specific To Have a Powerful Effect on a Global Level”

    Avinash Rajagopal
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Kunlé Adeyemi, the 38 year-old former disciple of Rem Koolhaas, made headlines last year with his Makoko Floating School, which enabled better access to education a slum community in Lagos. In this profile of Adeyemi and his Practice NLÉ Architects, originally published by Metropolis Magazine, Avinash Rajagopal explores what drives the young architect, explaining why he was selected as one of 10 designers in Metropolis Magazine’s 2014 New Talent list. When the Makoko Floating School was completed in March 2013, it received wildly enthusiastic critical acclaim from the international…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • 10 Color Theory Basics Everyone Should Know

    Tara Mastroeni
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Color choice defines a room. Image Via: Kati Curtis Design Most of us aren’t interior designers by trade and that’s okay. Whether you think of interior design as an enjoyable hobby or a necessary evil that helps keep your home looking presentable, sometimes it can be tough to understand the industry lingo. After all, how often do you hear about Tertiary Colors, anyway? At Freshome, we aim for our content to be accessible to everyone – no college degree required. So, today, we’re going back to basics. Gear up for a little Design 101. In this post, we’ll tackle color theory basics…
  • Your Favourite Place As Jewellery: City Maps Turned Into Necklaces by Aminimal Studio

    Lavinia
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Using GPS info from OpenStreetMap, Brooklyn based Aminimal Studio created a series of necklaces depicting city maps. From Venice to Chicago, the Urban Gridded Dogtags collection (discovered by Freshome on Citylab) includes over 120 wearable maps of favorite locations from 32 countries around the world: “Urban Gridded dog tags are a homage to your favorite cities. Remembering where you came from or where you want to go. A special place spent with loved ones or safe travels to the next city. Even useful as a functional map”, the design duo explained.The studio further plans to…
  • A Story of Love and Modern Architecture: Unconventional Casa Redux Tour [Video]

    Lavinia
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Instead of opting for a conventional house-tour video, the architects at Studio MK27 chose an intriguing story as a proper way to “describe” Casa Redux in Brazil. Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video below is entitled “That was not my dream” and strangely enough, it narrates the “disadvantages” of living in an ultramodern home: ”Who would want that kind of house – cold, dull, lifeless? I was in search for what I had always imagined, a beautiful neoclassical project, the symbol of permanence, something with history. A home how we always…
  • Amsterdam Garage Transformed into Light-Filled Spacious Home by i29 Interior Architects

    Lavinia
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    A former garage space in Amsterdam’s area de Pijp was turned into a spacious home by i29 Interior Architects. Naturally lit by large roofs, the interior with a generous 230 square-meter surface on one floor level is finished in a simple material palette. The repetition of rectangular rough oak wooden finishes is in great contrast with the stark white walls, black surfaces and grey cast flooring. One of the highlights of this project by i29 is the custom-design kitchen, which includes a large wooden sliding door to cover integrated storage areas, with a contrasting black cooking island in…
  • Expressive Brazilian Architecture to Inspire Your Next Home Makeover

    Ada Teicu
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Designed by Ney Lima Architects in Brasilia – Distrito Federal, Brazil, this 570 square meter home spreads over space as well as time. Emerging from the architecture of the 60s, this home combines contemporary appeal with tradition and openness into an exemplary piece of modern Brazilian architecture. Known as Casa Capital, the home showcases straight design lines softened by the color palette and all the light flooding the inspiring interiors. Large sliding doors keep the interiors closely connected to the outdoors, creating a relaxing atmosphere inducing freedom. Casa Capital…
 
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    Dezeen

  • Work starts on Calatrava-designed Greek Orthodox Church on World Trade Center site

    Anna Winston
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    News: work has begun on a Greek Orthodox Church designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to replace a building that was destroyed by the collapse of New York's World Trade Center buildings on 9/11. (more...)
  • Dezeen Mail #226

    Ross Bryant
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    A swimming pool designed with an angular roof to prevent echoes (pictured), a sweary Frank Gehry and a 3D-printer turned into a tattooing machine feature in Dezeen Mail issue 226. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen. Read Dezeen Mail issue 226 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail
  • Libeskind's table for Marina Abramovic produced as limited-edition by Moroso

    Dan Howarth
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    News: Italian design brand Moroso has produced a limited-edition set of the table designed by architect Daniel Libeskind for an installation by artist Marina Abramovic (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • House in Oxfordshire is covered in oak to create a "simplified volume"

    Alyn Griffiths
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Strips of untreated oak are used to clad every surface of this house in the English countryside by London office Peter Feeny Architects (+ slideshow). (more...)
  • "A city is more than just the sum of its previous behaviours"

    Dan Hill
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Opinion: from Chicago's rat problem to transport startups like Bridj and Uber, data is being used to predict behaviour and manage our cities. But the idea of the "Predictive City" should be treated with a healthy dose of scepticism, argues Dan Hill. (more...)
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  • Touchscreen Landscapes

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    [Image: Screen grab via military.com]. This new, partly digital sand table interface developed for military planning would seem to have some pretty awesome uses in an architecture or landscape design studio. Using 3D terrain data—in the military's case, gathered in real-time from its planetary network of satellites—and a repurposed Kinect sensor, the system can adapt to hand-sculpted transformations in the sand by projecting new landforms and elevations down onto those newly molded forms. You can thus carve a river in real-time through the center of the sandbox, and watch as projected…
  • The Civic Minimum

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    [Image: From Gravesend—The Death of Community by Chris Clarke]. Gravesend is a suburb east of London, hosting on its own eastern edge something of a secondary suburb: a mysterious town on the edge of town that turns out not to be a town at all. It is a simulated English village built in 2003 by the Metropolitan Police working with Equion Facilities Management and a firm called Advanced Interactive Systems (AIS). The barren streets and hollow buildings of this militarized non-place were designed for use as an immersive staging ground for police-training exercises, fighting staged riots,…
  • A Geography of Devices

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    [Image: Tokyo subway map, via re:form]. "Just as postal systems remade geographic places into zones determined by politics and history," Amy Johnson writes for re:form, "social media technologies are remaking them today." "Historically," Johnson writes, "the categories of both who helps in natural disasters and who is helped have largely been organized around place, in this case mapped according to its political and geographic dimensions, by government agencies and relief organizations with parallel structures. Recently, social media has broadened the category of who helps—and in doing so,…
  • We Can Terraform It For You Wholesale

    7 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    [Image: Real estate development or avant-garde earthwork? The future streets of Ascaya; courtesy of Ascaya]. The website for the stalled Las Vegas development known as Ascaya—which we saw in the previous post through the aerial photographs of Michael Light—is itself quite remarkable and worth a quick visit. At first glance, the site could actually be mistaken for some kind of strange new media art project, a near-future ad for an interplanetary terraforming corporation dedicated to selling huge geometric shapes directly to consumers. Slow transitions drift from shot to shot as we peer out…
  • Landscape, Redacted

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    [Image: "Looking east over unbuilt Ascaya lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]. Photographer Michael Light has a new book coming out this fall, published by Radius Books, with work documenting the construction and large-scale terrestrial formatting of two housing developments in the American southwest, one unfinished, one gaudily over the top. They are known as Ascaya and Lake Las Vegas. [Image: "Unbuilt Ascaya lots and cul-de-sac looking west, Henderson, Nevada," 2011; from Black Mountain by Michael Light]. Ascaya was meant to ascend…
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    Archi-Ninja

  • The Architact Collective collaborates with Sarra Tzijan

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

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

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

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    2 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    SUMA was founded in 2005 by Elena Orte Largo and Guillermo Sevillano. SUMA is a young architecture office who also venture in construction, project management, furniture, product design and teaching. Located in Madrid, SUMA have gained some serious credibility for their socially and politically conscious design propositions and research. Their latest project was recently featured on ArchDaily. Below is an interview with SUMA who share their thoughts on everything from overrated architects to the future of our profession: Left: Elena Orte Largo and Guillermo Sevillano, Right: Play-time…
  • The Architact Collective collaborates with Kaitlin Beckett

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    23 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The Architact Collective are delighted to introduce their first collaboration with Kaitlin Beckett of A Curious Bestiary. Inspired by graffiti, Linda reached out for Kaitlin to consider using her Timber House Rings as a miniature canvas. Together Linda and Kaitlin have created a series of 6 limited edition hand-painted laser-cut wooden rings. The rings are available via the Architact Collective website where you can choose your favourite design and ring size before Kaitlin creates your ring to order. Left: ARMOURED BIRD GABLE ROOF, Middle: THE HEART GABLE ROOF, Right: SKULLFISH GABLE ROOF…
 
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  • Denim Design Studio in Istanbul, Turkey

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We love the underground feel of this design and research studio created by Zemberek Tasarim  for Vigoss Jeans . The 250 square-meter (2691 sq.ft.) studio opened this past summer and is part of the 8,000 square meter (86,111 sq.ft) Vigoss/Bulur production and warehousing facilities located in Güneşli Kavşağı, an industrial area about 30 kilometers form the center of Istanbul, Turkey. Zemberek created a fabulously functional working space for the designers and other team members who needed large flat surfaces to spread out the products, materials and accessories; easy access to…
  • Artists Reconstruct The Berlin Wall With Lights

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    New and old Berliners, together with the entire world, will take to the streets on November 9, the global 25th Anniversary celebration of the Fall of the Wall in 1989. The city, its citizens and friends will participate in the joyous events that commemorate the Peaceful Revolution. Among the key projects are the web portal Fall of the Wall 25 where everyone is welcome to post their memories, opinions and thoughts about the world-changing event. Another project is a concept called Lichtgrenze by artists Christopher and Marc Bauder. It is a row of 8,000 white luminous balloons creating a…
  • Artist And Sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our most recent artistic pick is Milan-based, London-educated artist and sculptor, Benedetta Mori Ubaldini. There is something strangely intriguing and mesmerizing about her chicken-wire sculptures. Trying to put our finger on it, we came up with more than a few explanations why we love these so much. One appealing aspect is that they look somehow unfinished and raw. The wire frame is usually the part of a sculpture we do not see. It is not the final product. And yet, these airy and lightweight pieces seem to lack nothing at all. They are very much finished and completed. And the lightness…
  • Kids Playground by Espace Libre

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Children deserve much more attention in urban planning than what they are getting currently. As small children and toddlers are not likely to raise their voices to demand the attention, it is up to us adults to do something about it. We need to support, demand and finance more initiatives that help children – and their parents – enjoy the outdoors, even in urban settings. French urban planning and architecture firm Espace Libre, has created a delightful multi-functional play area for toddlers in the commune of Alfortville, located 7.6 kilometres (4.7 miles) from the centre of…
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  • The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

    Bill Myhren
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    EVstudio won two Awards this weekend at the Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards gala which honors the top achievers in the Denver area new home industry. The awards were presented by the Sales & Marketing Council and HBA of Metro Denver. Awards are comprised of marketing, sales, interior design, architectural, and builder awards. The competition this year drew over 250 entries and 500 home building professionals were in attendance. Jim Houlette, PE, won the “Rising Star of the Year” award and was highly praised for his leadership over the last five years as the…
  • EVstudio Announces Mechanical Engineering Affiliation with Dave Buesser in Colorado Springs

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    In an sustained effort to continue growing our scope of services in multiple markets, EVstudio is proud to bring Dave Buesser, PE onto our dynamic and growing team of professionals.  Dave has a strong background in mechanical, plumbing and process mechanical engineering and energy services in a broad range of markets including healthcare, higher ed,  science, technology, laboratories and government. Dave got "old fighter" Dave will be supporting the Mechanical Engineering needs for the  Denver, Evergreen and Copperas Cove offices, as well as providing services in the greater…
  • Top 10 Important Things to Know for SIPs

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    With the growing popularity of SIP designed homes, it is important to know some critical details that are different than traditional stick frame design. Below is a list of what I have developed as important details to consider as early as the pre-design stage as well as tips during construction as well: 1.) The thickness of the SIP wall is a critical factor in determining your layout geometry. Most SIP manufacturers provide panels in both 2×4 and 2×6 varieties, however, bear in mind that those sizes predicate that the 2×4 or 2×6 is sandwiched between the panels. Therefore,…
  • Killeen Landscape Frontage Standards

    John W. Olson
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    As I was reviewing the landscape standards for the City of Killeen, Texas, I noticed some major differences in the requirements in respect to other City’s standards.  The difference I will talk about in this post is the spacing of trees along the street right-of-way.  In Killeen, a development is required to have one tree for every 25-feet of street frontage and one shrub for every 5-feet of street frontage.  This standard is much higher than other municipalities for frontage.  There is some relief for properties with two frontages where the City will allow one tree for every…
  • Civil Engineering with In-House Surveyor means Cost Savings

    DJ Zehnacker
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Being licensed as both professional engineers and professional land surveyors allows us to offer significant cost savings and drastically helps improve the efficiency of our projects. For example, when we do a site visit at the start of a project we are already thinking about what surveying services are going to be required in order to complete the civil engineering that is needed for that particular project. To that end, we make sure our clients are not paying for what we call “overkill” surveying. In this competitive marketplace there is no need for clients to pay for a surveyor…
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  • Transparent Dutch Hat like a Tent Roof Anchors a Holiday House

    Susan Kraemer
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    An intriguing Origami-like tent roof folds at an angle over a breezy vacation home that is nearly all outdoor “rooms.” Cincopatasalgato Arquitectura designed the unusual house on the outskirts of the capital city of the Latin American country of El Salvadore. Concrete steps take you up to a concrete deck that acts as a ground floor for the house. The transparent material of the roof overhang is unknown. A pool is set into this concrete deck, creating a true focal point in the dry mountainous setting. Under the overhanging roof, every room is a boxy modular series of contained…
  • A Retro Little Townhouse in Sydney

    Susan Kraemer
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    There is a youthful energy to this cheerful townhouse in downtown Sydney. You enter through a dining room with a feeling of a ’50s ice cream parlor. The little pool is a friendly presence right in the kitchen. A chipper little black spiral staircase supplies access straight up to a viewing roof. A rooftop hangout, casually finished in weathered wood, offers a natural respite from its uber-urban milieu. Even from the second floor living room, the view is opened out towards the coastline. This means the townhouse does not feel confined, despite its narrow suburban lot. The shiny and happy…
  • Design Dilemma: The Hotel Suite Design Trend

    preynolds
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Modern Bedroom by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Mark English Architects, AIA There’s been a design trend in the works for several years now — that is the desire to turn our homes into a hotel suite. You see the trend everywhere —hotel style bedsheets and duvet colors, hotel styling of bedrooms, even accoutrements such as coffeemakers and small refrigerators in the bedroom! What’s behind this desire for the boutique hotel look? Most likely something to do with wanting to feel pampered. Although many of us may be in debt up to our eyeballs with…
  • Intriguining Ideas in a House Shaped Like a Bridge

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    The Connecticut home designed by Joeb Moore+ Partners Architects is supported over a void like a bridge. The entry bridge echoes the Kent Falls setting – a series of cascades with many man-made wooden bridges across them. Entered on a second floor bridge from higher ground in the back, a living room below offers an inviting glimpse inside. This ground floor living room is actually an outdoor room with the comforts of a fire and movie screen “under the bridge.” The house spans the landscape with a central skylight bringing the tender northern light into its center. A…
  • The Contemporary Pearl of the Mediterranean

    Susan Kraemer
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Sculptured slabs of white stucco embrace the blue Mediterranean skies in La Perla Del Mediterraneo by Spainville. A dramatic architectural style perfectly reflects its elemental setting. Surely the Greek gods of ancient fables will ascend these lime-washed stairs to the crest of the craggy mountain. The structure is centered on a swimming pool jutting out on the second floor. The placement of the pool creates a view as if from an eagles nest. But actually, the house is set on a grassed plateau. Its magic is part of its setting, near the heights of the mythic mountain. The contemporary home is…
 
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  • The Eurasian Prize 2015 now open for entries

    v2com newswire
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    Yekaterinburg, RussiaThe Eurasian PrizeCompetition, Commercial Architecture, Commercial Interior Design, Industrial Design, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Urban DesignTime to compete for the Eurasian Prize has come! Become recipient of the award defining universal recognition of your talent, skill and taste among top class professionals in architecture and design. The Eurasian Prize (rus. «Евразийская Премия») Organizing Committee announces start of works submission for competition program in…
  • AIA Chicago honors the worldwide presence of outstanding work from Chicago architecture firms

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    21 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Chicago, United StatesAIA ChicagoCompetition, Commercial Architecture, Event + Exhibition, Industrial Architecture, Institutional Architecture, Residential Architecture Perkins + Will, UrbanLab, and Wheeler Kearns Architects are among the winners at the 59th annual awards ceremony highlighting the best architecture from Chicago firms. The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Chicago) will honor the best architectural work of the year at Designight, its annual awards gala where nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend. The 59th presentation of Designight will take…
  • Alcoa launches the 3rd edition of It's Design contest

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    21 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Montreal, CanadaAlcoa Canada Groupe Produits primairesCompetition, Architectural Products , Industrial Design, Object + Accessory, Product, Sustainable Development, TransportAluminium as a driver of mobility Following Aluminum innovates at home, in 2008, and Setting the table for aluminum, in 2012, Alcoa Canada proudly presents Aluminum as a driver of mobility, the third edition of the company's prized consumer product design contest. Focusing this year on sustainable mobility, a theme ripe with possibilities, this contest of ideas benefits from the ongoing support of Association of…
  • Official launching: 1st edition of PARAMÈTRES, a publication dedicated to the promotion of strategic integration of industrial design in Quebec industry

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    17 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Montreal, CanadaAssociation des designers industriels du Québec (ADIQ)Event + Exhibition, Business, Edition, Industrial Design
  • 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial 1 November – 14 December 2014 ‘The Future Is Not What It Used To Be’

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    16 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    İstanbul, TurkeyIstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) Event + Exhibition, Culture, Lifestyle, Object + AccessoryThe Design Biennial prepares to take its place in the city's design memory COUNTDOWN FOR THE 2nd ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNIAL The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place from 1 November to 14 December 2014 and will be held free of charge. Curated by Zoë Ryan and titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the biennial will host more than 50 projects that ask: “What is the future now?” by…
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  • Stopping Energy Leaks in your Small Home

    SHS
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    One of the reasons people get into small houses and tiny homes is to have less of an impact and save money. It is estimated that people spend 20% of their income on energy costs. Properly insulating any size home can save big money. Check out this infographic about energy leaks and insulation for information about properly insulating your home.Via: SprayFoamKit.comThe post Stopping Energy Leaks in your Small Home appeared first on Small House Style.Related posts:Need to watch: The Story of STUFF w/ Annie Leonard Lifecycle Building Challenge 3: Let’s see some Small Houses! Noble Home…
  • Small Sustainable Cabin – Ragged Island, Maine

    SHS
    17 Jan 2012 | 11:23 am
    This small, off-grid, sustainable cabin on Ragged Island twenty miles from the coast of Maine was the brainchild of the owner’s architectural designer daughter, Alex Scott Porter, who designed the structure for her retired father, Bruce Porter, former professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.The exterior is clad in corrugated steel, with rolling storm shutters to cover the windows for when the blustery squalls so common to this region strike.Thanks to the extremely remote location of the site, 90% of the materials and all of the work crew had to be shipped in,…
  • Smallworks Studios/Laneway Housing Arts & Crafts 750

    SHS
    14 Nov 2011 | 7:00 am
    A laneway house, as I’m sure you’re all aware by now, is a house built on existing lots (typically in the backyard of an existing house) that face onto the back lane or alley. Their popularity rose on the west coast of Canada, particularly in metro Vancouver, but have since spread across North America as a chic development in crowded residential areas, which is where Smallworks Studios/Laneway Housing comes in.Obviously space is at a premium on metro lots, so small house sensibilities are often applied in tandem with the obvious economic advantages of building with a small…
  • Form & Forest’s Pioneer Prefab Cabin

    SHS
    13 Sep 2011 | 5:00 am
    Canada’s Form & Forest present this unique cabin built on a pristine five-acre lot in the Rockies. Rather than go the traditional route of log homes, Form & Forest wanted to try something a little different.This 360 degree glass design incorporates a shed roof that opens up one side of the structure, allowing in a cascade of light, quite the reverse of the more conventional small cabin windows set in thickly-logged walls. With two bedrooms and two sleeping lofts, it provides the perfect wilderness retreat for a mid-sized family.Addressing the concerns of the remote locations…
  • Small House A/C – The NewAir AC-10000H

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    10 Aug 2011 | 12:46 am
    We recently received a NewAir AC-10000H Air Conditioner to review from Air and Water, Inc..Although many people prefer window units to portable air conditioners, people that live in small homes, apartments, etc. or in neighborhoods that restrict window units from being used (mostly for aesthetic reasons) turn to portable air conditioners to cool their homes. Others prefer portable air conditioners because they are easy to install and don’t require heavy lifting (other than getting it out of the box!) And some prefer a portable units because they are still able to enjoy sun light coming…
 
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  • LED Lights: Why They are Different

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

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

    John
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Children and window cords don’t mix. When window cords are accessible to small children, these seemingly harmless products may become strangulation hazards. This is especially important with older window coverings that may not meet the latest national standard for window cord safety. If at all possible, use only non-corded window coverings in homes where infants …
  • Prepare Your Home for Fall

    John
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    1. Clean Out the Gutters All the leaves and grime that you neglected while you were out swimming, hiking or riding your bicycle this summer have built up in your gutters. If left full of debris, clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams that prevent your drainage systems from working properly. This can lead …
  • Take Steps to Lower Energy Bills

    John
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Right in your own home, you have the power to save money and energy. Saving energy reduces our nation’s overall demand for resources needed to make energy, and increasing your energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid. Some of the tips are simple to do. Others require more …
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  • Architecture Blog: Pirate's Plunder wins "Best Meal" at 2014 CANstruction

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Jon Lee and I were honored to co-captain Team WATG as we competed in the CANstruction competition, sponsored by AIA Honolulu at Pearlridge Center. In our eight-year history of competing in CANstruction, this is the first year we used every single can in our structure. In total, over 4,000 cans were used to build the treasure chest and octopus. Every single can will go to the Hawaii Foodbank.See the video below documenting the entire CANstruction process: We were also on the KHON evening news: Although we didn't win the coveted "Jurors' Favorite" award, Team WATG once again brought…
  • Architecture Blog: WATG Takes the ALS Challenge

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

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

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

    27 Jan 2014 | 1:53 pm
    They say you actually haven't seen Vietnam until you see Ha Long Bay. Indeed, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see destination when visiting the country. The bay is dotted with spectacular limestone rock formations, islands and islets; some of the islands have enormous cave formations and lagoons. An overnight stay on a boat is a great way to experience the calm and serene bay. In the afternoon, the islands take on a warm hue. At dusk, they seem to appear ghostly; an abstracted layers and layers of shades and shadows. At early dawn, when all is peaceful and quiet, the bay takes on a…
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  • Tarzana

    Liz Duer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Liz Duer This project was designed to emphasis sculptural forms and flowers. It was divided up into different gardens. To see more about this project please view. https://www.behance.net/gallery/20599263/Tarzana-Residence
  • Tarzana

    Liz Duer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Liz Duer This project was designed to emphasis sculptural forms and flowers. It was divided up into different gardens. To see more about this project please view. https://www.behance.net/gallery/20599263/Tarzana-Residence
  • Eagle Rock

    Liz Duer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Liz Duer This project was designed to utilize space in this back and side/front yard in a new development in EagleRock. A modern vibe imbues the space with architectural planting and linear forms. Please view more about this project at https://www.behance.net/gallery/20918823/Eagle-Rock-Residence
  • Eagle Rock

    Liz Duer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    by Liz Duer This project was designed to utilize space in this back and side/front yard in a new development in EagleRock. A modern vibe imbues the space with architectural planting and linear forms. Please view more about this project at https://www.behance.net/gallery/20918823/Eagle-Rock-Residence
  • Canyon Country

    Liz Duer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    by Liz Duer This project was designed to make the backyard feel like a California native planting so that the couple could enjoy viewing and walking up the slope to the upper level patio where you can see the ocean.
 
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  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Opens

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

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

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

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

    Alison Strickler
    7 May 2014 | 10:37 am
    Kelly Norris, the Horticulture Manager at the Des Moines Botanical Garden, takes video viewers through the construction site of the new gardens designed by Hoerr Schaudt. For a peek at what… Read More > The post Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Video appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
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  • Signage Communicates Green Building Features

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

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

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    Going paperless has long been touted as a way to help the environment by saving trees, reducing paper manufacturing, etc. But when paperwork disappears, the activities that replace it (email, internet use, social media, etc.) may actually contribute to increased energy usage. There are close to 3 million data centers (and 12 million servers) across the country, and a new study shows that most small, mid-sized, and corporate data centers are wasting energy by continuing to draw power while doing little or no work. In 2013, for example, data centers and their servers used nearly 91 billion…
  • Does LEED Certification Improve Hotel Revenue?

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    A new study from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration – The Impact of LEED Certification on Hotel Performance – supports what some sustainability professionals have been saying for years about LEED’s effect on commercial buildings (including increased revenue). In hotels with LEED certification from the USGBC, Cornell’s study found increases in average daily room rates, as well as in revenue per available room. Ninety-three LEED-certified hotels were compared to a group of 514 comparable (but non-certified) hotels. These hotels had similar structure, size, and…
  • Saving Energy with Office Equipment

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    With so much attention paid to lighting, HVAC, and other major building systems when it comes to energy-saving projects, it can be easy to overlook the small changes to everyday processes and equipment that can add up to major energy savings. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, office equipment consumes nearly 7% of commercial electricity, costing commercial buildings across the country approximately $1.8 billion total each year. Working with the tenants or occupants in your building to implement small changes to the use of office equipment may help you further reduce monthly energy…
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  • Weekly Job Site Meetings

    Bob Borson
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I know I’ve said before that meetings are a complete waste of time – at least most of them are. Job site meetings … the ones that actually happen as you are walking around the site (instead of sitting in s trailer which happens to “be” on the job site (ergo “job site meetings”) … are not a waste of time. In fact, I think they are always worth way more than the time I spend in the office.Maybe that’s why I like job site meetings as much as I do. Job site meetings are like being part of a non-secret secret club!At the KHouse Modern, every…
  • An Interview with Vasi Ypsilantis – Part Two

    Bob Borson
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Vasi Ypsilantis is an internationally renown kitchen designer who I was able to talk at length about her award-winning creative process, her distinguished career, and how her participation in the Kitchen Design Contest – both as a winning recipient, and later as a judge shaped her process and benefited her career. This is the second half of our interview – the first half can be found here.Vasi began her design career in 1985 after attending Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Starting in the kitchen design and cabinet sales industry, she honed her skills quickly and…
 
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  • Water Wise Homes Conference

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

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

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

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

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

    Alberto Seller
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    © Hervé Abbadie ENTRE DEUX RIVES Laying the foundations for the Ile-Saint-Denis riverside green neighbourhoods © Hervé Abbadie The Entre Deux Rives housing project, developed by the agency Philippon-Kalt, announces the start of the new Ile-Saint-Denis riverside green neighbourhood. The development will revitalize a former industrial wasteland. It includes 165 homes in 8 buildings ranging from 3 and 7 floors, spread over 3 small blocks. Living here means adopting an island identity, a mind-set specific to Ile-Saint-Denis. The building, within the green neighbourhood, has been developed as…
  • House in Futrono by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann

    Miguel Rus
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    © Alberto Browne House in Futrono is located on the western shore of Lake Ranco, in the south of Chile, this vacation house has the capacity to host up to 18 people. The main challenge of the project was to make a compact villa composed by relatively independent parts. A villa implies a unitary figure made of adjoining rooms with short paths as circulation –gathering people together by reducing the external perimeter. A composition of separate parts entails an addition of rooms with a self-centered shape in plan as well as in section—reducing the internal links while allowing multiple…
  • Vigie by OH!SOM

    Alberto Seller
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Courtesy of OH!SOM architectes Every summer, the mediterranean forest’s conservation offices take place into the firetowers. The guards usually spend 5 months on the look out, from June to October, from sunrise to dawn. Courtesy of OH!SOM architectes The Figuerolles national park, located in the region of Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts near Marseille, used to have a temporary firetower, very basic, and very exposed to the wind and solar radiations, that was taken to pieces every year, in the end of summer. The municipality launched the construction of a permanent building, to host 2 guards during…
  • Rural Tourism Pe no Monte by [i]da arquitectos

    Miguel Rus
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    © Joao Morgado Rural Tourism Pe no Monte is located on the Alentejo Coast, the Monte Novo da Cruz is a rural property strongly characterized by a gently undulating land with slopes sometimes relevant. The presence of a curtain of high trees along the south-eastern perimeter of the site and a dense vegetation near a south-western stream stand out in the landscape. In the centre of the property, in a high position, there is an old rural construction in an advanced state of degradation. © Joao Morgado © Joao Morgado The proposal for the Monte Novo da Cruz seeks to establish a contrast…
  • House in Quinta do Lago by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

    Alberto Seller
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    © Juan Rodriguez This project is a vacation home in Quinta do Lago overlooking the lake, the golf and the sea. A white parallelepiped, consisting of a cropped wall of painted concrete that guides the access to the house, frames the liquid horizons views and materializes the whole implantation area authorized by the housing development regulation. © Juan Rodriguez Inside the walled perimeter, as if indifferent to stay inside or outside, all the spatial organization is made up of physical and visual continuity, striving to create an ambiguity in perception and definition of the house’s…
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  • What is Permanent Modular Construction?

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

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

    Janet Field
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR/MANAGER We are looking for an outgoing charismatic team player to fill an integral role at Triumph Modular. This person will round out our sales and marketing department, help to align the two departments and achieve our lead generation goals. What we are looking for: Reports directly to Principal EVP, works in close coordination with EVP and Director of Business Development to reach target prospect audience while also providing day to day admin support, processing and assistance on incoming sales inquiries.… Read More... The post MARKETING…
  • 8 Modular Design Considerations

    Janet Field
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    8 Modular Design Considerations for Permanent Modular Construction As construction managers specializing in modular construction at Triumph Modular, we are often asked what the design considerations are when using modular construction. Each project is different and there are a myriad of options when designing a building to be constructed using modular or prefab methodology.… Read More... The post 8 Modular Design Considerations appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Lexington High School Expands with Permanent Modular Construction

    Janet Field
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    MODULAR CONSTRUCTION IS LEXINGTON’S SOLUTION Triumph Modular Provided Lexington High School with 18,000 sq. ft. of Classroom Space, over the summer break. The building was ready for student’s first day, on time and on budget! Take a look at these images of the modular building featuring 15 new classrooms the students of Lexington High will occupy.… Read More... The post Lexington High School Expands with Permanent Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
 
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  • 40 Of The Most Unusual and Bizarre Furniture Designs You Have Ever Seen

    Codreanu Andreea
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    What is the first thing you take into consideration when you go on a furniture shopping spree? Is it style, design or the level of comfort and practicality? Nowadays design means more than satisfying the primary needs of the consumer, and the product design has overcome so many boundaries set in the past that you can not find a style line anymore in this industry. One would say that today’s products have adapted to the taste and needs of all types of people and that there is a design right for everyone. And while we can not argue with that, we strongly believe that a designer should…
  • Learn How To Make Simple Colored and Rainbow Roses-Step by Step DIY Project

    Anton Giuroiu
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    You have probably been mesmerized by rainbow roses already, they are simply fascinating, shattering beautifully and organic, natural. In this short step by step DIY Project we will try to show how we’ve created our own multi colored roses. If you think that the rose is the supreme gift you will find this ideas at least interesting. Most of us thought that these roses are some sort of engineering genetic beeding things but happily, this is not the case, you can create your own, in the comfort of out own home. Even though it is not possible to grow rainbow roses in your backyard garden,…
  • 40 Ways To Decorate Your Home With Paper Crafts

    Codreanu Andreea
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    We at Homesthetics have fallen recently in love with paper arts and crafts due to their potential aesthetic value and easy to do process that do not require a significant investment and skill. The art of paper folding, cutting, gluing and matching colors and patterns is on that can easily be learned and applied by anyone anytime. However, it does involve some time investment and we do not recommend you to start a paper project if you are not  in cheery relaxed mood with patience and calm. The items you obtain may not initially satisfy your taste and expectations so keep on trying and…
  • Mesmerizing DIY Handmade Paper Flower Art Projects To Beautify Your Home

    Codreanu Andreea
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Flowers are wonderful, delicate entities that should definitely be more present in our homes and lives. Besides their main purpose of providing us with the most needed oxygen, they play an essential role in our emotional health, their presence influencing our moods and the atmosphere were they are placed.Flower arrangement is considered to be a form of art which is quite difficult to master, but everyone has an aesthetic sense that comes in handy in situations like decorating a room for a special event or choosing the right bouquet for your loved one. But because winter is coming and those…
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  • A Family-Friendly Ballard Designs

    alisan
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Ballard Designs is a furniture showroom. A furniture store is also meant as home décor. It is placed in the 1670 Defoor Ave, Atlanta, GA 30318. More information, they accept Credit Cards. The area has a private parking lot. There is wheelchair is accessible. The call number is (404) 603-7033. They open every day except in the Wednesday; they open at the time 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day except Sunday. On Sunday, they open in the time 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The place is nearby any restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and shows all. They have a plenty furniture products. The…
  • University of Illinois at Chicago : Finest Teach, Research, Serve, and Care

    alisan
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC, is a public institution established in 1965. The University is the State’s finest and most complete public university. Proudly, the university belongs to the Society of Illinois. They serve the people of Illinois while sharing a commitment to any missions of brilliance in public service, teaching, research, and economic improvement. The campus is placed in the Near West Side communal area, nearby to the Chicago Loop. The University of Illinois at Chicago has the second campus, which was founded under the University of Illinois system.
  • Celebrity Homes for Sale and You will Amaze the Price

    alisan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:51 am
    Yes, there is something like celebrity homes for sale, and you will find out that many celebrities doing the same things for many reasons. Let’s find out, some of the lists are just right here. First is Michael C. Hall. The main lead of the Dexter series sold his house about $4.5 million. The things that you will get inside the home are six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The total square feet of the land are 5,618 square feet. You will also discover a main home, which is completed with guest quarters. The home is located in Los Angeles. Some reviews say that this house is not…
  • The Legendary Hearst Castle

    alisan
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Yes, Hearst Castle has a similar sound with Hurst Castle, but you know what? Both castles are totally different. The first castle is a typical historical and national mansion, which you can find in California. Meanwhile, the second one is a typical device fort you will discover in England. Now, you see the different? This castle, during 1920s to 1930s, no one can easily enter it. Only some famous or elite politician can be a part of this castle like Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, and Joan Crawford is some of famous and elite politician who is becoming the special…
  • Things to Wonder Toward Santa Monica High School

    alisan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Santa Monica High School or Samohi to ease you call it, is one of high school you can find in California, precisely inside Santa Monica. The school itself was built in the very beginning of 1884. Yes, the school is quite old. However, after the school is re-located for several times, the school is re-opened one more time in 1906. As the high school is re-opened, the location is also changed. Since 1906, the high school location has been at 90405 Santa Monica, California 601 Pico Blvd. Similar to the location which is that making several moves to another place, the building also appears…
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  • Richard Meier Lecture 2014

    mistriotis
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Richard Meier founded his New York City-based firm in 1963. His practice has completed commissions worldwide that range from civic structures, museums, and corporate headquarters, to housing and private residences. From early projects through today, Meier and his partners continue to embody the accolades of the Pritzker Prize citation given to him almost thirty years […]
  • Feminism and Architecture

    mistriotis
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    On March 18, 2014, architect, critic, and educator Susana Torre presented the keynote address for Feminism and Architecture: Intergenerational Conversations, a program co-organized by The Architectural League and Parsons The New School for Design. Torre was the curator of the 1977 League exhibition Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective, and editor of […]
  • Winka Dubbledam

    mistriotis
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Founded by Winka Dubbeldam in 1994, New York-based Archi-Tectonics pursues elegance and innovation in the exploration of form and sustainability. Inspired by industrial design products such as airplane wings and car parts, Dubbeldam seeks efficiency and optimization with an abiding concern toward “three fields of investigation: armature, surface, and interface.” Working internationally at a range […]
  • SIFT Studio: League Prize Interview

    mistriotis
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Through his Ann Arbor design practice, SIFT Studio, Adam Fure works to enliven “old substances through new treatments; composing new aesthetic mixtures from the matter at [one’s] fingertips.” Through these experiments, SIFT Studio “promotes architecture’s unique capacity to shape experience, which is neither essentialized nor thought to be static and singular.” SIFT Studio is one […]
  • Estudio Macías Peredo

    mistriotis
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    EMERGING VOICE 2014. Founded in 2012 by Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas, the Guadalajara-based Estudio Macías Peredo focuses on design and construction, embracing a critical regionalism in which the craftsman is part of the building process. In their lecture, Macías and Peredo discuss the strong influence that the geographic and social conditions in […]
 
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  • Pro Helsinki 2.0 – The Urbanist Vision for Making Helsinki Denser and More Diverse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    During my stay in Lodz for Lodz Design Festival I visited already famous in Poland OFF Piotrkowska. Hidden in a yard between the buildings next to the city's main street it is a super-hipster place full of original pubs, cafes, restaurants and artists ateliers. At night it is super busy party spot, at day still lively yet more calm.As the the whole space is post-industrial - the buildings were earlier factories - the interiors are industria, loft-like, rough. What caught my attention most were - as usually - lamps and they were the main target of my pictures. Other posts from Łódź Design…
  • Cute designer lighting spotted during Lodz Design Festival | IN MY LENS

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    In the second post from Lodz Design Festival let me show you intriguing lamps that I loved at the exhibitions. Read also the first post, Creative Designer Ideas for Brave New World,  and if you love designer lamps just like me, check out my other postsMuuto lampThe winners in MUST HAVEcompetitionLineworks / by Monika Brauntsch i Sonia Słaboń / Kafti Design / www.kafti.comThe winners in MUST HAVEcompetitionLineworks / by Monika Brauntsch i Sonia Słaboń / Kafti Design / www.kafti.comAntoni Arola, Moare lampLightovo, Milo lampLightovo, Milo lamp. I really like the…
  • Lodz Design Festival - creative designer ideas for Brave New World | IN MY LENS

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    I just came back from Lodz Design Festival, the biggest and the most important design festival in Poland. With my head full of new information and good design with this post I am starting to show the things I saw on my blog. The first post is about innovative or especially interesting ideas of designers I came across on the festival. Some of these I showed you inI showed you in this post ut believe me it's a completely different thing to see it live!1. Textile with patterns inspired by Polish urban landscape - window grating.Great idea. And the textiles are really nice and modern, I'd…
 
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  • Architectural CAD Services: Flexibility of Wood

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

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

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    13 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services work tirelessly on each project to bring out something unique, something exquisite every time. If by any chance the design or a part of it is leaked or stolen before the project is complete, the consequences can be [...] The post 3 Essential Features of NDAs For Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 3 Advantages of 3D CAD Modeling for Architectural Drafting Services

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    11 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    3D CAD Modeling has revolutionized the working of The AEC Associates Architectural drafting services over the past two decades. It has helped the design professionals to work more efficiently, more accurately and with complete freedom. This has been a major shift [...] The post 3 Advantages of 3D CAD Modeling for Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services: Lifelike 3D Views

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    9 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Lifelike 3D views are important tools in the arsenal of Architectural drafting services. A client is always eager to know how the structure would finally look like on completion and these 3D views are used to satisfy their curiosity and get their feedback. However, the fact is [...] The post Architectural Drafting Services: Lifelike 3D Views appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
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  • Wall mounted kraft paper roll display: Studio Roller by George and Willy

    Olivia Andreea
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Studio Roller is an idea put into practice by George & Willy in New Zealand and materialized in a wall mounted kraft paper roll display. Mounted on the wall, the paper roll offers an effective way to display, for example, in cafes and restaurants the menu or to present in shops various offers, lists, jobs, etc. Also, Studio Roller can find an excellent utility in the office or at home, inclusively for children who can use the roll paper with joy for their cute designs. The support mounted on the wall is made of aluminum and it is very easy to install and the kraft paper roll is the…
  • Bleu Nature and Frank Lefebvre’s vision

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    Founded in 1995, Bleu Nature is an expression of Frank Lefebvre’s vision and his love for driftwood. From his passion and French craftsmen’s work, the driftwood furniture and accessories are resulted based on the combination of hemp, stones, leather, metal, wool, acrylic and petrified wood. Trying to give a new life to this stranded wood on the sand of the beaches, every year Bleu Nature team checks the beaches in search of driftwood, big or small, straight or twisted, which can find their place in the creations of the workshop. Overwrought and finished by the nature, this wood…
  • Caterpillar House: a modern ranch connected to the beauty of nature

    Olivia Andreea
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Built on the smooth hills from Santa Lucia Preserve, Caterpillar House is a project of Feldman Architecture, with a design that ensures an emphasized connection to the land and environment. In love with the modern ranch houses, the owner wanted a house entirely in harmony with the nature that would reflect the concern for the beauty of the place. The Caterpillar House implements sustainable elements while exploring a contemporary version of the defining elements of a ranch. Thus, all structural elements are designed and integrated into a callow plan on horizontal too, with a strong connection…
  • Spectacular gemstone sculptures by Lawrence Stoller

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Lawrence Stoller is a pioneer in the art of sculpture in Megagems (cut minerals and rocks, plus precious), known for its spectacular works, inclusively several of the existent largest gemstone sculptures. Many of his creations made through the lapidary art and sculpture, are executed in crystals of impressive sizes and they enhance the individual character of each mineral design. Besides sculptures and decorative pieces, Lawrence Stoller has realized some spectacular and unique tables, carved in amethyst and mounted on bronze and glass frames. Seen from above, through the glass of the table,…
  • Embroidered Flower Lobby: a playful way to decorate the walls of a house

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Inspired by the Japanese stitch art “Sashiko”, Tripasai Architect presents us Embroidered Flower Lobby, a unique and playful way to decorate the walls of a house. A sequence of small holes made in the wall creates the possibility to make some rhomboidal grids. This network of rhombuses, through some colored embroidered threads seem to be some petals of flowers that decorate the colorful wall. Cotton threads with a great variety of colors are sewn randomly between the points defined on the wall to create floral motifs. These decorations are made with mastery on the wall, they…
 
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  • “The Crib” Offgrid Retreat With Retractable Garage Style Facade

    Mike
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    We recently came across “The Shack” at Hinkle Farm, a small offgrid retreat built by Broadhurst Architects in the hills of West Virginia overlooking a pristine expanse of forested hills. The family who built this wanted a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Maryland, where they live, and chose to build this tiny little cabin on the 27 acres they owned. This little space received so much attention that the builders had to meet a new demand for more houses like it, so they build “The Crib” – a sort of enhanced prototype that’s on display in…
  • The “DublDom” Modular Tiny Home From Russia

    Mike
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Today I wanted to share with you a new modular home produced by a company not far outside Moscow. The company Bio Architects fabricates two variations of the home you see below, one at 280 square feet, and the other at 431 square feet in size. The smaller of the two joins with the larger half to create the second, larger option and they include an optional extended deck that can be covered. A simple yet pleasing design marks the DublDom, with a gabled roof and one end of the home featuring a large facade of windows that opens to the deck. We aren’t sure how well those windows will…
  • Eco-Friendly Cabin Features Kitchen Table That Transforms Into a Bed

    Mike
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:08 pm
    As a die-hard ski bum who lives near the Tahoe National Forest, having a small house like this up in the mountains would be a dream come true. Something about it speaks to me and it features some terrific design elements, so let’s jump right in. First, it’s not quite “tiny” by the strict definition, coming in at just over 500 square feet. The first floor accounts for 358 square-feet, while two lofts on either side come in at 80 square feet apiece. Dubbed the “E.D.G.E.” Cabin, which stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, this little…
  • “Ravenlore” Tiny House Blends Candyland With Game of Thrones

    Mike
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    One of the best aspects of designing your own home is being able to infuse it with your own sense of style and personality, which is exactly what Nicki Davis did when she began her tiny project. One day while perusing the Tiny Green Cabins website, she came across a model called “Ravenlore” which immediately caught her eye. From that point on she knew this was the model for her, and she began working with Tiny Green Cabins owner Jim Wilkins to transform her dream to reality. As this build nears completion we took some time to learn more about what inspired the architectural…
  • “Fox Hollow” Cottage Inspired by Traditional English Style

    Mike
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    When a collector of antiques wanted to restore the rotting log cabin occupying her Minnesota property, the town’s only requirements were that the roofline and footprint remain the same. She had a vision in mind, a sort of English Tudor-style home to replace the old one, and commissioned resident designer Jeff Murphy to oversee the build. The results were nothing short of stunning, and this 860 square-foot cottage brings a certain charm with it that’s classy, warm, and filled with character. Although the cottage was completely rebuilt, the designer made it appear to have been at…
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  • Filigrana – a Refined Collection of New Decorations for Kreoo Bath

    Vania
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Three new decorative finishes and fittings with strong expressive value enrich (as an option) all the models of Nabhi collection, the system for bathroom extremely flexible for shape, size, materials and finishing. Applicable on the external side of bowls and washbasins, the collection of finishing called Filigrana is a universe of tactile sensations and play of lights, a sensory – aesthetic seduction that is expressed into three decors: Read the rest of Filigrana – a Refined Collection of New Decorations for Kreoo Bath originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com -…
  • Fresh and Colorful Cheese Bar by Jose Manuel Ferrero

    Vania
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Fresh and young, dynamically and colorfully amusing the new Poncelet Cheese Bar Barcelona, located inside hotel Melia Sarria is one vivid jewel of the culinary world. The design studio estudi{H}ac had created one unique and inspired interior with contemporary dash and entertaining details. The impressive design approach starts with the facade of the Bar with its wooden diamond framework and intriguing appearance. The inside of the architectural space offers smooth curves, abundance of high-quality materials (natural oak, marble, cooper and sophisticated textures) and unique lighting…
  • Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples

    Vania
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:20 am
    The key to a bright bedroom color palettes is to not overdo any single element. If you choose a monochromatic color scheme, mix up textures and patterns. If you go with a bold color mix, offset it with an empty wall or neutral bed linens. Read the rest of Bright Bedroom Color Palettes – 12 Examples originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau

    Vania
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    Apartment KaiF with area of ​​120 square meters located in a residential complex in Kiev by Victoria Shkliar and Olga Antontseva representing FORM architects bureau. Read the rest of Loft Apartment KaiF by FORM Architects Bureau originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • DAAO Concept Furniture by Danilo Olim

    Vania
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Board with shelves with an independent organization. Opens one, two, or all. Adapting to the most suitable organization. The finishing can be done in melamine boards, with finishing in various woods, finishing in high pressure laminate with different tones or finishing in lacquer. The # 17 is 60 mm thick and may have the desired length and height. It is a thin plate that becomes robust when open shelves. Being closed shelves this bookcase merges with the wall. Read the rest of DAAO Concept Furniture by Danilo Olim originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
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  • The Impressive Edgeland Residence by Bercy Chen Studio

    Loukas
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The Edgeland Residence was designed by Bercy Chen Studio. This home is an intriguing methodology to present day house outline in that it uses the Native American Pit House idea. Residence modernizes the Pit House in that it utilizes the world’s sanctuary as a part of conjunction with elite frameworks, for example, the incorporated hydronic HVAC framework. The modelers clarify that the mechanical framework “consolidates hydronic warming & cooling, geothermal hotness trade, stage change warm high temperature stockpiling and a green top for greatest vitality effectiveness. The…
  • The Robert Street Residence by Taylor Smyth Architects

    Loukas
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Taylor Smyth Architects is responsible for this modern home. How all started: In 2009, Kate went to Taylor Smyth Architects, with a recommendation. In 1999 she had worked for accomplice Michael Taylor when she was a building design understudy. From that point forward she had chosen to go into development, and was building new houses and remodeling old ones. She asked Michael Taylor to plan a present day house for her living arrangement that she would likewise construct. This would be her first current development venture.   Kate and Michael both felt that attempting to manufacture…
  • Modern Home Designed by Taylor Smyth Architects

    Loukas
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Spotted in Toronto, Canada, this modern home was based on the same establishment of the manager’s adolescence home. The house, composed by Taylor Smyth Architects, gimmicks clean, cutting edge lines that fit well inside the experienced scene that nearly encompasses it. Neighborhood limestone covers the recessed dividers on the front of the house and is carried on all through within, accumulating the outside. The 2nd story houses the main room, which cantilevers over the lounge area and passes through the back divider with a veranda. The once more of the house is a divider of glass two…
  • Spellbound Collection by Graham & Brown

    Loukas
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    Spellbound Collection discharged by Graham & Brown, is loaded with fantastical symbolism from story-book old stories. The accumulation incorporates new divider papers to change your room to a captivated time and spot. Such a remarkable thought to help those of us whose specialty may not lie in the range of flawless color coordination, don’t you think? Design: Graham & Brown   The post Spellbound Collection by Graham & Brown appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • 850 s.f. Residence in California by Cooper Joseph Studio

    Loukas
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Cooper Joseph Studio planned this residence in the Dry Creek Valley close Sonoma, California. The house is 850 s.f. on 3 levels. Arranged at the highest point of an olive plantation, the presentation confronts north, exploiting the breezes, and shade from existing woods to the south. As said: “This farming property in Sonoma is for 2 scientists. They are included with various rural undertakings – olives and olive oil; honey bee keeping and nectar generation; broad cultivating and different tries that exploit the zone’s atmosphere, soils and siting.   Their 25-section of…
 
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  • You Can’t Afford to Miss This…

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

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

    CRSA
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    By Jim Nielson, AIA, Senior Principal and Director of CRSA’s Government Studio If I have the self-confidence to lead a design team into a newly imagined world no one has ever visited before, that confidence can be the catalyst for creation. But with it I can also lead followers astray. If I am proud of […]
  • Why We Do What We Do #1: Why We Build Up

    CRSA
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:37 pm
    “Why We Do What We Do” is an ongoing series exploring common practices that architects and builders have employed for hundreds of years, and how those same practices are being reinvented, but not necessarily replaced, in the modern age. Architecture and Design journal eVolo recently reported on preliminary plans for a new “World’s Tallest Skyscraper”. […]
  • Lesson Learned: I Ran Out of Time

    CRSA
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    By Fran Pruyn, CRSA Director of Marketing and Business Development Everything takes longer than you think it will. I have always prided myself on my time management.  I am pretty convinced that I know how long it takes to go to the store, feed the horses, do the laundry, put together a cover letter for […]
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