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  • Happy Birthday, Seabishop

    Cyburbia | Urban planning community
    Richmond Jake
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Enjoy your day and take tomorrow off for a three day weekend. :wine:
  • Don't forget that the Dry Futures submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1!

    Archinect - News
    Justine Testado
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Got an inventive design idea on how to address the historic drought that's parching up California? Send your submissions to Archinect's Dry Futures competition! Architects and non-architects worldwide are welcome to send entries that are imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic. The submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1 at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.We're accepting submissions in two categories: Speculative and Pragmatic. Three prize winners in each category will be announced."Speculative" refers to proposals of the sci-fi variety, perhaps involving technologies that…
  • Housing wobble sees architects fret over future work

    Building Design - Latest News
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
    Confidence brittle as Future Trends index halves in a month
  • Summer Break

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    John Hill
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's time for a summer break, so posts on this and my other two blogs will resume after Labor Day. I'll be posting to the World-Architects Daily News during break nevertheless, so check out that page via this link or the "ticker" above.[Diller Scofidio + Renfro's TRAVELOGUES at JFK Airport]
  • The Law of Levity is Allowed to Supersede the Law of Gravity

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    enrique
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Cover to R.A. Lafferty, Space Chantey (1968)   It was an age of freaks, monsters, and grotesques. All the world was misshapen in marvelous and malevolent ways.Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (1955)Now this almost goes without saying: but why S, M, L, XL? Why this huge, unwieldy mess of a thing, poorly bound, weighing more than the stack of National Geographics you use to hold up the end of your musty couch? Would it not make more sense to devote a special issue to Delirious New York (1978), that most provocative of texts, one whose historical and theoretical contours…
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  • Happy Birthday, Seabishop

    Richmond Jake
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:21 am
    Enjoy your day and take tomorrow off for a three day weekend. :wine:
  • Fowling: Football-Bowling Hybrid

    JNA
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2015/08/29...ntent=20150829 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlPFinL-DfQ Have you participated ? Could you see this in your fair community ?
  • Contextual building size regulations in codes

    Habanero
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    I'm trying to find examples of building size being regulated by context rather than FAR, but I'm having little luck with Google. If you know of a code, would you please link it so I can read? Not specifically form-based, although it seems more likely to be in a form-based code, but any examples where it exists.
  • Can a bad manager be retrained?

    Habanero
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    I know a bad manager can kill motivation. What about when that manager will joke with staff about another staff person's work ethic or lack of one, but doesn't address the issue? Is it possible or worthwhile to correct if the work is still getting done and it's correct? If the situation is such that it's either you are in the club and wearing pink on Wednesdays or you are the person outside of the circle, how can you change that? Especially if you are not at a level to actually affect any sort of change. You know, asking for a friend. :-x
  • California Specific Plan-zoning consistency question

    nsummers
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:29 pm
    I am a real estate appraiser and have a multi-jurisdictional planning problem: The property is in an unincorporated area zoned/general planned by the County for singe-family residential uses. It is also within the sphere of an incorporated City that has adopted a specific plan that designates the property for utility corridor (residential development is not allowed). Which would take precedence? or do you need more information? Thank you Nancy
 
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  • Don't forget that the Dry Futures submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1!

    Justine Testado
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Got an inventive design idea on how to address the historic drought that's parching up California? Send your submissions to Archinect's Dry Futures competition! Architects and non-architects worldwide are welcome to send entries that are imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic. The submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1 at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.We're accepting submissions in two categories: Speculative and Pragmatic. Three prize winners in each category will be announced."Speculative" refers to proposals of the sci-fi variety, perhaps involving technologies that…
  • Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Old+New" Pinterest Board

    Archinect
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:07 pm
    In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles.(Tip: use the handy FOLLOW feature to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Old+New.↑ Library in Birmingham, UK by Mecanoo↑ Crèche et logement de fonction rue Pierre Budin in Paris, France by ECDM architects↑ Office Zotov&Co in Kiev, Ukraine by Zotov&Co↑ SPARK Office in Beijing,…
  • Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Cheryl Smith planned to move "off the grid" and into a small house near Clark's Harbour, N.S., a year ago. But thanks to Canadian building regulations, the four-by-six metre structure remains half-built and empty. [...] Canadian laws require living spaces to have access to power to run smoke detectors and air exchange systems. But Smith said the point of moving into her tiny home was to disconnect from the power grid.More from the tiny home world:Seattle high schoolers push to provide moveable, minimalist shelters for the homelessThe problem with tiny homes - they can get stolenSwedish…
  • Your annual reminder that Burning Man isn't that special of an idea

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:17 pm
    While Burning Man really is a one-of-a-kind, temporary event, there are communities full of similarly minded radical folk across the globe.Burners 'round the globe will soon make the pilgrimage to Black Rock City, a "temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community" in Nevada's desert. The psychedelic social experiment born of "radical self-reliance" known as Burning Man begins this Sunday, and in its nearly 30-year history has attracted legions of loyalists, while also being criticized for a radicalism compromised by expensive ticket prices and a "buddy-buddy…
  • It's lights out at the old Okura: reconstruction of the iconic Tokyo hotel starts next week

    Alexander Walter
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Tokyo’s venerable Hotel Okura is getting a remake, starting next week. Over the course of the past 53 years since its opening on May 20, 1962, the Okura, located in Toranomon, has earned an unsurpassed reputation both at home and abroad as a luxury hotel to represent Japan. The hotel said in a statement that it will maintain the Japanese traditional aesthetics and the basics of the architecture style of Hotel Okura.Previously on Archinect:As the Okura says sayonara, Tokyo doesn't seem to care muchFarewell to the Old OkuraAnd before the wrecking ball ends an era of Japanese 1960s…
 
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  • Summer Break

    John Hill
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's time for a summer break, so posts on this and my other two blogs will resume after Labor Day. I'll be posting to the World-Architects Daily News during break nevertheless, so check out that page via this link or the "ticker" above.[Diller Scofidio + Renfro's TRAVELOGUES at JFK Airport]
  • So You Want to Learn About: Architects in Their Own Words

    John Hill
    23 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    The "So You Want to Learn About" series highlights books focused on a particular theme: think "socially responsible architecture" and "phenomenology," rather than broad themes like "housing" or "theory." Therefore the series aims to be a resource for finding decent reading materials on certain topics, born of a desire to further define noticeable areas of interest in the books I review. And while I haven't reviewed every title, I am familiar with each one; these are not blind recommendations.For the longest time I was not a fan of interviews, though recently I've come around to them to the…
  • SeaGlass Carousel Opens Today

    John Hill
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here are some of my photos (and a video at bottom) of the SeaGlass Carousel by WXY Studio at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.The form of the small stainless steel and glass structure is inspired by nautilus shells.Landscape design was carried out by Starr Whitehouse with Piet Oudolf.The spiraling exterior rises toward the entry where the most glass is found.George Tsypin Opera Factory was responsible for the production design of the aquatic-themed carousel.Instead of riding horses, as is the norm with carousels, people sit inside one of 30 luminescent fish.The experience is meant to be like a…
  • Today's archidose #857

    John Hill
    18 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    Here are some photos of the Fort York National Historic Site Visitors Centre (2015) in Toronto, Ontario, by Kearns Mancini Architects and Patkau Architects, photographed by Riley Snelling. See more photos of the project on Ryan Snelling's website.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
  • Architecture as Subject for Art

    John Hill
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Head over to World-Architects to check out Architecture As Subject for Art, a short Q&A feature I just posted on some artists using architecture and building as subjects for their artwork. The feature includes a number of artists that have been on this blog before: Lynette Jackson, Sarah McKenzie, SerraGlia, and Allan Wexler.[Sarah McKenzie: Patriot, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 48 in x 72 in] The intro from the piece:To get a sense of how artists see and think of architecture, World-Architects sent a short questionairre to six artists: Lynette Jackson is a Georgia native whose work – much…
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  • The Law of Levity is Allowed to Supersede the Law of Gravity

    enrique
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Cover to R.A. Lafferty, Space Chantey (1968)   It was an age of freaks, monsters, and grotesques. All the world was misshapen in marvelous and malevolent ways.Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (1955)Now this almost goes without saying: but why S, M, L, XL? Why this huge, unwieldy mess of a thing, poorly bound, weighing more than the stack of National Geographics you use to hold up the end of your musty couch? Would it not make more sense to devote a special issue to Delirious New York (1978), that most provocative of texts, one whose historical and theoretical contours…
  • Follow The Light

    enrique
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), The Annunciation (1899), Oil on Canvas, 57 x 71 1/4 inches (144.8 x 181 cm) Framed: 73 3/4 x 87 1/4 inches (187.3 x 221.6 cm)Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Annunciation (1898) is a study of illumination and intimacy. The angel Gabriel appears as a shaft of amber light, brightening the room where a young Mary humbly sits. We take in what others have already noticed. Mary appears all too young, free of any kind of religious adornment. The light casts a noonish shadow, shortened as if at vernal equinox. Hanging carmine and burgundy tapestry protecting…
  • Centerville/Interzone, or: Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

    enrique
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    (Figure 1) “Views of Centerville” (Source: L.L. Taylor, ed. Past and Present of Appanoose County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement (Chicago: S.J. Clarke, 1913), n.p.)From the root of our national psyche, an Exhibit of sorts. The evidence is probative, sure, but what other admissible facts, what other morsels of conjured truth are there to be found? To our esteemed Jury of Peers, to this coterie of readers whose only task is to take in this skein of confabulation, let me assure you that this Exhibit is real, but only in the sense that it is something…
  • Thomas Pynchon's 115th Dream

    enrique
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Hibbing High School, Hibbing Minnesota, From The Air (Source: Minnesota Historical Society)"I think I'll call it America" / I said as we hit land"-Bob Dylan (né Robert Allen Zimmerman), Hibbing High School, Class of 1959 [1]Dear Reader, for this inaugural excursion into the American landscape, indulge me for a moment and let me parse the above epigram. If your tastes gravitated once towards the mythical and legendary, this brief quote may cause you to recall a series of stories and images, of the Mayflower, an oaken sloop dashed upon a rocky Massachusetts coast, of Colonies of the Bay and…
  • Attributing Modernism

    enrique
    20 Feb 2012 | 7:35 pm
    Antonin Raymond, Summer House at Karuizawa, South and East Facades, Nagano Prefecture, Japan (1933) (Source: Kurt Helfrich and William Whittaker, eds. Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noémi Raymond (New York: Princeton Architectural Press), 155)The idea of copying necessarily invokes problems of authorship. Before a quick-minded reader evokes Benjamin Franklin’s calls to “Imitate Jesus and Socrates”[1] or Ralph Waldo Emerson’s invective that the “imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity,”[2]  or even before any heart-wrenching…
 
 
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  • Big Kid Toys: Life-Size LEGO Building Blocks

    Delana
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:11 pm
    When you were a little kid, did you ever wish you could actually climb into your awesome Lego creations? We sure did, and that all came rushing back when we saw EverBlocks. These adult-size blocks fit together just like their toy counterparts, but they let you build actual, usable structures instead of just mini replicas. The blocks come in full-size (one foot long), half-size (six inches long), quarter-size (three inches long), and finishing caps, all of which interlock. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Sneak Peak: Newest of 10 LEGO Architecture…
  • Wearable Planters: Jewelry for Green Thumbs

    Sylvie Greil
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:06 am
    Want to carry your favorite plant close to your heart? Consider a 3D printed planter. 3D printing is everywhere these days. This emerging manufacturing technology shows what it’s capable of with these adorable wearable planters that range from necklaces and rings to little bike mounts. Your favorite tiny plants go wherever you go! Wearable Planters, a design studio in Atlanta, was launched in 2011 to get people to “appreciate nature a little more. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Floraform: Jewelry for the Future Modern Magic Wooden Mirror:…
  • In Flux: Origami-inspired Foldable Chairs, Stools, Bars

    Sylvie Greil
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    Join the fold! "Rigid furniture is for rigid minds" say Dutch designers Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten. Their Flux Furniture is the nec plus ultra in functional, foldable furniture from Amsterdam. We first fell in love with their classic chair, but since discovered their whole range - from home bars to sculptural tablet towers to stools, coffee tables and lamps. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Into the Fold: Origami-Inspired Tailored Chair Upholstery Rocking Room: Oversized Woven Chair Offers Group Relaxation Mayan Deams: Style Inspiration from the…
  • Collapsible Water Bottle Fits Right In Your Pocket

    Delana
    24 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Disposable plastic drink bottles are a tremendous burden on the environment, a fact that has prompted plenty of folks to switch over to reusable water bottles. It's hard to remember to grab one every time you leave the house, though, so inventor Niki Singlaub created the Hydaway collapsible bottle. The Hydaway is a clever reusable water bottle that smushes down to a slim 1. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Hammock + Hot Tub = Remarkable Outdoor Relaxation Sh*t Box Provides Portable, Disposable Toilet Solution UNbrella? Compact Tube Turns…
  • CATable: Modern Modular Wooden Furniture for Cats

    Stephanie
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If a peekaboo desk with compartments made just for your cat to lounge while you’re working isn’t quite expansive enough for your furry companion, perhaps the CATable 2.0 will do the trick. Cats always seem to want to plant themselves right on top of keyboards, paperwork and anything else that’s competing for our attention, not to mention climbing into luggage, cardboard boxes and any other cozy compartments they can manage to infiltrate, and this furniture set satisfies both instincts. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Branch to Bark:…
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  • Lights Out: Hong Kong Bans Iconic Neon Signs from City Streets

    Urbanist
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] In an effort criticized by local businesses as well as global visitors, Hong Kong has deemed neon signage illegal and is ramping up its systematic removal of these historic place-making lights. To fans of the city’s vibrant nighttime glow, such signs define the bustling metropolis as much as any work of architecture or public art, featured prominently in many images taken and movies set on or around Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. In the last decade, thousands of signs have been removed through incremental city initiatives while…
  • Pink Marble Public Pissoir: Open-Air Urinal in Urban Zurich

    Steph
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] This giant hunk of pink marble in the middle of a Zurich car park isn’t a sculpture, exactly; it’s a place to relieve yourself in the open air so you don’t go stinking up the city. So-called ‘pissoirs’ can be found all over Europe, ranging from ornate Victorian designs resembling gazebos to portable plastic contraptions to cylindrical urinals that actually retract into the ground. Portuguese architecture firm Bureau A’s version, standing in the middle of a parking lot, looks like modern art. From the rose tint of the…
  • Future of Fenestration: Every Window Will Generate Solar Power

    Urbanist
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Better, cheaper and easier than solar windows, this newly-patented flexible coating can be applied to existing glass and plastic surfaces, turning any aperture into a source of electricity. With this technology on all of its surfaces, buildings can generate up to 50 times more solar energy per structure. Developed by SolarWindow Technologies, this inexpensive approach has a payback time of as little as one year (far less than the 5 to 10 years of traditional solar approaches. As the technology evolves and expands, it is only a…
  • City Lab: World’s Largest Urban Simulator Spans 26 Square Miles

    Urbanist
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] It will be a brand-new, from-scratch American city like any other, with urban, suburban, exurban and rural zones dotted with houses, malls, power plants, police and fire stations, missing only one key ingredient: inhabitants. Currently under construction in the New Mexico desert, the Center for Innovation, Testing, and Evaluation (CITE) is a sort of real-life Sim City, the “first of its kind, in scale and scope,” a unique “fully integrated test, evaluation and certification facility dedicated to enabling…
  • Kiss Lid: Do You Love Coffee Enough to Make Out With It?

    Steph
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Do you love coffee enough to make out with it every time you take a sip? You kind of have to if you’re willing to use the ‘Kiss Lid’ by Korean designer Jang WooSeok. Shaped like the lower half of a person’s face, the lid forces you to press your lips against a plastic pair in order to drink your beverage. The lid makes a statement on take-out coffee as a fashion accessory, and also aims to make the everyday coffee drinking experience a little more fun. The first prototype featured only a pair of lips, but WooSeok says he…
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  • Alt Erlaa

    christoph
    16 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • "Mahü" - Clutter / Zeug.

    christoph
    9 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    Mariahilfer Straße "neu". Viel Zeug / Much clutter. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Straßenszene / Street Scene.

    christoph
    8 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
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  • Balkonien.

    christoph
    8 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    Freiraum. #wien content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Gemeindebau 1926/1992

    christoph
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    #vienna content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
 
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  • Typographic Forestry and Other Landscapes of Translation

    Geoff Manaugh
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    [Image: The cover for About Trees, edited by Katie Holten]. Artist Katie Holten—who participated in "Landscapes of Quarantine" a few years back—has just published an interesting book called About Trees. It is essentially an edited compilation of texts about, yes, trees, but also about forests, landscapes of the anthropocene, unkempt wildness, altered ecosystems, and, more broadly speaking, the idea of nature itself. It ranges from short texts by Robert Macfarlane—recently discussed here—to James Gleick, and from Amy Franceschini to Natalie Jeremijenko. These join a swath of older work…
  • Books Received

    Geoff Manaugh
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I haven't done one of these in a long, long time... Here are twenty-seven new or recent books, ranging from true crime to science fiction, architecture to media theory, for your back-to-school or end-of-summer reading pleasure. 1) The Cartel by Don Winslow (Alfred A. Knopf) The Cartel is technically a sequel to The Power of the Dog, but the storyline stands on its own even without prior knowledge of the characters. Here, DEA agent Art Keller must track down—again—a man named Adán Barrera, the leader of a notorious Mexican drug cartel, an organization whose sheer brutality and unsettling…
  • Informational Topographics

    Geoff Manaugh
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    [Image: "FOGBAE.TWR4" by Mike Winkelmann, 07.06.15]. Since 2007, artist Mike Winkelmann has been producing an image a day, primarily using Cinema 4D, though all the specific tools differ year by year. As Winkelmann justifiably boasts on his site, he has been working on the series for 3,030 consecutive days—of course, he also humbly refers to his work as just "a variety of art crap" produced "across a variety of media." [Image: "reopot seven-ten" by Mike Winkelmann, 05.04.15]. designboom just ran a quick survey of his work, and I thought I'd just piggyback on that with a few images here.
  • By the Mile

    Geoff Manaugh
    16 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    [Images: I've been enjoying a new Instagram feed called The Jefferson Grid, which describes itself as "everything that fits in a square mile." These images are just screen grabs from the feed, which is well worth scrolling back through in its entirety (and which will hopefully stick around for many more square-mile images to come)].
  • "It's almost like he wanted to collect every map ever made"

    Geoff Manaugh
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Alec Earnest recently made an interesting documentary about a house in Los Angeles whose owner died, leaving behind a personal map collection so massive that, upon being acquisitioned by the city's public library, "it doubled the LAPL’s collection in a single day." When LAPL map librarian Glen Creason, interviewed for the film, first entered the house, his jaw dropped; "everywhere I looked in the house, there's maps," he explains in the film, including an entire floor that was "absolutely wall to wall with street guides." [Image: From Living History: The John Feathers Map Collection by Alec…
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    Integrated Sustainable Design

  • Shaping the Future with AIAOC Student Design Competition

    Ozzie Tapia
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As a student, if you could preview the workload and skills it takes to have success in your potential profession, would you take the opportunity? Nearly 50 projects from students at Orange Coast College and Saddleback College have been entered in the AIA Orange County’s (AIAOC) Student Design Competition.
  • Principal Spotlight: Don Pender

    20 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.
  • Taking the Sustainability Spotlight in the Solar Decathlon

    Dan Heinfeld
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    When LPA architect Lindsey Engels agreed to go to a design critique at Irvine Valley College back in July of 2014, she thought she’d be there for a few hours and that would be the end of it. As an adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton, she should have known better. Her natural knack for teaching landed her quite the role as the managing advisor for Team OC, the first home team for the Solar Decathlon since it moved to the Orange County Great Park in 2013. This is also the first time any Orange County school has participated in the Solar Decathlon.
  • Principal Spotlight: Steve Flanagan

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.
  • It's All in the Details: Corporate Interior Design Round-Up

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

  • Press Play: Interaction Design Workshop

    William Bondin
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    It has been an absolute pleasure working with Chris and Francois in delivering an intensive two week ‘Interaction Design’ workshop at Valletta (Malta) during EASA 2015. Working with 14 young and talented architecture students from all across Europe – in 42deg.C and the occasional freak rainstorm –  we developed three projects which address the EASA community through interactive installations. The first project – Sn[e]ake[y] – is a flexible snake-like robot controlled by servos which can deliver a burst of fresh water when in close proximity to an…
  • Study Interactive Architecture at UCL

    Ruairi Glynn
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    At the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London – the UK’s leading and largest Faculty of the Built Environment – we offer a 12-month Masters programme giving students an opportunity to learn about the potential of new sensing, computation, networked and responsive technologies to imagine, build and test new spaces of interaction. Student projects are widely published in design and technology publications. Recent examples include: William Bondin: Architizer, Mashable, Wired Ollie Palmer: BBC, New Scientist, Dazed Chryssa Varna: Creator Project, Suckerpunch Ling Tan:…
  • MORPHs: Roaming Robot at the Park

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

    Ifigenia Lambrou
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Supported through the technological advances and the relative fields of expertise, robotics, computation and engineering; architecture is considered to be at a transition stage engaged with time and mobility. Kinetic architecture aims at the development of timely dynamically adaptable systems differing to external or internal conditions, leading to buildings or building components with variable mobility or geometry. Recently, significant work in the area of adaptive structures and mobile robotics incorporates methods of anticipating unexpected situations that can be categorised into two…
  • Passive Dynamic Motion

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

  • How Growth and Neighborhood Protection Coexist in Pasadena

    Planetizen
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Pasadena recently elected its first new mayor in 16 years, and the city is completing a 20-year General Plan Update that aims to continue animating downtown Pasadena by addressing growth and mobility simultaneously.
  • Disturbing Similarities between Vegas and Pyongyang

    Planetizen
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Essayist and novelist Pico Iyer visits Las Vegas and Pyongyang in rapid succession to find that the capital of freedom and fun is not so dissimilar from the wan capital of the Hermit Kingdom.
  • Rotterdam Development Makes Energy Efficiency History

    Planetizen
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    A 72-unit development in Rotterdam—the town in upstate New York, that is, not its namesake in The Netherlands, is one of the first in the United States to be called net-zero: it consumes as much energy as it produces.
  • Amtrak Becoming Bike Friendlier

    Planetizen
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It's still not bike-friendly, but it's getting better. The Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington joins a small list of routes allowing for "roll-on, roll-off," though reservations and a $25 fee may apply.
  • What If Seattle Had a Century-Old Subway?

    Planetizen
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Virgil Bogue's 1911 Plan of Seattle called for a centrally-planned metropolis with efficient transit, parks, and a cap on building height. It was voted down, but remains an interesting study on planning for the long term.
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  • Interview with Moritz Simon Geist / Sonic Robots

    Regine
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Moritz Simon Geist is a classical musician and a robotics engineer who builds his own musical instruments. The most famous of them is the MR-808, an oversized replica of the TR-808 produced by Roland to reproduce drum sounds. This 1980s electronic drum machine imitated the drum so inadequately that it actually created its own sound. The distinctive 'thump thump' became an integral part of hip hop music, gained iconic status with Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing and reached such a cult position within the music industry that even Kayne West paid tribute to the machine in one of his hit albums…
  • Blood oil, Poetics and Politics of Data, Ghost Army of World War II and other book reviews

    Regine
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    This week, i'm reviewing 6 books about topics as diverse as petrocracy, control by data, photography in Belfast after the Good Friday Agreement, new media art in the Middle East and North Africa, inflatable army units, and ephemeral performative practices continue
  • The Funambulist magazine. Politics of Space and Bodies

    Regine
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    The first issue of The Funambulist Magazine argues that all cities contain a certain degree of militarization. From Lahore to Oakland, CA, the use of walls and other architectural apparatuses of control vary; yet, they all bear witness of the will for architecture to organize bodies in space continue
  • akA, the 'cloud farming' solution

    Regine
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:38 am
    The quality of groundwater is heavily affected by human industrial activities. Looking for innovative ways to get clean waters to irrigate agricultural fields, artist Rihards Vitols is currently experimenting with a new type of agronomy that relies on "cloud-farming". In his scenario, people will raise thousands of helium balloons over their land to collect water from the cloud continue
  • Interview with The Center for Tactical Magic

    Regine
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    CTM's work combines appealing aesthetics, humour and language with actions that invite people to think, question and reclaim their civil rights. Their most famous project is the Tactical Ice Cream Unit, a truck distributing free ice cream along with propaganda developed by local progressive groups. Another of their initiative saw them launch a bank heist contest... continue
 
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  • Innovative Tree-Like Homes

    Christine Walsh
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:36 am
    The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid. These homes would be called “treescrapers” and the designers envision that once they are built, it would be like walking through a forest in the middle of an urban area. The structures could either be single family, multi-family, or even hotels and office spaces, and other leisure and commercial units. Each would sport a green roof. Each…
  • Design Your Own Apartment

    Christine Walsh
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    The task of furnishing a new apartment can be quite daunting for many, given that the walls and windows just about always wreak havoc on your vision of what the place should look like. This won’t be a problem for those inhabiting the Vijayawada Garden Estate, a new apartment building in India, which is currently under construction. The building will be modular in a way that will allow future residents to create rooms by simply picking and choosing where the walls should be. All that is needed will be a part of a catalog from which they will be able to choose, and then slot the chosen…
  • Kenya to Receive a Number of Solar Powered Schools

    Christine Walsh
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    The company Aleutia from the UK is currently in the process of building a school in every one of the 47 counties in Kenya. This will allow for the education of more than 20,000 primary school children, while the schools will also all be powered by solar energy. The company began working on this so-called “Solar Classroom in a Box” project in 2013, and they are finally ready to introduce this all-in-one solar classroom. It ships complete with energy efficient computers, cabling and solar panels. They initially planned to repurposed containers for this, but they soon realized that…
  • Towers Built of Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:07 am
    The city of Mumbai, India is facing quite a shortage of adequate living spaces, so a project has been proposed for a temporary housing solution in the form of a two towers made of used shipping containers. The towers were designed by CRG Architects who decided on a cylinder shape for the structures, which they deemed the best way to take into considerations the terrain and offer all the occupants great views and good ventilation. The structures were dubbed Containscrapers and will be constructed by stacking the containers in a way that offers a larger façade, and thereby lets more light into…
  • Water Purifying Sculpture

    Christine Walsh
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    For a few years now, the MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program has been using art installations to help raise awareness about pressing environmental issues. This year, they are showcasing COSMO, a giant sculpture that also purifies water. It was designed by NYC and Madrid-based Spanish architect Andrés Jaque and aims to raise awareness about growing water shortage and the need for healthy water systems. COSMO is basically a “moveable artifact” and is made out of normal agricultural irrigation components, which are widely available. The sculpture is able to filter 3,000…
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  • Why Transit Systems Are in Such Bad Shape

    The Antiplanner
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    “Why are our transit systems faltering just as more people than ever want to use them?” asks Thomas Wright of the Regional Plan Association, which has advocated urban planning in the New York metropolitan area since 1922. His answer is that it has to do with “with the way our government institutions are structured.” He […]
  • Enfantasize Silicon Valley

    The Antiplanner
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which some consider the nation’s worst-managed transit agency, has a new program called Envision Silicon Valley. Despite the grandiose title, the not-so-hidden agenda is to impose a sales tax for transit. A nearly-empty VTA light-rail car in Sunnyvale. Any vision of Silicon Valley that starts out with transit […]
  • A Matter of Perspective

    The Antiplanner
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    It looks like 2015 will be another record year for driving in America. Of course, that’s not saying much as the total amount of driving has been pretty flat since 2007. Transit advocates will be quick to point out that transit ridership has grown faster than driving. But actually, it depends entirely on which years […]
  • Be Careful What You Wish For

    The Antiplanner
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Metro, Portland’s regional planning agency, funds its hundreds of planners out of garbage fees, which is why Portland has the highest garbage collection costs in the Pacific Northwest. But Metro also encourages people to recycle in order to reduce their garbage refuse. As a result, Portland garbage has declined enough to threaten Metro’s budget. Metro’s […]
  • Oil Wars

    The Antiplanner
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Shortly after the Antiplanner commented on low oil prices last April, the Saudis admitted that their goal in flooding the market with oil was to drive out high-cost producers such as owners of shale-oil and off-shore wells. Now it appears that this policy has backfired on the Saudis, as their economy is hurting from the […]
 
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  • YO! Home Offers a Compact, Transformable Living Space

    Eric Oh
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    With the cost of space rising in city centres everywhere, YO! Home by Simon Woodroffe provides a possible solution – a transformable, modular living space. Acting as a reinvention of the traditional studio apartment, YO! Home is a 40 square metre living space with movable features to create the impression of a much bigger home. Read more about this London apartment project after the break. “Homes help shape our lives. They are our refuge, and our rock. Since the invention of the city centre apartment, we’ve never really re-invented it. YO! Home is that new invention," says  the…
  • What is Architecture? And 100 Other Questions

    AD Editorial Team
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Courtesy of Laurence King In our ArchDaily Interviews, we've been asking architects to give their answer to the question "what is architecture?" for years, and the answers we get are often provocative, in many cases provoking more questions in greater detail. Unfortunately, we haven't yet had the chance to pose this question to Rasmus Wærn & Gert Wingårdh of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor; fortunately, their new book released on September 1st, "What is Architecture? And 100 Other Questions" gives us a great insight into the minds of these two practitioners through a series of question…
  • U. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo Arquitectos

    Jonathan Alarcón
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    © Andrés Valle Florsheim Architects: Valle Cornejo Arquitectos Location: Biblioteca Central - Av. Lircay s/n, Talca, Talca, VII Región, Chile Architect In Charge: Marcelo Cornejo Gómez, Andrés Valle Florsheim + José Luis Gajardo Arquitecto Design Team: Catalina Donzé, Oscar Contreras Area: 2951.0 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Andrés Valle Florsheim, Pablo Riquelme Adams Sustainable Design Project: Maria Luisa del Campo Engineer: NUDO Ingenieros (Carlos Burgos) © Pablo Riquelme Adams From the architect. Due to the Chilean earthquake on May 27, 2010, many academic and support…
  • Open Call: Exhibition Proposals for Turkey's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

    Eric Oh
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    From the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Places of Memory". Image © Nico Saieh The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is hosting an open call for proposals for the Pavilion of Turkey's exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The call is open to all people and institutions of relevant fields, including architects, designers, artists, historians, curators, theoreticians and critics.This will be the second time that Turkey will have a pavilion at Arsenale – one of the exhibition's two main venues - and a rigorous two-stage process will decide the…
  • Natali Building / Studio Manfroni & Associati

    Fabián Cifuentes
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    © Laminam Architects: Studio Manfroni & Associati Location: La Spezia SP, Italy Architect In Charge: Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando Area: 5150.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Laminam, Roberto Buratta Structural Engineering: Exa engineering srl, La Spezia, Italy Contractor: Coperativa Cattolica Costruzioni Edili Soc Coop © Laminam The project involves the construction of a new tertiary pole through the urban reorganization of sub-district 8 in the former IP refinery in the north-east of La Spezia. © Laminam The main project target is to reuse the non-permeable area, preserving the…
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  • Complex Modern Penthouse Offering Panoramic Views Over Mexico City

    Lavinia
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    Not too long ago, we published a gallery depicting a penthouse design by Archetonic, a project where lightweight geometry was the key of a clean, modern design scheme. Today we would like to present another project from the same architecture firm. Penthouse Diamante is located in Mexico City, Mexico and displays a contemporary style with simple lines and seemingly floating furniture units. According to the architects, the core design concept was entirely related to spaciousness, creating naturally lit functional zones and a good level of connectivity.The layout of this apartment in Mexico…
  • Colorful and Inviting “Apartment V01″ Merging Fresh Design Solutions

    Lavinia
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Merging color with fresh design solutions, dontDIY completed the design of Apartment V01, a lively home located in an old central building in Sofia, Bulgaria. The main purpose of the project was to maximize the amount of natural light inside the rooms and to create overall comfortable living conditions. Creative storage ideas can be spotted throughout the apartment; even the built-in kitchen can be hidden behind white sliding doors made from plywoodthus visually enhancing the living room.The social area is colorful, friendly and filled with inspiring elements: “A small fireplace is…
  • Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

    Lavinia
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Jessica Helgerson completed the development of the Library House, an inspirational private refuge in Oregon, USA. This project was a complete remodel plus an addition to a small structure which was originally the public library in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. Many aspects of the design are fairly traditional, in keeping with the vintage of the house, but with very modern pieces layered on: “We were struck by how lovely the volume of the old library was, and decided to keep the big open space to house a great room, with kitchen, dining and living areas. We enclosed the open…
  • “ASH+ASH” Residence Exhibiting a Range of Outdoor Terraces and Porches

    Lavinia
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Merging contemporary architecture with sustainable design techniques, Hennebery Eddy Architects created ASH + ASH, a private home in Portland, Oregon, USA. According to the project developers, the residence “takes advantage of regional and distant views to the east, north and west and a close relationship to its neighborhood and immediate landscape. We were driven by a desire to create a range of outdoor terraces and porches for use at different times of the day and in different weather; blurring the line between those spaces and the interior living spaces was central to the design…
  • Seattle Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

    Danica Rog
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Viktoria Apartment Rooftop in Downtown SeattleAt Freshome we’re always working to bring you the best in architectural innovation and interior design trends by showcasing beautiful homes and apartments around the world. In our new series, we explore the most dynamic neighborhoods in cities across the U.S. and highlight the best apartment options each of them have to offer. Starting with our hometown of Seattle, we put together a list of great things to do, eat, and see while also showing you the best places to live.We spent more than 40 hours conducting extensive research on Seattle real…
 
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  • Typographic Forestry and Other Landscapes of Translation

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    [Image: The cover for About Trees, edited by Katie Holten]. Artist Katie Holten—who participated in "Landscapes of Quarantine" a few years back—has just published an interesting book called About Trees. It is essentially an edited compilation of texts about, yes, trees, but also about forests, landscapes of the anthropocene, unkempt wildness, altered ecosystems, and, more broadly speaking, the idea of nature itself. It ranges from short texts by Robert Macfarlane—recently discussed here—to James Gleick, and from Amy Franceschini to Natalie Jeremijenko. These join a swath of older work…
  • Books Received

    17 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I haven't done one of these in a long, long time... Here are twenty-seven new or recent books, ranging from true crime to science fiction, architecture to media theory, for your back-to-school or end-of-summer reading pleasure. 1) The Cartel by Don Winslow (Alfred A. Knopf) The Cartel is technically a sequel to The Power of the Dog, but the storyline stands on its own even without prior knowledge of the characters. Here, DEA agent Art Keller must track down—again—a man named Adán Barrera, the leader of a notorious Mexican drug cartel, an organization whose sheer brutality and unsettling…
  • Informational Topographics

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    [Image: "FOGBAE.TWR4" by Mike Winkelmann, 07.06.15]. Since 2007, artist Mike Winkelmann has been producing an image a day, primarily using Cinema 4D, though all the specific tools differ year by year. As Winkelmann justifiably boasts on his site, he has been working on the series for 3,030 consecutive days—of course, he also humbly refers to his work as just "a variety of art crap" produced "across a variety of media." [Image: "reopot seven-ten" by Mike Winkelmann, 05.04.15]. designboom just ran a quick survey of his work, and I thought I'd just piggyback on that with a few images here.
  • By the Mile

    16 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    [Images: I've been enjoying a new Instagram feed called The Jefferson Grid, which describes itself as "everything that fits in a square mile." These images are just screen grabs from the feed, which is well worth scrolling back through in its entirety (and which will hopefully stick around for many more square-mile images to come)].
  • "It's almost like he wanted to collect every map ever made"

    14 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Alec Earnest recently made an interesting documentary about a house in Los Angeles whose owner died, leaving behind a personal map collection so massive that, upon being acquisitioned by the city's public library, "it doubled the LAPL’s collection in a single day." When LAPL map librarian Glen Creason, interviewed for the film, first entered the house, his jaw dropped; "everywhere I looked in the house, there's maps," he explains in the film, including an entire floor that was "absolutely wall to wall with street guides." [Image: From Living History: The John Feathers Map Collection by Alec…
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  • 100 Tips for Architecture Students by Zean Mair-MacFarlane

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    I have recently been chatting with Zean Mair-MacFarlane who graduated from university in 2014.He completed his Part 1 and Part 2 architecture degrees at the University of Lincoln (United Kingdom). MacFarlane was able to gain a distinction in his Part 2 along with a RIBA Student Silver Medals Nomination. With experience in teaching architecture along with working at renowned practices such as Foster+Partners, David Collins Studio and Horden Cherry Lee Architects he aims to share his knowledge. The following article is his journey and responds to the question; “how far have I come…
  • Alternative Practices in Architecture

    admin
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Alternative practices in architecture has been a topic of conversation for some time, this was highlighted in a recent report entitled ‘the Future for Architects‘ published by the RIBA in 2012. The problem however is not recent. The need to develop alternative practices dates back to 1390 and was documented in a book on Western Architecture, entitled ‘De Architectura.’ The earliest of Architects established their role as a patron and subsequently were patrons to the construction trade. They were, as the original translation of the term Architect suggests, Chief…
  • The Architact Collective Now Does Homewares!

    admin
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    I am so excited to release our hand-casted concrete and cork coasters. The concrete for each stackable coaster is collected from construction sites across Melbourne.  The coasters come in sets of six and feature two different personalities. 3 of the coasters are made from rough concrete recessed below the cork face. The other 3 coasters are made from smooth concrete protruding above the cork face. The set of 6 coasters retail for only $45 – Checkout all the information you need to know via the Architact Collective Website.  If you are in Melbourne and would like to meet us in person…
  • Interesting Stuff on the Internet

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. If a picture tells 1000 words, then is a metaphor is worth 1000 pictures? How to design a metaphor takes a look at how to see the world through words. Michael Erard writes that someone who designs a metaphor isn’t trying to make something beautiful. They seek to change the way you view things, including yourself. Lots of things have happened in my personal business recently. We now stock at Small Space Gallery in Northcote. We will be appearing at the Bend and Snap…
  • Co-Housing and the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

    admin
    6 Jun 2015 | 5:24 pm
    I recently read a book entitled ‘What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption’. Authored by Rachael Botsman and Roo Rodgers (founders of collaborativeconsumption.com), the book references many benefits connected to “collaborative consumptions,” including the familiar formations of car-sharing, co-working and crowd sourcing. What is collaborative consumption? Botsman and Rodgers describe collaborate consumption as a model for allowing people to share resources without giving up formations of personal freedom or generating lifestyle limitations. Collaborative…
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  • Apostle Peter and St. Helen the Martyr Chapel, Paphos - Cyprus

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We hesitate to use words such as charming or sweet here as they might imply excessive cuteness, but the recently completed tiny chapel on Cyprus does have a welcoming, approachable appearance that made us contemplate tiny, cozy spaces. However, we were also immediately aware that this is sanctuary, not some dwelling for friendly trolls. We were also drawn to reflect on visits to small Greek mountain villages where tiny white churches cling to seemingly inaccessible cliffs. And glancing inside and seeing the gorgeous hanging lighting fixtures, we remembered our visits to stalactite caves on…
  • Barrancas House - Mexico City

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We had forgotten how beautiful grey concrete can be until we saw what Ezequiel Farca had done with a 1970s residence in Mexico City. At the same time, we were also reminded of how much we love Farca’s elegant work in general. To start with, the Barrancas House in Mexico City had a lot going for it before Farca came along. It is located on a sloped property so that the four levels of the house, from basement all the way to the top, or second, floor, are all in fact on ground level. In addition, the site overlooks a great wooded area with grown trees and greenery. The house had good bones…
  • Boxing Plus - Taipei, Taiwan

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We have encountered dramatic, elegant and inviting yoga studios, spas and salons, but this is the first time that we’d like to include a boxing center on that same list.   In Taipei, Taiwan, local designer and principal of MW Design, Michelle Wei, has conjured up a dramatic environment for Boxing+ Wellness Center.   Located on the basement level of an industrial building, the entire space of 562 square-meters (6,050 sq.ft or 170 Taiwanese Ping) has an aura of dark strength without being boring or off-putting in a predictable over-masculine way. Instead of the stereotypical…
  • Bubble Photograph By Mathieu Missiaen

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Mesmerizing, intriguing, stunning, elegant. We could not stop staring at this enchanting photographic image of a bubble by Mathieu Missiaen and so we had to have it. The image is called “Bubble” but we keep seeing all sorts of strange worlds in it. This piece has all the hallmarks of an eye-catching conversation piece. It does stand out. It will be noticed in whatever space you’ll hang it. In addition, it has a hypnotizing effect. In its enigmatic core there appears to be an explanation. If you just look at it long enough, you will solve the puzzle. You will figure it out.
  • The Office Space - Sydney

    8 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For more than a decade, shared offices have been an option for business in most larger cities around the world. Creating and renting out such premises is a highly competed business and success is not guaranteed.   The necessary ingredients include a fine balance of location-appropriate sizing, pricing and design, a customizable set of services and facilities, and of course a favorable location.   We’ve seen both boring and inspiring examples. Some of them are not much more than bland office pens or chairs and desks for rent. Some are too casual and communal, or veering too far…
 
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  • 7 Things Learned at the Revit Technology Conference 2015 Washington DC

    Peter Gozar
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:45 pm
    1.  Objects drawn in Revit should be drawn as Detail Components.  This gives the Object the ability to be Scheduled.  Objects should be schedulable. 2.  A best practice would be to have one office Revit template for all Project Types. 3.  The project type that most uses BIM technologies is Education. 4.  IPD stands for Integrated Project Delivery.  Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) leverages early contributions of knowledge and expertise through the utilization of new technologies, allowing all team members to better realize their highest potentials while expanding the value they…
  • Commonwealth Heights – Ovation – Progress

    Alex Knuth
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Ovation, previously referred to as Commonwealth Heights is moving along quite quickly. Building 1 is scheduled to be turned over to the owner from Wietz in October of this year. As it can be seen from the photos the exterior finishes are being applied and installed. Drywall is being hung and internal finishes are being installed and walls getting a fresh coat of paint.             Looks good and it will be a fun push to finish….here is hoping to keep the rain from slowing down the pool construction.
  • Utilizing Revit for A&E Services

    evstudio
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Revit is one of the most powerful tools we use at EVstudio to communicate ideas between our architects and engineers. I recently worked on a project with Matt, one of our fantastic architect in the Denver office, on a remodel/addition of an existing 4-plex. With Revit, Matt was able to construct an extremely accurate model of the existing structure after visiting the site and recording necessary measurements. Existing Construction: He then used the construction phases to distinguish between the existing site, what elements were to be demolished, and his new design. New Construction with…
  • Great City Views from a Custom Home

    Anthony Ries
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A site walk is critical in the early stages of a project. One of the key views selected for this 3,000 SF custom mountain home is 6th Avenue heading into Denver. This view was chosen as the initial view upon entering the front door. When the house is finished the sight-line will be through the house, over nature and into the city. There are other great…
  • Glazing in Commercial Solid Wood Doors

    Dean Dalvit
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    We have recently installed a number of solid wood commercial doors in our Denver studio at 1117 Cherokee Street and during the pricing and selection process, we asked about the price difference to have glazing in the door slabs. As it turns out, glazing a solid wood commercial is a secondary process that occurs after the door slab is manufactured. The mill shop takes the door slab and mills out the opening for the glass. Then the glass is set in a direct set application. The benefits to this process are that the glass can be any size and shape that fits in the door slab and doesn’t…
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  • 10 Amazing Treehouse Hotels With a View

    Alison Nastasi
    29 Aug 2015 | 11:42 am
    Thrill-seekers, nature lovers, and people who prefer unusual vacation destinations require something a little more exciting than the average hotel room when they take a holiday. These treehouse hotels evoke childhood days of hanging out in treetop clubhouses with friends — but their designer looks and exotic surroundings make them perfect for adults. Venture to these treehouse hotels with us, and consider sleeping sky-high for your next getaway.
  • Stunning Astronomical Architecture and Celestial Structures

    Alison Nastasi
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    You can usually tell the tourists in any city by picking out the people who are always staring up. We give you permission to join them — but not to act like an out-of-towner. These celestial structures and works of astronomical architecture are totally worth gawking at — strained neck and all.
  • Stunning Staircases to Nowhere Created By Artists and Architects

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

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

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

    Susan Kraemer
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:58 am
    A surprisingly light-filled townhouse is squeezed out beyond a traditional colonial facade by noted Singapore architects ONG&ONG. The sullen earthy moss-colored trim is redolent of the dampness prevalent in urban Singapore’s moist and warm climate. Within the narrow space, the only option for light will be from above. The architects use a central light well to flood the new interior with light. This double-height atrium in the central space gives the illusion of larger spaces. All the rooms look out towards this central source of light and air. To maximize use of the space, the…
  • Magnificent Achitectural Beauty a Window into Geologic Time in Arizona

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:58 am
    An utterly sleek and perfectionist place is crafted by Wendell Burnette Architects in the timeless Arizona desert. The plinth was cast in place with one material throughout. The architects intended that “a wall, a floor, a ramp, a step, or a bench could be experienced as part of one contiguous stone.” By working the surfaces of the plinth “in order to reveal the composite qualities of the material, sand, conglomerate gravel, pebbles, broken stone, in a cement matrix.” Fire, set within an arid stone environment, is used as a feature. The local hard aggregate cast stone…
  • White and Natural Concrete for a Unique Extended Family Home in Singapore

    Susan Kraemer
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:50 pm
    From the street, industrial concrete with wild grasses growing out of the ledges intriguingly suggests an overgrown ruin that has been taken over by wilderness. Formwerkz Architects completely rebuilt an older semi-detached house creating light, spaciousness and privacy for a large extended family in Singapore despite towering neighbors next door. Inside, wide open clean white space easily accommodates the large extended family, which has lived on this street for forty years. The site had housed the multi-generational family but needed to be completely redesigned to meet their changing needs.
  • Huge White Frames Modulate Light Within the Cosmic House

    Susan Kraemer
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The strange overlapping layers that define this unusual “Cosmic House” by Fukuyama-based UID Architects are integral to the design. A mixture of enclosed and open spaces across two levels create an intimate relationship with daily and seasonal changes. Open and closed rectangles define an ongoing series of ever-shifting spaces. The effect can be almost symphonic. Here, a high frame centered over two lower ones creates a long skylight. Within another series of frames, a living room steps down from a higher garden courtyard. The shapes form terraces that extend inside and living…
  • Magical Site for Stone Minimalism on the Rio Coast

    Susan Kraemer
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:37 am
    It’s not often that an architect gets to choose the perfect site as part of the design process. Given just that opportunity, the Brazilian firm Studio Arthur Casas Chose this idyllic place between the mountain and the ocean in Rio de Janeiro to site a home for an old friend. Set in Rio’s almost fairy-tale landscape, Casa AL was clad in traditional plaster and local stone. The architect was sure he could design to take full advantage of the views despite the very steep site. The view is just breathtaking, so the architect aligned all the living areas to make the most of that. So…
 
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  • A light like a sky

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    26 Aug 2015 | 2:10 am
    Aix-en-Provence, FranceSIMAR DESIGN Lighting Design, Business, Commercial Architecture, Commercial Interior Design, Cottage + Country house, Fashion + Beauty, Fashion Design, Furniture, Health + Wellness, Hotel, Industrial Architecture, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Lifestyle, Luxury, Office, Product, Real Estate, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + Bar, Shop + Retail, Spa + Pool Innovative lights made in France  Simar Design the French family company, manufactures impressive lights. The company based near Aix-en-Provence - a…
  • Shortlist announced for the World Interiors News Awards 2015

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    24 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Brighton, United KingdomWorld Interiors News Commercial Interior Design, Commercial Architecture, Competition, Culture, Event + Exhibition, Furniture, Hotel, Industrial Design, Installation + Public art, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Lighting Design, Luxury, Object + Accessory, Office, Product, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + Bar, Shop + Retail, Spa + Pool“Judging this year's awards has reminded me how rich and varied our industry is. Interior design crosses many disciplines and the entries this year showcase how designers are…
  • LELIT news

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    14 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Montréal, CanadaLes importations EDIKA inc.Product, Business, Commercial Interior Design, Furniture, Gastronomy, Hotel, Institutional Interior Design, Kitchen + Bathroom, Lifestyle, Luxury, Object + Accessory, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + Bar, Shop + Retail, Technology + ScienceThe reference in espresso machines introduces the new MARA PL62 and MARA PL62 T! Known for the technology of its coffee machines, the LELIT brand designs and creates all of its products in Italy. Also known for the high quality of the pieces and materials it uses, the #1 brand chosen by baristas is also…
  • JURA news

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    14 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Montréal, CanadaLes importations EDIKA inc.Product, Business, Commercial Interior Design, Furniture, Gastronomy, Hotel, Kitchen + Bathroom, Lifestyle, Luxury, Object + Accessory, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + Bar The ultimate high end coffee machine brand introduces the new IMPRESSA A9 and GIGA X8c Professional machines! Known as a reference in the field of fully automated high end coffee machines, the Swiss brand JURA has been specializing since 1931 in superior quality products. Known for the design, ergonomic conception and state-of-the-art technology of its machines, the…
  • Discover H Collection 2015

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    7 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    London, United KingdomH Furniture Ltd. Industrial Design, Commercial Interior Design, Furniture, Lifestyle, Residential Interior Design, Shop + Retail The H Collection 2015 in collaboration with emerging and established designers from around the world, is a carefully curated progression of more than 10 pieces of furniture, including the introduction of our new home accessories range - a selection of timeless and complementary objects for the home environment. The Collection is divided between Tables, Seating, Storage and Accessories - consisting of a n... (continued)
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  • Architecture Blog: The Hyatt Regency Coolum: Combining Health and Business

    5 Aug 2015 | 6:58 pm
    The following is an interview of Greg Tong conducted in the February 1988 issue of Hawaii Architect when the highly anticipated Hyatt Regency Coolum was still under construction. The Australian resort was the first of its kind, featuring medical facilities, five-star hotel and condominiums, and business management training facilities, all at a single site. Several years ago our firm was approached by a group of Australians headed by Dr. John Tickell and management consultant Ray Dalglish, who were planning to develop a Queensland, Australia resort in which a health wellness center would…
  • Architecture Blog: Pete Re-Petes a Story About Pete

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

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

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

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

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s green buildings go beyond environmentally friendly products and practices, taking human health into consideration as well. You may start to hear more about the idea of human-building interaction (HBI) as this connection between green buildings and occupant health/wellness continues to grow. The concept of HBI focuses on the two-way interaction between buildings and occupants – not only the way that buildings impact occupants, but the ways in which occupants impact buildings in terms of energy use and other factors. Understanding how tenants and occupants interact with buildings…
  • Tracking Energy Usage in a New Way

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

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

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

    7 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the only building in the United States to achieve a remarkable 15 consecutive ENERGY STAR certification labels: the U.S. Airways/American Airlines headquarters building in Tempe, AZ. Since the ENERGY STAR certification for buildings began in 1999, the building has met strict energy-efficiency standards set forth by the EPA. This nine-story, 218,000-square-foot office tower was named as the 2000 Building of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) right after it…
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  • There are no small projects

    Bob Borson
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Whenever I sit down to write one of these articles for the site, the first thing I tend to start with is the title I am going to use – I think it sets the tone for the rest of the piece. For today’s article, I went back and forth on a bunch of different titles, including;Working for Grandmothers has its BenefitsProjects that Make You Feel GoodIt’s Like a Playhouse, Only BiggerYeah, I didn’t like any of those either so I settled in on a title that was the shortest I could think of to explain what this post would be about – a small project. 128 square feet of…
  • Honor Awards

    Bob Borson
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Today’s post was incredibly difficult to write … both of my arms and shoulders suffered extensive damage from all the “patting myself on the back” I’ve done over the past few days. I had to type this post with my nose.Not really.There are certain goals I have for myself – well, “goals” might not be the right word, but there are certain things that I wanted to achieve during my career as an architect. If you have been a long time reader, you’ll know that upon my graduation, my professional goals consisted of:make over $100,000 a yearget…
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  • Exhibition Opening of The Anatomy of Building Performance

    Mignon O'Young
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    The What: We now have the science and techniques to build for comfort, health, and revolutionary efficiency. At the center of it all is the advanced building envelope. Join AIA Portland and builder Hammer & Hand for this exhibit of building praxis, “Evolution of Enclosure: the Anatomy of Building Performance.” The exhibit will explore the building science that guides high performance assemblies, drawing on built projects in Portland Seattle designed by Holst Architecture, Scott | Edwards Architecture, SHED Architecture & Design, and The Miller Hull Partnership. Four full-scale…
  • Historic Rutgers University Welcomes New Green Campus

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

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

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

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

    Miguel Rus
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Alex Campbell The River Cottage Headquarters is an old farmhouse that has been tranformed into a cookery school designed by Satellite Architects. The design follows the client’s continued commitment to modern, sustainable design and passion towards bettering our environment. Satellite is focused on innovative design and concerned with architectural challenges. Experts in sustainability, Satellite specialises in community buildings, residential and affordable housing. Exceptionally designed, economically viable projects with a responsibility to the environment are the elementary remit for…
  • New Japan National Stadium by Zaha Hadid Architects

    Alberto Seller
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:45 am
    The New National Stadium of Japan is more than a large sports facility designed to the highest design specifications and functional requirements. It is a piece of the city’s fabric, and urban connector which enhances and modulates people moving through the site from different directions and points of access. The elevated ground connections govern the flow of people through the site, effectively carving the geometric forms of the building. © Zaha Hadid Architects The stadium roof defines an iconic silhouette that integrates gently within the cityscape around it. It is an intricate assembly…
  • Garden House by DCPP arquitectos

    Alberto Seller
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Rafael Gamo Jardín 58 is a residential project located in Mexico City in the neighborhood San Angel. © Rafael Gamo The shape of the house comes from the idea to take advantage of the area of the property to keep a garden as large and as uniform as possible. The house was design to work in one level, including on the ground floor the main bedroom and services, and leaving on the top floor a guest bedroom. With the intention to merge the interior with the exterior, was conceived a volume that splits in two the garden space to give the visual continuity. On the ground floor is the main room…
  • Houses at 1340 by office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (omb)

    Miguel Rus
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Ema Peter The Houses at 1340 are a set of three, modern, turnkey homes in North Vancouver designed by mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (omb) for Harbourview Projects. Harbourview wanted to increase the density from the one, past-prime family home on the property, and to maximize the site’s unique characteristics: its unobstructed city views to the south and lush ravines — long-admired by Harbourview’s principals — to the north. They also wanted to gear the project towards a buyer who wants to partake in North Vancouver’s active lifestyle and natural amenities, as well as…
  • Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

    Miguel Rus
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Zaha Hadid Architects, working with Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner and Sinotech Engineering Consultants, have won the international competition to design the new Danjiang Bridge in Taipei for the Directorate General of Highways, Taiwan, R.O.C. Located at the mouth of Tamsui River that flows through the capital Taipei, the Danjiang Bridge is integral to the infrastructure upgrading program of northern Taiwan. The bridge will increase connectivity between neighbourhoods and reduce through-traffic on roads within local town centres by linking the Highways 2 and 15, with the West Coast…
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  • New Sheriff Street residential scheme

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    27 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    Scheme for a six story block of apartments at Sheriff Street and New Wapping Street, Dublin, to contain 165 units. The majority of the units will be two-bedroom with a smaller number of one-bedroom and three-bedroom units. Permission is being sought by receivers Ernst & Young.(Read more...)
  • Proposal to redevelop former British Rail hotel

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    27 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    Permission is being sought to build an extension to the former British Rail hotel on North Wall in Dublin. The former hotel was last in use as offices for Irish Rail. The new scheme will see an eight storey building constructed to the rear and connected to the former hotel to create a 168 bedroom […](Read more...)
  • 1863 – Parson’s Mart, Drogheda, Co. Louth

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    26 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Architect: J.J. Lyons Parson’s Mart, a commercial warehouse constructed by 1863. Image published in The Dublin Builder, of which the architect John J. Lyons was a founder.(
  • 1875 – St. Catherine of Sienna, Dominican Church, Newry, Co. Down

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    26 Aug 2015 | 11:09 am
    Architect: G.C. Ashlin Church for the Dominicans, foundation stone laid in May 1873. Although dedicated in September 17 187r, the spire was not completed until 1884. The mosaic decoration in chancel & chapels is by Oppenheimer. The cost of the building up to dry course level was the gift of a Cork benefactor, a wealthy […](Read more...)
  • Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015

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    26 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    The Irish Georgian Society & Wicklow County Council, in association with the Office of Public Works, present Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015: a weekend of Traditional Building Skills Demonstrations & Conservation Talks for anyone interested in period buildings, architectural conservation and traditional building skills, Sat 19th & Sun 20th September (10am to 5pm) Glendalough, County […](Read more...)
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  • Triumph Modular – 2015 Family Business Award Finalist

    Linda Bee
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog Governor Charles Baker proclaimed  June 10, 2015 as Family Business Day and celebrated with a gala held at the 9th Annual Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards Ceremony.  The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs. The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight ... Read More The post Triumph Modular – 2015 Family Business Award Finalist appeared first on…
  • Sustainable Modular Design and the Environment

    Caroline Cort
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog By Caroline Cort I am sophomore at Tulane University and just completed a summer internship at Triumph Modular Inc.  I have been studying our planet and am intrigued by what I read and hear about global warming. Our once ever-thriving planet that  has provided us for centuries  is now experiencing threatening events being caused by us – the earths inhabitants.  ... Read More The post Sustainable Modular Design and the Environment appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Announcing the Launch of our Refreshed Website

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

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    23 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
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  • Discover the Whole Building Design Guide

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

    synergy
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Kitchen/Living Room, Open Floor Plan Jupanara Classico granite counter tops Aged galvanized metal counter top Dura supreme cabinetry   This is high rise living at it’s best with a view of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. The homeowners wanted to open up the common living space so that there was a view and access to the roof top terrace that wrapped around three sides of the condo. Master Bath Stax Beige 12 x 24 shower wall tile Shower Border- masterpiece artifact glass & slate Bath Floor -12 x 24 glazed Porcelain stax beige Cosmos handshower, Kohler Marguax shower trim, Kohler…
  • Kitchen & Master Bath Remodel in Anne Arundel County

    synergy
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    Chesapeake Wave Series “Eclipse” backsplash tile Brown Fantasy Granite DuraSupreme – Chapel Hill Panel Plus (Crestwood Series) Pearl & Summit Gray This couple, a New England transplant, fell in love with the beautiful view at this waterfront home. Unfortunately the kitchen did not offer a view of the water but of the family room wall. Redesigned, the new living space offers scenic views from the kitchen through the family room. JennAir undercabinet wine cooler Dura Supreme Cabinetry custom color- Summit Gray DuraSupreme cabinetry was chosen throughout the kitchen and bar…
  • Baltimore City Sunroom & Walk-In Closet Addition

    synergy
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The homeowners were in desperate need of additional closet space for their master bedroom. Due to the age of this sturdy stone structure, finding additional space required looking outside of the footprint and expanding a closet addition over top of an existing sunroom. It was also determined that the new sunroom would have a full basement below. The sunroom was in disrepair and would require removal and replacement in order to accomplish all of their objectives. The homeowner was a previous client and decided to use Owings Brothers Contracting again for this sunroom addition. The…
  • Ellicott City NanaWall Home Remodel

    synergy
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:25 pm
    This home remodel in Howard County was completed for a busy professional who chose this wooded hide-away for their weekend retreat home. The NanaWall was installed to expand the small kitchen/dining area, as well as, offer the beauty of the outdoors indoors. The NanaWall completely open gives the space a beauty that only nature can offer. When the wall is closed the beauty is still enjoyed through the completely glass wall. The homeowner has a sleeping bed on the screened porch to offer the ability to enjoy a “camping experience” without pitching a tent! A must see project! My…
  • Howard County Farmhouse Remodel

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

    Codreanu Andreea
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Bright pop colors have become a trend nowadays, not only used as accents in interior design schemes but as a main theme in modern contemporary edgy apartments all over the world.Vibrant hues and tones mix and match to create a wonderfully fresh bold atmosphere filled with light and life.In such a design there is no limit of color but a need of the right combinations in order to achieve that beautiful balance that create a home. Overdoing it is a risk you have to take into consideration from the very beginning. But we do encourage you to Add Fresh Vibrant Bright Pop Decor To Your Home. The…
  • 24 Highly Creative Yet Inexpensive Recycled Flower Pots For Your Household

    Anton Giuroiu
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    It is our responsibility to do as much good as possible to the this small planet. It is our duty to conserve as much energy as possible and consume little to none. We have curated a list of highly creative crafts that are doing just that, saving energy by finding a new beautiful role to old items. 24 inexpensive recycled flower pots are here to highlight their beautiful role. Some are from an era long past while others have just quit their old job and are looking for a new one. Cast a glance at the immense bucket of creativity presented below and think what would you recycle in such a…
  • 13 Incredible Glass Top Coffee Table Designs

    Codreanu Andreea
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    A coffee table is in most cases a necessity, often neglected and overlooked. We admit its utility but we don’t usually care much for its design line.Today we have chosen 13 Incredible Glass Top Coffee Table Designs in the hopes of drawing our attention to their beauty and powerful aesthetic values. A proper coffee table will complement the rest of your interior design line or will become the focal point of the entire room. Glass top coffee tables have the advantage of letting its body speak for itself and melting discretely into the rest of the house. Unique pieces have been showcased…
  • 32 Super Neat and Inexpensive Rustic Kitchen Islands to Materialize

    Anton Giuroiu
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Day dreaming is called. We do it often and often it contains the social nucleus of our home: our lovely kitchen. After publishing 38 Smart and Ingenious DIY Hacks Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Kitchen, small and effective tricks for the supreme room, today, we are going to showcase no less than 32 Super Neat and Inexpensive Rustic Kitchen Islands. Sublime sensible ideas all gathered in one place. You will notice that each kitchen island presented below has been treated in a very special manner, each one is emphasizing the interior decor through its presence whether it blends in or it…
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  • Speaking of potatoes…

    Lin
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:26 am
    Yup. I’m hot for potatoes. Preferably fried, but this time… …..I can’t get enough of printing with potatoes, especially when they can transform one of the most widely-owned pieces of furniture from Ikea. Yes, we have a lovely mid-century modern dining set that we refurbished a few years ago, but our labor o’ love is packed away, vacuum sealed, and hibernating in storage right now (along with a lot of our other beloved pieces). You see, we planned a move to Europe this summer but things changed for several reasons and we are postponing it until next…
  • DIY block printing….with stuff you probably have around the house

    Lin
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    Your home is your craft supply store. Bet you didn’t know you can create pretty cool prints using stuff you have laying around the house. I’m no print expert, but I’ve been doing the potato thang since I was little. I love potatoes (especially when fried, YUM) but they are especially cheap and effective as print blocks. Last year, I created a pineapple motif tote that was surprisingly easy and fun. Yes, it’s craft schoolish and non-professional, but I really love how easy it is to make any design you want with a sharp knife and a careful hand. There are many other…
  • My knit-wit way to a ribbed baby sweater

    Lin
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    I’m in stitches. It all started when I was in high school 8 years ago (*chuckle* – it was wayyyyy before that). Mom wanted me to occupy my summers with something creative and productive, so I picked up some needles and the rest is gosh yarn history. Knitting has been in my family for years. My cousin on mom’s side apparently convinced her whole family that it’s a) good for the soul b) good for the environment and c) something that brings the family together. You know what? She was wrong. It does much more than that, in my opinion. This post is dedicated to her: her…
  • My pretty peonies

    Lin
    6 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ‘Tis the season for one of the world’s most insanely gorgeous flower. My love for peonies dates back to the late 80’s when my mom started growing them in our yard. Our neighbor Grace (who has long passed, RIP to a wonderful artist, gardener, and human being) gave mom some clippings one day and the rest is blossoming beauty history.  Maybe it’s because they originate in Asia like me, but very little beats the ginormous release of endorphins in my brain when I feast my eyes on these beauties. Today, as a…
  • DIY shibori-inspired throw pillows, with a Sharpie!

    Lin
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Today’s DIY brought to you by the Easy-Way-Out Association of America. Because seriously, folks, this is something you can do with zero artistic talent and with stuff that you probably have laying around the house.  Here’s a little ditty about my brush with this project a while ago. It all started with my obsession for shibori. Dating back to the 8th century in Japan, Shibori is a tie dye process that involves twisting, stitching, folding, compressing, and clipping cloth before dipping it into dye. It is gorgeous and since I love all things Japanese-design related, I attempted…
 
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  • Modern Architecture: Green Orchard Architecture by Paul Archer Arsitect

    alisan
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:59 am
    This search for something dramatically various might have led Paul Archer Layout decrease the road towards precisely what is today an incredibly one of a kind case of any net-zero British property. Merely exterior Bristol, on the relaxing wooded property website, sits at home, which is since considerably distinctive from its landscaping because it will be by its standard country side counterparts. With 3, one hundred fifty rectangular toes, Green Orchard Architecture tasks alone out of the landscaping being a quickly attractive do the job associated with modern art. Slick metal cells…
  • 10 Tips for Setting a Stunning Table

    Andrew Anderson
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:44 pm
    If you’re planning to throw a party soon, or just want to give your tabletop some extra pep, these simple tips will show you how. Learn about how certain colors can be used to make a dinner look casual or fancy. Get tips on how to add a handmade touch in seconds. You’ll find that a couple changes here and there can give your table setting the completed look you were hoping for. Use linens, like napkins and small bowls on the table to add accents of color. Hints of color can add a dramatic look to the table. Remember that a little can go a long way with this. When you’re setting the…
  • 3 Types of Wine Glass Uses In Modern Architecture

    alisan
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Wine glass has developed into a section of individual captivation given it first appeared throughout Roman households many decades in the past. This particular intriguing substance possesses advanced along with dramatic velocity it’s currently employed not merely throughout non commercial houses and also throughout substantial industrial edifices. Occasionally, goblet can be possibly utilized to swap external surfaces building resources like bricks, concrete and also granitic. Wine glass possesses visit verify which, along with it is beautiful and also creative overall appeal, it…
  • Wonderful Contemporary Art

    alisan
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:15 am
    Wonderful Contemporary Art. Are you the contemporary art lovers? If yes, you are. Your house should have one or more your collections of your art to prove that you are the art of contemporary lovers. Do you know what the art of contemporary? Well, the art of contemporary is also called as modern art. It means that the art which paint with the artist and paint it in the recent days with the ancient theme or even the recent theme by giving the final modern touches on the art. So that is why it is called as art of contemporary touches or modern art. There are a lot of kinds for contemporary art…
  • Materials of Ancient Greece Furniture

    alisan
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Materials of Ancient Greece Furniture. Many people in the world find out the ancient Greece furniture for completing their furniture house. Most of them want to have the Greece with the ancient touches look in their house because the ancient look will create the comfortable atmosphere also they will feel nostalgia into the certain time in the past. Even though your house will look like ancient, you should not be worry because it will create the modern atmosphere in the same time. The Greece furniture with the ancient touches will be the alternative for you if you want to create the ancient…
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  • House In Sayama by Coo Planning

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    This small house in the town of Sayama, in Osaka, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their two-child by the Osaka-based firm,Coo Planning. Built of Wood,the residence is minimal with the needed space spread throughout three layers. A living room on the 2nd floor has the double ceiling height. A big pond is in the south , and A big window is being planned. Big nature is felt in the small house.   It’s small, but it’s abundantly sensitive housing. Architect:-  Coo Planning   The post House In Sayama by Coo Planning appeared first on…
  • House in Belsize Park by Eldridge London

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:01 am
    When architects failed to obtain a consent for a new building on this leafy triangular site, the former nursery garden to the estate, Eldridge London was asked to suggest a new design approach to secure a consent for a family house creatively extending the existing proto Arts and Craft house. Architect:- Eldridge London  The exterior of this house appears to have been faithfully restored but in fact has been cleverly remodelled to create a generous double height entrance space leading to bedrooms and bathrooms for the family and guests. The extension forms a protected courtyard and follows…
  • Danjiang Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

    admin
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    Zaha Hadid Architects, working with Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner and Sinotech Engineering Consultants, have won the international competition to design the new Danjiang Bridge in Taipei for the Directorate General of Highways, Taiwan, R.O.C Architect:-  Zaha Hadid Architects  Located at the mouth of Tamsui River that flows through the capital Taipei, the Danjiang Bridge is integral to the infrastructure upgrading program of northern Taiwan. The bridge will increase connectivity between neighbourhoods and reduce through-traffic on local roads within local town centres by linking the…
  • Queens Park Residence by CplusC

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This alteration and addition uses a simple, modern approach to materials and finishing that introduces a contemporary theme to this heritage listed house whilst maintaining the contribution the house makes to the streetscape. The social areas of the house are orientated towards the rear to appreciate the district views of Randwick and Centennial Park with a pool extending out from an entertaining deck, while the butterfly roof allows light and warmth to enter the kitchen and living room all hours throughout the day. Architect:- CplusC  Expressed timber structure and natural finishes contrast…
  • Cirkelbroen bridge by Studio Olafur Eliasson

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Cirkelbroen creates new spaces along the waterfront. It brings people closer to the water and encourages them to slow down a little and take a break. I hope it will become a meeting place, a ‘see-you-at-the-bridge’ kind of place. Architect:- Studio Olafur Eliasson  In my art practice, I often use transient materials such as wind, fog and flowing water. It has been wonderful to have the opportunity to make a structure like Cirkelbroen, which both embodies this transience – the changing of the weather and the waterfront atmosphere – and, as a bridge, has a long, stable life…
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    From Rurban to Urban

  • Intelligent Mobility and the Long Walk to Freedom from Cars

    Timo H.
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Finland’s revolutionary aim to curb car ownership with driverless cars and MaaS mustn’t evolve into an excuse for not making better cities. Finland and especially Helsinki have lately received a fair share of global media attention thanks to ambitious plans for bettering urban life by making car ownership obsolete in the next decade. Or “to fill in those gaps in door-to-door mobility which lead us to choose our cars“, like Anne Berner, Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications recently summarized the aim. The number one avenue for making this vision real is…
  • Tactical Urbanism Can Help Cities Meet Changing Livability Demands

    Timo H.
    17 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    This spring, Finland’s second city Tampere has been the scene of an interesting urban planning spectacle. Or probably ‘drama’ is a better word to describe the turmoil around the city’s ambition to move on to the second phase of its experiment for temporarily transforming Tampere’s main street, Hämeenkatu, into a transit-only zone. The first phase was initiated last summer by cutting off the street’s eastern half from private cars. Access was left to buses, taxis, and logistics vehicles. The rationale behind the entire experiment is to prepare Tampere for the introduction of a new…
  • Istanbul: Notes on the Eternal City’s Urban Problems and Ideas

    Timo H.
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    I had the pleasure to visit to Istanbul last week. This was just a leisure trip to explore the city (and have a break from work), but when roaming the streets I quickly noted that there’s no way I can keep myself from reflecting on what I’m seeing and hearing. I also had the privilege to meet with two local university students and explore different faces of the city together with them. Based on our wonderful talks and my observations, I decided to write a special feature on Istanbul that on the one hand highlights pressing issues in the city’s planning scene and on the other displays…
  • K+S Urbanism – Will Mega-Retailers Kesko and S Group Ever Think Outside the Box?

    Timo H.
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:07 am
    Last year my neighborhood in Helsinki experienced a small, but curious change. A stuffy Czech-themed beerhouse called Milenka got refurbished into a somewhat trendy Scandinavian-style one, Ølhus Oslo. Now, the incident that a worn-out joint got replaced by something more hip is not exceptional at all – new eateries and bars get opened all the time in my neighborhood which these days continuously shows up on all sorts of “hipster” lists. But what caught my attention is that the bar belongs to a national mega-retailer and restaurateur that goes by the name S Group. The Ølhus family…
  • Six Major Developments Shaping Finnish Cities: 2014 in Review

    Timo H.
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Another exciting year has passed! To wrap up 2014, I decided to piece together what I think are the six most important developments that shaped Finnish cities during the past year. Most things obviously weren’t invented this year nor did they directly affect every city; it’s better to grasp my list as themes that peaked to dominate urban policy discussions or to guide planning practice. Nonetheless, I feel that exceptionally much has happened on the Finnish urban development front and I believe the items on my list are likely to profoundly shape our cities and activities in them…
 
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    Little Miss Architect - interior design and architecture blog

  • My top choices for this season

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:48 am
    ...and I'm featured at www.terrysfabrics.co.uk ! :)Wanna read abou my picks for the season?Courtesy of: Terrys Fabrics
  • Boleslawiec pottery - the most famous Polish product

    5 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    sourcesourcethe article was translated with Google - sorry for the mistakes!Do you know this wonderful design - white dots on a dark blue background? Simple, beautiful, Polish. We, the Polish, all have it in their homes. Do you remember that I found even once Bolesławiec on the table in an American movie? Our ceramics conquers the world and I am proud!I personally love the most characteristic oval shapes. They are a legacy of the Czech pot-makers, living in the thirteenth century the area Boleslawiec. The dotted pattern is formed by stamping - soft sponge is dipped in ink and stamps are…
  • IKEA 2016 catalog is available online! Let's look inside!

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

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

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

  • 4 Ways Architectural Drafting Services Can Get The Right Color Combination

    admin321
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Colors hold a great significance for nearly every aspect of our life and the job of The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services The post 4 Ways Architectural Drafting Services Can Get The Right Color Combination appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 7 Benefits Offered By Architectural CAD Conversion Company

    admin321
    6 Aug 2015 | 4:23 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural CAD Conversion Company plays a vital role in the modern computer age where CAD design and drafting has The post 7 Benefits Offered By Architectural CAD Conversion Company appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Efficient Process Management through BIM Modeling Services

    admin321
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Modeling Services bring a revolutionary concept to the AEC industry and offer excellent management techniques for a more The post Efficient Process Management through BIM Modeling Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 2 Great Advantages Of Hiring Architectural CAD Conversion Company

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

    admin321
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Modeling Services have the potential to provide a more efficient and less error-prone building process than all the The post 2 Main Challenges For BIM Modeling Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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    Tiny House for Us

  • The Girlfriend’s Perspective On Tiny Living

    Mike
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    We recently profiled Rob Greenfield, a humble guy who lives in a very tiny urban house with no kitchen or bathroom (there is a composting toilet in a nearby outhouse). That’s fine for Rob, who doesn’t believe in cooking or showering; he scavenges most of his food from dumpsters and bathes only in natural water sources. But what about his girlfriend of four years, Cheryl Davies, who loves Rob but isn’t quite as committed to the lifestyle he’s adopted? She’s just written an interesting piece on Rob’s website where she shares her experiences dating a hardcore tiny house dweller. Her…
  • Couple Lives Debt-Free In Their $7k DIY Offgrid Homestead

    Mike
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    If the tiny house in the photos below looks a little more cluttered than most, that’s because it’s been a home longer than most. Reddit user hulahulagirl and her husband built it back in 2008 and have been there ever since. How’s that for sustainable living? It’s been an incredibly economical venture; they already owned the land and spent less than $7,000 total thanks to extensive use of reclaimed materials including old barn wood and corrugated sheet metal. Another benefit of having done it all themselves is that they’ve been able to redo it whenever the mood strikes or necessity…
  • A Bloody Spectacular $50k Shipping Container Home Packed With Great Ideas

    Mike
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    Ello mates! Today we venture down under to share a beautiful container home. Better Homes and Gardens from Australia teamed up with Richie to help make his dream come true. He lived in the city and always wanted to move to the country, eventually scraping together enough money to buy a plot of land. There was just one problem – he didn’t have much money left. So he decided to look into alternative housing solutions and thought a container home might be the perfect “mobile” home. With help from a few of the guys at Better Homes and Gardens he was able to build a…
  • Family Trades Urban Jersey Living For An Offgrid Paradise In Hawaii

    Mike
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:43 am
    In today’s hyper-connected world it’s can be hard to imagine life without a smart phone, a tv, wireless internet, or bluetooth. In reality, most of those things didn’t exist a little over a decade ago, and yet people somehow survived. Today we share a great story of a family who built an offgrid cabin to escape, unwind, and reconnect – with each other, and their surroundings. Jason and Stacy made a big decision to move from their New Jersey home to Hawaii, a decision that initially sounds like a wacky idea to their urban-dwelling children. Of course, breaking the…
  • Airstream Dreamin’ – Inside This Incredible Restoration

    Mike
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    Wind River Tiny Homes always brings their A-game to every hand built tiny home they design, and this time they strayed a bit, tackling an old Airstream trailer restoration. The results are no less amazing than their past efforts. Take a peek inside and let us know what you think!   For more information, visit Wind River Tiny Homes. The post Airstream Dreamin’ – Inside This Incredible Restoration appeared first on Tiny House for Us.
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    InteriorZine.com

  • Fresh Green Plants, Copper and Concrete at Apartment Designed by Olga Akulova

    Vania
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
    This modern apartment located in Kiev, Ukraine and designed by Olga Akulova has its own strongly dynamic urban presence. Thanks to the row concrete constructs, an unusual layout of functional zones and the contemporary artistic spirit reflected in the unique brass elements the designer has successfully composed a memorable interior decor. Read the rest of Fresh Green Plants, Copper and Concrete at Apartment Designed by Olga Akulova originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Apartment with Young Spirit by Ganna Design

    Vania
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:27 am
    The apartment homeowners are a couple that likes to read comics and have a huge collection of it. Their first request to designers of Ganna Design was: “Please help us find a way to hide Comics!” Designers proposed to homeowners surprising solution. Read the rest of Apartment with Young Spirit by Ganna Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sen-su and Sen-to Chairs by Bartoli Design

    Vania
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    The Sen-su and Sen-to chair designs are the outcomes of a research process started with an attitude of great openness that permitted to overcome the constraints: a play of graphic textures that surprises with their unexpected solidity, concealed behind visual lightness. The family will grow with armchairs, lounge chairs and tables. Read the rest of Sen-su and Sen-to Chairs by Bartoli Design originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Allegorical Demonstration of Inner Brightness

    Vania
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow is a painter working mostly with acrylic on canvas. Graduated from Munich Film Academy in 2004, studied Chinese and Japanese traditional painting and calligraphy. Read the rest of Allegorical Demonstration of Inner Brightness originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Small and Modestly Looking Brick House

    Vania
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:09 am
    This relatively small and modestly looking facade in South London conceals a two-storey house with modernistic decor and sunny, spacious premises. The architects from Phillips Tracey Architects followed the original building (an ex-dentist office) structure preserving the illusion of one-storey volume from street level. Read the rest of Small and Modestly Looking Brick House originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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    CRSA Blog

  • For Business’ Sake

    CRSA
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Architects are dreamers. Architects are visionaries. Architects are agents for community development and societal change. But Architects are also employees, of real businesses, trying to make real money to live real lives. It’s not a glamorous concept, but it is foundational. All too often there is an underlying assumption that the “higher order” aspects of […] The post For Business’ Sake appeared first on CRSA Blog.
  • All Aboard: The S-Line Streetcar Video

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

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

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

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

  • Penthouse Diamante by Archetonic

    Mat Watts
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:42 am
    Designed by Archetonic, this 8,934 sq ft penthouse apartment is located in Mexico City, Mexico. Read more ...Related:Radial House by Tsikkinis Architecture StudioResidence in Austin by Acero ConstructionPenthouse MK by Archetonic
  • Edgewater Estate by Elizabeth Metcalfe

    Mat Watts
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:52 am
    Beautiful luxurious residence designed by Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design, located in Oakville, Canada. Read more ...Related:La Senda by Aria DesignMountain Retreat by Britto Charette InteriorsDon Mills Residence by Jillian Aimis
  • Vail Valley Retreat by Andrea Schumacher Interiors

    Mat Watts
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    Located in Avon, Colorado, this transitional mountain home was designed by Andrea Schumacher Interiors. Read more ...Related:Radial House by Tsikkinis Architecture StudioResidence in Austin by Acero ConstructionPacific Palisades Home by Building Solutions & Design
  • Radial House by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio

    Mat Watts
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
    This contemporary two-storey residence designed in 2013 by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio is situated in Ypsonas, Cyprus. Read more ...Related:Penthouse Diamante by ArchetonicVail Valley Retreat by Andrea Schumacher InteriorsResidence in Austin by Acero Construction
  • Residence in Austin by Acero Construction

    Mat Watts
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:57 am
    Designed by Acero Construction, this amazing single family house is located in Austin, Texas, United States. Read more ...Related:Penthouse Diamante by ArchetonicVail Valley Retreat by Andrea Schumacher InteriorsRadial House by Tsikkinis Architecture Studio
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    DBI/David Brown International » News

  • Featured Job: Hospitality Senior Designer

    David Brown
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
      Are you passionate about design?  More importantly, are you passionate about designs influence on the world?  Does creating spaces that are aspirational, memorable, and unique the reason you started in design?  If this is you, my client may be a great place to move your career. By starting with the dream, creating the design, and delivering the experience, our client is changing the hospitality world.  This firm, located in San Francisco and working across the globe, has engaged DBI to find a Senior Designer.  The Senior Designer will be responsible for outstanding design…
  • Putting the Designer in the Driver’s Seat!

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

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

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

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

  • A List Of 98 Smart Cities In India Declared By Central Government of India

    Mitul Patel
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…. Here is the list of Smart Cities In India, released by the government today: Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday urged local and international investors to put their money on the Smart City Mission, assuring them that it was a safe bet. Mr. Naidu unveiled a list of 98 Smart Cities In India with […] The post A List Of 98 Smart Cities In India Declared By Central Government of India appeared first on KadvaCorp.
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium First 4K smartphone Price, Release, specifications

    Mitul Patel
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,… Sony Xperia Z5 Premium First 4K smartphone, Sony Leaks in the smartphone world come from all sorts of sources, with most being dubious at best. What you don’t expect however is a company’s own social media account to “leak” information about a major product announcement a week ahead of schedule. Sony Xperia Z5 Premium […] The post Sony Xperia Z5 Premium First 4K smartphone Price, Release, specifications appeared first on KadvaCorp.
  • Google Doodle Celebrate Halet Çambel 99th Birthday

    Mitul Patel
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,… Halet Çambel Birthday August 27, 1916 in Berlin  Death  January 12, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey is arkeologt. Hattushash ‘s where Boğazköyde trainees started as excavations continue in Halet Çambel throughout his life, by the scientific community “Hittite place where the hieroglyph”recognized Karatepe-Arslantaş Mound’ in, has established Turkey’s first open-air museum. Contribute to the dissolution of the Hittite […] The post Google Doodle Celebrate Halet Çambel 99th Birthday appeared first on KadvaCorp.
  • Shipping Container Homes : Skyscraper For Dharavi Slum Dwellers in Mumbai

    Jay Amrutia
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:52 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…. Shipping Container Homes : Skyscraper For Dharavi Slum Dwellers in Mumbai, India. An architectural firm, GA Design has won an international ideas competition, with a radical shipping container homes skyscraper. That was envisioned to provide temporary housing in Mumbai‘s overpopulated Dharavi Slum. Taking in consideration, that steel shipping containers homes can be stacked up to […] The post Shipping Container Homes : Skyscraper For Dharavi Slum Dwellers in Mumbai appeared first on KadvaCorp.
  • Sexy Modern Cool Bathrooms Vanities and Tubs Collection

    Jay Amrutia
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,….. Sexy Modern Cool Bathrooms Vanities and Tubs Collection, is for your Latest bathroom interior design ideas with cool bathroom ideas. Amazing cool  bathrooms images give you ideas, – What is treading on bathroom interior design industries? and What is treading in bathroom products and accessories market?. If you plan to remodel your bathing […] The post Sexy Modern Cool Bathrooms Vanities and Tubs Collection appeared first on KadvaCorp.
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    Homedezen

  • Small Apartment in downtown Singapore by HUE D

    Sorina Liliana
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:54 pm
    HUE D has designed the Curtain Apartment, a small apartment with a minimalist interior for a young couple located in downtown Singapore. From the architect: “The apartment in downtown Singapore, which belongs to a young couple, is very small in area. To maximize space, the public arena which consists of the Kitchen, Dining and Living, […] The post Small Apartment in downtown Singapore by HUE D appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Highway House by Room 11 Architects

    Sorina Liliana
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:47 am
    Room 11 Architects have designed the Highway House, a single level modern home located in Dynnyrne, Tasmania. The house, an elongated box made of glass and lightweight timber is perched on a steel cradle enjoying the expansive view of the Derwent River and the City of Hobart. From the architect: “Floating along the sheer slopes […] The post Highway House by Room 11 Architects appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Maria Magdalena Chapel by Sacher Locicero Architectes

    Sorina Liliana
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    Sacher LoCicero Architects have designed the Maria Magdalena Chapel, a small  private place for contemplation, family ceremonies and festivities. The spectacular sculptural object made of white concrete sits on the edge of a vineyard in Zollfeld, Austria. From the architect: “The family chapel Maria Magdalena by the architect Gerhard Sacher is a spectacular sculptural object […] The post Maria Magdalena Chapel by Sacher Locicero Architectes appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Denmark home with unique design created by Skanlux

    Sorina Liliana
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:18 am
    Skanlux have created in 2014 the unique design of this contemporary home located in Denmark. Photos by André Andersen The post Denmark home with unique design created by Skanlux appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls by Corpo Atelier

    Sorina Liliana
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    Corpo Atelier has transformed the ruins of an ancient rural house into a contemporary single family house. The project, called Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls is located in Sernancelhe, Portugal and was completed in 2014. From the architect: “Four thick stone walls are the remaining elements of an ancient rural house. Like a box open […] The post Wood Structure Inside Stone Walls by Corpo Atelier appeared first on Homedezen.
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  • Black Sheep – Change Directive

    David Lopes
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:27 pm
    It’s a pretty good chance that your construction project is going to encounter changes, and that you are familiar with the “Change Order (CO)” process but on the odd occasion a “Change Directive (CD)” may be required, do you know the difference?  Test your knowledge, which of the following statements below are true – A Change Directive… is issued by the Owner does not need the Contractor‘s agreement to proceed price can be Read More...
  • Site Photos with Purpose

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

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

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

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

    Maha Kazmi
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    After Hurricane Sandy took the lives of dozens of New Yorkers, left millions more without power, and caused $19 billion of damage within the five boroughs alone, the need to protect the city from future disasters became all too apparent. Since the storm, government officials, business leaders, and community groups alike have been seeking better ways to protect people and property. One initiative, the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s RISE : NYC program, used a competition-based model to source innovative technological solutions from around the globe. We spoke with…
  • Down to earth: Imagining satellites with sound

    Maha Kazmi
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Conveying complex scientific ideas to a lay audience is difficult; making them seem interesting and relevant is something of an art form. For decades NASA has commissioned artists to make its work more accessible to the public. Norman Rockwell painted a preview of the moon landing; a few years later, Robert Rauschenberg made lithographs celebrating the ambition and optimism of the space race. Today, NASA’s Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory houses a creative studio (known simply as the Studio at JPL) with six full-time artists. Its output has ranged from a large-scale comet…
  • Friday five: Acoustic plans, Burning Man, and more

    Ginny Johnson
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:22 pm
    This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond. 1. Architect Magazine profiles the Paul and Henri Carnal Hall at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. Despite the challenges of a nearby railway line, a small space that needed to accommodate a full orchestra, and a strict national environmental protection policy, the acoustic design team succeeded in creating a crystalline sound experience. 2. The Architects’ Journal is spreading the call for a new Burning Man site plan in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In keeping with the event’s…
  • Should architects be citizen scientists?

    Maha Kazmi
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:19 pm
    After working in architecture for over a decade, Darrick Borowski, principal of New York–based firm ARExA, found himself increasingly interested in the relationship between design and broader natural systems. He moved his family to London to enroll in the Architectural Association’s Emergent Technologies and Design Programme, which “completely shattered how I previously understood architecture,” he said. Approaching design through the lenses of biology, evolutionary development, and complex systems, the program convinced him that “architects can and should participate in…
  • Designing for rapid change and a cloudy future

    Maha Kazmi
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    We exist in a world of perpetual, rapid-fire innovation, fueled mostly by the need for enterprises of all sorts to maintain competitive advantage. At times it seems as if change is destabilizing every aspect of our lives. As designers, innovation shapes everything we do. It affects our clients’ needs as well as our processes and opportunities. And yet despite ever-increasing calls to develop novel solutions, the assumption that newer is always better can be dangerous. In fact, continual change has made it increasingly difficult to achieve genuinely good design. Time can prove a harsh judge…
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  • 425 Park Avenue: Foster + Partners’ New Addition to New York’s Skyline

    Samuel Nguma
    6 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Following a high-profile international competition (that included high profile names like Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Richard Rogers) lasting for six months, Foster + Partners was appointed to design the first full-block office building on Park Avenue for 50 years. The new tower at 425 Park Avenue, which will stand alongside Modernist icons by Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen and Philip Johnson, is conceived as a flexible, enduring new addition to one of New York City’s most celebrated streets. Expected to achieve LEED Gold Status, the office tower will rise 209 metres to claim its…
  • West 57th Street: A Unique “Court-Scraper” Mixed Use Development by Bjarke Ingels Group

    Samuel Nguma
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    West 57th Street is set to be BIG’s inaugural project in New York. As a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, West 57th has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a sense of intimacy and security, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper. This is acheived by keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the north-east corner up towards its 142 metre peak, the courtyard opens views towards the Hudson River, bringing low western sun…
  • Pier 55: Heatherwick’s Revitalisation of the Hudson River Park

    Samuel Nguma
    4 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Pier 55 is a public park and performance space on Manhattan’s lower west side commissioned by a new non-profit organisation, funded primarily by the Diller – von Furstenberg family, which will build and operate the pier in cooperation with the Hudson River Park Trust. The new pier will be will be constructed between the pile fields of Pier 54 and Pier 56, which will remain in order to provide a sustainable fish habitat. © Pier Inc, Heatherwick Studio & Luxigon Barry Diller commissioned Heatherwick Studio to design the $170 million futuristic park on Manhattan’s west side.
  • Sleuk Rith Institute: Reflection, Healing and Reconciliation in Cambodia by Zaha Hadid

    Samuel Nguma
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Sleuk Rith Institute, a new institute and genocide memorial in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, brings together a museum, research centre, graduate school, document archives and research library. As a vision of Youk Chhang, a human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, the Sleuk Rith Institute was founded by Chhang as a focus for reflection, healing and reconciliation as well as an enlightening educational facility dedicated to commemorating the lives of the past by building a better future. The institute will house the Documentation Centre of…
  • 40 Famous Architects of the 21st Century

    Samuel Nguma
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Architecture begins with an idea – and the maestros of architecture not only set out on radical journeys into the unknown; they also made it back with gems of sheer beauty and incredible ingenuity. I dared to make a list of 40 indisputably famous 21st Century architects who have shaped the iconic and memorable buildings of our generation. Initially, I wanted to make a countdown from 40 to 1, but I conceded to the fact that architecture and architects cannot be ranked – that design has an obvious subjectivity associated with it. So I will instead arrange my list alphabetically, from A to Z…
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    Arkitalker

  • AMAZING ARCHITECTURE IN OSLO |NORWAY|

    arkitalker
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:56 am
    Oh Norway! Best flight ever from Copenhagen to Oslo, I really spent an hour looking outside the window and taking pictures of the Norwegian coastline. The view was breathtaking!Oslo is a modern capital and one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. Its population is constantly growing and its appearance changing rapidly. In recent years, the city has developed new areas filled with modern architecture and landmarks designed by world-famous architects as well as a new skyline. Exciting new buildings turned Oslo into a top destination for architecture enthusiasts (like me). The new area…
  • NEO Bankside

    arkitalker
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:04 am
    Another nominee for the Stirling Prize 2015. After the new School of Architecture in Greenwich I went to South Bank (one of my favourite London’s districts) to have a look at the NEO Bankside complex which is located right beside the Tate Modern art gallery on the southern edge of the Thames. This is certainly not an easy area to deal with because of the presence of so many landmarks and outstanding buildings therefore I’m sure every architect would fell under pressure, in the need of designing something more, something that stands out among the sourrounding ones! I mean we are…
  • A new Architecture School in Greenwich

    arkitalker
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:19 am
    Talking about the Stirling Prize again, I opted, as first building to be seen, for the new Architecture School for the University of Greenwich, in London, designed by the Irish firm Heneghan Peng Architects. << They designed even the Giant’s Causeway visitor’s centre in Northen Ireland where there’s the best landscape I’ve seen so far. Some pictures if you don’t know what I’m talking about 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  >> The building is located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site so it was demanded to complement the sourrounding historical…
  • RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

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

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

  • China : Nike’s first LEED Platinum warehouse

    Devina Mahendriyani
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    www.asiagreenbuildings.com Nike’s largest distribution in Asia, the Logistics Center building in Taicang, China, achieved LEED Platinum certification in 2011 and remains to be the model for other companies to follow. It is the first LEED Platinum warehouse in the country which is valued at $19 billion. The warehouse uses 200,000 sqm space to save more than 4,400,000 kw of yearly power consumption through its energy saving lighting, on-site solar heating system and large access to natural light, just to name a few. These energy saving facilities are expected to reduce CO2 emissions by…
  • Indonesia : Green Product Council Indonesia Launching

    Devina Mahendriyani
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:07 pm
    www.asiagreenbuildings.com The world’s attention to global warming encourages various parties to undertake the sustainability movement. Indonesian development of healthy, green and sustainable city is  inspired the formation of Green Product Council Indonesia with the vision of raising the sustainability awareness, especially industrialist, the large amount of public community in order to undertake the development of eco-friendly environment technologies as well as take a part to parcipate in creating greener Indonesia and with the mission of improving the quality of the environmental…
  • India : Green building concept for smarter city

    Devina Mahendriyani
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:47 pm
    www.asiagreenbuildings.com Chandigarh City, India In response to the growing size and influence of cities, The Indian government has set a bold urban development agenda. The Smarter cities mission aims to improve the quality of India fast-growing urban centres as approved by India Prime Minister. Chandigarh could be the first smarter city in India with the many high technologies created in the country. According to Anurga Aggarwal, Home Secretary of Chandigarh Administration, the critical point to improve Chandigarh smart to city to an even smarter city is the collaboration between all…
  • Global Green Building Market 2015 Industry Trend and Forecast 2020

    Editor
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:16 am
    www.asiagreenbuildings.com This 2015 market research report on Global Green Building is a meticulously undertaken study with proven credentials within the research fraternity have presented an in-depth analysis of the subject matter, bringing to bear their unparalleled domain knowledge and vast research experience. They offer some penetrating insights into the complex world of Global Green Building Industry. Their sweeping overview, comprehensive analyses, precise definitions, clear classifications, and expert opinions on applications. Whether one delves into the report for a regional…
  • Philippines : Green Office space is in high demand

    Devina Mahendriyani
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:51 am
    www.asiagreenbuildings.com Tera Tower, the new 20-story “Green” office building by Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) property developer has proven to boost the firm’s turnover and demands from the tenants, with all leasable spaces in the building having been booked. Tera Tower is the first office building in the new mixed-use complex on C-5 Road in Quezon City with an eco-friendly building design and construction, aiming for the LEED gold certification. Tera Tower As a sustainable construction, Tera Tower has green features that promotes healthy lifestyle. The tower features green…
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