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  • Crazy and Colorful: Lego-Wrapped IKEA Kitchen Table

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    Delana
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    IKEA and Lego are two of the most recognizable Scandinavian brands, and bringing them together seems like sheer genius. Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Phillippe Rosetti, known collectively as Munchausen, outfitted their kitchen space with an IKEA table, then spent a week covering it with more than 20,000 Lego bricks. The resulting table is a kind of beautiful Frankenstein's monster of a masterpiece. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: It’s LEGO’Clock: Wall Calendar Made Entirely of LEGO Pieces 20,000-Brick LEGO Staircase in Upscale…
  • You’re a Racist

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    The Antiplanner
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Unless you live in a neighborhood or town that has a perfect balance of all racial minorities, you are a racist. At least, that’s the view of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and of the plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council. According to the cities of Brooklyn Center […]
  • Hey World, Get Up and Green Up!

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

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    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tearing out a wasteful four-foot drop ceiling and a series of partitions in a Brooklyn loft reveals a bright, open space still filled with reminders of the space's former use as a die casting factory built in 1913. Architecture firm SABO eliminated all of the boundaries put up during the 1980s residential conversion and added a series of built-ins that put the full potential of the space to work. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bathtub Shelves: Bizarre Built-In Bathroom Storage Space Micro Apartment Uses Tiers to Maximize Tiny Living Space…
  • American Dream Presentations

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    The Antiplanner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Of the more than 30 presentations given at the 2014 Preserving the American Dream conference in Denver this past weekend, 18 used PowerPoint shows, all of which are downloadable below. A complete agenda shows when each presentation was given. PowerPoint Presentations Session 1: Debate Over Tolls and Public/Private Partnerships Robert Poole: The Case for Tolls […]
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  • Ham Radio Operators

    michaelskis
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    So a prepper friend of mine was giving me grief over the weekend because he is sitting for a ham radio tech license next month, whereas I am not. He bought a couple of these little hand held radios and from what he explained, he can listen but can't broadcast on them until he gets his license. I keep thinking about what are the odds that one would ever need something like that, but then 9/11 keeps popping into my head as cell phone communications where overloaded, but the technology is so much better today than it was 10 years ago. What are your thoughts on Ham Radio Licences? Do you have…
  • Congratulations to Tide and his wife!

    michaelskis
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    A little bit before lunch they had a baby boy!
  • Urban design certificate - thoughts?

    afrurbanist
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    I am thinking of taking the urban design certificate at Simon Frasier university. I recently completed a degree in environmental planning, however I want to steer my career toward design. I have a background In international development and very limited experience in urban design. Has anyone completed this program ? Thoughts? It would be quite expensive for me as I will be travelling from out of town for the classes- is it worth it? Thanks in advance.
  • How should I spend my summer before senior year of college?

    therimgreaper
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    I am currently a junior in college double majoring in Economics and History who plans on going to grad school for a Masters in Urban Planning. This past summer, I was blessed enough to intern with the NYC DOT's bikeshare program (Citibike), where I did a lot of siting for the program's expansion. I would really like to do research this summer, ideally in transportation or infrastructural planning. Is this something that undergrads can do? (I only wonder because lots of pre-med undergrads do research at medical schools/hospitals, etc.) To proceed with this, do I just cold email…
  • Hi everyone!

    Chloe
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Hi, I'm Chloe (obviously). I'm a senior at the University of Iowa studying Environmental Policy and Planning as well as Philosophy (just for fun!) and a minor in Geography. I'm graduating early in December and currently starting applications for grad schools. I'm all over the place--I'm looking at UWashington, UIowa, PSU, UPenn, and a few others. I'm currently working on an Honors thesis looking at the potential for community solar projects with GIS, and I've had two other internships, so I'm hoping that'll help my resume. I'm a bit worried I won't get funding at any school, so if anyone has…
 
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  • Win a Two-Day Trade Pass to Dwell on Design NY!

    Sponsor
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    We're excited to announce that we're giving away two Design Trade 2-Day Passes for the upcoming 2014 Dwell on Design, taking place in New York for the first time at 82Mercer in SoHo from October 9-11. If you haven't registered for the event yet, why not take a shot at winning a free pass? (And if you alreadydid register, you're one step ahead!)Two lucky winners will each receive a Design Trade 2-Day Pass good for Thursday, October 9 AND Friday, October 10.The Passes will grant access to all Dwell on Design Programs, Exhibitions, and Onstage presentations on both Trade Days at 82Mercer.
  • INABA Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition

    Archinect
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    New York Light by INABA to Anchor Flatiron’s Public Plaza Activities, Providing Interactive Feature Illuminating Month-Long Holiday CelebrationNEW YORK, September 16, 2014 – The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the first-ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition, in which top designers and architects proposed dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building during the 2014 winter holiday season.Designed by INABA, the winning installation New York Light will illuminate the plaza as a backdrop for public…
  • Texas A&M architecture students design portable Ebola treatment clinics

    Alexander Walter
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&M Master of Architecture students will be unveiled at a 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 presentation on the fourth floor of the Langford Architecture Center’s Building A on the Texas A&M campus.
  • Geniuses, money and monuments: Weekly News Round-Up for September 15, 2014

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Saturday, September 20NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings: RFR plans to spend upwards of $900M on property and land purchases by the end of 2014. One of its recent buys included the former "72-room bohemian dream house" at 190 Bowery.Friday, September 19MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art: Lowe is currently a resident at Philadelphia's Pearl Street Project, which aims at making dimly-lit alleyways more safe. He is also the founder of Houston's Project Row Houses.Zaha Hadid launches luxury homeware range with Harrods:…
  • Larry Page wants a Google 2.0 that will build cities and airports, report says

    Archinect
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm
    The Information reports that Page started up a Google 2.0 project inside the company a year ago to look at the big challenges facing humanity and the ways Google can overcome them. Among the grand-scale plans discussed were Page's desire to build a more efficient airport as well as a model city. To progress these ideas to fruition, the Google chief has also apparently proposed a second research and development lab, called Google Y...
 
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  • Book Review: Two Books about Writing

    John Hill
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Architect's Guide to Writing: For Design and Construction Professionals by Bill Schmalz, illustrations by Bob GillImages Publishing, 2014Paperback, 160 pagesWriting Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication about the Built Environment by Carter WisemanTrinity University Press, 2014Paperback, 230 pagesI am an architect first and a writer second. Educated as an architect and urban planner, I find myself devoting most of my time to writing, be it for this blog, online publications or printed matter. While my situation is different than most architects who run or practice in…
  • Walking the High Line

    John Hill
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    The third and last phase of the High Line opened to the public yesterday, so today I walked the full length of it, from 34th Street on the north to Gansevoort Street on the south. On my visit I decided to try out a timelapse app on my smartphone, and while the results are very amateurish (particularly the 5-degree tilt from horizontal that predominates, not to mention the occasional blurry shots and a close-up of my fingers at one point) the 2:46 clip does give a good idea of the changing character of the park and its context.Want a soundtrack for the walk? I'd recommend a 3-minute chunk of…
  • Today's archidose #783

    John Hill
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Here are some photos of the Juvet Landscape Hotel (2009, with 2013 addition) in Norddal, Norway, by Jensen & Skodvin, photographed by Flemming Ibsen.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
  • Archtober (ärk’tōbər)

    John Hill
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Archtober – AIANY's moniker for Architecture and Design Month in October – is nearly upon us. To help in determining where to go and what to see, I've waded through 31 days of lectures/conferences, exhibitions, special events, and buildings of the day to offer my top three recommendations in each area. Even between the printed schedule, below, and the online schedule, there were considerable changes, so it's recommended the you check the Archtober calendar and/or the respective websites for confirmed day/times, and in some cases to register or buy tickets. Happy Archtober![Archtober…
  • MTA's Contempo-Paley

    John Hill
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    [50th Street Commons | Photograph by John Hill]On the way home yesterday I walked along East 50th Street between Madison and Park Avenues to check out Manhattan's newest pocket park, the 50th Street Commons. Opened by the MTA yesterday, the park is a public space that is part of a larger project, a ventilation facility serving the East Side Access project, which will bring LIRR trains to Grand Central Terminal when it's completed in 2022. Yes, 2022.The small park includes planting beds on the sides, striped paving and some loose tables and chairs in the middle, and a water wall illuminated by…
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  • Working (It) From Home: Stylish, Sustainable Home Office

    Delana
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We love a good home office design, and it's even better when the office is in the back yard, away from the distractions of your main home. Telecommuting is so much better for the environment than driving to and from work every day, and Victor Vetterlein's conceptual MOSS (Micro Office Systems Space) home office makes it even eco-friendlier. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Working Inspiration: 9 Modern Home Office Designs Boulder-Like Home Office is a Working Retreat in the Garden Cute Home Office is a Peaceful Backyard Working Retreat Green…
  • Crazy and Colorful: Lego-Wrapped IKEA Kitchen Table

    Delana
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    IKEA and Lego are two of the most recognizable Scandinavian brands, and bringing them together seems like sheer genius. Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Phillippe Rosetti, known collectively as Munchausen, outfitted their kitchen space with an IKEA table, then spent a week covering it with more than 20,000 Lego bricks. The resulting table is a kind of beautiful Frankenstein's monster of a masterpiece. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: It’s LEGO’Clock: Wall Calendar Made Entirely of LEGO Pieces 20,000-Brick LEGO Staircase in Upscale…
  • Peaceful Playhouse: Ethereal, Noise-Free Elevated Treehouse

    Delana
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Noise pollution may not be as physically harmful as smog or other forms of environmental contamination, but it can lead to increased levels of stress. A quiet, peaceful environment makes for a happier, healthier outlook in general. Many people seek this type of peace by heading into nature and surrounding themselves with trees. Luxury treehouse design company Blue Forest teamed up with Quiet Mark and retailer John Lewis to create a quiet sanctuary away from the relentless noise of the outside world. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wooden…
  • Brooklyn Loft Conversion Uses Built-Ins to Maximize Space

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tearing out a wasteful four-foot drop ceiling and a series of partitions in a Brooklyn loft reveals a bright, open space still filled with reminders of the space's former use as a die casting factory built in 1913. Architecture firm SABO eliminated all of the boundaries put up during the 1980s residential conversion and added a series of built-ins that put the full potential of the space to work. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Bathtub Shelves: Bizarre Built-In Bathroom Storage Space Micro Apartment Uses Tiers to Maximize Tiny Living Space…
  • Feline-Focused Design: Architects Create High-End Cat Shelters

    Stephanie
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    A minimalist concrete cat house, sculptural play structure and multi-tiered condo are among the imaginative high-end designs dreamed up by 14 different architecture firms for the enjoyment of our feline friends. Many of the designs could double as human furniture, acting as a side table or bench while giving cats a comfortable and stylish place to sleep or play. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Purr-fect Playground: Human Sofa Doubles as Feline Toy Walk-Through of Modern House With a Feline Tour Guide Pillow Fort Architects: 10 Sofa, Sheet &…
 
 
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  • Rebel Architecture: 6-Part Series on Global Guerilla Urbanism

    Urbanist
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] In a series of six superb videos, Al Jazeera explores the gritty reality of architects and urban designers as activists in destinations from Vietnam and Nigeria to Pakistan and Brazil. Five of these 25-minute episodes are embedded in full as videos below, with summaries to let you see which you may wish to view – that said, each of the six is well worth watching! In Guerrilla Architect, Santiago Cirugeda, an architect from Seville who has dedicated his career to reclaiming urban spaces for the public, deals with…
  • Phantom Monuments: Haunting Works of Light Graffiti by Sola

    Steph
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Swirls and pillars of light hover in fields or against dark urban backdrops like phantom monuments, captured on camera in a way that just can’t be perceived by the human eye. UK-based artist Sola literally paints with light, his amorphous creations seeming to take on three dimensions for just a split second as if the light itself has gathered up a mass of its own. Looking for an outlet for personal expression led Sola to professional photography, documenting the sports, bands and lifestyles that he was into. Eventually, though, he…
  • When Every Inch Counts: 14 More Clever Small Space Hacks

    Steph
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Design & Furniture & Decor. ] Making a tiny living space comfortable and practical means integrating multi-purpose furniture, custom built-ins and lots of other clever space-saving tricks. These 14 (more) small space hacks include a few DIY projects that can be achieved with components purchased at Ikea. Incredibly Compact Kitchen Starting as a narrow dining table, this ultra-compact kitchen swings open to reveal an induction cooktop, oven, refrigerator and storage space with a sink and a work surface. Slide it under the white table unit when not in use or pull it out…
  • Vandalized Villa Savoye: Imagining a Modernist Icon in Ruins

    Urbanist
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Photography & Video. ] Le Corbusier’s “machine for living in” is one of the most-studied works of Modern architecture, but what would it look like if it ceased to be preserved and was left to be ransacked and ruined? Artistic photographer (and photo-editor) Xavier Delory is exploring just this possibility, starting with the Villa Savoye but planning to branch out to other monumental and iconic works as well. The visual devastation is breathtaking: “The ribbon windows that navigate its perimeter have been shattered, haphazard strokes of…
  • Big Game Hunting: The World’s 9 Biggest Board Games

    Steve
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] Board games may be old fashioned to some but they’re anything but boring no matter how big a board they’re played on. Here are 9 of the biggest. Triple (Size) Letter Score Popular word game Scrabble celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998 and in honor of the occasion, two teams from the United Kingdom’s armed forces played the biggest Scrabble game EVAR, turning London’s Wembley Stadium into a ginormous Scrabble board. The reinforced fiberglass letter tiles measured 2 x 2 meters (about 6 feet per side) and were…
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  • Untitled Landscapes

    Geoff Manaugh
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]. Design writer Sarah Rich has posted some really spectacular images by photographer Victoria Sambunaris, along with a short Q&A discussing landscapes altered by human activities and industry. Truck yards butt up against uranium disposal cells and open pit mines yawn over the horizon from border fences that stretch like continuous monuments through the desert. [Image: Untitled (talc mine benches); Cameron, MT, 2009, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]. Sambunaris…
  • Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. The new book Dust by Nadav Kander documents the broken test-cities of the Soviet nuclear program, with shells of partially dismantled buildings lying scattered across the landscape like dead monuments, anonymous and unsigned. [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site VII," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. As the Guardian describes Kander's work—which opened just last week at London's Flowers…
  • Procedural Forestry

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]. We looked at procedural Brutalism the other week—and, deep in the BLDGBLOG archives, we explored the moors of a procedurally generated British countryside—so why not procedural forestry? Designer Florian Veltman tweeted two screen grabs the other week, along with the quick comment that he was "working on a procedural forest." The first image, which you can see in his tweet, is just a path or small clearing—almost a holloway—cutting forward through a forest of algorithmic leaves and branches. But it's…
  • Celestial Chiaroscuro

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS. As the above video shows, the project uses "a set of lamps that contain GPS receivers, that change brightness according to the accuracy of received GPS signals. When we photograph them in timelapse, they reveal how the accuracy changes over time." You're basically watching the indirect effects of signal drift, transformed here into ambient mood lighting that acts secondarily as a graph of celestial…
  • Implied Landscapes

    Geoff Manaugh
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    [Image: "Colour experiment no. 61," 2014; photo by Jens Ziehe, via Tate Britain]. The forthcoming exhibition of J.M.W. Turner's late works at Tate Britain not only looks amazing, but it's also accompanied by a gorgeous new series of seven works by Olafur Eliasson. Called "Turner colour experiments," the paintings were made after Eliasson "analyzed seven paintings by Turner to create Turner colour experiments, which isolate and record Turner’s use of light and color." These are Turner's paintings, reduced and purified to form, in effect, circular indexes of every color Turner himself once…
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  • Healthcare Design: Five Steps to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

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

    Rick D'Amato
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the lively, creative city of West Hollywood, Calif., cultivating a strong community is a core value to its residents. The city’s active residents participate in everything from competitive swimming and other intramural sports, to political activism and civic participation, to art exhibition and patronage. A well-equipped community park is an essential space for facilitating these many activities. In the next year, West Hollywood Park will be re-imagined as a vital and flexible center of the community. It will have the ability to effectively host both the everyday neighborhood park user…
  • LPA Healthcare: Integrated Design for Health Care Facilities

    Karen Thomas
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to share more exciting news with you. In June, we announced our expansion to San Antonio, joining with OCO Architects to form OCO LPA. This is our first office outside of Calif. and we're looking forward to bringing more sustainable design work to this fabulous community. But the good news just keeps coming. On August 4, 2014, LPA launched its newest studio, LPA Healthcare. We extend a very warm welcome to Rick Wood as LPA’s newest principal and 10 extraordinary members of his professional staff to the LPA team. Rick brings more than 25 years of…
  • Beyond Wayfinding: Environmental Graphics in Learning Spaces

    Courtney Tarnow
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Guest Blog by Emily Koch and Kate Mraw Architectural signage is necessary to inform people how to navigate through a campus or building. In designer-speak, this signage is commonly referred to as wayfinding. While it’s an important aspect of signage, environmental graphics can accomplish so much more than that — influencing mood and behavior, increasing student engagement, reinforcing school spirit and pride, and creating a culture of community — all while directing people to their destination. There is a concept in psychology called “priming” that refers to how our unconscious…
  • Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings

    Courtney Tarnow
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    By Guest Blogger Bryan Seamer LPA has been working with the Diocese of Orange to bring the Christ Cathedral campus Arboretum and Tower of Hope into the 21st century without disturbing the architectural significance of its rich history. The Diocese acquired the historic campus, formerly known as Crystal Cathedral campus, in Garden Grove, Calif. in February 2012. It was the original worship area for Reverend Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral Ministries, and is now serving as the home for the relocated St. Callistus parish. Richard Neutra’s Tower of Hope has been an important Orange County…
 
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  • Interactive Architecture Lab Catalog 2013

    Ruairi Glynn
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Very please to be posting this today as it feels somewhat like a new start for this website that has been static now for a few years while I have built a number of quite large kinetic installation pieces and founded a modest but fast growing research group at the Bartlett School of Architecture – The Interactive Architecture Lab. In the coming year we will be developing the worlds first Masters in Interactive Architecture programme, which I’m enormously excited about and with a little bit of luck, I’ll have a PhD under my belt. Today to mark the start of this I wanted to…
  • Spacemaker VR by Digital Physical

    Ruairi Glynn
    13 Nov 2013 | 4:33 am
    Here’s a new Kickstarter that I really think is worth supporting. Its from the very talented Digital Physical Group in LA. Really looking forward to seeing how this changes the way Architects and Designs might work in the future AND how clients will view work. I’ve always been sceptical of VR but it looks like the technology is starting to catch up with the ambitions people have had for it for so long. Spacemaker could well be the key to that. Here’s the project blurb and consider supporting it on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/HCqbbh. Spacemaker VR is an exciting new way for…
  • Smartgeometry

    Ruairi Glynn
    12 Mar 2013 | 10:40 am
    Smartgeometry is pleased to announce that sg2013 will be at The Bartlett in London from 15-20 April 2013. The four day Workshop (15-18 April) and two day conference (19-20 April) will follow the format of the highly successful preceding events sg2010 at IaaC in Barcelona, sg2011 at CITA in Copenhagen and 2012 at RPI in Troy. One of the workshops from SG2012 held in Troy, New York Design and construction, increasingly more information-centric, must also address issues of computational ambiguity. We are limited by the fact that only a subset of the relevant factors in design can be represented…
  • Fabricate 2014

    Ruairi Glynn
    12 Feb 2013 | 9:23 am
    Organised by the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of ETH Zurich in collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, FABRICATE 2014 will bring together researchers and practitioners in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, material and software design. Photos from FABRICATE 2011 Publication – Edited by Ruairi Glynn & Bob Sheil, Published by Riverside Architectural Press Reviewed by an international panel of experts, projects presented at the conference will be selected through a…
  • Fearful Symmetry at the Tate

    Ruairi Glynn
    12 Jan 2013 | 9:16 am
    Well I’ve finally found the time to edit the footage and pick out some images for my far to infrequent posts to this blog. The good news is that a complete overhaul is in progress with a whole new website coming soon. More on that later. For now here are a few photos and a film of Fearful Symmetry in action. Fearful Symmetry – Tate Modern 2012 from Ruairi Glynn on Vimeo. Special thanks to my great team. Robotics – Vahid Aminzadeh (KCL) & Alex Zivanovic (Middx Uni) Computer Vision – Paul Ferragut & George Profenza (UCL) Mechanical Engineering – Neil (Spike) Melton…
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  • Munchausen’s Amazing LEGO Kitchen is Made From Thousands of Toy Bricks!

    Kristine Lofgren
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You might be forgiven for assuming that LEGOs are just child’s play. Forgiven, that is, until you see this stunning kitchen renovation. Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti created a kitchen using over 20,000 LEGO pieces in all shapes, sizes and colors, and they’ve named it the Munchausen LEGO Kitchen. It’s so amazing that you may never look at those humble little blocks in the same way again. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Munchausen’s Amazing LEGO Kitchen is Made From Thousands of Toy Bricks! Permalink | Add to…
  • INTERVIEW: Design Director Gordon Beckman on How Mixed-Use Buildings Create Healthy, Sustainable Cities

    Brian Barth
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    Metropolitan areas are growing faster than suburbs for the first time in decades, as more and more people want to live closer to where they work, eat, drink ,and play. As populations in cities continue to grow, requests for mixed-use communities are pushing architects and planners to think of master planning and design in new ways. Understanding this societal trend, John Portman & Associates contends that mixed-use design is the fabric that enhances urban environments, and has created mixed-use developments around the world. This firm strives to design walkable communities that…
  • Now You Can 3D Print Your Designs at Nearly 100 UPS Stores Across the US

    Beverley Mitchell
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Want to 3D print your own robot? The UPS Store can help you. After a successful trial in six locations over the last year, 3D printing is now available in nearly 100 UPS stores, making the chain the first nationwide retailer to offer the service. Apart from the convenience, the UPS store printers are professional quality, giving a much better result than the 3D printers available in the home-use market. If you need to 3D print a single item or component parts that are smaller than a bread bin in size, read on. Read the rest of Now You Can 3D Print Your Designs at Nearly 100 UPS Stores…
  • Tim Cook Says Apple’s New Spaceship Campus Will be the “Greenest Building on the Planet”

    Lucy Wang
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Apple’s new spaceship campus could be the “greenest building on the planet” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who made the assertion in a talk at yesterday’s Climate Week NYC event. Currently under construction, the futuristic Campus 2 will be packed with impressive green features including 100 percent renewable energy-powered facilities and a massive solar array system said to be one of the world’s largest for a corporate campus. But vying for the title of world’s greenest building won’t come cheap–the ring-shaped campus is estimated to cost more than…
  • Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space Elevator by 2050

    Kristine Lofgren
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Get yourself ready for the ride of a lifetime, because Japanese construction company Obayashi has announced plans to build a fully-functioning space elevator by 2050. The elevator will extend 60,000 miles into the wild blue yonder – step aboard, and after 7 short days of travel you’ll land at a specially-constructed space station. Once the project is completed, it will be able to transport people and cargo much more affordably and efficiently than launching a rocket. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Japanese Construction Giant Obayashi Plans to Build a Space…
 
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  • Obscure Design Typologies: Hotel Art

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

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

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

    strangeharvest
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    On Tavistock Place there’s a stretch of Victorian terraced housing that is now (mostly) a string of hotels and B&B’s. You might wonder if any of those budget travellers, while trundling their suitcases up from Euston Station look up to see the blue plaque on no. 36. It reads “Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1870-1921, Founder of the USSR, Lived here in 1908”. Lenin stayed here at the beginning of his second period of exile from Russia. Tavistock Place a convenient base for his research he at the British Museum while writing his seminal text ‘Materialism and Empirio-criticism’…
  • Obscure Design Typologies: Brick Making Machines

    strangeharvest
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    Here is a glimpse into the world that makes the world: A selection of brick making machines gleaned from the global B2B marketplace Alibaba, that Aladdin’s Cave of mysteriously exotic banality. These are the machines that manufacture the things we manufacture the world out of, devices that are interfaces between the raw material of geology and the most basic building block of the synthetic, designed world. And though basic, we know (from this John Conway lecture on the mathematics of the brick, that a brick despite (or rather because of its ubiquity in the built environment) is actually…
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  • Engine Block. Or how to turn a moped into a boat or a concrete mixer

    Regine
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Engine Block group envisions a not so distant-future when instead of buying the latest model of a vehicle or machine, people will be able to take (post-)post-industrialisation into their own hands and use a unique modular engine that they can re-purpose and customize to their specific needs continue
  • Intertidal Cinema

    Regine
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Can we continue to exist within an infrastructure that seeks to not only resist, but nullify natural forces? How might we approach increasingly fragile sites in a way that challenges the inherited attitude of conquering nature as though it were an opponent? Can the temporary spaces that occur naturally in the environment provide us with a new way in which design can operate? continue
  • How to build an African concept car in 12 weeks

    Regine
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna followed the travel of discarded cars from Europe to Ghana and ended up at Suame Magazine, near the town of Kumasi, in Ghana. In this area, 200,000 artisans are working in 12,000 workshops, stores and factories to repair and give a new life to European disused vehicles. Smets and van Onna then collaborated with local craftsmen and mechanics to build a African concept car in three months continue
  • Book review: Ways of Looking. How to Experience Contemporary Art

    Regine
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    Ossian Ward presents a six-step program that gives readers new ways of looking at some of the most challenging art being produced today. Since artists increasingly work across traditional media and genres, Ward has developed an alternative classification system for contemporary practice such as 'Art as Entertainment', 'Art as Confrontation', 'Art as Joke' -- categories that help to make sense of otherwise obscure-seeming works continue
  • The long-lost archive of curious animals

    Regine
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Pr. Peter Ameisenhaufen gained fame in the first half of the 20th century for his controversial research on rare animals. Many of his colleagues refused to believe these creatures were real but Ameisenhaufen spent decades collecting evidences of their existence. The archives uncovered in the late 1980s by Fontcuberta were surprisingly rich and well detailed: photos, field notes, dissections drawing, audio clips documenting the calls and other sounds of these truly exceptional animals. Several specimens were even remarkably preserved by taxidermy continue
 
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  • Is Wireless Transmission of Power Finally a Real Possibility?

    Christine Walsh
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Two Russian scientists, Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, both of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) are trying to crowdfund the building of a prototype of Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe tower, which could allow for wireless transmission of power. Should they succeed, it is conceivable that the entire planet could be powered by renewable energy sources with very little energy loss during transmission. Tesla’s original plans for the Wardenclyffe tower never took off in his lifetime but the two scientist are certain they can make it a reality now, by using modern materials and…
  • A Shipping Container Guest House That’s a Piece of Art

    Christine Walsh
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    This cool, and vividly colored guesthouse was designed by Studio ArTe. It is located in the Algarve region in Portugal and was built out of a single, repurposed shipping container. The owners of a nearby home commissioned architect Arnold Aarssen to build an affordable guesthouse on their property. He opted to use a shipping container to construct it, in order to keep the costs down while still offering a comfortable living quarters. The so-called Nomad Living guesthouse was built from a 40-foot shipping container and offers 320-square-feet of living space. The interior is comprised of a…
  • Manifesto House is Built From Three Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    A few years ago the sustainable housing design firm Infiniski completed yet another awesome shipping container home. Located in Curacaví, Chile the Manifesto House is made from three recycled shipping containers, while it also boasts of a number of other sustainable features. Infiniski prides itself on designing and building homes made from at least 80 percent recycled, repurposed and non-polluting materials, which includes disused containers, as well as railway tracks, forklift palettes and even old bottles. Manifesto House is a 2-story home measuring 1700-square-feet and it took about 90…
  • Could Tofu be the Answer to Greener Solar Cells?

    Christine Walsh
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    University of Liverpool News Dr. Jon Major, a researcher at Liverpool University has recently made the discovery that the chemical used to make tofu, and bath salts, could also be used to replace one of the most toxic substances, namely cadmium chloride, that are used to manufacture solar cells. Using salts to replace cadmium chloride in solar cell production would also make them much cheaper. His study was published in the journal Nature. Cadmium chloride is a soluble compound that is expensive to produce and very toxic, which means special care must be made during the production of solar…
  • A Gorgeous Shipping Container-Like Beach House

    Christine Walsh
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The so-called Coromandel Bach beach home was designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, who drew inspiration from shipping container architecture. The home, which was built like a container, is located in the picturesque region of Coromandel, New Zealand. In building the home the architects wanted to stay true to the traditional New Zealand building methods by designing a structure that was both raw and unique, when it comes to cladding, lining and joinery. The container house is clad in unadorned natural timber, which is a sustainable and renewable resource and serves to link the home…
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    CONTINUITY IN ARCHITECTURE

  • Projects in Grange and Venice

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

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

    Sally Stone
    10 Nov 2013 | 1:40 am
    Despite the wind and the rain, the procession through the centre of Preston, from the Corn Exchange, into the Flag Market and onto the Bus station was an unforgettable experience, and in what was an extraordinary piece of luck, the sun came out just as the procession reached the Bus Station itself,... (more...)
  • Procession to Celebrate Preston Bus Station 2nd November 2013

    Sally Stone
    24 Oct 2013 | 7:24 am
      Preston Bus Station has been listed, but this doesn’t mean that it’s future is secure and that we can forget about it. Great care needs to be taken when considering its future. The building could still be demolished if the council finds the right buyer for the [...] (more...)
  • Adaptable Modernism

    Sally Stone
    16 Oct 2013 | 7:11 am
    It is very sad to see that the demolition of the Sports Centre in Grange-over-Sands is about to begin. The building is/was one of a number of sports facilities that Hodder Associates created, all of which expressed a connection with context, combined with an empathy with the needs of the user. The... (more...)
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    The Antiplanner

  • You’re a Racist

    The Antiplanner
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Unless you live in a neighborhood or town that has a perfect balance of all racial minorities, you are a racist. At least, that’s the view of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and of the plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council. According to the cities of Brooklyn Center […]
  • American Dream Presentations

    The Antiplanner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Of the more than 30 presentations given at the 2014 Preserving the American Dream conference in Denver this past weekend, 18 used PowerPoint shows, all of which are downloadable below. A complete agenda shows when each presentation was given. PowerPoint Presentations Session 1: Debate Over Tolls and Public/Private Partnerships Robert Poole: The Case for Tolls […]
  • Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles

    The Antiplanner
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tomorrow, the Cato Institue will release a new paper on the policy implications of self-driving cars. Antiplanner readers can download a preview of the paper today. In a nutshell, the paper argues that self-driving cars combined with car sharing will put public transit agencies out of business. The average cost of transit, including subsidies is […]
  • What Happened to Progressives?

    The Antiplanner
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    “Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement,” intones Robert Reich. “Now, Berkeley is moving against Big Soda” by imposing a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. Naturally, Reich fails to see the irony that a city known for freedom is now attempting to take away people’s freedom. Of course, […]
  • Facts vs. Insults and Innuendo

    The Antiplanner
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Rail transit is excessively expensive, inflexible, and incapable of moving as many people as buses. Yet when the Antiplanner points out these facts, rather than respond with factual arguments, rail supporters reply with insults and innuendo. In Florida, for example, a Tampa Bay Times columnist named Daniel Ruth spent an entire column attacking my credibility […]
 
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    Art Deco Buildings

  • A House in Hamilton

    David Thompson
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

    David Thompson
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    On Wednesday I showed you the dining room and winter garden at the Casa Monteiro de Carvalho in Santa Teresa. So today I wanted to show you the spectacular Lalique table that greets visitors through the front entrance.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

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

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

    David Thompson
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Accommodation Block, LavertonSee my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
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    ArchDaily

  • Dual House / Dimster Architecture

    AD Editorial Team
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Architects: Dimster Architecture Location: Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USA Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Dimster Architecture From the architect. The Dual House is a new home for two related families. While appearing to be a single building, two structures are placed back-to-back allowing for private garden entries as well as a communal roof deck. The garage, bedrooms, and entry are incorporated on the lower level, with the convertible bedroom/office having direct access to the garden.  On the second floor, the directional emphasis shifts to the long alley, highlighting the stairs, views,…
  • Take a Walk on the High Line with Iwan Baan

    Karissa Rosenfield
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Sunday marked the completion of the New York City High Line, a three-phased project that transformed the once disused elevated rail tracks on Manhattan’s West Side into one of the world’s most respected public parks. With the first section opening in 2009, architectural photographer Iwan Baan has been documenting the entire process. Now, for the first time we present to you a photographic journey through the completed High Line designed by James Corner Field Operations with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Take a look, after the break. Section Three: High Line at the Rail Yards (2014) Section…
  • Niceto Vega 5924 / Jonathan Tyszberowicz + Diego Cherbenco

    Fabian Cifuentes
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Architects: Jonathan Tyszberowicz, Diego Cherbenco Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina Project Managers: Jonathan Tyszberowicz, Diego Cherbenco Area: 1300.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Albano Garcia Structural Engineer: Sebastian Berdichevsky Acustics: Antonio Luaces From the architect. Niceto Vega 5924 is a housing building with 16 apartments split into six stories. It is located in the thriving “Palermo” neighborhood of Buenos Aires city. The main access to the building is on the ground floor, next to a separate business premises apt for diverse commercial uses. The business…
  • Elemental, Arup, and Studio Tamassociati Win Zumtobel Awards for Innovation

    Karissa Rosenfield
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Jury chairman Winy Maas has announced three projects by Arup, Studio Tamassociati and Elemental as winners of the 2014 Zumtobel Group Awards. With a goal to promote innovations for sustainability and humanity in the built environment, the awards represent three categories: Applied Innovations, Buildings and Urban Developments & Initiatives. This year’s winners were selected from 15 nominees, shortlisted from a competitive pool of 356 submissions.  The winning projects are marked by their innovative and ground-breaking character: “The voting to find the number one project was very…
  • Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcelos

    AD Editorial Team
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Architects: Jô Vasconcelos Location: Salinas – Minas Gerais, Brazil Year: 2012 Photographs: Junia Mortimer Museological Planning: Silvania Nascimento Museographic Planning: Estúdio Ronaldo Barbosa Lighting: Estúdio Ronaldo Barbosa Structure: José Maria Carreira Hydraulic Structure: Magna Engenharia Air Conditioning: Magna Engenharia Building: Construtora Cherem Built Up Area: 2.200m2 From the architect. The city of Salinas, located in the countryside of Minas Gerais, is one of the major manufacturers of artisanal cachaça in Brazil. The worldwide renowned cachaça Havana, among…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Bungalow Makeover in Québec With Large Openings: Lausanne House Project

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Lausanne House project is the architectural equivalent of bungalow renovation in Québec, Canada. Opting for a sober and elegant exterior, Hatem+D Architecture installed a cover of pale grey wood at the level of the main block and a mixture of fibrocement and black bricks. A second floor was added, which accommodates three large bedrooms. According to the architects, landscaping was thought to preserve most of the existing elements. Rocks discovered during the works were moved in various places on the site. Additionally, three mature trees were preserved, their foliage allowing a play of…
  • Box-Shaped Japanese Home With Spectacular Views of Omura Bay: Y7-House

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Displaying a highly minimalist architecture approach, Y7-House by Architect Show is located in a scenic landscape in Omura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The rectangular box-shaped residence takes advantage of a hillside position, ensuring extensive views over Omura Bay. Elevated on a concrete base, the structure is intended to have a minimum impact on the environment. This way, a cantilever is created on the north and west sides, which gives passers-by the feeling of a floating home. Moreover, the architect gave the street facade a 3D effect, by protruding and recessing portions of the main…
  • Life Saving Technology Helps Workers Escape Burning Skyscrapers [Video]

    Lavinia
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    Residents and workers in skyscrapers and other tall buildings are often trapped in case of a fire. The newly developed Evacuator offers a last resort, allowing them to slowly and safely descend on a steel cable outside of the building. Worldwide the device can save thousands of lives, from residents in tall buildings to mechanics in wind turbines. Dutch inventors Eugene Verstegen and Joris Veeger stated: “If you are living or working in a tall building, you must be able to get out at all times. We can put people on the moon. Why is there no simple solution for evacuations from great…
  • Striking Home Extension Creatively Enhancing a Pavilion-Type Residence in Belgium

    Lavinia
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    House AND is the result of an inspiring home extension implemented by adn Architectures in Anderlues, Belgium. The residence is one of the many pavilion type homes widely produced in Belgium. According to the architects, the flip-side to the standardization of these houses is a reduction in quality, both in terms of both space and integration to the urban landscape. The 24 square-meter addition draws inspiration from the existing house and creates interesting contrasts: an inverted roof in opposition with the existing traditional one and a wooden structure clashing with the older masonry…
  • How To Make Your Roof Last For Decades

    Tara Mastroeni
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    A well-maintained roof is the capping feature of any home. Image Via: Red Leaf Interiors, LLC The knowledge that you get to come home to a roof over your head is one of the most rewarding parts of being a homeowner. The knowledge that you’ll eventually have to replace that roof, however, is often one of the most daunting. With roof replacement costs averaging nearly $34,500, according to the 2014 Cost VS Value Report, it’s no surprise that most people want their current roof to last as long as possible. Getting a roof to last is easy. All it takes is proper care. By following the right…
 
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    BLDGBLOG

  • Untitled Landscapes

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    [Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]. Design writer Sarah Rich has posted some really spectacular images by photographer Victoria Sambunaris, along with a short Q&A discussing landscapes altered by human activities and industry. Truck yards butt up against uranium disposal cells and open pit mines yawn over the horizon from border fences that stretch like continuous monuments through the desert. [Image: Untitled (talc mine benches); Cameron, MT, 2009, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]. Sambunaris…
  • Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. The new book Dust by Nadav Kander documents the broken test-cities of the Soviet nuclear program, with shells of partially dismantled buildings lying scattered across the landscape like dead monuments, anonymous and unsigned. [Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site VII," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. As the Guardian describes Kander's work—which opened just last week at London's Flowers…
  • Procedural Forestry

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    [Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]. We looked at procedural Brutalism the other week—and, deep in the BLDGBLOG archives, we explored the moors of a procedurally generated British countryside—so why not procedural forestry? Designer Florian Veltman tweeted two screen grabs the other week, along with the quick comment that he was "working on a procedural forest." The first image, which you can see in his tweet, is just a path or small clearing—almost a holloway—cutting forward through a forest of algorithmic leaves and branches. But it's…
  • Celestial Chiaroscuro

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    An interesting new project called Satellite Lamps, by Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, and Timo Arnall, attempts to visualize the ever-drifting, never exactly accurate workings of GPS. As the above video shows, the project uses "a set of lamps that contain GPS receivers, that change brightness according to the accuracy of received GPS signals. When we photograph them in timelapse, they reveal how the accuracy changes over time." You're basically watching the indirect effects of signal drift, transformed here into ambient mood lighting that acts secondarily as a graph of celestial…
  • Implied Landscapes

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    [Image: "Colour experiment no. 61," 2014; photo by Jens Ziehe, via Tate Britain]. The forthcoming exhibition of J.M.W. Turner's late works at Tate Britain not only looks amazing, but it's also accompanied by a gorgeous new series of seven works by Olafur Eliasson. Called "Turner colour experiments," the paintings were made after Eliasson "analyzed seven paintings by Turner to create Turner colour experiments, which isolate and record Turner’s use of light and color." These are Turner's paintings, reduced and purified to form, in effect, circular indexes of every color Turner himself once…
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  • New Artworks by CJ Hendry - Pen on Paper

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are planning CJ Hendry's first solo show in December, but want to give you a preview of some of the work we will be showcasing. Penfolds Grange Hermitage 105 x 155 Pool balls - 1 through to 15 - 60cm x 60cm - signed and framed The 8 has already been sold - to pre-purchase the others, please get in touch. Wishbone We arranged for CJ Hendry to meet Kanye West on the last leg of his Australian tour. She presented him with his very own hand-drawn US$100 bank note Cj Hendry is exclusively represented by thecoolhunter.  
  • Boxy Fine Foods, Ghent - Belgium

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Belgian twin brothers, Kristof and Stefan Boxy have dipped their culinary hands in several Michelin-star restaurants and catering businesses, and they’ve authored a cook book as well: Just Cooking. We loved their food store/catering space, Boxy Fine Foods, in Ghent, but unfortunately it closed earlier this year. While we do not know the reason why it closed, we bet it wasn’t because of the interior design. With the help of Frederich Hooft of Ghent, the Boxy brothers created an elegant, white, open space to display and sell gourmet foods. The elaborate moldings on the ceilings, the…
  • A Collection of The Very Best Among Small Coffee Shop Design

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Good coffee was not on an average consumer’s radar in 1971, when the story of the brand now known as Starbucks began. This was the case especially in North America where coffee culture was nonexistent.   That all started to change when Howard Schultz bought Starbucks in 1987 and started its expansion outside Seattle with the first outside the U.S. store opening that same year in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.   Today, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with about 23,500 stores in 65 countries. With the changes in lifestyles around the world,…
  • Joseph Cheaney Flagship Store - London

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Those of us who are tired of throwawayism and of pointlessly amassing closetfuls of disposable footwear, are starting to pay serious attention to the kind of shoe quality that only true expertise and attention to detail can produce. Voting with our wallets, we’d rather shop once a year and obtain something that is beautiful, durable and worth the high price, than keep throwing our money – and shoes – away season after season. Traditional men’s shoe makers Joseph Cheaney and others like them are thriving today because they give us what we want. If you have been making…
  • Start Paying Attention To The Design of The Office

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In our working lives, we are in many ways still stuck in the age of the Industrial Revolution. When the masses worked in factories, the office support personnel worked the same hours, or at least “regular working hours” and commuted daily to central offices. Perhaps there was a sense that all workers needed to be under the watchful eye of the Master and therefore they needed to gather in one place to be supervised, like kids in school? Are we not past that phase? We are challenging every single person to take responsibility for his or her own working environment. Let’s stop…
 
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  • Multi-Family Apartments in Colorado Springs

    Elizabeth Olney
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    EVstudio is currently working on the schematic design phase of a mixed-use development in Colorado Springs, CO. The ultimate goal of the client is to complete three components on the approximately 16 acre property, including commercial/retail, 344 Apartment units, and associated Clubhouse facilities with Guest Suites.    
  • Acapulco Denver Restaurant Sketch

    Sean O'Hara
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    I drew this quick sketch to explain the Acapulco Restaurant design to someone at the housing conference. Its drawn on the back of a sheet of heavily printed paper but it should give you a good sense of how this project may end up looking. The Acapulco will replace the existing restaurant on the southeast corner of Colfax and Yosemite in Denver. More coming soon. Originally posted 2008-10-14 13:32:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
  • $$ Value Engineering

    DJ Zehnacker
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    One thing that is often overlooked by civil engineers (or many engineers/architects for that matter) is the design component of value engineering.  What is “value engineering”?  Well, simply put, it is taking cost of construction into consideration during the design phase of a project.  Sounds simple, but many designers overlook this component. Value engineering can be as simple as having a good understanding of the governing design code for a particular project and sticking to the code when completing a design.  For instance, we have a residential subdivision project that we…
  • Denver Colorado Architect

    evstudio
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    EVstudio started in the mountains of Colorado just west of Denver and has become known for doing work all over the state. While our Evergreen office is still busier than ever, our Denver office has been in full swing for over a year now. As a result, EVstudio has developed a fine reputation with the City and County of Denver on multiple projects that range from urban residential additions, new single family homes, multifamily projects, commercial office and retail design, restaurants and even schools. Headed up by Sean O’Hara, the managing principal for EVstudio Denver, we have…
  • Fast Renderings in the Cloud

    Kellie Saylor
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    If you don’t have a rendering farm at your disposal, chances are a nice high quality rendering in Revit will require hours or even days depending on the complexity.  Additionally, the computer used for the rendering will be somewhat tied up as its resources are occupied with the rendering process.  Fortunately, with Autodesk 360 you can render in the cloud in a fraction of the time and without tying up your computer.  To use Autodesk 360 you just open the 3D view you want to render, then click “Render in Cloud” in the View ribbon menu.  I compared the two rendering methods using the…
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    Flavorwire » Architecture

  • 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture

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

    Alison Nastasi
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    We’re not shy about sharing our obsession with tiny houses and miniature dwellings, so when we spotted Miel Arquitectos’ design for a small-scale apartment on Dornob, we felt inspired. Micro living speaks to our desire to pare down, simplify, and create functional, beautiful spaces where we can thrive. In mega-cities like New York, your bank account depends on it. We’ve rounded up some tiny living quarters that don’t skimp on style, so click on for more stunning micro-apartments. This 200-square-foot minimalist Paris apartment uses colored lights to add depth and visual interest…
  • Architectural Retreats That Soothe the Soul

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

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

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

  • Design Dilemma: Warming Up An Industrial Kitchen

    preynolds
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Modern Kitchen by San Francisco Architects & Building Designers Schwartz and Architecture Kitchens have gone industrial in the last decade or so. Stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops, industrial lighting, white cabinets and white subway tile have ruled the day. We’ve loved the trend, but sometimes we yearn for a feeling of warmth and homespun comfort — you know, the kitchens of yesteryear. Recently, we happened upon this kitchen in a San Francisco Victorian, done by Schwartz and Architecture  that manages to deftly walk a very fine line. It feels modern and sleek…
  • Design Dilemma: Trends in Kitchen Backsplashes

    preynolds
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Modern Kitchen by Toronto Interior Designers & Decorators Croma Design Inc Kitchen trends come and go.  And so we are in the midst of a few striking changes when it comes to kitchen design. Backsplashes are changing their look. The glass and mosiac tiles of last year are giving way to sleek solid surfaces. What’s the benefit? Well, aside from a different look, one continuous surface is much easier-to-clean with no joints, grout lines or other places for grime to collect. We’re seeing these backsplashes everywhere. For instance, here’s Cararra marble used in a…
  • Design Dilemma: Top Five Tips on Decorating a Tiny Living Room

    preynolds
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Contemporary Living Room by Burlington Interior Designers & Decorators Cynthia Taylor-Luce Designing any kind of small space can be challenging, but living rooms come with extra challenges. For one, it’s often the first area of your home that you and guests see. It needs to accommodate down time if it serves as your family room, but it’s also got to accommodate your book club, sewing circle or poker night. It may even need, from time to time, to accommodate overnight guests. There are few areas of our homes pressed into service on so many fronts, but, as the reception area of…
  • Scandinavian Design Inside and Out

    Susan Kraemer
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    K M Architektur with offices in Austria, Germany and Switzerland designed this charming woodclad home with a very Scandinavian touch in Weinfelden, Thurgau, Switzerland. The house is clad in locally harvested natural white pine, arranged in a crisscross pattern reminiscent of a quilt. The master bedroom is a study of simplicity wrapped in white pine the cantilevered bed platform and headboard wall niche. The wood cladding continues inside and out, creating a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of the house. Although the house itself is quite narrow – the deck outside…
  • A Dramatic Black House for Viewing a Desert Landscape

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    When viewing California’s Joshua Tree National Park through the black entry courtyard of this house the colors are enhanced. In the Black Desert House by by Marc Atlan and Oller & Pejic, somehow the black makes the desert all the brighter by contrast. Inside, in the living room, brilliant reds, fuchsias and oranges complete the golds of the desert and the blue of the sky. A pair of Louis VIII chairs add an wry touch of pompousness that is amusingly out of place with the raw power of nature at its most elemental. The jagged modernity of the stark black house itself is more of a…
 
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  • A View from Inside the Climate March

    Paula Melton
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Author name:  Nadav Malin Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Maybe, if enough of us March, and plan, and make smart choices, we’ll have a chance at beating this thing.  I’m not a frequent social activist. In fact, I haven’t been to a major rally since my college days. But when my teenage daughter gets excited about something I care about, I'm all in! And she was getting excited by the social media buzz about the People's Climate March. So, with some last minute scrambling, I headed down to NYC with family and friends to the big March. By the time we succumbed to…
  • Foam-In-Place Insulation: 7 Tips for Getting Injection and Spray Foam Right

    Paula Melton
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Author name:  Peter Yost Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Quality installation of the two types of site-manufactured foam insulation is no easier than fiberglass batt and no less important. Here is how to avoid the most common problems. By Peter Yost One of my first research projects when I started at the NAHB Research Center in 1993 was looking into a new insulation: Icynene. We were evaluating its performance as a spray-applied, open-cavity insulation as well as an injection foam in closed cavities. I was enamored: this seemed to be a miracle insulation that installed…
  • Our Energy Solutions Have All Been Found

    Alex Wilson
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Not really, of course. But after five-plus years I’m ending my weekly Energy Solutions blog to focus more on the Resilient Design Institute and re-making Leonard Farm back into a farm. Our completed house and barn in the early morning light a few months ago.Photo Credit: Alex Wilson Transitions. Back in June, 2008 I started writing a weekly column on energy for the Brattleboro Reformer, our local newspaper. I thought it would be fun to write a regular column on a topic that I’ve focused so much time on over the past…
  • The Cover Image That Set Off a Firestorm

    Paula Melton
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Author name:  Nadav Malin Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Living Future The divide between the worlds of design and sustainability is persistent, but returning to core values can bridge it. By Nadav Malin For me, the creative tension between beauty and green performance came to a head in 2006, when I began working with the staff of Architectural Record on their new magazine: GreenSource. (GreenSource is no longer a separate magazine; it’s now an insert in the products magazine SNAP. And I’m no longer involved with it.) Pictures first As GreenSource’s executive…
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  • Take Steps to Lower Energy Bills

    John
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Right in your own home, you have the power to save money and energy. Saving energy reduces our nation’s overall demand for resources needed to make energy, and increasing your energy efficiency is like adding another clean energy source to our electric power grid. Some of the tips are simple to do. Others require more …
  • Tips on Buying a BBQ Grill

    John
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Need a new BBQ grill? Once you have figured out the type and price, it’s time to assess the key components of every grill: •Cooking System: The core of any good grill is the cooking system. A well made charcoal grill will contain a sturdy, heavy-duty, plated steel cooking grate and a charcoal grate to …
  • Transform Your Home’s Entry

    John
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    If you’re thinking about investing in a few choice renovations, then consider your front entry area. The entry to your home is one of the most visually important features of your house. Why? Because the entry is incredibly important to your home’s curb appeal. The following are a few entry ideas you can use for …
  • Smoke Alarms Help Save Lives

    John
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Safety Tips •Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install …
  • School Transportation Safety Tips

    John
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions. Here are some tips to make sure your child safely travels to school. Walking to school  Review your family’s walking safety rules.  Walk on the sidewalk, if one is available. When …
 
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  • Architecture Blog: Opening up to nature: The Hawaii Convention Center

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

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

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

    17 Dec 2013 | 2:06 am
    Early this December my wife and I visited Siem Reap in Cambodia. The excuse was to run the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon but even without that for a reason I had been wanting to go to the fabled temples for as long as I could remember. I spent one solid day, rising in the chilly morning at 5am to catch the first rays of sunlight behind the Angkor Wat towers, riding a tuktuk to Angkor Thom and Bayon temple in the searing noonday heat and ending with a spectacular sunset behind the gnarled giant trees that have taken over Ta Prohm (the ruined temple of Tomb Raider fame).Considering…
  • Architecture Blog: Ready, Set, Go!

    9 Dec 2013 | 1:20 am
    Game faces on.Hearts pounding.Waiting for the gunfire.Bang!And the Runners were off!Bloomberg held its First Asian Leg of the Square Mile Relay challenge and WATG Singapore Office was there in a heartbeat.A total of 160 Teams of 10 members each participated in this event set at The Promontory - Marina Bay Singapore on the 24th October 2013. Though most of our team members were not really fit to run the race (speaking for myself) we managed to get to the finish line without passing out (or walking where the other team members could see us). Team members comprised of Myself, Mark Anthony…
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    The Shouting Hare

  • Johnson Center at North Park University Opens

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

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

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

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

    Hoerr Schaudt
    1 May 2014 | 12:01 pm
    As a contributing editor to Organic Gardening Magazine, Doug Hoerr’s articles over the past year tackle garden design dilemmas with a blend of practical tips and illuminating suggestions. Each one… Read More > The post Garden Design Tips in Organic Gardening Magazine Article Series appeared first on The Shouting Hare.
 
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  • Green Power: Onsite or Offsite?

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    If you’re considering alternative energy sources for your commercial building, it’s important to realize that you have two options: you can choose to generate green power onsite or purchase it from a third party. Here is some information that may help you decide … Onsite Alternative Energy Sources It’s becoming increasingly common for commercial buildings to install solar (PV) panels, wind turbines, geothermal systems, etc. as part of their energy-efficiency plans – especially as more solutions are being designed to work with a variety of building types and locations. Renewable…
  • ENERGY STAR Recognizes Eastman for Energy Efficiency

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    For the third year in a row, Eastman Chemical Company (Vista Window Film’s parent company) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This year, we were proud to be recognized with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for our continued dedication to energy management through: Demonstrating energy-efficiency best practices across our entire organization Proving organization-wide energy savings Participating actively in ENERGY STAR, and communicating the…
  • GSA Puts Green Building Materials to the Test

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    To meet sustainability goals and move toward net zero energy buildings, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) implemented its Green Proving Ground program in 2012 to test new green building technology during its pre- or early-commercial stage. Because working with unproven commercial products can be risky for commercial building owners and managers, the Green Proving Ground program tests new technologies first in its own U.S. GSA buildings to help commercial facilities professionals gauge which new solutions might work well in their own buildings. The Green Proving Ground tests…
  • Success Stories: Battle of the Buildings

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Earlier this year, the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition – Battle of the Buildings – encouraged teams from more than 3,000 commercial buildings across all 50 states to compete for the greatest increase in energy efficiency. All in all, National Building Competition participants saved more than $20 million in utility bills by reducing total energy usage by more than 900 million kBtus. Nearly 50 buildings demonstrated energy-use reductions of 20% or greater in one year. Here are a few of their success stories … Success Story #1: Claiborne Elementary School Claiborne Elementary…
  • Cool Roofs vs. Garden Roofs

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Garden roofs and cool roof systems both offer energy-saving advantages over traditional black roofs, which may absorb heat and contribute to high HVAC loads and energy use. Installing a cool roof or garden roof may decrease roof temperature and building cooling loads. As a result, the lifecycle of your building’s rooftop and HVAC equipment may be prolonged. Both roof types offer points toward LEED certification as well. Although these roofs both provide energy savings by lessening the flow of heat from the roof into the building, they do so in very different ways. Cool Roofs Also known as…
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    Life of an Architect

  • Is that an Oculus?

    Bob Borson
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I was on the KHouse Modern job site a few weeks ago and during our weekly Tuesday construction meeting, I mentioned to the owner that the oculus was just about to start construction. He looked at me and said “Oculus? What is that?” I told him that it’s basically an opening in the ceiling to let the light in, or as I like to call them – the “coolest things ever”.An oculus is basically a round opening that is located in the center of a dome or wall. The most famous oculus is in the Pantheon, and while everyone who has ever been to the Pantheon remembers the…
  • How to Get a Job in an Architect’s Office

    Bob Borson
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “How to get a job in an architect’s office” is a topic that I’ve been meaning to cover for a long time here on Life of an Architect … I just never got around to doing so. I’ve worked the edges a little bit but never really addressed the topic head on … so today is the day that I am going to take care of it.When I first graduated from architecture school – and for the next few jobs afterwards – I truly felt that all I needed to get a terrific job was a diploma from an awesome college (check) and a kick-ass portfolio (double check) and I…
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  • Hey World, Get Up and Green Up!

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

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

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

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

    Mignon O'Young
    13 May 2014 | 7:38 am
    With increasing urbanization and development, increasing floods and droughts due to climate change, and diminishing fresh water resources, stormwater management is a real and urgent topic of discussion. Recently I came across a promising permeable pavement solution at the Taiwan International Smart Green City Expo/Taiwan International Green Industry Show — the JW Pavement Eco-Technology. Without sacrificing the strength and durability required of any type of pavement and roadway system, it simultaneously helps solve multiple issues including stormwater management, groundwater…
 
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  • Seven27 Apartments by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

    Miguel Rus
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Karant + Associates VDTA’s working relationship with Madison, Wisconsin’s premier developer, Urban Land Interests (ULI), spans over twenty years. During that time, VDTA was commissioned for many design assignments in Madison’s city center mainly focusing on office buildings, retail and parking developments, both new and renovation, but never for a residential building. When ULI got control of a parcel that sat adjacent to an existing ULI residential project near downtown Madison – an adaptive re-use of former tobacco warehouses into market-rate rental apartments – VDTA was asked…
  • Family House Revnice by Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti

    Alberto Seller
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    © Filip Slapal The plot of land on which the new house was designed is situated in a residential area of villas on the northern bank of Revnice above the valley of the river Berounka in the Czech Republic. The mass of the house blends into the terrain so that it respects the sloping terrain of the land. The one storey building with a flat roof and a lower level floor is embedded into a green garden. The mass of the top level floor overhangs the lower level floor, the front part of which in the direction of the street is unloaded with consoling above the access part of the house. An imaginary…
  • Breath Box by NAS architecture

    Alberto Seller
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Paul Kozlowski © photoarchitecture The main wall of Breath Box is reflective, facing the horizon. It does not only recreate the image of the sea, but it transforms itself by its own attributes. When the wind blows, this lifts the many reflective modules, providing a duality between visual experience and reflection of the ripple. Paul Kozlowski © photoarchitecture “Breath Box” allows to distinguish, to see the wind passage, and you not only feel it but apprehend it physically. The recomposed mirror is deformed under the influence of wind, making the mirrors interact with the…
  • Cliff House by Modscape

    Alberto Seller
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Courtesy of Modscape A five storey modular home clings to the side of a cliff in this conceptual design by Modscape. Courtesy of Modscape Entitled the Cliff House, the design is a theoretical response to clients who have approached Modscape to explore design options for extreme parcels of coastal land in Australia. Inspired by the way barnacles cling to the hull of a ship, a concept was developed for a modular home to hang off the side of a cliff as opposed to sitting on top of it. The home is visualised as a natural extension of the cliff face rather than an addition to the landscape,…
  • Urca Apartment by Arthur Casas

    Alberto Seller
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Fernando Guerra This penthouse in Rio’s Urca neighborhood has an extraordinary location, between the Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay. The client bought an apartment that was in terrible conditions, but with an exceptional potential for transformation. The project was guided by two complementary ideas: to create a pathway of discovery of the landscape on both sides, the bay and the mountain, and to bring as much light as possible to the three floors. © Fernando Guerra Undoubtedly the element that translates the better this idea is the main staircase. To add a new floor to the original…
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    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • 8 Modular Design Considerations

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

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

    Janet Field
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Savvy owners and developers are increasingly looking to modular construction methods to accelerate their projects. A growing awareness of the potential to realize the many benefits of building modular is what draws contractors, developers and owners to consider modular construction methods. Before a decision is made to go down the modular path, there is due diligence to be done.… Read More... The post Contemplating Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Run to Home Base 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Anton Giuroiu
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Every cooking enthusiast is facing daily challenges that normal people cannot comprehend. Every domain is complex, cooking included.A highly organized contemporary kitchen is crucial for absolutely every chef, even more required in the kitchens in which heavy cooking takes place on the daily basis. Everything has to be in place, everything has to be immaculate, you have to make sure you have everything at hand, covering small distances between actions, making your environment a more enjoyable place.We have all seen that immaculate plate with an extraordinary graphic dish on it shining…
  • DIY Storage Ideas-How to Build Kitchen Storage Under the Sink

    Anton Giuroiu
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    In most modern kitchens the storage space underneath the sink is unused. It is a space that requires maintenance from time to time, it is dark and dingy yet it still is a usable space. Space that can become storage easily. Showcased below we have a small short guide on how to build kitchen storage under the sink using roll-out trays, the same mechanism that you probably have already at each drawer in the kitchen. It rides smoothly bringing everything that you would need at a glance. Every item mentioned here can be found at a local hardware store or home center and the bill should not pass…
  • Clever DIY Storage Solution For Your Kitchen and Workshop

    Anton Giuroiu
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:14 am
    Storage ideas, storage solutions and storage organization. These are probably the biggest problems in interior design today.DIY storage solutions and ideas are everywhere today yet they all require dexterity, tools and most importantly time be materialized. The biggest change must come from furniture designers, architects and interior designers today. They are the first in the row, they should help the inhabitant from very beginning by proposing a space that feets the needs and requirements, storage included.The clients should also respect the project of course.Meanwhile we try to help you…
  • 10 Creative and Ingenious Ideas for Small Space Interiors

    Anton Giuroiu
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    10 very simple ideas meant to enhance your small space layout have been showcased below. These will help you create the illusion of space or compress functionalities and utilities into less space. Whether you are the one using the guide or the regular architecture and design enthusiast we are sure you will find this guide creative. Out of 10 ideas, two or three will fit your interior layout for sure so start re-designing, embrace the coziness and warmth offered by a small space to the fullest.1. Rotating Room Divider That Shelters a Bookcase and a TV ShelfImage Source: bedroomwise2. Ingenious…
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  • Shipping Container Homes Plans for Your Consideration

    alisan
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The shipping container homes plan is surely one thing that you will need when you want to use the container for your living. For your information, the expensive price for building a house is becoming a factor that makes many people look for the alternative of building their house. From one of those is the container. For your information, more and more people are using some big containers to build their home. As an addition, this kind of house is considerably cheaper and some people also consider living in the container homes is unique. If you also think about the same thing, then you might…
  • Hive Modular for Your Home Choices

    alisan
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Have you ever heard about Hive Modular? This is a kind of firm that will help you to build your modular house. For your information, the modular home is getting more and more popular nowadays. In fact, this kind of house is considerably a trend in today’s society. Many of you might have heard about the manufactured housing. Yes, it is the kind of house that is built on the chassis of a trailer and very portable. Therefore, you can move it wherever you want. Basically, the concept of modular house is considerably the same. However, with the expertise of this firm, all of the housing…
  • Mortgage – What Mortgage Can I Afford

    alisan
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Mortgage – What Mortgage Can I Afford. An important factor in figuring out what mortgage you can afford consist of major household earnings, down payment, debt, including credit card bills and/or loan payments, credit score, and property tax. Your credit score is a primary factor since it can determine the mortgage interest rate that you can to get when discussing having a bank. It’s your credit score, whichactions how much risk you pose to the lenders. What Mortgage Can I Afford How Much Mortgage Can I Afford Understanding How Much You’ll Have To Pay What Mortgage…
  • Student Loan Repayment Calculator

    alisan
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Student Loan Repayment Calculator. If you find yourself in a financial situation that’s hard to resolve, you instantly have to begin taking several actions to treat the problem. It’s not usually required to make contact with an expert to resolve the problem, but if you disregard the problem, it’ll just worsen, as well as lenders may take you to court. You might ultimately wind up needing to declare bankruptcy, and lose all of your most prized possessions. Preparing your path not in debt could be a time consuming procedure, but it’s worth the effort that it requires.
  • Student Loan Payment Calculator

    alisan
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Student Loan Payment Calculator. You’ve got to be considered, what the heck is a student loan payment calculator and where will I discover one? Have they really produced a special calculator only for student loans? Before you head to the student book shop, let’s be clear which up to now there’s no student loan calculator on the market. It’s simply an application plan for student debtors to provide on their own a concept on how they’ll handle their loan repayments. Student Loan Calculator To get a clearer picture of what a student loan calculator can, you should…
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  • Importing garbage for energy is good business for Sweden

    mistriotis
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, […]
  • AA Athens Visiting School 2014

    mistriotis
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 pm
    The Architectural Association Visiting School in Athens is part of the AI research agenda, investigating design possibilities of architectural modelling via scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.  The Architectural Association Visiting School in Athens is part of the AI research agenda, investigating design possibilities of architectural modelling via scripting and digital fabricating […]
  • Zaha Hadid Architects Designs London Science Museum Mathematics Gallery

    mistriotis
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    The new gallery devoted to mathematics will be composed of fluid forms generated through analysis of aeronautics turbulence fields. The Science Museum in London announced today that Zaha Hadid Architects will design its new Mathematics Gallery, which will showcase the history and advances in the field of mathematics. The gallery will feature a 1929 Handley Page […]
  • Architects Explain the Appeal of Portland, Ore. (3 videos)

    mistriotis
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Recent development in the city has emphasized the success of all neighborhoods through strategic design and connections. (by Architect Magazine) by Architect MagazineFiled under: Interviews, News & Reportaz Tagged: USA
  • Erwin Wurm Retrospective at Deichtorhallen Hamburg

    mistriotis
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Erwin Wurm Retrospective at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Full-length, remastered version of VernissageTV’s 2007 video: With more than 400 drawings, videos, photographs, and sculptures, the Erwin Wurm retrospective at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Germany shows the most expansive show of the artist’s work to date. “Particularly for the Deichtorhallen Erwin Wurm created a spectacular new work, which […]
 
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  • Interiors of the sixties and seventies in Jack Strong movie | MOVIE INTERIORS

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Design of the fifties and sixties is back in trends. Armchairs, sofas, chairs with think legs, inspired by this period are available in shops for some time now. "Jack Strong", the movie by Władysław Pasikowski, remind us of the Polish interiors from that time. The movie from this year tells the story of Polish colonel Ryszard Kukliński, Polish Army officer who secretly served as one of the C.I.A.'s and was one most important spies behind the Iron Curtain during the cold war.Wooden panelling on the wall and beautiful heavy brass lamp on the deskThe lamp of the desk is one of my favourite…
  • Lodz Design Festival 2014 is coming!

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Lodz Design Festival is the most important designer event in Poland and I am definitely going there this year! It is going to take place between 9 and 19 of October in Łódź (Lodz). To raise your appetites here is some of what we're going to see there! // part of the descriptions come from lodzdesign.com, pictures from the official designers' websites//MUST HAVE! 2014must have is a poll, where we have showcased the most interesting products by Polish designers and manufacturers over the last four years.  The nominated products have to satisfy two basic conditions: they have to…
  • European Solidarity Center opening in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    sourceLast Saturday the big opening of European Solidarity Center took place in Gdańsk, the city where I live."Solidarity", a movement that appeared in Gdańsk in 1980, was the first independent labour union in a country belonging to the Soviet bloc. Its leader was Lech Wałęsa received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1983. The "Solidarity" movement lead the Soviet bloc to collapse in 1989. I am so proud it all happened in my city. On the grounds of Gdańsk Shipyards (in 1980s "Lenins Shipyard"), where "Solidarity" arose European Solidarity Center was built. Inside, apart from conference…
  • Grunge walls | THE WEEKLY WANT

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    Walls that look older than they are in vogue not only in architecture (like in the European Solidarity Center in Gdańsk), but also inside. I admit one has to be brave to do such a wall in an apartment. Maybe it's going to be new hipster trend? ;) Okay, it may look good in pictures only, or in public interiors like restaurants. Anyway, it's kinda interesting :-)źródłoźródłoźródłoźródłoźródłoźródłosource: Designers Guild
  • Ugly advertisements destroying architecture | ONE PHOTO SUNDAY

    7 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    top picture source: bryła.plThe two pictures of Hala Olivia, sport arena in Gdańsk, show how advertisements can change architecture. The top picture was taken in 1972, the bottom one today. You can't even see how good is the architecture anymore (it's inspired by a ship struggling with waves)! I have no idea how the city of Gdańsk can let the building to be destroyed that way, it's so sad...p.s.In this ONE PHOTO SUNDAY you can see a positive change of a building in Warsaw
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  • 3 Essential Features of NDAs For Architectural Drafting Services

    admin321
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services work tirelessly on each project to bring out something unique, something exquisite every time. If by any chance the design or a part of it is leaked or stolen before the project is complete, the consequences can be [...] The post 3 Essential Features of NDAs For Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 3 Advantages of 3D CAD Modeling for Architectural Drafting Services

    admin321
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    3D CAD Modeling has revolutionized the working of The AEC Associates Architectural drafting services over the past two decades. It has helped the design professionals to work more efficiently, more accurately and with complete freedom. This has been a major shift [...] The post 3 Advantages of 3D CAD Modeling for Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services: Lifelike 3D Views

    admin321
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Lifelike 3D views are important tools in the arsenal of Architectural drafting services. A client is always eager to know how the structure would finally look like on completion and these 3D views are used to satisfy their curiosity and get their feedback. However, the fact is [...] The post Architectural Drafting Services: Lifelike 3D Views appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Keeping Architectural Construction Documentation out of Harm’s Way

    admin321
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Architectural construction documentation is a specialized job that involves days and months of sincere hard work and requires a lot of skill and expertise. These Architectural construction documents contain highly classified information that is a result of creativity, innovation, diligence and perseverance. We are living in an era of super-fast [...] The post Keeping Architectural Construction Documentation out of Harm’s Way appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • 2 Reasons Why Architectural CAD Conversion is an Inevitability

    admin321
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    The entire construction industry has undergone a sea change over the past two decades, the introduction of modern computer software’s has completely altered the style of working and a process like Architectural CAD conversion has now become an integral part of the design process. Thousands of online conversion companies [...] The post 2 Reasons Why Architectural CAD Conversion is an Inevitability appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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  • Strawbale Getaway by Gettliffe Architecture: amazing vacation house with walls of straw

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Designed in order to connect you with the environment, Strawbale Getaway from Creston, Colorado, is a welcoming retreat for family and friends. The owners wanted to respect the characteristics of this majestic site where it is located- at the cusp of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the San Luis Valley floor- throughout the project implementation and outcome. Thus, Gettliffe Architecture has designed the house as having walls made of straws and its spaces were connected by wide openings to the environment. The house was built to fit discreetly into the surrounding environment, to harness as…
  • City View Residence by Dick Clark Architecture: minimalist architectural approach with a simple divided volume

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    City View Residence from Austin, Texas, is distinguished by a minimalist architectural approach with a simple divided volume, with a range of reduced materials both in number and amount and with large areas of windows and glass walls. This approach reflects the owner’s values and lifestyle and his desire was architectural expressed by Dick Clark Architecture. Configured for entertainment, the living room is dominated by the glass walls that together with the large sliding doors from the dining room invites you outside by the pool to enjoy the spectacular views of Austin city. The plan…
  • Indian handicrafts with contemporary design: Ethic, Ethnic and Ecology by Sahil and Sarthak

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Two young Indian designers, Sahil and Sarthak Sengupa Bagga, have founded Sarthak Sahil Design Co with the firm conviction that Ethic, Ethnic and Ecology can be interwoven with our contemporary lifestyle. The two designers make customized products, furniture and lighting fittings, many of them unique, trying to save and preserve local traditions. Their relationship and the joint projects with the local artisans provide an exchange and a mutual gain, sustaining the tradition in this manner. Their works made entirely by hand, are vibrant and embellish any decor. The supplies are conceived on…
  • Extraordinary symbiosis between art and botany, by Opiary

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Mother Nature Solitaire Art and botanic, aesthetic and functionality, geometry and color are majestically equilibrated in the work of the designers and artists from Opiary Studio in New Jersey, USA. Following classical or modern themes, these extraordinary masterpieces can ennoble any garden. The symbiosis between simple details and curbed lines, between the living, organic element and the cold, inanimate rock make offer to these works message and symbolism, an excellent artistic expression. The pieces are created on armatures made of galvanized steel, covered with several resin layers,…
  • Campaign furniture from British Raj period, by J&R Guran

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The campaign furniture which is designed to be folded and transported on long distances was a feature of the armed expeditions along many centuries. The administrators, commanders and armies of the British Empire on the Indian subcontinent were probably the biggest consumers of campaign furniture consumption that led to the emergence of local production of high quality sustainable supplies, practical and stylish “knock- down” chairs tables, desks, beds. The Indian designers, Raj Guram and Jeet revived this job and the market using the best materials and skilled craftsmen to design…
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    Tiny House for Us

  • These “Earthbag” Domes Make a Perfect Dwelling for Hobbits

    estee
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Yesterday we showed you some of the homes that Russian hermits built, and today I wanted to explore a similar type of dwelling that would be more suitable for a hobbit than a family of three. Known as an “earthbag” building, these spaces cost very little to build, around $300 in most cases, but do require a fair bit of work to create. Sadly, this charming structure isn’t meant for living in. (It’s not in Middle-earth, either – it’s in Thailand.) At 50 square feet this one would be a bit small for a home even by tiny house standards, and creator Owen Geiger says…
  • These Photos of Russian Hermits Will Haunt You

    estee
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    When we think of people living alone in the middle of the woods, you might consider their choice somewhat extreme, and that’s OK. For most of us, the desire to live simply stops short of what Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures in his “Escape” project. His passion lies in documenting the lives of folks who choose to live alone in the woods, far from any town or city, completely isolated in their own habitat. His website showcases a fascinating glimpse at the lives of these folks, and the gallery showing images from his Escape project includes some powerful images…
  • From Homeless to Homesteading: How One Guy Rebuilt His Life for $2k

    Mike
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Stories like this prove the American dream is alive and well, and show how the authentic pursuit a dream often leads to new opportunity. Lamar had been living comfortably with a teaching career, big house, pool, and a car parked in his 3-car garage, when sudden illness and divorce brought all those things crashing down. He ended up struggling to find a place to live, with no job to pay the bills and debt mounting on his shoulders. One thing he had left was a parcel of land he inherited and an old camper to sleep in. He also had a resolve to become debt free by cutting ties from corporate…
  • Meet the Father-and-son Duo Building Sensible Smaller Homes

    estee
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    All around the country, and the world for that matter, people are making plans to build their own tiny home. Not everyone has experience though, and while a good many first-timers feel confident tackling a project like building their own home, many others need some guidance to get their vision built. In an era where large construction firms roll through suburban neighborhoods, erecting cookie-cutter mini mansions on every corner it’s nice to see small family run businesses like Wishbone operating with a simple goal in mind – to bring the dream of modest home ownership to Americans…
  • 20+ Inspirational Quotes About Living Simply

    Mike
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “The proverb warns that, ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” - Stephen Szasz “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda “For it is in your power to retire into yourself…
 
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Chic Moscow Studio

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Designer Max Kassymov design the interior of a small apartment in Moscow. He was able to transform small space area of ​​only 34 square meters into the stylish and comfortable home. The project used furniture and home furnishings by company OKHA Interiors (SAOTA). Client has only a few requirements: functional wardrobe, a comfortable bedroom and a wet room. The central element of the zoning is a wood panel made ​​in the workshop of the designer, who, together with a sliding glass door separates the bedroom from the dining room and kitchen. Read the rest of Chic Moscow Studio…
  • Concrete Wine Cooler by Francisco Corvi

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Innovative, different and unique concrete Wine Cooler designed by Fran Corvi – PPi3D Studio. Industrial chic material like concrete is a very popular at the manufacturing of everyday products. And Intoconcrete Brand demonstrates a number of interior  products and accessories made ​​of concrete. Read the rest of Concrete Wine Cooler by Francisco Corvi originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Art of Sandwiches – Delicious Posters by Jeremy and Gabrielle

    Vania
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Jeremy & Gabrielle are graphic artists from Sydney, Australia. Both created a  delicious posters that reflect popular art movements as mouth – watering sandwiches. The Art of Sandwiches are visualised four art movements  – Abstract, Cubism, Minimalism & Psychedelic. The series of tasty A2 posters are perfect for your home, art studio, classroom, café and office. Love the idea? Support  Art of Sandwiches at Kickstarter. Read the rest of Art of Sandwiches – Delicious Posters by Jeremy and Gabrielle originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Renovation by Mole design

    Vania
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Mole design project recently completed the renovation of a Shi house. Storage is maximized throughout the kitchen and living area with the use of matt white handleless panels. In addition, a custom built – in a collection of wood storage from the kitchen to the bedrooms while integrating shelving, lighting and a home office. The designers prefer a natural materials such a stone, wood and iron in light earth colors. Read the rest of Renovation by Mole design originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens

    Vania
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    If you take a look at the portfolio of Thomas Laurens will be impressed by his design of the staircase, part of unique interior projects. This is a serious challenge for any designer. The smaller design challenges, such as Swarm shelf system and two-seater table – Unfold, for children in bright yellow, also hint at his talent to design a small but clever objects. Every parent would love the table, which is solid, without the little details and perfect for creative performances of two small kids. Read the rest of Creative Design to Everyday Objects by Thomas Laurens originally posted on…
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  • Terracotta Lamps, Designed by Tomáš Král

    Loukas
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Tomáš Král from Switzerland designed these beautiful lamps called Terracotta lamps. Would you buy one? Design: Tomáš Král – Photos: Federico Berardi The post Terracotta Lamps, Designed by Tomáš Král appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • The Venice House in London By Andy Martin Architects

    Loukas
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    A loft in London was changed by Andy Martin Architects into a cushy urban retreat for a family: Warren and Claire Johnson and their 2 children. Neglecting London’s most wonderful arrangement squares, this loft on the ground floor of an evaluation I recorded house has turned into a desert spring of solace and a case of advanced family style. Known as meager Venice House, the changed over loft gloating 4.5 meter roofs was envisioned with the living zones to the south, disregarding city scapes, and the private ranges to the north. New shaped roofs and parquet floors supplant the previous…
  • Olaya House – A Beautiful Home by David Ramirez

    Loukas
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Olaya House is a beautiful home finished by David Ramirez. It is located close to Medellin (the 2nd biggest city in Colombia). The home moves peacefulness, setting out the occupants on an excursion far from the urban scene. Olaya House welcomes you to delight in the outside. Getting the consideration of the individuals who lean toward natural homes, which catch the substance of nature, it showcases a liquid inner part, with clear limits between the administration, social and private ranges. The natural feel dwells from the outside, openness, regular gritty shades, stone divider and the wide…
  • Double Story Home in Mexico by Parque Humano

    Loukas
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Parque Humano from Mexico City has finished the Casa la Roca extend in 2011. The double story home is found in Valle de Bravo, a town in Mexico State, Mexico. From the Team: The house is produced in 2 volumes divided by an enclosure and joined by an extension. Stopping and administration regions compose the right to gain entrance level. From here, the stairs lead to the primary access. Inside the first volume, we have put on the ground level the living and feasting space and the kitchen; rooms were put in the second level. The ensuing volume has a working studio, confronting the inward court.
  • Modern Single Story Residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Loukas
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Jon Anderson Architecture has composed the Flyway View House. Finished in 2008, this single story 4,590 s.f. modern residence is placed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The wildfowl natural surroundings is on a major transient flyway facilitating snow geese, sand slope cranes and the infrequent imperiled whooping crane. Design: Jon Anderson Architecture –  Photos: Kirk Gittings Photography   The post Modern Single Story Residence in Albuquerque, New Mexico appeared first on Homaci.com.
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