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  • BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

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    Lucy Wang
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General…
  • Heatherwick reveals his next project could be housing

    Building Design - Latest News
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Designer also defends garden bridge, saying London ‘needs extraordinary things in it’
  • 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

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    Rick Anderson
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a […]
  • The Possibilities for Drought-Tolerant K-12 School Landscape Design

    Integrated Sustainable Design
    Andrew Wickham
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last month, I had the honor of presenting at a workshop concerning California’s drought and the impending water restrictions. The workshop—put on as a joint effort between the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and Schools Energy Coalition (SEC)—was focused on helping K-12 school districts understand what the implications from California’s mandatory water reductions would be and to arm them with some tools and strategies to meet those reductions. The first half of the workshop focused on background information about the drought, Governor Brown’s executive order and which…
  • Pop-up prefab units build Barcelona up, rather than sprawl out (Video)

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    Kimberley Mok
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    These premade apartment units are lifted on top of the city's old buildings, making use and maximizing space on Barcelona's "forgotten rooftops."
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  • New Prospective Urban Planning Student: Needs quite a bit of introduction to this world

    NPlanner
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Hi everyone, So I graduated with my bachelors last year in anthropology (liberal arts school) and Ive been really thinking about what I want to do as a career goal because I've been unsure of my future plans even throughout college. I came across urban planning while I was on a architectural site. I've been really interesting in seeing real estate/land develop in nyc and how communities and spaces become renovated. I feel that urban planning is right up my alley but I am unsure what urban planners actually do. Could anyone explain to me what a typical day would be like as an urban planner? I…
  • Zoning: general Zoning conditions?

    shell_waster
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Got a question for the brain trust. While meeting with the attorney for my fair city on an expired permit issue he says that conditions of zoning are no longer valid when property is rezoned. Not wanting to get off topic I let this comment go but filed it away for later discussion. This statement stuck with me like bad Chinese take out and I asked him for clarification the very next day. From the various planning classes, conferences, legal reviews and other places, I have been taught that conditions of zoning perpetually stay with the property, until those conditions are removed and/or…
  • Transportation Planner - North Country Council, NH

    luckless pedestrian
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Transportation Planner North Country Council (NCC), established in 1973, is a regional planning commission and federally designated Economic Development District serving 51 communities and 25 unincorporated places in the northern third of New Hampshire. NCC serves as a forum for developing policies and making decisions about regional changes, economic and transportation issues in the region. Salary Range: $45,000 - $52,000 depending on experience. Minimum Job Requirements: * Five years prior transportation planning experience; preferably including work in transportation corridor studies,…
  • Credit opportunity

    dvdneal
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    For anyone that didn't get it or hasn't seen it here is an opportunity for 1 free credit hour for your AICP or 1 core hour for your CFM. https://www.planning.org/nationalcen...ationexchange/
  • Article - Four Books That Should Be On Every City Officials’ Summer Reading List

    JNA
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    http://www.publicceo.com/2015/06/fou...-reading-list/ “Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure in the Lead,” by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, 2015 “Urban Acupuncture – Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life,” by Jaime Lerner, 2014 “The Metropolitan Revolution-How Cities and Metros are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy,” by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley, 2013 “The Resilience Dividend Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong,” by Judith Rodin, 2014 Has anybody read any of these & would you recommend it ?
 
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  • Poor Doors of Perception: discriminatory design, collapsing balconies, and virtual realities on Archinect Sessions #36

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    This week, we dip into the swamp of whether so-called "poor doors" (separate entrances for affordable and market-rate housing tenants) are discriminatory, highlighting discussion points made in the wake of New York's decision to make them illegal. We also follow up on the investigation into a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California that led to six deaths, and ask Brian Newman, Archinect Sessions' Legal Correspondent, what legal recourse is possible for everyone involved.Virtual built environment wizards Thomas Hirschmann and Anthony Murray, founders of documentation and preservation firm The…
  • Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX

    Alexander Walter
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    The Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX debuted this week three new public art commissions designed to greet departing and arriving passengers and provide a measure of calm and reflection amid the chaos of air travel. The artists involved all have strong ties to Los Angeles -- Mark Bradford, Pae White and the Ball-Nogues studio each resides or works in the L.A. area.
  • Transforming a garbage heap into a public park

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Since the capping and closure of Fresh Kills’ five mounds, this 2,200-acre expanse of wetlands, marshlands, dry lowlands, forests, and grasslands has evolved into an unusual combination of natural and engineered beauty.Originally a patch of creeks and marshland on the western shore of Staten Island, the area now known as Fresh Kills became a major landfill for New York City in 1948, once Robert Moses bought the land for housing development. His plan was to solidify the marshland with waste for a few years, and then build. But construction never happened, and for the remainder of the…
  • David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum

    Alexander Walter
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum’s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design. “What’s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,” he says.Related: First Look at the Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Only 8.2% of the Great Wall of China is in good condition, according to recent study

    Justine Testado
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    Citing a recent report from the Great Wall of China Society, the [Beijing Times] claims that more than 30% of the original structure has disappeared. Approximately 74.1% is poorly preserved, and only 8.2% is in good condition. While concerns about the wall’s condition have deepened in recent years, the study appears to be the first to actually quantify the problem.More on Archinect:Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleasU.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national levelNew list of America's Most Endangered…
 
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  • Book Review: Out of the Loop

    John Hill
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Out of the Loop: Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago edited by Virginia B. Price, David A. Spatz, and D. Bradford HuntMidway Books, 2015Paperback, 204 pagesIn early June the Vernacular Architecture Forum, "the premier organization in North America dedicated to the appreciation and study of ordinary buildings and landscapes," held its 35th annual conference in Chicago, a modern city that would appear to lack vernacular buildings. Take a look at any book on vernacular buildings, be it by Paul Oliver or any other historian focused on the subject, and pre-modern buildings populate their pages,…
  • Book and Exhibition Review: Making and Provocations

    John Hill
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick StudioCooper HewittJune 24, 2015 - January 6, 2016Thomas Heatherwick: Making by Thomas Heatherwick and Maisie RoweMonacelli Press, 2015 (Revised and expanded edition)Paperback, 640 pagesOn June 24 the third leg of the traveling exhibition Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio opened at the Cooper Hewitt in New York; the exhibition started at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas last year and stopped off at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles earlier this year. Coinciding roughly with the exhibition's opening at…
  • Today's archidose #846

    John Hill
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Here are some photos of Houses Sete Cidades (2015) in São Miguel, Portugal, by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Adriano Pimenta Arquitectos, photographed by José Carlos Melo Dias. 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
  • Book Review: 30 Years of Emerging Voices

    John Hill
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:22 am
    30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance by Architectural League of New YorkPrinceton Architectural Press, 2015Hardcover, 304 pagesThere is a certain ebb and flow to architecture, by which I mean the culture at large – practice, publishing, awards, exhibitions, conferences, etc. In one of these areas – awards – each year sees, to name a few, the naming of a Pritzker Prize laureate in early spring, a bevy of AIA awards leading up the annual convention in late spring/early summer, the WAF awards in October, and a cluster of "best-ofs" near the end of the year. About a month…
  • Today's archidose #845

    John Hill
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Here are some of my photos of COSMO by Andres Jaque / Office for Political Innovation at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. COSMO is on display until September 7, 2015. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose
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  • Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

    Delana
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair's frame is a lightweight tubular metal. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Elegant Swinging Chair is a Big, Inviting Birdcage Rope-Suspended Steel & Wood Swing Chair is Simply Fun Animal Hybrid Chairs Turn Humans Into Mythical…
  • Divided and United: Spanish Home’s Separate Volumes Are Visually Connected

    Delana
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Casa el Bosque, or House in the Forest, was designed by Ramón Esteve Estudio and built in a suburban area of Valencia, Spain. Though the area is rather densely populated, this particular home is located on a plot surrounded by a pine forest. It was the forest and the beautiful natural surroundings that inspired the home's unusual layout. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Steel Bridge Cantilever Home: Suburban Living on the Edge Stealth Stone Summer Home Rises Right Up from the Rocks Living in Nature: Beautiful Wood & Stone Bungalow Home…
  • The Droid: Star Wars Coffee Table Pinball Machine

    Trevor Coulson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    It’s a coffee table. It’s a pinball machine. It’s a "Star Wars" lover’s dream. It’s the Droid, a piece of furniture so cool, you’ll want it whether you grew up with Darth Vader, Yoda and C-3PO or not. Created by utterly inventive Hungarian ALTAR furniture, this "one and only love child of Star Wars pinball and R2D2" has snagged a 2015 A'Design Award and garnered – deservedly – lots of international attention. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Shadowy Modern Dishware Accessory Designs Creative Dish Drying Racks & Self-Drying…
  • Leaning is the New Standing: Clever Chair Takes the Pressure Off

    Delana
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remember a very, very recent time when standing desks were all the rage and doctors were telling us that sitting down to work was as bad for our health as smoking? Well, that's actually still true, but now you can quit pretending to be ok with standing up all day at work because the LeanChair is about to switch things up a little. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: StorkStand May Be the Simplest Standing Desk Ever Designed Office Chair Increases Health By Keeping You On Your Feet Peek a Boo! Working Table With Room for Your Cat to Play Fun Hamster…
  • Floraform: Jewelry for the Future

    Sylvie Greil
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Harry Winston. These hallowed names in jewelry are so … not cerebral! Enter Floraform, a new line of computationally crafted 3D-printed jewelry from Nervous System. This innovative generative design was "inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers and explores the development of surfaces through differential growth." There you have it. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Crafty Reuse: Cool Jewelry Recycled from Home Hardware Precious Metals? Solid Silver Metal Diamond Ring Designs Home Jewelry:…
 
 
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  • Portable & Potable: Water-Purifying Sculpture Cleans East River

    Urbanist
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Combining practical water purification and the fun of watching hidden processes come to life, this gigantic structure installed at MOMA PS1 in New York City features a dazzling array of plants and pipes made to be watched and enjoyed by people. Developed by Andrés Jaque’ and his architecture firm, winner of the 2015 Young Architects Program, this mobile filtration plant (dubbed Cosmo) takes in polluted water supplied by the city (from or) matching pollution levels of the East River and renders it clean and drinkable.
  • Mind Mining: Subterranean Library Descends Into Darkness

    Steph
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] A fragile layer of glass is all that prevents you from falling, Alice-in-Wonderland-style, into a tunnel of books that seems to descend deep below the surface of the earth, its bottom shrouded in darkness. Roughly the size of a mine shaft, this miniature subterranean library hides all of its titles from view, the spines of the books turned inward, making it all the more mysterious. Entitled ‘When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down,’ the intriguing installation by Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg has been dug into…
  • Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

    Steph
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Art & Photography & Video. ] Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants in the work by filling in the blanks. Whether working with props in a studio, using only analog film photography techniques or capturing incredible images with little more than an iPhone, these photographers lure us into an alternate reality with narrative images that leave us wanting more. Aela Labbe Of all the gorgeous images French dancer and photographer Aela Labbe has created,…
  • Branch Up: Modular Spiral Staircase Wraps Trees for Climbing

    Urbanist
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Providing an elegant, robust, accessible and tree-friendly alternative to ladders or branches for climbing trunks, this spiral step solution lets you scale trees without harming them. Developed by Thor ter Kulve and Robert McIntyre, the CanopyStair uses lightweight birch plywood, adjustable ratchet straps for leveling on uneven trunks and neoprene padding for soft contact points with the tree itself. As the creators of this system point out, tree canopies are some of the least-explored places on Earth, in some ways as mysterious…
  • Mole Delivery: Automated Pipelines to Ship Goods Underground

    Urbanist
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] In a world obsessed with aerial drones, this new system could fly in under the radar and revolutionize shipping, delivering goods automatically via unmanned vehicles using magnetic wave propulsion through subterranean tubes. We are used to transporting liquids in bulk below ground – including water, waste and fuel – at its simplest, this system proposes doing something similar with solids, but the effects could revolutionize supply chains locally and globally. Like pneumatic tubes or underground trains of the…
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  • Slingshots of the Oceanic

    Geoff Manaugh
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    [Image: A diagram of the elaborate loops and ribbons of self-intersecting movement allowed by gravity-assisted travel, in this case heading toward a comet; original artist unknown]. Gravity-assisted space travel is when you use the gravitational pull of one planet or other celestial body as a fuel-efficient way to "slingshot" yourself toward another, more distant goal, someplace you could not have reached without assistance, either in terms of your velocity or even your basic direction. You head toward one place to get to another—or "by indirections find directions out," we might say. These…
  • Transecting Amsterdam

    Geoff Manaugh
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    [Image: From Project 360º by Frank Dresmé]. Here's an old project by Dutch graphic designer Frank Dresmé. Called Project 360º, it used the idea of the "transect" as a way to map and graphically depict pedestrian movement through urban space. [Image: From Project 360º by Frank Dresmé]. As Dresmé explains, he found existing maps of Amsterdam both navigationally inadequate and conceptually boring, so he sought to find a new way to represent how the city really feels as a sequence of spatial opportunities and physical obstacles. This meant, among other things, focusing on and highlighting…
  • A Vast Array of Props

    Geoff Manaugh
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    [Image: Thomas Scholes, Sketch a Day series; view larger]. Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted an interview with artist Thomas Scholes about "how concept art is made." Scholes refers to himself as "an environment specialist," and he describes how he develops the architecture and landscapes for games such as Guild Wars 2, Halo 4, Gigantic, and many others. [Image: Thomas Scholes, Sketch a Day series; view larger]. One of his many strategies is to develop what RPS calls "a vast array of props": Scholes, we read, has "constructed huge asset sets from which he can plunder. A previous month-long…
  • X Marks the Spot

    Geoff Manaugh
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    [Image: A motif index for lost mines and treasures applied to redaction of Arizona legends, and to lost mine and treasure legends exterior to Arizona by Byrd Howell Granger]. Several lifetimes ago, I worked as a summer intern at the American Folklife Center down in Washington D.C., where, before my internship officially ended, I spent a few hours making loads of photocopies from a bunch of old papers, articles, pamphlets, self-published magazines, and various books about maps, mythology, folksong lyrics, and more. Even today, I keep finding these things filed away in various places. One of…
  • Greek Gods, Moles, and Robot Oceans

    Geoff Manaugh
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    [Image: The Very Low Frequency antenna field at Cutler, Maine, a facility for communicating with at-sea submarine crews]. There have been about a million stories over the past few weeks that I've been dying to write about, but I'll just have to clear through a bunch here in one go. 1) First up is a fascinating request for proposals from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, who is looking to build a "Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation." It has the handy acronym of POSYDON. POSYDON will be "an undersea system that provides omnipresent, robust positioning" in the…
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  • Principal Spotlight: Mark Oppelt

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design. Mark Oppelt, AIA / REFP/ LEED AP Principal LPA San Antonio
  • The Possibilities for Drought-Tolerant K-12 School Landscape Design

    Andrew Wickham
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last month, I had the honor of presenting at a workshop concerning California’s drought and the impending water restrictions. The workshop—put on as a joint effort between the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and Schools Energy Coalition (SEC)—was focused on helping K-12 school districts understand what the implications from California’s mandatory water reductions would be and to arm them with some tools and strategies to meet those reductions. The first half of the workshop focused on background information about the drought, Governor Brown’s executive order and which…
  • The Talent Revolution and Demand for Creative Workspaces

    Karen Thomas
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Attract & Retain No matter the business, corporate leaders and commerce visionaries share a similar challenge: the ability to attract and maintain top talent. Thought leaders and industry pioneers are looking at creative workspaces as a physical expression of their business ethos and a vital tool in the pursuit of meaningful talent. Crafting a space that supports the mind shift of the progressive workforce, requires a transformation in the way corporate facilities support people and the organizational process.  
  • LPA University: Cultivating Trust in Healing Environments

    5 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    A crucial element in every healthcare organization is trust. Healthcare services which address pivotal life moments for patients and caregivers can make or break a person’s confidence in their provider. Consequently, healthcare designers have a tremendous opportunity to channel these impactful life moments into positive experiences with elevated consumer confidence.
  • Principal Spotlight: Glenn Carels

    29 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.
 
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  • Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building

    Cat DiStasio
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The world’s tallest building already towers over Dubai’s skyline, and now the city is planning to build the world’s first fully 3D-printed office building. It’s a cool, space-age structure that will save a bundle on construction costs and material waste. Read the rest of Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing, 3d-printed…
  • BREAKING: BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims

    Lucy Wang
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    BP has finally agreed to settle all federal and state claims over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill with a record $18.7 billion payment—the largest environmental fine in U.S. history. With an estimated 210 million gallons of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico, the 2010 environmental disaster is the biggest offshore oil spill in American history, claiming 11 worker lives and causing extensive and ongoing damage to wildlife, human health, and the economy. BP’s settlement is the “largest settlement with a single entity in American history,” according to U.S. Attorney General…
  • Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

    Tafline Laylin
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Kyocera has broken ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant–on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and natural resources. Now the Japanese electronics company is availing themselves of the same properties that make the ideal golf course to build solar power plants. With expansive sunny spaces and minimal shade cover, abandoned golf courses in both Kyoto and Kagoshima Prefectures will soon host two new solar power plants with a combined capacity of 115MW. Read the rest of Kyocera breaks ground on…
  • 2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles

    Marc Carter
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you’re only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range – but Toyota just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has a driving range of 312 miles, which is longer than any other zero-emissions vehicle on the market. Read the rest of 2016 Toyota Mirai is the only zero-emissions vehicle that can travel 312 miles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car, electric vehicle, fuel cell vehicle, green car, green transporation,…
  • Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power

    Cat DiStasio
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    In basically the craziest news in clean energy this week, the Texas city of Austin has become the site of the world’s cheapest solar power. Priced at just $0.04/kWh, this beats the previous record set in Dubai by $0.02/kWh, and although solar prices have been trending downward for some time, even the experts are surprised to see such a low price reached so soon. With these new figures, Austin takes a big lead in the world’s fastest growing and perhaps most competitive clean energy market. Read the rest of Austin, Texas is now home to the world’s cheapest solar power Permalink | Add to…
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  • Year 10

    Alexander Trevi
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:04 pm
    (Making (Im)possible Chicago #26 a little less impossible. Image courtesy of United States Navy.)While blogging activity in the last two years or so has been nil (apart from the occasional Martian sunsets and sunrises), I still want to make a quick post to note that Pruned began exactly 10 years ago today. And to thank everyone who has ever visited and anyone who still continues to click around the Archives. I hope it's all been of some use to you.
  • Sol 587

    GGGRRRAAARRRDDD
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    (Sunset over Gale Crater captured by the Curiosity rover on sol 587, or April 1, 2014. Images courtesy of NASA / JPL / MSSS / Don Davis. Source.)
  • Another Dawn on Chryse Planitia

    Alexander Trevi
    31 Dec 2013 | 10:20 pm
    (Another dawn on Chryse Planitia to kick start another year. This sunrise was photographed by the Viking 1 Lander on August 25, 1977, or sol 391. Here's the sunrise on sol 379. Original images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Sunset on Gale Crater

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:30 pm
    (Here then is my traditional capstone image to what unexpectedly turned out to be a very sparse blogging year. This particular Martian sunset was observed by the Curiosity rover from Gale Crater on sol 312, or June 6, 2013. Images courtesy of NASA. Source.)
  • Liberate the Horizontal and Integrate the Vertical Super-Surface

    Alexander Trevi
    30 Mar 2013 | 10:52 pm
    (“Stratosphere Giant” Coast Redwood, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA. Photo(s) by James Balog.)A very quick reminder that today is the last Sunday of March. That means it's International Tree Climbing Day! Go out and find yourself a nice tree, or any tree for that matter, and shimmy on up. Go survey your city anew, replay forgotten moments from your youth, domicile with arboreal creatures for an afternoon, get splinters and bloody scratches, serenade below with songs passed down to us by our hominid ancestors. Don't forget to bring the kids!
 
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  • Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars

    Regine
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Drone crews, analysts, intelligence officials and military commanders all speak frankly to the author about how armed drones revolutionized warfare--and the unexpected costs to some of those involved continue
  • For Ever Amber, ennobling working class and marginalized communities

    Regine
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    Over the past 45 years, the members of the collective have been documenting the industrial communities living along the river Tyne, the fishermen, the shipbuilders, the people working in the coal and steel industry, but also their families, the unemployed and the marginalized communities. The result is a vast archive of photos and films that present both both artistic and historical value continue
  • Out of Play: Technology & Football

    Regine
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:29 am
    The works on show range from a robotic soccer robot to the Soccket energy generating football, from the ever irresistible and painful Leg Shocker to the world premier of Jer Thorp's immersive installation The Time of the Game. The result is an exhibition that brings into a highly popular museum an entertaining but also critical and provocative view of the impact that technology has on 'the beautiful game.' continue
  • Politics and Practices of Secrecy (part 2)

    Regine
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Two of the presentations i enjoyed covered the representation of intelligence agencies in films and tv fiction, another was about the influence that new forms of surveillance are having on the rise of home-grown ('home' being the U.S.A., the symposium was organised by the Institute of North American Studies) white extremist groups. And a fourth talk commented on the delusory quest to control State information continue
  • Experiments in sound and perception. An interview with Aernoudt Jacobs

    Regine
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    Aernoudt Jacobs is an artist fascinated with sound in all its forms and possible expressions. He collects fields recordings around the world but he also creates installations based on Bell's photoacoustic effect that reveals the sonority of any material hit with a strong beam of light, builds sound microscope that magnifies the freezing and melting process of water or suspends coils, magnets and 1000 tin cans into the air to play with the laws of electromagnetic induction and create tiny vibrations that produce sounds continue
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  • My Micro by nARCHITECTS

    16 Jun 2015 | 9:25 am
    Multiplicity with modularity. Marvellous prefab architecture by nArchitects. to find out more... Image via http://narchitects.com/work/my-micro-ny-2/
  • Guide on Construction of Industrial Developments in Singapore

    12 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    A very useful guide co-published by I. Building & Construction Authority (BCA) II. Economic Development Board (EDB) III. Energy Market Authority (EMA) IV. JTC Corporation V. National Environment Agency (NEA) VI. Public Utilities Board (PUB) VII. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) VIII. Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). To find out more...Image via http://fladeo.com/detail/guide-on-construction-of-industrial-developments-in-singapore-777807
  • Inside the Designer's Studio with Ken Yeang

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

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

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

  • Update RK AB 1

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:39 pm
  • Architecture is an art, Culture, tradition and Dream

    3 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Architecture is an art that is made by each individual to berimajinasikan themselves and science of designing buildings. In a broader sense, the architecture includes the design of the total built environment, from a macro level, namely urban planning, urban design, landscape architecture, down to the micro level, namely building design, furniture design and product design. Architecture also refers to the results of the design process.Culture In Indonesia, people have a unique culture and simple to relate to the design of the house or dwelling.The designs are often chosen by homeowners today…
 
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  • Tiny Towable Home

    Christine Walsh
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    The company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses of Colorado has just unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Front Range. The home is mounted on a custom made 18-foot (5.4-m) two-wheeled trailer, and is selling for just $37,000. The price and the size of Front Range should appeal to anyone looking to downsize to a tiny home that is also quite sustainable. The Front Range tiny house features an open plan layout with high ceilings, which add to the feeling of spaciousness. The exterior of the home is clad in cedar planks on the upper part, and cedar lap on the lower part. Cedar shakes were used…
  • Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover

    Christine Walsh
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:27 am
    Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. Architect Richard Rogers is currently in the process of altering the original design so that it can be used as a modern, easy-to-assemble holiday home. Rogers didn’t alter the…
  • Houses Made of Bamboo

    Christine Walsh
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    Ibuku, a team of designers and builders headed by Elora Hardy in Bali make houses out of bamboo, one of the most sustainable, versatile and strongest materials available. While bamboo is a great building material on all fronts it is challenging to work with, which is why so few builders use it. Ibuku seems to have found the answer though. Elora and her team wish to raise the awareness about this great material, which has the same strength as concrete or steel, is abundant and can regenerate in just a few years. Ibuku have recently built a large house called Sharma Springs out of bamboo. The…
  • A Few More Awesome Examples of Cargotecture Done Right

    Christine Walsh
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Shipping container architecture is sweeping the world and capturing the imagination of individuals looking to build their home, business trying to revamp their headquarters, and everyone in between. Below you will find a few great examples of shipping container buildings designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, sustainable and functional. 1. Ingenious Shipping Container Office in Tokyo, Japan This office was built out of two standard-sized repurposed 40-foot shipping containers, which yielded almost 400 square feet of office and gallery space. The containers were cut up and placed…
  • New LED Bulb by Dyson Will Last for 37 Years

    Christine Walsh
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:21 am
    The company Dyson has come up with an efficient LED bulb, which they claim can last 37 years. Apparently this innovation comes down to the much better cooling technology that they have developed which greatly extends the lifespan of the bulbs. According to Dyson, the other LED makers are fully aware that it’s the cooling issue that makes the bulbs fail, but they are not doing anything to fix that. Dyson, on the other hand, is doing something about it. It’s well known that effectively cooling LEDs has been a problem for bulb makers in the past. LED bulbs don’t turn as hot as classic…
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  • 2015 CLCA Award Winner- Sonoma Design-Build Project

    Michael O'Connell
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Our design-build installation in Sonoma won first place at this year’s CLCA North Coast Chapter Awards. The design-build categories are always filled with tough competition, so a first place award is always satisfying. Thanks to the Farmers in Sonoma for the recent photos below. You can see post install photos of the project here. Congratulations to you for the great design and for Ruben and the crew executing it so flawlessly.  We could not be happier with how the yard (front and back) turned out especially now with all the plants filling out. We are thoroughly enjoying the…
  • From the Drawing Board: Petaluma Victorian

    Michael O'Connell
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    We are working on design development for this corner home in West Petaluma. It is prominently situated on a corner lot, meaning the design incorporates a lot of new fencing. At one side we have detailed large shrubs that would create a green fence and expand the size of the back yard. In the back yard a new patio, lawn and connecting walkways have been detailed for new living spaces. Site plan for large corner lot in Petaluma Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Planting Plan This project in Petaluma situated on a large corner lot... From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Layout and…
  • From the Drawing Board- 4 Spring Projects

    Michael O'Connell
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    The spring seems to be coming early this year with all of the warm weather this winter. Here are some images from four different design projects in different stages of conceptual development. -Novato Concept- Back yard patio and synthetic turf installation -San Anselmo Concept- Back yard patios, walkways and garden area -Cotati Concept- Back yard terracing, vegetable garden, steps, and paths -Tiburon Project- Hardscape layout and retaining wall plan     Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Sonoma Concept Plan This project near the main square in Sonoma focuses on... From the…
  • Breaking down our estimates- project cost and line items

    Michael O'Connell
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Creating a good estimate is a time consuming process. We consult on scores of projects every year, issue a lot of free estimates, and try to create a proposal that is complete and also responsive to client and project. Our estimates are line item based, we think of them as similar to a menu at a restaurant. We outline the scope in terms of a wide array of options and detailing, and then refine the estimate depending on budget and client needs. We find line item estimates work better than lump sum estimates, especially at an initial phase.  They take into account elements like a patio that…
  • Work in Progress- Cotati Concrete

    Michael O'Connell
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    For this ranch house in Cotati we are working on new concrete patios and walkways in the front and back yards. These new walkways create a new sense of entry to the front of the house and modernize the landscape. Related posts: Work in Progress- Greenbrae Project We are getting ready to pour a concrete slab for... Current Project- Commerical Concrete and Wall Installation We are working on a project in San Rafael for... Common Mistakes: Don’t Paint that Concrete! A continuing entry in our Common Landscape Mistakes series: It...
 
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    The Whispering Crane Institute

  • 6 Plants That Beat Butterfly Bush for the Wildlife Draw

    Rick Anderson
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    Here’s a very interesting take on alternatives to the very popular “Butterfly Bush” that is/has become a go-to plant for many gardener’s. I am a big fan of finding a […]
  • The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder

    Rick Anderson
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:17 am
    Remember to check for plants native to your region and state. The Xerces Society » Milkweed Seed Finder.Filed under: animals, gardendesign Tagged: Asclepias, asclepias sp, common milkweed, milkweed, monarch butterflies, […]
  • Maxims and Mottoes from Masters of One-liners

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

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

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

  • Oregon Starts Mileage-Based User Fees

    The Antiplanner
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Yesterday, the Oregon Department of Transportation began accepting applications from volunteers willing to switch from paying gas taxes to mileage-based user fees. The experimental program is limited to 5,000 volunteers and apparently the applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Oregon’s gasoline tax is 30 cents a gallon, so if your car gets 30 […]
  • WiFi Yes, V2V No

    The Antiplanner
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A little-known conflict over the electromagnetic spectrum could shape self-driving cars for years to come. On one side is “an ecosystem of companies” that have developed vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications systems and the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission (NHTSC), which wants to mandate such systems in all cars and trucks, which together want the Federal Communications […]
  • Austerians or Common-Sensicans?

    The Antiplanner
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Greek debt crisis has Paul Krugman waging a verbal war against those he called Austerians, meaning economists who think the solution to being up-to-your-ears in debt is to cut back on spending. (It’s also a pun on Austrian economics, which generally opposes government intervention in just about anything.) “Greece was overspending, but not by […]
  • So Much for Low-Capacity Rail

    The Antiplanner
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    When Orlando decided to fund and operate a commuter train, many residents probably thought they could take the train to major events. Orlando expects to attract 120,000 people to its fireworks show this July 4th, but none of them will take the train to the site. We’ve all heard the claim that a rail line […]
  • Red Light for Red, Yellow Light for Purple

    The Antiplanner
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that he was cancelling Baltimore’s Red light-rail line while approving suburban Washington’s Purple Line. However, that approval comes with a caveat that could still mean the wasteful transit project will never be built. The latest cost estimate for the Purple Line is nearly $2.5 billion for a project that, […]
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  • 8 Newbury Street, Boston

    David Thompson
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 pm
    See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Quattro Auto Body Inc, Bethesda

    David Thompson
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:13 am
    Found this lovely decoration on Quattro Auto Body Inc in Elm Street, Bethesda, MD.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • The Dollar City, Te Awamutu

    David Thompson
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    It was raining when we were driving through Te Awamutu but I wish I'd noticed the doors of The Dollar City I would have crossed the road and got a bit wetter to check them out.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Thompson Bros Building, Te Awamutu

    David Thompson
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    Thompson Bros Building from 1937 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Estádio da Gávea, Flamengo

    David Thompson
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:14 am
    This is the Estádio José Bastos Padilha, nominally the home of the Flamengo Football Club, also known as the Estádio da Gávea. Flamengo play their home matches at the much larger Estádio do Maracanã leaving the 1938 Estádio da Gávea as their training ground.See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
 
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  • Jeju Bayhill Pool & Villa / Kim Dong-jin + L'EAU Design

    Cristian Aguilar
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    © Sun Namgoong Architects: Kim Dong-jin, L'EAU Design Location: Yeraehaean-ro, Jeju-do, South Korea Design Team: Lee sang-hak, Lee young-sun, Park hae-in, Park Jong-beom , Jung Dong-hui, Ju Ik-hyeon, Yoon Ji-hye Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Sun Namgoong Construction: DAEAN, JEHYO, BMB Structure Engineer: SDM Structural Engineering Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HANA Consulting Engineers Co.,LTD. Construction Supervision: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., GAU Co., Ltd Site Area: 9,989㎡ Building Area: 1,978.70㎡ Gross Floor Area: 4,854.02㎡ Client: BAYHILL POOL&VILLA © Sun Namgoong…
  • Vivarium / HYPOTHESIS + Stu/D/O Architect

    Karen Valenzuela
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    © Pakkawat Paisitthawee Architects: HYPOTHESIS, Stu/D/O Architect Location: Bangkok, Thailand Area: 600.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Pakkawat Paisitthawee Structural Engineer : Powerplus System Engineer: Powerplus Contractor: PSM © Pakkawat Paisitthawee From the architect. Vivarium is a new restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand, constructed within a decommissioned warehouse owned by the Krungthai Tractor Company operated by Chef’s Ministry, serving a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine. © Pakkawat Paisitthawee HYPOTHESIS was invited at an early stage to formulate the concept,…
  • VIA 57 West: Challenging Form and Urban Development in Manhattan

    Rene Events
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Image © Matthew Carbone Join the CTBUH New York City Chapter for a discussion on the VIA 57 West building. Guest speakers Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Aine Brazil (Thornton Tomasetti), and Jeff Crompton (Hunter Roberts) will discuss the architecture, engineering and the construction process behind this unique structure. VIA stands tall at 467 feet and is one of the most architecturally distinctive buildings constructed in New York City. The building provides a dramatic visual gateway to Manhattan’s skyline along the Hudson River. VIA is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a…
  • Trinity Apartments / K20 Architecture

    Fabián Cifuentes
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Courtesy of K20 Architecture Architects: K20 Architecture Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia Developer: Longboat Development Group Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of K20 Architecture Principal Consultant: K20 Architecture Head Contractor: Gazelle Constructions Building Surveyor: Lorenzini Group Structural & Civil Engineer: A.M. Design Services Engineer Sdp: Consulting Group Soil Engineer: Statewide Geotechnical (Australia) Pty Ltd Traffic Engineer: TraffixGroup Landscape Architect: John Patrick PTY LTD Courtesy of K20 Architecture From the architect. Located in Melbourne,…
  • Dubai to Host World's First 3D Printed Building

    Karissa Rosenfield
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    via Obras The United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D printed structure with a massive, 20-foot-tall 3D printer. Though many structures have utilized 3D printing, none have been entirely built by using the technology. Everything - the building's structure, interior finishes, and furniture - will be 3D printed in sections and then assembled on site, according to a report by 3DPrint. The 2,000-square-foot building will then be used to house the Museum of the Future headquarters in Dubai.“This project reflects the vision of our…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Soho Loft Combining Scandinavian and American Design Sensibilities

    Lavinia
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Gabellini Sheppard Associates completed the design of an impressive loft in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, New York, USA. The 8,300 square-foot apartment combines American and Scandinavian sensibilities, as it was especially imagined for a professional couple, American and Danish, and their three children. According to the architects, the loft aims at “preserving the character of the building and its intrinsic spatial continuity and generous proportions while fulfilling the programmatic needs of the client. By incorporating the unused roofscapes as a series of urban garden…
  • Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

    Lavinia
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nestled amongst skyscrapers and offers views of Lake Michigan. One of the main brief requests was to have a practical residence, with plenty of storage. Accepting the challenge, the architects came up with a variety of integrated storage solutions and the idea to “maximize space using a double-sided island, open shelving, drawers, flip up…
  • Exclusive New Home Overlooking The City of Angels

    Ada Teicu
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    Designed by Marmol Radziner and constructed by Fountainhead Builders-Developers, this new home in LA presents its contemporary shape in photos you will love enough to share. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout make the contemporary structure reveal the surrounding view and suburban landscape while flooding the spaces with an abundance of natural light.From the moment you see this new home on the street, you can’t help but wonder how it would be like to come home to this, past the beautifully grained wooden door and into a world of curated architecture.The good news is this modern…
  • Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas to Beautify Your Yard

    Marina Resto
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Tailoring the look of your home’s exterior is one way to create a space that reflects your personality. There are many cheap landscaping ideas you can tackle on your own that are high impact without a high price tag.Creating a modern, beautiful yard doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, the gorgeous, million dollar contemporary gardens in the magazines are possible today thanks to creative designers with a desire to use materials and plants that were easily sourced and more environmentally sensitive. Landscapers and architects wanted to re-use creative materials that were…
  • Dynamic Redesign for Colonial Style House in Westchester, New York

    Lavinia
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Fougeron Architecture completed the redesign of a colonial style house in Westchester, New York, United States. A face-lift was done by changing all the exterior materials and reimagining the position of the windows. The project also included a living room expansion which currently takes advantage of the surrounding landscape. Connected to the swimming pool and courtyard, this part of the house offers plenty of opportunities for family interaction. The canted roof allows for tall windows and an abundance of natural lighting inside.Maximizing living areas was the main focus in developing a…
 
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  • Slingshots of the Oceanic

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    [Image: A diagram of the elaborate loops and ribbons of self-intersecting movement allowed by gravity-assisted travel, in this case heading toward a comet; original artist unknown]. Gravity-assisted space travel is when you use the gravitational pull of one planet or other celestial body as a fuel-efficient way to "slingshot" yourself toward another, more distant goal, someplace you could not have reached without assistance, either in terms of your velocity or even your basic direction. You head toward one place to get to another—or "by indirections find directions out," we might say. These…
  • Transecting Amsterdam

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    [Image: From Project 360º by Frank Dresmé]. Here's an old project by Dutch graphic designer Frank Dresmé. Called Project 360º, it used the idea of the "transect" as a way to map and graphically depict pedestrian movement through urban space. [Image: From Project 360º by Frank Dresmé]. As Dresmé explains, he found existing maps of Amsterdam both navigationally inadequate and conceptually boring, so he sought to find a new way to represent how the city really feels as a sequence of spatial opportunities and physical obstacles. This meant, among other things, focusing on and highlighting…
  • A Vast Array of Props

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    [Image: Thomas Scholes, Sketch a Day series; view larger]. Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted an interview with artist Thomas Scholes about "how concept art is made." Scholes refers to himself as "an environment specialist," and he describes how he develops the architecture and landscapes for games such as Guild Wars 2, Halo 4, Gigantic, and many others. [Image: Thomas Scholes, Sketch a Day series; view larger]. One of his many strategies is to develop what RPS calls "a vast array of props": Scholes, we read, has "constructed huge asset sets from which he can plunder. A previous month-long…
  • X Marks the Spot

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    [Image: A motif index for lost mines and treasures applied to redaction of Arizona legends, and to lost mine and treasure legends exterior to Arizona by Byrd Howell Granger]. Several lifetimes ago, I worked as a summer intern at the American Folklife Center down in Washington D.C., where, before my internship officially ended, I spent a few hours making loads of photocopies from a bunch of old papers, articles, pamphlets, self-published magazines, and various books about maps, mythology, folksong lyrics, and more. Even today, I keep finding these things filed away in various places. One of…
  • Greek Gods, Moles, and Robot Oceans

    8 Jun 2015 | 7:00 pm
    [Image: The Very Low Frequency antenna field at Cutler, Maine, a facility for communicating with at-sea submarine crews]. There have been about a million stories over the past few weeks that I've been dying to write about, but I'll just have to clear through a bunch here in one go. 1) First up is a fascinating request for proposals from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, who is looking to build a "Positioning System for Deep Ocean Navigation." It has the handy acronym of POSYDON. POSYDON will be "an undersea system that provides omnipresent, robust positioning" in the…
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  • The Architact Collective Now Does Homewares!

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

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

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

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The Architect is responsible for generating a built outcome relating to unique concerns of  practicality, legislation, time, budget and brief. How these constraints and opportunities influence the very personal architecture of our houses? What makes a house a home? Our homes have a deep and unique emotional meaning not only reflecting but also affecting who we are, how we feel, think and act. Is it the responsibility of our home to successfully support our daily activities while nurtures our thoughts, memories, feelings and patterns of behaviour? How does this unique meaning and…
  • Beyond the New – A manifesto for Design

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    A manifesto for design by Hella Jongerius & Louise Schouwenberg:   1. Count the blessings of industry. Industrial processes have greater potential than low-volume productions of exclusive designs, which reach such a limited market that talk of ‘users’ can hardly be taken seriously. Industries can make high-quality products available to many people. We should breathe new life into that ideal. 2. It is absurd and arrogant to begin the design process with an empty piece of paper. Cultural and historical awareness are woven into the DNA of any worthwhile product. Otherwise the…
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  • INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Glasgow-born, Berlin-based architect and designer Leigh Sachwitz’s Studio for Design flora&faunavisions GmbH has created a mesmerizing interactive experience called “Insideout” for the Triennale der Photographie in Hamburg.   The Triennale has occurred every three years since 1999 and this year’s event is held from June 18 to June 28.   Leigh Sachwitz’s installation is both chilling and soothing at the same time. It is a 360° multimedia installation that explores the house as a sanctuary and as a safe haven from nature’s many forces.
  • Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1)

    20 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac http://www.frenchmoments.com/Marqueyssac.html Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon…
  • World's First Real Marble iPhone 6 Case

    13 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Synonymous with classical beauty and timeless style, marble has been the epitome of luxurious sophistication for millennia. Reinventing this ancient material for the modern lifestyle, the world’s first real marble smartphone case. Available in Black Marquina or White Carrara, and featuring a slice of marble as thin as a credit card, the CLIC Marble iPhone case offers the perfect balance between elegance, strength and durability.
  • Chasing Epic - Jared Chambers

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    At some point in time within the space of your existence you’ve imagined escaping, not to any place in particular, just merely escaping from everything you know. Winding down the windows and setting yourself loose with reckless abandonment. It’s that moment where the thrill of the moment far outweighs the thought of the final destination, a feeling that’s so unnatural within the day to day psyche Commissioned by The Cool Hunter, this stunning and unique photo by LA based photographer Jared Chambers is reminiscent of that exact feeling. Art is intended to evoke an emotion and…
  • Maza Cafe-Deli - West Village, New York

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    New Yorkers love their Mediterranean delicacies and they certainly love their coffee. Connect those two in a West Village café and you’ll have Maza Café. Located at 30 Carmine St, between Bleecker and Bedford streets, Maza offers more than the familiar, off-the-grocery-shelf Greek yogurt, honey and phyllo pastries. In particular, the yogurt menu is extensive and imaginative and gives the guests many reasons to return to try it in new ways. .   But we customers, of course, pay attention to the entire experience and Maza does not disappoint in the visual surroundings…
 
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    EVstudio, Architect Engineer Denver Evergreen Colorado, Austin Texas Architect

  • Customizing Revit Shortcuts to Streamline Your Workflow

    Anna Chmel
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Did you know you can customize your shortcuts/hot keys in Revit? If you are forever forgetting that the “mirror” command is MM instead of MI, or another shortcut just makes sense to you, this is a tip that will save you time and frustration. The following steps should work for Revit versions 2012 through at least 2016. To set your own Revit shortcuts: View Tab > User Interface > Keyboard Shortcuts Then… Select the command and “remove” an existing shortcut, if necessary; type in the new shortcut and “assign.” Example: Say you want to change your…
  • Do This One Simple Trick to Lower Your Energy Bills for Your Home

    Dean Dalvit
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    We had the pleasure of having an entry in the recent Parade of Luxury Homes in Evergreen Colorado, and our home was by far the largest on the tour. Many people remarked at the size of the home and questioned what it took to heat and cool a mansion of this magnitude. The home is over 14,000 square feet of heated space with 10,000 square feet of cooled space. The design was for an ultra high performance thermal envelope, state-of-the-art mechanical systems, and a 10kw photovoltaic system cleverly hidden on the roof (not visible from any vantage point on the property). The results? An annual…
  • Land Surveying with GPS

    DJ Zehnacker
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Although surveying with GPS can sometimes be frustrating with the lack of signal coverage, it is hands down the quickest and most efficient way to survey when it is working. When we use GPS, we tie into an established (and growing) cell network that has almost full GPS coverage on the eastern slope of Colorado. This means that we literally show up with a Leica GPS rover unit, start it up, and we are off and running (more or less). With the way we utilize the GPS rover we can easily shoot various off-site benchmarks and confirm vertical elevations in a matter of minutes. We can also obtain…
  • EVstudio Collaborates on Art Installation

    Calvin Curtis
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    “The Pulp Canopy”, a recently-completed Art Installation at the Boston Society of Architects. Image sourced from Archinect Recently, the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) agreed to host “Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building“, an exhibition of art designed to “examine the appropriation of installation in contemporary architectural practice.”  A cornerstone of the exhibit will be an installation chosen from a pool of international applicants by a jury of artistic and architectural professionals from across the United States. PulpWall. Image…
  • Starting Out In Architecture Photography

    Ben Feicht
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    When starting out in photography, one might think that buying an expensive camera is the first step, but I have found it is more important to experiment and learn what you enjoy most about photography, and to do that you need to take pictures. You could have a great camera, but if you don’t put thought into composing the shot, the photograph will not turn out great. Art principles are used as guides when combining various elements into a composition and can be used in architecture photography to show you what to look for when photographing a building. These art principles include (but…
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  • Stairway Courtyard Brings a Glass Box of Light into Hong Kong Renovation

    Susan Kraemer
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    This surprising courtyard lightens a renovated house in the Sha Tin neighborhood of Hong Kong by Millimeter Interior Design Limited. Parking and entrance is on the first floor next to the stair. A strange aquarium-like light penetrates deeply into the house via this glass-boxed courtyard by the staircase. The master bedroom suite is accessed up past the glass courtyard, so every trip up or down is next to nature. The renovation of an existing 40-year old house transforms it into a comfortable and modern accommodation with spacious rooms. Now, its spacious master bedroom suite has room to…
  • The Courtyard House Maximizes a Dark Forest Site

    Susan Kraemer
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    NO ARCHITECTURE has created a lovely house with a central courtyard reflected in the hexagonal cut-out in the roof. The roof cut-out uses passive solar gain, allowing light and air inside, to a potentially dark site. This central courtyard brings light down into the center of the home and is conceived as both uniter and divider creating space and privacy within. Highly polished concrete floors throughout reflect the surrounding forest. The courtyard, while continuing the surrounding indigenous landscape, also supplies a convenient kitchen garden for the family cook. The design provides the…
  • An Eccentric Skiers Getaway in China – Snow Apartment

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    Now here’s a strange sight! And is that… a ski rack? The Snow Apartment by penda is located in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China in a famous skiing region north of Beijing. Inspired by a melting snowfield in spring, when nature slowly revives from winter and offers a contrast of cold and warm, white and colored, the apartment is entirely white and wood. A series of skylights offer the only daylight – as if we really have been buried in a snowdrift. The plastered walls of ‘snow’ are suspended just above the floor with brilliant white LED under lighting – further…
  • A Perfect White Villa for Sublime Relaxation Outside Tokyo

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    A wraparound S shape defines this small but sweet all-white villa an hour from Tokyo on the Boso Peninsula by Kiyonobu Nakagame & Associates. The serene simplicity of white concrete reveals the elegance of the S shape and establishes a peaceful counterpoint against the balmy blue skies just east of the capital city. The very well-stated design consists of one continuous wall that is folded in different directions to set up the various views. The utmost in serene minimalism continues in the single master bedroom suite upstairs. Here a deep soaking tub for relaxation within the vast ocean…
  • Design Dilemma: Red 101

    preynolds
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:41 am
    Contemporary Exterior by Ottawa Architects & Building Designers Christopher Simmonds Architect Got a hankering for red? We do! Red is bold and modern. It’s snazzy and snappy. Best of all, it can be the easiest way to wake-up an otherwise boring room. But red can go wrong too. Use too much, and you lose the cool factor. Use the wrong hue, and it just doesn’t work. Here are a few things to keep in mind about RED. 1) A little bit goes a long way. The best thing about red is that you don’t have to use much of it to get the most dramatic effect. In fact, just one red object…
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  • Green Building Materials 101: A Syllabus Supplement

    Paula Melton
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Education and Training College professors: here’s a curriculum module for introducing students to healthier and lower-impact products and materials using BuildingGreen articles. Intended for design professionals, BuildingGreen provides an independent “living textbook” that integrates perfectly with green building courses while exposing students to the most cutting-edge sustainability strategies and real-world green building case studies. The first half of the course goes topic by topic, while the second half goes…
  • Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement

    Paula Melton
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Education and Training College professors: here’s a curriculum module you can use to introduce students to sustainable design using BuildingGreen articles. Intended for design professionals, BuildingGreen provides an independent “living textbook” that integrates perfectly with sustainable design courses while exposing students to the most cutting-edge sustainability strategies and real-world green building case studies. Here we offer an Intro to Sustainable Design curriculum especially…
  • What Is a Hygrothermal Building Assessment?

    Paula Melton
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    Author name:  Peter Yost Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Moisture Control for Health Moisture Management Water Management Energy Efficiency Hygro refers to water, and thermal refers to heat. In buildings, you really can’t manage heat without also managing moisture. For example, if you increase how much insulation is in a wall, you may also be increasing the risk of moisture and mold problems. There are four ways that buildings can get wet: bulk water leaks (rain dripping through a hole in your roof) wicking (groundwater being pulled up through a…
  • Leaders in Sustainable Design Speaking at AIA Convention 2015

    Alana Fichman
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:48 am
    Author name:  Alana Fichman Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories AIA Convention Looking for the greenest updates at Convention this year? Here is our quick roundup. As architects and other design professionals from around the nation gather in Atlanta this week, they will find that the gap between design and sustainable design is narrower than ever. But if you are looking for the greenest talks of them all, look no further! Many of today’s greatest minds in sustainable design will be sharing their stuff—with everything from specifying healthier building materials to the…
 
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  • Andrew Grant on Architecture and Social Media

    Maria Anagnostou
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    Could you make some comments about the project, Gardens by the bay? Can you describe how it was for you as an experience to work on this project? The Gardens by the Bay is like an once-in-a-lifetime project, like a dream that I never really imagined it could possibly happen. Its scale, you know, the idea that you can create almost this fantasy world that you might see in a movie actually, this is something that’s real and its going to stay here forever. I think a really nice thing about working by the Gardens by the Bay has been the team actually. We all know that I keep people to myself,…
  • Will Alsop on Architecture and Photography

    Maria Anagnostou
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    Most of architects worldwide share the passion of photography for various reasons. What is your relationship with photography? Do architecture photographers do better this kind of work? If you have a building you want to photograph, you have to go to a professional photographer. One actually takes buildings because they know what they are doing. On the other hand sometimes photographs tend to be a bit static and some buildings are very difficult to photograph. For example, I once, a long time ago, did a big building in Massey and I sent a whole range of different professional photographers…
  • Bidisha Sinha & Simon Yu on Architecture and Photography

    Maria Anagnostou
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    Many architects worldwide share the passion of photography for various reasons. What is your relationship with photography? Do architecture photographers do better this kind of job? B.S.: We have photographers that are actually trade as architects but do it professionally and we have a lot of very talented architects in the office who photograph so I’m not sure but of course if you are more professional and you’re doing it full time, you always have a much better understanding, and better perspective. S.Y.: The eye for space just developing an eye for observation, I mean that observation…
  • Stephen Pimbley on Architecture

    Maria Anagnostou
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    There are countries with great history. Designing a modern building within this context is a complex procedure. Is critical regionalism an approach to modern architecture? I would say it’s not and I suppose I have got to explain why I say that. When I was a student in London, I was interested in nuts and bolts and that time there were two different schools of architecture. One was called High Tech which was a British invention and then there was Post Modernism. So, you should be either a student of High Tech or Post Modernism. I liked High Tech quite a lot because I was interested really in…
  • Sir Peter Cook on Architecture and Travel

    Maria Anagnostou
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    What’s the importance of architectural tourism? It is amazingly important. I have been until now very lucky since I had the chance to see a lot of different countries and I know about the architects, so I’m privileged. When I return to London wherever I may be, I talk about it in lectures and magazines. I come back and say, “God this is amazing!” A few months ago I was in Mexico City and I saw Mexico City’s library that is a brilliant building, but not many people from England go there. When I came back I said “God this is an amazing building” and I brought a book. It’s really…
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  • Participatory Gardens for the 16th International Garden Festival

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    30 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    Grand-Métis, CanadaInternational Garden Festival / Reford Gardens Landscape Architecture, Art, Competition, Culture, Event + Exhibition, Garden + Terrace, Travel The International Garden Festival opens its 16th edition in the company of more than 50 landscape architects, architects and designers from Canada, the United States, France and Israel. The 2015 Festival is opening 6 new gardens chosen from among the 309 proposals submitted from designers around the world. Visitors are invited to move, touch and smell the gardens and even get their feet wet. Many of th... (continued)
  • Young Canadian practice KANVA is shortlisted for two World Architecture Festival awards

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Singapore, SingaporeKANVAEvent + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Competition, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Lighting Design, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Urban DesignWorld Architecture Festival (WAF) KANVA of Montreal, Canada, has been shortlisted at the 2015 World Architecture Festival that will be held in Singapore for two noteworthy projects: Edison Residence and City Fields (Entre les rangs). KANVA is a finalist alongside some of the world’s top architectural practices, including Foster + Partners, Zaha…
  • 'Concretely more space!'

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    21 Jun 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Osnabrück, GermanyBaptiste DebombourgEvent + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Art, Culture, Installation + Public art, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Technology + Science 'Konkret Mehr Raum' / 'Concretely more space!' is an international group show curated by Julia Draganović, Elisabeth Lumme and Valerie Schwindt-Kleveman, in which artists were invited to develop a dialogue with the architecture and history of the Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, the Museum of Cultural History and the city of Osnabrueck, Germany. A key point of…
  • Hôtel Royal, Paris

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    19 Jun 2015 | 9:42 am
    Paris, FranceE DONNERSBERG INTERIORSCommercial Interior Design, Commercial Architecture, Hotel, Lifestyle, Luxury Hotel Royal, located in the heart of Paris, next to the neighborhood of Saint Germain, has beed designed by Emma Donnersberg Interiors and Michel Amar.Being very elegant and cozy, the design remains contemporary. The entrance gold desk married  with a black and white floor and black walls, give it a fifty 's look, making it very chic.In the living room, we find that feeling back with lighter colors, such ... (continued)
  • 'Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec'

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    19 Jun 2015 | 7:38 am
    Montréal, CanadaMaison de l'architecture du QuébecEvent + Exhibition, Competition, Culture, Edition, Industrial Design, Institutional Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Multimedia Design, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Urban DesignArchitectural exhibition until September 13 For years, architects in Québec have maintained a love hate relationship with winter and its collateral effects such as loads of snow, dangerous ice and polar winds… Spaces were either buried underground or designed as if winter didn’t really take place for almost half of the year, and…
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  • Four Ways to Celebrate July Fourth

    John
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    How will you celebrate Independence Day? This federal holiday, also known as July Fourth, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. If you live or will be visiting the nation’s capital, check out these events. The National Independence Day parade features marching bands from all over the country, military and …
  • Carpet Cleaning (DIY-Style)

    John
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:17 am
    If you have kids or pets or are a bit of a housecleaning fanatic, you may already own some sort of a do-it-yourself extractor or steam cleaner. Here are some steps to take for effective carpet cleaning: Remove furniture. If the furniture is too heavy, place plastic film under and around the legs of the …
  • Gutters: Protect Your Home From Damage

    John
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    Gutters and downspouts play a big part in making sure your home is protected from water and moisture damage. Clogged or leaky gutters can result in water spilling out and collecting around the home’s foundation. This could lead to major problems such as: •Foundation walls settling/sinking •Bulging and/or cracking of basement walls To avoid these …
  • Lighting Choices to Save You Money

    John
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Lighting choices save you money. All of these light bulbs meet the new energy standards that took effect from 2012-14. The energy-saving incandescent bulbs use about 25 percent less energy than traditional varieties. To save even more, choose CFLs and LEDs, which offer many choices that typically use 75 percent less energy. New Lightbulbs: What’s …
  • Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home

    John
    21 May 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Getting your home ready for warmer temperatures can help you save money and energy all summer long! Get Ready for Storms Check your roof flashing, caulking and shingles for any damage. Flashing should be sealed with approved roofing sealant. Also inspect the caulking and weatherstripping around doors and windows to ensure your home is air …
 
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  • US States Economic Performance, in a Map

    Raul
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:55 pm
    The US may be classified as a rich nation, but wealth varies widely across all 50 states. We used brand-new data just released on June 10th, 2015 by the Bureau of Economic Analysis to investigate this disparity. The map below displays the Gross State Product (GSP) per capita for each US state. States colored in dark green have the highest GSP per capita and states in yellow have the lowest. The size of each State is proportional to Real Gross Domestic Product for 2014. The new data showed that, overall, real GSP increased for 48 states and D.C. in 2014. This economic growth was mainly fueled…
  • The Top Exported Good in Each State, in One Map

    Raul
    1 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    The U.S. economy is diverse, with strengths in many different industries. This diversity ultimately strengthens the economy and makes it more resilient to shocks. A map of the top exports from each state illustrates this diversity. Tweet As a follow up to a previous blog post on state imports, we decided to look at the most exported products from each state. The map above summarizes the results of our analysis of export data from U.S Census Bureau. At first glance, there are a lot of states exporting aircraft, and to a lesser extent trucks and cars. There are also a large number of states…
  • The Top Imported Good in Each State, in One Map

    Raul
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Looking at the dominant import of each state reveals the economic commodity on which each state is most dependent. Immediately noticeable is the dominance of oil and oil-related products such as gasoline or vehicles. The U.S. economy, like other industrialized economies, is highly reliant on the production and flow of oil. The map above shows each state’s largest import (by dollar value) in 2014. Imports can be broken down into four main categories: fuel, food, electronics, and machinery. An interesting finding is certainly the high import level of sweaters & pullovers in Wisconsin.
  • Cost Obsessions Around the World

    Raul
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Google’s autocomplete function provides suggestions derived from common Google searches by other users. Comparing autocomplete results for searches on different countries reveals how certain places are perceived by people around the World. It turns out that Google searches for the cost of something vary widely depending on the country of interest. For example, people are most interested in the cost of a passport or a patent in North America. As for Europe, many are concerned about practical things like the cost of living, studying, or buying a beer. Google users are interested in basic…
  • The Most Unique Jobs in the Top 50 U.S Metros

    Raul
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:31 pm
    It is well known that each U.S. state is unique in terms of the employment opportunities available. But it turns out that the types of jobs that are common in metropolitan areas also vary greatly, even between cities within the same state. We looked at data for 50 of the biggest cities in the U.S. to see which jobs are more common than the U.S. average. The results reveal many interesting trends and confirm some stereotypes about U.S. cities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data that show the occupation with the highest Location Quotient (LQ) by metropolitan area. An LQ is…
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  • Architecture Blog: The Great Architectural Bake-Off

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

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

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    The following is an interview of Pete Wimberly conducted in August of 1988 as part of an awards submittal for The Waikikian. The Waikian was originally built in 1956, closed for business in 1996, and ultimately demolished to make room for the Waikikian timeshare tower. It's fascinating to hear about the design of one of the most iconic hotels in Waikiki history from Pete himself, in his own words. When we were asked to design the Waikikian, as a small but rather up-market hotel, for Mr. Fred Dailey and the Los Angeles Athletic Club, we felt that it was incumbent upon us to provide an…
  • Architecture Blog: Island architects push geographic boundaries

    28 May 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The following is an interview of Don Goo conducted by Pacific Business News in March of 1993, while he was chairman of WATG. Don talks about how jet travel and technology made it practial to work internationally, and how Pete correctly predicted the expansion of tourism throughout the Pacific. For Hawaii architects in 1963, doing business was still largely a regional operation, but for our firm it was a time of great excitement, as we were on the cutting edge of pushing geographic boundaries.Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo Architects founder Pete Wimberly--a visionary in predicting…
  • Architecture Blog: Ramada Reef Resort: A Case Study

    13 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    The following is an interview of Greg Tong conducted by Hawaii Architect in August of 1986, shortly after the opening of the Ramada Great Barrier Reef Resort. The resort was the first of it's kind anywhere in the world, where all major trees were retained, and the building was designed to be a part of the forest rather than apart from it. Even the pool was built well above the ground to avoid damage to tree roots. It's achievable." "It doesn't take a megabuck insurance company." "You need not be a development giant to put together a well-designed environmentally…
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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
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  • 3D Interior Design Rendering For Bar

    Yantram Studio
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 pm
    by Yantram Studio 3D Interior Rendering For Bar Design and Animation by Yantram Studio. http://www.yantramstudio.com/3d-interior-rendering-cgi-animation.html
  • 3D Interior Cgi Design for Hotel Room

    Yantram Studio
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    by Yantram Studio 3D Interior Cgi Design for Hotel Room Animation by Yantram Studio. http://www.yantramstudio.com/3d-interior-rendering-cgi-animation.html
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    Yantram Studio
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:59 pm
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  • 3D Small Home Floor Plan Rendering

    Yantram Studio
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:56 pm
    by Yantram Studio 3D Small Home Floor Plan Rendering by Yantramstudio. http://www.yantramstudio.com/3d-floor-plan.html
 
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  • Designers’ Choice Award – Peer Recognition

    Bob Borson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    If kitchen design was a race car, it would be Formula 1 … and that would make the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest ‘Designers’ Choice Award‘ the Monaco Grand Prix. I can think of no greater honor than receiving recognition from your peers for excellence, so in my mind, that makes this the most anticipated kitchen design award that you will find.Kitchen by 2008-2009 Designers’ Choice Award Winner EJ MeadeThe Designers’ Choice Award was first introduced during the 2006-2007 Kitchen Design Contest, with Phyllis Taylor taking home the inaugural…
  • Being an Architect is Hell

    Bob Borson
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This was a day, just like any other day. I was minding my own business when I was visually assaulted by my hotel shower. (That’s right … assaulted.)For most people, they probably wouldn’t have even noticed. They would have taken their shower and moved on to the next part of their day without realizing just how close they had come with …THIS!!(look at the picture below if you haven’t figured out that “this” is what I am talking about)Can you believe it? I’m sure you can see it just as easily as if there was a frog sitting on my head. You do see…
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  • Casa Antiguo Reino by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

    Miguel Rus
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Diego Opazo Casa Antiguo Reino is set on a typical building of the Ensanche (19th century expansion) of Valencia. A typology of square urban blocks with chamfered vertices, that generates long and narrow housing units which are lit by inner patios. The day area opens towards the main façade of the building, generating a continuous space, defined by furniture gathered within structural elements. The night area opens towards the inner patio of the block. Wet areas are included between both of them and are also lit by the inner patios. The project draws on a permeable configuration by…
  • Coffee Bar Kearny by jones | haydu

    Miguel Rus
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Art Gray jones | haydu has won a Merit Award for Interior Architecture from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco for their work on Coffee Bar Kearny. The primary objective for this tiny cafe in the heart of downtown San Francisco was to bring epicurean level coffee at a rate and speed to meet the Financial District’s demands while simultaneously revitalising a stretch of sidewalk that has been fallow for over twenty years. Coffee Bar serves as a workshop to explore, experiment, and embrace the trends of the coffee industry. © Art Gray © Art Gray The cafe sits at the…
  • Cubo House by PHOOEY Architects

    Miguel Rus
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Peter Bennetts PHOOEY Architects transformed an existing double storey Victorian‐era heritage‐listed attached terrace house in Melbourne into a bespoke & sustainable home for a young family. Originally, the house was entered via a dark, stuffy corridor located under a staircase. In its place, a new welcoming entry foyer now opens into a sunlight drenched multi‐level void with natural ventilation. Centrally located in the re‐planned house, a feature stair climbs & descends between three levels. Landings are large enough to work, play or just hang out on. © Peter Bennetts…
  • Housing in Rue de Lourmel by TVK

    Miguel Rus
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Julien Lanoo The Corner: The compact, sculpted volumes of the corner building are visible from its four sides and announce the two other buildings within the block. It comprises 30 social apartments and a shop. Although different and more urban in appearance, it is in the same spirit as the buildings in the centre of the block. The treatment of the upper levels gives the eight-storey construction its very specific silhouette. The entrance hall, in the passageway leading to the middle of the block, is sheltered by the cantilever overhang, which accentuates the construction’s urban…
  • Chinmaya Mission Austin by Miró Rivera Architects

    Miguel Rus
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    © Paul Finkel | Piston Design Established as a home for the Central Texas division of Chinmaya Mission, an international non-profit Hindu spiritual organization, this new 8-acre campus is characterized by an architectural language that reinterprets traditional Indian typologies in order to reflect the organization’s modern context. Presented with the unique opportunity of designing a Hindu mission in Central Texas, the architects applied their knowledge of local building materials to create a visual language that is rich in texture, sculptural in quality, and innovative in design. © Paul…
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  • 1917 – Competition Entry for NUI Senate House, Dublin

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Architect: Batchelor & Hicks Unsuccessful entry for the National University’s proposed Headquarters at the corner of Merrion Square, Upper Mount Street and Fitzwilliam Street. The City Architect C.J. McCarthy was the assessor of the competition, and this design by Batchelor & Hicks, one of two submitted, was described in the Irish Builder, as “of monumental […](Read more...)
  • 1917 – Proposal for NUI Senate House, Mount & Fitzwilliam Streets, Dublin

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    30 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    Architect: W.G. Clayton & Keatinge A series of illustrations for the National University’s proposed Headquarters at the corner of Merrion Square, Upper Mount Street and Fitzwilliam Street. Designed to contain Administrative Offices and Senate Rooms, the building was never proceeded with. The city architect C.J. McCarthy was the assessor of the competition. Almost fifty years […](Read more...)
  • 1712 – Stackallan House, Co. Meath

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Stackallan House is one of the very few surviving classical Irish country houses from the early eighteenth century. The principal façades to the west and south have nine and seven bays, with the central three-bays of both projecting with a pediment. Built in 1715 by Gustavus Hamilton (b. 1639), first Viscount Boyne, the estate consisted […](Read more...)
  • 1630 – Athlumney Castle. Co. Meath

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    26 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Constructed over several centuries – the classic form of the fortified Irish tower house visible as part of the Jacobean mansion. The mid-fifteenth-century tower house, built by the Dowdall family, was considerably enlarged around 1630 by a long, narrow gabled mansion with large mullioned windows and a fine oriel window. The tower house has four […](Read more...)
  • 1825 – Loughcrew House, Co. Meath

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    26 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    Architect: Charles Robert Cockerell Originally the seat of the Plunkett family, its most famous member being St Oliver Plunkett, whose church still remains today on the estate, the first Loughcrew House was built in the 1600s by the Naper family. Subsequently destroyed by fire, the next Loughcrew House was designed by Charles Cockerel in the […](Read more...)
 
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  • 18 Smart DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas and Tricks Worth Considering

    Anton Giuroiu
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    Storage space is a world wide issue. An issue that can`t be solved easily; there is no pattern or method of using a module that will fit our needs entirely. Storage space must be tailored to our homes, must be tailored to our personal storage needs and in most cases must be the result of a design envisioned by us. Multiple storage ideas have been previously showcased on Homesthetics yet today we are addressing 18 smart DIY bathroom storage ideas meant to help your quest. Finding a suitable position for each element in a small bathroom might be a huge challenge yet with some time and…
  • 15 Breathtaking DIY Wooden Lamp Projects to Enhance Your Decor With

    Anton Giuroiu
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    Wood in all its glorious forms and shapes makes the world an extraordinary place. Whether we talk about oak or bamboo, whether we think about wooden stumps, branches or even twigs, all types of wood are used as much as possible throughout the world thanks to their extraordinary capabilities and aesthetic values, all these magnificent attributes nestled in the complexity of a renwable resource that we can all access, we can all plant and harvest with ease today. With this though in mind we invite you to plant one tree and in the same day or week go wonder about and salvage wood for your next…
  • 12 Light Fittings Tips and Ideas That Will Enhance Your Home Beautifully Today

    Anton Giuroiu
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    Have you ever walked into a simple home and wondered about the aesthetics that makes the place so awe-inspiring? There are the furnishings that may look spectacular, there is the large comfortable sofa,  the big 50-inch television, or the nicely tiled marble floors that may impress first hand but while all of these are great and do add a certain appeal to the home, the aspect that will really dictate the look and feel both inside and outside of the home is the use of lighting. If you want your home to look modern, trendy or quaint, there are ranges of lighting options that will help you get…
  • 16 Beautiful DIY Flower Pot Ideas That Add Life To Your Home

    Anton Giuroiu
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    There is nothing we love more than sitting in our small balcony taking in the fresh smell of rain surrounded by greenery and life. Small cement flower pots, old metallic bucket containing a pine tree and a corner full of herbs and spices rowing in a steady serene pace, all add up to transform any corner into a little piece of heaven. It is important to add your personal touch to your garden in order to really make it your own. Greens grow with love and care so make sure you make the time for their grooming.We have gathered a small collection of 16 Beautiful DIY Flower Pot Ideas That Add Life…
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  • DIY block printing….with stuff you probably have around the house

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

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

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

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

    Lin
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:03 pm
    You’re never too old to go on spring break with the girls. But this time, it wasn’t about downing cocktails and waking up on the beach hungover with no recollection of the night before (not that I’ve ever done that, no sir).  The first time I went to Mexico with my girlfriends was in 2004. We were young, single (mostly), and carefree. Back then, the only place to be was Cabo San Lucas where the nightlife extended into the early mornings and tequila was consumed like water. Since then, we’ve been to Puerto Vallarta but it wasn’t until this year that we…
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  • Wonderful Contemporary Art

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

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

    Andrew Anderson
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:41 am
    If your only experience of gambling is playing at an mobile casino, then one thing that you are missing out on is the wonderful casino architecture that can be found around the world. In terms of casinos that are still operating, their architectural styles stretch across almost three hundred years. When the first casino in Monte Carlo opened it was built to a tight budget. Back then there were very few transport links to Monte Carlo and consequently very few customers. However once the railways came it was a different story, people flocked to the place, revenues soared and substantial…
  • The Great Historical Greek Architecture; Corinthian Columns

    alisan
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    The Great Historical Greek Architecture; Corinthian Columns. If you have ever visited Greece, you should see the great look of ancient buildings with the Corinthian columns. The Greek old buildings that have been tourism destination are popular with the beautiful architecture, especially in its columns. Corinthian is the third column style type after the old Doric and Ionic ones. Actually, this column style is not mostly used by Greeks, but Romans. However, you still can find many old castles in Greek that use the Corinthian style for its columns. Compared to Ionic columns, this style is the…
  • The Characteristics of Romanesque Architecture

    alisan
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    The Characteristics of Romanesque Architecture. If you are studying about ancient European architecture, you must learn about Romanesque architecture too. This style of architecture has been popular since around 1000 AD. The style is called as Romanesque because the design is like Roman architecture. Although the style was not built during the Roman Empire, instead, far after the empire fall, it still can be recognized through its special characteristics. Moreover, it developed in the gothic style. If you go travelling to the historical place in Europe, you will find the huge buildings with…
 
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  • 19th century picturesque railway bridge in Tczew, Poland | IN MY LENS

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

    22 Jun 2015 | 1:20 am
    One day (after I move to my new apartment), I know that for sure, I'm gonna hang on my wall at least one poster by Ryszard Kaja, Polish painter, graphic designer and set designer, born in 1961 in Poznan. The artist  is the son of Zbigniew Kaja, one of the founders of the famous Polish school of poster. I love his series describing Poland and Polish cities and the fact that the series is not closed - the artist is still creating next posters. What delights me is the way the posters picture the very core of each of the places. The images in the posters are actually those I have…
  • Yaroslav (Jaroslaw), another beautiful town in Poland | IN MY LENS

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    I just stopped for coffee in Jaroslaw, on my way from Zamosc to Zakopane. I knew it has a unique market with very characteristic townhouses about which I learned in the History of Polish architecture lessons (one of the toughest subjects at my university - we had to learn to draw and describe hundreds of Polish monuments! :)).  As a result, I can now share with you what I remember. The city seems a little sleepy, as if time had stopped here (I was very surprised to learn that 40 000 people live here!), However, the size of the town hall and the market show that it was once (XV - XVII c.)…
  • Iris Apfel's crazy apartment | HOW ARTISTS LIVE

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
    All the apartments that I showed you in series How Artists live have temper and character, but it is quite unique even among them. This is definitely not the interior, which I'd describe as my dream home. But I would love to be a guest there as it is very cozy and delightful. I like the many layers of fabric, so rare in contemporary surroundings.The owner of the apartment in New York is Iris Apfel - those of you who are interested in fashion know her for sure. She was the first woman in New York ... to wear boots. However, she not only is a fashion icon, but also an…
  • A unique Renassaince "ideal town" - architecture of Zamość in Poland | IN MY LENS

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    I always wanted to see the town of Zamość in Poland. I knew it already from my architecture history lectures as the city of Zamosc, a UNESCO site, is in terms of architecture totally unique. It was a vision of Jan Zamoyski, Polish aristocrat, come true. It has been designed from ground in 1580 by one architect, hired by Jan Zamoyski Bernardo Morando, and built according to his project as an "ideal city". Wondering its the streets you actually have impression of being in a city designed perfectly according to human needs and human scale.To talk about Zamość and not see its plan is not…
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  • Quality Hotel Architecture & Architectural Drafting Services (contd.)

    admin321
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    Mass exodus from the rural areas due to industrialization resulted in urbanization at the turn of the last century; a transformation that The post Quality Hotel Architecture & Architectural Drafting Services (contd.) appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Outsourcing Architectural Construction Documents and Services

    admin321
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Architectural construction documents are created as a culmination of different processes like site design, schematic design and design development with the purpose The post Outsourcing Architectural Construction Documents and Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Wood: A Boon For Architectural Drafting Services

    admin321
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:47 am
    The choice of materials assumes a great significance for The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services to ensure that the end result is The post Wood: A Boon For Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Quality Hotel Architecture & Architectural Drafting Services

    admin321
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:26 am
    The AEC Associates architectural drafting services. It has become mandatory for Architectural CAD drafting services to acquire special skills in hotel architecture The post Quality Hotel Architecture & Architectural Drafting Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • What Makes BIM Information Modeling So Revolutionary?

    admin321
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:16 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Information Modeling is a comparatively recent concept in building construction that promises to change the face of the The post What Makes BIM Information Modeling So Revolutionary? appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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  • OCS Batipin Flat by StudioWok – 28 sqm apartment in Milan

    Olivia Andreea
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    OCS Batipin Flat is a project completed in May 2015 by StudioWok. This small apartment has an area of 28 sqm and is located in Milan, Italy. StudioWOK was founded in 2009 in Milan by Marcello Bondavalli, Nicola Brenna and Carlo Alberto Tagliabue. The office focuses its research on architecture, design and landscape paying attention […]
  • Brich Addition: extension to a protected structure in Dublin

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    Brich Addition is designed by NOJI Studio and is located in Dublin, Ireland. NOJI is an RIAI accredited Architecture and Design practice based in Sligo Town, Ireland. The studio has recently received an RIAI commendation award for ‘Brick Addition’ project. The architect’s description: This North facing extension to a protected structure in Dublin 6 is pivotal […]
  • Story Pole House: “sunrise to sunset” living room

    Olivia Andreea
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Story Pole House is a beautiful house surrounded by nature and located in Center Point, Texas. The project is designed by Lake Flato Architects, architecture studio in San Antonio, Texas. The architect’s description: The Story Pool House is a simple, open air pavilion that serves as a “sunrise to sunset” living room. Created from Texas limestone, […]
  • Farmhouse with minimalist glass and metal forms

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Farmhouse is a family home designed by Shiflet Group Architects in West Austin, Texas. The Shiflet Group Architects is a small firm of passionate architects that specialize in high end residential designs. Photography by Casey Dunn for Tribeza
  • Ocean Kitchen with beautiful large aquarium for a base

    Olivia Andreea
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Dutch interior designer Robert Kolenik has created a stunning kitchen counter-top – Ocean Kitchen – that has a beautiful large aquarium for a base. The designer’s presentation: Absolute eye catcher in the board room, is the unique aquarium under the kitchen top which effortlessly lifts just with the press of a button. Apart from being a […]
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  • Brilliant Design & Extraordinary Craftsmanship In This Jaw-Dropping Tiny Home

    Mike
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Want proof that living tiny doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice luxury, comfort, and style? Look no further than this incredible example. Jenny and Rene Larson built this 24′ long, 8’6″ tall tiny house on wheels that includes all sorts of great design features, but perhaps most impressive are the two slide-out sections that offer them some crucial extra space. All said and done, it comes in at 222 square feet, and I think once you see the inside, you’ll agree, this thing is packed with all sorts of amazing ideas, easily making it one of the most impressive builds…
  • Brevard’s Inspired New Build – The Abundance

    Mike
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:44 am
    You remember Brevard tiny house company, right? They made waves when the released a few different models last year, like the Robin’s Nest, the Home Run, and the Sunny Side. Today we’re sharing a new model, aptly named the “Abundance”. If it looks familiar that’s because the design inspiration came from the popular Minim home, although they are quick to point out the Minim plans were not used, and the build includes an original framing plan unique to the customer. The total cost? Around $55,000.   Visit the Brevard Tiny House Co. website or follow them on…
  • “V” Is For Versatile In This Customizable Tiny Home

    Mike
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    Nelson Tiny Houses is a builder we profiled before, showing you their adorable Acorn model. Their “V House” is also worth a look, as it has a unique layout that forgoes a loft in favor of a unique open space that’s slightly elevated off the first floor, which can be used for a living room. In the configuration below it seems like they couch with a fold-out bed, and a sliding door allowing for a multi-use room that retains a sense of privacy. Notice how the sliding door also features a folding kitchen table, a smart design feature that helps maximize the space. Check out the…
  • Step Inside A Country Music Star’s Refurbished Kitschy-Gypsy Airstream

    Mike
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Country music fans may be interested to know that singer Dierks Bentley owns a refurbished Airstream – and fans of kitschy Americana are definitely going to be interested in seeing pictures of it! From the license plate chandelier to the stars-and-stripes bunting and throw pillows to the 8-track sound system, this trailer simply oozes old-fashioned American charm. The interior decorator was the Junk Gypsy Co., a Texas family business founded by sisters Amie and Janie that soon grew to include their mom and dad as well. If you like the style, they have plenty more home décor items for sale…
  • They Bought A Big Yellow Bus For $2000, And Made It Into Something Incredible

    Mike
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    We’ve seen our fair share of impressive school bus conversions, like this one, this one, and these for example. It’s simply amazing to see a giant heap of metal transform into a cozy place to call home, and this example is certainly as impressive as any. What began as a 2000 International Diesel, 60-passenger school bus is now a home to two lovely ladies, who put in a ton of hard work to make their dream come true. Of course, it helps to have some handy friends to lend a hand along the way. First step, buy a used school bus at an auction for $2000 Then park it, and start ripping…
 
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  • Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch

    Vania
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Quality oak veneer lamp in various colours designed by Martin Hirth for Schönbuch. Thanks to its characteristic shape the lamp made of one-piece has a high recognition value. Read the rest of Little P Table Lamp by Schonbuch originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates

    Vania
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    And while on the subject of the national peculiarities of the architectural design and the contemporary trends in home arrangement – the Australians are the masters of constructing vast appearing homes in small and dense lots, with additional lush garden premises that define the character of each home. Read the rest of Woollahra House by Tzannes Associates originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015

    Vania
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Living Divani boosts its visibility during Expo 2015 by opening a Temporary Store on the ground floor of Torre Velasca. Read the rest of Living Divani Temporary Store at Torre Velasca Expo 2015 originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Stylish Trendy and Functional G House

    Vania
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    Are you curious to know how does the modern interior design and architecture are developing in countries with not so stable traditions and emblematic projects in the sphere? Here is – for example, this project of Nuca Studio located in Bucharest, Romania – this contemporary home is impressive with is simple, clear elegance and the unostentatious entwining between art, functionality and comfort. Read the rest of Stylish Trendy and Functional G House originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Three-Dimensional Sculptural Paintings by Michael Zelehoski

    Vania
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    Artist Michael Zelehoski sculptural paintings are arranged to create the illusion of a three-dimensional stack. Part of “New Order” which features several of these large-scale sculptures that play with perspective, were exposed at Mike Weiss Gallery in New York. Read the rest of Three-Dimensional Sculptural Paintings by Michael Zelehoski originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
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  • To Boilerplate or Not to Boilerplate

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

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

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

    CRSA
    27 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System is a well know certification criteria for assessing the environmental impact of new and remodeled building projects. But what about the impact of the landscapes near and on which those buildings sit? The Sustainable Sites Initiative and the corresponding SITES™ Rating System is a collaboration between the […] The post Environmental Ranking for the Environment: Sustainable SITES Initiative appeared first on CRSA Blog.
  • Paid to Preserve: Historic Tax Credits

    CRSA
    15 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    People are generally happy about saving our historic buildings, right? They have a charm and irreplaceable quality that even casual inhabitants notice…until you add a price tag. Unfortunately, preserving historic buildings is not always cheap. While the building being preserved of course already exists, renovating, restoring or rehabilitating it has to be done in a pre-existing […] The post Paid to Preserve: Historic Tax Credits appeared first on CRSA Blog.
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  • Parihoa House by Pattersons

    Mat Watts
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    Modern farmhouse situated in Muriwai, New Zealand, designed in 2009 by Pattersons. Read more ...Related:Maison VLB by Detroit ArchitectesContemporary Timber House by Stommel Haus UKHollywood Blvd. Residence by Meridith Baer Home
  • Apartment in France by Frög Architecture

    Mat Watts
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:27 am
    Amazing contemporary apartment located in Strasbourg, France, completely redesigned by Frög Architecture. Read more ...Related:Maison VLB by Detroit ArchitectesJB Apartment by AmbidestroVivienda GM by Onside
  • Maison VLB by Detroit Architectes

    Mat Watts
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Designed by Detroit Architectes, this modern private residence is situated in Nantes, France. Read more ...Related:Parihoa House by PattersonsApartment in France by Frög ArchitectureContemporary Timber House by Stommel Haus UK
  • Contemporary Timber House by Stommel Haus UK

    Mat Watts
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:43 am
    Modern private residence situated in the German town of Troisdorf, recently designed by Stommel Haus UK. Read more ...Related:Parihoa House by PattersonsMaison VLB by Detroit ArchitectesHollywood Blvd. Residence by Meridith Baer Home
  • Hollywood Blvd. Residence by Meridith Baer Home

    Mat Watts
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Designed by Meridith Baer Home, this inspiring single family residence is situated in Los Angeles, California, United States. Read more ...Related:Parihoa House by PattersonsMaison VLB by Detroit ArchitectesContemporary Timber House by Stommel Haus UK
 
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  • 10 Odd Things to Use As A Nightstand

    Jennifer Echin
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Bedrooms needs a nightstand to put stuffs before and after you go to bed. You can never... The post 10 Odd Things to Use As A Nightstand appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Stunning and Peculiar Designs of Bathroom and Kitchen Sinks

    Jennifer Echin
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    How would you react if you have this Stunning and Peculiar Designs of Bathroom and Kitchen Sinks... The post Stunning and Peculiar Designs of Bathroom and Kitchen Sinks appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Color Your Space with these 5 Mellow Color Themes for your Bedrooms

    Jennifer Echin
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Having a nice and cozy bedroom is what everyone else is dreaming of. You get to relax... The post Color Your Space with these 5 Mellow Color Themes for your Bedrooms appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • 10 Amazing and Uniquely Designed Kids Room Themes

    Jennifer Echin
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:18 pm
    It’s not easy to design and decorate a room for your children. Its very delicate yet fun... The post 10 Amazing and Uniquely Designed Kids Room Themes appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Stylish Bunk Beds

    Jennifer Echin
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:26 am
    A new way of saving up your space with style. Here are some ideas to have a... The post Stylish Bunk Beds appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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    Kadva Corp

  • List Of Architecture Colleges In Bihar, India

    Jay Amrutia
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:54 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…. List Of Architecture Colleges In Bihar, India – In India there are many architecture schools and colleges of Government, Private, Bachelor, Diploma, Naval, etc. Offering different degree programs depending upon the area of interest of the student. Majority of the architecture institutes are part of the engineering colleges in India. The architecture program is for […] The post List Of Architecture Colleges In Bihar, India appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Unlimited Hosting Plans Are Really Unlimited? Know My Experience

    Mitul Patel
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:14 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,….. We all hear and see on may web hosting companies advert their product with Unlimited hosting plans, with many other benefits and pros and cons. But my questions to you is – Did you know what is unlimited hosting plans? You want the truth about unlimited web hosting? Here it is i experience […] The post Unlimited Hosting Plans Are Really Unlimited? Know My Experience appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Are You Use Right WordPress Theme For Your Blog? Check Out How.

    Mitul Patel
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,… Are You Use Right WordPress Theme For Your Blog? Because having been a blogger for long time now, it has been a first-hand experience of how difficult it can be to maintain a WordPress theme. To keep up with the latest standards and demands. Sometimes I would find myself switching WordPress theme styles […] The post Are You Use Right WordPress Theme For Your Blog? Check Out How. appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Modern Country House Plans To Break The Visual Monotony In Lithuania

    Jay Amrutia
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:35 am
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,….. Modern Country House Plans To Break The Visual Monotony In Lithuania, is located on the banks of the Neris River, in Lithuania’s Vilnius County. this modern house was imagined and built from the ground up by GYZA. Having a modern country house is like making peace with both nature and technology. This particular modern country house spreading over 226 square […] The post Modern Country House Plans To Break The Visual Monotony In Lithuania appeared first on Kadva Corp.
  • Get 30% Off on Redmi Note 4G Flipkart Flash Sales

    Mitul Patel
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Kadvacorp-Wing of Thought Hello Folks,…Get 30% Off on Redmi Note 4G Flipkart Flash Sales Flipkart offering Redmi Note 4G Rs.6999 only. No registration require, Add product to cart and buy at Flipkart.com Get more Mobile offers,… LG G4 Dual-SIM Launched In India With Rs 46,000 For Best Specifications And Features Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs And Price In India […] The post Get 30% Off on Redmi Note 4G Flipkart Flash Sales appeared first on Kadva Corp.
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  • Renovated House by MAKE: House Rosebank

    Sorina Liliana
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    MAKE have renovated in 2014 the house Rosebank located in Kew, Australia. Description: “This project involved the renovation of a substantial Edwardian house in Kew. New rear living spaces were needed that were better matched to the generous proportions of the existing house, taking advantage of the sunny rear garden and resolving a difficult connection […] The post Renovated House by MAKE: House Rosebank appeared first on Homedezen.
  • House Sperone by Studio Metrocubo

    Sorina Liliana
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:04 pm
    House Sperone is a luxurious 5 star holiday home designed by Studio Metrocubo. This dream residence is located in the old town of Novigrad, in Croatia, providing amazing views of the Adriatic Sea. Description: “House Sperone is located in the old town of Novigrad (Croatia) , within the medieval city walls, on the coast of […] The post House Sperone by Studio Metrocubo appeared first on Homedezen.
  • The Cave in Pilares by Greenfield

    Sorina Liliana
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Greenfield have completed in 2015 The Cave in Pilares project, a welcoming house located in Coahuila, Mexico. Description: In Mexico’s northern border, inside the National Park “Maderas del Carmen”, there’s a natural reserve that fuses the passion of fauna conservation and the pleasure of enjoying nature through architecture. The ecological reserve “Pilares” is located in […] The post The Cave in Pilares by Greenfield appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Pulkabacken House by Street Monkey Architects

    Sorina Liliana
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Pulkabacken is a two storey house constructed with prefabricated materials by Street Monkey Architects. The house is camouflaged under a sledding ramp and a roof terrace, making it discreet from the neighbors and the road. The residence is located in Värmdö, an island suburb of Stockholm, in Sweden. Description: “Constructed with prefabricated steel and concrete […] The post Pulkabacken House by Street Monkey Architects appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Renovated Apartment in Italy by Carlo Pecorini

    Sorina Liliana
    23 Jun 2015 | 4:04 pm
     Carlo Pecorini has renovated the interior of this classic apartment located in San Vincenzo, Italy. Description: “The new interior of this classic apartment, located in San Vincenzo, Italy, was designed by Carlo Pecorini. The building was constructed in the 1800s and is located close to the beautiful Tuscan coastline. The new space was designed giving […] The post Renovated Apartment in Italy by Carlo Pecorini appeared first on Homedezen.
 
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  • QUICK GUIDE TO CASH ALLOWANCES

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

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

    David Lopes
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.” Samuel Johnson A goal of our Substantial performance blog is to be a source of continuing education to those in Construction Contract Administration.  We believe that for good architectural design to be realized,  a strong understanding and organization of the building process and Contract Administration is required. Strong Construction Contract Administration knowledge Read More...
  • Less is More 3 tips < Change Orders

    David Lopes
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:13 pm
      Minimalists ask the question: How much can you strip away from an item — painting, sculpture, building, furniture — without losing its essential purpose and identity? Your projects don’t have to look like John Pawson’s Home but applying a minimalist frame of mind to design and construction drawings can lead to a reduction in the number of change orders during the contract administration phase. “That which is less complicated is Read More...
  • Owner: Patron of Architecture

    David Lopes
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    We often dream of the perfect patron, the client or owner who is a connoisseur of culture, art,  architecture and the finer things in life. They are highly intelligent, wealthy and provide the Architect with total design freedom and don’t forget an unlimited budget. All that they ask for in return is for the Architect to create a great design and to watch over its construction. There may not be a Read More...
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  • What Experts Said about Reputable Window Installer

    Prunella
    7 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Window has vital function in a building, as ventilation and decorative elements. Installing columbus windows should think precisely as if the installing, replacement plans, decorative aspects, functional intention, maintenance and reinstalling. Founding reputable supplier and installer of windows is important. Reputable company provides extensive selection of windows and even doors. Its a professional installer, consultant [...]
  • Beat the heat this summer with Blue Star AC

    Prunella
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    The first thing you wish to do after coming home after a long, tiring day at work is have a glass of chilled water, turn on air-conditioner, relax and feel cool breeze on your face. The scorching heat not only takes toll on our energy levels but also bring with it irritating skin problems. With [...]
  • Find a Home From Home with Top Quality Student Houses Loughborough

    Prunella
    28 May 2015 | 10:23 pm
    When you are studying away from home it’s vital to have housing where you feel comfortable and safe. It can be hard to find student housing which is affordable as well as good value for money. This is why going through a private landlord, who cares passionately about the property and your well being is [...]
  • Space Saving Stairs: Perfect Accessory for City Living

    Prunella
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    If you’re living in a loft apartment and starved for space, take the stress out of interior decorating and learn what to look for in the ideal space-saving staircase that combines functionality and aesthetics So you’ve finally settled into that quaint and trendy loft apartment in the heart of the city. Now you’re bogged down [...]
  • Professional Dryer Vents Cleaner: The Best Way to Avoid Home Misfortune

    Prunella
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dryer vents cleaning is one of the important housing maintenance. As we’ve built the house with perfect plan, still need a good maintenance to keep it durable for long time. Lately, a report about the first cause of house fire in the US is by dirty or clogged dryer vents. The (USFA) U.S. Fire Administration [...]
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    Caribbean Architecture

  • SummertimeDrink gets colder, Water gets warmer,Nights get...

    11 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    SummertimeDrink gets colder, Water gets warmer,Nights get longer,Life gets better
  • Fresh Start

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    Fresh Start
  • Are We Losing Our Toolbox ?

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Influence of technology is so great to the point that one must ask himself how we managed without it until now. As an architect you are required to visualize objects and convey your message into something your client can understand and agree with. We do create our objects, our buildings our brainchild’s and present them , but most of time we do not use pen and paper anymore.We rely on graphic software and computers to materialize our vision. Technology influence is so huge that our toolbox is becoming quite virtual to the point of extinctions. Our daily life is becoming dangerously…
  • No Candy for You ! You didn’t scare us enough!

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    No Candy for You ! You didn’t scare us enough!
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    Doggerel

  • Passive house: A road map for radically reducing energy consumption?

    Maha Kazmi
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Timelines of innovation can vary greatly in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. While some good ideas find immediate success, others can linger for years before becoming incorporated into mainstream practice. Over the next few months, Doggerel will feature case studies teasing out the variables at work in determining how new concepts are received. For our first piece, journalist Alex Ulam explored why passive house design, which has proved successful in reducing energy consumption in Europe, has been slow to take root in the United States. This winter was one of…
  • Friday five: Daylight, daily commutes, and more

    Ginny Johnson
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    This Friday we’re featuring the Fulton Center, the renovated transit hub (which Arup is proud to have worked on) that untangled subway lines and opened its atrium to sunlight. 1. The New York Times describes how the Fulton Center’s Sky Reflector-Net subtly provides intuitive wayfinding, a seasonal calendar, and a poetic bonus as sunlight penetrates aluminum panels and stainless steel cables to reach 40 feet below sidewalk level. 2. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority posted a time-lapse video of the Sky Reflector-Net under construction, offering a glimpse behind the scenes…
  • In Mexico City, a growing forum for Latin American architecture

    Maha Kazmi
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Huge, diverse, and rapidly urbanizing, Latin America is arguably one of the world’s most dynamic regions in terms of design and urbanism. A number of spatial and social innovations developed there have been adopted around the globe — ciclovía, bus rapid transit, and participatory budgeting, to name a few. Until recently, however, architects working there had few opportunities to meet one another and exchange ideas. One organization that has started to change this is Mexico City’s LIGA-DF, whose small storefront hosts exhibitions from designers throughout Latin America. I asked Wonne…
  • Houston rethinks mass transit

    Sarah Wesseler
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    In the developed world, the municipal systems we rely on are largely invisible and universal. In mansions and studio apartments alike, flip a switch and the lights come on; turn a tap and water flows out. Transportation is a different matter. The way we get from place to place varies greatly, influenced by location, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status. From driving an SUV to cycling or riding the subway, how we choose to navigate our cities is often seen as a reflection of both our personalities and our life circumstances. But while individual and cultural transit preferences can seem…
  • Research roundup: Rating resilience

    Sarah Wesseler
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:20 am
    Today’s research is tomorrow’s design. We’re asking researchers within Arup and beyond to describe their work and its potential applications. For our first post, San Francisco-based structural engineer Ibrahim Amulfti discusses the REDi rating system. What are you studying? We’ve been developing guidelines for the resilience-based earthquake design of new buildings, which includes a holistic design, planning, and assessment approach for achieving beyond-code performance objectives. We call it the REDi Rating System. The system echoes LEED’s structure, with platinum,…
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    Archute

  • Brunswick Family Health Center Emergency Department by Westlake Reed Design

    Ian Mutuli
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    The two-story building is an addition to the existing Brunswick Family Health Centre. The first story of the addition houses an Emergency department, a Processing Lab and an Imaging Centre in a combined square area of 22, 500 gross square feet (GSF). The second story consists of 17,000 GSF of unused space whose functions will be fitted out in future. The space is most likely to house examination rooms and offices. As shown in the plan, the connection between the old building and the new one is at the building’s corners creating continuity in internal circulation as was in the existing…
  • Transurban’s New HQ by Hassell Studio: The Ideal Collaborative Work Space

    Ian Mutuli
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:57 am
    Transurban is an internationally renowned toll road owner and operator with offices in almost every country in Europe. Their new headquarters in Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia was a huge task for the architects. According to the brief, the company wanted a workplace that reflected its prominence in the market. It would accommodate 400 people while maintaining the feel of a small and lean organisation. Tasked with envisioning the new headquarters of a company raking in $1 billion yearly revenue, Hassell studio decided to design a work space that would reinforce a sense of community and…
  • Thorncrown Chapel: Euine Fay Jones’ Legacy at Eureka Springs, Arkansas USA

    Samuel Nguma
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to religious architecture, most designers agree that the form has an obligation to be symbolic. We see this in civilisations gone by – from the Mayan ziggurats to Egyptian pyramids. In such cases the aesthetic extravagance of architects is forgiven in service to the Supreme Being they are attempting to freeze in a feat of architecture. One such chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas USA stands out – an extraordinary essay of scale and proportion; context and material; light and shadow. Nestled in a surreal woodland setting, Thorncrown Chapel by the architect Euine Fay Jones…
  • Mahiga Hope High School Rainwater Court, Nyeri Kenya, by Dick Clark Architecture. Architecture for Humanity

    Brenda Nyawara
    23 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    Architecture for humanity. Architecture was made for man. Some projects have such inspiring stories behind them, the end result being a solution to humanitarian problems. This project in Nyeri, Kenya, is among the ones we have noted. Buckle up, this is a wordy one, but worth reading till the end. A multi-purpose, full-size basketball court designed for the St. Joseph Mahiga Primary School and the community of Nyeri, Kenya. It started with a tree. Joseph Mutongu, a local conservationist, wanted to introduce a tree growing program at the school his son attended. The Mahiga Hope School is…
  • Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Dubai. Where else…

    Brenda Nyawara
    23 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    This mixed-use project, Marina + Beach Towers by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, suggests a fluidity that merges sky and water, responding to the built environment and  the landscape.  This is no new thing in Dubai, home of the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, the Palm Islands, Infinity Tower, to mention just a few. However, it is, no doubt, a new concept of its kind, the reason it is posted on Archute. A shifted repetition happens within the tower, developing a woven tapestry on the facade.  The units are based on a standard module, and their thoughtful placement within the tower provides…
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    Trendsi

  • Heritage House Apartments

    Jean Harris
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    The Heritage is a an ecologically conscious apartment complex built behind existing houses that are over 100 years old. Located […]
  • City House

    Jean Harris
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Sweeping coastal views and a desire to keep the design minimalistic resulted in this Perth Australia beach house design by […]
  • Rural Loft

    Jean Harris
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:47 pm
    The Bletchley Loft is a masterpiece of architecture located in Perth, Australia. It was designed by The Rural Building Company […]
  • Architecture Infographics

    Jean Harris
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    These are 7 extremely interesting infographics about architecture created by a talented graphic designer, Megan Jett, who specializes in infographic […]
  • Hawthorn House

    Jean Harris
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:51 am
    Hawthorn House is an Australian house redesign by Chan Architecture. The project revolved around adding an extension to a Victorian […]
 
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