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  • 100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

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    Lidija Grozdanic
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Read the rest of 100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: italian architects, Maurizio Barberio, Micaela Colella, modular architecture, Prefab, Prefab Housing, recyclable architecture, recyclable house, Solar Roof Tiles, wooden home
  • Everything Old Is New Again

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    John Hill
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Clive Wilkinson's design for the Barbarian Group (completed 2014) in New York City, which features an "endless table":[Barbarian Group | Photo: Michael Moran, from Clive Wilkinson Architects website]reminds me of a project by Wilkinson from ten years earlier. Mother's, as I referred to the project when I posted about it in 2004, is also based around a looping table that serves 200 people:[Mother London | Photo from Clive Wilkinson Architects website]Yet, while Mother London's table is interrupted by columns and stairs, Wilkinson's latest rendition of this idea is more complex:[Barbarian Group…
  • Paris: A Study in the Value of Public Green Spaces

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    Albert Lam
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I really enjoy traveling because it allows a glimpse into different cultures and ways of life and broadens my view on how people and things function. I just returned from a trip to Europe for the first time since my vacation five years ago, and the journey has certainly been eye opening. My first stop was Paris, and exploring the city through the lens of my experience practicing architecture yielded some thoughtful observations in urban development and sustainable measures. Among them, I was particularly struck by the abundance of green spaces throughout the city and how the Parisians used…
  • Green roofs are changing architecture: The Science Hills of Komatsu

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    Lloyd Alter
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Strange things happen when roofs touch the ground.
  • The Impressive Mozaika Seat by Lui Kawasumi

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    Loukas
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Lui Kawasumi has made the Mozaika Seat from laser-cut stainless steel. One of an arrangement of structures with an exploratory laser-cutting strategy. A sheet of steel is cut, cleaned, and unreservedly pounded to make structures. The geometry permits the squares to stay level and reflect light likewise to the way mosaics do.   The post The Impressive Mozaika Seat by Lui Kawasumi appeared first on Homaci.com.
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  • When am I AICP eligible?

    Kingmak
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    https://www.planning.org/certification/eligible.htm So I'm a little confused by the whole "Masters in Planning (non PAB accredited)" vs. "Masters in a related field". I have a MS in Environmental Studies with a declared specialization in planning. Is that a non-accredited planning degree? Or does it have to be a Masters in Planning degree program? There really is no difference between the degree I earned and someone who specializes in environmental planning with their MURP or MP. Anyone know?
  • Any experience with eligibility lists in CA?

    CityGirl6
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I have a question that I hope someone can answer. I applied for a planner position and made it to the top 3 on second interviews, but ultimately they hired someone else. I was placed on an eligibility list for one year. As luck would have it the position opened again, and I'm the only person on the eligibility list although they got the usual avalanche of applications. In the meantime I was working for another local city. I called and they told me that I am in the applicant pool, and to send an updated resume directly to HR to be added to my file. Done. Has anyone, on either the side of the…
  • Sunset Beach, NC - Planning Director

    Planit
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Do you want to go to the beach? Planning Director - Sunset Beach, permanent population 3,800 (15,000 seasonal) The Town of Sunset Beach, North Carolina seeks a full-time qualified professional to fill the position of Planning Director. Responsibilities: Provides direction, leadership and general oversight to the Town’s Planning and Inspections Department. Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the planning, inspection and project management activities of the Town. Administers Unified Development Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, Vision Plan and any other land use plans. Performs a variety…
  • Can;t upload images:

    Super Amputee Cat
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    I tried to upload several images today and got this message. Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3840 bytes) in /home/cyburbia/public_html/gallery/image-inc.php on line 116 I even tried to resize the photos and it didn't work. Can anyone tell me what's going on?
  • Do not try to decieve us ve have our information sources

    AG74683
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Quote: Originally posted by beach_bum How do you deal with a citizen facebook group opposing zoning when you can't access it from work? I'm not wasting my cell phone data on this mess! There is a certain area of my jurisdiction that is always trying shady stuff. They happen to have a closed facebook group. I may or may not have created a fake facebook and joined their group..... As fall descends, the candy apples come out. I see them in the grocery store now. They look so delicious, but whenever you buy one it just becomes a giant disgusting mess and they aren't nearly as good as you think.
 
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  • Twelve winners for the regional Holcim Awards 2014, Africa + Middle East

    Justine Testado
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    The winners of the Holcim Awards 2014 Africa Middle East regional competition were recognized in a recent awards ceremony in Beirut, making it the fourth installment of the 2014 global awards program. The Africa Middle East competition focused on multi-disciplinary design solutions for building social and environmenal resilience...The winning projects will be implemented in nine countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, and Morocco.Check out a selection of the Africa - Middle East winners:HOLCIM AWARDS GOLD 2014 - Eco-Techno Park: Green building showcase and…
  • Preservation politics and pricey prizes: Weekly News Round-Up for October 13, 2013

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Sunday, October 19:The Portland Building: Architect Michael Graves fiercely defends his controversial creation against demolition: According to The Oregonian's piece, the architect does not think any of the problems are by his design, but rather its application under budgetary and civic constraints.Thursday, October 16:Unesco threatens to put Venice on its Heritage at Risk list: Responding to corruption and mismanagement of environmental risks by the Venetian government, UNESCO may have to declare Venice a "Heritage at Risk".Wednesday, October 15:Honolulu Law Criminalizes Homelessness: It is…
  • Li Xiaodong, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Maya Lin, Steven Holl, OMA+OLIN, and Haworth Tompkins are among this week's many winners

    Justine Testado
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.The week of Oct. 13-17, 2014 was quite an eventful one. Here's Recap #31:Li Xiaodong’s Liyuan Library wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International PrizeThe Liyuan Library by architect Li Xiaodong won the first CAD$100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize in Toronto, which was launched by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect…
  • Rescuing Washington's Skyline

    Jack Waterman
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Clinging to antiquated urban notions, the District’s building height regulations imagine a skyline filled with spires, domes and minarets.The debate over the Capital's skyline should not pit preservationists against contemporary designers. In fact, regulations that take advantage of the rooftop space would contribute to the monumental character of the city. 
  • Studios Kabako from Congo wins 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize

    Justine Testado
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Congolese performance and theater group Studios Kabako from Kisangani was announced as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize winner this past weekend at an awards ceremony in Brussels...Studios Kabako was established in 2001 to address the various emotions linked to the aftermath of civil war. Located in a city that is isolated geographically and culturally, the studio has provided its community a safe creative haven of dance, theater, and music through its urban interventions and cultural programs.Studios Kabako will start a U.S. tour including in New York from October 21 to November 1, 2014,…
 
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    A Daily Dose of Architecture

  • Sinking Barge

    John Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One of the thousand-or-so photos I took on a recent trip to Chicago was of an empty barge on the Chicago River between Lake and Randolph Streets; I was actually crossing the Randolph Street bridge when I snapped the photo of the immense (about 15-20' deep) barge:[Photo by John Hill] The barge was serving 150 North Riverside, hauling away the excavation for building the foundation of a tower designed by Goettsch Partners:[Image via 150 North Riverside]Well, it turns out that the same barge is now sitting submerged in the river after it broke free from its mooring last week:[Photo via ABC7]This…
  • Today's archidose #787

    John Hill
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Here are some photos of The Elastic Perspective (2013) in Barendrecht, The Netherlands, by NEXT Architects, photographed by Ken Lee.5346801430_414295ea97_c.jpg" width="535" />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
  • Everything Old Is New Again

    John Hill
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Clive Wilkinson's design for the Barbarian Group (completed 2014) in New York City, which features an "endless table":[Barbarian Group | Photo: Michael Moran, from Clive Wilkinson Architects website]reminds me of a project by Wilkinson from ten years earlier. Mother's, as I referred to the project when I posted about it in 2004, is also based around a looping table that serves 200 people:[Mother London | Photo from Clive Wilkinson Architects website]Yet, while Mother London's table is interrupted by columns and stairs, Wilkinson's latest rendition of this idea is more complex:[Barbarian Group…
  • Today's archidose #786

    John Hill
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here are some photos of the SUTD Library Pavilion (2013) in Singapore by City Form Lab, photographed by Trevor Patt.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
  • Learning from Berlin, New York, and Zurich

    John Hill
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    On Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2pm, Columbia University GSAPP is hosting the symposium "Housing Beyond the Market: Learning from Berlin, New York, and Zurich." Below is more information and a program for the afternoon symposium.[Image: Duplex Architekten, Zurich] About:Organized by Hilary Sample and Susanne Schindler“Housing Beyond the Market“ brings the architects of recently completed non-profit housing developments in Berlin and Zurich together with local architects and policymakers to discuss the viability of similar models for New York City.New York City is in the midst of a housing…
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  • Roll With it: Stylish Laser Cut Wood and Leather Handbag

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Dubbed a "technical bag" by its designers, Plaat is an elegant bag constructed of laser cut wood and lined in leather. The cut wood is flexible and easily rolls up into a stylish carryall. Plaat was created by design duo Qoowl, consisting of Quinten Peuling and Wisse Trooster, and in cooperation with menswear designer Dewi Bekker. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Cinnamon Roll House Wraps Steel Plane in a Wood Frame Knit Leather & Wood Contemporary Lounge Chair Design Leather Furniture Collection Upcycled from Used Suitcases Vintage Leather…
  • Waste Not: Trash Marble Turned Into 6 Beautiful Home Objects

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Any type of manufacturing results in waste - sometimes shocking amounts of it. When designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti decided to see what they could make from "waste" marble tiles, they came up with some exceptional objects. The 40cm X 40cm square tiles of Carrara marble were discarded but still usable. Using a water jet cutter, the design duo cut the squares into shapes that fit together easily to form elegant objects. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Real Decommissioned Weapons Turned Into Home Objects From Waste to Wonderful: Lovely…
  • Twin Volume Home Surrounds Connecting Glass Enclosure

    Delana
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    As you walk along a steep, narrow street in a quiet area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, away from the train station and toward the sea, a peculiar and lovely home comes into view. It is the Home in Gokurakuji, designed by architect Naoya Kawabe. The home was built in an area where the road appears to be cut into the hillside. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:
  • Modular Writer’s House Slices Open for Maximum Adaptability

    Stephanie
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Offices can feel cold and impersonal, not exactly offering the comfortable surroundings that are most conducive to creative thought. For a writer working in a large theater complex, having a space that feels cozier and far more personalized - like a tiny house within the workplace - can make all the difference in productivity. Dutch author Marcel Osterop is the lucky recipient of 'Writer's House,' a compact modular office by designer Dave Keune that fits within a larger space at Eindhoven's Parktheater in the Netherlands. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob…
  • Rocking Room: Oversized Woven Chair Offers Group Relaxation

    Stephanie
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    Over a dozen people can easily all sit back, relax and rock back and forth at once in this massive group rocking chair built for public use at the 2014 Seattle Design Festival. 'Wover the Woven Rocker' illustrates the event's theme of 'design in motion' with a curved structure that sways with the movements of its occupants. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Wooden Rocking Chair + Rocker-Powered LED Lamp Design The Most Luxurious Hand-Woven Rug Money Cannot Buy Contemporary Rocking Lounger, Couch & Chair Collection Rolling Beats Rocking: Clever…
 
 
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  • Adapting Aging Architecture: Modern Plug-Ins for Beijing

    Steph
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Cold, dilapidated and lacking modern amenities like bathrooms, Beijing’s historic architecture in the Hutong districts becomes livable again with sleek modern plug-ins that make them more comfortable without significant alteration. People’s Architecture Office created a modular system called the Courtyard House Plugin that acts as a temporary solution to make the spaces more desirable, minus the trouble of renovation. These aging structures are typically built around small courtyards, and after centuries of habitation, have…
  • Amphibious Architecture: 12 Flood-Proof Home Designs

    Steph
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Instead of trying to beat back rising water levels, these innovative structures work with them, adapting from land-based to floating houses with the ease of an amphibian. From a DIY foam-based flotation system on a modest home in Louisiana to high-tech, self-sustaining disaster pods, these buildings are ready for whatever Mother Nature might throw their way – even 10-foot floodwaters. The UK’s First Amphibious House Located on the Thames River, the UK’s first amphibious house is nearing completion. Baca Architects…
  • 3D-Printed Columns Use Ancient Technique Against Earthquakes

    Urbanist
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] Bringing together cutting-edge technologies and an ancient approach to resisting earthquake damage, the so-called Quake Column marries tradition and high-tech to create a bold new structural solution needing no mortar nor rebar to reinforce it. Incan masons historically interlocked complex three-dimensional stone shapes in order to allow movement during earthquakes while preventing buildings from becoming structurally compromised in the process. The puzzle-like interlinking of the constituent parts helps structures resist…
  • Lost Soles: 10 Abandoned & De-Feeted Shoe Repair Stores

    Steve
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ] Abandoned shoe repair stores, once ubiquitous elements of the urban tapestry, epitomize small Mom & Pop stores that “progress” has kicked to the curb. Here’s one shoe repair store that won’t play in Peoria, even at the bargain rate of eight cents. Not that shoe repair ever was an expensive chore, this shop had to be abandoned a LONG time when Flickr user Smitty-Snaps chanced upon it on January 23rd of 2009. A little over two years after Smitty-Snaps snapped the abandoned 8 Cents Shoe Repair (if that actually was…
  • Transformer Hotel: Tiny Room Showcases Convertible Furniture

    Urbanist
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Boutique & Art Hotels & Travel. ] Deploying three novel pieces of multipurpose furniture, this 240-square-foot space manages to pack in all kinds of secrets, surprises and amenities for guests to explore, discover and utilize in a unique micro-suite. The first featured item in the Kinect line, this new series of space-saving furnishings and fixtures from Resource Furniture, is the Lift, a coffee table that can be reconfigured into a workstation and contains additional storage space for laptops, gadgets, magazines and remote controls. Also in the set: Slide, a…
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  • Vienna / Wien - Skyline of Signature Towers

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

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

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

    Christoph Wassmann
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
      It's paradox: the increasing density of Vienna's city center simultaneously leads to the desolation of its street space. Roof extensions demand more parking ground, consequently, garage doors... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • A glimpse on 65 Architecture Biennale-Pavilions (Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014).

    Christoph Wassmann
    30 May 2014 | 8:03 am
    This year, the national pavilions at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice should angage a single theme "Absorbing Modernity: 1914 - 2014" and show there national characertistics and development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • The Civic Minimum

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

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

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

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

    Geoff Manaugh
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]. Popular Science reported last week that a "weird crystal"—a "salt made from cobalt"—can "absorb all the oxygen in a room," and, more crucially, release all that oxygen later, at which point it can safely be breathed. I will confess that I initially thought this sounded more like some terrifying new air-weapon: after all, if "just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a room," then you're looking at a very potent, seemingly instantaneous method for causing mass suffocation. Drop a few spoonfuls of these…
 
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  • Paris: A Study in the Value of Public Green Spaces

    Albert Lam
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    I really enjoy traveling because it allows a glimpse into different cultures and ways of life and broadens my view on how people and things function. I just returned from a trip to Europe for the first time since my vacation five years ago, and the journey has certainly been eye opening. My first stop was Paris, and exploring the city through the lens of my experience practicing architecture yielded some thoughtful observations in urban development and sustainable measures. Among them, I was particularly struck by the abundance of green spaces throughout the city and how the Parisians used…
  • Healthcare Design: Five Steps to Stand Out in a Competitive Market

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

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

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

    Courtney Tarnow
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Guest Blog by Emily Koch and Kate Mraw Architectural signage is necessary to inform people how to navigate through a campus or building. In designer-speak, this signage is commonly referred to as wayfinding. While it’s an important aspect of signage, environmental graphics can accomplish so much more than that — influencing mood and behavior, increasing student engagement, reinforcing school spirit and pride, and creating a culture of community — all while directing people to their destination.
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  • Eye Catcher

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

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

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

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

    Ruairi Glynn
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    The domain of soft robotics is forming as a new frontier of kinetic designing. Not only creating many new possibilities for robotics but also in architecture. Challenging conventional design thinking about adaptive architecture the experiments outlined in this research suggest approaches to building soft responsive architecture. “Furl” combines Electroencephalography (EEG) with advances in soft silicone casting of “air muscles”. The introduction of soft robotics replaces the mechanical principles in interactive architecture through a biological paradigm. EEG allows sensing of human…
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  • Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art

    Kristine Lofgren
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read the rest of Vik Muniz Transforms Trash from Brazil’s Largest Landfill into Astonishing Works of Art Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: garbage art, landfill art, trash art, vik muniz, Vik Muniz art, Vik Muniz Brazil, Vik Muniz Catadores, Vik Muniz gallery, Vik Muniz garbage photographs, Vik Muniz landfill art, Vik Muniz recycled art, Vik Muniz Rei de Janeiro, Vik Muniz trash art, Vik Muniz trash photographs
  • Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

    Lucy Wang
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Read the rest of Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: "sustainable architecture", Biodiversity, Bosco Verticale, gray water recycling, high-rise, LEED gold, Milan, mixed-use, Solar Power, Stefano Boeri, stefano boeri architects, urban heat island effect, vertical forest, world's first vertical forest
  • Jason deCaires Taylor’s Newest Underwater Sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ Will Blow Your Mind

    Nicole Jewell
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Read the rest of Jason deCaires Taylor’s Newest Underwater Sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ Will Blow Your Mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art, B.R.E.E.F, bahamas art, Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, coral reef protection, jason decaires taylor, Ocean Atlas, ocean initiatives, ocean life, ocean reefs, Sir Nicholas Nuttall, stressed natural reef, underwater sculpture, underwater sculpture garden
  • Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

    Lori Zimmer
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Italy’s WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) aims to help the world’s impoverished by 3D-printing sustainable dwellings using all natural materials. Unveiled at the Maker Faire Rome, the portable 3D printer called the Delta can be transported to areas in need to print homes on site. The printer works with locally-sourced materials like mud and fiber to create structurally sound homes with a culturally-sensitive, vernacular aesthetic. Read the rest of Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d…
  • 100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

    Lidija Grozdanic
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Read the rest of 100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: italian architects, Maurizio Barberio, Micaela Colella, modular architecture, Prefab, Prefab Housing, recyclable architecture, recyclable house, Solar Roof Tiles, wooden home
 
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  • The Clockwork Jerusalem Roadshow: Milton Keynes, Folkestone Triennial, Architectural Association

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

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

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

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

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

    Regine
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Simon Faithfull's new commission, REEF, began in August 2014 off the Dorset coast, where a boat made a last voyage out to sea and was sunk to become an artificial reef - serving as an underwater sculpture and a lasting legacy for marine conservation and biodiversity continue
  • Invasive. "What if your tax money is used to kill animals?"

    Regine
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Every year in the city of Ghent, thousands of the Invasive Canada Goose need to be killed by the city government. At huge public expenses. What if we convinced citizens to eat the birds instead? And convince the vegetarian community to get involved in the process? continue
  • Book review: Imagine Architecture. Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm

    Regine
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A young generation of creatives sees the urban landscape as the starting point for their work. When these illustrators, sculptors, or photographers engage with architecture, their art overrules conventional doctrines on the use of space. They use buildings as a medium for their ideas, breaking norms and triggering new tensions continue
  • Eye Catcher, the frame that responds to your emotions

    Regine
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    The most banal-looking wooden frame takes a life of its own as soon as you come near it. It quickly positions itself in front of you, spots your eyes and starts expressing 'emotions' based on your own. Eye Catcher uses the arm of an industrial robot, high power magnets, a hidden pinhole camera, ferrofluid and emotion recognition algorithms to explore novel interactive interfaces based on the mimicry and exchange of expressions continue
  • Self-combusting communication for the Wikileaks era

    Regine
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    The machine prints self destructing documents. The documents merge images and texts extracted from Cold War fictions with excerpts from current secret documents, resulting in an amalgam that blurs the line between present reality and past fiction. A short amount of time after leaving the machine the documents burst into fire and their content is forever erased as the flames consume the paper continue
 
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  • Truck Becomes a Comfortable Solar-Powered Home

    Christine Walsh
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    On the face of it, living in a truck does not sound very comfortable at all. But converting a truck into spacious and above all sustainable home is exactly what fifty-year-old animator Joseph Tayyar from Israel did. And very successfully too. His new home is also almost completely self-sufficient, due to a roof mounted solar power array. Joseph came up with the idea to build a home in a truck after watching a TV show about homes on wheels. He wanted a home that could easily be transported to anywhere in the world, and it took him a few years to finally turn his dream into reality. He…
  • Casa El Tiemblo: A Modern Shipping Container Home

    Christine Walsh
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Casa El Tiemblo, or Tiemblo House, got its name from the picaresque region in which it is located, namely, El Tiemblo, Ávila, Spain. It was built using six repurposed shipping containers and was designed by Infiniski and built by James & Mau Architectura. It measures a luxurious 190 square meters (623 square feet). To construct this home the six shipping containers were placed in an L-shape. Four shipping containers make up the ground floor, and the remaining two were placed on top of them, secured and held in place by metallic support structures. When designing the home, one of the main…
  • Printed Castle Heralds the Future

    Christine Walsh
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Building homes using 3D printing technology is still a new idea, but one day it could well become one of the top construction solutions. Especially if the technology keeps developing at such a fast pace. The most recent successfully completed 3D printing project is a small concrete castle created by US-based Andrey Rudenko. He built the intricate structure in his backyard by using a large 3D printer that he made himself. His next project is printing a whole house. The castle measures 3 x 5 m (10 x 16 ft.) and is 3.5 m (12 ft.) high and it took him 2 months to print and build, all told. The…
  • Artist Studio Space Made of Shipping Containers

    Christine Walsh
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Shipping container architecture seems to be taking over the world, which is only fitting as these disused metal boxes lend themselves perfectly to building homes, cabins or office spaces. In Lisbon, Portugal the Village Underground Lisboa complex is currently being constructed. The shipping container building will be a multi-office space for artists and other creatives, while the architects also incorporated used double-decker buses into the design. The construction of the Village Underground Lisboa complex is currently underway and they are aiming to open the doors to renters in May 2015.
  • Organic Living in a Tiny Home

    Christine Walsh
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    Ethan and his girlfriend Kelsey have recently moved into a tiny home which they built themselves for only $7,000. They built the home in a trailer, which they got for only $1,500, and it is located on an organic farm in Texas. The 100-square-foot home took them about seven months to complete. The couple’s journey to building their tiny home started with finding a used trailer base on Craigslist. Ethan, who did most of the building by himself, built the home without any plans drawn up in advance. Basically, he just let current inspiration dictate the look of the home. Originally he had…
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  • Addition and Subtraction

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

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

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

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

    Sally Stone
    10 Nov 2013 | 1:40 am
    Despite the wind and the rain, the procession through the centre of Preston, from the Corn Exchange, into the Flag Market and onto the Bus station was an unforgettable experience, and in what was an extraordinary piece of luck, the sun came out just as the procession reached the Bus Station itself,... (more...)
 
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  • Frequent Buses Yes; Dedicated Lanes No

    The Antiplanner
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In an op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal, the Antiplanner argues that transit agencies in medium-sized cities such as Albuquerque should experiment with “bus-rapid transit lite”–meaning increasing bus frequencies, reducing the number of stops so as to speed schedules, and prepayment of fares to speed loading of passengers. But dedicating traffic lanes to buses and giving […]
  • Hal Salwasser R.I.P.

    The Antiplanner
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Forest Service has historically been dominated by foresters and engineers, so a wildlife biologist who joined the agency in 1978 wouldn’t expect to advance very far. But after getting a Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of California at Berkeley, Hal Salwasser went to work for the Forest Service and quickly moved up […]
  • How to Hoodwink the Public

    The Antiplanner
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Two years ago, Virginia Beach put a measure on the ballot to extend the Norfolk light rail (which stops at the border between the two cities) into Virginia Beach. All of the advertising for the measure said “Vote Yes to Study Light Rail.” But the actual measure read, “Should the City Council adopt an ordinance […]
  • Autonomous Vehicle Presentation

    The Antiplanner
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Antiplanner’s presentation on autonomous vehicles, mass transit, and long-range transportation planning is now available for download. It’s about 20 MB. Tonight (October 16), at 7 pm, the Antiplanner will speak about the Tide light rail in the Virginia Beach Central Public Library Auditorium. (The event was originally to take place elsewhere but the location […]
  • More Rail Fail

    The Antiplanner
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Two more rail transit lines are following in the tracks of so many others that have failed to live up to planners’ promises. First, Orlando’s SunRail commuter train is “losing riders at an increasing pace.” The project, which cost a billion dollars and was built partly to persuade the federal government that Florida was serious […]
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  • Do We Need More Mission Congregations?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Abu Dhabi Central Market / Foster + Partners

    AD Editorial Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Architects: Foster + Partners Location: Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates Project Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, Stuart Latham, Muir Livingstone, John Blythe, Edson Yabiku, David Crosswaite, Giulia Galiberti, Sandra Glass, Ashley Lane, Giulia Leoni, Emily Phang, Bram van der Wal, Ho-Ling Cheung, Luca Latini, Franquibel Lima, Chris Nunn, Riccardo Russo, Jillian Salter, Ronald Schuurmans, Sunphol Sorakul, Daniel Weiss, Laura Podda, Yong Bin Kim, Yvonne Jendreiek Area: 689416.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Nigel Young | Foster + Partners Project Manager: WS Atkins…
  • E:MG Advertising Agency / VOX Architects

    AD Editorial Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Architects: VOX Architects Location: Moscow, Russia Architect In Charge: Boris Voskoboynikov Area: 12000.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Alexey Knyazev Project Team: Olga Ivleva, Elena Merzalova Lighting Designer: George Kelekhsaev From the architect. When designing an office for E:MG BTL agency, Boris Voskoboynikov put his choice in favor of low-budget interior. Its most valuable feature is that it 10-% corresponds to the activities performed by the company, besides, it boosts the creativity of the company employees. Simple materials and techniques were implemented in the decoration:…
  • Salle Polyvalente de Plumergat / Studio 02

    Fabian Cifuentes
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Architects: Studio 02 Location: Plumergat, France Year: 2014 Photographs: Luc Boegly From the architect. This proposed multipurpose room questions the founding principles of the traditional architectural approach.  Construction generally results from an addition, that is, a supply of materials onto a given sight.  This building, however, generates an opposite effect: it gives the impression of being born from a subtraction, from a reduction. In the same way that a stonemason imagines the granite block placed before him, this initial rectangular volume appears to have been carved, hollowed,…
  • 1305 Studio Office / 1305 Studio

    Fabian Cifuentes
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Architects: 1305 Studio Location: Changhua Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China Corporate Identity: SHEN QIANG Area: 306.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Shen Photography From the architect. Located in Shikumen building in Jingan District, Shanghai, 1305 studio office is set to be the space with multi creative functions. The space acts not only for architecture, interior or graphic design, but also for lots of other purposes, fashion show, art exhibition, cocktail lounges, professional lectures, etc. With the interest of Shanghai Lane Culture, the architects tried to make this 300 m2 space into a…
  • A House of Niches / Ayeneh Office

    AD Editorial Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architects: Ayeneh Office Location: Najafabad, Iran Architect In Charge: Ali Dehghani & Ali Soltani & Atefeh Karbasi Design Assistant: Sepideh Shariatmadari Area: 307.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Hossein Farahani Graphics: Mahla Ebrahimpour Client: Mohammad Ali Payandeh From the architect. Today, two things stand out to a passer-by who walks in Najaf Abad: numerous niches in the body of the city and pine trees rose from old houses. In these transition days, the niches of the old houses that was hidden from view took a look outside at once. Historic homes are destroyed one after…
 
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Playful and Provocative Wooden Safe Box Inspired by Clock Gears: mr.knox

    Lavinia
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    A safe deposit box may inspire many things, but it is not exactly the type of item you would like to have around for an inviting, homey feel. Envisioned and implemented by Utrecht-based furniture designer Stephan Siepermann, mr.knox cabinet is “a funny translation of a heavy steel safe box into a smart and playful wooden piece of furniture”. The wooden safe locker displays a friendly look, making the object easily adaptable to a variety of modern interiors with a twist. Additionally, the opening and closing system inspired by clock gears is provocative for anyone happening to take…
  • How To Bring Japanese Simplicity Into Your Interiors

    Tara Mastroeni
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Where Japanese interiors are concerned, serenity is paramount. Image Via: Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty We all lead hectic lives. It’s no surprise that after working all day and schlepping the kids to activities, we want come home to something a little calmer. The easiest way to do that is by simplifying our interiors. Folks looking to bring more simplicity into their homes should look toward Japanese interior design for inspiration. With a strong focus on clean lines and negative space, Asian-inspired interiors are almost as calm as it gets. Of course, the question…
  • Contemporary Split-Level House With Views of Downtown Seattle and Mt. Rainier

    Lavinia
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    This contemporary split-level house in Seattle, Washington, USA is the result of an extensive renovation process delivered by the team at Grouparchitect. Ballard Remodel stands out in its neighborhood due to its distinctive large cantilevered shed roof, an unconventional outdoor terrace and a tasteful mix of exterior finishes. Unlike many other modern home designs, this particular conversion project roots the house in its environment, maintaining basic common features with the surrounding dwellings. To this extent, the architects explain that “the original split-level configuration of…
  • Handcrafted Origami-Inspired Lampshade Adding a Stylish Touch Where Needed

    Lavinia
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Portugal-based studio blaanc borderless architecture shared photos and information regarding one of their latest works. Orikomi is a lightweight lampshade, made of high quality paper and carefully hand-crafted. Despite its complex, origami-inspired construction, Orikomi is simple to hang and serves much more than an aesthetic purpose: a portion of the sales profits of each piece goes to the Adobe for Women non-profit association, which empowers women in Mexico to build their own homes and earn a viable living. The purpose of this association is to recover and teach vernacular construction…
  • Vivid Ambiance Cleverly Achieved in Small Apartment Near Saint Petersburg

    Lavinia
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Welcome to a cheerful small apartment envisioned by Geometrium and located in Lensovetovskij, a village near Saint Petersburg, Russia. The crib was especially developed for a young couple who requested that aesthetics and usability be the main features of their new home. Painted white walls visually enlarge the space, while bright and colorful lighting elements contribute to a vivid ambiance. An open plan layout defines the apartment, yet the sleeping, dining and entertaining areas are well individualized. The overall design pays tribute to creativity and function: “We divided the…
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  • The Civic Minimum

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

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

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

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

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    [Image: From the original research paper (PDF), via Popular Science]. Popular Science reported last week that a "weird crystal"—a "salt made from cobalt"—can "absorb all the oxygen in a room," and, more crucially, release all that oxygen later, at which point it can safely be breathed. I will confess that I initially thought this sounded more like some terrifying new air-weapon: after all, if "just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a room," then you're looking at a very potent, seemingly instantaneous method for causing mass suffocation. Drop a few spoonfuls of these…
 
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  • What is the meaning of home?

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

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

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

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Redecorating your home is never as easy as anyone would anticipate. Our world is rapidly changing with advancements in technology. Mobile technology in particular has become an invaluable part of our daily lives and one way of transitioning your house into a dream home is with the use of mobile technology. Thousands of applications are available on the iPhone or smartphone. So where does one start? Mydecorative recently made a wonderful list of useful apps to help you with your home improvement ideas. Houzz, a visual community for homeowners and home professionals, has tapped into the…
  • Is “​Crowd-Housing” the Next Crowdfunding? And how it will Empower Architects

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Advancements in technology are shaping the future of our design and architecture industries. Alongside new sensors, robotics, 3D printing, and synthetic biology, crowdfunding is also transforming the way architecture is designed and created. For those who (somehow) don’t already know, crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Most recently, crowdfunding is occurring via the internet using platforms including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Fundrise, and Fundable. Within the architecture industry, crowdfunding…
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  • Dune Villa in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, The Netherlands

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If we had only one word to describe this residence, we’d use harmony. If we’d have just two, we’d use harmony and elegance. Luckily, we can use many more, and timeless is a third word that comes to mind immediately. Architects Geert Bosch and Annemariken Hilberlink of Berlicum, Netherlands-based HILBERINKBOSCH architects designed this timeless gem for a couple whose children have already left the house. The villa is located in Utrechtse Heuvelrug, a municipality in the Dutch province of Utrecht. The key to the harmonious elegance of the house is the way it sits on its site.
  • Le Mistral Gift Shop in Tokyo

    12 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like its namesake, the Paris-Nice express train of the 1950s, Le Mistral gift shop in Tokyo is precise and orderly. With its navy blue base color and strict visual rules reminiscent of a dapper railway uniform, the interior is an effective vessel to display the tightly (strictly) edited selection of gift items from around the world. Designed by Jumpei Matsushima of JP architects, the 61 square-meter (656 sq.ft.) shop is also thoroughly Japanese in its sparse coloring and its neat and exact (precise)  division of space in ever-repeating rectangles. By giving clear rules (in both meanings…
  • Unisex Wrist Watch

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    A simple take on the classic time-teller. Featuring a sandblasted, matte-black stainless steel case, with cool grey face and premium tan and black leather band. With Japanese Quartz Movement, Stainless Steel Bezel, Case & Caseback this watch is both beautiful and high quality. $129 - Purchase here
  • Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 7)

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Dolomites, Italy The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park by Brazil (Pic - Massimo Vitali) Chamonix Mont Blanc (Pic - Isabelle Jouvie) Cathedrals Beach, Galicia, Spain Loggas beach, Corfu island ~ Greece Lofoten, Norway Winnats Pass near Castleton Derbyshire, UK Amsterdam (Pic - Sander Fennema) The Seven Sisters Waterfall in Norway. View the previous listings on our Amazing Places page here  
  • Seafolly X Panama Collaboration

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Australian swimwear brand Seafolly leads the 2014 call of summer by collaborating on a music video with Australian artists, Panama. In a brand first, CEO Anthony Halas chose to launch the Seafolly summer collection in an original, distinctive format showcasing international ambassador Martha Hunt in a music clip directed by Daniel Askill.   The music video for Panama's new single "Stay Forever" follows Martha Hunt and a number of girls living in colder climates who are suddenly drawn to water and the irresistible Australian summer. The girls make a magical underwater migration…
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  • The EVstudio Team Wins Two MAME Awards

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

    Sean O'Hara
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Does the IBC allow the old UBC 3306 (c) Exception of 8″ max rise & 9″ min run, for  “private stairways serving an occupancy load of less than 10?The design situation is a small retail store (Lubbock, Texas), owner access only, to a second story storage loft…Would appreciate your wisdom – Richard Richard, unfortunately, the answer is no. There are only 5 exceptions to the 7 inch maximum rise and 11 inch minimum tread depth: Alternating tread devices Spiral stairs Aisle stairs where the sightlines dictate steeper slope R-3 stairs in dwelling units can go to…
  • A Bump-Out for Traffic Calming and Storm Water Management

    John W. Olson
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Bump-outs (also known as “curb extensions“) have become commonplace in many subdivisions across the country.  They are also common in the existing neighborhoods as a means of traffic-calming.  The purpose is to provide an additional element in protecting the vehicles parked on the street and enabling shorter, safer crossing for the pedestrian at the intersection.  The bump-out can be a costly add-on for a neighborhood considering the additional curb that is involved and additional measures that need to be taken to handle stormwater.  Careful consideration should be given…
  • Construction Cost per Square Foot for College Buildings: Dormitories

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    In a continued effort to keep our readers informed of the most current construction cost trends on projects that EVstudio has experience in, below is the 2013 cost data from RSMeans, the industry leader in construction cost estimating. These costs are for the completed, finished  building project and does not include land costs, entitlements costs, soft costs, financing costs, other site improvement costs or furnishings, trade fixtures or tenant equipment. This data is for College Dormitories. If you would like to discuss a Dormitory project with our design team, we would be happy to help…
  • Are you Smarter Than a 6th Grader…When it Comes to Flood Preparation?

    Dean Dalvit
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    We recently received a question from a local 6th Grader regarding flood preparation… Hello, My name is Molly and I am I sixth grader at a local middle school. I am participating in a program were we are researching a problem related to the Colorado 2013 flood. I have decided to research all about the infrastructure and architecture damage. I visited your website and I saw that you have great advice to help prepare your house for a flood. I was wondering if you could help me understand more about the damage to the houses and how to better prepare your house for a flood. -Molly…
 
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  • ‘Private Choices, Public Spaces': Can Architects Save the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi?

    Alison Herman
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Hosted in a small space at Parsons and that looks directly out onto Fifth Avenue, Private Choices, Public Spaces is less an exhibit than a staged brainstorm. There’s no artwork on display, or even building plans — surprising for an event organized by ArchiteXX, an organization of women in architecture dedicated to “bridging the academy in practice.” Instead, the space is filled with hundreds of postcards responding to a set of questions intended to prompt ideas for ArchiteXX’s latest “design action”: staging an “architectural intervention”…
  • 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture

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

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

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

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

    Susan Kraemer
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    In Panama, Casis Architects have built four residences in the Playa Vida Residences to meet an unusual requirement. They must have timeless beauty. So the architects work from the theory of “La Idea Construida” of the Spanish architect Alberto Camplo Baeza, who exemplifies eternal beauty in architecture by taking light seriously as a construction element. Luxury and elegance is explored throughout in the simplest of spaces, all beautifully lit. The architects paint with light. Direct unfiltered daylight is seen through a frame that itself diffuses light bathing it from the side. The…
  • Gorgeous Tree House Hideout Above the Costa Rica Jungle

    Susan Kraemer
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture creates a tree house effect for a family home perched above the Costa Rica rainforest. To access the glorious ocean views, the home is perched high above the tree canopy. On the steep site, this sort of pole construction barely disturbs the forest floor, which was important to the client and the architect. The resulting design has a wonderful Swiss Family Robinson appeal – it is more like a secret tree house hideout than a family home. This treetop hideout quality is emphasized by the steeply angled supporting columns and angled-up roofs. Both…
  • Style and Balance – and Surprise – in Miami Villa Fendi

    Susan Kraemer
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    In 2013, Villa Fendi sold for $14 million, breaking a record for the Venetian Islands. The sedately beautiful house was designed by rGlobe for the grandson of the founders of Fendi, the Italian fashion house. The garden side of the house faces the ocean, here suggested by a view through to the pool. The huge glass case above the garages has a surprising purpose. It serves as both entry (via elevator) and – in front – an occasional guest bedroom. So it is a curiously exposed room to be a guest bedroom. To get to the main part of the house, one steps out into the open air. This…
  • Design Dilemma: Easy to Clean

    preynolds
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Eclectic Kitchen by Philadelphia Media & Bloggers Colleen Brett When you’re picking out that new couch, floor or kitchen countertop, do you ever stop to ask yourself: hey, wait, how easy is this to keep clean? If you don’t, you should, because the ability to keep a spic and span home will not only lift your spirits on a daily basis, (when you get to come home to a clean home), but it will also extend the life of your furniture and finishings. And the easier it is to keep your home clean, the less time you’ll have to spend cleaning! So you see, it’s worth some…
  • A Cool and Practical Resort in the Dutch Caribbean

    Susan Kraemer
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Behind a high white stucco wall is the exotic tropical Garden Villa Iguana on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. I love its perfect framed pavilion at the end of a languorous pool. The simple structure is simply a four poster daybed raised a little off the ground, offering shade in the hottest part of the day. Tropical cool marks the scrupulously eco-minimalist resort, contrasting the zing of white stucco, the warm embrace of tropical hardwood with the sheen of a soft grey patina of its flooring. The furniture is constructed in a similarly straightforward no-nonsense style. The presence…
 
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  • Selecting New Energy-Efficient Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    For the third year in a row, Eastman Chemical Company (Vista Window Film’s parent company) has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This year, we were proud to be recognized with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for our continued dedication to energy management through: Demonstrating energy-efficiency best practices across our entire organization Proving organization-wide energy savings Participating actively in ENERGY STAR, and communicating the…
 
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  • “As Required” is not required

    Bob Borson
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I’m an architect who historically does not travel much but the last few months have included a heavy mix of flying in and out of various destinations. I am currently sitting in seat 13D flying back from presenting and acting as Master of Ceremonies for the AIA Potomac Valley Design Celebration. My schedule this weekend was kept full and action packed; I shared the stage with Steve Dumez from Eskew Dumez and Ripple, an award-winning firm from New Orleans, participated in a Master class lunch at the AIA Potomac Valley chapter house, attended a lecture at the University of Maryland School…
  • Residential Architecture 101: Wood Veneer

    Bob Borson
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Setting out to  create a Residential Architecture 101 entry on wood seemed like an obvious topic to cover – although I haven’t been focusing on this series in a while. The first post was on Architecture 101: Materials (and the real focus was on how to transition materials and showed all sorts of terrible “don’t do this” type of pictures). The other turned out to be so popular that it’s really part of the reason I closeted this series. It’s the now infamous Architecture 101: Shutters [or "shudders" as they are now called by people who are a member of…
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  • Pine Gallery by Taku Sakaushi

    Miguel Rus
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Hiroshi Ueda Pine Gallery was launched to inherit the memory of the initial building of Re-Tem Corporation and improve the surrounding environment. The initial office facing towards a planned road must be moved backward. The discussion on the possibility of dragging back the building with the constructor in consideration of the structure concluded that the building would collapse if dragged. The client agreed with our proposal for inheriting the colours and shapes in the memory of his family in an abstract manner without regard to the original building. The office, carving of deity and…
  • Front Building of Chliriethalle by Frei + Saarinen Architekten

    Alberto Seller
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    © Hannes Henz In 2011, Zurich-based architects Frei + Saarinen won the competition to replace a “front building” that was damaged by a fire. The front-building is so called because it is attached to a triple gymnasium that is also used for events such as concerts, exhibitions, carnival, marriages (with up to 1000 guests), etc. © Hannes Henz It does not only serve as a new main entrance and the new “face” for the whole complex, but also as a hall for smaller events. In fact, once the authorities of Oberglatt experienced the new spaces (during the construction period), they decided to…
  • Bloom Pavilion by NAS Architecture

    Miguel Rus
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    © NAS Architecture Based on the thematic “gardens of the deadly sins”, Bloom Pavilion creates an abstract and fairy space between profusion and reserve. Exploiting contrasts of colors and volumes, a large slender table comes to encircle the object of all the desires, the garden. This furniture invites the passers to contemplate the vegetable feast all while preventing the access there, manufacturing a mixture of amazement and desire. To support this duality, Bloom exploits the disparities. The neighborhoods are neutral, as well in their colors as in volumes. On the contrary the central…
  • Ningbo Urban Planning Exhibition Center by Playze and Schmidhuber

    Alberto Seller
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Playze and Schmidhuber have won the invited competition to design the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in Ningbo, China. Prompted by surging urban growth in many of the nation’s larger cities, the Chinese “Urban Planning Museums” are generally intended to communicate important city planning and development issues to the public. The Ningbo Urban Planning Exhibition Center interprets this concept by way of a forum-like design in which discussions between politicians, professionals and the public may take place. In the new Center, the lines between citizens and decision-makers are blurred;…
  • NBJ Architectes Office by NBJ Architectes

    Alberto Seller
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Paul Kozlowski The offices of agency NBJ Architects take seat in the heart of the historic center of Montpellier, near the Prefecture. The building in which the project is established is an 18th Town Building classified Historic Monument. The operation of rehabilitation and transformation of a program of residences into offices able to accommodate a structured architectural office was directed mainly towards the interior of the building. © Paul Kozlowski Creation of a harmonious and dynamic workspace. One of the main issues of the project was to create an accommodating and dynamic…
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  • brick house design a 2500 sq.ft. farmhouse set within hills and farms

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  • Live Free or Die Trying

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

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

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

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

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

    Anton Giuroiu
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    In this post we will reveal an extraordinary DIY project which we have found online as well, this guide has a few sets of smart and creative DIY concrete hand planters as the main subject. They are interesting because they look as natural as a set of concrete hands can and as a result they become a sculptural item that can reside in your interior design to hold your keys and spare change or in the backyard holding your succulents or emerging from the ground as in the extraordinary exterior sculpture The Awakening by J. Seward Johnson Jr. This project will give you the excellent opportunity…
  • From Balloon to Shiny Beautiful Bowls In a Few Simple Steps Under $5

    Codreanu Andreea
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    DIY projects are supposed to be fun and easy enough that anyone with a little bit of skill and craftsmanship can handle. The following DIY idea is one simple enough even your children could accomplish with an end result very beautiful and practical as well. Today we are taking about glitter bowls, shiny, beautiful, easy to make DIY glitter bowls. when you think of glitter, the first thing that comes to mind is its shiny, shimmering, reflecting light characteristics. Secondly, the shape it comes in, the hard to wash, difficult to get off form that can’t actually be associated in your…
  • 25 Easy DIY Garden Projects You Can Start Now

    Codreanu Andreea
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Your garden is supposed to be your little oasis where you can relax and forget everything about the daily stress, disconnect and just enjoy the time spent with your loved ones. Many backyard designs though lack that sense of coziness and personality a garden made by yourself offers. Ideas on how to improve your backyard landscape are endless but even small, easy, one day projects can do the trick and really make a difference. Small ponds, bird feeders, organic paths, swings all add up to that perfect scenario you can dare to dream to. The following 25 Easy DIY Garden Projects offer you some…
  • 28 Beautiful Creative Ways of Repurposing Mason Jars

    Codreanu Andreea
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Mason jars have many purposes but not all must be linked to storage. With the right details and techniques you can turn any mason jar into a beautiful centerpiece. Lamps are another wonderful jar repurposing option which requires little effort and time. And because Halloween and the winter holidays are just around the corner, we thought of presenting some great decorations your little ones will definitely like and enjoy. Spider jars, pumpkin jars, lighting snow men, all are a great part of the holiday spirit and will fill your home with cheer and joy. Read next: DIY Homemade Halloween…
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  • Things to Wonder Toward Santa Monica High School

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

    alisan
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Santa Monica Pier concerts like twilight concerts are something that is waiting for the concert-goers to enjoy. It is already thirty years now the twilight concerts tradition is held. The music that you will enjoy in Santa Monica Pier is such thing you will never meet in any places, since you will discover plenty music genres that will entertain you. You can enjoy the concerts in two ways, the first one is by paying the concert performance you are watching and the second one is by no paying anything for the concert performance that is held in there. Santa Monica Pier Concerts Twilight…
  • Santa Monica City College Offers the Students a Lot of Remarkably Conveniences

    alisan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Santa Monica City College will be a great option for you to continue your study in higher education. It is normal to be confused in deciding the school, because you must choose the right school which offers a great education program. There are a lot of remarkable colleges in high quality for the programs, services, facilities and their learning process. One of them is Santa Monica College, which was founded in 1929. At the first open, this school that is located not more two miles through Pacific Ocean only had about 150 students. However, nowadays, the college has developed and grown…
  • A Lot of Fun Places at Santa Monica Pier Address

    alisan
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:51 pm
    The Santa Monica pier address is in Colorado Avenue foot, Santa Monica. If you still do not have any idea to spend your holiday with your family or friends, you may visit this place. An amusement park that is built near the beach becomes a great place to have fun. Moreover, what do you when you are on the beach? It is a common thing that on the beach you will only play with sand or just walk along the shore. However, Santa Monica pier amusement park can give you many other fun playing places. So, you can do a lot of activity while enjoying the scenic view of the beach and the warm…
  • University of Santa Monica Offer the Master Program for Spiritual Psychology

    alisan
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    If you are going to continue your study in spiritual psychology, University of Santa Monica is the right place. This university, which was established in 1976 is located in Santa Monica, California, USA. It is an unaccredited private post graduate school, which offers master of art in general, spiritual psychology and specific one emphasized in health, consciousness and healing. Moreover, this university, through its psychology program degree has introduced a combination of practical technique with spiritual tool. This integration makes an educational paradigm that not only concern…
 
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  • Richard Meier Lecture 2014

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

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

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

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

    mistriotis
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    EMERGING VOICE 2014. Founded in 2012 by Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas, the Guadalajara-based Estudio Macías Peredo focuses on design and construction, embracing a critical regionalism in which the craftsman is part of the building process. In their lecture, Macías and Peredo discuss the strong influence that the geographic and social conditions in […]
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  • City of Boulevards or City of Malls? Urban Transport Infrastructure Retrofits Are Changing the Urban Landscape in Helsinki and Tampere

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

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

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

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

    Timo H.
    11 Jun 2014 | 11:41 am
    I’ve mostly written about Helsinki in my blog but since I also follow many interesting planning projects and discussions elsewhere in Finland, I want to expand my geographical scope now and then to share thoughts and insights from different corners of this urbanizing country. May this be the first one of many more. Beyond the beautiful streets of Helsinki, I’m especially actively curious about what’s going on in Finland’s second largest urban center, Tampere. Tampere is located on an isthmus between lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, a bit less than 200km north from Helsinki. The city…
 
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  • Industrial interiors of hipster OFF Piotrkowska in Lodz | IN MY LENS

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

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

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

    8 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    I am watching "Suits", a series about young New Yorker lawyers, from the beginning. I love seeing the bright, modern interiors of their office. I don;t know how it's in your countries but in Poland lawyer's offices look completely different - with antique, heavy wooden furniture, carpets, dark colors.There could be said a lot about the cool color palette, set design and amazing pieces of furniture in "Suits", so I decided to only focus on...lamps. They are really beautiful, look. This metal lamp is really interesting! I  found this tripod lamp in a…
  • BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #SEPTEMBER

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    source: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of ArtNext Best of the Web has come! The heels above, called "chopins", come from Italy from 1550–1650! They are made of exquisitely decorated cork or wood, and were fashionable in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.So the first article......#1...an exhibition " “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe." has just been opened in Brooklyn Museum. The collection consists of over 160 pairs of shoes. You can see the exhibition's trailer here.#2. Art from...cardboard. Charming miniature paper architecture by Daniel…
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  • Architectural CAD Services: Flexibility of Wood

    admin321
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural CAD Services need to take into account each of the factors impacting the choice of materials to ensure that the end result is nothing less than spectacular. Wood has been a favorite building material for designers since the times [...] The post Architectural CAD Services: Flexibility of Wood appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services:The Grandeur of Hotel Architecture

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

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

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

    admin321
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Lifelike 3D views are important tools in the arsenal of Architectural drafting services. A client is always eager to know how the structure would finally look like on completion and these 3D views are used to satisfy their curiosity and get their feedback. However, the fact is [...] The post Architectural Drafting Services: Lifelike 3D Views appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
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  • Andaz Amsterdam: a heart that transmits the vibration of the city

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Andaz Amsterdam was designed as a sophisticated hotel to express and be compatible with the relaxed nature of the people and Dutch city. Andaz is located in the center of Amsterdam and this localization has inspired the designer Marcel Wanders the idea that the hotel can be viewed as the heart of the city, therefore the interior design must be representative to Amsterdam. The heart must pulsate and transmit through its interior design all the vibration of the city, including the golden age of the city-port, with sailors and their adventures, but also the thrill of the economic metropolis of…
  • Upholstery inspired by the Crazy Years: The Twenties collection

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The Twenties collection represents the concretization of the collaboration between Missana, a spanish workshop with people in love with upholstery and the Masquespacio consultants that are recognized for the passion put into the service of design and creativity. Through this collection, Missana celebrates 20 years since the adventure has begun in the world of upholstery. The Twenties collection is inspired by the 20s, known in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, as the Roaring Twenties and by French speakers as Annees Folles – Crazy Years to emphasize the social dynamism,…
  • Dental clinic for children with a gorgeous design: Dent Estet 4 Kids

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    The contiguous images cheer us with an excellent project realized by the Romanian designer Hamid Nicola Katrib, a dental clinic for children, respectively Dent Estet 4 Kids from Bucharest. The basic idea was to create a colorful and cheerful oasis for children, a “wonderland” with garden scenes, with trees, birds and plants. All the decorative items are made on demand and customized down to the smallest detail. Images and decors from the animal and plant world, letters of the alphabet and colored pencils, balloons and stars, penguins and puzzles, all make themselves remarked…
  • Swing Time: interactiv playscape in Boston

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Swing Time is an interactive playscape formed of 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings. Howeler + Yoon Architecture proposes to the residents of Boston this new type of park where they can perform physical activities, in groups or individually. Swings are made from polypropylene and are illuminated with LEDs. The luminous intensity of the LEDs is controlled by a micro-controller and it signals the activity level of the swing. Practically, an internal accelerometer measures the acceleration forces of the swing. When they swings are not used, the LEDs emit a white and soft light, and when they are…
  • Coastal decor and traditional architecture under Mediterranean breeze

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Coastal style is excellently represented by the design of this house in Ibiza, renovated by designer Nicolae Draghici that managed to achieve a dream retreat, thus materializing the owners wish. Although in Ibiza is a vibrant life, on the island there are places that provide privacy, quiet and relaxing moments generously offered by the landscapes, sun and Mediterranean breezes. The architecture of the house is traditional, specific to the site, the house has put up with many additions of volumes and terraces over the years. The view is superb, offering to the owners a picture of the old part…
 
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    Tiny House for Us

  • A High Class Prefab Cabin Built With Green Living in Mind

    Mike
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    This gorgeous pre-fabricated cabin comes to us courtesy of a company called FabCab. The model you see here is the TimberCab 550, and comes in at, you guessed it, 550 square-feet. I love the look of this cabin, with the spacious floorplan, sloped ceilings, and large windows that allow light to spill in. Not to mention the large porch, featuring a seating area under an extended roof and more space along the front, making for an ideal place to lounge and soak in the view. It’s built using SIP panels, Douglas Fir timber, and a design that blends modern lines with a rustic look. Everything…
  • This VW Camper Acts Like A Transformer

    Mike
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    The folks at Practical Motorhome shared this innovative van recently, and I thought it was worth highlighting here. While most of us are familiar with the VW Camper Vans, which have been a staple of their lineup for decades, this one takes things to a whole new level with a mechanical sliding portion that doubles the interior space. The interior layout features a great design, very well thought out, and appointed with a basic kitchen, two beds, and a small refrigerator. It sleeps up to four people comfortably, though only two people can travel in the van. The price is pretty steep, coming in…
  • Pro Snowboarder Builds Tiny House on Donner Summit – With His Own Private Ski Lift!

    Mike
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    I remember as a kid looking up to certain pro snowboarders, originators of the sport who pushed the limits of technical riding and they always motivated to improve my own riding. Mike Basich is one of the more prolific figures in the sport and I was surprised to learn that he built a little 228 square-foot homestead way up in the Sierra mountains, about ten miles outside Truckee. In the winter, this is where I head to get my powder cravings and when I heard Mike has his own tiny homestead that he dubbed “Area 241″ I was intrigued. After all, it’s every snowboarders dream to…
  • A Granny Unit With Style for Days

    Mike
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    I wanted to show you this super stylish tiny house because personally I love the design. A blend of modern and rustic aesthetics, this 12′ x 20′ living area was built as a separate unit from the Zimmerman family’s house in Seattle. With an expanding family, they needed a bit more space and so they enlisted their uncle, Gary Shoemaker, and architecture firm Nine Bark Design Studio from New York to build the living area you see here.   The stylish facade of windows brings a modern appearance from the outside but step inside and you’ll notice rustic touches like the…
  • One Man’s Journey in Off-Grid Sustainable Living in the Texas Desert

    Mike
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Only a certain kind of someone can move completely off-grid and set up a 128 square-foot house in the middle of the Texas desert. John Wells is one of those types. For a while he lived on 35 acres in upstate New York, where property taxes rang in at $1,000 per month; combined with a mortgage and other bills that totaled close to $4500 per month, his life became more stressful than he cared for and he knew it was time for a change. That’s when he decided to move to Southwest Texas where he purchased a bit of land for cheap and consolidated his monthly expenses down to just $200. He…
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  • Hexagonal Wall Tiles

    Vania
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The tiles in the Rewind collection provide a contemporary reinterpretation of timeless materials. The collection is available in six sophisticated colours and a wide assortment of sizes. The inclusion in the range of a hexagonal tile size, for use as a decorative piece or an extension of the floor covering products, allows the creation of design schemes with a unique personality. Rewind is suitable for use as a wall or floor covering in residential and commercial projects and combination with the wood-look stoneware. Read the rest of Hexagonal Wall Tiles originally posted on Interiorzine.com…
  • Dramatic Seaside Villa by BLANKPAGE Architects

    Vania
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Possessing very unusual layout and dramatic seaside landscape location this Lebanon villa by BLANKPAGE Architects, captures us immediately with its intriguing and contemporary design. The horizontal architectural layout owns certain rhythm; alternating different levels of steel structure, wooden decking and discreet glass enclosure. The construct is cleverly orientated so that captures not only the spectacular views but also a very animated play of the sunlight throughout the day – finishing at sunset when the fiery red beam of sunlight penetrate deep into the open plan house. Read the…
  • Comfortable Urban Home by SVOYA Studio

    Vania
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    New interior by young design office SVOYA Studio – another example of a comfortable urban home. Less space is a challenge. The real challenge in front of SVOYA Studio was to solve all the functional problems – to separate functional areas – dining, relax and sleep. The kitchen is almost invisible, situated close to the windows. Above the dining table are situated beautiful glass lamps that are eye-catching. The living room is classic but cozy. The result is an irresistibly stylish interior that combines well known design pieces with original specially designed patterns.
  • Functional Trendy Art Home

    Vania
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    This is another wonderful example of how to turn a small space into functional, dynamic and very trendy art home. The architects from Dori-interior design had arranged this Tel Aviv apartment – loft into artistic youth residence where stylish design and austere architecture meet to create a vivid contemporary living space. Read the rest of Functional Trendy Art Home originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2014.
  • Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto

    Vania
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Chasmal Lumen is an object – floor lighting made of Papercrete. One lighting is composed of two free standing components. Each component is molded against warped metal sheet. The convex side is pressed against the metal sheet and smooth, while the concave side is molded by hand that leaves the rough texture of pressing fingers. These curved components are combined to create a space in-between them with lighting bulbs imbedded inside the bottom bulge of Papercrete. Read the rest of Chasmal Lumen Floor Lighting by Taeg Nishimoto originally posted on Interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com -…
 
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  • The Impressive Mozaika Seat by Lui Kawasumi

    Loukas
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Lui Kawasumi has made the Mozaika Seat from laser-cut stainless steel. One of an arrangement of structures with an exploratory laser-cutting strategy. A sheet of steel is cut, cleaned, and unreservedly pounded to make structures. The geometry permits the squares to stay level and reflect light likewise to the way mosaics do.   The post The Impressive Mozaika Seat by Lui Kawasumi appeared first on Homaci.com.
  • Modern Brazilian Residence by Anna Novaes

    Loukas
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    This cutting edge Brazilian home placed in Alphaville, Sao Paulo, shows an intriguing configuration approach. Thinking of her as huge reverence for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architect Anna Novaes, created this 230 s.m. habitation with ideas of structural engineering made by the acclaimed proficient. Anna Novaes selected to incorporate all social situations in a solitary open space. Glass parcels as sliding entryways were utilized to gap spaces. This results in a wealth of regular light in every room. The kitchen is divided from different regions by a board created by Anna Novaes. Unbiased…
  • 10 Panton Chair Ideas for Inspiration

    Loukas
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Danish furniture and inner part architect Verner Panton outlined his eponymous, S-formed plastic seat, made in a mixture of strong shades in the 1960s. Stackable, strong, and weatherproof, they’re adaptable and stylishly unique, making them the most unmistakable advanced seats today. We should take a gander at 10 samples, in the lounge area, kitchen, room, study, and out on the yard and deck. It’s been thumped off from here to Sunday, however the thought here is to see the adaptability of these seats. You’ll perceive, interestingly, that a large number of these inner parts…
  • Contemporary Home in Wellington, New Zealand

    Loukas
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Studio MWA from Wellington is responsible for this beautiful project called the Dulieu Residence. Finished in 2008, this single story modern residence is found in Upper Hutt of Wellington, New Zealand. Few Words from the Team: Destinations like this are a fantasy. All the time you have the inclination you are existing far from whatever remains of the world being embraced by nature. The incredible perspective, all out protection, site methodology is from around 75 m over the site, its closeness to the River, are only some of subtle elements that make the site unique. Being found just on the…
  • Modern Home in Spain by Ramon Esteve

    Loukas
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Ramon Esteve from Valencia has composed the House in Monasterios. Finished in 2008, this double level modern house is placed in Spain. The house is placed in a hoisted neighborhood, which is ruled by the slope that leads down to the ocean. This perspective denote the bearing that the dividers will take after, in a conceptual way, characterizing the undertaking. The house is assembled as a minimized volume of varying statures, in a style dictated by the principle dividers. The perspectives from any point are converged and are never hindered along the evolving arrangement, at the end of which,…
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  • Their Hubris is Stunning

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

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

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

    CRSA
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    By Kelly Gillman, AICP, ASLA | Kelly Gillman is a Senior Principal at CRSA and leads the Landscape Architecture and Planning Studio. He also holds an MBA from Westminster College. We often say that doing quality work is the best form of marketing. The idea is that our day-to-day performance speaks louder than any brochure or resume. But […]
  • Can My Historic Building be Green?

    CRSA
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    By Rachel David, LEED AP BD+C | Rachel is CRSA’s Sustainability Director and the coordinator for all the firm’s LEED Certified projects.  Can my historic building be green? It’s a common question tied to the assumption that modern technologies and materials are automatically more sustainable. It can be surprising that often the greenest building is the […]
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