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  • How Much Does a Software Developer Make in Every State?

    How much
    Jason
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    While salaries for software developers remain hot in California, they’ve stayed cold in North Dakota. In the following analysis, Fixr sheds light on federal data to provide a snapshot of software development wages in each state. The median pay for developers in the United States is $93,350 per year—more than twofold the annual wage for all workers. Annual pay for the position ranges from $64,980 in North Dakota to $119,180 in California. The field of software development requires expertise in computer programs, including applications on both mobile devices and desktop computers, and…
  • Winter Lovin’: 5 Projects Envigorate Idle Lifeguard Stations

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    Delana
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever walked down a beach in the winter and seen the forlorn, abandoned lifeguard stations dotting the sand? These poor, underused structures really only get to shine for a few months a year before colder weather keeps everyone at home. The Winter Stations Design Competition is a delightfully offbeat way to celebrate the lowly guard station - and give it a nice winter job, too. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Worm-Like Sculpture Attaches Itself to Portuguese Bus Stop Life-Sized Dollhouse Design: Colorful, Creative & Creepy Sci-Fi…
  • Modern House with a Very Small Footprint

    Jetson Green
    Christine Walsh
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    It’s getting harder and harder to find good-sized plots in popular areas around the globe, so it’s logical that savvy contractors and developers are finding solutions which take advantage of less-than-desirable plots of land. The architecture firm L3P Architekten recently completed House Vineyard in Dieseldorf, Switzerland, which has a tiny footprint, yet is still a cozy and modern dwelling. House Vineyard Dieseldorf has a footprint of just 16 x 30 feet (5 x 9 m) with every available square foot taken advantage of. To better achieve this goal, the home does not have a standard entrance,…
  • Marché Jean-Talon, Montreal

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    David Thompson
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:27 am
    Established in the thirties, Marché Jean-Talon is a farmer's market in the Little Italy district of Montreal. See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • What Cost is each State Obsessed with

    How much
    Raul
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Weed, liposuction and laser eye surgery, according to Google Inc., rank among the top searched-for costs of popular products and services in Denver. While Colorado now permits recreational uses of marijuana — including its alleged side effects, such as excessive hunger and bloodshot eyes — what are some of the autocomplete predictions of search queries for goods and services elsewhere? Most of them seem quite controversial. Tweet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In Oklahoma City, the capital city of Oklahoma, searches for breast lift remain popular. The costs of liposuction, gas and daycare also…
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  • defensiveness over regional identity- what explains it?

    hilldweller
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    While technically part of New England, I don't get the sense that most Connecticut residents care too much to be identified with the region. Seems like they're just fine being Connecticut. When it comes to the definition of the midwest, there's some acrimony over boundaries but nowhere near the level of what constitutes "The South". Residents of the border/fringe states like Virginia and Florida have been known to blow a stack when told their state isn't really southern anymore. Then there are the more local identities people get fired up over, all the way down to the neighborhood…
  • Choices

    Maister
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Choices - pretzels or potato chips? - car break down in winter or furnace break down in winter? - Army or Marines? - black ink or blue ink? - having a back seat driver while you drive or having a 16 year old driving while you sit mute? - visit South Korea or Thailand? - not sleep for two days or not eat for two days? - attend WrestleMania XXIV for three hours or a Gilligan's Island marathon (at your house) all day (feel free to add your own quandries)
  • "Smart" Building codes?

    Doberman
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    I apologize in advance for putting this in the wrong thread, but I wasn't sure what forum would be appropriate for building codes. I won't pretend to know much about Building codes or inspections. I am fortunate to be working in the same office as our inspections department which I don't believe is the norm for many agencies. In the endless pursuit of the sustainability/smart development, the planning profession has clearly made great strides toward improving the external environment, with little ability to influence the inside of a building. When I was at a local clean water expo they gave…
  • Planned unit development Consistency with underlying zoning district

    Raf
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Okay, dumb question because I can't seem to find an answer. I have an application that I am reviewing and taking to our DRC. It is a PD to expand a non-conforming use. No where in our code does it allow for expansion of a non-conforming use with a PD, nor does it allow expansion of a non-conforming use under a CUP/Use Permit. So, dumb question, in order to adopt a PD, doesn't the use have to be an allowed or conditionally allowed use? Thanks:)
  • Free range kids outrage

    Maister
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    You probably have already seen or heard about the story but if you haven't a Maryland couple got reported to Child Protective Services for *GASP* the heinous crime of allowing a 10 and 6 year old to walk home from the park unsupervised. This issue just really makes me see red. I am trying to understand the mindset of someone actually calling CPS because they see 10 and 6 year old siblings walking down the sidewalk without an adult (not shooting windows out with bb guns or throwing snowballs at passing cars but just....walking)! http://wgntv.com/2015/03/04/free-ran...ng-neglectful/
 
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  • "Sculpting the Architectural Mind" conference examines neuroscience's effects on architecture education

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Last August, on the Apollonian campus of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego, neuroscientists and architects came together to flush the architecture profession with a bit more cerebral rigor. Under the guidance of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA), that 2014 conference hoped to provide architects with salient neuroscientific data to use in practice. While still considered somewhat of a niche agenda, advances in brain science and brain-computer interfaces have already been adopted by architectural research; if not for scientific experimentations, then…
  • Guggenheim to host "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday

    Justine Testado
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Mark your calendars, The Guggenheim is hosting a free one-day "Competing Intelligence" Digital Architecture Masterclass this Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All current architecture students and recent graduates (from within the past five years) in the New York metro area are encouraged to join!This experiment will bring together human and artificial intelligence in evaluating design, as an interactive way to test the limits of artificial intelligence in an architectural context, specifically in the architecture competition. To make things even more interesting, the Stage One entries…
  • Jean Nouvel files for court order against Philharmonie de Paris dispute

    Justine Testado
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Jean Nouvel applied for a court mandate ordering that his name and image be completely removed from all references to the "sabotaged" Philharmonie de Paris at the Parc de La Vilette. Nouvel boycotted the grand opening of the unfinished 2,400-seat concert venue in January. In a column for Le Monde, Nouvel claimed he was used as a scapegoat for cost overruns and delays and he also wrote about how the venue's premature opening didn't "allow [the] architectural and technical requirements to be respected" (English translation here).According to recent reports, Nouvel's lawyers state that the…
  • Get Lectured: Princeton, Spring '15

    Justine Testado
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015Archinect's Get Lectured is back in session! Get Lectured is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series—and their snazzy posters—for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.Next up, the Princeton University School of Architecture has a delightful spectrum of vivid posters for their Spring '15 lecture series, "Deans/Chairs/Directors: The Futures of Architectural Education."Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your…
  • An updated look at the conditions for Abu Dhabi's migrant workers

    Alexander Walter
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    With all the cultural, sports and real-estate projects launched throughout the United Arab Emirates, there have been persistent protests about the working and living conditions [...] ”Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved”, claims the advocacy group, asking for a commitment for ”more serious protection” from these institutions and Saadiyat Island’s developers. [...] appears to have made a serious effort to address the concern expressed by Western museums and architects.
 
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  • Book Review: Forty Ways to Think About Architecture

    John Hill
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Forty Ways to Think About Architecture: Architectural history and theory today edited by Iaian Borden, Murray Fraser, Barbara PennerPaperback, 280 pagesWhat at first glance appears to be a collection of forty essays on architectural history and theory is actually more focused, since the "Forty" in the title also refers to Adrian Forty, Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL). Called "the UK's leading academic in the discipline," I'm ashamed to admit I have not read one of Forty's books. Of course, this may be…
  • Greening the Chicago River

    John Hill
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    On a slow news weekend in October last year, the news in Chicago was all about the river, specifically a sunken barge and the filming of Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent. As ABC7 reported in regards to the latter:Saturday morning, the five bridges from Dearborn to Columbus were raised as a helicopter flew low close to the water.[ABC7 photograph]With Insurgent being released in theaters on March 20, and therefore trailers and commercials hitting the airwaves and interwebs, we're finally being treated to the result of the low-flying helicopter:[Screenshot from Insurgent commercial] Sorry,…
  • Today's archidose #817: Facades

    John Hill
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Here is a potpourri of facade details recently uploaded to the archidose Flickr pool. Click on the photos to learn more about each building and photographer.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 #archidoseVote for A Daily Dose of Architecture in the 6th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards
  • Today's archidose #816

    John Hill
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Here are some shots of Der Neue Zollhof (2005) in Düsseldorf, Germany, by Gehry Partners, photographed by Wojtek Gurak.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 #archidoseVote for A Daily Dose of Architecture in the 6th Annual JDR Industry Blogger Awards
  • Firm Faces #21: JGMA

    John Hill
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Many of the recent "firm faces" I've featured have been fairly humorous, evidence that architects don't always take themselves so seriously. I think that can be safely applied to Chicago's JGMA, headed by Juan Moreno.This screenshot shows the cartoon visages of Moreno and other executives and leadership in the firm:Clicking on any of the cartoon faces brings one to a page with a b/w portrait and a bio...but a mouseover of the photo reveals a full-color cartoon. Here, I've stitched three in the top row together and animated them with their cartoon likenesses:I must admit, one of my first…
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  • Winter Lovin’: 5 Projects Envigorate Idle Lifeguard Stations

    Delana
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever walked down a beach in the winter and seen the forlorn, abandoned lifeguard stations dotting the sand? These poor, underused structures really only get to shine for a few months a year before colder weather keeps everyone at home. The Winter Stations Design Competition is a delightfully offbeat way to celebrate the lowly guard station - and give it a nice winter job, too. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Worm-Like Sculpture Attaches Itself to Portuguese Bus Stop Life-Sized Dollhouse Design: Colorful, Creative & Creepy Sci-Fi…
  • Spider Light: Creepy-Crawly Lamp Clings with Magnetic Legs

    Stephanie
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This lamp seems to come to life in a way that might creep out all you arachnophobes out there, clinging to surfaces in a decidedly spider-like way. The SpYder light by design firm daast is a tripod lamp that can be attached to surfaces in a variety of ways, pointing the light wherever it's needed. Designers Andrew Southwood-Jones and Alexander Kashin of daast met while studying architecture, but paired up to work on design after discovering a shared passion for putting unusual materials to use in innovative ways. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles:…
  • Stretchy Chair is a Work of Art + a Comfy Resting Spot

    Delana
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It seems like there are two types of chairs: those that are nice to look at, and those that are comfy to sit in. The Twoface Chair from designer Christoph Massak, however, is both. The fabric mesh material that makes up the seat is soft and springy. When no one is sitting in the chair, it looks a bit like a modern art sculpture: all metal tubing and dark fabric. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Upcycling Furniture: Custom Whittled Wood Craft Chair Sans Stand: Modern Free-Hanging Chair + Hammock Design Cut & Paste Chair: 4 Seats Spliced into 1…
  • Watt a Bright Idea: Adjust Lamp’s Intensity With a Pulley

    Delana
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    Polly, the pulley-style lamp from Diane Espiritu and Jeffrey Liu, gives you the freedom to adjust the position and strength of your lighting just by moving it up or down. The lamp's handcrafted porcelain body is complemented perfectly with hardwood pulley wheels and wall anchors. Brass hardware ties the whole lamp together. A 20-foot cotton-wrapped cord allows the lamp to move freely on the pulley system without causing worry that the cord will become worn or frayed. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light…
  • Reflective Teacups Ensure Always-Matching Saucer Sets

    Delana
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Maybe having a whole matching set of cups and saucers isn't exactly your cup of tea, but having cups that match the saucers they sit on is always a nice touch. These unusual cup and saucer sets from D-Bros ensure that your cup is always in perfect order with its saucer. At first glance, the cup and saucer sets look beautiful, but not entirely remarkable. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Automatic Steeping Mug Always Makes the Perfect Cuppa Caffeine Rush: Clever Coffee Mugs Will Never Be Empty Pizza Clippers: Excessive or Clever Kitchenware Design?
 
 
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  • London Bridge: 12 Contenders Including ‘Flaming Mouth of Hades’

    Steph
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] Some of the concepts submitted for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico pedestrian bridge in London are rather – well – pedestrian, while others are so out-there they’ve been nicknamed ‘The Flaming Mouth of Hades.’ Spanning the Thames River, the bridge will link two very different parts of the city, and must be “technically rigorous and beautiful,” cyclist-friendly and well-engineered while providing headroom for river traffic. The competition to design the bridge has drawn dozens of entries from…
  • Aerodynamic Avian Architecture: 12 Bird-Inspired Buildings

    Steph
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] From a massive kinetic museum structure that flaps its wings to indicate a new exhibit to an internet-famous church in Florida accidentally resembling an Angry Bird, these avian-inspired buildings seem like they’re ready to take off. Zoomlion Headquarters Exhibition Center, China The giant wings on the facade of this ‘transformer building’ in China actually flap, changing the look of the exterior. The hinged steel and glass panels are mounted on hydraulic arms, opening up the interior spaces to the outdoors…
  • Augmented Showroom: Projections Compliment Physical Products

    Urbanist
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Offering more than a traditional storefront space or conventional shopping website could individually, this hybrid showroom allows shoppers to experiment with different combinations of furnishings and fixtures both physically and virtually. Created by London studio Bureau de Change for Made.com, the space is designed with a series of screens as backdrops for various sets of staged furniture and fixtures, allowing accessory items to be projected alongside for shoppers to compare and evaluate in relation to…
  • Cyberpunk City: Reframing Tokyo as a Futuristic Wonderland

    Urbanist
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Culture & History & Travel. ] With a background and interests in skateboarding, anime and architecture, this photographer brings both a youthful imagination and an outsider’s eye to an area of the world famous for speculative fiction-worthy landscapes and high-tech cityscapes. Sam Pritchard‘s interest in architecture evolved alongside his interest in Japanese cities and culture, which in turn helped inspire his recent Phokus Archives remodel (years in the making and with audio accompaniment by Reso). The child of an architect, he grew up seeing the…
  • Geodesic Housing for the Homeless: Dome Made of Umbrellas

    Steph
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Drawing & Digital. ] Could a low-cost, lightweight geodesic dome made from umbrellas, garbage bags and a space blanket provide a real life-saving solution for people forced to sleep on the streets? ‘Earth Lander’ reclaims common materials in totally unexpected ways for a visual result that looks just as its name suggests, and it’s thermally efficient, providing a warm space that’s also resistant to water and wind. Umbrella frames were altered to make them more structurally secure, and combined with waterproof umbrella fabric to create the outer…
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  • Hipster Parking.

    christoph
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Hipster Parking, seen in Paris. content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • How to Make an Attractive City (School of Life).

    christoph
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
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  • Belka and Strelka.

    christoph
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    Belka and Strelka were two Soviet space dogs orbiting for one day around Earth before safely returning home (1960, Sputnik 5). content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • How long does it take to get from Vienna to Bratislava?

    christoph
    7 Feb 2015 | 1:54 am
    * (the real flight time is 20min, without check-in, check-out time) content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Tech's Offices of the Future.

    christoph
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Tech's offices of the future (source: bloomberg TV). content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • American Mine

    Geoff Manaugh
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    [Image: "American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 2, 2007)" by David Maisel]. [Note: The following essay was previously published under the title "Infinite Exchange" in Black Maps by David Maisel (Steidl), as well as in Cabinet Magazine #50]. 1.In a 2011 paper on the medical effects of scurvy, author Jason C. Anthony offers a remarkable detail about human bodies and the long-term presence of wounds. “Without vitamin C,” Anthony writes, “we cannot produce collagen, an essential component of bones, cartilage, tendons and other connective tissues. Collagen binds our wounds, but that binding is…
  • Buy a Skyway

    Geoff Manaugh
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    [Image: The skyway-to-nowhere while it still spanned the street; photo via the Star-Tribune]. Continuing our irregular look at oddities in real estate, you might be interested to know that you can now buy a skyway. The 280,000-pound steel structure was originally designed by architect Ed Baker, a man apparently also known as "the father of the skyways," according to Greg.org, and as a "skyway visionary," as suggested by his 2006 obituary in The Journal. The structure itself is still intact, although it no longer spans a street or sidewalk; rather, it sits empty in a nearby lot, devoid of both…
  • The Conqueror Worm

    Geoff Manaugh
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    [Image: Photo by & courtesy of Trackrunners, used with permission]. A group of friends, their faces rigorously hidden from public view, find a huge borehole leading down into some tunnels beneath the city. Not content to just lie there, straining to see more than 260 feet into the deep and merely wondering what might be down there, they do what any enterprising team of explorers would do. They don mountaineering gear and descend into the pit. [Images: Photos by & courtesy of Trackrunners, used with permission]. It's like scaling Mt. Everest in reverse—"descending black ropes," in their…
  • The Moving Mountain, or Terrain as Spectacle

    Geoff Manaugh
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    [Image: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, via KCET]. Nathan Masters remains one of the more interesting chroniclers of life and landscape in Southern California, as evidenced by his "L.A. as Subject" blog for KCET. I could (and should) just link to all his posts, to be honest—lost hills! buried rivers! conflicting grids!—but last week's installment, albeit short, was particularly interesting. "For a few days in late November 1937," Masters writes, "it was the Southland's greatest…
  • Low-Poly Tectonics

    Geoff Manaugh
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    [Image: A "wooden textile" by Elisa Strozyk]. You've undoubtedly already seen these, but the "wooden textiles" by designer Elisa Strozyk are a beautiful and surprisingly simple rethinking of the idea of a textile—and they have some interesting implications for terrain modeling and even gaming. First, though, what are these things? [Image: A "wooden textile" by Elisa Strozyk]. Strozyk writes that she wanted to find "a new tactile experience" for wood, which she achieved by producing wooden tiles that "are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each…
 
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  • LPA Principal Spotlight: Kevin Sullivan

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design. Kevin Sullivan, ASLA / LEED AP BD+C Principal Roseville
  • Out with the Old, In with the New

    12 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    By Guest Blogger Jim Oppelt San Antonio Christian Schools (SACS), the first Protestant School in San Antonio to be fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, serves more than 1,150 K-12 students. In 1998, Mark Oppelt, AIA, LEED AP, designed the original 40-acre campus, which was designed for 700 students on the Redland Road campus. The school purchased an adjacent property, which housed a 12,000-square-foot metal warehouse building, from its previous owners in 2007. For years, it remained unaltered and seldom used.
  • LPA University: A Case Study in Seismic Retrofitting

    5 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Did you know more than 1,000 concrete buildings in Los Angeles alone are at risk of suffering major damage or collapsing in a big earthquake? Could your building be at risk? 
  • LPA Principal Spotlight: Mickey Conrad

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.
  • Celebrating 50 Years: LPA by the Decades

    Dan Heinfeld
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:10 pm
    This year, LPA celebrates 50 years of design excellence. To commemorate the milestone, we're looking back at our history through the decades to see our evolution. 1965 In 1965 Leason Pomeroy opened an architectural practice. LPA Inc. was founded in Orange, California, where Pomeroy was born and raised. As with most young firms, the projects were local and small such as the Orange YMCA and renovations on buildings in and around where the office was located in Old Towne Orange.
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  • Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria

    Lidija Grozdanic
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Read the rest of Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Austria, cultural center, green renovation, green roof, Ischgl Cultural Center, Kulturzentrum Ischgl, Parc Architekten, underground architecture, village center, winter retreat, winter tourism
  • Legendary lost ‘City of the Monkey God’ discovered buried in the Honduran rainforest

    Cat DiStasio
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Legendary lost cities are the stuff of children’s stories and Disney movies, but once in a while, they’re part of real life too. One of these ancient rumored cities has been discovered in the rainforest of Honduras. Known as the “City of the Monkey God,” archaeologists have been working for years to track down the abandoned city’s resting place, and they’ve finally done it. Read the rest of Legendary lost ‘City of the Monkey God’ discovered buried in the Honduran rainforest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ancient central american civilizations, ancient…
  • Anti-pollution documentary goes viral in China, gaining over 155 million hits in one day

    Charley Cameron
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Millions have viewed a stark, simple 104-minute documentary by Chinese journalist and mother Chai Jing since she uploaded it to popular video-sharing site Youku last week. Titled “Under the Dome,” the documentary captures the filmmaker’s experience as a concerned parent living among the dense smog of Beijing, and investigates the sources of the devastating pollution. The documentary quickly gripped China, receiving over 20 million views by Monday morning, and prompting an outpouring of concerned comments and shared outrage in a…
  • Massive LEGO Death Star made from 500,000 bricks unveiled in California

    Charley Cameron
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. California’s LEGOland resort just unveiled the latest addition to its Star Wars Miniland; a 1900lb model of the Death Star that is made from over 500,000 LEGO bricks! The replica weaponry, which measures 13 feet high and eight feet wide, will hover above visitors to the exhibition and is equipped with its own [LEGO] planet-destroying super laser. Read the rest of Massive LEGO Death Star made from 500,000 bricks unveiled in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California, death ray, Death-star, episode IV, lego, lego building,…
  • Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

    Lidija Grozdanic
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Read the rest of Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminium, aluminium facade, daylit house, Holy Cross House, natural ventilation, passive cooling, passive heating, passive house, residential architecture, solar design, Solar Power, Thomas Balaban Architecte
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    Floating Podium Information

  • The World’s Oldest Man or woman Is Absolutely Chill About Turning 117

    luis
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    The entire world&#8217s oldest person has lived by way of two Planet Wars and the creation of the 1st airplane, but it doesn&#8217t seem to be like a extended time to Misao Okawa. &#8220It seemed fairly short,&#8221 Okawa stated on … Continue reading →
  • 5 Non-Diet plan Elements That Can Impact Your Fat

    luis
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    For a long time I&rsquove listened to professionals say, &ldquoWeight loss simply will come down to calories in compared to energy out.&rdquo But throughout my a long time as a practitioner, that basic philosophy hasn&rsquot rung correct. I&rsquove witnessed clientele … Continue reading →
  • Antipsychotics Often Approved to Grown ups with Dementia Regardless of Hazards

    luis
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Antipsychotic medication are becoming above-prescribed to men and women with dementia, in accordance to a new report from the federal govt. The report printed on Monday exhibits that about a single third of more mature older people with dementia dwelling … Continue reading →
  • American Ebola Nurse Sues Texas Medical center Exactly where She Contracted Virus

    luis
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    The nurse who was the first known man or woman to deal Ebola on American soil will sue the healthcare facility where she contracted the virus. Nina Pham, 26, advised the Dallas Morning Information that the Texas Wellness Presbyterian Hospital … Continue reading →
  • nine Subtle Signs You Could Have a Coronary heart Issue

    luis
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Thanks to more training about wholesome consuming and advancements in therapy, much less men and women die of coronary heart disease than in the past. That explained, clogged heart arteries are nevertheless the amount-one particular cause of dying in the … Continue reading →
 
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    Strange Harvest

  • 30 Years of the EastEnders Title Sequence

    strangeharvest
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    EastEnders Title Sequence, 1985 This week is the 30th birthday of EastEnders, the BBC soap set in East London. Its title sequence has since the start been an ariel shot of the east end. And over the last 30 years, this area of London has been subject to rapid change from docklands via the Dome to the Olympics. Over time, of course, the titles have changed and so, after 30 years, they act as a pop culture record of these changes – both the physical form and the character of the east end. Of course its also a record of the changes in aerial and satellite imaging. The original sequence was…
  • Drawing As Project – Post Digital Representation In Architecture

    strangeharvest
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:06 am
    Nicholas Muraglia / Proposal for Alzheimer Housing, Vauxhall / YSOA / 2014 Think of this as a draft manifesto for architectural representation in the post digital age. Or if not a manifesto, at least an idea about how we can (and why we should) rethink the act and purpose of drawing now that our relationship with digital production has matured. Its an idea about contemporary architectural drawing, about how we might make drawings about architecture – drawings that might even *be* architecture. The digital drawing tools we now have at our disposal have changed the relationship we now…
  • Redrow Psycho

    strangeharvest
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
    The American Psycho / Redrow London mashup you’ve all been waiting for. And here is a link to the original film – a quite incredible ad for new luxury apartments that displays all of the psychotic qualities the London housing market suffers from.
  • 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…
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  • Book review: Staging Disorder

    Regine
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Military simulations of rooms, houses, planes, streets and whole fake towns in different parts of the globe provoke a series of questions concerning the nature of truth as it manifests itself in current photographic practice continue
  • Disnovation, an inquiry into the mechanics and rhetoric of innovation

    Regine
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    A few months ago, the festival accès)s( in Pau (France) invited the audience to have a critical look at the idea of a techno-driven progress, at a propaganda machine that promise that new 'advances' in information and communication technologies will solve our problems and fulfill the dreams we don't even know we had. All we need to do is update, upgrade and replace our devices continue
  • Printing Things. Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing

    Regine
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Printing Things is an inspirational and understandable exploration of the creative potential of 3D printing. The book not only introduces outstanding projects, key experts, and the newest technologies, but it also delves into the complex topics that these paradigm-shifting technologies bring up, such as how to handle copyrights and seamless manufacturing continue
  • Matter of Life. Growing new Bio Art & Design

    Regine
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Pigeons, fungi, human cells, finches and flowers are just some of the mediums of bioart and design. These emerging fields are the source of daring experiments and thoughtful reflections about how aspects of culture, such as our concepts of identity, nature and environment are changing. Matter of Life presents nine such research projects at the intersection of art, design and the life sciences continue
  • A 'mild kind of activism.' Interview with Karl Philips

    Regine
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    Karl Philips is a Belgian (h)activist, performance and conceptual artist who casts a critical but always witty glance at society, paying particular attention to cracks in consumerism, town planning, advertising, and turning upside-down their logic continue
 
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  • Books Turned Into Chairs

    Christine Walsh
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Bookniture is a book, which can be transformed into a chair. It was created by Mike Mak, a designer from Hong Kong and has already been successfully funded through Kickstarter. Folded up it looks like a book, but it unfolds to create a three-dimensional support for a seat, side table, coffee table or a worktable, when two are stacked one on top of the other. It would certainly make a great addition to any tiny home and is without a doubt one of the most innovative furniture ideas. Folded, Booknuitre measures 7″ by 13″ by 1.6″ and when opened up, it becomes a seat with a…
  • Students Promoting Shipping Containers as Affordable Housing Solutions

    Christine Walsh
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Shipping containers might be a great way to build affordable homes fast and cheaply, but one of the problems is spreading awareness that such an affordable solution exists. To solve this, a team of University of Florida (UF) students is building a simple shipping container home in a month long campaign called “Imagine … a Place called Home,” which they hope will bring greater awareness to this architectural solution. They have the home on display at the Reitz Union North Lawn at UF where they invite people inside to learn more about this type of architecture. The main aim of the…
  • Small Passive House Can be Built in Just 10 Days

    Christine Walsh
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    Castlemaine Passivhaus, designed by the Australian architecture firm Carbonlite, was recently awarded the stringent Passive House certification, though the home is far from your typical building to meet this standard. At just 419 square feet, and a build time of only ten days, it certainly has the capability to bring passive construction closer to the general public. It took Carbonlite only 5 days to prefabricate the home’s sections off-site. These were then delivered to the building site, where it took the builders one day to erect the exterior and make the structure wind and watertight.
  • Bricks to Aid Passive Cooling

    Christine Walsh
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    Integrating passive cooling into sustainable housing has been a must for most designers for a while now. And with the creation of the so-called Cool Bricks by the design firm Emerging Objects this feat just got a little simpler. Cool Bricks are 3D printed bricks that can be filled with water to bring the temperature in homes. Cool Bricks work on the principle of evaporative cooling, which works on the basis of adding water vapor to air in order to lower the temperature in a room. The bricks feature a three dimensional ceramic lattice-like structure, which is capable of holding water in the…
  • Modern House with a Very Small Footprint

    Christine Walsh
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    It’s getting harder and harder to find good-sized plots in popular areas around the globe, so it’s logical that savvy contractors and developers are finding solutions which take advantage of less-than-desirable plots of land. The architecture firm L3P Architekten recently completed House Vineyard in Dieseldorf, Switzerland, which has a tiny footprint, yet is still a cozy and modern dwelling. House Vineyard Dieseldorf has a footprint of just 16 x 30 feet (5 x 9 m) with every available square foot taken advantage of. To better achieve this goal, the home does not have a standard entrance,…
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  • Breaking down our estimates- project cost and line items

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

    Michael O'Connell
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    For this ranch house in Cotati we are working on new concrete patios and walkways in the front and back yards. These new walkways create a new sense of entry to the front of the house and modernize the landscape. Related posts: Work in Progress- Greenbrae Project We are getting ready to pour a concrete slab for... Current Project- Commerical Concrete and Wall Installation We are working on a project in San Rafael for... Common Mistakes: Don’t Paint that Concrete! A continuing entry in our Common Landscape Mistakes series: It...
  • Turned Earth Turns 500!

    Michael O'Connell
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    When I started this blog in 2005 little did I think I would still be writing it 10 years later. But here we are. The rate of posts may have slowed down since the beginning, but we just logged our 500th post to the blog. I find blogging is a great way to share our work in a more informal forum with more frequent updates than our main website. That and you can read my occasionally coherent thoughts and musings. If you want to read every post since 2005 you can visit the live archive listing page. Enjoy and thanks for reading. -Michael O’Connell Related posts: Turned Earth Turns 100! I…
  • Reviewing Our Reviews

    Michael O'Connell
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Our Reviews Online Positive Reviews- 15/17 unique reviews We have reviews spread across several different sites, with good experiences that reflect our way of doing business. Below you’ll find a survey of those reviews, with links to the appropriate sites. Our composite score would translate to 4.5+ stars out of 5. In fact, of our 17 unique reviews as of this writing, we have only two negative reviews. I have included unique reviews, as some customers have left reviews on multiple sites. You can read past customer testimonials of our work on our blog. This is also helpful as it gives…
  • Petaluma Interior Pool House Design

    Michael O'Connell
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    We are working on an interesting project with Bradanini Associates, developing an interior pool house planting scheme. The planting seeks to make the area a tropical oasis, as half the interior is devoted to the pool and the other half to a patio with palms and other tropical plantings. The plant selection provides an added chanllenge of selecting plantings that will give the desired look while doing well in a lower light environment.   Petaluma Pool House   Related posts: From the Drawing Board- Petaluma Planting Plan This project in Petaluma situated on a large corner lot...
 
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  • No Infrastructure Fund

    The Antiplanner
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A lot of people have proposed that Congress create an infrastructure bank that would fund or finance the reconstruction and expansion of America’s transportation and other infrastructure. One problem is where the money would come from. Another problem is how would it be allocated. Representative John Delaney (D-MD) thinks he has the answers to these […]
  • Amtrak Not Worth State Support

    The Antiplanner
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Antiplanner arrived at the Purple Line debate debate last night to find protesters who were apparently upset that anyone would consider not building a train whose projected costs have already risen by more than 40 percent and whose ridership projections are so outlandish that even the Federal Transit Administration uses a lower (though still […]
  • Back in the Air Again

    The Antiplanner
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Antiplanner is in Washington DC today to participate in a debate over the Purple light-rail line–or, as I like to call it, the Purple Money Eater. In conjunction with this debate, the Maryland Public Policy Institute will release a detailed critique of the proposed low-capacity transit line; Antiplanner readers can download a preview today. […]
  • Will Apple Join the Self-Driving Car Race?

    The Antiplanner
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Apple is planning to put an electric car on the market by 2020. No, Apple is planning to build a self-driving car. No, it’s not. It would be stupid to do so. Rumors about Apple, which has the highest market capitalization of any company in the world, are an industry in itself, so the rumor […]
  • Faster, Cheaper, Safer, More Convenient

    The Antiplanner
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Smallter Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper, by the Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce, argues that human innovation will save the planet from climate change and other projected catastrophes. As the title suggests, most of that innovation has to do with making things smaller, faster, etc., but Bryce especially focuses on power density, that is, the amount of […]
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  • Marché Jean-Talon, Montreal

    David Thompson
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:27 am
    Established in the thirties, Marché Jean-Talon is a farmer's market in the Little Italy district of Montreal. See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Astrid, Shanghai

    David Thompson
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Astrid is one of my favourite buildings in Shanghai.That amazing decorative element is featured on the cover of Shanghai Art Deco by Deke Erh and Tess Johnston and I was pleased to catch it in its best light.Both the main entrance and side entrance have their own stunning decoration as well.And, yes, the dog does have orange ears and a purple tail. As if that isn't enough (s)he's wearing a red and white shirt, blue jeans and four white boots.But back to the building. Astrid was completed in 1933 and was designed by W Livin-Goldstaedt.Reference:Shanghai Art Deco by Deke Erh and Tess Johnston…
  • A Miller & Co, Benalla

    David Thompson
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
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  • former ANA Building, Melbourne

    David Thompson
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
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  • Derwent Valley Visitor Information Centre, New Norfolk

    David Thompson
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:16 pm
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  • Songjiang Art Campus / Archi-Union Architects

    AD Editorial Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Architects: Archi-Union Architects Location: Si Zhuan Nan Lu, Songjiang Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Architect In Charge: Philip F. Yuan Area: 150000.0 sqm Year: 2015 Photographs: Courtesy of Archi-Union Architects Project Team: Alex Han, Hyde Meng, Gu Hongbing, Kong Xiangping, Wang Ou, Zhang Xiangjun Structure: Li Junmin, Liu Yuhong, Zhou Jun Mep: Shi Rongwei, Lu Renrui, Zhang Xinhua From the architect. The project is located at Xinqiao Town, Songjiang District, a suburb of Shanghai. How to address the local culture and context and create new urban space became the main concern of this project.
  • Sosohun / Sam-Young Choi

    Fabian Cifuentes
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Architects: Sam-Young Choi Location: 1652-569 Beopheung-ri, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Design Team: Woo-Jin Choi, Myung-Sik Choi Area: 124.0 sqm Photographs: Jeongmin Seok Structure: Pool-foundation, Light-Wood Frame Construction Constructor: Hye-Won Keum, STUGA ENC CO., LTD. From the architect. Sosohun is a small house in size of 69§³. The space is small, but it contains our lives and nature. In the stream of time, the house did not play its role and has been treated as an object of material possession. However, that stream is restoring the house for its original…
  • Open Call: The Negro Building Remembrance Competition

    Karissa Rosenfield
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The Negro Building Remembrance Competition invites architects, landscape architects, artists, playwrights, poets, musicians and writers from every discipline, as individuals, teams, students or professionals, to propose imaginative ways to commemorate the Negro Building, the forgotten landmark of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Generations before Rosa Parks kept her seat, before Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and before the sit-ins and hoses and the long march to Washington, Atlanta sat at the cusp between post-Civil War Reconstruction and…
  • Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

    AD Editorial Team
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Architects: Maddison Architects Location: Moonah TAS 7009, Australia Architect In Charge: Peter Maddison Area: 110.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Will Watt Design Director: Drew Carling Project Architect: Amir Shayan Builder: Frank Pty Ltd Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stantin Landscaping: Drew Carling Interiors: Maddison Architects Lighting: Masson for Light From the architect. Cabin 2 is an extension/addition to an existing 1960s log cabin located in bayside Blairgowrie. The surrounding coastal Moonah woodland forgivingly hides a suburban-like density of houses and network of winding roads free…
  • Fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center to be Decided Tomorrow

    Karissa Rosenfield
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Tomorrow legislators are due to decided the fate of Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center. The midcentury icon, listed on the World Monuments Fund’s global watch list, has been the center of a prolonged debate challenging its right to be preserved. “The plan is to gut Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government Center, strip away much of its distinctive, corrugated concrete and glass exterior and demolish one of its three pavilions, replacing it with a big, soulless glass box,” says architecture critic Michael Kimmelman. “[The legislators] can do the right thing Thursday.
 
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  • Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light

    Ada Teicu
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects, this modern structure reinterprets the way a garden home organizes the owner’s lifestyle. Boasting its light-encouraging shape in a suburban neighborhood, the home with a curved roof sets itself apart from neighboring structures. This Garden House is “one of the two houses set side by side in a park-like setting“, showcasing surprising details in photographs captured by Steve Keating.The architects explain how both houses “are…
  • Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

    Ada Teicu
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game of light and warmth. Aichberger Architektur Studio visualized the two-story structure as elongating towards the garden, opening towards sunlight.An opportunity to create a different lifestyle arises from this addition. The owner enjoys views of the backside garden through a transparent glass wall wrapped around the corner. Dressed in a wooden skin, this…
  • Old Building Renovation Project in Singapore with a Modern Twist: 59BTP-House

    Lavinia
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    59BTP-House in Bukit Timah, Singapore is a contemporary renovation project delivered by ONG&ONG, an architecture company with offices currently opened in 12 Asian cities. Initially built by the owner’s father, the dwelling lack plenty of features needed to accommodate the modern living needs of the current users: “The client wanted to have two master bedrooms along with four bedrooms – this required additional floor area as the original house area could not comfortably fit in the extra rooms”, explained the project developers. The challenge was met by adding an extra…
  • Refined Contemporary Design: Self-Supporting Spiral Staircases by Rizzi Studio

    Lavinia
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    In creating these cement spiral staircases, Rizzi Studio combines a sophisticated design with a perfect technical core. Each of the projects acts as a connection between storeys, enhancing the value of the settings and accommodating the requirements of contemporary living. The self-supporting staircase winds around itself according to the available space in a harmonious upward crescendo to become a fundamental element of interior design as well as a functional feature. Individual prefabricated modules are put together to form self-supporting staircases, with 11 standard diameters of between…
  • Perfect Venue for Friend Gatherings: Original Tepoztlan Lounge in Mexico

    Lavinia
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    When planning your next friend gathering, wouldn’t it be nice if the meeting “venue” came with fresh air and a swimming pool? Cadaval & Solà-Morales completed Tepoztlan Lounge, said to be the first in a series of buildings especially designed to be rented as communal encounter spaces. This one is located in the small town of Tepoztlan, 50 kilometers away from the vibrant Mexico City, in a relaxing setting, neighbored by and including beautiful mature trees.Curious about what this unconventional space has to offer? According to the architects, Tepoztlan Lounge is…
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  • American Mine

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:48 pm
    [Image: "American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 2, 2007)" by David Maisel]. [Note: The following essay was previously published under the title "Infinite Exchange" in Black Maps by David Maisel (Steidl), as well as in Cabinet Magazine #50]. 1.In a 2011 paper on the medical effects of scurvy, author Jason C. Anthony offers a remarkable detail about human bodies and the long-term presence of wounds. “Without vitamin C,” Anthony writes, “we cannot produce collagen, an essential component of bones, cartilage, tendons and other connective tissues. Collagen binds our wounds, but that binding is…
  • Buy a Skyway

    18 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    [Image: The skyway-to-nowhere while it still spanned the street; photo via the Star-Tribune]. Continuing our irregular look at oddities in real estate, you might be interested to know that you can now buy a skyway. The 280,000-pound steel structure was originally designed by architect Ed Baker, a man apparently also known as "the father of the skyways," according to Greg.org, and as a "skyway visionary," as suggested by his 2006 obituary in The Journal. The structure itself is still intact, although it no longer spans a street or sidewalk; rather, it sits empty in a nearby lot, devoid of both…
  • The Conqueror Worm

    16 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    [Image: Photo by & courtesy of Trackrunners, used with permission]. A group of friends, their faces rigorously hidden from public view, find a huge borehole leading down into some tunnels beneath the city. Not content to just lie there, straining to see more than 260 feet into the deep and merely wondering what might be down there, they do what any enterprising team of explorers would do. They don mountaineering gear and descend into the pit. [Images: Photos by & courtesy of Trackrunners, used with permission]. It's like scaling Mt. Everest in reverse—"descending black ropes," in their…
  • The Moving Mountain, or Terrain as Spectacle

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    [Image: Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA, via KCET]. Nathan Masters remains one of the more interesting chroniclers of life and landscape in Southern California, as evidenced by his "L.A. as Subject" blog for KCET. I could (and should) just link to all his posts, to be honest—lost hills! buried rivers! conflicting grids!—but last week's installment, albeit short, was particularly interesting. "For a few days in late November 1937," Masters writes, "it was the Southland's greatest…
  • Low-Poly Tectonics

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
    [Image: A "wooden textile" by Elisa Strozyk]. You've undoubtedly already seen these, but the "wooden textiles" by designer Elisa Strozyk are a beautiful and surprisingly simple rethinking of the idea of a textile—and they have some interesting implications for terrain modeling and even gaming. First, though, what are these things? [Image: A "wooden textile" by Elisa Strozyk]. Strozyk writes that she wanted to find "a new tactile experience" for wood, which she achieved by producing wooden tiles that "are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each…
 
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  • The Architact Collective Can Create Your Very Own Ring Design!

    admin
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Eric Chan supported us on Kickstarter by pledging to ‘design his own ring,’ we absolutely love his creation. We wanted to share with you his incredible design. Eric is an Architect from Melbourne, currently living and working in Hong Kong. Below is an interview with Eric who first came across our project on ArchDaily: AC: We love your ring design which maximises the surface area of exposed concrete. What inspired your ring design? EC: The materiality of the concrete ring, of a normally rough material used in a refined way for jewellery, initially drew me to this project. …
  • Create Something Special this Valentine’s: The Architact Collective Do Custom Rings!

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Are you an architect or builder? Are you moving home? Are you building a home with your life partner? Are you a supplier or manufacturer? Are you on holiday? Why not collect some brick or concrete from your construction site, family home, office or holiday destination and allow us to transform your material into a truly unique ring. A ring that you can carry forever as a very personal and constant reminder of home, work or leisure. We create custom rings! To create your own custom ring send us an email to hi@architactcollective.com Below are some images of a custom ring we created for a…
  • Interesting Stuff On The Internet

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. The odd psychology of the compassionate crowd is an article with some interesting observations on social psychology and individual and collective identity. Rather than crazes, Michael Bond depicts the crowd composed of highly co-operative individuals driven who share a common goal and objective. Architecture Continues To Implode: After Frank Ghery said that “98% of everything that is built and designed today is pure sh*t, more insiders continue to admit that the profession is…
  • TonyTextures Architecture Visualization Competition Giveaway

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    The visualization of architecture is important – it starts with a simple pencil sketch or Photoshop illustration and concludes with a 3D CAD or photorealistic rendering. Regardless of the project size a large library of architecture visualization graphics including plants, trees, people, sky, background images and textures is a must when it comes to time efficiency and project workflow. For years I have been growing a good graphic library and I constantly expanding. My library has even translates into other design industries and projects beyond architecture. Recently, I stumbled…
  • New Architecture in Sydney Contending for a Place Among the Icons: Part 2

    admin
    26 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1. Sydney convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct Re-development (Under Construction) by Hassell, Populous + Others. This project encompasses the $1 billion transformation of Darling Harbour though the design of three major public buildings including a new convention facility, a new exhibition space and new entertainment theatre. The 11.5 ha re-development also includes the unification of existing and new pedestrian spaces, open space and parkland, new buildings and other entertainment facilities. Learn more about the darling harbour re-development here. Images via Hassell. …
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  • Anthony Gargasz Metallic Faces

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Anthony Gargasz, the LA-based Photoshop artist is now officially on our favorite artists list. Gargasz’s meticulous perfection produces strong and solid art that stands out. Gargasz’s confident, sleek and cool work has drawn the attention of the film industry in LA and elsewhere. He has produced Key Art for such clients as Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and Netflix.  We have commissioned Anthony to create three impressive prints of a human head that exude a mysterious mix of metallic solidity and liquid fluidity. We love the slightly menacing mood of…
  • Casa Cavia - Buenos Aires

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The recently opened Casa Cavia in the Palermo Chico neighborhood of Buenos Aires is an enchanting fusion of sights, sounds, tastes and eras. Now operating as a brand new assembly of a restaurant, publishing house, bookstore, flower shop and perfumery, Casa Cavia is housed in what was known as the Bollini Roca residence, designed in the gilded age of the 1920s as a personal gift to the owner’s wife by the Spanish-born architect and artist Alejandro Christophersen of Norwegian parentage. The founder and creator of the Casa Cavia concept, Guadalupe Garcia Mosqueda with book publisher Ana…
  • Carusel Bookstore - Bucharest, Romania

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Some of us go weak in the knees at the sight of a new bookstore or library. Such was certainly the case when we glanced at Cărtureşti Carusel bookstore, opened on February 12 on Lipscani Street in Bucharest’s historical Old Town, also often called just Lipscani. The magnificent Chrissoveloni bank building, now owned by Jen Chrissoveloni, the great-grandson of the 19th century banker, created a magnificent starting point for the retail project. According to the Romanian media, the current owner invested 1 million Euro in the renovation and leased the building to the Cărtureşti…
  • Villa Moos - Lake Constance, Germany

    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Villa Moos by Lake Constance (Bodensee) at the northern foot of the Alps draws our attention with its building-block appearance and foreboding façade.   And yet, surprisingly, with these almost semi-brutalist intentions, the look of heaviness does not follow.   Instead, there’s a delightful mood of lightness, almost of semi-permanence. It seems as if the entire structure could be a fold-up affair made of exceptionally strong origami paper or very light sheets of card board, ready for packing up and carting elsewhere. But as we know metal and glass are the main…
  • CJ Hendry Solo Show - Sydney

    4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pen on Paper Artist CJ Hendry Debut Solo Show, Sydney
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  • Insulating Structures to Meet Current Code Requirements

    Maciek Gesikowski
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Progression in building technology and more stringent energy code standards are inevitable as our society moves forward.  In addition, current energy costs may steadily increase in the future as alternative energy sources will take time to do develop.  With cost in mind, making buildings more energy efficient and conservative will require new construction technologies and innovations to meet continually evolving energy consumption standards, and growing building operating expenses. The below table shows energy standards progression through the building code in time. Although, many cities…
  • PV Systems for Home and Business

    Anthony Ries
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Most people are probably familiar with photo-voltaic (PV) systems. You see them on plenty of houses and also large arrays on the ground near large campus sites like hospitals and government facilities. If you swing by Denver International Airport you go right past a two megawatt system that will produce over three million kWh annually! Whether you are building a custom home or an office building it is good to know ahead of time if a PV system is something you want to incorporate. Since the orientation of the system is critical to its effectiveness we’ll want to organize the site and…
  • Efficiency of Air Conditioners and Condensing Units in the New Denver Code

    Erik Larson
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    Later this year, the Denver building code will be updated, and the 2015 International Energy Conversation Code (IECC) will replace the 2006 IECC with respect to the minimum required mechanical efficiency of all HVAC units. This multi-part post will compare the 2006 requirements to those in the 2015. Here, we look at IECC 2015 Table C403.2.3 (1), addressing the change in required efficiency for air conditioner and condensing units.  Note that the 2015 IECC is a two-stepped update. Slightly more lenient requirements are in effect place upon adoption, and the second required level of…
  • Constructing Walls in Revit

    Anthony Ries
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    Revit Architecture has a fairly robust system for placing and designing walls. The first important step in the process is selecting the type of wall that needs to be placed.  A bunch of typical wall types are included ‘out of the box’. For instance, I have included a screen shot of ‘Interior – 4.5″ Parition’ as an example. This wall type is a typical residential interior wall. This dialog clearly shows that the wall is a basic wall and is constructed with a 2×4 stud with 1/2″ of gypsum board on each side. One very important feature is that the…
  • EVstudio and Oakwood Homes: Aurora, Colorado “The Vail”

    Andrea Sagehorn
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    EVstudio was hired to produce full sets of structural plans for several Oakwood homes, including “The Vail” house located in Aurora, Colorado. “The Vail” is a 3-story house.  The house is 4017 square feet, includes 4-7 bedrooms, 2.5-5.5 bathrooms, and has various customizable options. Customizable options include 2 or 3-car garages, fireplace and media center options, multiple kitchen layouts, patios and/or decks, additional rooms (such as a study, and additional bedrooms and bathrooms), and various exterior elevations. For more information, visit the Oakwood Homes website. First…
 
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  • A Grand, Mysterious Beach House on the Coast of Uruguay

    Susan Kraemer
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    The intriguing La Boyita Residence is located in far-away Uruguay near the coastal border with Argentina. Martin Gomez Arquitectos designed the contemporary beach house on the country’s sandy coastline in Punta del Este. Like an abandoned palace, the transparent beach house looks out to the east over the isolated, cool South Atlantic ocean. The east side faces the ocean, while also putting up a transparent glass protection against ocean winds. Outdoor living areas are sheltered from the winds off the ocean with a large courtyard. Chunky low-slung furniture is employed in the outdoor…
  • Design Dilemma: Three Common Design Mistakes that are Easy to Fix

    preynolds
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Contemporary Living Room by South Hamilton Interior Designers & Decorators SLC Interiors It turns out that the most common interior design mistakes are also the easiest to fix! And that’s good news, since many of us live with a lingering sensation that something in our interior design is a bit “off.” Take a look around and see if you are committing one of these common interior design errors. 1) Hanging art too high. Contemporary Dining Room by Honolulu Interior Designers & Decorators Philpotts Interiors   Take a good look at the photo above and below. Notice how…
  • Many Delights in a Rethinking of the Ranch-Style Home

    Susan Kraemer
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Although this is a thoroughly 21st century living room, isn’t there a hint of the suburban American ranch house of the 1960s here too? The home in Menlo Park, California by Spiegel Aihara Workshop synthesizes the best of both eras. A thick hallway ceiling of solid wood is balanced over a glazed walkway. Its 21st century stone tiles gives way to a 20th century cliche; the suburban “carpet” of mowed grass. The weighty wood ceiling is a far cry from the acoustical fibreboard ceilings of the 1960s, but is designed to achieve the same end, softening sound. The low-slung building…
  • A Floating Tea House for Garden Meditation Retreats

    Susan Kraemer
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    Suspended above ground like a Japanese lantern is this charming Oriental garden folly by David Jameson Architect. The bronze, red cedar and glass tea house/meditation space appears as if by magic in the garden of an otherwise pedestrian suburban home in Betheseda, Maryland. The family will use the space not only to delight in its beauty, meditate and enjoy a tea ceremony, but to showcase performances of music recitals. A giant steel moment frame above the edifice suspends it in space, so that someone practicing meditation is actually floating above the world. The smooth refinement of its red…
  • A Hip Country Home for a Young Military Family

    Susan Kraemer
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    There is a wonderful, serene, perfect peace to this setting: a glassed in great room that opens at its center out into a precious view of the few trees beyond. The great room is the heart of a rustic retreat in drought-stricken Texas for a young military family. Bare bones materials like polished concrete flooring throughout and just plywood on the walls and ceiling are paired with beautiful construction design for a distinctive retreat on a budget. Their desire was for a getaway for family and friends to escape city life – without sacrificing a hip urban edge. In addition to a fan,…
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  • Learn Sustainable Design without Having to Brave the Cold and Snow

    Paula Melton
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Education and Training A new round of online BAC Sustainable Design courses is starting up soon. Going out in the polar vortex is not a prerequisite. I’m about to start teaching another round of my online course, Resilient Design, at Boston Architectural College (BAC), and this provides an opportunity to reflect on teaching at BAC and, more broadly, the online instruction in sustainable design offered through this program. 20 excellent online courses I first started teaching…
  • Have You Been Conflating Water with Energy? Here Are 5 Reasons to Stop

    Paula Melton
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Author name:  Nadav Malin Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Water Management Energy Efficiency Until we stop talking about water as if it’s a clone of energy, water won’t get the respect it deserves or the attention it needs. Two sessions at NESEA’s BuildingEnergy ’15 conference, “Reinventing the Water Grid” parts one and two, are out to change that. Policy wonks have been saying for years that water is THE critical resource on our planet—even more so than energy. Yet the time and attention that we devote to water remains a fraction of…
  • BuildingGreen Hiring Entry-Level Editor

    Tristan Roberts
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Author name:  Tristan Roberts Blog Category:  Op-Ed Want to enter a fast-paced, innovative environment producing and editing content for the world’s most trusted green building publisher? BuildingGreen, Inc. is hiring an entry-level editor. This person would be an essential team member for all things we do related to content and for reaching both our loyal readers and the ones who haven’t heard about us yet. Are you excited to: read more
  • A Virtual Mastermind Group for Material Vetting

    Paula Melton
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Want help researching and screening products for LEED v4 or the LBC Red List? Use this forum to share your questions and frustrations as well as your successes and advice. By Paula Melton Our recent webcast, Deep Material Vetting That Won’t Chew Through Your Design Budget, included a “homework” assignment: Chris and Scott of Re:Vision Architecture asked everyone to vet three to five materials they’re considering using in a current project. Expecting that this exercise would lead to frustrations as well as…
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  • The Architect of conceptual audacy

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    26 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Montréal, CanadaIndex-DesignEvent + Exhibition, Architectural Products , Business, Commercial Architecture, Commercial Interior Design, Industrial Architecture, Industrial Design, Installation + Public art, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Residential Architecture, Residential Interior Design, Restaurant + BarMeet Brendan MacFarlane from Jakob+MacFarlane For the second edition of the Master Class series 2015, Index-design will receive architect Brendan MacFarlane. Seize the opportunity to exchange for an evening with the co-founder of…
  • The world’s greatest architecture festival returns as entries for the awards opens 

    v2com newswire
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    Singapore, SingaporeWorld Architecture Festival (WAF)Event + Exhibition, Commercial Architecture, Commercial Interior Design, Competition, Culture, Hotel, Industrial Architecture, Institutional Architecture, Institutional Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Residential Architecture, Sustainable Development, Transport, Urban DesignWhere the global community comes together to celebrate and share the best architecture of 2015  The annual World Architecture Festival Awards, the ‘Oscars of architecture’, launched formally in London this week. The awards will be celebrated at the…
  • The Pinch, library and community center

    v2com newswire
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Kunming Shi, ChinaThe University of Hong Kong, Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin Institutional Architecture, Architectural Products , Competition, Culture, Edition, Institutional Interior Design, Lifestyle, Urban DesignWinner at A&D Trophy Awards 2014 for the top prize: Best of the Best Trophy [Architecture/Professional category] THE PINCH is a library and community center in Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China. The project is part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in September 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living…
  • Paradigms in Computing

    v2com newswire
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    New York, United StateseVolo PressEdition, ProductNew Book on Digital Architecture eVolo Press announces the publication of Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture edited by Dr. David Jason Gerber and Mariana Ibañez.Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture brings together critical, theoretical, and practical research and design that illustrates the plurality of computing approaches within the bro... (continued)
  • A new species of cuckoo – the UQAM Centre de Design presents 24 hours in the life of a Swiss cuckoo clock

    v2com newswire
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Montréal, CanadaCentre de design de l'UQAM Event + Exhibition, Industrial Design, Object + Accessory Dates: February 19 – April 12, 2015Vernissage: Wednesday, February 18, at 6 p.m.Lecture: February 19 at 6 p.m.All-Nighter: February 28 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Reinvent the Swiss cuckoo clock. This was the challenge given to students and guest designers by the HEAD – Genève, Haute école d'art et de design. You can see their surprising solutions in a new exhibition at the UQAM Centre de Design, 24 hours in the life of a Swiss cuckoo clock, produced by the HEAD,…
 
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  • 36 million dollars modern home in Beverly Hills

    extremum
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    Realtor asked 36 million U.S. dollars for this incredible modern home in Beverly Hills. Description from Mauricio Umansky:"1201 Laurel Way, a true Jewel Box, represents years of devotion, patience, and visionary excellence. High up among the treetops, on a self-contained Beverly Hills enclosure, lay an architectural masterpiece nothing short of spectacular. Presented in the most cinematic way possible, the entirety of Downtown Los Angeles, Catalina, and the coastline of California is offered in one unobstructed, sweeping view. It’s the kind of view that inspired a team to build a home…
  • Beautiful split level two story home

    extremum
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Villa Nilsson is a beautiful split level two story home situated in Höganäs, Sweden, where the landscape, architectural and stylistic interplay between material and nature is in absolute interaction. The villa was built in 2010, it is a building with low-key appearance that clearly manifested but is also blends well with the surroundings. The architecture consists of clear, rigorous and simple volumes where the encounter between the different building materials is important. The Villa Nilsson is comprised of 235 square meters (2,529 square foot) of living space with three-and-a-half…
  • Rustic interior design

    extremum
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:44 am
    Rustic interior design and architecture in the United States was influenced by the American craftsman style. Popularity of the American Craftsman style began in the last years of the 19th century. As an art movement and interior design it remained popular into the 1930s. In architectural design and decorative arts, rustic interior design style has continued with numerous restoration projects and revivals through present times.
  • Most Amazing Observatories

    extremum
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Perhaps among all scientific buildings an observatory can be attributed to the most attractive and somewhat romantic. This is a place where probably man can feel keenly not amenable to realize dimensions of the Cosmos, the eternal existence of the stars and planets in comparison with human life. If deep down you feel about the same, welcome under the cut. Here we have compiled some of the most interesting observatories and weather stations located in a very beautiful corners of our planet and these buildings are an interesting architectural patterns.Sphinx Observatory in Switzerland  The…
  • Future Architecture - Ocean City

    extremum
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Ocean City - "Complex at the Center of the Universe" by Marek Staszek is the winner of the digital art competition NVArt Challenge with main theme "Art Space: Architecture and Landscape".Marek Staszek: "The most beautiful places that come to mind always have water, steep cliffs and tropics in common. Lush turquoise colors emphasizing positive vibes, something I've never seen. I wanted to achieve complete integration of future architecture with nature, complete with green parks, trees and gardens. Everything that makes us feel relaxed and calm. Architecture can give people magnificent vistas,…
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  • What Cost is each State Obsessed with

    Raul
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Weed, liposuction and laser eye surgery, according to Google Inc., rank among the top searched-for costs of popular products and services in Denver. While Colorado now permits recreational uses of marijuana — including its alleged side effects, such as excessive hunger and bloodshot eyes — what are some of the autocomplete predictions of search queries for goods and services elsewhere? Most of them seem quite controversial. Tweet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma In Oklahoma City, the capital city of Oklahoma, searches for breast lift remain popular. The costs of liposuction, gas and daycare also…
  • How Much Does a Software Developer Make in Every State?

    Jason
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    While salaries for software developers remain hot in California, they’ve stayed cold in North Dakota. In the following analysis, Fixr sheds light on federal data to provide a snapshot of software development wages in each state. The median pay for developers in the United States is $93,350 per year—more than twofold the annual wage for all workers. Annual pay for the position ranges from $64,980 in North Dakota to $119,180 in California. The field of software development requires expertise in computer programs, including applications on both mobile devices and desktop computers, and…
  • How Much does the Biggest Solar-power Plant Cost (Infographic)

    Raul
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Riverside County desert, in California is now home to the world’s largest solar-power plant, which generates enough energy to power 160,000 homes. Check out the amazing facts that make this plant the biggest of its kind. Credit/sources: * USA Today * Solar panel cost guide * Image: Terry Pierson—The Press Enterprise/AP Embed this infographic on your site Source: Solar panel cost guide * Image: Terry Pierson-The Press Enterprise/AP
  • How Much does It Cost to...

    Andres
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:49 am
    At Fixr, we get that question asked a lot. That's why we are starting this blog about costs. Expect 2+ posts per week covering anything cost-related, from frugal tips to cost of living. And yes, lots of cool pictures!
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  • Architecture Blog: Toastmasters Amazing Race - Singapore!

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Our WATG Singapore Toastmasters Club managed to get two teams together to compete in the first ever Division A Toastmasters Amazing Race. The Red team consisted of myself, Suhada, Ashique and Ronaldo. Harris, Umar, Reena and Cheryl were representing WATG's Black team.     WATG Red TeamOur adventure started on the riverfront and took us on some competitive running through the streets of the CBD, found us dancing in public on the waterfront and racing through the MRT to the quirky Haw Par Villa, where we searched for sculptures that matched the riddles on our clues. The WATG…
  • Marketing Blog: WATG Destinations in the Movies

    4 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    70 years ago the founder of WATG, Pete Wimberly started a small architectural firm in Honolulu, Hawaii and pioneered the world with his partners and name givers of the firm, Jerry Allison, Greg Tong, and Don Goo.  Nowadays, the firm is worldwide renowned for creating unique destinations not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.  Many of WATG's projects have become landmarks. Now it turns out that they are becoming shining movie stars.Just recently, I watched the movie "Blended" with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore distributed by…
  • Architecture Blog: Singapore University of Technology and Design Career Day

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Yesterday, a few of us from the Singapore office attended the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) Career Fair to check out some of the talent that will be entering the work force. We are always so inspired by the young designers and energized by their passion and blue sky thinking. Staying connected to the local universities helps us keep a hand on the pulse of new technologies and design techniques and allows us to pursue the brightest minds of the future. The event was very fruitful and rewarding and we have already received our first few applications for internships and…
  • Architecture Blog: 2015: The Year of Talent

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 pm
    WATG is 70 years young this year and we couldn't feel more energized and youthful! Over the next year we will be celebrating  our "70 years of Design Excellence," sharing  our stories of the past, our recent success and our outlook on the future.Each year WATG and Wimberly Interiors develops a business plan and strategy to help us grow, be profitable, and preserve our very special culture. We have designated 2015 as "The Year of Talent." While we are always focused on our talent, helping them grow and looking for more incredible designers to join our team, this…
  • Architecture Blog: Innovation

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:17 pm
    We are born innovators.Careful examination of this photo reveals the truths of that statement. Somehow along the path, we have forgotten the scale in which we can change humanity. The happiness of these young boys, and the pride in their accomplishment juxtaposed with their surroundings is a statement in itself. Innovation does not only work on the scale of million dollar productions, but rather on a more personal level. The kids in this photo are no different than the ones which surround us daily, in that they look up to us as role models. Our daily decisions truly affect their future more…
 
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    Linda W. Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    by Linda W. Jones The design of a Mexican Vacation Home.
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    Linda W. Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:44 pm
    by Linda W. Jones An example of a residential design done in Los Angeles, California. It is located on a hilltop that overlooks the Getty Center, which is located on another hilltop across from it.
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    Linda W. Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
    by Linda W. Jones The residential design of a home in Carmel, California.
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    Linda W. Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    by Linda W. Jones My design concepts for my home in Boulder Creek, California.
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    Linda W. Jones
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    by Linda W. Jones This is the site Of Intuit, Inc. in Menlo Park, California that I helped design.
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  • Energy-Efficient Products with the ENERGY STAR Label

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    ENERGY STAR is a helpful resource when you’re looking for energy-efficient commercial building systems such as HVAC and lighting. The program outlines points to consider when investing in fixtures, water heaters, boilers, etc. All systems and products with the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to save energy without forfeiting functionality. But did you know that ENERGY STAR also now certifies smaller types of products that are likely being used inside your building? Vending Machines Although most building owners and facilities managers don’t have direct control over vending…
  • A Look at Two LEED Platinum v4 Buildings

    17 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    Only two buildings in the world have achieved LEED Platinum v4 certification since it was announced in July 2013. (Through Oct. 31, 2016, commercial buildings can still apply for LEED 2009 instead of LEED v4.) The first LEED v4 building, Haworth Showroom in Beijing, was awarded LEED CI Platinum in October 2013 after earning 71 out of 110 possible LEED points. Last September, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its second LEED Platinum v4 certification to One Sansome Street in San Francisco. One Sansome Street earned 80 out of the 110 possible LEED points. While both buildings make energy…
  • Find Inspiration for Your Next Green Building Project

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    When it comes to implementing new green building initiatives, it can be overwhelming to decide which sustainability projects to tackle. But there’s no need to reinvent the wheel if you’re having problems coming up with your next green idea. Make it a team effort by asking coworkers, tenants, and occupants for their thoughts – and also take time to learn what other organizations have done to save energy and reduce their environmental footprints. To reduce energy and operating costs, Branson Convention Center decided to shut off its escalators when no business is occurring within the…
  • Old Buildings Can Be Green Buildings

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    It’s often a given that most new commercial buildings incorporate at least some energy and water efficiency initiatives into design, construction, and operation. But since the majority of commercial office facilities in the United States are existing buildings, greening “old” office buildings is just as important. (According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, 72% of U.S. commercial buildings are more than 20 years old.) Because these buildings incorporate outdated technology (and construction practices, in some instances), they present a great opportunity to improve energy…
  • Retrocommissioning Offers Big-Time Energy Savings

    13 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    As a facility and its systems age – or as usage changes – it’s not uncommon for building performance and energy conservation to slip. Thermostats become out of calibration, occupancy sensors may not work correctly, and heating and cooling may be occurring at the same time. In today’s newer commercial buildings, commissioning after construction helps ensure that the facility works properly from the very start. But older commercial buildings may have never gone through this process – and that’s where retrocommissioning comes in. In 2009, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory…
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  • The Best Architectural Websites 2015

    Bob Borson
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Best Architectural Websites in the World… or as I call them, my “current favorite websites”, but let’s not split hairs. After exhaustive research (a.k.a. my internet explorer history) and peer feedback (I sent some emails, reviewed suggestions in the comment area, and asked the people in my office) I have created the definitive listing of the Best Architectural Websites in the World for 2015. I will admit that this list is completely biased because what I like might not be what you like (even though it should be, let’s be honest). I don’t read as many…
  • Architecture in the Real World … sorta

    Bob Borson
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Pull up a chair, order your favorite drink, and let me tell you about architecture in the “real ” world. I thought I would try to make this an upbeat article but as I sit down to write it, I’m not so sure how successful a job I am going to do (good thing we’re drinking here, right?)One of the things having a web site like mine affords you is a peek behind the curtain – curtains in just about every nook and cranny of the planet. Emails come in from all walks of life; young, old, experienced, inexperienced, idealistic, disenfranchised, and on and on. One of the…
 
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  • House of Respect and Happiness by studio_GAON

    Miguel Rus
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Yong Kwan Kim The owners of this house asked studio_GAON to name the house as ‘House of Respect and Happiness’. It was just full one year since they were married. Though they weren’t 20s, they were very strong and fresh, just as cornlian cherry quaking by chilly spring wind. They met at a seminar, got married, and the husband chose the subject of his life as respect, while the wife chose as happiness. They wanted to make a space in their house to carry out exchange and educate.   Concept of architecture is a big bowl to put all contexts and programs together, that the architects…
  • Prodromos and Desi Residence by Vardastudio

    Alberto Seller
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Courtesy of Vardastudio The project site is located on a hillside with a steep drop down from road level. Aside from the challenge, the topography affords panoramic views to the sea. © Courtesy of Vardastudio The central concept is the configuration of spaces vertically, taking advantage of the morphology of the site for access, privacy and views. Car access and parking is from street level, with the house unraveling in three levels below, with privacy increasing towards the bottom. The kitchen, living and dining spaces have access to a swimming pool and terrace, both of which cantilever…
  • Apartment in Moscow by M17

    Miguel Rus
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © A.Volkov The apartment is located in the downtown area of Moscow. General concept of this apartment is to bring the natural landscape inside the interior living environment. The owner is a dzen buddist. M17 tried to use less partitions and walls for zoning the space to avoid the closeness, to make it more spacious and opened, without compromising functionality. © A.Volkov © A.Volkov This apartment building was built a view years ago, so the first sight was just among the concrete labyrinth. But the natural concrete texture was great and it was the first material we had chosen. Thus the…
  • Den Travoo by Bogdan & Van Broeck Architects

    Alberto Seller
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Frederic Vercruysse The existing architecture, heterogeneous in style and typologies, has partially disrupted the historical identity of the village. The incomplete perimeter and lack of structure in the interior of the urban block participate to the poor appearance of the site. Compared to the rest of Flanders, the current building fabric of Hoeilaart shows a low density. © Frederic Vercruysse The project therefore aims to densify the building block while respecting the original identity of the village. Through this densification, the existing fragmented space will turn into into a…
  • Sluzewski Culture Centre by 307 Kilo Design

    Miguel Rus
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    © Rafał Kłos The final form of the Sluzewski Culture Centre design was determined by two elements: the first, the situation and an urban context of the object, the second, its function defined by the programme. The existing, original cultural centre was also a source of inspiration, together with the adjacent ecological, educational farm and a survived country house at 7 Tarniny Street. The whole programme consists of two, interconnected buildings, however, each of them can function separately. The basic part of the project and the main entrance into the building are placed on -1 level,…
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  • A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part 3 of 3

    Linda Bee
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    How you can prepare your school for a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan The state of Massachusetts  offers on its website a federal Guide for Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plan which helps schools develop action plans for school safety and emergencies.  Along with this guide, A.L.I.C.E. Program Training and collaboration between school planners, construction management firms, local and state governments, we all can all play a role in making our children’s learning environments safer.… Read More... The post A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part…
  • What You Need to Know about Off-site Building Design

    Linda Bee
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Off-site construction involves the process of planning, designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid site assembly to a greater degree of finish than in traditional piecemeal on-site construction. This type of building design includes a range of materials, scales and systems, digital software, methods of manufacture and fabrication, and innovations in social and technological integration.… Read More... The post What You Need to Know about Off-site Building Design appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Just how energy-efficient will portable classrooms be in 2016?

    Linda Bee
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    There is a great deal to be excited about when it comes to portable classrooms and their fit into a sustainable future. Modern portable classrooms are much more energy-efficient than those built just a generation ago. The Northwest Portable Classroom Project conducted by Washington State University in 2003 found that portables built to the 1993 code were 44% more energy-efficient than models built 25 years prior. … Read More... The post Just how energy-efficient will portable classrooms be in 2016? appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • How Your School Can Benefit from Permanent Modular Construction

    Linda Bee
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Permanent modular construction is a cost-effective, code compliant solution to almost any construction need. A typical modular building schedule is 30 to 50 percent shorter than conventional building techniques due to concurrent off-site module construction and site preparation. There are a great many benefits to employing permanent modular construction – especially for your school.… Read More... The post How Your School Can Benefit from Permanent Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training and Modular Classrooms Part 2 of 3

    Linda Bee
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Many Massachusetts area schools undergo ALICE Training Schools in  Methuen, Danvers, Northhampton, Winchester and Bedford, just to name a few have all completed or will complete ALICE Training. Holbrook in Massachusetts prepared for potential threats. For the new school year, Holbrook is implementing the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) program, as recommended by the Massachusetts Task Force Report in its report on school safety, which was presented to Gov.… Read More... The post A.L.I.C.E. Training and Modular Classrooms Part 2 of 3 appeared first on Design and…
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  • NAHB Remodeler of the Month

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    We are proud to announce that Joseph Smith of Owings Home Services, has been named February 2015 Remodeler of the Month by the National Association of Homebuilders. The NAHB Remodeler of the Month award program recognizes local, active remodelers who stand out among their peers. The award focuses on recent work, customer service, community involvement and dedication to improving the industry. The winner, once selected by the NAHB Remodelers, receives a full-page profile in Qualified Remodeler magazine.  See the feature in Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Owings Brothers - An experienced…
  • Howard County Home Remodeling – Universal Design

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    25 Nov 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Howard County home proves that aging in place can be done with style and grace This contemporary remodel is one of our more popular projects online, being added to over 4,000 ideabooks on houzz.com .The purpose of this project was to make a ranch style home functional in the future for the homeowners. There were safety concerns with the existing home and an extensive wish list to be incorporated.   Finding the Right Contractor for Universal Design The homeowners met Joe Smith during a home show at the Howard County Fairgrounds.  Joe an expert in aging in place design often gives…
  • Ask the Experts – Free Seminar

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

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

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

  • The Best 32 Backyard Games That You Can Enjoy With Your Loved Ones

    Codreanu Andreea
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Between small DIY Spring Projects we should stop and think about the upcoming summer as well. In between work and holidays spent away, between every two consecutive days we have an evening, a night to enjoy our family and friends. During these cozy and warm summer evenings we can really get the most out of this season. Enjoying the weather in the nearest park or in our backyards it is insanely rewarding and equally healthy both physically and mentally. Underneath we have showcased probably the best 32 backyard games that you should attempt this season with your loved ones. Take a short coffee…
  • Get Crafty With 60 DIY Recycled Wooden Pallets Projects

    Codreanu Andreea
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:20 am
    Recycling and upcycling is one of our main goals here on Homesthetics. We encourage everyone around us to attack the DIY recycling projects and to serve themselves as an example for the generation that follow. Today we have directed our attention to DIY Recycled Wooden Pallets Projects which are so common everyone is doing them. And what better season than spring to start such a challenge? Reviving your backyard or kitchen or designing a new pallet sofa for the living room area, these projects place the wooden pallet in the center and turn it from what used to be an ordinary regular item…
  • 50 Outrageously Smart and Clever Storage Ideas That Will Help You

    Codreanu Andreea
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Organizing your belongings is really hard work especially if you tend to be a little different and organize everything more than you should. Clutter free homes are happy homes through, every individual has different need in terms of organizing reason for which we have featured below no less than 50 outrageously smart and clever storage ideas that will help you out in multiple situations. They might not revolutionize your word or or transform it out of the blue but all of them are smart and clever they will help you organize yourself and as a result they will help you declutter your decor.Go…
  • 37 DIY Washi Tape Decorating Projects You Will Love

    Codreanu Andreea
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
    Today we are attacking the washi tape subject. We love decorating projects and washi tape is the key ingredient for the right decor recipe. Easy to apply to any shape desired, quite cheap as remodeling projects are concerned and in an incredible multitude of options to choose from. Washi tape can revive any furniture item as well as create unique colorful joyful ornaments and decorating items that can serve as accents in your design scheme. By simulating textures the craft tape can add depth and life to almost anything and can customize to your own need store bought items and make them…
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  • Best Home Decoration Ideas with Ancient Greek Art

    Andrew Andersen
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:29 am
    Interior design is an art of decorating the interiors of a room or a building. Interior design is significant to transform the space around the four walls of your building into a comfortable and cozy residence. The interiors of a home should have an aesthetic appeal. It is difficult to choose a design that fulfills your needs and matches your lifestyle as well. An expert interior designer will give an idea about the perfect décor, color, lighting and many other additions possible to beautify your dwelling place. It will also depend on the extent to which an individual can afford to spend on…
  • Make A Perfect Interior with Doric Columns

    Andrew Andersen
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:15 am
    The modern, fast-paced lifestyle results in our bedroom being the perfect place to relax and let our hair down. A perfect bedroom is a space that reduces our stress and soothe our eyes. While remodeling your home interior, especially the bedroom, you should consider the following points: The size of the room will determine the kind of furniture required to be placed in your bedroom. The basic furniture includes dressers, Nightstands and chest of drawers. You should keep enough space in your bedroom for walking around the room. If you are in the habit of reading before going to sleep, you can…
  • Greek Columns to Revitalize Your Home Interior

    Andrew Andersen
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:58 am
    It is truly said, “Design is intelligence made visible.”Just imagine, after a tiring long day in the office you come to a house with dull interiors. How would you feel? Bad, definitely. So it is very important to cheer yourself and decorate your home interior in a way that you feel happy once you enter your dwelling place. Designing your home interiors is a crucial element that adds an additional beauty to your house. The various architectural options of interior décor include: Floors: A variety of flooring options are available ranging from carpet style, tiled floors, elegant wooden…
  • Give A Touch of Greek Architecture to your Living Room

    Andrew Andersen
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    If you are thinking about revamping your living room area, then you must consider the area as a whole. First of all you need to set the tone of your living room and design the interior appropriately. A formal outlook will be created by the addition of a fireplace or a TV cabinet. A great feeling would emanate if your room design is accompanied with stylish bookshelves, chest of drawers, a writing desk, or just enough empty space so that the family members can spend time with each other. The room must possess good quality furnishings such as curtains, carpets, electrical fixtures and…
  • Gothic Architecture to Give Your Room A Perfect Design!

    Andrew Andersen
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:40 am
    Designing a room focuses on the range of rooms starting from kitchen, living room, and many other parts of your home. A room needs perfect flooring, color of paint, the perfect layout, furniture and accessories. Interior designing has advanced by a huge margin nowadays with the application of new techniques and continuous innovation. The different styles of interior décor include Contemporary, Asian, Country, Mediterranean, Rustic, Victorian and many more. The different factors to consider while designing a room include: 1. Color: Various color combinations depict different styles of design.
 
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    Little Miss Architect - Polish cities and culture, movie set designs and international interiors.

  • Artist's apartment in Poland. Interior full of Polish design.

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Today you're gonna see the interior of Emilia Obrzut, Polish graphic designer, owner of one of my favorite profiles on Facebook, Wysoki Połysk (eng. "High Gloss"). On this profile is where she presets used designer pieces of furniture and home decorations bought (by her and her readers) at flee markets, internet auctions and...in trash.  Emilia has a great talent for finding low-priced classic pieces.You know what I love about this place? The things I often show in my series "Artist's apartment" - natural character, nonchalance, it also clearly shows the passion of the owner. Wooden…
  • Did you think your kitchen is supermodern? Look at this amazing vintage kitchen from 1956

    19 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    This amazing kitchen is from 1956 (and is located in US) and have never been used! As the seller writes:These vintage GE appliances are original to my house circa 1956. The house was never occupied and appliances were never used. The manuals were still taped to the appliances. I purchased the home in 2010 and I am selling: side-by-side wall refrigerator, wall oven, cooktop, double bowl washboard sink, and dishwasher. It's so cute! And it's pink! And if I were Smeg I'd buy it (as it's for sale) to create a mini-museum :)I just love these colors!....so if you loved this kitchen you surely…
  • Geometric interior design trend | TRENDS

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    I have been seeing geometric patterns everywhere recently. They're on the floors, walls, furniture. And on the quilts, cushions, notebooks, mugs. What is especially popular are triangles and patterns combining them. The patterns are usually in bold contrasting colors but we can also spot some delicate and pastel combinations.Why are triangles so popular? Because they can be used in so many creative ways! They look best on floor tiles - that's when they define the whole interior. We can also paint an interesting pattern by ourselves - like we can see below on the stairs. Or we can make our kid…
  • Pink is fun! ♥ Pink architecture, pink interiors - contemporary and historical examples | ♥♥♥ VALENTINE'S DAY

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    What I think of Valentine's Day I wrote in the posy on brothels' interior design last year :) :)  For this year's VD a color considered unserious in serious interiors. It's weird for me that some people, and even interior designers, are so negative towards pink. Personally I love this color, my closet if full of fuschsia clothes and when skiing I wear a Barbie-pink jacket :) This color has many many beautiful shades and doesn't necessarily need to look like this:Because pink architecture can be good:architecture of late baroque - St. Clementine's church in Wieliczka (near Cracow),…
  • BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #JANUARY

    6 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    anastasia radevich, trendland.com (dziękuję Marysiu! :))Hello! Are you here folks? It's time for Best of The Web!#1. Interiors of the Gypsies and a short humoristic manual - how to f... your interior in Gypsy style ;)   #2.  Do these chairs actually exist? #3. Amazing photographs of Cuban interiors that make me want to come back to South America Although there were moments in Peru I was promising myself I would never EVER come back I now already know I  will :)#4.  A blog I really like an a post on styling interiors.#5. Fairytales characters photographed by a Russian…
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    The AEC Associates Blog

  • Architectural Drafting Services: Rest Rooms For The Disabled

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    26 Feb 2015 | 12:21 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural drafting services can play a vital role in providing an enabling environment for the persons with disabilities by The post Architectural Drafting Services: Rest Rooms For The Disabled appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services: Intricacies Of NDAs (contd.)

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    25 Feb 2015 | 3:50 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting Services constantly face a threat of a theft or leakage of their classified design data, especially while The post Architectural Drafting Services: Intricacies Of NDAs (contd.) appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural Drafting Services: Intricacies Of NDA

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    25 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural Drafting services work tirelessly to come up with unique designs with the objective of making a mark on The post Architectural Drafting Services: Intricacies Of NDA appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Advantages Of Employing BIM Modeling Services

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    24 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    Both the construction industry professionals and laypersons have begun to understand the advantages The AEC Associates BIM Modeling Services offer as compared The post Advantages Of Employing BIM Modeling Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Better Facility Management with BIM Modeling Services

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    6 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    The AEC Associates BIM Modeling services promise to revolutionize the construction industry, especially from the perspective of the clients. Unlike the existing The post Better Facility Management with BIM Modeling Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
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    HomeWorldDesign

  • Head Office: beautiful classic design by Anton Medvedev

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The following photos present us a beautiful and stylish office made by the Ukrainian designer Anton Medvedev. As usual, wood “does its duty” and ennobles this room by giving warmth but also the necessary prestige of a head office. The design concept is based on a very accurate internal geometry, on the symmetrical organization of the supplies, the naturalness of wood standing out above all and patina of the early century of the cabinets and desk. The presence of some rustic elements, discreet vintage furniture, a massive library and a large number of paintings gives the space a…
  • New Office for King: “The Kingdom” inspired by 200 games

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    The gaming company King – the creator of “Candy Crush Saga” – has appealed to Adolfsson & Partners AB in Stockholm, Sweden, to develop its own concept of offices. With emphasis on creativity and experimentation, the new offices are a great experience, inspired by the catalog of 200 games made by King. The project has received, as it was normal, the name of “The Kingdom”. The King offices have an area of 6578 m2 and include 430 workstations, 42 meeting rooms, an indoor public park and a cafe. The Swedish designers have brought to life the rich world of…
  • Kids’ Pod: pavilion for children connected to house

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Kids’ Pod is an extension pavilion connected by a glazed bridge to the Hill House, a house built in 2006. Both the house and the new pavilion were made by the architect Mihaly Slocombe and they are located on a vineyard in Morningtonin Peninsula, to south-east of Melbourne, Australia. The owner wanted that this 55 square meters extension to be a space dedicated to his grandchildren. The interior of Kids’ Pod is fun and colorful and also very robust, containing a playground, a bedroom and a bathroom. The play room and bedroom are separated by the corridor through a red curtain and…
  • Zutik: new wall-mounted system from the French studio Alki

    Olivia Andreea
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Zutik is a wall-mounted system made by the French studio Alki in order to be useful for storing and organizing personal belongings. The system relies on the existence of a massive oak beam around which various shelves and hooks for hanging can be arranged. Zutik can be reconfigured both in length and composition so it can adapt easily to spaces of different sizes and different backgrounds.
  • Skye Island house inspired by Scottish farm barns

    Olivia Andreea
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Designed by Dualchas Architects, this house was built for a family of 5 people in Colbost, on the Island of Skye, Scotland. The house is divided into two main volumes, one for common rooms, respectively social use and another for private rooms. Along with these two volumes, there were built two smaller structures: a garage and a shed. The public space includes in the open plan a kitchen, a dining room and the lounge area while the private area is allocated to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Realized in a similar way, both bodies for living as well as the commercial annexes are covered with black…
 
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    Tiny House for Us

  • How A Young Couple Built This Adorable Mortgage-Free “Pod” On Wheels For A Measly $11k

    Mike
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    One great aspect of the tiny house movement is the enthusiasm that so many owners show and the willingness to share their experiences with the world through personal blogs and online communities. Take for example Jess and Dan, a young couple living mortgage-free in the tiny house they built in Rhode Island. With so many folks tackling a new build for the first time it’s nice to have some reference from others who have done the same. Ever since beginning their project in 2012 they carefully documented the subsequent days, weeks, and months of trials, triumphs, and other nuances involved…
  • Stylish Mail Order Prefab Comes In A Single Box For Easy Assembly

    Mike
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Do you love the polished retro look of an Airstream trailer, but find yourself drawn to the rustic warmth of a mountain cabin? Maybe you can have both. The Arc by Bellomo delivers an environmentally-friendly housing solution that didn’t skimp on design aesthetic. The California-based company found a balance between form and function, with the idea that it could offer supplemental housing in disaster prone areas. The team worked for 2+ years on the modular design, which is meant to function 100% offgrid. To that end they made sure the 150sf space could fit inside a single package 4x10x3…
  • Couple Turns A Garden Shed Into A Cozy 237sf Summer Home

    Mike
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    In Denmark it’s common to have a “garden allotment” which is basically a small summer home designed to bring a closer connection with nature and family. With Airbnb allowing so many people to easily rent out their homes, it only makes sense to create a secondary dwellings like this for their own use, and to earn a bit of supplemental income. For Peter and Karen along with their two young children, this tiny box provides a retreat where they can recharge and reconnect with each other. The couple bought a property and spent two years building the 237sf box-shaped dwelling you…
  • The Silver Moonbeam Hasn’t Moved Since 1972 – And It’s Easy To See Why…

    Mike
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    We love the sleek lines of an aluminum Airstream, an old Vantage, or in this case a vintage 1951 Royal Spartanette. The “Silver Moonbeam” as she’s called has been maintained with just enough love to retain its original character while it serves as a summer getaway. These classic RVs represent a bygone era where free spirits piloted their vessels around the country at will, stopping to enjoy the fresh mountain air at high elevation, descending to the warmth of dry desert heat in the valley, and followed up by a surfing trip to the beaches in Socal. This particular example…
  • Escape For The Weekend To This Enchanting Glass House

    Mike
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    If spending a weekend in a remote wooded location excites you, but the thought of sleeping on a 1/2 inch foam mat doesn’t, consider this glamourous camping alternative. Way out in the forested hills of Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains you’ll find this enchanting retreat appropriately dubbed “The Glass House”. It is one of several cabins available for rent at Candlewood, the small resort getaway owned by a husband and wife. Each cabin on the property has its own special look, but this one is our favorite. Built using a post and beam timber frame, it features an open…
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    Interiorzine.com

  • Ocean Deck Villa with Magnificent Ocean View

    Vania
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    This massive villa with its multiple wooden decks and terraces, magnificent ocean and garden views and unobstructed in and out float, is certainly and a good example of luxurious, contemporary sea-house design. Geographically located in Bridgehampton, NY, USA the house is spiritually bounded and nested between the beach dunes (that the architects did every effort to preserve as integrity and as biodiversity). This close connection of the villa with its surrounding is reflected not only in the architectural solutions for cantilevered decks, roof terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows but also…
  • Studio Apartment Restoration by ORA Architects

    Vania
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring again – referencing the classic Kim Ki-duk movie the Czech architects ORA had created an enigmatic, full of spirit place where walls may be imaginary but beautiful constructs and style are very much present. Read the rest of Studio Apartment Restoration by ORA Architects originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola

    Vania
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Mutina and Patricia Urquiola presented Tierras – a new wall and floor covering in natural colors, which combine the newest technological innovation with the most traditional concept of handmade productions. And of course collection is eco-friendly. Read the rest of Tierras New Wall and Floor Covering by Patricia Urquiola originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
  • Sala Ayutthaya Boutique Hotel in Thailand

    Vania
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    The beautiful architecture and design of this boutique Thailand hotel emanates clean neatness and stylish simplicity – here the intriguing multi-waved geometrics of the impressive brick walls meets light and clear structures in white and marble. The architects from Onion had based their design on contemporary minimalistic approach but still adopted an eclectic transfuse of some local traditions and cultural references – starting with the massive antique wooden door at the entrance, passing by the local flora and trees that have not only stylish but also a symbolic presence and of…
  • Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia

    Vania
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    This spacious high-class apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria had a touch of class and style and was designed for family with children. The project of Interioro design studio was designed by Sylvia Harizanova and Tatyana Stancheva, pictures were taken by Alexander Novoselski. Read the rest of Feminine Trendy Cool Apartment in Sofia originally posted on http://interiorzine.com © InteriorZine.com - 2015.
 
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    The CRSA Blog

  • Data Management for Real-World Marketers

    CRSA
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    This article is adapted from a presentation given by CRSA to Emerging Professionals in the Utah Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. It explores the basic concepts of storing data from the perspective of marketing and proposal generation needs. Caveats Since databases are, by definition, rigid frameworks, its important to remember up front that […]
  • A New Light on Surveying

    CRSA
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Traditional surveying creates an imaginary line between two points. It’s a way of creating a grid that can help locate and define existing terrain and structures. It’s simple, but it’s artificial. Think about how the eye maps terrain and objects. The eye also sees in straight lines, but does so continuously—like a sheet draped over […]
  • Accessibility: Comprehensive, Early Design Considerations

    CRSA
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Successful and comprehensive Accessibility in architecture requires the whole team. From the owner to the architect to the contractor, and all the codes in between, it requires foresight, research, review, and communication. The end is more than worth it, so let us help you get started with this Early Accessible Design info-graphic. Tagged: accessibility, ADA, […]
  • Looking Back and Looking Forward

    CRSA
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    January is a turning point–a time to look back at all that did happen in a year, and a time to look forward to all that can happen in a year. In case you missed anything happening in the Architecture world at large, check out Arch Daily’s Top 20 Stories of 2014. And for the planning […]
  • Happy Holidays!

    CRSA
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    Our editors are on break for Christmas, but we promise we’ll be back in January. Happy Holidays!
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    HomeAdore

  • Apartment in Rome by Brain Factory

    Mat Watts
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    This fresh 807 sq ft apartment designed by Brain Factory is located in the Italian capital of Rome. Read more ...Related:The Aldo House by Prototype Design LabCasa NdN by Next Urban SolutionsSoul Movie Offices by Brain Factory
  • Popovica House by Stanislav Grgic

    Mat Watts
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Designed by Stanislav Grgic, this modern single family house is located near Novi Sad, Serbia. Read more ...Related:Mimo House by Kobi Karp ArchitectureVilla Nalu by Pascal GoujonCasa NdN by Next Urban Solutions
  • Mimo House by Kobi Karp Architecture

    Mat Watts
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    This luxurious single family residence was designed by Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design. It's located in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Read more ...Related:Popovica House by Stanislav GrgicVilla Nalu by Pascal GoujonHouse in Hollywood Hills by JAC Interiors
  • Villa Nalu by Pascal Goujon

    Mat Watts
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Modern vacation house designed by Pascal Goujon situated in France. Read more ...Related:Popovica House by Stanislav GrgicMimo House by Kobi Karp ArchitectureCasa NdN by Next Urban Solutions
  • House in Hollywood Hills by JAC Interiors

    Mat Watts
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    This inspiring fresh residence recently designed by JAC Interiors is situated in Hollywood Hills, California, United States. Read more ...Related:Mimo House by Kobi Karp ArchitectureZig Zag House by Dan Brunn ArchitectureT-1 Residence by McClean Design
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    UPVISUALLY

  • Banyon Drive Treehouse – Office and Recreational Getaway in the Backyard of a Canyon Residence

    Ionel Muresan
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Part office/studio, part recreational getaway, this unique project, by Rockefeller Partners Architects, is located at the base of a large pine tree in the backyard of a canyon residence.  The client is an artist and nature lover so the Banyon Drive Treehouse, perched twelve feet off the ground, will serve as a creative respite from the demands of responsibilities. Though modest in size, the plan is practical and allows for a studio space/living area and a toilet room.  Deep-oiled wood siding, mahogany windows and a Rheinzink roof were chosen for their natural qualities and rich palette.
  • Luxurious Chicago Residence with Celestial Motifs that Infuse Glamour by Amy Lau

    Ionel Muresan
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Amy Lau’s portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design. She has also appeared in televised spots on HGTV and LX.TV. Amy Lau isn’t new on UpVisually. For example, you can check another amazing work from her: Mid-Century Tribeca Triplex. For the Luxurious Chicago Residence, she uses celestial motifs that infuse glamour into the ballroom and adjoining…
  • Green-Roofed Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

    Ionel Muresan
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Spreading over 3800 square meters, the Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects was built to serve up to 500 of the children of low-income factory workers based at an adjacent shoe factory. This is an astonishing architectural project with an overall form dominated by a triple-ring green roof that encloses three secure ground-level playgrounds large fences. According to the architects, the Farming Kindergarten was conceived as a continuous green roof, providing food and agriculture experience to children, as well as an extensive playground to the sky. Five different vegetables are…
  • Hamptons Beach House Located on a Narrow Barrier Island on the Shore of Long Island

    Ionel Muresan
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Hamptons Beach House, designed by Aamodt/Plumb Architects, is located on a narrow barrier island on the south shore of Long Island. With exposures to the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shinnecock Bay on the other, the property is subjected to extreme coastal weather conditions. The design reconciles the desire to openly experience the landscape with a real need for protection. The result was to create a tough exterior shell with an open, light-filled interior. Concrete was used to create a series of robust structural boxes, each defining a different living space and focusing attention…
  • Serve a Perfect Grilled Steak and a Tasty Old Wine at Stefan’s Steakhouse Jyväskylä

    Ionel Muresan
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Stefan’s Steakhouse Jyväskylä is owned by the famous American Top Chef, Mr. Stefan Richter. Visionary Design Partners Helsinki was in charge of space planning, procurement, project management and, of course, interior design. In the front of the restaurant is the bar and lounge area. The class-walled wine rack acts as a room divider between the lounge area and the dining area. Another striking feature in the dining area is the 3 meters long class framed authentic fireplace. Visionary Design used dark oak panels and light brown imitation leather wallpaper on the walls and light color…
 
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    DBI/David Brown International » News

  • Hello! We are DBI!

    David Brown
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
      Since DBI started in 2009, we have learned a great deal. One of the things we learned is that there are not many recruiting firms that exclusively support the architecture and interior design industry. Because of this, many firms don’t quite know how to best work with an outside agency nor do they know what to expect from a partnership with a firm like DBI. We want to use this blog post to try to offer a simple answer to the question “We have staffing needs, how can we get DBI to recruit on behalf of our organization and what is it like to have DBI work with us?” First, how can…
  • Weekly Round-Up! | 2/20/15

    David Brown
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Weekly Round-Up! 2/20/15 By: The DBI Team Happy belated President’s Day everyone! This week’s round-up of articles from the DBI Team features a pretty cool selection of links from hip vintage light bulbs to self-assembling chairs (Wait, what?!). Check out the articles and posts that we wanted to share with you and be sure to let us know who your favorite President is in the comments (Bonus points if you actually share a picture of yourself dressed as your favorite Prez). Have a great weekend! Headlines + Articles Of Note This Week: •Should You Become A Global Architect? |…
  • Featured Job: Urban Housing Leader

    David Brown
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Featured Job: Urban Housing Leader Job Description: A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949 is hiring an Urban Housing Leader to join the firm’s Seattle office. The firm’s work is defined by its innovative blend of design, technology and nature to create places; the outcome is one that excels in beauty, spirit and performance. The right candidate will be motivated by these core values, joining the firm’s integrated design teams with an understanding of global issues and with a tenacious drive to achieve the highest quality of design effort — economically,…
  • Weekly Round-Up! | 2/13/15

    David Brown
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Weekly Round-Up! 2/13/15 By: The DBI Team Look out all you superstitious types, Friday the 13th is upon us for the first time in 2015! We don’t have any extra salt for you to throw over your shoulder or tips on how to manage your triskaidekaphobia, but we do have a few cool links that our team wanted to share with you from our browsing this week. Check them out and share your favorite superstition in the comments! Headlines + Articles Of Note This Week: •Check Out The Latest HD Drone Flyover Footage of the New Apple Campus | YouTube •Milo, Please Draw on Our City Walls…
  • Featured Job: Senior Interior Designer

    David Brown
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Featured Job: Senior Interior Designer Job Description: Seattle based design firm with an established reputation for innovative and strategic thinking has a need for a Senior Interior Designer to join the firm’s office in downtown Seattle. The firm practices in numerous project types including workplace, commercial, retail, hospitality, residential, and product design. The firm rewards an entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative attitude, and a business-minded perspective. Qualitative – General Firm Expectations: •Exhibit high degree of self-motivation and enthusiasm…
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  • Xiaomi Yi Action Camera to Compete with GoPro Hero, Launch at just Rs 3,999

    Mitul Patel
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Hello Folks,….. Xiaomi launches Yi Action Camera has been announced in China for 399 Yuan ($64) which is approximately Rs 3,999. The only catch at the moment is that the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera will only be available for Chinese buyers who can buy the action camera from Mi.com using Xiaomi’s flash sale model. Although the Xiaomi […] The post Xiaomi Yi Action Camera to Compete with GoPro Hero, Launch at just Rs 3,999 appeared first on .
  • Innovative Corner Sliding Window Systems for fully Glazed Panoramic Homes

    Jay Amrutia
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Hello Folks,…. Innovative Corner Sliding Window Systems for fully Glazed Panoramic Homes is innovative window system from Vitrosca reaches perfection. Part of the Vitrocsa TH+ range, the innovative window system panels independently slide around corners and cleverly hide their structure to reveal panoramas. Founded 20 years ago in Switzerland by Eric Joray, Vitrosca’s vision was to  “create […] The post Innovative Corner Sliding Window Systems for fully Glazed Panoramic Homes appeared first on .
  • Prefabrication Trend of Reconstructing Prefabricated house by GutGut

    Jay Amrutia
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Hello Folks,….. Prefabrication Trend of Reconstructing prefabricated house by GutGut is latest example of prefab constriction technology. This Prefabrication tower block conversion demonstrates our interpretation of the current trend of reconstructing prefabricated housing stock. This Prefabrication project sensitively responds to the existing context, while simultaneously revealing parts of its interior. You may also like to read […] The post Prefabrication Trend of Reconstructing Prefabricated house by GutGut appeared first on .
  • MyGov : PMO Mobile App is Citizen Engagement Platform of the Government of India

    Jay Amrutia
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Hello Folks,…. MyGov – “Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. The contest will launch tomorrow at 5 p.m. on MyGov.in,” the statement said. This contest will be held across the country at different institutions and colleges and will invite participation from people throughout India. Speaking at a NASSCOM […] The post MyGov : PMO Mobile App is Citizen Engagement Platform of the Government of India appeared first on .
  • Google Android Pay : Google is launching their own Payments Framework

    Mitul Patel
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Hello Folks,….. Google Android Pay : Google launches Android Pay to take over where Google Wallet failed. Google Android Pay is real, and it’s going to power mobile payments across Android. But it’s not so much an app or even user-facing feature, as a service that developers will be able to leverage as an API […] The post Google Android Pay : Google is launching their own Payments Framework appeared first on .
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  • Glass Farmhouse by Olson Kundig Architects

    Sorina Liliana
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:04 am
    Glass Farmhouse is a small glass box located on a rural site in Northeast Oregon. This project was completed in 2007 by Olson Kundig Architects. Description: “Located in Northeast Oregon, this small house is conceived as a contemporary glass box that floats atop the surrounding wheat fields. Facing south towards the distant mountains, the house […] The post Glass Farmhouse by Olson Kundig Architects appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Floating House in Seattle by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects

    Sorina Liliana
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    This contemporary floating house is located on Lake Union, in the heart of Seattle. It is a comfortable house designed by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects. Description: “Continuing a long and distinguished history of floating homes in Seattle, this new floating home is located on Lake Union, in the heart of the city. Offering panoramic views […] The post Floating House in Seattle by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Modern Interior by LGCA DESIGN

    Sorina Liliana
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Lin Residence is located in Taipei, Taiwan. Its modern interior was designed in 2014 by LGCA DESIGN. Description: “This case locates at the area of Tamsui River with good daylight and visible view of riverside. There are double living rooms and three bathing areas in the original pattern plan and large public space. Duo to […] The post Modern Interior by LGCA DESIGN appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Stunning waterfront property in Hawaii

    Sorina Liliana
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:32 pm
    This waterfront property is located in Paia, Hawaii and provides magnificent views of the ocean. Description: “Experience the thrill of living in this recently completed, magnificent oceanfront home. Launch your windsurfer, stand-up board or kayak from your own backyard located on this exclusive cove in Spreckelsville. Built to last a lifetime the home has a […] The post Stunning waterfront property in Hawaii appeared first on Homedezen.
  • Family House with minimalist interior in Sweden

    Sorina Liliana
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Villa Bondö is a family house with a minimalist interior completed in 2013 by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture. It is located in the outskirts of Gothenburg, in Sweden, overlooking a beautiful lake. Description: “In the outskirts of Gothenburg, overlooking a beautiful lake surrounded by birch and pine, you find Villa Bondö, a family house with a […] The post Family House with minimalist interior in Sweden appeared first on Homedezen.
 
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  • Owner: Patron of Architecture

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

    David Lopes
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:08 pm
      Some notable Modernist architects have started their careers as builders or contractors. A few that stand out include Craig Ellwood and his cool Case Study House # 17  or Alfred Newman Beadle and the original  Case Study Apartment #1. Another popular contractor/developer who is probably more famous than the architects he hired, is Joseph Eichler and his popular modernist homes he built in California.  Unfortunately, (or fortunately) not all Architects get the chance to build Read More...
  • Contemplation before Certification

    David Lopes
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Certifying a payment should not be a mindless rubber stamping of a Contractor’s progress claim. Instead, it should be a contemplative process where you step back, take a breath and think! Believe it or not, certifying a payment requires time to contemplate on the Project Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Schedule of Values, Site visits, Change Orders, and the Arithmetic. It is a holistic process that brings together many aspects of the project. First let Read More...
  • God is in the Details – SOV

    David Lopes
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:40 pm
      So how do you objectively evaluate and approve a progress claim that is accompanied with a Schedule of Values that contains broad categories such as “Concrete”, “Windows and Doors” or my favourite “General Requirements”. How do you know “Doors & Windows” are 50% complete?  If there is only one dollar value for all Doors & Windows in the project, you don’t know how much the Doors are versus the Windows versus the Read More...
  • Changing Colors

    David Lopes
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Suppose you are working for a Fortune 500 corporate client, designing a new renovation to their head office in New York. They call Saturday night, with a design emergency! They inform you of the new Spring and Summer 2015 Pantone Fashion Color report and want to change the colour of the reception feature wall to the new and incredible  “Lucite Green”. Construction is already underway, what do you do now? Meet the painter on site Read More...
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  • Emergency SOS from Morehart The Experienced an Reputable Air Conditioning Companies in Phoenix

    Prunella
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Air conditioning becomes part of lifestyle and secondary prime need. Searching for air conditioning companies should be careful to prevent unwanted possibilities. Only experienced and reputable air conditioning give good products, services and warranties. Morehart is a family owned and operated business in Phoenix, AZ with over 10 years experience in the HVAC industry. They […]
  • Comfort Living and Enhance Intimacy Air Conditioning Services Mesa AZ for Home Comfort Services of Air Conditioning

    Prunella
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Living in modern century make us facing global heat issues, unpredictable and extreme weather. An air conditioning and heating systems help you out through the temperature problems. High temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during summer, remains air conditioning systems should be prepared. Its vital to comfort living during hottest months and could impact to the […]
  • Sun City AZ Movers Smooth Moving Services

    Prunella
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Moving should do with details. Whether its business or residential moving contains lot of tasks and cause stressful generally. Pack up dishes, boxes of books, piano, breakable kitchenware or business files, secret documents and all belongings across the state are out of simple. An experiences moving services ready to save out from moving disaster and […]
  • Check and Re-check for Sustainability and Safety Living Is Your Roof at Risk?

    Prunella
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    A prosperous living proven from sustainable and safe home. Since built, have you check overall home condition temporarily? A home more than 15 years old should re-check and make sure there isn’t any damage that could possibly turn into disaster. Trfling damage could turn into serious one if not repair soon. By then, a sustainable […]
  • Luxury and Private Heaven with Indoor Swimming Pool Ideas

    Prunella
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    While winter is coming, people tend to prepare for some warmth. Clothing style, fireplace, special diet supply and other. It seems like when winter comes, some activity should be suspended. Swimming in the outside must a risky activity and the best solution is an indoor pool. Indoor pools are becoming trend and well known. If […]
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