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  • Tiny Paris Apartment Packed With Space-Saving Features

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    Delana
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Combining stairs and storage is becoming a very popular way to save space in very small homes. This Paris apartment, designed by French firm Schemaa, does so in gorgeous style by using alternating-tread steps with included storage as a central feature of the 30 square meter home. The storage-rich staircase occupies one wall of the combined kitchen/dining/living space, and it isn't the only impressive space-saving feature. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 29sqm Apartment Features Space-Saving Stairs & Loft Bed Tiny Paris Apartment is Huge on…
  • Charming Campfire Table Lamp Brings the Outdoors Indoors

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    Delana
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Back when humans were little more than hairy newborns trying to figure out the world around them, fire was both a comfort and an essential life-giving force. As we as a species have matured, we've developed the convenience of electric lights but moved away from the warmth and familiarity of the fire. The Iri lamp from Notwaste, a design company in Mexico, brings the campfire feeling indoors. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Double-Take: Self-Reflecting Surreal Table Lamp Design Unique Ceiling & Table Light, Lamp & Bulb Designs Fan…
  • Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings

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

    Jetson Green
    Christine Walsh
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Artist Gregory Kloehn has been quietly addressing the problem of homelessness in Oakland by building a number of unique, tiny homes for the homeless using repurposed and salvaged materials. This initiative is called the Homeless Homes Project and through it, Gregory has already provided several homes for the area’s homeless. To build the homes, he uses primarily illegally dumped garbage and industrial waste solving several problems at once. To build these tiny homes, Gregory uses anything that can somehow become part of a home, including a discarded washing machine front, which is used as a…
  • Obscure Design Typologies: Brick Making Machines

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

    ccdscott
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Hey all, Sorry if this has been posted already, but I was wondering about planning jobs in non-traditional professions. For example, I thought I heard Wal-Mart has planners that help plan their new stores or take over warehouses etc. What are some other ways to get in to these professions and how do they compare to the traditional government and private-public organizations? I'm looking for other avenues to get into planning in addition to school since I'm a non-traditional student. Thanks.
  • Based on a True Story

    michaelskis
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    There are piles of books and movies that are based on true stories or actual events. But what does that actually mean. I watched a boat sail in the harbor, does that mean that a boat sailing can be the basis for a movie about a sail boat that travels around the world? Now I am not talking about documentaries, but recreations of previous events in a story format. What are your favorite books or movies based on true stories?
  • Planning Manager - Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC

    Planit
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is responsible for planning activities for the City of Charlotte and portions of Mecklenburg County, an area covering over 300 square miles and serving 800,000 residents. The Department’s mission is to assist the community in defining and shaping Charlotte’s growth through leadership in area planning, development review, and citizen engagement. The Department includes 62 staff members organized into divisions covering Development Services, Long Range Planning, and Strategic Planning. Position: The Planning Department is seeking an experienced…
  • Z-Man joins the Clubbbbbbbbbe

    michaelskis
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    9K is a slack-tastic accomplishment... Shame your hockey team can't do the same.
  • Streetscape design/Pedestrian realm examples

    Teresa G
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Who has examples of dynamic streetscape designs, and related guidelines and/or regulations to achieve them? Specifically seeking links to examples of pedestrian realm for infill multifamily projects. Thanks.
 
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  • New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge

    Diane Pham
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    If you loved 5Pointz, grab a box of tissues because you aren't going to be happy with what's planned for the soon to be demolished building. New renderings of what will replace the former art mecca have emerged, and unsurprisingly, the towers are as ho hum residential as they come. The new design is the work of New York-based HTO Architect, and once complete, will hold 1,000 apartments within two towers of 41 and 47 stories each.
  • Recycled Water in Urban Parks Could Be Spreading Drug-Resistant Germs

    Nicholas Korody
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Sprinkling city parks with recycled water may create a breeding ground for hard-to-treat microbes [...] Even after the recycled water is treated in a sewage plant, it may carry microbes, drug-resistance genes and antibiotics that had washed down the drain. Sprayed into the environment, that water can spread microbes that could cause difficult-to-treat infections, the researchers say.
  • A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015

    Justine Testado
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses global issues regarding food security, access and waste, and the challenging prospect of nutritiously feeding 9 billion people by 2050.Highlighting America's role in the global food system, the barn-inspired pavilion includes features like a a harvestable vertical farm, food trucks, and…
  • Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for July 2014

    Justine Testado
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Time for this month's Kickstarter picks! Potato salad-making aside, check out our latest selection of crowdsourced fundraisers right below for Archinect's curated Kickstarter page that are surely worth a look.ClassAct: Active SchoolactLAB NYC's ClassAct: Active School is on a mission to rebuild low-cost classrooms in the rural Filipino communities still struggling to recover from Super Typhoon Haiyan and the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that devastated the region in October 2013. actLAB is looking to crowdsource funding to have their classroom prototypes built for the students to use.Architecture…
  • I Quant NY: Visualizing NYC's Open Data

    Amelia Taylor-Hochberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Quantitative Analysis of NYC Open Data: Every data set that the city releases tells a story. This blog is all about telling those stories, one data set at a time.  Ben Wellington's "I Quant NY" blog is a gem in data-driven journalism's crown. Featuring visualizations of data sets from New York City's remarkable Open Data Portal, the blog covers a wide-variety of civic topics, everything from mapping fire hydrant usage to rate of taxi complaints by borough. Wellington began using the Open Data Portal as coursework for his statistics class, teaching urban planning students…
 
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    A Daily Dose of Architecture

  • Today's archidose #771

    John Hill
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Here are some photos of Highway A-16 Tunnel Section 4-5-6 (1998) in St. Ursanne, Switzerland by Renato Salvi and Flora Ruchat-Roncati, photographed by Trevor Patt.Update 07.31: Photos of the Glovelier entrance, also photographed by Trevor Patt:To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or:: Tag your photos archidose
  • New Blog: Unpacking My Library

    John Hill
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Last week I started a new blog, titled Unpacking My Library. It's basically a weeding out of books from my ever-growing library by writing briefly about one of them every day. The latest post from the new blog will show up in the left column here. Read more about the Unpacking My Library blog below.[Unpacking My Library, the book; the first post on my new blog] About Unpacking My Library:Although the title of this blog is taken from Walter Benjamin's well-known essay from Illuminations, "Unpacking My Library: A Talk about Book Collecting" (PDF link), my goal is personal rather than…
  • Email Subscription Problems

    John Hill
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    It appears that the email feed for this blog has not been performing properly lately, so I'm trying to get it working again. If you notice anything odd with your email subscription/rss feed it is due to me working to correct things. Hopefully the email feed will be working again soon.
  • Today's archidose #770

    John Hill
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here are some of my photos of The Living's Hy-Fi installation at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or:: Tag your photos archidose
  • St. Mark's New Home

    John Hill
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    St. Mark's Bookshop, a staple near Cooper Union since the late 70s, was in the news a few years ago when the school – its landlord – raised rent for the sizable space to over $20,000/month. The store successfully got a rent reduction, but it started looking for a new, smaller location shortly thereafter, according to DNAinfo. That new location is 136 East Third Street in the East Village, in a just-opened space designed by Clouds Architecture Office.[Images courtesy of Clouds Architecture Office]I haven't ventured to see the store in person, but the photos of the space make me want to…
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  • Morphing Chair Conforms to Your Changing Comfort Needs

    Delana
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We've all struggled at times to find the most comfortable sitting position in a chair. Designer Kirsi Enkovaara eliminates that problem with her uniquely customizable chair which she calls The Body. The chair is six meters long overall and made of a canvas material stuffed with rice. The semi-rigid structure allows you to mold the chair into a position that is comfortable for you - and then it stays in that position. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Zen Seating: Meditation Chair Makes Proper Sitting Easy Custom Curved Bench Conforms to Human…
  • Tiny Paris Apartment Packed With Space-Saving Features

    Delana
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Combining stairs and storage is becoming a very popular way to save space in very small homes. This Paris apartment, designed by French firm Schemaa, does so in gorgeous style by using alternating-tread steps with included storage as a central feature of the 30 square meter home. The storage-rich staircase occupies one wall of the combined kitchen/dining/living space, and it isn't the only impressive space-saving feature. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: 29sqm Apartment Features Space-Saving Stairs & Loft Bed Tiny Paris Apartment is Huge on…
  • Modular Honeycomb Pods Aimed at Music Festival-Goers

    Delana
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you've ever gone to a music festival and spent a night (or three) camped out on the cold or muddy ground in your sleeping bag, then congratulations - you've done something you'll probably remember for the rest of your life. But your next festival experience could be a little more comfortable if the B-And-Bee concept takes flight. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Page 23: Film Festival Winner Shows the Dark Side of IKEA Tent Tenements: Modular System Connects Multi-Unit Tents Acoustic Decor: Modular Interactive Music-Making Furniture Custom…
  • Desert Home and Courtyard Blend Seamlessly with Landscape

    Delana
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Like the majestic Saguaro cacti that surround the site, this Scottsdale, Arizona home rises from the earth and meets the sky gracefully and with perfect style. It was designed by Wendell Burnette Architects to perfectly tuck into a clearing amongst granite outcroppings in the lovely desert setting. The Desert Courtyard Home is so named thanks to its most impressive feature: a glass-wrapped courtyard that offers the resident a serene space. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Dream-Like Desert Home Design for Wide Open-Air Spaces Desert Dome:…
  • Charming Campfire Table Lamp Brings the Outdoors Indoors

    Delana
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Back when humans were little more than hairy newborns trying to figure out the world around them, fire was both a comfort and an essential life-giving force. As we as a species have matured, we've developed the convenience of electric lights but moved away from the warmth and familiarity of the fire. The Iri lamp from Notwaste, a design company in Mexico, brings the campfire feeling indoors. Read more… Keep Going - Check Out These Great Related Dornob Articles: Double-Take: Self-Reflecting Surreal Table Lamp Design Unique Ceiling & Table Light, Lamp & Bulb Designs Fan…
 
 
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  • Cargo Canvases: 6 Street Artists Paint 22 Stacked Containers

    Urbanist
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Towers constructed from shipping container modules formed the blank basis behind this series of incredible giant-sized, site-specific artworks using spray paint and pole brushes. For the North West Walls Street Art Festival in Belgium, curated by Arne Quinze, each contributor was encouraged to compose something on one side of each of three unique and random-seeming stacks. Famous graffiti artists Pichi & Avo added an array of Greek gods to their chosen canvas, framing the brilliantly-rendered figures in contemporary style,…
  • Guerrilla Lace: Prettied-Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

    Steph
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Urban sidewalks, sewer grates and dingy underpasses aren’t exactly the most likely places to find beautiful large-scale ornamental lace, but for artist NeSpoon Polska, that’s exactly where it belongs. The Polish artist creates both spray-painted street art and crocheted installations for interactive displays in all sorts of public spaces, from street lamps to abandoned houses. Calling it ‘illegal city decor’ and ‘public jewelry,’ Polska wanders around Warsaw, swiftly painting parking meters, utility…
  • Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

    Steph
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Daydream about an ideal fairytale retreat in the forest, and what you envision will likely look a lot like these 14 amazing arboreal creations. There’s simply no other word for them but ‘magical,’ and UK-based builder Blueforest has that style down pat with conical towers, Gothic windows, quirky cedar shingles and swaying rope bridges. Living the Highlife Tree House Two separate retreats, one for kids and one for adults, are lofted high into the sky and connected by a canopy walkway at the ‘Living the…
  • Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

    Urbanist
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has come under attack by critics for approving  building plans in NYC that include separate entrances for affordable-housing tenants and luxury-condo owners. The debate raises other questions about the urban poor and the mixing of classes in the city, and there are reasonable arguments on both sides of the issue. 40 Riverside Boulevard, an Upper West Side project of the Extell Development Company, is the property at the heart of this particular…
  • 5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

    Urbanist
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    [ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] A forced relocation is underway as thousands of squatters are moved by authorities out of their homes and the city of Caracas, some of whom have called the infamous half-finished Tower of David home for as long as seven years. Rumors began a few weeks back as Chinese bankers expressed interest in purchasing the unfinished structure in Venezuela, with the intention of turning it back toward the (official and licensed) commercial and office uses for which it was originally intended. Currently, however, over 1,000 families live…
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  • Shopping Mall Venice.

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

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

    Christoph Wassmann
    30 May 2014 | 8:03 am
    This year, the national pavilions at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice should angage a single theme "Absorbing Modernity: 1914 - 2014" and show there national characertistics and development... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Zermatt, 1900, 2014.

    Christoph Wassmann
    12 May 2014 | 7:47 am
    Zermatt in Switzerland: A place which is neither city nor countryside - but what is it? (image source: hochparterre 4/13,page 40f) content by anArchitecture [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
  • Houses made from Houses.

    Christoph Wassmann
    8 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    When designing, architects always use a pool of references - actively and passively. But what will be if architects not just use the image of a building but the real houses to create another object?... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit www.an-architecture.com for content. ]]
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  • NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry

    Geoff Manaugh
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    [Image: An entrance to the quarry in Kanne; photo by Nick Catford via Subterranean Britannica]. There is an underground Roman-era quarry in The Netherlands that, when you exit, you will find that you have crossed an invisible international border somewhere down there in the darkness, and that you are now stepping out into Belgium; or perhaps it's the other way around, that there is an underground Roman-era quarry in Belgium that, when you exit, you will find that you have crossed an invisible international border somewhere down there in the darkness, and that you are now stepping out into The…
  • Landmarks of the Chinese Cryosphere

    Geoff Manaugh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography (and also my wife) spent a large part of this past winter exploring the world of artificial refrigeration in China for The New York Times. The results of that trip are now out in this weekend's New York Times Magazine, called "The Price of Cold," and she's put together an accompanying travelogue on Edible Geography that takes you to "Ten Landmarks of the Chinese Cryosphere." These new spatial monuments to the control of thermal energy include the dreamlike "Room of the Sleeping Fish" in Jinan, which sounds like something out of an early Rupert Thomson novel,…
  • The Most Indoors

    Geoff Manaugh
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    [Image: Inside NYC's old post office, Instagram by BLDGBLOG]. "Suppose we define an indoors number as the number of doorways that one must pass through to get from a given location to the outdoors. What location has the highest number?" What room in the world is the furthest indoors?
  • Beneath the Forest, Buildings

    Geoff Manaugh
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    [Image: Photo by Heiko Prumers, courtesy of LiveScience]. The remains of artificial structures that pre-date the Amazon rainforest have been found beneath the trees in Bolivia and Brazil. The forest actually grew up and around their ruins, we read, gradually consuming these structures altogether as the rainforest we see there today slowly spread over hundreds of years and conquered the landscape. "A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed," LiveScience reported earlier this month. Based on…
  • Bunker Simulations

    Geoff Manaugh
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    [Image: A replica of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall defenses in Scotland; photo via Stirling 2014]. The continent-spanning line of concrete bunkers built by the Nazis during WWII, known as the "Atlantic Wall," was partially recreated in the United Kingdom—in more than one location—to assist with military training. These simulated Nazi bunkers now survive as largely overlooked ruins amidst the fields, disquieting yet picturesque earth forms covered in plants and lichen, their internal rebar exposed to the weather and twisted by explosives, serving as quiet reminders of the European battlefield.
 
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  • Seismic Retrofit: New Lives for Old Buildings

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

    Dan Heinfeld
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Friends and Colleagues, We wanted to share some exciting news with you this month. On July 1, 2014, LPA will be welcoming OCO Architects, a 22-person firm located in San Antonio, as part of the LPA team. This announcement has been a little over a year in the making. Finding the right firm and the right people to team up with required both firms to consider, not only the tangible, but also the intangible attributes of each company. After much research and many discussions, we have found the right firm and the right people. OCO Architect’s 30-year history, strong presence and reputation in…
  • Six Strategies for a Successful Building Repositioning

    Courtney Tarnow
    13 Jun 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Guest Blogger Dan Ringler Some call it rebranding, others call it repurposing or reimaging. Repositioning is the word that LPA prefers because it speaks to what most building owners and developers envision— to transform a property so it's expressed in a whole new way, both aesthetically and functionally. LPA has been successful at repositioning properties for decades, partly because of the fundamental sustainable design principles ingrained into our work. Rather than throwing an entire building away, we look at what materials and elements can be recycled. The other reason we’ve…
  • Student Design Competitions: Where We Learn from Student Architects

    Courtney Tarnow
    29 May 2014 | 4:28 pm
    By Guest Blogger Ozzie Tapia As professional architects and designers, we consider ourselves to be life-long learners. We find it critical to have a connection between the profession and academia. It starts in the traditional K-12 setting; perhaps there was a catalyst in our youth that sparked our love for design. It continues as we grow with our higher education credentials, proving ourselves as industry experts, competent to do the work that we love. Even when we’ve “made it” and are working in the industry, we have to continue to learn about industry trends, new technologies and…
  • How to Make the New California Building Code Work for You

    Courtney Tarnow
    13 May 2014 | 1:49 pm
    By Guest Blogger Jim Montross As a heat wave crosses California this week, we asked ourselves what we should expect in the summer months. Will we experience some rolling brown outs this year? Will we see a spike in our energy consumption, and in our bills? This year, a revised edition of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards, commonly known as Title 24, will be released. Updates to the code occur every three years and are meant to routinely improve the performance of new construction in California. According to the California Energy Commission, the 2013 standards are at least 30% more…
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  • Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory

    Beverley Mitchell
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    It’s happening! After much speculation, Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors have struck a formal agreement over the Japanese company’s manufacture and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer’s first Gigafactory. Under the terms of the deal, Panasonic will make initial investments of between $200–300 million, with eventual investment reaching around $1 billion of the anticipated $5 billion cost of the project. Read the rest of Tesla Motors and Panasonic Sign $200–300 Million Deal for the First Gigafactory Permalink | Add to…
  • Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

    Kristine Lofgren
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A new report warns that in less than three decades, the United States (and the rest of the world) could face a full-blown water crisis if we don’t change the way we generate power. As the population increases, so does water consumption and power usage. Right now, energy production is the biggest water guzzler in the country – slurping 41% of all freshwater. Unless the country moves to less water-hungry power sources like wind and solar by 2030, water needs could grow to the point where there is a huge gap between what is needed and what is available, plunging the planet into a…
  • Win $50,000 for a Dream Expedition from National Geographic

    Inhabitat
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Brought to you by National Geographic Whether you prefer to explore in the outback or under a microscope, National Geographic is looking for the next generation of explorers in any field to submit their dream project for “Expedition Granted,” where one person’s proposed expedition will be fueled by $50,000. Check out this video featuring Brain Games host Jason Silva, who shows you how to submit your big idea at expeditiongranted.com. Whether your goal is to secure a future for captive wildlife or bring music lessons to those who can’t afford them, National Geographic and…
  • Watch African Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate for the First Time

    Colin Payne
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    It is a sad fact and indicator of the inequality of our society that many of those who put in the labor may never taste its fruits. A group of cocoa bean farmers in Africa’s Ivory Coast recently had the opportunity to do just that when they tasted the chocolate made with their beans for the first time. A correspondent from Metropolis TV visited the farmers and gave them their first-ever chocolate bar – hit the jump to see a video of their reaction. Read the rest of Watch African Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate for the First Time Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa,…
  • NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

    Lidija Grozdanic
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Read the rest of NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art installation, Breath Box pavilion, facade design, Festival des Architecture Vives, French architects, French architecture festival, interactive facade, kinetic facade, metal sheet facade, moving facade, NAS Architecture, steel facade, timber pavilion
 
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    Future Feeder

  • Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies

    Che-Wei Wang
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    MIT engineers have developed the first light-sensitive protein molecule that enables neurons to be silenced noninvasively. Using a light source outside the skull makes it possible to do long-term studies without an implanted light source. more:Red-light-sensitive protein enables noninvasive neuron studies
  • Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper

    Che-Wei Wang
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest technologies in order to bring the benefits of modern science to those in the developing world. more:Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper
  • This super nifty one armed robot is better at ping pong than you

    Che-Wei Wang
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    It’s no Forrest Gump but this moving one armed robot is plenty good at ping pong. And may be even better than you. Watch it extend its arm to cover ground, cycle through backhand and forehand shots and hit the ball so effortlessly that it seems like an invisible human is controlling it. more:This super nifty one armed robot is better at ping pong than you
  • Out in the Open: This Farmbot Makes Growing Food as Easy as Playing Farmville

    Che-Wei Wang
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    The world’s population is expected to grow from about 7 billion to over 9 billion by 2050. That’s means we’re going to need more food. A lot more food. more:Out in the Open: This Farmbot Makes Growing Food as Easy as Playing Farmville
  • The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

    Che-Wei Wang
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, unforgettable designs. more:The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London
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    Strange Harvest

  • Obscure Design Typologies: Brick Making Machines

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

    strangeharvest
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Just a quick note about an event for Art Review this coming Thursday evening, part of their Art Review Live programme in their basement space in Honduras Street. I’m talking about A Clockwork Jerusalem, the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, people walking ducks in Peckham, and showing videos … and there will be specially themed cocktails too for that real Moloko Plus vibe. Thursday 17th July, 7pm-11pm, Art Review, 1 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TH
  • John Conway and the Princeton Brick

    strangeharvest
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Thanks to Richard Rhys of Pattern Foundry comes this 2 hr lecture on the mathematics of the brick by mathematician John Conway It starts in the lecture theatre with Conway outlining the dimension of the brick, then explaining how various types of bond work before heading out into the Princeton campus to look at a walls, walls and more walls. Watch it- honestly, do – and you’ll never look at brick wall the same again.
  • A Clockwork Jerusalem, The Soundtrack

    strangeharvest
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:45 am
    Optimo * A Clockwork Jerusalem Mix. (Optimo In Venice) by Thoughts On Love And Smoking. on Mixcloud Here is the soundtrack commissioned by The Vinyl Factory and 180 The Strand for the Clockwork Jerusalem party at the Venice Biennale. Mixed by JD Twitch and JG Wilkes aka Optimo the mix brings together such seemingly disparate music sources as Wendy Carlos’ soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange, Mark Stewart’s dubbed-out remix of William Blake’s Jerusalem, Andrew Weatherall’s Sabres of Paradise classic ‘Smokebelch’ and tracks by The Fall, Joy Division, Steel Pulse and even Bronski…
  • Stonehenge as Historico Futurism

    strangeharvest
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:14 am
    To coincide with the summer solstice, here is a little extract from my essay in the Clockwork Jerusalem book published alongside the show I’ve co-curated at the British Pavilion. The book is beautiful – burt sadly only available from the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale right now, We’re hoping to have a little wider distribution very soon. British Modernism begins in a different place and time from its Continental cousin. Unlike Continental Modernisms dream of the tabula rasa, a wiping away of history, it looks backwards in order to invent new utopian visions. But…
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  • Not all documents are records

    Regine
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    The main theoretical question underpinning the project is: "Can photography be the site where the history of an exhibition is produced and still retain its independent artistic autonomy, thus overcoming pure documentation?" continue
  • The Tornado diverting machine

    Regine
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    The Tornado Diverter is a device built by artists Bigert & Bergström to intercept and stop a tornado. The sculptural machine radiates 100,000 negative volts and has the power to repel the positive charge of the tornado that causes twisters to touch down continue
  • Sketches for an Earth Computer

    Regine
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the past few years, Martin Howse has been investigating the possibility to build a computational device that would not only be constructed solely from the earth but would also be embedded within the earth as a critical monument to human technology continue
  • Ben White on Israeli Apartheid

    Regine
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    While children and other innocent civilians are being terrorized and murdered right now in Gaza, people are still accused of anti-semitism simply because they believe that the basic human rights of the Palestinians should be respected. I fear there is still a lot of disinformation and misunderstanding about what is happening in Israel/Palestine. I would certainly never claim that i understand precisely the situation but i do think that Ben White's book and his talks are clear, well documented and very engaging continue
  • Interview with Erik Berglin

    Regine
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    The art that Berglin masters to perfection is the good old art of appropriation. He picks up an image, modifies it or not, brings it into a new contexts and gives it a new meaning. The result is a portfolio full of humour, poetry, and absurd comments on our absurd society continue
 
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  • A Bar Made of Shipping Containers Opens in Austin

    Christine Walsh
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    The Container Bar, so named because it is made entirely of recycled shipping containers has recently opened its doors in Austin, Texas. The bar was designed and built by North Arrow Studio in collaboration with Henley | Knowles Design Studio and the project took about three years to be fully realized. The two-story bar is constructed using several recycled or upcycled shipping containers to create a structure that is expansive despite the fact that nothing was done to try and enlarge the inherent size of the shipping container building blocks. The Container Bar is designed in a way that forms…
  • Tiny Homes for the Homeless Made of Salvaged and Recycled Materials

    Christine Walsh
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Artist Gregory Kloehn has been quietly addressing the problem of homelessness in Oakland by building a number of unique, tiny homes for the homeless using repurposed and salvaged materials. This initiative is called the Homeless Homes Project and through it, Gregory has already provided several homes for the area’s homeless. To build the homes, he uses primarily illegally dumped garbage and industrial waste solving several problems at once. To build these tiny homes, Gregory uses anything that can somehow become part of a home, including a discarded washing machine front, which is used as a…
  • Go Off-The-Grid With Windpax

    Christine Walsh
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    A wind turbine can be used to generate power even at night, which is the main advantage it has over solar panels. However, its size and complicated set up remains the biggest disadvantage. At least when it comes to camping trips, or other instances of needing renewable power on the go. Well, those troubles could be at an end by the use of Windpax. The latter is a portable wind turbine, which is fully collapsible and will not take a lot of space in your backpack. Its designers are currently using Kickstarter to fund its production. The Windpax is designed as a vertical turbine and works by…
  • Innovative Roof Design Cools a House in the Desert

    Christine Walsh
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The so-called “Desert House” is located in the desert region of Australia, more precisely in Alice Springs. It was designed by the Dunn & Hillam Architects firm and the designers wanted to create something that works in total congruence with the desert wasteland, and doesn’t leave a huge environmental footprint. Cooling is a large consideration when it comes to designing a home in the desert, especially if you want to make the home as sustainable as possible. With Desert House the architects solved the problem by adding a secondary roof that floats above the residence where it helps…
  • Off-The-Grid Eco-Tourism Vacation Cabin

    Christine Walsh
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:34 pm
    If you’re yearning for a nature escape and completely unplug from the rest of the world, then a stay in a Cabin Drop XL might be just what’s needed. Cabin Drop XL was designed by the Spanish firm In-tenta which is focused primarily on providing sustainable designs for the modern world. The Cabin Drop XL can be dropped anywhere, for a completely independent, off-the-grid vacation with a minimal impact. It’s almost like camping out in a tent. The Drop XL is a modular house, and measures 325 square feet. It is shaped like an oversized cylindrical tube, and looks a lot like something from a…
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  • Streetcar Skeptics

    The Antiplanner
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea. He points out that the Washington DC streetcar now under construction “will make mass transit slower and less convenient” and that it is not only slow, but it “slows the buses down.” Similarly, Seattle transit advocate […]
  • No Streetcar for San Antonio

    The Antiplanner
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line. Moreover, she persuaded Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the region’s leading streetcar proponent, to join her in declaring the streetcar plan […]
  • Obsolete Rail Line Opens in Virginia

    The Antiplanner
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    To great fanfare, the DC Silver Line opened from Tysons Center to East Falls Church, Virginia. Although the news reports mentioned the cost–nearly $47,000 per foot or more than $3,900 per inch–a lot of other things were left unsaid. The Silver Line will displace trains on the Orange and Blue lines, which are already being […]
  • Because Exclusive Bus Lanes Aren’t Expensive Enough

    The Antiplanner
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Los Angeles transit officials are eagerly contemplating the opportunity to spend money converting the Orange bus-rapid transit line into a light-rail line. To promote this idea, they are letting people know that light rail will be faster, more comfortable, and operate more frequently (so riders will be less likely to have to stand) than buses. […]
  • Transit and Congestion

    The Antiplanner
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    The Antiplanner was apparently exposed to a bad cold when traveling last week and didn’t feel up to writing a timely post for this morning. (Would I have avoided this if I had a driverless car to take me to San Francisco instead flying?) However, someone emailed me in response to yesterday’s post asking if […]
 
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  • Casa Monteiro de Carvalho, Santa Teresa

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

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

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

    David Thompson
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Accommodation Block, LavertonSee my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
  • Officers' Mess, Point Cook

    David Thompson
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Officers' Mess at Point Cook, built 1937-38See my prints and t-shirts at www.redbubble.com/people/dct66 and tees and other giftware at www.zazzle.com/davidt66*.
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  • A-2 House / Architect Show

    Fabian Cifuentes
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architects: Architect Show Location: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Masahiko Sato Builder: Shiraishi construction Co.,Ltd Area: 195.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Toshihisa Ishii From the architect. A2-house which has another name [shell house] was built in Fukuoka city. Site is located on the area where there are crowed by residences and shops. North of site is contact with a busy industrial road. To satisfy the needs of owner [A house that family can live in safely], this design’s main concept is protecting family from various neighboring environment of the site.
  • Mamun Residence / Shatotto

    AD Editorial Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Architects: Shatotto Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh Year: 2013 Photographs: Courtesy of Shatotto From the architect. Chittagong a southern city located in the tropical area of Bangladesh. the heavy south west wind flowing from the bay of Bengal and round the year scorchy sun are two major considerations for the design. The use of “mathal” a traditional hat that farmers in this region wear during harvesting to help protect them from rain and sun helped to understand the design philosophy of this project. The use of layered parasols and gardens along with exposed concrete not only justify…
  • Rubber Holiday Home / Benthem Crouwel Architects

    Fabian Cifuentes
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects Location: Texel, The Netherlands Lead Architect: Mels Crouwel Project Team: Mels Crouwel, Pia Hanhijärvi, Jos Wesselman, Volker Krenz Area: 135.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Jannes Linders From the architect. On the Dutch Wadden island Texel a rubber holiday home enveloped in fishing nets has been taken in use. The house is shaped like a ‘schapenboet’, a sort of storage shed. The house is built with a wooden frame construction. Roof and facades have been sprayed with rubber and are covered with coloured fishing nets. The nets are applied in two…
  • Gehry to Design Campus for Non-Profit in Los Angeles Neighborhood

    Connor Walker
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Frank Gehry, renowned for his often enormous public works projects, is turning his attention to something on a smaller scale: a campus for the non-profit organization CII (Children’s Institute Inc.) in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts. Perhaps best known for Watts tower, the architecture of Watts is shaped by limited income and the need to deter vandalism. according to the LA Times Gehry’s intervention will hopefully be a tipping point for a neighborhood desperate to change not just its aesthetic but its future. Read the full article about the project here. Gehry to Design Campus…
  • Temple of Agape / Morag Myerscough + Luke Morgan

    AD Editorial Team
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Architects: Morag Myerscough , Luke Morgan Location: London, UK Artists: Morag Myerscough, Luke Morgan Year: 2014 Photographs: Gareth Gardner, Supergrouplondon Curator: Georgia Ward, Southbank Centre Producer: Beth Burgess, Southbank Centre Project Manager: Paul Denton, Southbank Centre Specialist Scaffold & Temporary Works Engineers: Tubular Techniques Limited Scaffold Contractor: Castle Scaffolding Ltd Painting: Morag Myerscough, 2 assistants Lizzie Toole & Kathryn Cross and a group volunteers over a three week period From the architect. The Temple of Agape, a temporary installation…
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    Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine

  • Modern Turkish City Home Design Introduces Eye-Caching Architectural Candy

    Ada Teicu
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Just minutes away from the center of Kayseri in Turkey, this contemporary residence beautifies and modernizes the visual appeal of this side of town. One in a row of four houses showcasing the same conceptual design, the BK House was imagined by Bahadır Kul Architects (BKA). The volumetric 450 square meter modern structure takes advantage of panoramas of the highest mountain in central Anatolia – Mount Erciyes. Resting on a spacious 1,000 square meter plot, the beautifully minimalist structure was adorned with a courtyard and poolside that accentuates its beauty through…
  • How To Incorporate Marble Into Your Interior Design

    Tara Mastroeni
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    A marble island will give the room a sleek look. Image Via: Abruzzo Kitchen & Bath In the past few decades, marble has fallen by the wayside in interior design. Odds are that when you picture marble as a design element, you have visions of large, cold rooms encased in floor-to-ceiling stone. Or, of the ornate sculptures that adorn your Grandma’s pristine living room. It’s hardly modern and sleek – or so you may think. Marble has made a modern comeback in the world of interior design. However, the key to keeping the trend fresh is using it in small doses – accents and statement…
  • Family Apartment in Amsterdam Flaunting Permanent Visual Connection Between Spaces

    Ada Teicu
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    An Amsterdam building complex built back in 1925 in the city’s Amsterdam-Zuid area hides a memorable family home design.  Dutch design studio DenOlderVleugels helped a family find the perfect Amsterdam apartment and design it for an open and modern family lifestyle. Dutch people are well-known for their preference for transparency and this admirable trait can be found throughout the 300 sqm apartment. The modern family apartment in Amsterdam induces a sense of spaciousness with its collection of steel and glass partitions on the living room level and throughout the floors. The…
  • Architecture Essay On Asymmetry: Landsdowne House in Montreal

    Lavinia
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Affleck de la Riva Architects completed the design and development of Landsdowne House, a modern dwelling in Westmount,  Montreal, Canada. As a semi-detached house on a hill side, the project is an essay on asymmetry. Westmount’s past as an Anglo-Saxon enclave within French Canada saw the local flowering of such historic styles as Arts and Crafts and Neo-Gothic. Both these styles used asymmetry and informality to distinguish themselves from the more rigid forms of French and Italian classicism. These traditions of informality are reinterpreted in Lansdowne House to celebrate the contrast…
  • Massive Flooring Showroom in Novi Sad Offering Full Support for Architects

    Lavinia
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Serbia based Tarkett has officially opened Tarkett Academy, a 1000 square meter training center and showroom in Backa Palanka, This unique centre has been created to offer the clients, architects and designers full support and help in finding the best solutions for flooring for various projects. The minimalist design approach offers a high level of functionality, while keeping everything perfectly organized and in sight for visitors. The use of wood creates a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. Tarkett Academy provides its visitors with a range of solutions in different areas from education,…
 
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  • NATO's Underground Roman Super-Quarry

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    [Image: An entrance to the quarry in Kanne; photo by Nick Catford via Subterranean Britannica]. There is an underground Roman-era quarry in The Netherlands that, when you exit, you will find that you have crossed an invisible international border somewhere down there in the darkness, and that you are now stepping out into Belgium; or perhaps it's the other way around, that there is an underground Roman-era quarry in Belgium that, when you exit, you will find that you have crossed an invisible international border somewhere down there in the darkness, and that you are now stepping out into The…
  • Landmarks of the Chinese Cryosphere

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography (and also my wife) spent a large part of this past winter exploring the world of artificial refrigeration in China for The New York Times. The results of that trip are now out in this weekend's New York Times Magazine, called "The Price of Cold," and she's put together an accompanying travelogue on Edible Geography that takes you to "Ten Landmarks of the Chinese Cryosphere." These new spatial monuments to the control of thermal energy include the dreamlike "Room of the Sleeping Fish" in Jinan, which sounds like something out of an early Rupert Thomson novel,…
  • The Most Indoors

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    [Image: Inside NYC's old post office, Instagram by BLDGBLOG]. "Suppose we define an indoors number as the number of doorways that one must pass through to get from a given location to the outdoors. What location has the highest number?" What room in the world is the furthest indoors?
  • Beneath the Forest, Buildings

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    [Image: Photo by Heiko Prumers, courtesy of LiveScience]. The remains of artificial structures that pre-date the Amazon rainforest have been found beneath the trees in Bolivia and Brazil. The forest actually grew up and around their ruins, we read, gradually consuming these structures altogether as the rainforest we see there today slowly spread over hundreds of years and conquered the landscape. "A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed," LiveScience reported earlier this month. Based on…
  • Bunker Simulations

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    [Image: A replica of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall defenses in Scotland; photo via Stirling 2014]. The continent-spanning line of concrete bunkers built by the Nazis during WWII, known as the "Atlantic Wall," was partially recreated in the United Kingdom—in more than one location—to assist with military training. These simulated Nazi bunkers now survive as largely overlooked ruins amidst the fields, disquieting yet picturesque earth forms covered in plants and lichen, their internal rebar exposed to the weather and twisted by explosives, serving as quiet reminders of the European battlefield.
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  • 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building

    arquiNETWORK
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    The shortlist for the prestigious 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced today (Thursday 17 July). The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on 16 October 2014. The six buildings will be judged by the same criteria: their design excellence and their significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment. The shortlist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize is: Everyman Theatre, Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins After nine years…
  • Henning Larsen Architects to design the new Central Bank of Libya

    arquiNETWORK
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Henning Larsen Architects has been announced winner of the competition for a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli.  The design of the Central Bank of Libya is inspired by Libyan vernacular architecture in terms of sustainable solutions and cultural relevance. Two existing excavations will be used in a similar way that the Berber troglodyte houses were once built. The “pit houses” exploit the stable earth temperature (ca. 18 degrees) and provide shade and ventilation via the atrium, as well as function as water collectors. For the Central Bank of Libya, the larger…
  • 3XN is to design the new IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

    arquiNETWORK
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    3XN has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as its preferred architectural partner for the design of the new IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College. 3XN’s winning concept for the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters will be a building that clearly reflects the values of IOC and is to serve as a catalyst for collaboration and interactionfor the IOC Staff and Olympic Movement Stakeholders. Kim Herforth Nielsen, Principal and Creative Director of 3XN, says: ‘This is an incredible…
  • David Chipperfield wins Nobel Center architectural competition

    arquiNETWORK
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Under the direction of David Chipperfield and Christoph Felger, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin has won the competition for the design of the Nobel Center -’Nobelhuset’ in Stockholm. The new Nobel Center is situates as a “solitaire” in a prominent water edge position on Blasieholmen next to the Swedish National Museum in the centre of Stockholm. Nobelhuset gives the Nobel Prize a home for the first time in its history, strengthening and celebrating human endeavour in the centre of the city. It unites under one roof an auditorium, a restaurant, a cafe with bar and…
  • City of Dreams Hotel Tower – Zaha Hadid Architects

    arquiNETWORK
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau. With 40 floors and a gross floor area of 150,000 square meters, the tower houses approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas. The hotel also includes a variety of meeting and event facilities, gaming rooms, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa, and sky pool. Integrating extensive back of house areas and supporting ancillary facilities, the…
 
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  • Francoise Nielly Prints

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Francoise Nielly's massive, colorful portraits are delicious to look at. Even more wonderful – and particularly infuriating to those of us who have timidly dabbled in painting – is to watch her create them. She, in her confident, strong hand, wields her painting knife shaped like a miniature garden trowel, and makes painting look easy like cake frosting. She paints her vivid, passionate canvases — some as large as 78 x 25 inches (195 x 62 centimeters) -- from black-and-white photos, further proof of her unfailing ability to interpret light, shadow, hue and tone by applying…
  • Danish Fashion and Textile Association Office

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Architect and designer Helle Flou, founder of Copenhagen-based HelleFlou, was responsible for the design of the offices for the Danish Fashion and Textile association (Dansk Mode og Textil) and Kopenhagen Fur. The offices are located in the fabulous 1835-built, heritage-listed A.N.Hansen mansion at the corner of Fredericiagade and Bredgade in the Fredriksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. The move together of the two organizations established a anew home and innovation centre for their cooperative effort called KicK initiative(Kopenhagen Internationle Center for Kreativitet).
  • iPhone 5 Cases & Passport Wallets

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Finally, an ideal case for your iPhone 5. Not just stylish, but cool and practical as well! These cases are meticulously finished and made of durable leather look-alike material in crisp, solid colors. The unbeatable practicality comes from the solid clip that locks the phone onto the case safely, the removable strap that keeps your hands free when not using the phone yet assures the phone is immediately handy at all times, the card slots for credit or hotel key cards, and the best part: you can take pictures and talk on the phone while the case is closed!   Just this case, your credit…
  • Joint Cafe + Workspace in Bangkok

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Working in a shared space - in a café or a rented-by-the-hour office - is nothing new, but sometimes a concept pops up that is worth a second look. Now into its third week of life, Joint Café + Workspace in Bangkok stands out in its whiteness. We will not speculate on what it will look like after a few months of coffee spills and foot traffic, but for now, it appears inviting like a new notebook, all ready to be filled with people, ideas and inspiration. The space, designed by Thailand’s 56th Studio, is located on the 12th floor of the Asia Hotel’s car park building.
  • 800 m2 Office In An Old Cable Factory - Poland

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are now officially suffering from office envy and the object of our feelings is located in Poland, in a former cable factory in Zabłocie, a post-industrial district in Kraków. It was designed for the web technology consulting firm u2i by architect and urban planner Justyna Friedberg of Kraków-based Morpho Studio. The obvious breathing room – so often lacking in offices – is clearly evident here. White, ash wood, natural light. Somehow we can imagine thoughts flying freer in a space like this, with this much openness and light.   The real gem of the 800…
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  • Great City Views from a Custom Home

    Anthony Ries
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    One of the great perks to building a home in the mountains is the great view of the surrounding mountains or valleys. Another view that is often over-looked is the fantastic view of the Denver metro area that is available on the right site. A site walk is critical in the early stages of a project. One of the key views selected for this 3,000 SF custom mountain home is 6th Avenue heading into Denver. This view was chosen as the initial view upon entering the front door. When the house is finished the sight-line will be through the house, over nature and into the city. There are other great…
  • Progress on Mountain Modern Home

    Anthony Ries
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    It is always nice to see continual progress made on projects. Below is an image showing the bulk of the framing complete. Soon the large exposed beam with the LVL in the foreground perpendicular to it will have additional framing to create the roof cantilever. Solar control is such on this house that on the summer solstice the shadow line from the roof will be just at the base of the southern storefront. Framing is almost complete This next image shows to extents of the main roof cantilever better. Also in this photo is the concrete for the Koi Pond. The pond is extensive and deep so that the…
  • Santa Fe Style Residence in Colorado

    Elizabeth Olney
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    EV currently has a Santa Fe style residence under construction in Roxborough Park, CO. While this site affords its’ owners the opportunity for some amazing views, it also has relatively steep slope for a style that is known for its low massing. Front Entry Perspective Originally designed with space to house the Owner’s camping trailer (which has since been removed), this design incorporates many Adobe-esque characteristics including exposed beams, viga tails, rounded corner detailing, kiva / banco elements, and curved staircase with Spanish tiles highlighted by a back-lit glass…
  • Selecting Packaged Rooftop Units

    evstudio
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Small packaged rooftop units usually have the following components; a DX cooling section (DX stands for Direct EXpansion and refers to the process of evaporation, or expansion of refrigerant to absorb heat from the air being cooled), a natural gas-fired heating section, a constant-volume supply fan, motorized dampers that may control outside air and return air flow, and electronic controls to operate all components and interface with the building’s temperature control system.  All of these components tend to be fairly standardized in nature and don’t have great capability to be…
  • How To Make Your House More Accessible

    Sean O'Hara
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    A common request with our custom home designs is to make a design that is accessible, especially for a person in a wheelchair or other limited mobility. Clients may be elderly or they have elderly family members or disabled family members who may need a more accessible house. There are a number of options that clients can choose depending on whether they want to make a house fully accessible or some degree of adaptable for a potential need. Many of these design strategies could also be adopted for a remodel depending on budget and existing conditions. The first area to discuss is levels.
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  • Architectural Retreats That Soothe the Soul

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

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

    Jason Diamond
    13 May 2014 | 8:45 am
    Great characters in literature get all the credit, but the fictional spaces they occupy are often just as interesting and can provide an opportunity for the reader to go even deeper into a story. What would some of your favorite stories be without the creepy old farmhouses, crumbling castles, and estates overlooking a body of water whose waves crash against the rocks at night? Today, as we celebrate the birthday of Daphne du Maurier — a writer who gave us one of the 20th century’s most unforgettable grand old homes, in Rebecca — we’re rounding up the most memorable…
  • The Stunning Second Lives of 10 Repurposed Houses of Worship and Occult Practice

    Jason Diamond
    12 May 2014 | 8:15 am
    I’ve always been obsessed with places where people once prayed en masse that have since been put to different use. Whether they become homes or anything else, there is something so striking about a former church, Catholic school, synagogue, or any other holy place being reused by people for something other than worship. While they aren’t your typical houses of prayer, some of the great Masonic Lodges of the past have also found second lives. Last week, at Messy Nessy Chic, Rozena Crossman showed us one of the most unique examples of a former lodge being used for something…
  • Brilliant Works of Architecture Made Easier to Understand (and Even Nicer to Look At)

    Jason Diamond
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    As a former architecture student at UCLA, Michie Cao was fascinated by the simplicity and beauty of the great works of modern architecture, but always felt that it wasn’t easy for people who didn’t truly understand design and construction to appreciate what made them so perfect. To fix this, the School of Visual Arts grad student came up with Archigrams, a whimsical set of small prints showcasing some of her favorite architectural marvels, complete with facts to help people better understand the process and art behind the structures. Cao is currently raising funds on…
 
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    Home Design Find

  • An Exuberant First Home Overlooking Thailand’s Andaman Ocean

    Susan Kraemer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    A stunning first home by DBALP in Thailand’s popular Phuket region has a modern vocabulary with simple geometry. Like many ocean viewing homes, the public entertaining space occupies the top floor. This top floor expands out to an outdoor piazza for entertaining. But that stunning piazza is entered from a very discrete and non revealing entry. The house opens out in front towards the glorious Andaman Ocean from atop a high cliff. Designed for a family of four with three dogs, elegance meets ease of upkeep in this sleek and simple masterpiece. Nothing detracts from its sublime vista. A…
  • Design Dilemma: Veranda, Terrace or Patio?

    preynolds
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Traditional Landscape by Greenwich Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Conte & Conte, LLC As you sip your lemonade on your front porch this summer, you may find yourself reflecting, idly: what’s the difference between a veranda, a patio, a porch and terrace? How does a deck fit in? Alas, these are the profound philosophical questions of summer. And as the humidity thickens and the temperatures soar, the urge to take refuge on a patio or porch builds, so we’ve got answers! Here’s a brief glossary to your outdoor space confusion. A PATIO A patio can be attached to a house,…
  • A Blissful Meditative Spa for Sonoma Sybarites

    Susan Kraemer
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    A serene spa pavilion for meditation and yoga opens to the landscape of balmy Sonoma County in Northern California. The meditation retreat, designed by SF-based Aidlin Darling Design, is set in the rambling garden of an existing rammed-earth house. Friends and family can come here to regroup. Included is a peaceful dining pavilion to enjoy a leisurely al fresco meal with friends. Next to the dining pavilion, a pool offers a quiet place of rest and relaxation. The outdoor yoga studio overlooks the rolling hills of Sonoma, providing a zen-like retreat. A rustic trellis further provides shade…
  • A South African Retrofit with Timeless Glamour

    Susan Kraemer
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A renovation of the Moss Oaklands Residence by Nico van der Meulen Architects in South Africa has a sophisticated urban vibe. Water features prominently in the sleek redesign creating a glamorous presence to meet the client’s brief. A new water feature at the entrance to the house creates a bridge that must be crossed to enter public spaces to one side, and private spaces to the other. The house is an update of a charming old 1950s era house set in a wonderful tropical garden. But not very well built. In the rebuild, stronger construction of the new double volume spaces and sturdy…
  • An Oriental Screen for An Australian Getaway

    Susan Kraemer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    A house for an Australian family with two young children is given an air of intrigue with an Oriental inspired screened porch. Designed by Wolveridge Architects the design moderates some of the brilliant Australian sunshine of Victoria. The architects were briefed to provide a family home with plenty of outdoor space and play area for the kids and their friends. At the same time, the parents wanted a grownups home that reflected their tastes. Black provides a sophisticated accent throughout. Black is used effectively to provide a stunning contrast to this sunlit bathtub. The plan is simple…
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  • Prevent Remodeling Fever

    John
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    The train-station atmosphere of a remodeling project can lead to remodeling fever. The main symptom of this temporary affliction is feeling a loss of control that results from disrupted routines and the impact on your personal space. The best way to prevent this fever is to prepare well, remember that “this too shall pass,” and …
  • Remodeling Pre-Construction Meetings Important

    John
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    One way to ensure the success of your remodeling project is to plan for and actively participate in a pre-construction meeting. This allows your remodeler to clarify procedures and explain how the job will progress. It also offers both you and your remodeler an opportunity to prepare for those issues that may arise later. You …
  • Remodeling? Communication is Key

    John
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Remodeling your home is uniquely different from building a new one. With remodeling, your home becomes the worksite. You live side by side with the project from start to finish. Once construction begins, you’ll probably long for simple pleasures like a dust-free home or a fully functioning kitchen or bath. But the end result will …
  • Stay Safe When Grilling

    John
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    With more Americans lighting their grills than ever before, it’s important to remember that a fun barbecue is a safe barbecue. The following safety tips are designed to guide you through the grilling process. Remember, anytime you work with fire, there’s a chance of getting burned. So, take precautions. Common sense and planning will prevent …
  • Mosquitoes Revving up for Summer

    John
    11 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    This is the time of year when we start planning our outdoor activities. Unfortunately you’re not the only living creature who’s thinking about warm weather. Mosquitoes are revving up for summer too! Mosquitoes are virtually inescapable unless you live in Antarctica. There are more than 170 species of mosquitoes in North America alone. Each year …
 
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  • Audits Can Improve HVAC System Performance

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Just like any building system or piece of equipment, HVAC system performance decreases over time – for a variety of reasons. Occupancy changes, regular wear and tear, weather and seasonal temperature fluctuations, other building system upgrades, routine HVAC maintenance, outdated technology, and building operators who don’t fully understand the system can all affect the performance of your commercial building’s HVAC system. Regular HVAC audits may help extend the life of an HVAC system, keep tenants and occupants more comfortable, and identify potential problems early. Annual system…
  • Green Certification for Parking Garages

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    With the introduction of a green certification program for parking garages, these types of structures can now earn recognition for sustainable practices just like any school, hospital, office facility, hotel, or government building. The Green Parking Council’s Green Garage Certification program launched in June 2014, and is the first program to salute environmentally friendly design, construction, and operation of parking structures. It fills the gap that existed with LEED certification due to its lack of recognition for green parking garages. Modeled after the U.S. Green Building…
  • Window Film Improves Energy Efficiency in All-Glass Buildings

    15 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    All-glass buildings and façades can be seen in skylines across almost every major U.S. city. They offer tenants and occupants breathtaking views, and provide a connection with nature that may help improve productivity and satisfaction. The popularity of all-glass buildings is partially due to the fact that most tenants and occupants enjoy windows with a visual connection to outdoor scenery. Another reason for their prevalence? Many building owners indicate that, the bigger the windows, the easier it is to rent or sell building space. But when it comes to paying the utility bills, glass…
  • Net Zero Water is Coming

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Net zero energy is being discussed in green building circles more than ever before, with 18 buildings now claiming the title (and several more working toward it). But the newest net-zero buzz? Net zero water. Buildings using net zero water use only the water they are able to generate or capture onsite. As the International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge becomes more popular, so does the concept of net zero water (to achieve the Living Building Challenge standard, a building needs to be net zero water). The first step in achieving net zero water is conducting a water…
  • Green Leases Reduce Energy and Water Use

    2 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    The industry has several green certification programs to choose from when recognizing commercial buildings for energy efficiency, water savings, and high performance. Facilities managers also have access to several designations that honor professionals who understand sustainability and energy efficiency. A new type of green recognition is now on the scene: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation launched a designation program that acknowledges outstanding efforts in green lease agreements. Green Lease Leaders™ sets standards…
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  • My Office Make My Face Hurt

    Bob Borson
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Have you ever seen an architect’s office that completely and totally sucks? Neither have I … but I am about to lose my cool with my current working situation.I have indicated my work area … cleverly (and accurately) identified as “Bob’s ‘Box of Hell’”. This is basically the same working environment that I have had since I moved over to my new job as hero and savior. So why am I bellyaching and complaining about things now?We have had the very good fortune to be growing and as a result, we are bursting at the seams and there is crap everywhere! I…
  • Design in a Day

    Bob Borson
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I have known architect Douglas Burke for a few years … although we have never met. Doug and I have formed a professional architect-to-architect relationship since I started writing my blog and we have routinely exchanged emails over the years discussing a myriad of subjects. I have asked him to guest write on my site several times without success, but I finally had a topic that suited him … Schematic Design and “Design in a Day”Douglas Burke (aka: architectrunnerguy) Lives in Annapolis, MD. Graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Architecture and Urban Studies 1975Doug…
 
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  • 65BTP-House by ONG&ONG

    Alberto Seller
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    © Derek Swalwell This is a home surrounded by a vast garden that converges at a colossal pre-war rain tree with such magnificence that its presence is ingrained within the very architecture of the house itself. Throughout this home are numerous encounters with nature whilst still being very much indoors. The architectural placement of the building allows for the viewing of the feature tree from all of the main spaces, from either of its two storeys right down to the basement. © Derek Swalwell A granite wall at the entrance made from interspersed panels creates a series of holes that subtly…
  • Quote #124 – Jean Nouvel

    Miguel Rus
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Space, space: architects always talk about space! But creating a space is not automatically doing architecture. With the same space, you can make a masterpiece or cause a disaster. Jean Nouvel The post Quote #124 – Jean Nouvel appeared first on I Like Architecture.
  • Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

    Miguel Rus
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The “Saw Swee Hock Student Centre” project by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects has been shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling prize. Street Life – within and without the building The site is located at the knuckle-point convergence of the network of narrow streets that characterise the LSE city centre campus. The public space at the threshold of the Student Union on axis with St Clement’s Lane, creates a place of exchange; a spatial bowtie that intertwines circulation routes, splices visual connections between internal and external movement, and pulls pedestrian street life…
  • Everyman Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

    Alberto Seller
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The “Everyman Theatre” project by Haworth Tompkins has been shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling prize. © Philip Vile The Liverpool Everyman is a new theatre, won in open European competition, for an internationally regarded producing company. The scope of work includes a 400 seat adaptable auditorium, a smaller performance and development space, a large rehearsal room, public foyers, exhibition spaces, catering and bar facilities, along with supporting offices, workshops and ancillary spaces. The entire façade is a large, collaborative work of public art. The design combines…
  • Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

    Miguel Rus
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The “Manchester School of Art” project by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been shortlisted for the 2014 RIBA Stirling prize. This major extension to the progressive Manchester School of Art, which began life in the 1830s provides an engaging environment for students and staff to work and study across a broad range of Arts disciplines. The project reinforces the profile of the Manchester School of Art and Manchester Metropolitan University and focuses on developing themes and spatial agendas around cross-disciplinary working and new pedagogical models for arts education. A highly…
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    Designhunter - architecture & design blog

  • Striking architecture with bold and sophisticated interiors

    Kim McFayden
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Today we are heading to Melbourne to see a home with striking architecture designed by In2 building designers. The brief was for a strong design aesthetic with low maintenance living for a young family. Seamless integration with the outdoors and a strong connection to the pool were important to the owners, together with achieving views to the parklands across the road.   A strong design aesthetic has certainly been achieved, with a bold and sophisticated palette throughout the interiors, which perfectly compliment the striking external facade. Timber, rust and charcoal themes are carried…
  • Lakeside prefab architecture in New Jersey

    Kim McFayden
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Originally this magical lakeside site had a ramshackle cabin which the owner decided to live in for a while to acclimatise and be sure of what she wanted before knocking it down and re-building. She also needed to find the right architect to create the vision so was happy when Resolution: 4 Architecture were able to offer a prefabricated house with some customisation. “The old house was like a cave, and I wanted this house to be the opposite: a pavilion where you didn’t feel enclosed at all. We used every inch of glass allowable under the code! The reason we came here is the…
  • Corten architecture with colourful interiors in Melbourne

    Kim McFayden
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:43 pm
    This dual occupancy townhouse in inner Melbourne was designed by Neil Architecture for two young families. The urban oasis is enjoyed behind high masonry boundary walls, with the structure featuring striking rusted Corten cladding to the upper storey.   This home has a warm and moody masculine vibe, featuring smart casual furnishings and some wonderful pops of colour throughout, including a striking combination of purple, green and red features throughout. Floor to ceiling windows and doors brings the outdoors in, increases the feeling of space and allows for lots of natural light to…
  • A prefab home extension in Melbourne that’s simply prefabulous!

    Kim McFayden
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Being a big fan of pre-fab homes, I was excited to come across the work of Melbourne firm Archiblox, who specialise in beautiful, affordable and sustainable pre-fabricated homes that are modular in design and architecturally inspired. Designed in their Richmond Studio and pre-fabricated in their Wonthaggi facility, Archiblox designs can be designed, built and delivered within in 12 – 28 weeks (Australia wide).   This is the home of one of the owners of Archiblox, architect Bill McCorkall, where a modern two level addition was added to the rear of the existing home in Balaclava in…
  • Shiplap timber and rammed earth beauty

    Kim McFayden
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    This striking timber-clad design features a clever combination of some our favourite materials – rammed earth, concrete and and the extensive use of timber to soften and enhance both the interiors and the exteriors. Neil Architecture rose admirably to the challenge of squeezing two dwellings onto the small parcel of land, while still maintaining an attractive frontage from the street. A rammed earth wall visually anchors the two dwellings into the landscape, with the preservation of some original landscape features helping to maintain a lovely, natural appearance from the street…
 
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    Archiseek.com

  • American Embassy building among highlights of Open House Dublin 2014

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    The ninth annual Open House Dublin will take place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014. Over one weekend, great Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city, with special tours by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts, completely […](Read more...)
  • Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates selected for Parnell Square Cultural Quarter Redevelopment

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Dublin City Council and the Parnell Square Foundation have announced that Grafton Architects + Shaffrey Associates, are selected as the preferred Design Team to deliver on an ambitious design brief set for the redevelopment of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter (PSCQ), as a new cultural landmark for Dublin. The centre-piece of the Quarter will be the […](Read more...)
  • 1788 – Proposal to link Grand Canal with Liffey, Dublin

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    22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    Architect: John Brownrigg A large ladder of canal locks proposed to join the James Street Basin of the Grand Canal with the River Liffey. At the Liffey end, small harbours would have been constructed. The canal was extended past the James St. Basin in the 1790s with the opening and constructed of the Grand Canal […](Read more...)
  • 1970s – Proposal for Heuston Station, Dublin

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Unbuilt proposal to construct new shed and carpark over the existing platforms of Heuston Station. Exact date unknown, but would have meant the demolition of the existing platforms and structure. Model constructed by Pearse Tier and Paddy Scully. Photographs courtesy of Niall Redmond.(Read more...)
  • 2014 – Fire Station, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Architect: HLM Architects HLM Architects in conjunction with Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) developed a bespoke suite of training facilities including a fully enclosed tower for ladder, smoke, breathing apparatus and heat training with confined space, road traffic collision and animal rescue facilities. Steven Lennon, Associate at HLM who led the design, said: […](Read more...)
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    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • Run to Home Base 2014

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

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

    Janet Field
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    We were particularly impressed with a recent publication by the Modular Building Institute aimed to help school administrators, teachers and parents when embarking on the path of learning more about modular or portable classrooms. There are many considerations when doing so and the toolkit for educators does a terrific job of summarizing the considerations and making recommendations for steps to ensure a well informed decision making process.… Read More... The post Toolkit for Educators Considering Modular Classrooms appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • The Safe Successful Modular Delivery

    Janet Field
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Celebrate Daily Successes Sometimes it is important to take a minute to celebrate success in our daily jobs. There are certain projects or tasks in any company that by their very nature are more high profile or glamorous than others. But because all projects don’t come with million dollar price tags in big shinny packages, they can’t all be dazzling.… Read More... The post The Safe Successful Modular Delivery appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Recognition for Awards and the Shift to Modular Construction

    Janet Field
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Modular Construction is Taking Off We are pleased and proud to share news of the recent awards Triumph received from The Modular Building Institute, the international non-profit trade association serving the commercial modular construction industry. We are equally pleased to recognize the tremendous projects we won these awards based upon, as proof that the modular industry is pushing ahead rightfully so.… Read More... The post Recognition for Awards and the Shift to Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
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  • Why Whole House Remodeling?

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

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

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

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

    Susan
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Top Ten Remodelers in Maryland Baltimore Magazine chose the top 10 home improvement contractors in March 2014 issue.  They have identified 10  home remodeling companies you can trust out of hundreds.  These picks are mostly design build operations and specialize in kitchen design, bathroom remodeling, outdoor living, additions and whole house remodels.  The Top 10  Home Remodelers have earned the respect of their peers in award winning and have demonstrated the ability to solve unusual problems.   Owings Brothers Contracting, an Eldersburg based General Contractor with over 30 years…
 
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  • Wall-Hung Sanitary Fixtures For Small-Space-Conscious Bathroom Designs

    Anton Giuroiu
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    In our homes there are two spaces that have the tendency to get crowded and that are sadly already undersized: the kitchen and the bathroom. Small-space-conscious bathrooms and kitchens require smart space-saving solutions that would be able to combine aesthetic values with ergonomics in a beautiful manner. Showcased bellow is the latest lineup of sanitary-ware from Artceram, a superb collection with a minimalist vibe that will maintain the look of you bath high above standards whilst being ergonomic and functional. In today`s architecture most of the modern, regular homes and especially…
  • 10 of World’s Most Luxurious Bedrooms

    Codreanu Andreea
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    The bedroom is one of the most important parts of our home. Almost half of our lives is spent sleeping so a certain degree of importance must be given to this room when it comes to its organization and design. Lighting, storage, ambiance, color scheme, furniture design all come together and merge into what should be a relaxing, comfortable environment meant to inspire and offer the most needed rest. We have previously presented several ideas on how to enlarge your bedroom or on how to decorate small bedrooms :30 Small Bedroom Interior Designs Created to Enlarge Your Space,  5 Easy Bedroom…
  • 13 Architectural Homes You Need To Live In-Selection by Destination Luxury

    Anton Giuroiu
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    This small inspired top of architectural homes has appeared first on Destination Luxury, a blog that Homesthetics recently befriended. Destination Luxury is ran by  David Christopher Lee and with his consent we present you further on “13 Architectural Homes You Need To Live” . 1. A William Stephenson House for Sale in Beverly Hills This newly renovated, 5,060 square foot house in Beverly Hills, California was designed by William Stephenson in 1956. It features 12 foot ceilings in the living area, with floor-to-ceiling doors and windows in all rooms. 2. Baroness House by Arthur…
  • How To Use A Neutral Color Palette in Interior Home Décor

    Anton Giuroiu
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Lately in interior home décor,design, fashion and even technology we have seen the use of vibrant color emphasizing more and more designs, dazzling with energy, animating faded interiors and inspiring playfulness in every direction. Contemporary homeowners have slowly moved with the mass media and design professionals from the 90`s trend of beige and cream. While this trend gains more and more attention everyday the design professionals are capturing a timeless design in black and white and shades of gray client less and less often, easily color over saturating the market and becoming less…
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  • Paper lanterns out of furniture catalogs

    Lin
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    A few weeks ago, we received what I thought were multiple copies of telephone books delivered to our door. Turns out, it was a home furnishings giant that went full on cray cray with their catalogs. “WTF?” I thought to myself. “Do something about it!” my alter ego responded. So I DIY’d. When you get something so absurd in this day and age, you wonder about the desperation of the company behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I love catalogs and magazines and eye candy that produce salivation and “gotta have it” angst, but this is REDONC. I did some…
  • Wrapped rope bracelet DIY

    Lin
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It’s summer! Time for vacation! And sassy jewelry! I thought I’d be on DIY overload by now, but it seems like the more I do, the more I DIY. I’m also in full on vacay mode, so I’m enjoying my freedom by making a few things I can wear during the summer. We typically get fog and darkness this time of the year in San Francisco, but it’s shaping up to be June Bloom instead of June Gloom. So it’s time to break out the summer attire and accessorize with colorful pieces that will last year-round because color is ALWAYS in style (unless you’re a New Yorker).
  • Night at the museum

    Lin
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:33 am
    When it comes to Mid-century modernism, I was an early convert. Last night, I was treated to some major design porn at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (“Jewseum” if you use their Twitter handle) here in San Francisco. It was my first time there, and I’m not sure why I waited this long. The exhibit is called “Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism” and runs through October 6, 2014 (so there’s still time for y’all to see it). It highlights the roles of Jewish architects and designers in the post-WWII creation of a distinctly modern American…
  • DIY potato-stamped pineapple tote

    Lin
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Pineapples are the new cherries. Remember when cherries were everywhere? I still love any cherry-clad product because they’re just aesthetically sweet (not to mention great to eat), but pineapples are all the rage right now. I’m also jonesing for a tropical/beach vacation, so today’s DIY is all about bringing a little perma-cation into our lives with a cute little tote that’s easy as A-B-C. I’ll be using a potato stamp because it’s cheap and accessible, and I remember having hours of fun with potato stamps as a child. You will need: A plain canvas tote…
  • DIY copper tube wrapped tassel necklace

    Lin
    19 Jun 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Copper is the new brass. As you may or may not know, most of my posts relate to home furnishings and decor. However, my first DIY love was jewelry (dating all the way back to a time I dare not admit). I’ve been hoarding yarn and copper tubing lately because of my myriad of weaving and wall hanging projects, so I thought I’d pull a throwback Thursday and make a necklace with some leftovers since I believe in a minimal crafting waste policy. Tassels are HUGE right now in both home decor and fashion. I’m also majorly crushing on copper. Brass and gold still hold a special place…
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  • Transitional House Architecture with Outdoor Swimming pool

    alisan
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    We discover this house designed by dmvA, that is located in Wemmel, Belgium, was in transitional house architecture. But, as we can look at at the images, the contemporary style house design a lot dominating than the classic touches. Small home designed in two history design with extraordinary pointed shape is finished with outside swimming pool in rectangular design. The swimming pool is with nice garden surrounding counterbalancing the wooded area surrounding this dwelling. We actually wonder the interior design completing this transitional house architecture. It seems to be in pure…
  • Modern Apartment Designs in Different Styles and Senses

    alisan
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:55 pm
    All the best modern apartment designs we accumulate, giving many inspirations for you of how to make home design styles and scenes. Primarily, these modern apartment designs have a similar concept, using a contemporary bright interior. Nevertheless, with a few materials and components added, they need different designs and senses. What exactly they are and how developed are described here. Looking at those modern apartment designs, photographs to get started will help you to discover excellent connections with these wonderful projects. Find a lot of vivid touches of…
  • Creative Bookcase Ideas Presenting Answer for Small Rooms

    alisan
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    This no matter for yourself who enjoy reading but small space to keep them in your house because we have 8 best Creative Bookcase Ideas, designed in various model and function. Yes, for you who has your house with contemporary, classic, rustic, all these design concepts will complete your wants. The power is a few of that collection ideal for your kids. Get reading behavior! Living roomwhere every people gatheringwill be good designed with displayed book son floor-to-ceiling bookcase…
  • Classic Colonial House Design to get Natural and Relaxed Look

    alisan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Check it out ways Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC project of adding classic colonial house design that will renovate a 1930’ house which seems so outdated. The original architecture will be preserved, although the interior is lighter, larger and more open look. Natural completing for those exterior and interior are to get to the relaxed but peaceful feeling of the home. Classic Colonial House Design Facade Furnishing a classic colonial house design, mainly the exterior, fresh new plants looks to be a responsibility. Traditional living with a stone wall and wall siding to the exterior…
  • Contemporary Passive Solar House Design for Beneficial Residing

    alisan
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    One day ago, there is posted some contemporary houses and public creating designed in contemporary passive solar house design, and we will show for you one more contemporary passive solar house enclosed in amazing contemporary design. It is related to Appleton Living, in Venice, Italy. The creator, Minarc, completed the home with passive solar heating,  solar chimney and natural ventilation. We ought to know that building a home is not just about finding over yourself of fascinating interior, exterior and architecture, but how you can keep a healthy lifestyle. Contemporary passive solar…
 
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  • Postcard from Oxford

    mistriotis
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Enjoy this visual snapshot of life in Oxford, UK. Filed under: Educational, Museums & Theaters, Public Tagged: British
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY HALL OF RECORDS

    mistriotis
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    The Los Angeles County Hall of Records, a rare high-rise by Richard Neutra (co-designed by Robert Alexander), sits in the northern end of the Civic Center in Downtown Los Angeles. An exemplar of modernist architecture, the building includes louvers similar to the Kaufmann Desert House. Additionally, the screen to the right of the louvres was […]
  • Project Massa Lubrense

    mistriotis
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    This detached villa of 180 sqm with a garden of 1300 square meters is set in exclusive residential complex with panoramic swimming pool and direct access to the sea. The property, which is spread over two levels and enjoys a wonderful view on the ‘island of Capri and the entire Gulf of Sorrent. by Lana KalchbrennerFiled […]
  • Athens Greece 1961.

    mistriotis
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Various locations around Greece. (Rare documentaries) by British PathéFiled under: ArchMemories Tagged: Greece
  • SOM Interview at ARCHITECT Live

    mistriotis
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    ARCHITECT senior editor Katie Gerfen talks to Ellen Lou and John Lund Kriken of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill about the Nanhu Village Master Plan.By Kaitlyn Rossi by architectmagazine.com    Filed under: Interviews Tagged: USA
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    From Rurban to Urban

  • Finnish Mall Enthusiasts Add Little Value to Local Economies

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

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

    Timo Hämäläinen
    26 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    In February I wrote about a planning activism project I and my like-minded friends – we now call our group Urban Helsinki – initiated to promote dense urban living for a development site in Pikku Huopalahti on the northern edge of Helsinki’s inner city. In a nutshell, the story is that the land developer hired three architecture firms to draft ideas for transforming the site from its current rather useless state into an infill neighborhood. The city will eventually make a detailed plan for the site reflecting the ideas and discussions that follow the proposals. Gratefully, the city gave…
  • Helsinki’s Lastenlehto Park a Benchmark for the Design of Contemporary Finnish Urban Open Spaces

    Timo Hämäläinen
    19 May 2014 | 4:34 am
    Some of you readers have suggested that every once in a while I should focus on local projects that contribute positively to the creation of great cities. You’re absolutely right, and from now on I’ll keep on highlighting what I think are positive examples more conspicuously when I come across them. Also, do feel free to contact me if you have any already in mind! To start off, this post is dedicated to praising a small park in Helsinki that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. This urban oasis is called Lastenlehto Park (Lastenlehdon puisto in Finnish) which has from the late…
  • Monotony Exposed – Finnish Cities Plagued with Overly Standardized and Worn Building Designs

    Timo Hämäläinen
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    Better cities. That was the topic I recently had the pleasure to discuss with an architect duo determined to realize a building that would act as a signpost for 21st-century Finnish architecture. Such a building would be built based on simple concepts such as a permeable and street-facing front, integral connection to the street and architecture that helps create inspiring public spaces. This doesn’t sound like a very outlandish idea, but sadly, with little or non-existent resources, applying noble causes like theirs in the real world are distant dreams. The re-introduction of great…
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  • I don’t know what I’m doing

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have a little secret for you. I don’t know what I’m doing. Not really what you want to hear when you are trying to learn from me right? Hear me out. I know what I’m doing most of the time, but there are times where I get into a situation where I feel like I am over my head and I get that fear that I will be exposed as a fake. It may be that one moment when an owner asks me what I think of a certain design, or if the roofer asks me how I want to detail a specific connection. It’s at these times that I feel like I really don’t know what to do. But you know what? That’s ok. In…
  • Lego Building for Architects

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Architecture and Lego Building I'm not going to lie, I still love Lego® Sets. I always loved them when I was a kid (and perhaps that was a sign of my future career) but to me it was just fun. Many assume that playing with Legos is how we got into our career, and it's true, but beyond the fun it was also a great tool for learning. I think all future architects can learn something about architecture from Lego building. There are many foundations in architecture education that can be taught through Lego building, and can be the start of many deeper thoughts.Problem Solving The first aspect…
  • Business for Architects

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    No matter the phase you are in your architecture journey, knowledge of business for architects is a must. Whether you are just starting out, or ready to start your own firm, you must have a basic knowledge of business. This journey typically begins with classes in architecture school, but it is never too late to learn it.Go here if you want to start writing your own Architecture Firm Business Plan! Architecture school was one of the most exciting yet most tiring phases in my life. Even if you go to the best architecture school, you are still going to get overwhelmed by all of the design…
  • Drafting Supplies / Kits and “Real” Architecture

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    30 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why "drafting" supplies don't really help you in architecture. When you first get started in architecture, you may feel overwhelmed by all the tools and kits out there that claim to have everything you need to get started. Some of them carry things you need, while many others do not, and the majority of the "kits" out there contain things that aren't really used anymore. They were created with all the tools you need if you were hand-drafting, but nobody does that anymore. You still draw and sketch, but nobody is putting together construction documents using these sets.Here is one example of a…
  • 5 Simple Traits of an Architect

    Ryan Hansanuwat
    15 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    I got called out by somebody the other day. We were doing a tour of a school facility and were walking around the campus. As we were walking I was trailing back and taking it all in. I was looking up, down and all around. I focused in on cool details and I was touching all of the walls. Another person on the tour I knew and had met a few times, but we never really talked about what I did for a living. Surprisingly, he noticed how I was experiencing the building and asked me, "you're an architect aren't you?" This comment surprised because I don't remember ever talking about my career, but he…
 
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  • BEST OF THE WEB by Little Miss Architect #JULY

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    sourceThe end of July has come and with it - the new Best of The Web! #1. I am proud of a talented Polish designer Katarzyna Konieczka! Her avant-garde, futuristic costume designs are already famous around the world, they have been featured in Vogue several times. She also designed costumes for Lady Gaga video.  #2. [ENG] QUIZ - spot the IKEA! In every room in the quiz there is some piece of furniture coming from Ikea. Can you find it?#3.  An Instagram profile I adore - Doors of New York . Yes, the profile's owner takes pictures of NYC doors ONLY!p.s. Do you visit my Instagram? :-)…
  • IKEA Katalog 2015 online and my favorites

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    New IKEA 2015 catalog has just been released in USA. Full catalog is available here, I chose some of my favorites from the catalog for you. For the beginning - some colorful interiorsGreat carpets patters and yellow sofas...colorful bed frame...An innovation - block-out rollet blinds that you can roll down to cover the shelvesthe colorful sofa Stockholm green chair Chair with towel rack Lovely metal lamp Leather sofa, with the perfect shade of brown. It will fit loft-style interiors.funny bedside table...and something for the kids  We can compose this clock by ourserves -…
  • Wooden pallets' interior design | THE WEEKLY WANT

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Inspired by urban design in Gdynia and urban design in Gdańsk I started browsing the internet searching for pallet design. Using pallets have been in trends for a long time, interior design blogs are full of inspirations of diy pallet tables and shelves. However, all-pallet interiors are still fresh and trendy. I hope they are going to inspire you.As you are going to see below, two of the stunning stores' projects are in Poznań, Poland.My other posts on recycled design:OSB interiorsWhat you can do from cardboardWould you like to work in an office furnished with pallets?sourcesource …
  • Little Miss Architect and interior design blogs in IN MAGAZYN

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Yay, in the fresh issue of IN MAGAZYN (07/08.2014), digital magazine available for ipads and tablets, I am mentioned among the most interesting Polish interior design blogs :-)
  • Urban Design in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Targ Węglowy square is one of the biggest public spaces in Gdańsk city center, set between medieval (XV c.) and modern-era (XVII c.) fortifications. It is a stunning place, surrounded by precious monuments (The Great Armoury, The Golden Gate, The Prison Tower, The Upland Gate). Unfortunately nowadays it is mainly being used...as a public parking lot. A year ago for the first time, as a project of GDYBY architects, the square was for 2 months transformed into a public space. Cheap modular OSB  furnishings were designed and made by the architects. This simple solution made it possible…
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    The AEC Associates Blog

  • Running A PDF to CAD Conversion Company

    admin321
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:54 pm
    A PDF to CAD Conversion Company can play a very important role in facilitating the workflow of the professionals like architects, structural engineers and interior designers etc. These converted drawings provide a starting platform for the future design process and a lot depends on their quality and accuracy. This means that The AEC associates PDF [...] The post Running A PDF to CAD Conversion Company appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Value Of PDF To CAD Conversion Services

    admin321
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The AEC Associates PDF to CAD conversion services provide an initial platform for the design process for professionals like architects and civil engineers enabling them to create innovative and efficient designs. Use of CAD programs in place of the manual paper-and-ink design and drafting process used earlier has made PDF to CAD conversion services important [...] The post Value Of PDF To CAD Conversion Services appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Outsourcing: Coordination Is The Key

    admin321
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    The AEC Associates Architectural CAD outsourcing has become a norm rather than an exception in the recent years with the focus on hiring the services of experts in any given field. Computer software’s have revolutionized the construction industry just like so many other walks of life, the manual paper-and-ink drafting and design process is a [...] The post Architectural CAD Outsourcing: Coordination Is The Key appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Necessity of Record Keeping

    admin321
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:18 am
    There is always a hue and cry about the necessity of keeping the records safely and efficiently by Architectural CAD drafting services. Many professionals are often nonplussed about why so much emphasis is given on maintaining the records that Architectural CAD drafting services might never need in future. After all, a lot of energy and [...] The post Architectural CAD Drafting Services: Necessity of Record Keeping appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
  • CAD Outsourcing Services: Auditing or Policing?

    admin321
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:12 am
    Auditing is often considered a dirty word as far as CAD outsourcing services are concerned. It is supposed that the purpose of auditing is to single out some person or persons and make them scapegoats for the error in the process or for the failure of a project for which CAD outsourcing services had to [...] The post CAD Outsourcing Services: Auditing or Policing? appeared first on The AEC Associates Blog.
 
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  • Millennial Architects Won't Be CAD Monkeys: The 5 on Friday

    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Chalet lac Champlain by Boom Town Okay, so, yeah, we took a week off for the 4th of July, but we figured you had better things to do over the holiday than reading blogs. This week, though, we’re back with a new edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Answers to 11 Big Questions about Architects Square-Foot Pricing is Up Millennials Won’t be your CAD Monkey Top…
  • Architects Do Not Have All the Answers: The 5 on Friday

    27 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Westlight House by McClellan Architects of Seattle, Washington Happy Friday to you. Short and sweet, it’s time for a new edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Architects don’t have all the answers but… Resolve conflict inside your company Can you define your vision? NCARB announces certification changes Design professionals should enforce guidelines
  • How Architects Can Better Serve Clients: 5 on Friday

    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: the Nagy Residence by Re:Vision Architects I don’t know about you, but Friday came around quick this week and so did this edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: Things Architects can do better for clients Picking the right drawing software A strategic roadmap for your firm Architecture billing up in May When to say no
  • Architects, World Leaders, and Social Media: The 5 on Friday

    13 Jun 2014 | 9:46 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Mansfield Residence by Amit Apel Design Inc. Yes, it’s the 13th AND it’s Friday which can only mean one thing: time for a lucky edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: The franchising of architecture Architects shouldn’t pass up on small projects What world leaders can teach architects More builders going green Architect students reliance on tools
  • Consequences of Architect Firms Not Marketing and More: 5 on Friday

    6 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    5 on Friday Featured Project: Stoneridge house by in situ studio   Welcome to another edition of the 5 on Friday--our weekly roundup of headlines, stories, and info in the world of architecture and related business. There was a lot to choose from; so we’ve got a good roundup. This week’s features include: The bee hole of an architect Will studying architecture become unaffordable No marketing can have consequences Create winning teams and projects How to raise your fees
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  • Luxury Residence: modern interior design in an old church

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Gianna Camilotti, the Londoner designer breaks the barriers imposed by social conventions and delight us with a beautiful demonstration that outlines how an old church architecture can be compatible with most modern interior design. This luxury residence designed in the church has a touch of splendor that successfully completes with the purity and simplicity expression that comes to us across time in the history of the building. The space benefits from a large opened living room that includes the kitchen and dining area, a bathroom and two bedrooms. The old wooden interior structure was…
  • Tarkett Academy: exhibition and educational space by Modelart Arhitekti

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Tarkett Academy is an exhibition and educational space in the industrial complex Tarkett in Backa Palanka and was developed as revitalization of an old industrial building. The mission of the Academy is developing and improvement of technique of Tarkett flooring as well as improving knowledge of Tarkett products. This area provides clients, architects and designers with support and assistance in finding the best solution for flooring in a variety of projects, not only in its content and equipment, but also the way the entire facility was established. The main challenge in designing the…
  • Lola Glamour: a world full of color and sophisticated design

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:35 pm
    With a well defined vision, the two Spanish designers, Felix and Desiree, brother and sister, bring passion and creativity through their work trying to give us access to a world full of color and unic design, cause us joy and positive emotion. They are the artists behind the Spanish company of supplies Lola Glamour. The pieces with strong personality, Lola Glamour supplies can become “the main character” in any home because it offers a variety of attractive and seductive shapes, materials and colors. Such supplies, representatives of an overflowing creativity, stimulate the…
  • Tresarca residence: amazing architecture in Las Vegas

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Built under the burning sun of Nevada, Tresarca residence, is the downright definition for “amazing”. The project realized by Assemblage Studio is an architectural and design response to the challenges that the Mojave Desert and Las Vegas can raise. The natural beauty of the textures and different materials, stratifications of rocks and green oases where life pulsates, all under the almighty sun are the realities of the environment that were used as inspiration source for a design that creates the feeling of belonging to this environment and to provide the regional character to…
  • Sunshine Canyon Residence: a piece of eternity and a breathtaking view

    Ovidiu Slavulete
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    The owners of the house, Sunshine Canyon Residence, certainly love very much the mountains and forests of Colorado, since they have chosen to return to the area where, a few years ago, another house burned in a forest fire. But how not to fall in love with this breathtaking view, the eternity of these mountains and complete silence that keeps you away from any problem. THA Architecture has designed this residence, at 7 km west of Boulder, Colorado, at an altitude of 7,000 feet in the mountains. Built on 2200 square feet, Sunshine Canyon Residence provides a stunning view at the level of the…
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