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Bathroom Design 01 Mixed Media by Benjamin Bullins - Bathroom Design 01 Fine Art Prints and Posters for SaleMedium: Mixed Media - Found Object Assemblage This original mixed media is currently for sale. At the present time, originals are not offered for sale through the FineArtAmerica secure checkout system. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about purchasing this original.
Source: theurbn.com/tag/image-of-the-week/ When I learned I had the chance to shoot from the roof of one of Chicago’s tallest towers , The John Hancock Center, I was ecstatic – and a bit scared. Heights and I never got long. I planned a night shoot because I’ve don’t have any shots from that perspective. I’ve spent plenty of time shooting from the building’s 94th floor observatory, but a ban on tripods makes obtaining sharp night images challenging. When I finally stepped out of the mechanical penthouse and onto the roof, any fears I had drained away.
Dieter Rams garden portrait by Philip Sinden D ieter Rams is not comfortable with fame. He might be a superstar designer, but if the raised German tones I heard when this was suggested are an indication of his feelings towards this title, he would not want to be remembered in that way. Sitting in a bar on the top floor of a hotel in Osaka three years ago, at the opening of his seminal exhibition ' Less and More ', Rams was deep in conversation about this very subject proclaiming that he was not a star designer, or at the very least, did not wish to be. photo by Philip Sinden Braun ET 55 - Design Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs
Built literally on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, by MOS Architects , Floating House is a private dwelling produced in such a way that it is unaffected by the lakes' drastically varying water levels. From month-to-month, year-to-year, the house adapts to the water level change by floating atop of a structure built atop steel pontoons. "Using traditional construction processes would have been prohibitively expensive; the majority of costs would have been applied toward transporting building materials to the remote island. Instead, we worked with the contractor to devise a prefabrication and construction process that maximized the use of the unique character of the site: Lake Huron as a waterway. Construction materials were instead delivered to the contractor’s fabrication shop, located on the lake shore. The steel platform structure with incorporated pontoons was built first and towed to the lake outside the workshop.
It’s about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscape…for something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of “weekend” reminds that it’s a temporary respite. Weekend Cabin is a new feature to Adventure Journal, appearing on Fridays, and this first one kicks off with a collection of images gathered from the nooks and crannies of Tumblr — classic weekend cabins, set in or near the woods, probably slightly musty, and most definitely stocked with well-used games of Yahtzee and jigsaw puzzles with a few pieces missing.
25 Reasons Why You Should Consider Earth Sheltered Living 1. Abundant Natural Light Your home will have more natural lighting than a conventional home.
I’m an Architect. I’m the most interesting man in the room. I’m wearing all black. I’m near sighted, but have compensated with extremely attractive and/or expensive eyewear. I have radical mood swings. But, only on the inside.
Natural Pools or Natural Swimming Ponds (NSPs) Let nature clean the water... Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion, or regeneration zone, is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface. www.naturalswimmingpools.com The pools have skimmers and pumps that circulate the water through the regeneration zone and back into the swimming area.
With this immersive installation, French artist Serge Salat invites visitors to take a journey through endless layers of space, decked out with cubic shapes, panels of mirrors, shifting lights and music. “Beyond Infinity” is a multi-sensory, multimedia experience that blends Eastern Chinese with Western Renaissance. Inspired by the Suzhou Gardens, a masterpiece of Chinese landscape, the three-lined trigram of I Ching is the main pattern that organizes the space of the work. Salat uses mirrors as optical illusions, exploding a single room into spatial infinity. via [ Architizer ]
Flipping through the latest issue of Boston Home , I was struck by the beauty of this "invisible" tub. Made from a thick sheet of glass inserted between the two tile walls, it's so simple, yet I've never seen anything quite like it. Boston-based architecture & design firm Stern McCafferty created this custom bath based on an inspiration photo from owners Amy and Ethan d'Abelmont Burnes. They gut renovated their South End rowhouse when they bought the property next door and decided to combine them.
Posted on January 8, 2010 by Frank A new part 2 of this article is now posted here ! Most flooring is pretty unimaginative and boring.
Demolition of Pruitt-Igoe buildings in 1972 Although Ted Mosby , the architect character in How I Met Your Mother , has suitably tousled hair and his (client-less) firm has a trendy name—Mosbuis Designs—he doesn't seem to have mastered the lingo of his trade, for architects, like all professionals, have their own jargon, while Ted speaks like an ordinary guy. A brief history is in order. Architecture is a relatively young profession—the American Institute of Architects was not founded until 1857.