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Earth Sheltered. Earth Sheltered Homes "Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction.

Earth Sheltered

It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't. We'll see. " - Malcolm Wells, 2002. The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. Fifteen feet below ground the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area's surface air.

There are two types of earth sheltered building. Honingham Earth Sheltered Social Housing. These 25 Unconventional Homes Make The Most Of A Unique Space. Seattle Houseboats & Floating Homes. 2143 North Northlake Way.

Seattle Houseboats & Floating Homes

Super modern South African tiny house is bright and green. I have often complained that a lot of tiny houses, being modelled on larger houses that get the shrink-ray, are designed for cuteness instead of practicality, with their tiny lofts that peak in the middle.

Super modern South African tiny house is bright and green

Perhaps instead of using a traditional house as a model, designers should be looking more at learning from more modern designs like Airstream trailers or boats. That's why the INDAWO / lifePOD is so interesting. This design by the South African team of Collaborate000 architects, and product designers Dokter and Missses is super modern, and very much a product of its climate. Beach and Coastal House Plans. Cool Garden Pool Ideas - Time to Build. By Barbara Peck, Originally Published in Gardenista An artful garden pool by Eva Wagnerová in the Czech Republic.

Cool Garden Pool Ideas - Time to Build

Whether a space is grand or humble, water makes it better. Garden Fountains Past and Present - Time to Build. SplashdownSummer means relaxation time in the backyard.

Garden Fountains Past and Present - Time to Build

A water feature can add to the enjoyment, like the wonderful "water rail" for a terrace in Arizona, by Phoenix landscape architect Greg Trutza, shown above. The stream of recirculating water follows the curve of the deck and spills into a small spa at one end (photo above courtesy Sunset Magazine). Time to Build - Roof Garden House. The two-bar house hugs the front and side property lines of the deep lot, providing private, usable space in the side and rear yards.

Time to Build - Roof Garden House

Photo: Joe Fletcher The landscape often is an afterthought, fleshed out with leftover funds. But when land and house have equal bulling, budget decisions can shift in ways that result in something far more satisfying. Time to Build - The Coolest Floating House. SAN FRANCISCO — Sarah and Kimo Bertram never imagined living in a floating house.

Time to Build - The Coolest Floating House

Room and house planners. Visualize Your Home. Design My Space 3D space-planning tool. Time to Build - Vacation Homes.

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Building. From 5 Pallets to 1 Great Bench with Storage. Pallets Bed. Home Building, Construction, Design. Home Design Find - Interior Design, Architecture, Modern Furniture. Design A House: Free Architecture Courses. Create Free Interactive Floor Plans. Beginners guide. Time to Build - Search. Cheap (Potentially Free) To Build Houses. Peckham House 15½, Grand Designs, Monty, Glass Sliding Roof. The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs. With its emphasis on all things visual, Tumblr has emerged as one of the most engaging platforms for observing architecture, ranging from the historic to the surreal.

The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs

The upload-based social network is a haven for image-hoarders everywhere, with each Tumblr carefully curated to indulge a very specific craving, be it endangered Brutalism or decadent interior design. For architectural history fetishists, Tumblr has proven an unending boon. It hosts thousands of images with historical documentation, and takes the role that a library or archive might have 50 years ago. Other feed-based networks fulfill other needs of the architectural community, (forum, event calendar, yearbook, etc.), but Tumblr peddles in images. That's also one of its drawbacks. Still, this quality does give Tumblr so much of its cultural potential.

While it is possible to simply search #architecture and find great collections and pictures, we have compiled a list of our favorite Tumblrs for your browsing enjoyment. Charlie Luxton. Permitted Development Rights. You can make certain types of minor changes to your house without needing to apply for planning permission.

Permitted Development Rights

These are called "permitted development rights" and are described in this guide. They derive from a general planning permission granted not by the local authority but by Parliament. Bear in mind that the permitted development rights which apply to many common projects for houses do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. Advertisement In some areas of the country, known generally as 'designated areas', permitted development rights are more restricted. There are also different requirements if the property is a listed building. The Planning Portal's general advice is that you should contact your local planning authority and discuss your proposal before any work begins. Time to Build - Decision Timeline for Your New Home. Mod-tac-ular. Green screen house by hideo kumaki architect office. Aug 29, 2013 green screen house by hideo kumaki architect office green screen house by hideo kumaki architect officeall images courtesy of yukinori okamura and mayuko ebina screen acts as an extra room for the house, offering a relaxing space for the family to enjoy dining together the play of sunlight through the green screen thermally incorporated design principles help the energy consumption of the building’s interior a barrier-free entrance the wall of a backrest view looking towards the kitchen with the green exterior feature.

green screen house by hideo kumaki architect office

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