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A Daily Dose of Architecture

A Daily Dose of Architecture


Architecture School You Know You’re No Longer An Archistudent When… You can’t find your giant roll of butter paper anywhere. blackandrileyblue asked: Hi!! I'm thinking of going into architecture and I'm extremely sure about it. No. 582 - 2013.0821 Brooklyn is a hub of innovative architecture and design, with dozens of young professionals commissioning or undertaking their own eco-sensitive renovations to existing brownstones and low-rise attached buildings throughout the borough. Tighthouse, a Passive House brownstone retrofit, sits at the end of a string of two-story buildings constructed in 1899 that share a tree-lined block with larger brownstones built around the same time, centrally located off Fifth Avenue in the neighborhood of Park Slope. It is the first certified Passive House in New York City and meets the standards for new construction, surpassing the EnerPHit certification. Remodeling Approach The unique retrofit of a 110-year-old house by the Brooklyn-based firm Fabrica 718 could serve as an important model for the many urban and suburban residences that need energy-saving renovations.

Order, Formulas, and Rules by Frank Cunha III It seems like when you finally get it right in Architecture, Art, Music, Fashion, etc, you become a “sellout.” So what is Right? How can we get it right? Will anyone know the difference? In the music industry, record companies spend millions studying what kind of music we enjoy.

cityofsound The primary interface between the UK’s planning system and the people and places it serves is a piece of A4 paper tied to a lamppost in the rain. OK, not always rain. But rain often enough. Mozilla Firefox One of Buckhead’s most iconic pieces of real estate is back on the market at $7 million. Built in 1926 by famed Atlanta architects Neel Reid and Philip Schutze, the 3.5 acre home was modeled after an 18th-Century Venetian Chapel, thus the Italian, Baroque-style features. The 16,000…Read The Full Post This Self-Sustaining Smart Garden Uses Aquaponics to Grow Herbs and Care for Fish at Once The EcoGarden is a smart and interactive ecosystem. One intelligentminiature greenhouse and a self-cleaning aquariumthat is capable of growing a variety of fresh herbs and veggies all year round.It was created so you can control and monitor your garden remotely, right from the palm of your hand. At Ecobloom we want to make growing fun, interactive and as simple as possible. Enjoy the powerful combination of nature and technology in a seamless way.

Architecture Spectacular scenery – and sheep – are the first things that come to mind for most of us when we think of New Zealand. For an architect, spectacular scenery is always both a challenge and an opportunity. This was very much the situation for David Ponting, founder of Ponting Fitzgerald (in 1998) of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, when he saw the site for what his affluent client hoped would be a “sanctuary.” The site was breathtaking with unbelievable views of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, and the mountains beyond. Rocky, powerful terrain. Strong visual lines. Celebrity Homes Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi recently purchased what is arguably the "best house in Los Angeles" -- the recently revamped Brody house in Holmby Hills, CA. The multi-winged A. Quincy Jones designed house, which sits next door to the Playboy Mansion, was commissioned in 1949 by philanthropists and art collectors Sidney and Frances Brody. With an interior designed by Billy Haines and the 2.3 acre grounds by landscape arhitect Garrett Eckbo, Brody House is widely considered one of the best estates in Los Angeles. The 13,511 square foot, 6 bedroom, 9.5 bathroom home, includes a pool and pool house, gym, spa and tennis court. The previous owner, whose identity has not been disclosed, had the home updated by designer Stephen Stone.

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