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Architectural Types - Styles - Historical Periods - The Great Buildings Collection

Architectural Types - Styles - Historical Periods - The Great Buildings Collection

Future Living - Housing Project by Various Designers & Yanko Design This is Future Living The Future Living house is a testament to the will of design. It took twenty six designers (a feat in itself) to create it. Every technologic leap was analyzed to make sure anything proposed was possible by 2050. It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location. Water uses gravity to generate pressure. 55 Great Sites For Woodworkers :Construction Management Schools: Construction Management Degree Do you have a love for woodworking? Having a husband that loves working in the garage and two sons in woodshop at school, I decided to put this list of sites together to help them as well as help others. From the novice to the advanced, if you are looking for some tips and tricks, design ideas, or just want to see what others are doing, this list has what you are looking for. These sites are not listed in any order other than by general topic. 1. Acorn House Workshop – Having started by building some bookshelves and dining table for the new house, this woodworking hobbyist has since turned out some very fine pieces of work.

40 Handwriting Free Fonts Every Designer Must Have Articles, Resources September 6, 2012 Picking up the right typography is one of the most critical aspects in making a successful design. Most designers today are taking the risk of going out of the box in terms of choosing the right font style in their projects. Customization and having a unique look that stands out among other designs is one effective concept we always see on prints, websites, motion pictures, advertising and other fields of the graphic design industry. One way in achieving this customization concept is for a designer to look for a unique typography. Two in One House by clavienrossier architectes hes/sia A house on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland includes two apartments of differing size yet gives the impression of a single unit thanks to a pitched roof over a diamond shaped plan. (Click the images below for full sized images) From clavienrossier architectes hes/sia: The site is located on the edge of a residential zone on the outskirts of Geneva flanked on its southern border by a forest and opening out to fields to the west. It sits right on the line between the city and nature. The building, backed by a paved access ramp, is placed in the north east corner of the site.

Architects transform submarine into a bar Two hundred and fifty years ago, brewer Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease for his St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. To commemorate this event, the Guinness company could have rolled out a stretch limousine, but it decided to go one better by launching a “deep-sea bar” in the chilly waters of the Baltic off Stockholm, Sweden. Bjarke Ingels Group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is offering a Business Development Coordinator position in their New York City office. Start date is mid-May/early June, and the position is paid and full-time. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. As a Business Development Coordinator, you will: 45 Awesome Abstract Textures Finding that perfect texture for your design can be quite the search, and also quite time consuming. To help you out a bit we’ve browsed through the large collection of textures over at deviantART and picked out some abstract textures. These can inspire you in making your own ones or you can use them. Just make sure to click on the images to go to the originals and read if the artists behind them have any restrictions or require credits first.

MINIMOD by mapa The house has a modulated structure and design, which allows multiple configurations and customizations. Starting from a minimal module, MINIMOD invests in customization, design and sustainability. The production is carried out in a prefabricated manner and enjoys the steel frame system technology, which allows the client program definition needs and choice of finishes, as well as automation options. Depending on the composition of the modules, the MINIMOD offers different possibilities – ranging from a compact weekend retreat, a small show room for events up to larger programs and elaborated as hotels and inns, combining a larger number of modules. The modules are 100% prefabricated. MINIMOD than is take to any site by truck or disassembled into smaller pieces and taken to the ground for final assembly.

Historic L.A. hospital site to be turned into senior apartments A historic — and some say haunted — Los Angeles hospital that has been closed for two decades is set to be converted into apartments for low-income seniors in a $40-million makeover. Linda Vista Community Hospital is an imposing relic from the days when railroads took care of their sick and injured employees in company facilities. Originally known as Santa Fe Coast Lines Hospital, it was built for employees of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in Boyle Heights, a blue-collar neighborhood east of the city's rail yards and home to many railroad workers. The original hospital opened in 1905. It was razed and rebuilt on the same site in the mid-1920s, and additions were made through 1939. PHOTOS: New life for hospital

philips eco-friendly microbial home nov 02, 2011 philips eco friendly microbial home the ‘microbial home’ concept by philips design the ‘microbial home’ by philips design is a concept home design that adopts a systemic approach to domestic activity, connecting machines into a cyclical system of input and output that minimizes waste. as the designers explain, ‘we view the home as a biological machine to filter, process, and recycle what we conventionally think of as waste.’ from domestic beekeeping (‘urban beehive’) to gardens that decompose plastic waste (the ‘paternoster’), view more information about each of the component prototype devices below.

Life Force: Colorful Illustrations of the Energy Inside We all know that everything on Earth including each one of us is made up of energy, but it’s still a pretty incredible concept to wrap our minds around. That’s why I love to see the way artists interpret the energy that is life. Martín Satí has a unique way of creating vibrant portraits that show the energy’s fluidity. Unlike the representational fractal visions of artists like Alex Grey and Amanda Sage, Satí’s portraits are less geometrical, but embody a similar theme. mizuishi architect atelier: house in nukuikitamachi oct 16, 2011 mizuishi architect atelier: house in nukuikitamachi ‘house in nukuikitamachi’ by mizuishi architects atelier in koganei, tokyo, japan all images courtesy mizuishi architects atelier japanese practice mizuishi architect atelier (kota mizuishi) has shared with us images of ‘house in nukuikitamachi’, a two-storey private dwelling for a family of four and their pets in tokyo, japan. aiming to be a flexible living space that does not require constant maintenance, the design utilizes a series of ‘futokoro’ – recess void within something – to create a number of functional areas that extend the layout. exterior view

Bizarre CCTV headquarters seems to defy gravity CCTV's Beijing headquarters (Photo: OMA / Iwan Baan) Image Gallery (18 images) Office buildings have traditionally been so staid that whimsical departures from the norm still trigger a strong response, both good and bad. The latest member of the avant-garde architecture club, the estimated US$1.08 billion, 44-floor, 768 ft (234 m) CCTV headquarters building in Beijing (already so iconic it's part of a board game for architecture groupies) is now finally complete - after nearly eight years of construction. View all With its five million square feet plus (473,000 sq m) of floor space, the voluminous OMA-designed China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters is comprised of two leaning towers connected by an innovative 246 ft (75m) cantilever that appears to defy physics to form what is essentially a linear loop.