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.
Shelves at Home Decoration Inspired by natural and presented in modern design, this unique bookshelf was created by Spanish designer Jordi Mila. It’s called Wisdom Tree Bookshelf which its fluid and organic shape was inspired by the growth of a tree and comes with an artistic design making the shelf looks like tree branches, the books being the fruit of wisdom. The Wisdom Tree is for people who see books as a source of knowledge and emotions ...Read more It’s the artistic various design and color of modular shelving units was designed by Russian industrial designer Maria Yasko. The designer seems to have been inspired by nature and surroundings. The Best Architectural Websites The Top Architectural Websites in the World That sounds pretty important doesn’t it? At the very least it sounds comprehensive … it suggests an extensive and exhaustive collection of the best architecturally themed websites in the world. I’m not sure if that is this list but it is my go-to list of websites. Compiling a list of the top architectural websites is far more difficult than it sounds, particularly if there isn’t any particular manner of evaluation employed other than these are the sites that I go to the most often. I don’t have a blog roll on my site, something that I struggle with continually for excluding.
Beautiful And Original Product Designs - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Successful product design manages to reveal useful functionality beyond its appealing form. No matter how excellent a design looks like, most customers aren’t likely to spend money on something they won’t be able to use. Russian Verb Aspects - Russian Grammar New: This Russian lesson is still in development. It is not complete and may contain some errors. Please report any errors to the corrections forum. No. 570 - 2012.1024 Trees are fundamental to urban landscapes and natural ecosystems. Wood from trees is a fundamental material for architecture. The tension between wood in living trees, and wood in buildings and other products, is arguably at an all-time-high on planet Earth. This is especially true in North America, where primary harvest of irreplaceable primeval forest, having swept across the continent during the last 300 years, is still underway. In the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, even as fierce political battles rage over the logging or conservation of the last few percent of older forests on public lands, vast acreages of once-vibrant forest in private industrial ownership is being stripped and scoured rapidly.
Basic Fashion Drawing Supplies A Simple, Straight Forward Guide Fashion drawing supplies are a necessity if you dream of being a fashion designer. Fashion drawing is actually very simple if you have the right supplies. Beginners will also find that it can be made much easier and stress free if you use a template to get you started. As you become more comfortable in your skills you can begin to create your own models. Autodesk 123D Design: 3D Modeling for the Masses Autodesk123D Design is a new free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser. Autodesk 123D Design helps users get their projects started by providing base shapes and example models that help move past a blank screen and into the design quickly. Using natural interactions to add objects to the canvas and assemble parts together, users can enjoy the design process and create amazing 3D-printable designs. "For the first time ever, users can create sophisticated, precise 3D models of real objects on their iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.
Chartpak Ad markers « robertsdonovan.com Following my earlier rant about Prismacolor markers the Marker Fairy delivered a brand new set of 100 Chartpak Ad markers last night for my birthday. They are a veritable bargain when ordered from Dick Blick at less than $2 a stick (the Prismacolors set me back $4 each at Hobby Lobby). I haven’t had much of a chance to put them through their paces yet but I can say that my early impressions are much more favorable than with the Prismacolors. The ink flows much faster than the Prismacolors which should be ideal for my rapid sketching motions.
Don’t come ringing when this crane is swinging In The Netherlands, the town of Harlingen boasts the most unusual guest accomodations. A crane! “Harlingen Harbour Crane is suitable for day-time and night-time occupation by two people. The facilities are located in the former machine room and control room. Coming Out by ZMIK Better late than never # 1: Coming Out is a collection of prototypes by Swiss designers Zmik, exhibited at V-Gallery in Basel, Switzerland, last year. The exhibition featured eight lighting and furniture prototypes created for the studio's interior projects, including an outdoor chandelier and a light made of a polystyrene fast-food box. More information about ZMIK (in German) can be found here. The following is from ZMIK: