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Walstrom House by John Lautner

Walstrom House by John Lautner
October 13th, 2011 John Lautner was a California based architect that built very inspiring public buildings and private residences. The Walstrom house was constructed in 1969 into the side of a hill in the Santa Monica mountains just outside of Los Angeles. Photos by Jon Buono Related:  honhan

東海建築「自身的建築」期末評圖 評圖來賓: 王惟顥,建築師(Licensed Architect),UCL Bartlett 建築碩士。 賴伯威,建築師(Licensed Architect),Harvard University GSD 建築與都市設計碩士。 Live Green - The Houses That PET Plastic Built Eco-minded architects and designers are making treasure out of trash by recycling used PET bottles into beautiful, sustainable, buildings. Eco-minded architects and designers are making treasure out of trash by recycling used PET bottles into beautiful, sustainable, buildings. One of the wonderful things about being recycle-minded is that every piece of trash is an opportunity to recreate something wonderful. Eco-tec, an award-winning Honduran company, has used recycled PET plastic bottles for construction of houses, water tanks, and even schools. Using some 8,000 PET recycled bottles, Eco-Tec created the “casa ecológica” or ecological house, as a means of providing sustainable construction methods and employment in Honduras. 70% of the structures built by Eco-Tec are made up of recycled PET bottles reclaimed from landfills and local clean-up projects. Each casa ecologica has a “living roof” made from sod and turf which insulates the house better than a conventional roof.

Endless possibilities >>> an Athenian “Capriccio” shows imagined versions of the city | ARCHI | SCAPES Could this be a “Capriccio Palladiano” set in Athens (originally an imaginary view of Venice’s Canal Grande by Italian painter Canaletto) ? Or a contemporary version of Giovanni Battista Piranesi‘s “Campo Marzio” (a ‘collage’ of Rome at various moments in history) ? Certainly it’s not Venice… or Rome for that matter. But these visualizations of Athens in unlikely, imagined or downright wrong conditions surely reinterpret the work of the Italian masters. Greek architects Point Supreme show they are able to blend a strong theoretical and provocative work with beautiful eye-catching images and inspired architectural design. Athens heaven 02 “Frontal Sea” – Vouliagmeni, Athens urban sea-terminal – Athens “What if” Athens 2 Strefi Pool Collage – Athens Disruptive Athens “What if” Athens 1 Tourkovounia Collage – Athens “Legit undervalued 01″ – Disaster in Athens “Kawaii” – Insular Athens Amusement park Athens Athens heaven 01 London festival / Athens Athens heaven 04 Kotzia Square – Athens Athina, Greece

If children’s drawings were made into toys… Email There is a studio which creates soft toys based on children’s drawings that their parents send in. Once completed, parents can buy these toys for their children, which I think is a very interesting concept and business model. But what is more interesting is seeing these weird creatures that come “alive” as toys. Leave your comment! You might also like these posts on other blogs: Inspiring and Innovative Response to Urban Rooftop Mandela Park, by Karres en Brands Landscape, Almere, The Netherlands. Almere in The Netherlands is the perfect example of a low-density city constructed from zero. Architects had a great opportunity here to demonstrate to the world how innovative and contemporary design works. Mandela Park, which opened in 2011, was designed by Karres en Brands Landscape and planned by OMA as part of the master plan for the next stage in the development of Almere. This plan focuses on the location of future business areas. Mandela Park Overview. Designing the Urban Rooftop As you can imagine, creating a new business center means ensuring easy availability and providing for new parking needs in the area. Section through car park. Human and Urban Scale Work Together The freed rectangular space of Mandela Park contrasts with the 120-meter-tall office towers in front of it. Mandela Park Overview. Mandela Park. Masterplan of park broken into distinct sections. Related Articles: The Giant Patchwork More Posts

25 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls Family portrait by Lori Andrews (via designcrushblog) We all have family photos that we love. Most of them live well in photo albums but the best of them could and should be displayed throughout the house. Displaying pictures could be challenging but we can and will make the process more easy for you. mixed and matched family photos Family photo heart display Family photo ladder Family photo tree Family photos above your sofa Family photo clocks Family photos around tv Family photos on wires Modern family photo tree Family photos on the whole wall (via pinterest) A large family photo covering the whole wall (via poppytalk) LOVE family photo display on clothspins (via bios) Historical family photo display (via skonahem) String lights family photo display (via pinterest) DIY Natural Wood Photo Display (via pinterest) Modern and creative kids photo display (via flickr) Interchangeable family photos for every wall (via pinterest)

9 CÁCH SÁNG TẠO NỘI DUNG HAY NHẤT ĐỂ... - Truyền thông Trăng Đen A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping, fields of luminous flowers, and a glowing phone booth aquarium, however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna seems to have stolen the show. ( via stijn coppens, sacha vanhecke, sector271)

#2ReFi: reality fiction - displacements: an x'scape journal Chinas Abandoned Wonderland - Alan Taylor In Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles northwest of central Beijing, the ruins of a partially built amusement park called Wonderland sit near a highway, surrounded by houses and fields of corn. Construction work at the park, which developers had promised would be "the largest amusement park in Asia," stopped around 1998 after disagreements with the local government and farmers over property prices. Developers briefly tried to restart construction in 2008, but without success. The abandoned structures are now a draw for local children and a few photographers, who encounter signs telling them to proceed at their own risk. Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A farmer carries a shovel over his shoulder as he walks to tend his crops in a field that includes an abandoned castle-like building that was to be part of an amusement park called "Wonderland", on the outskirts of Beijing, China, on December 5, 2011.

trans-journal Container House by Patrick Partouche L’architecte Patrick Partouche a conçu une Maison Container construite entièrement à partir de huit conteneurs d’expédition. On the Road Photography UK based photographer Andy Lee captures very inspiring images of the