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We are excited to announce that our first offline event, TreeLife by TCH, will be unveiled in a major city in 2013. This event will showcase innovative and creative sustainable architecture, and illustrate that green can co-exist with urban city life. The world's first major public exhibition of 'green design' treehouses, TreeLife will bring the biggest names in international architecture, design and art into the one public place for the first time, showcasing cutting edge green and sustainable design. Life in the trees Treehouses have become creative eco-statements in the design world. Global program of events: To celebrate the incredible temporary environment created by TreeLife, the exhibition will host a program of events that will vary from city to city. Art-life: Green-themed, organic art installations placed around treehouses including topiary. Silent Cinema: Public, open-air "silent" movie screenings using wireless, sound-proof headphones. Rollerdisco: A 70s "rollerskate" rink.

Architecture Math professor Dr. James Stewart, who is also a former violinist with the Hamilton Symphony Orchestra near Toronto, Ontario, has made millions writing calculus textbooks. When he decided to spend most of his fortune on a residence, he could have used any architect anywhere in the world. Instead of an international star, he selected the then-relatively unknown pair, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe of Shim Sutcliffe to create his residence in a ravine in the posh Toronto neighborhood of Rosedale. Stewart was not looking to build just a residence, though. He also wanted a private concert hall and lots of curves. A decade after the initial discussions with Shim and Sutcliffe, the $24 million US, 18,000-square-foot Integral House was completed. The house exudes a patina, a classic semi-Scandinavian simplicity that makes it seem older, more established and mature than a brash, brand-new house. Photographs by Jim Dow, Ed Burtynsky & Bob Gundu

FieldCandy Tents Designed To Stand Out FieldCandy tents do not give you camouflage protection in the natural setting, nor do they help you blend in with the rest of the crowd at the campsite. FieldCandy tents are designed to stand out. When we saw the first images of these limited-edition designer tents with their cool flysheets, we had to really stop and think. Is it true that no-one else has manufactured these types of tents for sale before? We have seen individual pieces displayed as art, but we had not seen anything quite like this. It was one of those moments when you think: Why have all tents always looked pretty much the same? So, through a two-year development process, Jersey, UK-based FieldCandy has created what we did not know we needed. They now offer more than 40 different designs by 18 artists. On the FieldCandy website, a counter next to each design indicates how many of that design are still left.

Baumraum Treehouses Some of us think that our far off ancestors lived in the trees — and during our childhood, when our thoughts and memories are most pure, we yearn to climb trees growing in our gardens, in our parks, in our cities. As we get older, the urge to climb trees subsides as we ride elevators up to our offices in the sky and look out across the cities where we live. Yet occasionally, as we’re sealed up tight in our artificially climatic spaces, we long for a breath of fresh air. At a German company called baumraum an architect, a landscape architect, an arbologist, and a craftsman design modern, natural and solidly constructed treehouses. Each treehouse project is assessed individually. baumraum offers a range of wood-types as well as options for insulated walls. Sound like something you’ve been wanting?

Lifestyle We will never tire of the positive effects of nature. Its calming, soothing and inspiring influence will never go out of style. The more we rush, the more time we spend indoors staring at our screens and devices, the more urban our lifestyles become, the more we crave and need time away from it all. It has been amazing to follow the newest solutions to the old dilemmas: How to bring more green space to cities; how to reclaim underused urban land for recreational and other "green" uses; how to provide more and more people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of spending time in nature. Lately, we have seen fantastic examples of how designers and architects, urban planners and citizens' organizations have accomplished both large and small-scale projects, from bringing a bit of greenery, and open space to otherwise bleak surroundings, to large-scale neighborhood-changing undertakings. Getting back to nature is not a new phenomenon.

Country House / DVA ARHITEKTA Architects: DVA ARHITEKTA Location: Bijaca, Bosnia and Herzegovina Design Team: Tomislav Ćurković / Zoran Zidarić Collaborator: Cvjetka Peronja, m.arch Project Manager: Haris Mahić Project year: 2007 Completion year: 2011 Site Area: 35,000 sqm Total floor area: 950 sqm Photographs: Robert Leš The approach of the proposal was to develop a residential complex in strong connection to the context. Located in a remote, poorly inhabitated part of West Herzegovina canton, the site stretches over 35 000 square meters of wild landscape, bounded by strong stone walls. The ambient relies on tradition, where places like this provided social contact and events. All three units, six buildings alltogether, are carefully placed to gain views according to client’s wishes. Guarding the entrance, the steward house and auxilliary facility are located. Further along, the terrain climbs steeply towards the highest point where main unit is found.

The 50 Most Liked Articles in 2011 During this specific time of the year, I scan my mind in order to remember all the memories that have been saved since the beginning of 2011 to bid them farewell and welcome new memories which await! Most precisely, those related with are the following : > In 2011, Yatzer was listed as one of the top FIVE International sites for design amongst Designboom, Dezeen, The Selby and The New Yooxer by the prominent Italian magazine INTERNI PANORAMA. > In 2011, I was thrilled to discover that I had been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the design industry by the French edition of heavyweight ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST (AD). > In 2011, we released the much anticipated iPhone Application. > In 2011, the Yatzer Team grew up and got even closer! We couldn't resist letting YOU become the curators of the ''BEST of Yatzer'' articles for 2011, according to the number of Facebook LIKES they received from you! sources: Yatzer

Tuskanac Residence / DVA Arhitekta Architects: DVA Arhitekta - Tomislav Curkovic / Zoran Zidaric Location: Zagreb, Croatia Client: Private Collaborator: Barbara Vukovic, m.arch Completion: 2010 Site area: 1,300 sqm Total floor area: 590 sqm Photographs: Robert Les Located in residential part of town, characterized by family houses of strictly defined volumes, site and garden measurements. The urbanisation of this part of town was finished by the end of last century, and each new building represents interpolation in already formed urban structure. Besides that, the programme of the project demanded, and the law allowed, much larger house than the neighbouring ones. In order to fulfill all the demands and respect genius loci at the same time, a house consisted of two volumes was designed; one visible to the street view and the other hidden from it but visible from the garden. Street volume, cladded in white Corian, facade and roof merged, is of sculptural character.

מיטב עבודות האינטראקטיב של בוגרי 2012 מכיוון שהשנה אני לא בארץ, אין לי הפריבילגיה להגיע, לראות, להתעייף, להתמנגל ולהתמוגג מתערוכות הבוגרים. ניסיתי להיאבק כדי לפרוץ את מסך הפוליטיקה שאופף את תערוכות הגמר - בדמות הסטודנטים שהפקולטה בחרה לדחוף קדימה - ובאיזשהו מקום, המרחק מאפשר להיות יותר אובייקטיבי ולבחור את העבודות המעניינות, בלי לדעת מה הוצג בצורה מהממת וקיבל חדר יותר גדול. כך גם יסתכלו מעסיקים, או מרצים בתארים מתקדמים, על תיק העבודות של אותם סטודנטים. יש עבודות רבות שאני רוצה להתייחס אליהן ולכן אקצר בהתייחסות הפרטנית, אך יכולתי לכתוב על כל אחת פוסט שלם - כי כל אחת מהן ראויה לזה. שני אזגי - המכונה האינטראקטיבית - המכון הטכנולוגי חולון HIT אזגי עושה צעד אמיץ ומחברת עולמות, כיאה למעצבת אינטראקציה: מוזיקה, ויז'ואל, מושן וחוויה. דני וולף - disform - בצלאל העובדה שדני יצר את אריזת הערוץ המוזיקלי שלו בתלת-ממד, רק מוכיחה את הטרנד הנמשך של ערוצי הטלוויזיה לשלב טכניקות כאלה בתכנים שלהם. עדי פליישר פלד - The Big Astrology Experiment - שנקר עדי בחרה להתעסק באסטרולוגיה, כלומר בעתיד, או יותר נכון בספקולציות לגבי העתיד.

The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. Photograpghy by Mariko Reed. The four-story home – clad with beautiful, sustainable Western Red Cedar siding – is set on a steep hillside site that provides for a very vertical design with living and private zones situated on multiple separate floors. About Richard Barker Adelto Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel?

15 Cool And Creative Umbrellas Umbrella is one of those things you probably wouldn’t like to use very often. However, the tough reality is that it’s sometimes inevitable when you have to leave your cave (office or home). In order to make this experience less unpleasant, we’ve picked 15 cool and creative umbrellas to fight the evil rain. Although umbrella might seem like a common, everyday item that has been there for ages, the very first working and folding umbrella was made only in 1969 by Bradford E. Theory aside, let’s have a look at some of the world’s coolest umbrella designs and pick the best one. 1. From the rain’s point of view. Let the sky know how you feel when it’s raining. 2. For all you detectives out there! 3. The only umbrella that will keep you 100% dry. 4. Humor and surprise are two of the designer Tibor Kalman’s hallmarks, as witnessed by this view of a blue sky on a most probably gray day. Terrible weather can make anyone easily depressed. 6. 7. 8. 9. This umbrella can be inverted into a small bag.

Rafraichir sans moteur salut, merci pour la bienvenue! dans la version prototypique décrite dans le rapport, il n'y a pas d'apport en électricité prévu. par contre, tout ne se fait pas automatiquement, et c'est plus un travail manuel qui est nécessaire, pour la valve par exemple. par contre, on peut envisager un peu d'automatisation, pour ouvrir/fermer la valve régulièrement par exemple, ou pour transvaser l'eau chaude/l'eau froide dans le ballon solaire pour faire plusieurs cycles de réfrigération par jour. (dans ce cas il faut aussi sortir les pains de glace du coffre, et les remplacer par des bacs d'eau) personnellement j'en ai pas fait, j'ai un sacré désavantage pour ça... j'habite dans le nord. (mais le reste du temps j'en suis fier! ). par contre, quand j'en aurais fini avec d'autres travaux, j'adapterai bien une solution (même plus rapide!)

1 Design Per Day Wall art on the cheap My studio is bare. Well, actually the floor is a hot mess with all my crafting/sewing/scrapbooking supplies waiting to be organized, but the walls, they are bare. I needed some big art on the cheap. I bought 6-25count packs of washers in various sizes. I also picked up a tube of StrongStik. By the time we got home it was about 10:30 and I think my creative genius had already gone to bed. It would have been awesome if the canvas wasn't still in the wrapper and was already painted. It worked, but geez, it took fo-eva! Now I have to figure out where I'm going to hang this beauty.

עולם - הספה בקטלוג של איקאה נראית אמיתית? הסתכלו שוב - זה רק עיבוד מחשב הספה המעניינת שלכדה את תשומת הלב שלכם בקטלוג של איקאה ל-2013, היא ככל הנראה כלל לא ספה. למעשה, הסלון כולו נוצר ככל הנראה על ידי מעצב גרפי. יתרה מכך, מרבית הרהיטים והתפאורות ב-324 עמודי הקטלוג הם למעשה אוסף של פיקסלים שעוצבו על גבי מסך מחשב, כך מדווח הוול סטריט ג'ורנל. ענקית הריהוט השבדית, הוציאה בעשורים האחרונים יותר מ-60% מתקציב השיווק שלה על הקמה וריהוט אזורי מגורים בעיצוב מוקפד לטובת הקטלוג. סקיצת מחשב של המטבח ( תמונות) בשנה הנוכחית, 12% מהתכנים שהציגה איקאה באינטרנט, בקטלוגים ובעלונים, עוצבו וירטואלית, והנתון הזה צפוי לעלות ל-25% בשנה הבאה. במקום, מערכות לחדרים שלמים – החל ממטבחים ועד לחדרי אמבטיה ומרפסות – הכל מיוצר על גבי מסך המחשב ואין צורך במצלמות. מאיקאה לא נמסר כמה כסף ההתנהלות החדשה אמורה לחסוך, אך החברה מיישמת אסטרטגיה אגרסיבית לשמירה על מחירים נמוכים. הפקת הקטלוג היא מורכבת ביותר, ואורכת כעשרה חודשים משלב הקונספט ועד למוצר הסופי. קבלו ניוזלטר יומי המסכם את חדשות היום ישירות למייל שלכם.