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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. Related:  tree-life

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant / Pacific Environments Architects: Pacific Environments / Peter Eising & Lucy Gauntlett Location: Auckland, New Zealand Project Managers: The Building Intelligence Group – Gareth Skirrow, Blair Wolfgram, Joe Holden Engineers: Holmes Consulting – Chris MacKenzie & John Worth, Martin Feeney – Holmes Fire Building Contractors: NZ Strong – Shane Brealey, Paddy Molloy, Megan Roberts; Citywide Construction Ltd – Jim Bellamy Timber Fins: McIntosh Timber Laminates – Owen Griffiths, Sandy Sandiford Lighting: ECC Lighting & Furniture – Renee Kelly Project year: 2008-2009 Photographs: Lucy Gauntlett It’s not often that a commission to design a treehouse is offered, so when Colenso BBDO – on behalf of Yellow Pages briefed Pacific Environments Architects for a ‘reality’ TV advert for an off-the-wall functioning restaurant, Pacific Environments jumped at the opportunity. Architectural Concept The concept is driven by the ‘enchanted’ site which is raised above an open meadow and meandering stream on the edge of the woods.

80+ Strange and Fantastic Buildings Architecture The term Architecture can refer to a process, a profession or documentation. As a process, architecture is the activity of designing and constructing buildings and other physical structures by a person or a computer, primarily to provide shelter. As a profession, architecture is the role of those persons or machines providing architectural services. As documentation, usually based on drawings, architecture defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed. In the late 20th century many new concept was included in the compass of both structure and function. Now days, before performing any action we keeping future in our visions. same applies in Architecture also. To restrict the meaning of (architectural) formalism to art for art’s sake is not only reactionary; it can also be a purposeless quest for perfection or originality which degrades form into a mere instrumentality”. Strange & Fantastic Buildings Architecture 01.

Votre design 3D devient réalité avec l'impression 3D It’s Time To Do Your Own Thing Why do you read TCH? Does it inspire you to create, start a business, design a product, improve an idea? Does it make you want to innovate or imitate? Don’t’ follow fashion trends. If your job sucks, stop blaming others, your boss, your parents, the unverse. Have the tenacity and focus to execute an idea no matter how daunting it may seem at first. 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.

Tree hotel / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter An interesting concept for a camouflaged hotel on a tree by Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter: The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a lightweight aluminum structure hung around a tree trunk, boxes clad in mirrored glass, 4x4x4 meters. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The functions provides a living for two people, a double bed, a small kitchen and bathroom, a living room and roof terrace. To prevent birds fly into the windows, transparent stickers, visible for birds, will be added to the facades.

Eco-principles Principles of eco-design From all the many theories behind environmental design, this section pulls out just five core ideas. They are all important, and they provide the tools for approaching most design challenges. There are also some excellent books that talk in far more detail about these concepts (see recommended books). In this section: Working with the sun Thermal mass Stack effect Thermal zoning Embodied energy Six principles for making priorities PRINCIPLES OF ECO-DESIGN: 1. Controlled glazing is the vital component of environmental design. However, there are problems with glass too. So the use of glass is a juggling act - having enough glass to benefit from the free heat of the sun, enough glass to let in plenty of daylight, but not so much that the house overheats during sunny days and freezes at night. PRINCIPLES OF ECO-DESIGN: Orientation Orientation refers to the location of a house and direction to which a house points. 1. 1. PRINCIPLES OF ECO-DESIGN: 2. 1.

Revolver Maps - Free 3D Visitor Maps Mark Jenkins // Street Installations - StumbleUpon Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro Tudela London Dublin Moscow Winston-Salem Seoul Royan Bordeaux Puerto del Rosario Barcelona Malmö Washington DC Washington, DC 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.

Final Wooden House / Sou Fujimoto Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects Location: Kumamoto, Japan Project Team: Hiroshi Kato Structural Consultant: Jun Sato Structural Engineers Lighting: Hirohito Totsune Contractor: Tanakagumi Construction Design Year: 2005-2006 Construction Year: 2007-2008 Site Area: 89,3 sqmConstructed Area: 15,13 sqmPhotographer: Iwan Baan I thought of making an ultimate wooden architecture. It was conceived by just mindlessly stacking 350mm square. Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so versatile. There are no separations of floor, wall, and ceiling here. This bungalow no longer fits the category of wooden architecture.

3-foot-wide house squeezed into a tiny Polish alleyway, between buildings [20 pics & video] The Keret House is an art installation that is also a fully-functional home in Warsaw, Poland. It is inserted in the space between two buildings. At its widest it is 5 feet across, and at its narrowest, 3 feet. The Design The Construction The Interior The Motivation (via The Daily What, NY Times, Dezeen, Centrala) Network Advertising Initiative Baatara gorge waterfall The Baatara gorge waterfall (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon.[1] The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone[2] located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail.[3] Discovered in 1952 by French bio-speleologist Henri Coiffait,[4] the waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Spéléo club du Liban.[5] The cave is also known as the "Cave of the Three Bridges."[6] Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the "Three Bridges Chasm" (in French "Gouffre des Trois Ponts") is a five-minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring melt, a 90–100-metre (300–330 ft) cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 250-metre (820 ft) chasm. References[edit] External links[edit]

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