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The M-House Living out of the old LV is really only enjoyable up to a point. Though a few excellent apart-hotels have come to our rescue in New York and Barcelona, we particularly pity our executive friends flying into the City of London. What there is simply isn’t enough, and international commuters are forced to leave the City to find an adequate base. Which is why Tim Pyne (architect of the much-written-about m-house and founding creative director of 100% Design), along with various collaborators, has decided to come to the rescue. Their plan is to set up a number of m-house ‘scapes’ (encampments of up to 40 m-houses) in Europe. And Shoreditch looks set to be the first base. The idea of an m-housescape certainly has a number of USPs. Councils, of course, are very happy about the idea of a new apart-hotel with very few planning issues and the partners just need an operator before the scheme is off the ground.

Bâtiment Ossature Métal Galvanisé en Kit :: Suite à la conjoncture actuelle et la crise dans la construction métallique traditionnelle, nous avons mis au point un type de bâtiment utilitaire dont l'ossature métallique est uniquement constituée de profils pliés à froid galvanisés. Ces profils présentent un meilleur rapport poids/résistance mécanique que les profils traditionnels laminés à chaud. Nous avons mis ce produit au point techniquement pendant quatre ans et nous avons déposé le brevet. En fait, nous avons remarqué que le coût de fabrication de la charpente traditionnelle reste très élevé du fait de l'intervention encore fort manuelle dans la fabrication. Les profils à froid galvanisés sont fabriqués en série par des usines ultra modernes et informatisées, d'où la nécessité d'une parfaite collaboration entre le bureau d'études et l'usine de fabrication. Si vous désirez voir l'un de nos bâtiments montés ou en cours de montage, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter.

M house / Architecture W Architects: Architecture W Location: Nagoya, Japan Project Team: Michel Weenick, Yukiko Iwanaga, Brian White Client: Michel Weenick Project Year: 2005 Constructed Area: 320 sqmStructural Engineer: Structure NANAPhotographer: Andy Boone Located in one of Nagoya’s more attractive residential neighborhoods, but with only 2.5 meters of dead end street access and set on a difficult site that steps down from this access level a total of 7 meters, M-House is designed to both address the site conditions that rendered the site “unbuildable” by the local real estate community and provide for a simple, modern lifestyle for the American owner/architect and his family. In addition to the challenge provided by the site itself, the house also addresses the conceptual challenges of planning for a multi generational/multi national family, as well the even bigger challenge of securing precious views, sunlight, and breezes in the context of a cramped traditional Japanese neighborhood.

Michael Jantzen - M-vironments - M-House Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Relocatable M-vironments are made of a wide variety of manipulatable components that can be connected in many different ways to a matrix of modular support frames. The frames can be assembled and disassembled in different ways to accommodate a wide range of changing needs. The M-House, made from the M-vironment system, consists of a series of rectangular panels that are attached with hinges to an open space frame grid of seven interlocking cubes. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen The panels are hinged to the cubes in either a horizontal or a vertical orientation. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Other not-insulated panels fold in or out over and around open platforms to shade the sun, deflect the rain, or block the wind. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen All of the M-House components are interchangeable, and can be increased or decreased in numbers and size. Drawing courtesy Michael Jantzen

Redneck Mansion Claim: Photograph shows a "redneck mansion" composed of several linked trailers. Example:[Collected via e-mail, March 2008] This pic is making the rounds on the web as "Redneck Mansion" Is it a real pic or photoshopped? If real, any idea where it's located? Origins: An association with trailers as living spaces may be one of the more common elements of the "redneck" stereotype, but the landscape captured in the photograph displayed above is neither a redneck's idea of a mansion nor some type of low-rent apartment complex. Shibam Shibam (Arabic: شبام‎) (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. With about 7,000 inhabitants, it is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is famous for its mudbrick-made tower houses. History[edit] The first known inscription about the city dates from the 3rd century AD.[1] It was the capital of the Hadramawt Kingdom. Geography[edit] The town is located in the central-western area of Hadhramaut Governorate, in the Ramlat al-Sab`atayn desert. Architecture[edit] Overview[edit] Shibam, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owes its fame to its distinct architecture.The houses of Shibam are all made out of mud brick and about 500 of them are tower houses, which rise 5 to 11 stories high,[2] with each floor having one or two rooms.[3] This architectural style was used in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. Threats[edit] Gallery[edit] View of some "skyscrapers"Two buildings on a street inside the town See also[edit] References[edit]

50 Strange Buildings of the World This is the original list of 50 strange buildings which has been and is being copied (stolen) by many bloggers. If you wish to post it on your blog or website, feel free to use up to 20 buildings from this list and give a proper link to our website ( as the source article. Ok, now enjoy this weird, odd, bizarre and incredible looking arcitechture! After reading it, don’t forget to check Part II and Part III. 1. The Crooked House (Sopot, Poland) Construction of the building started in in January 2003 and in December 2003 it was finished. Image via: brocha 2. The Hundertwasser house “Waldspirale” (”Forest Spiral”) was built in Darmstadt between 1998 and 2000. The structure with 105 apartments wraps around a landscaped courtyard with a running stream. Image via: Kikos Dad 3. Image via: manuelfloresv 4. Image via: Mélisande* 5. The Longaberger Basket Company building in Newark, Ohio might just be a strangest office building in the world. Image via: addicted Eyes

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