Janet Echelman interactive public artwork comes to Life at Dilworth Park

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Center City District (CCD) is pleased to present the activation of the first phase of Pulse, a site-specific work of public art created for Dilworth Park by internationally renowned artist Janet Echelman, who reshapes urban airspace with a monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight.

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T House / Creative Architects

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© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

Text description provided by the architects. T House was designed for a three genegration family with six members, consists of spouse husband and wife owner, their 2 children, the wife’s mother and sister.

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GSMM . Farina

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GSMM . Farina
Liceo Artistico A. Vittoria . Trento GSMM architetti . Stefano Farina La proposta risolve con un gesto chiaro la densità e la complessità del programma, organizzando gli ambienti attraverso una evidente gerarchia e una affinità funzionale. Sia l’accesso pedonale che l’accesso veicolare al lotto avvengono da via Giusti. Antistante l’ingresso principale viene proposto uno spazio … Continue reading GSMM . Farina
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Kuithan Architekten

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Apartment Buildings . Mettmenstetten Kuithan Architekten . photos: © Beat Bühler In the historic village centre of Mettmenstetten, two modern multi-family houses were built on behalf of the construction consortium “Am Dorfbach, Mettmenstetten”. The identity-creating building complex offers a high quality of living and finds an appropriate and creative solution for redensification in the center … Continue reading Kuithan Architekten
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Wood and Concrete: Impressive Examples in Indian Architecture

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© Shamanth Patil J. © Shamanth Patil J.

Greatly influenced by the modern movement--and in particular the presence of Le Corbusier--contemporary Indian architecture reflects a mixture of traditional and western references. Using mainly local materials such as brick, concrete and stone, Indian buildings stand out with their high visual impact and a assertive heaviness. 

Because of its scarcity, wood is mostly used in details and finishes rather than as main structures. Some of the most successful architects in India have managed to gracefully balance the use of concrete and wood in a gentle gesture that evokes elegance and rough textures.

Here we present some of the best examples of contemporary Indian architecture that have used both concrete and wood in a harmonious and attractive way.

NEST / Neogenesis + Studi0261

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Bell Street Park | a hybrid of park activities and street functions by MIG|SvR

3 days ago

MIG|SvR led the urban design and engineering of the innovative Bell Street Park in the Belltown neighborhood, where single-purpose right-of-way was transformed into a vibrant, safe and green public space. This 4-block section is the first phase of a long-range plan for a park corridor stretching from South Lake Union to Elliott Bay. When high land values limited the potential for park acquisition, community leaders and city departments turned to the underutilized public right-of-way to create a multi-functional open space.

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Selby Aura Family Home by Drawing Room Architecture | Detached houses

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This beautiful 1920's Melbourne home had been renovated in the 70's & after years of being a family holiday home in the Dandenong Ranges, was bought by a new family with young children as their family home. It had great bones but was tired & worn out after almost 40 years of use. It needed cosmetic love to bring back its former glory. It needed better lighting, some key furniture pieces & better & stronger colours to offset the interiors in their lush green garden setting. Drawing Room Architecture started by adding a palette of warm, earthy & energising new paint colours to every room. Furniture fit for an active young family was added & custom new joinery was built to add storage & new play spaces for the children. The existing windows were large & plentiful giving an ample amount of natural daylight however considered internal & external lighting was needed to balance the scale of the rooms with the tasks of the occupants. New cork floor boards soften & add texture to the be… continue

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Oukikyo by Atsumasa Tamura Design office | Living space

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This traditional Japanese style painting is called "Yozakura Gekka" (by Hiroshi Senju), featuring an exquisite weeping cherry tree in blossom lit by the moon light. It was for this painting that the owner wished to have a private space to admire - where he could spend his time quietly and feel the beauty of falling petals. He wanted to create simple but elegant atmosphere like luxurious hotel for his living room/study and bedroom. The building was a one-story wooden structure of 66 square meters that was build more than 40 years ago. Upon this renovation, the original main structure was kept unchanged but the west side of the house was made into a large spacious single room containing the living room/ study and the bedroom area. Storage unit between those two areas separates the room but does not close off the space, leaving openness. Kitchen and a bathroom are placed in the east side. To incorporate the owner’s love for the painting and cherry blossoms, the concept for this pro… continue

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Cobram Library & Learning Centre by CohenLeigh Architects | Administration buildings

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The Cobram Library & Learning Centre is a distinctively ‘local’ library, embracing emerging technologies & promoting flexible learning & library spaces across all ages. How do you create a distinctively ‘local’ library? Working closely with community stakeholders, the design process involved tracing the line of the nearby Murray River, then superimposing this as the cut line on a curvilinear timber battened screen. The result is a dynamic façade that wraps the perimeter of the library, filtering & throwing light into the internal library spaces. A central pathway & ceiling element, acting as a way-finding spine, runs through the centre of the library space. At its edges, a series of abstract punctuations on the perimeter allow for private & flexible break out spaces. The effect is a community space both highly flexible & adaptable. Located on the site of the existing Civic Centre, it encompasses library spaces, reading spaces, community spaces & new technology areas. Conscious o… continue

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Delvaux Milan by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners | Shop interiors

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Belgium and Italy, two traditions of savoir-faire, creative flair and innovation come together in Delvaux’s new Milan boutique. The oldest fine leather luxury goods Maison in the world has chosen the Capital of Fashion for its first Italian opening, with a jewel of a boutique, located in via Bagutta 12, in the heart of the Fashion Quarter. The project is designed by Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Milanese Studio which since 2012 has been taking care of the Delvaux boutiques’ design worldwide (more than 40, among which the last openings in London and Hong Kong). The concept uses the language of interior decoration to tell the brand history with a narrative capacity which interprets the context, the characteristics and culture of each city. Each address corresponds to a unique boutique, in which the Delvaux universe gives life to an intimate, personal dialogue between the Maison’s creations and the stupendous museum-like quality decorative works of art. The location of the new Mila… continue

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AD Classics: New Museum / SANAA

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© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu

This article was originally published on July 22, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

The New Museum is the product of a daring vision to establish a radical, politicized center for contemporary art in New York City. With the aim of distinguishing itself from the city’s existing art institutions through a focus on emerging artists, the museum’s name embodies its pioneering spirit. Over the two decades following its foundation in 1977, it gained a strong reputation for its bold artistic program, and eventually outgrew its inconspicuous home in a SoHo loft. Keen to establish a visual presence and to reach a wider audience, in 2003 the Japanese architectural firm SANAA was commissioned to design a dedicated home for the museum. The resulting structure, a stack of rectilinear boxes which tower over the Bowery, would be the first and, thus far, the only purpose-built contemporary art museum in New York City.[1]

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Which bedding is best to use on your bed?

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Which bedding is best to use on your bed? There are several options available when it comes to choosing the right bedding for your bed. In order to make the right decision, you need to compare different beddings. For any bed to be comfortable, you need different things in place. For instance, you should have a good bed.

The bed should be covered by a quality mattress among other accessories. You should as well buy the right pillow which can support you. There are different types of mattresses and pillows in the market. You need to choose the pillows and mattresses carefully so that you can make the right decision when trying to make the bedding comfortable. Some of the items you need to buy so that you can make your bedding comfortable include the following:

Quilts & Coverlets

The quits and coverlets come in different colors and designs. They are also made out of different materials which make them very comfortable. If you would like to make your bed comfortable, you need to order the right sizes. For big bids, then you can order one which is available in a large size so that you can enjoy your sleep. The quilts can be easily washed by hand or machine depending on the materials used. You will always enjoy keeping them clean which will make you enjoy the sleep.

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Eight Reasons to Create an Online Portfolio for Your Career

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Whatever you’re trying to showcase, investing your time, money and effort into putting together an online portfolio can seem like a hugely daunting task. However, there are certainly enough great reasons out there as to why you should invest in a strong portfolio, whether it’s to help you get ahead with your career or to establish yourself as an artist or model. Failing to have a portfolio website set up could mean that you are holding yourself back in the professional or creative world; experts, employers, and potential buyers will have a harder time finding you than they would when it comes to your competition, who may already have a strong portfolio set up. Without further ado, we’ve put together some of the strongest and most compelling reasons to get started with investing in an online portfolio for your professional or creative career.

#1. Be Seen:

No matter what industry you are in, others will want to see the kind of work that you want to offer. Others will want to be inspired; maybe they are looking for somebody like yourself to hire or trying to find work like yours in order to purchase it. The long and short of it is that your portfolio site provides others with a gateway into your world and allows you to easily showcase your best work to the people to whom it means the most. If you don’t put your work out there, then nobody will be able to see it, or your ideas.

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Ideas to Help You Better Keep Your Child’s Room Organized, No Matter the Size of the Space

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One of the age-old battles that continues is parents yelling to their children to clean up their rooms. It happens day in and out and has been for many years. From the Saturday chore list to having guests come over, your child’s room appears on the to do list over and over.

But, what if you could trust your child to keep their room clean and organized all the time? You can! In fact, we will provide you with some ideas and tips that can help you organize your child’s room and keep it that way.

  1. Look at the room from your child’s perspective.

You likely look at your child’s room from your perspective and this can lead to creating an organized room that works for YOU and NOT your child. Take a moment to look at your child’s room from their view – yes, this means getting on your hands and knees or sitting on the floor.

To be able to organize your child’s room and help keep it organized, you need to make sure the organizational and storage solutions you put into place work for them. Here are some more pro tips that can help: https://www.storagearea.com/blog/5-must-have-organizational-items-for-your-home.html

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How Much Does a Comfortable Gaming Chair Cost?

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As an avid gamer, you must have heard word going around about the prestigious gaming chairs. These are different from your regular chairs in that they offer more versatility and comfort allowing you to engage in your favourite gaming for hours without feeling tired or compromising your health.

Today, there exist numerous options that allow you to pick the chair that you think can cater to your needs best. If you are confused about the gaming chair to purchase, have a look at this https://www.gamingchair.com/best-gaming-chairs/  guide to help you make an informed decision.

If you are like most people, you may want to know the price of a comfortable gaming chair before committing to invest in the product. Truthfully, you can get a chair for as low as $50. However, if you are looking to get a quality chair that will serve you for ages offering you all the perks that a great gaming chair should extend, be prepared to spend anywhere from $200-$400.

This is the price range where you can expect to identify a gaming chair that that combines quality workmanship, excellent sitting comfort, top-grade materials, and hopefully a budget that will not dent your wallet too much. There are numerous factors that determine the price of a gaming chair such as:

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Bonnet Springs Park to be a New Central Park for Lakeland, Florida

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“Great cities have a great park”—that’s the mantra of our visionary client group behind Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland, Florida. For more than 30 years, the 180-acre site has gone through a number of attempts to establish its best use. At long last, in early 2015, David Bunch, a longtime Lakeland Realtor, and his wife Jean presented a bold concept to philanthropists Barney and Carol Barnett, generous benefactors who care about the future of Lakeland. Their vision?

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Cheonggye-Ri House / JMY architects

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© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon
  • Architects: JMY architects
  • Location: Ulju-gun, South Korea
  • Design Team: Wihwan CHOI
  • Area: 339.69 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Joonhwan Yoon
  • Collaborator S: MOA Structure
  • Collaborator M: HL Consulting Engineers
  • Collaborator E: Daewon Pobis
© Joonhwan Yoon © Joonhwan Yoon

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Design Ideas for Master Bedroom

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Master bedrooms should be beautiful, warm sanctuaries. Regardless of size, they should be functional and conducive to rest but also stylish and inviting. Whether you’re re-decorating your master bedroom or you’ve just moved, and you’re starting from scratch, we have some ideas to get you started.

Make the Bed the Center of Attention.

Your bed is, of course, the most important piece of furniture in your bedroom. Ensure it stands out. Opt for visually striking headboards and footboards in bold colors or interesting prints. A classic four-poster bed is perfect if you have high ceilings. If your room is painted in muted tones, an eye-catching bed is even more important. You also need to source the perfect mattress. Be sure to test as many options as possible before you decide. A high-quality mattress will last a long time, so you need to sure it’s the one you want.

Source 100% Egyptian Cotton Bedsheets

You’ll want that bed to be covered with sheets of the highest quality. It doesn’t get much better than authentic Egyptian cotton bedsheets with a high thread count. They are soft, comfortable and long-lasting. Some manufacturers may claim their sheets are Egyptian cotton but really only include a small percentage. To ensure you don’t get duped, look for the logo featuring a cotton plant with a black triangle and make sure you feel the material and look at it carefully before buying.

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5 Cleaning Devices That Make Your Home Smarter And More Comfortable

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Most people hate cleaning. Whether it is vacuuming or window cleaning, we look at cleaning as “time badly spent.” The good news is that the technology is on our side, continually pushing the boundaries of comfort and convenience by designing and manufacturing time-saving and smart cleaning devices.

If you hate cleaning and prefer reading or watching TV over vacuuming and washing dishes, perhaps you should hear what we have to say and go through the devices we presented below.

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1. Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Robovacums are on the rise, for obvious reasons. For starters, they are autonomous and clean your home without your interference. Robotic vacuums are also easy to use, requiring that you regularly empty the dustbin and program them according to your preferences.

They are also quite good at their job (vacuuming), featuring great brush rolls and side brushes. Some even specialize in pet-hair cleaning, like the roomba pet-hair series. 

High-end models will also feature excellent navigation technology, surface sensors, extra durable batteries, protective bumpers, and so forth. Furthermore, a lot of robo-vacuums feature multi-surface cleaning technology, which allows them to clean all types of surfaces.

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Common Reasons Your Furnace Breaks Down In The Middle Of Winter

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Have you done your furnace maintenance this year? If not, it’s time to get on it. There are plenty of basic things you can check and do yourself, including checking and vacuuming the burner, cleaning the pilot, and cleaning the blower. For more serious problems, it pays to call in a technician for furnace maintenance to prevent a breakdown. Anything you can do to prevent a breakdown is worthwhile.

A furnace breakdown can be a serious problem and they tend to increase during a cold snap. When temperatures plummeted below 5 °F (-15 °C) in Ontario, furnace technicians reported a 24 percent increase in service calls for that stretch of winter. Doing regular furnace maintenance helps prevent such breakdowns.

What are the most common causes of furnace breakdowns and problems? Here’s what you should look out for.

Ignition Failure – If your furnace uses electrical ignition, common on both electric and modern gas furnaces, ignition failure prevents the heating cycle from ever starting. A short visit from a furnace technician should sort out this problem easily.

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