5 Things You Didn’t Know About Green Waste

3 days 2 hours ago

For most of us, gardening is a hobby and something we like to spend both for leisure and for our homes to look nice in the eyes of the public. This involves the careful care of the lawn, trimming well, cleaning the weeds of the flower beds, throwing the leaves and branches fallen from the trees and plants that are part of our garden.

We all use junk removal service to clean our kitchen as well as home, but our garden also brings the necessary waste that is no longer needed, such as dried leaves.

Impacts of green waste on the environment

Quite often you notice there are people who throw this green waste from our gardens into the garbage cans in the neighborhood. These bunkers essentially collect all possible waste directly from those that are not recyclable. Often they reach the landfills and are therefore added to the landfill and create pollution of the soil, water, and air and disturb the environment.

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010: What Makes You a Designer

3 days 2 hours ago

There are many things I do during a typical day – designing “stuff” is just one very small portion – but I still consider myself a designer more so than a project architect. Since I work at a smallish firm, everyone wears many hats and nobody has just one task or label. To be considered a designer just means you need to think about the design of everything – and I mean everything. Not everything I do is BIG picture design – compared with the overall time spent, very little of it is – but I consider the creation and coordination of the details of every project integral to the process that yields a successful design.

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How do you define Designer? [0:45 mark]

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Electrical Upgrades To Consider When Remodeling Your Home

3 days 2 hours ago

Whenever a person remodels or rebuilds a house, he would always consider upgrading those things which are needed to be upgraded and replacing those which are not needed anymore in the house. Everyone would make a list and set to consider everything and decide about which thing is going to remain in the house and which is not and even on the things which are needed to be upgraded.

Electrical Wiring

You should always think about upgrading your electronics. I know that most of the people would upgrade their electronics very often but you should also upgrade and maintain your electrical wiring.

Electrical wire repairing and upgrading should be kept in mind and it should be done at regular intervals. Sometimes it may happen that the wiring might not be damaged or unsafe but at long term, it could be bothersome for you. So, it would be better if you do it earlier itself.

When you are remodeling your home, you should get in touch with licensed electricians to know about the status of your electrical wiring. Listen to what they have to say about it and if the electrician advises to change or repair the electrical wiring system in your house, then you should definitely consider it.

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4 Common Mistakes People Make When Replacing a Water Heater

3 days 2 hours ago

Do you know water heating can make 25% of your energy bills?

If your energy bills are through the roof, it’s possible that one of your appliances needs replacement. Water Heater System is among the most important devices, and they do get cranky. But if it’s more of a headache than convenience, then better replace it.

Following, we are mentioning some common mistakes people make when replacing their water heater!

Not Comparing

Don’t always rely on your plumber’s word, do your search.

Plumbers tend to suggest a similar replacement because they are easy to install. They don’t care whether another system will serve you better or not.

Therefore, take your time, and independently view different hot water systems. Carefully review their specs and price. Compare their advantages and disadvantages. It will help you make a well-informed decision. Look for these three things:

  • Type
  • Energy Source
  • Price

These things dominate your upfront and ongoing costs. Remember, hot water consumes 25% of your energy budget. So, focus on low ongoing costs.

Avoid Overpaying

Most of us buy our hot water system through the plumber.

It sounds good, but we end up overpaying. Therefore, it’s important to compare prices ourselves and keep the labour charge separate. Fortunately, you can now compare prices of different hot water systems online.

This will give you a better idea.

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Asian Games Village Residence III / Vir.Mueller Architects

3 days 3 hours ago
© Niveditaa Gupta © Niveditaa Gupta
  • Architects: Vir.Mueller Architects
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Lead Architects: Pankaj Vir Gupta, Christine Mueller
  • Project Team: Arjun Sara, Donna Ryu, Kapil Shokeen, Monisha Nasa, Prashant Singh Hada, Sonakshi Gambhir
  • Area: 392.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Niveditaa Gupta
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Domino Effect: Sweet Playground At Old NYC Sugar Refinery

3 days 5 hours ago
[ By Steve in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism & Public & Institutional. ]

Sweetwater playground at the former Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn, New York is a colorful children’s fun park that’s dandy as old-fashioned candy.

A park with good taste? It’s more likely than you think thanks to locally-based artist Mark Reigelman and what used to be the world’s largest sugar refinery. A Williamsburg waterfront icon for the better part of two centuries, the old Domino Sugar Refinery has been transformed into Domino Park boasting a site-specific play environment called Sweetwater: “the sweetest playground in New York City.”

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CUBO’s Entrance Pavilion Seamlessly Integrates Aarhus City’s Old Town Into The Modern City

3 days 8 hours ago
Courtesy of CUBO Courtesy of CUBO

CUBO, a local architecture firm from Aarhus City, Denmark, has designed the main entrance pavilion for the firm's native city which will connect two existing elements of Aarhus - the Botanical Gardens and the Old Town. The building is both inviting and welcoming to residents and visitors, alike, providing the city with a gathering space, meeting point, and information hub.

Both the Botanical Gardens and Old Town are major attractions for visitors, playing an integral role in the city’s international reputation. CUBO’s pavilion seeks to enhance and add to what already exists by sensitively integrating the structure in the existing landscape.

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Greater Goods Coffee / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

3 days 9 hours ago
© Chase Daniel © Chase Daniel
  • Architects: Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Location: 2501 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
  • Lead Architects: Michael Hsu, Jay Colombo, Chase Daniel, Abheek Sarkar
  • Area: 5720.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Chase Daniel
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Paxton House / alma-nac

3 days 13 hours ago
© Jack Hobhouse © Jack Hobhouse
  • Architects: alma-nac
  • Location: 9 Cargreen Rd, London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architect: Caspar Rodgers
  • Area: 2495.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jack Hobhouse
  • Form Of Contract Or Procurement Route: Construction management
  • Structural Engineer : Civic Engineers
  • Mep Consultant: Integration UK
  • Planning Consultant: Rolfe Judd
  • Project Manager: Joseph Homes
  • Cdm Coordinator : Goddard Consulting
  • Approved Building Inspector: Greendoor
  • Construction Cost: £5 million
  • Construction Cost Per M²: £2,004
  • Client: Joseph Homes
  • Cad Software Used: Archicad
  • Annual Co2 Emissions : 14.6kgCO2eq/m²

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Carlos Cachón

3 days 14 hours ago
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Carlos Cachón

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Le Corbusier’s Paintings Showcased for the First Time Since 1966

3 days 16 hours ago
Trois baigneuses, 1935. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP Trois baigneuses, 1935. Image © The Foundation Le Corbusier / FLC ADGAP

They say one cannot separate art from the artist, or perhaps in this case, the artist from the architect. Arguably one of the most criticized architects, Le Corbusier is often portrayed as cold and controlling. Depicting his more dreamy and humorous nature, the Nasjonalmuseet's exhibition titled, “Le Corbusier by the Sea,” draws upon his memories from his summer travels along the coast of southwest France.

Hosted in Villa Stenersen, one of the National Museum's venues, the exhibition showcases Le Corbusier's work as an artist during the period 1926-36. Not only does the exhibition include fifteen of his reproduced paintings alongside a collection of sketches, but also screens two films from Le Corbusier's own footage of his surrounding views.

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Tangent House / Ruben Muedra Estudio de Arquitectura

3 days 17 hours ago
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