Frei Otto

4 hours 14 minutes ago
Frei Otto
Multihalle pavilion . Mannheim Frei Otto . photos: © Daniel Lukac . + Multihalle pavilion The Multihalle pavilion was built as a temporary structure in Mannheim’s Herzogenriedpark, for the German National Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 1975. It was designed by the architect Frei Otto in cooperation with Mannheim’s Carlfried Mutschler. Frei Otto was posthumously awarded … Continue reading Frei Otto
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Residential Building in Bucharest / Melon Design Studio

8 hours 30 minutes ago
© Cosmin Dragomir © Cosmin Dragomir
  • Architects: Melon Design Studio
  • Location: Strada Atanasie Demostene 27, București, Romania
  • Lead Architects: George Postelnicu, Oana Postelnicu
  • Area: 750.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir
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Artificial Trees: How to Show Them Off

11 hours 28 minutes ago

We all try to keep our homes and yards bright, festive and full of color. Bringing bits of nature into your space, both local and exotic, is therapeutic and comforting and can bring a sense of peace and connection to the natural world. Small bunches of flowers and potted plants give us temporary accents, but it’s not anything we can count on for a regular home improvement…wilted and dying blooms happen all the time, and don’t always time their demise to match up with your annual summer barbeque. So, for versatility, longevity, and all-around beauty, you should consider investing in a collection of artificial trees to complete your décor.

Style

Trees make much more of the space they’re in than typical house plants. From lush, abundant ficus trees to the precision of sculpted topiaries, they can fill up a corner of your home or frame a piece of art or furniture equally well. Artificial trees that fill vertical space are valuable style pieces, and are able to add depth, color and dimension in a variety of settings.

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Hogueras de medianoche

12 hours 19 minutes ago

El solsticio de verano es celebrado cada año en el extremo del hemisferio norte de una manera muy especial. Se trata de un momento de celebración, ya que es el día más largo y la noche más corta, en un área del planeta en que éstos varían más en extensión, dejando atrás la oscuridad del invierno.
Una de las características que se unen a las celebraciones típicas del solsticio es la construcción de hogueras. En Finlandia se construyen las kokko, hogueras tradicionales que se encienden a medianoche. Esta práctica es común a Suecia, Noruega y Dinamarca también. Las hogueras que se construyen son de tamaño medio, y se realizan normalmente cerca de lagos. De manera excepcional en algunas ciudades, en el puerto se construye una hoguera conmemorativa de gran tamaño realizadas con cajas de madera.

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Hoguera del Gran Incendio de Londres

12 hours 19 minutes ago

En 2016 se construyó una hoguera, réplica del parlamento inglés y la ciudad a orillas del Támesis. El propósito era la conmemoración del Gran Incendio de Londres, 350 años después. El gran incendio de Londres fue un dramático evento que dejó a 70000 personas sin hogar y que supuso el punto de inflexión para el desarrollo urbano del Londres contemporáneo. El incendio extinguió 13200 casas, 87 iglesias y la catedral de San Pablo.

por UK Parliament


Ya que este evento resultó ser un suceso que marcó un antes y un después, la construcción realizada para su conmemoración no podía ser otra que una gran hoguera que reprodujese el caserío y el parlamento londinenses. La construcción se realizó en madera sobre un muelle del Támesis y se encendió por la noche.

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Bonfires on the Leeve

12 hours 19 minutes ago

En Lousiana existe la tradición navideña conocida como “Bonfires on the Leeve”. Una tradición que viene de los River Palisades entre Nueva Orleans y Baton Rouge. En esta zona, las parroquias organizan grandes hogueras en las explanadas próximas como celebración del solsticio de invierno.

por robert terrell


La tradición fue inicada por los primeros esclavos de las plantaciones del entorno del Mississippi, que encendían hogueras para iluminar la ribera del río. Esta práctica que se disfrazaba de tradición, era una forma de iluminar el campo y permitir que muchos esclavos pudiesen escapar escondiéndose en los barcos que remontaban el Mississippi. Hoy en día, las hogueras se asocian a la parroquia de St. James, que se encuentra en el centro de lo que antiguamente eran plantaciones de azúcar.
Estéticamente las hogueras son herederas de mucha simbología arraigada al lugar, con influencias de la cultura afroamericana, pero también francesa y alemana. Desde el siglo XIX, las construcciones son de interés público, y reproducen formas escultóricas en ocasiones, otras, son fieles a las originales.

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f22 foto space / LAAB Architects + Carlow Architecture & Design

12 hours 30 minutes ago
© LAAB Architects © LAAB Architects
  • Stair Structural Engineers: BeFrank and Yasuhiro Kaneda Structure
  • Cafe22 Designers & Makers: LAAB Architects in collaboration with Hoi Chi Ng and Roy Ng
  • Branding & Signage Designer: Milkxhake (www.milkxhake.org)
  • Contractors & Makers: Made in LAAB with AVT, Buddy Concept, Chi Keung Kee, Golden Smart, Linko, Profit+, and many more
  • Video Producer & Photographer: DCinematic, LAAB Architects

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Why Are LEDs the Best Option for Your Pool Lighting?

13 hours 29 minutes ago

Finally, the cold part of the year is done with and the summer is just around the corner. Chances are that if you have a swimming pool, you have already opened it for the season. Even if you haven’t, you are probably getting ready to do so.

There are many things to check in a pool before you can safely start using it for the season, like the quality of water, the heaters, the filters, etc. One of the things which gets far less attention is your pools lighting. If you want to use your pool at night, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t, you will need some lights in the water. Pool builders and professionals like So Cal Custom Pools and Spas recommend the LED option, and here’s why.

They Require Very Little Maintenance

There are a lot of things you need to think about when you have a pool in your back yard. So, if there is an option to get one of those concerns out of the picture, why wouldn’t you take it? LED fixtures are really easy to install and replace if necessary.

They Are Very Durable

What’s more, LEDs tend to last a lot longer than any other lighting option, meaning that you won’t have to worry about replacing your LEDs any time soon. Good LEDs can last for as many as 50 000 hours, which can be more than 10 years, even if you leave them on for extended periods of time.

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Sora Data Centre / Shaw Architect

14 hours 30 minutes ago
Courtesy of Shaw Architect Courtesy of Shaw Architect
  • Architects: Shaw Architect
  • Location: Persiaran Apec, Cyberjaya, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Principal Architect: Ho Shaw Chin
  • Area: 5094.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: H. Lin Ho, Leang Wai Loon
  • Data Center Consultant: C2 Consult Sdn Bhd
  • C+S Engineers: RS Elite Consult Sdn Bhd/ MOK Consulting Engineers Sdn Bhd
  • M+E Engineer: D&O Konsultant Sdn Bhd
  • Contractor: Nakano Construction Sdn Bhd
  • Building Owner: NTT MSC Sdn Bhd
© Leang Wai Loon © Leang Wai Loon

Sora

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Dürr Systems Headquarters Facility / SmithGroupJJR

15 hours 30 minutes ago
© Justin Maconochie © Justin Maconochie
  • Architects: SmithGroupJJR
  • Location: Southfield, MI, United States
  • Lead Architects: Andrew Mannion, OAA (Project Designer) and Paul Locher, AIA (Project Architect)
  • Area: 192000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Justin Maconochie, Liam Frederick
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Snøhetta

16 hours 37 minutes ago
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The Spark Snøhetta On behalf of real estate developer MIRIS and in collaboration Skanska, Asplan Viak and Nokia, Snøhetta has designed The Spark, a sustainable data center concept that fuels connected Power Cities with energy from its excess heat. The collaboration strives to transform this high energy-consuming typology into an energy-producing resource for communities to … Continue reading Snøhetta
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Chrome Master: Gleaming Metallic Street Art by Puerto Rican Pro Bik Ismo

17 hours 29 minutes ago
[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

As striking and skillfully painted as each one of Bik Ismo’s chrome murals are, the coolest part might just be peering into each one and trying to discern what’s in its reflection. It might just be a wisp of sky or what looks like the interior of an art studio, but at other times, you can spy mysterious figures, strange architecture and other scenes, or a glimpse of the artist himself. The layers of depth in each piece are pretty incredible.

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Fusion House / Dankor Architecture

17 hours 30 minutes ago
© Dan Korman © Dan Korman
  • Architects: Dankor Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Lead Architects: Dan Korman
  • Builder: Ecost Design Construct
  • Structural Engineer: David Landy Engineers
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dan Korman
© Dan Korman © Dan Korman

Text description provided by the architects. The overall feeling of the house is dynamic movement – the façade is on a steep angle slicing into the existing dwelling and pulling away from the original building. The idea behind the proposed three bedroom extension to a single story 1970s single story brick dwelling, was to embrace the original design while simultaneously creating a bold new, contemporary, form. We wanted to create a tension between the ‘old’ existing condition and proposed ‘new’ addition.

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