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26 Nov 18:42

Oh yessssss!

by kim

I swear I have been staring at this photo for 10 minutes. What a dreamy space. The fireplace, moldings, and mirror are to die for, and then add in that velvet sofa...*SIGH*

This makes me want a black bedroom desperately. Throw in a gorgeous marble fireplace and a Serge Mouille light and I would never ever get out of bed.

This is just cool. 

Photos by Matthew Williams

05 Nov 16:30

#Sincerão da Sophia Loren

by Bianca Ferrari

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Muitos provavelmente já devem ter visto essa foto icônica de 1957, em que a novata Sophia Loren, recém chegada da Itália à Hollywood deu uma bela encarada no decotão de Jayne Mansfield, que roubou a cena em uma festa que a italiana deveria ser o destaque principal.
Mas será que o clique não foi apenas uma coincidência? Um momento em que Sophia abaixou o olhar e o fotógrafo registrou a infeliz cena? Não, não… Esse olhar é justamente o que parece, e em entrevista recente à revista Entertainment Weekly, a atriz confirmou que sim, ela estava pensando exatamente o que você já imaginou que ela estivesse pensando…
“A Paramount tinha organizado uma festa para mim. Todos da indústria estavam lá, foi incrível. E então vem a Jayne Mansfield, a última a chegar veio direto para minha mesa. Ela sabia que todo mundo estava observando e sentou-se”, disse. “Olhe para a foto. Onde estão os meus olhos? Eu estou olhando para os mamilos dela porque eu estava com medo que eles caíssem no meu prato. Dá para perceber o medo que eu estava no meu rosto. Estou tão assustada porque seu vestido iria explodir e BOOM, derramar por toda a mesa”, revelou.

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E mesmo depois que as duas foram pegas conversando e sorrindo, Sophia disse que o vestido e o decote não saiam de sua mente. “Não, não. Pode até existir outras fotografias, mas está é a única imagem. Essa mostra como aconteceu”.
E mesmo não conseguindo tirar seus olhos dessa imagem, a atriz italiana disse que não gosta de ser associada com a fotografia. “Muitas vezes me dão essa foto para eu autografar e eu nunca o faço. Eu não quero ter nada a ver com isso e também tenho respeito por ela, até porque ela não está mais entre nós”, explicou.

Foto: Fotolog SweetVintage, Vanity Fair.

27 Oct 16:22

tsū: a rede social que promete pagar pelo que você publica

by Rafael Losso
Julianamarques

e aí famos ficar rykos?

Já pensou se você fosse pago por todo o tempo que passa no Facebook ou no Twitter?

Pois uma nova rede social promete dividir com você os lucros de publicidade pela visualização do conteúdo que você posta.

O quê? Como? ONDE?

Calma!

Trata-se do tsū, o tsunami digital da vez. Além do apelo óbvio de ser pago fazendo algo que você já faz de graça, ele toca em um ponto muito delicado para o equilíbrio do novo modelo de negócios das redes sociais.

É mais ou menos assim: você entra em uma rede social para receber informações e notícias de alguém. Mas o tempo dedicado por esse alguém para criar o conteúdo que você consome não é remunerado.

É mais ou menos isso que o vídeo abaixo explica, como filosofia central do tsū:

O sistema de pagamento é um pouco confuso, mas é mais ou menos assim: 90% das receitas de publicidade são divididas com os usuários. 50% para quem publicou o conteúdo, o restante é compartilhado entre quem está na “árvore” daquele usuário e compartilhar o conteúdo, e assim por distante. Cada vez que você acumular 100 dólares, poderá trocar.

Parece um esquema de pirâmide bizarro, não é? Bom, francamente, parece ser mesmo, apesar do startup ter levantado 7 milhões de dólares do Fundo de investimentos Sancus Capital Prive.

Mas esse sistema de “árvore” está fazendo com que as pessoas espalhem convites à rodo pela internet. Afinal, sistemas assim priorizam aqueles que entram antes.

Pelo sim, pelo não, entrei nessa. O feeling é de um Facebook com algumas funções legais, como filtros e efeitos para suas fotos. E o interessante mesmo é esse botão do menu com um $, com relatórios de visualização de seu conteúdo para monetização.

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Bom, se você ficou curioso ou se empolgou, a porta está aberta. É só clicar nesse link: http://tsu.co/rafaellosso

Vai que a gente descobre sem querer uma nova vida digital com muito luxo e ostentação, né!?

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22 Oct 20:57

Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, Turkey

by Lavinia
Julianamarques

essa escada: acho maravilhosa porém teria um infarto toda vez que fosse usa.

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Have a look at this colorful penthouse envisioned by Yasemin Arpac & Sabahattin Emir of Ofsit Studio and situated in the heart of Istanbul! The location of Karakoy Loft, as well as the personality, way of living and needs of the client (a 45-year-old bachelor) were the main parameters in the design of this project.

The structural approach of the house was to open up to get more light and view. The previous small window openings on the front façade were enlarged and the new folding window frames slide the width of the building to transform the living room into a balcony, since the apartment is missing one. And a large rectangular skylight was inserted just below the peak of the pitch to provide light and view to the mezzanine.
architecture house Istanbul Colorful Penthouse Bursting with Personality in the Heart of Istanbul, TurkeyOne of the longitudinal walls was resolved as storage. A very simple system was designed with iron rods climbing two floors and running the length of the house, without categorizing it as living room, kitchen, library or bedroom. 12mm iron rods coming out of the wall and 16mm rods connected to them create a 60x60cm grid over the wall surface. Various shelving units and accessories were designed to fit this system, such as a single shelf, double or triple story shelves, vertical separators or hanging units. The user may arrange and utilize this storing system however he likes; as a library, a woodshed, kitchen storage, or a wardrobe.

The cast-concrete block surface which was created to form the kitchen counter framed in an iron structure, steps down into a cantilevering dining table and ends up as a short plinth as the hearth, which allows extra seating around the table.[Photos and information provided via e-mail by Ofsit]

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12 Sep 13:44

Carta à Lucia Santaella

by Marjorie Rodrigues
Julianamarques

as pessoas chegaram num nível ridículo demais plmdds

 

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Cara Lucia Santaella,

“conheço” você dos livros de semiótica adotados nos diversos cursos de comunicação Brasil afora. No primeiro ano da faculdade de jornalismo, você foi palestrar no nosso departamento. Perguntei a um amigo se ele iria à sua palestra. Ele respondeu: “vou e vou levar um cartaz: Santaellaaaaaaa, I wanna have your babyyy”. Isso virou uma espécie de bordão depois. Bons e bobos tempos. Enfim.

Qual não foi meu espanto ao ver seu mimimi classe média sofre compartilhado na minha timeline. Incrível como a perda de um privilégio (e veja que estamos falando de um privilegiozinho de nada, que é poder estacionar seu carro aqui ou mais acolá) esteja levando até pessoas inteligentes como você a soltar os argumentos mais rasos.

Uma simples pesquisa no Google revelaria à senhora que vermelho é uma cor muito utilizada para sinalizar ciclovias mundo afora:

Winterthur, Suíça

Bristol, Inglaterra

Madison, Wisconsin — ou seja: nos Estados Unidos, lugar que, todos sabemos, é um antro comunista.

Cambridge, Inglaterra

Diversas cidades brasileiras (com prefeitos de vários partidos) também possuem ciclovias em vermelho.

Porto Alegre

Curitiba

Santos, SP

Indaiatuba, SP

Não consta que os habitantes destas cidades tenham ficado mais agressivos, agitados ou estressados desde que as ciclovias vermelhas foram implementadas.

Posso também te dar meu testemunho pessoal. Há quase dois anos moro em Utrecht, na Holanda, e trabalho em Amsterdam. Ambas têm ciclovias vermelhas. Pedalo na primeira cidade e uso o transporte público na segunda. Não sinto que meu sistema nervoso central esteja entrando em parafuso. Eu e as pessoas à minha volta parecem muito bem, obrigada.

Aliás, nunca me senti menos estressada do que hoje em dia, dona Lucia. Pedalar tem me feito um bem danado. Sabe quando eu era agressiva, agitada, acelerada e estressada? Nos seis anos em que morei em São Paulo. Passava quase três horas presa no ônibus para ir ao trabalho e à faculdade. Isso, num dia normal. Se chovesse…

Quando a empresa me mandava fazer uma pauta no outro lado da cidade e essa pauta acabava por volta das seis da tarde, nem o conforto do táxi pago pelo patrão compensava o suplício de ficar horas dentro dele. Quantas vezes me vi presa na Marginal, presa na Teodoro Sampaio, presa na Faria Lima, presa-presa-presa. Todos, sozinhos em seus carros com espaço para mais quatro pessoas, presos-presos-presos. Xingando o motorista da frente. Respirando poluição. Aguentando a poluição sonora. Me diga com sinceridade, Santaella: o que tem mais chances de te fazer entrar em parafuso, viver desse jeito ou ver um pouquinho de vermelho todo dia?

Não precisa responder. Toma mais Google rápido: 1) São Paulo tem índices de ansiedade e depressão semelhantes a zonas de guerra. 2) Especialista diz que trânsito de São Paulo pode ocasionar doenças. 3) Pesquisa da IBM relaciona níveis de estresse e a mobilidade das cidades.

Outra coisa que o Google poderia ter te mostrado é que Haddad não está permitindo que os ciclistas também utilizem as vias, ao pintar as ciclovias no chão. A bicicleta já é prevista como meio de transporte no código de trânsito. Com ou sem ciclovia, o ciclista sempre teve o direito de circular ali. O que a ciclofaixa faz é dar mais segurança ao ciclista — coisa que se faz muito necessária numa cidade como São Paulo, onde os motoristas se acham os donos das ruas e muitas vezes resolvem “dar um susto” no ciclista para ele “saber seu lugar”. Se o motorista paulistano se finge de surdo, que o aviso para respeitar os ciclistas seja em vermelho berrante então.

Vale lembrar que, na Holanda, nem todas as ruas possuem demarcações no chão. Mas os ciclistas são bem-vindos em todas as ruas, a não ser que seja explicitamente dito o contrário. Assim também é no código de trânsito de Sampa.

Aliás, falando em Holanda, devo dizer que a parte que mais me incomoda do teu “desabafo” é quando você diz “será que Haddad pensa que vivemos em plena Amsterdam?”. É uma frase recorrente. Já vi mjitas vezes nos comentários de portais de notícias: “tá pensando que isso aqui é Amsterdam?”. E aí eu pergunto: por que, cara pálida, São Paulo não pode ser como Amsterdam? O que é que Amsterdam tem de tão especial, tão inatingível, que São Paulo sequer possa tentar ter?

A ideia de que existe algo especial e inatingível em Amsterdam está contida no uso da palavra “plena” na sua frase. Veja só que irônico, Santaella. Nunca pensei que usaria o que aprendi nos seus livros para analisar você. Este “plena” está tão carregado de síndrome de vira-lata que acho surpreendente que você mesma não veja.

Amsterdam não nasceu tendo ciclovias em todo canto. Para se tornar o que é hoje, houve muitos protestos. Veja:

Os holandeses não pedalam porque são seres iluminados, super preocupados com o futuro do planeta. Ou porque querem ser saudáveis e se exercitar todo dia. Eles pedalam porque é preciso. Porque há políticas públicas que priorizam a bicicleta. O transporte público na Holanda é caro e o serviço muitas vezes deixa a desejar (só para se ter uma ideia de quào caro é, quando cheguei aqui, não sabia andar de bicicleta. Em quatro meses, gastei mais de mil euros só com transporte. Quanto aos probleminhas que me fazem dizer que ele deixa a desejar, deixo para outro post porque tenho comigo vários mimimis). Os carros, como o vídeo diz, não têm acesso aos centros das cidades — e os estacionamentos são uma fortuna. Andar de bicicleta é então a opção mais econômica e mais rápida — e às vezes a única forma de chegar a um determinado destino.

Essas políticas públicas, vale repetir, não vieram sem luta. E é essa luta que está acontecendo agora no Brasil. A estrutura da cidade está começando a mudar, como nos anos 1970 a Holanda começou a mudar.

Eu sei que São Paulo não é Amsterdam. Andar de bicicleta em Amsterdam, que é toda plana, é mais fácil. São Paulo tem ladeiras que eu jamais me arriscaria a enfrentar. Mas não pense que aqui é mamão com açúcar: chove com frequência e venta muito (e a lei de Murphy faz com que esse vento seja sempre frontal, não importa pra onde você vire). Quando neva, o chão fica escorregadio. Se tem ciclista disposto a enfrentar as intempéries na Holanda, com certeza tem ciclista disposto a enfrentar uma subidinha em São Paulo.

São Paulo também é consideravelmente maior que Amsterdam. A primeira tem 10 milhões de habitantes, contra 800 mil da segunda. Mas o fato de ser maior é mais um argumento a favor da bicicleta. Não faz sentido que uma cidade enorme, com tanta gente, priorize o meio de transporte individual, que mais ocupa espaço.

Todo mundo sabe que a mobilidade em São Paulo entrou em colapso, e faz tempo. Talvez a senhora também devesse perceber isso, antes de xingar muito no twitter Facebook.


13 Aug 00:00

SDM Apartment / Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

by AD Editorial Team
Julianamarques

essa escada

Architects: Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Project Area: 528.0 m2
Photography: Courtesy of Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop

From the architect. Located in central Mumbai, our client builds a 6 story building, 2 for each apartment, we simultaneously perform 3 interior design projects for 3 different clients, all from the same family; parents, (an older couple) and 2 families of young couples with children, each with different needs and personalities, this is how we address the same space with different distributions, each had a different reason on which interiors are designed, a concept far from typical housing in India, a space for living inside, contrasting with its urban context, with its social environment.

Specifically in the SDM apartment, after a talk with each member of the family, we got a well defined program based on the customs of each user and each space, the staircase located at the center of the apartment. It was designed as a sculpture in the space with more light and natural ventilation; with very subtle lines but protagonist of the space, it can be seen almost from anywhere in the public areas, it becomes the articulator of spaces and is replicated in other architectural elements such as blinds and ceiling; every space, every detail meets a special character of the users, every color, every picture, every kitchen utensil, every linen was specifically chosen to complete this project and to make it unique.

The pooja room or prayer room was the subject of a major investigation that is expressed in each element, color and lighting, the carving work for the board is a real craft, integrating these elements in a contemporary way was our way to achieve a space for contemplation, spiritual communion, peace and harmony.

Each bedroom has a different atmosphere and they have been specially furnished with pieces selected from the furniture fair in Milan, we can see a wide variety of exclusive designs, artwork, rugs and tapestries, mosaics applications, arabescato marble and walnut wood contrasting with the white of the general area.

The bedroom is a place where the ceiling is an important element and which subtly illuminates the area, the movement generated in it responds to the frame beams that form the structure, ie, we have taken advantage of the space between beams to gain the maximum possible height.

The kitchen as element for family reunion has been designed on simple lines which together with the materials create a serene and elegant atmosphere.

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29 Sep 04:31

não passarão

by Patricia C.
Levy Fidelix disse hoje, no debate para presidente, em rede nacional, que homossexuais precisam ser tratados longe dele. Bem longe. Tais como os guetos que os nazistas criaram e depois foram mudados para campos de concentração. Choca o discurso de ódio. A ignorância alheia choca muito. "Estamos com 200 milhões de habitantes, se continuar como está, daqui a pouco teremos 100 milhões". Homossexualidade é tipo a peste negra, né? Sai matando todo mundo. Sai convertendo todo mundo. Afinal, você só é hetero porque foi influenciado a ser, imagina os homossexuais influenciando nossas crianças e blablabla. O cara fala isso sem pudor algum em rede nacional. Fala sobre a maioria esmagar a minoria. Desconhece princípios básicos da democracia. Não espanta um cara desses ser candidato. Espanta é ele ter adeptos. Espanta é ter um vizinho que pensa assim, um colega de trabalho, um colega de faculdade, um parente, espanta ir ao médico e no consultório sempre ter uma pessoa falando pejorativamente sobre seres humanos, espanta pegar o ônibus e escutar a conversa da frente. O ódio está por todo lado, em todos os lugares. Conheço muitos Levys, mas não esmoreço. Se querem falar a plenos pulmões essas barbaridades, também terão que me ouvir, todos eles. Que um dia eles serão lembrados como os racistas escravocratas que tratavam o negro igual a um animal. Um dia suas declarações serão mostradas nas escolas. Olha esse homofóbico aqui mandando os homossexuais para guetos, lhes tirando a condição de dignidade humana. E a criança vai olhar e pensar ainda bem que não é mais assim. Somos todos iguais.
06 Oct 20:30

Woman Can Sing Two Notes At Once, Sounds Unworldly

singing-two-notes-at-once.jpg UPDATE: Also added a video of Anna-Maria in concert. This is a video of polyphonic singer Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrating her ability to sing high and low notes at the same time, producing sounds not unlike the ones you hear in your head after huffing nitrous. Does Anna-Maria remind anybody else of Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite, or is that just me? Come on, somebody validate me. "Yes, she does." No, I meant like, tell me I'm handsome or something, I've been feeling pretty low lately. Keep going for the worthwhile video, but feel free to skip around. Also, not to brag or anything. But I've sung two separate notes at the same time before. "Burping and farting simultaneously doesn't count." WELL IT SHOULD.
30 Sep 00:00

Seongdong Cultural & Welfare Center / UnSangDong Architects

by Fabian Cifuentes

Architects: UnSangDong Architects
Location: Seongsu, 300-1 Seongsu-dong 2(i)-ga, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Architect In Charge: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon
Design Team: Kim Sung Min, Kim Min Tae, Seo Hye Lim, Ryu Sam Yeol, Ahn Hye Joon, Kim Won Il, Ahn Boo Young, Kim Mi Jung, Jo Eun Chong
Area: 1014.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Structural Engineer: Thekujo
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer: HIMEC

From the architect. The city is required the concept of urban regeneration which renews the abandoned and polluted environment. The current concept of urban regeneration is well used as the strategies of new town development. It has the meaning of creating rehabilitation and revival of urban environment, industry, economy, and the culture by providing new programs and physical architectural environments to the decaying existing cities. Rather than simple architectural esthetic controls, new composition of circulation system, which induces new transformation of environment, is required. It has been developed in the direction of cultural device and the community of governance concept to improve the quality of city dwellers’ life.

Seongdong Cultural & Welfare Center is a crucial issue because it is not a simple concept of creating government office. It provides the governance concept of cultural & welfare center. The welfare center is provided in the center of the poorest factory district in Seongsudong, and this cultural & welfare center functions as the headquarters which changes the city. If the function of government office is mainly administration, the architecture of governance concept is like the seed of role which changes the city and society.

Seongdong Cultural & Welfare Center also performs as the role of rearrangement and helps the inhabitants’ life in the factory district. It was interesting premise that the city and society can be changed through architecture. And Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Kunsthaus Graz, Tate Modern in London, Laban Centre, and Will Alsop’s Peckham Library are the examples. It has been strewn like the seeds in the slum area and functions as a successful architectural device which changes the neighboring society.

Architecture as a public plaza

(Public Space as Public Plaza)

The architecture, breaking away from the concept of government office which creates exclusiveness and distances, is suggested. A Cultural & Welfare Center is suggested as open three-dimensional plaza by planning different elements, interests, and impressive programs which contain culture. It becomes an open architectural place which accommodates changing culture and welfare at the same time. It became the citizenry’s favorite place, and it is also the main place for welfare and its benefit. And it is the open public architecture. A pivot of civil activity, cultural, and informative events, is suggested.

Architecture as a set of green and urban structure

(Public Space as City Structure & Green Structure)

The urban structure provides horizontal, vertical, and three-dimensional plaza in the building by actively accommodating horizontal streets and plaza. And the architecture, which integrates the urban structure, is suggested. A living welfare & culture center is proposed by adding diverse elements, interests, and impressive programs. Also Moving circulation devices, movement contents, and cultural contents actively accommodate new senses of citizenry. And futuristic and experimental changes have been suggested. Not only the structures constructed by buildings, but also the green elements which are necessary in the city have been included in the urban structure. And it functions as a device for approaching the richness and emotional stability. 

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22 Sep 23:07

John Oliver Just MURDERED the Miss America Pageant…

by Georgie
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From Emma Watson’s incredible U.N. speech on gender equality this weekend, to John Oliver destroying the Miss America Pageant on Last Week Tonight, this is turning out to be a truly amazing week…

 

And this really is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a very, very long time.
 

 
Describing Donald Trump as “mummified foreskin and cotton candy” is a description that will be burned in my memory forever.

 

THEY ASKED ONE OF THE CONTESTANTS TO SOLVE ISIS…IN 20 SECONDS.  I should not be laughing this hard but I can’t help but laugh this hard.

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18 Sep 15:30

Okay: Zombie Head And Arm Out Of The Grave Chia Pets

zombie-chia-pets.jpg These are the new line of Chia Zombies. They come in 'Lifeless Lisa', 'Creepy Holden' and 'Restless Arm' varieties and all retail for $17. Amazingly, I've never actually grown a Chia pet. Which is weird because I love plants and have a green thumb. See? "Yeah, but what's up with the brown ring finger?" FORGET WHAT YOU SAW HERE. Thanks to me, for wishing I had a yard to grow fruits and vegetables. Ooh -- and flowers to cut and arrange inside. I really am a horticulturist at heart.
15 Sep 21:00

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple / Czarl Architects

by Fabian Cifuentes

Architects: Czarl Architects
Location: Block 116 HDB Jln Bukit Merah, 116 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 160116
Design Team: Carl Lim, Anditya Dwi Saputra, MingFu Weng, Nic Chan
Area: 1526.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: MingFu Weng

Collaborator: Logam Designs Pte Ltd – Interiors and Z+N Group Pte Ltd
C&S Engineer: PTS Consultants
M&E Engineer: AE&T Consultants Pte
Contractor: Ang Cheng Guan Construction Pte Ltd
Landscape Designer: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultant: Sharon Lee
Cost Consultant: YSCA Consultancy Singapore Pte Ltd

From the architect. Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple is the oldest and only Thai  Buddhist  Temple  in Singapore  that  receives royal patronage from the Thai Royal Family . With its long monastic  tradition of ordaining monks, the temple  will celebrate  its 90th  anniversary  since its inauguration by expanding  its  current  facilities  by adding  a new  block  next to its existing historic  Main Shrine. The new  commemorative structure  will have  to  replace  the current  3 storey  Monks Quarters and  will  need  double its current  600 sq.m  built in floor area. The  program for  the extension block not only  calls for  more monks quarters, it would include additional  prayer  halls, meditation centres , Dharma classrooms, a Museum  and an large  space for communal festivities  during key dates in the Buddhist  calendar.

Site Context

Located on the small plot of land on top of a hill site, the temple, with its golden roof and soaring stupas is a distinctive  icon, visible  from its northern and eastern low lying neighbourhood . The temple back against a high way on its west side while its south side faces a strip lush vegetation on a vacant plot of State land.

Design Approach

At the onset  of the project , the Client has specifically requested  that the temple extension should  aspire to not  to follow  the architectural traditions of Thai temples but rather be a “reflection “ of it. The design for the extension block is developed from the narrative of the Buddha attaining his Enlightenment while meditating under a Boddhi tree. Conceptually, the  Boddhi Tree can be considered as  the original House of the Buddha and  the idea  of a tree as a one that shelters,  protects and nurtures springs forth as a key notion of our proposed threefold architectural strategy. The new structure would also necessarily  form a frame  that defines boundaries of a space/  form of a void as suggested by common visuals of the Buddha meditating below the Boddhi Tree where the tree is essentially a frame. The void space  would also inform  the absence of the existing Stupa  which would be removed eventually.

Strategy 1 : V -shaped Planning

Taking  on  a “V” shaped plan  that back against the highway, the design of the new building would frame  a  large front courtyard   space that could hold major religious  communal festivities. The branching off of either wing of the  V shaped plan  would accommodate the various program as required on various levels. Systematically, the  programmatic requirements  would be  arranged and distributed  in various levels accordance to the notion that  traces the growth of a Buddhist based on the following;1. Discovery 2. Learning 3. Meditation4. Sermon/  Discourse

Strategy 2  : Fragmentation and Displacement of Volumes

To emphasize  the hierarchy associated with the above , either wing of the new  block would  comprise staggered  arrangement of displaced and sometimes cantilevered boxes  that is supported by skewed buttress like columns. Accentuating this volumetric displacement is a play of solidness and  transparency  applied on the envelope of the volumes. For example, the meditation hall at the 4 th floor is loft  space  enclosed by  openable glass panels that  allows  maximize  natural light and  view  out to the green  terraces beyond. Sky gardens , long planters  are also integrated into envelope design of the building to allow “break up “  the building  and allow for much greenery. This gives the illusion of an urban “tree” building, one that would offer a visual relief to the residents nearby.

Strategy 3 : Fenestration

Abstraction of  light  filtering through the gaps between the leaves of the Boddhi tree  are necessarily mapped onto the facade to create an organic random pattern  of triangular windows.  While seemingly random, the position and size of windows  are actually tabulated in relation to the degree for natural lighting as required to by the interior space. The constant changing and  dramatic of play of light and  shadow through these windows  can be best experienced in the Prayer Halls , reminding oneself that change and impermanence of life is the only constant.

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15 Sep 23:23

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

by Xeni Jardin

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Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color. Read the rest

12 Sep 19:00

Constitución 8 / Proyecto Cafeína

by AD Editorial Team

Architects: Proyecto Cafeína
Location: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Project Area: 1159.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Patrick López Jaimes, Leonardo Neve Sánchez

Collaborators: Leonardo Neve, Diego Vilatela, Jesús Quintana, Olivia Gil, Carolina Ojeda, Ángel Valerio, Andrés Miranda

From the architect. Constitución 8 is a residential apartment building in the city of Puebla, Mexico, located in an area of high growth. It emerges as a real estate development for sale under the premise of making every single apartment unique. The project idea repels the typical plan from its conception under the principle of maximum adaptability, generating 10 different and expressive apartments.

The creation of individual spaces is achieved through the offset in both plan and section. The volumes of the apartments move freely in and out, up and down. The horizontal offsets generate wider spaces in the interiors of the apartments while at the upper level they generate terraces and balconies. The vertical offsets generate double heights in some areas and level changes in others. Making it a characteristic and dynamic project.

Another guiding idea for the project is to integrate it into the context by finding lighting and ventilation in all spaces, integrating interesting views of the city and the surrounding nature. Different areas of leisure and conviviality were generated. A common garden on the ground floor and a panoramic rooftop terrace, achieving to dominate the neighboring landscape.

The building keeps an industrial aesthetic inspired by the design trend of the Loft, achieving open spaces that respond to the contemporary way of living. Exposed materials such as glass, block and partitions were selected for warmth as well as low maintenance cost.

For the interior of the apartments, we designed individually all elements of carpentry (closets and kitchens), lighting (lights and exposed pipes) and fittings (handles and keys). Thus achieving an atmosphere of exclusivity, personalized and distinct.

Constitución 8 becomes a building with a bold and sophisticated design, where elements with a dominant character achieve pleasant spaces.

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11 Sep 00:00

Bagrecha Residence / Cadence

by Fabian Cifuentes

Architects: Cadence
Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Architect In Charge: Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar
Project Architects: Smitha Lukose, Komal Bhulani, Sangeetha Patrick, Aishani Nath
Area: 2200.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Anand Jaju

From the architect. Placed in a residential context, the site is located at a corner and is abutted by roads on two sides. The context didn’t allow for too much interaction, hence the design required us to create a dynamic interaction between the spaces within the house. Transitional areas between the public and private spaces help separate functions and enables intermingling of spatial volumes.

An introverted plan enabled us to have minimalist surfaces on the exterior. As per the client’s requirements, all private spaces were to be on one floor. Public spaces were at the first floor, with services and a car park on the ground level. Owing to the constraints of the small size of the site, it was crucial to maximise spaces allocated to various functions. This was achieved by playing with volumes. A double height living room gave a sense of expanse and it provided a visual connect from the second level. In order to break the monotony of the built versus un-built, a courtyard was introduced on the first level. To compliment the double height volumes on the inside, the courtyard was also made double height and accessible at the second level, thereby internalising it and it acts as an extension of the private spaces. With the introduction of the double height courtyard, the facade appears hollowed out and fitted with a play of planes and materials.

The next challenge was to add functional spaces to the terrace level without adding to the height of the building. A truss roof, which sloped upwards, gives the perception that the roof is diminishing. The terrace has a deck which interacts with the external landscape and acts as a public space for the residents. Use of complimenting materials and surface finishes from the ground level to the terrace; add to the design of the house. Rough concrete finishes contrast with smooth plastered surfaces, wooden panelling in contrast to dressed stone tiles helps balance out the raw minimalist feel of the house.

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02 Sep 00:00

Skow Residence / Colorado Building Workshop + DesignBuildBLUFF

by AD Editorial Team
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Architects: Colorado Building Workshop, DesignBuildBLUFF
Location: Navajo Mountain, Navajo Mountain, UT 86044, USA
Faculty Team: Rick Sommerfeld, Director Colorado Building Workshop, Hank Louis, Director DesignBuildBLUFF, Andrew Foster, Craig Harren
Student Team: Ellen Adams, Brett Blackmon, Lura Blumfield, Jay Burkhalter, Glen Camuso, Jacob Ebling, William Koning, William Murray, Rebecca Sockwell, JD Signom
Structural Engineer: Christopher O’Hara Studio NYL
Area: 882.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jesse Kuroiwa

From the architect. Having received a typical Navajo “home build kit”, the clients, Harold and Helena Skow, had already completed a CMU foundation to accept a traditional rectangular gable-trussed home. Unable to complete the building the Skows turned to students from University of Colorado Denver and DesignBuidlBLUFF. The students decided to utilize the existing foundation and virtually all of the build kit materials stock piled on site in their design.

While walking the site with the clients on their first visit some students took note that Harold wore a large brimmed hat which shielded the harsh sun from his face and neck. When asked about the protective garment Harold commented that everyone should have a sombrero in the desert. Inspired by his comment and resisting the idea of a traditional gable roof house, the team chose to turn the trusses upside down and create a sombrero for Skow’s home.

Programmatically, the 800 sf, two-bedroom home is separated into two volumes. The private volume, containing the bedrooms, is wrapped in highly insulative straw bale construction and is located to the north, providing a sense of comfort surrounded by natural earthen plaster and security from the desert elements. The public volume containing the living room and kitchen/dining room opens up to the southwest, providing spectacular views and a connection to the landscape while allowing direct solar gain, in the winter, through two walls of orientation-specific solar glazing. A large deck wraps the western and southern sides of the home and brings the ‘livable’ space outdoors for much of the year, while an eastern entry porch provides shaded outdoor space to gather during summer afternoon hours.

About the Design Build Program

Since 2010 the University of Colorado Denver has partnered with DesignBuildBLUFF at the University of Utah to design a home for a family living on the Navajo Reservation. Master of Architecture students spend the spring and summer semesters living in Denver designing the home and working on construction drawings. They make frequent visits to Navajo Nation meeting the client, surveying the land and presenting their ideas. After the design is finished students spend the fall semester living in Bluff, UT where they construct the home. Faculty from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Utah help throughout the year-long program.

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19 Aug 19:18

Manul – the Cat that Time Forgot

by RJ Evans
Have you ever wanted to take a trip through time to see what animals looked like millions of years ago? When it comes to cats there is little or no need.  This beautiful specimen is a Manul, otherwise known as Pallas’s Cat.  About twelve million years ago it was one of the first two modern cats to evolve and it hasn’t changed since. The other species, Martelli’s Cat, is extinct so what you are looking at here is a unique window in to the past of modern cats.

Although the Manul is only the size of the domestic cat, reaching about 26 inches in length its appearance makes it appear somewhat larger.  It is stocky and has very lengthy, thick fur, which gives it, perhaps to human eyes, an unintentional appearance of feline rotundity.  Yet although it appears stout and somewhat ungainly it has a natural elegance and poise – exactly what you would expect from the genus Felis in other words.  Plus it can certainly look after itself in a fight!

The main reason for its survival throughout the ages has been its isolation. In the wild it lives on the Asian steppes at substantial heights – up to 13,000 feet.  Based in India, Pakistan, western China and Mongolia as well as Afghanistan and Turkemistan, it has even been discovered recently in the wilds of the Sayan region of Siberia. In these places it prefers rocky areas, semidesert and barren hillsides.  In other words places where we are less likely to live – but even having said that you will no doubt be able to hazard a guess which species is the Manul’s greatest enemy.

Take a close look at the eyes of the Manul.  Do you see a difference between it and the domestic cat? That’s right, the pupils of the Manul are round, not slit-like.  Proportionally too, the legs are smaller than cats we know and they can’t run anywhere near as quickly.  As for the ears, well, when you actually can catch sight of them they are very low and much further apart than you would see in a domestic cat.

It also has a much shorter face than other cats, which makes its face look flattened.  Some people, when they see their first Manus mistakenly believe that it is a monkey because of its facial appearance and bulky looking frame.  It is easier to see why, from some angles.

The Manus has not been studied a great deal in the wild, where it is classified as near threatened.  This is because it is distributed very patchily throughout its territory, not to mention the fact it is still hunted despite protection orders made by the various governments who create human law in its range. Before it was legally protected tens of thousands of Manuls were hunted and killed each year, mostly for their fur.

It is thought that the cat hunts mostly at dawn and dusk where it will feed on small rodents and birds. Ambush and stalking are their favorite methods of conducting a hunt and although they tend to shelter in abandoned burrows in the day they have been seen basking in the sun. In other words, behaviorally they are much like the domesticated moggy that we know and love.

The Manul is a solitary creature and individuals do not tend to meet purposefully when it is outside the breeding season and will avoid the company of others of its kind where possible. When it is threatened it raises and quivers the upper lip, Elvis like, revealing a large canine tooth.

When breeding does happen the male has to get in quickly as oestrus usually only lasts just under two days. It usually births up to six kittens, very rarely a single one, and it is believed that the size of its litters reflect the high rate of mortality the infant cats can expect. Yet they are expected to be able to hunt at sixteen weeks and are very much on their own and independent by six months. Although their life expectancy in the wild is unknown in captivity they have lived to over eleven years.

Don’t rush to your local pet store, however.  The Manul does not domesticate and even if it did they are incredibly hard to breed in captivity with many kittens dying.  This is thought to be because in the wild, due to its isolation, the cat’s immune system did not have a need to develop and so when they come in contact with us and other species, this under-developed immune system lets them down.

Yet as a living, breathing glimpse in to twelve million years of feline history these amazing animals are irreplaceable. Unique is a word which, in this day and age, is mightily overused. Yet these cats are quite simply just that – unique.

15 Aug 16:00

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair

by Nanette Wong

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair

The 60 Red Chair is giving the phrase “sitting on the edge of your seat” a whole new meaning. Designed by XYZ Integrated Architecture, the sleek red chair is at a perpetual slant, creating a sense of tension for the user. Each chair is handmade from steel, and each one is unique.

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

Sit On the Edge of Your Seat with the 60 Red Chair in main home furnishings Category

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15 Aug 17:00

A 1950′s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition

by Caroline Williamson

A 1950′s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition

The Sycamore House is a project from Aaron Neubert Architects that restores a 1950′s post & beam house in Los Angeles while also incorporating a 1,500-square-foot addition. Careful attention was paid to the design of the new addition as the lot’s peninsular shape and sloping terrain played a huge factor into how it could be laid out. Sycamore trees on the property meant a lot to the homeowner so keeping them around was mandatory, making things difficult as one was planted in the primary location for the addition.

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A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

The addition was positioned perpendicularly between the exiting residence and the street setback. The interior living spaces are still kept relatively private, while the home opens up towards the hillside view.

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They used multiple cantilevers within the addition that extend out over the hillside giving them the square footage they desired.

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One of the beloved sycamore trees is actually incorporated into the house, piercing through the kitchen, family room, master suite, and the roof deck.

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Helping blend the old with the new, the existing wood beams and the new steel structure are all painted red and all of the fixed windows are black.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

Completely in love with the jagged black and white lines that start in the kitchen and move through the living room.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

The large windows help bring the outdoors in and make you feel like you’re perched within the trees.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture Category

Photos by Brian Thomas Jones.








11 Aug 21:00

LUZ shirokane / Kawabe Naoya Architects Design Office

by Fabian Cifuentes

Architects: Kawabe Naoya Architects Design Office
Location: Shirokane, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Akinobu Kawabe

From the architect. Place in common space It is a housing complex in five story and 13 households that builts like overcrowding the small factory and the house in surroundings. In the situation in which the site was almost enclosed in the building, it was thought that it had not only relies on the surrounding for the dwelling environment but also it made it . A common space plays the role here. The lighting, ventilation ,and view, and the element requested outside is usually taken in construction, and shared with each unit.

A common part is related around according to the number of stories and the direction the accumulated unit that continues from ground to the roof through the stairs and the open ceiling, and choosing the omission on the roof of the road and the near unoccupied land and the neighboring house. The wind comes off through an upper and lower floor, and the light of the sun enters from various directions through a day . Externals are composed of an window that doesn’t distinguish an unit and a common space . A common space in each floor is a place like the interior attached to each unit by a little expanding or more width than a usual passage ,and as a similar scale to the unit.

As for a common space, it thought even about the detail as the same interior as the unit so that the other side of the room window might make depth with a continuous feeling as another whereabouts . The aluminium sash of ready-made goods turns a wooden frame to all sides in flat as the wall for how from the reason for the weather flashing like the outside to see it, and erases the detail as the aluminium sash. Moreover, because a usual intercom gives the impression of the place like the hall, the plate of the same specification as the indoor switch is used .

The table, the bench, and the shelf designed for exclusive use according to the characteristic and the usage of the place are put on the interior. Time is piled by the book and planting’s being put by the living person, and being used in daily life. It wishes a common space not only the tenant but also to tie to the person to person, and the environment to person exceeding the role even if the ambient surrounding changes by rebuilding.

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11 Aug 00:00

FOO / APOLLO Architects & Associates

by AD Editorial Team

Architects: APOLLO Architects & Associates
Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Architect In Charge: Satoshi Kurosaki
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa

Structure Engineer: Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
Facility Engineer: Shimada Architects (Zenei Shimada)
Construction: JP home

From the architect. The site is located in a residential area on a plateau in Yokohama-city. The characteristic façade is designed with exposed concrete and wooden lattices of Serangan batu wood, taking the horizon into consideration. It is a classic of modern design that is conscious of harmony with the surrounding greens and peaceful townscape. This two-family house successfully creates a dignity and formality that are unique to the residence.

The husband who likes playing golf and the wife who loves gardening desired a garden, which can be seen from the central living room on the first floor, as the center of the house. They also desired a continuation between East and West, and assurance of privacy. The solid teak wood on the ceilings and floors, and the hard expression of the high-strength concrete create a contrast. They provide a sense of unity to the space, along with the natural walnut house fixtures, oak table and chairs.

The space for family of the son, who likes surfing, is placed on the second floor that is connected through the open ceiling, in order to facilitate spontaneous communication between the families. In contrast to the closed exterior appearance, the interior is all airy. Even the dining kitchen at the back of the first floor is well lit by characteristic lights from the high side window in the open ceiling.

The roof balcony is accessible from the second floor bedroom and the children’s room through the opening. The roof terrace with deck-flooring behind the outdoor stairs is a common oasis for the two families, where the surrounding town can be viewed. By tactfully using the wooden lattices and plantings, a perfect sense of distance and privacy are created between the building and the street, while enabling the enjoyment of the appropriate openness. It functions as a well-balanced urban house.

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05 Aug 19:11

Breathtaking Interpretation of the Traditional Californian Ranch House and Farm Tower

by Ada Teicu

Low Rise House by Spiegel Aihara Workshop Breathtaking Interpretation of the Traditional Californian Ranch House and Farm Tower

This astounding home located on a half acre lot in Silicon Valley was imagined as a re-interpretation of traditional shapes corrupted by the need to live a comfortable, low maintenance lifestyle in privacy and alongside family and friends. Designed by architects Spiegel Aihara Workshop, the home known as Low/Rise House uses the principles of traditional Californian ranch house and farm tower to create a high life through modern design. Natural ventilation and solar energy use are two of the home’s eco-traits – they mirror the use of volumes, textures and transparency for comfort and connection.

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The traditional Californian ranch house and farm tower become a contemporary shelter and socialization spot immersed into the site via environmentally-friendly choices. Photographed by Bruce Damonte, the 4.500 square feet in Menlo Park, California, is home for two professors with grown children who needed their home to “accommodate varying use patterns, creating an intimate environment for their own use as a couple, yet allowing for a spacious and integrated configuration for ten or more family members, and several hundred party guests. This complex programmatic request inspires the specific massing and siting of the building.”

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With a poetic ambiance radiating through, the Low/Rise House boasts a first floor shaped by “two long and narrow structures that intersect in an open kitchen, providing distinct programmatic areas and settling into the tree-lined landscape, allowing yards to surround and permeate each room. Subtle rotations of the geometry assist in way-finding, as well as identification of the more public and more private functions. The private master suite opens into a fern garden in the eastern corner of the site, while large sliding glass doors suspend the living room within the landscape for family gatherings or larger events. A compact and vertical guest tower is sited at the western corner of the lot amongst tall evergreens, allowing for a more private guest experience, more compact floor plan, and the ability to effectively shut off (socially and energy-wise) the guest spaces zone by zone during typical daily use. Atop the 30-foot tower, a roof deck emerges through the trees, providing a unique vantage point of the structure below and the surrounding townscape.”

Brilliant dream home integrating a new type of suburban living, merging urban and rural, don’t you think so?

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05 Aug 20:58

Woman Uses Nike Run-Tracking App To Run In Penises

run-drawing-1.jpg Claire Wyckoff (pretty please be pronounced wackoff) uses the Nike+ run-tracking app to run in penis shapes, which she then posts to her Tumblr 'Running Drawing'. She doesn't JUST do penises though, just a LOT of penises (she's also done a unicorn, middle finger, Slimer from Ghostbusters, and a space invader). Clearly, Claire knows how to make cardio fun. Because if there was a giant penis waiting at the finish line every time I went for a run I'd be a lot more inclined to exercise. Wait, that came out wrong. I meant a giant vagina. No, that's not quite right either. I'll settle for a hotdog and a beer. Keep going for more of Claire's exercise art.
05 Aug 04:00

Dasgupta Saucier Residence by The Raleigh Architecture Co.

by Erin
Julianamarques

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The Raleigh Architecture Co. have recently completed the Dasgupta Saucier Residence in
North Carolina.

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Project description

The Dasgupta-Saucier residence is situated on a narrow downtown infill lot in a Raleigh, NC. Facing a busy thoroughfare, the house uses natural topography and carefully placed openings to alleviate sound and establish privacy. The residence pays homage to its southern roots by creating deep recessed front and rear porches with a cantilevered upper story. An open central volume provides abundant natural daylight to the lower story while a steel staircase twists upwards, unifying all of the spaces of the house together. Warm cypress siding roots the residence into the landscape and weathered steel panels protect the private upper story.

A second floor level of private bedrooms is stacked on an open lower level of living areas. The second floor “bar” is split, pushing the children’s bedrooms north and a master suite south. This simple shift creates a covered front and rear porch while simultaneously providing a double height kitchen space in the center for a new family passionate about the culture of cooking. A wrapping steel staircase leads upwards to a working office for each of the clients, while a private terrace on the third floor links the house to its landscape and provides views to downtown. The residence and a neighboring home share a landscaped courtyard that is shielded from the busy street, providing a space for both families to gather.

Roof: Standing seam galvanized metal & TPO roofing. Siding: Cor-ten steel panels w/ 100% recycled content, clear finish cypress (locally sourced). Systems: Geothermal & mini-split HVAC system, instant hot water heater w/ recirculation loop. Windows: Aluminum clad wood windows.

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Architect: The Raleigh Architecture Co.
General Contractor: The Raleigh Construction Co.
Photography by Raymond Goodman

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02 Aug 20:00

AD Classics: Thorncrown Chapel / E Fay Jones

by Andrew Galloway

Hidden in the middle of the forests surrounding Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains, Thorncrown Chapel rests amongst the oaks, pines and maples. The humble chapel, designed by Euine Fay Jones, is less than 35 years old – yet it’s on the U.S. Historic register, has been named one of the AIA’s top ten buildings of the 20th century, and has even been called the best American building since 1980.

In the late 1970’s retired schoolteacher Jim Reed purchased the property where Thorncrown chapel would be located – originally as a space for his retirement cabin. But, after seeing tourists stop along the highway to view the beauty of the area, his vision changed. He imagined a non-denominational chapel, a spiritual place — one that Jones would later describe as a “place to think your best thoughts.” Perhaps its simplicity is what draws over 2000 daily visitors –it is architecture that everyone, not just architects, can understand and appreciate.

The remarkable glass and wooden structure was dreamt up by E Fay Jones while he was both practicing in Little Rock and working as Dean at the University of Arkansas School of Architecture in 1978.

With over 425 glass windows and a repeated column and truss structure, the vertical chapel is like a “forest within a forest,” reaching 48 feet high, 60 feet long and a mere 24 feet wide. A central skylight allows generous portions of light to spill through onto those below. Custom lanterns adorn each column and at night reflect off the glass – as if they were lit somewhere off in the forest.

For Jones, the process of construction was just as important as the final object. His practice was unique in that he employed not only young architects, but craftsmen, such as stonemasons and carpenters, whose influence is evident in the Chapel. Every truss was made of local pine – “no larger than what two men could carry through the woods.” 2×4’s, 2×6’s and 2×12’s were assembled on site and subsequently erected, leaving minimal site impact. In fact, the only visible steel in the project is the diamond-shaped patterns centered in each truss.

Born in the small town of Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1921, Jones never had the desire to become as famous as his close friend and influence Frank Lloyd Wright. Indeed, perhaps the words at the entrance of Thorncrown Chapel encapsulate E Fay Jones and his humble architecture best: Please Come In And Sit Awhile, Just As You Are.

Sources

“AIArchitect, December 19, 2005 – Thorncrown Chapel Wins AIA 2006 Twenty-five Year Award.” AIA.org. Web. 29 Jul. 2014.

“The Architecture of Thorncrown Chapel.” Thorncrown Chapel. Web. 01 Aug. 2014.

“Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas Libraries.” Fay Jones Collection, University of Arkansas Libraries. Web. 29 Jul. 2014.

“Special Collections.” Manuscript Collection 1373 | University of Arkansas Libraries. Web. 29 Jul. 2014.

Architects: E. Fay Jones
Location: 12968 U.S. 62
Architect In Charge: E. Fay Jones
Area: 1440.0 ft2
Year: 1980
Photographs: Flickr User Anirban Ray, Flickr User Nathan Hughes Hamilton, Flickr User Steve Snodgrass, Flickr User nwlynch, Flickr User Brenda Fike, Flickr User Brad Holt, Flickr User Clinton Steeds, Flickr User Josh Bozarth

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31 Jul 17:00

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore

by Caroline Williamson

A Modern Beach House at the Jersey Shore

Located on the Jersey Shore in Strathmere, New Jersey, this beach house, dubbed Love Shack, brings forth a mixture of casual beach-y and minimal modern resulting in the perfect summer getaway for a family.

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The house, designed by Ambit Architecture, is situated on a barrier island, affording views of both the ocean and the bay from the top floor.

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The scaled back interior does nothing to obstruct the floor-to-ceiling views.

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They flipped the layout from the typical one and put the living room, dining room, and kitchen on the top floor so the views can be utilized in the areas where the most time is spent.

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The kitchen area may be small but the design is incredible. I love the zig zagged wood panel that separates the kitchen. I also like how they built the kitchen around that window so plenty of light floods into the middle part of the house.

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On this side, you can sit back and enjoy a meal with that incredible view.

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On the beach side, there’s another seating area to kick back in.

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There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms that round out the design.

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The house is clad in a white cedar and painted cement board panels that both age beautifully and look natural.

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