Grand Panorama of the Kowloon Walled City

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Grand Panorama of the Kowloon Walled City
Kowloon City Expedition (photos and statements), Terasawa Kazumi (drawing), Hiroaki Kani (supervision)
Iwanami Shoten, July 1997



Hardcover | 10-1/4 x 14-1/4 inches | 40 pages | # illustrations | Japanese | ISBN: 4000080709 | ¥3,300

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Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong, known as the "Toyo Daimon", was dismantled in the schedule of return from the UK to China, but in the building which grew like a maze, 50 thousand people lived there. Based on the materials of the group of architects who entered the survey before dismantling, it is the first large picture book to reproduce the ultra high density space with a large section panorama and to clarify the whole picture. (via Google Translate)dDAB Commentary:

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Wandering in Terrace Garden / Atelier Y

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Stairs of the outdoor theater and the music room. Image © Liqin Lin Stairs of the outdoor theater and the music room. Image © Liqin Lin
  • Architects: Atelier Y
  • Location: Hexi Village, Hanyuan County, Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China
  • Design Team: Yiqiang Xiao, Yanting Zou, Yizhi Xiao, Shi Yin, Yuanjing Yang, Hankun Lin, Yongjia Huang
  • Lead Architects: Yiqiang Xiao
  • Area: 2488.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Liqin Lin

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John Pawson

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John Pawson
new Chapel . Unterliezheim John Pawson Recently completed wooden chapel near the Swabian village of Unterliezheim. _ Photography: John Pawson, Jan Hobel, Eleni Koryzi, Dinesen Every now and again there comes an opportunity to work on a perfect project. Such projects tend not to be amongst the largest, nor amongst those that garner most attention. … Continue reading John Pawson
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Donna Gottschalk

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Donna Gottschalk
Marlene, New York . 1969 + Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art This exhibition features the work of Donna Gottschalk, a photographer active in the early period of radical lesbian organizing in New York and California during the 1970s. Gottschalk came out as a lesbian right at the formation of the radical lesbians and … Continue reading Donna Gottschalk
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Everything you need to know about crafting a string art project

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The string art has been here for a little while. The technique initially appeared during the 40s, however, it became extremely popular in the second half of the 70s. It now makes a massive comeback as an easy, cheery, and beautiful way to make your own artwork at home. You can decorate your wall with it.

It doesn’t need lots of materials, which makes it more inexpensive compared to other art techniques.

In the following article, we’ve included everything you need to know about making your first steps into the string art projects.

What are the tools that you need?

Here is a list of the key tools needed for every DIY string art project:

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INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS TO GIVE YOUR HOME A ROMANTIC LOOK

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Romance is beautiful, and that’s why people look forward to that one day when they can express their romantic feelings: Valentine’s Day. People go all out with vibrant red flowers, memorable gifts, beautiful cards, amazing dinner dates and anything that they can use to show how much they care for each other. Whether it’s a friend, a partner, a family member or a colleague at work who means the world to you; this is usually the day to express your appreciation in more than words. You can get lots of gift ideas from Valentine’s Day Gift Guide which range from what flowers to get all the way to jewelry, and you will be sure to put a smile on someone’s face. And the ideas also work for single people who are looking to make this day a success, with or without a partner. Given that romance is so beautiful, there is no reason why we should restrict its appreciation to a few days in a year. Forget about being romantic on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions and allow yourself to bask in passion all year long by incorporating interior design ideas that are bursting with romance. Then each day can be Valentine’s for you and those around you. Here’s how:

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How To Design A Shop That Sells

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Shops are a crucial factor that will have a huge influence on the financial results. Sometimes, this is the only way in which customers can come in contact with the brand. That’s the main reason why you need to leave the best impressions, and therefore, make the people come back. The design of your store will determine if customers want to stay or no. It is there to tell the story of your brand, and simply sell. Every detail and corner of the shop is intentional and designed to attract people to come in. This can be quite a challenge, as you need to understand human psychology and behavior. Check this helpful guide and find out how to design a shop that sells.

Attractive Front

The shop window has the intention to attract customers. Good offers, attention-grabbing products, and promotions should take their place here. Do not forget to display the basic info here too. Use vinyl lettering to display working hours, site, phone number, and any other info that visitors will find useful.

Create a path

Use displays, shelves, racks, or even furniture to visually divide the space. It is up to you to create a clever layout that will dictate the traffic flow. Despite guiding the customers, it invites relaxed browsing. Set their path, and add your best sellers on the way. Another great way to lead the customers to the desired point is adding an attention-grabbing display.

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Investing in Remote New Builds

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There is a whole range of options to consider when you’re first looking at property investment. New build developments and remote homes are just two of the wide variety of property decisions that you are going to come up against. It’s easy to see why remote properties are so tempting for buyers. Modern life can be increasingly fraught, and with technology allowing people to work easily from anywhere, there’s no longer any real need to live in a location that doesn’t appeal. For investors, this opens up a whole new range of challenges. Investing in a new build or even self-built property means looking at alternative ways to provide future homeowners with everything they need.

Location is as important as ever

Whether you’re looking at buying an already existing remote property, or you’re looking at the possibility of buying land to build on, location is as essential as ever. You need to make sure that everything is in place or within reach for the eventual owners. Remember that it’s important to look outside of your local area for the right space. The chances of any property developer finding the ideal investment opportunity in their neighborhood is slim, so go on reconnaissance trips around the country, using the internet to find unusual options. Things to look out for include:

 

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Benefits of Having a Backyard Swimming Pool

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It’s every homeowner’s dream to have a pool where they can lounge during the weekends and relax after an exhausting day at work. Mostly, whenever you hear about a swimming pool, the first thing that comes to your mind is luxury. You imagine of summer relaxation, pool parties and sometimes exercise. Whichever way you view it backyard swimming pools are an excellent addition in your backyard because in most cases they are associated with positive things. Now if you are reading this, it means you are at a point where you are thinking of acquiring a pool, or you are considering your options. Either way, it’s worth noting that having a backyard pool opens the door to the kind of lifestyle you dream of every day. The following are some of the benefits of having a backyard swimming pool;

Provides excellent peace of mind

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What Flooring Is Best For Living Room?

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Beyond style and decoration, carpets fulfill essential functions in the home: they protect the floor, delimit spaces and transmit a feeling of well-being and comfort. To facilitate this decision, we leave a guide with critical elements, so you know how to choose carpets for living rooms.

In the market, there are many types of carpet, from Persian tapestries with spectacular handmade prints, to small synthetic pieces quite useful on some occasions. The choice will also go hand in hand with your budget when you decide to buy carpets for your home. These are the key points that you must analyze previously:

Determine The Right Carpet Size

The first thing you should do before choosing carpets for rooms is to take measurements of the area in which you wish to place your dream piece. For example, if you want to buy a rug, measure the space in which the main sofa, coffee table, and other furniture are located.

For a more elegant and sophisticated touch, you should opt for a carpet that takes up enough space: so that the legs of all the furniture are placed comfortably on it.

That is to say, that the sofa, the table, and the chairs are on the carpet and that they are at least 15 centimeters between the base of the furniture and the edge of the rug. Ideally, it should extend about 25 centimeters more, so it will look better and avoid an untidy appearance in case some of the furniture moves a little.

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27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

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Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented 27 projects with 2019 Design Awards. AIANY announced the results after two days of deliberations by a a jury of independent architects, educators, critics, and planners. For each of the five categories, winning projects were granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” award, and were chosen for their design quality, innovation and technique.

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