TEDx Talk by CEBRA Founder Mikkel Frost demonstrates the Power of Hand Drawing

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Danish architect and CEBRA founding partner Mikkel Frost has given a TEDx Talk arguing for the relevance of hand drawing in an increasingly virtual world. Titled “Let your fingers do the talking,” the talk presents hand drawing “not as a render killer, but rather as a lively and more open supplement to the close-to-nature visualization.”

During the talk, Frost explains the inspiration behind is drawing style, partly from the cartoon universe where messages are communicated with humor, few words, and simple expressions. A central part of the design process for every CEBRA project, Frost describes hand drawing as a visual language that is easily understood, open, and less conclusive that hyper-realistic visualizations.

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C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

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© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects: Studio MK27
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category: Houses
  • Lead Architect: Marcio Kogan
  • Associated Architect: Samanta Cafardo
  • Interior Design: Diana Radomysler
  • Design Team: Carlos Costa, Eline Ostyn, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Ricardo Ariza
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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The Best Bauhaus Documentaries Available to Watch Online

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via The Bauhaus Film via The Bauhaus Film

2019 marks a century of Bauhaus, the school-turned-movement whose influence withstood forced relocations, political meddling, and eventual closure. Despite dramatic shifts in technology, taste, and style in architecture in the years since, Bauhaus remains one of the most significant subjects of architectural/design education and has even captured the interest of the wider public.

As part of our celebrations of the Bauhaus movement - and to satiate your thirst to learn more - we have selected some of the best Bauhaus documentaries available online now. Featuring largely-unseen footage, exclusive interviews, and/or unique perspectives on the Bauhaus, these films provide an excellent way to get up to speed.

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Fondation Galeries Lafayette / OMA

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© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA
  • Architects: OMA
  • Location: 9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris, France
  • Category: Exhibition center
  • Architect In Charge: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon

  • Design Team: Alice Grégoire, Barbara Materia, Francesco Moncada, Pietro Pagliaro, Maria Finders, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Alejo Paillard, Clément Périssé, Adrian Auth, Frane Stanic, Kenny Kim, Paul Cournet, Sofia Koutsenko, Thiago Almeida, Veselin Lozanov, Lina Kwon, Magdalena Stanescu, Yushang Zhang, Sebastian Janusz
  • Construction: Alejo Paillard, Clément Périssé

  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA, Frans Parthesius, courtesy of OMA

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Vora Villas / K-Studio

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"Reverse Zoo" LABIOMISTA Opening in 2019 Features Mario Botta Building

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Courtesy of Philippe van Gelooven Courtesy of Philippe van Gelooven

The public will soon have the opportunity to experience the vulnerability and awe of briefly inhabiting an animal domain at the “Reverse Zoo,” LABIOMISTA. Translating to “mixture of life,” the 60-acre project is spearheaded by Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen and is set to open in 2019.

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BIG Designs New Gondola for Oakland Athletics Baseball Team

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Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has designed an expansive cable-car system to connect to the new Oakland Athletics baseball stadium. The new stadium will replace the Oakland A’s existing 51-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as a waterfront “jewel box” at Howard Terminal. At the Oakland A’s FanFest, the A’s President Dave Kaval unveiled the new Gondola connecting the Oakland Convention Center to Water Street at Jack London Square. The zero-emission transit line will provide residents and visitors with a way to see the A’s play in their future ballpark.

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Tracey Moffatt

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Body Remembers: Spanish Window . 2017 + Tyler Rollins Fine Art In her work for the Australian Pavilion, collectively entitled MY HORIZON, the horizon line functions both as a structural focal point within the images and as a metaphor for reaching one’s limitations and perhaps wanting to go beyond them. It represents a dream-like state … Continue reading Tracey Moffatt
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WIN4 Sports Centre / EM2N

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© Roger Frei © Roger Frei
  • Architects: EM2N
  • Location: Grüzefeldstrasse 32, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Category: Recreation & Training
  • Partner: Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli
  • Associate: Bernd Druffel
  • Project Leaders: Melih Dilsiz, Dorothee Burkert, Martin Zisterer, Roger Küng
  • Project Team: Jan Francisco Anduaga, Jennifer Bottlang, Patrick Britt, Dario Bruhin, Béatrice Bruneaux, Santiago Catanzano, Yann Junod, Marina Esguerra, Ian Omumbwa, Laura Probst, Jonas Rindlisbacher (model making), Sandra Šimić, Tomoko Suzuki, Kenneth Woods
  • Area: 21900.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Roger Frei

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Midong Electronics & Telecommunications Headquarter Office / UnSangDong Architects

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© Sergio Pirrone © Sergio Pirrone
  • Architects: UnSangDong Architects
  • Location: 525-4 Munbal-dong, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Category: Institutional buildings
  • Lead Architects: Jang Yoon Gyoo, Shin Chang Hoon
  • Design Team: Choi Young Chul, Kim Mi Jung, Koh Eun Jin, Yoon Ji Soo
  • Area: 4022.71 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Sergio Pirrone

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Prajay Chit Funds Office / Design Experiment

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© Abhitej Velore © Abhitej Velore
  • Architects: Design Experiment
  • Location: Ramkoti, Koti, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Category: Renovation
  • Architect: Mani Teja Gandhe
  • Principle Architect: Sarojini Dantapalli
  • Principle Designer, Graphic Design: Abhitej Velore
  • Area: 260.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Abhitej Velore, Anees Tasneem

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All about Porcelain Tile to Know

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If you go to buy tiles for your home or business, you will find some expensive and others cheap, but it doesn’t mean that they are made from low-quality material. The prices may vary from retailers who sell porcelain tiles.

However, so that you can know more about the quality and price worth of a tile is after getting its sample. After getting samples, you can check the finishing whether it has markings, scratches, dimples or any imperfections. Besides, the colors also need to be free from fading, crisp and clean.

You will also realize that some of the porcelain tiles also have rectified edges and with the help of a cutting machine. You can make straight edges that allow you to position them closer when installing and therefore small grout line. So that you can know the quality of your tile, you can run your finger along its edges to make sure they have a straight cut lacking any bumps or protrusions.

How to Use Grout with Porcelain Tiles

There are numerous variants of refin outdoor ceramic slabs available but you have to stick with your suitable style. However, there are also grout options that you can use to experiment. If you decide to use colored grouts, you can easily draw an eye and also accentuate feature floor. Besides, using also deployed colors of tiles, you can then create a continuous and unblemished aesthetic.

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Factors to Consider When Searching For New Orleans Landscape Drainage Services

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One of the major problems that a New Orleans resident might face is the issue with the drainage system. Not only does this affect properties, but it’s also a concern for various health hazards. The good news is that there are plenty of New Orleans landscape drainage service providers who are always ready to assist with the drainage problems.

On the other hand, although there are different companies to hire for these services, there are a few factors to consider when looking for New Orleans landscape drainage services. These include;

The company’s experience

How long has the New Orleans landscape drainage service provider been in the industry? This is the first question that you should ask the company to verify if they, indeed, have the right skills and knowledge. Drainage systems should be handled by people who have the right skills of maneuvering around to avoid further damages.

A well-experienced drainage technician will quickly identify where the problem lies, come up with the appropriate solutions and solve the issue altogether. It is wise to choose a company that has an experience of not less than 5 years.

The company’s reputation

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Universal Design: Creating Better Buildings & Cities for All

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[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]

Conventional design only welcomes a certain type of person: the one arbitrarily deemed “normal.” It’s easy for designers, or even the casual observer, to define the most typical user of a space as one who requires no modifications in order to access it. But “normal” doesn’t really exist, and you can’t necessarily tell by looking at someone whether they’re having a lot of trouble heaving open a heavy door, struggling to mount stairs, feeling confused by a complex access system or excluded from using it altogether. In that sense, the appearance of being “typical” is useless, just like the space you’ve created is to a large segment of people who might otherwise want or need to participate. That’s where Universal Design comes in.

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