If you are looking for a little inspiration this weekend, how about this quote from proud papa Will Smith? According to Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair of shoes. He has three pair of pants and he has five shirts, total,” said the actor. “He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation,” Smith added.READ MORE >
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Interview: Robert Melville, chief designer at supercar brand McLaren, explains how bird wings, artificial hearts and spy planes are among the inspirations for vehicles where "everything is there for a reason" (+ slideshow). (more…)Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dezeen/~3/kDS7j72D4h8/
At a scale of 1/1,000, these beautiful little models bring famous buildings to life but can also be fitted into whole blocks or assembled to form micro-metropolises.
Car fanatics got Micromachines, but architecture enthusiasts have few options for collecting their favorite models – sure, there are great LEGO architecture sets, but those are more about the building process than the aesthetic of the finished product.
Available on Shapeways, IttyBlox features everything from stereotypical New York townhouses to world-renowned works of architecture, including a lovely rendition of the Guggenheim at a thousandth the size of the original. Illumination from below and different thicknesses of materials above combine to allow these neat buildings to light up at night as well.
Parks, highways and on/off ramps are also available to provide connective tissue between the core structures – sidewalks and streets are effectively built into the base plate pieces.
Where the real fun comes in, though, is in mixing and matching – using a modular base plate, you can remix blocks to your liking, picking favorite structures from London, New York or anywhere else and seeing how they might work when set side by side on the same street.Want More? Click for Great Related Content on WebUrbanist: http://www.FeedBurner.com)&utm_medium=override&utm_campaign=feed-main&utm_content=override&utm_term=feed-related" title="Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps"> http://www.FeedBurner.com)&utm_medium=override&utm_campaign=feed-main&utm_content=override&utm_term=feed-related" title="Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps" style="color: gray;">Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps Build with Chrome is the new, fast and simple model-maker in town, and this one lets you create structures faster than digital SketchUp or physical LEGOs ever ... Click Here to Read More »»
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When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active knitter and he decided to start crafting sweaters for the impacted birds. The sweaters help the penguins stay warm and prevents them from ingesting toxins while trying to preen. Date isn’t just looking out for penguins, however. He also knits beanies for premature babies.READ MORE >
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Inspired by their cats desire to sleep on or under something, Levantin Design have created a side table named KRATER.http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/contemporist/~3/bSC-NNLeUgw/
Music: director Matteo Zamagni – also known as øøøø – created landscapes of imagined planets by manipulating photographs of cabbage, plastic bags and broccoli in his video for TSVI’s song Malfunction (+ movie). (more…)Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dezeen/~3/AskESW_VrHE/
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“ The Kitchen Is The Heart Of One’s Home”
While the living room of your house might be a place for every social gathering, the kitchen room is the place to get ready for the occasion. Many of us tend to spend a lot of time within the kitchen itself. Everyone of us have some childhood tale to tell, which was took shape inside the kitchen of your house – The time when your mother cooked you a delicious dish after you arrived home exhausted for the day, the time when you first tried your hand at cooking a dish and surprised your family with a finger licking dish, or the day when you joined your partner in the kitchen to produce a meal together. I am sure all these memories still linger around your mind as you reminiscence about those good old days. Some of you might have partners who love cooking and find the kitchen as the best place to spend the rest of the day. You must be glad to return home after your day’s work and sit down at the table with warm meal in front of you. Have you thanked him/her for that? If not, why not?
Well, Valentine’s Day is here and you can thank him/her in a very special way. How? Turn his/her working place into a dramatic ambiance. Something, where he/she could enjoy working through the day. On a lighter note, a happy mind could bring out more productivity and enthusiasm too. What could be more beautiful than trying to show your love how much you indeed care for him/her?
Here are 3 amazing ways you can decorate your darling’s kitchen to set the mood on, this Valentine’s Day:
- Add A Dash Of Romance To Your Kitchen Color
Change the color of your kitchen. Your kitchen color need not only sport a pale white color. It looks rather dull. How about painting the walls blue? Blue can be a ‘cheery alternative’. Or, if your better half prefers the color white, then paint it as she wishes it to, but set the mood right by getting the cabinets red. It could turn out to be an interesting color combination. You could paint your cabinets red, but why not gift her something new? You can buy kitchen customized steel cabinets that come in elegant red shades. White and red can make your kitchen look elegant indeed!
- Increase His/Her Working Space
You can save every inch of the working space in the kitchen if you think wisely. How about getting cabinets with elegant finish that can step up to the challenge of holding the linens, plates, recipe books and other items. Yeah! That could make the kitchen look stylish and spacious. Also, you could get installed, cabinets that come with built in appliances. You could purchase cabinets coming in fine metal finish and built ins, designed to give kitchens the ultra look. Coordinate it with the right wall paper or color and give your partner a romantic surprise.
- Bring Your Partner A New Stove
Sometimes, the stove can transform the entire look of the kitchen. Well, how about pepping the environment up and adding some fun to it? Have you ever thought of trying out something vintage? Why not bring home the 1950s O’Keefe and Merritt stove? This stove is one of those that were used by more than a million mothers during post war America. Your partner could still have some kind of emotional attachment to it. Ask.
Besides, setting up a modular & modern metal kitchen cabinet with one such stove can indeed create a dramatic effect. It could take the spotlight of your kitchen. Vintage look still rocks! And your partner would love to cook on that. Team it up with metal cabinets, wooden shelves and composite tops to give it a homely and high functioning look.
So there now, you have got three amazing tips to get on started. Hurry up Now! Or you’ll miss Valentine’s Day.
Eva Green, is a Interior Designer from California, she is one of the fans of Moya Living and would like to recommend them for kitchen remodeling.Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DesignLikeDesign/~3/H_fqSx0mQrM/
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Akademiska Hus organises, together with the City of Gothenburg, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Association of Architexts, an architectural competition for the design of a new building for the School.
The six architectural firms that have been selected are:
Yellon + Kim Utzon Arkitekter + WSP + Atkins
Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor
Johannes Norlander Arkitektur + Arup
Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
XDGA + Contekton + Integra engineering + Andersson & Hultmark
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Paul Chan is prototypical of his generation, exploiting the potential of the World Wide Web and its information overkill to excess, redesigning it and establishing links with goal-oriented, unbridled enthusiasm. He is as versed in making videos and installations, in drawing and painting, as he is in writing and lecturing.read more . expandir Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/MNl-NxbUtCs/paul-chan.html
A mixture of transparent and translucent glazing creates varying levels of privacy inside this dimly lit office created for a mortgage broker in Melbourne (+ slideshow). (more…)Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dezeen/~3/NaA7H3DPFDE/
herzog & de meuron . helsinki dreispitz read more . expandir Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/k6bYRjK6LIM/herzog-de-meuron_14....
Bevk Perovic Arhitekti . photos: © MIRAN KAMBIČ . + mies award edition 2015 nominee
New housing, shopping and office complex on Vilharjeva street is part of the redevelopment project of railway station area of Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, the largest urban renewal project in Slovenia. The first building to be built within the new Masterplan of the area, Situla complex comprises a mix of different housing typologies, accompanied by diverse shopping and office programmes on the lower floors, sitting on a large, 5-floor underground carpark, with a total of almost 80.000m2 of space.read more . expandir Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/6FzyrsCVJ78/bevk-perovic.html
London-based German designer Jule Waibel has launched a collection of seats made from 100 per cent wool felt that has been three-dimensionally folded under steam to create flexible pleats (+ slideshow). (more…)Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dezeen/~3/Z75mXVDmx3E/
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Les Glòries square in Barcelona is under a huge urban transformation. In the lapse of time of the works a public facility is needed so that citizens can start using the new public space. The 700 m2 open pavilion is an energy self-sufficient shelter made of tensed canvas whose colors are the sonocromatic translation of whale’s songs, composed by the cyborg artist Neil Harbisson. read more . expandir Source Reference: : http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/pVIv/~3/REcjcNvCLS0/calderon-folch-sarsa...
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Wilderness and the City
The concept of wilderness has been ingrained in American culture since its inception. Founding Settlers viewed wilderness as the other. Coming from a euro-centric past settlers had a novel idea of
Wildness; where wilderness had been pushed out the landscape of the European continent. Only highly maintained aesthetic manifestation of wilderness created by contemporaries of the time remained. These natural gardens could be seen by many early English immigrants to America.
What the American settlers found was a place where Wilderness was harsh and unrelenting, filled with wild beast, savages and again a seemingly untamed nature. Humans although, are not the only species to change their environments. Wilderness has been manipulated for hundreds of thousands of years. Today we know when species comes in contact with one another they create a relationship. No matter how infinitesimal this bond it forms the makings of an ecosystem. From field mice and rabbits in the Wisconsin prairie that would girdle the saplings of oaks to keep the forest at bay  in Leopold’s Sand County Almanac; To humans use of machines, which are adding excessive amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and changing the global climate . The wilderness has been and will continue to undergo constant change.
Today Landscape architects, ecologist and conservationist grapple with questions like, is there any wilderness left? What wilderness is worth protecting and how do we mange wilderness? Governments and culture have even gone so far as to define wilderness. “Wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammelled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” . This statement from the US wilderness Act of 1964 has maintained the perception of wilderness that Americans have been using since its inception. That wilderness are the lands man cannot remain and nature rules supreme, its beauty strikes sublimity to the unsuspecting viewer and the chaos of nature has no place in the order of urbanity. This conception has been useful in preserving millions of acres of land for fiscally valuable resources, vast recreational areas, and environmental safe havens. This project takes an alternate perception of wilderness as means of manage and program forgotten lands of the post industrial city.
At present there are many places that man does not remain but have been trampled by the unrelenting forward progress of the Man. Nature has returned with indifference to these lands Forgotten and decaying. the industrial centers of America have seen the golden years long since past. Today places like Cleveland and Detroit have large tracks of forgotten lands that sit unchanged by the current workings of Civilization. The “Urban wilderness” takes the visages of urbanity and the systems of nature, producing a hybrid landscape.
Welcome to the Warner Swasey Urban Wilderness Area.
The spinal thread of the site, The Warner Swasey Wilderness Area, a vacated rail line situated between two significant zones of high density in Cleveland, Ohio; the downtown area, and the Cleveland Clinic campus. The spine is marked by vacant land and structures left in ruin. The relics are the consequences of shifts in production since the industrial revolution, and changes in the economic climate. From the spine spreads a series of monuments that have taken over vacated industrial sites. These monuments are situated between the gridded blocks of open wilderness zones that w once residential and commercial. The large parcels and deep setbacks of the industrial area accommodate for this new type of urban gentrification. According to Marilyn Miller of the Beacon Journal, “The Canton City Council passed a law making it a fourth-degree misdemeanor to have a lawn with grass higher than 8 inches. Starting July 3, offenders can be fined $250 and sentenced to a maximum of 30 days in jail” . However, since many properties have been defaulted on this maintenance responsibility has fallen on the city. The City of Cleveland is currently paying to maintain countless empty lots throughout the city. This plan seeks to reform those spaces into profit generating spaces, constructing material quarries, various forestation, and recreational spaces on the vacant parcels. The Warner Swasey Building, originally a machine-tool shop, officially closed in 1985 and the City of Cleveland has maintained the structure since . Now, as a newly dedicated “Urban Wilderness Area”, the building becomes an asylum in the city for recreation and commerce. The ground level receives the heaviest programming. As the main ranger station, a large market, and a hub for various recreational activities, this floor acts as a cardinal attraction for the wilderness area. As the building rises, program simplifies. This accommodates for urban camping spaces that are a protected oasis to experience the wilderness. The building becomes a shell of its former self. This allows for the line to be blurred between urban and wilderness, building and landscape and object and field.
As the building lay in ruin among invasive weeds and rusting rails, it becomes vibrant and cognizant part of society once again. The infusion of wilderness celebrated at Warner Swasey Urban Wilderness Area is ingrained in the contemporary idolatry of the romantic ruin. As post-industrial Cleveland exemplifies both the impact of the industrial paradigm shift and the desperate urban need for the benefits of nature. “Nature is almost everywhere. But wherever it is there is one thing that nature is not: pristine . The urban wilderness captures the essence of this statement. Neither without mans controlling touch nor natures relational order an Urban wilderness is the synthesis of both. A forgotten place where man no longer remains but the earth and all its communities thrive.
1 Leopold, Aldo, and Charles Walsh Schwartz. A Sand County Almanac With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River. [Enl. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.
2 Marris, Emma. Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-wild World. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011
3 National Wilderness Preservation System: Report to Accompany H.R. 9070. Washington [D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., 1964.
4 Miller, Marilyn. “Landowners Could Get Clipped for Tall Grass.” Akron Beacon Journal, June 12, 2008. Accessed December 16, 2013. http://www.ohio.com/news/top-stories/landowners-could-get-clipped-for-tall-grass-1.98584programs
5 Jim Dubelko, “Warner and Swasey Building,” Cleveland Historical, accessed October 1, 2014, http://clevelandhistorical.org/items/show/623
6 Marris, Emma. Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-wild World. New York: Bloomsbury, 2011
Warner Swasey Wilderness Area | Cleavland, Ohio USA
Designed | Winter 2013-2014
Shelly Drees – Undergraduate Landscape Architecture student at the Ohio State University Knowlton School Of Architecture
Matt Johnson – Graduate Architecture student at the Ohio State University Knowlton School Of Architecture
Shortlisted for a competition – Fentress Global Challenge: Upcycled Architecture
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