Vancouver wins again with the awesome urban reef.
Check out a timelapse video of ‘A Day in the Life of an Urban Reef’ right here.
I got this program from Typette a long time ago when she had it on her Livejournal and I’ve always used it since. Just reposting since the last url broke you can download it here: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/deskpins.html
But as you can see it’s a dream to paint studies with. It keeps whatever window you pin up as the topmost window.
Reblogging to resurface this for a few friends. Still highly recommending this to anyone who does studies. It works with any window type so browsers and ect.
A-Frame Residence, New York, USA by Bromley Caldari Architects | via
This striking looking A-Frame Residence is the result of an architecture conversion delivered by New York City-based studio Bromley Caldari Architects. The designers completely renovated the interiors of a 1960s beach home on Fire Island, turning it into a sleek hideout. With a spiral staircase splitting down the middle, four dark and cramped bedrooms, a leaky roof, and a cracked pile foundation, the original building required serious interventions.
By adding a new staircase, the layout was positively transformed and functionality took over he entire abode: “On the main level, a double-height living/dining room stretches the length of the window-clad north façade. The open kitchen and house utilities run along the south side. The master bedroom suite features full-height glass sliding doors that take advantage of the view. Although the doors stay mostly open, when guests are present and privacy is required, the sliding glass doors fog up at the flick of a switch.”
Casa Yannick Martin
Reblogging because I just found our the artist Yannick Martin now has a tumblr for WHAT, the multi faceted illustration - graphic design, architectural, artistic, photographic agency that he directs.
DESIGN: The Coffee-Making Alarm Clock
We need this because reasons. This one’s for the coffee drinkers amongst you - British designer Joshua Renouf has come up with a coffee making alarm clock which can wake you up with a fresh cup of joe.
The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture
Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%.
Found this picture on one of my old hard drives.
So good!! :) I wonder when schools will find out that these are far more important….