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Archive for August, 2017

Why You Should Always Factor In The Best In HVAC Tech


Jamie Whiffen

The HVAC – or heating, ventilation and air conditioning – sector, is having a good year on a company-wide basis and from a technology perspective too. Of course, the summer is a good time to look at the industry, as most architects and construction firms will be regularly reminded about the importance of having the best HVAC system you can get.

It’s also worth pointing out that the industry has performed well across the whole of 2017 so far – not just over the warmer, summer months. That’s thanks to an improvement in HVAC technology. And that’s something architects could inform their clients about.
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Photographer’s Loft in New York, NY / by Desai Chia Architecture PC

Desai Chia Architecture designed this loft for a photographer who was seeking a serene live-work environment. The 5,000 square foot industrial space was fully renovated to include a library/reception area, living and dining areas, a kitchen, a photo studio, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a powder room, and ample storage space.
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What Your Basement Is Missing

One part of the home where you may not spend as much time is your basement. This is especially true if it’s not finished or functional. You’re missing out a huge piece of real estate if you don’t have it decorated and ready to use.

Head down to your basement and pick out which aspects you can’t live without and which you need to fix immediately. Research ideas and layouts that are attractive to you. Start building a basement that you enjoy spending time in. If you’re not there yet, it’s probably because of what your basement is lacking. See what your basement is missing.
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Maple Street School in Brooklyn / by BFDO Architects & 4|MATIV

Maple Street School, located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, was looking to expand into a second location and found a fitting site in a new mixed use development. BFDO and 4|MATIV collaborated to provide the cooperative school with a design program that would fit their spatial and curricular needs, focusing on open and flexible spaces with elements that promote their educational philosophy.
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Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

‘Rethinking The Future Awards 2017′ competition hosted by ‘Rethinking the Future (RTF)’ has been concluded. The competition received a total of 512 registrations from over 30 countries. The results have been shared at http://www.re-thinkingthefuture.com/rethinking-the-future-awards-2017-results/.
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Revolving Sail Bridge / by Margot Krasojević Architects

The design proposal is for a pedestrian bridge commissioned by the Ordos government to cross the Wulanmulun River, located in Ordos city, Kangbashi district Mongolia.

The bridge consists of a main floating section which gives buoyant support to three expanding walkways, and a carbon fiber triple sail which is raised and lowered by the buoyancy rotator. The bridge is a flexible structure that can relocate by sailing along the river to its new position. To do so, it folds into multiple sections that stack into each other.
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Alta Chalet / by Atelier Kastelic Buffey

Black & White Minimalist Chalet

Alta Chalet is designed as a year-round weekend retreat for a family of five, comprising 3,000 square feet of efficiently planned living space spread over two storeys. Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private ski club development, the chalet optimizes the scenic and recreational opportunities afforded by the Blue Mountains, a town in Grey County located two hours northwest of Toronto. Tucked between a protected ravine and the Niagara Escarpment, the site is characterized by an abundance of deciduous and coniferous trees which, in summer, offer welcome shade and privacy.
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One Suite Hotel / by 3LHD

The One Suite Hotel is situated in Srebreno, half way between Dubrovnik and the Čilipi airport. It is a meeting place for the local residents and a new focal point of Župa Dubrovačka, representing an added value in a lively business and commercial zone of the town, available to everybody, not just hotel guests.

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