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Why might your tap water look dirty?

We all know that it’s vital you drink enough water in order to remain hydrated and healthy. But what if your tap water looks dirty and unappealing; you are probably not going to want to drink it. You want to have access to clean and fresh water that actually looks like something you would want to drink.

Of course, if you have a water filtration system in operation in your home you are able to filter your tap water if there appears to be a problem with it, to make it safe to drink. In fact, water filtration is useful at any time, to help removal additives and chemicals that can be found in some tap water. You may be thinking that you drink bottled water so why should you be concerned about the colour of your tap water.

The truth about bottled water

The truth is that it’s really not a good idea to buy and drink bottled water. It is no safer to drink than ordinary tap water and the plastic bottles end up in landfill or in the oceans. This means that bottled water is not especially healthy to drink and it is very bad for the environment. You need to concentrate on making sure your tap water is safe to drink.
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“Beyond Future” by Alexander Wong Architects

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At the famous brand new AEON Mall in the heart of the technologically-advanced Wuhan, China, Alexander Wong Architects has designed their Iconic Cineplex, “BEYOND FUTURE” for China Film Cinema to become a new style landmark of Futurism with Cultural Significance that represents Wuhan – City of the Future with a totally unique vision of a new kind of cineplex travelling beyond space and time like never before.
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Wind Tower 2016 / by Peter Stasek architect

idea and concept by Peter Stasek architect
Simon Wagner – visualization

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The global climate change leaves visible traces in the environment which sometimes emerge in the form of scars or devastation or simply represent the disappearance of something that has always been present. Humans struggle against this largely self-inflicted new world order and continuously try to slow this process down. The ever-shrinking glaciers in the high mountains are covered with awnings during summer and the regions which are endangered by sea flooding are equipped with new ramparts and sluices in order to protect the coast. Just as the tsunamis, the hurricanes transform the man-made environment in large stretches of land into a mishmash at one go, which makes it hard to guess what kind of function its components had to fulfill in the past. A new kind of aesthetics defined by chaos.
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TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2015

Trends Awards 2015

Description:
TRENDS Excellence Awards for Architecture & Design 2015 is India’s premier design competition for professionals, brought to you by Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India). Categories are spread over architecture, interior design, product design and visual design. Entries are open to all architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers and photographers.

Submit entries online at www.trendsawards.in

The submitted works must be located within India only. However, the firm can be based outside the country and still be eligible.

A first-of-its-kind in the country, these awards are an endeavour to bring forth the best in architecture, interior design, concepts, forms, and practices in India.

Dates:
Entries open: October 15, 2015
Last Date for Submission: December 1, 2015

Contact Person:
Moshita Prajapati
Tel: +91-22-22735660 or +91-22-22735887
Email: trendsawards2015@gmail.com

Adam Fisler House Framework

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Adam Fisler has created a plethora of models in sketchup. This model showing the framework of a home is one of his more popular models, and was even featured on the front page of the 3D warehouse. Though everything is not exact in the model, it still serves as a good representation of how a house is built. The model is available for download in Sketchup’s 3D warehouse. Simply search “Adfis” on the 3D Warehouse homepage.

architecture vision competition RED SQUARE TOLERANCE PAVILION

architecture vision competition RED SQUARE TOLERANCE PAVILION

HMMD‘s newest architecture vision competition is dedicated to ‘designing for tolerance’. It challenges designers from around the globe to propose a temporary pavilion for the education of social, political and religious tolerance, to be erected in Russia’s Red Square, Moscow.

This new pavilion is to be conceived as a structure incorporating educational spaces, with lecture and workshop rooms as well as exhibition spaces. Participants are also urged to consider other recreational and public spaces to support these educational programs.

All scales and materials are admitted but the structure must be de-mountable. Most importantly, the pavilion should conceptually deconstruct ideas for tolerance, remembering those who were victims of fanaticism and representing those who firmly defend and believe in a future without violence against any minority.

While the pavilion is meant to be temporary, entries will be judged on their ability to leave enduring social and political footprints.
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Antarctic research system (ARS) / by Artur Kupriichuk, Henry McKenzie

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Antarctica climatic conditions are the most extreme in the world. Winter temperatures are down to -70 C, the fastest katabatic winds reach the 300 km/h.
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Free UPP: Architectural BIM design and Bills of Quantities Software

Highly professional Architectural BIM design and Bills of Quantities software to use for free? Free UPP is here. A new way to distribute professional software for the Engineering and Architectural industries.

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Free UPP (Free Use Pay Print) is a revolutionary way to distribute professional Architectural, Engineering and Bill of Quantities/Estimating software. With Free UPP software, use, program updates, training and support are completely free. The customer pays only when needing to print (a very convenient cost for each A4 sheet), and with no expiry date. The first 500 prints are free. http://www.accasoftware.com/en/id6/free-upp.html
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