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MARTIAN EMBASSY / by LAVA

And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O'Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket ...

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Plinthos Pavilion / by mab architects

The Plinthos Pavilion is built using 21816 clay bricks to make a continuous floor and walls. Usually hidden perforated sides of the bricks are exposed thus creating permeable surface.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events.

Triangular House, Ecuador / by WE Architecture

The starting point of the project was to create a house around a patio as we know it from a lot of colonial style housing. By triangulating the house we minimized the distances from 1 ...

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Viewpoint Emerging Dining, Chile / by Javier Rodríguez Acevedo

The project was built using wood waste bins, impregnated poles, raschel mesh, river rocks, and wire recycling. It seeks no more than resolve a request from the rural, through the material and the ...

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Tips and Tricks to Remove Mold

Even if you keep a pretty clean house, mold can still crop up unexpectedly just about anywhere.

Cleaning up some mold problems on your own can be a quick and inexpensive solution, if you don’t mind the unpleasant nature of the task. If you prefer to have a professional help you out, there are many services like PuroClean, that offer mold mitigation in new Jersey, that can do the work for you.

But if you’re tackling that mold or mildew yourself, here are some tips:

Protect Yourself

You can get seriously ill if you expose yourself to mold too closely. Even small amounts should be treated carefully. Wear good rubber gloves and a face mask while cleaning and handling moldy materials for disposal.

Cleaning Mold

There are really 2 approaches to removing mold in your home safely, and they depend on what kind of surface you’re dealing with.

Mold on a hard smooth surface, like metal, plastic or ceramic tile, is the easiest and safest to clean up on your own. For these surfaces, you need a dilute solution of bleach (roughly 1 part bleach to 10 parts water) and a cloth or sponge. Give the effected area a good wiping to remove any signs of the mold. You don’t need to rinse. In fact, a little bleach residue will help ensure any remaining spores are killed off.
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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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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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PUZZLE TABLE is not an usual table / by KUB

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We could say that it’s not just a table… Designed by architect Alberto Dias Ribeiro of A2OFFICE, this object consists of five distinct parts: a combining core and 4 removable components. Altogether there are 125 cubes, all equal, which are part of a larger cube.
It is a signed piece, handcrafted, in a close connection between creator and performer.
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Buffalo Bill’s Home To Get $130 Million Facelift

At the age of 40 the storied Ralph Wilson Stadium, that has played host to some of the NFL’s greatest games and players, is getting a facelift. That operation is coming in the next 10 months, part of the $130 million renovation project that gathers steam after the season and should be completed for the season opener in 2014.

The project will be more than just overpriced floor renovations, especially with a $130 million price tag. The over hall will make the aging facility more fan-friendly, increase advertising and sponsorship revenue and will allow stadium to search as a viable home for the Bills for at least the next nine years.

“This renovation is geared toward the fan,” Bills President and CEO Russ Brandon said. “It significantly enhances the fans’ game-day experience.”
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Bellagio Lvl Nxt-Kolkata / by STAPL

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Located in the upcoming neighborhood of New Town-Kolkata, based on an odd shaped plot sized approximately 4999 sq.m. Bellagio Lvl Nxt aspires to take its residents a level up in luxury and ambiance. After leaving, the required set back margins and with a height restriction of 22.98m due to airport proximity, the biggest challenge was to consume a FAR of 3. The entire building is designed to appear like a series of floating boxes inter wined with curved bands moving in and out of the entire facade. These random boxes define the large balconies and give a play of voids and solids to the entire building facade.Bellagio Lvl nxt consists of 3 blocks offering 150 lavish apartments with a variety of mix of 2BHK, 3BHK and 4BHK, designed in and around an internal courtyard. These blocks are connected on the top by a landscaped terrace garden furnished with common amenities.
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Floating Nests / by Architect Peter Stasek

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The Loft London Farm Tower in the form of an imaginary gigantic tree in whose artificial crown two big loft formations are placed as floating nests. The vision of an unprecedented zest for life (joie de vivre) while, at the same time, utilising the entire Metropolitan logistics.
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SuperSkyScrapers Competition: Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper

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Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper

PROJECT:
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper that takes into account the need for a contemporary approach of bamboo construction in such an urban setting and also today’s ever-increasing need for ecological design principles. The design should be visually and aesthetically engaging in contributing to the wider investigation to the use and possibilities of bamboo in tall construction design.

The new proposed skyscraper city should in general maximise positive impact of such a Vertical Structure and be an acceptable addition to the Singapore City Skyline.

It should respond directly to the issue of sustainable and ecology space creation in a city such as Singapore and also address the social, environmental, cultural and economic issues and concerns of the ever-increasing construction of urban Skyscrapers.

The design proposal must have bamboo as the dominant material as this is an investigation into innovative possibilities for bamboo as a material for tall construction design as support or covering (cladding) for such structures.
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