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Garden offices, privacy pods, and 2016's work trends

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:05 AM
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An interesting article by Alison Coleman at Virgin.com about workplace trends for this year. She looks at privacy pods (the kind of indoor shedworking ideas that have become very common in recent years, such as the Nuovo above), roof gardens and general wellbeing. Here's a snippet: Some believe that 2016 will be the year of the garden office, a trend that has already become hugely popular with growing numbers of home workers and entrepreneurs who need a dedicated workspace in their home. Charlie Lear, design consultant at Harrison James Garden Rooms, says: "The ability to do more with less is invaluable when it comes to developing a start-up business. Working from the home in a dedicated environment, such as a garden office, ensures that your most precious assets of time, energy and money are maximised." Well worth a browse. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces , suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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The Illuminating Folding Light

by Nathaniel Barlam from Gessato BlogDESIGN – Gessato Blog  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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Louis Kahn once said, “A room is not a room without natural light.” In this short quote he pinned down the essence of what makes architecture possible, its relationship to light and shadow. And just as this quote is made more powerful by its brevity, so too is Michael Jantzen’s Folding Light made more significant […] More...

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6 Floating love nests and houseboats around the world

by Laura Mordas-Schenkein from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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Floatwing - Portugal Saunalautta - Finland Floating Thames AirBnb - United Kingdom Project X2 River Kwai Resort - Thailand Landaa Giraavaru - Maldives Pride of Buffalo Geodesic Houseboat - U.S. WaterNest - Anywhere

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6 designs to help refugees live a better life

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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Crises have forced over 60 million people to flee their homes—a record high number largely driven by the Syrian war as well as violence in Afghanistan and parts of Africa. Many have sought asylum in refugee camps; however, most settlements have minimal access to energy and are poorly designed, exposing people to disease and the elements. While refugee camps are only meant to be temporary, many displaced people can find themselves stuck in the camps for decades. In a bid to provide humanitarian...

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Natural Architecture, natural arch, Tunnel of Love, green tunnel, ukraine, train, Architecture, Botanical

Ukraine’s leafy green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a passageway for trains and lovers

by Ana Lisa from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure. The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train

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Cedar-clad Elizabeth II house in Amagansett shelters its residents from outside noise

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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The Elisabeth II concrete house in Amagansett, New York, is all about superb acoustic performance. Its thick and strategically positioned walls cancel out the noise of the bustling resort town and provide excellent thermal insulation. Bates Masi Architects used wide cedar boards for external cladding, which gives the house a natural, organic look and feel. The architects approach the design of the house by researching how form, materials and details shape acoustic performance of architecture....

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Affordable, beautiful homes target mass-production at just $20,000 each

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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While the partnership between Rural Studio and the high-end Serenbe community may seem odd at first glance, the mutually beneficial collaboration provides a valuable field testing opportunity for the 20K Project and gives students their first chance to work with a commercial contractor and take the project through all stages of construction, including zoning and code compliance. In return, Serenbe’s Art Farm has gained two live/work studios that will serve as housing for the community’s artists...

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Cooking oil cans found “reinforcing” the pillars of collapsed Taiwanese apartment

by Julie M. Rodriguez from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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Some disturbing allegations have surfaced following a 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan on February 6th. One 16-story apartment complex, the Weiguan Jinlong, toppled over with more than 300 people inside, killing at least 24 people. This makes up the majority of total earthquake deaths in the city of Tainan, currently numbering around 40. Now, reports are surfacing that the high-rise we literally constructed out of "tin cans." While emergency workers worked to free residents trapped in the...

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Singapore’s soaring SkyHabitat features floating gardens and sky bridges

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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The SkyHabitat high-density residential complex in Bishan, Singapore, looks like a three-dimensional matrix of living units connected with three bridging sky gardens. Safdie Architects designed the high rise as a community-based solution that merges the qualities of freestanding residential architecture and high-density vertical living. The SkyHabitat features numerous common spaces for recreation and interacting, along with sky bridges that help with natural ventilation and daylighting. The cascading...

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Breathtaking Japanese cemetery hall gracefully blends architecture with nature

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Feb 10, 2016 01:03 AM
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The Sayama Lakeside Cemetery Community Hall embraces sweeping views of the forested landscape while still maintaining a sense of enclosure and privacy. The building extends out into the landscape with 1.35-meter-long eaves that provide shade and are illuminated by moving reflections of water from the lake. A large slanted opening punctuates the roof to frame an elevated grove of deciduous trees that grow up and through the building, while allowing dappled light to enter the building. Related:...

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