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Shedworking - now it's a movie!

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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More great news on the Shedworking front - we were contacted a couple of months ago by Pixar (Toy Story, Ratatouille, Monsters Inc.) about helping design an outside building for a new film they are working on (working title: The First of the Month). It all went so well and they were so intrigued by the whole shedworking craze that they've decided to do a whole short about sheds and shedlike atmospheres (working title: Shedworking). It won't be out until this time next year but it will be shown all around the world and is bound to spread the word about garden offices to the planet. Pencilled in at the moment to direct is one of Spielberg's protegés, the young Hungarian director Lapri Olof with Jude Law and Kate Moss (pictured) taking the main speaking roles. Watch this space for more updates!

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Window Fashion

by Jason Hammond from From the Ground Up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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Window covering are one of those things that are so often times an after thought in a room’s design but can make or break the over-all design. This is especially true in modern design where sophisticated, minimalism is the calling card of a good design. Do something to detailed and it can look out of [...]

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The last ten percent

by Chris from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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They say it takes the longest...I took care of a lot of the trim work in the basement this weekend. The sliders in the tv room, the window in the downstairs bedroom, most of the floor. I'm not really sure how to trim the pocket doors (they're a little [...]

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The TJI Fix

TJI Fixes Implemented - Double Up a Few - Brace for the Washer/Dryer

by clinton from The Miller Barter House | A Modern House in a Traditional Neighborhood  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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The framers were back last week to implement the modifications proposed by Richard @ Kaydos-Daniels. We had most of the additional TJIs already on-site which saved on additional costs. The cross bracing you see in the pictures are to support the laundry room above. I’m also considering a cork underlayment throughout to [...]

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Suburban Decline

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:51 AM
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A few excerpts from an excellent article by Michael Gecan:In DuPage County near Chicago, Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York, in Montgomery and Baltimore Counties in Maryland, in Bergen and Essex and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey, in almost every [...]

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A mile-high tower?

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:42 AM
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Twice as tall as Burj [...]

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China Olympics: Green Will Take a Bronze behind Human Rights

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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I thought the Beijing Olympics would create a world platform for progress on the environment. Turns out I was wrong. An older and stronger issue is taking the lead.

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Jean Nouvel takes this year's Pritkzer Prize!

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:58 AM
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My National Public Radio story on this links here.Creator ofThe Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in ParisThe Arab World Institute in ParisThe Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis40 Mercer Street in New York's SoHoAnd more than 200 other good buildings [...]

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0751 Suburban House - first scheme

by lavardera from LamiDesign Modern House Plan Blog  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:20 AM
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Today we'll look at one the schematic design ideas for this project site. This is the scheme described in the original posting as gathering the rooms around a high ceilinged living space. Today we will look at more views of the rough massing model, and a [...]

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Inflatable concrete shedworking

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:17 AM
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Pontypridd-based Concrete Canvas have developed a fantastic thing called Concrete Cloth - simply add water to the material and it goes rock hard, is strong, durable, waterproof and fireproof. As an example of what you can do with it, they've turned them into shelters - the 16m2 one can be set up by two people without any training in under 40 minutes and is ready to use in only 12 hours so it's great for catastrophe zones. There's lots more information - in remarkably plain English - on the site explaining in more depth how it's done. And they're not the only ones. Researchers at Kassel University are doing something remarkably similar (pictured below). Via designboom and core77

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