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Alan Coren on working from home

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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If you're by a radio at 1.15pm today, listen in to Core Coren with the very funny, but sadly now late, Alan Coren on BBC 7. If you miss it, it should be on the BBC's Listen Again gadget for another seven days. Thanks to Philip Johnson for the alert.

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Stenner Pallet Playhouse

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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The pallet renaissance continues. Jonathan Stenner writes to share the playhouse he built for his children: "The structure is built out of wood that took from old pallets. The floor is pallets that they use to bolt down large equipment during transit. The interior walls, door, and window are As-Is, damaged, items from the local IKEA. I got the paint and carpet sample free from work. I did buy the roof boards and some extra 2x4s. The roof is covered with rubber desk mats that I found on the side of the road. It is about 95% found material or recycled from trash people put on the street. The coolest part of the whole fort is that the IKEA flooring on the interior wall are nail, splinter, and snag free." I think this is one of my favourite shedlike atmospheres of 2008. Lots more pictures at his blog . If any other readers have photos or details of a pallet build, please send them in.

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Mystery cabin

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:25 AM
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Shedworking reader David Phillips from Vancouver has sent in these marvellous photos of an installation at Canada's National Gallery in Ottawa which quite naturally caught his imagination. Unfortunately he cannot remember the artist and I'm having no luck tracking down either the artist or the exhibition so if you have more details, please drop me a line.

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two projects by john donkin

by lavardera from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:48 AM
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A few projects by John Donkin Architect from Ottawa, Ontario. The first, the Stirling Avenue Residence, strikes me as eminently buildable and affordable. Simple materials in interesting forms that appear easy to build. Oh, ok, that’s some cantilever there, but its the only extravagance. Continue reading two projects by john donkin © lavardera for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink [...]

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Circus Hot Spots

by Tiny Circus (noreply@blogger.com) from The Tiny Circus Chronicle  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:16 AM
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Carlos=Participating in morning weeding ritual and dodging sprinkler showersBeans= Single file, ready for growin' James= Studio cat in training New Studio Wall= Hung by Carlos, ready and waiting for large circus drawings and [...]

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jfr residence, fougeron architecture

by lavardera from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:53 AM
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fougeron has been well covered in the media, but if you’ve missed them or not looked at the body of their work before now is the time to surf over and dig in. Beautifully detailed work. Continue reading jfr residence, fougeron architecture © lavardera for materialicious, 2008. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us digg Want more on these [...]

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MICRO COMPACT HOME - Good morning from m-ch 007

by from MoMA Home Delivery - RSS Updates  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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It is 06.10 and the alarm has just reminded me to leave enough time for the MoMA blog photographs before I leave for the Technical University in Munich at 07.30. Last night a group of nine lady architectural students from Frankfurt came to visit the micro compact home with their professor Jurgen Hauck and Dean Dieter Brylmayer. Never had so many ladies in the m-ch 007! (Although the record number of people in one 40 square foot m-ch is 27!) Filipp Fuchs, one of the students living in the O2 Village, reminded me that there were 50 architectural students from Aachen visiting on Tuesday. We have a regular flow of International visitors and just over 260 worldwide publications to date. I have to clear up the Prosecco glasses and tortilla chip plates which I left to dry overnight. I press the remote for the Geneva sound system... for a wake up by Silje Neergard.

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We Have Walls!

by Alyssa / Jason (noreply@blogger.com) from Modern in NE Minneapolis  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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Floor trusses up Jason enjoying the view out our front window Today, all the exterior walls are up! Framing is supposed to be completed by Saturday. So many decisions to make as our timeline speeds up. We need to finalize and order plumbing, select an [...]

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Rain Gardening

by Jason Hammond from From the Ground Up  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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I love how neat their forms are and how they used a piece of plywood to shield our lawn from getting splashed with concrete. Fred puts the finishing touch on the second of two rain gardens off the back of the house. Our concrete guys (Fred Lutz and his sons) were back this week to frame [...]

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Use of stairs reinvents the split-level home

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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By Craig Nakano from the Los Angeles Times Consider all the potential architectural solutions for modern living, and the split-level house hardly seems an obvious candidate -- not to the average person who summons the image of some postwar dwelling that appears half-sunken in quicksand, its tiny basement windows barely poking aboveground, the front door opening to dual sets of stairs and the immediate puzzle: Do I go up? Or do I go down? .......

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