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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Lessons Learned: Design Decisions

by Denver_Modern from Denver_Modern: The Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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OK, everyone seems to ask the same questions when walking through our house:Is it how you imagined? Were you on budget? Would you change anything? And we say YES to all of those. Nothing is ever perfect -- live in...

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Steel Trellis Swing

by Denver_Modern from Denver_Modern: The Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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Gerry Wallace and his crew came over for a full all day push to install the simple steel frame over our back patio today. We've had this in the works since early on in the design process, as the west...

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We passed the LEED AP Exam!

by Denver_Modern from Denver_Modern: The Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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It's been a little quiet here on the blog as we've been busy studying.LEED for Homes was still in the pilot testing while we were building our house, however we did make a significant effort to make the best of...

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Plants Arrive

by Denver_Modern from Denver_Modern: The Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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All of our trees and plants arrived yesterday on one truck. It looked like a nursery around here for a while! Since we could not find any Buckthorn for the tall "screening" trees in the back, we substituted Hornbeam which...

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Playing with FLOR

by Denver_Modern from Denver_Modern: The Blog  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:31 AM
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We've followed Interface's FLOR tiles for a while now and it's nice to finally have a spot to experiment with them. The girls had fun trying out different schemes, and after we lamented the fact that the "red" really looked...

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Surgeon of Space

by Geoff Manaugh (noreply@blogger.com) from BLDGBLOG  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:03 AM
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[Image: Grapes, 2008, by Ai Weiwei; courtesy of Phillips de Pury & Company].The new exhibition Ai Weiwei: Four Movements opened today in London at Phillips de Pury & Company, and it will remain on display until March 28. I'm proud to have [...]

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Modern Home - Skylab Design

by Tyler from PLASTOLUX "keep it modern"  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:22 AM
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Most of us have probably seen the Hoke Residence from Skylab Design. As I was on their site and looking at the photos, one thing struck me. This modern home is definitely unique and “magazine” worthy but what I like are that the photos really depict a lived in modern house. Personal touches throughout and [...] No related posts.

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Warm Feet!

by darin from Hill House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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We had a meeting yesterday with our HVAC sub, Ecoheat.  The owner, Thomas Schwab is passionate about not only quality installation, but sustainable systems as well.  Early on in our project, we decided to use Warmboard as our floor sheathing.  The main reason honestly, is that we weren’t able to make concrete slab floors work from [...]

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Interactive school walls

by noreply@blogger.com (Rachel) from Hue  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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Reader and artist Sónia wrote in to share with us a recent project she just completed. "First of all, let me congratulate you on your fantastic blog. I am a reader for about 1 year. I love the way you talk about color and especially the quality of your expertise in that subject. I am a Portuguese ceramics designer living, of course, in Portugal. Your post about schools got my attention and I felt like sharing with you my most recent project - dressing up the walls in the 'living area' of a school using ceramic tiles I've developed." These whimsical, tactile tiles have a textured surface that is just impossible to resist touching. With fun, edible names like 'Lemon Scales' and 'Blueberry Scratches', they're just ripe for the picking. Running down stairways and enlivening communal areas of the school: what a wonderful, interactive design for children. Go ahead and touch, it's okay!

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Willett and Patteson's Amazing Camera Obscura

by noreply@blogger.com (Alex) from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Willett and Patteson's Amazing Camera Obscura is a welcome reminder that shedlike atmospheres can be fun as well as work. Based in Sussex, they tour their camera obscura booth around the country attending pop festivals, street arts festivals, community days and anything they are invited to. Since they started up nine years ago, they have also travelled to Japan and Australia. As well as the model shown, they also build camera obscura, either from scratch or converting existing rooms or buildings. The sideshow booth can go almost anywhere: it is self supporting, requires no services and just uses the reflected light of the sun to create the images. They can put it up or take it down in about an hour. Below is the booth in action at Stokefest and the good burghers of Stoke Newington in 2008. "Getting out and meeting all those people has to be one of the best parts of our job," says Tony Willett. You can catch the chaps and their booth on March 7 at a Science and Engineering Day from 10.30am to 4pm on the Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton. This is a free event aimed at children aged between 5 and 12 and their parents. And on March 15 they will be going to Dublin as part of the St Patrick's Day celebrations.

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