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Featured Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (13)

House in Kohoku

With a look that is reminiscent of a giant warped lego, the House in Kohoku by Torafu Architects is a simple one-storey home with a loft space.  The roof is composed of three “tubes,” each topped with a window.  The…


Added by Springer on November 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

e Commerce Moving to 3D Product Renderings

IKEA Begins Using 3D Product Rendering

If you’re a major retailer, what costs less – hiring a photographer, a creative director, and a full staff to create a variety of photos for your website, or hiring a 3D rendering company to digitally create all of the images that you’ll need to highlight your products?

That’s what IKEA recently did, when they transitioned a portion of its 3D & e Commerce product photography from the studio to the digital screen. Instead of…


Added by ZUM - a 3D Company on November 29, 2012 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

Music To Go With Drafting

I have had days of almost endless drafting.  From pencil, assorted pens to that cruel mouse clicker and bright screens.  Of course there's the music that goes with it.  Some people I know can't work with something banging from loudspeakers.  Good thing my boss then, was always there to set up and play something upbeat to get us draftsmen into the groove.  If I was at that Drafting Jockey seat, I always preferred Rock Music more than anything else.  This does not mean that Rock Music always…


Added by Ryan Avellanosa on November 28, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments


Plantagon is a large and impressive dome-shaped urban greenhouse, the namesake of Swedish-American company Plantagon.  Its goal is to dramatically change the way we provide food in…


Added by Springer on November 20, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Find the ways to increase the life of your house screens

Your door and window screens receive quite a beating without your prior knowledge. The door gets jolted every time it gets slammed closed. Screens are vulnerable to elements such as wind, rain, snow and sun. On the other hand, they get soiled by dust, dirt and grime and due to birds as well. Apart from these, there are several factors that impact the longevity of the screens such as your pets scratching at them, children forcing on them and so on. Door and window screens are really very…


Added by Stephanie Albert on November 20, 2012 at 4:39am — No Comments

The Star Performing Arts Center

The concept design behind the Star Performing Arts Center is the desire to blur the boundaries between retail and cultural zones, as well as indoor and outdoor spaces.   Located at Vista Xchange in Singapore,…


Added by Springer on November 15, 2012 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Cien House

Cien House is the seven-storey monolithic live/work space of the architectural husband-and-wife team of Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen (Pezo von…


Added by Springer on November 14, 2012 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

New Medical and Graduate Education Building at Columbia University's Medical Center

The concept of a “study cascade” is the design strategy of the new Medical and Graduate Education Building at Columbia University’s Medical Center.  A network of social and study spaces are distributed across oversized…


Added by Springer on November 13, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

D*Dynamic by D*Haus

It’s a square!  It’s a triangle!  It’s a moving house!

D*Haus is a firm that has produced a range of architecture and design products based on the discovery that four distinct shapes can create both a square and an equilateral triangle,…


Added by Springer on November 8, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Basic principles of outdoor furniture design

The Great British outdoors can be a harsh environment for street furniture. Yet sometimes it seems that councils and other public authorities make the same mistakes time and time again when it comes to furniture design and/or installation. What use is a bench that lists to one side?…


Added by Peter Jackson on November 5, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments


Sity is the dramatic proposal for a mixed-use structure that coils through Shangai’s city center, over a river and across a park.  Designed by the elusive land surveying company Sonik Module, Sity draws its form from the classic Chinese dragon.  The…


Added by Springer on November 5, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Biosciences Research Building, Australian National University

Created by Melbourne-based architectural and urban design practice Lyons, the Biosciences Research Building for the Australian…


Added by Springer on November 3, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

House NA

There’s no running around naked in this house!


House NA by Sou Fujimoto Architects is a 914 square-foot transparent house.  It is comprised of 21 individual floor plates ranging from 18 to 21 square-feet, which can be used as…


Added by Springer on November 1, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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