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GO Logic Passive House

Posted by on January 25, 2017 – 01:04 am

GO Logic Passive House

A gently sloping 3-acre, tree-rimmed hayfield is the site for the Hayfield House, a Passive House certified, 2, 100SF, three-bedroom residence. Hayfield House has been designed to accommodate a family with three young children, with the understanding that the home will need to be flexible and adaptable to keep up with the family’s changing needs over time. Given the rural surroundings, the clients were interested in building a house that was compatible with the neighboring New England vernacular, but, as their personal tastes were informed by living…

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College of Arts and Architecture

Posted by on December 11, 2016 – 07:11 pm

College of Arts and Architecture

The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) presents “Incubate, Accelerate, Launch: How Arts and Design Fuel and Foment Research Collaboratives, ” by Dr. Laurie Baefsky, executive director, Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru The Arts & Design Research Incubator (ADRI) is pleased to continue its ADRI Dialogues series on Tuesday, September 27, 12-1 p.m. in 16 Borland Building with “A House of Cards: Building an Explanation of Consciousness, ” Paula Droege Penn State Graphic Design faculty member Peter Lusch’s interest…

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Victorian buildings in London

Posted by on October 4, 2016 – 06:48 pm

Victorian buildings in London

The Victorian city of London was a city of startling contrasts. New building and affluent development went hand in hand with horribly overcrowded slums where people lived in the worst conditions imaginable. The population surged during the 19th century, from about 1 million in 1800 to over 6 million a century later. This growth far exceeded London s ability to look after the basic needs of its citizens. A combination of coal-fired stoves and poor sanitation made the air heavy and foul-smelling. Immense amounts of raw sewage was dumped straight into…

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British House Style

Posted by on September 27, 2015 – 11:04 am

British House Style

Onlookers by the lake watch the construction of Thamesmead, Greenwich, London. Photograph: Riba Library Photographs Collection/Architectural Press Archive From Victorian terraces to modernist apartments, industrial lofts to Georgian piles, we are in thrall to period homes. Original detail – be it sash windows or iron girders – is king, so much so that we ignore the drawbacks of old houses: draughty windows, tough planning laws, and identikit layout. According to a new exhibition that traces the history of British mass housing, there s a very good…

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Architecture Festival

Posted by on February 15, 2016 – 09:43 am

Architecture Festival

WAF awards are recognised by architects and clients alike. WAF is where your work gains international exposure and where you can make global connections. Anyone can enter and anyone can win. Entries are now closed for 2016. Universal recognition: Increase your online visibility and global exposure. Receive permanent listing on the definitive global architecture archive that receives over 21, visits per month. Raise your profile and showcase your work at the world’s largest annual, global architectural festival. All finalists are exhibited in the…

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Museum of Architecture

Posted by on July 11, 2015 – 11:31 am

Museum of Architecture

The architecture of Crystal Bridges is as stunning and inspirational as the artwork housed inside it. In a ravine surrounded by native Ozark forest, the Museum’s muscular gray concrete walls rise up from the bedrock, banded in rough cedar and curved to echo the shape of the hillside. The roofs of the Museum’s bridges, covered in deep brown copper, rise like mounds of earth across the still ponds. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, the structures are meant to provide views of the surrounding landscape and play up the interaction between architecture…

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Building Styles

Posted by on September 15, 2016 – 08:18 am

Building Styles

Buildings come in many different formats, or types, that are characterized in this guide mostly by a particular floor or structural plan. Take, for example, the hall-parlor plan that was popular from the early settlement of Utah up into the early twentieth century. Although the plan remained consistent for those sixty or so years, what did change was the style, or the exterior appearance of the house. While early examples were fairly plain and austere, those with a little more affluence could adorn their house in the classical influences of the…

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