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Engineering Your Environment: Examples of Sustainable Housing in Rural Alabama

Engineering Your Environment: Examples of Sustainable Housing in Rural Alabama

In a rural town in northeast Alabama, four families live in four very interesting homes.  Twice yearly these families kindly open their doors to visitors from across the nation, in hopes of inspiring personal responsibility and teaching people about sustainable living.  The 3-hour walking tour includes a dodeca-yurt, an underground home, a strawbale house, and a homemade house that combines dozens … [Read more]


Mile-High Design

Mile-High Design

Recently on a road trip out west, I found myself in Denver, Colorado.  Historically known as a gold-rush town of the 1850s and for the towering Rocky Mountains, Denver is now making its mark in the art and culture world. Alone on this road trip, I walked through the city and observed.  The people are very active and the downtown area is alive with movement.  The 16th Street Mall, designed by … [Read more]


2010 48 Hours Exhibit Opening Tonight

2010 48 Hours Exhibit Opening Tonight

Date: Tonight - Monday, February 22nd, 2010 Time: 6:30pm Location: Main lobby level of Central Public Library What: Exhibition showcasing the YAF 2009 48-Hour competition entries with a special presentation by competition winner Tim Frank. The exhibition will be up until March 15th and we invite you to join us tonight to show your support for the Central Public Library.  This event will be … [Read more]


The Future of Drywall!

The Future of Drywall!

What if the drywall you put in your spaces was more than just a smooth surface to be painted or hang a picture on? Imagine if the walls served another purpose of regulating the buildings temperature. Well the future is almost here. ThermalCORE! Thermal Core is a National Gypsum product using BASF phase change technology. How it works! This is my simplified understanding of how it works. So, BASF … [Read more]


Emerging Voices 2010 – Call for Entries

Emerging Voices 2010 – Call for Entries

It is that time of year again. YAF is calling out to all you architects and designer here in Atlanta to submit your portfolios.  So dust off those books and buy some stamps and send your stuff in today. Good Luck! Background Emerging Voices is a program developed in 2001 by YAF Atlanta. This program has a mission to recognize works of high quality at the early states of one's career and provide … [Read more]


Atlanta Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo

Atlanta Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo

Where: Atlanta Exposition Center North Building 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, Atlanta, GA 30354 When: January 29-31, 2010 Friday 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM How Much: Adults $5.00 Children Under 18 FREE More Info: The Build, Remodel and Landscape Expo is held at the Atlanta Exposition Center, just off HWY 285, making it easily accessible to … [Read more]


Cardboard Chair Competition

Cardboard Chair Competition

CARDBOARD DESIGN COMPETITION: SEAT Submissions due: Monday, February 15th, 2010 Exhibition starts: Wednesday, February 17th 6:00pm DETAILS SUBMISSIONS: Designs must comfortably seat an adult. Designs shall use corrugated cardboard only (recycling is encouraged). Design submissions deadline is on Feb 15th, 2010. Entries shall compete in one of three levels - high school, college, or professional. … [Read more]


Barry Bergdoll Lecture

Barry Bergdoll Lecture

When Wed, January 13, 7pm – 8pm Where Auditorium in the Central Branch Public Library How Much Free! What A lecture to kick off the year of 2010 with Barry Bergdoll and to say goodbye to the Marcel Breuer show. Barry Bergdoll is a Professor of architectural history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University and the Phillip Johnston Chief Curator of Architecture … [Read more]


Zaha Hadid – The Lady of the Hour

Zaha Hadid – The Lady of the Hour

I am kinda late to this party, because I had no idea who Zaha Hadid was till a fellow writer wrote about her and the Maxxi Museum in Rome. Evidently, this talented architect has won the commission to do the Broad Museum at Michigan State University. The project is primarily funded by Eli and Edythe Broad's donation of $18.5 million to construct a museum. The museum will be named after them, of course. … [Read more]


ARChristmas

ARChristmas

In spirit of the season, some oldies but goodies! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas and a Designer New Year! http://www.dezeen.com/2007/12/20/designer-christmas-cards/ Image Source: Jill Dryer - where to purchase [via] Poppytalk … [Read more]