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A collection of random thoughts, kudos and useful resources for home and business owners looking to do architectural work -additions, renovations or new construction- to their home or small business.

Friday
Sep062013

goodreads giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

SIMPLE RULES what the oldtime builders knew by Shannon Taylor Scarlett

SIMPLE RULES what the oldtime builders knew

by Shannon Taylor Scarlett

Giveaway ends October 31, 2013.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Monday
Aug262013

get free builder handbook/ design guide august 27-31

new book, Simple Rules: What the Oldtime Builders Knew by Shannon Taylor Scarlett

 

Designed for both layman and professional, this 120 page, fully illustrated book includes 25 key design principles that apply to architecture, art and buildings. Inspired by long forgotten sources, this builder handbook includes timeless composition guidelines, elegant proportional systems, building techniques and formulas for making buildings more beautiful. It is intended as a design guide for the architect or modern builder who cares about aesthetics and meaning, as much or more than the bottom line.

It will be Free on Amazon Kindle August 27-31 http://amzn.to/16wTIuD

6x9 paperback version is also available on Amazon… and I will mail a free copy to the first 10 people to review this book on Amazon or Goodreads. Just email your address to scarlettarch@verizon.net (I would really appreciate it!)

http://amzn.to/14e0KVA 

Monday
Aug262013

biodesign walk

Lowell Young and his wife Christie have lived in California’s Napa Valley for over 40 years. Mr. Young taught high school biology for nearly 40 years before he retired. The class that evolved into Biodesign was a creative, collaborative project where the roles of teacher and student were often reversed. It was well known by the students that although Mr. Young represented the physical nature of the class, Christie’s silent spiritual guidance was often felt in their classroom circles, as well as along the many miles of trails they walked. The Biodesign class may be the only one of its kind taught in a public high school in the country.

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Thursday
Aug222013

musical architecture

wall that plays music when it rains



A group of artists by the names André Tempel, Christoph Roßner and Annette Paul have kitted out a wall in Germany with funnels.

Called the Neustadt Kunsthofpassage Funnel Wall, the façade of inter-connecting funnels and water spouts allow the water to flow through them, creating a wide variety of sounds.

The bright blue exterior also makes the building a lot more cheerful, adding to its novelty.”

Monday
Aug192013

true sustainability 

Genius of Biome

This is what true sustainability is really about…

One image from an elegant report that clearly and graphically describes the nature and use of bimimicry

“intended to inspire exploration of how nature can inform or influence place-based design processes and solutions.”

prepared by Biomimicry 3.8 and HOK Group, Inc

Also check out a previous entry on biomimicry

CORE 77

 

 

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