Architectural Thoughts

Thoughts of a residential designer, husband and father of two as he goes through life in the green mountains.

enochliew:

Mona Pavilions by Fender Katsalidis Architects

Bold, diamond shaped steel frames anchored to the ground by large, off form concrete blades. Weathered timber clad boxes to the rear slip between these steel structures.

(Source: fkaustralia.com, via npr)

nerdinablender:

The art direction on the Vikings title sequence is phenomenal. The pacing, cuts, cinematography. Really a top notch title sequence.

superwhatlocked:

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GOOGLE MAPS PUT POKÉMON IN RANDOM PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR APRIL FOOLS OMG IM DYING

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I FOUND A KIRLIA IN FRANCE 

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FUCKIN VAPOREON CHILLING IN DUBAI 

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GUYS ITS A GAME!!! YOU CAN CLICK ON THEN TO “CATCH” THEM AND YOU GET A POKÉDEX

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Google fun

(via redhairstilldontcare)

neurosciencestuff:

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder — which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to 5cm, causing reduced eyesight and severe headaches — has had the top section of her skull removed and replaced with a 3D printed implant.

The operation was performed by a team of neurosurgeons at the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the university claims this is this first instance of a successful 3D printed cranium that has not been rejected by the patient.

The operation, which took 23 hours, was led by Dr Bon Verweij. The patient’s skull was so thick, that had the operation not been performed, serious brain damage or death may have occurred in the near future.

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(via emergentfutures)

cjwho:

The Offset House, Sao Paulo, Brazil by Shieh Arquitetos Associados | via

Most often, when designing a building, architects have to deal with challenges raised by the site itself. In such cases it’s the side that dictates the design of the building. Even though it might not seem like a good example, this is also the case of the Offset House.

Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Offset House was designed and built by Shieh Arquitetos Associados. The architects in charge, Leonardo Shieh & Shieh Shueh Yau, worked with structural engineers from EMAC Projetos and electrical and hydraulic engineers from CZN Engenharia. Their goal was to create a contemporary residence for the clients.

But even with all these challenges, the architects managed to come up with a beautiful design that was shaped to reflect all those problems in a beautiful way, the architecture is simple, with long, straight lines and with an overall minimalist design. The interior is also simple and the décor is chic and charming. Even though it seems like the house is being hidden behind those large walls, it has in fact a strong connection with the outdoors.

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fangamer:

May the Way of the Hero Lead to the Golden Trinity Pendant

Take a gander at Fangamer's newest piece of Zelda-inspired jewelry for fans of shiny things! The Golden Trinity Pendant features a uniquely-designed charm on a sturdy gold-plated chain. Sexy enough to pass for normal jewelry, and fans of the Zelda series will recognize the charm instantly ;)

There’s also an antiqued version!