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Daisugi, the 600-Year-Old Japanese Technique of Growing Trees Out of Other Trees, Creating Perfectly Straight Lumber

Image by Wrath of Gnon We’ve all admired the elegance of Japan’s traditional styles of architecture. Their development required the kind of dedicated craftsmanship that takes generations to cultivate — but also, more practically speaking, no small amount of wood. By the 15th century, Japan already faced a shortage of seedlings, as well as land on which to properly cultivate the trees in the first place. Necessity being the mother of invention, this led to the creation of an ingenious solution: ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Japan, College, History, Nature, Architecture, Seoul, Kyoto, Facebook Twitter, China Japan, Jessica Stewart, Colin Marshall, Wrath, Tamago, 21st Century Los Angeles


An Animated Video Shows the Building of Prague’s Charles Bridge in the 14th Century: 45 Years of Construction in 3 Minutes

Without massive feats of engineering we rarely notice anymore because they seem so commonplace, the built environments we navigate each day wouldn’t exist. When we do turn our attention to how the buildings get made, we are met with surprises, curiosities, puzzles, moments of wonder. How much more is this the case when learning about fixtures of cities that are hundreds or thousands of years old, constructed with what we would consider primitive methods, producing results that seem super...
Tags: Google, Youtube, College, History, Architecture, Prague, Charles Bridge, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Stone Bridge, Vltava Moldau, Peter Parler, Praha Archeologicka


Architecture

Architecture seen here and there in the Right Bank. A stroll into the Galerie Vivienne is always nice. The gorgeous interior. Too bad that floor got damaged and was so poorly repaired. A wine shop. I liked the corks in the glasses. It’s a good place for a wine tasting. A typical Parisian café. Pretty fancy.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Architecture, Paris, Vivienne, Galerie Vivienne, Right Bank


Modern Transparent Forest House Designs with Minimalist Interior Decor Plans

Dream on these modern forest house designs, and never feeling hesitate to try on. The whole material that uses to cover this living space was come from the compatible material that will bring both warm and comfortable environment surrounded by. The black color applications that we will see in this house were completely dedicated for those who love with minimalist and simple thought of house decorations. The exterior layouts were surrounded by the natural layout of earth. Come in to this house, w...
Tags: Books, Architecture, Minimalist House, Living Space, House Designs, Interior Decor, Decor Ideas, Glass Material, Color Application, Interior Layouts, High Exposure, Decorating Ideas, Color Applications, Natural Layout, Simple Thought, Window Decorations


Take a Digital Drive Along Ed Ruscha’s Sunset Boulevard, the Famous Strip That the Artist Photographed from 1965 to 2007

Ed Ruscha has lived nearly 65 years in Los Angeles, but he insists that he has no particular fascination with the place. Not everyone believes him: is disinterest among the many possible feelings that could motivate a painting like The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire? Nevertheless, the plainspoken Oklahoma-born artist has long stuck to his story, perhaps in order to let his often cryptic work speak for itself. Originally trained in commercial art, Ruscha has painted, printed, drawn, an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, Japan, College, Sacramento, Los Angeles, History, Architecture, Vw, Billy Joel, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Oklahoma, Seoul, Pacific Ocean


This off-grid office under construction in Europe is designed to float in case sea levels rise, completely negating the effects of climate change

Powerhouse Company floating office. Powerhouse Company A design studio created the world's largest floating office in Rotterdam. The office is made of wood and uses solar panels for energy. Designers call it "climate resilient," because it is designed to float in case of rising sea levels.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dutch design studio Powerhouse Company is creating a massive floating office for a Rotterdam NGO. The office is a way for the Global Center on Adaptat...
Tags: Google, Europe, Design, Microsoft, Climate Change, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Features, Architecture, Bill Gates, Clean Energy, San Jose, Solar Power, Rotterdam, Rijnhaven


10 Plunge-Ready Celebrity Pools Where We’d Love to Lounge

Fall may be in full swing, but we’re still thinking about lazy days of poolside lounging — ideally with a cocktail or two in hand. And, even though they’ve become an icon of wealth and luxury that reflect the latest design trends or an interest in health and fitness, that wasn’t always the case. Swimming […]
Tags: Design, Architecture, Design Trends, More Dirt


Montmartre

The sun came out after many days of rain and gray skies and it was so nice to go up to Montmartre, a part of Paris on a hill and really like a village in many ways. It’s full of places like this often seen on Instagram. A cabaret still in operation. I hope it survives the virus. The architecture is nice up there too. I wouldn’t mind having windows like those. Signs of Autumn. These leaves should be red in a month or so. This is often seen on Instagram too. It is ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Instagram, Netflix, Architecture, Paris, Streets, Montmartre, Emily, Sacre Coeur, Le Refuge, La Maison Rose


Denmark’s Utopian Garden City Built Entirely in Circles: See Astounding Aerial Views of Brøndby Haveby

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Henry Do (@henry_do) on Aug 21, 2019 at 9:02am PDT This unusual form, more of which you can see in Do’s drone photos at Lonely Planet, suits the long-established Danish cabin culture, according to which every city-dwelling Dane with the means buys a smaller second home in the countryside as a retreat. (Though the houses in Brøndby Haveby are owned, the gardens a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Dane, Design, College, Architecture, Ikea, Denmark, Norway, Copenhagen, Seoul, Lonely Planet, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Facebook Twitter, Michael Booth


Historic England takes London 'birthplace of feminism' off at-risk list

Church that was hotbed of 18th century radicals is one of 180 sites no longer endangeredA once damp and leaky meeting house known as the “birthplace of feminism” is one of 181 historic sites facing a brighter future after being taken off England’s 2020 Heritage at Risk Register.The building in Newington Green, London, has been a remarkable hotbed of dissent for more than 300 years and counted Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), as a member of its congregat...
Tags: England, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Feminism, Heritage, Libraries, National Lottery, Mary Wollstonecraft, Buildings at risk, Newington Green London


A Mix

Once again, a mix of photos from around my neighborhood. If I cross a bridge I get to the upscale area of Paris called Passy. Two of these figures were above a door. There’s lots of beautiful architecture there, like this door outlined with mosaic tile work. A pretty little flower shop. Doesn’t this bread look yummy? My local Monoprix often does very lovely displays, like these grapes and the mushrooms in the background-where that lady was also taking photos. ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Bread, Architecture, Paris, Passy, Autumn Display




Google just released plans for a massive new 79-acre campus in San Jose — see how it could look

Google San Jose campus. Google Google just released renderings of a proposed new campus it hopes to build in San Jose, called Downtown West. Unlike other Google campuses, the San Jose location would be mixed-use and open to the public. The 79-acre area plan includes housing, office space, and nature areas, and is a major move by Google at a time when companies are rethinking office space needs in light of the pandemic forcing the workforce to work remotely. Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Design, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, Features, Architecture, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Seattle, Southend, Google Google


Museum

I made my way to the André Jacquemart Museum to have a look at the Turner exhibit there. The museum itself is also a work of art. This sweet sculpture is in the first room. Part of the really good movie, Gigi, was filmed in this museum. The lovely staircase. This is in the garden room. The bedroom of the wife of Jacquemart. She was an artist and had painted him. They spent their lives together collecting art that is seen in this museum, once their home. The most ...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Facebook, Instagram, Architecture, Gigi, Paris, Turner, Andre Jacquemart Museum, Jacquemart


This startup designed rentable backyard offices built out of used shipping containers — see inside the tiny workspaces

ootBox. Brad Feinknopf Startup OotBox created temporary tiny offices out of shipping containers. They're available to lease starting at $1,500 per month. The containers are delivered by truck, and just need to be plugged into a standard outlet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since March, millions of people around the world have been forced to figure out how to work from home, from improvised office space to quick childcare solutions. Startup OotBox's answer comes in t...
Tags: Design, Office, Trends, Tech, Remote Work, Features, Architecture, Zillow, Tech Insider, Tiny Living, Mary Meisenzahl, Brad Feinknopf Startup OotBox, Robbie Friedman, OotBox, Brad Feinknopf


This home made out of tiny units can be built in any configuration and proves prefab architecture doesn't have to be boring — take a look

The Anywhere House. Whitaker Studios Whitaker Studio designed The Anywhere House, which is being built in Canada. The house is built out of prefab units that can be put into any configuration. The studio has a history of modular architecture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since March, millions of people around the world have been forced to figure out how to work from home, from improvised office space to quick childcare solutions. London-based Whitaker Studio's unique...
Tags: Design, London, Trends, Tech, Features, Architecture, Canada, House, Whitaker, Alberta Canada, Joshua Tree, James Whitaker, Tech Insider, Tiny Living, Whitaker Studio, Mary Meisenzahl


A futuristic glass skyscraper shaped like a blooming flower is being built on one of Hong Kong's most expensive plots of land – here's an early look

Render by Arqui9 / Zaha Hadid Architects Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed the design for a 36-story glass tower in Hong Kong inspired by a budding flower. Set to open by 2022 on a city block in Hong Kong Central, according to design magazine Dezeen, the tower will serve as an urban oasis. Here's an early look at the tower, which will come with tree-filled balconies, an above-ground running track, and rooftop banquet hall. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Zaha Had...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Real Estate, Design, Life, International, City, Trends, Features, Architecture, Urban Planning, Miami, Skyscraper, Zaha Hadid


A Jaw-Dropping Frank Lloyd Wright House for Under a Million Dollars? Yes, It Exists

If someone were to ask the average layperson to name a famous American architect, chances are Frank Lloyd Wright is the first name that comes to mind. Born in 1867, he had established himself as a pioneering architect by the turn of the twentieth century as he shifted away from the Classical designs and ornamentation […]
Tags: Chicago, Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright, Design Trends, Frank Lloyd Wright House, More Dirt, Real Estate Listings


The Story Behind the Iconic Photograph of 11 Construction Workers Lunching 840 Feet Above New York City (1932)

Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother"... Nick Ut’s Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Terror of War"... Richard Drew’s "The Falling Man"... Throughout the years, a number of iconic photographs have tapped into the collective unconscious, shaping our view of historic events, sometimes to a degree that leads to social change. These images are not dependent on knowing the subjects’ identities, though it’s always interesting when more context leaks out, often as the result of some serious sleuthing by ...
Tags: Google, Photography, College, New York City, History, Architecture, Muppets, New York Times, Central Park, Rockefeller, Dorothea Lange, Facebook Twitter, Curtis, Nick Ut, John D Rockefeller Jr, John Anderson


A minimalist mountaintop home is Aspen's most expensive sale this year at nearly $32 million — take a look inside

Courtesy Coldwell Banker A 7-bedroom home that sold for $31.85 million last month is Aspen's most expensive home sale this year, according to listing agency Coldwell Banker. Aspen, Colorado, an affluent ski town, has become a hotspot for wealthy Americans looking to relocate during the pandemic. Take a look inside 34 Placer Lane, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, and stunning views of the Rockies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   A seven-bedr...
Tags: Travel, Home, Mountains, Real Estate, Design, Colorado, Life, Trends, Wealth, Features, Architecture, Luxury, Jeff Bezos, Rockies, Business Insider, Aspen


From garden streets to bike highways: four ideas for post-Covid cities – visualised

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on existing structures, we look at some visions for post-Covid cities – and how they hold up Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is a huge, looming, unanswerable question that overshadows our cities, like an elephant squatting in the central square. Will a Covid-19 vaccine or herd immunity return us to “normal”, or will we need to redesign our cities to accommodate a world in which close proximity to other people can kill you?After an an...
Tags: Business, Housing, Communities, Society, World news, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Construction industry, Regeneration, Green space, Gardens, Coronavirus outbreak


This $6,300 backyard tiny office made out of plywood and polycarbonate offers just 40 square feet to work from home in — see inside

My Room in the Garden. Boano Prišmontas Design studio Boano Prišmontas created tiny office pods. They're made in the UK and start at about $6350. The pods are 40 square feet and designed to go in a backyard or on a roof.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Since March, millions of people around the world have been forced to figure out how to work from home, from improvised office space to quick childcare solutions. London-based design studio Boano Prišmontas created one so...
Tags: Garden, UK, Design, London, Office, Trends, Tech, Features, Architecture, Tech Insider, Tiny Living, Mary Meisenzahl, Garden Boano Prišmontas Design, Boano Pri, Boano Prišmontas, Garden Boano Prišmontas


The museum of everything: do you have time to look at 150,000 exhibits?

In a world first, Rotterdam’s Boijmans museum has put its entire collection on display in a mammoth new warehouse. As the V&A considers a similar experiment, is this ‘open storage’ model the future? From a block away, it looks like a craft from a more advanced civilisation has landed in the centre of Rotterdam. The structure is futuristic, with walls of mirrored glass curving up some 40 metres, reflecting the iron-grey clouds and the fractured city skyline. It wouldn’t be surprising if it had a ...
Tags: Europe, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Museums, Netherlands, V&a, Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Rotterdam, MVRDV, Boijmans van Beuningen


This sleek futuristic off-grid smart home can cost up to $413,00 and only takes 90 minutes to install — take a look inside 'Space'

iOHouse. iOHouse iOhouse designed Space, a totally off-grid tiny home.  With all the highest end customizations, the home costs about $413,000 and can be installed in just 90 minutes. As a smart home, every feature is controlled through the owner's phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Swedish company iOhouse created a luxury, futuristic smart home with Space. The contemporary design comes completely move-in ready, with everything from furniture to sheets and wine glas...
Tags: Real Estate, Design, Trends, Tech, Eu, Features, Architecture, Smart Home, Abi, Tiny Home, Alexa Amazon, Tech Insider, Mary Meisenzahl


Elvis' former home in Beverly Hills just sold for over $29 million — take a look inside

John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images; Hilton & Hyland A former home of Elvis and Priscilla Presley in Los Angeles' exclusive Platinum Triangle has sold for $29.3 million. Following her separation from Elvis in 1972, Priscilla Presley lived in the home for three years with their daughter Lisa-Marie. Millionaire shampoo entrepreneur Paula Kent Meehan, late cofounder of the Redken hair care products company, was the home's most recent owner. Take a look inside the 2.3-acre property, which come...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Celebrity, California, Life, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Features, Architecture, United States, Luxury, Beverly Hills, Elvis Presley, Japanese, Elvis


"Residents at a Chinese housing complex who looked forward to living in a verdant 'vertical forest' found themselves in a veritable hell..."

"... with mosquitoes swarming their eco-paradise, according to a report. The experimental green project at Chengdu’s Qiyi City Forest Garden attracted buyers for all 826 apartments, but it also attracted the pesky insects that gave the towers a post-apocalyptic facade...."The NY Post reports.This is why you need to test your ideas of paradise.By the way, aren't there a million stories where people think they have found paradise and then they realize it is hell?But what I don't understand is — it...
Tags: Law, China, Hell, Architecture, Heaven, Gardens, Chengdu, Ny Post, Mosquitoes, Ann Althouse, Qiyi City Forest Garden


The architecture group behind some of Apple's most iconic stores designed a face visor — take a look

Face visor. Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners Foster and Partners has designed some of Apple's most iconic buildings, including the Fifth Avenue store. The studio recently designed a sleek face shield prototype to protect against COVID-19. The design uses laser cutting machines as an alternative to 3D printing.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Face coverings, particularly N95 masks and surgical masks, have become more crucial than ever due to the coronavirus. Earlier...
Tags: Apple, Design, Singapore, New York City, Trends, Tech, Features, Architecture, Partners, Fifth Avenue, Foster, Face Mask, Tech Insider, Foster And Partners, Mary Meisenzahl, COVID-19


Is it possible to build a mile-high skyscraper?

Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed The Mile-High Illinois in the 1950s. Innovations in construction materials and elevators are necessary to reach the one mile height and beyond.We may see the first mile-high skyscraper by the middle of the 21st century. Humanity has been on a quest for millenia to build bigger and taller structures. In our reach skyward we've built ziggurats, pyramids, and coliseums. Our mythologies placed the seat of the gods in lofty towers high on mountaintops. We've had...
Tags: Design, China, New York City, Chicago, Cities, Architecture, Engineering, Middle East, Innovation, Dubai, Buildings, Illinois, Burj Khalifa, Frank Lloyd Wright, Chicago Tribune, Wright


Employees won't return to Google's offices like its restored World War II-era hangar in LA until summer 2021 — take a look inside the massive space

Google's LA office is in an old airplane hangar. Google Images by Connie Zhou Last year, Google moved into the historic Spruce Goose airplane hangar in LA.The Spruce Goose was the largest wood plane ever built, and flew only once, in 1947.Google restored the hangar into a 450,000-square-foot office and event space, preserving the original construction and adding to the interior, creating an unusual mix of old and new.Google announced in July that employees would be asked to work remotel...
Tags: Google, Transportation, La, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Features, Architecture, Airplanes, Aviation, Howard Hughes, Google Images, Tech Insider, Google Offices, Spruce Goose


'Eternal Wall of Prayer' outside Birmingham gets go-ahead

Aim of £9.3m project is to encourage prayer and ‘preserve Christian heritage of the nation’An enormous Christian monument, more than twice the size of the Angel of the North, is to be built on the outskirts of Birmingham, fulfilling a vision its instigator says came from God.The Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer will be constructed using a million bricks, each representing a prayer from a member of the public and its outcome. The aim is to “encourage and inspire people going through the storms of ...
Tags: Religion, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Christianity, Birmingham, Leicester City, Richard Gamble