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Friday, December 7, 2012

As is often the way, the dog followed the sheep, and a trend was born. Tirau now has a unique claim to fame -its streets are lined with curiously-shaped buildings made out of corrugated iron. Which seems like a great reason to visit it. Inside the dog, you'll find pastoral murals, information (naturally) and public toilets (which is kind of ironic, if you think about it).

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Sheep Dog House,New Zeland


Gene Wallen brought this unique building to my attention and sent me some photos he took while visiting it recently. There is a Michigan Historical Marker at the Pickle Barrel House location that reads: The Pioneer Cooperage Company of Chicago designed this small vacation cottage, which stood on the shores of nearby Sable Lake from 1926 until about 1937. It was built for William Donahey, creator of the Chicago Tribune cartoon story The Teenie Weenies. The house was constructed as a typical barrel would have been, only on a much larger scale. The main barrel contained a living area on the first floor and a bedroom on the second. A pantry connected this barrel to a smaller single-story one, which housed a kitchen.

Donahey spent ten summers at the cottage with his wife, Mary, herself a noted author of children’s books. The structure was then moved to its current site and used as a tourist information center. The Pickle Barrel House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. William Donahey’s widely syndicated comic, The Teenie Weenies, debuted in the Chicago Tribune in 1914 and continued until the creator’s death in 1970. The cartoon story featured miniature people who lived in a world of life-sized objects that to them were enormous. The popularity of these playful characters led to a contract for Donahey with the Chicago firm of Reid, Murdoch and Company, which hired the artist to create packaging and advertising for its line of food products. The Pickle Barrel House was a large-scale version of the miniature oak casks in which the company’s Monarch-brand pickles were sold, and was likely intended as an advertisement for their pickle products. Teenie Weenie books were translated into several languages and over one million copies were sold worldwide. The barrel home has been accepted on the Michigan Register of Historic Places and is a Michigan Historic Home. Following are some links you can follow to learn more about the Pickle Barrel House. Donahey spent ten summers at the cottage with his wife, Mary, herself a noted author of children’s books. The structure was then moved to its current site and used as a tourist information center. The Pickle Barrel House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. William Donahey’s widely syndicated comic, The Teenie Weenies, debuted in the Chicago Tribune in 1914 and continued until the creator’s death in 1970. The cartoon story featured miniature people who lived in a world of life-sized objects that to them were enormous. The popularity of these playful characters led to a contract for Donahey with the Chicago firm of Reid, Murdoch and Company, which hired the artist to create packaging and advertising for its line of food products. The Pickle Barrel House was a large-scale version of the miniature oak casks in which the company’s Monarch-brand pickles were sold, and was likely intended as an advertisement for their pickle products. Teenie Weenie books were translated into several languages and over one million copies were sold worldwide. The barrel home has been accepted on the Michigan Register of Historic Places and is a Michigan Historic Home. Following are some links you can follow to learn more about the Pickle Barrel House.

Interior Photos courtesy of Wikipedia


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Pickle Barrel House

We can find many, many interesting architectural design can be found on the Earth.One of this buildings is Shoe House.It is located in Seattle,USA.Shoe house first designed as a gas station restroom boots in the picture, now in Seattle and architectural value are displayed in a park.Since it is value undertood ,it is no longer used as a toilet.You can see the entrance of the shoe house in picture..It will be attractive to build such this buildings for young persons and ladies..It is really different sutructure I have seen..




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Shoe House,(Seattle USA)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

 
  Inspired by the nature of silk weaving, a traditional industry in Bangalore, a discernable architectural ground plane weaves both built and landscaped elements into a rich tapestry of spaces and experiences. This ground plane comprised of entrance plazas, event terraces, landscaped courtyards and gardens, is the platform upon which the array of events and spectacles of the International Convention Centre will reveal themselves. It is the connective tissue that unites the hotel with the centre, the entrance plaza to events within the buildings, the banquet hall to terraces and the garden beyond.
  The architectural concept, also based upon the ideas of layering and weaving, places the large open elements of the convention centre atop one another. This approach allows for the most generous assignment of open space and landscaped areas on the site. The interplay of open and enclosed spaces at multiple levels creates a rich experiential fabric, maximizing the use of daylight along perimeter areas, and offering the kind of breathing space required in concept with busy programmed areas. Interwoven within these spaces is a dynamic structural expression that gives the Centre its special international signature.
 The two hotels rise as distinctive counterpoints to the horizontal flow of the convention centre. A series of moveable balcony screens provide a varied composition at each floor. Openings reveal the courtyards within and visually connect the interior landscape with the multi-level gardens. Its path across and through the site creates the potential for a richly choreographed sequence of experiences for the International Convention Centre in Bangalore.


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Bangalore International Convention Centre

Hi-tech building from James Law Cybertecture International brings you excitement and great imagination of what will futuristic building will look like. Cybertecture Egg is the latest design of this firm, the egg-shaped high-tech building will be the iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems, and an awe-inspiring landmark in the city.




Cybertecture integrates technology, multimedia, intelligent systems and user interactivity to create customizable living and working spaces that focus on experience. The Cybertecture Egg takes this principle working theme a step further with ‘cybertecture health’ – interactive features that monitor occupant’s vital health statistics, like blood pressure and weight. In keeping with the focus on health and wellness, users can customize their views with real time virtual scenery. The oblong office building incorporates passive solar design to decrease heat gain and lower energy loads. An elevated garden also moderates temperate by using natural vegetation to assist with cooling the building envelope.
The Cybertecture Egg will use solar photovoltaic panels and rooftop wind turbines to generate onsite electricity. Water conservation will be managed with a greywater recycling system that will harvest water for irrigation and landscaping. It is also said that we can see this futuristic “Cybertecture Egg” building by the end of 2010. So, let’s wait and see…

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Cybertecture Egg

Thursday, November 22, 2012

 

Maybe you have, or maybe you haven’t seen this little family of bubble rooms – but now, after the recent opening of two hotels in France, you can make one of these translucent huts yours for the night! Attrap’Rêves in Bouches-du-Rhone (near Marseille) and Sky River outside of Loir-et-Cher are the two hotels that let you sleep under the stars. The concept came from French designer Pierre Stéphane, who wanted to create a Eco-friendly space, in that once the bubble is folded up, nature remains the intact. The bubbles are small and cozy, about 13 feet in diameter. Some are fully transparent, while others allow a little more privacy and are half opaque.

 Now, let’s be straight with one another, if you are looking to be pampered at the Ritz, these bubbles might not be for you. But if you want to live an unforgettable adventurous experience, immersed in nature, get to France! Who knows, you might wake up from that alarming dream with a bear staring you straight in the face….lets just all cross our fingers that this plastic bubble withstands bear claws.


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Bubble Hotel, France

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