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Mudhif House


September 3, 2013, 9:56 pm

http://pyramidbeach.com/2011/07/19/mudhif-houses/ Apparently, they are entirely built out of reeds and nothing else. No windows. There may be reed houses of different styles to be found elsewhere a... Read more »

Should I replace casement windows with double hung


August 31, 2013, 10:45 pm

The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficie... Read more »

BUILDING BETTER: Certificate Course for Sustainable Building Practices and ...


May 14, 2013, 1:11 am

Centre for Science and Environment’s Sustainable Buildings Programme is o rganizing 5 day training on Green buildings. The programme aims to enable p articipants to adopt a common sense approach ... Read more »

Thailand Dome Home


May 13, 2013, 4:18 pm

Kinda neat, built similar to an Igloo. No rules, cheap prices, just do it. http://www.steveareen.com/domehomecreation/index.html Read more »

light transmitting concrete = thermal mass?


March 13, 2013, 1:25 pm

Hi, All, Does light transmitting concrete still act as a thermal mass, or does the included glass nix that property...? TIA! - Kris K. Here are images: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22light+... Read more »

Question re: floorplans - passivhaus/sustainable building


March 4, 2013, 12:49 pm

Heelo there! We've been wanting to downsize out home. I'm intrested in the passivhaus and green/sustainable/*highly-insulated* ideas, and what I'm wondering is this: Beyond the fact bump-outs ... Read more »

Per's Dream?


January 21, 2013, 2:38 pm

Or Pierre's nightmare? Hmmm, Per, Pierre.....one and the same? http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/20/the-worlds-first-3d-printed-building-will-arrive-in-2014-and-it-looks-awesome/ Read more »

kitchen remodel


January 2, 2013, 4:00 pm

We need to replace our laminate counter tops. What are the pros and cons of granite, silestone and quartz? Thank you. Read more »

Web-based / In-browser 3D modelling.


December 25, 2012, 10:18 pm

I was wondering if anyone has done any 3D modelling in any of the newer in browser web apps like 3dTin. I was just curious about what is possible, and which program you're utilizing. Do you guys th... Read more »

mural artist


November 23, 2012, 2:24 am

Experienced Mural Artist, hand painting kids murals and modern wall murals. Mural painter Joanna Perry covers the whole of the UK painting murals for all styles and budgets, living in Cheshire.Please... Read more »

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Building Code Height and Area Limitations


Hello All, I have created a calculator that checks Building Height and Area in compliance with the Building Codes for buildings up to 6 stories, with up to 4 occupancy groups at each level. It also c... Read more »

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Cat.5 Tornado-Proof houses

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Greensburg, Kansas just got wiped out. There is need in the tornado-belt for tornado-proof houses. I think it can be done and done cost affordably. The grain elevator survived. It is a cylinderica... Read more »

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Looking for pictures of the Seagram Building / Bilder vom Seagram Building ...


Hi, I´m doing my diploma in interior architecture and for this I need pictures/plans of the Seagram Building, especially of the Brasserie designed by Phillip Johnson, witch was below the Seagram... Read more »

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CAD Draftsmen and BIM Engineers


As BIM is sweeping the AEC industry, it is a must for CAD draftsmen to command one or two BIM softwares. BIM is vital for any company like us. If we don't apply BIM, we'll lose less than 30% of ou... Read more »

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Form Follows Function (cough) FUNGUS


I promised an article on this subject last year but cannot recall having delivered same. Anyway here it is for your enjoyment. www.fungitecture.com/formfollowsfungus.html Read more »

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Why don't people sit out on their balconies?

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Who I am: a non-fiction writer in Perth, Australia, who sometimes just gets curious about something. What has me wondering this time is this: tens of thousands of balconies around Perth, almost nev... Read more »

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Name for cellar doors

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What is the name of those door, often metal, at the back of a house? They lead up from the basement, are horizontal or slightly inclined from horizontal, I think often in a concrete frame. The swing... Read more »

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Should I replace casement windows with double hung


The interior of my wood casement windows get wet when it rains. I am thinking of replacing them with double hung. I am afraid it will change the look of my 20 year old house or could effect efficie... Read more »

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Interior Design: Television in front of a window: Is it okay?


Hello all, I apologize if I am posting to the wrong group but I have a question and no one to help. My wife and I are having an argument because I want to redesign our living room. Currently, We hav... Read more »

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Fire Rated Fabrics


I would like to hang fabric to hide an ugly ceiling in a restaurant and can't find a supplier, any info about fire ratings, etc. Can anybody point me a good direction? (I'm not an architect) Read more »