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Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων arkhitekton "architect", from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder") is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
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  1. ProducerMikkie Mills

    Mikkie Mills

    17/02/2017
    What Is It That Makes Skyscrapers So Awe Inspiring?
    What Is It That Makes Skyscrapers So Awe Inspiring?Skyscrapers have been symbols of human achievement and civilization for as long as they have existed. They naturally draw the eye whenever people look at a city's skyline at night, and many people have wondered why they inspire such awe in so many...
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  2. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa - to read more go to: - http://www.caandesign.com/house-mosi-by-nico-van-der-meulen-architects/Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Ols House by J. Mayer H. Architects - Stuttgart, Germany. To read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/ols-house-by-j-mayer-h-architects/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    16/02/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #1 I thought so too @Praveen Raj Gullepalli! It must really stand out on this street as it has more traditional houses. So far I have seen that the Germans produce some really innovative architecture and are very open to cutting edge design.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    16/02/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a cool home Claire! I had the opportunity of being driven through Stuttgart to reach the Karlsruhe airport via Baden Baden in 2012...the place had such quaint and lovable houses with either flowers painted on windows and flowerpots arranged on the sills.
  4. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    10 Surreal Tree Houses That Will Make Your Childhood Dreams Come True. Who says that grown-ups can’t have tree house goals?
    When the demands of daily life become too much to bear, a special hideout in the sky can be your place to escape, cool off, or brainstorm in peace. Just one look at these inspirational mini-getaways and you may find yourself looking for a sturdy tree to scale. https://www.dwell.com/article/10-surreal-tree-houses-that-will-make-your-childhood-dreams-come-true-e3cbe35e
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  5. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Hebil 157 Houses by Aytac Architects, Bodrum, Turkey - to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/hebil-157-houses-by-aytac-architects/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  6. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    China’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing. Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants. http://inhabitat.com/chinas-first-vertical-forest-is-rising-in-nanjing/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    13/02/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #1 @Lada 🏡 Prkic - it's the same architect that has designed this building as the one in Milan. There are plans to do more vertical forests in China. If I had to live in a high rise I would love to have an apartment with trees on the balcony!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    03/02/2017 #1 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I was fascinated first time I saw the design of a vertical forest in Milan. Glad this amazing concept go further.
  7. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Casa Cabo de Vila by Spaceworkers, Bitarães, Portugal - http://www.archdaily.com/801492/casa-cabo-de-vila-spaceworkersClaire 🐝 Cardwell
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  8. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Glass Wall House by Klopf Architecture - San Mateo, California, USA - to read more go to :- http://www.archdaily.com/802452/glass-wall-house-klopf-architecture Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  9. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Space ship house in Cape Town near Boulders Beach. @Javier Rojas García - this was the house I was talking about - cool eh? Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    02/02/2017 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #4 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich - it certainly was a feat of Engineering to get the house built. I would love to visit it some day....
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Perfect placement, must have been really hard to construct, though.... I'd like to see the views from this vantage point.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #3 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #2 I am not even sure who designed this house, I will try and find out....
    Javier Rojas García
    01/02/2017 #2 Javier Rojas García
    Nice place, without a doubt! Is it possible to visit it or do you have any interior pictures?
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Javier Rojas García!
  10. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Kettle Hole House by Robert Young - East Hampton, New York, USA to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/kettle-hole-house-by-robert-young/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  11. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Foster + Partners Cascading Complex Wins Competition for New Hotel in Mecca. Foster + Partners has won an international competition for a new luxury hotel and apartment complex located just outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Borrowing from traditional Arab architecture and the area’s mountainous terrain, the mixed-use development will take the form of a cluster of vertical building clusters, arranged in a stepped topography. http://www.archdaily.com/804380/foster-plus-partners-cascading-complex-wins-competition-for-new-hotel-in-mecca-saudi-arabia?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=589063a804d3017e999cd176&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  12. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Two Moon House by Moon Hoon - Gyeonggi-do, South Korea to read more go to :- http://www.archdaily.com/645642/two-moon-moon-hoonClaire 🐝 Cardwell
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  13. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Marbella House by A-Cero, Marbella, Spain. To read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/marbella-house-by-a-cero/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  14. ProducerClaire 🐝 Cardwell
    Some of the houses I have worked on.
    Some of the houses I have worked on.I thought it was time to show you all some of the work I do.  By day I work with straight lines and words and by night I paint curvy lines.....I have had the privilege of working with some truly amazing clients assisting them to realise their...
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #34 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Todd Jones! Have an awesome day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #33 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Hi @Todd Jones - the problem is that with brick for example you can not have a span greater than 6m without a structural support column if there are no cross walls. In addition you also should not have an expanse of wall with more than 25-30% glazing/openings. Far too often people do not consider this when designing homes and this leads to budget over-runs and building fails. In addition other common mistakes I see are roof spans greater than 8-8.5m. People don't realise that not only do you need beefier trusses at spans greater than 8-5m, you also need thicker walls, support columns and bigger & stronger foundations - this type of design mistake leads to budget over-runs and wasted time re-designing the house......
    Todd Jones
    30/01/2017 #32 Todd Jones
    #14 Claire, I often wonder whether open floor plans affect the long term structural integrity of a home. I just bought a 15 year old home that has an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room, and living room lumped together in one big, open two story space. The gable end of the house is almost entirely comprised of windows and doors. It makes for a beautiful view of the water, but I have noticed small cracks and popped drywall screws in a few places. It seems that this style home is ill equipped to withstand the wind loads that are common in our area.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #31 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the shares @CityVP 🐝 Manjit , @Lada 🏡 Prkic , @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and @Javier 🐝 beBee! Your kind words mean so much to me.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #30 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #23 Thank you Praveen! Have a blessed day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #29 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #28 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #19 Thank you @David B. Grinberg! I've been very lucky to have worked on so many houses and interesting projects over the years.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #27 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #20 Thank you for your kind words @Paul Walters! Have a great day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #26 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #21 Thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic! More pics of the Cape Dutch Guest House can be found here :- http://www.bluedesigns.org/cape-dutch-guest-house.php If you go to the previous projects page you will find some of the other work I have done :- http://www.bluedesigns.org/previous-projects.php Have an awesome day!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #25 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #22 Thanks you Julio for your kind words!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #24 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #18 Thank you so much @Jeet Sarkar!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/01/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Wow, neat work Claire! My favourite is the Breakfree Estate House 2014 ;)
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    30/01/2017 #22 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Great and wonderful work @Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    30/01/2017 #21 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Claire, I think that every designer has his/her own distinctive style, and I see your signature in these works. Love your style, especially the Abbey Guest House. I would like to see more of its photos.
    Paul Walters
    30/01/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    @Claire 🐝 Cardwell to use a cliched expression....'love your work'
    David B. Grinberg
    30/01/2017 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Claire, those are some impressive houses. Kudos on your admirable work!
    Jeet Sarkar
    30/01/2017 #18 Jeet Sarkar
    wonderful houses with beautiful architecture . Good share madam @Clarie Cardwell! thank you.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #17 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    I don't think there is anyone I know here in SA that hasn't been touched by the violent crime that is so prevalent here. My friend (who owns the property where I stay) suffered a v. scary attack in 2007 - hence the security upgrades.... You also have to be exceedingly careful in your car as well. I drive a 1998 Toyota Conquest RSi with Blue Designs branding all over it. Despite it looking a bit ropey on the outside (it still runs like a dream) my insurance contributions are still quite high as my car is on the top ten list for most hijacked cars in SA.....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Yes I had direct experience with that. We had visited a house of an associate called Lisa. The area she lived in looked fine. The next day we found out that an intruder had got into her house . When we visited to her, she calmly said "Manjit, it's fine, thankfully he did not check the bedroom where I was sleeping" she then proceeded to tell me that had he known she was home alone, that rape accompanies robberies. Once Lisa had explained how things happen where she lives, she spoke in a very matter of fact way, while we the visitors were listening to her with our jaws dropped. So I am well acquainted now why security is key.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/01/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Well synchronicity.... my few days in Jo'burg were spent in a hotel in Sandton.
  15. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Tiny ‘hut on wheels’ is the perfect vacation home to escape the concrete jungle. For the family who wants to rough it, there’s camping. For the family who wants the five-star treatment, there are, well, five-star hotels. But, for the family who wants to be able to have a little of both, with the sea right outside the doorstep of a modest and elegant home, there is the Koleliba traveling vacation home. Hristina Hristova designed this tiny travel trailer to be a comfy, cozy getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, where vacationers can enjoy nature uninterrupted.
    http://inhabitat.com/tiny-hut-on-wheels-is-the-perfect-vacation-home-to-escape-the-concrete-jungle/
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    30/01/2017 #6 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #4 I loved it too Ali! I think it would also make a fantastic studio for an artist or architect too.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #3 Me too! In 2001/2 I did live a totally hippie lifestyle in a trailer and large tent in the bush in Northern Johannesburg. Unfortunately that part of the world has now become hideously built up with horrible yellow facebrick housing complexes. Sandspruit is now Jackel Creek Estate. There are no more Jackels, Bush Babies, Civets and Spotted Jennets in that part of the world anymore....
    Ali Anani
    30/01/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #2 I would love to live this experience @Claire 🐝 Cardwell.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    30/01/2017 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I would live in that full time.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #1 It is isn't it Ali? I thought it was one of the finer examples of mobile tiny house living. Just looking at it makes me want to have one of my own!
    Ali Anani
    30/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    I feel I am on my wheels ready for such an experience. Lovely idea to be on "vacation on wheels"
  16. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa - to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/house-mosi-by-nico-van-der-meulen-architects/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    GM1 House by Giovanni A. Moreno Espinosa - Girardot, Colombia to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/casa-penon-by-giovanni-a-moreno-espinosa/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Concrete House by Vanguarda Architects - Buenos Aires, Argentina to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/concrete-house-by-vanguarda-architects/Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Tiny pod-like home balances on single concrete pillar.
    Although typical country homes tend to blend into their natural surroundings, some are just made to stand out. Built by Prague-based architect Jan Sepka, House in the Orchard is a concrete-clad tiny home set on a single concrete pillar. Located in the middle of a green field, this pod home looks as if it just plopped down from outer space. http://inhabitat.com/tiny-pod-like-home-balances-on-single-concrete-pillar/
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  20. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Allandale House by William O’Brien Jr - Mountain West, USA. Allandale House is an A-frame(s) house for a peculiar epicurean and her crew. Alongside its inhabitants, the Allandale House additionally gives space to an erratic gathering of antiques that oppose clear arrangement. Wines, uncommon books, stuffed winged animals and an elk mount are among the relics in plain view in this little excursion house. - http://www.caandesign.com/allandale-house-by-william-obrien-jr/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  21. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Futuristic home made of massive steel cylinders hides two houses in one. Spanish architecture firm, Z4Z4, has created one very unique home consisting of massive white cylindrical structures fused together to create two houses in one. Inspired by the homeowner’s love of travel and nature, the interior space connects the home to the earth through a large interior greenhouse, while the rest of the home “floats” whimsically above ground. To read more go to :- http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-house-made-of-massive-steel-cylinders-hides-two-houses-in-one/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  22. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Promenade Residence by BGD Architects, Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia - http://www.caandesign.com/promenade-residence-by-bgd-architects/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #7 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 Hi @David B. Grinberg - I've got no idea how much this house cost... I know it would cost about R5M to build in SA and depending on location would retail at R8-12M
    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Nice, Claire. Do you know the list price or last purchase price paid? Thanks.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    If I lived in a house like that I would fear this sentence from my DIY focused wife :
    "Honey, it's time to paint the ceiling"
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #4 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #3 They do have these stunning sliding steel panels which allow you to look out, but give you tons of privacy. In addition they make really stunning patterns in the rooms.
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/01/2017 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 The form of the pool is spectacular! I would not want to live in it (too much glass), but it´s awesome to look at it.

    Great find, thanks for sharing!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #2 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #1 It is lovely isn't it? The interiors are also great!
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Would love to be there right now. Beautiful building.
  23. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Kengo Kuma unveils “blossoming” glass and timber villas for Bali - From Ibuku’s gorgeous bamboo structures to D-Associates’wood and brick DRA House, Bali’s contemporary architecture strikes a delicate balance between contemporary and vernacular design. Among the most recent projects planned to be built on this Indonesian island is a cluster of six unique villas, a yoga pavilion and a greenhouse designed by Kengo Kuma. - http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kuma-unveils-blossoming-glass-and-timber-villas-for-bali/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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    Old School Architecture..... Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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  25. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Dupli Casa by J. MAYER H. Architects, Ludwigsburg, Germany - http://www.caandesign.com/dupli-casa-by-j-mayer-h-architects/ Claire 🐝 Cardwell
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