Akash Aggarwal
4d ago · 2 min read · ~10
8 Steps to Help You Choose the Right Architecture College

8 Steps to Help You Choose the Right Architecture College

The next step after choosing architecture as your career, you need to select the right architecture college. So here are some steps which will ease the college selection process among the hundreds of architecture colleges.1. Interested...

Javier 🐝 beBee
5/7/2018 · 7 min read · ~10 · 11
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Claire L Cardwell
4/7/2018 · 7 min read · ~10
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Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Fall Over?

Will the Leaning Tower of Pisa Fall Over?

I remember my trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa - I must have been about 3 or 4 and when my legs got too tired, my Dad simply picked me up and carried me the rest of the way to the top - in a 'fireman's lift'.  My laughing and screeching no doubt...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Fortunately it doesn't get really, really cold in Pisa, but the chill factor in December (average low 3 degrees C) must have an effect Lada 🏡 Prkic

9/7/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

But on the contrary, the cold weather causes the stones to compress and increases the tilt.

9/7/2018
Anna Kucirkova
10/8/2018 · 2 min read · ~10
How to Pet-Proof Your Home

How to Pet-Proof Your Home

Note: this article only covers pet-proofing a house for dogs or cats. If you are looking for a guide on how to improve your home arrangements to accommodate a new pig or a Komodo dragon, please consider hiring a farmer or zoologist (respectively) to...

Javier 🐝 beBee
29/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10 · 7
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Claire L Cardwell
28/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10
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Why Round Buildings are Better

Why Round Buildings are Better

I've been doing some research into Resilient Housing, right from the start I was convinced that a round house would be the way to go.  Our Ancestors often built round houses - take Igloos, Teepees, African Mud Brick Huts, Yurts and European...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks Lada, I agree - round buildings make perfect sense - especially for skyscrapers!

2/7/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Hi Claire, it's a great topic. As you illustrated under point 8, by fusing outer circle with orthogonal internal walls, we can facilitate constructibility.
I am also interested in the circular shape when it comes to high-rise buildings. The tendency in high-rise construction is in even taller skyscrapers, which makes building more exposed to wind loads. The circular shape with adaptive envelope seems to be the most logical for different wind directions.

2/7/2018
Claire L Cardwell
24/6/2016 · 2 min read · +200
Solutions to the RDP Housing Crisis in South Africa

Solutions to the RDP Housing Crisis in South Africa

Last weekend I visited an RDP housing community near Springs, Johannesburg. I was shocked at the condition of the housing. Basically shacks with brick walls instead of IBR Sheeting. I was told that there was only a budget of R35K per house. I know...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks Paul! Have a super weekend!

25/6/2016
Paul Walters

Paul Walters

Bravo...the world needs more people like you !!!

24/6/2016

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