Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

2/11/2018 · 1 min read · ~10 · 8
To Café beBee and 7 more
Bridge over Troubled Waters?

Bridge over Troubled Waters?

Look at these impressive features:55 km long;includes a 6.7 km long underwater tunnel;2 artificial islands; 400,000 tons of steel;8 years to build; $20 billion 'monetary' price tag; engineered to resist earthquakes and typhoons. Where else but...

Fabiano Marroni

Fabiano Marroni

Awesome... Macau speaks Portuguese, was Portugal 's province... So in 1998 was give back to China.

3/1/2019
Fabiano Marroni

Fabiano Marroni

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3/1/2019
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

19/11/2016 · 1 min read · +100 · 2
Noah's House?

Noah's House?

This house is built to facilitate rising river levels.  It is claimed that building this floating house was cheaper (and certainly more aesthetically appealing) than building ugly flood defence barriers.  Beats me how high the neighbours will keep...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Yes, Claire. Sure beats keeping a little Dutch boy on hand, just in case the dyke starts to leak? 😊

27/11/2016
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

I saw this house featured on Grand Designs - the engineering involved was amazing!

27/11/2016
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

28/11/2016 · 2 min read · +100 · 4
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

28/11/2016 · 2 min read · +100
What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest system

What you need to know before installing a rainwater harvest system

 Water is vital to life and is such a precious naturalresource that it makes sense to collect every drop of rain and re-cycle greywater and back-washed pool water. Infact you can reduce your water bill by as much as 90% by harvesting rain...

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

Great Buzz. I feel this will be a must for everyone soon. I doubt water service will ever be a deregulated service because it is an essence of life. If a system could controls the essence of life, it could in-turn control the world.
But rain-collecting is bypassing this system and going straight to a source of water. So another note to be aware of when collecting rain water is governments are now trying to call "Rain" their property. "It fell in our territory, so you can not collect it, or you must report if you collect it and how much, ect." An associate of mine must rent certified rain collecting barrels. They are basically a tax on the water. He said he can make the tanks himself, but if they are caught without certified tanks their is a fine.

10/12/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Unfortunately the water infrastructure has not been maintained or planned very well here either Kirsten Horner - as the city gets more and more overpopulated and dense we are about to see some major problems with water supply, this has of course been exacerbated by the drought....

1/12/2016
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

27/11/2017 · 3 min read · ~10 · 6
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

26/11/2017 · 3 min read · ~10
To The Naked Architect and 8 more
Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music

Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music

Forget buildings that look like musical instruments - how about buildings that make their own music?  I came across the Dresden's "Court of Water" House in Dresden's Kunshof Passage Collective  in my previous Bizarre Buildings post on buildings...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Paul Walters - wouldn't it be amazing if we could hold our own concert in one of those old yards - I love Yard 2 at Fereiras in Honeydew. I was in Yard 1 the other day and the woodworking work shop. I think I will take my camera with on my next expedition!

6/12/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Luiz Henrique Souza .E. - I love going into old factories and hardware stores, often I have a small stick in my hand - I love giving those lovely old copper pipes a tap!

6/12/2018
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

5/4/2018 · 6 min read · ~10 · 1
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

4/4/2018 · 6 min read · ~10
To The Naked Architect and 3 more
Bizarre Buildings Part Five - the Weirdly Wonderful and the Wonderfully Weird

Bizarre Buildings Part Five - the Weirdly Wonderful and the Wonderfully Weird

I've recently done a series of articles featuring bizarre buildings shaped like food, animals and musical instruments and some of the buildings I came across did not fit in a category, they were bizarrely beautiful all on their own.  So here are...

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Great comment, Clare.

6/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks Lada 🏡 Prkic , I must say I do love curves and splines... but I am far too aware of how complex they are to build! Far too many architects don't consult an Engineer during the building process and they are often the unsung hero behind the scenes making sure a building actually works! Engineers should be credited more often as let's face it they are the one having to take responsibility for the stability of the building....

6/4/2018

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