Lada 馃彙 Prkic
11/5/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 6
Ken Boddie
12/2/2017 路 3 min read 路 +300
To Caf茅 beBee and 5 more
Sands through the Hour Glass

Sands through the Hour Glass

It was hot ..... bloody hot! ..... yet here we were in the middle of the 'high dune' country, in the south of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on the edge of Saudi Arabia's 'Empty Quarter'. 聽We were drilling site investigation holes down to 20m or...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Thanks for reviving this oldy, Lada 馃彙 Prkic, and to Gert Scholtz for giving it a plug in my obituary. Back then the desert sands did indeed pass through the hour glass slowly, as a much younger Ken took life one day at a time, stretching out into what seemed to be an endless balance of hard work and hard play.

11/5/2018
Lada 馃彙 Prkic

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

I missed this one the first time. When we were young, it didn't matter if we are in the middle of nowhere surrounded by nothing than sand. :) Great story and photos, Ken. It reminded me of "then and now" articles I saw on the web that shows a remarkable transformation that this part of the world has undergone in the past 50ish years. I love the picture of young Ken, but also of Ken with snow on the roof and chin. 馃槀 馃ぃ

11/5/2018
Ken Boddie
29/4/2018 路 5 min read 路 ~10 路 7
Claire L Cardwell
28/4/2018 路 5 min read 路 ~10
To The Naked Architect and 7 more
Architects I admire - Part Seven - Guz Wilkinson

Architects I admire - Part Seven - Guz Wilkinson

Guz Architects are known for drawing their inspiration from nature and all their designs relate closely to nature with seamless flow from inside to outside spaces.聽聽聽Guz Architects make extensive use of sustainable design and create long lasting,...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks for the share Nick Mlatchkov!

2/5/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks for the share CityVP 馃悵 Manjit!

2/5/2018
Lada 馃彙 Prkic
15/4/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 5
Claire L Cardwell
14/4/2018 路 3 min read 路 ~10
To The Naked Architect and 9 more
Could this the the Answer to Rising Waters - Amphibious Foundations?

Could this the the Answer to Rising Waters - Amphibious Foundations?

Last year Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas & Louisiana, the monsoon season damaged more than 800,000 homes in India and mudslides claimed at least 500 lives in Sierra Leone.聽 In the last 20 years, the ten worst floods have done more than $165...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Debasish - glad you enjoyed my article.

22/4/2018
Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

nice insight Claire L Cardwell! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

22/4/2018
Lada 馃彙 Prkic
17/4/2018 路 6 min read 路 ~10 路 1
Claire L Cardwell
16/4/2018 路 6 min read 路 ~10
To The Naked Architect and 3 more
Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Four - Floating Fantasies

Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Four - Floating Fantasies

Floating houses and communities have been around for centuries, they are very common in Southern Asia, especially along the Mekong River.聽 In Europe there are many water communities springing up, especially in Holland and London is beginning to...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks Jerry Fletcher - so did I, seems like a very apt use of plastic waste - to turn it into floating islands instead of allowing it to proliferate and poison the environment.

23/4/2018
Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Claire, Thanks for floating some nifty ideas. I like the floating villages built from recycled waste.

23/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell
21/4/2018 路 2 min read 路 ~10
To The Naked Architect and 2 more
Polish Architects Win EVolo 2018 Competition With Foldable Skyscraper - For Disaster Zones - World Architecture

Polish Architects Win EVolo 2018 Competition With Foldable Skyscraper - For Disaster Zones - World Architecture

A team of three Polish architects has won the 2018 eVolo competition with a foldable skyscraper inspired by origami that could be easily transported and deployed in disaster zones.聽The team, comprised of Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa, and Piotr...

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