Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

29/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10 · 7
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

28/6/2018 · 4 min read · ~10
To The Naked Architect and 10 more
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 @John Rylance (don't know why I can't tag you..), it was an interesting piece to work on - I love the idea that people with Altzeimers have a corridor that goes around the building so that they can get to where they are going to - could be a great concept for people with severe autism too.

6d ago
John Rylance

John Rylance

A very interesting piece. 
Near me accommodation has been built for people with altzimers, with corridors that go round the building so that whichever where they go from their flats/rooms they wil get to where they want to go.

6d ago
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4/7/2018 · 4 min read · ~10 · 3
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

3/7/2018 · 4 min read · ~10
To The Naked Architect and 7 more
Would you live in a Flat-Pack Home?

Would you live in a Flat-Pack Home?

Many people mistake Flat Pack Homes with the 1940's and 50's prefabricated homes that were built for returning soldiers and their families after the second world war.  With housing crises and natural disasters plaguing the world, architects and...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Absolutely Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - I think that a lot of prefab buildings/homes took a bit of a hit after WW2 with the horrible hut style buildings (which are still being used as classrooms in schools...). Now people are seeing the innovation (and also the possibilities of being able to work with an architect to design their own prefab project rather than buying an 'off the shelf' option I think we will start seeing more prefab homes in the future.

27/9/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Nick Mlatchkov - it's also the brick and cement guys as well, plus a lot of planning department ignorance/intransigence and estate rules stating that only brick and mortar houses will be considered. It's not just new building technologies (such as Afripanel and Spaceframe etc.) that are having problems, it's also cob / straw bale houses, mud houses and even homes made out of rock that are hitting that (pun intended) proverbial brick wall...

27/9/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

25/8/2018 · 7 min read · ~10 · 2
Anđela Bogdan

Anđela Bogdan

25/8/2018 · 7 min read · ~10
How Internet of Things is changing our world for the better?

How Internet of Things is changing our world for the better?

We live in the time and environment where we strive for epithet "smart". We are surrounded by smart phones and televisions, smart cars, smart gadgets etc., and many cities across the Globe are moving forward to that prestigious and increasingly...

Anđela Bogdan

Anđela Bogdan

I agree with you, Ken Boddie.
Currently the engineering community is pointing to the digital technologies and the ‘smart city’ as a deliverer of efficiency and resilience without fully acknowledging the intricate sociopolitical context in which it is situated.
There are lots of challenges engineering sector must contend with if it is to harness appropriately the potential of digital technologies while maintaining an ethical and productive foundation on which cities can thrive, e.g. embracing complexity, social justice, financing the smart cities, engineering education etc.

26/8/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

As stated in one of the source articles, universities should have a leading role in producing ‘smart engineers’ for tomorrow’s smart cities, with the emphasis on civil engineers.
The University of Split (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy) is one of seven Mediterranean Universities included in the CAMP-sUmp project which is the first European project on sustainable university mobility. Through the use of a large database that collects the information from university community, public and private transport operators, weather stations, social media and others, the users according to their need to move from or to the university can find a completely sustainable solution, with the guarantee of monetary savings and a lower environmental impact.
A small step towards the future smart cities, but it's the start.

26/8/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

8/8/2018 · 8 min read · ~10 · 9
Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

8/8/2018 · 8 min read · ~10
To Café beBee and 7 more
Rainforest, Railway and Skyrail (Recollections of Far North Queensland)

Rainforest, Railway and Skyrail (Recollections of Far North Queensland)

The 'rellies' from the Netherlands had come to visit and a trip to Far North Queensland was organised (requiring a mere two and a half hour flight north from our home in Brisbane).  Where else to introduce them to the Tropics of Oz (with its...

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

Nice to see you back in the beBee comments chair, Ms Fraser (Lisa Gallagher), and thanks for the thumbs up. Skyrail and the Kuranda Scenic Railway certainly are 'awesome', Lisa, but as I keep telling you, Australia is 'awesome'! 😁
Time for a visit? 🤗

20/8/2018
Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

This was awesome to read, the photos were mesmerizing, and the sky rail looks awesome. I loved the car on the train, sure did take one back in time Ken Boddie. What a unique experience/trip!

20/8/2018
Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

9/3/2018 · 2 min read · ~10 · 2
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

8/3/2018 · 2 min read · ~10
To Lifestyle and 4 more
Alaskan Returns

Alaskan Returns

SEATTLE YACHTS BUYS ALASKAN BRAND, CONTRACTS WITH FORMER PALMER JOHNSON CEO, PHIL FRIEDMAN, TO DIRECT RE-INTRODUCTION OF LEGENDARY LINE...Jupiter, Florida — March 5, 2018. Peter Whiting, the Managing Partner of Seattle Northwest Yachts, LLC,...

Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Congratulations, Phil Friedman, and much success!

22/3/2018
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

Thank you, Randall Burns, for the good wishes. Yes, a new project is always fun. I count myself fortunate to be able to make a living doing things I love to do. Cheers!

13/3/2018

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