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The Naked Architect

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A humorous take on the daily life of an architectural designer. Architecture, Green Building, Design and Sustainability are all laid bare. And no I won't be taking my clothes off!
  1. Claire L Cardwell
    NaCl Residence by by David Jameson Architect, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/nacl-residence-by-by-david-jameson-architect/ Claire L Cardwell
  2. Claire L Cardwell
    Shaw House by Patkau Architects, Vancouver, Canada, to read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/shaw-house-by-patkau-architects/ Claire L Cardwell
  3. Claire L Cardwell
    Shipping Container House by Studio H:T, Nederland, Colorado, USA. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/shipping-container-house-by-studio-ht/Claire L Cardwell
  4. Claire L Cardwell
    Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan, Melbourne, Australia, to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/klein-bottle-house-by-mcbride-charles-ryan/ Claire L Cardwell
  5. Claire L Cardwell
    Claire L Cardwell
    Architecture student's innovative solution to construction waste
    www.newshub.co.nz Building a new home creates about four tonnes of...
  6. Claire L Cardwell
    Incredible Algae Dome absorbs sun and CO2 to produce superfood and oxygen
    Industrial agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions – but what if there was a way to sustainably produce food while solving some of the world’s toughest environmental problems? That’s what the folks at SPACE10, a Copenhagen-based future-living lab, tackled with the futuristic Algae Dome, a four-meter-tall food-producing building that pumps out oxygen in a closed-loop system. Powered by solar energy, the Algae Dome is a sustainable and hyper-local food system that can pop up almost anywhere with minimal impact on the environment.
    Claire L Cardwell


    Claire L Cardwell
    11/09/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Simone Luise Hardt!
    Claire L Cardwell
    11/09/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    #4 Hi @Lada 🏡 Prkic - let's hope that these technologies become accepted and are the norm rather than the exception. Have an awesome week!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/09/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #1 Great share as always, Claire. It will be interesting to see how many technologies like this one will come to life in near future.
    Don Philpott☘️
    10/09/2017 #3 Don Philpott☘️
    #2 It's cool stuff - thanking You!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Don Philpott☘️!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic - thought you would like this one!
  7. Claire L Cardwell
    Hill House by Andrew Maynard Architects, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. To see more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/hill-house-by-andrew-maynard-architects/Claire L Cardwell
  8. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    World's Tallest Sandcastles
    World's Tallest SandcastlesThe Guinness World Record for the World's Tallest Sandcastle record has just been beaten.  The Sandcastle is in Duisburg, Germany and was commissioned by Schaunisland-Reisen a German Tour Company.  It is 16.58m (54.72ft) beating the previous record...


    Claire L Cardwell
    10/09/2017 #21 Claire L Cardwell
    #20 Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - I also loved playing in the sand and the dirt and would love to see one of these 'Sandscrapers' being built.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/09/2017 #20 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #19 I forgot to tell you I loved the compilation you put up. Child hood memories. ☺
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #19 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the shares @🐝 Fatima G. Williams & Yedo - much appreciated.
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lance 🐝 Scoular!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #17 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular! Enjoy your weekend!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell
    #13 Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - glad you enjoyed it! A bit of Friday fun!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    #11 I was also thinking of the buddhist mandalas that are made out of butter @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris! That's why you got such a philosophical answer! Enjoy your weekend!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    beating records = continuous improvement
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    it is stunning what people can create, beautiful post!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    09/09/2017 #12 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    🥚cellent Article @Claire L Cardwellcla

    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    09/09/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #9 True. Much like the mandalas that monks make in the Budhist temples. My original comment was meant as a joke (it's Friday, after all!) ☺
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada 🏡 Prkic!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    #6 Zacharias - you have a point there, I think the whole idea was to create something ephemeral and to have some fun. When it comes down to it nothing is permanent; in my opinion the Sandcastles are an embodiment of this.
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #5 Thanks @Moi Kliniger! You have an awesome weekend too!
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    #4 I also like Ted Siebert's one the best @Lada 🏡 Prkic!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    08/09/2017 #6 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Beautiful as these sculptures are, I think their creators didn't exactly grasp the meaning of the expression "build castles in the sand" which I think is referring to doing something futile.
    Moi Kliniger
    08/09/2017 #5 Anonymous
    This is fantastic Claire :) Happy weekend!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    08/09/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Amazing artworks! The Ted Siebert's Sandcastle is my favourite. Sadly, they are only temporary.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/09/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Claire L Cardwell Interesting and entertaining post Claire - thanks.
  9. Claire L Cardwell
    Tea House by Archi-Union Architects, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/tea-house-by-archi-union-architects/Claire L Cardwell
  10. Claire L Cardwell
    New Drone Footage Shows That BIG’s LEGO House Looks Like "A Real Lego Play"
    Bjarke Ingels Group's new LEGO House is nearing completion at the centre of Billund, Denmark and the world-renowned toys manufacturing brand Lego has released a new drone footage video to experience every part of this stacked complex interactively, showing that how each colourful boxes are balanced and coming together cautiously. The eagerly anticipated LEGO House will be officially opened on September 28, 2017 - the playful-looking complex will provide a unique place with a number of new LEGO experiences and a sea of LEGO bricks, will greet children and adults alike, inviting them to unlash their creativity.
    Since some of the areas of the building are still under construction, the official exterior and interior images of the building are not released and all updated photographs from exterior and interior will be unveiled at the end of September, just before the opening.
    Claire L Cardwell
  11. Claire L Cardwell
    Harborview Hills by Laidlaw Schultz Architects, Newport Beach, California, USA. To read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/harborview-hills-by-laidlaw-schultz-architects/ Claire L Cardwell
  12. Claire L Cardwell
    House by ad2 architekten ZT KG, Austria to read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/light-flooded-residential-building-developed-crystalline-conspicuous-shape/ Claire L Cardwell
  13. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

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    Louise Smith
    03/09/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    I see red I see red I see red
    "I See Red" by New Zealand Band Split Enz.
    Album: Frenzy
    Released: 1979
    Genre: New wave/post-punk
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    03/09/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Also the wine matches her heels. Some things are just meant to be...
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    03/09/2017 #3 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    Thug Life... 👌
    Louise Smith
    01/09/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    Claire L Cardwell
    01/09/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    Love this Louise Smith - yup I am a 'rebel red'!
  14. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Cape Dutch Guest House - Johannesburg by Claire Cardwell (Blue Designs)
    Cape Dutch Guest House - Johannesburg by Claire Cardwell (Blue Designs)Cape Dutch Guest House - JohannesburgThe brief was to design a modern Cape Dutch style Guest House in a leafy suburb of Johannesburg.  The existing house was completely demolished to make way for a spacious luxury get away for the discerning...


    Claire L Cardwell
    31/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Just gorgeous @Claire L Cardwell and very inviting!!
  15. Claire L Cardwell
    Now I know what I want for Christmas and my 'UnBirthday'!

    Build your own BIG-designed LEGO House with LEGO Architecture’s newest kit.
    As if playing in a LEGO wonderland wasn’t enough, we just got wind of another reason to get excited over the BIG-designed LEGO House’s grand opening next month. The iconic toy company just unveiled official images of a new LEGO Architecture kit that’ll let you build your very own LEGO experience center at home. The 774-piece model replica of the nearly complete LEGO House in Billund, Denmark will be sold exclusively at the center when it opens on September 28.
    The new LEGO House, also known as the “House of the Brick,” will be an experience center where fans can learn about the history of the company, the philosophy of LEGO play, and interact with LEGO through a wide variety of hands-on experiences. Starchitect Bjarke Ingels, an enthusiastic LEGO fan, was tapped to design the LEGO House project and drew inspiration from the modularity of the toy brick.

    Claire L Cardwell
  16. Claire L Cardwell
    Anil Kush, House of Pavilions by Architecture Paradigm, Electronic City, Bangalore, India. To read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/anil-kush-house-of-pavilions-by-architecture-paradigm/ Claire L Cardwell
  17. Claire L Cardwell
    Claire L Cardwell
    The World's Scientists agree: On our current path Global Warming is irreversable & getting worse by Eric Holthaus.
    www.linkedin.com The World's Scientist agree :  On our current path Global Warming is irreversable - and getting worse.  Brace for more of this. (AP/Mike Groll)...
  18. Claire L Cardwell
    Ty-Hedfan Residence by Featherstone Young, Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales to read more go to:- http://www.caandesign.com/ty-hedfan-residence-by-featherstone-young/Claire L Cardwell
  19. Claire L Cardwell
    New images show progress on the next world’s tallest building.
    New images of Santiago Calatrava‘s Dubai Creek Tower have emerged, showing construction progress on what is expected to become the world’s tallest building. Developer Emaar Properties released site photos and video of the 2.3 square-mile complex, which is designed to eclipse the height of the Burj Khalifa by at least 300 feet.
    Claire L Cardwell
  20. Claire L Cardwell
    House on a cliff overlooking Lake Tahoe by Mark Dziewulski Architect, Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Nevada, USA. To read more to to : - http://www.caandesign.com/house-on-a-cliff-overlooking-lake-tahoe-by-mark-dziewulski-architect/Claire L Cardwell
  21. Claire L Cardwell
    Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan, Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia. To see more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/letterbox-house-by-mcbride-charles-ryan/ Claire L Cardwell
  22. Claire L Cardwell
    Scientists just created green solar cells – and they’re working on white, red and additional colors.
    Do you love solar panels, but hate the color blue? You’re in luck – researchers in the Netherlands have developed a process for making conventional solar panels bright green, and they’re working on developing other colors as well. By making the panels more appealing, they hope to entice more people and businesses to invest in clean energy.
    Researchers at AMOLF devised a method of imprinting solar panels with silicon nanopatterns that make them appear green. Though the process decreases the efficiency by 10 percent, it’s considered to be an acceptable trade-off if the panels are installed on more buildings. Said Verena Neder, lead author of the paper and researcher at AMOLF, “The black appearance of the [conventional] solar panels is not attractive for many people and a reason to not put solar panels on their rooftop. Making solar cells colored makes it possible to integrate them in an architectural design of houses and full cities, but also to merge them in the landscape.”
    Claire L Cardwell


    Claire L Cardwell
    24/08/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Milos!
  23. Claire L Cardwell
    The SHED Project’s affordable micro-homes pop up in just one day.
    London’s housing crisis is one of the worst in the world, but an innovative new initiative could help alleviate the problem. Studio Bark teamed up with Lowe Guardians to create the SHED Project, a plan to insert affordable micro-homes inside vacant buildings across the city. Built from affordable, low-impact materials, these compact SHEDS take only one day to construct and can be easily styled into attractive tiny dwellings.
    The SHED Project is aimed at young professionals looking for affordable housing, which will be placed within vacant properties like warehouses. Clusters of pod-like structures could form neighborhoods and communities inside and serve as an alternative to property guardianship to help protect those otherwise vacant buildings from squatters and vandals. Residents are expected to assemble the modular SHEDs themselves, in order to create a sense of ownership.
    Claire L Cardwell
  24. Claire L Cardwell
    The Open Box House by A-cero, Madrid, Spain. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/the-open-box-house-by-a-cero/ Claire L Cardwell
  25. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Storybook Houses - Celebrating the Art of Fantasy.
    Storybook Houses - Celebrating the Art of Fantasy.The WItch's House in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph by Doug Keister.Storybook style architecture first appeared in Los Angeles in the 1920s as an offshoot of the Period Revival architecture that was popular at that time.  These homes are...


    Claire L Cardwell
    23/08/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Glad you enjoyed it @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, I love it too, almost baroque. In fact I think I might adopt it as a style here in SA....
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    23/08/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Claire L Cardwell, I love this style. I do not know if it is this book, or a similar one, but, I checked out a book from the library once that covered this style of architecture. There are several homes in Portland that adhere to this style. Thanks for your buzz.
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