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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!
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  1. 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...
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  2. Claire L Cardwell
    First designed for Burning Man, foldable Shiftpods now shelter refugees around the world.
    The 70,000 people that venture each year to Burning Man in Black Rock Desert, Nevada need shelters that will protect them from the elements – and refugees worldwide need them even more. Christian Weber, who has been going to the desert festival for over 20 years, decided there had to be a better way than the fragile old hexayurts that were hard to assemble. So he designed foldable Shiftpods that provide warmth and safety for displaced people all over the world.
    Weber designed a shelter that can fold up into one piece. Shiftpods are insulated and tall enough for most people to stand up inside. It also stands up to wind – in a recent test at John Brown University the shelter didn’t blow away until winds from a giant fan placed by the Shiftpod reached 109 miles per hour. ASSI recently started offering their Shiftpod 2.0, which weighs 64 pounds. When it’s popped open, it offers 12.5 feet by 12.5 feet by six feet and ten inches of space. Folded up, it’s 76 by 13 by 13 inches. It costs $1,499.99.
    http://inhabitat.com/first-designed-for-burning-man-foldable-shiftpods-now-shelter-refugees-around-the-world/
    Claire L Cardwell
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  3. Claire L Cardwell
    Arc House by Maziar Behrooz Architecture, East Hampton, New York, USA. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/arc-house-by-maziar-behrooz-architecture/Claire L Cardwell
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  4. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Natalie Portman, Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored For Their Environmentalism by Dana Feldman
    Natalie Portman, Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored For Their Environmentalism by Dana FeldmanPhoto by Jordan Strauss The Environmental Media Association (EMA) has long served as a valuable link between the media and the environmental community and their efforts have attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood and corporate...
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  5. Claire L Cardwell
    Eye in the Sky [full cd] ◙ THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
    Eye in the Sky [full cd] ◙ THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT 25th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION TRACKLIST: 1 Sirius Paul Brennan / Alan Parsons / Eric Woolfson The Alan Parsons Project feat: Alan Parsons 1:54 2 Eye in...
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  6. Claire L Cardwell
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Very Best Of (Full Album)
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Very Best Of (Full Album) 0:00:00 "From The Beginning" 0:04:14 "Jerusalem" (William Blake, C. Hubert H. Parry) 0:07:02 "Still... You Turn Me On" 0:09:57 "Fanfare for the Common Man"...
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  7. Claire L Cardwell
    YES - Owner of a Lonely Heart (Official Music Video)
    YES - Owner of a Lonely Heart (Official Music Video) iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/artist/yes/i... Amazon: http://amzn.to/1bnX3yB OWNER OF A LONELY HEART Move yourself You always live your life Never...
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  8. Claire L Cardwell
    Art in Progress - Metamorphosis Claire L Cardwell
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    Claire L Cardwell
    22/08/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    #3 Thanks Luiz! Just got to go over the outlines and add some more depth to the reds.
    Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    22/08/2017 #3 Luiz Henrique Souza .E.
    Uh... Looks great. I'll wait for the conclusion!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/08/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    adorable picture and message
  9. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Al Gore: ‘Many Republicans want to switch sides on climate change’ By Mark Maslin
    Al Gore: ‘Many Republicans want to switch sides on climate change’ By Mark MaslinFormer US vice president Al Gore (Photo: Kasey Baker) The former US vice-president and climate campaigner has launched a new film and says “to fix the climate crisis we need to fix democracy” It is more than ten years since Al Gore’s...
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  10. Claire L Cardwell
    Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia.

    Tesla is taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. In Australia, a Model X is pulling around a tiny house with a solar system and a Powerwall, giving the curious a chance to check out Tesla’s technology in action. Electrek shared some stunning images of the tiny house, which serves as a mobile design studio in major Australian cities.

    he Tesla Tiny House is incredibly eye-catching: clad in sustainable, locally-sourced chemical-free timber, the rolling design studio gives locals an up-close look at Tesla’s renewable wares. The Tiny House measuring 20x7x13 feet is outfitted with a 2 kW photovoltaic system with six panels. There’s also a Tesla Powerwall on the home’s exterior.

    Naturally, the Tiny House is entirely powered by renewable energy, and people can step inside to use a configurator to design a solar system with storage for their own homes. A tour with staff provides detailed information; Electrek quoted the company as saying: “The tour is designed to provide a one-on-one educational experience on how to integrate Powerwall and solar to seamlessly power an entire home 24/7, allowing Australian consumers to gain control and understanding of their power use.”

    According to Electrek, Australia is a key market for Tesla’s products: 1.5 million households in the country have solar for the highest per capita penetration of rooftop solar power in the world.
    http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-tesla-tiny-house-hits-the-road-in-australia/
    Claire L Cardwell
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  11. Claire L Cardwell
    Villa 3S by Love Architecture, Geidorf, Graz, Austria. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/villa-3s-by-love-architecture/Claire L Cardwell
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  12. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    16/08/2017
    WINDOW THAT TURNS INTO A BALCONY ►Would you be afraid to stand on this balcony?
    Bloomframe®, the innovative window that morphs magically into a balcony at the touch of a button, is no longer a prototype. In July 2017 the first Bloomframe® window was installed in the Amsterdam housing project.
    https://www.hofmandujardin.nl/bloomframe-window/
    This Window Transforms Into A Balcony In Seconds
    This Window Transforms Into A Balcony In Seconds The Bloomframe could be the future of interior design. WEBSITE: http://futurism.com FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/futurism TWITTER:...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    It would also freak me out at first @Lada 🏡 Prkic! Especially on the 30th Floor.... however I think it's a revolutionary idea and I would love to see it in action. Perhaps you could throw a rug over the floor to deal with the vertigo?
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    16/08/2017 #1 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I would be little afraid to stand on the glass floor of the balcony. The first window/balcony is installed on a 5-floor house. I wonder what feeling will be standing on a 30-floor (or higher) skyscraper balcony.
  13. Claire L Cardwell
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@claire-cardwell/architects-i-admire-nico-van-der-meulen
    Claire L Cardwell
    Architects I admire - Nico van der Meulen
    www.bebee.com I first met Nico van der Meulen in early 2011 at a CPD course on Marketing in Centurion. He was late, I was on my way out of the door. It was clear...
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  14. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Architects I admire - Part 3 - SAOTA
    Architects I admire - Part 3 - SAOTAI have loved the understated elegance of SAOTA's work for a very long time.  Based out of Cape Town  SAOTA - Stefan Antoni, Olmesdahl Truen Architects is a firm of Architectural Designers and Technologists including am in-house CGI team.  SAOTA is...
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  15. Claire L Cardwell
    Compact OffGridBox provides drinking water and power where it’s needed most.
    An Italian company has developed a compact solution for communities that lack access to clean drinking water and electricity – the OffGridBox. Measuring 6x6x6 feet, the container cube features everything necessary to generate, convert and store solar energy, as well as collect, treat and distribute clean drinking water. But the system does have drawbacks – including a $15,000 price point that’s hard to justify in certain corners of the world. Read on to learn how the founders are trying to scale their innovative solution for maximum impact.
    http://inhabitat.com/compact-offgridbox-provides-clean-drinking-water-and-power-where-its-needed-most/
    Claire L Cardwell
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    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    #1 I think it's superb Ignacio! A version could be made that can be parachuted into remote areas.
    Ignacio Orna
    21/08/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    A very good idea.
  16. Claire L Cardwell
    Rishikesh House by Rajiv Saini and Associates, Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. To read more to to :- http://www.caandesign.com/rishikesh-house-by-rajiv-saini-and-associates/ Claire L Cardwell
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  17. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Building blocks: A novel which speaks of the ground reality of being an architect
    Building blocks: A novel which speaks of the ground reality of being an architectAuthor Sangeet Sharma. (Express Photo) “BEING AN architect is tough,” admits Sangeet Sharma, architect, poet, teacher, author, musician.who delves into the journey of professional practice through his novel, Castles in the Air: Misadventures...
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  18. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    How does my Design Process Work?
    How does my Design Process Work?I always get asked this question when meeting clients for the first time.  How do you work? How will this work ?  they ask me.  This is the most important question they ask, so a blog post on this is well overdue.1.  The Meet and Greet.I usually...
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  19. Claire L Cardwell
    Coldplay - Clocks
    Coldplay - Clocks Get A Head Full Of Dreams now: – iTunes http://cldp.ly/cpitunes – Amazon http://smarturl.it/AHFODamazon – Google Play http://smarturl.it/AHFODgplay – CD...
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  20. Claire L Cardwell
    Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You (Official Lyric Video)
    Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You (Official Lyric Video) Taken from the upcoming Kaleidoscope EP, out now (digital) / August 4 (CD & vinyl). Order the EP now: https://parlopho.ne/KaleidoscopeEP. Follow Coldplay:...
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    The Chainsmokers - Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey
    The Chainsmokers - Closer (Lyric) ft. Halsey "Closer" (Lyric) ft. Halsey iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CloseriT Spotify: http://smarturl.it/CloserStream Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/CloserAM Amazon:...
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  22. Claire L Cardwell
    Niall Horan - Slow Hands (Lyric Video)
    Niall Horan - Slow Hands (Lyric Video) Listen or download 'Slow Hands' everywhere now: http://niall.to/SlowHandsYD Follow Niall: https://www.facebook.com/Niallofficial/...
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  23. Claire L Cardwell
    Modern Lake Lugano House by JM Architecture, Lake Lugano, Switzerland. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/modern-lake-lugano-house-by-jm-architecture/Claire L Cardwell
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  24. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture by Jessica Miley
    Incredibly Elaborate Birdhouses of Ottoman Architecture by Jessica MileyElaborate and ornate architecture is usually reserved exclusively for humans. But Turkey proves to be an exception to the rule. Beautiful and functional birdhouses were a key feature of architecture in Turkey during the Ottoman Empire. Bird houses...
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    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Well I've already had the best part of 5 weeks off here in SA this year and am going to the UK and the US next month..... Will have to try and fit Turkey in next year @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA View more
    Well I've already had the best part of 5 weeks off here in SA this year and am going to the UK and the US next month..... Will have to try and fit Turkey in next year @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA! Close
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    21/08/2017 #17 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    #15 highly recommended @Claire L Cardwell.We have had two great holidays on the Turquoise Coast...a lot of natural beauty and a lovely relaxed lifestyle with friendly people.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 @Claire L Cardwell- I have lived and visited Turkey the amount of times exceed one year. My most surprising visit was to ANkara this year which I haven't visited for almost thirty years. I didn't recognize anything from its past. Yes, a trip is worthy.
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    #14 Ali Anani, I did go to Turkey as a child, however it's long overdue for a repeat visit!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/08/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA for tagging me. Yes, the article is so good and reflects the Ottoman building perfectly well. It is indeed interesting so the Ottomans integrated birdhouses in their buildings. Thank you @Claire L Cardwell for invoking my interesting visits to Turkey.
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA - I am just looking for a excuse (no matter how slender) to incorporate one of these bird houses into my house designs... I love it, such an awesome, creative idea.
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    21/08/2017 #12 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Very interesting article @Claire L Cardwell...when we stayed in Istanbul I did see a few examples.The pigeons were certainly abundant when had our lovely hotel rooftop breakfasts.I love the Ottoman culture in general..we visited one or two of the palaces too and the Ottoman cuisine is great.
    Tagging @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee whom I know has a special affection for Turkey
    Moi Kliniger
    21/08/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #10 Thank you Claire, Mondays are OK!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    You too @Moi Kliniger! Mondays are often my favourite day of the week....
    Moi Kliniger
    21/08/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #8 That would be wonderful! Best of luck with clients! Happy new week!
    Claire L Cardwell
    21/08/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    It is stunning, I love it too @Moi Kliniger! Such a clever idea. I will have to convince my clients to let me incorporate birdhouses into my designs!
    Moi Kliniger
    20/08/2017 #7 Anonymous
    This is beautiful Claire!
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #6 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada 🏡 Prkic!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/08/2017 #4 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beautiful share. Thank you.
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    Absolutely @Lada 🏡 Prkic - I thought it was a great idea and as I commented on the LI Post too - I love this holistic approach, much more effective than London using 'anti pigeon' paint and spikes. Stunningly beautiful and inspiring.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    20/08/2017 #2 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Claire, what a synchronicity! I've just commented on a LinkedIn post with the link to the same article. Incredible! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6304682172364259328/ View more
    Claire, what a synchronicity! I've just commented on a LinkedIn post with the link to the same article. Incredible! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6304682172364259328/
    We obviously love the same things in architecture and construction. :-) Close
    Claire L Cardwell
    20/08/2017 #1 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic - thought you would enjoy this one! Love the idea of incorporating birdhouses into a buildings design.....
  25. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the rise
    Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the riseRendering courtesy of LEVER Architecture Ever since the 10-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago was called the first "skyscraper" in 1885, architects have been striving to create ever-taller buildings. Ten stories quickly became 20, 20...
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