Tag Archive: architecture

Dream homes in nature

transylvanialand:Cotswold Lavender by Andrew Lockie on Flickr.

dreaming-of-rain:xxoldchum:Oswald’s Mill - Mill tourysvoice:| ♕ |  Meadow house near Melrose Abbey, Scotland  | by © Sonja Pieper http://www.home-designing.com/2012/02/eero-saarinen%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cmiller-residence%E2%80%9D


raben-schwarz:Toriimoto, Kyoto. on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/65978044frommoon2moon:Kathryn Island

  concocted:by cath ameswanderlusteurope:Hospice du Simplon, Valais, Switzerlandreoccured:Landscape+Architecture blog

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photographyweek:The Old Lifeboat House by William Razzell"I have visited Newquay in the UK several times so when there was a rapidly passing storm in the evening I knew that this spot, overlooking the Fistral headland, would be great for when the clouds began to clear."View more of William’s photography.Image copyright William Razzell and used with permission.__See the world’s most inspirational images every Thursday in Photography Week. Get five free issues today at http://bit.ly/RHzJmN

Excerpts from  http://laughingsquid.com/paolo-soleri-italian-born-architect-known-for-his-arcological-principles-1919-2013/     and  http://www.arcosanti.org/

What is arcology ? ‘ –a combination of ‘architecture’ and ‘ecology’– Soleri’s most visible arcological project is Arcosanti, an experimental dwelling in the Arizona desert.

Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability

Cosanti, The Gallery, Studio & Residence of Italian Architect Paolo Soleri

In nature, as an organism evolves it increases in complexity and it also becomes a more compact or miniaturized system. Similarly a city should function as a living system. Arcology, architecture and ecology as one integral process, is capable of demonstrating positive response to the many problems of urban civilization, population, pollution, energy and natural resource depletion, food scarcity and quality of life. Arcology recognizes the necessity of the radical reorganization of the sprawling urban landscape into dense, integrated, three-dimensional cities in order to support the complex activities that sustain human culture. The city is the necessary instrument for the evolution of humankind.”                          —Paolo Soleri

Roadtrip 2002

We put solar panels on a single family home but can’t change the impact of inefficient construction or the consumption inherent to moving around the suburbs. We buy hybrid cars but must drive in the gridlocks of daily commutes. We buy “green washed” products but continue the same hyper consumption that sprawl mandates. These improvements produce a “better kind of wrongness.”

Soleri suggests instead of reformation, we need reformulation of the way that we think about living and design for habitats that get to the root of the problem. Do we have enough land and other resources to sustain the current types of development? Does green consumerism get to the root of the problem?

Arcology seeks to embody a “Lean Alternative” to hyper consumption and wastefulness through more frugal, efficient, smart, yet elegant city designs. Leanness is inherently obtainable via the miniaturization intrinsic to the Urban Effect.


Sustainable design

Pergola designs http://www.energyproductsanddesign.com/blog/tag/pergola/

Outdoor Great Room - Pergola


A group of visionary civil engineers at the Indian Institute of Engineers, Bangalore, initiated ASTRA, abbreviation for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Areas. This simple motto led to pioneering research on mud walls, arch roofs, vaults and domes, besides relooking at vernacular designs for modern applications with their work still continuing under the name Gram Vidya.

The unique settlement at Auroville, though started with the spiritual blessings of The Mother, turned out be a world laboratory on alternative designs and constructions. A heaven for students and learners, people keen on exploring cost-effective, eco-friendly and energy-efficient models even today flock to Auroville. The Energy and Resource Institute or TERI has commissioned, collated and contributed a wealth of information towards sustainable buildings.


When he discovered Auroville in 1992, he settled down and began his studio. Here, he converges contemporary living with vernacular principles of design, mainly the climatic, cultural and socio-economic characters of architecture.

Rooted in tradition:The ‘Auromodele’ aims at building for ‘community living’ and breaks the conventional mould of ‘four walls and a roof’

Jadeja also believes that Indian design supports minimalism in many ways, “I see minimalism in architecture as being minimal use of energy, minimal impact on environment, minimal intrusion on the social, aesthetical and cultural identity of the place.

To understand the deeper meaning of minimalism in architecture, architects need to create space for crafts, culture and identity and arrive at a more contemporary language for traditions. “There are positive signs in textile design, films, fashion, and furniture in different parts of the world. In India, I am still waiting for a big movement in architecture,” says Jadeja.

http://www.permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/index/ –   Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more.

Paper products made out of elephant and rhinoceros excreta

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/saving-the-planet-with-poo/article4493446.ece  –  ……………..“It was our intention to make this a completely eco-friendly product. The paper is made by mixing the dung with other waste products like hosiery rags. The paper is organic and acid-free. It further helps in the conservation of two endangered species — the Greater One Horned Rhino and the Asian Elephant. It is also wood-free, so it helps save trees. The paper is recyclable and biodegradable, and no chemicals harmful to the environment are used in making the paper. Finally, no toxic waste is generated.”


architecture and other links

http://www.fincabellavista.com/        –  a residential treehouse community in its formative years in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica

http://www.fincabellavista.com/learn-conserve/the-bellavista-initiative/ – assist communities throughout Latin America in regenerating rainforest assets and restoring native habitats to encourage healthier lifestyles, economies and opportunities. applying remedies to some of the most pressing ecological and social maladies impacting the Southern Zone of Costa Rica ………….

Our mission is to assist communities throughout Latin America in regenerating rainforest assets and restoring native habitats to encourage healthier lifestyles, economies and opportunities.

http://www.openculture.com    – Free educational media , interesting articles/videos  on psychology literature etc.



gr8  vintage site – http://warymeyers.blogspot.in/search/label/Interiors

http://anthologymag.com/blog3/2012/04/25/wary-meyers/ https://excerptsandm.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/img_22921.jpg

another gud collection –   http://anthologymag.com/blog3/tag/interiors/




 http://www.galinsky.com/buildings/experimentalhouse/   –   Alvar Aalto

  http://the189.com/         –  site featuring architects – classic and contemporary ……..found most of the designs  representing the  funcionalist ideology


artdeco.ish +retro

http://www.desiretoinspire.net/blog/2013/3/18/revisiting-anita-calero.html –       artdeco.ish +retro – luvit         



finally done with the unending……… summative essay…………..

LO-CI-  goren or pierce- modern holmes ??? popular opinion – goren………………pierce – more real .  no modern poirot thus far…………………….but david suchet for poirot forever. and  loci – no focus -on the stupid chemistry between leads…………purely plot driven –  whiff of change from other shows………bn –  sleek


  • luv       leslie williamson –     design  – beautiful blend of retro, art deco and contemporary elements to give a  rustic, minimalistic feel









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retro /art deco design


he Cha Cha Rooster bar offers a glamorous setting for cocktails, the interiors are chic and feature custom-designed graphics the lobby lounge is a place where one can enjoy the eclectic mix of architecture and design

return to this inspirational collection of spaces. The exquisite interiors of the hotel express a strong desire to travel beautifully and be surrounded by colours and a cheerful atmosphere

outdoor space acts as the social hub of the house.

Photography by Greg Richardson

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the grand double storey outdoor space acts as the social hub of the house

urniture give a refreshing feeling. interior design living room with wooden roof and modern furniture in bright colors

travel beautifully and be surrounded by colours and a cheerful atmosphere interior design bedroom with spirited and cheerful design , perfect for vacations

h 2 colours


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example of how 2 colours create an elegant look . here white and red are used

See and feel this magic design. This is a design of Celio apartments designed by Italian architect Carola Vannini who think like a magician. With the renovation and redesign of the old structure, he’s realizing exceptional apartment Celio this. The apartments are located close to the Colosseo in Rome, Italy. Spacious living room with a combination of red and white colors give the impression of artistic depth, plus the wooden floor is gray. Proper placement of furniture make the interior design looks stunning, giving rise to a variety of perspectives into the living room. Beautiful paintings hanging on the walls further add to the feel of a miracle. This Celio apartment is equipped with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office, a place to practice, a kitchen and dining room is modern. All of this magic apartment design will attract the attention of every guest who comes. How about you?

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