This showroom in China looks like a piece of paper floating on water

December 5, 2016 by  
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The design of this showroom and management office in China was inspired by a piece of paper floating on water. FMD Architects designed the building as an addition to a large industrial office park in Minhang District, Shanghai, and combined exposed concrete, wood and steel to give it an industrial feel. The designers created the building to look like a piece of paper floating on water, only touching the surface in two points. Its simple structural system comprises a concrete base and core, wooden columns and a sloping roof that shelters a double-height space . Related: Tesla’s Red Hot and Green Los Angeles Showroom The concrete base protects the wood from the elements, while the solid concrete core takes most of the horizontal loads. Additional natural light is introduced through the skylight which also improves natural ventilation . The architects chose to hide all the lights and equipment, leaving exposed only the original concrete, wood and steel joints, giving the entire space an industrial feel. + FMD Architects Via Archdaily Photos by Yinhui Wang

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This breezy island home may look like a giant screened-porch but it’s so much more

February 21, 2016 by  
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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

August 25, 2015 by  
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Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

August 19, 2015 by  
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nArchitects New Zig-Zagging M2 Building Will be a Civic Landmark in Calgary

September 22, 2014 by  
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Oil Rich Rockefellers to Divest Charitable Fund From Fossil Fuels

September 22, 2014 by  
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The Rockefeller brothers made their family’s fortune through their oil refinery company, Standard Oil. Now the family is joining a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. Today the $860 million Rockefeller Brothers Fund will announce that it, along with 49 other foundations, is divesting from oil, gas, coal and tar sands. The stunning announcement coincides with tomorrow’s United Nations Climate Change Summit , and aims to send a message that industry and financial leaders think the time has come to end our dependence on Big Oil. Read the rest of Oil Rich Rockefellers to Divest Charitable Fund From Fossil Fuels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big oil , charitable funds , Charity , divestment , ethical investment , fossil fuels , investment , philanthropy , renewable energy , Rockefeller , Rockefeller brothers Fund , sustainable investment , United Nations Climate Change Summit

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Ultra Minimalist Dogma House Has a Sloping Roof Ramp That Leads to a Lake

December 21, 2011 by  
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The ultra minimalist Dogma House is characterized by its amazing sloping roof ramp, and was designed by Alex van de Beld and Haiko Meijer in accordance with the Dogma Rules conceived by a group of Danish movie directors. These 10 rules stipulate that filmmakers should produce their movies without technological help. No additional lighting or special effects are allowed, and there should be no props or voiceovers. In the same way, this striking villa located in the Zuiderburen district of Leeuwarden was built with locally sourced materials and very little technological intervention. Read the rest of Ultra Minimalist Dogma House Has a Sloping Roof Ramp That Leads to a Lake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , Alex van de Beld , Danish Directors , Eco Architecture , eco design , green design , Haiko Meijer , Leeuwarden , locally sourced materials , minimalist , Onix Architecture , sloping roof , sustainable design , The Dogma House , the Dogma Rules , the netherlands , Zuiderburen district

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