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A proposed building and landscape ordinance could shape the future of bird-friendly design in Chicago.
On a mild Friday in early May, Ted Wolff took a personal day and drove to the Ballard Nature Center in Altamont, Illinois, to catch a glimpse of Lewis?s woodpecker, a nearly foot-long, pink- and white-breasted bird native to the western United States. Along with two other Chicago birders, Wolff, the garrulous, white-bearded principal of Wolff Landscape Architecture, was on a ?twitch,? an English expression for pursuing a bird in a geographic area where it is rarely seen.
Early that morning, an Illinois Rare Bird Alert reported that the woodpecker?named after the explorer Meriwether Lewis, who first saw the bird on his expedition with William Clark?had been seen at the nature center. It was reason enough for Wolff to clear his docket. Before long, the three birders were driving south to be among the first people to see the bird in Illinois, outside its historic range. When they entered the nature center?s indoor viewing area, the woodpecker was already perched on a platform feeder?a ?walk-up,? in birder?s parlance?eating shelled peanuts in front of a one-way reflective plate glass window. They watched it peck at the platform for several minutes, then fly to a hackberry with a peanut wedged in its bill, pausing before circling back to the feeder.
?At some point, though,? Wolff told me later ...
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Bürstenhaus Redecker Müseum is a travelling showcase of brushes

Fast Sketch - Interior Design Fundamentals & it's most important components .

27-01-2016 21:46 - ( architecture TV )

Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Addressing homelessness, students use scavenged materials to create "Tiny Homes"

This time-lapse documents the students constructing tiny homes from gathered materials. As a part of the Homeless Studio Project sponsored by MADWORKSHOP and USC, the shelters present one among three solutions proposed by students to address growing...
21-02-2017 21:38 - ( architecture TV )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Akhil Kumar creates faceted Twist basket by folding Samsung Eco-Package cardboard box

In this video, Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition finalist Akhil Kumar discusses his Twist basket, which is made from two pieces of folded cardboard from the box of Samsung\'s The Sero television. Called Twist, the design is intended...
07-09-2020 21:44 - ( architecture TV )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Gallery House / DADA & Partners

Set on a quarter-acre, tapering parcel the Gallery House maximises its frontage along the north facing green lawn and arrival court while negotiating the angled rear edge condition. The ground floor layout positions all primary rooms towards the...
14-05-2016 21:40 - ( Architecture )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

OFIS Arhitekti combines modular Living Units to create pop-up library overlooking Ljubljana

Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti has found a new use for the micro house it designed earlier this year ? the modular structure recently served as a temporary library in the grounds of Ljubljana Castle. OFIS Arhitekti worked in collaboration with...
30-10-2017 21:49 - ( architecture TV )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

bu?ro ole scheeren reveals the ‘shenzhen wave’, a flexible archetype for the future workplace

intended to function as a piece of the city, the project responds to its context, while integrating with the local community. The post bu?ro ole scheeren reveals the ‘shenzhen wave’, a flexible archetype for the future workplace appeared first...
02-09-2020 22:13 - ( Architecture )

Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Zaha Hadid Prepares to Break Ground on First Project in Brazil

Zaha Hadid Architects has released more information on their first Brazilian project - a luxury residential building known as Casa Atla?ntica. Planned for a site on Rio de Janeiro\'s Avenida Atla?ntica at Copacabana Beach, the 11-story...
07-01-2016 03:12 - ( Architecture )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Sangini House | Urbanscape Architects + Utopia Designs

Sangini House The architecture and design of Sangini House explore ways to respond to the context and spirit of the heritage in which it stands. This office building for the Sangini group characterizes new strategies for a flexible, column-free...
16-09-2020 21:43 - ( Architecture )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Pebble Pods are earrings that keep AirPods in place

Jewellery designer Suhani Parekh has created a series of earrings that wrap and clip onto Apple\'s AirPod headphones to stop them falling out of ears. Parekh, who is creative director of London jewellery company MISHO, came up with the idea to...
10-09-2020 21:46 - ( Architecture )
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Small and cozy modern barn house getaway in Vermont

This minimal modern barn house was designed by Joan Heaton Architects, along with builder Silver Maple Construction, located in Weybridge, Vermont. This property was designed as a simple vacation getaway spot for a family to relax and enjoy the...
20-09-2017 21:56 - ( Interior Design )
Apartment 302, Sargood House, Melbourne

Rustic Log Cabin at Blackberry Landing

09-03-2017 22:06 - ( Architecture )

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Growing Gaia talk part 1 | Therme Art | Dezeen

Diébédo Francis Kéré, Cyrill Gutsch and others discussed how architects and designers can tackle the challenges of the anthropocene in a panel discussion hosted by Therme Art and Dezeen. Held during Gallery Weekend Berlin, the talk is part of...
15-09-2020 21:46 - ( architecture TV )
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Makuc House / Eugenio Ortúzar + Tania Gebauer

This project is located in the north of the big island of Chiloé, in an area called Huei hue, where the sea penetrates the land as a stretchmark, weaving a close relationship between land and sea.
28-05-2016 21:41 - ( Architecture )