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Health warning over using radiators as clothes dryers - BBC News
// communal space to air dry clothes in well ventilated room. or extra room for it!
public  health  policy  public  health  urban  planning  energy  efficiency  architecture  life  hacker  life  lesson 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Portable home delivered as furniture, tailored as smartphone - YouTube
[~75-90k maybe all together ] + Family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up Stockholm weather - // Both together could reduce energy bill in winter. And work outside - in the summer, spring, autumn - in the green house. Put washing machine outside and also washing in green house. Should be ok in mild UK weather.
architecture  design  tiny  house  Frugal  life  hacker  life  lesson  simplicity  status  symbol  status  anxiety  zombie  consumer  Housing  Crisis  affordable  social 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Architekten zur Flüchtlingsunterbringung: Drei Wege aus der Wohnkrise - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Tausende Asylsuchende leben in Notunterkünften, trotz kalter Witterung. Langfristige Lösungen für das Wohnraumproblem sind Mangelware. Drei Architekten sagen, was jetzt zu tun wäre - und erklären, warum die Flüchtlinge nicht das Problem sind. [...] Alle drei sind sich in einem einig: Deutschland hat kein Flüchtlingsproblem, sondern ein Wohnungsproblem. Und das schon seit Langem. Durch den erhöhten Bedarf an neuem Wohnraum gelange diese Notlage lediglich in die öffentliche Debatte. Und das sei auch eine Chance.
refugee  crisis  architecture  urbanisation 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Grand Designs - South Yorkshire, 2013 - All 4
Kevin McCloud reveals the designs which have reinvented the suburbs // [the new house] it's energy can start a new context [...] can transform an area. // suburbs have the freedom to design [...] can always revisit and redesign/build new to reflect time and thought // housing is ever more uniform in UK, no supply (no choice) forces demand to accept what is on offer; status quo is one big developer, all houses uniform because its cheaper that way for the developer to build and extract most profit out of contract (lowest bidder symptom), get couple of developers for a plot and you get some difference but still sameness (garden variety) [REFLECTIVE OF SOCIETY AND CAPITALISM AT LARGE, NO INDIVIDUALISM/INDIVIDUALITY. STATUS ANXIETY: JUST ABOUT THE PRICE TAG AND BRAND]. get 100s of developers and you get Progressive new suburb that reflects time, culture, ideas, thought, mood, principles, ... making a place! // << Nasty Party has no guts. No principles. No guiding light. No mark.
urbanisation  urban  planning  suburb  architect  architecture  design  interior  interior  design  happiness  index  happiness  well  being  UK  Housing  Crisis  Progressive  Policy  Makers  Tories  Conservative  Party  crony  capitalism  capitalism  culture  mass  culture  multiculturalism  individualism  individuality  Apple  zombie  consumer  consumerist  consumerism  materialism  status  anxiety  status  symbol  social  status  generation  rent  community 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Android: Künftig monatliche Updates wegen Stagefright - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Grund für den Unterschied: Apple kann Software-Updates direkt an die Nutzer seiner Geräte verteilen, Google ist auf die Handyhersteller angewiesen. Diese müssen Updates an das jeweilige Gerät anpassen und testen, was meist länger dauert. Das Resultat: Obwohl Zimperium die Sicherheitslücke schon im April an Google gemeldet, Google ein Update entwickelt und an die Hersteller geschickt hat, hatte laut der Wirtschaftszeitung "Forbes" bis Ende Juli hat noch kein einziger Hardware-Hersteller die Sicherheitslücke geschlossen.
iOS  ecosystem  Android  fragmentation  Google  IT  Security  exploit  Apple  philosophy  architecture  Open  Source 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Bürodesign: Office Snapshots zeigt Arbeitsplätze weltweit - SPIEGEL ONLINE // designed by designers VS designed & input by employees (see Joel Spolsky comment abt what office programmers & every employee would like (input and accommodating their needs! the individual(s) & the team(s) & the companies) // &! Google Startup Lab workshop: Workspace design // &! Robert Grudin Design & Truth "Good design is the material image of mental health. Design can reintegrate our character & fulfill our awareness. We follow good design to discover what is good in ourselves." // &! Design Rules - Interior Planning // &! Frank Wilczek "A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design" // << inspo: melting the company, the people, and the outside (city) into a somewhat identifiable always re-refreshing concept, identity, recognizable, regionally sourced! & adding value 2 local economy: make space 2 provide ~15% subsidized freelance/smb office space.
interior  interior  design  officespace  Office  Politics  work  environment  workplace  beyond  workplace  drama  Inspiration  architecture  architect  productivity  Collaborative  collaboration  well  being  chronic  stress  friction  frictionless  workplace  design  beauty  Art  shared  experience  offline  experience  shared  economic  interest  cooperation  sharing  value  creation  ecosystem  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  4-day  work  week  6-hour  work  day  happiness  index  perks 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Millionenschäden in Eigenheimen durch steigendes Grundwasser - Das Erste - YouTube
>> human effect // going forward and in the future, architects and planners need to start building not at earth level or below earth level, but ABOVE earth level - then there is no need to fight with expensive builds or equipment, rising groundwater levels in urban areas (especially in areas where there are floods and 'groundwater floods'). These are costs, economic costs of climate change/global warming and direct human impact of dense urbanisation on ecology/environment/nature.
Grundhochwasser  Hochwasser  urban  planning  urbanisation  architecture  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  climate  change  global  warming  groundwater  infrastructure  investment  unintended  consequences  economic  cost 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
The Perfect Home - episode 1 - YouTube
First episode of the 3-part documentary series THE PERFECT HOME, presented by Alain de Botton and based on his book The Architecture of Happiness. //
aesthetics  architecture  happiness  index  happiness  Alain  de  Botton  Product  Design  interior  thinking  Soul 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
How to Make an Attractive City - YouTube
seeking a balance between variety (chaos) and simplicity (order)
urban  planning  architecture  human  nature  city  living  city  mega  city 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
German Chemist Pushes for Smarter Use of Materials through C2C - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Austerity and sacrifice, the favorite disciplines of many environmentalists, are anathema to him. The German environmental movement? "A club of guilt managers deprived of enjoyment." The proponents of sustainability? "They're optimizing the wrong thing." To turn his theory into practice, Braungart has established a company, EPEA. His German clients include personal care products giant Beiersdorf and lingerie maker Triumph, mail order company Otto and cosmetics maker Aveda. Braungart advises Volkswagen, Unilever and BMW. With his help, HeidelbergCement developed a special cement that purifies the air once its been processed into concrete. And, in 2013, Puma introduced the first fully recyclable athletic clothing collection, which includes compostable shoes. [...] "There is enormous political and especially economic resistance, because an economy based on wastefulness is very profitable," says Müller. "It isn't as though we lack technological solutions. ...."
architecture  recycling  sustainability  sustainable  finite  resources  Environmental  Movement  environmentalism  pollution  plastic  nation  materialism  Wegwerfgesellschaft  crony  capitalism  corporatism  Wall  Street  long-term  thinking  long-term  view  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  Public  Policy  Career  Politicians  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  consumer  status  symbol  status  anxiety  GDP  profit  optimization  profit  optimisation  corporate  values  corporate  culture  corporate  governance  CSR  corporate  social  responsibility  shareholder  value 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - The Culture Show - 2014/2015: 6. Tents - The Beginning of Architecture - Signed
basic, lightweight, less, less materials, anti-consumerism --- ie putting half the campus of uni or company under a tent. may help reducing heating in winter, and cooling in summer. - stop thinking 'oh this is an office, oh this is a campus, this is a living room, a loft, ....'
architect  Frei  Otto  book  architecture 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces | Talk Video |
- cold pipes, water pipes. [have seen a 'waterfall' in a high-rise lobby in NYC - Hearst Tower? Trump Tower?]. ... instead of chilled down air. + Solar Panels as part of the architectural design concept.
Qatar  2022  architecture  climate  science  indoor  climate  control  Solar  Panel  Solar  Panels 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Georgien: das architektonische Erbe von Saakaschwili - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Micheil Saakaschwili wollte sein Land erneuern, und Architekten wie Jürgen Mayer H. aus Berlin sollten das neue Gesicht Georgiens gestalten. Jetzt muss der Präsident gehen und hinterlässt am Rande Europas ein armes Land voller Prachtbauten. Selbst Tankstellen sind hier Sehenswürdigkeiten.
architect  architecture  inspirational 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Start the Week: Thomas Heatherwick on design and architecture
On Start the Week Andrew Marr goes in search of ancient landscapes with the writer Robert Macfarlane. With a mix of geology, cartography and natural history, Macfarlane journeys on foot to explore ideas of pilgrimage, trespass and ancient pathways. Jonathan Meades is equally preoccupied with a sense of place, but turns his attention to its architecture and the futility of landmark buildings. Anna Minton argues against the increasing privatisation of public space. And size is no matter to the designer Thomas Heatherwick - from a new London double decker, to a bridge that curls up and a handbag made from zips - he always has the human scale in mind.
design  architecture 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
YouTube - Scobleizer's Channel
Gear6 is company specializing in memcache optimization.
Like Cloudera with hadoop - distributed storage
hadoop  memcache  mysql  architecture  database  tuki 
april 2010 by asterisk2a

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