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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
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
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
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
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

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