Sunday, 20 November 2011

Futuro House



This is just the most inspiring [and pedantic] site for homage to pre fab architecture in the form of the Futuro House. It is a design classic and really needs a fresh look at updating for the 21st Century.

180 Year Old Toy Train



The story is of a father and a son living in a property backing onto the Stockton to Darlington Railway that opened in 1825. A toy was modeled on the passing trains from old bits of scrap wood and somehow it has survived around 6 generations of children playing with it. Now it has shown up on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Think Low Carbon Centre


In a partnership with the BRE, Barnsley College is setting out on a programme of new build sustainable housing and retrofit in an interesting collaboration between modern methods of construction, supply chain, skills providers, construction industry and hopefully some interesting designers. The process sounds more innovative that the video but all worthy.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Retro Architectural Modeling


Image advertising a new architectural modeling system from 1931. A kind of retro-revit? Makes you question whether we are still allowing our modeling systems and software to restrict our approach and process to design.