Guest House SMNG-A Architects
Location: Lakeside, Michigan, USA, 2014
The lower level has a two-story entry space, sleeping niche, laundry, toileting, and shower. A stair leads to an upper level study and sleeping loft. The guest house is rotated 90 degrees over its foundation, creating cantilevered corners floating just above the ground. High value insulation, minimal thermal bridging, high performance windows and door, high mass lower level stone flooring with radiant floor heating, and a rain screen wood skin make this a quietly energy-efficient structure. The architect designed all three structures and was primarily responsible for the construction of the writer’s studio and the guest house.
Britain from Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953.
- Eastbourne Pier
- Houses of Parliament, River Thames and the Festival of Britain South Bank Site
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Buckingham Palace and Queen Victoria Memorial
- Leeds Town Hall
- Tower Bridge
- Bush House, Kingsway and the British Museum, Westminster
- Blackpool Tower and the Winter Gardens
- Aberystwyth Seafront
- Heinkel He111 Bomber flies over Central London
Residence House Villa Near Brno
Posted on Sunday, July 6th 2014
Portable Straw Humidifier
Humidifiers are known for being bulky, large, expensive machines that are mostly used to dispel the dry environment during the wintertime. Designer Kyuho Song has designed a portable straw humidifier with the purpose of being available anytime, anywhere.. The design emulates the form of a drinking straw and works by being put into any glass of water.
The apparatus’ filter does not need to be replaced as it directly sprays clean water. It uses the technology of cavitation that occurs when ultrasonic waves vibrate 120,000 times per second to maintain cleanliness. The creation of such a simple, innovative, and usable product could prove to be effective in European climates which are fraught with cold weather. The Straw Humidifier falls into the one of the core design philosophies of “democratic design”, which are products of quality and affordability.
A close up of ice forming on the window flying from Faro to Gatwick during sunset.
Posted on Friday, July 4th 2014
Neura gets $2M to bring AI to the internet of things
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com
With more than 26 billion (or more) connected devices anticipated by 2020, there’s a big question about how those devices will talk to one another. But the scientists behind Neura, a startup that has offices in both California and…
A diver swimming between two tectonic plates - Iceland
Alexander Mustard, from Southampton, USA, does not take photography lightly. Nor what his Geography teachers taught him at school. These incredible photos were taken by the artist and extreme diver in the plate gap between Europe and America.
Posted on Thursday, April 10th 2014
What is Alzheimer’s disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun
Posted on Wednesday, April 9th 2014
Reblogged from Neuroscience