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January 12, 2014
October 20, 2013
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Size: 450,000 square foot
Toledo, Ohio - The Owens Corning World Headquarters in Toledo was built in 1997 and received the LEED Silver certification for Existing Buildings 10 years later in 2007. The building’s program includes office space, cafeteria, conference rooms, mutli-media room, a health clinic and other support facilities. The main office space follows the river’s curve, provides views of the water as well as access to daylight. High efficiency lighting is also used throughout the building. Instantaneous changes in space planning can be completed without outside contractors thanks to the building’s efficient and flexible mechanical system.
September 14, 2013
A furnace provides heat through the exchange of heat through a intermediary fluid movement such as air, steam or hot water. A furnace can use different fuel including natural gas, LPG, oil, coal or wood. Combustion furnaces always need to be vented outside. Condensing furnaces are essentially high-efficiency furnaces with a AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) starting at 90% or greater, verses mid-efficiency furnaces with a AFUE in the 80's. This difference in efficiency is the result of heat lost to the flue, or the loss of of some of the heat produced during combustion.
February 18, 2013
|5th Avenue New York City|
In Jane Jacobs’ book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, she discusses the particular nature of cities. The introduction focuses on how City Beautiful and the Radiant City differs from how cities truly work and cities have suffered as a result of these ideals.
February 9, 2013
January 21, 2013
|Woman's Reach-in Closet - source|
Standard Depth MeasurementsFor reach-in closets, the standard depth is 24 inches and is used for suits, shirts, dresses, and pants. The 2 foot depth is required to handle your hanger. For coats and jackets, use a depth of 28 inches.
- Minimum depth 24 inches
- Use a depth of 28 inches for coats
January 9, 2013
August 20, 2012
|Naha Harbor Diner|
In Gaiumaru, Japan, the Naha Harbor Diner sits perched on massive branches about 20 ft above the ground, looking out over the ocean. Accessible by a spiral stairway and an elevator built within the tree trunk. The restaurant has a reputation of being quiet and elegant, while serving some of the best Japanese, Thai, Korean, Chinese and Indian food in all of Okinawa.
August 6, 2012
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For many years, HUF HAUS has been internationally recognized for their innovative timber-frame architecture that epitomizes the synergy between wood and glass. The name unites the careful evolution of the classic timber framed structure with the revolution in energy efficiency. Relevant details on the energy efficiency of new HUF Houses can be found on their homepage. A HUF house creates a comfortable design creating an ideal place from which to observe nature. Every HUF House is unique, designed for each individual client by a HUF architect.
June 8, 2012
The Bryant House, finished in 1994 was the Rural Studio's first completed building. The Bryant household, Shepard and Alberta with their grandchildren lived in a rickety shack without heat or plumbing and enough holes to let in rain, insects and reptile visitors. When the structure was about to collapse, the Hale County's Department of Human Services told Samuel Mockbee about his situation and Mockbee asked Shepard if they could help.