Not All Doors Are 8 Feet Tall

architecture that lasts
it works for those who
need it
and surprises those who don't


Interesting female-empowering initiative

Whither Brazil’s World Cup stadia? Read more. 


Whither Brazil’s World Cup stadia? Read more. 


Sanquan Headquarters: China’s Frozen Food Mega-Complex

100,000 dumplings are produced ever hour at the headquarters of Sanquan in Zhengzhou, one of the largest frozen food companies in China. According to Edible Geography's Nicola Twilley, its founder, Chen Zemin, is the “official Father of Frozen Food” in the rapidly modernizing country. In fact, thanks to Zemin, Zhenghou has become China’s frozen food capital and is home to five of the 10 biggest Chinese-owned companies in the industry. Sales in frozen food have doubled in the past five years and are expected to double again within the next five. In a country where only 7 percent of families owned refrigerators in 1995, the industry has grown with shocking speed. By 2007, domestic refrigerator-ownership had jumped to 95 percent, and refrigerated storage capacity had ballooned to 250 million cubic feet. The country is on track to have 20 times that by 2017—and the Chinese refrigeration boom is still only just beginning. Given that cooling already accounts for 15 percent of global electricity consumption, the transformation is increasingly becoming an alarming new factor in climate change. As Twilley notes, “Of all the shifts in lifestyle that threaten the planet right now, perhaps not one is as important as the changing way that Chinese people eat.”

(Source: The New York Times, via futurepredictor)


Dear “Weird Al,” we’re really glad you never became an architect

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Architects Yannick Martin

Nice!! Look at this!



The proposed redesign of the NPR brodcast clocks, with morning newscasts and longer underwriting credits. 

Have you seen our new clocks? They’re awesome!

– Alexander


Skene Catling de la Peña - The dairy house, Somerset 2008. The extension to a former dairy uses locally dried timber stacked on laminated sheets of glass. The restructuring of the facade maintains the solidity of the historic building from the exterior while providing luminosity with refracted daylight on the interior. Via, photos (C) James Morris.


Leather & Brass Foldover Key Chain - Thrux Lawrence


Trial by Fire

Custom fabrication shop Kreysler & Associates has created an ultra-lightweight composite panel that can withstand the heat.

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