Archive for the ‘architecture’ Category

the happiest site

January 13, 2010

It may have looked like any ol’ yellow van parked outside of our home. But this particular van was carrying some precious cargo!
Our countertop arrived today!
It is all downhill from here folks, a kitchen sink, a hole for a stove top, it has it all, I can hardly contain my excitement!

Fresh vegetables, pots and pans, here we come, the freezer section at No Frills will hardly know what happened…

lego – nakagin capsule tower

November 13, 2009

the Nakagin Capsule Tower is one of the best examples of Japanese Metabolism.  Unfortunately, it will be taken down in the near future for a more conforming building.  This Lego creation perfectly encapsulate the essence of the building, even down the fact that each capsule can unplug from the main structure.

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Space, Time & Reality via The Brothers Brick

inspiration – NYC spaghetti

November 4, 2009

Oh spaghetti, you are an architect’s best friend.  Not only are you affordable for a starving architecture students, you also lend yourself well for cheap modeling materials.  Thanks to Alex Creamer‘s packaging idea, you finally get your iconic status.

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TheDieline via Eat Me Daily

out with the old in with the new

October 5, 2009

I thought that I might put this under things we can’t afford, but I guess that is reserved for things we didn’t go ahead and buy anyways. . . Check out our new swank windows! The installer came by yesterday to put them in and not a moment too soon. We hope to put in the interior insulation in the next couple of days bringing us one step closer to warmth!

-hayley

lego – fallingwater

September 16, 2009

Lego recently introduce its Architecture line.  Lego and architecture is like beer and chicken wings.  Both are great on their own, but are oh so much better together.  Unfortunately, this beer and wings combo is going to cost you a whopping $99.99 USD.  I would imagine that even FLW, in his grave, would think that this is too expensive for a mere 811 pieces.  I would like to try to create this on my own only if only I had that many tan coloured bricks.

Other buildings in this line includes the John Hancock Center, Empire State Building, and Seattle Space Needle, all at$ 19.99 USD.  They also have the Solom R. Guggenheim Museum for $ 39.99 USD.

-hai

lego falling water