Category Archives: ArchTypes

the engine of structure

The concept of “overengineering”

Lets take say a new house construct and factor in the cost of an engineer. Now take the cost of an engineer and apply that cost to simply “overbuilding” or “overengineering”. By building things a bit heavier you end up … Continue reading

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reclaimed galvo

another study of the use and mixing of reclaimed galvonized metal and wood note treatment of metal and wood above the bed in the last picture, from The Tiny Life: http://www.thetinylife.com/reclaimed-space/

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Galvo ceiling

Note treatment were the metal meets the wall from the tiny house blog http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-concept/the-tiny-houses-of-haberae/ Conventional tiny houses,investment style but in groupings and to code. These houses probably run 20k or more.

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“Dignity Village – A Success Story”

from Tiny House Design http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/2009/10/10/dignity-village-a-success-story/#more-2983 the creative way is to designate the homeless housing areas as a “campground”

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Tip of the hat to filiment lights

From this site: http://thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com/2011/02/eds-office-tour.html Steampunk could be described as a psychological reaction to the disposable products we encounter in the present day. I find myself drawn into the idea. At the turn of the century, products were made by hand … Continue reading

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Crumbling Infrastructure

I’m curious abut our current crumbling infrastructure, built during the Eisenhower days in relationship to old Roman road building. A few of those old roads still in use. via munita: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads ” Surprisingly, the Autobahn is safer than U.S. highways.(a … Continue reading

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MORE ON TIRE BALES

“To start with the most often voiced concern; that the bale will deflect when used as a structural element, much like any other piece of rubber. This is true, they will deflect, and the tests have proven it so. However, … Continue reading

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