Post run view

Post run view

“A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.”
Charles de Gaulle
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Helen Keller, born June 27, 1880

Amen, and happy birthday.

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thinknorth:

A lonely whale. Happy hump day.

thinknorth:

A lonely whale. Happy hump day.

I need to get a motorcycle, they look to badass not to have one.

I need to get a motorcycle, they look to badass not to have one.

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Whoa

Whoa

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sustainablesmallhouses:

The 9 Tsubo House was originally designed and built by the late Japanese architect Masuzawa Makoto in 1952. The tsubo is a traditional Japanese unit of measure that equates to two tatami mats placed side by side. A tatami mat is roughly 3′ x 6′ so one tsubo would be 6′ x 6′ or 36 square feet. The 9 Tsubo house, therfore measured 18′ x 18′ for minimalist footprint of only 324 square feet. When a second floor loft is added the total square footage typically ranged from 500 — 540 square feet.

The reason for Makoto choosing these exact dimensions was based on a program offered by the houseing corporation of Japan after World War II. They would only provide loans to those people building a home of 50 square meters or less (~538 square feet). Anyone needing a larger house was assumed to be wealthy enough not to require a loan. Wouldn’t it be great if a US bank had a program like this incentivising people to build smaller homes?

Modern 9 Tsubo Houses by Boo-Hoo-Woo.com

In 2002 a company by the name of Boo-Hoo-Woo decided that this old 9 Tsubo House concept was pretty cool. They assembled 5 current Japanese designers to develop a line of homes all based on the original 9 Tsubo house by Mokoto a half century ago.

http://www.100khouse.com/2010/01/23/d…

Bonniville Hot Springs - Lowman, Idaho

Bonniville Hot Springs - Lowman, Idaho

My dog Lily.

My dog Lily.

jeanricard:

Chinese company 3D prints 10 recycled concrete houses in 24 hours

A Chinese construction firm based in Shanghai has succeeded in building 10 houses each measuring 200 square metres in 24 hours by using an enormous 3D printer.
A 3D-printed house being built using a material made from construction waste mixed with cementWinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.

The houses are all eco-friendly and constructed from 3D-printed building blocks made from layers of recycled construction waste and glass fibre and mixed with cement.
Each home costs less than £3,000 to build.
WinSun Decoration Design Engineering spent 20 million Yuan (£1.9m) and 12 years to develop a 3D printer 6.6 metres tall, 10 metres wide and 150 metres long.
Large 3D printers have been in existence for several years and have been used to make plane parts and prototypes.
"We purchased parts for the printer overseas, and assembled the machine in a factory in Suzhou. Such a new type of 3D-printed structure is environment-friendly and cost-effective," said the 3D-printer’s inventor, Winsun CEO Ma Yihe.
Each 3D-printed house measures 200 square metresWinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.

Winsun used architectural design software AutoCAD Architecture to not only plan the building but also to calculate tracing paths that took into account plumbing, electrical lining, insulation materials and windows, that would be added once the main structure was built.
The company holds 77 national patents for its construction materials.
Ma’s office building, which covers an area of 10,000 square metres, was also constructed with 3D-printed walls and took a month to build from an assembly line of four 3D printers.
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-recycled-concrete-houses-3d-printed-24-hours-1445981



That is awesome

jeanricard:

Chinese company 3D prints 10 recycled concrete houses in 24 hours

A Chinese construction firm based in Shanghai has succeeded in building 10 houses each measuring 200 square metres in 24 hours by using an enormous 3D printer.

A 3D-printed house being built using a material made from construction waste mixed with cement
A 3D-printed house being built using a material made from construction waste mixed with cementWinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.

The houses are all eco-friendly and constructed from 3D-printed building blocks made from layers of recycled construction waste and glass fibre and mixed with cement.

Each home costs less than £3,000 to build.

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering spent 20 million Yuan (£1.9m) and 12 years to develop a 3D printer 6.6 metres tall, 10 metres wide and 150 metres long.

Large 3D printers have been in existence for several years and have been used to make plane parts and prototypes.

"We purchased parts for the printer overseas, and assembled the machine in a factory in Suzhou. Such a new type of 3D-printed structure is environment-friendly and cost-effective," said the 3D-printer’s inventor, Winsun CEO Ma Yihe.

Each 3D-printed house measures 200 square metres
Each 3D-printed house measures 200 square metresWinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.

Winsun used architectural design software AutoCAD Architecture to not only plan the building but also to calculate tracing paths that took into account plumbing, electrical lining, insulation materials and windows, that would be added once the main structure was built.

The company holds 77 national patents for its construction materials.

Ma’s office building, which covers an area of 10,000 square metres, was also constructed with 3D-printed walls and took a month to build from an assembly line of four 3D printers.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-recycled-concrete-houses-3d-printed-24-hours-1445981

That is awesome

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