Friday, January 2, 2009

Housing Container Designs

This design by Jure Kotnik, based in Slovenia, utilizes ConHouse container units, developed expressly for housing and office purposes. ConHouse asserts some of the typical characteristics that other prefabs claim - recyclability, adaptability, modular additions, and affordability, but do not push the envelope in sustainable design. Unfortunately, none of these features are innovative or new and the 2+ Weekend House doesn’t seem to encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and there is no mention of healthy, non-toxic interiors.

Thank you to inhabitat.com

Housing Container Designs

Housing Container Designs

Housing Container Designs

Housing Container Designs

Housing Container Designs

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London


Battersea is an area of London lying on the south bank of the River Thames. Roughly triangular in shape, its northern boundary is the Thames, as it runs first north-east, and then east, before turning north again to pass Westminster. Its north eastern corner is one mile (1.6 km) due south of the Palace of Westminster; the north western corner is demarcated by Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea tapers south to a point roughly three miles (5 km) from the north eastern corner and two miles (3 km) from the north west.

This is a new vision for Battersea Power Station has been launched that will see power being generated at the iconic London landmark for the first time in 25 years. Developers say that renewable sources of fuel will be used trather than coal.

Thank you to archithings.net

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Battersea ,Grand Designs at London

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand


Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat.

Wat Rong Khun is different from any other temple in Thailand, as its ubosot (Pali: uposatha; consecrated assembly hall) is designed in white color with some use of white glass. The white color stands for Lord Buddha’s purity; the white glass stands for Lord Buddha’s wisdom that "shines brightly all over the Earth and the Universe."

A temple situated in northernmost province of Thailand namely Chiangrai. The temple is not far from city town of Chiangrai. Worth to pay a visit there.

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. Image: majorbonnet [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. Image: majorbonnet [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. Image: majorbonnet [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. Image: majorbonnet [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple. Image: majorbonnet [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

The hands of hell want your change. Image: pim [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Details of Wat Rong Khun. Image: AraiGordai [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Details of Wat Rong Khun. Image: AraiGordai [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Details of Wat Rong Khun. Image: AraiGordai [Flickr]

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Image Gallery: www.pbase.com/boon3887/wat_rong_khun

Amazing White Tample, Wat Rong Khun at Chiang Rai, Thailand

Image Gallery: www.pbase.com/boon3887/wat_rong_khun

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

First New Year 2009 in Auckland, New Zealand




2009 New Year Celebrations in Auckland, New Zealand

New Year Fireworks at Sydney, Australia



2008 New Year Fireworks at Sydney, Australia



2008 New Year Fireworks at Sydney, Australia

Monday, December 29, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa



Movie Details

Left marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work. With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane - sort of. Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all -- the vast plains of Africa itself -- where our zoo-raised crew encounters species of their own kind for the very first time. While discovering their roots, they quickly realize the differences between the concrete jungle and the heart of Africa. Despite long-lost relatives, romantic rivals and scheming hunters, Africa seems like a "crack-a-lackin" great place...but is it better than their Central Park home?

source : yahoo.com / thaiza.com





Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa