Archive for the ‘housing’ Category

Cohabitation: Low income housing for Dubai

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ew7pou6v9k[/youtube]

Low income housing in Dubai? You expect me to believe that they’re not just going to kick all these people out? My ninjas, Please.

Posted: June 23rd, 2008
at 2:00pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,housing,urban/master planning,videos

Comments: 5 comments


Third Ward, TX [part 1]

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Third Ward, TX is a 57-minute-long documentary on a community planning initiative in Houston, Texas’ third ward as depicted by filmmaker Andrew Garrison. As quoted from the website:

Project Row Houses is the unexpected home of cutting-edge art and visionary thinking about inner-city renewal…When deep-pocket developers arrive, art, life, and real estate collide and Project Row Houses must offer new thinking about livable communities.

So this is part one of a two part post [I apologize for the lack of 'post' in this one]…I already ordered the video and will repost my thoughts, feelings and the like once I have gotten a few views under my belt. In the mean time:

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2016380282930995146[/googlevideo]

What I have gathered thus far [and what immediately sparked my own interest], is that there is a poverty stricken community – full of dilapidated houses, the whole nine. An artist [Rick Lowe] helps to inspire residents of the community to come together by creating paintings on the boarded up facades of these afore mentioned rundown homes. As a result, a greater sense of community and activism is, well, activated – ‘turning nothing into something.’

I found out about the film from the March/April issue of ArchitectureBoston [great issue - highly recommend picking it up. Excellent round table on the goings on of planning in a small town - Hopkinton, specifically, which happens to be a neighboring town to where a bunch of mass cats I know live and/or grew up.]

::Post by Dubs::

Posted: June 12th, 2008
at 7:19am by Dubs


Categories: architecture,film,housing,urban/master planning

Comments: 4 comments


Jetson Green: Flatpack House in Aspen

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

This is a Flatpak house in Aspen, Colorado. I stumbled upon these shots in Flickr, so I don’t have much background on the project. But we’ve featured modern Flatpak homes before in the Goodwin-Wise Flatpak and Lazor’s Flatpak. Flatpak houses each have their own particular and interesting features, but the Flatpak system is the same. It’s a menu of components for living that includes walls, cabinets, bathrooms, kitchen, and various built-ins. The components are pre fabricated and designed to meet the needs of a various owner and/or site.

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green.

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::article written by Preston, founder + editor of Jetson Green – original article entitled A Stunning Flatpak House in Aspen, Colorado. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: June 10th, 2008
at 5:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch,housing

Comments: No comments


Eye Candy: Snail Graffiti

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So, I love this website – Inner City Snail. I don’t really have much else to say about it, other than I think it’s great/hilarious, and it’s totally killin’ me. I do know this: it’s definitely architecture-related, and warrants being on AMNP. How so, you ask? Well, the images are of snails who’s shells have been bombed…and those shells are their homes…and homes are architecture….

Oh hells yeah. Enjoy.

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::Eye Candy is a weekly post on exactly what it sounds like – something cool to look at, whether because the project is ill or simply because it warrants a ‘my ninjas, please‘. Find it here on AMNP every Wednesday along with the Ninja Arithmetic feature – because hump-day is a bitch for ninjas, too::

Posted: June 4th, 2008
at 6:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,eye candy,graffiti,housing

Comments: 1 comment


Jetson Green: Container Condos

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

A Detroit-based group has a container project in mind for a blighted chunk of land near Wayne State University. News of the project hit the press this morning and local citizens didn’t quite know what to expect (see comments). The project is currently being called “Exceptional Green Living on Rosa Parks” and would feature containers stacked four high with windows and doors cut out into various places. In total, the 17-unit condo project would have units ranging in size from 960 – 1,920 and price from $100k – $190k. Pretty good price for a modern, green pad.

The architect, Steven Flum, designed the condos to be large and open inside. The $1.8 million project has a quasi-industrial, contemporary look to it — the colors aren’t my favorite — but in addition to the design, the container condos will have a green angle as well: insulating paint, high-efficiency water heaters, and energy-saving systems, etc.

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green.

::article written by Preston, founder + editor of Jetson Green – original article entitled Green Container Condos in Early Planning for Detroit. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: May 20th, 2008
at 9:36am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch,housing

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VS 18.05.2008: Going Off the Grid

[googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3356724352139663774&q=architecture&ei=7kIwSMr9NIOWrgLLoryYCg[/googlevideo]

So yes – this is a documentary by Les Stroud, AKA Survivorman. That aside, it’s an interesting look at a family trying to go “off the grid” and live a life more in-tune with nature and the environment.

Personally, my favorite part was the ‘well witcher‘ – and how ridiculous it was / how it turned out.

::Video Sundays, or VS, is a weekly feature here on architecture.MNP. For more architecture-related videos, click on any Sunday in the sidebar calendar – or on the ‘videos’ category in the ‘archjutsu’ section. Additional videos that have been featured on any of the MNP sites can be found here on our YouTube page::

Posted: May 18th, 2008
at 12:23pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch,housing,my ninja, please,videos

Comments: 4 comments


Jetson Green : Maison EvolutiV

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

Designed by Olgga Architects as a show house for the Salon Europeen du Bois, this energy-efficient home presents a compelling view of what can be done with only two modules. The ground module is flush with the outdoors and features a skin made of chestnut stakes of various sizes. The second module juts out over the first and provides a nice little spot for a green roof area. In addition, the home features a rainwater recovery system, wool wood insulation coupled with cellulose, solar panels, and a low-energy passive house design.

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green.

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::article written by Preston, founder + editor of Jetson Green – original article entitled Maison EvolutiV Exudes Green Prefab Simplicity. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: May 13th, 2008
at 3:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,green arch,housing,my ninja, please

Comments: No comments


Assadi + Pulido – Casa Gatica

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Once again AMNP brings you the work of Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido [and once again, without much info]. The Gatica House is located in Rancagua, Chile, and was completed in 2006. And that’s all I know for sure – other than the house is siiick, and I want one.

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Previous AMNP posts on Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido:

Russo Club
Guthrie House

::images and [very] limited info from Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido::

Posted: May 1st, 2008
at 3:03pm by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,housing

Comments: 2 comments


Jetson Green: The Commons

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

In Portland two brothers, Dustin and Garrett Moon, have been getting some serious attention for their project, The Commons — it could just be the first residence in the nation to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is about getting to something that’s truly sustainable, which is what I think the Moons are going after here. If you look at their plans, The Commons will use green tech that you might not see in other so-called green homes.

For instance, the home will have a green roof, composting toilet, earthenware floors, an indoor greenhouse for home-grown foods, two successive doors in the entry to act as an airlock, fly ash concrete walls made of ICFs, a rainwater catchment system with a storage cistern, design based loosely on the Passive House standard, a heat recovery ventilator, and photovoltaics and solar hot water tubes.

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green.

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::article written by Preston, founder + editor of Jetson Green – original article entitled The Commons Strives to be Nation’s First Living Building Challenge Residence. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: April 29th, 2008
at 3:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,featured ninjas,green arch,housing

Comments: No comments


Jetson Green: The Real Green World

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Preston, green ninja master over at Jetson Green, writes:

Think MTV [has] teamed up with Bunim-Murray Productions to green the next, certain-to- be-dramatic installment of the show. It’ll be the first time they’ve gone with green finish outs for the show. The greenly decorated house includes environmentally friendly products ranging from solar panels and hybrid cars, to bamboo flooring, energy efficient appliances, and a number of recycled and reused products around the house.

Click here to read read the rest of this article [this is just an excerpt] over at Jetson Green.

[MNP editors note: Want to know what would be even more green? Not filming a bunch of people doing nothing but drinking and acting stuey.]

::article written by Preston, founder + editor of Jetson Green – original article entitled The Real World Hollywood’s Green Digs [PICS]. These articles from Jetson Green on MNP’s Green Tuesdays are part of a feature you can find here every week – just click any Tuesday in the calender and enjoy! And for more ‘green’ news + info, head on over to Green.MNP::

Posted: April 15th, 2008
at 5:00am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch,housing,my ninja, please

Comments: 2 comments