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A Remote Control for Your Shower

21/05/2011 Comments off

Kohler‘s been busy gadgetizing the bathroom for a few years with its DTV system. Now it’s added the DTV Prompt, a digital showering controller that mounts on the wall and lets users precisely select water temperature with its touch controls.

In essence, it’s a wall-mounted electronic shower remote with a one-button pause control. DTV Prompt works with up to two shower heads or faucets, letting users toggle between one or the other with a button push.

Before getting into the shower, the system’s “warm-up and pause” feature lets a user select the desired temperature. As soon as the water heats up to that level, it pauses the flow, awaiting a touch to begin showering, saving water in the meantime.

Further water and energy savings are possible with a countdown timer that can be set from four to 12 minutes, warning the user with a beep when there are two minutes and one minute left.

The controller, available in four different finishes, can be installed up to 20 feet away from the valves that control the water flow and temperature.

The DTV Prompt, priced at $187 for the controller and $455 for the thermostatic valve (plus installation), is a lower-cost addition to the Kohler DTV (Digital Thermostatic Valve) system. It was first introduced in 2006 with a $2,000 touchscreen shower controller that seemed modern at the time.

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Primitive Living in Saijo, Hiroshima

11/05/2011 Comments off

exterior view /// photo © Toshiyuki Yano (Nacasa&Partners Inc.)

exterior view /// photo © Toshiyuki Yano (Nacasa&Partners Inc.)

Design: Suppose Design Office, Japan
Lead Architect: Makoto Tanijiri
Site area: 246 m2
Building area: 50.41 m2
Total floor area: 115.51m2

“When I always create, I think that I want to find the charm of the plan,” claims 35 year old talented architect Makoto Tanijiri, chief architect of Suppose Design Office. In the nine year existence of Suppose Design Office they have built more than 50 works of architecture, almost all single-family homes, among other projects. The impressive number of works completed topped up in 2007 with the modern pit dwelling in Saijo, Hiroshima. In Saijo, a town known for it sake, a jet black pyramid unexpectedly stands out; when first seen it seems as if it’s a house from the future. On the contrast, it’s actually inspired by the earliest house in Japanese architecture; the pit dwelling or the “tateana jukyo”. Constructed during the Yayoi era (200 B.C. – 250 A.D.), pit dwellings were built by digging a circular pit (or rectangular one with rounded edges) fifty or sixty centimeters deep and five to seven meters in diameter, then covering it with a steep thatched roof. Not very different from talented young architects Makoto Tanijiri’s modern day pit dwelling! Read more…

Amazing Luxurious Home Design with Stunning Landscaping in Paradise Valley, Arizona

18/04/2011 Comments off

This the amazing and stunning landscaping area in Paradise Valley Arizona. here the Amazing Luxurious Home Design with Stunning Landscaping in Paradise Valley, Arizona. luxury retirement housing, especially bright red and majestic rocky hillside. This division of the house with a compost area in the country with the master suite, family and leisure area, teen area with bedrooms, game room design and a breakfast area, office and home design a monumental round pool.

The interior spaces of the house is distinguished by the use of wooden furniture and contemporary. let’s check the Amazing Luxurious Home Design with Stunning Landscaping in Paradise Valley, Arizona picture below:

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Hemeroscopium House: Not an average neighborhood house

13/04/2011 Comments off

Houses Hemeroscopium by Ensamble Studios presses constraints on what can be prefab architecture. The house is constructed of three giant concrete I-beam, two concrete segments of the irrigation channels and two steel beams, all anchored by a 20-ton granite slab. The entire structure took about a year for engineers but only about one week to build. 

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Contemporary and Stylish Apartment with Two Level Interior Design

11/04/2011 1 comment

Apartment with two levels of interior design, development with contemporary design and color theme paint with natural selection. White walls, warm colors and furniture outside the natural surroundings is a great combination of apartment design. Except Children’s Room, she designed with the selection of bright colors. Special bedroom for your lovely daugter Pink.

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Awesome Fireplace at Contemporary Apartment-with Two Level Interior Design

 

So, this apartment feels so comfortable to live. The architecture of the apartments are split level design with two designs. The first floor is about 200 square meters, while the latter only 45 square meters. This room also has wood floors, to enhance the theme of nature and natural surroundings. The living room, perhaps the center of this apartment. The walls of the room, marked with a case book, and an impressive fireplace next to a TV to impress.

 

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Hamburg’s new “Hafen-Krone“? – Astraturm Hamburg

10/04/2011 Comments off

Champagne reception instead of beer smell: On the premises of the former Bavaria brewery in St. Pauli the 19-storey Astraturm with about 13,000 sqm office area was completed at the beginning of 2008. The new building designed by KSP Jürgen Engel Architects is, along with the Atlantic house by architect Thomas Herzog and the Empire Riverside luxury hotel by David Chipperfield, the new „Hafen-Krone“ skyline, now towering above the gangway and the fish market.

A characteristic feature of the new building is the elegantly structured glass façade with its round edges and the ribbon façade made of bronze-shimmering ceramic elements running all round the building. Along with the centrally located opening core the French windows guarantee for bright and light-flooded office areas with a wide panoramic view across the city.

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Multi-functional Transfer Machine – Office Block “Squaire“ at Frankfurt Airport

09/04/2011 Comments off

An over-sized ICE? A long spaceship? Or rather a gigantic airplane fuselage? After more than four years of construction time and numerous delays the 660 m long, 65 m wide and 35 m high office, shopping and hotel block “The Squaire” at City Frankfurt Airport is finally nearly completed. This new building, designed by JSK Architects, has been erected right on the already existing international train station and provides a flowing transfer between rail, airplane and car and features a roughly 200,000 sqm large business area across nine generously glazed floors.

The opening of the building is scheduled to take place in several stages during the next few months. Main tenants are two Hilton hotels and the KPMG accounting firm. Apart from that, about 90,000 sqm of additional office, retail and food service areas as well as a directly adjacent parking block have been integrated. The new building’s name is a mixture of the English words “square” and “air“.

In order to realize the ideas of the main investor, IVG Immobilien AG from Bonn, of a multi-functional property along with a perfect connection to the important traffic hub of Frankfurt Airport, the approx. 960 million Euro office city has been erected right on the roof of the already existing ICE international train station. The all in all 86 V-shaped pilotis, which can be seen from the outside, emphasizes the organically curved architecture’s futuristic character of steel and glass. Particularly impressive views can be experienced from the A3 Autobahn running along the building. However, due to the enormous size of the building, cars need, depending on their speed, 15 to 20 seconds to pass the building along its whole length!

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