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Beautiful Portraits by Amro

Beautiful Portraits by Amro

December 22nd, 2014

A must-see collection of digital portraits by a 27-year-old artist Amro. Visit Amro

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35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs

35 Breathtaking Wings Tattoo Designs

December 22nd, 2014

Despite of the fact that humans are ground-based animals, ancient people never stopped dreaming of flying like birds. Human with wings therefore appeared in the religions, legends and folklore of many places in the world. …

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Lay Down by Julia Galdo

Lay Down by Julia Galdo

December 22nd, 2014

Fashion Editorial for Book Moda Magazine shot by Julia Galdo. Visit Julia Galdo

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Rise of the Geek Lawyers by Matthew Griffin

Rise of the Geek Lawyers by Matthew Griffin

December 22nd, 2014

Dose of creative magazine illustrations by Matthew Griffin, an artist from Ennis, Ireland. Visit Matthew Griffin

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Illustrations by Andrea Radeck

Illustrations by Andrea Radeck

December 22nd, 2014

Collection of various illustrations by US-based Andrea Radeck. Visit Andrea Radeck

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Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures. In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice. The architects carefully considered the entire site, taking advantage of as many opportunities for sustainable living as possible. Passive and active solar design strategies render the residence 100% energy neutral. Recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products are specified throughout. Hardscape and landscape treatments are considered for their aesthetic and actual impact on the land. The Brooks Scarpa Residence elegantly crafts each of these strategies and materials, exploiting the potential for performance and sensibility while achieving a rich and interesting sensory and aesthetic experience.

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

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