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If your #car is too good to be hidden in a garage, you need this

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This home blends beautifully with the surrounding environment.  Browse through the slideshow to see how it complements the land and sea.

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Manufactured stone veneer is a cost effective alternative to using real stone in your residential project.  I like the clean lines and color blend of this Limestone veneer, made by Colorado Stone Products.
Coronado Stone's New 3 Inch Split Limestone veneer conveys the perfect balance of unique textures and subtle color tones. It's clean linear profile works well with both Modern and Contemporary Styles. #stoneveneer #moderndesign #limestone

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Interested in designing a custom home or renovating your existing home?  Adlao Designs would love to collaborate with you on your project.  Contact Kathy for information. Thank you!

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This year's Pritzker Architecture prize goes to an architect who has created temporary structures for people impacted by natural disasters.  Click on the slideshow in the article below to view some of these innovative and beautiful structures.

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"Organic Architecture" at it's finest!  This home blends into the landscape from the inside, as well as the outside.  

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Anyone interested in the sport of stand up paddleboarding?  Here's the new 2014 catalog for Lakeshore Paddleboard Company.  They manufacture quality stand up paddleboards, which can be purchased online, through their retail store in Reno, Nevada or from various retailers throughout the US and Canada.   #SUP  

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I am such a fan of this firm.  Their designs are simple and showcase the materials, as well as the finishes of their projects, in such a beautiful and artistic way.
a project by Olson Kundig Architects
olympic peninsula, washington, united states, completed 2011
Olson Kundig Architects have completed a steel-clad cabin in Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA. Entitled Sol Duc Cabin, this unusual looking shelter has a total area of 350 square feet and is surrounded by wilderness.

Built for a client who fly-fishes for steelhead on the Olympic Peninsula, this steel-clad 350 sf cabin on stilts can be completely shuttered when the owner is away. the cabin’s rugged patina and raw materiality respond to the surrounding wilderness while its verticality provides a safe haven during occasional floods from the nearby river.

The overall design responds to the owner’s desire for a compact, low-maintenance, virtually indestructible building to house himself and his wife during fishing expeditions. Composed of two levels, the cabin’s entry, dining and kitchen areas are located on the lower floor while a sleeping loft with minimal shelving hovers above. A cantilevered steel deck extends from the lower level, providing unimpeded views of the river.

Constructed primarily of unfinished, mild steel and structural insulated panels (SIPs), the cabin is supported by four steel columns and sits lightly on the site. Most of the structure—the steel frame and panels, the roof, shutters, and stairs—was prefabricated off-site, thereby reducing on-site waste and site disruption. Prefabrication kept typical construction wastage to a minimum.

The sleeping loft is the result of innovative materials salvaging and construction. Comprised of the owner’s store of leftover dimensional lumber, the loft’s floor was formed by stacking and gluing a series of 2’ x 4’s together, then threading a bolt through the boards to secure them, repurposing materials that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Sol Duc Cabin’s cantilevered roof provides solar shading and protection from the strong coastal storms from the west. Each of the building’s shutters can be opened and closed manually using a custom steel rod—the large steel panels slide on hardware that was originally designed for sliding barn doors that is attached within the steel roof beam structure.

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Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects (6 photos)
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When It Snows...

Japanese creativity shines despite the heaviest snow that Tokyo has seen in 45 years.

Snoopy Sculpture by Twitter user @sumikko_mofu

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#snow #snowsculpture #japan #snowman
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