Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limited to one field of expertise. He worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems. And one of the problems he chose to work on was the toilet.
He devised a four, stamped sheet metal or plastic commode that was light enough to be carried by two workers. They’ll fit up tight staircases and through narrow doors, allowing retrofitting in existing structures. All the appliances, pipes, and wires are built-in, limiting on-site construction to simple instillation hook-up.
With this configuration the interior has no germ-harboring nooks, crannies, or grout cracks.
This focus on sanitation was part of a larger effort known as the Dymaxion House which was meant to use a minimum of materials to provide maximum living space.
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One can argue very few would find the above video interesting. Only the true construction aficionado would be captivated.
Enter the following article:
Heat sensitive tile construction inspired by the Aurora Borealis. Now were talking!
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Don’t forget to Spring forward this Sunday, March 8th! It’s in that spirit with the longer days and the warmer weather that we enjoy new found energy to do lots of spring cleaning and to tackle long overdue organization projects. In this video Ana White shows us how to put together a DIY garage shelving unit that not only is simple but loads of fun to do. So grab your miter saw, screw gun, screws and 2x4s to spring forward with a tidy, organized, solid shelving solution that should take only a few hours to build.
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A small kitchen – technical drawing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In a home or apartment renovation kitchen designs can be challenging, especially in Paris where the space you have to work with can sometimes be so limiting.
In this video they have a few things we found interesting.
The wall mounted wine racks get a thumbs up. This is a stylish option when contemplating storage solutions in a small kitchen design.
The rolling cart and moving the appliances of the counter tops are also great tips.
And they also touch on something that is rarely addressed.
Different people have different cooking styles. For instance men sometimes approach the kitchen like a construction site and spread out all over the place.
If a couple enjoys cooking together but their styles clash, giving each their own area is also a very good idea!
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