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In October 2015, the Irish Georgian Society launched a Buildings Conservation Fund to support five important conservation projects where emergency repairs are required. Dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries, the projects include a triumphal archway, an important stained glass window, a unique garden pavilion, and two vernacular thatched cottages, which are found in counties Limerick, Louth, Meath and Roscommon. The Society is calling for its members and supporters to help safeguard Ireland’s architectural and decorative arts heritage through donating to its Buildings Conservation Fund and to ask friends and colleagues to lend their help as well. The five projects for 2015: Lion’s Gate archway, Mote Park, Co. Roscommon Goggin Cottage, Kildimo, Co. Limerick Garden Pavilion, Beau...
The family society buildings in Chinatown – their social structure and curious architectural parentage – are the subject of this talk by civic historian John Atkin, who also outlines the evolution of Chinatown itself from its beginnings as workers' quarters for the Royal City Planing Mills in the 1880s. City planner Tom Wanklin rounds out the theme by describing the city's initiatives to raise funds for the restoration and stabilization of the aging buildings.
A question from the lecture 'Perfection or Pastiche? New Buildings in Old Places' by Professor Simon Thurley CBE https://www.gresham.ac.uk/short/william-morris-and-the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings/ The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/perfection-or-pastiche-new-buildings-in-old-places Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 2,000 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: ht...
This paper focuses on the interpretation of space at manorial sites in Normandy from the central middle ages, and what spatial analysis can provide to a social meaning of a building. Focusing on research undertaken at manorial sites in Calvados, this paper suggests that considering spatial aspects of medieval buildings provides a heightened awareness to the society using these places, particularly in examining the ways in which social authority would be embodied or enacted through the material trappings as well as the spatial indications of the buildings. The main sites under examination include the Motte d’Olivet (Decaëns 1981, 1987, 1988), Chateau de Creully (Impey 1993, 1995, 2012) and Beaumont-le-Richard (Impey 1993, 1999). As a result of the spatial examination, this paper will also s...
From a strange tomb to a place where aliens may be kept to the secret HQ of lego to some weird places in North Korea...these are 7 SECRET Buildings You Can't Visit. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com The Skull and Bones is a secret society of Yale University undergraduates, with famous alumnus including politicians, lawmakers, members of the Rockefeller family, and three former US presidents including George W Bush. The organisation's headquarters, known as the Tomb, are thought to contain some astonishing and shocking artefacts such as stolen coffins where sex acts take place, a set of Hitler's silverware, and the skulls of several famous historical figures. Frat parties at the Tomb sound pretty bad-ass. Hangar 18 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base ...
How do we ensure that our homes, buildings and society are of high quality, healthy, productive and sustainable? What is the point of growth if not to meet human needs both now and into the future? Where are the jobs that we should be promoting to create a healthy and productive future? Don't we owe it to ourselves and to future generations to build a better world? This video is full of ways to do so and why. To learn ways how to make your home more energy efficient visit: http://www.FutureProofMyBuilding.com Link to the TED talk "Reinventing Fire" http://www.futureproofmybuilding.com/from-fossil-fuel-to-the-future/ Info graphic from the video about job creation. Download the report to learn more: http://bluegreencanada.ca/more-bang-for-our-buck
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
"What the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings has accomplished in its 135 years of existence is a major example of how to protect heritage for future generations. The wide range of activities, ranging from training young people to acting as respected champions of heritage in danger, has made a strong impression on the Jury, which feels honoured to be able to grant due recognition to this highly respected Society. Not to have given cognizance to its long term supreme achievement would have represented a major miss."
GP 2016 Question 2: Assess the view that traditional buildings have no future in your society. On this playlist, we analyse General Paper Questions from the 2016 paper. What is the function of traditional buildings? How would the historical, economic and sociopolitical context of Singapore shape our understanding of the value of traditional buildings? Why does it matter that I care about what happens to traditional buildings? For a free trial class at School of Thought, go to: http://school-of-thought.com/free-trial-class To subscribe to our Broader Perspectives magazines or find out about our annual Essay Issue, check out http://broaderperspectives.com.sg/ To keep updated on our videos and events, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/SchoolOfThoughtSG/
DOWNLOAD HERE: http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/SingleItem.aspx?asset_id=OEM_20110914_OINT_001 San Francisco is working on legislation to prevent deadly accidents involving birds and glass buildings. This animation explores the phenomenon and ways to make buildings bird safe. Sources: CBS, Audubon Society
On Property India, a discussion on why several society residents take loans and arrange for redeveloping their own buildings. Builders who take up redevelopment contracts often fail to keep up with the deadlines causing a lot of inconvenience to residents. Experts on the show discuss the pros and cons of housing society members taking their own initiatives to redevelop residential complexes. (Audio in Hindi) Watch full video: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/property-india/property-india-societies-are-self-redevelopment/387126?yt Download the NDTV news app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.july.ndtv&referrer=utm_source%3Dyoutubecards%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dyoutube
This video shows how you can take an ordinary building design and alter it to form a net-zero-energy building - meaning a building that uses no more energy than it produces on an annual basis. Brought to you by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Griff Rhys Jones tells you why the Victorian Society's Top Ten Endangered Buildings are important and asks you to help share the message. See the list at www.victoriansociety.org.uk . Use #TopTen2015 to talk about the list online.
Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) has teamed up with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) to offer a programme of one-day masterclasses in building conservation and repair. The masterclasses are often run to coincide with live repair projects at HRP's properties - thus providing a unique learning environment for the delegates. To book, visit: http://www.spab.org.uk/builders-professionals/masterclasses/
"Net Zero Buildings in San Diego: The New Model for our Built Environment" Date: Wednesday May 13, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: World Resources Simulation Center 1088 Third Ave San Diego, CA 92101 Event Summary: A zero energy bill every month for your electricity? The concept is compelling...and feasible. Net Zero Energy Buildings are buildings that produce as much (clean) energy as they use over the course of a year, through a combination of: Exemplary building design to minimize energy requirements, and Renewable energy systems that meet these reduced needs Under California's recent revisions to Title 24 (the state's energy code aimed at reducing energy use in new and altered homes and commercial buildings), all new residential construction is to be Zero Ne...
A brief video-introduction to one of the most beautiful projects of Sri Aurobindo Society, Sharanam—Rural Development Centre, which has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the most sustainable and green buildings in India. The contruction of this green building was started in Puducherry in south India in 2007. SHARANAM aspires to be a model institute, not only for rural development, but also where spirit and form of human development exist in perfect harmony to give rise to a space which would be the architectural self-expression of its core idea. This is an initiative of AuroSpace, a unit of Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, India. http://www.aurosociety.org/focus-area/sustainable-development.aspx http://sarvam.aurosociety.org/sharanam/
Building people, not prisons.