For the food truck application I had to make a site plan, or hire someone else to do it. It was the best part of the application process, by far. Check out Spaceship Quesadilla if you get the chance.
Here is the layout of the truck, first, the original with all the measurements, then, the submitted site plan.
Boutique of Hong Kong has designed The Canopy, a building that integrates a garden into each of the 54 apartments. The website doesn’t say much about the rest of the building specs but I’d hope that a design which placed greenery at the forefront will be mindful of its impact on the environment.
..and now presenting, sketchup #001, Table #01
I downloaded it a few days ago (free from Google), watched a few tutorials and made a table last night! It stands at 6’6″ x 1’6″ x 3’3″. Not too bad for my first try, if I say so myself.
Elevator motors consume more energy than any other single piece of equipment in a high-rise building.
Rainy days are always good for building something. I have this set at home but won’t be following the instructions — gotta update for new technology. Will show pictures of modified ship later.
Black Seas Barracuda #6285 – gifted to me in 1993.
Designed by Perkins + Will, the Visitor Center achieves net-zero energy by using solar panels, a green roof, using on-site dry wood waste to heat water with a biomass boiler and conserving rainwater. the building is LEED certified and is part of the Living Building Challenge, which is the “most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment”.
I want to visit Vancouver ASAP.
Skaterham, Surry, England. What a cool way to re-purpose an old building!
I was in Savannah over a long weekend and I can’t stop thinking about it. The layout of this city, America’s first planned city, is superb for getting around town quickly – especially on a bike. (It was a little rough on the cobblestones but next time I might take a wide, knobby-tread bike instead of my old road bike.)
The downtown area is divided into wards – each intended to be its own self-sustaining urban neighborhood. The ward was cut into 8 blocks, surrounding a central public square. Today, the square serves as a roundabout making the city bike and pedestrian friendly while keeping stop signs and lights to a minimum. If you lived and worked downtown there would be no need for a car. Forsyth Park lies at the southern end of downtown. I caught a rugby match, had a few beers (open container laws) and read a book while people were playing ultimate frisbee, tennis and basketball.
The main tourist spots are crowded but once you find the way around the squares and onto side streets it quiets down, leaving time to coast and building-watch. I’ve only been in the fall and spring but I can’t imagine it being too hot during the summer because huge gnarled oaks lining the streets and in covering the squares.
*map from savannahmeetings.com