Posts Tagged ‘ Construction ’

Hoerboard Stereo T Dj Workstation


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Just when people thought the design team at Hoerboard couldn’t top their Spin Age DJ Workstation, the brand introduces a serious contender in the Stereo T DJ Workstation. The latest member of the Hoerboard DJ workstation family utilizes an exclusive multiplex material for construction, paired with a fully stain resistant laminated surface that is available in your choice of either black or white. As with all the Hoerboard models, the Stereo T features a minimal design that keeps all of those pesky wires and cables tucked away nicely. When broken down, the Stereo T can easily fit into your average size car.

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Villa F by Hornung and Jacobi


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Located in Rhodes, Greece overlooking the sea, Villa F is a modern holiday residence designed by German based hornung and jacobi Architecture. The house  has a form of a bent rectangular prism facing the sea with open-plan living,  lots of space and natural light. The construction of the building is planned to use prefabricated timber structure finished with white plaster. The lightweight construction was chosen because it will be mainly used as holiday house for short-term visits.

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Booleanos Chest of Drawers


The Chest of Drawers by Joel Escalona is another fancy interior furnishing concept. The Chest of drawers includes multi-dimensional set of two drawers with a third intersecting in between them. The design concept of the drawers is based on the architectural and geometrical shapes. According to Escalona Booleanos is “inspired by construction and de-construction, which are based on the material finishes.”

E-40 & Too Short “Dump Truck” Feat. Travis Porter


Of all the music videos filmed this year, I’m guessing these dudes had the most fun ‘conducting’.   Construction vehicles and big booty – it’s a man’s world.  E-40 and Too Short will have two albums out in November: “History: Mob Music” and “History: Function Music”.

A Los Angeles Bachelor Pad.


The luxury housing market in Los Angeles, California is vast, and there is never any shortage of incredibly crafted contemporary homes. The team at Ben Bacal were looking to take things up a notch with the construction of this immaculate masterpiece located at 9909 Beverly Grove.  At first glance, the multi-colored lighting can be mistaken for that of a plush lounge, and paired with the waterfalls, steel encased bridges, roof top deck and pool, this house is the ultimate Los Angeles bachelor pad. The property features 3 bedrooms in addition to a maids and guest house to make up the 8300 square foot floor plan. What bachelor’s pad would be complete without a custom movie theater and 500 bottle wine cellar complete with a 3 inch glass ceiling built for dancing and entertaining.

The ‘Glass House’.


Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects:  The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m site, with a total floor area of 2500sq.m. The owner requested a modern, glamorous, open plan, light-filled house with views from all rooms into the garden.  The shape on the south side is a half circle, forming a horseshoe on the north side. Approaching the house form the gate the driveway is elevated to allow glimpses thru’ the house to the garden and raised water feature on the other side of the house.

The Porte Cochere is a suspended glass and stainless steel structure, with view into the house and a stainless steel and glass staircase, suspended over a heated pond, (which in summer acts as a temperature stabilizer, and in winter as a giant heater) with a circular, raised glass water feature in the background, framed by a beam two stories high.  To the right is a small sunken formal lounge, and to the left a timber-clad lift tower. The dining room is raised a couple of steps above the family room. The window to the dining room is a 6m high curved glass enclosure, where each sheet of glass leans over further than the previous sheet, with glass fins holding it in position.

The frameless glass folding doors starts at the dining room, and stretches for nearly 70m around the dining room, family room, lanai, indoor pool and gym.  The family room is partially double volume, flowing seamlessly into the lanai and heated indoor pool, with a bar, pizza oven, gas and wood braai.  The kitchen leads off the family room and dining room, with a pair of automatic, frameless sandblasted doors leading from the dining room to the kitchen. A breakfast area and playroom are adjacent to the kitchen, allowing the younger kids to be supervised from the kitchen and family room, and allowing direct access to the bar and barbeque area from the kitchen.

An atrium between the family room and the kitchen allows the family to ventilate and cool the house naturally, without compromising their security, while a roller shutter door drops down automatically when the alarm is activated, cutting the top floor off from the ground floor.  The walls to the family room and bar is clad with marble strips, with glass inlays and LED strip lights.  You can jump from the main bedroom into the pool, swim to the gym, swim back and use the steel spiral staircase to go back to the main bedroom , or tip a tipsy friend into the pool from his barstool.

The lanai opens up totally to the outdoor pool with a deck, spilling into a kid’s splash pool at the bottom.  A basement under the house have parking for about 12 cars, with a view into the pool, and a top-lit art gallery which forms the passage between the garages and the lift.  A feature wall opposite the living areas is clad in stone from Jerusalem, with a tree aloe growing in front of it. The stone comes from buildings hundreds of years old, being demolished in Israel to make space for development. The same stone is used in the dining room, flowing thru’ the glass wall to the outside.

The study is a glass box at the top of the staircase, with a view over the pools at the bottom. A large playroom is situated next to it, with an intimate home theater and kitchenette, leading to a large balcony with a shaded porch. The main bedroom on the other side of the hall is reached via a gallery looking down into the dining room and out to the garden.  The main suite has a small lounge and built-in kitchenette, with a drop-down screen and projector built into the bulkhead.

The main bathroom is a study in glass and transparency: The North and east walls are glass and slides open, even if privacy is required, the doors can be left open and the automatic blinds can be lowered, still allowing views and ventilation, but looking translucent from outside.  A large balcony off the main bedroom is partially covered, granting respite from the summer sun, or allowing all fresco early morning coffee or late afternoon drinks, while a staircase to the roof allows views over the surrounding suburb and towards Midrand.

The double volume glass enclosure over the pool can be opened from the balcony outside the children’s bedrooms, allowing a cooling updraft over the pool.  From another balcony the door overlooking the double volume in the family room can be opened, again resulting in a cooling chimney effect to the living areas.

A Peek Inside The Lamborghini Factory.


The Italian automaker founded in 1963 by feisty Ferrari hater Ferruccio Lamborghini built a long line of swoopy exotics that demanded passionate, dedicated drivers — with an equally passionate and dedicated mechanic on speed dial. Several ownership changes over the years, including an ill-fated union with Chrysler in the 1980s didn’t help the cause. Lamborghinis inspired lust, but consistency of build and reliability proved elusive… Until the Germans got involved.

Audi’s takeover of the company in 1998 instigated dramatic changes in how the famed cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese were conceived, developed and constructed. Eager to retain the brand’s “Italianness,” the Germans kept company headquarters in Sant’Agata, much like how Bugatti remained stationed in Molsheim, France, and Bentley didn’t stray from Crewe, England, once Volkswagen took over.

The German influence not only resulted in shared platforms (like the Audi R8/Lamborghini Gallardo aluminum spaceframe), it also brought a sea change in how emerging technologies are researched, developed and incorporated into the ever-evolving world of supercars.

Lamborghini hit a landmark when it sold its 10,000th Gallardo in 2010, a figure that represents more than all other models produced since the company’s founding. As a replacement for the mighty Murcielago approached the zenith of its three-year development, camouflaged mules were spotted darting through Italian countrysides and along the famed Nürburgring Nordschliefe, and the 691-horsepower flagship was being “fine optimized” in preparation for production.

The Josefine/Roxy Club.


Brazilian architect Fred Mafra, no novice to night club design, was given the unusual opportunity to redesign his earlier work, the night club Josefine/Roxy.  Since 2007, the club has been a strong player in Savassi, the night life area of Belo Horizonte, the capital of and largest city in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil.  The 955m² space has two dance floors, three bars, plus four VIP areas that can be combined into one larger VIP space. In addition, it has two lounges and smoking areas with a retractable roof.

With his new design, Mafra went to town with the hexagon and triangle forms.  By using them in the honeycombed ceilings and black-and-white floors, by including padded-vinyl seating and walls, and by lighting the space with creative LED, he’s created an angularly sinful madhouse effect that is destined to help guests forget the outside world.  Roxy Club is open on Wednesdays and Fridays when the DJs play techno and e-music to a straight crowd. Josefine Club is open on Thursdays and Saturdays when the DJs play tribal and pop music to gay/hipster crowd.

The La Finca Estate.


A-cero architecture studio has recently finished this contemporary home in The La Finca estate in the town Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid). The façade of the house is made of travertine marble which is combined with dark grey granite in several areas, as in the vertical plane of the main façade. White has the main role in the building (in interiors and exteriors).  Furthermore, it has numerous ample windows. Both elements give to the house a lot of light and vitality.  In the exterior area of the home there is a barbecue and a spectacular bar designed by A-cero besides a exterior swimming pool (with jacuzzi). The basement contains a gym, a cinema room, wine vault, and the garage.  House furniture has been designed by A-cero with top quality materials and finishes.

New School/Old School Arcade Games.


So, who’s got game? We found these old-school tables in Australia at Arcade Tables. The company has been making the coffee-table size arcade tables, which were popular about 30 years ago, since 2001.  While the newly designed tables are more stylish, they’re still filled with the classic video-arcade games of the 1980s including Space Invaders, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Scramble, Galaga and more.

The tables come with 60 pre-loaded classic games that include all the original soundtracks and graphics. The company reports that its arcade tables are being played on in Australia, New Zealand, the UAE and the UK. The tables are being delivered to private households, as well as to commercial clients, such as bars, lounges, cafes and even workplaces. The units weigh about 165 pounds and can be stationary or made mobile with attachable castors.

These tables are home décor friendly with sleek designs and come in various colors.  The Stealth, the newest product, is offered in both black and white glossy variants, which are listed as “Deep Space Obsidian” and “Supernova White.”  The glass-top surface of the tables is one-half-inch thick tempered, tinted glass with beveled edges and a rubber seal to ensure durability. Along with the arcade tables, the company also sells complementing stools and accessory pieces. The various stools are uniquely decorative.