Category: Heating Ventilation and A/C
June 26, 2019
Top Reasons to Consider a Queen Mattress for Your Home

You’re starting the process of purchasing a new mattress, and of course one of the main things you must consider is what size mattress you should choose. There are several size choices including twin, queen, full, king, and California king. Picking the right size mattress is an important step in finding the right one for […]

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June 21, 2019
5 Reasons Insulation is Crucial to Your Bottom Line

When business owners consider a building they look at the location, operating costs, facilities and a whole host of other factors. One that’s often overlooked, to your detriment, is the insulation. The quality of your commercial insulation will have a major impact on the cost to operate a building. It also affects how environmentally friendly […]

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May 19, 2019
5 Things to Look for When Buying A Canopy Tent

Whether there will be rain or sunshine, that’s not in our control. But we can go ahead with our activities and protect our belongings from these harsh weathers, thanks to canopy tent. They save the day, are user-friendly and easy to set up. A bed canopy tent can come in different shapes, quality, and sizes, […]

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May 6, 2019
HVAC System Configuration Analysis Example

The Aqua tower is an 82 story high-rise building located in downtown Chicago designed by Studio Gang. The mixed use structure holds a hotel (3-17), residential apartments (18-53), condos (53-81) and retail space. Each floor covers approximately 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2) which totals to 2 million sq ft. The project is LEED certified on […]

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April 25, 2019
8 Best Things You Can Do to Make Your Garage Better This Year

The new year brings thoughts of better habits and a new start and there is no better place in your home than the often-neglected garage to look for changes. If your garage looks dirty, disorganized, and boring, this is the right time to upgrade it. Garages are much more than just a place to park […]

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July 31, 2018
7 Tent Design Ideas for People Who Love Architecture

Ever thought of spending time in a tent? They’re easy to set up and can be used almost anywhere. Sometimes, you’d want to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life to somewhere quiet - like a vast open space with nothing but the starry sky to keep you company, and all you need […]

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September 18, 2017
An Analytical Look into The Marina Towers In Chicago

  NAME: MARINA CITY BUILT IN: 1964 LOCATION: CHICAGO (RIVER NORTH) ARCHITECT: BERTRAND GOLDBERG As seen above, the floor plans all are organized to radiate around the central shaft-core. The balcony space proportionally large in comparison to the rest of the condos. The cyan lines indicate a unique organizational method as a result of the […]

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July 9, 2015
Robin Thicke House: His Dad's Hollywood Home

Robin Thicke Gets His Dad's Dream House Built in 1965, the house was purchased by his father, Alan Thicke, in 1990 for $910,000, public records show. Thicke recently divorced his wife of 10 years, actress Paula Patton. If Robin Thicke's begging ever works, and he actually gets back together with Paula Patton -- they'll be […]

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January 14, 2015
Robert Downey Jr.'s Mega-Mansion Malibu California

Robert John Downey, Jr.'s $13.4 Million House Robert John Downey, Jr. is an American actor, producer, and musician. He is an old man at the age of 49.  He stared Air America, Soapdish, and Natural Born Killers. He starred as Charlie Chaplin, the main character in the film Chaplin (1992), which earned him a nomination for […]

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November 7, 2014
This Urban Algae Farm Eats Up Highway Air Pollution

Implementing Environmentally Friendly Algae Farms on Highways A French firm has completed a design for an algae farm suspended over a small stretch of highway in Geneva, Switzerland. This algae farm has the ability to obtain nature's energy in a clean way. Algae can generate energy from photosynthesis using sunlight and carbon dioxide, churning out […]

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October 11, 2014
Meg Ryan's Spanish Style House in Bel Air

Meg Ryan and Her Romantic Spanish House in California Meg Ryan is an American actress and producer. After a multitude of minor TV roles Meg got the lead role in "When Harry Met Sally" and from then on she has been the lead role in many films. She is known to be in romantic films. […]

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September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers House in Connecticut is not so Glamorous

The dearly loved and hated Joan Rivers just passed away at the ripe age of 81. She was an American comedian that enlightened everyone with jokes. She recently wrote about her death bringing comedy to it saying that she wanted a fan in the casket blowing air at her hair making her look like Beyonce. […]

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July 22, 2014
Gordon Ramsay's Los Angeles House

Gordon Ramsay and His Chef's Kitchen in His New House Food Network star Gordon Ramsay has finally crossed the pond from UK to set foot in LA. He is not only a TV superstar but he is an extremely successful restaurateur with top-of-the-line restaurants in mostly Europe. His TV shows are known to be extremely […]

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June 20, 2014
The Top Influential Architecture Talks from "Ted Talks"

If you are looking to absorb some information regarding architecture right now then watch the following videos of amazing people talking about amazing things! You are sure to learn something new today. Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities Before agriculture, permanent settlements did not and could not exist. Architect Carolyn Steel discusses how food […]

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June 17, 2014
Richard Buckminster Fuller's Architecture Influence

Buckminster Fuller is a historically famous architecture, scientist and inventor that is known for making 28 patents, authoring 28 books and he received 47 honorary degrees. His designs are revolutionary and still very present within today's architectural landscape. He is most famously known for his geodesic dome. The design consists of triangles that all interlock to […]

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June 1, 2014
Using Renewable Energy Sources in your Home or Business

If you are a home owner or small business owner that is looking for ways to implement long-term savings from your expenses then you might want to consider using renewable sources for your energy consumption or at least part of your consumption. Not only does this help conserve the environment and reduce your carbon footprint […]

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May 31, 2014
Al Gores Home: An Environmental Hypocrisy

As the vice president under the Bill Clinton presidency Al Gore advocated and currently advocates for environmental changes and protection. In fact he is one of the main faces in front of the current environmental movement. Unfortunately his earnings have been used in a way that goes against his own message about the environment. His […]

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February 22, 2014
Minimalist architecture and interior design

[contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea" /][/contact-form] Minimalist architecture is a style that first gained popularity in the early to mid twentieth century. Largely in response to the overly ornate and decorated design themes of earlier periods, minimalism embraced the aesthetic of simple elegance. A measure of […]

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February 17, 2014
Make your windows the highlight of your room

Windows are always a key part of a room. They let sunlight spill in, they frame the view outside, and they are a focal point in any room and always draw the eye – which is why it is important they look fabulous. Often these days modern homes are built with a minimalist aesthetic in […]

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December 30, 2013
30 St Mary Axe Modern Architecture London

What is the "30 St Mary Axe" Building? 30 St Mary Axe is a modern, sustainable building located in London's financial district. The building is also widely known as the the Gherkin building and previously called the Swiss Re Building. It was built in 2003 and opened in 2004. In 1992 the Baltic Exchange (a trading center) […]

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December 21, 2013
Most Beautiful Airports World Wide

Terminal 3, Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 was opened just in time for 2008 Olympics. The building itself covers 2 miles making it one of the largest buildings in the world. The shape is supposed to represent a dragon, being a symbol of bravery and fierceness in China. Architects Foster + Partners managed to create […]

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December 15, 2013
Bobby Flay's House in the Hamptons

Bobby Flay's Masterpiece of a House Bobby Flay and his wife, actress Stephanie March, opened their Hamptons home to show it off. Some amenities include and open air outdoor kitchen, outdoor eating area, and colorful bedrooms. Bobby Flay sure does have enough dough to keep this place very interesting and sleek. Flay is a judge on […]

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July 13, 2013
How Big is The Mall of America

The Mall of America is located in Minnesota, US and The Mall of America contains an area of 4,200,000 square feet equivalent to 96.4 acres! Mall of America is the nation's largest shopping and entertainment location featuring over 520 stores, 50 restaurants and the biggest indoor Nickelodeon theme park- Nickelodeon Universe. SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGO […]

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March 8, 2013
Shanghai World Financial Center Coolest Observatory Deck in The World

On the 100th the Shanghai World Financial Center's observatory remains teh tallest cantilevered observatory deck in the world. What makes it so unique is that the bridge like sructure spans the tops of the building's gap, at 1,555 feet in the air. Construction went from 1997-2008 Architect: Kohn Petersen Fox

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