Daily Archives: April 7, 2019

Pythagorean home amidst olive grove offers views & protection…


Date: April 08, 2019

01) Pythagorean home amidst olive grove offers views & protection

“Asked by an Athens couple to design a home embedded in their olive grove, architect Tilemachos Andrianopoulos used geometry to respect the trees, provide protection from wind and sun, and open up the residence to the mountain views. In Alice in Wonderland fashion, the home begins small at a tip of a triangle where the walls are low. The walls grow and stretch as the home progresses uphill funneling views toward the Gerania mountains. On two sides of the triangle the only openings are slits which let in protected light and views (all other windows open out onto one of two interior courtyards. At the mountain-side of the home, the wall is nearly double the size of the smaller end, and the glass can be completely opened to let the olive trees in. In symbiosis with the local ecosystem, the home is covered in a living roof, adjusted to the Greek climatic conditions, in particular those of Attica with lavender, helichrysum, auras, drosanthemum and thyme. Inside the courtyards there is no grass, but all local plantings and walkways of rammed earth.


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Not exactly a “tiny house”…but, I love this house!


Bernie’s Team Holding Fire On Other Democratic Candidates…

Date: April 07, 2019

01) Bernie’s Team Holding Fire On Other Democratic Candidates

“When Fremont Rep. Ro Khanna agreed to be co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign, he had a requirement: no mud-slinging against fellow Democrats.

Khanna signed on early to Sanders’ campaign, having also backed the Vermont independent in his 2016 run against Hillary Clinton. But Khanna said part of the deal was that he wouldn’t attack other Democrats in the race. Those include at least one candidate from his home state, Sen. Kamala Harris, and probably Rep. Eric Swalwell of Dublin, who is expected to run…