Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

The Unfulfilled Potential of Minecraft – Assuming a Different Perspective…


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Date: October 12, 2019

01) The Unfulfilled Potential of Minecraft – Assuming a Different Perspective


“Video essay that uses frame analysis to examine the player’s relation to Minecraft’s virtual environment, and to explore how the game design would be different if that relation were changed.”

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Stacked cargo containers in New Haven’s “LEGO” apartments…


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Date: October 12, 2019

01) Stacked cargo containers in New Haven’s “LEGO” apartments


“Christian Salvati of Marengo Structures thinks shipping containers make great building blocks, and in time, he hopes it will become an affordable and quick method of building homes.

As full-scale R&D, in 2012, he built Connecticut’s first shipping container homes: a two-story duplex built from six containers. Two years later, he stacked higher using 27 containers to build a 6-unit apartment complex he hopes to rent to students in the New Haven area (the building is wedged between Yale and University of New Haven).

While containers are uniform, modular and easily sourced (Salivati buys from a depot in Newark, NJ), the building process is still slower and more expensive than it should be given the lack of codes for this type of building.

Salvati thinks that by sharing information, architects and builders can help improve both zoning issues and the currently steep learning curve that prevents containers from becoming a more universal modular alternative.

Marengo Structures:
https://www.facebook.com/MarengoStructures/

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20 Smart Furniture Designs – Transforming and Space Saving…


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Date: October 12, 2019

01) 20 Smart Furniture Designs – Transforming and Space Saving


“Every said home needs some space saving furniture for small rooms! Here are 20 modern furniture designs, some of which are a Princeton kind of smart!”

Please visit this videos YouTube page, to find links to any featured items.

I love the Kenchikukagu Collection, though it seems impossible to find any place to order anything other than the office…

A few others were really interesting to me.

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