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A reimagined home in the tallgrass region of Kansas strives to honor its past and the land around it. When architect David Dowell and his wife, Kathy, purchased a historic 12-acre property in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas, the couple took a decade to decide what they wanted to do with it. The couple eventually opted to renovate and expand the modest limestone cottage that was already there. The resulting stone-and-steel getaway sits on the rolling plain amid elm, silver maple, and eastern red cedar trees. “You don’t have to choose between old and new,” says David. “It’s a false construct in our brain to even think that way.” Peek inside the reimagined retreat when you try Dwell+ for free in the link in bio.
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Photos by @tmsinclair
Architect of Record: David Dowell, @eldoradoinc
#modernarchitecture #modernhome ##wabauseecountyhomestead #tallgrass #prarie #flinthills #kansas #renovation #remodel #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #corrugatedsteel #oldmeetsnew #limestone #cottage #dwellplus.

A reimagined home in the tallgrass region of Kansas strives to honor its past and the land around it. When architect David Dowell and his wife, Kathy, purchased a historic 12-acre property in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas, the couple took a decade to decide what they wanted to do with it. The couple eventually opted to renovate and expand the modest limestone cottage that was already there. The resulting stone-and-steel getaway sits on the rolling plain amid elm, silver maple, and eastern red cedar trees. “You don’t have to choose between old and new,” says David. “It’s a false construct in our brain to even think that way.” Peek inside the reimagined retreat when you try Dwell+ for free in the link in bio. - Photos by @tmsinclair Architect of Record: David Dowell, @eldoradoinc #modernarchitecture #modernhome ##wabauseecountyhomestead #tallgrass #prarie #flinthills #kansas #renovation #remodel #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #corrugatedsteel #oldmeetsnew #limestone #cottage #dwellplus ...

New wheel thrown work from the oxidation kiln this morning. I’ve been testing and refining recipes this fall, including new kaolinitic slips and ash glazes. As winter approaches the color palette and expression of the work slowly shifts to reflect the qualities of the season. In the coming weeks I’ll continue production in preparation of my winter online sale opening early December
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#ceramic #ceramicart #wheelthrown #pottery #tableware #localmaterials #wildclay #minimal.

New wheel thrown work from the oxidation kiln this morning. I’ve been testing and refining recipes this fall, including new kaolinitic slips and ash glazes. As winter approaches the color palette and expression of the work slowly shifts to reflect the qualities of the season. In the coming weeks I’ll continue production in preparation of my winter online sale opening early December . . . #ceramic #ceramicart #wheelthrown #pottery #tableware #localmaterials #wildclay #minimal ...

This is my 4th experimental piece for my grant project. My daughter has named it “Ancient Face”. It’s an experiment in geometry, arches, corbeling, point load, bonding, symmetry, abstract and human form. It stands 6.5’ tall and is 8.5’ wide. Made from a local limestone, the total weight is 5 tons.
#art #craft #drystone #handcrafted #sculpture #stone #limestone #modernart #abstractart #gardenfeature #moderncraft #abstractcraft #contenporarycraft #minimalism #contemporaryart #localmaterials #stonework #experiment #structure #construction #masonry #citizensofcraft #design #architectural #corporateart #ancient #face @ontarioartscouncil  #landscapeart #newmaker #stonefeature.

This is my 4th experimental piece for my grant project. My daughter has named it “Ancient Face”. It’s an experiment in geometry, arches, corbeling, point load, bonding, symmetry, abstract and human form. It stands 6.5’ tall and is 8.5’ wide. Made from a local limestone, the total weight is 5 tons. #art #craft #drystone #handcrafted #sculpture #stone #limestone #modernart #abstractart #gardenfeature #moderncraft #abstractcraft #contenporarycraft #minimalism #contemporaryart #localmaterials #stonework #experiment #structure #construction #masonry #citizensofcraft #design #architectural #corporateart #ancient #face @ontarioartscouncil #landscapeart #newmaker #stonefeature ...

🎉 @spistudios 🎉 Read the original post below. ・・・
Pretty psyched about this new bud vase menagerie ! #shawnirelandpottery #animalwarepots #woodfired #clay #budvase #toeriverarts #woodfirenc #pottery #localmaterials #sprucepinepottersmarket #wildclay.

🎉 @spistudios 🎉 Read the original post below. ・・・ Pretty psyched about this new bud vase menagerie ! #shawnirelandpottery #animalwarepots #woodfired #clay #budvase #toeriverarts #woodfirenc #pottery #localmaterials #sprucepinepottersmarket #wildclay ...

A reimagined home in the tallgrass region of Kansas strives to honor its past and the land around it. When architect David Dowell and his wife, Kathy, purchased a historic 12-acre property in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas, the couple took a decade to decide what they wanted to do with it. The couple eventually opted to renovate and expand the modest limestone cottage that was already there. The resulting stone-and-steel getaway sits on the rolling plain amid elm, silver maple, and eastern red cedar trees. “You don’t have to choose between old and new,” says David. “It’s a false construct in our brain to even think that way.” Peek inside the reimagined retreat when you try Dwell+ for free in the link in bio.
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Photos by @tmsinclair
Architect of Record: David Dowell, @eldoradoinc
#modernarchitecture #modernhome ##wabauseecountyhomestead #tallgrass #prarie #flinthills #kansas #renovation #remodel #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #corrugatedsteel #oldmeetsnew #limestone #cottage #dwellplus.

A reimagined home in the tallgrass region of Kansas strives to honor its past and the land around it. When architect David Dowell and his wife, Kathy, purchased a historic 12-acre property in the Flint Hills of eastern Kansas, the couple took a decade to decide what they wanted to do with it. The couple eventually opted to renovate and expand the modest limestone cottage that was already there. The resulting stone-and-steel getaway sits on the rolling plain amid elm, silver maple, and eastern red cedar trees. “You don’t have to choose between old and new,” says David. “It’s a false construct in our brain to even think that way.” Peek inside the reimagined retreat when you try Dwell+ for free in the link in bio. - Photos by @tmsinclair Architect of Record: David Dowell, @eldoradoinc #modernarchitecture #modernhome ##wabauseecountyhomestead #tallgrass #prarie #flinthills #kansas #renovation #remodel #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #corrugatedsteel #oldmeetsnew #limestone #cottage #dwellplus ...

Located a few kilometres away from the Thai-Burma border is Green Island, a 1,590-square-metre youth centre that provides educational services to migrant youth. The brief to  Estudio Cavernas (@estudiocavernas) was to create a public space to satisfy the needs of the community. The layout is divided into a community centre, football field, playground for kids and a food garden, harmonising with the big picture of creating a multipurpose space.
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The firm trained members of the community for two years in sustainable construction techniques. This enabled them to source local materials by themselves. Using recycled teakwood, the migrants shared the construction load with the architects and designers, building their furniture on-site. The firm focused on a design that incorporated one single open space for security and child protection—they also made use of their signature style of creating triangular structures. #linkinbio
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Photography: Denis Amirtharaj
Writer: Arya Chatterjee.

Located a few kilometres away from the Thai-Burma border is Green Island, a 1,590-square-metre youth centre that provides educational services to migrant youth. The brief to Estudio Cavernas (@estudiocavernas ) was to create a public space to satisfy the needs of the community. The layout is divided into a community centre, football field, playground for kids and a food garden, harmonising with the big picture of creating a multipurpose space. # The firm trained members of the community for two years in sustainable construction techniques. This enabled them to source local materials by themselves. Using recycled teakwood, the migrants shared the construction load with the architects and designers, building their furniture on-site. The firm focused on a design that incorporated one single open space for security and child protection—they also made use of their signature style of creating triangular structures. #linkinbio # Photography: Denis Amirtharaj Writer: Arya Chatterjee ...

“We hear so much about ‘food miles’, yet we hear very little about ‘material miles’ when it comes to shaping our homes. So I looked at what natural materials were available in our surrounding area, & allowed these to play a large role in generating the design. I wanted to challenge the assumption that natural building techniques & earth materials can only be used for making ‘hippie-hobbit-homes’, by showing that they too can shape a beautiful, simple, contemporary place to live.” ~ from a yarn between @nat.woods_ & I published in the latest edition of @paradiso_magazine_ (link in bio)
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We rammed the walls using earth from a local quarry; built all the framing, cladding, decking & details from untreated Australian hardwoods grown within a 200km radius of the house; lined the ceiling with hoop pine ply grown & manufactured nearby in SE Qld, & used the offcuts to make all the joinery; made the retaining walls from columnar basalt collected from a local farmer’s paddock; used the clay excavated from the site mixed with local sugar cane mulch & sand to screed in the earthen floor; & @k.r.u.r.a made our beautiful door & cupboard handles from offcuts of copper pipe leftover from the plumbing!
#quandongcottage #localmaterials #senseofplace
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📸: @annahutch_photo 
Builder- primary structure: @balanced.earth 
Builder- details & joinery: @sam___jolly, my Dad & myself!
Rammed earth: @rammedearthnational.

“We hear so much about ‘food miles’, yet we hear very little about ‘material miles’ when it comes to shaping our homes. So I looked at what natural materials were available in our surrounding area, & allowed these to play a large role in generating the design. I wanted to challenge the assumption that natural building techniques & earth materials can only be used for making ‘hippie-hobbit-homes’, by showing that they too can shape a beautiful, simple, contemporary place to live.” ~ from a yarn between @nat.woods_ & I published in the latest edition of @paradiso_magazine_ (link in bio) ~ We rammed the walls using earth from a local quarry; built all the framing, cladding, decking & details from untreated Australian hardwoods grown within a 200km radius of the house; lined the ceiling with hoop pine ply grown & manufactured nearby in SE Qld, & used the offcuts to make all the joinery; made the retaining walls from columnar basalt collected from a local farmer’s paddock; used the clay excavated from the site mixed with local sugar cane mulch & sand to screed in the earthen floor; & @k.r.u.r.a made our beautiful door & cupboard handles from offcuts of copper pipe leftover from the plumbing! #quandongcottage #localmaterials #senseofplace ~ 📸: @annahutch_photo Builder- primary structure: @balanced.earth Builder- details & joinery: @sam___jolly , my Dad & myself! Rammed earth: @rammedearthnational ...

enticing staircase
hand-finished wood slabs
embraced by clay walls
sculpted in place
all local
all natural
#thisisnaturalbuilding

#naturalbuilding #localmaterials #siteharvestedwood #cob #roundwoodtimberframing  #slabwood #clayplaster #allnatural #healthyhome.

enticing staircase hand-finished wood slabs embraced by clay walls sculpted in place all local all natural #thisisnaturalbuilding #naturalbuilding #localmaterials #siteharvestedwood #cob #roundwoodtimberframing #slabwood #clayplaster #allnatural #healthyhome ...

New Gourna Village, designed by a #pioneer of #sustainable #architecture , #HassanFathy was commissioned by the Egyptian Department of Antiquities in 1945. The goal was to use #localmaterials and techniques to relocate Old #Gourna a community of amateur #archeologists that had sprung up near the ancient sites, and in doing so, curtail damage and looting at nearby Pharaonic sites as well as facilitate #tourism development. Only part of the goal was realized. 
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Hassan Fathy was a noted #Egyptian architect who pioneered appropriate #technology for building in #Egypt especially by working to reestablish the use of #adobe and #traditional as opposed to western building designs and layouts. Fathy was recognized with the #AgaKhan Chairmans award for Architecture in 1980. 
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Source: 
www.wmf.org
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Fathy
#architectureofthepoor 
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#eartharchitecture #earthconstruction #luxor #africa #architecturelover #terracruda #adobebrick.

New Gourna Village, designed by a #pioneer of #sustainable #architecture , #HassanFathy was commissioned by the Egyptian Department of Antiquities in 1945. The goal was to use #localmaterials and techniques to relocate Old #Gourna a community of amateur #archeologists that had sprung up near the ancient sites, and in doing so, curtail damage and looting at nearby Pharaonic sites as well as facilitate #tourism development. Only part of the goal was realized. _____ Hassan Fathy was a noted #Egyptian architect who pioneered appropriate #technology for building in #Egypt especially by working to reestablish the use of #adobe and #traditional as opposed to western building designs and layouts. Fathy was recognized with the #AgaKhan Chairmans award for Architecture in 1980. _____ Source: www.wmf.org https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_Fathy #architectureofthepoor _____ #eartharchitecture #earthconstruction #luxor #africa #architecturelover #terracruda #adobebrick ...

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"The future of India lies in it's villages" - Mahatma Gandhi. Amidst the transition of village architecture from vernacular to modern, village houses are slowly losing their response to village life and it's effects on space. To create a home for a farmer with a modest budget, we worked closely with the local labour in the village of Umberkhed, aiming to revive the dignity of village life and build a synergy amongst the villagers. #RuralArchitecture #VillageHouse #TraditionalDesign #LocalMaterials #HouseAtNode ...

Pollard willows are everywhere in the Netherlands. With their roots, they protect the land along the waters.

To keep these trees healthy, they must be pruned every 2-5 years. Volunteers are often asked for this.

Something beautiful can be made from this local and sustainable material. Let's enjoy the landscape with your own branch bench!

#comingsoon #branchbench #takkenbank #pollardwillow #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #outdoorfurniture #outdoordesign #outdoorbench #gardenbench #gardenfurniture #productdesign #amsterdammade #dutchdesign.

Pollard willows are everywhere in the Netherlands. With their roots, they protect the land along the waters. To keep these trees healthy, they must be pruned every 2-5 years. Volunteers are often asked for this. Something beautiful can be made from this local and sustainable material. Let's enjoy the landscape with your own branch bench! #comingsoon #branchbench #takkenbank #pollardwillow #sustainabledesign #localmaterials #outdoorfurniture #outdoordesign #outdoorbench #gardenbench #gardenfurniture #productdesign #amsterdammade #dutchdesign ...

Eucalyptus slabs felled from @muddywaterwines 18 months ago, waiting to be dressed so I can turn them in to a communal table to drink wine around @greystonewines ..
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#eucalyptus #eucalyptustree #eucalyptuswood #woodslabs #localmaterials #fromtheland  #cellardoor #cellardoordesign #winerycellardoor #winerydesign #winecellardoor #northcanterburywine #designandbuild #greystonewines.

Eucalyptus slabs felled from @muddywaterwines 18 months ago, waiting to be dressed so I can turn them in to a communal table to drink wine around @greystonewines .. . . #eucalyptus #eucalyptustree #eucalyptuswood #woodslabs #localmaterials #fromtheland #cellardoor #cellardoordesign #winerycellardoor #winerydesign #winecellardoor #northcanterburywine #designandbuild #greystonewines ...