Want to Create Web Apps but Have No Coding Experience? Try Bubble!

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Want (or need) to build a website or application but have now knowledge of coding and writing a web app from scratch? There are a huge variety of services available to use –from Blogger, to WordPress (**wink-wink**) to Squarespace — but a new, powerful challenger at entered, named Bubble.  Bubble is a startup — generating $115,000 in monthly recurring revenue without raising any money — that many companies, big and small (ranging from Qoins, Dividend Finance, Plato and Meetaway), rely on for creating web applications without the whole “not knowing the first thing about coding”-thing stopping them.  Plus, they take care of hosting your web app for you, and every time you resize your instance when your app gets bigger, you’ll pay more. Continue reading “Want to Create Web Apps but Have No Coding Experience? Try Bubble!”

The Albany by RKD Architects is NOT in Albany; It’s in Dublin. So, There You Go…

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The Albany, located in Dublin, Ireland and designed by RKD Architects, is a modernist-style pavilion (measuring at nearly 4,900 square feet) that aims to reinterpret the seaside villa house type. This visually distinct building — compared to the surrounding ones — is built on one corner of the build site and utilizes a varied mix of materials and features a new structure frames for viewing the nearby Dublin Bay.  The existing site was lowered to create a garden — while accessible from all of the building’s bedrooms — that would add seclusion and privacy to the site. The exterior showcases a reinforced concrete frame with seamless glass ribbon windows along the main upper floor, while seemingly floating above the lower level plinth; intentionally done to resemble the seawall and to evoke the Martello towers located along the local coastline.

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When Architecture and Halloween Come Together, Cool Things Happen…

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First off, HAPPY HALLOWEEN from The PractitioNERD! I hope that you have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the costume parties and trick-or-treating! Now, the common route people take when deciding a Halloween costume is selecting one that aligns with their interests.  Some people point toward their professions, so in the case of architects and those in the design-build profession, this often results in elaborate contructions of elaborate costume pieces resembling buildings and other structures. Thanks to a recent poll by the folks over at ArchDaily, their readers from around the world submitted their architecture-themed costumes. Continue reading “When Architecture and Halloween Come Together, Cool Things Happen…”

Project.DWG and LOOS.FM turn Recycled Plastic Waste into Building Materials…

A joint project from Project.DWG and LOOS.FM was recently revealed; a temporary structure project in a community park in The Netherlands. The project, titled the PET pavilion — which follows the elevated and structural framework of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House –, aims to focus on rethinking the ways buildings are developed, built and utilized through the usage of sustainable building, recycling, and waste. To be more specific, the PET pavilion is a study to educate and explore new possibilities of the use of a building material made of plastic waste, rather than a be-all-end-all sustainable solution. Continue reading “Project.DWG and LOOS.FM turn Recycled Plastic Waste into Building Materials…”

Buildings Could Be Made with This Brick-Laying Robot

All Sorts of Buildings Could Be Made with This Brick-Laying Robot

Construction, in the MOST traditional sense, can be exhausting, back-breaking work, but that may change thanks to Swiss engineers who’ve developed a brick-laying worker robot that can aid us puny humans to erect buildings.  Scientists at Zurich’s Swiss National Center of Competence in Research have created the In-situ Fabricator, a smart construction robot that uses a large arm to lay bricks in pre-programmed patterns, and its wheeled base to maneuver around construction sites without human help. Continue reading “Buildings Could Be Made with This Brick-Laying Robot”

Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

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It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130”

Cable-free Elevators Can Move You in ANY Direction

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In every tall building, elevators are absolutely a vital feature, but even they have their limits.  For example, they can only move so quickly, plus they typically are unable to move sideways to fetch patrons from the far side of a building. However, it looks as if those issues will be resolved by German firm ThyssenKrupp, as their new Multi elevators aim to replace cables for magnetic linear motor technology (also used in maglev trains) to move elevators vertically AND horizontally so they can service very wide or unusually shaped buildings. Continue reading “Cable-free Elevators Can Move You in ANY Direction”

One/Two Sony Reader FemGaming Copycat – WIRed #97

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It’s time for Episode 97 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses taking a bit out of architecture — kinda sorta — , the Sony Reader PRS-500, the She Got Game documentary series, and TNA pulls a pathetic Mr. Me-Too after WrestleMania 30! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “One/Two Sony Reader FemGaming Copycat – WIRed #97”