Tag Archives: extension

The Charlie Chaplin School Complex in La Courneuve, France gets an Extension

© Charly Broyez

The 2015 extension/addition project at France’s Charlie Chaplin School Complex (of course, named after the legendary classic film actor) involved not only getting a new cafeteria and rec center (while converting the old cafeteria into 4 classrooms), but also a new covered walkway and a courtyard renovation. The design firm SAM architecture, with Boris Schneider and Aurélien Clovis acting as the architects-in-charge, took a rational approach by using basic geometric forms that follow the existing site (in relation to the street, party wall and neighboring building facades) in visually “completing” the complex’s architectural design. Continue reading The Charlie Chaplin School Complex in La Courneuve, France gets an Extension

Advertisements

While The Poolhouse MRT LOOKS Like it’s in the Hollywood Hills…

© Tim Van de Velde

….it’s actually in Belguim. No joke. You fell for it just like I did…

Anyway, the Poolhouse MRT, designed by Steven Vanderborre Architects, is located in a suburban area of Marke, 8510 Kortrijk, Belgium, which is dominated by the typical-styled villa, but the truth is that the existing building actually dates from the 1970s.  The interior of the existing house was made of unique concrete floors with wooden formwork, white painted brick walls and clear open spaces, while the extension of the house was designed to be a logical response to the existing house’s history and atmosphere. Continue reading While The Poolhouse MRT LOOKS Like it’s in the Hollywood Hills…

Resize YouTube Videos To Your Liking w/…um…YouTube Resize

When I’m working around the house, cleaning things, drawing things, or creating content for — I don’t know, The PractitioNERD — I like to have a video playing int he background, and more often than not, it’s a playlist of YouTube videos.  While Google allows you to customized the size of any YouTube video you play — kind of, sort of –, you can get more precise control with sizing those vids using the YouTube Resize extension, which allows you to drag a video to any size you want — if you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your default internet browser (sorry, Internet Explorer). Continue reading Resize YouTube Videos To Your Liking w/…um…YouTube Resize