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Jim Thompson’s House

I had no idea about Jim Thompson. He was an expat American living in Bangkok in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He has several claims to fame, including single-handedly taking the Thai silk industry from a dying cottage industry to an international powerhouse, to collecting one of the first and most valuable private collections of East Asian art, to disappearing in mysterious circumstances in the Malaysian highlands in 1967. 703 more words


#BIM for #Mechanical and #Electrical subcontractors - Berewood Primary case study

I recently had the opportunity to hold a BIM feedback session with our Mechanical and Electrical subcontractors who had worked on Berewood Primary school and who had supported us by using BIM to collaborate and implement their work on site. 457 more words


Day 295: Create your own view!

October 22 – Day 295: Create your own view! I saw this cut-out opening in a boarded up window & thought about creating your own window to view the world. 81 more words


The Art of Architecture and the Handwritten Note

My evening swirled around two events ideal for aesthetic-loving nuts like me.

A friend invited me to a party celebrating Shelter’s tenth anniversary and its new digs in Northeast Minneapolis. 189 more words


Tropical Art Deco Architecture and Active Volcanoes – Bandung, Java, Indonesia

Our very memorable three days in beautiful Bandung, capital of Western Java, concentrated on three activities:


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Mercedes Museum

Mercedes Benz Museum, in Stuttgart, Germany – designed by UN Studio and photographed by Maik Lipp