7/7/14

Queenslander House Serves As Original Design In Australia

Vernacular architecture is a concept of designs specific to a locale, which are developed directly as a reflection of local climate, environment and building resources provided by the terrain. In the case of Australia, the very first design in the vernacular was the Queenslander—a design constructed of the abundant supplies of timber and iron with an open architecture that allowed mid-nineteenth century migrants to adapt to the new subtropical climates via harnessing breezes as a means to survive the extreme summers.

2/11/14

Designs of the Year Challenge Our Imagination

Two decades ago everyone who understood changing cultural trends swore the 21st century would mark the invention and rapid utilization of things like the flying car, elevators that went sideways and personal home robots that obeyed your every command. While suppliers to the imagination continue create some of the most awe-inspiring creations to rival those of the past, designers have been steadily producing innovative solutions that would send those in Hollywood back to the drawing board.

1/15/14

Youtube Begins Experimenting With New User Interface Design

With mobile apps such as Snapchat on the way to gaining international relevancy due to its simplicity and user-friendly design, major media companies like Youtube are following the trend to stay relevant. Youtube, the video-sharing website that continues to keep Vimeo at bay, just begin testing a new user interface that’s only available to a select few. While there's no word when the company will roll out the revisions to the masses, they will surely be welcomed.