Pacifecon currently has reported over 270 residential retirement projects at planned stages across the country.
Kahu Apartments at Eastcliffe Retirement Village, Auckland. Start of work to replace former apartment block demolished due to structural & fire issues. Proposed new block comprises 30 apartments over 5 levels with a curved roof, expected completion in 2020.
This is just one uber cool natural building on the eco house tour coming up in the blue mountains
An inspirational steiner school made by the community
The buildings on the tour are all natural: strawbale, cob, earth floors, lime and clay renders, gypsum, tadeladkt renders, traditional timber frames, some off grid, some on suburban blocks.
Time to get some inspiration
Book your ticketshttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/nov-strawbale-eco-house-tour-2018-tickets-51495011967
Taking a break from #mansardmonday to bring you a bit of #modernism in Queens! (photo via @nychousing)⠀
The Jamaica Savings Bank began building the Elmhurst Branch (89-01 Queens Blvd.) in 1966 to coincide with their centennial. Designed by architect William F. Cann, the bank, completed two years later, looked like something out of The Jetsons. The William Cann Company worked on this project with the Bank Building and Equipment Corporation of America. Established in 1913, BB & EC got its start installing wood cabinetry and teller cages in St. Louis, before becoming the first design/build firm serving the financial industry nationally. They introduced the modern aesthetic to banking structures in the 1950s.⠀
The Jamaica Savings Bank was rendered in a hyperbolic paraboloid shape, with a sharp, glassy, triangular point (43 feet above the street) at the corner. The 116-foot sloping copper roof and reinforced concrete piers allowed for a column free interior. The mix of sharp edges and soft curves created an eye-catching visual on the generally low-rise and flat-roofed commercial structures lining Queens Boulevard (excepting the large cylindrical store-surrounded-by-parking-lot of Macy's seen in the background which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and completed in 1965).⠀
The glassy, concrete, and copper building has functioned as a bank for its entire history. Today, it is branch of Bank of America. The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated this structure a #landmark in 2005 but that decision was later overturned.
Did you know that once a year City Hall operations move into each borough for a week? This week of 'City Hall in Your Borough' is in the lovely and architecturally (+ethnically) diverse borough of #Queens ! (also the home borough to the person who posts to this Instagram account 😉)⠀
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