Archinect - News 2017-08-22T14:50:36-04:00 British ice-cream shoppe, Snugbury's, creates a 35ft straw Dalek for 50th anniversary Archinect 2013-08-02T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-08-02T18:59:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Snugbury's has been erecting its giant straw sculptures for more than 10 years, but this one is by far the most advanced yet. It features two fully movable parts - the head and the gun - and also includes audio. It is the brainchild of engineer Mike Harper, whose team of volunteers have put in an estimated 700 man hours to bring the creation to life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "A Recipe To Live": Modern Japanese Straw House Naturally Heated By Compost Justine Testado 2013-07-02T12:06:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:12:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The simple, sustainable design of "A Recipe to Live" easily integrates with the lifestyle and landscape of the dairy farm town Taiki-cho in Hokkaido. Designed by students Masaki Ogasawara, Keisuke Tsukada and Erika Mikami of Waseda University, the project was the winner of the 2011 LIXIL International University Architectural Competition.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><img alt="" src=""></p> <p> "A Recipe to Live" is a perfect mixture of pleasing organic aesthetics and practicality that is suitable for life on the pastures. Clean lines and geometric shapes give the shelter durability, while the spacious interior and simple floor plan is ideal for performing everyday tasks or resting.&nbsp;On the other hand,&nbsp;natural tones, soft lighting, and dried straw convey an organic feel that reflect the house's pastoral surroundings. However, even these aesthetic qualities are functional.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><img alt="" src=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><br> An example--and perhaps the house's most unique feature--is its zero-energy heating and cooling system, which uses only dried straw and agricultural ferm...</p> Scale replica of Lichfield Cathedral made by farmer out of straw Archinect 2012-10-08T20:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:52:37-04:00 <img src="" width="634" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A team of faithful farmers have built a scale model of Lichfield Cathedral - out of straw. The monument, which stands 50ft tall, 74ft long and 14ft wide, took three weeks to complete before it was unveiled yesterday. Farmer Rob Gray, 50, decided to build the replica of 12th century Lichfield Cathedral which is near his 250-acre sheep farm in Whittington, Staffordshire.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Story of Straw... and how to use straw in a modern building. Archinect 2012-02-04T20:33:00-05:00 >2012-02-05T15:45:17-05:00 <img src="" width="615" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction was completed on a new straw bale building for the University of Nottingham which brings together the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Sciences. The project is the first stage of a 20-year visionary masterplan for the university's Sutton Bonington Campus.</p></em><br /><br /><p> View <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - The Gateway Building</a> in Make's Archinect profile.</p>