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Top engineering achievements of 2012 - Knovel

Top engineering achievements of 2012 - Knovel | December 14 | Scoop.it
Top engineering achievements of 2012KnovelEvery year brings its own set of remarkable scientific achievements. But 2012 saw the culmination of some of the greatest feats of engineering research and development of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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This list of the top engineering achievements in 2012 shows how great strides have been made in technology and design. With these new projects underway or finished, engineers are stepping up and making their ideas come to life in the new technologies and structures they design and create. These new technologies help improve our living and many work towards a more sustainable future with less waste product. This gives architecture a new future as some of the designs can be incorporated int o building systems to creat whole buildings and skyscrapers of self sustaining quaility.

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Bailey Architecture | Action Renewables

Bailey Architecture | Action Renewables | December 14 | Scoop.it
nThe practice is run by Seamus Bailey who worked in some of Northern Irelands leading award winning architects practices before returning to set up Bailey Architecture in The Glens of Antrim.\nThe practice bases it ...
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Bailey Architecture began in Ireland and works to establish designs in sustainable architecture. Bailey Architecture is now in The Glens of Antrim. The practice tries to base their designs off the surrounding landscape whether it is in an Urban or Rural environment. To minimize future heating costs, Bailey Architecture integrates suitable renewable technologies. This way architecture is gaining a new face in renewable technologies to help the owners of the buildings save money as well as the buildings becoming self-sustaining.

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Flip House / Fougeron Architecture | ArchDaily

Flip House / Fougeron Architecture | ArchDaily | December 14 | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Fougeron Architecture Architects: Fougeron Architecture Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Fougeron.
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Integrating this architectural design into something better suited for the San Francisco landscape as well as creating a new design for better movement inside the building. Changing the design of the building allows for better movement by replacing the several staircases into one staircase accessible on each level. This way it is easier to move betwwen floors and create plans if there was a need for a fire escape plan. Creating a more enclosed area for the bedrooms above on the top floor also givees more privacy between entertaining people and having a personal space to the occupants own advantage. This way the new design is more suitable for the lifestyle of an average sized family with small children.

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