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Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly

Send Files of Any Size To Anyone with Sendly | Design | Scoop.it
Sendly. The easy way to send your big files.

Sendly is a new free web service which allows you to send one or more files of any size to your selected recipients, bypassing all email attachment size limitations. 

 

When sending multiple files they are automatically zipped before being sent and you get a notification email when your recipient has downloaded your file.

 

Sendly acts as an intermediary temporary store and forward service, sending to your recipients a link from where they can download their file. Files are kept for 10 days on the Sendly servers.

 

No registration required.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://www.sendly.net/en/home


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I have tried this service and it worked without a hitch. Not sure what their motivation is to supply this service free of charge.

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Webgrrl's comment, January 4, 8:03 AM
doesn't look like its free..anymore
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Thanks for reporting it Webgrrl.
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Appsolutely excellent tool.

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forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture - Designboom

forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture - Designboom | Design | Scoop.it
Designboom forward thinking architecture develops floating responsive agriculture Designboom forward thinking architecture, a subsidiary ideas lab of JAPA, has strategized 'floating responsive agriculture,' a method to counteract the projected rise...
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Its a great idea where food milage and availability of land is an issue, but how could we utilize this concept in areas in Africa where we have an abundance of fertile land but limited resorces in the nature of skill and money. The use of hydroponics and aquaponic systems is not new to many of us but this form of verticle garden farming should be explored further.

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Tokyo boutique by Nobuo Araki sits inside an old swimming pool

Tokyo boutique by Nobuo Araki sits inside an old swimming pool | Design | Scoop.it
Japanese architect Nobuo Araki has transformed an indoor swimming pool into a fashion boutique, retaining the empty pool's sunken shape and steel ladder
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A novel alteration

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Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture | Design | Scoop.it
Art warehouse, studio and gallery in Boeotia, central Greece by Athens studio A31 Architecture with a smooth, curved concrete exterior.
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The space created is open, friendly, solemn, and simple. It forms part of the nature as if it has been standing there for ages. It's dome, a timeless and interregional architectural coronation element spanning from antiquity to Modernism, interacts with the intimate space of the artists house, the "cell". I like it!

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Aedas adds hollow inside Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University building

Aedas adds hollow inside Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University building | Design | Scoop.it
Curvy holes puncture the walls of this university building by Aedas in Suzhou, China, creating courtyards, terraces and balconies.
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The building contains 14 storeys, including one below ground level. These accommodate an administration department, a training center, a learning resources facility and a student activities center.

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ARmedia Plugin 2.0 for Google SketchUp (Augmented Reality) - YouTube

New version of the popular Augmented Reality Plugin for Google SketchUp by ARmedia with a lot of new features.
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We have been using this plugin for Sketchup models for the last 8 years now. The 1st time I showed the client his model overlaid on a little piece of paper they thought I was a magician. I does look very realistic especially when you hold the model up and you can see the client looking through a window back at you. Like most things in life this is a tool and we often get appreciation comments from the client once the presentation is complete and makes our life easier as you get instant design buy in.

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Modeling Skills: Final Day at SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014

Modeling Skills: Final Day at SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014 | Design | Scoop.it
Designers who know their way around SketchUp and the suite of in-house and third-party plug-ins can create everything from a streetcar route to a whale shark.
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7 Compelling Reasons to use Solar Panels to Heat your Water

7 Compelling Reasons to use Solar Panels to Heat your Water | Design | Scoop.it
With Soaring Energy Costs and now obvious Climate Change
we all need to look at new alternative ways to Heat our Homes:
Here are 7 compelling reasons to consider installing
a Solar Water Heatin

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1: Cut your Energy Home costs and provide a positive return
2: Help you avail of Generous Government grants and special low cost Green loans
3: Installing Solar Panels will help you harvest FREE Clean Energy from the Sun
4: Installing Solar Panels will help extend the lifespan of your Boiler
5: Will be better for your Family’s Health and the Environment
6: Installing Solar Panels will Help Increase the resale value of your Home
7: Help Protect your Household Budget Against Future Fuel Price Rises.

This is an interesting video showing new technology on energy production http://garage.karter.co.za/stirling-energy-systems-intros-their-new-suncatcher-csp-system-buildaroo-com ;

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7 Compelling Reasons to use Solar Panels to Heat your Water #solarpanels #solarwater

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▶ London Grammar - Strong - Top of the Pops New Year - 31st December 2013

London Grammar - The next up and coming group from the UK. Just gets better and better...

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Enjoying "Hanna Reid" from London Grammar...... SUPER HOT..... and super voice. Great sound to design to. What do you think?

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Rise of the replicants - FT.com "Warren Buffett"

Rise of the replicants - FT.com "Warren Buffett" | Design | Scoop.it
If Daniel Nadler is right, a generation of college graduates with well-paid positions as junior researchers and analysts in the banking industry should be worried about their jobs. Very worried. Mr Nadler’s start-up, staffed with ex-Google engineers
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A very interesting article here at ft.com. What is critical for workers concerned about loosing their position and where to draw the line comes down to the ability of the machine to do the job better than you. If that is the case then does this new technology create more or better jobs for all of us at a fast enough pace to replace the jobs that are lost?

I will admit that it would be really cool if I could get a machine to design acceptable dwellings for me, create construction drawings and deal with council ... now that would be something!

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SketchUp Pro New in 2014 | SketchUp

SketchUp Pro New in 2014 | SketchUp | Design | Scoop.it
And @SketchUp 2014 is now available! http://t.co/n81ZoaDG5D IFC, new 3D Warehouse, BIM classification, & Ruby 2.0
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We have been waiting for this news about Sketchup 2014 for a few weeks now. I got a call late last night from Athol Phillips of Irender to tell me that the software is now shipping. I like the way Trimble and Irender are handling the new platform.

http://www.irender.co.za/index.php/sketchup-south-africa/

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Abvent Artlantis Studio 5.1.2.3 Multilingual (x64/x86) - AWM Travel

Abvent Artlantis Studio 5.1.2.3 Multilingual (x64/x86) - AWM Travel | Design | Scoop.it

Abvent Artlantis Studio 5.1.2.3 Multilingual (x64/x86) | 533/541 Mb. Artlantis is a powerful, easy-to-use 3D rendering application developed especially for architects and designers, ideal for quickly and easily creating high quality renders ...

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We use this software from Irender.co.za in our practice and man ... what amazing things can be done with this tool once you know how! The speed that it completes and the quality just gets better and better. It really makes me rethink the way I work today, and I still have a lot to learn about it (and look forward too).

Just have a look at the video on my page here to see some animation using this tool.

http://www.the-architect.co.za/karter-margub-associates/

 

My thanks to Athol from Irender in South Africa for introducing this software to me. They came to my practice and evaluated what and how we produce a project and then he recommended what tools would suit us best. http://www.irender.co.za Just WORKS

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longhi architects complete the veronica residence in peru - designboom | architecture & design magazine

longhi architects complete the veronica residence in peru - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Design | Scoop.it
using 5 primary local materials, the house exhibits itself as a contemporary peruvian architecture with intricate geometries and indigenous accents.
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This contemporary design undertaken in Peru goes to show that with a little thought one can easily create a lifestyle that is achievable with a similar budget. Why should walls be straight?

I like the way that the stone face has been incorporated into the stair well. You will have to explore the remainder of the pictures in the linked article to appreciate the detail. The stone cladding at the base of the house must have taken the artisan some time to complete.

I like it!

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Would You Believe That This Amazing, Architecture Award-Winning Building Is ... - TheBlaze.com

Would You Believe That This Amazing, Architecture Award-Winning Building Is ... - TheBlaze.com | Design | Scoop.it

TheBlaze.com
Would You Believe That This Amazing, Architecture Award-Winning Building Is a McDonalds ....

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Breaking away from the norm is realy refreshing from this company. have a look at the inside garden over the roof of the services station and the way that the water pond reflects the structure. The architect deserved the award!

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SketchUp is no longer free for commercial use - WorldCAD Access

by Roopinder Tara, Tenlinks.com How do you tell the largest CAD user base in the world that they they are going to cut off? You don't. SketchUp, known and loved by millions, was revised late last year.
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SketchUp has grown to become, almost by accident and under all radar, the most-used CAD software in the world. It is, by CAD standards, ridiculously easy to use. Being free helped. Trimble says it has 38 million users.

SketchUp Make is the new name for our basic version. It’s available today and still free to use. With this change, we’re also clarifying that SketchUp Make is not licensed for commercial work.


Me ... I love my SketchUp Pro from iRender.co.za

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Movie: Rachel Armstrong on giant synthetic reef to stop Venice sinking

Movie: Rachel Armstrong on giant synthetic reef to stop Venice sinking | Design | Scoop.it
Rachel Armstrong explains how a synthetic "limestone-like" support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city from sinking.
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At my last visit to Venice this was a topic of discussion at my hotel. With this way of lateral thinking it's certainly a different way that one can use technology – the idea that confers inert materials with some of the properties of living things. Venice could engage itself in a struggle for survival against the destructive impact of the elements in which it is situated.

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Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade das Artes complete in Rio de Janeiro

Christian de Portzamparc's Cidade das Artes complete in Rio de Janeiro | Design | Scoop.it
These new images by Hufton + Crow reveal the curved and angular concrete volumes of an art and music complex by Christian de Portzamparc in Rio de Janeiro.
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Bounded on both sides by major roads, the building is located within Rio's Barra da Tijuca district – a developing area described by the designer as lacking in "strong urban marks and public spaces"

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Zero Energy Architecture - Energy and Capital

Zero Energy Architecture - Energy and Capital | Design | Scoop.it
Zero Energy Architecture
Energy and Capital
And we both know there plenty of ways to make money with these investments, from solar panel manufacturers to companies making glass and other equipment used in zero carbon architecture projects.
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With Energy demand predictions of more than a 58% increase over
the next 25 years I wounder how developers and corporates decide when the time is right from a cost savings point of view?.

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J Mayer H designs Berlin shopping centre with skydiving and surfing

J Mayer H designs Berlin shopping centre with skydiving and surfing | Design | Scoop.it
German studio J Mayer H has designed a shopping centre near Berlin's Alexanderplatz where shoppers will be able to indulge in skydiving or surfing.
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If only our shopping center developers gave us this flexibility for design and budget. In a related project style the video interview with Joakim Lyth of Wingårdhs explains how the Swedish architecture firm used brightly-coloured curved glass in their Emporia, which won the Shopping Centres category at this year's Inside Festival, is a shopping mall located to the south of the city of Malmö in Sweden..

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Bing is Growing, Yelp is Scandalous, and I Need Your Help!

Bing is Growing, Yelp is Scandalous, and I Need Your Help! | Design | Scoop.it
:: Travis Bliffen, Stellar SEO ::
Bing is pouring on the new features as they try to compete with Google.
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My favorite online "Website Magazine"" is always a place to stay up to date on all topics like this. and Yelp was usually a safe place to get honest reviews ..... but false positives don't always work and this report is also very interesting http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/yelp-and-the-business-of-extortion-20/Content?oid=1176635

unfortunately that is not the case and here is just one example - See more at: http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/04/08/bing-is-growing-yelp-is-a-scandalous-and-i-need-your-help.aspx#sthash.J9oEsIR1.dpufYelp

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Gothic Revival Architecture Earns Listing for Church - Sheridan Media (press release)

Gothic Revival Architecture Earns Listing for Church - Sheridan Media (press release) | Design | Scoop.it
Sheridan Media (press release)
Gothic Revival Architecture Earns Listing for Church
Sheridan Media (press release)
Gothic Revival Architecture Earns Listing for Church. By Pat Blair on Sun 03/30/2014 06:22am.
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Its popularity grew rapidly in the early 19th century, when increasingly serious and learned admirers of neo-Gothic styles sought to revive medieval Gothic architecture, in contrast to the neoclassical styles prevalent at the time. Gothic Revival architecture often has certain features,derived from the original Gothic architecturestyle, including decorative patterns, finals, scalloping, lancet windows, hood moldings and label stops. We must remember that South Africa has many fantastic examples of this type of architecture and championed by non other than the architect Sophia Gray (1814 – 1871), the wife of the bishop of Cape Town, Robert Gray.

Of the 40 churches she designed in South Africa, 15 of them were in the Great- and Little Karoo, from Montagu to Graaff-Reinet, Colesberg to Fraserburg. Most of them were built in the neo-Gothic style, with a decidedly British feel to them.

Gray was also a noted artist, and her watercolours of the churches she helped build are to be seen in a book called The Bishop’s Churches by Desmond Martin (Struik, 2005).

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A refurbishes powerplant to create meilenwerk car center - Hadi Teherani

A refurbishes powerplant to create meilenwerk car center - Hadi Teherani | Design | Scoop.it

The hanseatic city of Hamburg in Germany houses a large collection of vehicles and is placed by the water, 'meilenwerk'

Hadi Teherani architects, combines a showroom aesthetic with an industrial brick structure. The ‘meilenwerk’ project will be completed in 2015.

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I visited the existing show last year with my family and spent most of the day. I asked If I could walk around the exhibits and take photos (strictly prohibited) and was told yes, as long as I wore a reporters jacket and ID card. After explained where I was from they supplied me a loaned outfit and I was in heaven. Most of the buildings around that part of the harbor are Listed buildings (grade 2) so the revamp will have to be strictly monitored. Cant wait to get back when it is completed ...

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This tresarca home mimics the desert in las vegas - house plans

This tresarca home mimics the desert in las vegas - house plans | Design | Scoop.it
a house nestled in the nevada desert uses local materials and mimics the natural geography to combat the harsh environment.
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This dwelling shows you the importance of a well executed brief and an understanding of how the climate impacts on your lifestyle. Take your time in viewing the detail within the building http://www.designboom.com/architecture/tresarca-home-in-las-vegas-by-assemblagestudio-3-3-2014/

I like the fire channel set into the floor on the patio in-front of the swing chair and the sense of freedom in the master bathroom layout by using natural materials and expansive glass.

http://www.the-architect.co.za/services/plans/house-plans/

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House X - Agraz-Arquitectos

House X - Agraz-Arquitectos | Design | Scoop.it

I was going through some past work that well known architects Elias Rizo and Ric Agraz have done and came across this residence constructed in Zapopan, Mexico by Alvaro Martinez.

This 305 sqm house built on a corner stand just goes to show how architects are taught to think out of the box by keeping things simple, cost efficient but elegant. The choice of floor plan layout is simple at first glance but if you did not see any elevations and the selection and allocation of finishes you would not be blown away. This work epitomizes how good selection of products and detail make it an exemplary piece of architecture. Good use of lighting and landscape planning bring this dwelling out at night. I like the way that the staircase is formed out of 8mm bent steel to give it strength to float above the floor. Go and have a good look at the pictures here http://www.archdaily.com/345507/house-x-elias-rizo-arquitectos-agraz-arquitectos/

to see how its done.Now you can appreciate why we get paid the fees. As I always say, we don't draw house plans ... we create lifestyles.

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Think out the box .. but stay within!

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mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg - designboom | architecture & design magazine

mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Design | Scoop.it

 

Addressing the shortage of student accommodation within Johannesburg, property developers citiq has converted the city’s unused grain silos into affordable student accommodation. ‘mill junction’ comprises 375 individual apartments, in addition to a host of study facilities, libraries, lounges and computer rooms. in order to provide additional floor space, a series of stacked shipping containers encompass the 11-storey silos, providing a vibrant and colorful addition the city’s skyline. climbing to a height of nearly forty meters, the scheme towers above neighboring buildings – offering panoramic views across the surrounding landscape. construction on-site was completed in January 2014, with the building set to open in its doors to new students the following February.

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This may not be to everyone's taste but I am glad that Citiq choose not to demolish the silo and used the structure to make a fun space to live in. It saves the developers money and the project turn around is faster.

The use of containers also brings a hip, student feel to the project.

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Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc - ArchDaily

Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc - ArchDaily | Design | Scoop.it
Clearview Residence / Altius Architecture Inc
ArchDaily
From the architect. Designed for a local artist to enjoy, this residence is located just south of Collingwood, in the heart of the Clearview area.
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This elevation does not show the extent of this house plan. Great for a long thin narrow site.

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