Mid-Century Modern Re-Construction

author Mark A Silva   8 год. назад

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"Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture," a new documentary produced by AETN's Mark Wilcken, focuses on the construction boom in the United States after World War II. Sometimes considered cold and unattractive, mid-century modern designs were a by-product of post-war optimism and reflected a nation's dedication to building a new future. This new architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades. The documentary looks at examples of mid-century modern architecture around the state, from the University of Arkansas's Fine Arts Center designed by Arkansas native and internationally known architect Edward Durell Stone to the Tower Building in Little Rock, the Fulbright Library in Fayetteville that reflects the aesthetics of famous Chicago architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, and the abandoned Hotel Mountainaire, perfectly defining art moderne. Learn more at http://www.aetn.org/midcenturymodern

40ft Shipping Containers Transformed Into Amazing Off-Grid Family Home

This amazing small home has been built using two 40ft high cube shipping containers, slightly of-set from one another to create a stunning, off-the-grid family home. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Feeling inspired to downsize after watching tiny home and small house design videos online, this couple decided to take the plunge into designing and building a shipping container home for their family to reduce their expenses and be able to dedicate more time to the things that really matter. You can find our more about this tiny home on our website: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/off-grid-twin-40ft-shipping-container-home/ This off-grid container home is completely solar powered, with a huge solar array producing more than enough power for the small house. It's water is collected from a nearby bore. Otto Engineering: http://www.ottoengineering.co.nz/ Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd

Repairing a Midcentury Modern Masterpiece: Hans Wegner's "The Chair" - Thomas Johnson Restoration

Tom Johnson of Thomas Johnson Antique Furniture Restoration in Gorham, Maine restores a split crest rail to this 1960s edition of famed Danish designer Hans Wegner's "The Chair." Tom has been restoring furniture professionally since 1979. Visit our website at http://www.thomasjohnsonrestoration.com, call us at (207) 222-2266, or write us at thomasjohnsonrestoration@gmail.com. And for those on the west coast looking for custom framing, be sure to check out Tom's daughter's shop, https://www.emcollier.com (@emcollierframes on Instagram).

Vastu Course - Example concrete house construction process (open courtyard traditional style)

We talk about the general procedure for building a vastu house. In this example we are building a Catussala house (visuddha bhina) with 4 separate houses or "salas". Each house has a certain main function like kitchen, bedroom, etc. Also, we talk about the requirements for building an earthquake resistant home, and the use of a technology for roofing with styro-foam panels from the brand Covintec. Visit our website: http://thevedicway.org

Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover: Strip and Refinish -Thrift Diving

https://ThriftDiving.com - This mid century modern dresser makeover didn't turn out exactly as I had thought it would. It was only $25 at the thrift store. Instead of painting it, I wanted to strip and refinish it back to its original beautiful natural wood veneer, using stripping gel, and applied 100% tung oil to bring out the beautiful grain. But things didn't go as planned. See how this quasi-DIY fail turned out and the lessons learned. See what happened. GET THE MATERIALS LIST HERE: http://thriftdiving.com/mid-century-modern-dresser-makeover-stripped-and-refinished/?utm_campaign=Social-Media&utm_medium=Description&utm_source=YouTube CONTENTS 0:36 - Intro 0:49 - Materials List 1:09 - Applying and removing first coat of stripper on the body 2:16 - Stripping the drawers 2:32 - Sanding the drawers 3:58 - Sanding the front of the dresser - FIRST PROBLEM - matching non-veneer surface to a veneer surface. 4:21 - Sanding the top 5:08 - Sanding the side 5:40 - Adding the first coat of tung oil mixed with mineral spirits 6:11 - MY FEAR! 7:01 - Refinishing the mid-century modern legs 7:57 - Sanding the curved pulls 8:05 - Using gel stain to color match the non-veneered surfaces 9:05 - Applying tung oil to the body 9:57 - WHERE THINGS WENT WRONG! Applying oil-based topcoat. Mistakenly called it a "polyurethane" 11:08 - Trying to fix my mistakes. 11:39 - Adding oil-based urethane 12:17 - I'm OVER it! 12:38 - My final thoughts and the BEFORE & AFTER 13:36 - My cute son :) Remember to subscribe, too! *************** BLOG: http://thriftdiving.com EMAIL: serena@thriftdiving.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thriftdiving PINTEREST: http://www.pinterest.com/thriftdiving INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/thriftdiving TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/thriftdiving SNAPCHAT: http://www.snapchat.com/add/thriftdiving THRIFT DIVING TEE-SHIRTS: http://thriftdiving.com/shop *************** MAILING ADDRESS: Serena Appiah P.O. Box 463 Spencerville, MD 20858

A Mid-Century Modern Reinvention construction process documented - designed by Mark A Silva

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