1. FPT University, Vietnam.
An incredible building that is as much plant as it is stone, this university almost looks like it’s been taken over by trees.
The balconies are designed to give light to plants which will eventually grow into the building.
2. Sydney University Business School.
Designed by the controversial architect Frank Gehry, this building is affectionately nicknamed the ‘Crumpled Paper Bag’. The building characteristically plays with form and expectation.
3. The United States Airforce Academy.
The building itself is reminiscent of the functional, streamlined airplanes the cadets learn to fly inside & the repeating pattern calls to mind entire fleets and the collective force of the US airforce.
4. The Library of the University of Mexico.
This incredible building is fascinating to anyone who sees it. Decorated in intricate, native designs, the building is an art piece that connects its inhabitants to their history.
5. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Building.
Nicknamed ‘The Giant Cacoon’ for obvious reasons, this building was the winner of a contest that asked for building designs that were not rectangular.
6. The New School, New York.
Balancing the requirements of modern architecture with the class of Manhattan, this building manages to be new yet sophisticated. Digital-inspired, but respectful of its context.
7. School of art, design and media, Singapore.
This environmentally-friendly building reduces its footprint in more ways than one, blending into its surround and encouraging people to make use of the green space it offers.
8. Art museum, University of Minnesota.
Another twisted wreckage by Frank Gehry, this museum is as disjointed and incoherent as the collection of artefacts housed inside.
9. The entire campus of the Colorado Boulder University.
Nestled into the mountain ranges of Colorado, this beautiful campus has a coherence that makes it feel like one big village.
10. Cambridge University’s Faculty of History.
A masterwork of modernism, the sleek, factory-like design of this building makes it one of the best examples of modern, minimalist architecture.
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How To Recognize a High Quality Shed
One of the most important factors in the construction of any kind of shed is to make sure that it is strong, sturdy, and made to last. Not all sheds are constructed at the same level of quality, and the cheaper option will often not be as reliable and long lasting.
What is The Difference?
C Section vs RHS Steel
Cheaper Sheds are mostly built from C- Section Steel which has only 3 sides to it, and are made from a single sheet of metal. A higher quality shed will be constructed from RHS Steel, which is a section of fully enclosed, sturdy steel with a hollow center. Central Steel Build uses RHS that is thick, solid with a rectangle shape that allows it to take stress vertically and horizontally. This means the shed will be more resistant to high winds and heavy loads.
Benefits of Galvanized Steel
Galvanizing steel describes a process by which the steel is coated in zinc. This protects steel against rust and the elements for a longer period of time. It is suggested by the Galvanisers Association of Australia that galvanized steel will last up to 50 years in Australian rural environments, and 25 years for harsh coastal conditions.
Galvanizing the steel will not only stand up against weather conditions, it will withstand against corrosion, adding to the long lasting quality of your shed.
What makes Colourbond steel a necessity when building your shed is that it will ensure outstanding anti-corrosion performance. Also Colourbond roofs will not fade overtime, so your shed will look like new for years to come.
The Colourbond steel used on our sheds is made to meet Australian Standards, ensuring a high quality products, with the Colourbond finish.
Central Steel Build produces a fully Australian product, as we assemble right here in Kyneton making it easier for us to fix any issues immediately that past client may have with our product.
Creative, Clever uses for old Baling Twine
1. Make a door mat.
This is definitely the work of someone who is very skilled (and has a lot of different colours of baling twine). Definitely a show-piece of twine mastery to work your way up to.
Find out how to make a baling twine welcome mat here.
The simplest and easiest way to make use of baling twine. Just thread it through your shoes and you’re ready to go.
Great for fixing up a broken set of laces.
3. A halter.
This is certainly one to be careful of – the twine could be too rough against your horses skin. But if you’re in emergency need of a halter and all you have is baling twine – this is a solution.
4. A hay feeder.
Grab an old barrel, remove the bottom and attach a hand-woven baling twine net.
That’s all there is to it.
5. A lead.
This one requires a bit of braiding and weaving skill, but it makes a very professional-looking lead that can be quite useful.
Definitely worth experimenting with this idea.
Complete honesty: these are not the most attractive shoes I have seen in my entire like.
But if you found yourself bare-footed in a barn with twine and hours to spare, they might be exactly what you need.
7. A woven chair.
Chairs are often woven from wicker or straw – why not do the same with baling twine? This simple pattern looks neat, tidy, and isn’t too difficult.
8. A crochet mandala mat.
Anything that can be made from rope or wool can pretty much be made from baling twine. This beautiful mat would make a very nice addition to any barn (or any home, for that matter).
These are adorable, a very nice addition to the outdoors spring decor.
Just make sure your horse doesn’t find them!
10. A hay net.
Using some simple knotting techniques, you can put together a rough hay net to suspend for your horses.
See exactly how you can do this here.
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