NewsStandard http://newsstandard.ca Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:31:30 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://newsstandard.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-512Newsstandard-32x32.png NewsStandard http://newsstandard.ca 32 32 Why more K-pop stars are throwing guerrilla street shows http://newsstandard.ca/hustle/why-more-k-pop-stars-are-throwing-guerrilla-street-shows/ http://newsstandard.ca/hustle/why-more-k-pop-stars-are-throwing-guerrilla-street-shows/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:05:13 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=4902 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2017/08/14/0200000000AEN20170814007700315.html

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Watching http://newsstandard.ca/channels/watching-2/ http://newsstandard.ca/channels/watching-2/#respond Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:56:33 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=4863 Feed URL: ”https://news.ycombinator.com/rss not valid and removed from fetch.Feed URL: http://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview.rss” not valid and removed from fetch. ]]> http://newsstandard.ca/channels/watching-2/feed/ 0 Campaigning to Destroy: How Moscow Authorities Promoted Mass Housing Demolition http://newsstandard.ca/headlines/campaigning-to-destroy-how-moscow-authorities-promoted-mass-housing-demolition/ http://newsstandard.ca/headlines/campaigning-to-destroy-how-moscow-authorities-promoted-mass-housing-demolition/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:49:23 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=4846

The propaganda campaign promoting Moscow’s new housing demolition program was aggressive. But was it convincing enough?

Source: Campaigning to Destroy: How Moscow Authorities Promoted Mass Housing Demolition

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AI http://newsstandard.ca/channels/ai/ http://newsstandard.ca/channels/ai/#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 05:13:21 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=4699 Read more AI]]> AI: Try Tensorflow, Cloudvision, GoogleAI Experiments, AI.Google, Tensorflow, WebSpeechAPI,

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No Frame? No Problem. Here’s How to Do a Bed on the Floor http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/no-frame-no-problem-heres-how-to-do-a-bed-on-the-floor/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/no-frame-no-problem-heres-how-to-do-a-bed-on-the-floor/#respond Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:00:52 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3349 A bed frame has always been staple furniture for bedrooms. However, a no-frame bed is also a good idea with just a touch of style and creativity. This is a minimalist approach in decorating a bedroom which is modern, simple and relaxed. With the right concept and placement, a no-frame bed can actually be very comfortable, homey…Read more No Frame? No Problem. Here’s How to Do a Bed on the Floor]]>

A bed frame has always been staple furniture for bedrooms. However, a no-frame bed is also a good idea with just a touch of style and creativity. This is a minimalist approach in decorating a bedroom which is modern, simple and relaxed.

With the right concept and placement, a no-frame bed can actually be very comfortable, homey and creative. It does not require additional furniture yet can equally be decorated in a lot of ways. The mattress can be placed in a slightly elevated platform, or beside a window with a picturesque view of the outdoors, or against a wall with a headboard fixture, or even in a closet type compartment for added privacy. The ideas are endless and just as wonderful as having a standard bedroom concept.

For people who want less bulky furniture in their home as well as for those who prefer a minimalistic approach in decorating a bedroom, placing the mattress on the floor directly or with a flat base can be an excellent idea.

For more of Marbletecture’s work, or to find other metal building companies, find them in our directory of metal construction companies.

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Shipping Container House … It’s Off Grid http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/shipping-container-house-its-off-grid/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/shipping-container-house-its-off-grid/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:03:29 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3407 I found it very interesting to see this innovative off-the-grid (OTG) shipping container home design. In the past, these shipping containers were only meant for over-road, over-rail and over-ocean cargo of bulky goods. Nowadays, they are being turned into a dwellings that are intended to answer the need for sustainable, cost-effective and ecological abodes. To large extent, Studio H:T’s shipping…Read more Shipping Container House … It’s Off Grid]]>

I found it very interesting to see this innovative off-the-grid (OTG) shipping container home design. In the past, these shipping containers were only meant for over-road, over-rail and over-ocean cargo of bulky goods. Nowadays, they are being turned into a dwellings that are intended to answer the need for sustainable, cost-effective and ecological abodes.

To large extent, Studio H:T’s shipping container houses are made from shipping containers, but supplemented by other materials. The home office spaces, t

he kitchen and bedrooms are made from shipping containers while the living and dining areas as well as the storage aren’t. Even though the house is not entirely made from shipping containers; the design is remarkable for it runs completely off-grid.

An exceptional feature that these houses have is the non-automated design styles which include cooling and green roofs and the windows minimizes solar heat gain. Also, the external layer of the house can moderate solar heating.

Another feature of Studio H:T’s shipping container houses is the pellet stove and photovoltaic solar power. They work to provide power for the entire home.

The above features of these houses are designed to bring more prospective home owners to avail a more reasonably priced, maintainable and flexible living preferences. Altered shipping containers also support unconventionality from amenities, low-impact living plus mobility.

Definitely, they are primarily constructed as homes but they are also good as a getaway housing, as a guest house or even as an emergency accommodation. To see more of Studio H:T’s work, find them in our Prefab and Shipping Container Home Designers and Builders Directory (click here).

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Home Automation Means an Upgrade for an Old House http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/home-automation-means-an-upgrade-for-an-old-house/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/home-automation-means-an-upgrade-for-an-old-house/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:53:19 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3402 The whole idea of upgrading and re-branding a house can be practical and interesting. It can create wonderful improvements to a rather old and basic structure. To complete the process, it is important to take into consideration the personalities, interests and lifestyle of its owners. Located high above the southwest corner of San Francisco’s Noe…Read more Home Automation Means an Upgrade for an Old House]]>

The whole idea of upgrading and re-branding a house can be practical and interesting. It can create wonderful improvements to a rather old and basic structure. To complete the process, it is important to take into consideration the personalities, interests and lifestyle of its owners.

Located high above the southwest corner of San Francisco’s Noe Valley is a house that was built way back in the 1970’s. All houses in the area were all designed in the same way and represented the natural charm. However, Scott MacFiggen and Regina Bustamante decided to transform their old house to suit their personal taste and interests and at the same time enable them to manage their new interests.

With the help of Architect Christi Azevedo, Scott and Regina upgraded their old house into something that depicts simplicity and practicality while incorporating their tech-forward lifestyle as well.

From a stick-frame basic box, the house had been upgraded with a midnight-black façade consisting of Japanese-inspired cedar boards and encourages the concept of entertaining outdoors. The house is also equipped with solar panels to save energy, a modern kitchen, stainless steel counter, a raised rear patio wherein original redwood decking had been reused, and Solus fire pit to warm them up when the night gets colder.

The house is also designed to produce more energy than it consumes and incorporates a system that allows the couple to charge their electric cars. Over-all, this Home Automation project managed to combine environment-friendly measures with tech-forward living. To see more of Azevedo Design’s work, find them in our Prefab and Modular Home Designers and Builders Directory (click here).

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Sustainable Home Design Winners – For This House http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/sustainable-home-design-winners-for-this-house/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/sustainable-home-design-winners-for-this-house/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:47:35 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3398 The Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition which focuses on sustainable home designs had just announced its five winners. The competition encourages young professionals to feature and take into consideration sustainable strategies in building homes. It focuses on innovative solutions that are cost-effective and practical yet highly aesthetic, simple and promote healthier living. The Association…Read more Sustainable Home Design Winners – For This House]]>

The Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition which focuses on sustainable home designs had just announced its five winners. The competition encourages young professionals to feature and take into consideration sustainable strategies in building homes. It focuses on innovative solutions that are cost-effective and practical yet highly aesthetic, simple and promote healthier living.

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, which chose one winner from each region, had also taken into consideration the candidate which best utilized vinyl building materials.

The South Region winner came up with NOTBOX, an affordable housing project that features the use of insulating concrete forms. The project had been described as sophisticated in design and is commended for its ease of construction.

The West Region winner is entitled “The S House: A Passive House for Calgary”. The success of the design can be attributed to its simplicity and straightforward approach to sustainable design. Its structure and relevant features are integrated within a single concept.

The winner from the Central Region came up with a plan that has potential for future improvements. The space is adjustable and its construction took into consideration factors such as sunlight, rain and changes in weather. It also promotes cost-effective techniques in its construction.

The Northeast Region winner made use of light, durable and strong materials. The design was commended for utilizing vinyl as a material instead of a building component. The design is decent and uncomplicated.

The Best Use of Vinyl winner won the title for its modest design which is both practical and affordable. The project was described as modest and made use of vinyl as an exterior instead of vinyl siding. Over all, the design is cost-effective, simple and highly sustainable.

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How to Build an Environmentally Friendly Swimming Pool http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/how-to-build-an-environmentally-friendly-swimming-pool/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/how-to-build-an-environmentally-friendly-swimming-pool/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:21:56 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3395 Having a pool in your backyard is awesome. Swimming is a delightful recreational activity for a fun-filled social gathering — you can splash water and play with family members and friends — and it will keep you healthy and clean. — it strengthens one’s endurance and stretches your arms naturally without forceful pulling. But building an eco-friendly swimming pool makes…Read more How to Build an Environmentally Friendly Swimming Pool]]>

Having a pool in your backyard is awesome. Swimming is a delightful recreational activity for a fun-filled social gathering — you can splash water and play with family members and friends — and it will keep you healthy and clean. — it strengthens one’s endurance and stretches your arms naturally without forceful pulling. But building an eco-friendly swimming pool makes it even more special.

Green pools are a new trend that eco-conscious swimmers and home owners would really appreciate. The main difference between an eco-pool and an ordinary swimming pool is how it is filtered. That’s because in eco-pools or what we call ‘natural swimming pools’, a pump circulates the water in the pool using a pebbly filter or a plant filter. By filtering the swimming pool water this way, it can make the water clean and fresh without any chemicals. In fact, natural swimming pools don’t really turn very dirty. They are designed to approximate the motionlessness but clean nature of a pond and they are not styled like usual swimming pools.

Mother Earth News has a pointer for maintaining the cleanliness of the water without extra sterilization. There must be a regular gap between the swimming area and the decorative plants around the pool.

For your natural swimming pool, you need to hollow a hole in the ground. Decide how deep your pool would be. Put aquatic plants in your pool as they serve as natural filters. For circulation, make use of PVC tubing. It can be submerged in the ground about 18 inches deep. Once filtration zones are done, lay a man-made pool liner. Then put some clean gravel on the bottom, about 5 inches deep.

After completing the bottom of the pool, prepare the edges by cleaning them up. A compactor is used for this to limit erosion of the soil surrounding it. Building stone borders are also useful to prevent any soil erosion that might happen in the future. Then add beautiful plantings around the pool to depict a natural look and to add loveliness of your natural swimming pool. Take note to pick plants that are prone to a damp environment.

I found some beautiful designs of natural swimming pools at Biotop. They have styled them exquisitely! For more info on them, find them in our directory.

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Steel Metal Home Building Kit, 3500 sq ft, Selling for $36,995 http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/steel-metal-home-building-kit-3500-sq-ft-selling-for-36995/ http://newsstandard.ca/blogs/steel-metal-home-building-kit-3500-sq-ft-selling-for-36995/#respond Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:07:51 +0000 http://newsstandard.ca/?p=3391 With metal constructed homes, home-ownership has just been taken to a new level – a digital level for that matter but without a lot of hassle and complication. Imagine having a home kit that you can just assemble, customize and design to suit your needs and lifestyle. Well, you can absolutely have one and find it on…Read more Steel Metal Home Building Kit, 3500 sq ft, Selling for $36,995]]>

With metal constructed homes, home-ownership has just been taken to a new level – a digital level for that matter but without a lot of hassle and complication. Imagine having a home kit that you can just assemble, customize and design to suit your needs and lifestyle. Well, you can absolutely have one and find it on eBay or any number of other online sources. The one we found and are taking a look at here is a 3500 sq ft steel metal home building kit for $36,995.

It is a decent, durable and modern house that offers a clean and cozy exterior and interior. It is spacious and ready to be modified (design modified) in any way the occupants would like. It is ideal for families as well as for those who are living independently. With its high ceiling, wood panel details and spacious floors, it is indeed a welcoming home after a tiring, busy day. Aside from its practical and durable nature, it is a home that can accommodate every family’s necessities to make life comfortable.

This steel metal home building kit can also be customized, as I mentioned. Furniture and other home appliances can be installed within its spacious living area, and a lot of these appliances are available when designing and ordering a unit (allowing you to do what suits you, whether pick up cheaper used appliances to take it easy on your budget or get new ones with the metal house to make it easy time wise). It is much like having a dream home without the hassle of material selection and construction.

And finally, the best feature of this home is that, for all the class and comfort it offers, it is actually very affordable and guarantees value for money as well. It is the kind of home suitable for this age and time because it is modern, no-nonsense and very practical. Metal buildings mean they’re going to last for a long time. I’ve heard a 90 year estimate for metal structures. To see more of AmeriBuilt Steel Structures’ work, find them in our Metal Homes, Prefab and Modular Home Designers and Builders Directory (click here).

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