Infographic: How America uses its Land
You can scroll through a series of infographics and get a really good sense of how we use our space in the United States, seeing each usage compared proportionally to the whole country.
“There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace since 2014. The unemployment rate is near the lowest mark in a half century.
What can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure.”
Video: Primitive Technology
The Original YouTube Channel on the Subject
Learn how to survive using nothing but a pair of cargo shorts and what you can find in the forests of Northern Queensland, Australia.
"Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber."
Article: Unusual Home Plans
An Article from Dezeen
Check out these interesting house plans of all different shapes and sizes. A side note, Solo House II (called 'the wedding ring' in the article) was featured in Netflix's "World's Most Extraordinary Homes" on Episode 1 of Season 2 Part B, "Spain." We highly recommend this show, in which an Actress and an Architect travel the world to tour and stay in some of the most unique homes on the planet.
Case Study: Massive, Organic Airport in China.
An Article from the Atlantic
This airport is amazing to look at simply because of the tremendous scale of construction and the complexity of the project. As far as design, it's interesting because airports are almost always additions onto additions onto additions, it seems rare that you get to start from scratch!
Video: Take a Virtual Tour of a Modern Office space for Manhattan, KS
A Timber & Stone Project on YouTube
A quick 3D mock-up and animation in Sketchup to study how a professional office might use an existing office space.