Box House / Flavio Castro

#intheseries

…a beautiful box house a day keeps the doctor away…

© Pedro Kok Architects: FCstudio Location: São Paulo, Brazil Author: Flávio Castro Team: Flávio Castro, Flávia Marques Area: 240.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Pedro Kok Collaborators: Rossin + Tramontina, Useaço, Estudio Bola © Pedro Kok Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Box House / Flavio Castro

Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

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…a beautiful little remodeled cottage in the woods a day…

And again a Dutch building. That has been a while since I saw a Dutch entry on the ArchDaily pages. (I haven’t been looking lately, I guess)

Look at the project itself and how the architect remodeled the original building which was in really bad shape. It is an excellent metaphor for the practice of ‘framing’.

 

© Thomas Mayer Architects: Eek en Dekkers Location: Epse, The Netherlands Lead Architect: Iggie Dekkers Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Thomas Mayer Contractor: Hanzebouw BV Constructor: JV2 bouwadvies BV © Thomas Mayer Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

#morningroutine

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Every morning I try to get up as early as possible according to my well registered sleep rhythm. I do this by clicking on the button in my app that says ‘7 hours sleep’.

The app will wake me then anywhere between 6 and 6.20 depending on the time I go to bed. (Which is by the way also logged at 23.47, since that is mostly the time I fall asleep according to the app)

By using this technology I am able to be more productive in the morning since this supports me in building habits over time. I want to get things done. To do this I need some quality time, therefor I have to get up earlier. And when I am awake after a good night’s rest I feel more energized to start the different parts of my morning routine.

The routine includes (most when possible, but not all everytime); rise early, drinking water, doing core exercises, reading feeds, reading a book for fun, writing a blog post, reading study material or working on developing workshops.

This morning I ticked 5 of the 8 boxes. It is a good day…

What do you do for your morning routine?

How to Work More Efficiently and Stop Rushing to Meet Deadlines

Are you one of those people who is always rushing behind time to meet their deadlines and get their work done? Well, if such is the case with you then this article is meant exactly for you. If you are always running late with your deadlines and out of time to get a job done, have you ever stopped to consider that perhaps something is wrong with your efficiency?

Source: How to Work More Efficiently and Stop Rushing to Meet Deadlines

While listening to “Now We are Free” by 2CELLOS…

https://play.google.com/music/m/T7defr7nd6nxnrr3n4umot2f5bq?t=Now_We_are_Free_-_2CELLOS

… I came across this beautiful German poem…

Was es ist (Erich Fried)

Es ist Unsinn, sagt die Vernunft.
Es ist, was es ist, sagt die Liebe.
Es ist Unglück, sagt die Berechnung.
Es ist nichts als Schmerz, sagt die Angst.
Es ist aussichtslos, sagt die Einsicht.
Es ist, was es ist, sagt die Liebe.
Es ist lächerlich, sagt der Stolz.
Es ist leichtsinnig, sagt die Vorsicht.
Es ist unmöglich, sagt die Erfahrung.

Es ist, was es ist – sagt die Liebe.

#serendipity #nosuchthingascoincidence