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    Thursday, January 10, 2019   /   by Barclay's Home Group

    AR app turns 3D models into life-size building instructions

    Augmented reality has given the design world interactive postage stamps, digital tape measures, and the ability to visualize Ikea furniture in your apartment. That’s all well and good, but let’s face it: Up to this point AR hardly been the transformational technology designers have dreamed it to be.
    Fologram might change that. The Australian company has been working on AR applications that help designers, builders, and engineers project their virtual designs into the real world through AR glasses like HoloLens.

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    Think of Fologram as a virtual instruction guide (Fologram is a portmanteau of “follow the hologram”). Pulling data from CAD software like Rhino and Grasshopper, Fologram uses HoloLens or a mobile phone to overlay a 3D design onto the physical world, effectively creating a blueprint for builders to work from.
    In a recent example, bricklayers in Tasmania used the software to build a curving red brick wall in six hours. Donning a HoloLens headset, the builders ...

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    Thursday, January 10, 2019   /   by Barclay's Home Group

    Stockholm’s digital billboards now help the homeless find shelter during freezing weather

    Across Stockholm, digital kiosks line the streets, their glowing screens serving as street-level billboards. Like those in many cities around the world, these digital screens are primarily used to display advertisements from companies who are foregoing the hyper-targeted world of online ads for the value of good, sort-of-old-fashioned physical world marketing.
    This winter, though, Stockholm is putting its digital billboards to more altruistic use. Clear Channel, owner of Stockholm’s kiosks, partnered with the city government to develop an awareness campaign that replaces commercial advertisements with maps of local homeless shelters and information about how people can volunteer and donate.
    On nights when the temperature dips below 19 degrees Fahrenheit, the city works with local churches and non-profit organizations to open emergency shelters, but, per the press release, “information about the establishment of the emergency shelters often does not reach the homeless in time.”
    Through ...

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    Thursday, January 10, 2019   /   by Barclay's Home Group

    Want to Get the Most Money from The Sale of Your Home? Use These 2 Tips!

    Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive the maximum value for your house?
    Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
    1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 
    This may seem counterintuitive, but let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their homes a little OVER market value will leave them with room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).

    Instead of the seller trying to ‘win’ the negotiation with one buyer, they should price it so that demand for the home is maximized. By doing this, the seller will not be fighting with a buyer over the price but will instead have multiple buyers fighting with each other over the house.
    HGTV gives this advice:

    “First impressions are everything when selling your home. Studies have shown that the first two weeks on the market are the most crucia ...

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    Thursday, January 10, 2019   /   by Barclay's Home Group

    The best coffee tables you can buy for under $300

    Serious couch-potatoing is child's play without the support of a neighboring coffee table. Whether you’re dealing with remotes and chip bags or novels and wine glasses, a temporary landing pad for your stuff is crucial for chilling hard. Coffee tables are also strangely hard to shop for, requiring us to exorcise the nitpicky, commitment-phobe Goldilocks dwelling inside each of us.
    Find here nine options to at least get you started on your path to surface serenity. Our under-$300 options in wood, steel, and glass include classic shapes in new colors and styles.


    Stockholm Coffee Table
    Ikea | $249
    This low-slung leaf-shaped table is stylish and warm with solid walnut legs and walnut veneer top. A shelf underneath can stow away books and remotes to avoid visible clutter.

    Slim Cocktail Tables in Colors
    Room & Board | $219
    The slim profile of this powder-coated steel option is perfectly sized and adds some color to a room, be it the living room or playroom. It comes in 16 choices, i ...

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    Thursday, January 10, 2019   /   by Barclay's Home Group

    Iconic modernist guest house by Paul Rudolph will hit the market soon

    Midcentury architect Paul Rudolph’s Walker Guest House, on Sanibel Island, in Florida, is soon to hit the real estate market. According to the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, the house, sitting on 1.6 acres, will be listed for $6,795,000 in the coming weeks.
    Commissioned in 1952, the 576-square-foot Walker Guest House is a leading example of the Sarasota Modern movement and Rudolph’s response to Mies van der Rohe’s International Style Farnsworth House.
    In an earlier piece for Curbed, Timothy Rohan wrote:

    With its lightweight, white wood frame, the Walker House was Rudolph’s “poor man’s” version of the Farnsworth’s expensive white, steel frame, whose beauty he could not help but admire. Rudolph corrected the main drawback of the Farnsworth House, evident as well in the Glass House (New Canaan, CT, 1945-49) by Philip Johnson: lack of privacy.

    The house’s shutters controlled by a rigging system similar to those found on sailboats let the occupants choose how much privacy they want—eit ...

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