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2008-09-15 12:00:15

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Dwell magazine in partnership with Google SketchUp announced the winner of the Design Your Dwelling Competition on Dwell.com. North Carolina-based Drew Wilgus' entry was chosen out of almost 150 impressive submissions and featured a design constructed using salvaged elements from the Golden Gate Bridge among other green building practices. Partnering with Google SketchUp, Google's 3D modeling software, the Design Your Dwelling competition...

2008-08-26 09:00:45

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a world leading provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design, today announced the availability of a plug-in to Google SketchUp(TM), a free, easy-to-learn 3D design tool from Google. This Toolbar sits within the SketchUp application and gives direct access to all of IES's tools: VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits and the full Virtual Environment. For many architects and other professionals in the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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