Header Image - Anthemin Constructions

Category Archives

273 Articles

Stanford engineers build an earthquake-resistant house

by Brad

Stanford engineers build an earthquake-resistant house

Twenty-five years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a Stanford team develops inexpensive design modifications that could be incorporated into new homes. By outfitting their boxy, two-story house on sliding isolators so it skated along the trembling ground and including extra-strength walls, they created a home that could replace the need for residential earthquake insurance.


by Brad


I have amazing news, yes, I’m building my first house in my home town of Louisiana closer to my family. I feel like this was a right time in my career to make a bigger investment that will benefit my future.

FQA: Of course I will always need to be in California since that is where the majority of my work is, which won’t be a problem, and is only a flight away. I’ll also be leaving my other vehicle there for my needs of travel in LA. So get ready my Dylanators, more new and exciting things to come in my career, and a new house to go along with it.. Looking forward to share this extra chapter in my life with you all. Of course, Thanks for everything, I love you always!


Follow My Instagram: (DylanDauzat)

Follow My Twitter: (DylanDauzat)

Add Me On Snapchat: (DylanDauzat)

Follow My 2nd Instagram: (DylanConnect)


Business: matt@scalemanagement.co

Song: Prima – Autumn Leaves


Want to Build an Off Grid Home for less than $10,000? Try this

by Brad

Want to Build an Off Grid Home for less than ,000? Try this

Ryan is building an affordable off grid sustainable Earthship in the High Desert Mesa of New Mexico for less than ,000
BECOME A PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/dylanmagaster

Follow https://www.instagram.com/earthshippie/

Tweet at me when I’m in your town!


Business inquires or music submissions:

From Sky to Earth: The Path of Water Through the Simple Survival Earthship

Sketches by Mike Reynolds

Source Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqSpx0Vgv4

Music: Amber Waves of Grain – cssmusic

Sources: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aquaponics

Special thanks to the Patrons: Paddy McCann, Vicki Magaster, Iain Price, Abel Zyl, Becky Mey, Jens Lennartsson, Amor Gebreel, interlooper42, Reinoud Vaandrager, Alisa DeGeorge, Caleb Blackwell, Brian Schneider, Cōsta Boutsikaris, Karan Subarna,
Jude Waguespack, Marlen Heske, Nathanial Dodson, Lilly Rose, Liam McKeown, Larry Coonrod, Peter Vollers, Aaron Lane-Davies, Paulo Senra, Jhan Bent, Carolina Farias, Laura Baban, Michael Taddeo, Two Cowboys, Nicholas John Celestin, Curtis Thornburg, and Nico Vergara

Shot with (Some or all of these) these are affiliate links 🙂

Canon 70d: https://goo.gl/biAUaC
Gorilla pod: https://goo.gl/RaFvMq
Rode Video Mic Go: https://goo.gl/gQ6G8G
Gopro: https://goo.gl/itIoCv
Drone: https://goo.gl/QTcC6t
IPhone 6s

17 Self Sustaining Homes

by Brad

17 Self Sustaining Homes

From The Dome Homes to The Solar House in Spain here are 17 Self Sustaining Homes. Would you live in any of these amazing homes?

Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr

#8 – The Dome Homes
The International Dome Home Co. made a building model that has multiple functions. They can be used as office buildings, as homes, small stores, almost anything you could think of. The shape is the magic key in its design. The dome shape allows the building to be structurally stable, saves energy due to better circulation, and the shape allows the outside to last longer since it dissipates the wind opposed to being gradually eroded by it. Who wouldn’t want to live in one of these, it’s like having your very own green hobbit hole!

#7 – The Orchid House
A name befitting of its shape, the Orchid house is located on a nature reserve in England. The 2400 square foot home was part of a green home building project called the Lower Mill Estate. The house, which is referred to as the most expensive green home ever sold, cost the new owner a whopping .2 million. The best feature in the house, a geothermal heating pump that claims to generate more energy than it uses.

#6 – ZeroHouse
ZeroHouse is a home that was designed to be completely self-sufficient. The house produces power through solar panels, has reservoirs to collect rainwater, and it even turns your waste into compost. Each one of these functions can be commanded through a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The makers of the ZeroHouse promise that this tricked out model is only just the beginning. You can snatch one up for yourself today for only 0,000.

#5 – The Solar House in Spain
A .7 million dollar villa is up for sale in Mallorca, Spain and the entire thing is powered by solar energy. The house is a whopping 6,450-square-feet and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The inside has recently been remodeled, and the previous owners updated the appliances to stainless steel. It may not be as big as some of these other green homes we’ve seen on this list but if you have that kind of cash laying around we’re sure you could at least use it as a vacation getaway, the views alone are gorgeous.

#4 – The Wyne Residence
In British Columbia, Canada ski patroller Richard Wyne designed and crafted this zero-energy home called the Richard Wyne’s Whistler home. The 2,200 square-foot house cost a little over .2 million to create but the three-story home features fiberglass windows, and fiber-cement siding to decrease heat transfers. A 600-foot solar panel array on the roof supplies the house with all the energy the family could possibly use. If those features weren’t green enough for you just know that one of the building materials used in this design is a spray foam that is made from recycled plastics and vegetable oil. If that isn’t recycling and reusing I’m not sure what is.

#3 – The Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village
The treetop community was first designed to preserve the 300 acres of rainforest in Costa Rica. The collection of tree houses runs completely off of sustainable energy and offers a recycling center, a hydroelectric turbine system that gives power to the members of the community, a community garden, and even internet with wifi can be found at the bottom of the trees. What is the best way to get from tree to tree other than swinging on a vine like George of the jungle, zip lines, and this community is outfitted with a network of them dubbed the “Sky Trail.”

#2 – The Yannell Residence
The Yannell residence was designed for Michael Yannell by Farr Associates and Goldberg General Contracting. The single family home is 2,675-square-feet and is located in Chicago, Illinois. The home cost .6 million to build but seems worth it since it produces 40% more energy than it consumes. That being the case, the house scored higher than any other LEED-certified green housing project in history.

#1 – A Home on Bird Island
Bird Island is an urban renewal project being designed by Graft Lab Architects for the YTL Green Home Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The home is made from sustainably-sourced silicone glass fabric which makes it a zero energy home. The unique flexibility allows the structure to bend and sway with the wind just like a treetop. Even though there was a total of six green home structures built on Bird Island for the competition we still think that the design of this model beats all.


by Brad


Welcome to Conan Exiles! Conan Exiles is a new Survival game just released! Battle your way through beasts and thralls in this fictional survival-based game. If you want to see more Conan Exiles, or find out more about Conan Exiles, check the rest of the description!

WATCH THE FULL PLAYLIST: https://goo.gl/xdMvb6

Servers: https://goo.gl/bfBTHR

Second Channel: http://bit.ly/1XUOP8G
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PartiallyRoyal
Instagram: http://instagram.com/partroyal
Livestream: http://www.twitch.tv/partiallyroyal

Demo: https://goo.gl/WByxFc
Boomer: https://goo.gl/4TuKFp

What is Conan: Exiles?

You are an exile, outcast and downtrodden, sentenced to walk in a barbaric wasteland where the weak are crushed and only the strong can live. Here you must fight to survive, build, and dominate the world alone on your own server, or with enemies and allies in online multiplayer.

Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your god to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.

Just remember: in this brutal land of vengeful gods, bloodthirsty cannibals, and vicious monsters, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Explore mysterious ruins in search of treasure and knowledge, but beware the risk of your mind being corrupted by the dark forces of the world. Traverse vast sand dunes and seek shelter from scouring sandstorms sweeping across the burning sands. March into war against your enemies and unleash your savage fury in brutal combat. Go in unprepared and it will be your head rolling and limbs flying.

Conan Exiles is not an empty sandbox. It is a world rich in history where you must discover the knowledge and secrets of ancient civilizations as you struggle to build your own.
In the world of Conan the Barbarian, survival is more than being well-fed and hydrated. Here you must weather scouring sandstorms, save your mind from being corrupted and going insane, and fight vicious monsters from the darkest holes of the earth.
Journey through a huge, seamless world filled with danger and opportunity, exploring everything from sand dunes to towering ruins. Harvest resources to craft tools and weapons, then build everything from a small settlement to entire cities.
Explore shadow-haunted ruins of ancient civilizations and discover great treasures and knowledge. Learn about the people who inhabited this world before and what led to their demise through inscriptions, wandering NPCs, and the environment itself.
Cut out the hearts of your enemies and sacrifice it upon the altars of your god to earn their blessing. Summon and take direct control of huge, towering avatars and wreak havoc on your enemies as you crush their homes and drive them from their lands.
Enslave the criminals of the exiled lands and force them to join your cause and defend your territory. Put them through the grueling Wheel of Pain to break their will, then turn them into archers, crafters, entertainers, and more. Find rare thralls for the greatest rewards!
March forth to war against your enemies, use explosives and see their fortifications crumble to dust, then unleash your savage fury with brutal attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying. Find or craft a wide range of weapons and armor.
Play alone locally or fight for survival and dominance in persistent multiplayer on public servers. You can also host your own server and invite others to join you in a world where you have full control of the rules and settings. Want to play with just handful of friends? Try co-op mode!
When playing alone locally or on a server you are the administrator of you have access to a range of in-game tools. These allow you to change progression speed, spawn monsters, turn yourself invisible, deactivate avatars, and much more

Building a Big Easy superhero shotgun home: it twists & floats

by Brad

Building a Big Easy superhero shotgun home: it twists & floats

Tulane architecture professor Ammar Eloueini moved to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina damaged much of the city. Inspired to build something strong enough to withstand 180-mile-per-hour winds and heavy flooding, he designed a futuristic shotgun-style home that uses geometry to stay afloat.

On a typically narrow New Orleans lot (30 feet wide), Eloueini’s J House reworks the long, narrow “shotgun shack” typology by relying on two steel “tubes” interwoven to lift the home 10 feet above ground while providing support with a minimal footprint. The twisting structure culminates on top in a 50-foot-long snake-like skylight which provides plenty of natural light for an all-white interior.

After five years of construction (he built when he had the funds), Eloueini has nearly completed one of the most stunningly unique homes we have ever visited. From the outside, the massive, twisting, charred wood exterior appears fit for a superhero. Walk inside up the floating white staircase and into the elevated home and space appears to twist and move around you.

“I was always fascinated by designers who designed something as if you took away from them all the knowledge of what that object is supposed to look like. As if they have a totally fresh eye on a house”. Eloueini who was born in Beirut, raised in Paris and now works in both Europe and the US, believes that architecture should reflect our location. “It’s to respond to the way we live today, pushing the ideas of what is a house today in this climate, in the materials we have.”

AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio http://digit-all.net/

Original story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-DCSViBb8I

10 Insane Celebrity Homes

by Brad

10 Insane Celebrity Homes

If you had millions of dollars what would you build and create the most amazing house ever? Here are 10 Insane Celebrity Homes.

Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr

4. Howard Stern

Two hundred thousand for hurricane shutters? Ten million on renovations alone? No problem for the most successful radio personality of all time. Stern reportedly spent 52 million dollars to purchase this insane mansion in Palm Beach, Florida in early 2013 and had those refurbishments done early in 2016. The specialty shutters weren’t cheap and so as you might guess, they are very heavy duty and able to withstand winds and debris impact of up to 276 miles per hour. They are also remote controlled and cover every one of the houses many windows. The home itself is even more remarkable. The mansion boasts twelve and a half bathrooms, in case the first twelve are taken, five bedrooms and sprawls over nineteen thousand feet across the Florida beach front.

3. Dwyane Wade+Gabby Union

Dwyane Wade is a star guard for the Chicago Bulls. Gabrielle Union is a very well known actress. The couple is, by all accounts very happy together and with salaries that can afford them cribs like this who could blame them? The ecstatic couple got married on August 30, 2014, and leased this ridiculous castle for the occasion. The house was priced at 10.9 million dollars before it was delisted shortly before the wedding. The property was built by architect Charles Sieger, for himself and includes a giant, landlocked moat and formal gardens that surround the property.

2. Bill Gates

Though the richest man in the world is known as a charitable man who spends his money frugally, he opened his wallet a little bit to build his dream home. The home cost a record-setting sixty-three million dollars to build and took seven years to complete. The property lies in the hills of Medina, Washington and is surrounded by nature. The estate has a variety of garages, including an underground cave that can hold ten cars, six kitchens tended by a twenty-four-hour on-call chef, a fifteen hundred square foot theater, a twenty-one hundred square foot private library and a massive aquarium. This home is incredible, but of course, it’s not the only property the billionaire owns on the west coast. He also bought a ranch in California for eighteen million dollars that has a private race track.

1. Mukesh Ambani

Ambani is no celebrity; he’s the Chairman of Reliance Industries, a gigantic conglomerate holding company in India. But he is a billionaire and had this crazy pad built in South Mumbai that is valued at around one billion dollars, making it the most expensive private residential property on the planet. The 27 story property, called Antilia, and its unique design have been a part of the Mumbai skyline since being completed in 2010. The extravagant home’s location in a destitute area of Mumbai is extremely controversial. The property has six floors of underground parking, three helipads and a total interior space of over four hundred thousand square feet. The crib also features nine high-speed elevators, a two story health center and six floors for Ambani and his family. An entire floor is dedicated to servicing Ambani’s stable of cars.

Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for $22,744.06- “hOMe” FULL TOUR

by Brad

Couple Builds Own Tiny House on Wheels in 4 Months for ,744.06- “hOMe” FULL TOUR

For a FREE 7 Day Tiny House Construction ECourse, please click on link: http://tinyhousebuild.com/free-7-day-ecourse/. To look at the plans for hOMe, please visit: http://tinyhousebuild.com/home-plans/

http://tinyhousebuild.com/ presents the “hOMe” tour. Our 221 SF (+128SF in lofts) was self designed and built tiny house on a 28′ trailer. Built for k (k including all cabinets and appliances), our tiny house feels spacious, roomy and totally livable. BEST house we’ve ever lived in! 🙂 During this video we take you through the entire tiny house, showing each nook and cranny and design features that are working so well. Unlike most cottagey tiny houses, hOMe has a clean, modern feel.