Thursday, 04 June, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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AO House

AO House

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Otavalo, Ecuador – Studio Alfa

Built Area: 510.0 m2
Year Built: 2018
Photographs: Bicubik

AO House is located on an elevated plot of land with breath-taking views of a distant volcano. The architects knew that the location would subject the house to harsh conditions. Thus, it was designed with the environment in mind.

AO House protects its residents from the harsh weather conditions of the Andes mountains.
AO House protects its residents from the harsh weather conditions of the Andes mountains.

The entire house is made up of two parallel volumes raised over a stone plinth. Two axes runs perpendicular. These connect all the different areas in the house: private, communal, and service.

Roof tiles, brick, and stone were used to anchor AO House to its surroundings. White walls and exposed steel gives the house a modern contemporary feel. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow light into the home while providing an indoor-outdoor living experience. 

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow generous amounts of sunlight in while providing easy access to the outside views.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow generous amounts of sunlight in while providing easy access to the outside views.

The main living spaces offer the best views, with generous amounts of sunlight coming in. Despite the cold weather, the house is able to maintain a pleasant temperature. This is done without the presence of an electromechanical heating system.

The owners of AO House wanted to make the stunning landscape a part of their home. They got exactly that, plus more.  

Notes from the Architect:

House AO is based within a context where landscape is one of the core conditioning factors for its design. The client requested that the main spaces take part of the best views; the architectonic response was to propose spatiality where the user, the architecture, and the setting would dialogue.

The lot finds itself on an elevated area bordering the city of Otavalo. The preponderating views are towards the east, gazing at the Imbabura volcano. This context marks the axis which organizes and builds the spatial scheme.

Found within the equatorial Andes, the site is very cold; this posed another important condition: to reduce incidence of the strong northern winds that flow throughout the year and the low temperatures without using electromechanical heating systems.

These conditions of the site marked the orientation of the house as a pivotal factor so that the main spaces would have the best views and at the same time allow the entry of the largest amount of sunlight, so to maintain a pleasant temperature during the whole day.

The volumetric proposal contemplates two parallel volumes placed over a plinth of stone, and rotated over the lot so that they are aligned with both the rising sun and the peak of the Imbabura. This rotation also allows for the northern winds to hit against the building and preclude the pass of dust and cold into the house. Two perpendicular axes cross the volumes connecting the different spaces: service, social, and private. The first axis marks the entrance, and it turns into the main circulation path of the house; it works as a gallery to go over the interior spaces of the house from south to north.

To enhance the social area, which according to the client had to be the main space, a five meter height living room was placed at the center of the house with absolute transparency towards the exteriors. To the east of the living room an exterior social area with a central fire-pit, a bench, and lush vegetation complements the area. Towards the west, a closed barbecue area acts as a link with the exterior and functions as an element to expand the social area; the transparency of this space allows a direct view of the Imbabura.

Location of the kitchen and master bedroom at the eastern extremes of both volumes is born as a requirement to link them with the main view. We raised the roofs at the extremes as an architectonic strategy to capture the most of the morning sun. More so, this gesture manifests reverence towards the astounding Imbabura.

Materials such as stone, brick, and roof-tile pretend to root the architecture to its context and maintain harmony with the surrounding houses. The big glassed walls allow for a fluid relation of the interior space with the context, as well as to receive abundant sunlight in the interior. The exposed steel structure and the white walls conjugate harmoniously in the duality of the contemporary and traditional architectonic languages.

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