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  • jutta@pobox.com
    Hi there. earlier this morning, I did a quick translation of the German site for a friend; here s what I sent. It s slipshod as hell, but it beats bablefish.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 13, 2001
      Hi there.

      earlier this morning, I did a quick translation of the
      German site for a friend; here's what I sent.
      It's slipshod as hell, but it beats bablefish.

      As has been pointed out, the site title means "thinkinging house"
      (the grammar isn't quite right, and the text has some anglicisms,
      although I've seen much worse; generally, it's at least a decent

      Main page:

      four buttons:
      liquids and gases
      metals and glasses
      stone and woods
      ceramics and plastics

      The little logo misspells the
      word Bosch as boche.

      * our company
      * news
      * IASA links

      Good day! Welcome at Bosch building
      materials! Welcome to the future of
      home design and home automation!

      Our specialty is the creation of
      "thinking houses" from high-quality
      building materials while applying
      the most modern building techniques.
      No longer do you have to choose between
      beautiful and practical. We will show
      you how to unite form and function.
      Embark on a journey of discovery and
      discover the basic themes of the four
      material duettes that our philosophy
      of home fabrication is based on. Please
      also visit the homepage of Bosch
      Bauwerke to about our Firm.

      [It stops apruptly and ungrammatically.]

      You go to the "liquids and gases link"

      Popup: Attention! We're sorry, but your interface is not configured
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      Update your system to use the earth-net 39 standard for
      holosensoric presentations. There follows a transcript of
      the audio part.

      (Every page has this popup.)

      our company
      IASA links

      Nothing is more important that water and air
      in life. Here at Bosch Bauwerke we focus on the integration
      of these elements into all aspects of our designs.
      Artificial walls can be opened at a whim to let air
      circulate in the rooms. Big rooms can be changed into
      big rooms by combining many small ones [sic]. You
      coordinate the optimal air circulation and use of
      space. Fresh water can be directed to those parts
      of the home that need it, for drinking, washing, or
      for heating or cooling the house temperature [sic].
      In summer, cold water can flow through the walls
      to keep the temperature pleasantly cool. The warmed
      water can be stored in thermostatic containers to
      provide a warm shower the next morning.
      When the owners of the house prefer, other liquids
      can be transported with the help of the house water
      lines - wine, coffee, tea, and even beer [ahrgh] -
      practically any sort of refreshment - can be
      drawn on demand. Even hard-nosed house owners can
      enjoy themselves ordering blood transfusions.

      The attention paid to liquid dynamics doesn't just apply to the
      wellbeing of the people living in the house. Even the armatures are
      using the physical properties of liquids. Spiral glass tubes replace
      the older copper or plastic tubes to deliver electricity, fresh
      filtered air, water, or other liquids and gases for use by the
      house inhabitants. The duality of building materials is reflected
      in the optical fiber shell of the transparent tubes. Monochrome
      or colored light, including its energy, is directed against the
      flow and can lead to wonderous color effects of the rainbow [sic].
      The use of these advantages could only be achieved by mounting the
      tubes outside of the walls. Many of our competitors are still hiding
      their lines inside the walls and with that refuse you creative access
      to the unity of the thinking home. This is how you can connect
      form and function!

      Another example for the integration of liquids and gases into the
      thinking house is the tower of air. It combines the newest in the
      area of virtual walls, floors, and ceilings to protect its inhabitants
      from the whims of nature. Hundred years ago, this part of the house
      was called a "chimney".

      The "Metals and Glases" link:

      There is no greater extremes in building than the difference between
      metal and glas [sic]. It is this contrast that makes these materials
      natural pairs in material dualism [?]...

      [You know, I don't think this was really designed to be read and/or
      translated. Let me paraphrase.]

      Memetic metals, guarranteeing the safety of your family during storms.
      Support for structural change on a molecular basis to adapt to new

      Glas: AI glas; change the size of your windows to create your
      prsonal straight horizon [?]. Change form, thickness, color
      at whim. Our unmistakeable installation, as a picture of the garden
      "ode to humanity" shows (that's the photograph of something like
      an inner tube) combine the beauty of metal with the unlimited
      potential of thinking glas that reflects every color, ...

      The "stone and wood" link:

      .. natural materials ... homes build with stone walls..
      The next picture reflects this eternal beauty: the "portal
      of eternity". Every house built by Bosch contains such a
      portal that represents and guarantees the famous place
      and unique personality of every home in history.

      The "ceramic and plastics" link:

      Sensitive walls with human reaction to temperature... learn
      to distinguish between/configure for different inhabitants.
      Self-healing plastics for surface.


      This week there are no news since we're still busy completing
      the Newberry house. But don't forget the article about
      Beate Bosch in the 600th anniversary editionof "metropolitan
      living homes"! We're looking forward to 600 more years of
      her on-the-mark commentary.

      [Click here to go to metropolitanlivinghomes.com]

      While visiting this great magazine, don't forget to read
      some of the archived articles that Celia Fair has written about
      Beate and our company:

      - prophet of the minimalmechanical movement
      - bauholism: combination of structure and intelligence at
      bosch bauwerke
      - the new revolution: the thinking home
      - straight horizon for dummies
      - material dualism: connecting form and function

      You can also find reviews and commentary of bosch bauwerke
      in the following publications:

      - monotechnical review
      - buildwork
      - magazine for intelligent house design
      - eurocraft
      - virtual living
      - materials sciences


      Our company.

      The company Bosch Bauwerke was founded in 2135 with the goal
      of building thinking homes for the intelligent world. The doors
      were opened on the 7th July of the same year by Beate Bosch,
      enabled by a generous donation of the famous architect and
      artisan Gerd Lang. Beate Bosch was Lang's student for many
      years at his revolutionary institute for virtual living mechanics
      at the university moscow.

      Note: if you want to learn more about the life of Gerd Lang and
      the work of his institute, visit one of his private academies or
      one of his workshops everywhere. The schols can be found in
      eastern and northern Europe, in southwestern Africa, and in
      northern asia.

      Beate Bosch started her independent work with a number of innovative
      monumental sculptures that were exhibited in 2136 at a "celebration
      of humanity". The probably most famous sculpture from this exhibit
      is the 75 meter high statute "free thinker", which can be admired
      on the circle of humanity in Bonn.

      This celebration of humanity with all its achievements is visited
      by thousands of guests every month. The statue is equipped with a
      "people mover" that transports visitors to the top of the building.
      There are exhibition platforms from which a breathtaking view over
      the city of Bonn can be enjoyed. In the tip is one of the best
      restaurants in Europe, "The Brain". Its chef - the android Ingo
      Truant - half man, half machine, is the only chef-de-cusine in
      Europe with five Michelin stars. Ironically, "the brain" is also
      one of the few places in the rhine plains where food is served
      by mortal waitstaff.

      The statue and its restaurant embody perfectly the design philosophy
      of Bosch ... yade yade yada ... Every house is paralleled by an
      artificial intelligence.

      We live an in intelligent, new world. It's time to turn one's back
      on the primitive and wasteful styles of the past and embrace new
      amterials and technologies. When in 2000 the first study of an
      house was completed for the Fraunhofer Institute [which really
      nobody could imagine the breadth of this vision. Today, the
      in building design has become reality. The time has arrived for a
      thinking house that unites form and function!

      Click here to learn more about the free thinker of Bosch Bauwerke.
      Or here to go back to home.


      The building of Bosch Bauwerke stands watchfully in the heart of
      It overlooks the Spree [river] and the famous Pergamon [misspelled as
      Pergamum] museum. We currently employ 40 highly educated house
      designer, builders, and architects. We are one of the world's
      fastest-growing "thinking house" agencies and doubtlessly the best.

      Led by master designer Beate Bosch our team of architects and
      is prepared to support you in the design of your perfect thinking
      Below you will find the biographies of our leading architects and

      Master designer Beate Bosch

      Click here to hear Beate Bosch describe her passion for the design of
      thinking homes. [Pop up about good old earth-39.]

      In summer 2096 Beate Bosch was born as the only child of Helmut and
      Brigitte. Named after her father's mother... prodigy... captain of
      the chapmann hockey team of the technical guymnasium of east berlin
      [yeah right -- east berlin ceased to exist more than ten years ago].
      studied on the berlin university of artificial intelligence and
      design since age 17, quickly outgrew it. .. professor Gerd Lang
      noticed her talent; she was allowed to change to the institute of
      artificial life mechanics at the University Moscow. Doctorate
      at age 30.

      Dissertation on the interface between the home owner and the
      home ai. Solution "butler in the corner"....

      Gerd Lang died in a car accident in 2134; Beate inherited most of his

      Master of "minimalist mechanical movement".
      Still plays Chapmann hockey.
      Nominated as a speaker for health programs for youth of the
      german institute of health.

      Evolutionary design intelligence Georg.

      Initially it was just a database of coefficients and business dates,
      but in 2134 George became more than just a program. Still mourning,
      Beate dug into changing the detilas of the program that recorded
      and consumed al her moments with the great master Lang. Programmer
      and program became closer in a way that Beate never before had
      experienced ..
      .. Beate and George accepted into a group of famous creative
      man/machine duos. Their works in material dualism are mentioned
      in the same breath as the ethnographic achievements of Chow
      or the astonishing advertising messages of marketing geniuses
      Maria Rodriguez/Barnumo. Only the founders of the artificial
      syllogism, Allen Hobby/MUSE have achived more in teh field of
      AI than Beate and Georg. ...

      Strangely enough, Beate blames her newfound professional passion on
      "George thinks past Eogisms", says Beate. "Even when I am wearning
      a mask, a role that I slip into for my customers, parents, or
      colleagues -
      George sees through me. He discovers behind my facade the big
      of a DaVinci, or the grandiosity of Green & Green. Often I wonder
      "Is this design to cold?" and George answers "No, not cold enough!"
      More than any living designer, human or artificial, does he feel the
      materialistic Nirvana.

      On his part, George experiences a restless, searching desire for
      knoweledge. Beate has liberated him from the face-saving humility
      of a typical AI. As soon as you meet George, you'll underestand that
      not only is he smarter than you, but he's also only paying you about
      1/1000 of his attention. His utterances are neither flat nor
      exaggeratedly adapted to human needs, which tends to give rise to
      anecdotes - like the submission of a plan for the Offisarium Atoll
      sky scraper in Singapore, which represented a complete architectonic
      reproduction of Bach's Messe [tr?] in B minor. Of course, Bosch
      Bauwerke got the contract.

      Architect Albrecht Schenk

      Grew up in the mountains of Bavaria .. stipend at the institute
      of arts... graduated with honors 2133 with a diploma in Thinking
      Glas Architecture and designed light systems for the Frankfurt
      subway for four year.

      2137, after that was finished, he approached Beate Bosch...
      When he's not practicing his art, he plays second fiddle in
      the Berlin Philharmonics under Vader Abraham, V.

      Master Technician Inna Kamenev

      If there's a person other than Beate that is a major contributor
      to the success of Bosch Bauwerke, it's this humble and plain young
      woman. .. Graduated from CMU at age of 20 as Programmer fo AI.
      Groundbreaking works on the combination of sensible gases
      and optical conductors .. her ruthless programming and coordination
      gives life to Baete's buildings.

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    • Bronwen Liggitt
      If I m remembering correctly, Kate Nei lives in a house designed by Martin Swinton. Is there some signifance to this?
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 13, 2001
        If I'm remembering correctly, Kate Nei lives in a house designed by Martin Swinton.  Is there some signifance to this?
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