Category: Social

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Mirror Mirror!

This new B+P Architects project is an art annex in New Taipei City. The structure’s skin is clad in steel mirrors that allow it to seamlessly blend into its immediate environment. The name of the project is “Within The Reflection:…

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ASIAN SKYGARDEN

An abandoned highway in Seoul has been repurposed into a 983-meter-long elevated ‘Skygarden’ by the architects MVRDV. Their new ‘plant village’ (known as Seoullo 7017 to Koreans) stands above traffic, allowing visitors to meander through 24,000 varieties of indigenous trees…

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Forest Chrysalis

Marc Fornes of the ‘VeryMany’ has designed an amphitheater in Merriweather Park Columbia, USA. This beautiful form is inspired by a Chrysalis! The structure has a self-supporting shell and a steel-tubed structural belly. The chrysalis is surely delicate in appearance…

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OTRA NATION

An alternative to Trump’s Mexican wall has been proposed! Known as ‘Otra Nation’ it has been designed by the Made Collective (Mexican & American Designers & Engineers). The proposal is being called a ‘shared co-nation’! Its land would extend 1,200…

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Dutch Bioluminescence Pavilion

At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye  Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a…

GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants. A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could…

Water Seer

Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions,…

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COOL OLD J!

These wooden tent-like structures have been designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma and they accommodate a group of elderly residents from a small Japanese community. The small resort is called ‘Jikka’ and it consists of five structures with an assortment…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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Most people take the artificial light that surrounds them for granted. However, hundreds of millions of people do not yet have access to electricity. Instead, they end-up using costly and harmful ‘kerosene’ lamps for lighting. Currently, roughly one quarter of…