Tag: architecture

Self-shaping Shelters

The architect Haresh Lalvani has turned his design intentions towards emergency-shelter design and is aiming to create a biomimicry-based system imbuing shelter structures with the capacity to shape themselves! As co-founder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, Lalvani…

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Facade Cleverness

Bangkok-based Architectkidd have designed a façade in Soi Ratchada merging Thai traditional metalwork techniques and digital design strategies. They have created a porous diamond-paneled envelope for air and light to filter in through. The ‘public-building’ is home to diverse programs…

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ICE HAVEN

A Czech architecture firm has created a series of tiny ice pods, based on the Warming Hut competition set five years ago. In their home town of Liberec Mjölk Architekti have built what they call ‘Polar Hens’. These ice pods…

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Prefab Rules

The New York-based CDR Studio Architects have designed a prefabricated backyard retreat. Known as the Dragonfly Pavilion it can be found in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. It has been constructed from sustainably harvested mahogany in combination with recycled aluminum to…

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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…

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Artic Home

On the island of Sandhornøya in northern Norway, the Hjertefølgers are making living in the Arctic Circle look easy! It was four years ago when Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger initiated their family home, a cob-house sitting within a geodesic dome….

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Super-Bowl

In their arid climate, Iran-based BMDesign Studios are addressing the issue of water scarcity. They been investigating a double-roof system that can collect and store rainwater, preserving the valuable liquid in concave bowls, whilst taking advantage of its cooling effect!…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

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PARIS BIO-SKYSCAPER

The architectural office ‘Maison Edouard François’ have designed an incredible Parisian sustainable tower better known as the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity! The entire structure has been designed to spread seeds over the city. In their design, Maison Edouard François took…

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…