Tag: architecture

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Villa Ypsilon

Designed by LASSA Architects Villa Ypsilon is a near 500 squared metre home sitting within olive groves in Greece. Its flowing ‘green roof’ delineates three courtyards and shelters an eye-shaped pool and sun-deck. Additional facades trigger shadows at certain times…

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Upcycle To The Max

The Australian architecture firm Alexander Symes has choreographed used-materials into a wonderful new home. Using their “closed-loop zero-waste” concept they have managed to re-purpose materials to construct an amazing home. Their ‘upcycled’ house (a 1,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath family home) is…

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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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Micro Home

‘Pop-up’ housing always seems to be changing directions! Now, in a collaboration between TripAdvisor Rentals and Wayfair sees a green capsule being inserted into the ‘London Eye’ Ferris Wheel in the form of a micro-apartment. The interior of the apartment…

Ecocapsule

The Ecocapsule is a micro off-grid, transportable, living-quarter. If you’re the kind of person who likes to holiday on a remote mountaintop or jungle in eco-friendly fashion then this could be for you! The ecocapsule is surfing on the latest…

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Graphene Paint Efficiency

The strongest material currently known to science is graphene. It is used in a diverse range of objects from condoms to contact lenses. Now, the Graphene Company, have created the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive substance to be offered…

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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…

Thai Super Tower

If all goes as planned, then Bangkok will soon be home to the third tallest building in the world. A leading Thai property developer Grand Canal Land Public Company (G Land) managed to recently break ground on the Rama IX…

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Seattle Biospheres for Amazon

For Amazon’s Seattle campus, the architects NBBJ have designed a new addition comprising of three biosphere domes filled with diverse plants. The project aims to provide a green sanctuary for Amazon’s urban campus. Located in front of the new headquarters,…