Tag: England

Some Furniture is Nothing but Trash

The design company Pentatonic have been cleverly ‘repurposing’ waste-materials to create a new range of modern furniture. This range includes the ‘AirTool Chair’ and ‘AirTool Foil Table’ (they’ve even created some glassware from smartphone glass!) seen here. Showing a tremendous…

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Google HQ/London

To use an English phrase, Google’s plans for their new London headquarters are well sweet! Way to go Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels. They have turned a-million-square-foot of office space into an eleven-story ‘landscraper’ (similar in length to the Shard…

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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…

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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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GREEN SNEAKER FOR REAL!

Vivobarefoot (a London-based footwear designer) are collaborating with Bloom (a materials innovation company in San Diego) to create the world’s first molded-shoe made from algae! The new Vivobarefoot ‘lace-up’ is made from this environmentally friendly material offering the environment a…

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Qube – Like

Oakley sunglasses outlet Check out this exciting new modular tent! Collectively known as ‘Qube’ tents, they are able to be connected to each other at their corners allowing campers to switch from a ‘solo’ camping experience to a joyful and…

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LIGHTING THE WAY FORWARD

Margot Krasojević is both an architect and designer. In her recent work, she has been working intensely with 3D printing. Her Lace LED (shown here) are made from recycled plastics fused together on a 3D printer. ‘Lace LED’ is a…

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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…

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…

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…