"It arrived in London last week: The Cube - dining with a view, the temporary restaurant that has been travelling around Europe since last year. "
"The structure has been wrapped in a shiny aluminium skin. The sinuous shape is emphasised by the white colour and a pierced surface, which, mixed with large glass facades, creates different transparency effects and frame evocative glimpses of the city."
"the residence has a highly intriguing appearance, ranking high in originality. The blue containers give the home a playful exterior and a dynamic one as well. The interiors are surprising to say the least. Subtle rustic decorative elements and wood accents are mixed with modern furniture units. The result?- an elegant home, filled with warmth and inspiring decors...."
This ribbon of pixels looks like an 8-bit waterfall or maybe a Game Boy for Godzilla.
“The intended effect is to inspire visitors to the museum with a moment of wonder about what it is they are seeing. We hope that a moment of wonder leads to the desire to discover more about the science behind the patterns, and a discovery of the natural systems and forces at work in nature that leads to such beautiful patterns,”
The School of Architecture at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have lead a collaborative research project into bionic inspired wooden shell structures. They have designed and built a temporary pavilion, inspired by the material-efficient construction methods found in nature. Do you like it?
Urban A&O designed 3D rippling fluid walls for the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California. The Steinhart Aquarium exhibits the diversity of life on earth and the varied habitats it creates. No aquarium has ever provided an encompassing view of the link between water and life that makes this planet unique. The centerpiece of the Steinhart Aquarium is The Water Planet, a 10,000 square foot exhibition incorporating new modes of exhibition, design and technology. The space integrates living animals and powerful multimedia in order to bring complex natural phenomena within ready grasp of young visitors and families.
Instead of building a basic module that conforms to the size of a shipping container (the usual route, which makes shipping cost-prohibitve to anyone who lives far from where the basic components are manufactured), ...
Building houses underground once seemed like something that was only meant for our favorite superhero movies, but over the past few years many different dwellings like the Aloni Residence have proved this architectural feat can be done as a practical living space.
Dubbed the “house of the future” this stunning Bolton Eco House now joins the list of underground homes, but this one also does so in an eco-friendly manner. . . .
Presented by Vision Media Productions. At a recent symposium (sponsored by Oxford International Biomedical Centre and Vision.org) titled "Access, Not Excess,"a doctor calls for balance—and describes the problems with low-fat diets, low-carb diets and high-protein diets. He also explains that fitness is not tied to skinniness, and urges people not to be too obsessed with weight.
An idea to rescue plastic waste from the ocean, mold it into balls filled with hydrogen, which would then float into the atmosphere, eventually coming back down to earth where they can be collected and recycled.
"In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening — like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks — but some require a bigger vision."
"The New York City Municipal Archives just released a database of over 870,000 photos from its collection of more than 2.2 million images of New York throughout the 20th century. Their subjects include daily life, construction, crime, city business, aerial photographs, and more."