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Steam-O

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Deloste's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:55 AM

 by János Insperger

Travis Haggerty's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:11 AM

Wow! Very interesting bike design and concept. I am not sure if I would want to ride one, would you? 

Ivan Saban's comment, July 3, 2013 8:18 AM
looks really comfortable
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Connected to the Outdoors: A Modern House with a Modular Folding Wall

Connected to the Outdoors: A Modern House with a Modular Folding Wall | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

This unique residence by Pitsou Kedem Architects gives inhabitants the ability to control light entering the space with a modular facade design that also provides for changing views and varying degrees of privacy.


With great attention paid to the relations between outdoors and indoors, this structure has been designed to convert the interior space into the outdoors with great modularity while retaining its simple and clean detailing. The most fascinating views of this residence take place when the pivot shutters open, allowing one to look straight through the interiors to the rear pool side beyond without any restrictions. Standing in the front garden, one is able to look out to the rear landscape connecting the two outside spaces.

The ability to reverse the balanced composition into a dynamic one is made possible thanks to the design of a system of smart blinds that allows them to be lifted upwards and folded into what resembles a roof. As all the rails and fixtures are hidden when the façade is closed, the changing possibilities also hide in the residence's façade. ..


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Sustainable Design of Equinox House by Ignatov Architects | architecture 4 us

Sustainable Design of Equinox House by Ignatov Architects | architecture 4 us | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

This sustainable house was designed by Ignatov Architects in Bulgaria to create a good fusion between land, human, light, and the environment. This house is completed with unique sloped big windows to maximize the sun lighting- passive design was considered.

This sustainable building is located near the shore and close to the town Kavarna in Bulgaria. It was located in a steep hill, to lower its profile. To create a good mixture feeling with the environment, a vegetated roof and natural stonework are provided. The sloped big window is provided to control the sun light and heat that enter the house...


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Polyhedra Modular Coffee Table By Haldane Martin

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Haldane Martin of Cape Town, South Africa designed this complex three-dimensional Polyhedra Modular Coffee Table.

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The Cube | Park Associati

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The CUBE – dining with a view – is a pavilion designed by Park Associati to house an itinerant restaurant commissioned by Electrolux. Designed to be placed in unexpected and dramatic European locations,..

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A Life Size Pinball Machine You Can Play In

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lighting objects from neon gas + glassware

lighting objects from neon gas + glassware | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

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Deloste's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:53 AM

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Travis Haggerty's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:02 AM

Very interesting design, I'm not sure I would want one in my house though.

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Green Building Sparks Battle for the Built Environment

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The explosive growth in green buildings over the past decade is flattening the built environment.

 

An interesting take on the greening of the built environment...

 

Until recently, building automation, lighting controls, fire safety and other base building systems were designed and deployed to support a single building service and operated independently on proprietary network and cables. Green building’s emphasis on integrated design and whole-building performance has accelerated the convergence of these silos into a single platform, transforming a fragmented, vertical value chain into an integrated, horizontal value chain.

Simply put, the building management business is becoming flat and doing so fast. This convergence of information and communications technology and physical infrastructure in the built environment is providing building owners and occupants with actionable information about a building or space that allows them manage that building or space more effectively.


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Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it

Several years ago a Swedish-American company called Plantagon unveiled plans for a series of massive skyscraper greenhouses that stood to transform urban farming in large cities. While the spiraling vertical farms seemed too good to be true at the time, Plantagon just broke ground on its very first vertical farm this week in Linkoping, Sweden.


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Steel House: Modular, Prefab, Off-the-Grid Green Design | Designs & Ideas on Dornob

Steel House: Modular, Prefab, Off-the-Grid Green Design | Designs & Ideas on Dornob | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it
Steel House: Modular, Prefab, Off-the-Grid Green Design...

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EZIOcase | Design Milk

EZIOcase | Design Milk | What Surrounds You | Scoop.it
EZIOcase is a transformable modular bookshelf by Francesco Esposito and Marianna Contaldo of Esprimo Design.

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