Los Angeles architects Emergent have designed an installation filled with green algae that produce oil by photosynthesis.The Flower Street BioReactor will be made of transparent acrylic and contain LED lights that vary in colour and brightness to maintain ideal conditions for the algae.The installation, which will be set up in a shop window on a Los Angeles street, was designed for the Department of Cultural Affairs to raise awareness of alternative fuels. It is intended for completion by 2010.
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German architects Anne Menke and Winkens Architekten have completed an extension to an existing 1950’s house in Hameln, Germany.Called Haus +, the extension has been built in a loop around the existing house to create a courtyard.The walls of the extension are clad in copper and have large openings to create a sheltered terrace area.Photographs are by Monika Marasz, Norbert Priebe and Anne Menke.Here’s some more information from Anne Menke:–HAUS +Context“Dear friends, we moved and a
Of course, Tobias Fränzel thinks design is fun. After all, he played a lot of ping-pong while minding his booth at SaloneSatellite in Milan. He couldn't help it; he was there to show off his Ping Pong Door. There was less opportunity for him to use the Seiza Meditation Stool to get away from it all, as he was always challenging passers-by to game
Turkey has welcomed international architecture company RMJM with its $1 billion development project being designed by RMJM’s New York and Istanbul offices, to be located in Istanbul’s new financial and business district, Atasehir. This sustainable project is the first green development in Turkey and is quite hopeful to turn out as one of the greenest projects. Planned at a favorable site, this sumptuous 4 m sq development is custom-built by VARYAP, a Turkish real estate developmen
Japanese architects Shin Yokoo of OUVI and Masaki Mori of Morii’s Atelier have completed a house in Kanagawa, Japan, for a couple who plan to retire soon. Called M-house, the residence is organised around a kitchen garden.Large windows frame views of the surrounding cedar trees.More stories about OUVI:House in Mitaka by Hidetaka Shirako and OUVIAndon by Grasses and OUVIPhotographs are by Takeshi Yamagishi.Here’s some more information from Morii’s Atelier:–It is a house f
Jaime Sanchez is a 38 year old father of two girls, who is currently studying Industrial Design at the University of South Australia. Jaime decided to return to study and retrain as an Industrial Designer after deciding that his current career as a business analyst “doesn’t really float [his] boat”. Jaime is the designer of the Dinosaur Chair which was recentl
A WORLD design conference? In Beijing? Yes, please.
Strengthening the infrastructure of Copenhagen, Danish company Møller & Grønborg (M&G) Architects teaming up with the COWI (an engineering company) has popped up with a new plan for Nørrebrogade, a key entrance street to Copenhagen. The resurrecting plan will rearrange
the Financial Times’ website features an interview with London-based designer Martino Gamper by Nicole Swengley. ft.com
“…Arioso Swing lets you lounge sun bathing style or throw a couple cushions on and you’ve got instant outdoor living room furniture…”
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