The idea of the ‘ghost in the machine’ is translated into furniture by the design duo, Design Drift. Tiny air bubbles trace the 3d outline of a fluid shape embedded in a hard plexiglass chair. Ghost, by Design Drift, treats the hard chair as an invisible container for the ephemeral — Continue reading
Author: Jeremy Levine
A recipe is a set of instructions. So is piece of software. Open Source Software is the practice of sharing a piece of functional code with any one who want to use, it, improve it, or alter in any way they see fit…as long as they in turn share their — Continue reading
The Macau Pavilion by Carlos Marreiros. Shanghai is buzzing with activity. There’s nothing unusual about that. Its always buzzing with activity. But this time its buzzing with architectural activity. Countries from around the world have built-and are building- pavilions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. These pavilions give architectural expression to each nation’s — Continue reading
Die-cutting, edge printing, embossed lettering…these are the terms of trade for the print maker. In a time when the printed word is being eased out by the digital version, letterpress printing seems like a throwback to another era. On the other hand, manually printed graphics on a paper offers a — Continue reading
Fruit Warehouse by Assadi +Pulido, Santiago, Chile The problem: how to store fresh fruit after its been picked, but before its taken to market. The fruit must be protected from insects, yet well ventilated. Rotting fruit must be isolated from good fruit. The fruit crates must stack neatly inside, The — Continue reading
Its only natural that a design museum should be well designed. That’s the least we can expect. But Ron Arad’s Design Museum in Holon, Israel defies expectations.
What once seemed mere fantasy is becoming a reality as architects look to vertical farms in our cities.
A consortium of Dutch universities and organizations have partnered together to create C,mm,n – an open source community to design a better electric car
In an era in which architecture has made a point of avoiding the calm order of symmetrical forms in favor of an edgier less ordered possibility of asymmetry– Foster’s British Museum addition seems positively radical.
Designer: The Nothing Design Group Project: Fish in the Sky – Installation – 2008 Location: Amsterdam A school of transparent Dutch herring float along a pedestrian path by a river. Tethered to thin posts, as if caught by a fishing rod, these plastic herring function as weather vanes.
Built in a dense forest the Ring House is a glass box wrapped in horizontal stripes of burnt cedar.
The Concrete Slit House in Nanjing, China by architect Zhang Lei Surrounded by traditional Chinese brick homes, the Concrete Slit House takes the iconic house shape and strips it down to its essential form. Zhang creates a solid minimalist block and then subtracts deep set openings, including a zig-zag cut that seems — Continue reading
A house that fits the landscape like a glove
Rustic modernism, sounds like an oxymoron, but Swiss architect Lauren Savoiz, plays with the aesthetic tension in his renovation of the Roduit House, in Chamoson, Switzerland.
Project: Architecture Office Location: Wooded environs of Madrid, Spain. Architects: Selgas Cano Description: The self-designed office of Selgas Cano sits submerged into the forest floor like a submarine. The project slyly erases the barrier between inside and outside by using a combination of strategies: a super thin membrane, large expanses — Continue reading
The Bikedispenser is described by its Dutch designers as a mobility solution. Members purchase a card that is swiped through the machine, dispensing them a bicycle for up to 24 hours for about $3.75. Imagine if such the Bikedispenser, I mean mobility solution, was installed in every large city. Bicycles — Continue reading
A mobile shelter for the homeless