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Realrich Architecture Workshop (aka RAW Architecture) made expert use of recycled plastic, locally sourced bamboo, and local stone to create a remarkable three-story family home in rural Indonesia. Named Piyandeling, the project also features a series of additional outbuildings, including one planned for use as a school.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Bamboo, Building and C
A pair of supertall skyscrapers united by planted terraces will define the mixed-use Tower C development, which Zaha Hadid Architects is designing for Shenzhen, China. Read more
located less than a mile from the entrance to joshua tree national park, this 200sqm residence conglomerates several shipping containers, forming its starburst-shaped exoskeleton. The post the joshua tree container home is up for sale for $3.5M and it hasn’t even been built yet appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Like many heavy metals, arsenic can contaminate soil and groundwater as a byproduct of mining operations, and this poses all kinds of threats to human health and the environment. A novel type of biosensor could help us negate the risks of this highly toxic chemical element, by working with plants to monitor levels of it in the underground environment in real time.Continue ReadingCategory: Environ
Following a collaboration with Aston Martin to offer car-themed luxury homes, British Ghanian architect Sir David Adjaye's firm has unveiled an interesting new project that takes the form of a collection of granaries. The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library will have significant sustainability features, including a rammed earth facade and solar power.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, Lifestyle
snøhetta's 'airside' project in hong kong is characterized by its gently curving facade composed of fluted glass. The post snøhetta reveals images of mixed-use ‘airside,’ to be its first built project in hong kong appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
UK studio WKK Architects has revealed visuals of the undulating 1075 Nelson Street skyscraper in Vancouver, which is set to become the world's tallest Passivhaus building. Read more
Cabin-design company Den has launched a flat-packed, kit-of-parts for a steeply pitched cabin, known as an A-frame, that can be assembled in just a few days. Read more
'if we resort to handmade technologies, we can build whatever we imagine, without any of the restrictions that machines carry.' The post interview: anupama kundoo on how ‘handmade technologies’ can shape the built environment appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Brazil's original Antarctic research base, built in the 1980s, was destroyed in a blaze in 2012. Following an architecture competition to build its replacement, Estúdio 41 has created the Antarctic Station Comandante Ferraz, which is designed to withstand some of the most extreme conditions on the planet while enabling scientists go about their research in a warm and safe space.Continue ReadingCa is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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