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set in the middle of the home, the inner courtyard serves as an urban oasis while connecting all rooms that surround it. The post brick-clad façade of ‘griyoase’ house hides tree-planted courtyard in indonesia appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the architects considered a wall for a diagonal structure that spreads vertically opening the four layers and creates a mix of bright and dark spaces The post long diagonal wall carves up this renovated 40-year-old wooden house in shimogamo, japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
a series of phenomena such as optical transparency, reflection, and refraction was transformed into spatial experiences. The post playful red platform encircles renovated youth activity center in china appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
a multiplicity of paths encourages a more intuitive discovery of the museum's living collections. The post KANVA wraps montreal’s renovated biodôme in white undulating ‘living skin’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
built in 1906 as a small retail space, the structure has been re-designed to house an extended living environment along with an integrated filming studio.  The post wooden boxes configure the interior of this renovated mezzanine apartment by vora in barcelona appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the façade serves as a filter for light and sound, while during the night it converts into a transparent layout when the interior is illuminated. The post perforated metal façade decorates bernardes arquitetura’s office block in brazil appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Pipes, instruments and surfaces that come into contact with salty water usually end up with a corrosive layer of salt and other dissolved minerals caked on, which needs to be scraped or washed off. Now, engineers at MIT have developed a new method for making those minerals so easy to remove that they often just fall off on their own – by forming “crystal critters.”Continue ReadingCategory: Scienc
Those who take an elevator ride up to the 103rd floor of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower will now find a newly renovated Skydeck Chicago viewing point and museum experience. The main attraction is the Ledge, which consists of four glass boxes extending outward, allowing visitors to step outside the main structure of the tower and peer down at the city below.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, L
Copper is one of the most widely used metals, but extracting and refining it into a useful form can be energy intensive and requires harsh chemical treatments. But now, researchers at the University of Houston have discovered bacteria that naturally convert toxic copper ions into metallic copper.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Mining, Bacteria, Metals, University of Houston
Aerogel's are extremely light and porous materials with wide-ranging potential, and mechanical engineers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are getting pretty good at making them out of all kinds of waste products. Previously, this has included scrapped car tires, plastic bottles and even pineapple leaves, and now the team is showing off a new version that is produced via an environmen 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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