Photovoltaic concrete facade uses sunlight to generate energy

November 19, 2018 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Concrete facades could soon capture solar energy to power buildings, using a prototype photovoltaic cladding developed by materials company LafargeHolcim and electronics manufacturer Heliatek. The product combines LafargeHolcim’s concrete with a top layer of Heliatek’s HeliaFilm — a flexible solar film that is just one millimetre thick. The companies recently tested the hybrid product in

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foster + partners unveils plans for ‘the tulip’ tower in london

November 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

plans have been unveiled for ‘the tulip’, a 305-meter-tall (1,000 ft) visitor attraction, which, if realized, would tower above the city of london. designed by foster + partners, the project has been conceived as a new public cultural and tourist destination that would enhance its surroundings. according to the team behind the project, the tulip […]

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Former industrial site in Queens transformed into Hunter’s Point South Park

November 19, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A salt marsh and a cantilevered viewing platform are among the features in an extensive new park that stretches along the East River in Long Island City, Queens. Encompassing 11 acres (4.4 hectares), the Hunter’s Point South Park was constructed on a post-industrial, waterfront site that looks toward Manhattan. The project was a collaboration between

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5 Fresh & Funky Scandinavian Style Home Interiors

November 19, 2018 HD Staff 0

These five Scandinavian style home interiors are filled with fresh and funky decor to give living spaces an uplifting boost. If you’re a minimalist, perhaps you should turn away now as these are a bustling set of homes, busy with life and all that comes along with it. See how to arrange life’s bits and […]

Foster + Partners proposes 305-metre tall tourist viewing tower for London

November 19, 2018 India Block 0

The Tulip – a 305.3-metre tall tower topped with a viewpoint and rotating gondolas designed by Foster + Partners – is planned to be built alongside the Gherkin in London. Foster + Partners has submitted its design for the tower, which would become the tallest structure in the City of London, for planning permission. If approved, the tower

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Mies van der Rohe: the modernist architect who led the Bauhaus to its end

November 19, 2018 Jon Astbury 0

The third and final director Bauhaus director was one of the world’s best-known architects. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series, celebrating 100 years of the hugely influential school, we profile the modernism pioneer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, simply Mies to the entire world of design, is one of architecture’s most

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Foster + Partners unveils Apple Store in Parisian apartment on Champs-Élysées

November 19, 2018 Ali Morris 0

A kaleidoscopic solar roof tops the courtyard of Foster + Partners’ latest Apple Store, which opened on the Champs-Élysées in Paris over the weekend. Located on the corner of Champs-Élysées and Rue Washington, the store has been built within what is described by Foster + Partners as a “quintessential Parisian apartment”. The store is designed to carefully

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Sacromonte Landscape Hotel Chapel / MAPA Arquitetos

November 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

Sacromonte is landscape. It is a field of relational forces, of ancient intensity and new impulses that jointly create a new, unprecedented entity. Thus, nature, production, infrastructure and the palpable energy of the site configure a field of stimuli to be discovered; a field of experiences. In this particular setting, the Sacromonte Chapel finds its place among vineyards, lagoons, hills, and shelters. Conceived as a landscape amplifier, it blends with its surroundings taking the sensorial experience of nature to a whole new level. Located in one of the highest and unobstructed places of Sacromonte, it can be seen from afar.

Arup and CLS Architetti’s 3D-printed house was built in a week

November 19, 2018 Sebastian Jordahn 0

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video investigates a 3D-printed house, which was built in a week, onsite in a Milan square, using recycled concrete. Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti collaborated on the project, which was exhibited during Milan design week this year. Named 3D Housing 05, the structure was printed within Milan’s

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The Walk Above the Vineyards / Keeo4design

November 19, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The Walk Above the Vineyards is located near the village of Kobylí on the Kobylí vrch hill. The hill is covered in vineyards and at 334 meters its summit is the highest point in the area. “It was this place that inspired us to design the Walk. The observation deck is shaped like a 334° circle ramp segment, unobtrusively overlooking the beautiful surrounding landscape. The circle represents the natural circle of life and is a symbolic reference to the growth of Kobylí,” explains Jiří Vojtěšek, one of the two architects.

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Degrowth: the Radical (Re)Action Needed to Avoid Total Economic and Environmental Collapse

November 19, 2018 Rory Stott 0

The world faces some significant challenges. The UN climate change report released last month, which explained that we may have just 12 years and need “unprecedented changes” to avoid devastating effects from climate change, was released into a world that seemed to be plenty busy processing other things, such as rising economic inequality, increasingly partisan politics, escalating conflicts, and refugee crises, to name a few.

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parametric dome-shaped arena in brazil by selvagen is based on the structure of a tree

November 19, 2018 macnadusa 0

the project for the arena at casacor pernambuco 2018, brazil, south america’s most important exhibition of interior design, architecture, and landscape, has been developed through parametric design methodologies which consist of programming and architectural solutions through computational algorithms. the space by design studio selvagen is conceived as a metaphor related to the tree, due to its […]

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