158 Cecil Street in Singapore. Green architecture at its finest, incorporating vertical gardens into the design to breath new life into the building and create beautiful, meaningful space throughout the structure.
DESIGN - “Milo Lamp” by Lightovo.
Designed by Poland-based lighting studio Lightovo, Milo is an interior lamp with a glass shade. But, it’s not only a lamp – it’s like a miniature greenhouse. It can house a medium-sized or a few small potted plants and offer the light that plants need to grow.
The lamp is powered by an LED light source with color temperature 4000K, which is the most similar to daylight. LEDs don’t generate heat toward the plants, so flowers are safe from overheating. l Via
Most schools in rural India lack basic facilities like desks. Students have to sit on the floor with their backs hunched for hours. Aarambh, an NGO that works with children, worked with agency DDB Mudra Group Ahmedabad to create a desk that doubles as a school bag made from discarded cartons. Help Desk plays an important role in improving the quality of education in rural India, and has just been awarded a D&AD White Pencil 2014.
Pictures courtesy of D&AD/DDB Mudra Group
With summer in full swing, we’ve put together a few design tips to help you beat the heat and save energy in both tropical and temperate climates. These techniques, drawn from first-hand experiences designing and building from our studios in Colorado and Nicaragua, will help you to stay cool…
Portable flat-pack planter helps space-strapped urbanites grow edibles with ease
In the running for the 2014 James Dyson Award, Nomad aims to solve the not-enough-space-or-sunlight issue that plagues many greenthumbed apartment dwellers.
Harmonia 57 Triptyque Architecture
"This studio is built in the heart of an artists’ neighborhood in São Paulo. Located in a flood zone, its construction offered several challenges. The building is designed as a manufactured object, a living body in constant change; it breathes, sweats, ages and regenerates. The water is the main element of this project: rain and ground water are treated and reused through a complex system whose low tech elements such as the pipes, pumps, automatic irrigation, etc., are highlighted, forming a sort of protective shell around the building. The heart of the project is thus exposed on its façade. The building appears to have been designed inside out. By contrast, the interior is sleek and minimalist.”
Torre Telefonica and Museu Blau at Diagonal Mar Barcelona
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By PWP Landscape Architecture Sunnylands Center & Gardens, Rancho Mirage, Calif. By The Office of James Burnett
Edge Effect by Snohetta
Within the narrow threshold between boreal forest and field exists an environmental condition that enables a particular set of species to colonize, thriving on the effect of two contrasting environments side by side. Edge Effect places a circle of steel between forest and field to create a series of variable experiences related to being on the edge.
The Ravelijn Bridge by RO&AD Architecten
In former days, the Ravelijn was supplied from the city with small rowing boats. The concept of the bridge is, to let the bridge follow the original track of these boats, so the bridge echoes the former route the boats followed from the city to the fortress