A slightly bizarre yet utterly captivating idea from Philips – indoor bee keeping! Imagine the horror, you’re out of the gold stuff. Toast, tea and cereal remains unsweetened. This concept puts an end to all of that! Whilst shoving your hand into a hive of pollinating bees may not sound like everyone’s idea of fun, this is a rather accurate representation of a natural beehive, where they even leave the pod to find flowers ripe for picking (it just so happens they’re built-in). The bees can enter and leave as they wish, never bothering the occupants of the home through the use of indoor/outdoor seperation. With more and more people paying attention to where they source their food, and how it’s produced, what better way than to begin farming within your own home.
Intelligent technologies allow for ground-breaking innovations in urban environments. A great example here is CityTouch, an online urban lighting management system developed by Philips that enables dynamic, intelligent and flexible control on a city-wide scale. The CityTouch system is able to provide light precisely when, where and in the right amount needed. Why fully illuminate the…Read more →
In 2007 we fell in love with Spacecraft, a fantastic book published by Gestalten which presents inspiring “projects that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture”. For that reason we were very happy to hear about the launch of Spacecraft 2 last year….Read more →
Pop-Up City’s resident container expert here with yet another report on shipping container urbanism. We love shipping containers, or, at least, re-using them: whether it’s making offices, hotels, or coffee houses, we’re ardent supporters of the cargotecture trend. But the logical end point of container urbanism appears to be on the horizon: shipping container cities.Read more →