Dezeen reports about the semi-translucent bar that designers Diogo Aguiar and Teresa Otto have built for a competition of the Universidade do Porto in Portugal. The 4.7 meter high bar consists of 420 IKEA storage boxes fixed on a metal frame. At night the boxes are illuminated by LED lights inside responding to the music being played. The boxes vary in size so that each box is giving a different brightness according to its depth. The modular white cube was built in one week with help of the students in Parque da Cidade, Porto. By opening one of the walls the cube transforms into a bar.
While Starbucks and other coffee companies are trying to colonize urban centers around the world with new shops, coffee culture itself has gone beyond the straightly designed hang-outs of the famous chains. We all know about the book stores that have a coffee bar inside, but relatively new are other urban shops, stores and services…Read more →
Some time ago we invited Denis Oudendijk and Jan Korbes of mobile architecture firm VLNR to give a presentation at our Pecha Kucha Night Amsterdam. They inspired the audience talking about creating interesting new stuff from old tires. Another VLNR project is the Capsule Hotel, which aims to establish a brilliant piece of easy accessible…Read more →
Last week designers and construction workers joined forces to build a hypercrafted pavilion of mud at the Waag Society Construction Site during Amsterdam’s PICNIC Festival 2011. The co-created pavilion of clay and wood is an experiment in combining new 3D printing techniques with traditional craftsmanship. The term ‘hypercrafting’ refers to both the new techniques and the old building…Read more →
Pop-up saunas are hot, not only in steamy eucalyptus water damp itself, but on this blog as well. One month ago we reported about a folding felt sauna that Studio Elmo Vermijs is currently finishing. Now we stumbled upon more hot sauna stuff by the Prague-based architects of H3T. They designed a couple of movable…Read more →