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.
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 →
Over the last years we’ve showcased plenty of flexible interior and workspace designs, such as this multi-functional furniture by Seung-Yong Song, the Landpeel, Casulo’s Room-in-a-Box, and a mobile office concept designed by Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner. Tokyo-based Torafu Architects came up with a new-style workspace concept that’s perfectly in line with the trend of pop-up interiors that fit the needs of the ‘flexible class’. Part of a bigger series of flexible furniture, their Koloro-Desk is a neatly designed multi-purpose desk that’s, yes, very flexible.Read more →
‘Give a Minute’ is a fresh online crowd-sourcing platform that aims to improve cities. It features questions and issues posed by various city leaders and encourages urban residents to spend only one minute of their time to respond to these, because “your ideas can make a world of difference”.Read more →
FC St. Pauli is a great football club, doing everything different compared to the others. Since last year’s promotion to the Bundesliga, the traditional club is among Germany’s finest again. Their stadium along the Feldstrasse, located in Hamburg’s vibrant district of St. Pauli, is too small for the club’s current success. For instance it has no real business club or proper grandstand. A temporary extension made of shipping containers now functions as an alternative business club. Not that chique, but definitely inspiring. The speciality on the grandstand is, of course, ‘Currywurst’, and it’s exclusively delivered… by train. One can stay seated and just pick one out of a wagon-lit passing by.Read more →