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.
So, you just graduated from the art and design school and you have to take the next step. Would that be launching your business and start to work? Would it be going on an inspirational journey? Erik Olevsson from Sweden decided to do both!Read more →
Often, the obstacle to adapting spaces for new and different uses is the permanence and rigidity of the physical environment. Cities are planned for fixed uses and that is how they are accordingly built. The architects at Swedish firm Jägnefält Milton challenge this traditional urbanism in their redesign concept of Åndalsnes, a small Norwegian town.Read more →
In order to give space intensive landscape functions a chance in a dense city, you should order them vertically. Think of farms. Or even campsites. Antwerp-based firm Import Export Architecture did so. They created a new, small scaled, vertical type of urban campsite. As you can see in the images, the campsite is pretty mobile…Read more →
Just a piece of architectural inspiration which I found via Matarua’s Tumblr blog Obsidian Bureau. It’s a swimming pool on top of the Hemeroscopium House, a residence in Spain designed by Ensamble Studio last year. It must be extremely exciting to swim here. According to Matarua, “the cantilevered lap pool is actually one giant precast…Read more →