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.
For its May 2011 edition, the architecture festival Bellastock focused on Architecture of Air and Textile. About 1,300 students, reknown architects and artists gathered to conceive and build together an ephemeral inflatable city in the Île-de-France region.Read more →
We have something great to announce. On 4 October, Amsterdam’s creative hub Pakhuis de Zwijger will be setting the stage for Blogging the City, a conference for leading European bloggers of architecture, design and urbanism to meet, discuss, and plan for the 21st city and beyond. It will examine developments and trends of the urban landscape and discuss the role of the Internet in a global and digital world.Read more →
‘We, The Tiny House People’ is a full-length documentary in which TV producer and Huffington Post blogger Kirsten Dirksen explores “the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops”.Read more →
A few weeks ago I came across a rather peculiar invitation to a fashion exhibit in Amsterdam. The information text was stamped on a ticket that customers receive when they leave their dirty clothes at the dry cleaner’s. The piece of paper invited me to an exhibition of Dutch fashion designer Elisa van Joolen, that took place inside an ordinary dry cleaner’s shop.Read more →