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.
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 →
Tokyo-based architecture firm Ondesign has created a small village of tiny wooden shelters on 650 square meters of grassland. The project is an experiment with the concept of the unfinished city in mind. Without a predefined ‘map’, the village should grow into a spontaneous architectural form.Read more →
Last Autumn, websites like Inhabitat and TreeHugger reported about Stefano Boeri’s plans for a stunning vertical urban forest in Milan. A great and definitely inspiring idea! But don’t we often see these kinds of urban fantasies that never leave the drawing board? Not this time — construction has already started. This Big City has posted pictures…Read more →