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.
Over the last years we’ve encountered a continuous stream of pop-up architecture constructed out of daily objects. Almost every single household product has been used to create a shelter, pavilion, pop-up construction, temporary house, bar or hotel. For me it’s still unclear whether this is a consequence of the bad economic situation for architects (they…Read more →
Last month we published our review of the book Going Public: Public Architecture, Urbanism And Interventions. Published by Gestalten, the publication features new, creative forms of architecture in public spaces. We’re happy to give away two copies of the book to our readers!Read more →
What can rainbows do for the city? The rainbow is absolutely one of nature’s most funny inventions. Its beauty is maybe too much for human understanding. As a symbol, the rainbow is over-used though. Its appearance has become a huge cliché as an icon of love, a colorful life, and a golden future. Flickr is…Read more →