roots dimension

February 17, 2019

This art made of branches and iron explores the condition and dimension of the Man's role in the world. The south korean artist, Su-Hyuk Kim is the responsible of this poetic point of view.  Each of his works ...

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5 keys that will change the future

December 24, 2018

This summery is based on the article " 5 Key Design trends " by David Carlson. He introduced this 5 concepts in relation with design, but why not to fit then us goals for 2019 ? Cooltural ( Cool & Cultural ...

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free from guilt

December 06, 2018

"It is not aesthetic or about function, it is a placid theory that can turn explosive" How should it work if we push veganism to the design industry, by experimenting with different plants and minerals?  This was ...

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Kayaking or packaging

November 14, 2018

First Origami tandem Kayak !!! Based on the Japanese paper folding technique of origami, the new design features a lightweight shell that folds down to the size of a large suitcase that weighs 18 kilograms. Californian ...

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Bringing buildings to Life

July 05, 2018

About Biophilic Design. Biophilia can be described as a “weak” rather than “hard-wired” biological tendency that, like much of what makes us human, must be learned and experienced to become fully ...

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Fiordbricks

June 05, 2018

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has completed his first building – a fortress-like office in the Vejle Fjord in Denmark, called Fjordenhus. The building rises from the water in the harbour of the city of ...

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April 03, 2018

This project reminds me somehow to my sleeping corner in berlin. Books that are not traveling or taking place in any bag; they are just waiting to be read and get asleep with us. Next time you’re in Paris you might ...

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comfortabl-ing

March 27, 2018

Can it still be interesting if a designer creates a design with a discarded object that keeps it’s former function? Is it still upcycle design if it’s used in a completely new design, having that surprise factor and ...

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living wall

March 21, 2018

  This eco-installation that absorbs the pollution has been installed in Londons's Piccadilly Circus in a bid to combat the city's unsafe air quality levels. Designed by German startup GreenCity Solutions, the ...

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back to 1896

March 07, 2018

Some make up for this dilapidated building of 1896. This exhibition, called "A Quiet Reflection", shows how to turn back into a home a space just with raw plaster walls and crumbling brickwork. The house was the venue ...

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Building materials

March 06, 2018

Perfect combination of natural and synthetic yarns to construct a collection of freestanding sculptures. Fransje Gimbrere creates this standing textile to shift the perception of textiles as being "old-fashioned". To ...

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Forest city China

February 15, 2018

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air. Now has even bolder plans for China: to create entire " forest ...

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Experimenting with mycelium

November 11, 2017

How is experimenting with mushroom mycelium ? Architect  Dirk Hebel and engineer Philippe Block have gone one step further – by using fungi to build self-supporting structures creating a tree-shaped structure ...

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shipping containers, new era

October 15, 2017

Why not to “cut” at an angle this all school recycling concept and recover his attraction? New York studio LOT-EK is the responsible for this family home in Brooklyn. "We were excited to change the typical ...

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parasit-e?

September 24, 2017

Aires Mateus has completed a new architecture facility at a university in western Belgium, featuring a huge gabled void in its facade and a dramatic double-helical staircase inside. The off-white building stands ...

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Creating spectacles

September 09, 2017

"I wanted to create something that used the simple pleasures of humour, illusion and theatre to create an artwork that can be understood and enjoyed by any onlooker." Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture, theatre ...

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forbidden books

July 15, 2017

Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has used thousands of prohibited books to construct a replica of the Parthenon in Athens on a Nazi book-burning site in Kassel, Germany. Taking a stance against censorship, Minujín ...

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cancelled memorial… why ?!

June 29, 2017

  Plans to cut a "wound" into a Norwegian peninsula in memory of the victims of terrorism have been abandoned following years of opposition from locals.   The Memory Wound memorial, by Swedish artist ...

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about ceilings

June 12, 2017

Italian studio Duearchitetti has renovated an apartment in an 18th-century building in Varese, which features a central doric column, a stone manger and a groin-vaulted ceiling.The architects' design involved blending ...

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..//::

May 25, 2017

In transforming a 16th century-Czech Republic residence into this gesthouse, local studio ORA celebrated an assortment of original details including old plasterwork, semi-circular windows and stone steps. e original ...

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Guanwu

April 15, 2017

Shenzhen studio Aether Architects has transformed a derelict residence in the city's Guanwu district into a cultural centre and hotel that is wrapped in a latticed framework of white cubes. "The existence of the new ...

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half an hour

March 22, 2017

Adopting the idea of Autoprogettazione of Enzo Mari, Unai Rollan has created a chair that is delivered in 11 same-sized self-assembly pieces to teach children the basics of furniture construction. The Hamaika ...

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past into the future: physically and metaphorically

March 12, 2017

I used to play piano, that belongs to my past. Nowadays a occupy some of my time transforming things. This piece of furniture could be (at least for me) the most specific translation of the meaning: upzycling. Transformation ...

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Zero carbon, zero poverty : gas free by 2050

November 22, 2016

During the Marrakech Climate Conference, November 2016, was successfully demonstrated to the world that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is underway and the constructive spirit of multilateral cooperation on ...

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ReGen Villages

October 01, 2016

ReGen Villages went viral around the world after successful press announcement from the Venice Biennale in June, 2016. The project imagines a community of buildings that produce all their own food and energy – a model ...

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Building life cycle

August 05, 2016

We have to analyze last century to understand this concept. We have built cites from zero and therefore we needed quite a lot material kilograms. For example, to create one square meter building it must been emitted between ...

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Following the sun`s rays

July 23, 2016

These solar-powered homes are designed to rotate every 15 minutes or follow the sun’s path throughout the day and maximise the amount of solar energy created. Sunhouse 360 designers claim homeowners could save 70 ...

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Cardboard little house

July 21, 2016

At first glance, cardboard doesn't seem like a suitable material for building. Dutch design studio Fiction Factory is now offering a microhome constructed out of layered cardboard that they say will last up to 100 ...

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Sustainable “vertical city” envisioned for the Sahara

June 10, 2016

Parisian architecture firm OXO Architectes, in association with Nicolas Laisné Associés, recently revealed its proposal for a futuristic mixed-use tower – or "vertical city" – that promotes sustainable high density ...

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Adaptation: MICROINSTALLATIONS

May 06, 2016

No Studio is made up of Polish artists Magda Szwajcowska and Michal Majewski who have installed many of architectural works throughout their native city, Wrocław. Their latest project is a site-specific installation of a ...

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Ecuador 2016

April 27, 2016

Shigeru Ban has travelled to Ecuador to help with disaster relief , following a major earthquake that has caused the death of over 650 people. Ban,  who was previously worked on disaster recovery projects all around ...

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Hoi an.City of shingles roofs

February 25, 2016

Probably the oly common point of i this Hoi an, Vietnam are the shingles roofs. If we walk along threir streets and buildings  we will see reflect the influence of the different villages and cutures that have been located ...

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safflower, cherry blossom and japanese indigo.

January 10, 2016

This has created an edge point where individual taste meets the advantages of mass-production. Designed by japanese studio talk project, ‘dye it yourself’ is a series of tables made of a porous plastic composite. the ...

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The Moganshan

December 29, 2015

Heatherwick Studio just unveiled plans to build a 15-acre tree-covered mountain in the middle of Shanghai. The studio was commissioned to design a complex of housing units, offices, shops, a hotel and a school for the ...

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listening the forest

December 21, 2015

Have you ever listen to the sounds of the forest ? A group of students of interior design have built this acoustic oversized wooden installation   in Estonia to amplify that sounds of the forest. The installation ...

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Resin Bracelets

December 08, 2015

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no borders

November 29, 2015

Remote village on the island of Goqui, ...

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iron shelves

November 14, 2015

If you’re looking for a creative way to upcycle your unwanted books, you might like to turn to Miler Lagos’ recent installation for inspiration. This Colombia-based artist has carefully stacked hundreds of books on top ...

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the green steel of the 21st century

November 05, 2015

Bamboo is being used increasingly at the building industrie. At WAF in Singapore, Dirk Hebel has developed a new material made of bamboo fibres mixed with organic resin. He said that bamboo fibre could be used as a ...

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Porto, the beautiful abandoned…how long?

October 11, 2015

Located along the Douro river in Northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.  Its settlement dates back many centuries, ...

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social call of public space

August 25, 2015

"This project will  the surroundings, will double the green areas, will enhance connectivity and will celebrate the cultural diversity of the city" said Fernando Romero, architect of this project in collaboration with ...

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Vegetal Rain Facade

August 22, 2015

The term “kusari-toi” in Japanese means rain chains, alternative to rainwater runs to the country of the Rising Sun, often used for its decorative appearance. With this project signed the collaboration between Seo ...

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Messner Mountain Museum

August 10, 2015

What about to wake up in the morning and call Zaha Hadid to build a massive structure partially submerged within the summit of Mount Kronplatz,? Reinhold Messner, who has spent the last decade building a series of museums, ...

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from bright lavender, lime green until an incandescent orange

August 03, 2015

This is the result of the work of Germ Collective in one small neighborhood of Palmitas, Mexico. A giant colorful mural of 20.000 square meters, developed along 209 facades. The objective was to change its gritty image, ...

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A living, breathing church

July 22, 2015

Different churches in the Antipodes.  New Zealand is so with nature, that it seems to be a perfect material to make design. This unusual building built entirely with trees, is the work of Barry Cox, which he spent four ...

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2 days bamboo in Nepal

July 11, 2015

After the disaster of last 25 April 2015 a team of architects used metal sheets and bamboo to build this prototype shelter for victims of the Nepal earthquake, and have also produced a manual so that the design can be ...

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Cinnamon

May 31, 2015

This spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomun is used not only in both sweet and savoury foodsbut also to develop this project of  Patrick Barthelemy in collaboration with TYIN ...

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Skygardens as Vertical Farming

May 14, 2015

Today the ecological requirements of a building are influenced by the duties to protect the biological resources and to bequeath to future generations a livable and intact environment. By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the ...

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do we choose how we want to live?

April 30, 2015

Welcome to berlin 2015.  The sector of housebuilding is experimenting a big change last years. It is going to be built each corner of the german capital. New constructions, new age. People moving from F-Hein to ...

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Lake or snowy mountain.

April 12, 2015

Students of L'Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne have imagined the sculpture “Evolver” that reminds me the shape of Ponga. The installation was thought for the Zermatt Festivall and consist in an observatory that is shaped ...

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unfinished: new style 2015

March 21, 2015

The other day I start a discussion about movements and styles of contemporary design. From Arts and Crafts around 1850 to most recent New Wave or Deconstructivism I was trying to think about new styles and just know I ...

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how to protect us from air and noise pollution in cities?

March 10, 2015

Located at Via Chabrera 25 in Turin, Italy,  borns this Urban Treehouse that protect people and nature even in a thoroughly urban landscape. Luciano Pia has developed this vertical Forest: 25 Verde, is a woven 5-story ...

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striking cardboard office

January 26, 2015

“Nothing is about the power of ideas, how a single idea can transform nothing into something. Using a cheap throw-away material to build a unique and memorable work space, seemed a good way to materialize this ...

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Plantation chair… by Studio Aisslinger

January 24, 2015

2012 was born this chair farm concept: as simple as it is radical. A “plantation chair” produced in an agricultural Lab is an production utopia of the future... The chair is no longer produced in the classical sense ...

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Books everywhere

January 22, 2015

The New Yorker Photograph Franck Bohbot is working on these series of Libraries in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and abroad. The Project House of Books, is about the places that we have learned and ...

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simple shape of a leaf

January 16, 2015

Studio Jägnefält Milton has developed a lovely leaf-shaped Forest Pavilion that can pop up in practically any wooded area in Sweden. Thanks to the country’s new Attefallshus clause, small structures such as this can be ...

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win – win

January 12, 2015

For a while we begin to notice the concept of energy renovation of buildings. Up 2014 started the European Commission the technical guidance of financing energy renovation and, specifically in Spain, an Aid Programme Energy ...

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Finnish Nature Center Architecture

January 11, 2015

Haltia is a new eco-friendly visitor center Bringing all of Finland's kind under one roof. Geothermal heating, solar collectors, grass-decked roof, self-adjusting air-conditiong and lighting - the environment and the ...

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Natural paintings

January 09, 2015

Incredible 3D paintings made by artist Mahmoud Jouini, based in Libya.    Thanks to the 3DS MAX2014 DC and Photoshop software. This gives small models that are reminiscent of the reliefs of an abstract landscape, full of ...

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skating natural skin

December 22, 2014

why not to present something so original this Christmas ? French artist Monsieur Plant (Christophe Guinet) comes back with a new project : the “Natural Skateboarding”. It’s a skateboard entirely made of wood with a ...

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Tengbom Architects spacecraft.

December 06, 2014

If astronauts can live on a spacecragft, students can live in this box of 10 m2 ? why not, if the place is so good developed as this. Tengbom Architects has designed a student unit of only 10 square meters for students ...

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Jellyfish by Pnat

November 27, 2014

Pnat is an emerging think tank of designers and biologists with the aim of merging plants, research, science and creativity. The work they do covers the fields of sustainable architecture, bio design, education, urban ...

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Fountain house

November 19, 2014

Not everything is invented in architectural world! Increasingly more we see natural architecture and landscaping, including a green roof or a green facade of plants, to take advantage of solar, wind or geothermal energy. In ...

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What can we do with old paper tubes ?

November 16, 2014

If you want to find a good answer, just ask Shigeru Ban, which work is based on the experimentation with plywood, textiles and paper. Known as the “paper architect”, he is more than that, he is a global architect, who ...

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working on Ponga Ecke

November 07, 2014

Here we go! last week we were working a bit on the first product design of Creative Ponga, that is call Ponga Ecke. During dismantling of stands at Bread & Butter in Berlin, I was surprised to see how much wood in a very ...

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home of the future by Studio Aisslinger

October 29, 2014

Could we imagine a house dressed with textil fabrics? or integrating plants into a natural water cycle that requires no additional resources? maybe some cows around the garden or just a place for the production of food ...

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Organic House

October 27, 2014

Project of Javier Senosian, Naucalpan Edo. de México 1985. The organic house born from the idea of creating a space adapted to humans, in accordance with environmental, physical and psychological needs.Its origin is in ...

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Upcycled storage crates by Autumn Workshop

October 25, 2014

Design studio Autumn Workshop, founded by Daniel Goers, took these discarded storage crates and upcycled them into "Crate Chairs". They made a set of 4 chairs and a bench with an ottoman. No extra wood was used in the ...

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Geodesic domes and waves bounding back

October 20, 2014

A geodesic dome construction is the most natural replication of a spherical shape that can only exist as created by human hands.
 Take a look at the globe with its meridian lines. Primitive people who built dome houses ...

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Hueso Restaurant

October 18, 2014

Cadena + Asociados were given the task of revitalizing the interior of a recovered contemporary building from the 1940s. The 240-ft. space has been designed to accommodate Alfonso Cadena’s new concept restaurant, ...

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Creation myth of the earth by Tayronas

September 13, 2014

For Kogi ethnicity, which are the oldest villages in Sierra Nevada, and who according to mythology was given them to preserve the legacy and guard it, is well known myth of the creation of the universe. “First was the ...

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Ciudad Perdida and Tayronas

September 13, 2014

Ciudad Perdida was declared by the Colombian government as a National Monument. It is a valuable symbol of one of the biggest cultures of our indigenous: los Tayrona. Its architecture and engineering are unimaginable, and ...

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What is the meaning of Guadua?

September 06, 2014

All my last post where about something called guadua, and I forget to describe it. Guadua is a species of bamboo, more specifically, is Gaudua Anfgustifolia. It has its habitat in the rainforest on the banks of rivers. Own ...

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German Rubio, craftsman in love.

September 06, 2014

German Rubio was our teacher and master craftsman during this bamboo workshop 2014, Colombia. He is mechanic ingenier and lover of guadua. Where is the limit of this material? you can build a house, or even a knife. As he ...

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Simón Vélez ” don’t be obsessed with bambu “

September 05, 2014

Among other geniuses of bamboo I’ve met during this trip to Colombia, is this colombian architect Simón Vélez,  a prize-winning architect, and a proponent of bamboo as an essential building component. Vélez ...

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Guadua Workshop 2014. Caimalito, Pereira, Colombia.

August 30, 2014

Guadua Workshop 2014 is done. After hours and hours finding the best guaduas, we finish with a lot of different things. This project was not only a construction project, but also a social project. The old rail station ...

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3 little pigs and the big bad wolf … or … the bad Le Corbusier?

August 13, 2014

As you know, once upon a time … there were three little pigs. One pig built a house of straw while the second pig built his house with sticks. They built their houses very quickly. The third little pig worked hard all ...

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transformative work space: La Pacha

August 11, 2014

During the 9th and 24th of August, will take place a permaculture design course ( PDC ) in La Pacha, Villavicencio, Colombia. After a short visit to the place, we proposed us a common challenge:  learn and share tools ...

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wheel of wheels

August 01, 2014

what’s is this puzzle of new society about? I spoke about transformation; I spoke about every thing as simple as possible; about  sustainability, up-cycling, construction, remake, and…whatever we want to throw away in ...

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Serendubity_replanting concepts

August 01, 2014

In this occasion I want to introduce one of my projects in Berlin. The word “serendipity” refers to a random encounter with something not sought for that turns out to be a new and surprising experience. Much like ...

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bam boom – Bamboo

July 15, 2014

News: a proposal by  Vo Trong Nghia Architects to build towering bamboo structures modelled on lotus pods has been selected for Vietnam’s pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan. Founded in 2006, Vo Trong Nghia ...

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who was Victor Papanek?

July 14, 2014

Born in Viena, Asutria, in 1927, he was the father of sustainability. He was a designer and educator who became a strong advocate of the socially and ecologically responsible design of products, tools, and community ...

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28 grams of bricks, liters and liters of sand and 1 teaspoon of bamboo cane.

July 07, 2014

Why not? we live in the century of the sustainability concept.”Recycle as much as you can: not only materials, but also ideas”. This blog is about everything that connect us with any “installation” which ...

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