The Act Romegialli Architects designed this incredible camouflaged “Green Box” garage in the Raethian Alps. Within the Green Box you can find a cooking area, gardening space and common dining and socializing area. Materials have purposely been left rough and simple; galvanized steel for the kitchen, larch planks for flooring and big sliding doors, windows ..read more..
With China’s urban population growing, there is an inevitable increase in energy consumption and, thus, in environmental concern. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, who is known for his ideas of re-framing urbanity in a useful and creative way, has developed a concept to bring natural ecosystems into cities with his design for Farmscrapers (eco-friendly alternatives to skyscrapers.) Vincent’s project ..read more..
Hong Kong’s new concept store, Konzepp, is full of freakishly fun little gadgets and trinkets. To complement the stores selection, designer Geoff Tsui, co-founder of design firm 33WILL, created an angular and twisted bright yellow facade. Tsui wanted to give people passing by a small taste of what’s inside the store, and this vibrant architectural ..read more..
The Im Fels is a volunteer fire station in the Italian Alps designed by Bermeister Wolf. The station is embedded into the base of a 300-foot cliff that overlooks tilled land. The decision to build the structure into the rock was the community’s own, which sought to minimize the loss of valuable agricultural land in the area. ..read more..
The final phase of the High Line public space project, which was unveiled last October, is being called “The High Line at the Rail Yards” and will weave through the Hudson Yards project, running from 30th to 34th Streets. The plans include play sections for kids, as well an amphitheater performance space at 30th and 10th. Construction will ..read more..
How cool can a home office get? National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis called on architect and designer Travis Price to construct his very own personal at-home workspace in Washington, DC. As a man with a multitude of titles including anthropologist and author, Davis requires a private chamber for writing. Though light is a key ..read more..
Super-cool bakeries are in. The latest in this international trend is Baker D. Chirico; the second Melbourne establishment to be opened by master-baker Daniel Chirico. Designed by talented local studio, March – the interior concept is as simple as Chirico’s famed produce. Cooling/display racks weave and extend through to the ceiling – evoking the feel ..read more..
Bâtiment (Building) is a mirrored installation by artist Leandro Erlich currently on display at Le 104 in Paris as part of their In_Perceptions exhibition. The piece is clever in its simplicity: a massive building facade is constructed on the floor near a towering mirror giving anyone reflected the uncanny appearance of being weightless. Optical illusions ..read more..