The Xeros residence in Phoenix, Arizona, is a experimental housing typology for dry environments. The materials used age during time, blending the structure with the landscape. Designed by BLANK Studio.
Detractors call the design to an “outhouse” and allege that the tower intrudes on the rural landscape of Hamarøy, the village where Hamsun spent much of his life. The architect describes the concept of “building as a body.”
In a stunt to raise awareness of the car scrappage scheme, Vauxhall covered an Astra in £2000 worth of real coins which the public were then invited to remove - getting to keep all the money they removed from the car!