Great Britain’s first living wall has died after three years shading the front facade of a DSDHA-designed £1.5 million children’s center. The 30 species of flora growing are now just a “host of brown, wilting plants.”
Hotel V was designed by studio OFF with an idea of roughness as a metaphor. The wall finished with a special mosaic expression tile to give different visual expressions in different weather conditions and viewing angles.
Truck Farm is a living, mobile garden inside the bed of a 1986 Dodge half-ton pickup truck which grows tomatoes, broccoli, arugula, and parsley. As a bonus all the Truck Farm activity is being recorded for TV too.
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.”
The Swedish architects Tham & Videgård Hansson unveiled one of their newest projects, the ‘Garden House’ in Södermanland, Sweden. Triangular, two storey core of the house is completely covered by a wooden trellis.
Probably one of the best new music videos I've seen for ages. Director Anthony Dickenson latest for band Miike Snow's - Animal single. Projections and sculptures using a mixture of animation and band performance footage.
An existing array of conduit electrical tubes inspired Stanley Saitowitz on the interior design for Conduit, a stylish restaurant in San Francisco. The lines generated with the tubes help enclose the space without requiring walls.
In areas of urban underprivileged and unrest, libraries can improve the quality of life. Based on the urban development model of Chicago, a library park has now sprung up in Medellín, the second-biggest city in Colombia
Recently, Maserati hosted a design competition called Design Driven-Maserati’s Search for the Finest Architectural Garages, and allowed for open entries in two categories: existing garage and concept garage.
The infamous Policlinico Umberto1 has inspired Jeffrey Inaba of Inaba Projects to design ‘The Waiting Room’. The hospital, known for its unsanitary conditions, is also known for its waiting room, which is anything but pleasant.