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Oak Walkway by Levitate Inserted Into Ruined Castle

Built on a cliff edge in Dorset, Sandsfoot Castle is under constant attack from coastal erosion and as a result had been unsafe for visitors since the 1930s. Levitate was commissioned to carry out a conservation project so the castle could be reopened to the public. Levitate designed a lightweight walkway that slots into ...

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“Just a Black Box” is a more than a box

London-based architect Tomaso Boano and designer Jonas Prišmontas  proposed a project named “Just a black box,” to provide more, much needed, public space in the city. The sculptural, but a quite minimalistically formed structure is distinguished by its double duty; it can serve as street furniture for public use, or as a kiosk ...

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Japanese artist revives Ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints or translated “pictures of the floating world” date back from the 17th century when they promoted the japanese art and cultural movement that lasted until the 19th century. Prints mainly depict kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel scenes, romantic vistas, etc.

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3 Experimental Homes Address Hyper-Urbanization in Africa

By the year 2025, the urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to increase by almost 70% -- a rapid urbanization that will inevitably affect the construction sector. To address this expected growth and to help lay the foundations for a sustainable urban and social development, students ...

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A Yellow Submarine Capsule is an innovative solution by Urban Restart and Kurt Cleary

As one of 24 designs presented at Shabby Shabby Apartments Competition held recently in Munich, a Lithuanian design studio Urban Restart and Scottish architect Kurt Cleary built "Yellow Submarine“- a playful pop-up hotel room set up on the edge of a public park. Yellow Submarine is ...

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“Solar Bytes Pavilion“ – The light saver from Ohio

"Solar Bytes Pavilion” is an experimental project made by Design Lab Workshop, based in Kent, Ohio, as a part of the Ingenuity Fest in Cleveland, Ohio. Brian Peters, Assistant Professor of Architecture and co-founder of Design Lab Workshop states that the Pavilion's assignment is to highlight the potential for new 3D printed architecture ...

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Stefan Glerum Spans Stained Glass Façade Across Amsterdam Housing Complex

Amsterdam's Oostpoort neighborhood has undergone a vast transformation in recent history. Since the closing of the old Oostergasfabriek — a 19th century gas factory and prominent feature of the site — the area was used for a variety of purposes including business, research and sport ...

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Dazzling Canopy of Glowing Lanterns Lights Up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Lower Manhattan has a dazzling new holiday attraction and it looks like it could become a new classic. Called Luminaries, the expansive canopy of 650 LED lanterns presented by Arts Brookfield and designed by Rockwell Group began lighting up the Brookfield Place Winter Garden earlier this month. The mesmerizing display is also interactive, and invites visitors to make holiday "wishes" by touching ...

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MAD Architects’ Poetic and Fluid-formed Harbin Opera House Opens in China

Along the Songhua River and surrounded by the wetland landscape of Harbin, Beijing-based MAD Architects have revealed their design of the dynamic opera house in the northern Chinese city. The completion marks the end of the five year construction which sees the building becoming a focal point of the cultural island ...

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