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Metropol Parasol: The World’s Largest Wooden Structure Opens in Seville

The Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, by Jurgen Mayer H. Architects, is the world's largest wooden structure. Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the beautiful series of undulating parasols comprise the world's largest wooden structure. Metropol’s interlocking honeycomb of wooden panels rise from concrete ...

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Tornado Shaped Skyscraper

Oklahoma firm Kinslow, Keith & Todd has presented its vision to build a skyscraper shaped like a tornado on top of a Tulsa parking garage. The towering structure, proposed within the region known as Tornado Alley, is designed to include a museum dedicated to weather, a storm research center and a revolving ...

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Eletroshock furniture by Massimilano Adami

An Italian designer Massimilano Adami, whose work is based on experimenting with production techniques, employs electroshock method in his latest project. The idea was born from his desire to come by a simple way of blending polyethylene powder into different objects. Adani uses thermoplastic powder and heat to ...

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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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