Friday, April 28, 2017

Architecture

Architecture
A collection of crafty and clever students at Japan's Waseda University have developed a way to utilize the natural fermentation process of straw to heat and cool your home. On the interior, pre-fabricated acrylic boxes are stuffed full of common straw....
A well-designed home with large open spaces, contemporary materials, and plenty of natural light can be a very good thing. But sometimes, there needs to be something truly unique as a focus for the home to be considered great....
Building a home often means flattening the plot of land set to be developed, effectively destroying what made the site interesting in the first place. However, when trying to design something truly beautiful we find that architecture can only be...
It's not quite as dramatic as a Medieval drawbridge, but it just might be as massive. This ultra-modern home in Antwerp, Belgium is host to the world's largest set of fully glazed pivot doors. Local architecture firm Sculpt IT...
Green roofs have plenty to offer. Not only are they architecturally interesting, they have a drastic effect on reducing a building's carbon footprint. Covering any roof in a thick layer of properly drained vegetation naturally insulates the interior, but also...
There comes a time in most of our lives when you need to switch gears, or maybe even swap your entire car; change your job, your relationship, or your outlook. That's what Elora Hardy did when she left her...
Take a good look at this garage and think about what you see. Pretty ordinary, run-of-the-mill, single door car hole, right? Wrong. Contained within that beat up, outdated, poorly painted relic of a structure lives one woman's inspiration, and the...
In a small rural province outside of Cape Town, South Africa sits this up-cycled shipping container; fitted and fashioned as part of a humanitarian design competition aimed at providing underprivileged farm children a safe place to learn, study and, of...
Anyone can buy a used shipping container for pretty cheap, but it takes a certain amount of creative vision and skill to make it into a place to call home. And yet, this 355-square-foot trio of containers built by...
As part of a massive neighborhood revitalization project in the Güemes district in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, this funky, open concept brewery was crafted from the shell of an old, broken down police station. What was once home to handcuffed...