Posts tagged design
A new concept for AirBnB: A Self-sufficient housing ecosystem experience

Recombining elements of suburban living, contemporary technologies and existing trade and service markets like airbnbaustralian-based architectural studio blight blight & blight’sconcept for a practical utopia proposes a modern and sustainable way of living. divided into ‘the cave’ and ‘the light’, ‘friends of brick’ is a two-part ecosystem comprising a brick vault base and a plantation area.

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This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

When you imagine a farm, this is probably the last thing you’d think of… and that’s precisely its appeal! Called Lotus, this floating architecture is at once a space for growing veggies, dining, and socializing within urban environments. The structure utilizes a vertical design to house its various hydroponic and greenhouse stations. Inside and out, visitors and diners can enjoy waterside views and watch and learn more about their food growing as they dine. Designed to be built on waterways and lakes within cities, they capitalize on centrally located free space to avoid interfering with the existing structures.

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SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES ARE ON THE HORIZON

Two weekends ago, I was honored to attend the 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference in Los Angeles. I was delightfully surprised at how many education sessions were focused on the intersection of landscape architecture, sustainability, and resiliency. The sheer number of education sessions in total was also encouraging. There are so many professionals in landscape architecture and related fields who want to teach others about something new and/or innovative.

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VINCENT CALLEBAUT PROPOSES 3D-PRINTING ‘FARMING BRIDGES’ TO REGENERATE WAR-TORN MOSUL

Vincent Callebaut has presented his winning project for the Rifat Chadirji prize, a competition that called for ideas to rebuild Iraq’s liberated areas in Mosul. Titled ‘five farming bridges’, the concept puts forward the construction of affordable and adaptable bridges topped with modular housing units.

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Nature-inspired water collection system wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water, and has been awarded the 2017 $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation Ray of Hope Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

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