Category Archives: Architecture

Bicycle Tree

What do you get if you cross Christmas with a bicycle? A ‘Tree-Cycle’ sustainable Christmas tree made out of recycled bicycle parts. There must be an architect involves in this somewhere….

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California Academy of Science reopens in San Francisco

 Following just about a five year hiatus, the hotly awaited California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is poised to become the world’s greenest public building when it reopens For more on this startling Renzo Piano renovation … Continue reading

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Screens and things

I’m testing an installation of NextGen Gallery so here are some random images of architectural maquettes, screens and installations that I have done over the last few years:

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Studio Monte Rosa

The Swiss Energy Science Centre reports on the latest sustainable designs for mountain huts:  Studio Monte Rosa is a special mountain hut, which has been planned for the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) by the Department of Architecture.  In splendid isolation, on … Continue reading

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Cool bathroom (Antwerp in winter?)

Another minimalist architectural design by the Belgian Sculp(IT) partnership, as featured on The Cool Hunter, a source of all things cool, new and improbably designerish. We’ve added them to our permanent links in the sidebar.

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Despatchwork – Lego as a heritage restoration material

Despatchwork is a novel use of Lego as a restoration material: This work was done in Bocchignano, Italy, a village close to Rome, as part of the group project “20 Eventi”. The group of artists developed projects for 4 villages … Continue reading

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Arup-designed library for north Indian school

  Arup Associates has unveiled designs for a new library at its award-winning Ladakhi Druk White Lotus School in northern India. The pro bono project formed a case study for an RIBA-hosted symposium — on the role of architecture and … Continue reading

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Encyclopedia of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living

The Encyclopedia is a large, free, on-line resource aimed at providing accurate information on living in harmony with our planet, particularly with regard to green energy and architecture. It is part of The Worlds of David Darling website and is … Continue reading

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Bankrupt Interiors

Mr Toledano, a photographer who sees the world in a very different way from most mortals, has done a series of pictures called “Bankrupt.” The signs of recent life in these deserted spaces is unnerving.

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A Disappearing Art Museum by Studio Pei-Zhu

Studio Pei-Zhu is a young practice of under 20 employees based in Beijing. This stunning art gallery project is showcased by the Architectural site Archinect.

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