Monthly Archives: June 2008

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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alco croc ban due following undersize binge drinking scare

But for regulars at the Noonamah Tavern, on a dusty stretch of outback highway, it’s all in a day’s drinking.Buffaloes, horses, frogs and even cane toads have propped up the bar at the Northern Territory watering hole.But a 60cm saltwater … Continue reading

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Little green men are at it again

The geometry geeks (or space aliens, if you prefer) who stamp out intricate designs on the fields of the U.K. may have topped themselves this time. Discover Magazine has one of the better analyses of this crop circle. which had … Continue reading

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Jelly role future with a sting in its tail

Will jellyfish rule the World? Well, in terms of a straight head count against humans, they already do. There are about six and a half billion of us on this planet, whereas a fluther of jellyfish (collective-noun aficionados also accept … Continue reading

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Robber Baron Table

A patinated bronze “factory”, whose architecture is derived from interpretations of various early 20th century works, including the AEG factory of Peter Behrens and the Battersea Power Station in London. The four chimneys produce a “polluted cloud” of polished bronze, … Continue reading

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Researchers Discover Details Smaller Than Minutiae

From that ever reliable journal of scientific endeavour, The Onion, we bring you this breakthrough… June 9, 2008 | Issue 44•24 PASADENA, CA—A team of Caltech scientists announced Monday that they have discovered a type of conversational detail smaller than … Continue reading

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Zeppelins rise from the ashes

What is it about airships that continues to capture the imagination? By rights, the lumbering airborne relics of a century past should be no more than museum curiosities, consigned like gas lamps to the sentimental roll-call of redundant technology. But … 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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