The modern green roof adds a wealth of benefits to its structure, benefits that are at once environmental, economical and aesthetic. Heating costs are reduced in the winter, cooling costs are reduced in the summer, rainwater is recycled and the local wildlife is encouraged. To look at the beauty of the green roof, here is a list of 10 amazing green roof designs from some of the world’s most talented architects. More at TheCoolist.
Architect, photographer and archeologists Christopher Payne spent many years touring abandoned asylums across the United States – More info & Pics HERE
In London – on the occasion of the Olympics in 2012 – has been created quite interesting project. The Cloud, which will offer people visiting it, really incredible views.
In a small shed on an industrial park near Pisa is a machine that can print buildings. Driven by CAD software installed on a dust-covered computer terminal, the armature moves just millimetres above a pile of sand, expressing a magnesium-based solution from hundreds of nozzles on its lower side. It makes four passes. The layer dries and Enrico Dini recalibrates the armature frame. The system deposits the sand and then inorganic binding ink. The exercise is repeated. The millennia-long process of laying down sedimentary rock is accelerated into a day. A building emerges. This machine could be used to construct anything. Dini wants to build a cathedral with it. Or houses on the moon.
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Le studio de design et d’architecture Roso a été chargé de concevoir une installation d’art novatrice à Somerset au siège de Clarks. Basé autour du concept singulier que “la lumière n’est visible que lorsqu’elle est réfléchie”. Pour le coup on peut même affirmer que la lumière explose et de façon spectaculaire. Le reste des photos de l’installation dans la suite. D’autres photos dans www.zeutch.com
Sustainable and earthquake-proof All Seasons Tent Tower proposed by Slovenian architectural practice Ofis Architecture featuring tent-shaped layer for the city of Yerevan, Armenia.
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Here is what you can do with a good video projector. The collective Klip, transformed the Art Deco facade of the Edison Hotel in Miami Beach for the Super Bowl. Hired by Anomaly in New York, Klip to shot a lot of work sponsored by Motorola and the NFL. The video in www.zeutch.com
A new addition to the Mirror Ball collection, the Mirror Ball stand shows a new configuration featuring an array of various sized balls on a robust stainless steel stand. Tightly held in place with industrial strength clamps the stand creates an extraordinary sculptural interior lighting “tree”.
This collection by Miru Kim truly blows me away. Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn’t dare visit, Miru draws beauty from old and abandoned subway stations, tunnels, aqueducts, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and morgues.
More pics and info at My Modern Metropolis