Eco-friendly architecture is in vogue around the world with innovative building materials cropping up. The latest is 2000 beer crates used to make Boxel, a temporary experimental pavilion created by digital design students from the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Germany within a week. Turning beer crate into building is sure an eye-popper!!
The temporary construction was designed using parametric software to control the position of the boxes in relation to the overall geometry and to analyse the structural performance. Several static load tests were made to understand the structural behaviour of the unusual building material. In parallel to a series of shearing and bending tests in the university’s laboratory of material research, the structural concept was simulated and optimised using FEM-Software. Continue reading »
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New York-based design firm Dwellings Ltd has added a range of water-inspired modern chandeliers to its Water Pressure lighting collection designed to be the centrepiece of any space.
Water Pressure Lighting is a collection of modern water-inspired artistic crystal chandeliers using the finest 100% Strass Swarovski Crystals. Designed by Evelyn Hutter, these contemporary centrepieces are distinct for luminous crystals that sparkle in the light. The new chandeliers include: Rogue Wave, Crashing Wave, Lawn Sprinkler and Lather Up. Continue reading »
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‘Long and narrow like a tube, but solid and unmovable like a block of concrete.
In between these two extremes stands the extension to the Marl town hall, designed by Bakema and van den Broek in 1958-62.
Their ponderous brutalism resounds through the massive walls of the ex-tension, where the trees on the site have been made to leave their imprint. A relief art work signed by artist Lars Bergström.
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They say every new thing is the forgotten old one. It is, obviously, true, since many modern designers, artists, and architects among them, derive their inspiration, images and forms from the legacy of the previous generations. In this showcase we have collected the photographs of monumental architecture exteriors to demonstrate our readers all the creativity, versatility, and meaningfulness, which can be found in the bygone traditions in architecture.
Many of the buildings, shown on the pictures below, have already lost their primary purpose and remain only as the silent witnesses of the former glory. However, many of them still serve people like they did decades or even hundreds of years ago. Making pictures of old exteriors, photographers usually choose black-and-white photography to underline the solemnity of such architectural monuments and let viewers concentrate on the uniqueness of forms and not on the fading colors. Bridges, temples, castles, and residential buildings – this gallery features a full variety of architectural forms and designs. Looking at the magnificent constructions on these photos, one can get astonished with the deep imagination and conceptual yet harmonic vision of the architects. However, photographers, who made these photos, are also great artists, conferred with creativity, imagination, and skills to catch the moment and make it last forever.
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Murano glass wall light chrome steel structure with application. Murano glass wall lighting, modern contemporary lighting is made of Murano glass and Swarovski crystals, wrought iron lamps, chandeliers Custom. Murano glass flowers in white with transparent veins. Application has 55 Murano glass flowers and 6 hidden bulbs. Also available as a ceiling light with 186 flowers and 10 balls on request.