Korean architects, Mass Studies, have attacked the idea of housing typology in this project for a Seoul Commune in the year 2026. The buildings are comprised of public and private cells; technology is harnessed to make the private cells more private and the public cells more public. From your private cell, you can monitor the goings on in the public cells.
Located on the way to the first class lounge, this shimmering cloud hovers and flickers to signify the transition from the noisy public realm into the calm of the lounges. Created by Troika, the cloud is a digital sculpture with an animated skin, utilizing flip-dot technology and 4638 dots flipping to the tune of a computer.
Called the Lighthouse (BRE House), this is the UK’s first ever net zero carbon home that also meets the highest level of the UK Standard Code for Sustainable Homes. It is a leading example because not only is it made with the most sustainable materials, but is also designed to encourage and shape a more sustainable lifestyle for its occupants.
Rebar is a San Francisco-based art collective making an intelligent demonstration by thinking laterally about the ongoing issue of inner-city parking. On the premise that a metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a 10×20 plot of land, the team transforms space dedicated to private vehicle storage into a park.
Along with the greening of brown sites, this has to be one of the answers for a more eco future. To take a large piece of land, to maintain the bulk of it as it is naturally, and then to design a highly dense yet attractive living environment.
Neutelings Riedijk Architects (NRA) represent the generation of Dutch Architects that are finally beginning to usurp the dominance of Rem Koolhaas. NRA was formed in 1987 and have come of age with the recently completed Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
There was no way I was going to work out what this was until I was told: a piano. Yes, this is what happens when one of the world’s most famous architects is allowed to get their hands on a classic object.