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The Trailer Home reinvented #architecture #innovation

Invisible Studio have developed an affordable “house” using locally sourced timber and construction waste. The structure is relocatable using a trailer. Simplicity The Envelope is…

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Recycled art #design #sustainability

Ellipsicoon Designed by Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, these amazing organic structures were conceived from recycled material the “Revolution Precrafted” pavilion. The sculptural structures are handmade…

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Architectural strata #architecture #design

The Natural History Museum by Ennead Architects, is located on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (trail history), Utah, USA. This contemporary design echoes the rock strata…

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Machine + Construction waste = Mushroom bricks #innovation #sustainability #thinkdifferently

RedHouse Studio are a design firm in Cleveland, Ohio with a big sustainable agenda… BIOCYCLER is -the first of its kind – building recycler that…

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#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster +…

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Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the…

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Robots speed up structural reinforcement #sustainable #thinkdifferent

This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how…

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The world’s #tallestbuilding … in #wood !

Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada.  …

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meccano by mecanno

Mecanno’s take on modular furniture integrated with power and data for today’s work. workplace configuration – each unit can have a visual break made from acoustic material. Share this…

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skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000…

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concrete innovation

Concrete is a material that excels in its functionality, providing structure to architecture and engineering across the world. There are other ways that this versatile material…

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renewable energy at home

Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there…

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18 storey trees…?

The University of British Columbia has commissioned the world’s tallest wood building, the Brock Commons, an 18 storey student residence building. Taking wood to new…

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A new dawn in Alberta… #solar

Mike Hudema shares his personal story about how he made the move to solar power to supplement his home energy consumption. As humble as they…

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Arthur Ashe covered in plastic

Well not exactly, Rossetti Architects have designed a new retractable PTFE membrane roof to cover the stadium named after the tennis great. The 210,00 square…

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constructed #forest for exhibition space

Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed this pavilion from bamboo for the 30th anniversary exhibition “The Asian Everyday: Possibilities in the Shifting World” at TOTO GALLERY MA,…

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#blue is the future

It is fascinating to think that colour could not only affect the aesthetics of our architecture but also the environmental performance. A new blue pigment,…

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#parametric brickwork the old way

Sstudionmm is an architecture practice based in Iran have developed a digital solution to using brick as part of parametric architecture without resorting to complex…

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#TERRA! ground sculpture

I get my kicks from simple design and low tech solutions that create innovate products. This simple framework has infinite applications for ground sculpture…    …

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#holedeck #sustainable concrete structural slab

As an Architect I am always striving to bring new efficiencies to our architecture to provide sustainable solutions that are viable for our clients. This evolution in…

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