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This office is all about fun: it has a lot of specially decorated rooms in which employees can do their work. There’s even a game room for relaxation and a gym where you can work out. Check it out: The Selgas Cano Architecture office, designed by Iwan Baan, makes you feel like a part of nature. Thanks to the fact that the office is below ground level and the huge windows, you really feel encapsulated by plants and trees. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ve probably already heard of Twitter. Saegeling Medizintechnik is a German company that produces high-end medical equipment. This office somehow reminds me of the nuclear bunker in the end of Terminator 3.
Yahoo has several offices around the world. TBWA Hakuhodo is a Japanese advertising company. You probably know Pixar from great animation films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and The Incredibles. Belt-Driven, Hubless Rear Wheel Bicycle. Climate-Friendly Sunken Pool Converts into Radiant Floor. Here’s a truly glamorous idea for a pool.
A sinking pool! The apparently permanent stone floor in this room literally slowly drops to reveal the pool underneath. In the raised position, you can walk on the same surface radiantly warmed from beneath. And of course, having the swimming pool convert itselfÂ into a floor makes it child-friendly too: this is not a pool that a child can fall into. Once it is sunken it looks like any other indoor pool – as permanent as you could possibly want.
You could design this so that it remains as just a shallow decorative pool when not in use, one that is only an inch or two deep. But the best thing about this idea is that it would also make keeping the pool warm a cinch. Radiant floors or the use of thermal mass is climate-friendly design because of theÂ slow release of warmth – reducing energy needs for heating. The super-rich with luxury housing do the most harm to the planet with their luxury high energy use architecture. 15 Amazing Bicycles For the Future of Seoul. 15 Amazing Bicycles For The Future of Seoul Seoul is one city that is conscious of the fact that we need to ride more bicycles and loosen up the traffic congestion.
To advocate their intent Seoul Design Fair hosted the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010, where entries from around the world we welcomed. The mission was to provide a cycle for the city dweller, so that he can adopt cycling into his daily routine and lead a healthy lifestyle. The city on its part, promises to provide all the infrastructure needed to promote it. Let’s take a look at main features of 15 of the best entries in random order! Main Features: comfortable ride with energy leveling and the stepless gearbox, option of adding seat-tube battery for speed, two wireless control-units (that work with two wireless rings on the handlebar) help control your ride. Sky Garden House. I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly.
It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. I'm most impressed with how design facilitates the needs of the plants and shrubs located throughout the house. See more at Guz Architects.
Help. Writable – Table With Writing Surface by Tianyu Xiao. Write on a Table The Writable is a fun and interactive look at how we can spark up the conversation around the coffee table.
Three flip panels at the centre house chalkboards on the underside with a chalk discreetly held in place. I love the way it changes the outlook of a simple structure to something more eloquent. Definitely a conversation starter! Designer: Tianyu Xiao.