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The historic Oriental Warehouse Loft Building sits nestled within San Francisco’s south beach neighborhood. Leave it to local architecture team Edmonds & Lee to spearhead a complete reconfiguration and renovation of the space. The team explained, “in order to maximize the spatial experience of the loft, traditional notions of domestic privacy were abandoned in favor of open and transparent relationships.” Edmonds & Lee brought their concept to fruition by replacing opaque guardrails at the sleeping mezzanine with transparent glass rails, providing a direct visual connection to the space below.
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10 Clever Architectural Creations Using Cargo Containers: Shipping Container Homes and Offices Article by Urbanist , filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category. (Check out our complete collection of 70 Works of Recycled Art and Design .) With the green theme growing in popularity across every stretch of the world, more and more people are turning to cargo container homes for green alternatives for office, and even new home, construction. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on the shipping docks and taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to the their origin in most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia.
Ideally, I could rent an abandoned (but structurally sound) warehouse or large open building and live there.
Architecture / Buildings
Ah, to be rich enough to simply drive into your underground garage onto a lift and be carried right into the heart of your living room – or at least to be able to implement other creatively luxurious interior design ideas like this one.
Open to the public only one day a year, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation takes science and maths as its inspiration. Quite simply, there isn’t another garden like it in the world. The shapes of science and nature come together in this wondrous place. The steel curves of science stand in front of those provided so generously by nature. Yet in a small time you can find yourself face to face with the wonders of a black hole.
My friend Robert and I finished reading Alan Weisman's The World Without Us almost simultaneously – and we both noted one specific passage. Before we get to that, however, the premise of Weisman's book – though it does, more often than not, drift away from this otherwise fascinating central narrative – is: what would happen to the Earth if humans disappeared overnight? What would humans leave behind – and how long would those remnants last?