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Patchwork Orange: Art of Fixing Buildings with LEGO Blocks. 100 Abandoned Houses. Weird and Wacky Furniture By Straight Line Designs. EmailEmail Straight Line Designs is a one-of-a-kind workshop that has been operating out of Vancouver, British Columbia for the past 25 years.

Weird and Wacky Furniture By Straight Line Designs

In addition to installations, sculptures and private commissions, designer Judson Beaumont and his staff of eight full-time craftspeople have designed and constructed a variety of wacky cartoon-style furniture and projects for public institutions and children’s exhibitions throughout North America and abroad. Focused on quality and custom design, Judson’s studio stays far away from mass production and is as imaginative as children themselves. Website: StaightLineDesigns.com 1. 2. Angelic Architectural Lighting via Wall-Mounted LED Rings.

Each of these halo-shaped circles is an independent LED light fixture that casts a round ring of light on the wall.

Angelic Architectural Lighting via Wall-Mounted LED Rings

What makes them more interesting, however, is the way they can be combined into more complex shapes to create decorative patterns. The Safe House In Poland Is A Modern Fortress With Sliding Walls. ShareThis It looks like a modern fortress and is built as such.

The Safe House In Poland Is A Modern Fortress With Sliding Walls.

The Safe House by architect Robert Konieczny of Polish architecture firm, kwk promes, is a giant concrete cube whose walls were designed to move. The house was recently a shortlisted entry for the 2009 World Architecture News Awards. Serie architects / chris lee and kapil gupta: the tote, mumbai. Dec 07, 2009.

serie architects / chris lee and kapil gupta: the tote, mumbai

Good design. Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him – “an impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? As good design cannot be measured in a finite way he set about expressing the ten most important principles for what he considered was good design. (Sometimes they are referred as the ‘Ten commandments’.) Here they are. Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Good design makes a product useful. Climbing wall at Bjoeks, Groningen. Space Saving Tiny Apartment, New York.

This tiny but highly sophisticated studio apartment in the East Village of NYC has made us very proud, thanks to JPDA.

Space Saving Tiny Apartment, New York

Not only was it built as a super efficient multi-functional unit but with the use of detailed mill work, the storage capacity was very cleverly executed and resulted in a super stylish studio with a decent amount of floor space. Shouldn’t all NYC dwellers aim to live like this? You decide… UK pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010. Apr 20, 2010 UK pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010 UK pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 all images © katarina stuebecourtesy UK foreign and commonwealth office.

UK pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010

From Majestic to Decay - Michigan Central Train Station. The building is of the Beaux-Arts Classical style of architecture, designed by the Warren & Wetmore and Reed and Stem firms who also designed New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.

From Majestic to Decay - Michigan Central Train Station

The price tag for this 500,000-square-foot (46,000 m2) building was $15 million when it was built. Detroit’s Roosevelt Park creates a grand entryway for the station. Emergent Patterns: Game Wallpapers Beat Dull Wall Decor. Repeating patterns are at the heart of most wallpapers, as they are part of the core of many simple, old-school, paper-and-pen games.

Emergent Patterns: Game Wallpapers Beat Dull Wall Decor

While elementary in design (and execution), these basic black-and-white wallpaper designs feature an element of creative, unique and ultimately unpredictable emergent design that makes them grow more complex with tiime. The first layer – the original printed design – is as simple as it gets: a series of mazes, tic-tac-toe boards and crossword puzzles that naturally lend themselves to virtually infinite extension in any direction. Created by CinqCinq, these have been placed as the backdrops of art installations and waiting room interiors- perfect places to encourage spontaneous interaction. By setting out specific colors of pencil, pen, crayon or marker, the designer (or space owner) gets to exert another level of control but ultimately leaves the finished product in the hands of people who pass through a given space. House With a Swimmingpool on The Roof and Panoramic View of The Surroundings. Can you imagine looking at the ocean during the day and up at the stars durning the night while chilling in the pool on the roof of your house?

House With a Swimmingpool on The Roof and Panoramic View of The Surroundings

Sounds like a dream and those who own the Universe House located in Roca Blanca, Mexico live in this dream. The house was designed by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco, and built by architect Tatiana Bilbao. The house is opened onto its surroundings thanks to an observation platform and the swimming pool on its roof. Subway architecture. Dec 01, 2009 subway architecture london’s underground became the first subway system in the world when it began operation in 1863.

subway architecture

Since then, underground subways have been built in almost every major city of the world. from new york and paris to hong kong and dubai, subways are an essential part of public transportation in cities. Within these systems, architecture plays a big role in defining the environment of the subway. here is a collection of some of the most architecturally interesting subway stations. t-centralen station (photo via flickr) Green Roofs are Changing Architecture and Planning. Photograph, Library, These, University, United. Moldova National Library - Photograph by Daniel Zollinger These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. Casa Batlló. Web oficial. Museo modernista de Gaudí en Barcelona. X-Ray Kitchen: Custom Cabinets with Built-In Back-Lighting. Cipher - Drinking glass. Psychic.

Project info Type:Personal, conceptField:Product designDate:Feb, 2009Phase:Concept, Visual prototypeShare: twitter facebook delicious digg stumbleupon friendfeed tumblr Awards / Publications:2009 - reddot design award winner 2009Info / Description:An empty glass resembles a meaningless colorful mosaic, until a liquid is poured into it, revealing its name. Each side of the glass is reserved for a specific drink. … moreThe Dekrypt glass though complex in appearance in fact runs on a very simple idea.

Differently colored shapes are scattered across the glass surface in a seemingly random pattern, however their position is hardly accidental. Other projects. Almost Invisible Mirrored Tree House Built In Sweden. Sun Jar: solar-powered lamp that looks like you caught a firefly. “King Kongs” of Architecture? Despite the clunky moniker, we read with interest as The Independent UK rattled off the seven — count ‘em, seven — relevant starchitects in the world, contrasting them with commercial building firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Muti Randolph. A bench made from nails… June 21st, 2009. Architectural Types - Styles - Historical Periods - The Great Buildings Collection. Bluelounge StudioDesk for Computers. Untitled.