Fox Johnston is a young Sydney-based architecture & design practice that combines an intelligent, pragmatic response to each client’s brief with a thorough understanding of the opportunities created by site and context. We work across a range of projects, from large private houses to adaptive re-use of heritage buildings to major multi-residential projects. Our work is driven by a passion for light, space, natural materials and finely crafted living spaces, coupled with an acute awareness of the sustainability challenges facing the built environment today.
A smarter home -use development in Valley -mounted electric car chargers -electric heat pump system -based home management system - iPad is the brain of Sunset Smart Homes (photos)In a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented transit district in Palo Alto, Calif., Sunset magazine is focusing on design ideas that transform modern living spaces into innovative, automated homes of the future. The Sunset Smart Homes , a duplex project that has been open for public touring, are " Idea " houses designed to highlight forthcoming high-tech, eco-friendly, and energy-efficiency concepts that might one day become standards of home building. In one of the digital homes, a wall-mounted iPad--accompanied by additional seven-inch touch screens on different floors--is the centerpiece, controlling everything from climate to lighting to home security. Its entertainment center is run via Apple TV.
If you are looking for some extraordinary holiday destinations during the winter months, then you might want to take a look at this magical Glass Igloo Village in Finland. Located in the wilderness near Urho Kekkonen National Park, the Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen offers a crystal clear view of the Northern lights and starry sky, all while comfortably relaxing in your warm room. Thermal glass walls not only insulate the interior to keep it warm, but also make sure that view stay clear even when the temperature drops to -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30°C). Each Glass Igloo has a separate toilet and luxury beds, but if you think that it’s too comfortable, the resort also offers a dozen traditional igloos made of ice!
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Posted by core jr | 10 Feb 2012 | Comments (0) Photography by Cemal Okten for Core77 Now in it's fifth year, the London Design Museum's Designs of the Year exhibition presents a snapshot of industry heavyweights across seven categories including: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Product Design, and Transport.