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Garage Museum of Contemporary Art / OMA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a renovation of the 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) …

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Cloudscapes, by Tetsuo Kondo Architects in collaboration with Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, achieves a startling feat of nanoclimatological engineering—effectively “trapping” a cloud within a clear, habitable container. A stair traverses the middle of the space, allowing occupants to experience three different atmospheric strata: a cold, dry layer of air at the bottom; a warm, humid layer in the middle of the cloud; and a hot, dry layer above. As spray nozzles emit a fine cloud generating mist at midlevel, the temperature and humidity within the cube are tightly controlled to maintain the three distinct atmospheric levels. From Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship With Nature

<i>Cloudscapes</i>, by Tetsuo Kondo Architects in collaboration with Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, achieves a startling feat of nanoclimatological …

Engineering

Relive the glory of the 1970 Osaka Expo, complete with space frames, Metabolism, inflatables, and geodesic domes

Toshiba IHI Pavilion. (Courtesy Flickr/m-louis)<p>As Expo Milano 2015 continues to wow millions of visitors with stunning architecture and innovative …

David Chipperfield disowns Milan museum over "war of the floor"

David Chipperfield has renounced his Città delle Culture museum and gallery complex in Milan after a "pathetic dispute" over the quality of flooring …

Carla Fernández: Design Culture Mexico at Heath Ceramics

Based in Mexico City, fashion designer Carla Fernández travels through Mexico seeking the most talented regional artisans; she creates new designs that honor traditional fabrications in each region. This has given Fernández a reputation as a champion of the decorative arts of her beloved country. …

Patricia Urquiola coats transparent furniture for Glas Italia with an iridescent sheen

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has overcome her hatred of glass to design a collection of iridescent furniture and mirrors using the …

Furniture

Zaha Hadid sculpts marble vases and tables for Citco

<b>Milan 2015:</b> architect Zaha Hadid has carved pleats into the surfaces of these vases and tables made from different varieties of marble (+ …

Furniture

Tiko Could Be a $179 3D Printer For Everyone

$179. For the same amount one can buy a Moto 360 smartwatch, a budget smartphone, or an expensive clickety-clack mechanical keyboard. <i>Or</i> you could dip …

New Urban Geodes on the Streets of L.A. by Paige Smith | Colossal

<p>Surrounding an exhibition at Maker City LA, artist Paige Smith A.K.A. a common name (previously), began to install new crystalized rock formations …

The Flow / atelier d’architecture King Kong

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of …

A Builder's Own Home Becomes An Opportunity To Showcase Their Capabilities

“The Mullet,” designed by March Studio, is an extension to a home in Melbourne, Australia, that accommodates the request from the owners, to have a …

BEL Architecten leaves rough surfaces on show in warehouse converted into a cultural centre

Peeling plaster and exposed brickwork reveal the interventions made by BEL Architecten to convert this former Antwerp warehouse into a cultural …

What Is The Role Of Hand Drawing In Today's Architecture?

<b>Update:</b> <i>We have now published our follow-up article of readers' responses - see it here.</i><p>Historically, the ability to draw by hand - both to create …

Jean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de Paris

Jean Nouvel has lost a court battle aimed to remove his name from the newly opened Philharmonie de Paris. As The Telegraph reports, Nouvel claimed …

Architecture

Misoka toothbrush cleans your teeth with nanotech ions instead of toothpaste

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima has designed a nanotech toothbrush that cleans your teeth without toothpaste.<p>The Misoka toothbrush, …

Moustache creates video to avoid exhibiting in "disappointing" Milan

<b>Milan 2015:</b> French design brand Moustache has created a video displaying its latest collection rather than shipping all of the products to Milan …

Moustaches

Cloud Capture is an imaginary flying machine for bringing rain to the desert

This conceptual airborne structure is designed to absorb moisture from clouds and transport it to arid regions where it would be released as …

Patrik Schumacher launches attack on "ignorant" architecture critics

Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher has hit out at "superficial and ignorant" criticism of iconic buildings and star architects.<p>In a …

Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel and more design 3D-printed shoes for United Nude

<b>Milan 2015:</b> five well-known architects and designers have created pairs of sculptural shoes for footwear brand United Nude made entirely on a 3D …

"Wires will disappear" as lighting goes cordless, say Starck and Gandini

<b>Milan 2015:</b> advances in lighting and battery technologies mean that lighting cables could disappear within a few years, according to designer …

Emerging Technology

"Thanks for supporting British architecture schools, Richard"

<b>Comments update:</b> is Richard Rogers right to gift his seminal Wimbledon home to the Harvard Graduate School of Design? Read on for more on this and …

Even 10 Years Later Marc Newson’s Nike ZVEZDOCHKA Looks Ahead of Its Time

It was 10 years ago when Nike released the ZVEZDOCHKA (named after a Russian space dog launched into orbit aboard Sputnik 10 in 1961), a shoe …

Concrete Goes Soft in These Desk Accessories from TripleLiving

We’ve seen a lot of concrete, but this is the first time we’ve seen soft, pliable concrete. TripleLiving is a design studio from Taiwan who created a …

10 of the Most Innovative Designs From CES 2015

This year’s 2015 Consumer Electronic Show was enormous – in fact, the largest show floor in history – with over 3,600 exhibitors and 2.2 million …

CES

Foraging the Futuristic Recycled Fruits of the Fungi Mutarium

As someone with a deep curiosity for the weird and wonderful world of fungi, the Fungi Mutarium concept by Livin Studio is what I’d call the perfect …

Frames 2.0: A Bookcase or a Room Divider

12 wooden frames that are sized to fit within each other, come apart to create a freestanding bookcase or room divider. The components of Frames 2.0, …

Look Inside This Sensual Sex Shop Designed by Karim Rashid

The perfectly named Fun Factory recently opened their Munich store designed by the one-and-only, Karim Rashid. Retail environments can often come …