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Salt Yacht by Lujac Desautel

Lujac Desautel, the yacht designer of the iconic Glass concept yacht, has released his latest yacht design: <b>Salt Yacht</b>. It’s a 55-meter concept yacht …

Architizer

Daily Inspiration #2018

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill. Maybe bad design does cause allergic reactions?<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, …

R. Kelly

Warming Seas Drive Rapid Acceleration of Melting Antarctic Ice

As warm ocean water rises up to melt them, glaciers around the Amundsen Sea are losing half a Mount Everest a year.<p>Melting Antarctic glaciers that are large enough to raise worldwide sea level by more than a meter are dropping a Mount Everest's worth of ice into the sea every two years, according …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

Based on the design of floating oil platforms, the Sea Trees are made from steel and shaped like giant trees. Each level of the platform supports a …

Loughborough University researchers unveil plans to commercialize 3D concrete printing

The researchers at Loughborough's School of Civil and Building Engineering have been developing 3D concrete printing technology with a view to …

Three Self-Healing Materials That Could Change the Future of Construction

Buildings, regrettably, don't last forever. Until recently, the only way to increase a building's lifespan was ongoing maintenance, which can be …

Engineering

These Walls Cool Themselves, No A/C Needed

But what if buildings could start to cool themselves without plugging into the grid? A team of students and professors from Barcelona’s Institute for …

Development of Self-Healing Concrete Moves Closer

Bio-mineralisation is the process by which living organisms can produce minerals. and a possible method to help promote masonry crack remediation. …

CTBUH Announces Five Finalists in its Student Competition

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced five finalists in their 2014 Student Design Competition, which asked entrants …

Radinn Electric Wakeboard Powers You Along Without A Tow Line (video)

If you fancy powering along in the water without the need for a boat, the Radinn Electric Wakeboard created by Swedish company Radinn, might be just …

URBED's Bold Proposal to Reinvigorate the Garden City Movement

British urban design consultancy <b>URBED</b> (Urbanism, Environment, Design) have been announced as the winners of the 2014 Wolfson Economics Prize for …

Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The City of São Paulo has few bridges only for cyclists and pedestrians.<p>In front of the Bayer …

São Paulo

Modular House Design Concept Clings to the Side of a Cliff

In response to a number of clients seeking options for living on extreme coastal plots, Australian prefab architecture firm Modscape created the <i>Cliff House</i>, a design concept for a home that extends precariously from the side of a cliff. Inspired by the way barnacles hang on to a ship's hull, the …

House Design

Innovative Kids Room Features Hammock Seating and Modular Furniture

When the studio Ruetemple created a room in a Russian home meant for a young brother and sister, they didn't take a conventional approach to the design. The two-storey space, called <i>Interior for Students</i>, needed to be a place for the kids to study, sleep, and hang out with their friends. So, …

Furniture

Sustainable House Design Paying Tribute to Modern Technology in Hong Kong

An existing 40-year old house in Sha Tin district, Hong Kong was recently given a complete make-over by the architects at <b>Millimeter Interior Design</b> …

Water way to charge your iPhone: Seoul installs hydroelectric charging points

While we don’t yet know what kind of battery life the iPhone 6 is going to have, it’s always good to have a way of charging your smartphone when you’re out and about.<p>With that in mind, the city of Seoul in South Korea has announced that it is building a series of outdoor recharging ports along …

[Photos] "Dive" Floods Park Avenue Tunnel With Marine Soundscapes

As part of the Summer Streets program, artist Jana Winderen transformed 33rd street through 40th street of the Park Avenue Tunnel into an immersive audio installation.<p><i>All photos by Andrew Nunes</i><p>The Park Avenue Tunnel sounds a little different this summer. As part of its Summer Streets program, The …

FRAME: A House Built with Exposed Concrete to Reduce Costs

With rising construction costs and a shortage of workers and materials happening in Japan due to earthquake recovery and preparation for the 2020 …

The entrance to this house has a very large door made of rusty metal. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/07/the-anderson-pavilion-by-miller-design/

3D weaving can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya shows us the 3D-weaving machine he invented, which he claims could be used to create better …

Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

<i>Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you</i><p>Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has <i>built</i> a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and …

Great Photoshop Brushes Freebies

As a designer sometimes it gets frustrating to come up with new pieces with the same old brushes all the time. For that we have some very generous …

The Living Cube by Till Könneker saves space in micro apartments

This space-efficient box by Swiss designer Till Könneker creates a separate sleeping area and compact storage solutions for studio apartments (+ …