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archatlas: Concrete Box Residence in Spain From the architect: Pitch House by Iñaqui Carnicero is located in Los Peñascales – “rocky area” in Spanish – on a slope with many outcrops and oriented to the south. The building, however, does not relate to them, but rather turns its back to the immediate surroundings, interacting with the distant Pardo forest and with Madrid´s skyline. While the design denies the abrupt topography of the site and the immediate context, the structure delicately leans on the existing rocks with a large horizontal plane that defines the footprint of the building. Once this datum has been established, the house is organized in two independent units. Car parking and other services are located underneath, and the living areas are put above in a single volume. Relating to the “footprint plane,” the size, shape, and placement of this hermetic, horizontal prism provides for the rest of the program: bedrooms, the main bathroom, study rooms, and a little toilet. In this piano mobile, where the daily life goes on, the floor is covered with white calcareous stone. A unique bay window located 1,40 meters from the floor trims the skyline of the landscape and uniformly illuminates the concrete ceiling. Images and text via (via archatlas)

Architecture

How robots and carbon fiber could usher in the “fourth industrial revolution”

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, according to architect Achim Menges. The founding director of the Institute for Computational Design at …

SUV of electric bikes looks to conquer streets and dirt

Back in 2013, Caterham was toying with the idea of selling the Carbon as part of a trio of motorcycles and electric bikes. Not surprisingly (its …

New nanotech fabric dissolves odor and stains whenever it’s exposed to bright light

Not a big fan of laundry day? Well what if you could wash your clothes just by stepping into the sunshine? Thanks to researchers at RMIT University …

You Can Now 3D Print The World's Lightest Material - Graphene Aerogel

YES PLEASE.<p>It's 7.5 times lighter than air, and a cubic metre of the stuff weighs just 160 grams. It's 12 percent lighter than the second lightest …

3tags.org is coming soon

Icephobic coating: How researchers made the most effective ice-proofer yet

A research team from the University of Michigan has developed a strategy for creating rubbery coatings that require no more than a light breeze for …

concrete casa l4 by luciano kruk enjoys ocean-side living

<b><br>casa l4 by luciano kruk enjoys ocean-side living</b> <br>image © daniela mac adden<br>all images courtesy of luciano kruk<p><b>argentinean architect luciano kruk has</b> …

Would you try the new 8 Point Facelift?

Four weeks ago, I found myself on a couch in a Harley Street clinic, a doctor marking up my face with a Sharpie, indicating the places he was about to inject with filler.<p>As a beauty journalist, I’ve tried everything: the so-called ‘Dracula’ facelift when plasma was extracted from my blood and …

Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how it is possible to interface graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon - with neurons, or nerve …

Researchers Discover a Natural Food Additive That Blocks Skin Cancer Cells

So much better than sunscreen.<p>Researchers have discovered some rather special properties in the natural food additive, annatto: properties that can …

Cancer Cells

Rotating homes follow the sun, produce 5 times the energy they use

You've heard of solar panels that track the sun, but how about entire houses that do the same? Casas em Movimento from Portugal have now designed …

Futuristic 'De-Icing' Concrete Could Help Make Roads Safer In The Next Big Blizzard

The material generates heat to melt snow and ice.<p>A new form of concrete created by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a fascinating superpower that could potentially save lives.<p>The concrete can melt away ice and snow on its own, making roadways much safer. What's its secret? …

Cold Sore Fix? Inside Billionaire John Paul DeJoria's Next Bet

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria, the once-homeless entrepreneur who built a fortune from hair care products and still more money from booze thinks he’s hit another goldmine. But instead of plying clubs with his pricey Patron tequila or supplying hair salons with his Paul Mitchell plant-based shampoos …

House at Goleen / Níall McLaughlin Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Client Brief<br>The existing house had suffered the abuse of the local climate and haphazard development …

Dining Rooms

Articles about forest retreat combines small living camping experience on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the perceptions of what a travel shelter should look and feel like has continued to adapt, Collective Retreats has been...<p>A couple builds a home that makes the most of its woodsy site.<p>Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>A jewel-like …

Sony FES e-Paper Watch Available Via Retail Later This Week (video)

After being successfully crowd funded earlier this year the FES e-paper watch will be available to purchase via retail from the MoMA Design Store on …

Layers of brick, concrete and glass define private spaces in a Thai home

A pair of red brick walls screen the back of this house on the Gulf of Thailand, which faces away from a seaside resort and towards a cemetery where …

Thailand