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Disney's VertiGo robot uses propellers to climb up walls

Disney Research Zurich and Swiss technology institute ETH have developed a four-wheeled robot with integrated propellers that allow it to scale …

Robotics

3D-printed braille and picture books help blind children to read

A team from the University of Colorado Boulder have used 3D printing to create tactile versions of famous books for visually impaired children (+ …

University of Cambridge

Didier Faustino's AA exhibition includes a spiky yellow stage for public speaking

French artist Didier Faustino has installed a spiky stage in front of the Architectural Association in London's Bedford Square to encourage …

Public Speaking

Tiny Home Cleverly Conceals a Full-Size Kitchen Beneath the Stairs

Turin-based architecture firm Studioata has embraced the “tiny home” movement in a clever way with their dwelling called <i>Tre Livelli</i>. At just 377-square-feet, its furnishings needed to be compact, but the designers managed to squeeze a full-size kitchen in the space–they partially concealed it …

Artist Intricately Hand-Carves Photorealistic Portraits out of Paper

Using an X-acto knife and tweezers, Korean artist Yoo Hyun hand carves intricate cut-paper portraits that feature the likes of movie stars, world leaders, and musicians. Up close, Hyun's pieces look like abstract designs, but from afar they read as photo-realistic depictions of his subjects. He …

Svet Vmes adds black-framed glass cabinets to school entrance hall

Slovenian firm Svet Vmes Architects has renovated the entrance hall of a 126-year-old school in Ljubljana, adding glass cabinets that resemble …

Architecture

INTERROBANG / Sae Min Oh _ bang by min

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Cheongdam-dong, which is part of the Gangnam urban district in Seoul, remained as a relatively inactive …

REBEL Gym / Studio C102

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Studio C102 has just completed the fit-out of the latest 1Rebel, a 8500sqft luxury gym located in the …

Estudio Beldarrain uses reclaimed railway sleepers to extend Spanish library

Railway sleepers form the walls of this extension to a library in Azkoitia, Spain, which is located at the town's former railway station.<p>Designed by …

Trains

Biesbosch Museum Island / Studio Marco Vermeulen

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has …

Architecture

i tradizionali tattoo recipes are applied onto arm for cooking

<b>i tradizionali tattoo recipes are applied onto arm for cooking</b><br>all images courtesy of i tradizionali<p><b>‘i tradizionali’ by italian designers marina</b> …

Seung Jin Yang's Blowing chairs are made from party balloons

South Korean designer Seung Jin Yang has coated brightly coloured balloons in resin to create these inflated seats.<p>The collection of chairs features …

Story Pod / Atelier Kastelic Buffey

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Story Pod, a community-supported lending library designed by Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB), is …

Victorian Era

Kyodo House features a sculptural wood facade and an indoor swing

Japanese studios Sandwich and Team Low-Energy used three truckloads of timber to create the sculptural facade of this Tokyo house that also boasts a …

Architecture

chaotic moon's tattoo circuits integrate unnoticeable wearable technology into daily life

may 02, 2018<p>ford created a new dimension of tactile language for the visually impaired to interact with on their windows.<p>ford created a new dimension …

The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Floating Kayak Club is located on the water pulled away from the shore, which highlights the …

Huiini House / S+ diseño

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is located in a secluded but privileged spot of the city, in the Primavera forest, where …

mitocovarrubias

These are the most fantastical playgrounds ever built

When you're a kid, visiting an amazing playground is the greatest experience ever. And these fantasy-themed playgrounds around the world have us …

Stark concrete house by ISM Architecten is topped with a glass study

A glass study projects from the roof of this concrete house near Brussels, but it presents an austere windowless facade to the street (+ …

customize bike wheels with an LED display kit from balight

may 02, 2018<p>ford created a new dimension of tactile language for the visually impaired to interact with on their windows.<p>ford created a new dimension …

Precarious playground structures by Capucine Diancourt rely on users' balance

<b>Dutch Design Week 2015:</b> French designer Capucine Diancourt's series of unconventional playground equipment includes non-fixed rocking items that …

Netherlands

dubai design week's global grad show: aldana ferrer garcia presents 'more sky'

<b>dubai design week’s global grad show: aldana ferrer garcia presents ‘more sky’</b><br>images courtesy of aldana ferrer garcia<p><b>among the host of creative</b> …

rogers stirk harbour + partners to build taiwan airport terminal

nov 02, 2015<p>rogers stirk harbour + partners beats foster and UNStudio to build taiwan airport terminal<p><b>rogers stirk harbour + partners beats foster</b> …

Shiro Kuramata's Miss Blanche armchair breaks world record at auction with £269,000 sale

Design auctions in London this week confirmed the strength of the collectible furniture market, with pieces by designers including Shiro Kuramata and …

Fine Art

Pezo von Ellrichshausen designs a building made up of 100 circles

Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen are presenting a concept for a megastructure built from 100 overlapping circular …

Chile

Tato Architects' House in Toyonaka is divided into offset horizontal volumes

This house in Osaka by Japanese studio Tato Architects features walls that step back and forth, worktops that merge with staircases, and windows that …

House in Rokko by Tato Architects

This hillside house by Japanese studio Tato Architects comprises a metal barn on top of a glass box (+ slideshow).<p>Located between a mountainous …