Tag: architecture
tree

Clearly, the design and creation of man-made Christmas trees started long before the more versatile and multi-disciplinarily minded architects of recent generations got involved. The debate of the environmental impact of both cutting natural trees for the celebrations and using their artificial replicas that became popular in the 90s is ongoing. The best solution to avoiding the […]

mountaintops

With winter sports at the doorstep, I thought it was just the right time to take a look at how contemporary design is affecting the forthcoming season’s top destination – the mountains. Beyond the commonplace notion of retrograde mountain lodge cosiness, in concept designs and in reality, there stands a new generation of mountain top […]

metro

Metropolitan underground railway is one of those crucial inventions whose hypothetical non-existence would make city life unbearable. The spaces born alongside the development of the prominent infrastructure have an impact that far transcends their utilitarian importance and are also marked by great ambiguity: they are a negative space of transit movement with all the social […]

bamboohouse

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth with reported growth rates of 100 cm in 24 hours. This eco-friendly material has the same technical performance as timber, concrete and steel constructions, but has a much lower carbon footprint. It is one of the most versatile and flexible materials and has regenerative properties. Get […]

urban

Gotta love a city that surprises you. Taking its typical elements and reconstructing them in new, fun and socially aware ways has been the weapon of choice of many urban interventionists who managed to inject a dose of playfulness and provocation in the urban scenery.  Some of them have done a great job in making […]

Inspired-Arch

It is not quite the holiday season for some of these locations, however it is always good to plan ahead especially when it comes to places with a considerable fame of their own or retreats you want to build for yourself! Today’s selection of vacation spots is provocative in that they push us to think […]

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