The Beatrix Park is one of Amsterdam’s oldest modern city parks, and is enclosed between the Ring Road A10, the Beethoven Street on the west side and the RAI Convention Center on the eastern side. The oldest part of the park designed by Jacoba (Ko) Mulder was built in 1938 and is characteristic of the transition from the romantic design style of the 19th century to the more functionalist style o..
Jeremy Jih of J.Roc Design recently completed Wood Flow, a sculpted, modular roof deck that’s 600 square feet in size and surrounded by greenery.A pergola made from Sapele wood slats sits above a living green wall and provides a small covered area for dining on the roof.Modular sapele wood pieces have been used to create curved benches that wrap around the rooftop deck, while some sections raise..
Pre-made in a workshop in Amsterdam, Wikkelhouse by Netherlands studio Fiction Factory is a modular structure constructed out of a 100-percent sustainable base of fiber paperboard that's harvested from Scandinavian trees.After four years of research, Fiction Factory—a company with its origins in theater set design—came up with a massive rotating house-shaped mold wrapped with layers and layers o..
Suspended nets are a fun way to make a space more comfortable, brighter, and more memorable. They provide a great nap spot, let natural light pour through them, and add an element of uniqueness to the interior of your home or office. Today we’re sharing 10 examples of nets in both homes and offices that make living and working more comfortable and much more interesting.from contemporist
Stimulating young minds and bodies by providing hours upon hours of imaginative play is the sole purpose of the Five Fields Play Structure which was built by Matter Design Studio in the Five Fields Neighborhood Common Land in Lexington, MA. Completed in 2016, the designers were hired to create a "playscape" that wouldn't dictate but would instead allow the free reign of the neighborhood children..
Melbourne based architects One Design Office (ODO) have designed the flagship store for Scroll, an ice cream store that features a bright and colorful bar made from various colors of concrete, inspired by the flavors and fruits used in the ice cream. ODO called upon artists Studio Twocan, to create the bar using their layered concrete technique. The bar was created by using various colored concr..
The entry to the Montafon Valley is a topographical bottleneck. The railway, the federal highway and the new cycling path offer access to the southernmost valley of Vorarlberg, which is surrounded by high Alpine mountain ranges. Running parallel with the valley, the raging Ill River, prone to flooding, crosses the Alfenz River from the east and channels the Alfenz River into its current. A few m..
in london fields, a park east of the city center, a pneumatic architectural structure took shape in early october, hosting free community events for local families and children. designed and realized by DOSIS — a madrid-based laboratory of creative processes founded by isabel collado and ignacio peydro — ‘second dome’ is a reconfigurable space that can transform from a single, 65-square-meter bu..
the urban rigger is a floating, carbon neutral property made from upcycled shipping containers. designed by bjarke ingels, the scheme provides affordable and sustainable homes for young academics studying in copenhagen, denmark. measuring a total of 680 square meters, each structure comprises 15 living spaces articulated around a common green courtyard. other amenities include a kayak landing, a..
When the owners of this house in London wanted to create a new home and work studio which maximized the space, they turned to Hayhurst and Co.As part of this new build, a green roof was suggested by Hayhurst and Co., but the clients only wanted to have a green roof that they could actively garden.The end result is a green roof that has a series of planter trays installed on the roof, providing l..