Antony Gibbon’s Ventt House is a minimalist retreat embedded into the rocky landscape

December 6, 2017 by  
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UK-based architect Antony Gibbon just unveiled his latest nature-inspired design , the Ventt House. Designed to integrate into the rocky coastal landscape, the minimalist black-roofed home is surrounded by glazed walls that offer stunning views of the surroundings. The Ventt house is a minimalist retreat for those wanting to disconnect from the world. Designed to be embedded into the landscape, the contemporary volume cuts into the rugged cliffside , mimicking its rocky surroundings. An exaggerated chimney soars dramatically out of the home’s base, creating a modern take on a lighthouse beacon. Related: Antony Gibbon’s Helix House is a twisting tiny home that towers amidst the treetops Clad in dark geometric panels with an exterior wall of glass , the focus is entirely on the home’s beautiful environment. On the interior, minimal furnishings were used to create a clutterless living space. Further fusing the home into the outdoors is the marble flooring, which runs continuously from the interior to the exterior where it forms a large deck that surrounds the home, eventually jutting out over the cliffside. + Antony Gibbon Designs + Antony Gibbon on Instagram

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Antony Gibbon’s Lucent House is a serene minimalist retreat made of glass and stone

October 19, 2017 by  
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UK-based designer Antony Gibbon never ceases to amaze with his spectacular designs inspired by nature . His latest work, the Lucent House, combines glazed walls and stonework to create a serene, minimalist structure that blends into its environs. Nature is a common theme in Gibbon’s work, which, in the past, has included plenty of unique treehouse designs . The designer explains that through his work, he strives to create a strong, seamless connection between living spaces and their environment. “Each structure is individually created to consider the surroundings using sustainable materials wherever possible. I aim to create organic forms that exist in nature using natural materials that unite the two,” he writes on his website. Related: Antony Gibbon unveils a new light-filled treehouse designed for the ground The Lucent House is comprised of four stone walls that are connected with large glazed panels. A series of geometric forms twist and turn to create an open layout, while large floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with natural light . A wooden terrace runs the along the entire outline of the home, creating a beautiful deck that is sheltered by the hanging roof. The Lucent House is designed to sit peacefully on any body of water. However, according to Gibbon, the size and volume of the home can be adapted to suit almost any landscape. + Antony Gibbon Designs Images via Antony Gibbon

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Antony Gibbons modern Trine treehouse is a tranquil nature retreat

September 15, 2017 by  
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Designer Antony Gibbon merges natural materials with modern design in his latest tree house design—the Trine house. Completed as part of his Roost treehouse series, this freestanding cluster of bulbous buildings forms a triangular formation elevated into the forest canopy. Slatted timber surrounds the living spaces to allow for light and views, creating an immersive experience in nature. The proposed Trine house comprises four elevated pod-like spaces that bear resemblance to budding flowers with long stems. The treehouses are accessed from the forest floor via a winding staircase in the central pod building that serves as an outdoor room and viewing tower. Three treehouses branch out of the main pod and are connected with canopy walkways. Related: Antony Gibbon unveils a new light-filled treehouse designed for the ground The triangular formation of the Trine house “distributes the support across all of the structures creating a sound and stable frame when high up in the elements,” wrote Gibbon. “The tree houses are accessed through the central staircase building which follows the form of the tree houses. The slatted wood design created a semi transparency to the building allowing the light and wind to pass through it.” The three peripheral treehouse pods contain a large open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bathroom on the lower floor, and an accessible top deck. Water pipes and wiring for energy needs would be installed through the supporting treehouse stems. You can explore more of Antony Gibbon’s work on his website and on Instagram . + Antony Gibbon Designs Images via Antony Gibbon Designs

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These giant animals with intense stares remind us of Earths disappearing wildlife

September 15, 2017 by  
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Earth’s disappearing wildlife is no joke — the WWF says that almost half of the wild animals have disappeared due to serious habitat destruction in the past 42 years. Mexico City-based Studio Maizz Visual continues to spread awareness about declining wildlife populations with their incredible head-turning video installation, which recently graced the trees of the Electric Zoo Festival in Randall’s Island Park, New York. Named Animal Watching, the installation projected huge animated images of animal heads onto the tree canopy, where their intense gazes watched and followed passersby. Maizz Visual’s Animal Watching installation first debuted in Parque Espana, Mexico City during the Marvin Festival earlier this year and recently wrapped up their second appearance at New York City’s Electric Zoo festival in the first weekend of September. The video installation transformed the trees into giant green 3D animated animal faces, surprising over 50,000 festival participants. “The intervention goal was raising awareness about the destruction of ecosystems and animals species,” said the studio. Related: Gigantic Leafy Faces Light Up a Forest in Wisconsin Eight different animal faces, from lions to owls , were displayed in a continuous track with post-production effects between each transition. Two video projectors with full HD and tele-zoom optics were used to create the surprisingly life-like faces and 3D animation software was used to give the faces realistic movement, particularly in the eyes. The Animal Watching video was about seven minutes long and played on a continuous loop between 8:30PM and 11PM during the festival weekend. + Maizz Visual Images via Maizz Visual

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Antony Gibbon unveils a new light-filled treehouse designed for the ground

September 9, 2015 by  
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Everything that comes from the studio of treehouse-master Antony Gibbon is fresh and stunning. And his latest design is no different. Called Inhabit Ground, the open-plan woodland cabin is slightly different than his previous Inhabit Treehouse, since it was designed to rest on the ground, yet maintains an intimate connection with the surrounding forest. Its symmetrical form affords a room on either side while the glazed central area allows natural light to flood the interiors. Read the rest of Antony Gibbon unveils a new light-filled treehouse designed for the ground

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Researchers turn coffee grounds into a cheap carbon sponge in just one day

September 9, 2015 by  
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Java, joe, brew, go juice, cuppa – there are many names for the dark elixir that brings life to the morning hours and caps off a festive evening with friends. Coffee is an integral part of the daily routine for people in much of the world, and its consumption comes with a host of hotly debated benefits and risks for the human body. Recently, researchers in South Korea discovered another feature to add to the list of benefits – but this time, it’s for the health of the planet. Used coffee grounds – an innocuous if somewhat annoying side effect of coffee drinking – can be recycled into carbon capture material, thus helping to rid the atmosphere of harmful greenhouse gases. And the best thing about used coffee grounds, of course, is that the world is already producing tons and tons of it. Read the rest of Researchers turn coffee grounds into a cheap carbon sponge in just one day

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Adorable lambs at Korean sheep cafe are anything but baaaaashful (VIDEO)

September 9, 2015 by  
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Polar bear range states agree on groundbreaking protection plan to save the species

September 9, 2015 by  
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Polar bears got a crucial win this week, as the five nations with wild populations of the endangered bears agreed to a 10-year plan  to protect and manage the animals and their habitat. In the “first-ever circumpolar action plan” for wild polar bear survival, according to the World Wildlife Fund , the five so-called polar bear “range states” – Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Russia, and the U.S. – have committed to a long-term plan to curb the factors that are destroying polar bear habitats and causing populations to decline. Read the rest of Polar bear range states agree on groundbreaking protection plan to save the species

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Sleep in the Trees with Antony Gibbon Designs’ Inhabit Treehouse

January 16, 2013 by  
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Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

January 16, 2013 by  
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Kickstarter projects help the world become a better place through thoughtful design, and it looks like their new headquarters will follow that philosophy as well. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the currently under-construction offices will sit inside a former pencil factory and boast a beautiful green roof and airy courtyard made of recycled materials. Read on to see photos of the idyllic design as well as construction pics we snapped of the progress so far . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green architecture , green design , green nyc architecture , green roof , green roofs , greenpoint green , kickstarter , kickstarter green roof , kickstarter greenpoint , kickstarter headquarters , Ole Sondresen , Ole Sondresen Architects , sustainable design

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