Beautiful P+R building can house hundreds of bicycles in the Netherlands

March 20, 2017 by  
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Park and ride buildings aren’t often beautiful, but this recently completed facility in Zutphen is a stunning exception. MoederscheimMoonen Architects created the stylish P+R facility near a railway station in the Netherlands’ Noorderhaven district. Built to reference the town’s industrial past, the contemporary building accommodates 375 parking spaces and has spots for over 600 bicycles . Located next to the town’s train station, the unique park and ride structure pays homage to the town’s historic warehouses and traditional industries through its design and choice of materials. One side of the building features a large gabled facade with wooden shutters to mimic the appearance of a factory warehouse. On the other side of the building are two helix-shaped ramps that hide the car’s vertical transport with a sculptural design. In a nod to the nearby steel bridge over the River IJssel, the structure is mounted on a series of “playfully positioned” galvanized columns. Related: Corridor-free high school in the Netherlands bathes students in natural light Ample natural light and ventilation passes through the building due to the slatted facade. The wooden slats were installed at different angles and combined with strips of red steel to create a playful and dynamic appearance. Vertical LED strips illuminate the building at night. + MoederscheimMoonen Architects Images by Harry Noback (HN) and Bart van Hoek (BvH)

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Norway builds unique Bicycle Hotel to encourage more commuters to travel on two wheels

November 30, 2016 by  
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Norway’s “best cycling city” has added a new feature to make two-wheeled transport even easier for local residents and visitors. The new Bicycle Hotel (or the native “sykkel hotell”) adjacent to the main square of the train station in Lillestrøm (near Oslo) will give bikes a cozy space to bunk up while riders are off in the city. The project, commissioned by Norwegian National Railways as a public space, offers just over 5,000 square feet of bike storage space that is protected from the elements. The aim is to make cycling even easier for people commuting around the city, and bicycle hotels such as this one are popping up near railway stations throughout the bike-friendly nation.

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Utrecht station’s new pavilion will include the world’s largest bicycle storage facility

April 4, 2016 by  
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Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls

March 23, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle storage , curtains , flexible spaces , flexible walls , green renovation , interior design , Japan , Japan renovation , Japanese architects , Kazuteru Matumura , osaka , Osaka Japan , Osaka renovation , storage spaces , townhouse renovation

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FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

February 19, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. As the number of people riding bikes in cities is increases, so does the difficulty of finding adequate space to store those bicycles. As a result, bicycles are often stored outside on the street and are vulnerable to harsh weather and thieves. That’s why designers Rob De Schutter and Patrick Jacquet developed FlipCrown , a product that can be retrofitted to most bicycles to allow handlebars to be turned or flipped 90° for easy storage . When combined with FlipCrown’s chrome quick-release pedals and custom bicycle shelf, the bicycle can even be mounted on the wall like a piece of art. Interested in flat-packing your bicycled for easy storage? Head over to the FlipCrown Indiegogo page to support them and to place an early-bird order. + FlipCrown Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle handlebars , bicycle storage , bicycles , flipcrown , IndieGoGo , Patrick Jacquet , reader submitted content , rob de Schutter

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Radhaus is a Glowing Bike Shop & Storage Facility in Eastern Germany

April 25, 2013 by  
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Bicycle Storage Designs Creates an Eco-Friendly Indoor Storage Solution for Bikes

February 28, 2013 by  
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Bicycle storage can be a real pain, especially if you live in a building with no dedicated storage space. Rather than tying up your pony to a tree or a fence outside your home, rest easy knowing that your bike is safe and sound indoors. Bicycle Storage Designs created this eco-friendly storage solution that is able to hold up to four bicycles. Built from Queensland Hoop Pine and flat-packed for low-impact delivery, the system is easy to assemble, nice to look at and ready for your choice of finish. Check ‘em out here ! (If not for the rack, then for the site’s sweet soundtrack!) + Bicycle Storage Designs The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle racks , bicycle storage , Bicycle Storage Designs , bike racks , Bike Storage , green bike storage , indoor bicycle racks

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Tim Van Cromvoirt’s Trippy Thermophores Change Color with Heat

February 28, 2013 by  
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Dutch designer Tim Van Cromvoirt wanted to create a wall application that would look organic and act like living organism. So he used his final year at the Design Academy of Eindhoven to experiment with materials and reactions. What he developed was Thermophores, a spiky, sensitive and surreal piece of wall-art that reacts to changing temperatures. Read the rest of Tim Van Cromvoirt’s Trippy Thermophores Change Color with Heat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biomimicry , Decorative Objects , Design Aacdemy of Eindhoven , dutch design , heat , sensitive , Spiky organism , Thermophores , thermosensitive , Tim van Cromvoirt

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Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

February 28, 2013 by  
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Car dealerships tend not to be the greenest of buildings; they’re typically located in strip-malls outside of town, and of course, they are made to hawk gas-guzzling vehicles. But Kia Motors  is charting new territory in car dealership design with the opening of a new solar-powered dealership in Weltevreden Park, South Africa. The new building, which opened its doors earlier this month, features roof-mounted solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and rainwater harvesting , making it one of the greenest car dealerships in the world. Read the rest of Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , car dealership , green car dealership , kia , kia dealership , kia motors , rainwater , rainwater harvesting , rainwater retention , Solar Power , solar-powered car dealership , South Africa , Weltevreden Park

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Merry-Go-Round: A Collection of Tables and Lights made from Trash by Design Stories and Returhuset

February 28, 2013 by  
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Swedish studio  Design Stories and Returhuset have come together to produce Merry-Go-Round , a collection of tables and lights made from objects that are traditionally seen as waste materials. The shade on their Drawstring Lamp is a stiff waste fabric designed to filter sunlight. The stiffness of the fabric allows it to hold its organic form. Read the rest of Merry-Go-Round: A Collection of Tables and Lights made from Trash by Design Stories and Returhuset Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , Design , eco furniture , eco-friendly lighting , lamp , sustainable lighting , table

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