This caf in Vietnam is a modern-day Hanging Gardens of Babylon

March 22, 2018 by  
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This glass and steel building in Vietnam –a present for the owner’s wife- is filled with beautiful hanging plants that bring life into the interior. Architecture studio Le House designed An’garden Café as a mix of industrial design inspired by Vietnam’s traditional coffee shops and a dream-like interior landscape. With its verdant interior, the building reminds of Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Providing a serene environment amidst the noisy streets of Ha Noi, the project is an exclusive space that brings visitors enjoyment from both coffee fragrance and picturesque surroundings. Related: Beijing cafe shaped like a greenhouse is filled with air-purifying plants The glass-and-steel structure, along with simple cement walls, are placed in an almost decorative and seemingly random way. Plants were introduced to soften the rough industrial look of the place and harmonize the indoor environment. An’garden Café has two floors with a mezzanine suitable for those who want to focus on their work. A wooden-framed curtain on the ceiling partly blocks natural light , with the top floor receiving the most sunlight during the day. A small pond with aquatic plants is placed right under the staircase, on the ground floor. + Le House Via Archdaily Photos by Hyroyuki Oki

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Herzog & de Meuron designs a Horizontal Skyscraper for Moscow

March 22, 2018 by  
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Building on an urban waterfront often means compromised views for existing structures, but that’s not the case for the “Horizontal Skyscraper” in Moscow . As part of an urban revitalization plan for an abandoned historic brewery, Herzog & de Meuron unveiled designs for two new residential blocks that will be elevated 115 feet into the air and supported by slender white stilts. By raising the contemporary additions, the Swiss architects guarantee coveted panoramic views for residents and a preserved visual connection between the historic buildings and the Moscow River. Founded in 1875, the brick-clad Badaevskiy Brewery buildings that fell in disrepair after in the 2000s will be restored and renovated for new retail and community ventures such as a food market, clothing shops, a co-working space, gym, and childcare facilities. Herzog & de Meuron will lead the six-hectare heritage building restoration effort in addition to the new “Horizontal Skyscraper” envisioned as “a piece of city lifted up in the air.” Related: Herzog & de Meuron are upcycling a historic gasometer into a stunning residential tower The glazed and raised residences will comprise approximately 1.1 million square feet of apartments with glazed facades and private balconies. Eight “sky villas” on the upper level will also have private roof access. The architects have also planned for a new pedestrian-only public park that sits beneath the apartments and around the supporting stilts that the designers likened to “trunks of trees.” + Herzog & de Meuron Via ArchDaily Images via Herzog & de Meuron

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

July 31, 2015 by  
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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

July 20, 2015 by  
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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

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Starbucks’ Willy Wonka Coffee Factory & Largest Store Ever Opens in Seattle

December 8, 2014 by  
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Stephen Orlando captures kayakers’ motions in stunning long-exposure photographs

December 8, 2014 by  
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Scientists smash solar cell efficiency record by converting 40.4% of sunlight to energy

December 8, 2014 by  
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A team from the University of New South Wales , Australia, just set a new world record for solar energy efficiency by successfully converting 40.4% of available sunlight into electricity. And what’s even more remarkable is the fact that the record was achieved by using commercially available solar cells in a new way – which means, as the team explains, “these efficiency improvements are readily accessible to the solar industry.” Read the rest of Scientists smash solar cell efficiency record by converting 40.4% of sunlight to energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: commercial solar , concentrated solar power , efficiency , efficiency record , photovoltaics , Solar Cell , solar panel , solar plant , Solar Power , solar power tower , University of New South Wales , unsw

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Solar-Powered Publik Coffee Roasters Greens Your Buzz in Salt Lake City

August 6, 2014 by  
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Airy Thatched Vietnamese Coffee Shop is Made From Salvaged Wood and Local Materials

June 26, 2014 by  
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