COBEs Red Cross Volunteer House is an urban living room in Copenhagen

December 31, 2018 by  
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Copenhagen-based architecture firm COBE has unveiled images of the Red Cross Volunteer House, a new building in Copenhagen that not only celebrates the efforts of Red Cross volunteers, but also the power of great public space. Completed November 2017 as an extension of the national headquarters of the Red Cross, the Red Cross Volunteer House is a triangular building with an 850-square-meter roof that doubles as a large staircase and new meeting place for 34,000 Red Cross volunteers. Open to the public, the terraced space has also been embraced by the city as a new “urban living room.” With a floor area of 750 square meters, the Red Cross Volunteer House was designed by COBE — which won the design bid in a 2013 competition — in close collaboration with the Red Cross and representatives of the volunteer organization. Set partially underground, the volunteer center consists of exhibition spaces, meeting rooms, conference facilities, training facilities, disaster management facilities and a cafe. The extension also houses the main entrance to both the volunteer center and the headquarters, which are further linked with a green park. Yellow bricks were also used on the extension’s triangular roof to visually tie the building to the headquarters’ yellow-brick facade. “With the Red Cross Volunteer House we wanted to create a place that provides optimal settings for the heroes of everyday life – the thousands of volunteers who make an extraordinary effort to help marginalized people,” said Dan Stubbergaard, architect and COBE founder. “The roof of the building is now the Red Cross’s face to the world and a unique meeting place that acts both as a terraced stand and as stairs while also offering an attractive and inviting space to the many thousands of volunteers and, equally, to passersby and the rest of the city. The building has become an urban space and expresses both generosity and modesty while inviting the outside world in.” Related: COBE transforms former grain silo into swanky apartments in Copenhagen Since the project was opened to the public in November 2017, the Red Cross has garnered increased attention and visits from volunteers and passersby. The extension was constructed with a grant of DKK 30.7 million from the private foundation A. P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formål. + COBE Photography by Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST via COBE

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Mexican architect proposes stunning purple bridge in defiant response to Trump’s border wall

November 4, 2016 by  
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Trump has made many promises that, if elected, he would build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” between the US and Mexico as part of his flimsy national security strategy. The aim, of course, is to keep Mexicans in Mexico, so they cannot enter the US illegally and steal employment and social services from American citizens. Most Americans do not support Trump, but polls and political analysts still suggest he has a real shot at the White House. Even so, the odds of a US/Mexico border wall becoming a reality are incredibly slim, as such a project would come with an enormous budget, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has already made it clear his government is not interested in sharing the cost, as Trump had previously promised his supporters on the president’s behalf. Related: Mexican designers envision Trump’s border wall in all its gorgeous perversity The bridge proposal from Legorreta , a firm named for its founder Ricardo Legorreta, defies Trump’s vision directly, with a bold purple bridge at one of the busiest border crossings between the two countries. The proposed bridge is an enclosed 14,788-square-foot pedestrian walkway, which would connect the the existing Tijuana International Airport in Mexico with a new airport terminal in San Diego, just across the border. “The US-Mexico Border is the busiest in the world and one of the most fortified ones,” said Legorreta. “The facility is built on a plot located in Otay, San Diego, to expedite the crosswalk at the US-Mexico border. The cross border needed to have a direct connection between the migration departments of both countries to mitigate traffic in the current checkpoint, this way Otay Cross Border Xpress becomes an unprecedented contribution to the region.” While Legorretta’s aim was to turn Trump’s proposal on its head, other Mexican designers have responded to the border wall idea by illustrating how ridiculous such a thing would be. All told, it’s fairly clear that if Trump really wants to build a wall between the US and Mexico, he may have to do it all by himself. + Legorretta Via Dezeen Images via Legorretta

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Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross

August 10, 2015 by  
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Sculptural Holy Cross House uses passive solar energy and natural ventilation

March 4, 2015 by  
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BORTOLOTTO’s Daylit King’s Cross House Combines Sculptural Interiors With Energy Efficiency

July 25, 2014 by  
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3D Print SUPERSCALE’s Bayanihan Pin and Help Raise Funds for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

December 2, 2013 by  
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To help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, SUPERSCALE  is taking a new approach to raising funds by harnessing the power of open-source design and 3d printing . In light of this disaster, they have designed a pin that celebrates the Filipino word “bayanihan”, which refers to the unified spirit and actions of the community to achieve a specific goal. With this fundraising project SUPEPRSCALE is embracing the potential of open source design by releasing the digital files to the 3d printing community. It is their hope that you will print the design and help raise money for the victims of the disaster. Get the files and instructions will for the design at their  site  and also at  Thingiverse . + SUPERSCALE Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , bayanihan pin , help victims of philippines typhoon , open source design , Red Cross , SUPERSCALE , Thingiverse , typhoon Philippines        

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Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London

July 2, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai

April 19, 2013 by  
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Volkswagen has unveiled its newest concept, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid, which will debut this week at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. According to Volkswagen, the CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid concept offers a glimpse at the automaker’s future with its sleek dynamic exterior and a  plug-in hybrid powertrain. Read the rest of Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Hybrid Concept Previews VW’s Future in Shanghai Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Shanghai Auto Show , green car , green transporation , hhybrid suv , hybrid , plug-in hybrid , volkswagen , Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept , Volkswagen hybrid , Volkswagen plug-in hybrid        

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Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

February 7, 2013 by  
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Kia has unveiled a preview of its upcoming larger crossover with the debut of the Kia Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the overall design of the concept draws inspiration from the original GT concept and combines it with a luxury crossover layout. Read the rest of Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Chicago Auto Show , electric motor , green car , green transportation , hybrid SUV , kia , Kia Cross GT concept , Kia GT concept , Kia Hybrid , Kia hybrid concept

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Kia has unveiled a preview of its upcoming larger crossover with the debut of the Kia Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the overall design of the concept draws inspiration from the original GT concept and combines it with a luxury crossover layout. Read the rest of Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2013 Chicago Auto Show , electric motor , green car , green transportation , hybrid SUV , kia , Kia Cross GT concept , Kia GT concept , Kia Hybrid , Kia hybrid concept

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