Curvaceous apartment with tree-lined terraces unveiled for Paris

May 23, 2016 by  
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Unlike its urban neighbors, the UNIC eschews harsh edges for a sinuous and asymmetric form that references organic shapes found in nature. The floors gradually decrease in size towards the upper levels, giving the 13-story-tall block a mountain-like appearance. Full-height glazing wraps around every floor and opens up to undulating terraces with glass balustrades and planted trees. Related: MAD completes undulating Harbin Opera House in China “The floating and upward-growing form responds…

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Google is launching a modular smartphone that snaps together like LEGO bricks

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Google lifted everyone’s hope up a few years ago by floating its idea for a customizable, modular phone, then striking it down. Lucky for consumers sick of the pressure to buy the latest and greatest new phone every few months, the Project Ara phone is set to ship out next year. At Google’s recent development conference the announcement was made that Ara would actually see the light of day. The latest model features a frame with six slots for different hardware modules, which can snap…

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