Angular timber huts tap into Estonias ancient identity

March 6, 2018 by  
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This cluster of angular timber huts is more than just easy on the eyes—its light-filled design also pays homage to Estonia’s ancient past. KUU architects designed Cottage in Muraste as a modern take on the archetypal koda, timber structures that were built in Estonia as early as the 3rd millennium BCE. The project comprises three units set on a raised timber deck with cutouts for tree trunks to grow through. Located Muraste village in northern Estonia, the 77-square-meter Cottage in Muraste features three timber-framed cabins . Estonia’s early wigwam-like timber construction partly inspired the angular building forms, optimized for natural light. Natural larch clads the walls and roofs of two of the buildings, while the sauna is painted with tar oil for striking contrast. Related: This rustic Norwegian cabin looks like four different buildings all joined together The home’s three ‘koda’ units include separate spaces for a sauna , a living room with a kitchen, and a bedroom with bathroom. The primary living areas are located side by side and are directly connected. Large windows let in light and frame views of the Baltic Sea . “Between the main house and the sauna there is a large terrace connecting every function of the summerhouse and creating outdoor ‘nests’ for each function,” wrote the architects. + KUU architects Via ArchDaily Images © Tõnu Tunnel

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Estonia’s new sloping National Museum replaces an old Soviet air base near Tartu

June 16, 2016 by  
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The monolithic building sits on a site which was part of the Raadi Manor area, owned by an aristocratic family of German descent. In 1940, a large part of the property was used to build a Soviet air base. Fifty years later, DGT’s design is expected to restore the area’s cultural significance while referencing its turbulent history. Related: Gigantic wooden megaphones amplify the sounds of the forest in Estonia The 350-meter-long (1148-feet) building acts as an extension of the airfield, creating a gentle slope that references the nation’s departure from its part to a better future. The facade, clad in triple glazing , offers views of the surrounding landscape and the adjacent Raadi Lake, and allow indirect natural light to reach some of the north-facing exhibition areas and public spaces . + Dorell Ghotmeh Tane Architects Via Dezeen Photos by Takuji Shimmura

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Luzinterruptus Strikes Again with Luminous Street Heartbeats Installation

September 15, 2014 by  
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WHCA’s Floating Pavilions Win the Baltic Sea Park Competition in Estonia

January 14, 2014 by  
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Keha3?s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers

July 26, 2011 by  
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We love that more and more people are using green transportation to get around, and design studios are reacting positively to the trend by giving bicyclists a way to keep cycles safe while also looking great on the streets. Margus Triibman, of Estonian design studio  Keha3s , recently developed two bike rack designs that are versatile, flexible and fun. Dubbed the ‘Tulip Fun Fun’ and ‘Grazz’ these crafty racks are made from stretchable and bendy elastic to accomodate  bikes of all sizes, all while paying tribute to nature all around us. Read the rest of Keha3′s Flexible Bike Racks Evoke Fields of Grass and Flowers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bike Rack , bike safety , eco design , Estonia , flexible bike rack , Grazz , green design , Keha3 , sustainable design , Tulip Fun Fun

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FedEx Express to More Than Double Its Electric Vehicle Fleet

July 26, 2011 by  
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FedEx Express is more than doubling its electric vehicle fleet , adding twenty-four all-electric vehicles and introducing electric service to New York City, Chicago and Memphis. It’s also adding more hybrid-electrics, using composite vehicles and upgrading over a tenth of its conventional vehicle fleet to more energy-efficient vehicles. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean transportation , electric car , electric vehicle , electric vehicle fleet , ev , fed ex , fedex , fedex express , green car , green transportation , hybrid car

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Striking Black NO99 Theater Is a Temporary Structure Made From Straw Bales

July 15, 2011 by  
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Steampunk Worthy Furniture Made From Naval Mines (Photos)

October 17, 2010 by  
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Photos: Mati Karmin If you’re into the steampunk aesthetic, these inventive furniture pieces made out of naval mines may be just the ticket for you.

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