10 brilliant communal designs helping people work and live together

August 29, 2016 by  
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1. WeWork and WeLive WeWork is an internationally recognized concept with luxury communal working spaces situated across the globe. Their membership plans allow freelancers and entrepreneurs to work at any WeWork space in the world. They’ve recently expanded their successful brand to include WeLive , a line of fully-furnished apartment complexes that boast communal workspaces, kitchens, roof decks, and even hot tubs. 2. Neuehouse Neuehouse is another urban co-working space that caters itself to creatives. Based in New York, Los Angeles, and London, Neuehouse transforms vacated and industrial buildings into multi-level communal workspaces that include screening rooms, broadcast studios, dining spaces and conference rooms, all centered around a modernist and artistic aesthetic. 3. 17th century London church by Tom Dixon Designer Tom Dixon transformed a 17th century London church into a contemplative co-working space for Clerkenwell Design Week . He installed some of his own lighting and furniture designs, including a chandelier made of CURVE lights and geometric tables and chairs. The project was inspired by vicar Andrew Baughen, who hoped to make the church more accessible to local creatives. 4. Coworkrs Brooklyn Leeser Architects transformed an old Brooklyn factory into this vibrant co-working space near the Gowanus Canal. The converted warehouse combines striking pops of color with the raw, industrial edge of the original building. The forward-thinking design features suspended LED lighting, glass conference room alcoves, and angular staircases. 5. Hoffice Some freelancers are drawn to majestic spaces; others wish for more down-to-earth offices . Swedish project Hoffice is perfect for those who want a home atmosphere but have trouble being productive alone. Hoffice helps freelancers turn their own apartments and homes into shared co-working spaces where others can come work – for free. Many have been drawn to the Hoffice idea; people in Southeast Asia, Australia, and North America have hosted events so far. 6. B:Hive Six friends outfitted a unique co-working space in Connecticut with the goal to ” create something that couldn’t be replicated .” They scoured thrift stores to find furniture and furnishings to upcycle into a funky “anti-office,” B:Hive Bridgeport . Complete with decorations from a Ping Pong table to a bicycle desk and barn wood tables, their hive offers a vibrant space for creatives looking to connect with the community. 7. 1975 ferry transformed as a buoyant work/live space Architect Olle Lundberg often works with salvaged materials . He found a 1975 ferry in Iceland, the Maritol, and brought it to San Francisco , where he worked his magic. Lundberg converted the ferry into a space where he lived and worked with his wife before selling it to Kahle and Creon Levit, who turned the old ship into a co-working space affectionately called the ” Icebreaker .” 8. Solar-powered Coboat catamaran Coboat offers the opportunity for digital nomads to take to the seas and live and work aboard a wind – and solar -powered catamaran . Desalination provides water for the boat dwellers as they live a ” zero carbon footprint ” lifestyle on the ocean . Seating outdoors and indoors allows freelancers to take full advantage of the experience. 9. Mexico City helipad converted into a co-working space and garden Coca-Cola decided it no longer needed its rooftop helipad in a Mexico City office. So they asked Rojkind Arquitectos and AGENT to renovate the helipad into a garden and co-working space. Called Foro Ciel , the space features a green roof sprouting native plants that includes an ” integrated solar system “. Walkways through the garden offer inspiring panoramic views of the city. 10. 19th century factory in Madrid inspired by Picasso Google tasked Jump Studios with converting a 19th century Madrid factory into a campus that can house ” 7,000 workers and 50 resident start-ups .” The architecture and design firm created a bold space that incorporates the building’s brick walls. For the colors decorating the factory , Jump Studios drew inspiration from painters Joaquín Sorolla and Picasso. Images via WeWork , Neuehouse , Tom Dixon , Leeser Architecture , Hoffice by David Wild and Amrit Daniel Forss, Peter DaSilva at The New York Times , B:Hive Bridgeport Facebook , Coboat , ©Jaime Navarro courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos, and Jump Studios

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Norway’s Jektvik Ferry Quay Area is an Efficiently Built Daylit Building

September 13, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Norway’s Jektvik Ferry Quay Area is an Efficiently Built Daylit Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk , Daylighting , experimental , ferry , ferry terminal , Jektvik , LED lighting , modern building , natural ventilation , norway , polycarbonate , Rodoy , structural glazing , Structure        

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Anagraphic’s Starry Light LED Lamp Casts Constellations of Stars Across Your Ceiling

September 12, 2013 by  
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What if you could capture the night sky and bring the light of countless shining stars indoors? Budapest-based design duo Anna Farkas and Miklós Batisz’s new Starry Light LED pendant lamp does exactly that. The unique lamp provides local lighting while projecting a starry night sky on your ceiling through holes drilled in its hemispheric shade. The pendant’s LED light source—specially developed for Starry Light lamps—emits light beams of different strength upwards and downwards, thus creating ideal luminosity for an intimate dinner while conjuring the starry sky. The collection is based on Anna’s original idea of a lampshade as an art piece, and it’s set to debut next week at Tent London during the London Design Festival . + Starry Light 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: “green furniture” , Anagraphic , constellation lamp , eco-light , energy efficient lighting , green design , green interiors , green lighting , LED , led lamp , light emitting diode , star lamp , Starry Light , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors        

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Harvest Home: Team Capitol DC Unveils Net-Zero 2013 Solar Decathlon Entry!

September 12, 2013 by  
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Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

August 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A routine boat ride took a tragic turn on Friday, when a large ferry containing 750 passengers collided with a cargo ship and sank in the Philippines. The death toll has risen to 55 and another 65 people are still missing, as divers continue to search for bodies. In addition to the loss of life, the sunken ferry is also an environmental catastrophe, as thousands of gallons of fuel have already leaked into the surrounding waters, creating a massive oil slick. Read the rest of Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cebu , Cebu province , chemical dispersants , coral reefs , Cordova , environmental catastrophe , ferry , Oil sheen , oil spill , Philippines , scuba diving , sunken ferry        

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Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

August 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A routine boat ride took a tragic turn on Friday, when a large ferry containing 750 passengers collided with a cargo ship and sank in the Philippines. The death toll has risen to 55 and another 65 people are still missing, as divers continue to search for bodies. In addition to the loss of life, the sunken ferry is also an environmental catastrophe, as thousands of gallons of fuel have already leaked into the surrounding waters, creating a massive oil slick. Read the rest of Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cebu , Cebu province , chemical dispersants , coral reefs , Cordova , environmental catastrophe , ferry , Oil sheen , oil spill , Philippines , scuba diving , sunken ferry        

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WRNS Studio’s New Tahoe City Transit Center Collects Snow For Rainwater Harvesting

August 19, 2013 by  
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Andy Goldsworthy Uses Natural Materials to Make Ephemeral Art Installations at the Presidio in San Francisco

August 19, 2013 by  
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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

August 24, 2011 by  
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It goes without saying that designers always have impeccably put together apartments and homes, but we must say that this historic boat turned floating home takes the cake for creative living. Created by decorative design duo Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, this is no ordinary houseboat — it’s actually the last surviving Ellis Island Ferry that the couple has transformed into a nautical abode. Steeped in history, the boat once carried immigrants from their incoming ships to Ellis Island, meaning that many a New Yorker saw their first glimpses of America from its decks. The couple has preserved the ship’s historic features , so hit the jump for a look inside! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , ellis island , ellis island ferry , ellis island ferry home , ellis island ferry houseboat , ferry , Floating Home , Green Building , green design , houseboat , navid baraty , nyc houseboat , sustainable design , victoria and richard macKenzie-child , yankee ferry

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