Kinfolks hipster haven in Brooklyn oozes an off-grid, hippie aesthetic

June 7, 2017 by  
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Pacific Northwest hipster vibes meets Buckminster Fuller in clothing company Kinfolk’s beautiful multi-use events space in Williamsburg. Carved out from a former mechanic’s garage, 94 Kinfolk welcomes guests with two geodesic-inspired shells built of plywood, Douglas fir, and Western red cedar. New York-based Berg Design Architecture designed the events venue to meet the client’s desire for a space that feels “like it was designed for an off the grid Pacific Northwest hippy mathematician.” Located on Wythe Avenue near Kinfolk 90, the creative collective’s first location, the newer Kinfolk 94 events space includes a bar, art gallery, and retail. To bring the former car garage’s 20-foot-tall ceilings down to a more intimate human scale, Berg Design Architecture inserted two timber “geo-shells” and a bar canopy. The curved additions are of slightly different sizes and create semi-enclosed areas that evoke a cozy, bird’s nest -like feel. The shells can be altered with removable panels. Related: Patalab Architects transform dank mechanics garage into light-filled London home “As a design directive the client asked that the space look like it was designed by a ‘Pacific North West hippie Mathematician’,” wrote the architects. “The bar area had to feel intimate on a slow night with only 30-40 people but feel connected to the rear event space when the venue is filled to capacity with 150 people. The bar and event space needed to be adaptable to a variety of uses including art gallery shows, movie screenings, DJ dance parties, musical performances and large dinner parties.” + Berg Design Architecture Via ArchDaily Images © Edward Caruso

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Autonomous robotic garden can drive itself around the city in search of sun

October 5, 2016 by  
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https://vimeo.com/163436492 Designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and Danilo Sampaio under the supervision of the Interactive Architecture Lab’s director Ruairi Glynn, Hortum machina, B draws inspiration from Buckminster Fuller’s landmark book ‘Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth’ and his geodesic domes . The mobile ecosystem uses a network of electrodes to monitor the garden’s physiological responses to the environment and then, using this data, propels the sphere into motion. For example, if the plants at the bottom of the sphere lack direct light, the individual panels begin to shift until those plants are sufficiently lit. The robotic core can also move the sphere to a new location if the garden requires shade or if air pollution levels are unhealthy. Related: ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels “With all the discussion of ‘“smart-buildings’” and ‘“smart-cities’” focused on human needs, and the arrival of driverless cars, drones and many other forms of intelligent robotics starting to co-habit our built environment, Hortum machina, B is a speculation upon new opportunities for bio-cooperative interaction between nature, technology and people, within the city landscape,” write the designers. “A growing body of research has revealed electrochemical mechanisms in plants analogous to those found in the animal nervous system. By networking and amplifying plant electrophysiology, [we] believe it opens the doors to giving nature a say in how we design and manage cities better in the future.” Hortum machina, B was tested in London. All plants in the garden are native to Greater London and the machine is powered by an attached solar panel. The unit also has built-in water storage. The experimental project was seen as a way to expand the reach of London’s green space to new terrain. + Hortum machina, B Images via Hortum machina, B

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Stunning Tournesol swimming pool in France opens up like a futuristic flower

August 1, 2016 by  
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The swimming pool is one among several dome-shaped swimming pools, named Tournesol, built in France during the 1970s and 1980s. Designed by architect Bernard Schoeller, the column-free dome structures resemble sunflowers and can be partially opened in the summer. Their compact form makes it difficult to introduce new auxiliary spaces without significantly compromising the integrity of the original design. Related: Shell House provides unlimited peace and tranquility in Kazahkstan Urbane Kultur and Hi-Macs demolished the extensions built over time and moved the changing rooms to allow three stainless steel basins to take place under the dome. The extension, independent from the original structure, houses the entrance hall, changing rooms, office spaces and technical rooms. Several transparent parts offer a stronger connection between the halls, pools and locker rooms. + Urbane Kultur + Hi-Macs Via Yanko Design Photos by Jean Baptiste Dorner

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UK’s first rooftop geodesic science lab pops up on a girls’ school

November 17, 2015 by  
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The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

July 26, 2015 by  
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When it comes to backyard projects, there’s nothing like a do-it-yourself build to get the whole family out in the fresh air for a while. The Hubs maximizes that concept with an easy-to-use kit that brings everyone together, even the kids, to construct a geodesic dome you can call your very own. After a successful crowdfunding campaign , The Hubs is headed into production and will soon be available for purchase, when you’ll be able to get your hands on a ready-to-build kit with all the necessary pieces and parts, or just the bare bones so you can supply your own wooden dowels. The design is simple and you’ll recognize it from children’s toys such as K’nex, as the Hubs is based around snap-together joints. The result is a fantastic durable structure that can be imagined in any number of different ways: a quiet garden, a kids’ hangout, a cozy reading nook, or even an outdoor room for dining al fresco. Read on to see more examples, and learn how to get a kit for your family! READ MORE >

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

May 23, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of 6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: finca bellavista , geodesic dome , green treehouse architecture , o2 sustainability , rooted treehouse , sustainable design , tornado treehouse , treehotel , treehouse , under heaven

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BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it’s also a public park

February 25, 2015 by  
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Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags

February 25, 2015 by  
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Designer Terry Lischka’s innovative bags transform thrift store men’s items into fashion-forward unisex messenger bags . Designing under the name Sew Much Style , Lichska scours thrift stores for disused suits and ties, then gives them a new life as part of a line of accessories. Fashions may come and go, but Sew Much Style loves upcycling quality fabrics into modern bags , purses and laptop cases, and reworking old suits into modern style in a line adorably called Finnegan. Read the rest of Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men’s suits into stylin’ messenger bags Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , recycled fashion. Terry Lischka , recycled messenger bags , Sew Much Style , sustainable design , upcycled men’s suits

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Chilean architects unveil a prototype home made out of prefab geodesic domes

February 16, 2015 by  
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Foster + Partners’ National Museum of Marine Science and Technology breaks ground in Taiwan

February 16, 2015 by  
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The largest aquarium to be built in northern Taiwan just broke ground today. Designed by Foster + Partners , the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology will be a major center for aquatic conservation and recreation in the port city of Keelung. The mixed-use development will also serve as a new social hub for the local community. Read the rest of Foster + Partners’ National Museum of Marine Science and Technology breaks ground in Taiwan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquarium , aquarium design , Aquarium in Keelung , Badouzi harbor , Foster + Partners , Keelung , Keelung Aquarium , mixed-use , National Museum of Marine Science and Technology , Norman Foster , Taiwan

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