Old Soviet-bloc factory relics are salvaged and reworked into unique vintage lights

December 8, 2015 by  
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BlueFocus Communication Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject

July 24, 2014 by  
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The Chinese brand management company BlueFocus Communication Group (BFCG) is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in the groundbreaking bi-coastal industrial design studio Fuseproject headed by Yves Béhar. Fuseproject is a full-service agency with a unique business model extending to a venture practice, and with a focus on sustainable design. BFCG, a $3.7 billion listed company, was described by Béhar as “an innovative media conglomerate that recognizes how important good design is to storytelling.” Following pending regulatory approval, Béhar will remain CEO of Fuseproject and the deal will allow the studio to scale up. Read the rest of BlueFocus Communication Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acquisitions , BFCG , BlueFocus acquires Fuseproject , BlueFocus Communication Group , china , Fuseproject , industrial design , New York. , San Francisco , Yves Béhar

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Bombay Sapphire’s 18th Century Paper Mill Renovation Wins BREEAM Award for Industrial Design

May 29, 2014 by  
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Festo Uses Biomimicry to Design an Energy Efficient Bouncing Bionic Kangaroo

April 3, 2014 by  
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The prospect of a bouncing robotic kangaroo may seem crazy, but German-based engineering company Festo discovered that basing robot motion on the kangaroo’s hop is incredibly energy efficient. Known for other successful biomimetic creations such as flying seagulls and wind turbines that absorb energy like flapping bird wings, the company’s Bionic Kangaroo will be hopping onto the stage to make its debut at the Hannover Messe  from April 7, 2014. Read the rest of Festo Uses Biomimicry to Design an Energy Efficient Bouncing Bionic Kangaroo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , biomimicry , biomimicry in design , bionic kangaroo , festo , Hannover Messe , harvesting energy , industrial design , robot , robotic animals , robotic kangaroo , roo-bot        

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Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

April 2, 2014 by  
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Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the ‘Container’ is placed diagonally across an interior space. But the container is too big for the room, which feels claustrophobic as a result. Wedged precariously between the floor, ceiling, and walls, the installation creates a sense of unease in visitors. While perhaps better used in its original form, the repurposed structure brings up interesting questions about the state of our planet. + Jorge Macchi Image via Jorge Macchi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Buenos Aires , container , eco-art , global trade , green art , industrial design , jorge macchi , Recycled Materials , reuse , shipping container , sustainable art        

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Yojiro Oshima’s Beautifully Sculpted Bicycle is Made Almost Entirely From Wood

March 11, 2014 by  
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This amazing wooden bicycle was completely hand-crafted by Yojiro Oshima, a design student at the Craft&Industrial Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. The wooden bike features a sculptural wooden frame that softens the ride while retaining an optimal level of stiffness. Read the rest of Yojiro Oshima’s Beautifully Sculpted Bicycle is Made Almost Entirely From Wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bicycle concept vehicle , bicycle prototype , bike , eco friendly wood , green design , green transportation , industrial design , Japanese design , student design , student design bicycle , wood bike Yojiro Oshima , wood design , Yojiro Oshima        

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Bombay Sapphire’s 18th Century Paper Mill Renovation Wins BREEAM Award for Industrial Design

March 10, 2014 by  
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At last week’s Ecobuild Conference in London, GWP Architecture and Thomas Heatherwick ‘s amazing Bombay Sapphire’s Laverstoke Mill distillery was awarded the highly prestigious BREEAM Award for Industrial Design. The London-based architectural team began the renovation of the abandoned 18th century paper mill in 2012 and has since been recognized as a leading example of environmentally-conscious industrial design . Read the rest of Bombay Sapphire’s 18th Century Paper Mill Renovation Wins BREEAM Award for Industrial Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Architecture , Bombay Sapphire Distillery , BREEAM Award for Industrial Design , Ecobuild Conference , GWP Architecture , Hampshire , Heatherwick Studio , industrial design , London ExCel Centre , renewable energy        

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Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

February 7, 2014 by  
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Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a prototype,  tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists better understand the phenomenon. The round robot uses an internal fabric sail stretched across a circular steel frame to roll across the terrain and collect data about the formation of sand dunes, planting seeds along the way. In the absence of wind, the robot can lie flat until the next gust picks up. Read the rest of Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous robot , biomimicry , Climate Change , desert , desertification , industrial design , Israel , nature-inspired robot , sand dunes , seed-planting robot , Shlomi Mir , tumbleweed robot , wind-powered robot        

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COBE and Transform Architects Open Jagged, Aluminum-Clad Maritime Museum in Norway

December 17, 2013 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Homes of Classic Literature

December 16, 2013 by  
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Do you sometimes dream of building your own Hobbit house ? How about a mansion modeled after the Secret Garden? NeoMam Studios recently produced a new infographic for Terrys Fabrics that provides detailed floor plans for 9 homes from classic literature. Check them all out after the break – from Dr Jekyll’s laboratory to Dracula’s keep and Jane Eyre’s estate! 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! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Homes of Classic Literature Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture in fiction , architecture in literature , fictional architecture , Green Building , green design , Hobbit House , homes of classic literature , infographic , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , the hobbit        

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