Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

March 4, 2013 by  
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The belTable is project based on the idea of simplicity. Created by Marcin Pogorzelski , the designer wanted to minimize every part of the table and distill assembly so that no glue, screws or tools of any kind would be needed to construct the table at home. Only four elements are used to create the belTable: a tabletop, legs, pegs and a belt. The table was designed for people who appreciate minimalism and enjoy multi-functional forms — for example, the belt offers you a place that you can store your newspapers and magazines ! + Marcin Pogorzelski 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” , belTable , Marcin Pogorzelski , minimalist furniture , modern furniture , weird furniture

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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

BIBLIO-Centrum: A Green-Roofed Solar-Powered Library for Helsinki’s City Center

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BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – is a cultural hub designed by Dinkoff Architects to unite several of Helsinki’s most prominent facilities: Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station. The library features an elongated shape that is well suited to the Finnish climate – it is open to the south, which allows for natural heating in the winter as the sun penetrates deep into the building. A green roof up top acts as “lungs” that infuse the area with fresh air during the summer, and a set of roof-mounted solar panels reduce the project’s energy footprint. BIBLIO-Centrum is designed to be an icon for Helsinki that will serve as the city’s central library while anchoring and uniting its prestigious surroundings. + Dinkoff Architects 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: “sustainable architecture” , BIBLIO-Centrum , dinkoff architects , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green library , green roof , Helsinki , photovoltaic panels , Solar Power , solar-powered architecture , sustainable design , Urban design

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