Piuarch kicks off Milan Design Week with a beautiful urban light installation

April 11, 2018 by  
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Milan-based architecture firm Piuarch has created an amazing light installation for this year’s Milan Design Week . Named AgrAir, the project takes the form of an open-air pavilion with transparent, prism-shaped inflatables that sway in the air. Underneath these lights, the public can enjoy pedestrian walkways lined with herbs and flowers. Piuarch developed the installation to transform unused urban spaces into vibrant social areas. For cities that want to breathe new life into decaying areas, AgrAir provides a pleasant outdoor space. The project includes various light-filled “lanterns” that illuminate the mini-botanical gardens lining the walkways. The landscaping, designed by Cornelius Gavril , will include flowers, bushes and herbs. Related: Piuarch’s FlyingGarden Installation for Milan Features Mossy Japanese Kokedamas The prism-shaped lanterns, which are made out of ultra-soft recyclable film , emit a soft light to create a soothing atmosphere. The lights are supported by acrylic glass rods installed at various heights, evoking the image of trees in a forest. According to the designers, “This ethereal composition is a metaphor of a forest, but also of the city itself, an expression of its identity, versatility, luminosity and lightness.” After its time at the Milan Design Festival, which runs from April 17-22, the installation will move to the architects’ rooftop garden in their Milan office. + Piuarch Via v2com

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10 inspiring upcycled designs that will make you think twice before tossing anything

April 15, 2016 by  
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14 brilliant new lighting designs that will inspire you

April 14, 2016 by  
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Spectacular modular lamps transform walls into a dazzling work of art

April 14, 2016 by  
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Elon Musk promises to reveal plans for a SpaceX City on Mars

April 14, 2016 by  
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Of the many words used to describe Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, ‘ambitious’ is one of the most common – and perhaps an enormous understatement. Following last week’s launch (and successful drone-ship landing) of the Falcon 9 rocket, Musk made an impromptu visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to issue a unique ‘save the date’ to the press. The ingenious business man says he will make an announcement in Mexico later this year, describing his plans for colonizing Mars. Read the rest of Elon Musk promises to reveal plans for a SpaceX City on Mars

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Incredible Lift-bit sofa digitally transforms into any shape you want

April 13, 2016 by  
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TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

June 13, 2015 by  
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Vegetarians of the world rejoice — the world’s first TOFU chair is here! Designed by Leonardo Talarico , the Tofu Chair lives up to its name and is made entirely from tasty soy bean curd. Using portion-sized chunks of bean curd, Talarico made a sturdy seat by dehydrating the tofu blocks, then submitting them to a dose of thermal shock to create a truly unique chair fit for the king, or queen, of vegetarians . Read the rest of TOFU CHAIR – Leonardo Talarico’s Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chair made from tofu , eco design , edible chair , green design , Leonardo Talarico , Milan Furniture Fair , sustainable design , thermal shock tofu , TOFU Chair , tofu furniture , ventura lambrate

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Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

May 5, 2015 by  
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Heating and cooling are no longer exclusively an architectural issue, but one that can be tackled with smart furniture design . This elegant-looking Climatic Table can regulate indoor temperatures by storing heat and increases energy savings by up to 60% for heating and 30% for cooling . Designers Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange created an entire series called Zero Energy Furniture that can “store a large quantity of thermal energy within a small volume.” Read the rest of Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , energy-efficient table , green table , green technology , heating and cooling , Jean-Sébastien Lagrange , Milan Design Week , Milan Furniture Fair , Raphaël Ménard , table design , wooden furniture , Zero Energy Furniture

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Interactive Future Food District is the heart of the Milan Expo 2015

May 1, 2015 by  
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PET Lamp’s Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

April 23, 2015 by  
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