Norwegian Mountaineering Centre mimics a dramatic snow-covered mountain

September 16, 2016 by  
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Winner of an invited competition from 2009, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s Norwegian Mountaineering Center design is a 900-square-meter mountaineering center and gathering place for both locals and visitors. The building comprises a climbing hall , bouldering spaces, changing rooms, exhibitions, a cafe, library, and administration facilities. The tall climbing wall is sheathed inside the building’s jagged mountain-like form. Related: Timber-clad folk museum rises like a jagged-edged crown in Norway “The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering,” write the architects. “This provides the structure with a characteristic volume communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression. Its outer skin is clad in a uniform surface, highlighting its originality and situation next to the train tracks of Raumabanen and the station area in the Åndalsnes town center.” The gray, brown, and white shingles that clad the exterior are arranged in a diamond formation. Diamond-shaped windows also punctuate the facade. + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Images via Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter , by AndrC? and So?renHarder

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Polur’s Mountain-Like Rock Climbing Hall is Designed to be Scaled Inside and Out

January 29, 2014 by  
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This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG!

January 29, 2014 by  
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Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. Now, not only does it work, but it is capable of 207.5 MPG and can do zero-to-60 faster than Subaru’s BR-Z sports car ! Not bad for a car that was built in a barn in central Illinois. Read the rest of This Batmobile-esque Electric Car Built in a Barn is Capable of 207.5 MPG! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2010 Progressive Automotive X Prize , batmobile , battery powered electric vehicle , electric vehicle , ev , illumanati motor works , Illuminati Motor Works Seven , Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) , x-prize        

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VIDEO: Would You Eat Crickets? New Yorkers Give Them a Try

January 29, 2014 by  
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Entomophagy , the consumption of insects as food, has been gaining popularity, and last week Inhabitat stopped by an event where curious New Yorkers were trying out the trend and tasting some crunchy cricket canapes. Click here to see our video with reactions from these brave foodies, and tell us in our poll below whether or not you would be willing to embrace bugs as a food source . Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cricket brittle , cricket canape , cricket cookies , cricket dining , cricket energy bars , cricket farming , cricket farms , cricket protein , cricket snacks , cricket treats , crickets nyc , eating crickets , future food salon , new york food , people who eat crickets , sustainable food , weird food , weird food nyc        

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Mountaintop Museum for Reinhold Messner in the Italian Alps

July 23, 2013 by  
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Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled finalized designs for the new Messner Mountain Museum , which will be located atop a mountain in South Tyrol, Italy. Reinhold Messner is a champion of mountaineering, and his museum’s sixth and final site will be dedicated to the beauty of mountainous regions around the world. The museum will be constructed through the peak of Mount Kronplatz, and it will serve as a creative tribute to the mountains that Messner loves so dearly. Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Unveils Mountaintop Museum for Reinhold Messner in the Italian Alps Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dolomites , energy efficient , italy , Messner Mountain Museum , Messner Mountain Museum Corones , Mount Kronplatz , mountaineering , Museum , Reinhold Messner , ski resort , South Tyrol , zaha hadid , Zaha Hadid Architects        

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Henrique Oliveira’s Organic Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Wood Symbolize Sao Paulo’s Favelas

July 23, 2013 by  
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Using reclaimed wood from fences surround Sao Paulo’s construction sites, Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira created an art installation that seems to grow out of walls, columns and girders of the exhibition hall at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Contorted and intertwining wood tentacles of his newest work, “Baitogogo,” symbolize the organic growth of the city’s favelas , and the ”endemic and parasitic nature of these constructions.” The exhibition will be open until September 9. Read the rest of Henrique Oliveira’s Organic Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Wood Symbolize Sao Paulo’s Favelas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimesis , biomimetic art , Brazilian slums , favela art , favelas , found wood installations , Henrique Oliveira , Henrique Oliveira Baitogogo , reclaimed wood , Recycled Materials , sao Paulo , Sao Paulo favelas , Sao Paulo green design , wood installation        

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