This pinecone-inspired gazebo is a playground for kids and adults alike

May 2, 2018 by  
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This nature-inspired mobile gazebo is a place where both kids and adults can play. Czech designers Atelier SAD designed the structure, named “Altán Šiška,” as a small building with pinecone-like scales that facilitate natural ventilation and double as drawing boards for kids to express their artistic sides. The building was crafted from 109 waterproof scales made of plywood . The boards are coated with a glaze to make them more durable. They are joined by galvanized joints, creating a structure that is strong and sustainable. The structure’s scales are deliberately spaced for ventilation. The gazebo is perfect for taking a classroom outdoors, practicing yoga or enjoying a campfire. Related: Atelier SAD’s Modular Port X Home Can Pop Up on Land or Water! “It is on the cutting edge of architecture and design, and can even serve as a meditation space ,” said designer and owner of Altán Šiška, David Karásek. “During the design process, we were aiming to smash boundaries and move forward. The Pinecone project was a big challenge for us because it was more than just a one-dimensional product,” the designers said. The building can be placed anywhere — from a backyard, to a park, to school campuses — in one day. + Atelier SAD Via Archdaily

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These Pinecone Lamps Bring a Touch of Nature Into Your Living Room

April 16, 2014 by  
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Inspired by cones from French pine trees, Zappy lamps  by Shneid are made from lightweight panels of either ash or oak, and fill any space with soft, natural-seeming light. Each piece is crafted by hand from untreated, FSC-certified wood harvested in northern Germany, and its manufacturers are dedicated to ensuring that their products are as environmentally sustainable as they are aesthetically appealing. Zappy won second place in Europe’s 2014 Green Product Award contest, and has been featured in magazines such as ELLE Decor.   + Zappy Lamps + Schneid 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: ash , ash veneer , ash wood , oak , oak lamp , oak veneer , pinecone , pinecone lamp , shneid , zappy

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