Natural ventilation and light filters through this glittering perforated facade

February 17, 2017 by  
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Photo by W Workspace The natural environment permeates through the faceted,  perforated facade of this shopping center in Bankok. Taiwan-based studio Architectkidd designed the project, named The Street Ratchada, by renovating an existing retail development and combining Thailand’s traditional metalwork techniques with digital design to create an engaging envelope that allows air and light to filter through the porous diamond panels. The building features a semi-outdoor atrium , a variety of programs and public activities that help embed the project into the existing urban tissue of Bangkok . Traditionally planned interior gave way to a more flexible layout. Related: Architectkidd’s Blue Bird Hut saves injured birds in Thailand One of the building’s most prominent features is its facade which creates an inviting glow from within at night. Gradient transparencies of the panels facilitate natural ventilation and ever-changing lighting conditions. The metallic surface has a monumental appearance, while delicately influencing the use of the building by functioning as a porous layer composed of triangulated, uniquely cut slivers. + Architectkidd Lead photo by Luke Yeung

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Edith Macefield’s iconic “Up” house to be rescued by a nonprofit, says broker

July 31, 2015 by  
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Earlier this month, we reported the sad news that Edith Macefield’s iconic Seattle home likely faced demolition, after its new owners determined that it would be too expensive to renovate into a coffee shop. The bungalow came to share a city block with a shopping center in the downtown neighborhood of Ballard when Macefield, the home’s former owner, refused to sell her property to developers. The now-vacant home, a symbol for anti-corporate struggles, has reportedly been saved from the chopping block and will remain intact, thanks to a yet-to-be-named nonprofit organization. Read the rest of Edith Macefield’s iconic “Up” house to be rescued by a nonprofit, says broker

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NL Architects’ Mixed Use Center Mimics Lush Green-Roofed Hills in Xiamen

April 15, 2014 by  
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Could a Monster El Niño Wreck Havoc in 2014?

April 15, 2014 by  
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El Niño become infamous when it killed an estimated 23,000 people and caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage in 1997 and 1998 – and according to scientists, we could experience another El Niño of that magnitude this year. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center recently posted a bulletin stating there’s over a 50 percent chance that El Niño will develop later this year. Australian government meteorologists expressed higher odds, stating that there’s over a 70% chance the weather pattern will develop this summer. Read the rest of Could a Monster El Niño Wreck Havoc in 2014? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 97-98 El Niño , Climate Change , Climate Prediction Center , droughts , El Niño , El Niño 2014 , eric blake , extreme El Niño , extreme weather , floods , global warming , la nina , national hurricane center , natural climate change , NOAA , weather patterns

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Machine Turns Old Newspapers into Beautiful Wrapping Paper for Chinese New Year

January 31, 2014 by  
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Chinese New Year may go unnoticed by many in the west, but it takes about 1,600 trees and 170,000 liters of petrol to meet the holiday demand for wrapping paper in Hong Kong alone. To raise awareness and encourage more recycling in the city, Saatchi & Saatchi installed a machine that can transform old newspapers into Chinese New Year-themed wrapping paper in just 30 seconds. Read the rest of Machine Turns Old Newspapers into Beautiful Wrapping Paper for Chinese New Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese new year , Chinese New Year traditions , Chinese New Year-themed wrapping paper , instant newspaper recycler , machine turns newspaper into wrapping paper in 30 seconds , newspaper recycling , Recycled Materials , recycled newspapers in Hong Kong , recycling initiatives Hong Kong , Saatchi & Saatchi in Hong Kong , Sun Hung Kai East Point shopping center , turning newspaper into wrapping paper        

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Shady Asmacati Shopping Center is Topped With Beautiful Perforated Leaf Skylights

May 2, 2012 by  
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May 2, 2012 by  
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Liverpool Villahermosa Department Store Gets a Twisting Concrete Double Skin

May 1, 2012 by  
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Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

March 8, 2012 by  
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Enjoy the rain under recyclable PET umbrella

August 2, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Eco-friendly umbrella made from waterproof recyclable PET. It’s raining cats and dogs and I am sure your hunt for an umbrella has just begun. Let me help you in your hunt by introducing you to an innovative and sustainable umbrella by Kam Leang

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