Gorgeous Bostanl Bridge doubles as public park, designed for sunset watching

March 16, 2017 by  
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This beautiful footbridge in Izmir, Turkey, offers much more than a passage from one side of Bostanl? Creek to the other. The timber-clad bridge doubles as a public park with a cascading seating structure that complements the adjacent Bostanl? Sunset Lounge. Studio Evren Ba?bu?: steb designed both the bridge and lounge area as vibrant urban spaces that offer stunning views of the bay. Both interventions are part of the ?zmir Sea coastal regeneration project designed to turn the site into a public attraction point in Izmir’s Kar??yaka district. Perfectly aligned with the masterplan , the footbridge connects two sides of Bostanl? Creek, but also function as a place to rest and enjoy beautiful sunsets. Bow-shaped and elongated, the building uses a girder geometry to allow the passage of small boats underneath. The steel frame supports several cascading thermo-wood surfaces that can be used as seating surfaces. Related: Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train tracks outside Paris The same materiality and design concept extends to the Bostanl? Sunset Lounge, which forms an inviting urban space that stretches between the artificial slope and the embankment. Wide ash wood gives warmth to the project which promotes an easy way of living–the vision of the entire Izmir Sea coastal regeneration initiative. + Studio Evren Ba?bu?: steb Via Archdaily Photos by ZM Yasa Architecture Photography

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Plugin Tower is a new low-cost modular home with no foundation

December 7, 2016 by  
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Plugin Tower is a modular multi-story home in Shenzhen, China that circumvents strict planning approval for permanent structures by eliminating the need for foundations. Chinese multidisciplinary studio People’s Architecture Office (PAO) , known for their temporary architectural solutions, conceived the design as a low-cost alternative to current housing solutions that can be easily packed up and moved. Requiring no underground foundations, the design circumvents planning approvals and provides utmost flexibility to home-owners. Thanks to its modular nature, the house can also be expanded to include more units, which can be easily inserted into the three-dimensional steel frame . This also allows for endless variations in design and configuration. Related: Tricycle House and Garden Offer Off-Grid Living for China’s Landless The firm used their proprietary Plugin Panel system of modules , which incorporate insulation, wiring, plumbing, interior and exterior finishes. The prefabricated panels are attached with integrated locks and easily installed by a couple of unskilled workers using only a hex wrench. + People’s Architecture Office (PAO) Via Archdaily Photos by Hannah Wu / People’s Architecture Office

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BONE Structure breaks ground on first net-zero residential project in California

June 13, 2016 by  
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Thanks to the off-site manufacturing process, the house is easy to outfit with all the electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation systems , which can be inserted into precut openings. An air-tight envelope ensures stable interior temperatures, with insulation panels clipped into place between steel columns and polyurethane foam insulation. Related: Stanford’s Start.Home is Built Around a Next-Gen Prefab Core at the Solar Decathlon 2013 The Jacobson Residence is only the beginning for BONE Structure. The firm plans to replicate the concept and build 50 new homes in California in 2016. Meanwhile, if you’re interested in visiting the Stanford house, the property will be available for tour on June, 24, 25 and 26. + BONE Structure

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Giant Transportable Art Studio in Utrecht Welcomes Artists Inside its Drawbridge Door

October 30, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Giant Transportable Art Studio in Utrecht Welcomes Artists Inside its Drawbridge Door Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artist’s studio , BikvanderPol , drawbridge door , House No. 19 , Kortknie Stuhlmacher Architecten , Leidsche Rijn , mobile artists studio , multifunctional space , Netherlands , skylights , softwood , steel frame , utrecht , wood studio

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Baskets Full of Local Limestone Make Up the Façade of This Stunning House in Poland

October 30, 2014 by  
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Vinylize Turns Burlap Coffee Sacks into Modern Urban Travel Bags

October 29, 2014 by  
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Recently the folks over at  Vinylize  – known for their groovy recycled goods – got their hands on a bunch of burlap coffee bean bags from all over the world from local roasters. No strangers to repurposing, the company collaborated with a local leather goods producer in Hungary  and came up with the concept of a bag which could be accessed anytime, even if it is hanging on one’s shoulder. The design is based off the American masonry bag and also the old style carpet bag. A hinged aluminum frame at the mouth as well as pressed board on the bottom serve reinforce and allow accessibility. The straps are woven nylon and the bottom covering is heavy duty impregnated canvas and the inside cavity has pockets all along the walls. It also features an ergonomic no-slip shoulder pad. All the hardware is metal. The finished size is 20 liters – more than enough for daily use, it will fit most any laptop, lunch, clothes etc. Right now you can order your own from the company’s Kickstarter page and start your urban travels in style. + Vinylizer Malemaker Travel Bag 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: coffee bags , green bags , green travel , male bags , recycled bags , recycled coffee bags , upcycled bags , upcycled coffee bags , urban bags , Vinylizer , Vinylizer bags , Vinylizer Kickstarter , Vinylizer Malemaker , Vinylizer urban bags , Vinylizer urban commute

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Alex Chinneck’s Incredible Optical Illusion Suspends London’s Historic Market Building in Mid-Air

October 3, 2014 by  
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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees

September 17, 2014 by  
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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

September 17, 2014 by  
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Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center in conjunction with the U. S. Geological Survey Science Center ‘s Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the US Forest Service , the map was generated based on a series of data sources including readings collected from space-based radars, satellite sensors, computer models, and simply counting trees the old-fashioned way. The map was created for NASA to help determine how the world’s forests have the potential to store more carbon in the future. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: every tree in the united states , global tree population , map of the united states’ trees , tree density , tree density in the US , tree map , tree population , trees in the US , united states tree population , us tree population

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Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle with the Bambobee Bike Kit

September 17, 2014 by  
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Following the success of his Bamboobee bicycles , designer Sunny Chuah has launched his next project: the Bamboobee Build it Yourself (BIY) kit . Designed for all age groups, each package will come with seven handcrafted bamboo pieces that can be easily assembled to create an eco-friendly bicycle. To reach the mass market, Chuah will launch a Kickstarter for the BIY kits in October. Can’t wait to build your own Bamboobee bicycle from scratch? Sign up for updates on their Prefundia page to get the early scoop on their Kickstarter launch. + Bamboobee Build it Yourself (BIY) kit 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: bamboo bicycle frame , Bamboobee , Bamboobee BIY kit , bamboobee build it yourself kit , Bamboobee kickstarter , bicycle , ecofriendly bicycle , kickstarter , prefundia , reader submitted content , sunny chuah

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