The Lantern is a portable home wrapped in a natural woven lattice

February 21, 2019 by  
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London-based firm Emulsion Architecture has designed a serene, portable home to serve as versatile lodging that can be installed in a variety of landscapes. Hosted by Land Stories , the first dwelling is The Lantern, a round structure with a translucent core, which is wrapped in ornate latticework made out of woven willow. The glamping suite is designed to be highly energy-efficient and have minimal environmental impact, leaving no lasting footprint on any of its locations. The portable home was designed to offer a contemporary but inviting sustainable lodging within a variety of landscapes. Whether surrounded by mountains, deserts or grasslands, guests staying in The Lantern will be able to immerse themselves comfortably in the surrounding nature. Related: KODA is a tiny solar-powered house that can move with its owners The round dwelling sleeps up to four, with one double bed and two singles as well as a kitchenette. The living space is surrounded by glass doors that swing open to a beautiful outdoor deck, which winds around the structure. Wrapped in the woven latticework, this area is the perfect spot to enjoy the panoramic views. As a nod to the design’s inspiration, lights on the roof will act as periscopes, reflecting glimpses of the landscape and environment directly onto the mirrored interior. According to the architects, the inspiration for the design came from the simple but ubiquitous lantern. “We were inspired by the simple idea of a lantern acting as a gentle beacon, which can sit sensitively in the landscape,” the team said. “A lattice of woven willow encases the dwelling space, the irregularity of the natural willow contrasting the glowing faces of the enclosure. It will be a very serene and beautiful place to stay in any landscape.” The portable home was originally slated to be built in the North Norfolk coast in the U.K., but the plans fell through at the last moment. Land Stories is currently looking for landowners that would like to collaborate on the project. + Emulsion Architecture + Land Stories Via World Architecture Forum Images via Land Stories

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Assisted living home replicates a friendly American neighborhood to help treat patient memory loss

September 8, 2016 by  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKljUt642-g The Lantern operates three locations in the towns of Madison, South Russell, and Saybrook in the Chagrin Valley area of Ohio , near Cleveland. Each is fashioned with an interior that looks more like a movie set than an assisted living facility. Some halls of the Lantern look like a 1940s neighborhood (where residents now in their nineties might have lived when they were 20-somethings), while other areas were designed to mimic a downtown shopping district, with street lamps and cafe tables. Related: Self-contained ‘Dementia Village’ protects people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s CEO Jean Makesh had a vision for a different type of elderly care while he was working as an occupational therapist at large chain of assisted living facilities. True to his dream, the Lantern offers the same wide array of therapeutic care patients and their families expect in an assisted living facility, but its physical design widely differs from other residential care programs. Using biophilic design , the Lantern facilities were created specifically to support a normal, active lifestyle with minimal disruption to patients’ habits and routines. Environments like these are scientifically linked to repair some memory loss in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s . The Lantern takes their elder care even further, by offering services that are not found in many assisted living facilities, such as a full-service salon with spa treatments, massage therapy, aerobics, as well as support for residents to maintain as much autonomy as possible related to daily tasks, like personal care. The facilities also feature a 24-hour bistro onsite serving drinks and snacks, a movie theater, fitness center, library, and more. Via MyModernMet Images via The Lantern

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Leaf Lantern – A versatile solar lamp by Samuel Li

June 7, 2011 by  
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Perfectcontent83: Sustainable Lighting Solar-powered lantern by Samuel Li Designed by Samuel Li , the designer who is known for inventing beautiful lamps, the Leaf Lantern is a solar powered multi-disc lamp. The Leaf lantern comprises of many discs stacked onto each other, each fitted with its own battery.

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