Self-taught designer builds a secret studio under a bridge in Valencia

August 21, 2017 by  
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Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas built a studio bedroom in a very unusual place – the underside of a bridge in Valencia, Spain . This tiny moveable workspace has everything he needs – including shelves, a chair and a desk – bolted into the concrete wall of a bridge. The designer built the workspace entirely himself. He installed a hand crank and rails, along which the metal base can move from one side of the bridge to the other. From this hidden space, he can live and work while enjoying complete privacy. Seen from underneath the bridge , the room looks like a small box with foldable sides. Related: You can build one of these tiny backyard offices in less than a week for under $7000 Abellanas hasn’t revealed the actual location of the “cabin”. “The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,” he said. Hidden away from passing cars and trains, the space provides the designer with a sense of peace and brings back childhood memories of hiding under a table. + Lebrel | Future Positive Via Archinect

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Net-zero Arc House shows how arches make tiny spaces feel bigger

July 22, 2016 by  
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The Arc House comes in different sizes-from 400 to 500 square feet-and targets the next generation of home buyers who place great value on flexibility and affordability. It complies with California’s factory modular codes and features all the amenities of standard-sized homes. Self-sufficient and compact, the house integrates several sustainable design elements into a single package. Related: Tiny House Nation’s Zack Giffin will teach veterans to build their own homes An off-grid, solar-powered home with superior insulation and energy storage capability, the Arc House comes with a fully-functional kitchen and a bedroom with a walk-in closet. “With The Arc House, we’re demonstrating more efficient ways to build, but we’re also demonstrating that there is a market for smaller, sustainable and more functional housing,” said Jim Gregory, founder of Shelter Dynamics. They certainly have our attention. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JViso1CbPQk + Green Builder Media + Shelter Dynamics + Kitcheneering + Align3D Photos via Shelter Dynamics

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This giant wooden ball is a spherical lifeguard tower in Canada

February 23, 2016 by  
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Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

November 6, 2014 by  
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David Sheppard Architects’ Chimes House is a Sculptural Home for a Pianist

October 17, 2014 by  
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Awesome Floating Bedroom Maximizes Space in Tiny London Apartment

June 9, 2014 by  
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Hanging a bed from the ceiling is not only a practical solution for small apartments – it also creates a strong design statement. The owners of this tiny London apartment maximized their living space by suspending their bed above the designated office space, and then they inserted a skylight above it. The overhead window optimizes natural light during the day, and at night it provides a direct connection to the starry sky. Read the rest of Awesome Floating Bedroom Maximizes Space in Tiny London Apartment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: furniture design , hanging bedrooms , hanging beds , loft beds , small apartment ideas , small London apartments , small spaces , smart furniture , suspended beds , tiny apartments , tiny spaces

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11-Year-Old’s Fantastical Water-Purifying Machine Wins 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition

June 9, 2014 by  
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Google just announced the winner of the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition : 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from Long Island, New York ! For the seventh year, Google asked children from grades K-12 to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Audrey’s work, Back to Mother Nature, is a fantastical water purifier that turns dirty polluted water into fresh, clean H2O. The doodle has been animated and can be seen on the Google homepage today! Read the rest of 11-Year-Old’s Fantastical Water-Purifying Machine Wins 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition , Art , art competition , Audrey Zhang , Children , Doodle 4 Google , Doodle for Google , long island , New York girl wins Doodle 4 Google , New York. , philanthropy

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Governor’s Cup Pavilion Weaves Through Trees With Over 25,000 Recycled Cups

June 9, 2014 by  
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Here at Inhabitat, we love seeing artists transform recycled materials into larger-than-life sculptures, which is why we popped over to Governors Island to check out Governor’s Cup, a giant recycled-cup sculpture. The winner of the 4th City of Dreams Pavilion Competition, this massive installation was constructed and unveiled at FIGMENT , an annual Governors Island arts event. The serpentine plastic canopy was constructed with over 25,000 recycled cups and is held together with nearly a million zip ties. Click through to see more pictures of this amazing sculpture! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIANY , American Institute of Architects New York Chapter , Art , art nyc , CDR Studio , Design , Emerging New York Architects Committee , ENYA , figment festival , Governor’s Cup , governors island , hanging sculpture , installation art , interactive art , Katya Zavyalova , Kimberly Tate , plastic cups , prefab design , recycling , SEAoNY , Structural Engineers Association of New York

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Tiny Transforming Apartment Maximizes Space for an Artist in Tel Aviv

February 27, 2014 by  
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Cubic Harwyn Pods are Tiny Prefab Workspaces Inspired by the Automobile Industry

February 17, 2014 by  
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