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House with a stunning garage feature

So you are an hotshot rockstar Japanese architect, who specialises in doing beautiful minimal spaces with lots of natural light. Then comes along some wealthly Tokyo dude who has a thing for collecting exotic cars. He makes an interesting request: “I want to be able to fit nine supercars in my garage, and I want it so I can display one of the cars inside the living room. Oh and I also want a massive goddamn tree too in the living room too”. Crazy, maybe. But this Japan. And this is exactly (well maybe not in those words) what was requested of Japanese architect Takuya Tsuchida. He’s managed to build a house, with a motorized lift, that quite literally...

House with a stunning garage feature
posted on: Apr 1, 2010 | author: Edna

Awesome Space Saving Workstation

I couldn’t find much detail on this design, not sure if its just a concept or a finished product. Regardless, the design is hot. I love the flowing, continuous line of the structure. Over the head storage space is extremely useful (and space saving) without compromising aesthetics. If you had a few of these setup, one after the other, you could have a complete design studio in a corridor. Take that, open plan offices. Few more shots after the jump. link MisoSoupDesign via Apartment...

Awesome Space Saving Workstation
posted on: Feb 4, 2009 | author: Edna

More than a Coin

Dutch designer Gepostet von Stani went all out with his winning entry for a 5 Euro coin design competition. For the theme of ‘Netherlands and Architecture’ Stani created a design packed with symbolism. A homage to the architects that stand as the current standard bearers for Dutch architecture, the coin was made using free software and references provincial birds alongside Dutch architecture’s strong conceptual approach among many, many other things. Just to put the level of detail into context for you, the front of the coin features a potrait of the Dutch Queen composed from the names of famous Dutch architects written in a custom font and ordered by the number of search engine references each has as...

More than a Coin
posted on: Nov 20, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

Light Emitting Wallpaper, very pretty

So this industrial designer named Jonas Samson, who hails from the Netherlands – has developed some pretty neat looking light emitting wallpaper. With Jonas Samson’s high-tech light-emitting wallpaper it’s possible to use a two-dimensional flat surface as light source instead of a 3D object. As long as the wallpaper is turned ‘off’, it is indistinguishable as a source of light. Instead, it is just what it appears to be: wallpaper. Pretty Cool. Probably very expensive – since the non light emitting variety of designer wallpaper can be expensive enough. According to Daily Candy London, Jonas is now taking orders by phone (+31 6190 84445) or email. link Jonas Samson via Apartment...

Light Emitting Wallpaper, very pretty
posted on: Sep 2, 2008 | author: Edna

Dystopian Past: Kowloon Walled City

I’ve always been somewhat obsessed with the Kowloon Walled City, it’s so Bladerunner and Ghost in the Shell – it’s pretty crazy that it actually existed. While it’s probably much better for its inhabitants, its a pity it no longer exists as it would be an amazing (albeit dangerous) experience to visit and explore. Hak Nam, City of Darkness, the old Walled City of Kowloon was finally demolished ten years ago, in 1993, and to the end it retained its seedy magnificence. Rearing up abruptly in the heart of urban Hong Kong, 10, 12 and in some places as many as 14 storeys high, there was no mistaking it: an area 200 metres by 100 metres of solid...

Dystopian Past: Kowloon Walled City
posted on: Sep 1, 2008 | author: Edna

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