American architect Derek Pirozzi has been awarded first place in this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition for his “Polar Umbrella” concept design. The proposal aims to rebuild the Arctic layers, cooling down the Earth’s surface by reducing heat gain in vulnerable regions of the Arctic.
Birmingham City University have joined forces with Westfield Sportscars Ltd in a new partnership to develop the world’s first build at home electric race car kit, an all-electric sports car designed and engineered to support a growing demand for zero emission racing vehicles.
One mathematically obsessed couple has converted their luxury penthouse based on 4 floors, into a playground, by incorporating a stainless steel 80-foot tube slide covering the four-floors. Made in precise mathematical proportions, this slide runs through 4 floors, often barging into the living spaces with its abstract aesthetics.
Dutch design studio Tjep founded by Frank Tjepkema in 2001. The studio has garnered a reputation for delivering outstanding creative work across a broad field of expertise that includes award winning interior, architectural, product, furniture, visual and jewelry design.The studio’s hallmarks are amazing people with color-rich designs that make unexpected connections, playing with people’s sense of the intuitive and rational.
Active Facade is a prototype, developed by young Catalan architects Adrià Escolano and Maria Ubach, and is the outcome of their investigation on the contemporary, smart envelopes and their successful integration. The aim was to design not only a skin that performs successfully, but also a responsive envelope that actively interacts with exterior and interior conditions.
Recently unveiled in Marseille, France the Port Vieux Pavilion was designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners, was officially inaugurated on Saturday during a ceremony attended by Eugène Caselli, President of Marseille Provence Métropole and Jean-Claude Gaudin, the Mayor of Marseille. The event marked the completion of the new “club nautique” pavilions and a new sheltered events space on the Quai de la Fraternité at the eastern edge of the port, built to commemorate the city’s year as “European Capital of Culture“.