To remember how to put the components of an engine back together, the creator snapped 3000 pictures of the process.
Here Is the Craziest Building in Harlem, if Not the Entire City: Diller Scofidio Design New Columbia Medical Building27 Jun
This gives a whole new meaning to "in the heights."
Columbia University Medical Center has just announced that Diller Scofidio + Renfro will be designing a new 14-story medical building on Haven Avenue between 171st and 172nd streets that will be home to high-tech class facilities for all four CUMC colleges as well as the biomedical program within Columbia University's college of art and science.
If, like me, you have ever lived in a small apartment, you know that there is no good place to put furniture that you need sometimes but not all the time (like extra chairs). Therefore, Orla Reynolds is my new hero. Her furniture emerges "as if from nowhere" -- her bookshelves hide a table and four extra chairs.
This promo for BMW M5, the world’s fastest sedan, utilize slow-motion bullet effects synchronized with Beethoven’s divine 5th Piano Concerto to manifest power and elegance.
Going to an outdoor event during the steamy months of summer generally involves packing a miniature fan and slathering yourself in sunscreen, as most venues do little to shade attendees in the cheap seats. This is something Wolfgang Kessling, of the German climate engineering firm Transsolar, would like to change. In a talk at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Kessling describes the challenge of designing an open-air stadium in Qatar…
The key to small-space living is not feeling cramped, which makes this Barcelona apartment the pinnacle of the genre. The home uses sliding doors to open the 430-square-foot apartment up for a sense of space, or close it for privacy. But the centerpiece of the house is the hole in the ceiling -- a plant-filled half-outdoor shower that's built like a chimney, open to the sky.
Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod - really an aluminium back plate - will bring those memories rushing back. You can swap out the plate simply by unscrewing the two small screws at the bottom of your phone and a four bucks more gets you a glowing, translucent rainbow logo.
Freelance designer Luke Clark Tyler keeps all his worldly possessions in the same amount of space that McMansion-dwellers allot for clothes and shoes. His Manhattan apartment is the size of a walk-in closet -- 78 square feet, just enough space to park a Mini Cooper.
With two taps of a sword, Jony Ive becomes Sir Jonathan
FORTUNE -- Britain's Princess Anne does the honors, then she and Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for industrial design have a nice long chat.
BELOW: A 2:24 ITV report includes a brief interview with Ive and footage of him and the Queen.
James Nares has been on our design radar for quite some time as his paintings have been featured in some of our favourite publications, including Elle Decor and Lonny Mag. If you haven't had the chance to parooze the work of Mr. Nares, we suggest you do yourself a favour and check it out.
Originally from London England he now resides and works in New York City.
Artist Jordan Waraksa creates wooden furniture featuring old pipes, barn wood, bridge gear and kinetic sculptures that echo the industrial revolution.
Olson Kundig Architects founded this Idaho cabin on low maintenance materials — steel, concrete block, concrete floors and plywood— in harmony with the idea of a traditional cabin. Moreover, the architects integrated a massive window-wall (20′ x 30′), exposing the entire living space to the lake and forest.
There are all kinds of futuristic-looking energy-efficient light bulbs on the market -- not just the traditional piggy-tail model, but liquid-cooled bulbs that look like glass jellyfish, and bulbs with gills like a mushroom or fins like a Cadillac. But for our money, this wooden bulb by artist Ryosuke Fukusada is the most beautiful energy-efficient light fixture going. (And yes, it really is a light fixture.)
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects designed the hedquarters for one of Denmark’s leading mortgage banks, Nykredit. The ten-storey glass structure amply endows the office spaces with natural light from the harbour, thus linking the floors together. The CEO’s office is situated on the 9th floor and contains a clothing cabinet with a hidden escape hatch, built on his request.
Herbst Architects designed this organic beach house, not far from Auckland, New Zealand.
Zecc Architects Utrecht managed to transform a 1931 water tower in Soest, The Netherlands, into a nine-level modern home.
Reflection Of Mineral
The site is located near the center of Tokyo. It is a small 44 m² corner plot bounded by two streets. Conforming to legal conditions and in response to the client’s wish for a ‘roofed garage’ the volume was trimmed from various directions. Using the words ‘Mineral’ and ‘reflection’ as guiding concepts, Atelier Tekuto proceeded to use subtraction as a positive tool for design.
I've become a fan of wooden architecture. Can't imagine a healthier living environment than that. Here is a barn style house in Southern Burgenland (Austria), which also contains rooms for wine production (very common in that area) and a cellar.
As the house is not inhabited during winter months, it is possible to shut down the whole house with folding and flap shutters.
Bever Street | San Francisco
Xiao - Yen's House | San Francisco
Mullen Street | Bernal Heights, SF
Cordage Warehouse | San Francisco
Peter's House | San Francisco
Fong/Rodriguez House | Bernal Heights, SF
Ludwig Apartment | San Francisco
Carr Apartment | San Francisco
Gipsy House | Berkeley
Ohanapod | Big Islans, Hawaii
(Pics from http://craigsteely.com/)