Architecture

ITZ Design Ban Table

ITZ Design Ban Table

Ban Table The table draws its inspiration from the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and from traditional Asian joinery. The structure is designed on the basis of joinery techniques, which make it possible to put it together and take it apart without the use of screws, nails, dowels or glue. The table is designed to highlight the subtle beauty […]

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces

Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out homes and offices, their sprawling exhibit was a showcase of what it’s possible to make with their products, a sort […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Architecture, Design, Lifestyle, News
boxLIFE boxGATE – The Ultimate Tailgate Party

boxLIFE boxGATE – The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Football season may be months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t daydream about tailgating. Forget about the rickety old camp grill and cooler in the back of your van: the future of tailgating is boxGATE, a brilliantly overkill pop-up party that unfolds from a shipping container. It’s the Transformers of tailgating! Texas Tech alumni Jane’t Howey and Sheryl Estes […]

Get Tubed – In a Pneumatic Elevator

Get Tubed – In a Pneumatic Elevator

It takes work to go upstairs, but it doesn’t have to. That’s why elevators were invented. If you want an elevator in your home, though, it takes some serious construction. Why not travel through pneumatic tubes like the Jetsons? No, seriously, you can. Dayton Elevators makes pneumatic vacuum elevators that can be easily installed in any house with the right […]

Usit – Contemporary Step Ladder That Doubles as a Stool

Usit – Contemporary Step Ladder That Doubles as a Stool

ENG-Usit originated in the desire to create a stepladder that fits into a contemporary interior. Today’s stepladders often look too utilitarian, and they are quickly returned to storage after being used. Although it is collapsible, the Usit doesn’t have to be packed away. The two-step version of Usit can be used as a seat, the three-step version as a high […]

Effective Thermal Insulation with Wood Foam – Fraunhofer

Effective Thermal Insulation with Wood Foam – Fraunhofer

Insulation materials of tomorrow must be both efficient and environmentally friendly. Fraunhofer scientists are developing insulation foam made from wood that could re- place petrochemical plastics in the long term. Climate protection is now a mandatory consideration for every building contractor. Only last October the German federal government tightened up its Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) even further by decreeing that […]

by · March 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Architecture, Economics, Home, News, Technology
RoomScan – The App That Draws Floor Plans By Itself

RoomScan – The App That Draws Floor Plans By Itself

Ever needed to get the floor plan of a room into your computer? Maybe you’re planning some remodeling and need to know square footage? Check out this video: Via Locometric Get RoomScan on iTunes here.

Penumbra – A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System

Penumbra – A Kinetic Daylighting and Shading System

This project was designed to offer a kinetic and mechanical solution to a problem that would otherwise be nearly impossible to solve with static architectural components: providing shading across a building facade for both low evening sun and high afternoon sun conditions. Our solution was a series of vertical shading louvers, that can independently pivot to maximize solar protection, and […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 1 comment · Architecture, Design, News, Video