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Micro apartments in concrete pipes designed to ease Hong Kong's housing crisis

16 January, 2018 - 19:18

OPod by James Law Architects

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed a prototype for low-cost, stackable micro homes in concrete pipes, which could slot into gaps between city buildings. Read more

Souto de Moura

16 January, 2018 - 19:02
Souto de Moura
Campus de enseñanza . Abu Dabi Souto de Moura . + arquitectura viva En hormigón armado, elevado sobre el desierto, el Campus de enseñanza en Abu Dabi incluye la residencia Al Hosn, el campus con la residencia de estudiantes y la villa de los profesores y viviendas de estudiantes y campos deportivos. _

Paul Smith applies his signature multicoloured stripes to a collection of rugs

16 January, 2018 - 18:31

British fashion designer Paul Smith has designed a collection of handwoven rugs featuring the multicoloured stripes that are synonymous with his brand. Read more


16 January, 2018 - 18:26
Second Home Holland Park . London Selgascano . photos: © Iwan Baan Second Home Holland Park, west London, comprises a foliage-filled courtyard, a bookshop, tree-lined workspaces and a photography studio, placed where Michelangelo Antonioni filmed Blowup and Richard Rogers first established his own practice. _

Dynamic Apparel: Flexible Charity-Designed Shoes Can Grow Up to 5 Sizes

16 January, 2018 - 18:00
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ]

In countries where walking barefoot is the norm, these durable shoes that grow with a child’s feet can improve health, confidence, even school attendance, according to The Shoe That Grows project from Because International.

Fast-growing feet have always been a problem for children, and is even more challenging in places where families can’t afford frequently purchasing pairs. A combination of velcro and fasteners helps allow these shoes to expand on demand — each pair can shift between five sizes (with three different starter sizes).

The group works with non-profits, schools, churches and individuals to bring this adaptable footwear to kids in need around the world. So far the organization has distributed 120,000 pairs in 91 countries.

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Las ayudas Talent Help de la UPC School

16 January, 2018 - 17:11

Las ayudas Talent Help tienen como objetivo facilitar la matrícula en los másters, posgrados y cursos de formación de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) a aquellas personas que se encuentren en situación de desempleo y tienen dificultades para acceder a formación especializada.

En esta convocatoria de 2018 que acaba de abrirse se incluye una selección de 44 programas de máster, posgrado y cursos de formación continua seleccionados entre la oferta de formación sobre arquitectura, ingeniería, TIC, sostenibilidad y management. Las ayudas cubrirán un porcentaje del importe de matrícula de estos programas de formación permanente, el inicio de los cuales tendrá lugar en estos primeros meses de 2018.

La solicitud de ayuda Talent Help podrá realizarse desde el 8 de enero y hasta 7 días antes del inicio de cada programa formativo, como fecha límite para formalizar la solicitud. Los únicos requisitos para optar son estar en el paro en el momento de hacer la solicitud y estar admitido en el programa para el cual se solicita la ayuda económica.

Más información y solicitudes: Ayudas Talent Help


Today's archidose #991

16 January, 2018 - 15:45
Here are a couple photos of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Center KRUS "Granit" (1981) in Szklarska Poręba, Poland, by Stefan Janusz Müller. (Photos: M. M. Czarnecki)


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Boeing reveals delivery drone that can carry up to 500 pounds of cargo

16 January, 2018 - 13:22

Boeing has created an unmanned electric air vehicle prototype that it will use to test and evolve autonomous cargo delivery vehicles of the future. Read more

Why the future looks promising

16 January, 2018 - 12:12

Whilst growing up in Australia in the 1970’s and 80’s the greatest environmental concern was the hole in the Ozone Layer. Fortunately, many nations signed up to the Montreal Protocol in 1987, and we have seen the reduction in the use of CFC’s and thankfully recent studies are showing signs that the Ozone layer hole is healing.

I have the same hopes for the Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015 and that we should be positive about the future as we see a groundswell of public opinion pushing for change and see the awareness and risk perception increasing across the world about the perils of Climate Change.

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16 January, 2018 - 11:08
Mountain House . Tschengla Innauer-Matt Architekten . photos: © Adolf Bereuter . + divisare Most owners use their holiday homes for only a couple of weeks a year, leaving them as empty objects in their respective surrounding for the rest of the time. This is, however, not the case with House on Tschengla, which has … Continue reading Innauer-Matt

Urine for a Surprise: IKEA Invites You to Pee on an Ad to Get a Discount

16 January, 2018 - 04:00
[ By SA Rogers in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ]

“Peeing on this ad may change your life,” reads the text at the top of a new IKEA advertisement in a women’s magazine. That text alone, devoid of context, might understandably make you question whether the Swedish retail giant has gone a little too far in the hope of grabbing the attention of a fickle public, but take in the rest of the page, and it starts to make a little bit more sense. But just a little bit, because they’re still asking you to tote a pee-soaked piece of paper around.

Centered on the page is a photo of a crib. In small text, just above it, reads “This ad is also a pregnancy test. Pee on the marked area and wait a moment. If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad.”

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Anna Virnich

16 January, 2018 - 02:15
Anna Virnich
Untitled #44 (Nov 15:58) . 2017 + Arratia Beer For Wärme, the artist employs a diverse array of textiles to create large and medium format wall works. The starting point of Virnich’s work is the frame, which is reduced by the removal of its cross. Furthermore, the artist does away with paint altogether. The colors … Continue reading Anna Virnich

Bak Gordon

16 January, 2018 - 02:08
Bak Gordon
PORTUGÁLIA . Lisbon Ricardo Bak Gordon . renders: © Stefano Farina This consultation offers a wonderful opportunity for debate on the city of Lisbon and its future, and is noteworthy for this reason alone. _ City/Density or Note on the Contemporary Metropolis We believe that the future of the city will inevitably involve ensuring the … Continue reading Bak Gordon