Students from Singapore and Kyoto design objects inspired by each other’s cities

April 19, 2018 Natashah Hitti 0

Two groups of students from Singapore and Kyoto exchanged photographs of their contrasting cities, before using them as a reference point to design 17 objects representative of the location’s character. The Exchanged Forms project was established by two professors from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) to bring

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Stackable Playscapes system transforms empty lots into playgrounds

January 17, 2018 Rima Sabina Aouf 0

Two Jordanian architects have devised a modular, easy-to-assemble system of street furniture to bring ad-hoc playgrounds to cities, refugee camps and other environments lacking in public space. Sarah Abdul Majid and Sandra Hiari designed the Playscapes system for use in their own hometown of Amman, where public parks are scarce. The system is made up of

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Structure grown from “mushroom sausages” shows potential for zero-waste architecture

June 20, 2017 Alice Morby 0

Brunel University student Aleksi Vesaluoma has developed a technique for using mushroom mycelium as an environmentally friendly construction material. Vasaluoma worked alongside architecture firm Astudio to create the Grown Structures series using mycelium, the vegetative part of a mushroom fungus. Vasaluoma, a student at London’s Brunel University, developed a technique where the mycelium material is mixed with

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Architizer’s product database gains investment from Bjarke Ingels, J Mayer H and more

June 7, 2017 Dan Howarth 0

US media company Architizer’s online database for architectural products has received new financial backing from industry names including Bjarke Ingels and J Mayer H. The Danish and German architects are among a set of new investors for Source, the digital marketplace for specifying products for construction projects, launched by Architizer in January 2016. New York-based architects

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