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Piercarclo Quecchia reveals England’s acoustic defences of the 1920s in Sound Mirrors photos

October 13, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Concrete sound mirrors, used in the UK to intercept coastal attacks in the aftermath of the first world war, are captured in this photography series by Piercarclo Quecchia. Sound mirrors are disc-shaped passive structures that are used to reflect and concentrate acoustic waves. They were used during the 1920s to intercept planes headed for the coast. Most

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Piercarclo Quecchia reveals England’s acoustic defences of the 1920s in Sound Mirrors photos

October 13, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Concrete sound mirrors, used in the UK to intercept coastal attacks in the aftermath of the first world war, are captured in this photography series by Piercarclo Quecchia. Sound mirrors are disc-shaped passive structures that are used to reflect and concentrate acoustic waves. They were used during the 1920s to intercept planes headed for the coast. Most

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Plugin House built in Boston to demonstrate potential for use in US backyards

October 10, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Chinese studio People’s Architecture Office is using a pop-up pavilion to show how a prefabricated home designed for China’s hutongs could be used by cities in the US to help tackle the housing crisis. A Plugin House prototype was first installed at Harvard University and then moved to Boston City Hall to engage local residents through a series of in-situ

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Superimpose creates CO2 Pavilion as inner city sanctuary in Beijing

October 9, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Architecture studio Superimpose created an interactive pavilion to be an oasis of calm in the centre of the capital, for Beijing Design Week 2018. Situated in a car park in the west of the city, Superimpose partnered with creative studio Shardisland to create the C02 pavilion and draw attention to air pollution in the city. “Through a system

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Anamorphic Playground by Unit Lab only looks normal in a mirror

October 5, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

London-based Unit Lab has created a playground that is designed to look distorted in real life, but normal when viewed through a  warped mirror, in an attempt to make science fun. The permanent outdoor Anamorphic Playground, which plays with perspective and visual distortion, was installed at the Eleanor Palmer Primary in Kentish Town in London. “We

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10 architects imagine the Chinese home of the future for China House Vision exhibition

October 2, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

MAD, Penda and Open Architecture are among 10 Asian studios that have built futuristic concept homes in Beijing, including a living garden, a nomadic Martian pod and a modular home inspired by Beijing’s hutongs. China House Vision, which opened last week to coincide with Beijing Design Week, is an exhibition exploring how maximum quality of life can be achieved in

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Skandium Townhouse shows how your home could be more eco-friendly

September 23, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

A high-end furniture store has been transformed into an eco-friendly home full of sustainable Scandinavian products for London Design Festival. Skandium Townhouse, a concept store housed inside a four-storey house in Brompton, is currently calling itself Eco Townhouse. Danish brands Montana and Skagerat have furnished the property, using only pieces from brands that have a strong ethical

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Students build giant speaker and human-scale bird’s nest in Studio in the Woods workshops

September 20, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

This movie by photographer Jim Stephenson offers a look behind the scenes at this year’s Studio in the Woods, an annual architecture workshop that invites students to design and build wooden structures in a forest. This year saw six teams of students experiment with timber construction in the Wyre Forest, in the English county of Worcestershire.

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Italian photographers document post-war Soviet architecture in Georgia

September 9, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Roberto Conte and Stephano Perego have captured the architecture and monuments of post-war Soviet Georgia in their latest photography collection. Conte and Perego took photographs of 12 buildings built after the Second World War, in the country that was part of the Soviet Union from 1922, when it was established, until its fall in 1991. “What

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Conrad Architects divides Melbourne townhouse into informal and formal living areas

September 9, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Conrad Architects has brought a contemporary touch to a townhouse in Melbourne, creating distinct living spaces for different times of the day. The downstairs living space in the Hornsby Residence is clearly divided into two primary zones: a formal sitting room in the front of the house, and a more informal dining are at the rear

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