Thursday, 29 April 2010
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It'll also be my first chance to meet a number of the other TNW writers and editors from around the globe plus a great mash-up of visitors and speakers, including Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week.
It's going to be a work hard/play hard few days with quite a bit of social stuff happening around what promises to be a great conference, culminating in Queens Day celebrations across the city on Thursday.
I hope to blog here and on The Next Web, but mostly I want to immerse myself in the event and meet some people who are creating new and exciting stuff.
Friday, 16 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
Inflatable Bubbletecture Pavilion Popping Up in the UK This Summer: "
German Architecture firm Raumlabor-Berlin has created an incredible inflatable pavilion that will be popping up in parks throughout London this summer as a mobile event space. Dubbed Portavilion, the futuristic-looking bubble building sets up in a snap and can be easily deflated and packed up after each event, saving on the manpower and resources required to erect a standard stage.
Touring throughout London this summer, the Portavilion will host a number of events including productions by the English National Ballet, the London Festival of Architecture, the Tate Modern and even the Royal Society of Arts. The structure consists of a van, from which an air-filled transparent membrane inflates to create a temporary space. According to the architects, “this translucent bubble can squeeze under bridges, wrap around trees or nestle into corners, providing a nomadic, inside/outside space in which people can perform debate, eat or simply hang out.”
The bubbly event space has been nicknamed “Rosy the Ballerina”, and it will be set up in 15 parks and green spaces in London between May and September, with the first show taking place on May 20th in Potters Fields Park. It’s not the first time Raumlabor has experimented with bubbletecture – just last year, their Spacebuster pavilion traveled throughout New York.
Friday, 9 April 2010
EVOL is a berlin based street artist that transforms banal urban surfaces, into miniature architectural
surfaces through pasting. using pasted paper, EVOL transforms electric boxes, small planters and other
geometric city forms, into miniature apartment buildings and other structures. each piece of paper is
printed with a repetitive pattern of flat gray walls dotted with plain window frames. once applied to
a surface, the paper transforms the form into small building that EVOL often adorns with small
characters. EVOL performs this process within different cities and has even been commissioned to
do installations in galleries, where he was created entire blocks of miniature buildings.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Looking into ways to save money on toner cartridges, a University of Wisconsin, Green Bay professor suggested the previously mentioned Ecofont to his IT department. IT came up with an even easier solution—the commonly available Century Gothic font. More »
This gorgeous greenery-wrapped live/work space in Linkebeek, Belgium was completed by Samyn and Partners in 2007 after 8 years of construction. In the original plans, Samyn and Partners designed the building’s walls to be covered in ivy, while a patinated copper material was chosen for the roof. It’s a blessing that this project took so long to complete — during construction, the original concept for a “green” façade grew stronger and the ivy and copper roof were scrapped in favor of a lush living envelope that features a selection of exotic plants chosen by botanist Patrick Blanc.
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One first notices this striking home because of its lush living roof, modern facade and floor-to-ceiling window that cap the end. Upon further study, the home is completely composed of concrete in what looks like a fantastic ode to MC Escher. Appearing as if it were cut from one ribbon of concrete, the home splits into three levels and even has an underground parking ramp. What is even more amazing is that there are no internal beams supporting the concrete inside the home, even with the green roof on top.