Beautiful bamboo arches breathe new life into a bland concrete building

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Vietnamese architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled their latest example of bamboo brilliance at Nocenco cafe, a renovated rooftop restaurant in the city center of Vinh in central Vietnam. The client asked the firm to insert a unique and eye-catching addition to the top of a seven-story concrete building using local materials. After studying several options, including brick and stone, the architects settled on bamboo to create an airy and lightweight space with dramatic vaulted ceilings.

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Ingenious hand-pumped Scorkl lets you breathe underwater for 10 minutes

Scuba diving can be intimidating; there’s a lot of equipment you have to maintain and use just right to explore an underwater world. But new product Scorkl allows the experience of scuba diving with more of the ease of snorkeling. Only a hand pump is necessary to refill the underwater breathing device that’s roughly the size of a water bottle.

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