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Luminous LEDs transform Pragues historic Mirror Chapel into an interactive art space

The lavish interiors of Prague, Czech Republic’s Mirror Chapel was recently transformed into a psychedelic arts space thanks to New York-based design studio SOFTlab. Commissioned by the 2018 Signal Festival that concluded last month, the designers had inserted an interactive and circular art installation made of responsive mirrors and LEDs. Dubbed Iris, the luminous artwork reacted to ambient sound and the movement of people through the rotation of mirrors, creating vertically fragmented images… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Roosegaardes laser light art tracks floating space waste in the sky

A dazzling neon green light show is illuminating the night skies in Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest large-scale art installation, the Space Waste Lab Performance. Created as part of the Space Waste Lab, the performance uses real-time tracking information to render the space waste floating above our heads visible with bright green LEDs that follow the movement of the drifting waste. The series of live installations kicked off on October 5 in the Dutch city of Almere and aims to call attention… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Twisting tree-like sculptures redefine a public space in Montreal

Giant twisting tree-like sculptures have sprouted in downtown Montreal—and passersby are welcome to climb to the top of its gnarled canopy. The striking art installation is the latest work of local artist Michel de Broin, who was invited by the City of Montreal to help activate the recently developed International Civil Aviation Organization Plaza (ICAO). Dubbed Dendrites after the branched projections of a neuron, the large-scale artworks are clad in weathering steel and are equipped with metal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The SPACE pod from IO House lets you go off-grid in style

THE SPACE by IO House allows you to go off-grid easily and harmoniously while still enjoying modern features and conveniences. Combining sustainable living with luxury comfort, THE SPACE can be placed anywhere you go, from a river’s edge to a forest clearing. All you need to bring along is a smart device to connect. THE SPACE brings the rest: water, electricity, heat and WiFi. Combining the tranquility of nature with the serenity of home, each detail in THE SPACE has been designed to be aesthetically… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

C.F. Mller unveils nature-filled urban space at Oslo Central Station

In collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Architects and Rodeo Architects, C.F. Møller Architects has unveiled designs for a new urban space—comprising a square, hotel and high-rise tower—at Oslo Central Station. Located in the heart of Oslo, the Biskop Gunnerus gate 14B project offers the opportunity to create an impactful impression on visitors and locals thanks to its high-traffic site and potential for effective urban connections. The design team earned the commission with their winning proposal—developed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The world’s first space hotel could launch by 2022

We’ve all heard of the companies promising to launch humans on trips to space, but have you thought about where you will stay once you get there? Startup Orion Span thinks they have the answer, because the company hopes to launch a luxury space hotel into orbit in the next few years. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, start saving your pennies – a 12-night stay will set you back a mere $9.5 million PER PERSON. But don’t worry, the price includes transportation, food and drinks,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This hexagonal indoor farm grows more food in less space with 90% less water

Design meets indoor gardening in Hexagro Urban Farming’s Living Farming Tree, a modular growing system suited for everyone from apartment dwellers to hotels. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster

In what may be the greatest car commercial of all time, SpaceX has released a video portraying the journey of Starman, a mannequin, and Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster as it rides the Falcon Heavy rocket through space. SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket currently in use, on Tuesday from Cape Canaveral as hundreds of thousands of people gathered from across the world to witness a part of history. The Roadster, which is attached to the rocket’s upper stage, will now be subjected… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

INTERVIEW: Designer Daan Roosegaarde on smog temples, space trash, and what’s next

We’ve built cities that do us harm, according to Netherlands designer Daan Roosegaarde. Along with his team at Studio Roosegaarde, he’s tackling the pollution we’ve generated in our metropolises with design. His Smog Free Project is currently touring China – their most recent stop is Tianjin – and Inhabitat spoke with Roosegaarde about the project and how design can help us create cleaner, more beautiful cities. Check out the interview after the break. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building