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

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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



Architect crafts a new work studio from an old shipping container

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A sleek artist studio with Passive House elements projects over a cliff

Montreal-based MU Architecture recently completed a minimalist and modern addition that boasts dramatic landscape views of Lake Deauville and the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside in Quebec, Canada. Conceived as a multipurpose extension, the Workshop on a Cliff covers over 5,000 square feet of space and includes two superimposed garages, a workshop, a spacious creative room as well as a mezzanine level. The building is partially elevated on thin pillars so as not to disturb the tree line.

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Studio Puisto transforms an old bank into a modern hostel in Finland

Helsinki-based design firm Studio Puisto Architects have turned an old bank building into the new and chic Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä in the heart of Jyväskylä’s downtown pedestrian precinct. Completed in December 2017, the adaptive reuse project imbued the dated building with a modern refresh that oozes warmth and comfort with its predominate natural materials palette. During the renovation process, the architects carefully preserved elements of the original design, such as the vault, as reminders… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This ivy-covered writers studio camouflages into a leafy backyard

Here at Inhabitat, we love the trend of creative backyard studios including this gorgeous Writer’s Shed that seamlessly blends into the verdant suburban surroundings of Melbourne. Designed by Australian practice Matt Gibson Architecture + Design in collaboration with landscape garden designer Ben Scott, the Writer’s Studio is a compact dwelling that uses a blanket of Boston Ivy for camouflage. Sustainability also played a large part in the energy-efficient design, which is based on passive solar… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Gang to sustainably grow Toronto with this energy-efficient tower

American architecture practice Studio Gang has unveiled designs for One Delisle, a new residential tower that marks the firm’s first foray in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto on the corner of Yonge and Delisle, the project is envisioned as a standout architectural icon that combines a striking hive-like design with energy-efficient performance. The proposed building intends to achieve Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard.

Inspired by plant growth, the sculptural, 16-sided One… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The Cornelia tiny house is a peaceful writer’s studio built with reclaimed wood

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Self-taught designer builds a secret studio under a bridge in Valencia

Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas built his studio in a very unusual space– into the underside of a traffic bridge in Valencia, Spain. This tiny moveable workspace has everything he needs, including shelves, chair and a desk that’s been bolted into the concrete wall of the bridge.

The designer built the workspace himself. He installed a hand crank and rails, along which the metal base can move from one side of the bridge to the other. From this hidden space, he can hear and see what happens… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Rusty tin shed transformed into beautiful two-story studio in Sydney

The goal of the project was to re-purpose the existing tin shed at the rear of a residential lot. Rather than just tearing the shed down and getting rid of it, Raffaello Rosselli recycled the original materials while paying respect to the shed’s structure. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Fuksas completes the largest project built in Rome in over 50 years

The project is built in Rome’s historic quarter EUR and boasts 55,000 square meters (13 acres) of mixed-use spaces, including a hotel. It is defined by three elements: “Theca”, the “Cloud” and the “blade” of the hotel. The “Theca” is the outer layer that comprises a steel structure and double-glass facade and encases the “Cloud” which acts as the heart of the project. The”Cloud” accommodates a large auditorium with 1760 seats, snack points and support services. It looks like an undulating cloud covered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building