Bridge Designs That Emphasize Natural Surroundings

Bridge Designs That Emphasize Natural Surroundings

Seeking to update the way bridges can be used, these interesting ideas may be worlds apart in their designs but they have one thing in common – creativity. The Cloudbridge is a concept design by Arturo Tedeschi and Maurizio Arturo Degni. This project aims to create a structure that fits into its surroundings without complete disruption of the landscape. The Cloudbridge’s linking system connects the ends to natural structures, like mountains, by way of a non-linear path and lattice network which aids the stability. This notion would make the bridge seem like it was floating between its adjacent landmarks. This… read more

Fall Inspired Interiors

Fall Inspired Interiors

Bringing the season indoors doesn’t have to involve a whole room redo, but adding or rearranging a few things can easily add a fall feel to an indoor space. Below are some simple suggestions for incorporating autumn into interiors. Beginning with the entryway, an organic front door wreath welcomes guests and creates a relaxed seasonal feel. A handmade wreath formed with outdoor finds can be done on any scale and is easy to rotate according the season, like this natural design. A modern way to work in a pop of color in a door or window is to make a… read more

Architecture That Rises To The Occasion

Architecture That Rises To The Occasion

Addressing rising sea levels and how they effect coastal communities is a current concern in the field of architecture. As the environment changes, engineers and architects must also facilitate inventive ways to respond to structural needs. There is an increased interest in specific construction strategies, such as responsive designs. Some innovative building ideas come from a student project from Harvard University Graduate School of Design students in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The goal was to design a concept for a city that may exist in the future that would respond to increasing threats to coastal communities at risk of rising sea levels. The… read more

How Smart Is Your Home?

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Renewable energy methods are becoming more accessible for home use. These can be used to power up electrical needs, and although an upfront investment they can allow liberation from high electricity bills and save money over time. There are several smart energy options that can be installed and used alone or in combination with already existing electrical supplies. The summaries below provide a brief overview of how smart energy systems can reduce consumption. Solar power can be an economical and dependable choice. Panels can be added to increase power and placed with virtually no obstructions to surrounding landscapes. Wind power… read more

Eye-Catching Installations Made From Lumber

Eye-Catching Installations Made From Lumber

While most may look at pieces of lumber as just blank planks of wood, creative artists and those with the ability for construction and woodworking can see something completely different. Morgan Herrin, an artist with a heightened skillset in carpentry and wood crafting, has created unbelievably detailed sculptures using plain lumber. Taking a simple construction material, wood 2 x 4s, his hand carved pieces are beyond impressive. He works with this abundant recycled material to produce accomplished forms, like these amazing life size pieces, which take countless hours to complete. His recent works are created from reclaimed lumber that is… read more

How To Be An Eco-Friendly Homeowner

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Thinking of remodeling your home? Would you like to save money, limit your environmental impact, and give your house an awesome “cool factor”? Look no further than this video by Howdini Guru. You’ll learn all you need to about going green for your home remodel project. What did you think? Was that new info? Old info? Let us know in the comments below!

The World’s First Awesome Trash Incinerator

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Denmark. Home of beautiful landscapes, freezing temperatures, awesome people, and now the world’s most awesome trash incinerator. Going way above and beyond the call of duty, they’re creating an incinerator complete with an epic light show, a ski slope, futuristic-aesthetics, and lasers that will project a pie chart of the plant’s fossil-fuel quota into the night sky. Architecture firms of the world, take note–this is how you build things.  In a design that makes certain that no square footage will go to waste while simultaneously making the world of ecology fun and hip again, this is likely to take the… read more

ZA Architects’s Plans to Colonize Mars

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ZA Architects is comprised of design duo Dmitriy Zhuykov and Arina Ageeva. Their work has never been short of intriguing, and often merges innovative ideas with elements of design. With changes in the latter catering to the former, never the other way around. Some of the more prolific projects, such as their “Heart of the District” hotel lobby, have helped to garner considerable recognition. They grabbed 1st place in the international Marriott Blank Canvas competition in 2011, and ranked 2nd in 2012’s Degree & Profession – Virtual Expo, which took place in Florence, Italy. While the pair has covered interactive… read more

Towering Treehouse Designs

Towering Treehouse Designs

Horace Burgess had a divine idea to build a massive treehouse home in Crossville, Tennessee. This enormous creation stands at least 100 feet tall. Burgess made the structure completely from reclaimed wood and other reused materials. It has 10 levels and some consider it the unofficial largest treehouse in the world. An 80 foot tall white oak tree is a main support beam, and Burgess, a minister who also has experience as a landscape architect has also repurposed other items like license plates and leftover roofing supplies to assemble it. The building started in 1993, and the architect stated that he has… read more

Undercover Reporter Shows Dark Garment Designs

Undercover Reporter Shows Dark Garment Designs

Raveena Aulakh, a reporter from the Toronto Star, certainly took her research into a news piece to the next level. Posing as a factory worker, to investigate she went undercover in a Bangladesh factory located in Dhaka. What she found was a heartbreaking glimpse into the lives of the people who work there, including children. Her investigation spotlighted Meem, a 9 year old child worker at the factory. Meem works 12 hour days in the sweatshop, and was actually Aulakh’s boss for a time. This particular unnamed factory employs almost 50 people, many who are children that have nowhere else… read more