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Hundertwasser’s Inspiring Architecture

Hundertwasser’s Inspiring Architecture

Artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser is often referred to as the father of green roof designs. Born in 1928, his given name was Friedrich Stowasser, which he later changed. His architecture is widely celebrated for its unexpected appearance and original designs. He was drawn to the sea and nature, and this is reflected in his paintings and buildings. The unusual use of lines in his architectural works does not conform to rigid styles or rules. Taking notes from the perfect irregularities found in natural landscapes, he created visually marvelous spaces that are full of color and character. This snippet from… read more

Kids And Cardboard – The Perfect Design Match

Kids And Cardboard – The Perfect Design Match

It’s no secret that kids love cardboard boxes. Save up this useful material and check out the projects below for quality crafts that will keep kids interested. Foldschool turns plain cardboard boxes into useable kid sized stools, chairs and even rockers, as seen in their pictures below. Free downloadable projects with printable patterns and instructions let kids be in control and practice basic building concepts while making durable furniture. Designed by architect Nicola Stäubli, the cardboard furniture series offers children a practical exercise in fundamental craft skills through a real, non-condescending approach. According to Stäubli: Mass culture is run by superficiality… read more

Hardcore Houses That Won’t Budge

Hardcore Houses That Won’t Budge

In some areas, prefabricated constructions can see to swallow up designs that are original. The following 3 houses have more of a fortress vibe than a lived in feel, and their die-hard structures ensure they won’t go unnoticed. The Steel House located in Lubbock, Texas was the passionate project of Robert Bruno. An architect and artist, he started work on the home in 1974. Those who worked on the development, which took decades, constructed the home more like a structural welded work of art. Though weighing well over 100 tons, the legs that steady it into the earth were intended… read more

Unusually Green: Out Of The Ordinary Homes Part 3

Nautilus House - Part 3

The last home featured on our series of uncommon green constructions takes the prize for beautiful colors, and a unique biomimic design. The Nautilus comes from organic architect Javier Senosiain, and this shell shaped wonder speaks for itself. Located in Naucalpan, Mexico, this home is a creative combination of art, sculpture and modern dwelling space. Molded after the shape of the nautilus shell, the layout is both futuristic and rooted in organic oceanic astonishment. The home utilizes ferrocement building methods, which is a process that includes a reinforced steel frame constructed with chicken wire. After the complex shape was formed it… read more

Cardboard That’s A Cut Above The Rest

Cardboard That’s A Cut Above The Rest

Think cardboard has to look bland or isn’t sturdy enough to make a viable structure? Think again. Shigeru Ban is one architect that has taken cardboard to a new level. The ability to transform the material into amazing structures isn’t his only gift. He also uses his skillset to make cardboard emergency shelters for communities that need them most. Many of his designs have been built as temporary shelters to help sustain regions suffering through terrible natural disasters. His shelters have been put to work in Japan, Rwanda, Haiti and several other places. Cardboard is fairly inexpensive, especially in comparison… read more