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No Shortage Of Views In These Glass Homes

No Shortage Of Views In These Glass Homes

Windows are a welcomed aspect of a room, letting natural light and fresh air in. The following 2 home designs make use of windows in an inventive way. Called the Flip House, this unique San Francisco, California family residence from Fougeron Architecture is a sunny, inviting escape from the average cookie-cutter home. This structure makes use of high spaces and gorgeous views with a vertical design. Though the shape is certainly a stand out design, it fulfills more than appearances. It was revamped to include the original window wall in order to make more use of the circulation possibilities in… read more

Industrial Meets Country In This Rustic Retreat

Industrial Meets Country In This Rustic Retreat

From Studio 80, this mountaintop residence is a striking blend of gorgeous countryside and industrial utility. The home cozily sets in a group of other houses, and is nestled near a mountain region. The exterior shows the unique tower room set in stone behind a covered entryway. The mix of stone, wood and metals is carried through the home, and the perfect balance of details mimics the mountainous views found right outdoors. Inside, the tower room provides an interesting canister shaped entryway. The interior is decorated with items that create a pastoral vibe, and the original features add to the character of… read more

Art Piece Uses Industrial Design to Mimic Living System

Art Piece Uses Industrial Design to Mimic Living System

A new art installation at Espace EDF Fondation uses biomimetic components made from materials more associated with industrial design than with biology to create a “living” system. The piece, called Radiant Soil, is by architect Phillip Beesley, who describes it this way: Radiant Soil forms interlinking clouds of industrial design biomimetic components of polymer, metal and glass, arranged in suspended filter layers contain a near-living carbon-capture metabolism. Frond-clusters fitted with shape-memory alloy mechanisms react to viewers as they approach, flexing and setting off bursts of light that stimulate the protocells and trigger chains of motion that ripple throughout the environment…. read more

Evolution of Recycling

History of recycling

Ever wonder how recycling came about?  Actually, it has been around for longer than you might think. Forms of recycling have been in existence probably longer than the timelines date. Many sources cite Japan as the first on record to recycle paper as far back as 1031. Recycling efforts can also be seen predating the industrial era, including the re-use of metals in Europe. This came about mostly because of necessity, where materials were often spare and garbage removal didn’t exist. An Australian paper mill used recycled rags and turned them into paper in 1815, with paper recycling by homes… read more