Arquitectura Efimera | Diseño & Arquitectura

Tree House by Ravnikar Potokar

This trapezium-shaped box sitting on four slanting legs is a garden playhouse by Slovenian firm Ravnikar Potokar. The wooden structure is designed to be self-supporting so that it can be erected among trees without leaning on them for support. There is a full-height plexiglass window at one end of the tree house and tiny apertures with shutters on the sides.  Read More →
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Bubbles Micro-Hotel

Are you always flying to your next destination and booking hotel after hotel? What if there was a different way to rest between flights such as a micro-hotel right inside an airport? The Bubbles micro-hotel in the images below can be your temporary home every now and then and it will surely let you rest and even work in between flights. We’ve seen plenty of furniture designs for small apartments lately but the furniture concepts in these tiny yet practical rooms definitely need to be commended. From the outside these Bubbles look like simple boxes but inside you’ll find everything... 
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The Cabin Room Hotel

En suecia nos encontramos con este novedoso concepto de hotel basado en la cooperacion de conocidos arquitectos y diseñadores que dan como resultado una colección única de habitciones entre medio de árboles como denominador común. Esto abre una nueva dimensión en términos de ecoturismo y de estar metido en el corazón mismo de la naturaleza.  Read More →
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Reconvensión postindustrial

Society of Amateur Ornithologists (Emscher Kunt 2010 / RUHR, Cultural Capital of Europe), river Emscher – Germany (2010). Proyecto, Mark Dion. Fotografías, Roman Mensing. En el marco de los actividades organizadas entorno a la “capitalidad cultural europea 2010″ de la región del Ruhr,  “Emscher Kunt 2010” organiza un eje fluvial, sobre el que se desarrollan un conjunto de acciones dirigidas a consensuar las bases para el desarrollo “post-industrial” de la cuenca.  Read More →
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Waiting room

Jeffrey Inaba of Inaba Projects has a new pavilion on display now in Rome, sponsored by Enel, Italy’s largest utilities provider. Because of that sponsorship, Inaba “wanted to use numerous forms of alternative energy applications,” but decided, in the end, to apply “just one that was highly productive and cost effective.” The pavilion is thus solar-powered – Inaba describes it as an “Alice in Wonderland mushroom meets solar-ray chomping Pac-Man.”  Read More →
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10 Things to Consider in Using Shipping Containers

Modern day pioneer John Wells is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas.  On his desert swath in The Field Lab, which is also referred to as The Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory, Wells is living off the grid and maintaining an interesting (and humorous) journal in the process.  Read More →
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Eco Cabin for Camp Emerald Bay Scouts

Richard Hammond and Gensler’s Santa Monica office contributed to a unique container project for a Boy Scouts’ campground in Emerald Bay (on Catalina Island off the coast of southern California).  According to Metropolis, the low-impact cabin was made with old shipping containers, reclaimed lumber, durable rubber flooring, LED lighting, and solar photovoltaics.  The roof — which is, perhaps, more eye-catching than the transformed containers — was made with a stretched silicone-coated fiberglass material. The built prototype presents a new and sustainable, albeit... 
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Vivienda temporal de emergencia / José Antonio Espinoza

Nos acaba de llegar la Tesis en Sustainable Environmental Design de la AA con sobre Post Disaster Housing in Chile, del arquitecto chileno José Antonio Espinoza y que acaba además se aprobar. Este proyecto nos llega a raiz de la invitación a colaborar con proyectos que puedan tener relación con programas requeridos a raíz del reciente terremoto.  Read More →
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A pie de calle – KiosKiosk

KiosKiosk (Desing museum: super contemporary), London – United Kingdom (2009). Diseño,  Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway. Fotografías, londonist.com. “KiosKiosk” es una de las instalaciones promovidas por el “Desing Museum” en el marco de la exposición “Super Contemporary” que tiene el objetivo de promover las iniciativas de arquitectos, diseñadores industriales, gráficos y de moda, que trabajan con la intención de potenciar la influencia de estas actividades creativas en el contexto económico y cultural de Londres. El proyecto plantea una reflexión activa entorno a las... 
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Medusas, plastico y origami – aqua scape pavilion

Aqua space pavilion (Beam’s Gallery) Wakefield – United Kingdom (2009). Arquitectura, Ryumei Fujiki en colaboración con los estudiantes de la “Kogakuin University” de Tokio. Fotografías, Dubi Roman. Inspirado en las formas suaves y dinámicas de las “medusas“,  el pabellón “aqua scape” experimenta con las posibilidades del “plástico” para construir una membrana translúcida y resistente, mediante la  aplicando las técnicas del “origami“. La membrana esta compuesta por una lamina exterior de “polietileno” transparente plegado y una capa interior de hilo... 
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