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THINGS WE LOVE: WHIMSICAL CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER ‘TREEHOUSES’ IN THE WOODS

2022-04-28T10:04:44+10:00 April 28th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

They wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney film, but these eye-catching dwellings in the Austrian woodlands beautifully display a host of real-world sustainability solutions. Known simply as 'Bert', these tubular treehouses were designed by architecture studio Precht, and were assembled using prefabricated components made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) [...]

THE ‘HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE’ EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL OF MODULARITY

2022-04-21T14:00:23+10:00 April 21st, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Inspired by the rapid evolution of medical science and healthcare, Qatar-based OMA and Squint/Opera have released a prototype for a low-rise hospital that explores the potential of modularity. Designed by OMA together with BuroHappold, the prototype is part of research for the Al Daayan Health District Masterplan, which encompasses the [...]

JAPAN’S COOLEST EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS

2022-03-30T15:13:19+11:00 March 30th, 2022|Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Japanese designers aren’t afraid to shake things up, and that innovative ethos also extends to the construction of the nation’s earthquake-resistant buildings. Approximately 1500 quakes strike the Land of the Rising Sun each year so, naturally, local architects and builders are forced to keep resilience front-of-mind when working on any [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: SCANDINAVIA BUILDS TOWARDS ZERO-CARBON CONSTRUCTION

2022-03-30T13:45:34+11:00 March 4th, 2022|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Scandinavia has long been admired for its innovation and design, and it’s quickly adding sustainability to that list. Cleaning up what is traditionally one of the world’s most high-emission industries, cities like Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), and Copenhagen (Denmark) are leading the Scandinavian charge towards zero-carbon construction – and modular [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KAMIKATSU MOVES TOWARDS A ZERO-WASTE FUTURE

2021-09-16T13:36:34+10:00 September 16th, 2021|Design, Sustainability, Things we love|

Nestled in the mountains of Japan’s picturesque Shikoku region, Kamikatsu isn’t your average small town. Much like Modscape, the rural community has taken an innovative approach to sustainability – one that’s both minimalistic and meticulous, in true Japanese style. In 2003, the community became the first Japanese municipality to set [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: TOUR VENICE’S ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE DIGITALLY

2021-06-03T16:29:24+10:00 June 1st, 2021|Architecture, Things we love|

The Biennale Foundation in Venice is one of Europe’s most prestigious cultural institutions, having been established for over 120 years. The organisation’s exhibitions are equally revered, particularly the International Architecture Biennale, in which architecture from all around the world is on display. Open to the public from Saturday 22 May [...]

THINGS WE LOVE: KOREA’S LARGEST ANAMORPHIC ILLUSION

2021-04-01T17:02:48+11:00 June 9th, 2020|Design, Things we love|

A mesmerising and – in all senses of the word – awe-inspiring billboard has taken over Seoul's K-Pop Square. 'Wave' by innovative digital media company d'strict occupies the largest outdoor advertising screen in the country, which is almost the size of four basketball courts, at a massive 80 x 20m.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzxuftgFuoE   [...]