November 19, 2015
Hot on the heels of the artists-designed pop-up libraries in Indianapolis comes another brilliant mobile book exchange, this time in the town of Newmarket in Ontario, Canada.
The sleek 8 feet x 8 feet x 10 feet wooden structure is designed by Toronto-based architects AKB. During the day two walls of the structure pivot open like covers of a book to welcome readers inside, where integrated seating and open shelves provide an elegant and inviting environment for a spot of reading. Two of the walls have vertical slats, providing natural light and glimpses of the views outside for the readers inside. The structure is equipped with solar panels which power-up energy-efficient light bulbs at night, lighting up the structure from the inside like a lantern; a very appropriate metaphor for a structure which acts as a beacon of learning and a focal point for the local community.
July 09, 2021
Campers and glampers might disagree on what is luxury and what is essential, but they share a common desire to be as close to nature as possible. Casey Brown Architecture have created a self-contained tiny house which does this beautifully.
June 01, 2021
It is many people's dream to live amongst nature, even if it is within a city. Studioninedots, an architectural practice from Amsterdam, was faced with just such a request.
March 26, 2021
The designers at Bangkok-based Onion take inspiration from the mature tropical trees on the site of SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort's sister property to create a tranquil oasis a world away from the hustle and bustle of the beach.
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