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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries


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Designer: Tom Kundig

Category: Architecture

Year: Present-2020

Overview: Situated in Tacoma’s historic Union Depot—Warehouse neighborhood, the design takes its inspiration from the neighborhood’s elemental Continue reading →

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Casa SO


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Designer: Luca Marastoni with Bonvecchio

Categories: Architecture | Pools

Year: Present – 2020

Overview: The architect’s history of experimenting with different materials and techniques definitely helped shape this unusual residence. Partially built into the slope, the structure has some odd angles that follow the architecture of the terrain and, in combination with the green roofs, allow everything to blend into the landscape.

Apart from the architecture, the project stands out thanks to a really interesting and unusual swimming pool with a design inspired by a shell. The pool is surrounded by a teak deck and complemented by a jacuzzi.

The Lowline


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Designer: James Ramsey of Raad Studio

Categories: Technology | Architecture

Year: Present – 2020

Overview: The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate an historic trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City. The vision is to create a stunning underground park, providing a beautiful respite and a cultural attraction in one of the world’s most dense, exciting urban environments.

the proposed solar technology involves the creation of a “remote skylight.” In this approach, sunlight passes through a glass shield above the parabolic collector, and is reflected and gathered at one focal point, and directed underground. Sunlight is transmitted onto a reflective surface on the distributor dish underground, transmitting that sunlight into the space. This technology would transmit the necessary wavelengths of light to support photosynthesis, enabling plants and trees to grow. During periods of sunlight, electricity would not be necessary to light the space. In September 2012, the Lowline team built a full scale prototype of the technology in an abandoned warehouse in the Lower East Side, for the “Imagining the Lowline” exhibit. The exhibit attracted thousands of visitors, was heavily covered by the press and ultimately served as a proof of concept.

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iMac


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Overview: I was never good at history lessons, however Steve Jobs has made it hard to forget the impact of the first desktop computer “Lisa”, showcased by Apple. Three decades later, we have seen the evolution of design translate to the current version of iMac, and it has none of the visible cues found on the original. CURVED/labs has made an attempt to bridge this gap with their concept “Lisa” inspired iMac Concept.

Details:

  1. The technological basis for the CURVED/labs-Mac are components of a current Macbook Air with an 11-inch screen.
  2. It features a touchscreen: You can choose whether to control it via mouse and keyboard or directly type directly on the 11.6 inch touchscreen.
  3. An SSD flash memory with 128 gigabytes of storage is build in, either 4 or 8 gigabytes of memory are available.
  4. The CPU is the latest i7 chip from Intel.
  5. The casing is made of the same high quality as used for the aluminum Macbooks, iPhones and iPads.
  6. The back of the Mac features an illuminated Apple logo.
  7. At the spot located under the screen, where the drive for 3.5-inch disk sat, you will now find a slot for SD cards, the FaceTime camera, speakers and a microphone.
  8. The Mac supports all popular WiFi standards and Bluetooth, the new USB 3.0 port and a Lightning port.
  9. A built-in battery allows you to set up the Mac at different work locations on the fly.
  10. Like the current iPhones and iPads the Mac would be available in silver, gray and gold – including color-matched keyboards and mice.

Designer: CURVED/labs