BEFORE I DIE | BY CANDY CHANG (VIDEO)

New Orleans based artist Candy Chang has created one of the most involving community projects ever. Her project is called ‘Before I Die‘ and it gained popularity rather quickly. The basic idea is simple. It all started from painting an abandoned house in New Orleans with repeated unfinished sentence ‘Before I die I want to …

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Floating Umbrella Installation in the Streets of Agueda, Portugal

Agueda in Portugal is the setting for this wonderful installation by Sextafeira called Floating Umbrellas. This colorful creation is a part of the Agitagueda art festival. Due to the fact that the same idea was used last year this is the second time the streets of this town have been covered with loads of vivid …

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1,000 Doors Building in Seoul by Choi Jeong-Hwa

1,000 Doors is a huge public installation that was created in 2009 in Seoul, South Korea and it is simply a ten-storey high building made exclusively of reused doors, and a thousand of them. It was the result of an idea by South Korean designer and artist Choi Jeong-Hwa. [via]

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SUNSET SKATEBOARDS | LED LIGHT EQUIPPED SKATEBOARD

$100

Sunset Skateboards’ designers have created these bright and colorful cruisers. They are not only bright in colors used, but also equipped with LED lights that do not need batteries. They are fully powered through the rolling motion of the wheels. The LED lights are said to last up to 100,000 hours. The deck of the …

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SOL | SOLAR POWERED LAPTOP

$350

Is a solar powered laptop really possible? WeWi, a Canadian telecommunications company and the developers of SOL say it is. SOL, a solar powered laptop, seems to be perfect for the people who need to work on their computers away from the electric power sources. Having this in mind, the manufacturer built the laptop using rugged materials that …

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KENCHIKUKAGU FOLDABLE ROOMS | BY TOSHIHIKO SUZUKI

Due to finances, the ever-growing urbanization and the environment, space-saving furniture has become a huge hit in today’s world. The best example of extremely user-friendly furniture that saves you both money and space is certainly an ingenious Japanese invention called the Kenchikukagu Foldable Rooms, designed by architect Toshihiko Suzuki, currently a professor of design systems …

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Habitable Polyhedron – A Family Retreat and Garden Office in One

Garden office by Colombian architects Manuel Villa & Alberto González Sepúlveda is more than a mere office, but a family retreat or a place to unwind and it’s simply perfect. It is a home away from everyone, it’s a beautiful addition to any environment, including a garden, it is fully functional and it will not …

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Floating Dome Made Of NYC’s Broken Umbrellas and Plastic Bottles

The Bronx River in New York is the place where you can see this amazing floating dome created by SLO Architecture Studio run by spouses Amanda Schachter and Aexander Levi. It is made of recycled umbrellas and plastic bottles. However, this is not a new idea. The same couple had already created a similar dome …

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TOP ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” – Winston Churchill This simple, yet a very true statement from Winston Churchill illustrates just how important is for any architecture student to fully understand and embrace the concept of creating and feel the responsibility that comes with designing for people. In order to achieve such creative …

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