Archive for the ‘Interesting Design’ Category

Tallest Wood Office Building

November 18th, 2015

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Developer Plans to Build a Seven-Story, Wooden Office Building in Downtown Minneapolis. For the past 100 years, virtually all buildings over a few stories tall have been constructed out of concrete and steel. But some architects and builders are promoting an alternative they are positioning as environmentally friendlier: good old-fashioned wood. Read this article from the Wall Street Journal to find out more about plans to build a seven-story, wooden office building in Minneapolis near one of the city’s light-rail lines in an increasingly popular district downtown. Hines is calling the project T3, for timber, technology and transit.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/towering-ambition-tallest-wood-office-building-deal-of-the-week-1415755448

VIA @#WSJ


A Tree-Shaped Escape Tucked Away Somewhere In The Wilds

November 17th, 2015

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We’re digging these beautifully imagined single pole, zero-waste, solar panel-clad “Primeval Symbiosis” homes designed by Danish architect Konrad Wójcik. While he was still a student, they were his vision for sustainable living outside urban areas. The tree-like design features accommodations for two on four levels with a bio-digester to deal with waste and a ground-connected heat pump to warm the entirety. Based on some of Wójcik’s visualisations, we can easily imagine one (or a series) of these structures recessed away on any wooded property pretty much anywhere in rural BC, particularly on slopes where they’d blend in with the coniferous canopy.

Read more VIA@#Scout here: http://scoutmagazine.ca/2015/11/16/cool-thing-we-want-473-a-tree-shaped-escape-tucked-away-somewhere-in-the-wilds/