The Barkitecture competition at Goodwoof is a two-day exhibition and dog event, where architects compete to be awarded the Single Kennel Design Award, which calls for contemporary and innovative kennels to be built within a £250 budget. The shortlisted kennels are auctioned by Bonhams with their proceeds donated to the Dog’s Trust. We have collected some of the featured kennels for you to see – those are bespoke examples of architecture in miniature.
Month: May 2022
3D-printed objects seem to be all the rage these days. You can 3D print almost anything from toys to accessories, bike saddles, furniture, and even shoes. Made to order, a pair of 3D printed sneakers can offer ergonomics that you don’t normally get from common footwear.
Even a pair of boards taken from two logs of the same species may not look exactly alike. That is because color, texture, and grain, all come into play for a species’ visual appeal. Product designers experiment with new methods to beautifully embellish wooden materials using this peculiar quality of wood grain.
A data centre is a facility that centralizes an organization’s shared IT operations and equipment for the purposes of storing, processing, and disseminating data and applications. Though we, as users, often do not have an idea where our data are stored, data centres are utterly integral to modern society, emerging as a crucial piece of infrastructure and industrial architecture. Contemporary data centre architecture comprises colossal structures, shaped by the need to provide space for thousands of pieces of equipment, together with the security and cooling requirements. Engineering sustainable and efficient data centres is the next design frontier for architects worldwide.
When you think of furniture, you think of pieces made using the most traditional materials. We are conditioned to associate furniture primarily with wood, plastic, and metal. In the meantime, product designers explore the potential of cardboard as a material for short-use furniture, creating designs that are light, portable, and easy to assemble.
It takes a long time for a tree to grow, but every day, a lot of trees are cut down to clear the lot so new buildings can be erected. Creative and environmentally conscious architects take the existing trees into account when designing a new home, thus saving trees and helping preserve nature and our oxygen supply.