What are the ingredients that make up a great playground design? Playgorunds can come in many shapes in forms, from a wild landscape to a miniature city. But what them really great is their ability to harmoniously blend functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. Designers and studios in this round-up create unique spaces for children that encourage them to discover and immerse them in the joy of outdoor play and exploration.
Month: September 2023
Known as a common building material, brick, generally red, was the material of choice for affordable housing for years. Today, architects are reinterpreting this humble material in terms of its style and size using their small rectangular-block shape as an easy way to decorate a building with complex patterns and perforations.
Many people in offices and even schools create and use a lot of data every day. Knowledge workers, content creators, developers, and more need a lot of space to store these files, and product designers work hard to offer storage devices that are as visually attractive as they are functional.
Since 1991, the Burning Man 2023 festival has been running in the deep desert of Nevada and has become famous for its anti-commercial ethos and scale of projects. This year’s Burning Man theme — Animalia — celebrated the animal world and our place in it and explored the curious mental constructs that allow us to believe that imagined animals are real and real animals are imagined.
Energy efficiency, thermal behavior and moisture resistance is what characterizes contemporary sustainable façades. These projects feature emerging technologies in façade design, including smart materials, double-skin facades, and facades as micro-habitat for flora and fauna.
Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and other manmade structures. Although it is usually used as temporary structures and communicates a moment of construction and renovation, these projects suggest the great potential of scaffolding as a symbol of architecture, permanent and decorative.
Fire safety is an essential aspect of any home and you will hardly imagine a residence or workplace without a fire extinguisher. Yet very few of us are ready for fires and taught to use a fire extinguisher. By prioritizing ease of use, accessibility, and aesthetics, contemporary product designers transform the traditional fire extinguisher into an easy-to-use device and an indispensable element of modern living spaces.
As the story goes, around 800 AD, an alchemist in China mixed sulfur, charcoal, and a food preservative hoping to find the secret to eternal life. Instead, the mixture caught on fire, and gunpowder was born. When the powder was packed into bamboo tubes and lit on fire, history had its first fireworks. Today, artists uses fireworks as an art medium creating artworks right in the sky.