June 4, 2009

The BioWall is a hand woven three-dimensional structure that can hold living plants. BioWall can become an indoor, living hedge that divides space.

The woven and modular architectural structure can also provide a lightweight solution for growing food plants in small spaces without soil. The urban ecosystem consists of geotextile structures and solar cells designed to feed and monitor a network of plants by misting the roots with nutrient rich solution.

Extract from Loop.pH

Random pic of the week

December 10, 2007

Some kids will come and try get some for their upcoming colouring contest…

Extract from Home Rejuvenation

Litracon™ presents the phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of a widely applicable new building material.
Thousands of optical glass fibres form a matrix and run parallel to each other between the two main surfaces of each block. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. Because of their parallel position, the light-information on the brighter side of such a wall appears unchanged on the darker side. The most interesting form of this phenomenon is probably the sharp display of shadows on the opposing side of the wall. Moreover, the colour of the light also remains the same.
You don’t need x-ray vision to see through this wall… I love it… imagine the possibilities.

Extract from Litracon

Playground Fence

June 20, 2007


Dutch designer Tejo Remy’s re-interpreted playground fence brought a new interpretation to a vernacular form (the materials may not have been reused, but the language and application was certainly reused and re-invented). In the charming “Playground Fence”, not only are the protrusions and recessions of the fence eye-catching, but they allow for a more active interaction between those on either sides of the fence, providing seats, benches, nooks and playspaces for children.
It seems more useful than the fence we have here… with most people using it as a 10 meter dash and low jump across the road.

Extract from Inhabitat

Soft Wall

May 1, 2007

Soft Wall is a wall for defining, dividing and storing is a soft, functional, sculpture-like piece at the same time. Designed to accommodate the objects we need only from time to time (which would otherwise take up space on small tables, on shelves and in containers), Soft Wall is also a dividing wall that can be used in both the home and office since it adapts to the requirements of the location where it is used. Crafted in felt and available in two sizes, it rests on a metal frame.

Extract from B&B Italia