Fractal Relations

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designcube:

Winnie the Pooh Coasters & Lids by Nendo

(Source: spoon-tamago.com)

vikadi:

set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

(via onthejoyce)

emilywarrenart:

levi tumblr flower crown

tagged eruri because there is a companion erwin pic i’m working on

theenergyissue:

The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

(Source: fastcoexist.com)

redhousecanada:

subtilitas:

"I have never been interested in exposing myself to media like architectural magazines and never felt it a necessity… I don’t want to have labels put on me and my works, like I am better or worse than this or that architect, because architecture itself is very pure and touches our heart."

Juliaan Lampens - House Van Wassenhove, Sint-Martens-Latem 1974. Scans from here, 2, photos (C) Filip DujardinJan Kempenaer.

(via i-love-your-beautiful-lies)

aikoandtherabbitsden:

Black deer : work in progress

(via sosuperawesome)

nevver:

On the edge of experience, Wanda Koop

(Source: wandakoop.com, via sadkid-01)

nickelsonwooster:

Masked.

(Source: foxontherun, via you-are-a-fever)

asylum-art:

Javier Pérez

"Trans (formaciones) I"  2010

Javier Pérez was born in Bilbao in 1968.  He lives and works in Barcelona. His work is permeated by a strong symbolism and accompanied by an intense use of metaphor.The artist’s favorite subjects for addressing the impermanence and cyclic nature of life are the body and time. Works such asMutaciones (2004), a mixed media installation exhibited at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, or Tempus fugit (2002) emphasize the inexorable passage of time and the inevitable traces that it leaves on the body from a biological but, above all, from an existential point of view. To create his art, Pérez uses strong, often antithetical means of communication like horse hair and polyester, silkworm cocoons and ceramics, or cattle intestines and blown glass.

worclip:

Villa Bio (2006) by Enric Ruiz-Geli of Cloud9

Project Team: Manel Raventós, Manel Soler Caralps, Arantza Garetaonandia, Antonio Diosdado, Joaquim Ribes Quintana, Jardines Burés, Joan Madorell
Photographed by Gunnar Knechtel and Lluís Ros

Location: Llers, Alt Emporadà, Girona, Spain

The Villa Bio is trapped in a contextual oxymoron—given the neighbors, it’s utterly out of place, but one look at the natural surroundings tells you which house fits right in. Two years in the making, it was no easy task to make the most of client Carles Fontecha’s small piece of land. The sloping coiled snake of a plan, with underground garage and a 50-foot cantilevered section, is no small feat of engineering. The result is economical, beautiful, and environmental. The Villa Bio is a firework of astute solutions that exemplify what the sustainable suburban home of tomorrow can be today.

We were not looking for a green label,” explains Ruiz-Geli in rapid-fire English, “We wanted a truly modern house that could seamlessly integrate in its environment. Gaudí was interested in nature in formal and spiritual terms. At Cloud9 we’re interested in the performative dimension of nature—how it grows, lives, and transforms. We strive to cultivate this organic dimension.

Indeed, the Villa Bio’s shape grew directly out of the land, echoing the sloping hillside forest that sits beyond the property line—and honoring the client’s request for a home without stairs to accommodate his two young children and disabled father. From the street to the back of the house, the floor rises almost five feet, following the land’s topography. The slope is re-created for the rising section that leads back to the front of the home (now at an elevation of almost ten feet). Step out onto the hydroponic rooftop garden and the sloping spiral plan takes one more elongated spin, terminating atop the master bedroom. The aromatic garden is one of the home’s prime sustainable features—absorbing excess runoff and protecting the house from the tramontane, a strong wind that blows in the region.

Original text written by Karim Massoteau

arttickles:

The “Explosion” cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz for the designer’s first solo museum exhibition titled “Look Again” is made of maple, glass and stainless steel. It lenghthens with a single push and has that very wow effect, doesn’t it?

(via designboom)

ryan-andrews-comics:

Hey did you know that I designed the backgrounds for Chainsaw Richard? If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here on Cartoon Hangover.