Nov 7, 2019 . Product

London based company designs coffee table terrariums.

Hackney Botanical, a London based company has designed plant filled coffee tables with reclaimed window frames. The coffee tables that double up as ‘indoor gardens’ are handmade and has used mid-century hairpin legs. The designs have either used an entire window frame along with its pane out of an antique sash-window or just its glass, both of which can be taken off to water the plants. Also the frames or the glass are lifted a little above with the help of metal poles to enable air circulation.

Nov 7, 2019 . Architecture

Expo 2020 Dubai to have a Romania National Pavilion designed by CUMULUS

Romania’s National Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai is to be designed by Romanian Architecture firm CUMULUS, after it won the design competition. Revolving around nature and its elements, the design is entitled ‘New Nature’. The pavilion is designed so as to enhance the sensory experiences of the visitors and has used tactile finishes to achieve the purpose. The 1500 square meter project is placed on a water mirror to focus on the natural element that rules inside it. Also the four arches of the pavilion are conceived to symbolize Romani’s four pillars- nature, education, technology and tradition

Nov 5, 2019 . Architecture

Norway’s cultural building to be designed by Danish firm Dorte Mandrup.

Danish Architecture Firm Dorte Mandrup A/S has won the international competition to design ‘The Whale’ in Northern Norway. As the name suggests, the project aims at promoting tourism in Norway by telling stories of the sea creature through science, art and architecture. Located on the island of Andoya, a small town in the north of arctic circle wihich happens to be the best places in the world for whale watching making it an appropriate site location.

Nov 1, 2019 . Design

Bjarke Ingels Group’s designs cascading terraces in the Virginia School

Around 30 minutes outside Washington DC, The Heights public school in the Virginia city by BIG has very interesting design elements to offer.  Taking the Arlington neighbourhood urban density as the design cue, the school is designed with cascading terraces which provides each and every classroom with roof garden on top of classrooms below. The pivoted classrooms are connected by a staircase to provide access to each of the rooms and the rooftop gardens.