Guerrilla Architecture: Hacktivist Urban Housing

September 4, 2015

Rebel-Architecture-Guerrilla-Architect_domusweb Hacked space by Santiago Cirugeda. Via Al Jazeera.

Guerrilla architecture is a social movement aimed at bringing awareness and responsibility to urban housing design. It’s focused on reclaiming and utilizing underused space that is available to everyone. Like their guerrilla Read More...

Reclaiming Urban Spaces: Modular Micro-City On Parisian Bridge

September 2, 2015


Parisian Architect Stéphane Malka addresses the economic inequities inherent in urbanization in a concept that reimagines how people might live in today’s mobile world–in this case, hanging off the side of the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris.


Malka thinks people …

Life, Shelter, and Nature: Contemporary Interpretations of the Sukkah

August 20, 2015

desert_veil_sukkahville_2015_urbangardensweb Italian Gianluca Pelizza’s Desert Veil, a wood-framed cube roofed with olive branches.

The Kehilla Residential Programme’s annual Sukkahville Design Competition invites architects, students, artists, builders and design professionals to submit design proposals for the design and construction of a contemporary Read More...

A Living Staircase as Floating Indoor Garden

June 26, 2015


Rising 41 feet up and four floors high, designer Paul Cocksedge’s Living Staircase floats within the space like a soaring indoor garden.


The steel and American white oak spiral staircase forms the internal nucleus of London’s Ampersand building in the … Read More...

Hydroponic Vertical Gardens and Heliostats Flourish on Sustainable Skyscraper

November 19, 2014


When iconic French architect Jean Nouvel and his botanist and landscape “artist” colleague and friend Patrick Blanc collaborate, you can expect a novel and cutting edge statement combining the best of their respective talents with the latest in green technologies, Read More...

A Plug and Play Modern Outbuilding

August 18, 2014

Tetra Shed Modern Garden Shed Black Exterior

Sometimes you see a product, structure, or piece of technology that makes you realize you are living in the future you imagined as a child. The Tetra Shed is one of those things.

Hailing from the UK, this modular garden

From Street Soccer Balls to Seating: Fábrica Preview From Wanted Design

April 29, 2014


What is this impossibly interesting object? It is the Street Football Seat Ball designed by Guatemala’s FÁBRICA, made from repurposed soccer balls. Of course it looks extremely cool– but I promise you, the aesthetics are only the beginning of … Read More...

Indoor-Outdoor Revolving Window For Plants

November 17, 2012

As multifunctional concepts are great for small spaces, we love how the Revolve Window extends the interior space, enables easy transport of plants from indoors to outdoors, and at the same time functions as a decorative window box.

On what …

Urban Parking Lot Doubles as Green Exhibition Space

December 30, 2011

At the intersection of architecture and art, architects Cheung and Vogl have designed a concept for a two-story concrete combination parking lot, street art museum, and public green space.

Shinjuku Gardens, in Tokyo, would feature layered soft-clad grass walls to … Read More...

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