In the late 20th century many new concept was included in the compass of both structure and function. Now days, before performing any action we keeping future in our visions. it also applies in Architecture as well.
Article on Instant Shift, Dkumar M presents over 80 Strange & Fantastic Buildings Architecture of modern world. All photographs are linked and lead to the source – the respective photographers.
“The innovative plant perf concept aims to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to the consumers which eliminate using chemicals that are harmful for health. The plants are get attached with the device right after being cut from the field to get the nutrients from the perf. The body of the device is made from corn starch plastic and features three main parts, the main body, bottle top and nutritious liquid. The long top end of the bottle remains locked when the farmer collects it and during harvesting, the farmer cuts the fruits and insert the stem inside the bottle and locks it by pulling the top upward. Not only fruits, it can also be used to keep flowers fresh for longer period of time according to the user’s need.”
Envisioned by AGENT, a strategic intelligence embassy, the “CTRUS” is a see-through soccer ball that imitates the bounce of an inflated pneumatic soccer ball, but without losing the air, giving transparency to the game of soccer. In fact, it does not need air to recoil and perform. The hybrid soccer ball comes integrated with an interactive detection system that communicating wirelessly with control stations at the stadium changes its color to display the critical game situations, such as goal, offside, kick force, travel speed and if the ball is over the goal line or outside the field of play, via a GPS/RFID inner light.
Electric Bike by Yuji Fujimura
“The key purpose of the EBIQ Electric Bike concept is to complement the environment by reducing the amount of CO2 unlike traditional cars or motorcycles and offering a battery powered bicycle to ensure convenient short distance commuting in city/metro areas. To make it even more functional, the bike enables the rider to charge their laptop, cellphone and other personalelectric gadgets. Moreover, the built-in screen at the steering can provide direct access to the user’s laptop to gain necessary information at any moment. To make it space efficient, all the extended components can be folded down, resulting the bike to fit in narrow spaces.”
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic started last Friday and the first medal has been distributed on Saturday morning, now lets take a look at the Podium which is designed by James Lee & Leo Obstbaum.
The podiums are made from wood donated by communities, businesses, individuals and First Nations from across British Columbia. Size from 4.8 metres to 15.3 m in length, 1.7 m to five m in depth and half a metre tall at their highest point ― the spot reserved for gold medallists. The lightest podiums weigh approximately 200 kilograms while others range up to 260 kg. They will be used in 86 Olympic and 64 Paralympic Victory Ceremonies and are easily accessible for all athletes.
“On January 13, 2010, the world was shocked to hear the news about the devastation that took place in Haiti. An earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 hit the country hard. A few days later, we were informed of the hundreds of thousands of people that were killed due to this horrific event. When the people around the world heard of this tragedy, lots of them immediately took action. Millions of dollars have been raised thus far to help out the Haitians.”
Set for a grand opening on January 31, 2010, the Art Gallery of Alberta by Randall Stout Architects presents a unique blend of construction materials to complement the natural beauty of Alberta. Adorning steel meshes with glass and zinc, the new art gallery also accommodates a restaurant and a gallery shop, together with a 150-seat theater and Art Education Center, allowing a versatile environment for diverse activities. Inspired by Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, the art gallery not only preserves different forms of art but itself becomes a piece of art as well.
“Located rather grounded at Teuge Airport, Netherlands, the hotel makes use of a 120-seater German plane of the 1960 to confer the residents with luxurious sauna, jacuzzi, 24/7 hostess, 3 flat screens, Blu-Ray player and so on. Earlier serving as a restaurant for 15 years, the Cold War-era plane has now has now become a luxury hotel suite to host the rich and wealthy.”
“The city cruiser scooter concept is powered by an eco-friendly electric engine and has been designed to be a perfect means of transportation in overcrowded urban areas by being easy and fast foldable to fit even a car boot. It features 550 W NiMH nickel-hydride accumulators in the rear wheel tub to empower the engine that can be charged via 90 to 260 V electric current. Moreover, the battery is performing as an additional energy source that can recuperate during breaking and ride down which allows the bike to go up to 30km on flat ground with a maximum speed of 50 km/h.”
The newest addition to the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany is VitraHaus. Vitra’s Home Collection was in need of its own dedicated space on the Vitra Campus, so Vitra commissioned Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron in 2006 to design a suitable home. Thus, VitraHaus came to be — completed and open just this month. Located on the northern side of the campus in front of the fenced perimeter of the production premises, the VitraHaus joins two other buildings in this area, the Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry (1989) and the Conference Pavilion by Tadao Ando (1993).
In a TED talk, Stefan Sagmeister (renowned graphic designer for his album covers, posters, and recent books on life lessons) shares his unique view about the power of time off. One of those most intriguing parts of his talk is the idea that we spend around the first 25 years of our life focused on learning, the next 40 years are dedicated to work (and lots of it in our industry) and around 15 years towards the end of our lives are reserved for retirement.
Very interesting concept that I found on design(dot)fr.
Basically when your mobile device run out of battery, you simply remove it from the back of the phone and give it a few good turns around your index finger, then it could gathered enough power to last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric point. Sweet!!!
Incheon Main Stadium – the stadium concept for 17th Asian Games 2014 in Incheon (Third largest city in South Korea) has been designed to house 70,000 people and a single sided park where another 30,000 people can enjoy their visit. The design of the stadium is based on an uneven configuration with corporate and management facilities on its permanent western side, ensuring both construction and operation efficiencies.
Symbolism is important to Korean culture
Populous project architect, Daekwon Park said the traditional Buddhist ritual Seung Moo dances, provided the image that reflected perfectly the drama of Incheon stadium – flowing form and space around dynamic movement
The official logo, visual identity and slogan for UEFA EURO 2012™ have been unveiled at a special event in Kyiv’s Mykhailivska Square with co-hosts Ukraine and Poland looking forward to ‘Creating History Together’.
Polish Football Association President Grzegorz Lato (left), his Football Federation of Ukraine counterpart Grigoriy Surkis (right) and UEFA President Michel Platini (center) officially unwrapped the logo as the highlight of the launch proceedings. The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, representatives from the eight host cities – Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Kyiv – and numerous other dignitaries.