Friday, 12 October 2012

Solar Decathlon 2012 / Part 2

Patio 2.12 House


Winner of the Solar Decathlon 2012 is the Canopea House, designed by the Rhône-Alpes Team, closely followed by Patio 2.12 from Team Andalucia... a house with a great cooling system based on evaporation. 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Noa Haim's Cardboard Megastructures : Beautiful DIY Architecture



Riveting contribution of the Rotterdam based architect Noa Haim to the Madrid Architecture Week. Spaceship Heart, a structure made with folded cardboard polyhedrons, is one of the many possibilities in which you can combine the modules. Through her project Collective Paper Aesthetics, Haim explores spacial scenarios picking up on Buckminster Fuller's work. A smart project with a potentially high impact in public space.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 / Part 1

 Odoo House outdoor space


























The renewable energy sector officially lives in a time warp. The second edition of the European Solar Decathlon, on show in Madrid now, features 19 energy efficient houses that generate their own power. Disappointing though that they do so with superseded technologies. The competition, however, is a great initiative for raising awareness on the need to consume less natural resources and reduce waste generation, and the houses, designed by universities from around the globe, are a good example of efficient design.

Friday, 4 May 2012

SLUIZ : Wonderful Concept Store in Ibiza




There is something extraordinary about the store Sluiz in Santa Gertrudis that goes beyond the curated shopping experience. Initially, you'd be tempted to think that their hit is the charming combination of a singular space, funky products and a cool restaurant but on a closer look you realise that it is the wonderful arrangement of the products that makes this shop a unique one. Check it out yourself...

Friday, 24 February 2012

ARCOmadrid 2012 & 2013 Prospect

Nuria Mora for El País



Lighthearted, colourful and fresh. ARCO 2012 has been a delightful edition with more galleries than last year and mainly recent works.