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Urban strategist in London who loves social innovation, sustainable design, the future of china, and treehouses.

On Jan. 9, Google celebrated the 150th anniversary of the London Underground with a doodle spin-off of the system’s legendary map. In fact, Harry Beck’s iconic design is considered so revolutionary among its peers that Eric Hobsbawm declared it “the most original work of avant-garde art in Britain between the wars.”

Before Beck sketched the first version of the map in 1931, visitors to Victorian London were easily overwhelmed by the city’s seemingly endless chaotic sprawl:

“One may easily sail round England, or circumnavigate the globe,” wrote Ford Madox Ford in “The Soul of London,” originally published in 1905. “But not the most enthusiastic geographer … ever memorised a map of London. Certainly no one ever walks around it. For England is a small island, the world is infinitesimal amongst the planets. But London is illimitable.

Source: thepolisblog.org

— 1 year ago

#london  #cities  #transportation  #design 

Mitz Takahashi is a brilliant furniture designer, musician, dj, and all around funny guy from Montreal. He is so lovely!

I’ve asked him to make a hand stamped cutting board for me and he’s just about ready to ship it to London, very excited.

— 1 year ago with 28 notes

#montreal  #design  #furniture  #funny 
AGREED. READING PIT NOW.
I would probably just fall asleep in this every night with a book on my face.
artfulallycat:

I NEED one of these… it is a reading pit! I WILL HAVE ONE OF THESE IN MY HOUSE!

AGREED. READING PIT NOW.

I would probably just fall asleep in this every night with a book on my face.

artfulallycat:

I NEED one of these… it is a reading pit! I WILL HAVE ONE OF THESE IN MY HOUSE!

(Source: alyjwright, via awesomespaces)

— 2 years ago with 8752 notes

#architecture  #design  #just for fun 
Hub Westminster: A Wiki-Workspace

Man, my work is awesome. See: Architecture 00:/ credit for pictures and design / installation / concept of this new workspace, Hub Westminster (launching this October).

Joni working on assembling CNC-cut (open source) wiki-tables

The shiny new lecture hall… debate! discuss! laugh!

Shelves made of reclaimed ceiling tiles.

Greenhouse meeting room, seriously - how cool.

— 3 years ago with 1 note

#00:/  #design  #architecture 

Really, freaking amazing project from my work - Architecture 00:/

Scale Free Schools is a design proposal for a new infrastructure of education in the 21st century. What do the changing roles of educators, new ideas for learning, emerging technologies and constrained resources mean for the infrastructure of learning? ‘A Day In The Life’ is the second video of the Scale Free Schools project. It was commissioned by Architecture + Design Scotland and produced by Architecture 00, London.

— 3 years ago with 7 notes

#00:/  #education  #architecture  #design  #innovation 
Build a Better Beehive?

From Omlet’s trendy Beehaus urban hive, to more traditional alternatives like top-bar and Warré hives, every now and then we see alternatives to the conventional beehives used by most professionals and hobbyists. Now a new competition is aiming to reignite the search for alternative hive designs, and it is calling in architects to help solve the puzzle.

Created as part of a “Midtown Buzz” initiative to encourage beekeeping and habitat creation in central London, the Architecture Foundation is holding a competition called inmidtown Habitats to encourage fresh thinking and new ideas in the design of bat boxes, beehives, planters and bird boxes:

The competition is inspired by and is envisaged to complement inmidtown’s existing initiative, “Midtown Buzz”, which provides free beehives and bee-keeping training to its members who wish to produce their own honey on site. The project has now completed its first year, with the first honey harvest collected this September.

During this first phase, it has become clear to the members of the scheme that although beehives exist whose designs have stood the test of time for bees and beekeepers alike, these hives are not in fact ideal when relocated from the traditional rural context into urban areas. As a natural continuation of the “Midtown Buzz” scheme, and in order to ensure its success and expansion, the Client has commissioned The Architecture Foundation to run this competition for a truly urban beehive.

For more info look no further than here.

Also, free instructions on how to build your own “top bar” hive!

— 3 years ago with 6 notes

#bees  #design  #DIY 
What we have here is restorative concrete -

While it functions much like commonly used Portland cement, boasting the  same level of performance and the same average cost, Novacem’s concrete  mixture uses magnesium silicate instead of calcium carbonates. The  slinging of chemistry jargon might make this seem complicated, but the  concept is simple: the creation of magnesium carbonates from magnesium  silicates absorbs carbon dioxide. In other words, the  production process is carbon negative. Furthermore, the production  process of Novacem’s concrete is low-energy, allowing it to be sustained  on biomass fuels.

architizer:

Material of the Year: concrete with a negative carbon footprint by Novacem.

What we have here is restorative concrete -

While it functions much like commonly used Portland cement, boasting the same level of performance and the same average cost, Novacem’s concrete mixture uses magnesium silicate instead of calcium carbonates. The slinging of chemistry jargon might make this seem complicated, but the concept is simple: the creation of magnesium carbonates from magnesium silicates absorbs carbon dioxide. In other words, the production process is carbon negative. Furthermore, the production process of Novacem’s concrete is low-energy, allowing it to be sustained on biomass fuels.

architizer:

Material of the Year: concrete with a negative carbon footprint by Novacem.

(via architorturedsouls)

— 3 years ago with 353 notes

#concrete  #construction  #design  #materials