Posted on June 19th 2013, 06:20 PM
In Vietnam, it's common to use bamboo baskets to catch fish and eels. Less common? To find the same type of bamboo structures supporting an entire building. This open-air beauty is the Kontum Indochine Cafe, in central Vietnam, and it looks like it's supported by 15 giant bamboo fishing baskets.
Fishing, however, is probably not as pleasant as eating breakfast on the edge of the pools that surround the breezy wallless restaurant. The roof is dressed in bamboo, but it's interwoven with layers...
Posted on June 19th 2013, 06:17 PM
Although vinyl acolytes swear by the unmistakable warmth of analog media, there's no denying the advantages of the mp3 or its cousins: Between the ease of distribution, sheer convenience of having thousands of available at one's fingertips and availability of playback devices, the digital format is now the norm (resurgence in record sales—500% since 2007—duly noted). But the audio source is only half of the story: what good is a fancy turntable or lossless FLAC file if the audio equipment doesn't live up to the fidelity of the media?
Ever since custom equalizer and gain settings were introduced to consumer audio in the 70's, an array of knobs and faders has been the standard interface for audio equipment. Casey Lin's "Timbre Speaker" respresents a rather more interactive listening experience, allowing the user to manipulate the sound quality by moving physical objects on the surface of an unassuming transductive receiver.
Timbre Speaker trims the essence of a speaker down to the very bare minimum, allowing the inherent qualities of the materials to become the centerpiece of the design. All superfluous detail is stripped away, leaving only the necessary audio and power ports at the rear, and combined power and volume dial. Wood and glass were selected for their favourable acoustic qualities which enhances the audio experience of the user. The Black American Walnut wood adds a warmth to the tone, while the addition of the glass vessels bring a more reverberant characteristic...
Posted on June 19th 2013, 06:00 PM
Ubicación: Nembro, Bergamo, Italia
Estructuras: Favero&Milan Ingegneria
Sistema Eléctrico: Eros Grava
Área Proyecto: 1875.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2007
Fotografías: Pietro Savorelli
El proyecto consiste en la renovación de un edificio de finales del siglo XIX en el centro histórico de un pequeño pueblo en la provincia de Bergamo, que inicialmente había sido construido como escuela primaria. La intención era hacer el edificio a disposición...
Posted on June 19th 2013, 05:59 PM
Posted on June 19th 2013, 05:58 PM
cast in white porcelain, the experimental shoes feature similar surface textures to that of antoni gaudi's familia sagrada in barcelona.
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Posted on June 19th 2013, 05:57 PM
Grumpy Cat would hate how great these paintings are.
Posted on June 19th 2013, 05:43 PM
Three Gehry towers will replace low-rise brick warehouse office buildings and the Princess of Wales Theatre. The new buildings will contain condos, a new OCADU campus, and gallery space to house David and Audrey Mirvish's significant collection of modern art.
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