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Note Design creates bulging weave-effect tiles

Stockholm-based Note Design Studio has taken inspiration from the ripples and ridges of sand dunes and traditional textiles for its Weave tile collection. The studio has created over-sized and exaggerated patterns using hand-sculpted…

Apple’s new campus in Cupertino opens

Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California has opened. Designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners, the sprawling 75 acres hosts facilities like  — a 1,00,000 square foot Wellness Center, a hilltop theatre, a…

A Gaudi-inspired sculpture designed by artificial intellegence

New-York-based design studio SOFTlab have created the first thinking sculpture, inspired by architect Antoni Gaudí and developed with IBM’s Watson cognitive technology for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. SOFTlab used this…

Iroje KHM builds flying house in South Korea

Iroje KHM architects has built a distinctive all-white residence in a developing area of Incheon in South Korea. Aptly name the flying house, the dwelling has been designed for a young pilot and…

Boryana Ilieva creates floor plans of Oscar-Nominated Films

Archdaily presents a series of floor plans from five Oscar-nominated films, all painted in watercolour by architect cum artist Boryana Ilieva. With movies such as La La Land, Fences, Elle, 20th Century Women…

Boeing’s microlattice wins Guinness World Record

A metal microlattice developed by Boeing and HRL Laboratories has just been awarded the Guinness World Record for lightest metal. Boeing had created the world’s lightest metal in 2011 with scientists from HRL…

Hostel in Vietnam built from recycled shipping containers

The Ccasa Hostel in Vietnam’s seaside resort-town of Nha Trang has been built by TAK Architects using recycled shipping containers. The structure features three stacked shipping containers converted into dormitory rooms. The three shipping…

Ocean plastic upcycled into ocean terrazzo table

London-based industrial designer Brodie Neill has up-cycled ocean plastic to create terrazzo-effect on the Gyro table. The visual effect on the table is similar to terrazzo flooring, which is usually created out of…

A micro library created by ice cream buckets

Architecture firm SHAU Bandung has constructed a micro library with no fewer than 2,000 used plastic ice cream buckets at Taman Bima, Bima Street in Bandung (Indonesia) in a small square in a…

HOK envisions flying hotel pods

HOK, the architecture firm, has created a conceptual proposal for a fleet of drones that would serve as a portable hotel, enabling access to far-flung locales. Called Driftscape, the scheme calls for using drone…

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