Who hasn’t wished for the power to control the weather? Designer Karolina Sobecka has created a personal cloud machine for Amateur Human (an environmental art project) that brings us mere mortals one step closer to realizing that dream.
Los Angeles is almost as famous for its urban sprawl as it is for movie stars and sunshine, but a new exhibition at the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles will imagine a city where that might not be the case. Never Built will present the plans for Los Angeles that never made it past the drawing board: projects by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and Frank Gehry that would have drastically transformed the City of Angels.
We’ve seen houses, apartments, and even a Starbucks made from shipping containers, but what about a shipping container bridge? In Israel, the two sides of the Ariel Sharon Park, just outside of Tel Aviv, will soon be connected by the ECOntainer bridge. Designed by Yoav Messer Architects, the bridge will be composed of recycled shipping containers painted a rainbow of colors.
These remarkable off-the-grid houses rely on solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources for power. Our favorite? The wooden-and-yellow eco-house at Parc Drapeau, Montreal. Who says sustainability can’t look good?
It’s easy to feel anonymous in the big city, but artist Liu Bolin likes it that way. For his new series “Hiding in the City,” the artist painted himself (no Photoshop here!) to achieve the incredible trompe l’oeil effect.
Calling all designers! Wired invites submissions of original designs to the 3-D Print-Off, a competition that gives amateurs and veterans alike the opportunity to see their printable designs become a reality.
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