Architect Robert Stone is not shy about pushing the envelope, or in this case, about designing a hotel that does not look or feel like any other hotel in the world. He's designed and built the Acido Durado out of gold, inside and out. And he's built it at the end of a dirt road in Joshua Tree, CA, where it appears in its dramatic desert surroundings as a glittering mirage.
Whatever you previously imagined about living underground in a survival shelter... it's not what the Vivos Group has in mind. Vivos has thought of every aspect of survival and your comfort, with supplies and food for up to a year, in case doomsday happens. It's the 'modern day Noah's Ark.'
Fog was the affective environment chosen by California Polytechnical Institute (Cal Poly) architecture students Patrick Delorey and Keith Houchin for their Senior Thesis Design. Their intriguing and very affective Fog Bank installation explores the many properties of fog as it interacts with light, texture, and movement as effects.
The Earth Awards 2010 is searching for sustainable innovations that will change the way we live in the 21st century. It is a global competition with internationally renowned judges from architectural, design, environmental, fashion, and philanthropic communities. It's looking for invention, innovation, entrepreneurial, but above all, transformational, ideas that meet six criteria...
If you didn't know better, you might say that Secret North designs fireplaces, but what it designs are places for fire. Its aim is to integrate fire into interior design - much like water has been integrated with water walls and bubbling indoor ponds - not for its heat, but for its beauty. Because Secret North uses bio-ethanol to burn, its fires don't spark, they are clean burning (smokeless!), easy to operate, and very low maintenance.