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Mushrooms, Cattail Reeds, and Agricultural Waste are Reimagined to Construct “The Growing Pavilion”

 Design #architecture #biomass #mushrooms October 31, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Photographs: Eric Meander That’s not a giant glazed cake you’re looking at: The Growing Pavilion, which was created for Dutch Design Week is constructed with mycelium panels. Set on a timber frame, the panels are grown from mushrooms and then covered in an organic sealant …

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the arc by snøhetta is a visitor center for arctic preservation in svalbard

conceived for a site on norway‘s svalbard archipelago, snøhetta has designed ‘the arc’ – a visitor center for arctic preservation storage. commissioned by arctic memory AS, this new building will host exhibitions in which audiences can gain insight into the prudent conservation solutions that are being implemented within the arctic circle. given its political stability …

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LAN completes monolithic minimum security prison in nanterre, france

paris-based architecture firm LAN has completed minimum security prison (see previous coverage here) in nanterre, france, housing, in an unprecedented combination, two different programs: a CSL (center for parole) and SPIP (prison service and probation). located in a very diverse urban area, surrounded by single-family homes and certain industrial buildings, the project aims to reevaluate …

Impressive Designs

Design Milk Travels to… The Baltic Sea

Until very recently, the appeal of traveling by cruise ship never made port in our lives. Any piqued interest was mostly extinguished by the notion of staying aboard a ship for week(s) alongside rowdy party goers and exuberant families enjoying vacation – crowds typically associated with cruise ships. Fortunately cruise providers like Viking Ocean Cruises …

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The Brownie Wireless Charger by Offof

With most new phones (and many watches and earbuds) now supporting wireless charging, designers and manufacturers are investigating numerous form factors veering towards the aesthetics of home accessories intended to be openly left out. An example of this welcome trend is the Brownie Wireless Charger by Offof, a “piece of peaceful harmony on the desk” …