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minus k house’ by KUU in nanhui, shanghai, china
all images courtesy KUU
image © jeremy san / stzernstudio

shanghai-based practice KUU (kok-meng tan, satoko saeki) has sent us images of their most
recent project ‘minus k house’, a private dwelling adjacent to the client’s slipper factory in nanhui, china.
composed of two components – a weekend house and a residence for the worker – the design is
a collection of 3m by 3m volumes that connect to one another to result in a flowing and porous
circulation within.

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We all know alkaline batteries are really bad for the environment if you don’t dispose of them properly. The right thing to do is send them to special recycling centers but hundreds of tons end up in landfills where their toxic innards seep into the earth. Perhaps a good solution is the Energy Seed, an LED lamp post powered by trashed alkaline batteries.

The idea is to encourage people to throw their batteries away into the Energy Seed. There’s a slot for nearly every size battery. The unit combines any left over juice from all the batteries to power a super efficient LED ring.

Of course once the bins are full, we’re left with the same original problem. Somebody has to collect all those spent batteries and recycle them.

Designer: Sungwoo Park & Sunhee Kim

 

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dutch practice seARCH has created ‘synagogue LJG’, a synagogue for the progressive jewish congregation in amsterdam.
riddled with symbolism of the jewish faith, the neutral rectilinear volume generates a simplistic outwards aesthetic which
conceals the building’s complex narrative and inverted sense of spatiality. drawing from both traditional and modern concepts,
the building seeks to create an environment that abstractly emulates the ideals and beliefs at the center of judaism.

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‘towards a poetic morphology’, a temporary installation by the europe-based artist network the cloud collective,
fills a small room with a landscape of letters, together forming robert walser’s poem ‘oppressive light’.

the piece was installed at la fabrique, a former textile printing factory, for the 22nd international poster and graphic design festival
of chaumont
 in france. in the work, a small opening pathway invites visitors to explore the letters and forms, in a windowed room
whose ambiance constantly changes with the sunlight and weather outdoors:

this arrangement in space– strongly affected by sunlight, time and weather– allows the text to slowly detach itself
from its intrinsic meaning and to let form, typography and composition take over. the snowy landscape becomes malleable,
thus creating a multitude of meanings for the observer.

 

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apanese designer kaori aoi creates home products under the moniker innocent blue.  driven by modernist optimism,
her designs feature novel ways of integrating more light into the home.  an oversized ring-turned-lamp,
‘ring light’, for instance, subverts expectations of scale as well as a diamond’s natural light source.

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zaha hadid’s mobile art pavilion has found its permanent home outside of the institute du monde arabe in paris
after a world tour – inclusive of new york, tokyo and hong kong – that began in 2008. donated to the institute by chanel,
the unit will aid in the development of broader cultural programs at the center and will host exhibitions that showcase
the talent of designers, artists and architects from arab countries.

conceived through a system of natural organization, the structure is shaped by both functional and conceptual considerations.
fluid geometries and organic lines compose a continuum of fluent and dynamic spaces, where oppositions between light and dark,
interior and exterior and natural and artificial are manufactured. undulating surfaces and flowing volumes converge,
constantly redefining the quality and experience of each exhibition space, while guiding movement throughout.

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She is talented, she is georgeous. She is the new promess in the make up industry en Chile. Camila De la Porte aka Mila.

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‘flexbook’, a concept device by taiwan-based designer hao-chun huang, offers portable, multi-use computing
within a single device. the concept was shortlisted from over 1000 designs in our recent designboom competition
a life with future computing‘, organized in collaboration with FUJITSU.

with a waterproof keypad and 21:9 screen, ‘flexbook’ is designed for portability and range of use among the constantly connected.
featuring a flexible structure with a center joint, the laptop can be folded into a range of configurations, while a 180-degree
swivel touch screen offers different configurations of viewing,  including a laptop and tablet mode.

the design lets the device’s shape reflect its functionality: folded as a book for reading e-books, a tablet for browsing
newspapers or in crowded environments, or a laptop when preparing typed documents. ‘flexbook’ is also easily
portable, serving as its own case when folded it in half.

the device is further customizable through the availability of easily swappable rubber skins, which huang envisions
available for purchase online where users can select their own colours and patterned textures.

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