Posts by Jacob Wiegmann


February 16, 2014

Geometric Folding Metal Kiosks Inspired by Origami

Easily transportable aluminum kiosks designed by UK-based architectural firm Make provide street vendors in London with a secure way to close up shop for the night while simultaneously adding a touch of eye-catching public art to the landscape. Inspired by Japanese origami, the designers crafted a folding metal shell that opens and closes by the use of a winch.

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February 5, 2014

Modern Californian Home Features a Rooftop Garage

Built just outside of Los Angeles, the Car Park House by Anonymous takes a traditional home layout and literally flips it upside down. While many homes across the country feature garages adjacent or below the main structure of a residence, parking spots for occupants of this house are found above it all, on the roof.

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January 25, 2014

Designer Constructs Micro 96-Square-Foot Cabin to Forego Building Permits

Hoping to have a personal space to escape to for much needed relaxation, Finnish designer Robin Falck set out to build his own little getaway. Rather than being held up by government red-tape, he decided to avoid the need for a building permit by constructing a live-in structure that’s under 96 square feet. After conceiving the design and getting approval from an architect, Falck began to make his own private micro hut.

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January 24, 2014

China’s Blossoming Skyscraper Inspired by a Rosebud

Chinese architectural firm UA studio 7 has designed a 1,000-foot-tall contemporary skyscraper known as New City Flower at the intersection of Fushun and Shenyang in China in an effort to reinvigorate the local area. Inspired by the shape of a rosebud, the tower features six “petals” that rise from the building’s base and wrap around the cylindrical structure, subtly overlapping each other.

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