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

Stylish Headphones Repurpose Discarded Guitars

Designer Carina Ostermayer has developed a pair of headphones called Guitar Ear-O that takes advantage of the raw materials left behind whenever a defective electric guitar is produced. The innovative design uses the leftover fingerboards as a unique connecting headpiece, while the speakers are made from the guitar's wooden body and even feature the remanent, attractively glossy finishes.

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January 25, 2014

Europe’s Longest Pedestrian Bridge is Beautifully Illuminated

Slvesborgsbron, or Slvesborg Bridge, is Europe's longest pedestrian bridge, spanning over 2,480 feet. Located in Sweden, the bridge connects the small town of Slvesborg with a new modern housing district across the bay. Wanting to further enhance the already impressive design, Swedish design firm Ljusarkitektur in collaboration with lighting company Lumenpulse has just finished outfitting the entire structure with a system of color changing LED fixtures.

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