Posts by Jacob Wiegmann

November 29, 2013

Australia’s Rural Fortress Inspired by Sand Dunes

Designed by James Stockwell Architects, The Croft House is a rural home with a modern design that is built on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia, where harsh winds and rain prevail. This futuristic looking house may appear to be in heavy contrast with its surroundings, but the design draws inspiration from the environment while also offering protection from its unkind weather.

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November 23, 2013

Zaha Hadid’s Extraordinary 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

Architect extraordinaire Zaha Hadid and global engineering firm AECOM have recently released the initial details for their highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Qatar. The Al Wakrah Stadium will be the first of several arenas built for the worldwide tournament and is set to begin construction as early as 2014. Inspiration for the spectacular design was drawn from the culturally iconic Dhow boats often seen in Qatar's many harbors.

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November 14, 2013

Revolutionary Space-Saving Anti-Theft Bike Locks

Bicycle theft is on the rise in major urban cities and lugging around a bulky bike lock everywhere you go can be tiresome, but Berlin-based company Sphyke has come up with a simple solution–a series of combination locks, known as C3N, made to fit the parts of a bike that are often easily taken. This includes custom coded locks for both the front and rear wheels, the seat, and even the handlebar stem.

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November 3, 2013

Pavilion with 1,000 "Brass Grass" Rods Turn Green with Time

The newly opened Tales Pavilion is a space that acts as both a retail shop and a gallery for various international brands and designs. Originally designed for Beijing's 2013 Design Week by Italian designer Luca Nichetto, the commercial venue boasts an eye-catching aesthetic featuring untreated brass tubing that lines the exterior on all sides of the building.

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