Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

The Canopy is a Soaring Hong Kong Skyscraper Enveloped in Towering Gardens

The Canopy is a Soaring Hong Kong Skyscraper Enveloped in Towering Gardens

Each apartment has the feel of a modern-day treehouse, with luxurious interior spaces that open out onto a 525 square foot garden balcony. The designers built standardized units to minimize

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VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

ARKIS sought to accentuate the natural beauty of the region, which is flooded with light and color. The designers incorporated neutral color combinations that mirror the surrounding grasses and

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The Interims Audimax Lecture Hall in Munich is Encased In an Undulating Wooden Facade

The Interims Audimax Lecture Hall in Munich is Encased In an Undulating Wooden Facade

The structure is a practical space which primarily consists of two lecture halls containing 479 and 288 seats. Beneath these are the foyer, bathrooms and technical facilities. Designed to make

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Appareil’s Agriculture 2.0 Vertical Farm Tower Re-imagines the Future of Urban Food Production

Appareil’s Agriculture 2.0 Vertical Farm Tower Re-imagines the Future of Urban Food Production

Vertical farming is far from a new concept, and uses principles that have been employed by indigenous peoples around the world for thousands of years. But this new generative system looks to

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Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

Artist Mike Kelley’s Last Work ‘Mobile Homestead’ Will Become Community Space for Detroit

'Mobile Homestead' is one of the last works by the late artist Mike Kelley, a piece he used as a way to reconnect with his childhood roots. Having grown up in a working-class town on the

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HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

HWKN’s Aging in Africa Will Be a Sustainable Retirement Village in Côte d’Ivoire

The Aging in Africa Project, designed by architecture firm HWKN for the Foundation Saint Joseph d’Arimathie, aims to be the first retirement community in Africa dedicated entirely to caring

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Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

Aberrant Architecture’s Adaptable Desks Transform Into Entertaining Game Tables at Night

With so many freelancers looking for spots in cafes and bars to set up temporary offices, Aberrant Architecture came up with this idea of creating work desks that can double-up as game tables

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Photographs by Michael Danner Offer a Rare View Into Germany’s Nuclear Plants

Photographs by Michael Danner Offer a Rare View Into Germany’s Nuclear Plants

We've been covering the news on Germany's nuclear phase-out for months, but this unique series of photographs provides a fascinating view into the power plants themselves. ‘Critical

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Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

Michelle Obama Launches Book to Help Encourage Aspiring Gardeners to Plant Edible Patches Across the US

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched her first book 'American Grown' as part of her awesome mission to get children across the US off the couch and into gardens to learn about healthy food!

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Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses Look Like They’re About to Topple Over!

They may look like they're about to topple over, but these cube-shaped houses actually form a small village within the city center of Rotterdam, NL. A modern concept designed by the late

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Aquaponic Urban Food Jungle Brings Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Cities

Aquaponic Urban Food Jungle Brings Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Cities

At a time when food production is becoming increasingly de-localized, the Urban Food Jungle aims to provide a space where food is produced right where it is consumed. AECOM designed this

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Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Awesome PACMAN Recycling Cans Make Separating Garbage Fun and Simple

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesakes. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are

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David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge Unveils Stunning New Flat Pack Lamps at Wanted Design

David Trubridge's sculptural designs are all finished using non-toxic natural oils, which give the pieces a natural look that suits their organic forms. Trubridge's website presents detailed

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Carlos Zuniga Creates Amazing Portraits Using Recycled Telephone Books

Carlos Zuniga Creates Amazing Portraits Using Recycled Telephone Books

The neatness in which each line is blocked out by the ink hints at Zuniga's former training as a designer. His attention to detail alters the recycled pages unrecognizably, and the books he uses

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Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

Retro Robot-Style Lamps by UM Project Showcased at Wanted Design

From a stilt-standing table light to a minimalistic robotic shape, the lamps are all original and crafted using a small selection of simple bases topped with creative lamp fittings. The

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Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Automobile Scrap Metal Transformed into Unique ReWreck Sideboard by Iannone Design

Iannone Design have transformed sections of salvaged automotive panels into this stunning ReWreck Sideboard. Launched this week at ICFF in New York, the reclaimed sheetmetal furniture takes full

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Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Fragments’ Installation is Made of Wood Reclaimed From Qing Dynasty Temples

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's new politically motivated work 'Fragments' transforms salvaged wood taken from Qing Dynasty temples into a series of monumental installations. At first glance the

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a place to

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Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Each of Allison Patrick's's handmade lamps can be used as either a hanging pendant or a table lamp by simply adjusting the metal frame inside. The drum-shaped structure comes in different sizes

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David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

David Suhami’s Pocket Knife Transforms Tools into Jungle Safari Creatures

The original swiss army knife is an essential tool for many of us, and now David Suhami has created a revamped version of the ubiquitous pocket-gadget with a unique and amusing twist. Each

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Ancient Roman Temple of Diana Restored With Unique Raised Visitor Platform

Ancient Roman Temple of Diana Restored With Unique Raised Visitor Platform

Over the last five years architecture studio José María Sánchez García was faced with the challenge of restoring Spain's ancient archaeological site the Temple of Diana. Located in the city

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PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

Tropical flower installations and blooming rose-filled rooms were some of the more traditional displays at the show, but many of Girona's exhibits were more contemporary than others, like a room

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Doris Salcedo’s Installations Transform Old Furniture Into Evocative Political Statements

Doris Salcedo’s Installations Transform Old Furniture Into Evocative Political Statements

Artist Doris Salcedo thought-provoking art transforms reclaimed items of furniture into politically charged sculptural work. In 2003 she took over a derelict spot between two buildings in

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Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

This USB flash-drive design combines a simple safety pin with a 4GB computer memory stick to create a simple and functional way to keep tabs on your mini gadget. The device, called Bulavkus, is

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Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Ron Ulicny Creates Extraordinary Sculptures From Found Objects

Photo © Ron Ulicny Part of what makes Ulicny's work so unique is his fusion of reused, older materials with new, contemporary items, as seen in this skull and bullet combination. His pieces

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Daniel Buren’s Kaleidoscopic Structures Installed in Grand Palais in Paris

Daniel Buren’s Kaleidoscopic Structures Installed in Grand Palais in Paris

Despite creating a giant rainbow of color that maximizes on the grand space, Buren's work remains subtle. It was carefully designed and built using minimal materials, but transforms the Palais

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Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

The Brooklyn-based artist used the Koran as her spiritual canvas last year, breaking down passages of the text by removing punctuation and spaces between words. She then set about recreating the

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