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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

The Crystal is a landmark building from the electronics powerhouse, and it serves as Siemens' flagship hub dedicated to urban sustainability. Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, which showcased the

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The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The best way to enter The Dock space is to head downstairs and then work your way back up to the daylight. A range of Tom Dixon's latest pieces were on display in these underground tunnels, alongside some

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City University London’s giCentre Visualizes 10 Million Bike Trips in a Blaze of Blue Light

City University London’s giCentre Visualizes 10 Million Bike Trips in a Blaze of Blue Light

City University London's giCentre, which is part of the City Collaborative Transport Hub, has created several visualizations that show the behavior and route preference patterns of the capital's bike

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Chun Qing Li’s Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival

Chun Qing Li’s Sustainable Wooden Kreod Pavilion Unveiled at London Design Festival

Chun Qing Li, Managing Director of Pavilion Architecture and Greenwich University's Proffesor, told us that he designed KREOD pavilion to resemble three giant seeds. Measuring 215 square foot each pod,

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Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

Traces ‘Junk’ Shop Showcases Playful Recycled Designs at the London Design Festival

One of our favorite items was Madam Bottwright's Bureau by Tim Burrell-Saward and Mike Kann. This item combined old found furniture pieces with technology to draw us into a playful guessing game. The

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Victoria & Albert Museum Lights Up With Sustainable Design During the London Design Festival

Victoria & Albert Museum Lights Up With Sustainable Design During the London Design Festival

Installed in a roof space of the V&A only accessible by a tiny spiral staircase, Keiichi Matsuda's Prism is a visual representation of live environmental data from across London - from the weather to

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Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London Design Festival

Moored within St. Katharine Docks, just minutes away from the iconic Tower Bridge, INACHUS was being built in Kent at this time last year. Featuring two floors, this house accommodates three bedrooms,

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Sky Cycles: High-Flying Elevated Bike Lanes Could be Coming to London

Sky Cycles: High-Flying Elevated Bike Lanes Could be Coming to London

Imagine being able to bicycle through London without having to worry about traffic, stoplights or pedestrians. This vision is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a proposal from London-based

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s Awesome Swing Table Suspends Guests From Swaying Seats

DuffyLondon’s sweet Swing Table turns even the most boring board meeting or an everyday meal into a fun affair - guests can swing and sway while starting their first course or discussing the latest hot

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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Gensler Proposes Floating Thames Airport to Ease Airport Congestion in London

Gensler Proposes Floating Thames Airport to Ease Airport Congestion in London

Image © Vyonyx Suffering from crippling congestion at its famous Heathrow Airport, the British government recently put out a call for a modern design solution. Gensler, an international architectural

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The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

After 25 years of speculation over the future of the Battersea Power Station a Malaysian consortium has bought the protected 39-acre site for 400 million pounds ($635 Million). The consortium plans to

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UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

One of UK’s biggest retailers Marks & Spencer just opened a store on the outskirts of London - and even though it is the chain's largest retail location it has managed to attain a BREEAM

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London Metropolitan University Unveils “Heliomet SunBloc” House for Solar Decathlon Europe

London Metropolitan University Unveils “Heliomet SunBloc” House for Solar Decathlon Europe

The primary material consists of relatively low-cost and lightweight EPS foam that allows unique interior and exterior designs to be created. The blocks are pre-cut prior to arrival at the construction

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London Design Museum’s Swarovski Exhibition Features Light Painting, Holograms and Other Mind Blowing Digital Technologies

London Design Museum’s Swarovski Exhibition Features Light Painting, Holograms and Other Mind Blowing Digital Technologies

The centerpiece of Digital Crystal is an explosive 2000 suspended crystals chandelier by Frederikson Stallard that constantly changes shape, creating an emotional spectacle without using a single shining

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London-based William Tozer Designs Inspiring Loft in Old Factory Building

London-based William Tozer Designs Inspiring Loft in Old Factory Building

The loft's concrete ceilings, warn by time, are accented by beautiful new timber elements in some rooms and white gallery-esque walls in others. Modern pieces of art now hang on the walls such that the

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Pawel Althamer’s FGF Warsaw is Part Mobile Gallery, Part Art Installation in London

Pawel Althamer’s FGF Warsaw is Part Mobile Gallery, Part Art Installation in London

Althamer’s piece is not only a work of his own, but also a collaboration with other artists. Representing the artist’s gallery in Warsaw, Foksal Gallery Foundation, the crate opens up into a miniature

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London’s Bold and Bright Wahaca Restaurant Is Built from 8 Shipping Containers

London’s Bold and Bright Wahaca Restaurant Is Built from 8 Shipping Containers

The busy Southbank Center is abuzz with traffic from the visitors checking out the nearby Blackfriars Solar Bridge and Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, making it the perfect place for a pop-up. Diners can

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever

The London 2012 Summer Games Were The Greenest Olympics Ever

Before the London 2012 Olympic Games began, we explored how the event had failed to live up to some of the green targets it had set itself. The organizers of London 2012 had always claimed that they would

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London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

Hosting the Olympics is a massive undertaking for the host city. In 2006, London demolished more than 200 buildings to make room for what would eventually become the Olympic Park. When those buildings

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker

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Laser-Cut Butterfly Door Allows Natural Light into London’s Hidden House

Laser-Cut Butterfly Door Allows Natural Light into London’s Hidden House

The Hidden House is wrapped in a shiny black exterior that seals it off from the rest of the world. This is great in terms of creating an interior intimacy, but not so great for natural light. Which is

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Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Thomas Heatherwick’s Gorgeous Recycled Traffic Cone Canopy Greets Visitors to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Heatherwick Studio's arched traffic cone canopy hangs like a chandelier, adorning the ornate Victorian stone façade of the South Kensington Museum. The site-specific installation was designed in

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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

London Velodrome The London Velodrome, part of the Velopark bicycling center in east London, anchors the northern end of the city’s Olympic Park. Both the indoor velodrome and nearby BMX racing track

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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6 Ways in Which London 2012 has Failed to be ‘The Green Olympics’

6 Ways in Which London 2012 has Failed to be ‘The Green Olympics’

1. The unsustainable games London's bid for the Olympic Games revolved entirely around sustainability. Their concept, "Towards a One Planet Olympics", was based on the notion that if the entire world's

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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