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Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Top Green Designs from Tent at the London Design Festival

Melanie Porter's showcased a warm and colorful mix of hand knit covered furniture that use found items for their bases. Her series features original cinema seats that have been given a new lease of life

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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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Construction Starts on Wallasea Island – Europe’s Largest Man Made Nature Reserve

Construction Starts on Wallasea Island – Europe’s Largest Man Made Nature Reserve

Construction just began on the The Wallasea Island Wild Coast project, which is set to be Europe's largest man-made nature reserve! The massive scheme currently under construction in Essex, UK, will see

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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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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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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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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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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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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-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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Modern Fresh Fish Pack Encourages Consumers To Choose More Sustainable Fish

Modern Fresh Fish Pack Encourages Consumers To Choose More Sustainable Fish

London-based designer Postler Ferguson has come up with an innovative and modern package to help ease the transport of fresh fish from the counter at your supermarket to your kitchen. Ferguson proposes

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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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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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James Henry Austin’s Olympic-Inspired Project Won Furniture is Made from Salvaged Sports Hall Flooring

James Henry Austin’s Olympic-Inspired Project Won Furniture is Made from Salvaged Sports Hall Flooring

Inspired by the 2012 Olympic Games, British designer James Henry Austin created Project Won, a line of furniture made entirely from salvaged sports hall flooring from the UK. All the furniture is handmade

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Design Flaw Restricts View at Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatic Center

Design Flaw Restricts View at Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatic Center

Spectators eager to catch a glimpse of the famous young diver Tom Daley at the Olympic Games might be a little bit disappointed. The Telegraph reports that the 10 meter diving platform is barely visible

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Embroidered Timber Paleys upon Pilers Pavilion Pays Tribute to Chaucer and the Olympic Games

Embroidered Timber Paleys upon Pilers Pavilion Pays Tribute to Chaucer and the Olympic Games

The celebrated literary genius lived in a room above Aldgate between 1374 and 1386, where he dreamed about and illustrated extraordinary buildings of Gaudi-esque scale and form made with bizarre

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Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

The gorgeous new St. Pancras Church Garden is surrounded on three sides by tall buildings, making it feel a bit like a secret garden. It's paved with large stones in an interesting herringbone pattern,

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Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an observation tower located in the heart of London's Olympic Park and stands at almost 4,500 feet tall. The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor, and structural engineering

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Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a plant research center that brings together some of the greatest scientists in an environment that is influenced by the natural gardens that surround the building. Daylight

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Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Nearly 3,000 square feet of warm sand is spread out in the lot adjacent to the Roundhouse complex, which stretches from the venue’s terrace. Comfy beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and windbreaks set the

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Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Olympic mania is bound to create more than a few knotted shoulders, so Create commissioned Something and Son to build a temporary spa in London for residents and visitors alike. But the design firm's

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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - in one of the craziest recycled art installations we've ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three floors of

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured above). That

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Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

The recycled shipping containers make reference to the long working history of this area of London, plus they are an excellent choice for temporary projects. Painted in a lively set of colors and

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