Studio LOKAL’s Hanging Gardens Tower Wins Copenhagen Residential Competition

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Denmark-based Studio LOKAL has won the competition for the design of a residential tower in Copenhagen, with The Hanging Gardens, its proposal for a merger of the historic brick buildings of Carlsberg (which is also the site of a former vegetable market) with the concept of a personal garden for each resident. The project — with construction set to start in April of 2017 — also has the concept of encouraging residents to grow their own produce in one of the tower’s gardens, a method of returning to homegrown roots. Continue reading “Studio LOKAL’s Hanging Gardens Tower Wins Copenhagen Residential Competition”

LEGO – Geek Me Five #8

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the legendary member of the Toy Hall of Fame, LEGO, in FIVE, GEEKY, yet easy-to-follow, points. Continue reading “LEGO – Geek Me Five #8”

LEGO Houses Tire Monitor GB Photo SuperHart – WIRed #101

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It’s time for Episode One-Hundred and One (sorry, no dalmatians….THIS time) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a LEGO set that’s actually under construction, an automatic tire maintenance system, professional Game Boy camera photography, and David Hart Smith, the world’s newest superhero! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “LEGO Houses Tire Monitor GB Photo SuperHart – WIRed #101”

LEGO® Architecture’s Newest Edition: BIG’s Unbuilt LEGO® House

Well, I bet you guys were JUST WAITING for another LEGO®-related story on the site; HERE YOU GO!! LEGO® recently released their newest, limited-edition architecture set: BIG’s unbuilt LEGO® House. Planned for completion in 2016, this minimal, white block “experience center” will commemorate the history and future of the toy company and is the first unbuilt project offered as part of the ‘LEGO Architecture’ series. Right now the set is only available for purchase in LEGO®’s hometown of Billund (or right here on eBay). This set provides an idea of  how the building might be constructed as the process begins.  YAY!  It still blows my mind that this thing WILL be constructed, and is a REAL architecture project that is currently REALLY under construction! DOUBLE YAY! Continue reading “LEGO® Architecture’s Newest Edition: BIG’s Unbuilt LEGO® House”

Schoolhouse Stays Dry In Rain As Gaming Marching Band Wrestles on Scaffolds – WIRed #16

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This week, The Classic Schoolhouse Design Goes All “Deconstructivist-style”, How To Go Out In The Rain & Not Get Wet, The Ohio State Marching Band Goes The Way of the Gamer, and Look! Up Above The Ring! Wrestlers On A Scaffold! Plus, San Antonio MONSTER-CON is tomorrow and I may be going as The Doctor for Halloween.   Continue reading “Schoolhouse Stays Dry In Rain As Gaming Marching Band Wrestles on Scaffolds – WIRed #16”

When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse

It’s uncommon nowadays to find any of those classic little red schoolhouses from the likes of Little House on the Prairie or Lassie (assuming it was red; I only remember the reruns being in black-and-white), but it seems that they are trying to make a comeback. Kinda of, sort of; with a modern twist.  Also, it’s not used as a schoolhouse, but rather as a youth center in Rosklide, Denmark.   Continue reading “When Classic Schoolhouses Meet Modern Art: The Little Red Schoolhouse”

Bjarke Ingels on “Hedonistic Sustainability” at TEDxEast

Bjarke Ingels’ architecture is known for being luxurious, sustainable and community-focused. In this TED lecture, he showcases his playful designs and unlikely architectural solutions, ranging from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings, to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant (which was from a design competition he recently won).  It is often described that “theory meets pragmatism meets optimism” in Ingels’ architecture, as his think-big philosophy comes from his hands-on, deeply-thought-out, grassroots (from the bottom-up) understanding of the needs of a building’s occupants and local environment.   Continue reading “Bjarke Ingels on “Hedonistic Sustainability” at TEDxEast”