If there are two things American cities have a seemingly endless supply of, it's homeless people and trash. Now someone has figured out how to turn one into a positive for the other. It's been five years since we looked in on Gregory Kloehn, the man we jokingly referred
It's official: English architect Thomas Heatherwick has arrived stateside. In anticipation of his forthcoming projects in New York and California, Cooper Hewitt curator Brooke Hodge organized an exhibition, aptly titled Provocations, to introduce American audiences to Heatherwick Studio's impressive body of work. After stops at the Nasher Sculpture Center in
Cycling has long been hailed as a kind of all-purpose urban panacea, an all-purpose solution for congestion and the first-and-last-mile—getting people to and from a transportation hub. Now, Beijing's People's Architecture Office has designed a bike — by a slight stretch of the imagination — into a destination in itself.
Behind the Berrybrook School in Duxbury, Massachusetts, stands an old beat-up shed. Teachers were using it for overflow storage in 2012 when Michael Burrey, a restoration carpenter working on a project at the school, came across the building. Inside, looking past the scattered toys and tricycles, he recognized the space for what it was: A woodworking shop. An extremely old one that predated electricity, judging by the "1789" painted on a roof beam and the remains of a treadle-powered lathe.
Core77's editors spend time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web. Meet the Designers Behind the "Ethnically Ambiguous" Bratz DollsEnter a caption (optional)Like the rest of the world we applaud Barbie's new realistic looks, but
Paramus, New Jersey might not seem like Ground Zero for the eco-friendly movement, but perhaps that will change. That's the site, on an unassuming suburban street, of the Zenesis House, a brilliant piece of green architecture, engineering and smart technology. Designed by real estate agent Asit Parikh, his engineer father
I just did a Google search for an oceanic salvage periodical called "Tug Magazine" and was surprised to see it didn't return anything filthy. In any case I've been reading about the MV Tricolor, a huge Norwegian freighter carrying 2,800 BMWs, Volvos and Saabs that went down in the English
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007, a Briton named Angelo Mastropietro was temporarily paralyzed. After recovering, Mastropietro began to get the most out of his newly-appreciated, fully-functioning body by throwing himself into a very physical project: Carving, largely by himself, a luxury home out of a cave outside
Interns will support PM's in the development and monitoring of retail architecture projects in France and Internationally. Candidates should have sketching abilities and be pursuing an Interior Design or Architecture degree from an accredited 4+ year program. Software requirements include Adobe Suite and Sketchup (CAD and 3D softwares a plus).
One of the first things we learned about in History of Architecture 101 was Romanesque architecture, and thus Roman arches. Moving beyond the Greeks and their boring lintels, the Romans figured out that you could create massive, self-supporting archways that locked into place once the keystone in the top was
When it comes to Frank Lloyd Wright, you've all seen images of Fallingwater, the Imperial Hotel and of course the Guggenheim. But you've likely never seen inside of the Hollyhock House in L.A., which has only been open to the public on and off, amidst renovations, for the last 10
This intern will be responsible for participating in initial brainstorming sessions, creating floor plans and renderings to creating technical drawings, working with fabricators and overseeing the final staging of all design components. They'll also need to produce 2D work including digital and printed invitations, mood boards and large-/small-format print graphics.
I'm an architect, and for many reasons—quality, availability, efficiency, sustainability and aesthetics—I think residential architecture should be produced more like the industrial design typically found on Core77. Most important, if houses were designed, manufactured and distributed more like products, good design would be far more affordable and many more people
Tucked away in the Redwood trees of Cazadero, California stands this unassuming A-frame cabin. It appears tiny on the outside, but the interior tells a different tale. While one of the original aims of A-frame construction is to easily shed snow—we've previously seen what can go wrong when too much
This year we saw a bunch of architecture in the fantasy realm, and as always, it's tough to decide which is more exciting: The concepts, or the out-there structures that some people were actually crazy enough to build. Nowhere was that more true than in The Original, Real-Life Dystopian Cityscape
Some of the best doses of creative inspiration come from the random phenomena that humans and nature create. This year we've seen a lot of strange things, a lot of beautiful things, a lot of clever things, and occasionally some that are all three. We'll leave you to decide which
Here's a concept I'm surprised didn't come from America: A drive-in supermarket. It's another fascinating patent application from Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich, the Russian inventor behind the in-mouth CNC mill. The video could definitely use some editing, but if you stick it out to the end, you'll see the floors above
We think of trailer park homes as being lamentably small--unless you upgrade to a double-wide. But what if you could upgrade to a quadruple-wide? Or heck, a quadruple-wide and triple-high? Invention and patent maven Semenov Dahir Kurmanbievich has worked out CG animations (if not the practical engineering) for how a
From ex-frog-designer Michael McDaniel, here's a design for a disaster relief shelter that takes a very different approach from Ikea's Better Shelter. One of the first questions for those seeking to deploy such shelters is how to efficiently transport them. Ikea answered this by developing a flatpack design. McDaniel, on
An ideal candidate has a Bachelor's in architecture, 3 years of experience and the know-how to prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc. As such, s/he should have extensive knowledge of Archi-CAD and BIM standards and a proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop, REVIT, V-ray, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite.
What do you do with a decommissioned airplane? As we saw here, after six 737s fell off of a freight train, Boeing had no choice but to recycle the massive crafts at the actual accident site. But when aeronautics enthusiast Bruce Campbell got his hands on an old, intact 727,
Torggler's Evolution Safety FeatureRemember Klemens Torggler's crazy Stahltür and Evolution doors? We'd joked about them never being available in litigious America due to the inherent safety hazard—but it turns out Torggler has updated the Evolution with a way to ensure your fingers don't get pinched: For those who prefer to
Of all the support branches of design, the ones specializing in visualization have to be the sexiest. One such outfit in Bergen, Norway, has a simple mission: "Mir is a creative studio," they write, "that specialises in portraying unbuilt architecture." Done for SOM - Beijing/China While their field surely
EurOptimum is seeking an experienced Industrial Designer with superior communication, attention to detail, and SolidWorks skills. Exposure to the signage and display industry/large scale print files is required as you'll determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual display. Mandatory software experience includes SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign.
In August 2013 a 15-ton mass of congealed fat the size of a double decker bus was found in the sewers beneath the London borough of Kingston upon Thames. And recently another 10-ton, 40-meter-long "fatberg" had to be removed from a Chelsea sewer. Inspired by these issues, FATBERG was created.
Designer Robert Van Embricqs first caught our eye a few years ago for his unique take on flatpack furniture. Back then it was all still photos; now, as he's gained acclaimed and traveled the world showing his pieces at one festival after another, he's added some much-needed video demonstrating his
When Greta Magnusson Grossman relocated from her native Sweden to California in 1940, she told the San Francisco Examiner that her first priorities were "buying a car and some shorts." Grossman's quick read on the California lifestyle served her well as she set up her design business in Los Angeles
In 1957, architect Eero Saarinen completed his design for the Mid-Century Modern Miller House. Commissioned by the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife Xenia, the house featured an exciting new interior design feature: A sunken conversation pit. Meant to be a gathering space where hosts and guests could
The awesome thing about being a designer, rather than a politician, is that our problems and solutions are much more clear-cut. Take the issue of the millions of refugees currently fleeing Syria and elsewhere: Even a compassionate politico eager to house them must first win consensus from potentionally xenophobic constituents.
An ideal candidate will be passionate about science, with a keen eye for all things art and design related. They'll see the world as shapes, colors, and in multiple dimensions; and know how to tell a compelling, experiential story. They can create audience-focused, dynamic, engaging environments that interpret STEAM concepts.
In the 1970s, Swedish eco-architect Bengt Warne built his radical Nature House. Essentially a conventional home wrapped within a greenhouse, the Nature House served not only as a testbed and research center, but a home where he and his family actually lived, warmed year-round by the sun. Over a decade
ArtCenter College of Design has unveiled plans to expand their campuses into an urban center of art and creative education. The master plan includes a transportation hub, a cycleway, an elevated park-like quad and a student housing village. Spanning 4.7 miles, the proposal extends across the College's existing Hillside and
When your business' profits is based on repeat customers, you have a built-in incentive to provide good customer service. But when your business is based on selling one-time purchases, there is a darker motivation to gouge, to wring as much profit as possible out of a customer you'll never see
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