Tiger Territory – London Zoo’s Next Exhibit

Posted by // March 20th, 2013 // Architecture

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo, having opened in 1828 for academic study before opening to the public in 1947. It is home to over 750 different species and over seventeen-thousand individual animals. In February 2011 the zoo launched a new cause known as ‘Tiger S.O.S.’ to raise money for the endangered Sumatran…


The new Blackberry

Posted by // January 31st, 2013 // Product Design

Research in Motion’s launch of their new Blackberry 10 devices may not have been a total surprise to some, but the announcement that the Canadian company will be changing their name to simply Blackberry during their press event in New York city certainly raised a few eyebrows. Research in Motion’s (or rather Blackberry’s) CEO Thorten Heins…


Add character to your home with wall decals

Posted by // January 30th, 2013 // Graphic Design

Many of us have pictures of our family or posters from our favourite movies decorating our homes, however, the growing trend of wall decals means you can customise the look and feel of any room, bringing a personal touch throughout. Often made of vinyl adhesive, they offer an affordable way to decorate a room. Vinyl decals…


Water Discus submersible hotel

Posted by // January 29th, 2013 // Architecture

Continuing the nautical theme from yesterday’s article, Polish company Deep Ocean Technology have unveiled plans for an underwater hotel, capable of submerging 10 meters below the sea surface in Dubai. The hotel will comprise of two discs, connected via five columns and a vertical shaft for access to either floor, the above water and the…


Dutch Architect plans 3D-printed building

Posted by // January 23rd, 2013 // Architecture

Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars is planning the radical construction of a new “Landscape house” using a 3D printer. The concept features a loop design, folded in an endless möbius band that forms a surface without end or beginning. Mr Ruijssenaars has teamed up with mathematician and sculptor Rinus Roelofs and Enrico Dini, inventor of the massive 3D…


Original Batmobile sells for a whopping $4.2m

Posted by // January 22nd, 2013 // Product Design

The original Batmobile, used by Adam West in the 1966–1968 live action television show, has sold for an astonishing $4.2m (£2.6m) at a US auction. The vehicle is a customised 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car, originally created by Ford Motor Company & built in Italy at a reported cost of $250,000. The Batmobile was created by car-customiser George Barris, who spent little over three weeks in 1965…


The Senedd – Welsh National Assembly

Posted by // January 21st, 2013 // Architecture

The Senedd houses the debating chamber for the National Assembly of Wales, at Capital Waterside in Cardiff Bay. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers who won an architectural competition to design the building. It was designed to be environmentally friendly with the use of renewable technologies and high energy efficiency. The…


St. Louis’ Strange City Museum

Posted by // January 11th, 2013 // Architecture

The City Museum of St Louis, Missouri is a unique destination offering a wide range of exhibits and interactive features. Designed to take advantage of the building’s previous existence as a factory and warehouse, the industrial setting contrasts with the many surreal and unique attractions. Source: Mike Miley Restructuring of the building began in January…