Saturday, July 26, 2008

Water + Life Museums - Sustainable Design

Here is a project using sustainable design that will qualify for LEED Platinum:



http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek08/0627/0627d_water.cfm

Living in Shipping Containers

This is a interesting and unique idea for a house:
http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/2008-07-14-shippingcontainers_N.htm

Of course, if you could ship your house to other areas of the world, then it would be fairly useful.

Gehry's Serpentine Gallery Pavillion

Frank Gehry's latest work looks like a trash pile of cool materials:
http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2008/03/forthcoming_summer_2008serpent.html

I would guess that walking through the space and experiencing the shadows and light that is created by the unusual structure is unique and interesting. It would also seem that the materials themselves invite a user to touch and feel the warmth of the structure, but visually it is just too much to get past that it looks like a collapsed structure.