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The summer is here and along with being the bikini season, it’s the camping season as well. But just in case you’re a bit uncomfortable with the thought of intense sunlight and hotness that wouldn’t let your stay in the tent be cozy, relax. We’ve got something amazing for you. Kaleidoscope and Orange Communication have...
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Sustainable architecture needs quality and comfort which is very important for the life worldwide. Constructing materials are different but there are several basic ones that stayed for centuries. Such are clay bricks. Columbia and other warm countries have a lot of difficulties with the hot weather. That’s why the Architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro...
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If you thought the glass igloo hotel in Finland was cool, then you’ll love this unique tent. The wizards at Holleyweb have invented an inflatable, PVC, transparent, bubble tent that lets you live outside, but with all the comforts of home. All you need is 2000 USD, the tent, and somewhere to plug in the...
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When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they’ll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live. 1. The public...
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Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year.This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth. And the number is rising. “A plastic bag can kill numerous animals because they take so long to disintegrate. Scientists have identified...
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Touchstone House is located on the corner of Mechau and Bree Streets in one of Cape Town’s Historic precincts. The original building on the site was built in 1895 as a warehouse and although this was substantially damaged in a fire the original façade was preserved and has been incorporated into the new building. Aesthetically...
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This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab. In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50...
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  Cape Town’s famous unfinished highway has long been an eyesore and a bit of a headache for the city. What to do with it? The City of Cape Town recently allowed the CTICC to build a ramp and parking lot at one end, but long term plans for the removal/refurbishment could be decided by...
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