November 30, 2012
Green and"living" walls are a trending feature in urban environments. Whether free-standing or part of a building, they are valued for cooling capacity, potential to reduce water, air and noise pollution, and aesthetic qualities. Innovations in construction are constant, and the "Green Side-Wall" in Barcelona caught our eye.
Created by Capella Garcia Arquitectura in March 2012, the free-standing steel structure hides an unsightly wall remaining from demolition. Essentially a stack of platform gardens, the green wall "represents the birth of a novel type of construction in the field of 'vegitecture'".
all images via domus
November 12, 2012
One of the premier art museums of the world, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, has opened a digital collection of 125,000 of its works to all - ultra high-resolutions images with no limitations! Just sign up to make your own Rijksstudio, search, browse and collect images, then order prints or download to create your own works!
“With the launch of Rijks Studio, we are excited to share the extensive collection with art lovers around the world using the latest digital technology. We created Rijks Studio based on the belief that the collection of the Rijksmuseum belongs to us all. The collection inspires; we want to unleash the artist in everyone.” Taco Dibbits, director of the Rijksmuseum.