Two-Story Penthouse with Stunning Roof Terraces and Swimming Pool in Tribeca
The clinical feel and sweeping forms are what makes this such a cool complex. The façade is designed to resemble the structure of muscle fibers. If you visit the Science Centre within, you will learn all about it and will never look at this building the same way again.
The building owner is Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH, one of the world’s oldest and largest companies designing, manufacturing and selling prostheses and orthopedic products. It was founded in 1919 by Otto Bock to meet the needs of war veterans. The top three floors of the new building are taken up by the company and its training and demonstration facilities.
London 2012 Aquatics Centre
Photographed by Luke Hayes
Racconto Plurale bookcase
This cool bookcase is designed to collect literary cultural essence of European Union.
A donut that’s a camera? Japan, we love you.
Sometime in 2014, New York City’s agreement with its payphone supplier will expire. Whilst the death of the payphone will be welcomed by many, it has taken up a place on the busy streets of New York for many generations. A design competition has been set up to find a worthy replacement, one that will help make the life of New Yorkers easier. ‘Reinvent Payphones’ is helping the city generate ideas about how to replace these 11,000+ archaic payphones.
One of the our favourite selections is shown above, winning the “visual design and user experience” category is Beacon. What makes Beacon special you may ask? Beacon’s interface is completely gestural which means everything is controlled either with voice or motion control. Using recognition technology and algorithms the sensors pick up even the eye movement or facial expression of the user. Designed to be in a busy, loud environment the microphones have noise cancelling technology built in to block out car horns and passing pedestrians.