Design

Answering to the call of nature is not a number game – Toilet Day

On October 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhyan Mission (Clean India) which includes the challenge to provide all Indians with a toilet and eradicate open defecation by 2019. This article was written following Billion Bricks visit to Konchur, Karnataka in 2016, where the team went to assess the viability of the project to build new toilets for the village.

Vivere off the grid – Earthship by Mike Reynolds

Sono oltre 40 anni che l’architetto americano Mike Reynolds costruisce “Earthships“. Diversi modelli di quest’edificio completamente ecosostenibile sono stati realizzati in tutto il mondo, alcuni sono diventati residenze private, altri uffici o case di vacanze, mentre alcuni Earthship sono stati adottati all’interno di piani di emergenza abitativa. Con il suo design inusuale e sempre diverso, […]

A Sasak roof over your head

Lumbung are a typical structure of Sasak culture, and traditionally used as a rice barn. The charm of this traditional building has conquered modern designers, and the Lumbung has now been adopted as a contemporary style for the design of private houses and bungalows where many people opt to stay during their holidays. However, this is just a small example of Sasak architecture, a well-kept building tradition that integrates people’s needs, identity and beliefs.

Sustainable Design Meets Science

Adopting state-of-the-art environmental standards and a scientific, contemporary interpretative approach, Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) stands out for its distinct architecture and exhibition design, which show continuity between the external building and the galleries. Both W Architects and Gsmprjct worked on solid and multi-faceted shapes; the building resembles a solid rock covered […]

La casa amata dal vento

Di notte la casa e’ in balia del vento. Il vento la penetra e la possiede; bussa ripetutamente ed entra anche se non sente risposta. Il pavimento di legno cigola al suo ingresso e il suono attraversa l’ampia stanza da lato a lato. Il vento passa sotto la casa, nello spazio tra la terra e […]

Arduino LED AcroSuit@Ozora 2014

Ozora festival in Hungary is a magic place where creativity comes to life in thousands of different art expressions. In 2014 we thought of applying the infinite possibilities of Arduino to an AcroYoga performance in the Chill Out Dome. We were running a workshop of LED lights in the HackerSpace of the ArtBarn and on […]