Archive for February, 2010

Studio Banana TV Interviews Toyo Ito

Studio Banana TV interviews Japanese architectAToyo Ito on the occasion of his lecture at the European University of Madrid. Toyo Ito is one of the world's most innovative and influential architects. Ito is known for creating extreme concept buildings, in which he seeks to fuse the physical and virtual worlds. Interview realised with the sponsorship of theAEuropean University of Madrid.

Toyo Ito is a Japanese architect born in 1941. He graduated fromATokyo University'sADepartment of Architecture in 1965. His office Toyo Ito & Associates is a world leading exponent of architecture that addresses the contemporary notion of a 'simulated' ciy, and has been called "one of the world's most innovative and influential architects."

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Posted: February 26th, 2010
at 5:09am by orangemenace

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Bloom Box : Powering the Future?

I’m sure many of you have seen this by now somewhere on these here internets - the Bloom Box, designed by Bloom Energy. Long story short, this super-secretive project claims that just 2 of these little boxes could power your family home - and that a stack of just over 60 could power a small business.


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They don’t seem like that revolutionary of a solution to me, really, as most of those installed so far are using natural gas as the fuel going in to the fuel cell - but they do seem to be SUPER efficient.

Best part of the video - the green tech guy being interviewed is asked if we’ll all have Bloom Boxes in 10+ years - he says "there’s a 20% chance that we will - but it’ll say GE on it". HAHA.

Head over to Gizmodo for a technical breakdown of the Bloom Box and it’s potential.

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Posted: February 25th, 2010
at 10:34am by orangemenace


Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,life,too good to be true,green,home,fo' real?,real life news

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Aspiral Clocks

Aspiral Clocks are handmade in London. The face of the clock slowly turns, sending the ball on a 12 hour journey along the spiral ledge. When it reaches 12 o’clock the ball drops through a hole and begins the process all over again! via: Apartment Therapy

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Posted: February 25th, 2010
at 9:04am by Black Ock


Categories: home,design

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Eymer Drive

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Posted: February 25th, 2010
at 2:59am by Koookiecrumbles


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Ninja Homes: Maison du Beton

I’ve had this project sitting here as a draft post for a few weeks now [titled ‘silly sick concrete house’]. I first came across the house, ‘Maison du Beton‘ [‘House of Concrete’] by Atelier st, over at Arch Daily about a month or so ago and knew it had to find its way to AMNP.

Located within a ‘typical’ residential community in Cainsdorf, Germany, the house picks up the scale of the local homes - and then breaks with tradition. The angular geometries of the project are accentuated by the use cast-in-place concrete as a building material - creating simple, almost monolithic, facades that stand in stark contrast to the building’s surroundings.

The interior of the home then breaks further away from local norms - where large, open spaces have been created within the concrete shell. Additionally, the designers played with the heights of spaces on the interior, creating double-height spaces that do not necessarily correspond to the treatment of the exterior - so that the house doesn’t "give it all away" from the outside.

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Posted: February 24th, 2010
at 8:00am by orangemenace

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The Rape of Appalachia

Appalachia’s mountains are being blasted at a rate of several ridgetops each week. Parents fear for the health of their children. And those trying to fight the devastation have found that coal baron Don Blankenship, C.E.O. of Massey Energy, is tougher than bedrock.

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Posted: February 24th, 2010
at 7:00am by Koookiecrumbles


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At Burning Man 2009

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Posted: February 24th, 2010
at 6:02am by Koookiecrumbles


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Canada Not Bitter About Hockey Loss

My ninjas, PLEASE.

Apparently Canadians aren’t bitter (well, these Canadians, at least) about team Canada losing to team US in Hockey this past weekend in Vancouver .

Really, this is kind-of stupid - but I still laughed out loud. Great stuff.

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Posted: February 23rd, 2010
at 3:54pm by orangemenace

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Preston Scott Cohen: Taiyuan Museum

Currently under construction, the Taiyuan Museum of Art was selected as the winning proposal in an international design competition. Designed byAPreston Scott Cohen (currently a professor at the GSD), the building’s dynamic bending/twisting/folding form - and its creation of a number outdoor spaces - is said to be based on the local agricultural landscapes of Shanxi Province.

"Just as the landscapes of curved terraces in Shanxi respond to the laws of irrigation and topography, the curved and tessellated surfaces of the Taiyuan Museum of Art respond to contemporary technologies for controlling natural and artificial light.

The spatial effect recalls the multiple perspectives of traditional Chinese landscape painting."

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Posted: February 23rd, 2010
at 10:20am by orangemenace

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