minimal | clean lines | lack of ornamentation | contrast | revealed structure | innovative | undisguised materials | functional | playful | open floor plan | contemporary l |iving with nature | organic | non-traditional | pure form | timeless


210 Square Foot MODERN Tiny House- WITH NO LOFT!

Seeds of Life Skyscraper


via eVolo

Honorable Mention
2011 Skyscraper Competition*

Osama Mohamed Elghannam, Karim Mohamed Elnabawy, Mohamed Ahmed Khamis, Nesma Mohamed Abobakr

The city of Cairo, in Egypt, has become one of the most polluted cities worldwide. The idea behind this proposal is to recycle the city’s waste and use it as building material for large-scale development that could eventually become a city in itself. 

The project is composed of an exoskeleton where different types of living and working units could be plugged-in. Each unit is designed with a specific program in mind – from small ones for single families to large ones for recreational areas such as parks and sports facilities. Hundreds of terraces are used for agriculture and rainwater collection, while specific sites are used to bury organic waste and produce biogas, electricity, and fertilizers.

* Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. The award seeks to discover young talent, whose ideas will change the way we understand architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. 
(ADMIN, 2011)
ADMIN, . (2011). Seeds of life skyscraper [Web log message]. Retrieved from

guide your way



Cell carpet with incorporated LED was first shown at the Paris Airshow into the Airbus A350 businessclass. The LED’s are fitted into the aisles to guide your way.  (LAMA concept)


LAMA concept, . (n.d.). Cell+led. Retrieved from

“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul.”

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Create a Place for Books

The inscription over the door at the Library at Thebes says: Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul. Perhaps “for the soul” would be more appropriate, but I’m not going to nitpick because I love the sentiment. Sometimes with all of the technology we have, I fear we forget about the greatest resource we have for taking us far far away, teaching us, engaging children to learn, sparking our imaginations and giving good company: books.

Here are some ways to celebrate books in your home.   (becky)

becky, . Create a place for books [Web log message]. Retrieved from

Simply beautiful. Simply water.

Photo by KWC Faucets

The future can come…an innovative system that is operated electronically.  (KWC Faucets)

Kwc ono touch light pro. (n.d.). Retrieved from

L’impression numérique sur carrelage

Digital printing on tiles that provide aesthetic and design an original decoration for a unique style.  (ONKYO)

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ONKYO, . (n.d.). Okhyo un nouveau concept de décoration design et original. Retrieved from